Monday, October 5, 2015

Is Your Learning Introvert-Friendly? Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, CIO

Make sure development suits introverted employees — they have more influence than their quiet dispositions might suggest. Imagine this scenario: For the fifth time that morning, the management training facilitator asked if there were any questions. The roomful of mostly introverted engineers fell silent. Rather than engage people in small groups or ask them to write down their ideas, she continued to run her class the way she had always done — geared toward extroverts. The result? The quieter folks in the room weren’t heard, nor were they engaged with the material. The extroverts who might have benefited with their questions and contributions also lost out. Learning methods are often not created with introverts in mind, but they should be.

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