D in the corner

One of our connecting experiences in organizations connects people through stories to discover each other's essential abilities.  It's the opposite of diagnostic tools that put people in personality boxes. One of the worst examples we've heard about was a retreat that was designed to connect the owner to the company. The group was segmented into subgroups of their personality boxes. The owner ended up sitting alone in the corner, begin the only one in his personality category, labeling him as a "D." Quite a paradoxical outcome that typifies what often happens. The alternative is to show people how to form new connections around stories and essential abilities.