What is the secret of successful teams? What qualities do team members need in order for the collaboration to work? For the typical business, these are some pretty tough questions to answer. Luckily, Google – a company whose success depends on the collaborative powers of its teams – has done the heavy lifting for you.
For many ENTP personality types, the corporate world can seem deeply alien. No amount of innovation or charm can mask the contrast between the traditional expectations of the workplace and the free-wheeling, wacky, inventor lifestyle that ENTPs often find most comfortable. If left unexamined, this incongruity can manifest in some unsavory workplace habits that only put more distance between ENTP personality types and their professional communities.
Salary negotiations are a crucial part of working life, ensuring that you work for a fair rate according to your experience and ability. However, for many personality types, achieving the recognition and remuneration they deserve can be extremely difficult. Having the conversation alone can be a daunting task and many people avoid the issue altogether, either because they don’t know how to ask or are too nervous to try. This results in capable individuals working for less than they should be.
Flexible work opportunities are becoming increasingly important for building a diverse workforce. Flexibility can increase job satisfaction, improve mobility by ensuring the most capable people get promoted and help you build the best possible team.
You’re starting a brand new job. It’s exciting, but it’s also intimidating.
You barely know how to navigate your way to the office bathroom and back, and you still haven’t found where the coffee filters are hiding. You’re enlisting the help of some mnemonic devices (and some strategically-placed sticky notes) to try to remember everybody’s name.
When I took the DISC personality assessment, I thought it couldn’t tell me anything about myself that I didn’t already know. I’ve taken lots of personality tests and they’ve all been informative and helpful, but this one… well, it blew me away.
See, I’ve always been a bit of a professional misfit. The DISC told me why. Turns out, I was looking at my strengths as weaknesses.
A few years ago, I found myself at a professional crossroads. I had been on the wrong path, fit-wise, for a while, and it was starting to take a serious toll on my mental health.
I knew was an Introvert in a field made for Extraverts, but I didn’t know what else was wrong or what kind of career would suit me. So, I took a couple of personality tests.
I have a confession to make: I haven’t always been a big believer in personality or career aptitude tests.
That all ties back to an experience I had in the seventh grade. As part of a class assignment, we were required to take a personality assessment to guide our career choices. I sat in that dark computer lab, doing my best to answer each prompt as honestly as possible.
When I got the results? Well, let’s just say I was disappointed.
When I was in college, I was confident that I knew exactly what I wanted to do as a career: I wanted to work in broadcast journalism.
It seemed like it was the perfect blend of my passion for theater and storytelling, so I secured a summer internship to help out in a local newsroom.
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