Slow, analytical, and able to detach for a broader perspective. Objective.
Monitors are great at keeping tabs on progress and having an innate sense of where things stand with a team or with progress towards goals. They are able to stay out of the weeds to keep a broader perspective that is often necessary to keep a project in line with broader objectives.
Sober, strategic and discerning.
Sees all the options and judges logically, accurately and impartially.
Crucial for making informed decisions.
Can be utilized most effectively at analyzing problems and evaluating ideas and suggestions. Monitors are very good at weighing the pro's and con's of options.
When paired with a Driver, can be very effective at navigating challenging situations. The Monitor's problem solving abilities can be extremely effective when they are trusted by the team.
To avoid becoming overly critical, it is important to give Monitors direct responsibility & accountability over certain tasks. This can keep them from being viewed as having a lack of drive.
If decision making gets slowed be sure to put deadlines on tasks that are ambiguous or could feel open-ended.