Welcome to the Business Chemistry blog. If you stumbled across it whilst searching for the periodic table online we’re afraid we can’t help. We don’t know a great deal about organic chemistry; however, we do know about people, particularly in the work place. Business Chemistry was specifically designed for use in the work environment to help you create stronger bonds and more meaningful interactions with colleagues.
Now that you’ve learned how to spot Drivers, Pioneers, and Integrators, and how to get the best out of your interactions, these are ours insights on working with Guardians. Once you know about all four types, you’ll have a good idea of which type you are and you may be able to ‘hunch’ your colleagues. By this we mean to make an educated guess, a hypothesis if you will, as to another individual’s primary Business Chemistry preference.
Now we’ve looked at Drivers and Integrators, and provided some tips on working with them, we still have two types left. And how can we be expected to adapt (or ‘flex’) our style and behaviours in the right way if we don’t know the preferences of those we’re addressing? So let’s get on with it and explore the Pioneer type!
So, we’ve looked at the Drivers and how to work with them, but what about the other three types? Let’s take a closer look at the Integrator, and how to spot one. We’ll also tell you how to go about working with one because, as we’ve mentioned, Business Chemistry is about action, not introspection!
So, our first blog explained Business Chemistry and the benefits of applying it in the workplace, but in order to connect effectively with others we need to have an idea of their Business Chemistry type - we call this ‘hunching’. Hunching is a hypothesis. Only once we have developed a hunch can we apply our knowledge of Business Chemistry to strengthen the relationships through our actions and behaviour, and benefit everyone.
We will look at each type in turn to help you know one when you see one.