Infographic: Team personality types and how to harness them

Identify team member strengths and take advantage of them

When you're building a team, different personalities can sometimes clash. Everyone has ideas on how to achieve the team's objectives, but true collaboration only happens when the team works well together. And the old saying that too many cooks spoil the broth is really true. You need a whole kitchen staff to make it happen.

In order to help you build more logical teams, Mindjet has compiled this fun infographic that outlines the different personality types and how each of them contribute to the success of any team. But this isn't just fun and games. They based this infographic on real research from the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and the Belbin Self-Perception Inventory.

You'll probably never build the perfect mix of individuals when building your next team (and sometimes you don't have a choice), but if you can at least begin to understand the underlying motivations of general personality types and figure out how they apply to your team building exercise, perhaps you have a better chance at being more successful. 


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