Ch 4: Personality and Behavior in Organizations: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Personality and Behavior in Organizations chapter of this Organizational Behavior Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand personality and behavior in organizations. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of personality and behavior in organizations.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding personality models or personality and behavior in organizations
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a personality and behavior in organizations unit of a standard organizational behavior course. Topics covered include:

  • Personality-job fit theory
  • The Big Five personality model
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • How risk takers affect organizational behavior
  • Type A and type B personalities

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: Personality and Behavior in Organizations: Help and Review
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Intro to Personality

1. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.

Personality-Job Fit Theory: Using Traits to Predict Workplace Behavior

2. Personality-Job Fit Theory: Using Traits to Predict Workplace Behavior

Personality-job fit theory revolves around the idea that every organization and individual has specific personality traits. The closer match between the traits of the person and the company equals a higher chance of workplace productivity and satisfaction.

The Big Five Personality Traits & Workplace Behavior

3. The Big Five Personality Traits & Workplace Behavior

Personality has a direct impact on the behaviors of employees at work. People's behavior patterns can be broken into a Big Five Personality Model (also known as O.C.E.A.N.), which will help companies understand workplace behavior.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses

4. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality framework is a theory of personality types that helps managers with job placement, conflict management, team building and career development.

Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends

5. Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Means by the Ends

Manipulation can be a powerful tool that is frequently put into practice by people who have a Machiavellian personality. This lesson describes characteristics of Machiavellianism in both high and low Machs.

Narcissism in Organizations: Definition, Characteristics & Effects on the Workplace

6. Narcissism in Organizations: Definition, Characteristics & Effects on the Workplace

Narcissism in organizations can be very detrimental to corporate success. There are nine associated characteristics for which companies can screen potential employees in order to prevent a narcissist from being hired.

Risk Takers in Business: Description & Effects on Organizational Behavior

7. Risk Takers in Business: Description & Effects on Organizational Behavior

Organizations must be aware of two different types of individuals: those managers who are risk takers and those who are risk averse. Both types will affect how productivity, profits and success are determined.

Type A and Type B Personalities in Organizations: Definition & Characteristics

8. Type A and Type B Personalities in Organizations: Definition & Characteristics

Type A and Type B personality characteristics are two contrasting descriptions of traits. In organizations, it is important to identify individuals with these traits and understand the best scenario for employee motivation, output, and job accomplishment for both types.

Thinking vs. Feeling in Myers-Brigg

9. Thinking vs. Feeling in Myers-Brigg

When it's time to make a decision, some people are comfortable following their 'gut,' while others want to think through all the options and implications. In this lesson, you'll learn how these two approaches to decision making are reflected in the Myers & Briggs Type Indicator.

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