The Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory is an assessment tool unlike other work-related personality tests. Developed by psychologist Dr. Paul White and Dr. Gary Chapman, this assessment tool is based on the concepts presented in The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People.
The MBA Inventory assists supervisors, managers, and coworkers in communicating appreciation to their colleagues in meaningful ways that “hit the mark” for the person you want to encourage. In many settings (non-profit organizations, educational institutions, churches and ministries, medical/dental practices), managers want to show their appreciation for the work being done by their colleagues, but the monetary reward is either not appropriate or not feasible. The MBA Inventory identifies and suggests ways to communicate appreciation in low (and no) cost ways.”
The inventory takes 15-20 minutes to complete online. An individual report is generated immediately, which identifies the respondent’s primary language of appreciation, their secondary language of appreciation, and the least important language to them. A unique action list is also developed for each individual’s profile and personal preferences.
Many work settings have unique characteristics regarding scheduling, availability for interaction during the workday, position titles, and what action items are realistic (or unrealistic) given their work conditions. In response to requests from the organizations we serve, we have partnered with work groups, managers, and employees to create industry-specific versions of the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory.
We aim to make the inventory practical and applicable to as many work settings as possible. While the standard version of the MBA Inventory is well suited for most work environments, we have created specialized versions for remote/long-distance work relationships, school settings, medical settings, the military, ministry/non-profits, government, senior care providers, professional trades, dentists, and veterinarians.
It is important to note: If you want your staff to take an industry-specific version of the MBA Inventory, you must purchase a code for that industry. Codes provided with the book are only for the standard inventory version and cannot be converted or “traded” for industry-specific codes. We have created these specific versions in response to requests by our clientele and have chosen to provide these unique versions at no additional cost to the price of the standard version of the inventory.