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MGT 300 Spring 2010 Week 03

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Unformatted text preview: Values, Attitudes, Emotions & Culture (Jones-George Chapter 2) MGT 300 February 3, 2010 7-2 Personality Traits • Enduring tendencies to feel, think, and act in certain ways that can be used to describe the personality of every individual • Managers’ personalities influence their behavior and approach to managing people and resources 7-3 Big Five Personality Traits Figure 2.1 7-4 Big Five Personality Traits • Extraversion – Tendency to experience positive emotions and moods and feel good about oneself and the rest of the world – Managers high in extraversion tend to be sociable, affectionate, outgoing and friendly – Managers low in extraversion tend to be less inclined toward social interaction and have a less positive outlook 7-5 Big Five Personality Traits • Negative affectivity – Tendency to experience negative emotions and moods, feel distressed, and be critical of oneself and others 7-6 Big Five Personality Traits • Agreeableness – Tendency to get along well with others – Managers high in agreeableness are likable, affectionate and care about others – Managers with low agreeableness may be distrustful, unsympathetic, uncooperative and antagonistic 7-7 Big Five Personality Traits • Conscientiousness – Tendency to be careful, scrupulous, and persevering – Managers high in this trait are organized and self-disciplined – Managers low in this trait lack direction and self-discipline 7-8 Big Five Personality Traits • Openness to Experience – Tendency to be original, have broad interests, be open to a wide range of stimuli, be daring and take risks 7-9 Measures of Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience Figure 2.2 7-10 Measure of Negative Affectivity Figure 2.3 7-11 Other Personality Traits • Internal Locus of Control • External Locus of Control • Self-Esteem • Need for Achievement • Need for Affiliation • Need for Power 7-12 Other Personality Traits • Internal locus of control – Tendency to locate responsibility for one’s fate within oneself – Own actions and behaviors are major and decisive determinants of job outcomes 7-13 Other Personality Traits • External locus of control – Tendency to locate responsibility for one’s own fate in outside forces and to believe that one’s own behavior has little impact on outcomes 7-14 Other Personality Traits • Self-Esteem – The degree to which people feel good about themselves and their capabilities....
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