What is the point of all of it?
Millions of dollars are spent each year on personality assessment tests. But, nobody can express a clear reason why.
“Two and a half million Americans a year take the Myers-Briggs. Eighty-nine companies out of the US Fortune 100 make use of it, for recruitment and selection or to help employees understand themselves or their co-workers.”
Almost 90% of Fortune 100 companies perform these tests. This is amazing to me.
I have taken these assessments. After receiving my results, my first thought always is: interesting, but so what?
I see a lot of commentary and articles on how to assess leadership styles and roles.
- Are you a democratic leader, authoritarian, or somewhere in between (here)?
- What is your personality type (FIRO-B, MBTI)?
- What is your role as a team member (Belbin)?
Are these useful tools? Can we use them to predict behaviors or successes? Continue reading