Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs developed the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) in the ‘60s. It was based on four pairs of basic psychological functions or preferences, which are extroversion and introversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. These preferences resulted into 16 distinctive personality types. The idea around MBTI is that everyone has particular preferences in the way we interpret experiences, unraveling our underlying values, needs, motivations, and interests.
- Motivating Employees
A motivational approach that is effective for one employee may not be effective for another. Understanding the personality types of each talent helps you identify the right methods you could use for each of your employees. It could also help you plan a single motivational approach that could work for everyone.
- Building Teams
Ever wonder why certain individuals just can’t work together? It could be because they have opposite personality types. MBTI is a great criterion you could use for developing or building teams. You could assemble a team made up of people that complement each other.
- Identifying Career Advancements
Every employee has their own strengths and weaknesses. If you’re promoting an employee, it’s important to know whether their personality suits the role. Imagine making an introvert a people manager. Instead of helping that employee thrive in the company, you could be setting that person up to fail simply because you failed to recognize their personality type.
- Refining Communication
Similar to motivating employees, communicating with different people involves different approaches. Learning about MBTI helps you communicate effectively with your workforce. It makes it easier to know what they need to do a great job.
- Developing Leaders
Did you know that many organizations use MBTI as part of their leadership program? Because MBTI is a reflective personality test, leaders are able to identify their strengths and weaknesses. In turn, they become more self-aware and are able to distinguish differences among their staff. A deep understanding of MBTI also allows them to use diverse methods in managing people and handling crises.
Happy workers are efficient employees. Once you know the personality types of your talents, you can start improving your workplace according to their needs. We can help.
Alert Checks conducts employee assessments, including MBTI personality testing. We can help you identify your employee’s potential for growth, interests, and even skills that need improvement.
It’s time to turn your workforce around. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (407) 682-5378 to learn more about our employee assessment service.