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.