The Brand Guys
These are the self-appointed brand ambassadors of the company (even if the marketing hates it!) From clothes to pen to tissues, they carry everything with an..err..logo. They carry a sense of pride about their company and work. While, all of them may not be great performers, yet they are likely to nurture strong bond with the company and its people.
From washrooms to the colour of the walls, they are always on a complaint mode. This type is an HR nightmare as they keep thronging their cabins with complaints. They have a very pragmatic association with the company, are not very social types and just keep themselves to their work, until they find the next thing to complain about. Their attitude is contagious and they can take people down with them in no time!
The most commonly found lot around. Right from day one, they get on to their network building spree. Work can ofcourse wait! They are the types who believe that intra- company connections are essential for survival. Sadly, the KRA misses that point!
They are the most frequent visitors to the cafeteria or the coffee machines. From meetings to calls to ideation, everything happens over a snack. Even during a super packed day, they always find time to snack up!
Oh you meet them everywhere! They are strong personas and do everything to make their presence felt. The attitude runs super high and they are ready to crush the competition and you (if you don’t agree with them) anywhere, anytime. Their strong will to succeed may take them to the top ranks (mostly), however they are not the most popular managers.
Yeah, these are the tough rocks, mostly found in senior positions. They know how to work with the system and in the system. Extremely calculative and cautious, this breed does not believe in taking risks and jump stone to stone very cautiously.
And of-course there are many more. Managing such a variety of people can be quite a task for the HRs. What do you do to synchronize your workforce in the right direction?