On-Demand Types of Workers

Our On-Demand Worker Model enables corporations to identify the right worker for the right job at the right time. It also enables the to determine their work style. The model consists of 9 types.

1. The Organizer: The rational, orderly type. Dislike sloppiness and error, attracted to order and high standards for self and others. Concerned with maintaining quality and high standards. They focus on details and like to improve and streamline procedures.

2. The Mentor: The helpful, interpersonal type Sensitive to the needs of others and seek to be of service. They appreciate the talents of others and act as confidants and guides, good at networking people and services. However, they typically have trouble saying no to requests and tend to become stressed by trying to help others too much. they are empathetic and generous and help build team interpersonal connections.

3. The Workhorse: Gets Stuff Done. Ambitious, focused, excelling, driven. Attracted to success and recognition. Know how to work efficiently to get the job done according to customer expectations. Often attractive, charming, and energetic, they are conscious of the image they project of themselves as well as of their team and company. They like getting recognition and are attracted to success and positions of prestige. They can be competitive and workaholic, driven by the need for status and personal advancement, deteriorating into cutting corners to stay ahead.

4. The Artist: Creative, dramatic, and self-absorbed. Dislike uniformity and regulation, attracted to creativity and putting their personal mark on things. Can deliver personalized service and/or develop distinctive products known for their refinement and sense of style. They can be uncompromising in their pursuit of the right effect, word, or design and of gauging the personal impact of a product. They dislike tasks that they feel are not creative or give them room for their personal imprint.

5. The Investigator: Curious, provocative, and eccentric. Dislike intrusions on their time and space, attracted to depth and learning. Like to learn and experiment especially in specialized or technical matters. They like to understand in detail, spend time on research, and follow their curiosity wherever it leads. They are highly analytical and preoccupied with discovery, not paying attention to project time constraints and relationships.

6. The Trouble Shooter: Diligent and reliable workers. They build alliances and partnerships that help orient their co-workers and get things done. They are able to assess the motivations and relative merits of others and scan the business environment for potential problems. They dislike taking risks and want consensus and predictability.

7. The Visionary: Accomplished, upbeat, and impulsive. Thrive on change, variety, excitement, and innovation. Often articulate and humorous, they are able to get others to support their ideas. They are in touch with the latest trends and are constantly looking for new possibilities and options. They are natural multi-taskers but can also get overextended and lack follow-through.

8. The Top Dog: Powerful, commanding, and hard-driving. Have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish and the willpower to make it happen. They make difficult decisions and see serious problems simply as challenges to be met, obstacles to be overcome. They want to be in control and find it difficult to delegate tasks or share leadership. They champion people, protecting and empowering them, but also can deteriorate into intimidation to get their way, making unnecessary enemies both within and outside the organization.

9. The Mediator: Focus on harmony among group members by emphasizing the positive so that conflicts and tensions can be eased. They are supportive and inclusive and work with everyone, humbly allowing others to shine. They dislike conflict and division in the team and try to create harmony and stability. But, they may accommodate others and avoid self-assertion too much, becoming secretly angry as a result.

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  1. The model is still being refined. The descriptions are drafts. Let us know how you might use this when hiring.

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