Module 1 – SLP

MANAGING INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR

The SLP for this course involves making a personal assessment of a relevant set of skills, focusing on your strengths and identifying any weaknesses that may have been revealed. You will then create a plan by which you can “grow” your strengths and shore up your weaknesses. By the end of the project, you will have a personal management profile and action plan.

As we have discussed, your values and attitudes interact with your personality to create a strong effect on your work life. The fit between an individual’s personality and a company’s “style” is essential to job satisfaction. Someone who is risk-averse, for example, would probably be unhappy at 3M, a company with a reputation for innovation and risk-taking. Understanding the impact of your own personality on others helps you build productive work relationships with peers, subordinates, and bosses, alike.

Refer to the required and optional sources for this module, and any other materials which will help you in understanding personality styles and how they affect organizational effectiveness. Remember to follow Trident’s guidelines for masters-level writing. (See The Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper.)

Assignment

Click on this link to access and complete the Jung Typology personality test. After you complete the test, you will want to read the description, but in order to fully understand what this test measures, you should also review “Personality Type explained.” Then review the pages on career choices, learning style and communication skills. Incorporate this information in formulating your responses to the questions below.

Include the actual results in an appendix at the end of your paper. (Note: This appendix requirement will likely increase your paper’s Turnitin similarity score; however, your professor is aware of this.)

Prepare a 2- to 3-page essay that addresses the following:

How does my personality type affect my career and effectiveness at my job?

Discuss:

  • What did the test reveal about you?
  • What can you infer from this test about your strengths and weaknesses?
  • How does what you have learned from your module background materials about your personality type affect your motivation? Is this limited to a specific type of situation?
  • What specific steps can you take to increase your strengths and build up weaknesses?

Refer to at least two module readings plus any other materials to help you in understand personality styles and how they affect organizational effectiveness. Complete the assessment according to the guidelines. Include the actual results in an Appendix section as the last page of your paper.

Follow the writing guidelines and other sources listed under the Optional Materials heading on the Module 1 Background page.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Your paper will be evaluated using the criteria on the SLP rubric (see the rubric for more detail): Assignment-Driven, Critical Thinking, Business Writing, Effective Use of Information, Citing Sources, and Timeliness.

You can find the rubric under Assessments>Rubrics at the top of the page.

COURSE MATERIALS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Note: All of the sources listed here are also listed within the modules.)

Module 1

Required Sources

Luthans, F., Luthans, K. W., & Luthans, B. C. (2015). Chapter 5: Personality, perception, and employee attitudes. In Organizational behavior: An evidence-based approach, 13th Ed., (pp. 102-129). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing. Retrieved from the EBSCO database in the Trident Online Library.

Bunn, R. (2013). Intro to Organizational Behavior. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Xv9Am7PWQ

Chin, D. (n.d.). How to motivate employees using E. A. Locke’s goal-setting theory. Retrieved from https://smallbusiness.chron.com/motivate-employees-using-ea-lockes-goalsetting-theory-24176.html

EPM. (2018, October 23). Locke’s goal setting theory of motivation [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtX_Ueh0j-E

Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory. Retrieved from http://www.netmba.com/mgmt/ob/motivation/herzberg/

Humanmetrics: Jung Typology Test. (2013). http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm

Louis, D. J. (2015). Notes on the job characteristics model.

Motivation and motivation theory. (2015). In Reference for Business: Encyclopedia of Business (2nd ed.) Retrieved from http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Mar-No/Motivation-and-Motivation-Theory.html

Redmond, B. F., & Bower, C. P. (2015). Job satisfaction. In Work Attitudes and Job Motivation. Retrieved from https://wikispaces.psu.edu/display/PSYCH484/11.+Job+Satisfaction

Theories of Motivation: The Job Characteristics Model (2015). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUWsFHQsbh0

Optional Sources

American Psychological Association (2018). Learning APA Style. Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx

American Psychological Association (2018). APA Style CENTRAL. Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/products/asc-landing-page.aspx

Corporate Governance (2015) Retrieved from http://www.corpgov.net/

Hay Group. (2012). What is Experiential Learning? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZeAdN4FB5A

History of organizational behavior. (n.d.). Retrieved from
https://www.wisdomjobs.com/e-university/principles-of-management-and-organisational-behaviour-tutorial-366/history-and-evolution-of-organisational-behaviour-12812.html

Kerns, D. (n.d.). An overview of management theory. http://www.kernsanalysis.com/sjsu/ise250/history.htm

Management by Objectives (MBO). (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.1000ventures.com/business_guide/mgmt_mbo_main.html

Plagiarism Tutorial and Resources: Go through the materials and test your knowledge at http://lib.usm.edu/plagiarism_tutorial.html

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). APA sample paper. Retrieved from
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090212013008_560.pdf

Rose, C. (2013). Referencing sources in APA style: A basic introduction. Memorial
University Libraries. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGtkh_-9OC0

Society for Business Ethics (2013) Retrieved from http://sbeonline.org/

Trident University International (n.d.) Academic Integrity policy in the Trident Policy Handbook.

Trident University International (n.d.) APA-formatted Case/SLP Template adapted from ETH501 course template.

Trident University International. (n.d.). Student Guide to Writing a
High-Quality Academic Paper. Retrieved from
http://support.trident.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Well-Written-Paper.pdf

Trident University International (n.d.). Trident Online Library Tutorial

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