Roles vs Preferences
This exercise provides a structure to enable team members to discuss whether the roles they are undertaking accord with their preferences - and whether roles can be changed to fit their preferences better (requires use of the MBTI®)
30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of team
- To enable individuals to explore the difference between their work role and personal preferences
- To identify any ways in which work structure can be changed to accord more with preferences
- Complete the MBTI, the MTR-i and relevant exercises to give delegates a good understanding of the MBTI preferences and MTR-i team roles
- Give team members a flipchart each, and ask them initially to work alone to produce a flipchart containing 5 sections:
- their team role
- their MBTI preferences
- aspects of their role in the team that accord most with their preferences and that they enjoy doing
- aspects of their role that accord least with their preferences, and that they find least enjoyable
- suggestions on how the work environment could be changed so that it would improveme their enjoyment
- Facilitate a team session where each team member feeds back in turn.
- During the feedback, encourage listeners to identify actions that the presenter can take to help work more according to his/her preferences.