Reduce or eliminate the time spent to discuss key issues as each individual

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Reduce or eliminate the time spent to discuss key issues as each individual trusts in 8. How might you identify if workers are unhappy due to unethical behaviour, lack of respect or motivation? (3 marks) Low productivity. While a drop in work output may be difficult to measure, it’s not usually difficult to notice. Employees generally know they’re unhappy and quite often they fear that others will see it. So, rather than leaving early or coming in late, they tend to stay at work, but don’t really work. When the quality or quantity of an employee’s work starts to drop off, it’s important to determine the cause as soon as possible and affect a workable solution to mitigate the damage to the employee themselves and to the morale of the entire office. Making lame excuses. Another way unhappy employees cover their declining productivity is to find dumb excuses for their poor performance. Frequently calling in sick. A noticeable increase in sick days for minor ailments is a red flag that something’s up. This kind of behavior, of course, can also signal deeper psychological issues, so it’s important to determine whether an employee
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has recently begun to find ways to excuse their performance, or if they’ve acted this way throughout their tenure with the firm. If it’s the latter, it’s extremely unlikely that a business owner will be able to uncover the problem, let alone find a workable solution. Becoming argumentative, snippy or impatient. Again, if this is simply part of an employee’s personality, then a workable solution is probably not in the cards. The owner and the other employees will have to decide whether this behavior can fit into a happy and productive working environment. Becoming critical of other employees. This, too, can merely be the result of an unpleasant personality trait. But when a formerly happy, supportive employee makes a dramatic 180 and can’t seem to get along with his or her co-workers, it’s time to find out why. Complaints by other employees. Finally, if an employee’s behavior doesn’t signal to you that there’s a problem (or if you just miss the signs), your other employees often will. Changes in working behavior, especially negative ones, are usually not overlooked by co-workers. In these situations, it’s important not to jump to conclusions: When two employees complain about each other, it’s not always obvious who’s at fault. Instead, reserve judgment and talk to other employees. 9. What is the Myers-Briggs theory? Give an overview with examples. (10 marks) Myers-Briggs theory is an adaptation of the theory of psychological types produced by Carl Gustav Jung. It is based on 16 personality types, which Jung viewed as stereotypes. They act as useful reference points to understand our personality. At the heart of Myers Briggs theory are four preferences.
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