SOCIAL STYLE Tip of the Day: What Driving Style Behaviors Annoy Colleagues?

When we consider the types of behaviors that people should do less of at work, most of those behaviors center around a person’s Style-related Backup Behavior. Driving Style people become autocratic and attempt to take control of events. Their co-workers would ask that they be more aware of other people and the value they can add to initiatives, and to involve them more in activities. These individuals should manage their inclination to dominate discussions and meetings, and they should be willing to cede control of some tasks and activities to other people. Instead of consistently moving rapidly, their co-workers would like to see them slow down on occasion and lower the pace of activity. It can be difficult to control our natural Style behaviors, but if we consciously manage these behaviors we can see benefits in our working relationships and also in our personal effectiveness.