Stanford BEAM

Preferred Work Style


Move the slider to the point on each line below where you see yourself. Try to resist choosing the middle and take a stand—it may yield a useful insight. If you have not experienced one of these styles, you may want to choose based on an ideal work environment.

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On a team
Independently or one-on-one
Working with the same people
Meeting new people
Mostly with people
Ideas, data, and things
Practical, concrete problems
Complex, theoretical problems
Use logic and objective approach
Provide understanding and subjective approach
Structured environment
Changing, flexible environment
Project-oriented with deadlines
More relaxed, open-ended results
Play it safe
Take risks (physical or intellectual)
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