What is MBA Inventory?

The Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory is an assessment tool developed by psychologist Dr. Paul White and Dr. Gary Chapman, to accompany the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People.

The MBA Inventory assists supervisors, managers, and coworkers to be able to communicate appreciation to their colleagues in ways that are meaningful and which "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 monetary reward is either not appropriate or not feasible.

The inventory takes 15-20 minutes to complete online and an individual report is generated immediately which identifies the respondent’s primary language of appreciation, their secondary language of appreciation, and the language of appreciation which is least important to them. Additionally, a unique action list is developed for each individual's profile and personal preferences.