Hey guys, it’s great to be back here again to share my insights with you. In my last article, I talked about how every one of us is like an animal, but different animals, and how this affects how we see the world and build relationships. Today, I’d like to dive deeper into this concept and explore how the same group of animals can manifest themselves in the workplace.
As I mentioned before, every group of animals has a different gradation of levels of responsibility, and the same is true in a workplace setting. In a typical company, there is usually an alpha (imagine the same concept in a lion pride, for example), who is the main leader and takes on the whole responsibility for the company. This could be the founder or CEO, but the idea is that they are not necessarily the strongest or smartest person in the company. Rather, they are the most survivable and are willing to take on the responsibility of leading the company into the unknown.
Just like in the animal kingdom, the alpha sets the tone for the rest of the company. Their vision and leadership style can inspire trust and loyalty from their colleagues, partners, investors, and employees, who feel that they can believe in this vision and survive with this alpha.
Of course, not everyone can become an alpha, and this is a big responsibility that comes with a lot of loneliness and pressure. This is why many founders and CEOs struggle with mental health issues, but that’s a topic for another article.
Moving on, let's take a look at the other groups in the workplace. The beta group is like the nearby lions in a lion pride. They take less responsibility than the alpha, but they are responsible for their own departments. They may have gone through education and processes within the company to get to their top positions, but they don't necessarily want to take on the whole responsibility.
The gamma group, on the other hand, are the best executors. They are the managers who are great at executing instructions efficiently and perfectly. All they need is a clear understanding of what they need to do, and they will do it to the best of their abilities.
Finally, we have the delta group, which is the biggest group in the workplace. These are the people who come to work from nine to five and go home to live their lives. They may not necessarily be thinking about their work outside of working hours, but they are the backbone of the company, keeping everything running smoothly.
Just like in the animal kingdom, each group in the workplace has a unique set of characteristics that can be attributed to different animal personalities. The alpha is like the lion (or elephant, or coyote, or any other animal), taking on the responsibility of leading the pride/company into the unknown. The beta group is like the nearby lions, responsible for their own departments but not necessarily willing to take on the whole responsibility. The gamma group is the best manager, great at executing instructions efficiently and perfectly. Finally, the delta group is the biggest part and the backbone of the company, keeping everything running smoothly and supporting the rest of the group.
In conclusion, understanding different animal personalities and how they manifest themselves in the workplace can help us build better relationships and work more effectively with our colleagues. It's important to recognize that not everyone is cut out to be an alpha, and that's okay. Each group has its own unique strengths and characteristics that contribute to the success of the company as a whole. By embracing these differences and working together, we can achieve great things. And most importantly, we can understand ourselves.
Note: this article was written automatically from a 9-minute video created on Wois.io