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What’s Your Type? Personality Tests in the Workplace image Dollarphotoclub 16676423 700x705.jpg

People are different, and that’s a good thing. However, because we all convey and gather information in different ways, sometimes the lines of communication break down. It’s a big challenge in today’s workplace, where remote workers and virtual teams are becoming the norm. What can managers do to create functional – and harmonious – teams, and how do personality traits fit in? Let’s take a look at how team leaders can use the characteristics of their employees to their advantage, and find out what it takes to fit together an efficient team – or help improve one that’s struggling.

In the world of personality tests, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (#MBTI) has traditionally reigned supreme. Developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers and based on Carl Jung’s pioneering work in psychology, it groups people into four principal psychological types based on how they see and interact with the world, absorb information, and make decisions. These differences are at the root of, and responsible for, many aspects of characteristics of human interaction, cooperation, and disagreement.

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