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  • Writer's pictureEllie Rentoul, Corporate Coach

Tuesday Focus: Arranger® Talent

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

People with Arranger® talent have the natural ability to coordinate people and resources for maximum effectiveness. Develop your Arranger® talents by challenging yourself to find ways to make your and your team’s routines more efficient.

If you are one of those lucky people who have Arranger® in their Top 5, you'll be nodding to all of this and saying: "Doesn't everyone do this?!" If you don't know if you have an Arranger® in your Top 5 or Top 10 Talents - why not take a Clifton Strengths 34 psychometric test to find out?

Find ways to do more with less.

Complex, dynamic environments with few routines are likely to bring out your best. Having daily opportunities to coordinate and develop strategies for getting things done is motivating and puts your Arranger® talents to good use. You can even improve the best systems and routines.



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?” (my husband really struggles with this at times - I have Arranger® in Top 10!)

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.


Arranger®s have a natural ability to orchestrate people and resources for maximum effectiveness.

Arranger® IN ACTION

Words that might describe a person with dominant Arranger® talents:

  1. flexible

  2. interactive

  3. controlling

  4. collaborative

  5. multi-thinking

  6. configuring

  7. real-time resourceful


  • Seek complex, dynamic work environments in which there are few routines.

  • Make lists of suggestions for how to improve your work environment.

  • Develop successful strategies for getting things done. Push yourself to keep adding new wrinkles.

  • Learn the goals of the people with whom you work. Let them know that you are aware of their goals.

  • Organize a big event, such as a convention or a company celebration.

  • Explain that your flexibility doesn’t mean that your priorities are constantly changing. Tell others that your priorities remain the same, but that you are simply looking for better ways to implement them.

  • Give people time to understand your new way of doing things when you present it to them. Your mental juggling is instinctive, but others might find it difficult to break with existing procedures. Take the time to clearly explain why your new way is more effective


One of the best ways to invest in your Arranger® talents is to challenge yourself to find ways to make your and your team’s routines more efficient.

Looking at you and your team’s systems and routines in place, think about how to concisely and clearly get things done. Find the most efficient way to coordinate details. Determine the best combinations of team members’ talents, skills and experience to accomplish the team’s expectations and goals.

Consider your team’s systems and routines that don’t work or are inefficient, and then ask your manager if you can experiment with ways to improve them. Outline a success plan for these systems or routines and arrange resources to accommodate all possible scenarios. Present your findings to your manager.


Arranger® talents are valuable because they help you continually find the right combinations of people and resources to complete projects successfully.Arranger This document will expand your understanding of the Arranger theme and deepen your knowledge of this theme's potential applications.
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