by Liza Manalo-Mapagu

I shared with you the first three parts of my insights on (WFH) work-from-home arrangement that I’ve based on our experience here at HR Avatar to address the pandemic’s challenges. This week, I’ll start by sharing with you the fourth part of the PEOPLE strategy:

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Insights #4 Managing Different Personalities (P)

As a talent analyst, I am quite interested in identifying the profile of talents and employees that fit the WFH environment. Based on my experience working with my team, I found five (5) attributes with acronym: CARED

Conscientious: Refers to person’s sense of self-discipline and willingness to adhere to rules and procedures. The WFH is an acid test for someone’s honesty and integrity where one does the right thing even if no one is watching and physically managing his / her work.

Adaptable: Refers to the capacity of the person to adjust readily in different situations. Unlike the office setting where there is consistency and structure, the WFH set-up is meted with a lot of unforeseen situations, new challenges, and problems you have to deal on your own.

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Resourceful: Refers to the capacity of the person to devise means and ways to solve their problems and obtain what he needs to get the things done.

Excellent Communicator: Refers to the ability to express oneself in a clear and concise manner.

There was a meme on social media  that Introverts have been long prepared for this lockdown. Based on what I’ve seen, both Introverts ( and Extroverts

There is a big misconception that working remotely is more suitable for someone who is more of an introvert than an extrovert. The truth, however, is both personality types can successfully do it provided they feel comfortable communicating with other— whether it’s via phone, email or video conference.

Why is this important?

Part of working at home means communicating with others, without relying on the nonverbal cues that typically help guide face-to-face conversations. This can turn out to be trickier than expected, as the discussion can get sidetracked if a single word is misused.

Having strong communication skills will help you express yourself in a clear and concise manner, which doesn’t leave room for misinterpretation.

Driven: Refers to one’s tendency to work hard to achieve goals, and solve critical problems in the organization. People who are driven are focused, and enthusiastic to get things done. They are challenged by targets, solution-oriented, and find fulfillment in achieving their goals.

Here’s the link on “Personality Traits That Indicate Working From Home Fits You Like a Glove”

Let’s all work together to keep our employees and applicants safe and healthy! We can overcome this and emerge ready to face the future!


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