Deeper Insights for Teambuilding

Gain a better understanding of your unique self and how you show appreciation to others in specific industries with the Expanded MBA Inventory.

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What is the Expanded Version of the MBA Inventory?

The Expanded Version of the MBA Inventory includes several new items which provide a deeper look at your results:

  • Compare your results with the general workforce population (text and graphic charts) regarding your languages of appreciation (primary, secondary, and lesser valued ones).
  • Identify the single most valued act of appreciation to you.
  • The role (and challenges) of Appropriate Physical Touch in communicating appreciation
  • Allows you to share the ways you don’t want to receive appreciation in each of the 5 languages.
  • Additional resources to explore how best to implement the 5 Languages of Appreciation in your workplace.

Industry-Specific Versions included with the Expanded MBA Inventory

Every industry has nuances and variables in its work environment. With the Expanded MBA Inventory, you will drill down and gain further insights into team building and appreciation language profiles for your specific industry. The new expanded version contains action items relevant to your unique settings!

The general work setting version of the MBA Inventory applies to virtually all work settings. It has been utilized in organizations and businesses, ranging from a few employees to several thousand staff members.

The remote/long-distance version is designed for relationships where colleagues and supervisors work in locations separated by distance (this could be in different parts of the city, across the country, or the world.)

The medical version of the MBA Inventory is explicitly designed for those who work in medical settings, including medical practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and specialty treatment centers.

The ministry/not-for-profits version of the MBA Inventory is designed for those relationships where individuals work (either as staff or volunteers) in ministry, church, and non-profit settings.

The military version of the MBA Inventory has been created to be utilized by any branch of the military (including active duty, reserves, and National Guard).

The school version of the MBA Inventory is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff who work in education settings (public or private) ranging from preschool to high school.

The government version is constructed specifically for those who work in government settings, whether Federal, state, county, municipal, or other government-related offices.

The senior care version of the MBA Inventory is for individuals whose work focuses on providing care for older adults, including assisted living centers, nursing homes, home health care, and hospice.

The trades version of the MBA Inventory is designed to be used by those who work for a company in one of the professional service trades, such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, painting, carpentry, landscaping, and other similar trades.

The Veterinarian version of the MBA Inventory is designed for those working in veterinary settings, including small animal clinics and veterinary hospitals, and those providing services for large animals and onsite visits. 

The Dentistry version of the MBA Inventory is designed specifically for those who work in one of the various dental work settings, including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry. 

How to Get the Expanded Version of the MBA Inventory

  1. Purchase codes for the industry version you want
  2. If you have an unused code for taking the Basic MBA Inventory from a book, explore upgrading this code for the Expanded version
  3. To upgrade your code, contact us at
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Expanded Version of the MBA Inventory

The MBA Inventory is a research-based assessment designed to measure your work relationships and preferences for expressing appreciation. It focuses on the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace developed by Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White. The five languages are:

  1. Words of Affirmation
  2. Quality Time
  3. Tangible Gifts
  4. Acts of Service
  5. Physical Touch

The MBA Inventory provides you with feedback and recommendations to help strengthen your work relationships by expressing appreciation in ways that are meaningful to others. The expanded version includes additional items, specific industry-related questions, and action items.

The MBA Inventory provides employers with an understanding of their employees’ unique appreciation preferences and needs, as well as actionable recommendations to create a more engaged and motivated workplace. The expanded version includes industry-specific questions tailored to help businesses better understand how to express appreciation meaningfully foreach employee. Additionally, the expanded version includes suggested strategies and action items to help employers strengthen their work relationships.

The MBA Inventory was expanded to provide a more comprehensive assessment of appreciation preferences and needs within various industries. The new version includes industry – specific questions and suggested strategies and action items to help employers and employees strengthen their work relationships. Additionally, the expanded version provides a deeper understanding of appreciation preferences that can lead to improved performance, better communication, and increased engagement in the workplace. Overall, the expanded version of the MBA Inventory provides employers and employees an even better understanding of communicating appreciation within their unique working environments.

  • $25 per code OR
  • $10 + an unused MBA Inventory code from your 5 Languages of Appreciation book
  • Quantity discounts available

To upgrade your code, contact us at

Get the Most Out of Your Assessment with the Expanded MBA Inventory

The Expanded Version of the MBA Inventory is more than just a test to help you understand your primary and secondary languages of appreciation. It also provides information on how best to use those languages in the workplace so that you can build stronger relationships with your colleagues and feel appreciated every day. 

Whether an employer or employee, take your career to new heights!