Everything you need to know about a Craftsman

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What you'll learn:

This course will cover the strengths and caution areas associated with the Reference Profile known as Craftsman, the Team Type that Operators are associated with, how they balance other teams, and leadership styles associated with Craftsman.

Craftsmen at work

Is your Reference Profile a Craftsman—or do you work with someone who is?

This course will cover everything you need to know about who a Craftsman is, how they work on a team, and how they lead.

Start by checking out this intro video to understand Craftsmen at a high level.

Introducing the Craftsman

  • Cooperative
  • Introspective
  • Focuses on getting things done right
  • Stable
Working styles
  • Prefer stable environments
  • Enjoys following a process
  • Desires time to reflect on problems
Caution areas
  • Can struggle with constant change
  • Often struggles in ambiguous situations
  • Tend to be extremely cautious

When a team starts discussing a project, the collaborative Craftsperson listens and begins thinking about the process and figuring out the details–what is needed and how can it be achieved. A Craftsperson’s goal is to mitigate against potential problems thus producing thorough and accurate work.

— Cathy McGrath

Understanding the Factors

Although this course won’t require that you understand the science behind what makes these profiles accurate, you should be familiar with the four factors that drive workplace behavior. Use the interactive below to get a definition of each factor and how variations in the factors will affect someone’s personality.

Common pattern of a Craftsman

Understanding the factors will allow you to better understand the common drives we see in Craftsmen. The image to the right is the most common pattern for Craftsmen, but don’t be surprised if your pattern varies a little bit. That’s OK! Remember, every person is unique.

Now that we have a better understanding about who you are as a Craftsman, the next section will cover where you fit within a team.

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