“ I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
– J.R.R.Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
COVID-19 is challenging the ways we work, the ways we live, and our confidence in and ability to deal with the future. This leads to a range of feelings – fear, confusion, irritation, despondency, as we engage with the uncertainty of the extent to which we are going to be impacted by the spread of the Corona virus.
Many of us have had to abruptly shift from working in our offices to working at home. Even those of us used to working from home have to deal with homes more crowded, less orderly, and busier than usual. We search for a new rhythm as we engage with internal and external disruption. Sometimes in a crisis, we tend to abandon ourselves just when we need our best selves.
The MBTI® framework identifies specific activities to help us deal with these changes and practice self-care. Here are a few tips that we can use to lean on the best side of our MBTI® personality types. Feel free to share this with all those you have administered the MBTI® Assessment to or those you think will be interested. Click here to download the resource.
We are glad to announce our partnership with PSI Services LLC, our third and newest international partner. PSI is a well-known name in the assessment space. They have been a global leader in assessment, testing and licensing services for over 70 years. Headquartered in California, PSI have a presence in 20+ countries and thereby, have a very global outlook on talent.
The prospect of receiving feedback on psychometric reports can be intimidating for some people. Understanding the implications of psychometric data and what it may mean to an individual’s sense of self, is not an easy endeavour. As a practitioner, I have found a few strategies useful while delivering feedback in difficult conversations. In my experience, being cognizant of how the client reacts to a new piece of information, can be useful in understanding the client better and helping them.
The world is changing at an accelerated place. Our globalized world is so interconnected now that changes in one corner of the world have unpredictable effects in another corner, like a ripple in a pond. Many of us in the management space call it the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world – a world that is so interconnected and complex that one cannot predict the future or act with certainty. Our organisations are still working with yesterday’s frameworks – strategies that are too linear today, human resource perspectives that render inapplicable and tactics that are too slow-rigid for the VUCA world. In the VUCA world, talent, therefore, will become even more critical; experience, knowledge and information will not be differentiators any more. So what will be?