Using Personality Type Preferences to Enhance Team Work in Extension Programs

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This three-page fact sheet, the fifth in a series on teaching different personality types, covers the practical ways in which Extension professionals can use the influence of personality type preferences to enhance team dynamics in Extension program development and implementation. This article will cover the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator, True Colors personality type indicator, and the Kirton Adaption Innovation Inventory. Written by J. Brianne Bird, Alexa J. Lamm, and Hannah Carter and published by the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.

Developing Strong Teamwork to Support Excellence in Extension Programming

Happy group of finger smileys 2Sometimes differentiating a group from a team is difficult. Is the group of people that you work with truly a team? What benefits are there to being a member of a highly functioning team? In Patrick Lencioni’s iconic book on teamwork, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team , five elements are outlined as necessary for highly functioning teams. These are trust, ability to successfully engage in conflict, commitment to each other and the team, accountability, and focusing on collective results. This 2-page fact sheet was written by Hannah Carter, Amy Harder, and Kevan Lamm, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, May 2013.

HR028 Sexual Harassment in the Information Age: The Human Resource Manager’s Guide to Nontraditional Sexual Harassment

HR028, a 4-page fact sheet by Angelina C. Toomey and Allen F. Wysocki, helps human resource managers recognize types of nontraditional sexual harassment and strategies managers can take to ensure a workplace that is free from all types of harassment or prejudicial treatment. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, December 2009.