Understanding of the big picture
Room for introspection
Opportunities to work at a fast pace
Freedom from risk of errors
Perfectionistic with high standards
Can be skeptical
Uncomfortable making decisions without data
Hesitant to delegate details or authority
Before you know whether someone is the right person for the job, you need total clarity and alignment on the results you’re after. What’s the goal or desired outcome? When we ask questions like this, we get a better understanding of the need to align people strategically for specific results.
When you put people in the right roles, you avoid turnover, toxicity, disengagement, and lost productivity. In the case of the Analyzer, they prefer to work heads-down and naturally gravitate toward strategic activities that initiate action and produce quality results.
Often managers try to manage everyone the same way—and that’s usually the way they like to be managed. But this approach can backfire. People like to be managed differently—and it may not always be in a way that comes naturally to you. Even beyond the individual needs, teams require different leadership styles. You wouldn’t manage a sales team the same way you’d manage a team of developers.
When working with Analyzers, remember that they’re reserved, direct, assertive, and thorough. They’re typically less effective with work that requires them to make a decision quickly and with limited data. Analyzers like to express and implement their own ideas. When managing this profile, consider some of the following suggestions:
Don’t micromanage them.
Give them time and space to think things through.
Offer as much data and information as you can.
Bring them challenges and problems to solve.
Allow them to express and implement their own ideas.
Don’t pressure them into making a quick decision.
Companies that struggle to build high-performing teams are often missing critical people data. With The Predictive Index and talent optimization, you can stop guessing at how to get the most from your people— and better align your people to deliver on the results you’re after.