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The Enneagram creates meta‐awareness at an individual and team level and uncovers the focus and patterns of behaviour that sub‐consciously drive and motivate us to act in certain ways.

What is the Enneagram?
The word Enneagram comes from the Greek words ennea (nine) and gram (points / what is written or drawn).  It refers to the nine different Enneagram styles, identified as the numbers 1‐9. Each number represents a  worldview and archetype that resonates with the way in which people think, feel and act and how they stand in  relation to the world, others and themselves.  The Enneagram Profile is a useful guide on the journey towards self‐development, relationship building, conflict  resolution and the improvement of team dynamics. It should be applied from an Open Systems  perspective. It is therefore not aimed at “boxing”,  limiting or categorising people. The Integrative  Enneagram Report works with an individual as a  more complex, layered, unique and distinct  being than other Typing systems.

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Why work with the Enneagram?
The organisation consists of groups of  individuals working together and as such the  optimisation of the individual, team and  organisational level behaviour and outputs contribute significantly to the overall success of  the business.  The Enneagram creates meta‐awareness at an individual  and team level and uncovers the focus and patterns of  behaviour that sub‐consciously drive and motivate us to act in  certain ways. In making these patterns and motivations conscious, the  individual is able to develop and transcend these. The Enneagram also provides a very powerful model for  understanding how development and integration operates, given the core motivational pattern we start  from. It empowers the individual to take responsibility for his or her own behaviours and growth from a  greater understanding of why they act and react in a certain way.

 Creates meta‐awareness at the level of motivation
 Increases consciousness and confidence
 Enables clearing of core emotional issues
 Provides a framework for understanding functional  and dysfunctional behaviours that stem from core  motivations
 Increases compassion for self and others
 Uncovers pathways to development and integration
 Positions these individual patterns and behaviours  within current and historical context
 Increases productivity and motivation
 Creates a language and sense making framework that  stretches deeper than a personality trait based  approach

 Reduces judgement and criticism of others while building understanding and tolerance
 Provides a framework for making sense of team conflict and challenges
 Enables the team to move beyond a pattern of blaming conflict on “personality differences”
 Repolarises teams while dismantling more traditional “fault lines” in the team
 Improves working relationships and team productivity
 Enhances business procedures
 Improves communication while also developing a new language framework for team dynamics

 Decreases behind‐the‐scenes organisational politics
 Improves change management and decreases fear of change
 Can unleash organisational creativity through greater individual integration
 Improves productivity and performance
 Creates a framework which enables greater project leadership
 Builds organisational integrity
 Enables more impactful corporate communication
 Contributes to development of talent
 Plays a role in enabling culture change

About the nine Enneagram Types

Type 8 - active controller

Eights pursue the truth, like to keep situations under their control, want to make important things happen, and try to hide their vulnerability.

Type 9 - active peacemaker

Nines seek peace, harmony, and positive mutual regard, and dislike conflict, tension, and ill will.

Type 1 - active perfectionist

Ones seek a perfect world and work diligently to improve both themselves and everyone and everything around them.

Type 2 - the helper

Twos want to be liked, try to meet the needs of others, and attempt to orchestrate the people and events in their lives.

Type 3 - the competitive achiever

Threes organize their lives to achieve specific goals and to appear successful in order to gain the respect and admiration of others.

Type 2 - the individualist

Fours desire deep connections both with self and others, and they feel most alive when they authentically express their feelings

Type 5 - the thinker

Fives thirst for information and knowledge and use emotional detachment as a way of keeping involvement with others at a minimum.

Type 6 - the loyal skeptic

Sixes have insightful minds, are prone to worry, and create anticipatory scenarios to feel prepared in case something goes wrong

Type 7 - the enthusiast

Sevens crave stimulation (ideas, people, and experiences), avoid pain, and create elaborate future plans to keep all their options open.