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Organization and Management – MAN 3025 Case AssignmentSteve Jobs's Personality & Attitudes Drove His SuccessThe Big Five personality dimensions are: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience. Extroversion refers to how outgoing, talkative, and sociable a person is. Agreeableness refers to how trusting and good natured one is. Conscientiousness refers to one's dependability, responsibility and achievement orientation. Emotional stability refers to how relaxed or unworried one is. Lastly, openness to experience indicates how intellectual, imaginative, curious, and broadminded one is. Each of these dimensions can be used to assess job performance. The five traits that are important to understand behavior in organizations include locus of control, self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-monitoring, and emotional intelligence. Each of these factors contributes to an employee's job performance. These traits are important to managers who wish to understand the behaviors they see in theorganization. Walter Isaacson interviewed Steve Jobs as part of his work on writing Jobs's biography. Jobs had an interesting resume that included working for Atari in its early years, co-founding Apple in his parents' garage in 1976, being ousted as Apple's leader in 1985, a stint with Pixar Entertainment, returning to Apple in 1997 to not only rescue it from bankruptcy but to build it back to the world's most valuable company by the time he died in October of 2011.
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