Ch 5: Personality in Organizations

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will be provided with short video lessons and quizzes to help you learn about topics like the strengths of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, description of risk-takers, characteristics of a Machiavellianism personality, and other personality types in organizations.

Personality in Organizations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The determination of personalities involved in an organization can help it run smoothly, and this chapter will explain their characteristics, detection, and uses. The video lessons included in this chapter will teach you about items like characteristics of Type A and B personalities, personality-job fit theory, and more! Quizzes are also included at the end of each lesson to help you practice and test what you've learned. This chapter's study resources will ensure that you will know the following:

  • The definition of the Big Five personality traits
  • The connection between the personality-job fit theory and traits
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • What characteristics are involved in a Machiavellianism and narcissistic personality
  • Difference between risk takers and risk averse people in a company
  • How to help employees with Type A and Type B personalities

VideoObjective
The Big Five Personality Traits & Workplace Behavior Distinguish the type of traits included in the Big Five personality traits.
Personality-Job Fit Theory: Using Traits to Predict Workplace Behavior Summarize the ways in which traits can reveal how well a person will be in a work environment.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths and Weaknesses Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Machiavellianism in Organizations: Justifying the Ends by the Means Compare the personality characteristics of types of Machiavellianism personalities.
Narcissism in Organizations: Definition, Characteristics & Effects on the Workplace Connect the definition and effects of a narcissistic personality at work.
Risk Takers in Business: Description & Effects on Organizational Behavior Analyze the effects of risk takers in a business.
Type A and Type B Personalities in Organizations: Definition and Characteristics Compare and contrast the characteristics of Type A and Type B personalities in managers.
Influences on Individual Behavior in the WorkplaceExamine the factors that influence how an individual performs at work.
8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Personality in Organizations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Influences on Individual Behavior in the Workplace

1. Influences on Individual Behavior in the Workplace

There are many factors that influence how an individual performs in the workplace. Learn about characteristics including demographics, ability, and personality.

The Big Five Personality Traits & Workplace Behavior

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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.

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