At 360 you'll often hear us say there are three main barriers to self-development in the workplace. The first two - a lack of skills or knowledge - are usually easily addressed with tangible, pragmatic solutions. The third - and in our experience the most frequently-faced challenge - is around working relationships and developing the softer skills of influencing and persuading, building and managing good relations, and leading teams.
Is instilling those skills in our people easier said than done? What if there was a way you and your team could hone these less palpable skills and improve insight into the behaviours of the people around you – both at work and in your personal life?
Well, we think a significant part of the solution already exists in the shape of MBTI – Myers Briggs Type Indicator. Established in the 1940s and 50s by a mother-daughter team (Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers), their system developed Carl Jung’s earlier theories on psychological archetypes.
Psychological profiling through Myers Briggs encourages individuals to reflect on their work preferences and behaviours, all of which contribute to their individual personal impact at work. We help team members to explore individual preferences, identify any dominant behaviours and look at any potential pressure points.