Each enneagram type brings strengths to the work environment.
The strengths of each enneagram type in the workplace.
Her desk has a calendar with methodical notes. Nothing is forgotten, everything is planned and organised, the big rocks positioned.
As she prepares her social media for the week she pulls out a monthly calendar and begins to write down the possible stories, the photos to collect and the possible calls to action. Her day is planned, organised with no detail unseen. She is incredibly focused and efficient.
She’s a one on the enneagram. Organised, practical, can self lead, and is consistent. There is no need for micro management, mistakes are rare, systems followed, processes adhered to. There is never any drama about showing up and the quality of her work second to none.
Once you begin to see how the enneagram operates in the work place you simply can’t unsee.
He’s a 2 on the enneagram. He works long and hard, takes responsibility for the clients he has to serve; aways going the extra mile.
He hears their needs spoken and unspoken, he remembers not only their names but also how they like their room set up. He is always available to lend support. It could be fiddling with IT or helping a client out to their car with all their event gear. He is trustworthy, caring, supportive and will always go the extra mile. You can imagine the impact of a gift like this in a customer service role.
Each of the 9 personality types brings superpowers to the workplace.
Each enneagram type brings a superpower to the workplace. When that superpower is unleashed in the right position it is amazing what happens:
- Organizations grow in emotional health;
- The gifts and superpowers of each type are celebrated and spotted;
- Understanding increases
- The ability to do conflict well increases
- Decision making becomes a win for everyone
- Leaders and managers can position and empower staff to do what they do best.
- Realistic expectations can be established
- Momentum increases
Here is a snapshot of each enneagram types strengths in the workplace.
Want to know more?
Here are your Next Steps:
1. Get your Team to do the Enneagram
The iEQ9 is an Enneagram report that provides the most comprehensive and detailed report on the Enneagram I’ve seen anywhere. And as an avid student of the Enneagram, I don’t say that lightly.
That means that, even if you already know your type, the iEQ9 can give you a much greater depth of self-knowledge.
In my estimation, the iEQ9 is the most reliable Enneagram test available today. And, as far as I know, there’s no other report that gives you this much information and insight about your type all in one place.
Debrief with Individuals
When team members have their own iEQ9 report they will begin to understand:
their own unique patterns of thinking, feeling and actions
their blind spots
how they view the world and how this impacts them at work
Spend a day with your team working through the enneagram.
Your team will be better able to understand:
each other’s communication style;
the conflict styles;
decision making styles;
strengths and weaknesses each type brings to the work environment.