Why is it important for you to know what productivity type you are? You want to know what kind of task-driven person you are.
Maybe you are somebody that can’t stand to see unchecked boxes on your to-do list, or you are driven by deadlines and can’t seem to get started until the deadline is looming over your project.
Knowing your productivity type is going to really help you prioritize your work and ultimately help you accomplish much more throughout your day.
Alright, let’s go over the four different productivity types:
You might see yourself in one or more, but you will also find that you identify with only one of them on a much higher level.
Prioritizers like to stick to the facts - data and logic, more or less the critical thinking piece of things. You prefer to work alone, are skilled at prioritizing tasks, and can easily meet deadlines.
When you’re working in a team environment, you don’t want to be in charge. It’s really good for prioritizers to work with a business coach because they will help keep you focused on the smaller tasks.
On the flip side, it’s easy for you to daydream and get lost talking to other people. Overall, you are an exceptional worker.
Planners are detailed thinkers, have everything planned out, and are always organized. You know exactly what you want to do and how you want to do it, are very well aware of deadlines, and always make to-do-lists at the end of each day.
You’re probably not very spontaneous and struggle with creative thinking. During team meetings, you might find it difficult to contribute. There is a bit of hesitancy because you want to think it over before giving your opinions.
In a team setting, you are the keep of the time schedule and keep everyone driven in that way. Planners always finish their projects on time.
Arrangers are really bubbly, thoughtful, encouraging, and emotional beings who thrive on working in groups. You like to manage meetings, create ideas, and sell ideas.
You do not want to work alone at all and need personal interaction. It’s easy for arrangers to lose focus and become distracted by chit chat.
Arrangers who work alone will use social media as an outlet as a way to be connected to other people. Using social media can be good, or it can work against you. If you don’t use social media as an outlet, you’re probably found working in a coffee shop, or another public area.
Visualizers are the ones who need to juggle multiple projects at one time, and when they are not multitasking, they may lose interest and feel like a failure. You’re very spontaneous, creative, full of ideas, energy, and tend to have a cluttered workspace.
It’s very easy for you to switch gears, see the big picture, and the end result, but not necessarily the small steps that get you to the end result. Doing batch tasks and having theme works might help you focus a little better for those of you who work solo.
When you are working with a team, you can get off focus easily if the project isn’t totally laid out in front of you. You have brilliant ideas and enhance any of those projects you are working on. Visualizers excite their team members, but sometimes to a disadvantage because your excitability takes the focus off the project.
There is no right or wrong answer to what productivity type you are, but identifying which profile you are will help you determine what to put in place to optimize your productivity. The real key to remember is absolutely everybody has a unique need.
We can figure out what tools we need to utilize when we understand our productivity type better.
Then, we can maximize our potential and get done what we need to get done. Like I always say, it’s the puzzle pieces, figuring it out, and then fitting it all together.
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