What type of person do you interact with best? From experimental psychology. Philip Corsano Gnostam LLC March 1st 2013
Types FeelingsActive Reflective= conflict and time wasted Facts
Groups are not all the same Doers do not like integrators, and the feeling is mutual; Doers work best with brainstormers; Problem solvers and integrators can work effectively; Doers and problem solvers work well; Integrators and Brainstomers can work.
Determining Characteristics Does = Impatient, tend to be highly effective emotional sales persons, story tellers. Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story; Problem solvers = Fact based, but driven to find results. Tend to manage doers, and avoid time brainstormers as time wasters; Integrators, fact and reflexion based. Analysis paralysis can be downside, but also very effective “factory and process managers”; Brainstormers love idea generators, but loose patience with too much fact, and bond with doers.
Build a team Make sure you understand who you have in your team; Don’t delude yourself that people do what they say, watch what they do…… Optimize, change, don’t let conflicts fester and escalate!