Work culture is increasingly important, but few managers know how to cultivate a happy, engaged and productive workforce. Vitru was built to bring psychometrics, cultural fit and personality assessments into one place, so everyone has the tools they need to build better teams.

One way to foster innovation and creativity inside your workplace is to study how employees view and interact with the world around them. This gives insight into how to create the right team and where to put them. Vitru5 uses personality traits Originality, Sociability, Focus, Need for Stability and Agreeableness to surface work personality. In this series, we’ll look at each trait and how it might serve to give us a window into work personality and how they work best!


Managing Traditionalists & Trailblazers


Originality is described as the factor of openness and one’s level of curiosity versus comfort with familiar territory. The two ends of the spectrum are so-named; “trailblazers” and “traditionalists.” A balance between the two ends of the spectrum can lead to an adaptable and level-headed personality fit for just about any job. So, what happens with the personalities that lean to one side or the other? Would some company cultures be a better fit for a strict traditionalist versus a trailblazer? Find out here…


How to Coach a Focused Team


personality-assessmentsFocus is a measure of our capacity to work without interruption, to plug away at long and repetitive tasks and accomplish goals. The ends of the Focus spectrum are “Agile” and “Driver,” and both of these ends have their own appeal. See how to manage both…


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Coaching Employees with a Fight or Flight Response to Stress


personality-assessmentsCompany culture is often defined (at least partially) by the employees within the organization. By using personality assessments, you can pair employees with the best departments or project teams to enhance or diminish particular behaviors. Stability in the workplace estimates when an employee might hit their fight-or-flight response.


Resilient employees are more likely to respond to stressful situations with a calm and collected feedback. Reactive employees, however, while level-headed during normal work situations become agitated and uneasy during stressful times in the office. First, we need to understand the different ends of the spectrum of stability. Learn more about it here…


Extroverts or Introverts for Leadership?


Personality-AssessmentsMeet Jeff: Jeff is the social butterfly of the office – truly, he gets along with everyone that steps through the front door every morning. When he walks into his cubicle Monday through Friday, he’s ready for those team projects as he is typically the leader. Jeff can make sure things are done well the first time around because he strives for efficiency.


Meet Belinda: Belinda keeps to herself and while friendly to everyone, has no desire to join groups or lead teams. She communicates with the co-workers she needs to and prefers to send questions via email and stay close to her desk. A highly skilled contributor, she does well at many tasks, prompting a promotion to management who note her productivity.


See what makes Jeff and Belinda not the best leaders and how you can coach the best out of your extroverts and introverts both…


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Coaching Employees Who Challenge or Adapt?

The Vitru5 series is consummated with one final, interpersonal trait. Agreeableness is an estimate of the point at which one tires of being defiant and turns to acts of submission. We recognize “challengers” and we notice “adapters” within the personality archetypal framework. These two polar ends approach teamwork and conflict resolution differently, and by knowing what to look for, you can optimize your management. See how…


Managing teams with conflicting personalities is tough, but Vitru makes it easier. Use Vitru work traits and personality assessments to better understand your team and align their strengths and weaknesses with each other to make better hiring and management decisions. Click below to get started today for free!

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Ryan Mead

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