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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.
*source: integrative Enneagram solutions
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.