Accession Number : ADP006935

Title :   The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Acquisition Management,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Cummings, William H.

Report Date : 17 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This paper describes the Myers-Briggs typology of over 2,800 students who attended the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) since 1983. It further describes the potential contributions and pitfalls that each type brings to an organization. The Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) was created to provide acquisition education, research, information dissemination, and oversight of the total Department of Defense acquisition education program. To meet this goal the Department of Managerial Development has since 1983 administered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to students who attended the Program Management Course (PMC). The MBTI was administered to provide these students with a way of understanding individual differences and utilizing this knowledge in their Total Quality Management efforts. This paper describes the psychological type of a representative sample of more than 2,800 students who work in the acquisition career field and who attended the PMC since 1982.

Descriptors :   *CAREERS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *PSYCHOLOGY, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EDUCATION, MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, PAPER, QUALITY, STUDENTS, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITIES, WORK.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE