Getting a personality balance in your team

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Dear Colleague

Intuitively, managers recognise that it is good to have a variety of personality types in any team. Life would be too boring if we were all the same. But in the real world, we usually have to take who we are given, sometimes leading to serious imbalances affecting team performance.

Even if there is a severe imbalance, it may not be possible for many reasons to select different people for your team.

In situations like this, a workshop to sensitise everybody to the actual personality types in the team can at least help awareness, so reducing the risk of personality clashes.

One of the better known tools is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) which takes four pairs of "dichotomies" or personality tendencies, resulting in 16 combinations (2 x 2 x 2 x2).  Using this (or other similar) instruments as a basis for team discovery can help identify the risks in the team, if for example, too many members have one tendency or too few have another.

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Best regards,

Dr. Deasún Ó Conchúir PMP (pronounce)Dr Deasún Ó Conchúir



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Scatterwork is in daily contact with clients across the globe. Use these calendars to simplify contacts (and avoid endless mails, just to agree meeting times across time zones):   

1. Schedule a Team Virtual Workshop

Circulate this link to your team for each person to see in their own local time when Online Team Workshops can be scheduled.

2. Reserve Consultant Dates

Identify and reserve days when Dr Ó Conchúir is available for your workshop or speaking event.

3. Schedule Voice Contact

Due to global working, it is not always possible simply to call. Schedule a short voice contact with Dr. Ó Conchúir.

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