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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator identifies valuable differences within your workgroup

Human Resources has several certified facilitators to lead individuals or your group through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory. The MBTI is designed to identify valuable differences between people. These differences can be the source of positive communication and teamwork, as well as miscommunication and misunderstanding.

Taking the MBTI inventory can help individuals identify the personality styles that are uniquely theirs. Understanding your personality style can help you understand yourself, your strengths and your challenges. It will provide you with insight on how you focus your attention, prefer to take in information, make decisions and deal with the world. It can help you appreciate the differences in others and the ways these differences can be used positively to create cooperation within your team.

Several options are available through this program. The introductory session is used for self-understanding and development. Future sessions can then be conducted within your workgroup to encourage teamwork and communication, problem-solving, and team performance.

For questions about Myers-Briggs, contact Employee Relations at 49-41679.   

Connie Reckowsky, employee relations specialist
  Employee Relations

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