Management in Organization

Topics: Project management, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Big Five personality traits, Personality psychology, Personality type / Pages: 26 (6278 words) / Published: Mar 10th, 2013
BMG501/03 Management in Organisations

Tutor-Marked Assignment (TMA) 1

Course Code & Title | BMG501/03 MANAGEMENT IN ORGANISATIONS | Student Name | CHOO MUN HOE | Student ID | 032130007 | I/C No | 780209-07-5557 | Name of Tutor | WONG SIEW CHIN | Class Code | 6088366 |
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PART A – ESSAY QUESTIONS
Question 1:
(a)
In an organisation, Big Five Personality is one of the common practice that are widely accepted by managers to identify their subordinates’ behaviours and characteristics. When the subordinate is identified by one of the Big Five Personality, the managers could then apply certain dedicated strategies, tactics or ways of communication and coordination with that particular subordinate so that to effectively manage them in terms of working as well to achieve the goals and objectives of the department or even the organization. The Big Five is categorized into five categories, i.e. Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability (or Neuroticism (Andrzej and David 2007)) and Openness to Experience (The Commonwealth of Learning 2002). Each category consists with a group of related traits to describe a person’s personality. According to Andrzej A. Huczynski and David A. Buchanan in their book Organizational Behaviour (page 149), they described “They are sets of factors, ‘super traits’, which describe common elements among the sub-factors or traits which cluster together.” (Andrzej and David 2007)
Each of the category generally be measured with 3 levels: the positive (+), the negative (-) and the neutral. For instance, a person with the positive Openness (Openness+) personality acts more like an “explorer” whereby at the other way of extreme he/she would act like a “preserver” (Openness-). The middle point between these two extremes would always act “moderates” (Openness) despite having any of the side to become heavier.
Extraversion
The positive of Extraversion (+) acts



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