How does greater knowledge of individual behaviour (for example, personality, perception, motivation and stress) help our understanding of what can go wrong (and right) in organisations?
Every individual is unique and we have different ways of behaving towards others or in general whether it being at work, home or in our social lives, as a result each individual has a different way of dealing with their behaviour and coping with it. I also believe we have similar if not the same behavioural characteristics that can put people in to the same categories. Each characteristic in my opinion helps deal with other characteristics to balance you at as a person weighing up your pros and cons. The behaviour of an Individual can have an effect on their life i.e. their work place, as all organisations are effected by individual behaviour either positively or negatively, it can also cause an effect how they are perceived and disrupt the people around them. In this essay I intend to concentrate on how individuals personalities and how a greater knowledge of it will better our understanding of how it can effect organisations. Personality deals with the most significant and most common aspects of a person’s psychological life, relating to their happiness or unhappiness whether they are entertained or bored and if they’re lively or lazy, or as Hall and Lindzey put it “personality is the essence of a human being.” (Hall & Lindzey, 1957, p.9, characterizing statements by Gordon Allport).
Understanding the different personalities of individuals and building greater awareness about personality is vital for organisations.
It would be for the wiser if organisations allocated jobs and employed people with the appropriate personality for the job. This would ensure that employees are determined to work and fulfil their job criteria, preventing absenteeism and in return employees would work hard and perform better as they would be doing something that suits them making them more...