The power of MBTI assessments: creating more productive working environments 

If you’re interested in finding out what makes you and your colleagues tick and how you can build better working relationships, an MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) team assessment session is the ideal solution, says Siân Milne, Impellus Head of Operations and MBTI practitioner. 

Our MBTI team assessment days are lively, fun and insightful, offering a fantastic team-building session with one of our qualified MBTI practitioners and plenty of takeaways to help you create a better and more productive working environment back at the office.

 

What is MBTI? 

The MBTI assessment analyses personality preferences in the following four areas: 

  • How you get your energy (extroversion versus introversion). 
  • How you take in information (sensing versus intuition). 
  • How you make decisions (thinking versus feeling). 
  • How you organise your time and environment (judging versus perceiving).

Non-judgemental approach 

It’s important to emphasise that MBTI is not about finding ‘good’ and ‘bad’ personality traits and it does not involve making judgements about what is ‘right and wrong”, says Siân. “However, it is a powerful psychometric tool that can reveal how individuals see the world and make decisions. You and your team will gain insights into your personality types and how this affects the way you work together with colleagues and clients.

 

Benefits for managers and their teams

Managers who understand and use MBTI in their teams can benefit from the following measurable performance improvements:

  1. Self-awareness: Helps individuals understand their personality preferences, including how they perceive the world, make decisions and interact with others.
  2. Better decision-making: When individuals in groups understand how others think they can make better collective decisions.
  3. Better working relationships: Facilitates better understanding between individuals by highlighting differences in preferences, enabling more effective communication and collaboration.
  4. Conflict resolution: Provides insights into differing perspectives and approaches, assisting in managing conflicts by encouraging empathy and understanding.
  5. Personal development: Offers a framework for personal growth by recognising strengths and areas for improvement within one’s personality type.
  6. Team dynamics: Helps teams leverage diverse strengths and preferences, fostering better teamwork, and more efficient problem-solving.

Did you know … 

MBTI is used by more than 88 per cent of Fortune 500 companies across 115 countries and is available in 29 languages. MBTI was originally developed in 1943 by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers who were pioneers in the field of personality assessment.* 

Find out more about Impellus team MBTI assessments.  

*Source: The Myers-Briggs Company website.