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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

1. Explain how information obtained through the administration of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tests to team members can be used to improve team performance.

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Excellent question!

Let's take a closer look. I also added some extra information at the end of this response to consider. Have you administered the MBTI to yourself yet? That is often very helpful in understanding how it can be helpful to the individual and to the team (see online version at URL: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp).

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1. Explain how information obtained through the administration of Myers Briggs Type Indicator tests to team members can be used to improve team performance.

The information obtained through the administration of Myers Briggs Type Indicator tests to team members can be used to improve team performance in several ways. When the team players take the test, they gain understanding of the personality dimensions of their own and other team members. Individuals' training on the type of personality of team members improves team performance through improved communication, trust, and interdependence. These are essential characteristics of an effective team. Therefore, understanding and tolerance of individual's behaviors and actions are the largest benefit that the Myers-Briggs test has to offer as a contribution to teams' effectiveness (Varvel , Adams, Pridie, & Ruiz Ulloa, 2004).

Through this understanding and tolerance of others behavior negative behaviors that impede effectiveness are also eliminated (or, at least greatly reduces), such as ...

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The effectiveness of the Myers-Briggs is assessed. Specifically, this solution explains how information obtained through the administration of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tests can be used to improve team performances. Provides extra information of the dimensions of the Myers-Briggs and the references in APA format.

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