Each of us is doing some kind of a job, right.
Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever.
In every workplace, there are usually a variety of personalities and working styles.
Every employee has his or her own unique way of working. Their preferred styles can be influenced by everything from their personality type to their organizational skills and ideal working environment.With so many individual preferences to consider, you may find it difficult to accommodate each team member’s preferred working style. This can make it challenging to maintain a strong sense of collaboration and provide sufficient support to each team member.There are times this level of diversity can lead to miscommunication or conflict, but it most often results in the development of solutions that are creative and effective. There is no right or wrong working style.
And it’s time to throw some light on each working style so that you get to know which one suits you the best.
1. Independent Working Style
Much of the focus has been on the traditional worker: the 9-to-5 hourly or salaried employee whose financial well-being is captured by official government statistics such as payroll employment, the unemployment rate and savings.
But what about the independent worker: the self-employed fitness instructor, DoorDash driver, esthetician, or dog-trainer whose livelihood has dramatically expanded or contracted as a result of the pandemic?
Does the current economic uncertainty present an existential threat or an emerging opportunity to these millions of gigsters, freelancers and solopreneurs?
Job uncertainty and economic well-being have always been a source of anxiety for workers, both traditional and independent. However, it is believed that the adjustments consumers and employers have made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic are accelerating the re-emergence of the independent working style, thanks to the confluence of two long-term trends: the declining power of traditional workers, as evidenced by stagnant wage growth and the accessibility of technology and digital platforms, that allow workers to conduct business independently.
In the face of declining power and the growing dissatisfaction of traditional workers with their jobs, technology and digital platforms are making it easier for independent workers to provide a service or manufacture a good and to transact business directly with customers.
Solopreneurs now enjoy access to technologies and systems that not long ago were only available to large organizations. Dramatic reductions in the cost of technologies for activities such as supply chain optimization, marketing automation, payment processing and customer communication have greatly reduced the competitive advantages once enjoyed by larger companies.
With the benefit of technologies that level the playing field, the independent working style is well-positioned to succeed this year and also in the coming years, Predicts Hirav Shah.
2.Cooperative Working Style
A strong, collaborative work culture keeps employees engaged and helps to retain top talent. To get there, leaders must know their players and their unique needs. Make time for open and candid conversations, and don’t shy away from personality assessments. Identifying each team member’s preferred operating style and adjusting the work accordingly creates trust and allows for more productivity.
3.Proximity Working Style
Those that have this working style are versatile and adaptable, able to take on many different roles. They prefer to work with other people while maintaining sole responsibility for a task.
They’ll connect the independent and cooperative types, helping to build a team that works.
4.Supportive Working Style
Some people have a more emotionally oriented work style that is deeply expressive and supportive. Sometimes known as integrators or lovers, these individuals typically build relationships and bring teams together to work in harmony. In other words, they usually value collaboration above all else. They are sensitive to the feelings of everyone around them, allowing them to successfully facilitate team communications and understand the true context of a situation.
5. Big Picture Working Style
Often thought of as pioneers, leaders or big-picture thinkers, individuals with this working style are skilled at creating a vision and inspiring others to believe in it. These workers thrive on the endless risks and possibilities, making them an incredible source of energy. These innovators are great at turning obstacles into opportunities, but they can get so wrapped up in the bigger picture that they overlook details or forget to follow-up with other members of their team.
What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan. For that you got to know the role of each team member.
Knowing the role that each team member fulfills on your team, is key- Opines Hirav Shah.
Many leaders struggle when it comes to catering to their employees’ unique working styles. Ask your employees about their preferred style of working. Then—and this is important—honor their preferred style of working. Create a culture of belonging and engagement by being a leader who truly honors and respects employees and their needs, Concludes Hirav Shah.