We hear a lot about office culture lately because of it’s impact on a candidate’s job selection decision as well as the employees’ decision to remain with the company. Since the culture of workplaces are made up of a hodgepodge of personalities and each one adds a unique twist to the mix, it’s this uniqueness that keeps most of us coming back to the workplaces we love.
I recently came across a link on the National Pen website for a fun quiz that determines your office personality. It reminded me of a post I wrote a few years ago about What You’re Known For At Work. This quiz is along those lines, so I thought I’d share. Are you more of a “Debbie Downer” or are you one of the most dynamic personalities in your office?
Now, fun aside, there is a serious side to knowing your own work personality as well as recognizing the personalities of your colleagues. The reason it’s important is that depending on who you associate with or work for, it can impact the type of work you produce. According to the 2014 Productivity Impact Study conducted by Taskworld, of the 1,000 adults aged 18 and over who were surveyed, nearly half attributed a decline in their productivity to deadlines missed by their colleagues. They also reported that this decreased productivity affected employee morale, satisfaction, and motivation.
Those are big claims, backed up by data. When you think about all the people you come into contact at work, I bet you can quickly group them by the following:
- Work-related skill
- Level of distraction
So, what was your result? Do you think your style impacts your colleagues positively or negatively? I’d love to have you share your thoughts in the comments. By knowing your style and those of your colleagues, it should help you all embrace your inner selves.
Level of distraction? That’s a strange one. On second thought, it indeed should be on the list. And yes negative employees could impact the work of others, and even “make employees hate their jobs” as the research considered in this article shows: http://skillsdbpro.com/5-things-that-make-employees-hate-coming-to-work/