The Myers Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI is the most widely used instrument in the world for understanding normal personality differences, and can be incorporated into your Flourishing People management training programme or team development day.
The following overview describes what might happen during a typical 1 day team development workshop, aiming to develop participants’ understanding and appreciation of each other so that they can work towards becoming a more effective team.
Completing the MBTI inventory beforehand and receiving feedback on it begins to enhance each team member’s understanding of themselves, their motivations, their natural strengths and their potential areas for growth. We are able to produce a range of reports to support different needs including communication style, conflict style, personal impact and stress management.
The workshop helps your team to appreciate how each of us has a preferred way of making sense of reality and how we have developed a personality strategy that informs everything we do. Participants recognise themselves with a degree of clarity that will amaze, even shock; but after the shock comes the realisation that they have an array of drivers and abilities which are characteristic of their preferred personality type.
Having looked into the mirror and discovered more about themselves and the characteristics of their personality type, the MBTI helps participants appreciate people who differ from them. They begin to develop the skills to identify the personality drivers of their customers and colleagues.
Our workshops incorporate a range of activities tailored to your team’s needs which encourage co-operation and collaborative working. These help participants learn and practise the skill of adaptation; moving away from their natural dominant style towards the style of the individual they are communicating with.
Finally, if required, we can support teams by producing a Team Profile Report which can be used to drive and direct future team development activity. We are also able to provide further support to individual participants after the workshop to incorporate their new understanding into their everyday lives through a programme of one to one coaching.