Organizational Behavior: Self-Assessment
【Organizational Behavior】Individual Report * Introduction
The self-assessment tools can be a good way to test personal, management and organizational abilities, performance and goals. They provide guidance when developing a team or an organization. Also, they help people understand themselves to pursue a suitable career or find their weakness they can try to improve afterwards.
Since the topic of this individual report is the assessment of myself and then to analyze the strength and weakness of me for being a new manager, I would like to start with the question: “What is a manager?”
In “The Practice of Management (1954)” written by Peter Drucker, one of the most influential management gurus, he talks about what it means to be a manager
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In addition, when making decisions, it’s very important for me to fully think through the process. I seldom jump into conclusions, thus I get low score on “decision impairment”. For the subscale of “need for control”, sometimes I would feel a need to have a full understanding and control over a certain situation and hope it can be solved perfectly. But most of the time, I would just focus on what I should do and believe that there would be a nice result. To sum up, this assessment shows that I am not a workaholic. This is a good result whether I were a manager or not. Having a workaholic manager can be a real disaster to a company. He will have unrealistic expectations toward his subordinates and demand the same excessive work from others as he demand from himself. These may lead to an unhealthy workplace and high employee turnover due to pressure overload. However, I think a light level of workaholism may be beneficial as a manager. For instance, having high expectation to subordinates may motivate them to perform much better, as the self-fulfilling prophecy has told us. Compulsive tendencies | | Need for control | | Decision Impairment | | Work Addition Total Score | | 5. Perceived Stress Scale
The perceived stress scale indicates the degree to which I believe the recent events in my life are unpredictable and stressful. According to the result below, I have a moderate perceived stress currently. The score 26 is a