Talent Tuesday: Arranger

What do we mean by Arranger? 

The Clifton StrengthsFinder results describe this talent theme as follows; “You are a conductor. When faced with a complex situation involving many factors, you enjoy managing all of the variables, aligning and realigning them until you are sure you have arranged them in the most productive configuration possible. In your mind there is nothing special about what you are doing. You are simply trying to figure out the best way to get things done. But others, lacking this theme, will be in awe of your ability. “How can you keep so many things in your head at once?” they will ask. “How can you stay so flexible, so willing to shelve well-laid plans in favor of some brand-new configuration that has just occurred to you?” But you cannot imagine behaving in any other way. You are a shining example of effective flexibility, whether you are changing travel schedules at the last minute because a better fare has popped up or mulling over just the right combination of people and resources to accomplish a new project. From the mundane to the complex, you are always looking for the perfect configuration. Of course, you are at your best in dynamic situations. Confronted with the unexpected, some complain that plans devised with such care cannot be changed, while others take refuge in the existing rules or procedures. You don’t do either. Instead, you jump into the confusion, devising new options, hunting for new paths of least resistance, and figuring out new partnerships — because, after all, there might just be a better way.”

If the above description describes you, be sure to read below for career tips and tricks tailored to your strengths!

People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme have a natural ability to orchestrate people and resources for maximum effectiveness. Thus, you’ve got to learn how to capitalize on that strength!

Career Search Tips for Arranger Talents:

  • Seek team-oriented, complex, and dynamic work environments with little structure.
  • A career with room to move up into a management position is ideal; you get great reward from juggling schedules and people.
  • Look for companies that are in the midst of change, as you would excel in playing an integral role when changes are in the works.
  • Seek out a work environment that is open to improving the process, and always be thinking of ways to make your work more efficient.
  • Others may not understand how you maintain the same priorities with such flexibility. Explain that your priorities remain the same, but that you are simply looking for better ways to implement them.

Below is a video created by the Gallup Strengths Center that goes into more detail about the Arranger Talent Theme and how it can help you on your path to success!

By Rachel Linehan
Rachel Linehan CareerEdge Manager Rachel Linehan