A couple months ago our CEO sent out an e-mail requesting that all staff take a ‘test’. So in my mind, I immediately think, “Oh crap, I hate tests. What kind of test? Is it timed? I thought I was finished with this test-taking sh!t!”
I was rather curious though. My first workplace ‘test’. I clicked into it and signed up. About 15 minutes later I was finished. Wooo, that was easy AND painless.
Then, it was time to wait. Something I am not very good at. Patience is not one of my virtues 😉
Last week, the creative team and mine (Media+Marketing) were invited to a team building activity. Not really sure what this would entail, I was dying to know. (Not very good at not knowing things either. I’m basically a control freak)
Our activity leader handed us a paper with our names on it along with some other cryptic information. We went through some information about the programs algorithm and how your results are configured. Then we had to get up and she visually showed us where we stood next to our peers regarding thinking strategy and four other factors. Here are my results:
My thinking strategy is actual/potential. This means that I am able to access both patterns of thinking, but will begin with an actual plan base before moving to the potential option as a ‘Plan B’. This thinking strategy is a reality-based flexibility that will consistently look for ways to improve structures and systems.
My drive is Charger. Not surprising. This means I am motivated by my personal sense of authority. I have natural self confidence and assertiveness. Am able to navigate conflict without internalizing the circumstances. Once I have made a firm decision, I can be difficult to persuade otherwise. Chargers have a healthy sense of self-interest and will consistently seek to identify their stake in a situation.
Being people driven indicates that I am energized by interaction with others.
Rapid paced means I am a natural multi-tasker, able to juggle multiple activities at the same time. The charger drive intensifies this styles sense of urgency: nothing happens fast enough.
The Fact Finder element indicates that I value making information-based decisions. I seek to avoid mistakes, and gather understanding in order to do so. With the charger drive, satisfying rules and expectations connected directly to personal standards is a priority.
So overall, I would say this thing hit the nail on the head. The team building activity was a great experience that allowed all of us to learn more about our peers and ourselves. I am insanely thankful for the amazing experiences I get to have with my co-workers.