How Workers' Personalities Can Affect How They Approach Projects and Products

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In her Personality Matters series, Leslie Sachs examines the personalities and people issues that are found in technology groups from cross-functional, high-performance teams to dysfunctional matrix organizations.

work towards expanding your own people skills and increasing your effectiveness interacting with different kinds of personalities, whether the focus is long or short-term.

Would You Seriously Try to Code in Just One Language?
Some techies do specialize. But we all know that flexible technology professionals are in much more demand and are always more successful. If you blend your people skills so that you are able to handle different personalities and lead effectively in a variety of situations then you will obviously be more successful.

Conclusion
Product versus Project perspectives often draw upon different personality traits. Technology professionals who can understand how these different approaches impact themselves and their teammates will find it much easier to thrive in today’s challenging work environments.

About the author

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs

Leslie Sachs is a New York state certified school psychologist and the COO of Yellow Spider, Inc. (http://yellowspiderinc.com). Leslie is the coauthor of Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World, Addison-Wesley Professional (http://cmbestpractices.com). Ms. Sachs has more than twenty years of experience in the psychology field and has worked in a variety of clinical and business settings where she has provided many effective interventions designed to improve the social and educational functioning of both individuals and groups. Ms. Sachs has an M.S. in School Psychology from Pace University and interned in Bellevue's Psychiatric Center in New York city. A firm believer in the uniqueness of every individual, she has recently done advanced training with Mel Levine's "All Kinds of Minds" Institute. She may be reached at LeslieASachs@gmail.com, or link with her http://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliesachs.

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