New Research by The Myers-Briggs Company Explores the Power of Teamwork

The two new studies focus on job satisfaction and the relationship between type and team collaboration

Sunnyvale, Calif. Oct 5, 2023 – An essential part of any organization, teams have many advantages over individual work. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have their challenges.

To help understand the relationships among team performance, MBTI® personality type and satisfaction, The Myers-Briggs Company is releasing the findings of two new studies: “Type, teams, and team performance”, and “Type, teams and job satisfaction”.

MBTI personality type and teams

This new report examines the elements associated with team effectiveness, encompassing individual perspectives and actions, the overall performance of the team, and the manner in which individuals' MBTI personality type preferences influence their perceptions of team collaboration.

“The survey shows that feeling valued is one of the best things people report about being on a team,” said John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at The Myers-Briggs Company and responsible for the study. “However, overall participants also reported that poor leadership was the worst thing about being on a team. This study sheds light on where teams and managers should focus their efforts to improve teamwork.”

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Job satisfaction and intention to leave

Being involved in a team environment can significantly impact job satisfaction.  However, the nature of that impact can vary depending on personality type preferences. But how do these differences come into play when working within a team? Topics analyzed in this report include: 

  • The most and least satisfied individual MBTI types
  • The most and least satisfied team types
  • The relationship between type and satisfaction, intention to leave, and remote/hybrid working

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About The Myers-Briggs Company 
In our fast-changing world, your edge lies in harnessing 100 percent of your talent – at work, at home, and everywhere in between. The Myers-Briggs Company helps organizations worldwide improve teams, develop inspirational leaders, and solve the most perplexing people challenges. We empower individuals to be the best versions of themselves by enriching their understanding of themselves and others. As a Certified B Corporation, The Myers-Briggs Company is a force for good. And we're ready to help you succeed.

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