Workshop Name: MBTI in the Workplace
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. Based on Jung’s work, MBTI was developed and validated over a thirty year period by Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers and offers us 16 different personality types. Today, the MBTI is administered successfully to millions of people worldwide, and is available in over ten languages.
MBTI is non-threatening, universal and constructive. It can be used to help us understand one another and to develop rapport with those who are different than we are. When we appreciate the differences in people’s natural types, we can then create rich relationships and productive workplaces. There are many publications out on MBTI and the following topics have been studied and applied in personal relationships and organizations:
The workshop outline below covers the basic introduction and typing of MBTI results, and depending on client objectives, it can be expanded to meet needs such as team building or career development.
| Learn the history of MBTI
Learn about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Explore the diversity of the MBTI Dichotomies
Learn your MBTI Type
Assess strengths and areas for development
Apply MBTI type in the workplace
“This workshop helped me gain insights about my colleagues on the leadership team – I am excited about the variance and its potential for problem-solving, visioning and keeping our feet on the ground. ”
Joan, Executive Director YMCA
“I gained insight into identifying diversity on a team and affirming those differences with help to build strength and depth to a staff team. The MBTI is an excellent tool and the facilitator was great.”
Scott S., Youth Centre Manager
“I have learned what my “type” is and I am more aware of how I am. With this information I can deal with others more effectively because I can centre myself and accommodate others whose types differ from mine – it is so easy to misunderstand each other!”
Janet, Office Manager