According to vocational psychologist John Holland, there are six different types of themes that an occupation can fall within. Any occupation, from nursing to computer programming and rigging, is said to fall within one of the following six themes:
Based on the occupation, Holland would argue that each of the six themes would be best represented in a clear manner, such as a pie chart. The pie chart for a rigger could appear as follows:
By assessing this particular pie chart, one can see that the Enterprising, Social and Artistic occupational themes comprise the smallest portions of the Holland chart. These three themes would deal with more creative occupational activities, the sale of goods and perhaps even customer service. This would indicate that they are not a significantly large portion of the work style that a typical rigger would take an interest in, or wants to partake in. Yet the three themes, Investigative, Conventional and Realistic, do represent a larger portion of the values that a rigger would usually have. Each of these three will be discussed in further detail in order to gain an understanding of the style, values and interests a rigger would have.
Investigative – Individuals who prefer to solve problems, enjoy trial and error learning and are task oriented tend to fall into occupations that value investigation. Riggers have to learn to solve problems that arise quickly during a haul with creativity and originality.
Realistic – A professional who prefers to have hands on tasks which focus on the details and mechanics of the job is more likely to have this value. The realistic theme is based on physical abilities, working with machinery and spending time outdoors, versus someone who would prefer to work behind a desk or with people. Riggers tend to enjoy taking the time to repair equipment, work with their hands and would rather be physically involved rather than sitting all day staring at a computer screen.
Conventional – Holland’s conventional theme is defined by those professionals who appreciate well-defined tasks, follow set procedures and like to know what the expectations of them are. Riggers prefer using tools, equipment and material per set guidelines to ensure that a given task is completed properly.
The riggers at California Machinery Movers all fall into the investigative, conventional and realistic themes set forth by Holland. Each one prefers hands on, thought provoking tasks in which they can demonstrate their capabilities and skills. Take a look at some of the current undertakings that our riggers are working on right now by clicking here!