We all have different preferences.
Some love sushi, while others can’t stand it.
Others like the colour blue, while some prefer the colour red.
No matter the options, we each make decisions based upon our own perspective; a perspective that has been moulded by our life experiences, priorities, values, and emotions.
Now, bring those different perspectives into an organization. A place where everyone is wired differently, some who are task-oriented, people-oriented, extroverted, introverted, feelings-oriented, facts-oriented, analytical, etc.
Those characteristics listed above act as benefits to an individual. Attributes that make each person different.
In return, people are the benefits to an organization. Something that sometimes gets ignored.
Why? Because organizations do not always take the time to step back and reflect, to view the different “lenses” of each employee.
Rather than solely making a decision from one person’s perspective, a leader considers not only their own perspective but the views of the organization and its employees.
Sharing and receiving information is beneficial to all when making decisions.
When looking at the task at hand, leaders view it from another person’s perspective, to try to understand what they know.
No perspective is right or wrong.
It’s what it is, a perspective; an opportunity to approach a situation differently.