This comprehensive collection of cases and exercises allows students to practice organization development (OD) skills at the same time as learning about theories of organizational change and human behavior. The first part of the book presents cases about the OD process, and the second part includes cases in organization-wide, team, and individual interventions. The final part provides practical exercises that make the course material come alive through realistic scenarios that organizational change practitioners regularly experience.
This book can be used as a stand-alone text or as an accompaniment to Donald L. Anderson's textbook Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change, Second Edition (ISBN 978-1-4129-8774-5).
Exercise 8: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
One of the most widely use psychological instruments is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Originated by Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers, the MBTI is built on the work of the early Swiss psychologist Carl Jung regarding how people perceive the world and process information. The MBTI describes four dimensions about how people tend to have a preferred way of behaving. Each dimension describes a continuum, so the extent of one's tendencies may be quite pronounced or more moderate.
Extroversion/Introversion.Extroversion and introversion describe how people get energy. Those who prefer extroversion (abbreviated E) process data by talking out loud and thinking while they are speaking. They derive energy from being with other people. Those preferring introversion (I), ...