Understanding individual differences in the workplace with Myers-Briggs MBTI assessments
The more your team understands each other, customers and other colleagues and stakeholders, the more effective they will be in problem-solving and building relationships. This can lead to a strong performance culture and one that can nimbly adapt during times of change and stress.
As a tool to highlight how you approach change, decision-making, problem solving, stress and leadership, the MBTI is a great tool for self-awareness.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) explains basic personality types as described by renowned psychologist Carl Jung. Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers expanded on Jung’s work to apply his work to understanding the people around them and the differences between them.
The result of their work is the most important personality assessment to date. The MBTI is a self-assessment that has been taken by millions of people worldwide.
One of the major benefits of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is to help participants understand their personality type and integrate it into their work performance.
The MBTI also impacts organizations through
- Team building
- Management and leadership training and
- Organization development
MBTI personality type assessments are administered online, workshops are offered for groups of 10 – 12 and 1-1 coaching ties it all together to facilitate your leaders’ growth in getting along with others, maximizing their strengths, and learning to flex their leadership styles.
The Myers-Briggs organization offers a full complement of reports based on personality type. Even if you have taken the MBTI before, there are likely facets of your reported type that, if explored, could take your leadership to a new level and give your team new strategies to work more effectively with each other.
Kathy will be certified for Myers-Briggs in January 2017. Her MBTI experience comes from coaching in a leadership development program for a major corporation. During 2016, she has been working with leaders where the MBTI has been a featured assessment.
For a complementary consultation on how using Myers-Briggs MBTI can help your teams navigate change and get more done, contact me.