For over 25 years as we’ve brought the Enneagram into the workplace and world, we’ve remained committed to its ethical use. Here’s a valuable list of guidelines from The Narrative Enneagram*.
- Help others discover their type; don’t tell them what type they are.
- Avoid stereotyping. Each of us is an individual expression of our type.
- Don’t make excuses or find faults for behavior based on type.
- Refrain from using your style as a justification for your actions.
- When you have a negative reaction to another type, investigate your own reactivity. Don’t assume the issue is with the other.
- See other sources of issues in addition to the Enneagram.
- Avoid using the Enneagram for your personal agenda.
- Recognize that the Enneagram requires time, effort, and commitment.
- Respect the privacy and personal boundaries of participants.
- Avoid making business decisions based on type or using the Enneagram in a selection process.
We firmly believe that using these guidelines as ground rules sets the stage and provides a safe and productive environment for the work.
Let us know what you think.
Mary Anne Wampler and Theresa Gale
PRINCIPALS, TRANSFORM, INC.
* © 2022 The Narrative Enneagram