Why We Need Both Introverts And Extroverts In Business

Does your work environment meet the needs of both extroverts and introverts? Not everyone will be comfortable in the same spaces. This article by David K. Williams covers why it’s important to provide for everybody’s needs:

It’s time to throw stereotypes out the door.

Seven months ago I wrote a column about how problems arise when we inadvertently pigeonhole or mislabel people as “introverts” or “extroverts.” I received a lot of comments. Many agreed with the idea that labels can be harmful, and most of us have attributes of both personalities anyway. This is all true. But I’ve since learned more about the topic. One reader said it’s not so much about labels as it is about knowing ourselves, and knowing how to manage our energy. I agree. He looks forward to the day “when these labels are not used to identify people and form biases about them, but to make them aware of their natural abilities and how they can balance their energies.” Amen!

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