Merle Van Den Heuvel

HR Manager

  • Master

Areas of interest

travel

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 them feel fulfilled.
Influence
Influence

Definition

Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilize

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

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilize
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

Behaviors 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 behaviors 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 organize / Inspect and improve

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

Take initiative
Plan and organize
Inspect and improve
Feel
Feel

Definition

Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviors 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 behaviors 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: Coordinator

Merle Van Den Heuvel is a natural leader with a conscientious approach — two complementary qualities which enable them to set the agenda for projects and successfully complete them. They analyze things based on facts, paying special attention to the reliability of their decisions and their work. They are very strict when it comes to following procedures and are quick to remind coworkers to follow suit. They do their utmost to achieve the goals they set for themselves, even at the risk of undermining their relationships.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • They make decisions with complete independence, advancing their work on their own.
  • They have a positive view of criticism and tolerate different points of view.
  • They are humble and do not impose their authority.
Work management
    They prefer employing tried-and-tested approaches.
    They strive for excellence and are not satisfied with the bare minimum.
    They think things through, tackling problems from a conceptual angle.
Emotional management
    They are responsive, very energetic and have a sense of urgency.
    They show discernment and make judgments based on facts.
    They express their feelings and find it easy to communicate with others.

Talents

#tolerant #independent #conceptual #conventional #organized #sees overall picture #initiative #responsive #factual #expressive

Areas of improvement

    They could come up with new ideas and voice suggestions in order to advance their work.
    They would benefit from finishing what they start before moving on to new activities.
    They could better rally others to their cause if they involved others more in their decisions beforehand.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Being recognized by others
Having clearly defined tasks
Having influence

What motivates them the least...

Analyzing data
Having an attractive salary
Focusing on aesthetics

How they manage their energy

Merle Van Den Heuvel divides their energy equally between dynamism and stability. Some of their main drivers push them towards taking action and seeking stimulation. However, they also need a certain stability and sound bearings in order to feel comfortable in a professional environment. It is important that they find this balance in order to fully invest themselves in their role.

The activities they prefer

EVALUATE
Reflect

Evaluating is an activity that highly suits Merle Van Den Heuvel in the sense that it requires an impartial approach and taking a strong stand on subjects. They enjoy challenging others' points of view and contributing their perspective. They like being able to demonstrate independence in their judgement.

ORGANIZE
Act

Organizing work is an activity in which Merle Van Den Heuvel takes particular pleasure. They prefer that projects be structured before any work actually begins. They also want to produce work that is quantifiable and respects set deadlines.

COORDINATE
Interact

Coordinating teamwork is an activity in which Merle Van Den Heuvel likes to invest themselves. They are keen on ensuring projects make concrete progress and meet established deadlines. Working as a team to achieve results is something that they value and find motivating.

The work environment they prefer

#fun #method #relaxed #respect #friendly #organization #humor #proximity #process

Their management style

WINNER
Watch and do as I do
EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first

What this means

Merle Van Den Heuvel is a manager who challenges others all while looking after them. They empower their employees by guiding their progress and rewarding their achievements. They have a rather individual style of management, placing equal value on both results and people, while taking into account each person's capabilities.

The management style they seek

PARTICIPATIVE
And you, what do you think?
COACH
Try this

Their ideal manager

Merle Van Den Heuvel expects a manager to facilitate collective work and empower each team member. They need a manager who listens actively and is open to their ideas. They want a leader that sets individual development plans while still promoting teamwork. They place special importance on collective intelligence.

The culture in which they blossom

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

The ideal culture for them

Merle Van Den Heuvel has the capacity to thrive in a wide range of cultures. There is no standard approach or environment that suits them better than others. They find advantages and drawbacks in every type of work environment. Their level of commitment will therefore not be determined by the culture of the company, but rather by whether their role has the potential to make them feel fulfilled. If their main motivational factors are satisfied by the role, they will be capable of adapting and thriving in any environment.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Complex

Capacity to comprehend new and strategic subjects.

Decision-making Quick

Tendency to move quickly from one task to the next, without lingering on obstacles.

Learning style Innovate

Ability to easily assimilate new concepts through analysis.

How they learn new skills and concepts

Brilliant from an intellectual point of view, Merle Van Den Heuvel tends to easily assimilate foreign concepts. They are able to understand new or complex subjects without needing to put them into practice. This means they can develop their skills by researching and reading on diverse subjects. They need to be intellectually stimulated by their work, and might get easily bored otherwise.

Merle Van Den Heuvel's spontaneous nature leads them to learn by testing out concepts and techniques themselves. They finds that the best way to acquire new knowledge is to first try, develop their understanding through failure, and then try again. They can sometimes lack patience. To assimilate new ideas or new knowledge, they first need to experiment by themselves.