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Managing a team of employees can be tough, and it becomes even harder when your workforce is diverse. Different types of employees respond differently to motivational methods and – if you want to successfully encourage all of your staff – you will need to learn what motivates different personality types and why.
Research shows that our emotions play a large part in determining how hard we work. According to Chris Roebuck, an employee’s motivation to perform is 57% rational and 43% emotional, with 80% of their emotional motivation directly controlled by their manager.
Isabel Briggs Myers identified 16 personality types, with the help of psychologist Carl Jung’s theories, based on the preferences of different individuals. It’s safe to assume that your team members are either an introvert or extrovert, judgemental or perceptive, left brain or right brain. By identifying their main personality traits, you’ll find it easier to identify their individual needs.
This infographic from Headway Capital, explores 6 of these personality traits, as well as what motivates each of them most effectively: