According to the Whole Brain®framework, workers who prefer experimental and analytical thinking styles tend to be more rational. They take a more logical and cognitive approach to problem-solving, using facts, figures, and statistics to guide their decision-making, rather than relying on gut instinct or intuition. Rational thinkers tend to be more organized than intuitive thinkers, and they may feel uncomfortable with chaos or ambiguity. So when it comes to handling stress – whether that’s a heavy workload, unrealistic timelines, a lack of support, or workplace culture – rational thinkers will react and respond differently to someone who is guided by their emotions. For rational thinkers, managing stress and decision-making under pressure is all about structure, certainty, and transforming the complex into the simple.
We, at Herrmann, know that managers and the employees they lead are a company’s most valuable asset. Employers grow when their employees are growing. If an organization wants to survive or better thrive, they must start by developing managers into learning leaders. To best do that, they have to understand what managers and teams are up against first.