We have talked at length in the past about workers that have maybe stayed too long in their roles and are becoming a nuisance or a problem in achieving results. Have they been around too long, become complacent, tired of the work politics and so on?
Today, we would like to address all personalities in a company and how they can help or hurt an organization.
It should be no secret that all varying personalities in your business drive the culture.
What we all tend to miss a lot is that everyone’s personality is different and of those people, they all perceive reality to be different. It is the leader’s responsibility to identify and create a vision for all of those personalities to identify and succeed with. When those personalities match up, a culture is born for worse or better, similar to a marriage! Although we are not a trained or accredited DISC provider, we recommend this for identifying personalities in your business.
When the people don’t align, you create cracks in your culture and as a result, the business suffers in production which results in suffering in profits. The leader’s ability to identify and create culture is one of the most important tasks that a leader can have.
Culture is so important for the success of any company. If the culture suffers, you can be sure that there are profits lost somewhere and vice versa.
No matter how old a person is or how long they have been in their job, people have the potential to become set in their ways. If a person understands that they are not always right, you have the opportunity to become open-minded and avoid being set to a specific thought process. Having leadership that enforces people to be open-minded leads others to be willing to change at a moment’s notice.
The world is changing at a rapid pace and the need for staff to change with it is needed. Being set to a specific standard needs to be questioned. But why have people set themselves to a specific standard?
To offset staff being set in their ways, I would look to our topic above in culture and personalities to offset people being stuck in their ways. Like anything in business, staff are needed to move forward, and understanding and working with their personalities can lead you to great successes and failures. Learn how to adapt and move forward.
You will always have to deal with varying personalities in business and life. It is just the way it is. Maybe with AI in the future, a person will not have to deal with this type of thing but will host a bunch of other issues. Regardless, it is the leader’s responsibility to identify what their core business is and what personalities they need to succeed.
Staff all want to feel valued in a business and their personality can be of great value for any company.
In any business, staff are the key to your success. Dale Carnegie has a book out called How To Win Friends and Influence People. We suggest anyone, at any level of business, takes the opportunity to read and understand that book.
When you can lead a variety of personalities towards a common goal, you will win in business and life.