MBTI® at Work
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument and knowledge of personality type are used by many organizations, large and small. “Since type provides a framework for understanding individual differences, and provides a dynamic model of individual development, it has found wide application in the many functions that compose an organization,” write Gordon Lawrence and Charles Martin in Building People, Building Programs (CAPT 2001).
Type can be introduced into your organization to support many different functions and situations including managing others, development of leadership skills, organizing tasks, creation and management of teams, training for management and staff, conflict resolution, motivation, executive coaching, diversity, recognition and rewards, and change management.
There are many type and personality questionnaires in books and on the Web. Before choosing one to use, you may want to consider the many benefits of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, including its long history of use and its record of validity and reliability. Specifically, the MBTI® personality inventory has been used for 50 years. It has gone through extensive validity and reliability studies.
Moreover, those who administer the MBTI® must be credentialed and certified. All are bound to a strict code of ethics guiding the use of psychological instruments. Ethical use of the MBTI instrument requires that only the individual respondent (and the qualified administrator) have access to results. Employers, co-workers, spouses, relatives, or friends may only know results if the individual respondent wishes to share them. When administered properly, participants learn quickly to use this process to improve internal and external communication and results.
Proper Delivery and Added Benefit to Your Group
Dr. Boyce is one of only a few certified MBTI® practitioners working with organizations that also have a Ph.D. in psychology from and American Psychological Association-accredited graduate program in psychology. His unique blend of skills will ensure that your MBTI® experience will be positive and treated with the utmost integrity.
By now you should be asking: how do I get started? Please contact us to discover the benefits you can achieve with our Introduction to Type Workshop and also our services using the MBTI® to improve communication and resolve conflict, develop leaders, and for team building.
Typical MBTI® Users/Clients
The MBTI® has been taken by millions of people in 70 different countries. It is a popular tool among Fortune 100 (e.g., companies to improve communication, resolve conflict, and promote culture change. Our typical client will comes from a variety of different industries, including manufacturing and mining and uses the MBTI® with a leadership group, employee team, or with individuals as part of an executive coaching program.
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by Carl Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
“Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgment involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.”
- The MBTI® instrument does not evaluate mental health; there are no bad or unhealthy results.
- The MBTI® instrument sorts individuals into opposite categories, both of which are desirable. Many instruments measure the amount or degree of a trait, such as shyness or detail-orientation. Usually, it is desirable to have more or less of a trait, whereas with the MBTI instrument both categories are desirable.
- The MBTI ® instrument does not compare your results to those of other people; it does not evaluate you by comparing you to any normal or pathological standard.
- The MBTI® instrument describes the interaction between all preferences also called type dynamics to create a whole type pattern rather than just adding up the qualities of each separate preference.
- The MBTI® instrument allows you to determine your own personality type through a personal verification process, leaving the final assessment of type in the hands of the individual.