Individual and Company Success, Come Discover the
Prerequisites for Success
Nothing succeeds like success. In managing organizational diversity, this precept is especially true. Once the culture accepts the "differential equation" of diversity, organizational momentum picks up speed, devises resolutions to the diversity issues, and in closed loop fashion changes the culture to a proactive/win-win posture on diversity.
But before all that can happen, there are five prerequisites that the organization must put in place. These are briefly outlined below:
1. The organizational climate must be conducive
to the diversity issues. This is top-management's task as senior
executives set not only the policy but also the example from which
the organization learns.
Learning About You, About Others
• I had better know something about myself, and
That "something" we would like to learn should be helpful in predicting how we are likely to react or respond. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS), based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), is a handy way to get a first reading on ourselves and on others. We have found this extremely productive in strengthening teamwork for project leadership, organizational cooperation, participative partnering and cross-border activities.
The Keisey Temperament Sorter (KTS) is an excellent foundation for both self-awareness and for getting to know and appreciate where others are coming from. It is easy to administer and readily understand by all levels. Here's how it works.
Our characteristic preferences, gene-given and/or
learned, indicate our disposition to respond/act in an particular
pattern and more or less consistent manner. In simplified terms,
Myers-Briggs and the KTS approach focus on eight attributes
(temperament types/characteristics) in four "opposing pairs":
Please note that there are no "right" or "wrong"
types. Most of us have some of all eight to a degree. And remember
these are only preferences.
These four temperaments (using MBTI shorthand) are: SP—Sensing/Perceiving IT—Intuitive/Thinking SJ—Sensing/Judging IF—Intuitive/Peeling
To be Continued
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