When I was 17, my dream was to walk across a continent to “find myself”. Who was I? Who was I becoming?
Various paths through life test our mettle…military training, job moves, travel for work (deployments), marriage, children, etc. And we learn about ourselves.
How about your team? How do you learn more about the unique individuals you work with each day toward a common goal/mission? One way I find to begin a conversation on the subject is for each member to take a Myers-Briggs style test. The results are instantly displayed (four letters), along with a couple of paragraphs describing the common characteristics of the type. It’s a wonderful way to learn and grow!
Suggestion-take the test first and then send it out to a few teammates (takes 2 minutes to complete and it’s free). Share your type and ask for theirs in return. Talk about the results together. I promise you’ll learn something new and grow as a team.
And I’m an INTJ. Feel free to let me know what your results are and what you learn about your team!