Personality, Attitudes, Values and Motivation

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An individual’s effectiveness in the workplace often depends on his/her personality, attitudes and values, along with his/her motivation to succeed. Concurrently, the perception, attitudes and values of colleagues in the workplace play a role in determining the individual’s effectiveness. Understanding these characteristics of employees can be very crucial for organizations to operate successfully. At the same time, it is essential that employees understand the values associated with the organization in order to avoid any conflicting feelings toward the work they are employed to do. By recognizing and appreciating each other’s characteristics and constraints, employees and the organizations they are part of, form a highly-beneficial …show more content…
In recent times, I have tried to complete my High School graduation before time, although unsuccessfully. Currently, I am trying to obtain a Degree in Engineering, while completing the Business Administration Diploma in the shortest time possible. In order to achieve this goal, I have taken a year off from my Engineering Education. Within this academic year alone, I plan on completing the 20 courses required to achieve my Diploma. This would require me to stress myself, and read the assigned material, understand multiple fields of study at the same time and meet deadlines; that is exactly how I have preferred it till now, and that is how it is likely to continue for the time being. When one is running against time, though, it is possible that one might sacrifice a bit of quality to meet deadlines. However, recently, I have come to understand the need for quality over quantity, after realizing that in the corporate world, promotions “usually go to those who are wise rather than those who are merely hasty, to those who are tactful rather than to those who are hostile, and to those who are creative rather than to those who are merely agile in competitive strife” (Friedman, & Rosenman, 1974, p. 86). Also understanding that Type As suffer more negative health consequences when compared to Type Bs, who are patient, can relax without guilt and do not suffer from a sense of time-urgency, I have


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