In order to create an introvert-friendly workplace, you first need to know where things stand in your organization. Take this quiz to get a snapshot of what introvert-friendly practices your organization currently may have in place.
Though you may not know what is happening throughout your entire company, base your answers on your current vantage point.
What have you observed? For instance, what have you seen as challenges for introverts in meetings, the workspace, and other scenarios?
You will receive your quiz score and explanation immediately in your email. Read the suggestions for what steps you can take to be a change agent and introvert champion.
Answer each question by deciding how strongly you agree with each statement.
Questions are scaled from to 0 to 4 (Very Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree).
0 = Very Strongly Disagree; 1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 3 = Agree; 4 = Strongly Agree
A caution: Your initial response is usually the most valid.
1. When hiring, we prioritize role and personality alignment over commonly sought after personality characteristics like being outgoing and social.
2. We have an inclusive interview process that offers introverts the time and space to reveal their best selves.
3. Our leaders acknowledge and respect the introverts on their teams.
4. Introverted leaders share their experiences and encourage others to find their own quiet strengths.
5. We give introverts time to prepare.
6. We discuss what introversion is and how to bring out the best in introverts.
7. We have guidelines about when and how we communicate in and out of the office.
8. We have employee forums that allow introverts to feel included and heard.
9. We are open to using different communication methods to accommodate different employee preferences.
10. We have spaces for natural mingling in our workplace.
11. We have quiet spaces for privacy and focused work.
12. We have a welcoming sensory environment with natural lighting and noise management.
13. We have clear guidelines in place about how to keep our remote employees connected to what’s going on in the workplace.
14. We balance remote work with in-person and video conferencing.
15. We take active steps to engage introverts in meetings.
16. We propose agendas and questions to consider before meetings.
17. We encourage team members to share their work and collaboration preferences.
18. We allow for social opportunities for teams that are comfortable for introverts.
19. We consider how introverts like to learn and integrate their preferences into our learning and development approaches.
20. We offer a variety of online and digital training methods that allow introverts to learn at their own pace.
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