Get Ready for the Next Change in your Business

Blog located in Leadership, Small Business posted on December 22, 2016

One of the HR trends in 2017 is to hire based on “culture add” as opposed to “cultural fit.”  This means hiring candidates that will bring new perspectives, different ideas, and diversity to your business, with personalities and skills that don’t perfectly mirror those of everyone else in the company.

This will make it even more complex for you, hiring managers.

Entrepreneur leadership

In our blog on the future of leadership, we spoke about “Good old boy” networks. Workplaces can’t function this way anymore. To be a modern leader, you need to work with people that are not like yourselves—people who are different biologically, politically, physically, functionally, culturally and socio-economically.

Great leaders understand that having a diverse team opens up your options and your capabilities, because you have people who can approach issues from different angles and points of view.

If you keep doing what’s familiar and comfortable, your company will become stagnant. Great leaders dare to be different. They don’t just talk about risk taking. They actually do it.

Inventory stock of personalities

What are the perspectives of your current employees? How diverse is your workplace? On a scale of 1 to 10, rate your dedication to innovation.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways they work and interact.

The Myers-Briggs® Interpretive Report for Organizations is designed to help you understand your results on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment and how you can use them to optimize success at work.

The MBTI assessment provides a useful method for understanding people by identifying 16 Myers-Briggs personality types. The personality types arise from the four pairs of opposite preferences shown below. Each preference is indicated by a letter.

Do you know what your people’s strengths are? What percentage of your typical day do you spend playing to your strengths? How do you foster creative ideas?

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