In Part 1 of this short Management and Communication guide we looked at the type of people who prefer to lead and take on responsibility. The next obvious category of people is the creatives of this world. These are the people who come up with the ideas and are often seen as being more imaginative.
Of course there are cross overs between each of these categories of people we are describing, however most people will fall into no more than two of these brackets predominantly.
Creative people can be seen to have more fun in life than their more responsible counterparts. Often seen as being able to have a joke and reacting more to pictures, metaphors and examples. On the downside, these type of people can be seen as exhibitionists, unreliable while in a more positive light they seem friendly and dynamic.
Key to these people is their ability often to adapt to situations. They may turn up late, but ultimately it doesn’t matter as they can learn to fit in with the situation.
Often you won’t be able to change the way these people think and nothing you do will persaude them, but on the other hand if they come to the conclusion that they themselves had the idea to change then so much the better. Best is to inspire them and tap into their creativity by using their talents. Give them space to operate in and try not to confine or limit their ideas.
Worst is when these type of people hear authority and are given strict rules. Lots of details, reports and analytics also frustrate them. However they do need to be needed and ultimately the best to way to keep them on board is to ask for help.
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