The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) makes the theory of psychological types described by Carl Jung understandable and useful in people's lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the way individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgment involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.
Organizations use MBTI to support many different functions and situations including managing others, development of leadership skills, organizing tasks, creation and management of teams, training for management and staff, conflict resolution, motivation, executive coaching, diversity, recognition and rewards, and change management.
When you understand your type preferences, you can approach your own work in a manner that best suits your style, including how you manage your time, problem solving, best approaches to decision making, and dealing with stress. Knowledge of type can help you deal with the culture of the place where you work, the development of new skills, understanding your participation on a team, and coping with change in the workplace.
The more we know about ourselves and others, the better we can work with and relate to other people. The Personal DISCernment Indicator helps us understand how and why people are likely to behave in one way or another. The PDI has been an especially valuable tool for helping teams better understand and manage interpersonal dynamics and communications.
The PDI provides powerful insights into your work and social style. It will enable you to discover and define how you view yourself and how you want others to see you. Through that process, you will learn more about the real you and how to increase your personal effectiveness.
The PDI is a tool for helping you discover and analyze your own behavioral style so that you can better adapt your behavior to particular situations and create more productive working and interpersonal relationships with others.
The TKI is a leading instrument to assess and learn about different conflict-handling styles and how they affect personal and group dynamics. The TKI identifies our preferred conflict-handling style or mode and provides specific information about how we can use all five modes - avoiding, competing, accommodating, compromising, and collaborating - effectively. The TKI has been used extensively in the following types of programs:
- leadership development
- conflict and change management
- effective communication
- employee satisfaction and retention
- performance improvement
- stress management
- team building
- negotiation skills training
Working with TKI provides managers, employees, and teams with a framework where they can move through the fear, anger, and frustration of conflict to recognize opportunities for valuing differences, enhancing communications, and improving productivity.