RAINBOW

Take the test that’s cre­at­ing a buzz in of­fices around the world!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CAREER -

Are you the sort of per­son who makes a list for ev­ery­thing? Do you take the tea round so of­ten your nick­name should be ‘mug’? How­ever you han­dle work sit­u­a­tions, this so­cial me­dia model will help you stay one step ahead of the game. This tech­nique codes em­ploy­ees as green, blue, red or yel­low, and is now en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance, says Carey Mulqueen of work­place per­for­mance company Tra­com in UK. “We’ve had clients tell us how it saved their ca­reers.” A work­place can be dom­i­nated by peo­ple with one or two styles, but hav­ing too much of one can ex­ag­ger­ate nat­u­ral weak­nesses. Hav­ing a mix, or a work­place rainbow, is ideal. Un­der­stand your work per­son­al­ity and you’ll en­joy bet­ter re­la­tion­ships with col­leagues and see your to-do list ticked. All you have to do is take the test— de­signed ex­clu­sively for Cosmo by Carey and his team.

1. WHEN I’M AT WORK...

a. I’m very in­de­pen­dent and work alone—you’ll rarely find me at the bar with col­leagues after hours. b. I’m the first to sug­gest a team lunch or night out. c. I get an­noyed if I don’t tick off enough jobs on my to-do list. d. I’m quite vo­cal to my col­leagues about my thoughts and ideas.

2. WHEN SOLV­ING A PROB­LEM...

a. I like look­ing at the facts prop­erly be­fore I make the fi­nal decision. b. I’ll usu­ally give my friends or fam­ily a call to ask their opin­ions on the mat­ter. c. I’m quick at decision mak­ing, of­ten do­ing it alone. d. I of­ten de­cide some­thing in the heat of the mo­ment and take risks.

3. DUR­ING MEET­INGS...

a. I don’t like go­ing off topic and would rather stay fo­cused than gossip. b. I’m usu­ally the one who starts talk­ing about what I did on Satur­day night. c. I don’t mess around and tend to get straight to the point; the quicker I’m out of there, the bet­ter. d. I love to get cre­ative but pre­fer to do it in­for­mally, such as a pre-work brain­storm over cof­fee.

4. IT HELPS ME...

a. When peo­ple give me my space and don’t ask me about my per­sonal life. b. When peo­ple make an ef­fort to get to know me, even if it’s through a quick chat. c. When peo­ple don’t waste my time; I’d rather get down to business. d. When peo­ple are as en­thu­si­as­tic and ex­cited about a project as I am.

5. AT WORK, IT IS MOST IM­POR­TANT FOR ME TO...

a. Not be wrong. b. Be the girl who ev­ery­one likes. c. Get amaz­ing re­sults. d. Go with the flow.

6. WHEN WORK­ING WITH OTH­ERS, I EX­PECT THEM...

a. To be pa­tient, ac­cu­rate and de­liver on what they prom­ise. b. To be friendly and have my back. c. To be ef­fi­cient and keep their head in the game. d. To be col­lab­o­ra­tive, fun and so­cia­ble.

Su­per or­gan­ised or mild OCD, you de­cide

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