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What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?

1 of 15 Compatibility Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on December 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how to ensure a healthy level of productivity from you. Are you able to be productive in any environment? Are there particular types of situations that you find distracting? Discuss your preferences with the interviewer. Be sure to research the kind of environment that offered in this position before the interview.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I understand that your work environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the 'buzz' of a team around me. I can also be productive in quieter environments although that isn't my preference."

Admin
Answer example

"I am most productive when I am allowed to take on my projects and complete them my way, with trust that the final product will be exactly what my manager expected from me. I am very detail oriented, and you can be sure that, no matter how I get there, I will exceed your expectations."

Manager
Answer example

"I am productive in work environments where there is little nepotism or hierarchy. I want to continue to be the type of manager who has an open-door policy where my staff can feel comfortable coming to me with questions and needs."

Marketing
Answer example

"As a marketing director, I work best in collaborative environments where all ideas respectfully accepted. You can quash creativity, and it comes in many forms!"

Retail
Answer example

"I work well in environments where I am trusted to do my job without micro-managing, after I learn the ropes of the business, of course."

Sales
Answer example

"I work well in a high pressure, demanding environment that requires you to work smart and make your mark. I am competitive and love a significant challenge."

Teacher
Answer example

"I work best in environments that are organized, well-scheduled, and positive by nature. I hear that your school offers this type of environment. Is that correct?"

Laboratory Assistant
Answer example

"I understand that your lab environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the "

Radiation Therapists
Answer example

"I understand that your clinic's environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the 'buzz' of a team around me. I can also be productive in quieter environments although that isn't my preference."

Account Manager
Answer example

"I understand that your work environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the "

Attendance Clerk
Answer example

"I understand that your work environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the 'buzz' of a team around me. I can also be productive in quieter environments although that isn't my preference."

Reading Teacher
Answer example

"I have worked in a variety of environments within education. My current role is in a classroom setting with multiple students. My previous position was a more one-on-one based environment. I was able to succeed in both environments. How would you best describe the environment here?"

Sales Engineers
Answer example

"As a sales professional, I do thrive in a collaborative team environment. Knowing that I can draw on the knowledge and help of my team is very motivating to me. From the research I have done on your company, I understand that you have a large focus on positive teamwork. That is very appealing to me."

Welfare Eligibility Worker
Answer example

"I work well independently, motivated by deadlines and prioritizing tasks to meet them. I also enjoy working in a team environment. I can adapt to working with different personalities and I enjoy interacting with patients and helping them in their treatment."

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Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 12/30/2018

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