The Team Management Profile (TMP) looks at the characteristics of high performing teams and individuals’ work preferences. This information is extremely useful for all staff, especially leaders, in understanding both their own style of working and the interactions they have with their managers, colleagues and clients. The individual profile is derived from responses to a questionnaire that measures preferred approaches to work in respect of:
- relating to others
- gathering and using information
- making decisions
- organising self and others.
We find this instrument valuable for both personal development and team building as it provides significant insight into individuals’ strengths and development needs and preferred ways of operating.
The TMP also provides a useful launchpad for the QO2 and Windows on Work Values.
The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI) is a thinking styles assessment tool. It identifies the preferred approach to emotional, analytical, structural and strategic thinking. It also provides individuals with a significantly increased level of personal understanding. The HBDI identifies and measures the strength of preference for each of the four distinct thinking styles. These correspond to the cerebral hemispheres and the limbic system of the brain. The questionnaire for the HBDI is completed on-line before a workshop where the instrument is analysed and results are explained.
DiSC Personal Profile System
DiSC Personal Profile System is about understanding, accepting and respecting difference. It is also about managing difference. DiSC is one of the most widely used measures of behaviour used in the workplace. The main strength of the profile is that it is jargon free and easy for people to understand and use. Since it measures behaviour not personality, it is ideally suited to workplace situations. Individual profiles present a plan to help you understand yourself and your impact on others.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator® MBTI® instrument is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung’s theory of psychological type understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI® instrument results describe valuable differences between normal, healthy people-differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication.
The MBTI® instrument will help identify an individuals strengths and unique gifts. This can be used to better understand motivations, strengths, and potential areas for growth. It will also help to better understand and appreciate differences. Understanding MBTI® instrument type is self-affirming and enhances productivity.
After more than 50 years of research and development, the current MBTI® instrument is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. More than two million indicators are administered annually. It has been translated into many languages including Japanese, Spanish, Korean, German, Danish, Swedish, Vietnamese and Chinese.
The MBTI® is used in:
- Self development
- Career development and exploration
- Relationship counselling
- Academic counselling
- Organisation development
- Change Management
- Conflict Management
- Problem solving
- Management and leadership training
- Education and curriculum development
- Team building
- Diversity and multi-cultural training
- Coaching and mentoring
- Communication Training
- Health Care
- Grief Counselling
Opportunities-Obstacles Quotient Profile (QO2)
The Opportunities-Obstacles Quotient Profile (QO2) gives detailed information to individuals about their preferences for seeing obstacles and/or opportunities. Some people focus too strongly on opportunities and may take inadvisable risks that could have been avoided had they considered the down side. Others focus too strongly on obstacles and become hamstrung by them, unable to move forward effectively. The QO2 profiles five areas:
- Moving Towards Goals Energy
- Fault Finding
- Time Focus.
This instrument is useful for assisting individuals to understand how they cope with change and complexity. Understanding this profile, as with the TMP described above, can be helpful in adapting leadership and communication styles.
Windows on Work Values
The Windows on Work Values profile provides feedback on eight core value types that form the basis of our behaviour in the workplace. The model is based on the values associated with Organisational Constraint, Organisational Freedom, Self Focus and Group Focus. The values include empowerment, independence, individualism, authority, compliance, conformity, collectivism and equality. This profile assists individuals to understand the level of alignment between their own values and the values of the organisation and nature of their work.