Put It in Writing
The Verbals prefer briefings over memos. They like fast meetings versus staff papers.
The Visuals like to see it in writing. They get nervous with ideas just floating above the room and are eager to see them preserved and thoroughly analyzed in a decision paper.
I'm a Visual.
Even if the Verbals send a memo here or there, those messages often resemble ad hoc hallucinations. I want to see their thoughts consolidated with options, pros and cons, and a specific recommendation.
I mention this because of a recent experience with a gang of Verbals; bureaucratic muggers who aggressively bat you with one idea after another but get nervous at the utterance of one word: "Analysis."
I'm sure they can tell monster stories of paper-happy Visuals who bog things down with "On the one hand" and "On the other hand."
If we can reach middle ground, both of our management styles will improve.