Kathy Duncan, RN, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Faculty
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Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
Recognize the value of knowing your working style.
List four different types of working styles.
Discuss several traits associated with four different working styles: analytical, driver, amiable, and expressive.
Description: Do you like organization and structure? Perhaps you prefer to work slowly and cohesively with others? Or maybe you’re a spontaneous risk-taker? What does that say about your working style — and how you might work with others? IHI faculty member Kathy Duncan, RN, walks viewers through the traits and behaviors associated with four different working styles and presents a valuable tool you can use with your team today.
Before beginning these questions, please complete the Working Styles Questionnaire.
- What is your working style? Did the results from the questionnaire surprise you?
- How do you think your working style helps you and your team, and how do you think it holds you back?
- Which type of working style is easiest for you to work with? Why?
- Which type of working style is most difficult for you to work with? Why?
- Why is it valuable to know your teammates’ and colleagues’ working styles?