Knowing each others’ temperament establishes new team.
Rees & England is accredited to use two psychometric ‘instruments’ – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II). These can provide individuals and teams with additional insights to improve performance, increase communications, and uncover areas of potential conflict.
Rees & England were approached by Emmanuel Bristol to run a team-building event for a brand-new team. While most team members knew each other, only3 of them had worked together and the team wanted to set out on their journey together as well-equipped as possible. The KTS-II was recommended as offering an easy-to-understand tool that is easily applied to team situations such as this.
Around a week before the event, all attendees spent around 20 minutes completing the on-line KTS-II survey. The event commenced with an introduction to the sorter, its history and validity, and saw the participants self-assessing prior to being given their actual results. A ‘living map’ of their temperaments was created, providing an immediate visual representation of which types were (and were not) represented in the team. This knowledge was then used to facilitate discussions and decisions about the challenges that might be faced when working together, as well as highlights on how to make each person; and thus the team; as successful as possible.
Around 6 and 12 weeks after the event, review sessions were held to evaluate how the team had been progressing, together with some additional input and facilitated discussions using what they had experienced and the results from the KTS-II assessments.
One participant remarked: “I cannot imagine a better way to kick-off our time together as a team”
Another said: “It (the KTS-II and the workshop) has helped me to recognise myself and reckon with the elements of my personality to understand my frustrations as they occur”.
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