Are you a follower or a leader? Do you thrive under stress, or do you prefer relaxed environments? And are calendars your thing, or are you most likely to roll with the punches? In other words, do you know your workplace personality? See, finding a job isn't just about having the right skills — it's also about finding a company with right cultural fit for your working style. A new app can help you get there.
Good.co, a self-discovery platform that aims to "decode the science behind workplace happiness," is launching its new iOS app on July 10. Like the Web version of Good.co, the iOS app uses psychology-based quizzes that help users discover their workplace personalities. That personality is based on qualities such as unique strengths and weaknesses, how others perceive you, work approach and interpersonal style.
Dubbed as "eHarmony meets LinkedIn," Good.co believes that job hunting employs the same principles as matchmaking. But instead of using self-assessments to find a soul mate, the results can help match job hunters with the right employers — those that promote the same values as the job seeker, have a culture that fosters better relationships and are conducive to the worker's professional growth. [10 Ways to Make a Perfect LinkedIn Profile]
To help uncover your workplace personality, Good.co asks work-related questions like whether you find high-pressure situations manageable or if they give you an adrenaline rush, and whether you're more productive if you live by your calendar or go with the flow. It also asks about your social life and personal beliefs, such as whether you would rather go bowling or visit a museum with friends, and whether you'd be happier if you won the lottery or the Nobel Prize.
Don't be fooled, however. These aren't simply X versus Y questions that force you to choose only one response. The science behind the system is that answers are based on a sliding scale, depending on how strongly you lean toward one answer versus the other.
Next, the magic begins. Good.co calculates your responses, and then provides detailed results outlining your workplace archetype and its corresponding work environment. This "ideal organizational archetype" gauges your personality and the type of culture in which you belong, based on metrics like innovation, competitiveness, flexibility and how you fare under high stress. Results also reveal where you're most likely to thrive, such as fast- or slow-paced environments, places that make you stick to a schedule versus providing autonomy over your time, and whether you fill a dominant leadership role or that of a relaxed team member.
After discovering your workplace personality, your personalized Good.co dashboard can put it to work by giving you access to companies with the right cultural fit, and job listings that are in-sync with your personality and ambitions. If you already have a job, the dashboard can also help you discover how your workplace personality fits with your current company, position and coworkers. The app also features social capabilities that allow you to network and connect with friends and colleagues via the app, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
To get the Good.co app, sign up for priority access at good.co/comingsoon.
Originally published on Business News Daily