It’s not easy to judge what will bring each of your employees satisfaction in their work, but it’s well worth the attempt.
Let me say first: Take this and all psychological personality type systems with a grain of salt, and maybe even the whole shaker. Psychology is a young field, and what we think we know is changing all the time.
That said, as long as you don’t expect anyone to fit perfectly into this personality framework, it can be a good jumping off point for assessing the motivational needs of your workforce.
Tailoring your management strategy to each of them individually is a big job and will involve a fair amount of trial and error. It will also require you to really pay attention and be able to read the emotional states and reactions the people you manage.
There are some employees that the task of customized motivation will be especially hard with. Maybe they’re hard to read or uncommunicative, maybe they’re a nightmare. Check to see if they match one of the 5 Types of Toxic Employees in this infographic for tips on how to deal with them.