Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:34:59 -0700

If you follow any of Andrea Wenger's stuff, you'll see she uses MBTI
to help fit teams together in their ideal situations. While not all
work places are ideal, if the personality mix can easily allow members
to fluorish where they are best suited, the team performs greater than
mere man hours.

This isn't a fad: It's based on science.

Andrea speaks regularly at STC Summit, but I was already an MBTI fan
long before I knew of her.
http://andreajwenger.com/

At one workplace a new general manager wanted us to take the DISC
inventory. The union got all up in arms because they didn't want the
staff to be pigeon holed into specific roles. This thinking is akin to
not wanting to date someone you really get along well with because you
don't want to spoil the friendship. If you haven't noticed, with the
rejection of my admission that I could spend the rest of my life with
this person, the friendship has now already been spoiled.

As a team member, wouldn't you want to know better how you perform in
different circumstances? Andrea's articles help me see how I operate
as a writer.

That's not to say that every company who pushes for the use of these
tests will pay for the additional consulting on how to use the results
effectively.

BTW years ago I managed to take the DISC through my church, and the
results showed me I was in the wrong job. I'm much happier now.

As to why and how many? I think the answer lies in the company not
paying for the additional consulting.

-Tony



On 2012-07-17, at 12:59 PM, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

>
> Close, I am an ENFP. Sometimes I think I should be writing jokes instead of user guides!
>
> To try to get this back to an appropriate topic...why do you think companies have us take all of these tests?

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References:
Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Ron Hearn
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Keith Hood
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Richard L Hamilton
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka

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