Intuitive Feelers (NFs) are perceptive and highly idealistic people who wish to contribute meaning to the lives of others. They are effective at doing this through their sensitive, expressive and nurturing nature.
There's a myth that some people are creative and others aren't. This myth is perpetuated everywhere, from the world of art and literature to big business. Marketing departments employ "creatives" to come up with new ideas. Governments rely on "creative consultants" for fresh insights. Yet there's no reason why creativity should be limited to a type or a job description.
Ranting, whining, gossiping, nitpicking, brown-nosing, backstabbing and crocodile tears - badly behaved colleagues can transform an otherwise productive work environment into a shameless scene from The Office. Only it isn't funny when you're caught up in the middle of it. It's exhausting.
If your office feels more like the set of Mean Girls than a professional work environment, it's time to take action. Here are four easy ways to stop the drama and promote peace within your team.
Processes are supposed to help companies standardize tasks, work efficiently and become more productive - but for most organizations, they are simply not working.
You’ve probably heard that conflict is an unavoidable part of life, and it is.
People are different and want different things at different times. As such, our desires and viewpoints are guaranteed to clash with those of our fellow earthlings from time to time.
Conflict in the workplace is even more of a sure bet, perhaps because work is inherently competitive, and many of us derive a good bit of our sense of self from work.
One of the worst mistakes you could make as a manager is to hire someone just like you.
“I’d never do that!” you say.
Yeah you would. It’s natural to be attracted to likeminded people.
Office mavericks are easy to spot. They are passionate about their work, imaginative, creative, and willfully independent. They are the type of co-worker who questions everything. They stand up for what they believe in and will happily break all the rules.
“Hire slowly and fire quickly” is a good rule—most of the time.
Other times, firing quickly could actually be a big mistake, such as when the employee in question is not necessarily “bad” but more like a bad fit for the current role.
Understanding the distinction is important because:
If I have to build a virtual team of employees, what’s the most important thing to look for in candidates?
As remote jobs become more popular, managers and small business owners everywhere are beginning to ask themselves just that.
Pioneered by advertising executive Alex Osborn in the 1940s, brainstorming has become the most popular creativity technique of all time. It operates as a kind of verbal free-for-all where participants think by association to come up with ideas to solve a problem.
For a business facing complex challenges, brainstorming is a compelling proposition. Lots of ideas are produced in very little time. Employees are democratically involved in the decision-making process and therefore are less likely to resist the implementation of the ideas later on. It sounds like the Holy Grail.