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

14 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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."

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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 an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 12/30/2018

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