Scalability focuses on a number of factors, but one that often goes overlooked is how people grow with the company itself. As we’ve written about on previous posts, we’re very people orientated over here. We’re a small company with small rooms. It’s how we like to work at the moment. But as we grow, this will present challenges.
Collaboration is monumental but equally so is personal development. The way we each percieve the world has a huge bearing on the kinds of decisions we make as people, partners and leaders. To really tap into the potential of those around us, we really need to get to know them as human beings i.e their quirks, their habits, their subtelties, how they handle themselves under stress, how they handle themselves under success and how they process information.
A friend of ours and a serial mind-blowing conversationalist Natalie Campbell introduced us to something that has proven useful in this respect. It’s called the Myers Briggs test and consists of a bunch of questions whereupon answering gives you a nice neat ‘Type’ that illuminates your sense of self. Yes, sounds hokey, but the test was extrapolated from Carl Jung‘s work on personality types.
Yes we know, we are all beautiful and unique butterflies. But there are types of butterflies too.
So what type are you? And if it was a person what type would your brand be?