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  • Darmathan Francis Xavier

    January 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    ISTJ is the four-letter code for the Myers-Briggs Indicator that I believe best represents a personality suited for working remotely. As a remote worker, they must be disciplined in order to finish their tasks on time. Working in a non-office situation exposes a person to a plethora of distractions such as home entertainment, pets, and the mingling of personal and professional time. The individual working remotely would have to overcome these distractions in order to stay focused on the work task at hand. Responsibilities are especially important for remote workers because they will receive less oversight from their boss or supervisor.

    In terms of striking a balance between originality and conformity in a team setting, I believe that a team should be focused on the goals that must be met rather than how the job is completed. In order to embrace diversity and inclusion, we must recognise that each team member has their own unique personality and working style. A team that focuses on results will accomplish more.

    There has never been a time in our lifetimes when change has been so quick. To compete, firms must develop more inventive and creative goods and solutions. Greater workplace autonomy has been shown to improve creativity and productivity. Employees might be more creative and imaginative when given the flexibility to execute their tasks in their own way. As a result, having too much order in the workplace will restrict the flow of creativity. In the early days of Amazon, Jeff Bezos established a requirement that every internal team should be small enough to be fed with two pizzas. This is to ensure that there is not too much structure but just the right amount to have the sufficient check and balances.

    The Big Five personality qualities that would be strongly influenced if the company was changed to a tightly organised physical working setting would be:

    Openness is the attribute associated with creativity and invention. When there is a lot of structure in place and less autonomy for employees, the atmosphere becomes quite inflexible, with little flexibility to explore alternative, out-of-the-box ideas owing to the bureaucracy in the company from the layers of permissions that are required.