With different personalities in every office, how do you get co-workers to co-exist? A new book, “Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationship ” finds there are four distinct personality types and working styles. CNBC’s “On the Money” talked with author Suzanne Vickberg about how can everyone get along and get more work done?
An article from The New York Times features insights on fitting into a new town where nobody knows your name–yet.
If you are a recent college graduate or moving for a new role, your job can provide a support system in establishing new connections.
In the article, Kim Christfort, National Managing Director of the Deloitte Greenhouse, provides insights on adapting to new teams and cultivating friendships. “To the extent that you can connect with people and have some sort of relationship, it makes it easier to do your job,” Christfort said.
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San Francisco Review of Books has released its review of Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships.
“For good relationships to become great collaborations, those involved must develop precisely the same chemistry on which Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg focus in this book,” writes Robert Morris, who has reviewed more than 3,400 books.
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Would you enjoy being stuck in an airport with Kim Christfort, National Managing Director of the Deloitte Greenhouse Experience? If after chatting with her–or anyone else–for half an hour you don’t think so, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t choose them to be on your team. This screening technique is commonly known as the airport test, and the basic assumption behind it may be flawed. Kim has another suggestion. Find out more in this LinkedIn article. (And, don’t be shy–share it with others!)
In case the holiday weekend caused you to miss a great LinkedIn Weekend Essay from the LinkedIn Editors, it’s never too late to catch up on the news. Here’s a sneak peak at tomorrow’s blog feature.
There often seems to be one co-worker you clash with, right? Ever wonder why you have great chemistry with some colleagues and butt heads with others? Read the new article from Fast Company’s Stephanie Vozza, who talks to Kim Christfort, coauthor of Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships.
As part of Forbes’ Supporting Today’s Workforce series, Career Bliss Contributor, Kathy Caprino, interviewed Business Chemistry’s co-authors Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg about how leaders can use Business Chemistry to get the most out of their teams.
“A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work well on a team with a mix of types, as each type has different preferences in the workplace and different kinds of interactions or situations that can kill their potential or unlock it,” says Kim Christfort, National Managing Director of the Deloitte Greenhouse Experience.
Suzanne Vickberg, Business Chemistry’s lead researcher, said leaders can benefit when they have a mix of working types on their team. “You wouldn’t want a team that was all about creative ideas with no focus on implementing those ideas. Or one that was just gunning for the big win with no attention paid to the people involved in getting there.”
Read Kathy’s entire interview to learn more about how leaders can build more dynamic teams, “The Four Key Working Styles that Create Business Chemistry–Which is Yours?”