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The Collaborator - PI Reference Profile



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A Collaborator is a friendly, understanding, willing and
patient team player.

Signature work styles:
Communication
- Open, approachable, persuasive
- Understanding listener

Delegation
- Delegates authority and details freely

Decision making
- Brings people into the decision

Action & risk
- Dislikes risk
- Responsive more than proactive


Strengths:
- Understanding and collaborative
- People-oriented, sociable
- Patience with routines

Common traps:
- Can have difficulty making unpopular decisions
- May not have great follow through with details
- Sometimes appear to others as being too casual

How to work well with them:
- Let them collaborate; Collaborators like to communicate with and
involve others.
- Show them the love; they want consistent, dependable management
and support.
- Keep it friendly; Collaborators don’t like competitive pressure.
Category
Management
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