As project managers it falls upon us to bring different personality types together into a coherent and functioning project team. We can be likened to conductors who ensure members of our orchestra work in harmony to create the music. However, each personality type requires a different approach. For example, we will not get our point across properly if we’re too direct and overly data-oriented with a touchy-feely type person. By the same token, we would not want to be too touchy-feely with a no-nonsense type person. If a person or team is too analytical, there will be little creativity. If a person or team is too sensitive, compromises will proliferate and fewer decisions will be made with confidence.
We project managers can benefit from knowing our fellow team members’ personalities and how each team member best works, so … Read More »