The 5 People Your Company Needs
During the hiring process, we ask too many questions to find out if they have leadership qualities, creativity, problem solving skills, initiative, or the right personality for the job. It just doesn’t work that way. Finding an employee who embodies all of these characteristics is as rare as a painite gem.
“Wait, what’s that?
Yup, I heard you. I bet you’ve never heard of that gem before because I haven’t heard of a perfect employee either. But guess what? The perfect employee may be non-existent (or living a peaceful life in the mountains), but there are 5 different people who can give your company what it needs.
1. Leo the Leader
Leo is like a shepherd—he guides lost sheep who are wandering around. Just like in the workplace, he makes sure that everyone is doing the task assigned to them, finishes it, not to mention prevents them from throwing piles of papers in the air. A leader keeps the team together and corrects habits and behavior that needs improvement to become a better team member. Though not everyone can fill Leo’s position, it is easy to spot leaders from a pack because of their innate confidence and willingness to lend a helping hand.
2. Creative Carla
Carla doesn’t have to be the next Picasso to be called creative. Creative souls are those people who can think of bright ideas (ting!) and out-of-the-box concepts almost automatically. She can come up with plans that can help a company save long hours of brainstorming sessions and allow everyone to eat lunch worry-free. Creative Carla however can be extremes – extremely moody and introvert or extremely flamboyant and random. If you can deal with someone as unpredictable as that, good for you!
3. Rational Robin
When stress overrules rationality, this is where Robin comes in handy. Problems and failures are unavoidable especially when you’re working with a team where clashing personalities can affect the quality of work. Some employees will grow fangs and horns due to stress but Robin can maintain his composure and save himself from the horror and drama. He can solve problems quickly because he keeps a level head. Robin knows how to deal with different situations and with different people which makes him a must-have in every workplace.
4. Cheerful Christina
Being yelled at by the big boss, a failed presentation, a rejected proposal, or just when the world seems to hate you– these can affect employees’ performance and can take a toll on their self-esteem. A single person’s fault can affect the team so it’s best to have an emotionally stable member like Christina around. Though affected by the things happening around her, she doesn’t let it show and provides support to her troubled coworkers by turning the negativity into positive vibes. Remember that too much stress can burn people out and a daily reminder that you can still do it from Christina won’t hurt.
5. Curious George
George is not contented with what’s presented in front of him. He’s always on the lookout for new learnings and experiences and constantly keeps himself updated with the current trends in the industry. A company is lucky to have someone like George who asks the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why nots’ because people who ask the right questions get the right answers. The Curious George is also willing to go beyond what is expected of him to accomplish not to impress the bosses but to contribute more to the company.
Do the people in your company fit in at least one category?
About the author: Morrys Sarmiento is business writer. Among his interests outside the profession are Footbal (Hello Arsenal fans), theories of personality, philosophy, and gaming. Follow him on twitter @morrysxi
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