Employers look for ways on how to hire workers that would complete their dream team. This team is set to meet the vision and mission of an organization. However, it is easier said and imagined than done.
One of the hurdles is that the younger generation, called millennials, has a different work ethic compared to the older ones. This is one of the causes of work disruption or even arguments inside the workplace. As a manager, since millennials are the largest workforce in the world, then you have to find a way to maintain a harmonious relationship within the envisioned dream team.
Aside from personality and work style differences, there is also a territorial play within a team. Since we are territorial in nature, there is a tendency that a project will suffer if there are no clear guidelines or rules about the scope of each member’s responsibilities and functions, the limitations of each team member.
Thus, to avoid compromising a project, you may carefully consider the 7 personality types to look at each prospective member of the dream team.
1. The Chief Controller
In every project, there must only be one Chief Controller. Why only one? This will avoid confusion on who will direct or control every stage of the project, who will mediate conflicts caused by individual and group differences, facilitate communication between each team member. Usually, the Chief Controller schedule everything and create a reasonable timeline that every member should take charge.
The Chief Controller must have strong communication skills. This means that he has a good ability to listen to what his team members have to say. Also, he knows how to let go of certain responsibilities and delegate them with his trustworthy members.
Aside from listening, the Chief Controller can really speak well that he can reach the hearts and minds of those listening to him. He does this to ensure that he motivates them to produce the project’s envisioned end-result.
As a result, the Chief Controller earns their respect and the team members can now see him not as “a dictator” but as a mentor.
2. The Squad Leader
The Squad Leaders are those enthusiastic team players that are eager to work with the group to achieve the ultimate end-result. The positive outcome of their eagerness to contribute to the team’s goal is that they tend to remain diplomatic and are willing to compromise or even give their help to others.
Even NSBroker team say that these team players may not be innovators, creative thinkers, nor geniuses but they know how to follow and they are reliable. While they are working on their tasks, the Squad Leader often execute it ‘above and beyond’ what is assigned or expected of him.
Due to the Squad Leader’s selflessness and too much eagerness, he might suffer from too much stress that might eventually lead to burnout. However, if you are not familiar with the Squad Leader’s personality, you might never know that he is already suffering from burnout because it is also part of their personality to suffer silently.
3. The Examiner
The Examiner always asks questions. They love gathering information. They are the ones who are willing to research anything that the group needs like getting data from IT, Accounting, Sales, or Marketing departments.
In order to achieve the best results for the team, it is essential to include a good researcher. Their personality pushes them to inquire about what others see as “non-essential” matters. Eventually, the team will realize how essential those matters are.
The Examiner has the talent to know who are the ultimate resources of information need and he can ask the most perplexing questions. They can often squiz high-grade information for the team because of the warm and friendly aura.
Some may find the Examiner nosy but he is never unproductive. On the contrary, he is very proactive in keeping the team on track with their goal. He also does his job really well by having a continuous flow of ideas within the team.
4. The Analyzer
The Analyzer is also “the expert” in the dream team. He has the needed expertise in the team’s ongoing project. The knowledge that he possesses is very comprehensive, which helps a lot in working with the technical aspects of the project.
Sometimes there is more than one Analyzer in the team, depending on how broad the project is. For instance, if you are creating a mobile app, you need IT experts, a mobile developer, systems analyst, and the like.
As the project moves to the next stage, you might need additional Analyzers and let go of the ones who are done contributing to the previous stages. Analyzers often guide the team with technical details to make sure that they will reach the end goal accurately, if not perfectly.
Since the Analyzer is the problem solver, he might feel burdened and might become pessimistic at times, especially if his team members can’t follow the technical instructions correctly.
5. The Executive
The Executive are self-driven and self-motivated. They are also called as planners because they organize things quite well. However, they are not into popularity contests. They are not conscious of other people’s behaviors and attitudes toward them. Instead, they are focused on making good decisions that will have a greater positive impact on the project.
The Executive can really “execute” the timeline necessary to finish the project. They love utilizing calendars, post its, charts, and the like. This is the reason why they are punctual. They see possible problems ahead and take necessary actions on how to solve them.
If the problem is nowhere in sight, the Executive will still create strategies to improve the efficiency and process of the team. This usually leads to early completion of the project, thus, maximizing both the resources and time.
6. The Innovator
The Innovator is the creative team member who always thinks “outside the box.” He can easily connect ideas and can solve problems in a revolutionary way. However, they have a tendency to get caught up with the world of imagination.
At times, they keep on conceptualizing that they often neglect the timeline set for the project. This is the reason why the Innovator needs to work closely with the Executive and the Analyzer to keep his creativity on the right track.
Everyone in the group benefits from the Innovator since he can easily think of ways to make the workload easier or perhaps find a shortcut to an ongoing problem. However, the Innovator has a tendency to become a loner. He prefers a quiet environment so he can focus and meditate with the continuous flow of ideas.
7. The Busy Bee
The Busy Bee will do everything that everyone asks him to do. Despite his personal problems and workplace diversity, the Busy Bee is completely focused on his direction and purpose in the team.
Since they are hardworking, hearing negative feedback will dishearten them. Thus, the Chief Controller should know the right words to say to encourage the Busy Bee to continue his good work ethics.
The Busy Bee personality is a good combination with any of the six mentioned personalities. Hopefully, everyone will possess the Busy Bee ethic.