No? I’m not surprised.
The Enneagram is much overlooked in the world of business. Forbes first started writing about the Enneagram a few years ago, but only sparingly. The article commented on the “new” assessment, causing many to raise their eyebrows. The assessment is hardly new. It’s been available for about 70 years, roughly the same amount of time as the MBTI personality assessment. Where the MBTI sheds light on our personality preferences - extrovert vs introvert, feeling vs. thinking, etc. - the Enneagram illuminates how those preferences translate into a way of being and doing, kind of an internal operating system, or what I refer to simply as our software. Just as the name itself implies (the word ‘enneagram’ derives in part from a Greek word, ennea meaning “9”), there are 9 unique systems or software packages that quite accurately reflect our patterns of behavior, even our thoughts and emotions. I use the enneagram in beginning stages of our work to peak under the hood, and see what’s cooking!
Here’s a quick video that shares more about the process and what you can except, both for yourself and your team.