Personality and the Team
Few people realize how important our individual
personalities are to team functioning. Many of the problems associated with team
development stem directly from the interplay between the various personality types.
This team building program will walk through the different personality
types, strengths and weaknesses for a team.
Some of the more typical problems are:
- members who dominate discussions
difficulty bringing discussions and projects to closure
difficulty reaching agreements
too much or too little detail during analysis
constant friction over "our differences"
too much or too little structure in the team operation
conflict that continues to surface
lack of respect between team members
The best teams contain a balance of all personality types, but in the real
world this rarely occurs, resulting the problems above. This team building
program turns conflict into
new levels of collaboration by teaching team members how to use their differences in
constructive ways. Because of the
insights learned by participants, this session has remained one of our most popular.
Prior to the
team building session, we assess each participant using
the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the oldest and most respected personality
instruments. A unique profile and booklet are developed for each participant with useful
and practical information specifically designed for them.
The 4-hour workshop combines interesting lecture, stimulating exercises,
and enlightening discussion in a way that simplifies the understanding of our
personalities and gives practical direction on how to use the information immediately.
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Note that this team
building program can be included with Team
Building for High Performance. Why not
include this as your next team development event!
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Related materials on personality and team
TURNING TEAM PERFORMANCE INSIDE OUT:
Team Types and Temperament For High-Impact Results
by Susan Nash
Through our experience with teams, we have found that personality plays a key role in team member relationships. It's a critical piece of the team performance puzzle. In this new offering, Nash puts a useful spin on teamwork by using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to fine tune team performance. The book explains how a team profile is constructed from individual profiles and applies the results to five elements of team effectiveness: strategy; role definition; communication; team flexibility; and, leadership.