Why It’s Better To Work With Someone Who Is Your Polar Opposite

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

When it comes to love, opposites attract, but in business, the tendency can be to gravitate toward people who are similar. Having others agree with and support you feels energizing, but it can also be limiting.

 

In fact, partners who are polar opposites can strike the perfect balance for an effective and successful business, says Ruth Palacio, a corporate trainer who specializes in teaching respect in the workplace. “Understanding the value of what each partner possesses, and respecting the differences of one another are two main ingredients necessary for a successful business partnership,” she says. “A third is setting a clear structure outlining each partner’s role and specific function based on their identified strengths.”

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Working with people who think like you can feel supportive and safe, but it’s also limiting.

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