In the workplace, teamwork is crucial to getting work done. You rely on others to help you get projects and tasks done, and it takes a lot of good communication and knowing who is well-suited for each role in order to succeed. In order for everyone to work effectively, a good team must be assembled. Interestingly, there are four key personality types to making a team work.
You want someone who is able to step up to the challenge of taking charge. This person may have a very driven and focused personality and is good at managing people. Of course, they still must possess a good team player attitude. Unfortunately, since they are the team leader, CBS News states that often times they will take the credit of others and can be subject to a swollen ego.
This person is the most spirited of the team. They’re a true team player and encourage everyone else to do their best work. They’re full of energy and always have a smile on their face. They keep good, positive energy within the team. They don’t ever want the team to fail, so they’ll often keep the team on their toes with ideas to solutions that may be a little out there.
When a disagreement happens or when tension between two team players breaks out, this personality is quick to patch things over. The listener is good at listening to what every person has to say (naturally) and works as a mediator between two or more team players with opposing ideas on where to take the team. They keep the team on track with their ultimate goal and they are great at working through what needs to be done.
The Type A
This personality type likes to keep the team organized because they themselves are organized. This team player will keep everyone on track with what needs to be done. They’ll help schedule meeting times and make sure no one misses the deadlines. This personality is more numbers and deadline-driven than spirit driven. This team player may lack creativity and energy, but they’ll keep the team on track with getting the work done on time.
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