Both Nature And Nurture Shape Workers Personalities To Influence Behaviour In The Work Place Using Practical Examples Examine The Above Statement

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According to George and Jones, (2009), personality is the pattern relatively enduring ways that a person feels, thinks and behaves. Personality is an important factor in accounting for why employees act the way they do in organisations and why they have favourable or unfavourable attitudes towards their jobs in organisations. Personality is a set of enduring traits and characteristics that relate to a person’s emotions, motivations interpersonalinteractions and attitudes. It is meaningful to management because employees’ personalities detect how well they will perform their job. (www.referenceforbusiness,com) personality has been shown to influence career choice, job satisfaction, stress, leadership and some aspects of job performance.... View More »

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(George and Jones, 2009)

The society in which someone grew in also act as a nurturing determinant of one’s personality. The environment in which one grew up, for example a person who grew up in Mbare might be more violent in an organisation than the one who grew up in borrowdale who might prove to be more gentle which is how their personalities defer. Gender also affect one’s personality that is difference in sex, men and female, what one is expected to do by people, society or even the nation can inspire his or her personality.

As the twins were being studied they found out that job satisfaction was also a factor of nurture. Individuals can be extrinsically motivated or intrinsically motivated. Some people work better when they feel part of the job and are producing the best results at an organisation, this shows that in study they were given more responsibilities as they grew up and thus they had the nurture type of personality. Others who are motivated after the end work results for instance pay increment, salaries or wages being provided in time were seen to have the extrinsic motivation and thus their personalities were cultivated by both nature and nurture.(Hershberger et al, 1994).

There are people who are born leaders and usually learn to control themselves in an organisation, these people do not need to be guided and constantly given instructions rather they work well when they are on their own. In research by Stirling et al (2002), he identified that some individuals where nurtured into being leaders from the time they were born to being leaders at the ...

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