Organizational changes can be unpredictable. New technological advances, transforming work-cultures due to hybrid work models, and challenges like Covid-19 have all recently given evidence of how difficult it is to adapt. Employees have to transition and adapt into a different working environment and are also expected to perform at a high level. Employee diversity comes with diversity of personality traits that may play a role in adaptation and the success of the organization. If employees are able to adapt to significant changes due to their specific personality traits that are more responsive to change, organizations would be better at attaining goals without decreasing work productivity and job performance during times of disruption. Each person’s personality plays a vital role in their success during times of change, and therefore, how successful the organization will be.
As groups and teams have become a vital part of almost every business, we are understanding more clearly the benefits and challenges of individual contributors coming together to reach a goal or complete a task. This application of systems thinking is striving to prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, a team has more potential impact than the value of all the constituent individual contributors combined.