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Does Your Personality Match Your Job?

Michael Miller May 9, 2014 2:08:34 PM

personality_matchI was thinking the other day, 'what a great bunch of people I work with.' We all get along so well and it really makes the job that much more enjoyable. It got me thinking how important personality is when it comes to maximizing your happiness and productivity at work.

We spend a third of our lives at work, interacting with people from different backgrounds. Having personal values, goals, and vision aligned with those of the company or job can truly make a big difference in improving the culture of the office and making everyone feel more capable. In this post I'll share my top 3 benefits of having your personality align with the job.

Have you ever been in a place or with someone who just doesn’t fit? I'm sure most of us have and it usually results in a stressful environment where you find yourself in a struggle just to be yourself. It’s not healthy.

When you're looking for a job, don’t just pay attention to the the job description and the compensation. Try to get a sense of the company culture, values and what the people you'll be working with are like. Here are three benefits from having your personality aligned with the company culture:

Increased satisfaction at work

Part of enjoying what you do for a living involves having a sense of belonging in the environment you work in and the people you surround yourself with. When your personality is a match for the job and company culture everything is going to flow naturally and you're going to feel a tremendous sense of contribution.

Increased commitment

When you enjoy what you do, you are going to commit to seeing your work get done even if it means staying late or coming in early to the office. It’s not just a commitment to the company, but also to yourself and your colleagues because you enjoy being part of an environment that matches your personality. That kind of commitment will lead to personal fulfillment and professional success.

Increased sense of growth and contribution

The two most important aspects of a person’s life are a sense of growth and a feeling of contributing. How are you growing everyday? How are you contributing towards the greater good? When your values are aligned with the values of the company and what you do for a living, you will always find ways to grow and contribute using your unique talents and gifts.

What other benefits can you think of when personality matches the company culture?  

Topics: Employee Engagement, Productivity