The Analyzer ensures agreed processes are followed, documents are accurate and updated, quality is maintained, finances are documented, fair and accountable and legal issues are squared off. The Analyzer ensures there is a full audit trail and that records of meetings, agreements and resolutions are accurate and readily available.
Analyzers are practical and productive individuals. They are conscientious and can be relied upon to complete tasks systematically. They are dedicated and responsible, and are cooperative and supportive as long as others are working within the accepted guidelines. They tend to be critical of others whom they suspect may be working against those guidelines.
The Analyzer does not want to play power games or create friction, and is accomplished at gaining the maximum personal benefit from organization-based infrastructure. Their tolerance is generally high as long as people are doing their best and are not trying to challenge procedures, and they respect those who understand and follow those procedures.
They approach tasks in a methodical manner, and once started on a project will persist until it is completed. They accept change willingly as long as there is a point to the change. New ideas and projects appeal to them but they become frustrated if there is no structure or plan to follow. Their challenge is to achieve set goals.
An Analyzer will want to exert influence over illogical or unstructured people. They are very disciplined, especially with themselves, and their expectation will be that staff and colleagues are similarly disciplined. They will not naturally delegate, but will want ‘to do it right themselves’.
They do not enjoy competition in the workplace. Their motivation lies more in achieving specific tasks than competing with others. They are more likely to compete with themselves by setting their own performance criteria and then striving to achieve these expectations.
The Analyzer needs to be able to see their own success rather than feel it. They often aspire to being a small cog in a big wheel rather than a big cog in a small wheel. They are much more interested in the here and now than the future so will tend to take the vision of others and make it practical.
An Analyzer has an excellent ability to process complex, detailed data. Once a project is started they will persist until it is completed. They approach tasks in a methodical and patient manner. They will memorise facts and figures with no difficulty. They enjoy being able to store information and retrieve it efficiently. An Analyzer is willing to supply facts and provide analytical solutions and lateral suggestions. As their name suggests, they are excellent at analysis.
The Analyzer copes with stress in the same way they cope with everything else. They will consider the facts, analyse them and take a logical course of action. Their ability to think laterally enables them to find solutions to problems.
They tend to resolve conflict by focusing on the task and what needs to be achieved, rather than the individuals involved. Again, their skill for providing lateral solutions and ideas enables them to dissipate conflict effectively. Their judgement can be relied upon because it is balanced and even-handed.
An Analyzer is generally quiet and unassuming. They have a calming effect upon others and can be relied upon to bring stability to those around them.
Relaxation for an Analyzer, however, is often a high-energy, high-stress activity. At play, the Analyzer will show their competitive side, pitting their physical prowess against the opposition. Analyzers enjoy sport and make good team members.
They are most confident when they understand exactly what is happening around them. As a leader, they will be firm but fair. They will create rules and procedures and ensure others adhere to them. They are capable of reprimanding or dismissing staff.
An Analyzer has a practical, down-to-earth communication style. They will systematically discuss facts and topics and will tend to keep the discussion balanced and in perspective. An Analyzer will have an excellent ability to spell, punctuate and edit. Their written and verbal communication will be structured and information based. Despite a keenness for structure, an Analyzer can be spontaneous. They will enjoy starting new projects but will insist on working to an ordered and structured timetable.
What you see is what you get with an Analyzer. They are unlikely to deceive or exaggerate. An Analyzer is principally a conservative and loyal individual. They don’t respond well to being pressured, preferring to work at their own pace. They have an excellent eye for detail. They are often able to highlight issues that others may overlook.
Analyzers are at their most formidable when they are sorting, categorising, analysing and problem-solving.
Code of Conduct
- Encourages colleagues to develop their technical knowledge and skills
- reates clear audit trails related to activity or key decisions
- Learns from mistakes and documents this learning so that other team members can benefit
- Shows respect for colleagues’ knowledge or expertise
- Rationally considers the facts before making key decisions
- Encourages others to show team members respect
As team members, ANALYZERS make the best contribution when:
- They can work on specific elements of a project and report back to the group with the outcomes
- They don’t have to manage complex people issues
- They are dealing with specifics rather than vague concepts
- They are auditing/checking/receiving or analysing data
Analyzers best manage themselves by:
- Disciplining themselves to keep an eye on the bigger picture – where are we headed and why are we doing this?
- Remembering that people are not cogs. They need to understand why they are doing things and they need to be valued for their contribution; not being fired is not good enough
- Remembering that tasks, budgets and people are interconnected; if action is taken in one area the emotional/financial fallout will bleed into other areas
If not present in the team
There are no records of meetings or decisions and there is no audit trail. There is no group learning and ignorance prevails
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