There are interesting aspects of everyone’s unique wiring pattern. If you’ve been to any of our classes, then you’re aware that some human wiring traits are more predominant 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 Information or Certainty Factor tells us how you are best engaged in decision making and why you may want lots of information to make an effective decision or if you only need the critical points of information before making a decision.
None of this is good or bad, or right or wrong, it is what is. When we 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.
When Higher Certainty Collides with Lower Certainty
One of our clients had a COO who was naturally wired with a high degree of certainty. He is naturally careful that whatever he is 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.
The CEO is naturally wired lower in certainty. The CEO is much more comfortable in making decisions without a lot of information or certainty. The CEO is not only low in certainty but low in patience. He does not need a lot of information, he may underestimate the amount of time or resources it takes to implement projects, of which the COO, being highly detailed worries a great deal about.
With increased awareness of their natural wiring, they can maximize each other’s strengths. The COO has the natural ability to see the details of the project. His thoroughness can be an asset if he learns to delegate to the team. He is highly motivated when he has a work environment that allows him to follow through on the project to completion. He will also need to balance his natural need for information and certainty.
The CEO does not need a lot of information to make decisions. He may have a tendency to scan emails and miss information that the COO goes to great lengths to provide.
The COO became masterful at delivering the communication the way the CEO needed to receive it. He used our Wiring Matters InfoGraphic to format his emails with an Executive Summary at the top of the email that the CEO would read.
The CEO learned how to use more illustrative examples that provided the essential details when communicating with the COO. The CEO also learned to communicate the pros, cons, and whys when relaying new data and changes that needed to be made. He also learned to manage his high sense of urgency especially when determining timelines.
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.
Invitation to Discover Your Unique Human Wiring
If you’re inspired to learn more about your human wiring and how it transforms your work environment, engagement, and results, attend our high-value class, Wired to Win 101: How Are You Hardwired at: https://www.excellerateassociates.com/wired-to-win-101/