Personal Application for Personality and the Workplace - Exercise

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Personal Application for Personality and the Workplace - Exercise

Personal Application for Personality and the Workplace

Duration: 15 minutes.

In this exercise, you will contemplate the questions below regarding work environment.

  1. Imagine a workplace void of personality. Would you enjoy working in that environment? Why or why not?
  2. Describe your work environment. Do you have any problems in your work environment related to personalities and behavior? What are the losses to people or the company resulting from that situation?

Solution:

  1. When imagining a workplace without personality, you may describe a workplace that is mundane and where little changes from day to day. You may not want to work in such an environment because you enjoy the positive aspects of different types of personalities. While you may not want to work in an environment void of personality, you may welcome working in an environment void of bad behavior.
  2. You may have experienced some of the problems we've discussed in your workplace. These problems may be caused by negative personality traits or by behavior which can be affected by personality. As we've learned so far in this lesson, negative behavior can cause problems such as low morale and high turnover which can create a negative atmosphere and financial losses.
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