A New Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for Healthcare Professionals®
Many of us have used one of several MBTI® reports to provide a useful measure of personality by looking at eight personality preferences that all people use at different times. It has been used with over 2 million people in a variety of organizations all over the world and is available in at least 21 languages. Within teams, it helps us understand how we are different and why we need each other. It also promotes understanding of individual and team strengths, helps us understand and adapt to differences, identifies individual and team areas needing development, improves leadership and managerial skills, increases effective interpersonal communication and enhances conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
Recently, a new form has been developed to help physicians, nurses, healthcare assistants and other clinical staff to enhance their ability to deliver exceptional patient experience.
Using MBTI® preferences to increase patient satisfaction.
This form has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and provides knowledge of how your preferences manifest themselves in providing care to patients. It offers tangible recommendations on how to improve communication and flex your typical care style to increase patient satisfaction.
The report heightens awareness of how you deliver information and spend time with patients and sheds light on why misunderstandings may arise with patients, based on your preferences. In acknowledging the difficult challenges currently found in healthcare environments, this MBTI® form encourages mindfulness of the impact of stress, typical for your type, on your delivery of care, along with tactical advice for regaining ‘the version of you’ that functions best.
The Myers-Briggs Report for Healthcare Professionals®
Sections of the report include:
See a sample report here:
When/How to use the Myers-Briggs for Healthcare Professionals®?
Whenever you want to offer your physicians, nurses, healthcare assistants or other clinical staff a time to step back and assess how they are doing in delivering exception patient care, even in this difficult, challenging and constantly changing healthcare environment, to examine how stress is impacting them and to learn alternative approaches to in delivering exceptional patient care.
It can be used in a group setting or as a component in individual coaching with time to thoroughly explore, understand, integrate, own some of the insights and assess recommended strategies to deal with stress to improve the delivery of exceptional patient care, increase personal satisfaction and to avoid burnout.
To be an exceptional performer in today’s workplaces, we must commit to an ongoing process of self-examination . . .
Organizational development consultant, coach, facilitator, trainer. She is a certified MBTI® practitioner.