There’s a meme going around social media that has a crayon looking at the pencil and says to itself, “I’m not sharp enough.” The pencil looks at the crayon and says to itself, “I’m not colorful enough.”
I often wonder what the world would look like if, instead of comparing, we focused on our own super powers. This meme reminded me of a training session on human wiring that I led many years ago for one of my corporate clients.
There was a women who worked in Accounting who was drained at the end of the day. You see, her desk was located right next to the Sales Department. The sales people preferred face-to-face communication and would interrupt her during the day thinking they were being social. This was frustrating for her and she compared herself to them wondering what was wrong that she wanted it quiet to focus on her work.
When I reviewed the innate needs of the each human wiring element, she had an ah ha moment. She even said, “Wow, there’s nothing wrong with me.” All the time she wondered why the sales team seemed motivated yet she had the opposite reaction to face-to-face interactions.
Her employer also had an ah ha moment. They realized to maximize productivity, an office move would be the best solution. The woman in Accounting was thrilled to have her office moved so that she could get her innate motivators of focused quiet time met each and every day.
Even the smallest changes in how you structure your work environment, can make the biggest difference in your motivation and productivity. The smallest changes in how you manage based on that person’s human wiring can also make the biggest difference in workforce engagement.
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