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Mgmt3614OBWk2C2Personality_1 - Week2:DecodingHuman...

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Organizational Behavior Week 2: Decoding Human  Behavior and Personality
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2 Person? Situation? Buzzsaw?
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3 Decoding Human Behavior    and Personality In working with people in  organizations, it is critical to  understand that behavior is a function  of a number of factors: The  individual  and his/her personality. The  situation , which includes the job   (Ch. 5), the work group  (Ch. 10), the  organization culture  (Chs. 14 & 16).
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4 Personality Personality  represents a relatively stable  set of characteristic patterns  of thought,  emotion and behavior, and the  psychological mechanisms  that support  and drive those patterns.   Determined by both genetic and environmental  origins. Trait theories : emphasize individual  personality in determining behavior. Interactionist theories : emphasize the  environment as well as individual traits.
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5 Personality Dimensions of personality Decades of research and theoretical  discussions of personality resulted in  dozens  of personality dimensions . Many attempts have been made to link  personality with performance . Personality  measures are applied to… selecting employees into jobs. determining who will be effective leaders.
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Personality “Big Five” Personality Dimensions During the 1970’s and 1980’s,  sophisticated statistical methods (e.g.,  factor analysis) were used to reveal the  basic underlying dimensions of  personality . Result: five major dimensions of 
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