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You value autonomy, flexibility, and being different from others. You want to march to the beat of your own drum and do not want to be restricted by too many rules. You enjoy adventure and exploring the unknown. You are not afraid of uncertainty. You tend to be adaptive, experimental, and inquisitive. 

At Work

You care about “doing something new” and having a certain amount of freedom to test concepts and learn. For you, failing is seen as a lesson learned rather than a setback. 

You enjoy creative thinking, taking risks, and leading change. You flourish when envisioning the future and working on game-changing ideas. 

Your Culture Fit

Someone with your profile naturally integrates well with teams that are primarily characterised by an emphasis on building new and differentiating offerings. 

Three key characteristics:
  • The work environment is characterised by innovation, experimentation and a desire for breakthrough change; 

  • Effective communication exudes energy, vibrancy, and a visionary approach; 

  • Team members are enterprising innovators focused on transformation.

Thriving generally comes more easily within a culture aligned with your profile. However, you can choose to work in a different environment. If you do, make sure you have the mandate to express your authentic self in the workplace and communicate effectively about any differences in values.

Stand out as an Innovator archetype in your job search

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Additional resources

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