If you’re the new kid on the block in your company, it’s good to start off on the right foot. But how do you do that? It starts by knowing the right strategy to gain advocates and create winning results. Here’s how:
Learn the 16 Myers-Briggs personality profiles. This can win you major career psyche points at work. Myers-Briggs is a popular form of psychometric type indicator (MBTI) based on different personality types. It’s how some recruiters whittle out applicants and get their preferred choice through the door to second interviews. And it’s how some managers build a balanced team.
There are 16 personality types formed from the following mix: extrovert, introvert, thinking, feeling, judging, perceiving, sensing and intuition. It’s worth investing in an introductory copy of a Myers Briggs manual to dissect which type belongs to each of your colleagues so you can effectively “speak” their mental language.
Stand up to bullies by providing solutions to the problems they cause. Soon enough you’ll figure out which particular coworkers will moan and gossip or use passive-aggressive methods to deal with work projects, requests or management issues. These negative behaviors tend to quickly spread dissent and make new and established employees feel uneasy and unhappy. The lesson here is to choose your allies and nemeses wisely.