The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories originated by Carl Gustav Jung.

This instrument can be used in one-to-one and group settings, and has a wide range of workplace applications including: individual development and executive coaching; management and leadership development; team-building and development; organizational change and improving communication.

In an increasingly complex and dynamic business world, people have become the main source of competitive advantage. It is therefore critical for teams to understand and manage their talent and exploit the full potential of diversity within the team. This MBTI ® workshop helps teams to discover more effective ways of working to their common purpose and towards mutual understanding.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI) questionnaire is the most widely used personality questionnaire worldwide.
The MBTI describes an individual’s personality preferences. It represents these in four dimensions:

Prefers to draw energy from the outer world of activity, people and things
 or Introversion
Prefers to draw energy from the inner world of reflections, feelings and ideas
Prefers to focus on information gained from the five senses and on practical applications
 or Intuition
Prefers to focus on patterns, connections and possible meanings
Prefers to base decisions on logic and objective analysis of cause and effect
 or Feeling
Prefers to base decisions on a valuing process, considering what is important to people
Likes a planned, organized approach to life, and prefers to have things decided
 or Perceiving
Likes a flexible, spontaneous approach and prefers to keep options open

The various combinations of these preferences result in 16 personality ‘types’. Each is associated with a unique set of behavioral characteristics and values. These provide a useful starting point for individual feedback, self-exploration and group discussion. This workshop focuses on generating self-awareness and awareness of other team members’ type. This knowledge will then be exploited to:

  • Understand workplace preferences
  • Improve team effectiveness
  • Reduce potential conflict
  • Build on individual strengths and address team developmental areas

The workshop provides participants with an opportunity to gain insight into their capabilities, challenges and preferences.

Focus topics listed describe suggested course material, as with all training, consultation, and coaching actual course material will be tailored to achieve targets set by our clients.


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