Weak Placements are Detrimental to a Business

In his “About Your Business” column, Matthew Kirchner argues personal weakness is actually a failure on the part of a leader to adequately align the personality traits of their team members with the proper position in an organization. 

Matthew Kirchner

PM “About Your Business” Contributor Matthew Kirchner.

 

Weak leaders and weak placements can be a detriment to a business. Personal weakness, however, could be an illusion that is actually a failure on the part of a leader to adequately align the personality traits of their team members with the proper position in an organization. This could be true of a machine operator unfamiliar with the work order system that communicates how a part is to be manufactured or processed, for instance.

In his “About Your Business” column Matthew Kirchner discusses placing employees in positions that are consistent with their personality traits. A core personality trait, something largely set in a human being between the ages of 7 and 11, can’t be changed by a leader. Consequently, an inexperienced leader may become frustrated when attempting to change these traits. What they need to do instead is learn where to place the employee with their skills and attitude in mind.

When personality is considered, the result is more content team members, less frustrated leaders and a stronger organization overall. Mr. Kirchner discusses how there is no such thing as weakness in his article, “Leaders, Learn Proper Personality Placement on the Job.” Read the full article here.