In the MBTI certification program, the instructor demonstrated how using the four mental functions (sensing, intuition, thinking and feeling) are really a decision making process, and if followed, lead to a more robust decision.
One begins with sensing (get the data), moves to intuition (what other possibilities are there), then on to thinking (analyze the options logically) and finally feeling (considering the human impact of the decision.)
What I found interesting is that he also gave examples of which parts of an organization typically bring each of the functions to the group. We all get that finance often brings the sensing and thinking functions, while the strategy group looks for possibilities.
When he got to feeling, I expected him to say “human resources”. Instead he said Marketing. Now come on….human resources deals with the people, right?
Being a long-time human resources practitioner, that bothers me. Shouldn’t human resources be the ones to bring in the “what about the people element?”
I wonder. Has the human resource profession, at least sometimes, become so embroiled in compliance and process that we don’t have the time we need to raise the “people” flag?
Interesting discussion topic….