Maximizing Individual Talents in the Work Place
Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
“When people differ a knowledge of type lessens friction and eases strain. In addition, it reveals the value of differences. No one has to be good at everything. By developing individual strengths, guarding against known weaknesses, and appreciating the strengths of the other types, life will be more amusing, more interesting, and more of a daily adventure than it could possibly be if everyone were alike.”
–Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing
A call to awareness can examine and reduce the voice within that expresses our self-image and our preferences.
Wherever the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (“MBTI”) is used, it is a call to awareness, an understanding of type and learning from other types.
The greatest challenge for the individual is to suspend the voice within—their set of assertions, and open their internal voice to perspectives different from their own. This thought powerfully echoes the central premise of type—that all preferences offer differing and valuable points of view and no one type can have all the answers. The goal is a richer grasp of complex issues and the emergence of a new and more creative voice.
Each participant will take the “MBTI”. Participants in this “MBTI” workshop will examine themselves in relation to others, to their work, and to their environment. They will learn about their behavior in four specific areas:
- How they focus their attention and where they get their energy.
- How they gather information.
- How they make decisions.
- Their need for closure and order.
The “MBTI” is a learning tool to examine perspectives. One way to expand perception is through dialogue. Dialogue comes from the Greek terms “dia” and “logos” and translates literally as “meaning moving through”. Dialogue examines alternative views to the voice we carry within to discover a new view, a fundamental shift in perspective. The goal is a richer grasp of complex issues and the emergence of a new and more creative voice.
The goal is to offer an opportunity for each participant to find information and ideas that can be applied and put to work immediately, such as:
- Move from discussion to dialogue to embrace the voice each type corresponds to best.
- Open to the perspectives of others.
- Diminish biases and assessments about other preferences.
BENEFITS: Upon completion participants will be able to:
- Listen for clues that describe the behavior of clients, peers, friends, and family.
- Improve interpersonal work relationships.
- Understand time management style.
- Reduce stress due to miscommunications.
- Assess individual behaviors.
- Discover hot button blind spots.
- Understand where you get your energy.
- Broaden the dimensions of your environment.
- Enhance problem-solving methods.
- Focus on competencies.
- Value the diversity of different preferences.
- Expand a balance between professional and personal development.