Infographic: Wizarding workplace personalities

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By Eleanor O'Neill, Student Blog

31 July 2017

Today (31 July) marks the birthdays of both JK Rowling and her most famous character, Harry Potter. In celebration, we take a look at the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and how their diversity translates into the workplace.

You may have already taken one of the many online quizzes and personality tests that assign you to one of the four Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin.

If you aren't a fan of the wizarding world, you may not know that each school house in the books and films has a set of values and traits associated with their members. For example, Gryffindors are known for being brave; Hufflepuffs are loyal; Ravenclaws are intelligent; and Slytherins are highly ambitious.

Generalised personalities rarely paint the whole picture of a person but can serve as a good indicator of work ethic and complimentary styles within a team. Deloitte's Business Chemistry specialists posit the idea of there being just four archetype personalities in the professional world, a balance of which is integral to a successful team.

Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses at work and the strongest teams are generally those with a diverse selection of personalities. In Hogwarts terms, a Ravenclaw would be a good advisor to a Gryffindor while a Hufflepuff may be a good influence on a Slytherin.

See our guide below to find out what role the Sorting Hat might consider you for.

Infographic: Working with wizards

Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and copyrighted by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


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