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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Workplace Conflict - Just Like Having Kids or An Opportunity

When most people go to work their focus is usually on doing a good job not having to mediate unproductive and sometimes personal/morale damaging conflict. Some people would suggest they get lots of opportunity to mediate relationships at home with their children or sometimes at those crazy family functions and therefore want to avoid/minimize having to mediate relationships in the workplace.

Well there is a solution that exists which can proactively minimize the amount of workplace conflict that arises i.e. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  This versatile assessment of personality type aids in accessing people’s preferences for interacting with others, gathering information, making decisions and organizing their  lives. Widely used for individual, group and organizational development, MBTI can help people make business, career, personal decisions and reduce workplace conflicts. Over two million people gained valuable insight about themselves and others by undergoing a MBTI assessment last year.

Some of the many applications of the MBTI are as follows:

Conflict Resolution: Workplace conflicts reduce innovation, productivity and job satisfaction. Company leaders, coaches, managers and human resource professionals can rely on MBTI assessments, reports and support tools to help individuals deal more effectively with clashes between co-workers, communication breakdowns, power struggles and to learn how to constructively work through disagreements.

Team Building: Organizations depend on teams that work together effectively. Our team building solutions cover team development from start to finish, helping individuals learn how to minimize conflict, adjust to change, and improve communication. 

Leadership Development: Leaders need specific developmental strategies based on who they are and what they are capable of achieving. MBTI can help them to identify their preferences for dealing with stress and change, explore their personal leadership style and assist in their development of effective interpersonal relationships at work. 
If you want to increase your business performance, enhance communication, reduce workplace conflict and support your leaders' development, you should consider having your talent undergo an MBTI assessment.

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