Karena Pillay

Office Worker/Administrative Officer

  • A-Level

Summary

Personality
How they behave
Motivations
What they want to do
Reasoning
What they are capable of doing

Shape

Behavioral style

SHAPE SHAPE + DRIVE
Highly motivating aspect that will make her feel fulfilled.
Influence
Influence

Definition

Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilise

Behaviours in the "influence" category are linked with providing direction. They include developing a professional network, managing teams, making decisions and being motivated to get ideas across. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to mobilise others and the way they establish relationships.

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilise
Cooperate
Cooperate

Definition

Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviors in the "Cooperate" category are linked to facilitating collective work. They include mediating interactions between people, solving conflict, making use of the team's resources, and providing support for others. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively
Think
Think

Definition

Anticipate challenges / Develop a vision / Innovate

Behaviours in the "think" category are linked to conceiving projects. They include designing strategies, identifying project risks, evaluating tasks and activities, and contributing new ideas. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to process abstract rather than practical concepts.

Anticipate challenges
Develop a vision
Innovate
Act
Act

Definition

Take initiative / Plan and organise / Inspect and improve

Behaviours in the "act" category are linked to obtaining results. They include launching projects, implementing action plans, monitoring outcomes, or controlling production quality. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to understand practical rather than abstract concepts.

Take initiative
Plan and organise
Inspect and improve
Feel
Feel

Definition

Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviours in the "feel" category are linked to controlling one's emotions. They include managing stress, investing one's energy, and radiating a positive vibe. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to express and channel their emotions in different contexts.

Spread enthusiasm
React swiftly
Handle stress
Development potential
Highly developed:
Higher than 80% of people
Well developed:
Higher than 60% of people
Moderately developed:
Higher than 40% of people
Slightly developed:
Lower than 60% of people
Undeveloped:
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style: Initiator

Rarely short of ideas, Karena Pillay is quick to take the initiative. She likes instigating change at work and needs constant stimulation to keep boredom at bay. She makes sure collaborators are onboard with the suggestions she puts forward, listening to others carefully and making decisions as a group. She is capable of advancing with determination, but also of questioning her approach based on feedback. What's more, she has the capacity to strengthen ties within teams.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • She gets straight to the point, avoids overstating.
  • She has a positive view of criticism and tolerates different points of view.
  • She is humble and does not impose her authority.
Work management
    She strives for excellence and is not satisfied with the bare minimum.
    She has a practical approach, geared towards action.
    She prefers employing tried-and-tested approaches.
Emotional management
    She is responsive, very energetic and has a sense of urgency.
    She radiates enthusiasm and sees the bright side of things.
    She tries things out and is willing to take risks.

Talents

#modesty #attentive #confident #tolerant #independent #practical #conventional #to the point #initiative #responsive #enthusiastic #takes risks

Areas of improvement

    She would benefit from finishing what she starts before moving on to new activities.
    She could communicate more effectively by further advocating for her ideas.
    She would benefit from more often challenging the criticism she is given, rather than accepting it so easily.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Focusing on aesthetics
Having clearly defined tasks
Working in a reassuring environment

What motivates them the least...

Seeking competition
Having influence
Maintaining personal balance

How they manage their energy

Karena Pillay's main drivers lead her to prioritize stability. She channels her energy into getting sound bearings and establishing reliable points of reference. She enjoys being able to establish an even rhythm for her daily activity at work. She avoids making decisions that may put her in a position of uncertainty.

The activities they prefer

PERFECT
Act

Karena Pillay enjoys dedicating her energy to perfecting her work and polishing its presentation. It is important for her that her work be perfect in terms of accuracy but also aesthetics. She could find it frustrating to have to compromise on these aspects because of time constraints or because of conflicting priorities.

SUPPORT
Interact

It is important for Karena Pillay to have a role that allows her to support those around her. Indeed, she largely prioritizes support over competition. She enjoys creating bonds and fostering cohesion among team members.

DESIGN
Reflect

Karena Pillay likes only certain aspects of activities related to design. She appreciates, for example, having a certain freedom in the way she manages her work. However, she does not feel a particular need to express her creativity and create new things.

The work environment they prefer

#relaxed #flexibility #friendly #agility #welcoming #adaptability #proximity #freedom #hospitable

Their management style

WINNER
Watch and do as I do
EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first

What this means

Karena Pillay is a manager who challenges people while still looking after them. She thinks it's important to value her employees by guiding their progress and rewarding their success. She has a more individual style of management, equally interested in results and people, while taking into account individual capabilities.

The management style they seek

WINNER
Watch and do as I do
DIRECTIVE
Do what I tell you

Their ideal manager

Karena Pillay expects a manager to challenge her while providing clear directives. She is driven by results and high standards. She needs a manager who focuses on results above all else, even if the path to achieving them is difficult and demanding. She thrives on challenges and is motivated by assertive leaders.

The culture in which she blossoms

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Best fit
Good fit

The ideal culture for them

Karena Pillay has the capacity to thrive in a wide range of cultures. There is no standard approach or environment that suits her better than others. She finds advantages and drawbacks in every type of work environment. Her level of commitment will therefore not be determined by the culture of the company, but rather by whether her role has the potential to make her feel fulfilled. If her main motivational factors are satisfied by the role, she will be capable of adapting and thriving in any environment.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Intermediate

Capacity to work autonomously.

Decision-making Reasoned

Tendency to dedicate time to ensuring decisions are right.

Learning style Implement

Ability to build on other people's knowledge.

How they learn new skills and concepts

When it comes to learning new skills, Karena Pillay will progress faster through a practical approach. She finds it hard to assimilate information without seeing it applied practically first. She will do best if she is taught how to do something new or complex before she tackles it by herself.

Careful in her approach, Karena Pillay prefers to rely on proven strategies. She is observant and tends to adopt tried-and-true concepts that she can trust thoroughly. In this sense, she finds it easier to learn from information provided.