This post is the third in a series of four. Today we will take a look at the characteristics of the high S’s on your team. If you missed it, be sure to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the high D’s and high I’s, too!
For those highest in the Steadiness dimension, behavior looks like this…
There is no way around it, high S’s want steadiness and predictability. They do not like change. If change is necessary, you must proceed with patience and reassurance. Because high S’s value positive, supportive relationships, your best chance of negotiating with or motivating a high S will be found in the “Promise” strategy. They will move forward most amiably on the assurances or guarantees you are able to provide. Help them set their expectations correctly and then give them time to adjust. S’s generally pair well with others, but you will be wise to consider what that will look like in action and the unique assistance required from a manager in order to be completely successful.
Do you manage an employee who is a high S? What have you found helpful when it comes to motivating them and pairing them with others in light of that? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.