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Zodiacs in the Work Place: Project Management Edition

April 2, 2024
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The astrological new year kicked off on March 19th, so to celebrate, let’s embark on a journey through the astrological wheel. In this blog, we will uncover the distinct traits and tendencies of four key zodiac signs of Lewis Media’s Project Management team and their impact on the workplace. From the meticulous planning of a Virgo to the strategic vision of a Scorpio, each sign brings its unique flair to the table, influencing everything from decision-making to team cohesion.

Whether you're a staunch skeptic who thinks all this is a bunch of hogwash, or an avid horoscope reader who lives by the stars, exploring how zodiac signs manifest in the workplace can offer fascinating insights into team dynamics, productivity, leadership styles, and interpersonal relationships.

The Project Management team of four at Lewis Media is comprised of Pisces, Virgo, Cancer, and Scorpio. If we break down by elements, that’s three water signs and one earth sign. Water and earth signs complement each other well in professional settings. Together, we foster a harmonious blend of productivity, creativity, empathy, practicality, and, ultimately, success.

Although we share strengths and work well together, we also each have our own unique skill sets, giving us cohesive, synergetic coverage in the workplace. Here's an overview of how these signs may approach project management based on their typical traits:

Virgo (August 23 - September 22):

  • Detail-Oriented:  are known for their meticulous organizational skills.
  • Analytical Thinking: have a logical and analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Perfectionist Tendencies: may sometimes struggle with perfectionism – they must balance their desire for perfection with the need to meet deadlines.
  • Efficiency Seekers: are efficient and methodical in their work and are likely to establish clear processes and workflows to maximize productivity.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):

  • Strategic Thinkers: have a strategic mindset and are adept at seeing the big picture.  
  • Determined and Resilient: thrive in high-pressure situations and are not afraid to tackle difficult problems head-on.
  • Direct Communication Style: known for being direct and assertive, valuing honesty and transparency.
  • Passionate Leadership: charismatic individuals who inspire their team members to give their best effort. 

Pisces (February 19 - March 20):

  • Creative Problem-Solvers: are imaginative and creative thinkers who excel at coming up with innovative solutions to complex problems. 
  • Empathetic Leaders: deeply compassionate, approachable, and supportive leaders.
  • Flexible and Adaptive: navigate changing circumstances with ease and can accommodate unforeseen challenges.
  • Collaborative Approach: promote open communication and encourage everyone to share their ideas and perspectives.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22):

  • Emotionally Intelligent: are highly empathetic and intuitive, making them adept at understanding the needs of their team members
  • Team Players: value collaboration and teamwork and foster strong relationships 
  • Adaptive Work Style: are responsive to feedback and strive to create a harmonious work environment.
  • Risk-Averse: prefer to take a conservative approach to decision-making; it's essential for them to balance caution with innovation to drive project success.

While these descriptions provide general insights into how individuals of these zodiac signs might approach project management, it's important to remember that individual differences play a significant role, and not everyone fits neatly into these stereotypes. However, from our experience, there is merit and truth in how our specific zodiac signs directly impact our work habits. Our Virgo is our go-to girl for meticulous attention to detail, efficiency, and streamlining our processes.  The Pisces leads our team with grace and pushes us while remaining extremely supportive. The Cancer is our ultimate team player who values collaboration and harmony. I would say that I, as a Scorpio, am determined and passionate by nature, always striving to refine my skills. 

Effective and disciplined project managers require a diverse range of qualities, and it’s ideal for our clients that our PM team is made up of four unique individuals. As a unit, we have you covered, thanks to our varied and complementary strengths. But don’t just take our word for it… it’s spelled out in the cosmos.

Emily Alexander