Have you ever tried evaluating your personality at work?
I was attending a seminar yesterday on “Employee Engagement & Productivity” by Marnie Green, Principal Consultant Management Education Group. One part of her presentation really caught my attention and compelled me to analyze what role do I play at work, in team and for my organization– Clone or a Contributor? If you want to know it too, let’s do it together –
To best judge yourself on these two traits, focus on your behavior patterns and the way you carry yourself at work.
You are a contributor if
- You work out your own ways of doing things (not necessarily with perfection always) and don’t look upon others for solutions and directions.
- You are innovative and known for creating new ways of doing a job.
- At work, you are ready with solutions and suggestions instead of seeking guidance always.
- You are not afraid of taking calculated risks and take accountability for your work.
You are a clone if
- You always look upon others for guidance.
- You fear creativity and are known to follow directions.
- You are good at accomplishing task assigned to you and that keeps you happy (you stay away from additional responsibilities and new challenges).
- Risk is a “too big a game” for you; instead you always prefer “playing safe”.
So now that you know the characteristics, what does your self-analysis say – Are you a Clone or a Contributor?