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Alex runs two MBTI-related courses: Understanding Style and Difference (USD), and Business Applications of the MBTI (BAMBTI). Both are aimed at developing management to meet the diverse challenges of the workplace.
The USD course is aimed at Department Managers, Section Managers and Assistant Section Managers. It is run regularly over two days, with 20-30 delegates per session. More than 400 people have attended the programme.
On the first day, delegates complete the MBTI questionnaire, gaining valuable insight from the scoring process. The focus is then on group feedback, with experiential and exercise-led sessions, building the picture from MBTI dichotomies to whole type.
MBTI Step II informs the language used in describing the dichotomies, helping people get a handle on their preferences. They are encouraged to reflect on this overnight, enabling them to return on day two with a best-fit type.
The second day then uses exercises to explore type dynamics, and analyses the art of effective meetings by examining issues in mixed groups that reflect IP, EP, EJ and IJ preferences. The session also looks at stress, with reference to the information about stress within Introduction to Type.
The second half of the day features exercises that examine type and approach to change and decision making in a business context. Some of this is based on ITT and Introduction to Type and Organisations, with additional resources developed by Alex.
The BAMBTI course is aimed at Branch Managers. The format is the same as USD, but there is some pre-work, and the MBTI questionnaire is completed online beforehand. The assessment is used to generate Stress Management Reports and Decision Making Reports, as well as receiving their MBTI Step II reports.
People ‘get’ the MBTI. They see how it can help people understand each other and identify things that they have to do differently – even things that they might not want to.
Alex Woodward, Development Facilitator. Waitrose