When assigned a self-assessment for organizational behavior the key to success in the course is honesty. Being as upfront with yourself as you complete the assessments to receive accurate results. Understanding human behavior is extremely important to lead organizations. Behavior in the organization is a full activity for leaders day to day so they continue to self-assess. It is very fundamental to understand human behavior due to the existence of an organization depending on its employees.
After reviewing my results from chapters 3 and 4 assessments along with “The Big Five” at the beginning of this course. Each assessment had its own sequence of analytical details to complete and learn. Starting with “The Big Five” assessment which was in reference to individual behaviors, personality and values. Personality psychologists are interested in what differentiates one person from another and why we behave the way that we do. This is where the Big Five plays an important role. There is plenty of research on how people describe others, and five major dimensions of human personality have been found. Which are often referred to as the OCEAN model of personality, because of the acronym from the names of the five dimensions.
Open-Mindedness which my results stated I enjoy having novel experiences and seeing things in new ways. Conscientiousness which my results stated I’m very well-organized, and can be relied upon. Extraversion which my results stated I tend to shy away from social situations.
Agreeableness which my results noted I that I am good-natured, courteous, and supportive. Negative Emotionality which my results stated that I most likely tend to become anxious or nervous. The results from that specific assessment can help me to depict my weaknesses and strengths relating to those around me. Results from chapter 3 Perceiving Ourselves and Others results were based on a centrality scale.
The work centrality scale measures the extent that work is an important part of the individual’s self-concept. This assessment notified me about having a high centrality and how it affects my daily life. High work centrality means that work roles and nonwork roles are looked upon as much less significant. Shockingly, people with a high work centrality score likely have lower complexity in their self-concept. This can be a concern because if something goes wrong with their work role, their nonwork roles are not sufficient value to maintain a positive self-evaluation.
How to use this information to work with who I am is quite simple. This information can help me to manage my days better and improve my behavior in the work environment. Teaching me to balance my personal and business official life in a better manner.
I learned that self-assessments will not “tell you how to be.” However, it can help you to better understand your interests, personality, skills, and values. Helping you see the aspects of yourself and your particular career field or occupations. Results from chapter 3 Perceiving Ourselves and Others and chapter 4 Workplace Emotions, Attitudes and Stress provided. information for me to look deeper into. Results did not provide a final answer for me to follow.
I look forward to applying my results to my decision-making process and career for progression in the future.