There was a lot of hype around the 2013 HR Technology Conference (#HRTechConf) held in Las Vegas this week and it was well deserved. Another great event is now in the books.
The Halogen booth was hopping with activity this week as we were busy showcasing two new additions to our Talent Management Suite. As if our new modules weren’t exciting enough themselves, we brought together 12 familiar faces from the HR industry to help show just how the new Halogen Myers-Briggs® module can help improve communication and collaboration in the workplace.
A dozen HR bloggers and analysts agreed to share their Myers-Briggs assessment results as part of our demonstration:
We thought this would be a recipe for a fun demo and we were right! Using the Halogen Myers-Briggs module, we compared the personality types of our volunteers and looked at how various pairings could improve communication between them.
MBTI profile comparison of Steve Boese and China Gorman
Let’s zero in on Steve Boese and China Gorman. Steve is chair of the HR Technology Conference, a columnist at HR Executive Magazine and a blogger at Steve Boese’s HR Technology. China is a columnist for the Halogen TalentSpace blog and CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute.
Clearly, these are both very busy people.
Let’s say, for example, that Steve wants China to deliver a project for the 2014 HR Tech Conference — a year away. If we look at their MBTI assessments, we can see right away that these two people share some similarities in terms of personality traits but also have some clear differences.
Intuition “N” and Perceiving “P” are part of both of their profiles, while Steve’s Introversion “I” and Thinking “T” contrast China’s Extraversion “E” and Feeling “F”.
Steve and China can dig deeper into these similarities and differences as you can see in this diagram. This insight will give them both a better understanding of themselves as well and each other:
They can also get some quick guidance and interaction tips that provide perspective on how each expresses themselves and how they best receive information and communication.
Ultimately, sharing these personality insights between China and Steve will result in a better working relationship and the successful completion of this project.
Organizations that choose to deploy the Halogen Myers-Briggs module will enable their employees to see how their personality type compares with other people in the organization who have shared their results.
This helps employees see the similarities and differences between personality types and helps them understand how to better interact with others.
We were lucky enough to have our partner CPP, Inc., the Myers-Briggs company help with this demo and talk about the power of the Myers-Briggs personality assessment tool. A big thanks to CPP for coming out!
And thanks to our volunteers who agreed to allow us to see into their personalities and assess them for the world to see.
Seeing 1:1 Exchange meeting module in action
HR Tech was also the HR industry’s first chance to see our new 1:1 Exchange™ module in action. Our team demoed the new tool, showing just how it can help create a strong coaching culture within organizations. The 1:1 Exchange module can help ease the burden of those one-on-one meetings for managers and their reports. It’s all about making it easy to update goals, development plans and share feedback in one simple place.
We had a lot of fun talking talent management with people from across the industry at this year’s conference. Only about 364 days until HR Tech 2014. See you there!
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