Driver working style

People with a driver working style are decisive, independent, efficient, intense, deliberate and achieving.

Drivers usually make direct eye contact, move quickly and briskly with a purpose, speak forcefully and fast paced, use direct bottom line language and usually display planning calendars and project outlines.

Strengths
  • Ability to take charge
  • Make quick decisions and are often high achievers
  • Single minded and goal focused
  • Not afraid to take risks
  • Work well independently

They are well suited to working as CEO’s or lawyers.

Weaknesses
  • They push aside their own and other’s feelings to get the job done
  • Often create tension in the work environment
  • Prone to becoming workaholics
  • Often only use one side of an argument to suit their cause.
Getting in step with a driver working style

To effectively communicate with drivers avoid small talk; make direct eye contact; speak at a rapid pace; get down to business quickly; arrive on time; be clear, specific and brief; don’t ramble or over explain; be organised and well prepared; focus on the results to be produced; and consider efficiency more important than price.

Find out about the other working styles and how they prefer to communicate