Looking back to when I first wrote about TA ideas, I find that I seem to have coined the term ‘working styles’ as the positive version of drivers (Kahler, 1975) as far back as 1989. I had two articles published then, written with colleague Nick Williams who was a former IT salesman. We wrote for a target audience of salespersons (and I am relieved to see that even then we used non-gender specific language).
The first article introduced the five styles and appears below. The second related the styles to time management, and will be in my next ideas blog.
Kahler, Taibi (1975) Drivers: The Key to the Process of Scripts Transactional Analysis Journal 5:3 280-284
Hay, J & Williams, N (1989) The Reluctant Time Manager Opportunities May 18-19
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