Jan Vaessen’s licences

Sound teamwork is at the heart of effective projects and meetings. That teamwork can be boosted by a clear understanding of the qualities of, and the differences between, the participants involved. A range of instruments are available for enhancing this understanding. Jan Vaessen uses them when the situation requires. He has licences for the following tools:

LEGO® Serious Play®

LEGO® Serious Play® (LSP) is a facilitation technique that used building with LEGO® bricks in order to address challenges in the area of learning, communication, problem-solving or decision making for organizations, teams and individuals. It is based on the concept of “hand knowledge”: by using the strong neural connections between the hand and the brain, LSP can uncover deeper levels of sub-conscious thinking. It is particularly useful in situations where intuitive judgement is important, and where strong emotional charges interfere with regular ways-of-working.

Myers-Briggs Type indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type indicator® (MBTI®) is a questionnaire that provides an insight into the individual qualities and potentials of people, and the areas where they differ from others. This insight improves communications in teams, and helps to resolve conflicts faster and enhance mutual appreciation. That makes teams more effective and powerful. The MBTI is based on the psychological theories of Carl Jung and was made accessible by Katharina Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. Jan Vaessen has a licence to use this instrument.

My Motivation Insights Colour Test

The My Motivation Insights Colour Test is a tool that explores people’s personal motives. The resulting insight makes it easier to understand one’s own behaviour and other people’s and to make adjustments where necessary. That makes individuals, teams and organisations more effective. The colour test is based on research by the American psychologist Clarence W. Graves. Jan Vaessen has a licence to use this test.

Richard Lewis CultureActive Method

The Richard Lewis culture model provides a picture of the communication styles and behaviours of people from different cultural backgrounds. The model provides a neutral language for identifying and discussing the differences between cultures. The method includes a questionnaire that makes people aware of their own cultural traits and how they view other cultures. This awareness furthers understanding and enhances the teamwork in intercultural teams. Jan Vaessen has a licence to use the Richard Lewis CultureActive tools.