Personality, Attributes & Perception at Work
MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS: USING PERSONALITY, ATTRIBUTION AND PERCEPTION AT WORK
(PAP at workplace)
There are four types of personalities observed at workplace as follows:
These determine how a person gets energized, makes decisions and pays attention to his/her work environment.
|Personality||Gets energized||Decision Making||Attention to environment|
|Dominating||Satisfying ego||Quick with limited info||May not pay required attention|
|Steadiness||Spirituality||Consultative||Pays enough attention|
|Conscientious||Meeting targets||In compliance with policies||Too committed to procedures|
Note: The above mentioned table is edited after conversation with industry professionals.
A Manager may be a believer in internal locus of control or external locus of control. The aspects related to attribution are as follows: (Short form-LATE)
- Task Difficulty
Perception starts right before one leaves home. It does not depend on how things actually are, it depends on how one looks at it. E.g. X and Y are two subordinates working for Z. X is a new joinee whereas Y is working since long. There is a mistake in the report. Y makes a mistake but X is held responsible as being a new joinee, he is perceived to have committed a mistake. This is because even the supervisor is a human being and the concept of perception applies on both senior and subordinates. A Manager needs to take his perception seriously as this will determine his level of delegation of authority. Wrong Perception can take the toll of a good amount of time and performance.