Orienteering and Myers Briggs Personality Type to Improve Teamwork
This interactive, engaging workshop helps put the results from Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to work to improve your team’s communication and teamwork.
Participants complete the MBTI prior to the course. This assessment has been used by fortunate 500 companies around the world including Southwest Airlines, Ernst & Young and the US Military, JetBlue, Kaiser Permanente and more. It is a reliable and easy to use instrument that has significant power to help participants better understand themselves—the way they perceive and work in the world and make decisions—and how that differs from others. Essential insights can help communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership development.
In this workshop, participants are divided into work teams according to the objectives of the day, i.e. intermixing departments, or working with your closest associates. They are taken to a short orienteering course and provide basic instruction on orienteering. The teams have approximately 45 minutes to complete their first assignment. We then review and verify the results from myers briggs assessments and talk about characteristics of different types. We also emphasis that personality preferences are not absolute containers that hold individuals in, they are simply the path of least resistance and so it requires less energy for people acting within their preferences. After reviewing their results, teams gather again and discuss the characteristic of the team. Groups are then sent out on a more challenging set of tasks and are asked to consider their personality profiles as they complete the task. Our debrief is done as full group allowing all team members to share their reflections and experiences.
Paige Teegarden of Think Outside is certified to administer and interpret results from the MBTI.