Managing Perfectionism

Just Let It GoPerfectionists have plenty of qualities that make them assets to any organization. However, the same attributes that can be strengths in most situations can be disruptive when an individual is overwhelmed or facing increased stress. Understanding that perfectionism is a complex characteristic that can lead to both positive and negative outcomes in the workplace is a crucial step in managing a perfectionist’s performance. 

In this article, Ryan Ross, vice president of Global Alliances at Hogan, outlines the three types of perfectionists, how perfectionists are viewed by others in the organization, and how to manage them.