October 2015

Different Perspectives: Task-person vs. People-person

When people ask you if you are more of a task-person or a people-person they are usually asking if you are more concerned with the work at hand rather than forming relationships. Most people are more than just one or the other and some of today’s roles are demanding that you be a combination of both.
We see teams that really work well together when they have both types of people. It’s important that the roles of the team showcase their default setting, as in having a task-person doing admin and a people-person meeting with clients.

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