My Work Style

My favourite beverage during meetings is a flat white

"But don't ever let me drink more than one coffee in a day or even one without having had breakfast first. I'm hyper sensitive to caffeine and can then can't concentrate on anything for longer than 10 seconds."

I like to communicate most using Slack, Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger

"If emailing me then please keep it as short as possible. Otherwise I like to have phone or video calls for longer chats."

My strengths at work are product strategy, business development and growth.

Apart from money, what motivates you at work? ambitious goals, new challenges & shared team success.

"I love being confronted with an ambitious goal and a deadline within which to complete it. Especially if it comes with the opportunity to learn something new or compete."

I do my best work in the early morning

In my spare time I like to: learn new stuff, explore new places and try (but usually fail) to be healthy

Nathan's Personality Test Insights

DiSC

Nathan is: Result-oriented

Nathan is independent, confident and direct. He likes to accomplish things to feel a sense of self-importance and is motivated by control, dominance and independence. He likes to finish his tasks, and will judge others on their ability to accomplish tasks. He is a valuable member to your team because he is persistent and determined to reach goals.

However, when under pressure he can become critical and fault-finding, will want to work independently and may overstep boundaries.

Nathan will be more effective by explaining his reasonings, considering the views and ideas of others, by showing patiences and genuine concern for others.

Big 5 Personality Test

Extraversion

Nathan works well as part of a team and can be constructive and effective when working towards tasks, but he is also competent and happy to complete tasks alone. He enjoies social interactions but also enjoies to spend time alone.

Agreeableness

Nathan is helpful, cooperative and friendly. He enjoies working as part of a team and is agreeable to other employees’ ideas, he also works very well when joint action is needed. However, due to his kind-hearted nature, Nathan can struggle to make tough or absolute objective decisions and can sometimes be too trusting of others.

Conscientiousness

Nathan is spontaneous, easy-going and flexible, because of this he can sometimes be late to meetings or reschedule. He is good at multitasking short-term goal-oriented tasks, but this means his work may not be concise and can sometimes be chaotic and messy. He very much lives for the moment and acts on impulses.

Neuroticism

Nathan is incredibly calm and composed across most situations. He tends to respond to and handle intense emotions, such as stress, in a professional and controlled manner. He is very secure about himself and his abilities and is often considered to be ‘thick skinned’ and has excellent impulse control.

Openness to experience

Nathan is excellent at recognising both his own emotions and his colleagues emotions, because of this he is often very supportive and attentive to his colleagues needs. He tends to work best when not conformed to conventional standards and fixed routines and he excells on tasks that allow variety and flexibility. He tends to think of unconventional ideas, and his contributions to group tasks tend to be imaginative, original and creative.

Jungian Test

Nathan is: Debater (ENTP)

Extroversion

Nathan is an extravert. This means that he would rather spend his time interacting with others. In his spare time he enjoies socialising with his family and friends and at work he enjoies working in large teams where he can translate his energy, ideas and interests onto others.

Intuition

Nathan is imaginative and idealistic. He tends to focus on the big picture - always looking at the future and the possibilities of every project. He is abstract thinker and when at work, he likes to read between the lines and come up with new ideas and ways of doing things.

Thinking

Nathan is rational, firm and objective. He makes decisions based on logic and facts. His decisions typically are based on doing what is right, whether he likes it or not.

Perceiving

Nathan is adaptable, spontaneous and relaxed. He is carefree and often disorganised. He keeps his options open and can often be known to change his ideas mid commitment. He despises routine and likes to have the space and freedom to improvise or explore alternatives.

Self descriptor scales

How would you describe yourself?

I am talkative and expressive

Reflective and contained

I am talkative and expressive

Nathan Murphy

Reflective and contained

When faced with conflict

I am calm and controlled

I react to anger quickly

I am calm and controlled

Nathan Murphy

I react to anger quickly

On a daily basis

I communicate with my colleagues a great deal

I communicate with my colleagues only when I need to

I communicate with my colleagues a great deal

Nathan Murphy

I communicate with my colleagues only when I need to

Icebreaker questions

What would you be doing if you weren't at your current job?

Probably thinking of another business to start. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas.

What more are you wanting in your career right now?

Long term stability. I’ve been able to gain a lot of experience going between different projects over the last few years but I’d like to now focus on just one thing and apply what I’ve learnt for at least 5 years.

If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living right now?

Hmm. I would stop stressing about eating healthily and making a living and instead just enjoy everything that life can offer.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?

Curious. I read a lot of mystery books.

How do you recharge?

Ideally on a train or a plane heading somewhere I haven’t been before. Looking out a window over a moving landscape is really restorative.

If you were to tell one person "Thank You" for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?

A woman by the name of Jan Owen, she took me into her family and has supported me through a lot of ups and downs. She has only ever encouraged me to follow my dreams and my passions. She has instilled values in me that I will hold forever.

Tips from colleagues

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Heather Harper

Nathan is easy-going and flexible. He likes to work quickly to get work produced on time, but he also appreciates quality over time when necessary. Nathan communicates mostly over instant messaging but likes to speak over the phone to discuss daily tasks.

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