Myers Briggs Type Testing & Other Behavioural Science Development Programs

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Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTi)

Polarity in personalities (opposites attract) is apparently one thing which makes the world go round. It also makes the world go round the twist! At times you’re left wondering if we’re really all from the same planet.

There’s a reason why some people feel compelled to name their car whilst others simply view it as an inanimate object that serves a function of getting point A – B. Conversely there are some people whose microscopically detailed plans down to the finest detail would feel more clinical than fun to individuals driven more to spontaneity.

Irrespective your preferred scientific tool for unraveling the mysteries of behavioral science, a better understanding of type helps individuals and teams improve performance and the quality of communications. 3 of our favorites are either considered or included as part of our programs and coaching.

 

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTi)

The MBTi assessment is a psychometric profiling questionnaire designed to measure preferences in how people perceive their world and make decisions.

Theories initially published in 1921 by Carl Jung were later extrapolated and expanded on by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers in an effort to find pragmatic application, beneficial for everyday life.

 

The tool explores 4 dichotomies with a preference leaning more towards one over the other.

  • Where you focus your attention – Extroversion Introversion
  • How you prefer to take in information – Sensing or Intuition
  • How you make decisions based on that information – Thinking or Feeling
  • How you deal with the world – Judging or Perceiving

The terms used for each of these dichotomies have technical meanings relatable to Myers Briggs Type Indicator that may differ from how you recognise these terms in everyday.

The MBTI instrument shows some of the highest levels of consistency and reliability of any personality assessment product in market.

 

DISC

DISC “personality” profiling gives you not only an understanding of how you are perceived by others, but it also gives you a language (or set of terms) to discuss your behaviour, communication, style of working and reactions. It is the ultimate ‘mirror on the wall’ that explains what everyone else can see: the surface level of who you are – your behaviour.

DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Compliance) is a complex model made simple by years of research and practice. It identifies behavioural styles that can open your eyes to improving your interactions with others. DISC profiling is used by an estimated 75% of the Fortune 500 because of what it delivers. It continues to be the most popular choice for professional development as well as recruitment and selection.

 

WORKPLACE MOTIVATORS – WPMOT

Whereas behaviour modelling highlights preferred methods of how someone goes into action they don’t explain the underlying reasons as to why; intrinsic motivation.

The WPMOT theory was developed by Eduard Spranger, who observed that people viewed the world and their interactions through six different “attitudes”. Based on the intensity of the “attitudes”, Spranger could determine what motivated and drove a person into action. After extensive research, the WPMOT assessment was developed based on Spranger’s theory. Our attitudes reflect our values, which shape the way we see the world – they are a viewpoint, a mindset or a way of valuing life. As a result, these values motivate us to take action. Therefore, the WPMOT explains why we move into action as well as what motivates us to achieve, sell, manage, connect with customers and more.

The six motivators that the WPMOT instrument measures are:

  • Theoretical: a drive to understand and systemise the truthff1
  • Utilitarian: a drive to get a return on time, money and resources
  •  Aesthetic: a drive for beauty, form and harmony
  • Social: a drive to eliminate hate and conflict
  •  Individualistic: a drive to lead and be different
  •  Traditional: a drive to achieve a higher purpose

 

Emotional Intelligence

You may hear ’emotional intelligence’ and ‘mindfulness’ significantly ping on the behavioral science and social media radar. Whilst the expression has been in publications and circles for decades the term emotional intelligence became more widely popular and synonymous with publications by Daniel Goleman.

EQ (EI) is the ability to monitor one’s own and/or other people’s emotions to discriminate between different emotions, label them appropriately and ultimately use this information to guide higher awareness thinking and behavior.

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®) is one of the first scientifically validated and one of the most widely used Emotional Intelligence instruments in the world. It’s importance can help define a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.
The tool investigates and pulls report overviews on five composite scales;

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Expression
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Stress Management

 

Benefits Using Behavioural Science Tools

Using accredited tools such as Myers Briggs Type Indicator, DISC, Workplace Motivators & Emotional Intelligence can support sustainable development in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, individual performance, personal motivation, team development, creating high performing teams, organisational development, change management, recruitment selection, talent development, conflict resolution and collaboration.

Use of these tools are restricted, meaning individuals need to be trained and certified in order to access and use it. This ensures integrity that the instruments are used for the purpose for which they were designed. Behavioural sciences administered and interpreted ethically and correctly.

Behavioural sciences are ideal to target key realms of business success such as;

– Leadership development
– Conflict resolution or reducing workplace conflict
– Create an environment for more transparent, candid conversations
– Change management, readiness and driving organizational change
– Talent development and talent retention
– Coaching high performance and performance management models

 

Consultation includes:

Initial brief, purpose identified and readiness to complete the instrument
Online access set up for the most appropriate tools required
60 – 90 minute debrief, post assessment completion
Hard copy take away of all detailed reports to keep, digest and work with. A variety of reports are available.

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Development programs in areas such as leadership, sales, account management, presentation skills, productivity, change management and personal development.  Sophisticated, scientifically proven models & pragmatic tools, along with 20 years depth of knowledge in learning & development, ensures these tailored programs suit your environment, challenges, vision and strategy. Experience across more than 40 countries translates into development programs powerfully effecting inclusivity; cutting through diversity and other perceived barrios to learning.

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Previous Engagements.

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