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1 Myers Briggs In Organizations Workshop Facilitator Richard W. Moore, Ph.D.

2 Directions  Complete and score instrument  Think about your behavior at work when responding

3 Objectives  Understand your personal preferences and how they affect your Managerial style.  Examine how MBTI effects teamwork.  Understand the importance of individual differences in organizations.

4 Value of the MBTI  Better understand your own and others behavior at work.  Develop a language for talking about individual differences in an objective manner.  Understand how individual’s different ways of approaching a problem can improve team performance.  Predict strengths and blinds spots for teams.

5 Understanding the MBTI  Reflects back what you say about your self in a systematic way.  Profiles what you prefer to do, not what you can do.  Letters represent ends of one scale, your actual score is somewhere along the scale.  All participation is voluntary.  Rick is available for follow-up discussion.

6 Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI)  1st Letter Energizing: Orientation of your energy either:  E xtroversion: towards the outside world, people activities and things  I ntroversion: toward the world inside you, emotions and impressions.

7 Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI)  2nd Letter Attending: what a person pays attention to, either:  S ensing: noticing what is actual, taking in information through the five sense, focus on specifics first.  I N tuition: noticing what might be, take in information through a 6th sense, focus on the overall pattern first.

8 Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI)  3rd Letter Deciding: how a person makes decisions, either  T hinking: preference for structuring information to decide in a logical objective way  F eeling: preference for structuring information to decide in a personal, values orientated way.

9 Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI)  4th Letter Living: orientation to the outside world, how you deal with life: either  J udging: preferring a planned organized life  P erceiving: preferring a spontaneous, flexible life

10 Discussion Point  On page 9 and 10 examine the “preferences” that go with your profiles.  Discuss with your group: Do you prefer these behaviors at work? Do you recognize people around you have the opposite preference? Have your preference affected you interactions with others?

11 Discussion Point: Quadrants  On page 34 find your leading/following style.  Discuss: Does this description fit you? How has your type affected your interactions at work? With subordinates? With Peers? Give specific examples. Report in to larger group

12 Discussion Point: Four Temperaments  Find and review your temperament on page 34.  Discuss how these preferences influence your behavior at work:

13 Discussion Point 5: Your Type  Find full description of your type in pages 14-29.  Review the description and see if it fits you.  Review “Potential Areas for Growth”  What are your blind spots? Where can you develop?

14 M-B Profile and Groups  Homogeneous Groups Start fast. Reach agreement easily. People feel comfortable. Generate fewer creative solutions. Tend to have collective blind spots.  Heterogeneous Groups Start Slow. Have more conflict and have difficulty. reaching agreement People feel less comfortable. Generate more creative solutions. Catch errors and over sights.

15 Map # Team members in Each Quadrant IS Thoughtful RealistIN Thoughtful Innovator ES Action Oriented Realist EN Action Oriented Innovator

16 Map # of Team Members in Each Temperament SJ GuardiansSP Artisans NF IdealistsNT Rationalists

17 Based on your profiles answer these questions  How heterogeneous of homogeneous is your team?  How would you describe you team’s workstyle(s)?  What are your team’s strengths?  What types of tasks will your team be best at?  What types of tasks will be most problematic?  What leadership style works with your team?  What are your collective blind spots?

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