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4.0 out of 5 stars User-Friendly Reading
As someone very familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, I found WorkTypes to be a very useful tool. As we learn about type in the workplace, it's important to emphasize that type shouldn't limit the kind of work or activities we choose.The explanations "Using Type Knowledge at Work" and "How not to use Type at Work" should be required...
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Worktypes can be a very useful tool for understanding how your personality affects your efficiency at work. Strategies for maximizing your strengths and minimizing your weaknesses are offered as well as tips for dealing with personality types other than your own. Unfortunately, the book offers only a brief description of personality types. For readers to get the full...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Effort!, June 1 2001
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Worktypes can be a very useful tool for understanding how your personality affects your efficiency at work. Strategies for maximizing your strengths and minimizing your weaknesses are offered as well as tips for dealing with personality types other than your own. Unfortunately, the book offers only a brief description of personality types. For readers to get the full value from this book, it is suggested that they read a book with more detailed descriptions of the 16 types. (The authors suggest the 1989 book, Lifetypes, but any number of books focusing on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and psychological type will do.) Without a clear understanding of the 16 psychological types, it is difficult to apply most of the information in the book. However, with an appropriate companion book, Worktypes can be instrumental in your quest to improve your effectiveness at work. We [...] recommend this book to a wide range of readers, since the personality breakdowns can be of value to anyone from the most powerful leaders of corporations to their front-line employees.
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4.0 out of 5 stars User-Friendly Reading, Aug. 11 2000
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This review is from: Work Types: Understand Your Work Personality (Paperback)
As someone very familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, I found WorkTypes to be a very useful tool. As we learn about type in the workplace, it's important to emphasize that type shouldn't limit the kind of work or activities we choose.The explanations "Using Type Knowledge at Work" and "How not to use Type at Work" should be required reading for any employee whose workplace in undergoing restructuring. The preference combinations used narrow down the kind of information shared. An individual who is new to type, and wants to learn more about it on a casual basis, won't be bogged down in temperament or dominant function theories. Scenarios illustrating workplace issues--Leading, Meetings, Change, Communications--are very realistic. Many readers can identify with these situations. The suggestions given to improve these situations are effective and written in a language that is easily converted to actual application. I wish that I had access to this book earlier in my planning process. Since that time, I have recommended the book as part of my workshops. Type notwithstanding, I have also found its applications useful in other environments outside the office.
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