DetailBig picture thinking versus attention to detail.
Thinks in first principles, challenges assumptions, systems thinking, design thinking, strategic thinking, dislikes repetition and seeks new challenges.
Attention to detail, expert knowledge, diligent, able to remain productive with predicable work that isn't necessarily challenging, accurate and precise.
Problem SolvingAn employee's fundamental approach to problem solving.
Addresses the symptoms of problems, ignores risk and takes shortcuts that may be costly in future.
ChangeHow an employee feels about change and risk taking.
Defender of the Status Quo
Seeks aggressive change, considers creative ideas and takes calculated risks.
Seeks stability, values tradition, avoids risk, embraces conventional thinking, actively or passively resists change.
DirectionThe amount of direction an employee requires to set goals, solve problems and make decisions.
Shapes their role, finds work to do, sets goals, self-improves, handles problems, makes decisions, handles ambiguity, remains productive without direction, challenges the boss.
Thrives in a command and control environment of clearly defined processes and procedures.
SocialThe degree to which an individual requires others to achieve productivity.
Views all work as social whereby talking is viewed as productive.
Most productive when thinking or concentrating on independent work.
Planning & OrganizationThe amount of planning and organization that goes into work.
Plans and organizes all work in advance. May plan for a long time before executing. Changes require more planning cycles.
Delays decisions and planning to the last responsible moment, able to change direction quickly, work may be ad hoc.
ConflictThe degree to which an individual can tolerate disagreement, criticism and debate.
Tolerance For Disagreement
Avoids conflict and the seeks protection. Shapes work to avoid criticism as opposed to maximizing its value.
LeadershipLeadership is the ability to get people moving towards a common purpose independently of your formal authority.
Influences and takes on political challenges to lead a way forward.
Avoids politics and craves the protection and stability provided by leaders.
TimeA preference for acting quickly on every idea versus careful prioritization often motivated by a need to achieve work-life balance.
Bias For Action
Seeks productivity and work-life balance.
|Overview: Working Style
The way that an employee prefers to work.