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BIG FIVE PRSONALITY FACTORS AND ITS UTILITY IN MANAGING THE WORK FORCES EFFECTIVELY
ANKITA SAMPAT(09204) CHAYA(09213) VINOD YASH RAJ SHARATH
TABLE OF CONTENT
BIG FIVE PERSONALTY TRAITS
BIG FIVE FACTORS AND MANAGING THE WORKERS IN AN ORGANISATION CASE
“Personalities at work are like cars in the city: They often can keep us from our destination.” Pierce J. Howard How well do you understand basic personality differences among the people at work? Knowledge of personality structure, dynamics and development is helpful to your: 1. Personal professional development
2. Relationships with associates
3. Relationships with superiors and the organization in general Whether you are working in a team, leading a department, or selling a service or product, the way you communicate and persuade is critical to your personal success and your company’s overall effectiveness. PERSONALITY AND ORGANIZATION:
Personality is the relatively stable set of psychological attributes that distinguishes one person from another. A longstanding debate among the psychologists is the factor “Nature vs Nurture”. The extent to which the personality attributes are inherited from our parents is the “nature” argument and if shaped by the environmental factors it is the “Nurture” argument. Both biological and environmental factors play an important role in determining the personality. Managers should strive to understand basic personality attributes and how they can affect people’s behavior, perceptions and attitude towards organization. BIG FIVE PERSONALITY FACTORS:
The Big Five are, collectively, a taxonomy of personality traits: a coordinate system that maps which traits go together.. The Big Five are five broad factors (dimensions) of personality traits. They are: Extraversion
Openness to experience
OBJECTIVE OF STUDY
The objective of study is to understand the Big five personality factors and how they are used in managing the work force.
EXTRAVERSION has an interpersonal component and is strongly related to positive affect such as being enthusiastic, energetic, interested and friendly. Extraversion is associated with leadership. So extraverts are highly motivated to seek social situations and to be dominant in those situations. Extraverts are motivated by change, variety in their lives, challenge, and are easily bored. Extraverts have more recently been seen as adaptive, ambitious and hardworking. AGREEABLENESS also has an interpersonal component. Agreeable individuals tend toward conformity in groups, toward modesty, toward not being demanding, and toward being sympathetic. These individuals might be motivated toward helping others and toward pro social behavior in general. There may be a link between the motivational processes operating within individuals in regards to this trait, such that agreeable individuals strive for intimacy and solidarity in groups they belong to, which provides emotional rewards. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS is related to such things as achievement, perseverance, organization and responsibility. Conscientious individuals are motivated toward achievement...