while everyone is excited to meet the new guy, he may struggle to remember all the new names and faces. Why not help him out? Try making a photo reference with people’s names, and one word related to their likes or dislikes, as a mnemonic device to help the newbie remember his new colleagues. He will appreciate the help and your new work relationship is off to a good start.
Everyone’s a star
When there are very different work styles in your team…
get your team to do a personality quiz together. It helps you understand each member’s work styles, in a more casual way. Assign tasks according to both their skills and personality types to create a balanced dynamic where every member can shine. For example, social butterflies are often known to have brilliant ideas but can get distracted easily; in this case, planners can help keep them focused on the task at hand thanks to their organised nature.
dealing with different personality types at work is an art, and one that takes practice to master. Start by keeping a gratitude journal. Write down what your co-workers have done that you feel thankful for. This meditative practice will guide you to see the good qualities of your teammates and improve your mood as you focus on the positive. With this new mindset you’ll be able to see any work style differences just as they are, instead of sources of annoyance.