Before embarking on the journey of an entrepreneur, there are several factors apart from planning a successful execution of an enterprise that one needs to keep in mind. Entrepreneurship involves liaising with people at various levels from different cultural and economic backgrounds, which can become a challenge because these aspects severely influence a person’s working style.
While some people might be over-enthusiastic, there might be others required to deal with on a daily basis, but who do not come across as zealous people to work with. As an entrepreneur, one needs to keep their cool and be open to working with different personalities and manage people with different working styles.
Every entrepreneur needs to remember to work smarter rather than harder. Once he has mastered managing people with various personality styles, half of this goal has been achieved!
Let’s have a look at what are the different working styles:
As the name suggests, people with this working style see a problem and straight up go to tackle it. They are go-getters, highly focused on their goals, and like to get things done. They thrive on challenges and base their decisions on factual data. Because of their strong emphasis on problem-solving, they can have poor communication skills and skip the planning part. When dealing with this particular type of personality, an entrepreneur should make an effort to create a communication channel with the person so that everyone involved in the project is on the same page.
They are the ones with a keen eye for detail! Supremely organized, thorough with their research, they go about solving a problem methodically. Having people with this personality in the team is great for maintaining a sense of order. However, due to their detail-oriented processes, they take longer to reach a conclusion or make decisions. The best approach for an entrepreneur or employees with this kind of working style is to team them up with people with a more vigorous approach.
This is the supportive type of personality. They like working in harmony and peace. Main traits of a supporter personality type are stability, sympathetic and steadiness. Owing to their even temper, they come across as quite predictable. They are extremely friendly and generous. With patience being one of their virtues, they are great listeners and also very understanding. However, their only drawback being resistant to change makes them slightly challenging to collaborate with. Any entrepreneur with this personality type on their team needs to handle them with a lot of patience and allow them time and be ready to explain any changes taking place in and around the team/project, etc.
They are the ones who create visions. They think of the bigger picture and, in the process, inspire others as well. They thrive on risk-taking, thinking outside the box, and are constantly looking for possibilities. To have this kind of personality on the team is excellent as it makes sure that even the slightly less motivated team members push their boundaries with the idea-oriented around them. However, entrepreneurs need to keep giving them a reality check every once in a while, so they stay grounded to their roots!
Knowing one’s personality type is a great exercise to make optimum use of yourself as a resource, and wealth dynamics has a great validated test for the same that you must try out.