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Tips to manage people

We know it, we see it every day and scientists can now prove it. People are different! So why is it that in business we expect people to behave the same? Why is it that we are surprised when an approach which works with one person is a disaster with someone else? Why aren’t differences taken into account and different learning styles acknowledged? This makes the manager’s role even more important in the workplace. Although we have a modus operandi and sometimes slip into the assumption that everyone thinks like us, as managers we must see through this. We must remain conscious of the fact that everyone is very different, that they think differently about situations and they act differently when put under the same stress.

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interesting. I've done pretty well in a managerial position in the past.

recently been thinking to "generalize" using the 16 personality types, as to not "assume" everyone may bring the same ideas to the table. we all have our own issues and contemplate on the disconnect between work and life. This way there's no 'i'm better' standard to deal with, just subtle nuances.

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