Random Thoughts on Life and Work

February 10, 2014

The Introvert, The Extrovert, and The Office Culture

Filed under: Non-Profit — Darren Mullenix @ 3:41 pm
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An introvert and an extrovert walked into a meeting. The extrovert was praised and promoted. The introvert smiled.

Okay, that’s a short, abbreviated story that makes little to no sense. But just maybe it will prompt a thought process that will lead to some great things.

The extrovert dominated the meeting, and was perceived to provide lots of input and value. The introvert quietly listened, left the meeting, wrote a detailed project proposal to his boss, and saved the company millions.

Does your working culture encourage all employees to thrive? Is your floor plan flexible enough to be conducive to various working styles? How well do your staff collaborations (otherwise known as “meetings”) work to get the most from your staff?

Thanks Lisa Evans at FastCompany for this great article.


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