As you may know, there are interesting aspects of your unique wiring pattern. We all have a human wiring pattern and some traits are more dominant than others.
Your wiring influences how you navigate changes, your daily communication, and how you get results in all aspects of your life and business. Your wiring tells us how you are best engaged in decision making, why some people want lots of information to make an effective decision, and others want the critical points of information.
None of this is good or bad, or right or wrong, it just is. When we can objectively define these traits and understand how they are strengths, and build on those strengths as well as understand where there are limitations, and coach to minimize them, we can maximize the differences that every person brings by their unique wiring pattern to each organization.
For example, people who have a high degree of certainty, are naturally careful that whatever they are responsible for is done right. While this hardwiring trait can be a strength – because it drives you to produce work of great quality, it can also be a limitation if not managed. Emotionally, this often means that instead of living your life from a place of self-acceptance, perfectionists are on a treadmill chasing the illusion of having everything in their lives be “correct,” “right” or “orderly.”
While all workers have adjusted to remote work environments, workers wired with a high degree of certainty that are transitioning for the first time from an existing office to a remote working environment experience challenges to their productivity. The same can be said when hiring an individual who has never worked on a remote basis before but will be doing so for the first time in your organization.
Remote working environments often lack the structure and certainty this wiring pattern prefers. Consider the following three ways to increase remote productivity in someone wired for certainty:
1. Set clear expectations.
To create certainty on the workflow, set clear expectations of the work anticipated for each week. Establish recurring periodic meetings to provide more information and increase the overall sense of security.
2. Increase the accessibility of reference documentation.
Construct a list of internal reference documents, co-worker contact information, or work protocols that they rely on at work are also easily accessible at home.
3. Answer the why factor.
Focus on the why factor (why work needs to be performed in a certain way for optimal results or to avoid problems). If you’re seeing productivity decrease, you may want to provide more performance feedback. First, list the areas where work is being done well. People wired for certainty can be sensitive to feedback so it’s important to identify what is being done well. If applicable, provide objective feedback on what needs improvement, making sure you answer the why it is done a certain way.
Every person brings value to the team; and when working environments shift, it’s important to address each person’s unique wiring pattern. As a leader, pinpoint the strengths, coach the limitations, and maximize the differences that every person brings to level up engagement and productivity.
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