- Paperback: 350 pages
- Publisher: Inst for Management Development; 3rd edition (May 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1877808016
- ISBN-13: 978-1877808012
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Great tool to help manage the multiple personalities in an office. Great for new managers
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I have been a believer in understanding personality types and having those in my organization having the same understanding since 1988. At that time, as CEO of a small medical device start-up, my company had some rough edges and not everyone felt appreciated for what they contributed. I brought in an organizational psychologist who immediately introduced us to the Myers-Briggs approach. Everyone participated in learning their personality type and that of co-workers.
This simple tool created a sea-change in attitudes within our company. Once everyone understood the other's uniqueness, there was greater teamwork, collaboration, and humor. I have used Myers-Briggs ever since and strongly recommend it as an organizational development tool.
It is also a great tool for those married or in relationships as it again provides great insights into the "other" and contributes to greater intimacy.
Best-selling author and organizational consultant introduced me to "Working Together" in 2003 and uses it routinely in his work.
I think this book is a must for managers or those in charge of a staff like in a school situation like was our case. If you want MBTI theory, this is not your book. But lack of a lot theory and loaded with practical examples is this book's strength in using it in a group setting. I highly recommend this book.
Where "Working Together" really rises above the rest is in the focused way that it addresses types at work. It provides a detailed description about how each type functions in both leadership and worker roles with the goal of maximizing performance through understanding varying traits, values and motivations that are present in each type. It even has thumb tabs to help you go right to the information that you want. It is a self proclaimed reference book that hits the mark. The format is superb. The content is exceptional.
This is a must have for the personality type obsessed and those who want to understand how and why people perform and interact the way that they do at work.
Skip the book if you want more than the basics of personality type.