As a manager, facilitator, community volunteer and human resources practitioner I often struggled with the teams that I found myself a part of. Some worked well and I didn’t know why. Some didn’t work and I didn’t know why! One would think, “There must be a perfect team, one that ‘Plays Well in the Sandbox’.
The more I worked with organizations I realized that teams are much more than the boards and project groups, but can be the whole organization as well. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory® that I really began to understand the complexities of human interaction. By the way, the ‘organization’ also applies to family!
Teams are usually comprised of people with like interests or with skills in a particular area to bring a balance to the decision-making. Of more importance is how they communicate and interact in the team. Because of personality type, each team member contributes differently. Unless this is understood, valuable contributions may be missed affecting the decision-making process and effectiveness.
For more information visit our website at www.lrassess.com or, if you are on beautiful Vancouver Island, contact us for a free consultation on how knowledge of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory® can be of benefit to your organization.