I was recently sitting in a seminar ran by one of our associates on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) in which he was explaining the tool and its uses. I had one of those moments which I can only describe as an “aha” moment towards the end of the session, where we were talking about how dealing with some people can exhaust you more than others.
At BRS, I deal with clients from all our specialised industries of government, infrastructure and resources. Within those industries I work with quite a few engineers, and have worked with many engineers in different roles in the past as well. I am by no means an engineer, and those close to me outside of my working life would be surprised to see how much I work with them, and attempt to speak and understand their language and the unique challenges they face. I should be clear I work in the non-technical areas but have a passion for their industry and seeing individuals improve. I enjoy working with engineers and all of those in technical roles, but I’ve realised that after planning, engaging, talking or working with them, I feel sapped of energy. But I never had actually paused to consider why.
The reason? Well, Continue reading