Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why the Myers Briggs Type Indicator?

MBTI is the most widely utilized personality preference instrument in the world.
  • 70% of Fortune 500 companies have used the MBTI to maximize communication and effectiveness in the workplace
It’s about Type not Trait

  • Results reflect an individual’s preferences. It does not measure abilities, likelihood of success, intelligence, skills, or maturity.
No right or wrong (or good or bad)

  • With MBTI, there are no “judgments” assigned to one type or another – all 16 types are equal and valuable contributors to our workplace and community.
YOU are your own best judge

  • The questionnaire is only a validation tool. The assignment of one’s own “Type” is up to the individual and is best determined by working with a certified practitioner who can educate and facilitate  – no psychobabble!

Individual Benefits of the MBTI®

The MBTI provides a common vocabulary for everyone to use to describe behaviors we all display and encounter, reducing the time it takes to communicate effectively.

The MBTI offers individuals an affirmative way to look at themselves and to evaluate strengths and needed areas for development.

The MBTI helps individuals to understand personality differences in others and to use them constructively.

The MBTI can offer individuals a way to build communication patterns that will meet their needs as well as the needs of others, helping them to achieve a higher level of influence.

The MBTI helps people value their strengths and become aware of the strengths of other types to promote understanding and effective cooperation.

Organizational Benefits of the MBTI®

The MBTI helps people become aware of their differences and can reduce conflict through appreciation of differences.

The MBTI supports decision making and problem solving processes.

The MBTI facilitates team building by identifying strengths, weaknesses and blind spots for organizational units and helps in establishing effective ad hoc teams.

The MBTI builds understanding regarding an organization’s norms and cultures.

The MBTI acts as a lens through which to diagnose organizational issues and to organize people and processes to develop strategies and solutions.

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