How a group of doctors became better at collaborating

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The JTI development tool has proven to be beneficial to the doctors. Therefore, it has become a regular part of their courses.

The doctors from the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand have for years been given courses in management, administration and cooperation. The JTI development tool (Jungian Type Index) proved to be so beneficial to them that they use it as a fixed part of their courses. The regions are responsible for the courses themselves, and all teachers are authorized by JTI at CfL.
The tool shows differences in doctors’ perception and decisions

The Jungian Type Index is a development tool that describes the basic differences between people. The development tool focuses on how the differences can be used constructively. “It is a really good tool to bring into the teaching, because it gives the students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the area about what the differences mean for the way they work together,” says chief physician Marlene Mohr from the Danish Institute for Medical Simulation. Marlene Mohr has been authorized to teach JTI since the management course started about five years ago. She has been a teacher on the course and developed and implemented the form that the teaching has today.
When differences catch

Marlene Mohr was JTI-authorized five years ago and benefits from it daily. “More people come and ask me how I thrive in the medical profession with my slightly atypical preferences, and I am happy to answer that”. Marlene herself has experienced that all 16 different types are equally important and contribute equally positively to the medical profession. She generally experiences that we take too little account of the preferences in everyday life, and therefore we do not come to exploit the potential of all employees. “This does not necessarily mean that we have to test everybody, but that we must be curious about people’s differences,” she recommends.
It is an advantage to be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses

Over three course days, doctors work together in groups with a loose assignment. Here it becomes clear that the individual doctors have preferences. “The work gives them knowledge about their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to relationships and creates energy and profits in their everyday lives,” says Marlene Mohr. The working groups are pre-assembled. They are as diverse as possible with regard to preferences, specialties and gender, as they will put pressure on the doctors so that they feel how their differences are expressed both in the cooperation, in the presentations and when they have to complete the tasks.
Curious scientists

According to the chief physician, doctors’ interest in the development tool JTI has developed in recent years. “More and more doctors are curious to work constructively with themselves and their preferences,” says Marlene Mohr. “Many people were more skeptical about this. The curiosity they have now comes from the fact that the previous participants on the courses talk about their preferences. In addition, it is becoming more and more common for doctors to gain knowledge of preferences from other programs, groups or situations in which they are included, ”says Marlene Mohr.