Wow, it’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed since I published my book, Choosing Happiness at Work. This past year has been an incredible journey as I’ve poured my heart and soul into developing training programs that perfectly complement the book. These programs revolve around the use of Personality Dimensions® as a self-awareness and team awareness tool, and its role in unravelling the factors that contribute to workplace happiness.
But this journey hasn’t been a solitary one. I’ve had the privilege of connecting with countless individuals, listening to their stories, and gathering invaluable insights along the way. This journey has been incredibly fulfilling, and I’m excited to share these insights with you, as they have the potential to make a profound impact on your happiness at work.
Let’s explore how different personality dimensions find happiness at work:
- Authentic Blue: Blues find meaning in their work. They are happiest when they can make a positive impact on others and align their values with their job. They value collaboration, supportive relationships, and a harmonious atmosphere. Opportunities for personal growth and development are crucial for them.
- Inquiring Green: Greens are motivated by intellectual challenges. They are happiest with work that stimulates their minds and allows them to solve complex problems using their analytical skills. Autonomy and independence are essential, as they enjoy making decisions and implementing their ideas. Greens thrive on innovation and contributing to process improvements. Career progression and recognition matter to them.
- Organized Gold: Stability and structure are key for Golds. They are happiest in work environments that provide clear expectations, routines, and structured processes. They appreciate well-defined systems and attention to detail. Golds value teamwork and collaboration, and being recognized for their hard work and reliability brings them satisfaction.
- Resourceful Orange: Oranges enjoy hands-on experiences and practical tasks that utilize their physical skills. They thrive and are happiest in flexible and varied work environments, embracing spontaneity and engaging in a diverse range of activities. Tangible rewards and immediate feedback are important to them. They seek dynamic work settings filled with excitement and stimulation.
As leaders, when we take the time to understand these preferences and customize the work environment to suit each individual, it can have a remarkable impact on their happiness and overall satisfaction with their professional lives. As individuals, it’s truly fascinating to see how our unique personalities shape our experiences and play a significant role in determining what truly brings us joy and fulfillment in the workplace. By acknowledging and honoring these differences, we can create an environment where everyone thrives and finds genuine happiness in their work. After all, isn’t it wonderful to know that we have the power to make our work lives truly fulfilling by embracing our individuality? Contact Sandra to bring Choosing Happiness at Work training to your organization and to find out about an open seat, virtual training program beginning in the Fall.
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Sandra is the founder of Sandra Summerhayes & Associates Professional Training Group. Her commitment to personal and professional development, while meeting the needs of specialized interest groups, has been the cornerstone of a 20 year career in Training & Development. She is a certified facilitator, human resource specialist, employment counselor and laughter leader as well as being a Personality Dimensions® Master Trainer, and qualified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Emotional Intelligence and is one of only three Thiagi Certified trainers in Canada.