MBTI – WORKSHOPS
An understanding of psychological type-
1. Helps you understand your own work style, and provides ways to support and extend your own areas of strength to compensate for your areas of weakness;
2. Leads to understanding the approaches and needs of those you work with, thus allowing you to resolve conflicts related to type;
3. Gives you starting points for negotiating so that people (you and others) get what they need and can do their best work;
4. Provides a way to discuss interpersonal issues that have been avoided at work. Sometimes people simply haven’t known how to identify something that just “doesn’t seem right”, or how to talk about it without making things worse.
Each work day we have tasks to complete efficiently, meetings to go to, and ongoing relationships that need support and respect. We all have responsibility to make our work as productive as possible and, if we do, we can leave work each day feeling satisfied with our accomplishments.
Benefits to your Organisation
? People can be confident of the reliability and validity of the assessment.
? The MBTI instrument is easy to use. Those who interpret and work with the instrument are required to be qualified and a member of the ethical body governing the use of the instrument.
? The theory on which the instrument is based explains how apparently random behaviour is actually consistent, following from people’s preferences for gaining energy, gathering information, making decisions and approaching life.
? The MBTI tool provides a neutral language to reduce conflict and deal constructively with issues. It allows people to examine different ways to meet an objective or to do a job.
? The assessment is an aid to valuing diversity.
? The tool helps identify assets and potential blind spots for teams and other organisational units.
? Participants in MBTI workshops learn about themselves in relation to others, to their work and to their organisational character.
? The tool can be used to clarify the fit between people and their jobs. Occupational data, gathered over the past 50 years, indicate that certain types are attracted to certain fields of employment and jobs.
? The instrument can be applied profitably to many organisational tasks and issues; leadership development, team building, time management, stress and change management.
Benefits to the individual
? The MBTI offers people a straightforward and affirmative way to understand themselves. For many people, self-awareness does not come easily. The Jungian theory on which the assessment is based is dynamic. Therefore, knowledge of type can help people identify their strengths as well as plan their development.
? The MBTI tool demonstrates logically how people’s apparently random behaviour is actually quite consistent because it flows from how they prefer to be energised, gather information, make decisions and approach daily life.
? The assessment presents 16 different types, as well as their unique contributions and gifts, and emphasises the value of diversity.
? The instrument can be used to clarify the fit between people and their jobs.
? By revealing contrasting styles, the MBTI tools offers individuals a way to improve communication patterns. It can bring objectivity and reason to emotional issues and point out the values that may underscore a difference of opinion. People can be more effective an expressing and implementing their ideas.
? The Indicator can help each person identify the source of conflict in strained relationships and build a strategy to reduce it that uses neutral language. The concepts of type dynamics can help people to understand why they are experiencing stress.
? Myers believed there are 16 paths to excellence. People can use the MBTI tool to find the particular work or relationship environment that will keep them motivated and committed.