What’s Coworking Like for Different Personality Types?
Coworking spaces offer creative solutions for businesses, but what is the synergy like in coworking spaces? How do different personalities factor in?
Different Personality Types
In the recent past, the MBTI personality typing has become somewhat of a trend. This talks about the 16 different personality types based on the personality theory created by Isabel Myers together with Katharine Briggs. In a shared office space, there’s a high likelihood of all of these personalities being present—each having different work styles and social skills. Technicalities and specific individual indicators aside, the personalities in any working setup can be more simply classified into introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts.
A Place and Space for Each Type
All of the three personality types previously mentioned can be seen in a shared office space. According to the 2018 Global Coworking Survey, however, almost half are ambiversive (those who identify themselves as a mix of introverted and extroverted), one in three consider themselves as more extroverted, and one in five think of themselves as more introverted. A small percentage of survey participants answered they “don’t know”.
On average, the more introverted individuals work in coworking spaces more regularly compared to the half of both extroverts and ambiverts combined who do. Most of the more introverted individuals are not exactly fans of totally isolated workplaces though, and this makes coworking offices a great option for this facet of their professional needs. Despite all types preferring having some private retreat in shared office spaces, the more introverted ones did rank liking this a little more.
The entrepreneurs who are managing employees tend to fall more often in the extroverted category and they make up an above-average proportion of the survey’s participants. Compared to the introverts who speak to around three other people (in the work setting) in a day, extroverts speak to as much as double, and are more prone to working in shared offices daily compared to introverts and ambiverts. The more extroverted individuals feel more connected to their community and value coworking spaces for the possibilities of interaction, the social atmosphere, and meeting like-minded individuals. They value the knowledge exchange and feel more confident around coworkers who are extroverted as well.
In between are the ambiverts, and the need to network is more prevalent in this group. Similar to the extroverts, they place a high value on the social aspects of shared working spaces, and more surprisingly, majority of them work alone compared to the introverts. However, they still do prefer collaborative work more compared to introverts, and are more adaptive when it comes to changing teams. The ambiverts come into contact with most people in the team, extending their communications to both introverts and extroverts and claim to have more productive workdays in coworking spaces.
A mix of individuals coupled with a space conducive for productivity makes up the wonderful Britannia Vibe we have. With our varied packages and spaces, there is definitely a match for each personality type!
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