Management, Emerging Issue in HR Management

Management
Emerging Issue in HR Management

Self AssessmentJournal & Reflective Summary Details

Over the course of the term, students will participate in several assessments aimed at increasing personal awareness and encouraging growth and development.  The goal of this assignment is to complete a self-assessment, reflect on your results  and then add a “reflective entry” to your journal.  Each entry should be completed directly following the self assessment to keep your thoughts focused and fresh.   I recommend using a single Word document and simply use subtitles, beginning with entry # 1: MBTI.

Your reflective journal entries may be as long as you would like but should focus on your thoughts, concerns, and ah-ha moments related to the results and experience completing the assessment.  By the end of the course, you will have completed about 5-6 self assessments and journal entries. Your final step is to read through all entries in your journal and consider the connections, reflective thoughts and opportunities for your future growth.  You will then prepare a reflection summary (it can be added at the very end of your journal and can be as long as you want).  You should focus your reflection on areas of growth and development.

The Myers-Briggs Type Test
Part I
1. Where is your energy naturally directed?
Extraverts’ energy is directed primarily outward, towards people and things outside of themselves. Introverts’ energy is
primarily directed inward, towards their own thoughts, perceptions, and reactions. Everyone uses both Extraversion and
Introversion to carry out day-to-day activities. However, one of the two will be more natural and comfortable, even if
ever so slightly. Which of the following two lists as a whole sounds more like you -Extravert (E) or Introvert (I)?
Extraverts often:
Have a wide variety of friends
Talk more than listen
Think out loud
Act or speak first, then think
Like to be around people a lot
Prefer a public role
Can sometimes be easily distracted
Prefer to do lots of things at once
Are outgoing & enthusiastic
Introverts often:
Have an intimate gathering of friends
Listen more than talk
Think to themselves
Think first, then speak or act
Feel comfortable being alone
Prefer to work “behind-the-scenes”
Have good powers of concentration
Prefer to focus on one thing at a time
Are self-contained and reserved
Extravert (E) or Introvert (I)
2. What kind of information do you naturally notice and remember?
Sensors notice the facts, details, and realities of the world around them whereas Intuitives are more interested in
connections and relationships between facts as well as the meaning, or possibilities of the information. Everyone uses both
Sensing and Intuition to carry out day-to-day activities. However, one of the two will be more natural and comfortable,
even if ever so slightly. Which of the following two lists as a whole sounds more like you – Sensor (S) or Intuitive (N)?
Sensors often:
Prefer facts, concrete information
Admire practical solutions
Notice details & remember facts
Are pragmatic – see what is
Live in the here-and-now
Trust past experience and senses
Like to use established skills
Like step-by-step instructions
Like to keep things as they are
Pay attention to specifics
Work at a steady pace
Intuitives often:
Prefer insights, abstract information
Admire creative ideas
Notice anything new or different
Are imaginative – see what could be
Think about future implications
Trust their gut instincts and hunches
Prefer to learn new skills
Like to figure things out for themselves
Like to try something new
Focus on the big picture
Work in bursts of energy
Sensor (S) or Intuitive (N)
3. How do you decide or come to conclusions?
Thinkers make decisions based primarily on objective and impersonal criteria–what makes the most sense and what is
logical. Feelers make decisions based primarily on their personal values and how they feel about the choices. Everyone
uses both Thinking and Feeling to carry out day-to-day activities. However, one of the two will be more natural and
comfortable, even if ever so slightly. Which of the following two lists as a wholesounds more like you – Thinker (T)
or Feeler (F)?
Thinkers often:
Make decisions objectively, rationally
Analyze your problem
Decide more with their head
Appear more cool and reserved
Are most convinced by logical arguments
Are honest, direct and to the point
Value justice and fairness
Take few things personally
Tend to see flaws
Can be seen as insensitive at times
Are good at critiquing, firm-minded
Feelers often:
Decide based on their values & feelings
Sympathize with your problem
Decide more with their heart
Appear more warm and friendly
Are most convinced by how they feel
Are diplomatic, tactful and people pleasing
Value harmony and compassion
Take many things personally
Are quick to compliment others
Can be seen as overemotional at times
Are good at appreciating, gentle-hearted
Thinker (T) or Feeler (F)
4. What kind of environment makes you the most comfortable?
Judgers prefer a structured, ordered, and fairly predictable environment, where they can make decisions and have things
settled. Perceivers prefer to experience as much of the world as possible, so they like to keep their options open and are
most comfortable adapting. Everyone uses both Judging and Perceiving to carry out day-to-day activities. However, one
of the two will be more natural and comfortable, even if ever so slightly. Which of the following two lists as a
whole sounds more like you – Judger (J) or Perceiver (P)?
Judgers often:
Make most decisions pretty easily
Are more serious & conventional
Pay attention to time & are prompt
Prefer to finish projects
Know where they left things
Work first, then play later
Prefer things settled and decided
More structured than easygoing
Like to make & stick with plans
Find comfort in schedules
Perceivers often:
May have difficulty making decisions
Are more playful & unconventional
Are less aware of time & run late
Prefer to start projects
Misplace things easily
Play first, then work later
Prefer things open and spontaneous
More easygoing than structured
Want the freedom to be spontaneous
Find comfort in adapting as they go
Judger (J) or Perceiver (P)
Part II
Most people have a conflict, no matter how slight or unexpressed, with someone who does not think like them. The
“Sources of Conflict” chart below is designed to help you clarify your results from Part I.
Sources of Conflict on Each Dimension
Extraverts may see Introverts as:
• too secretive and private
• withholding and reserved
• self-absorbed; in their own little world
• socially awkward
• too focused
• thinking without ever acting
• wanting to be alone too much
Introverts may see Extraverts as:
• too talkative and gossipy
• intrusive and overwhelming
• unable to tune into their “inner voice”
• superficial and disingenuous
• hyperactive and overbooked
• acting without ever thinking
• wanting other people involved too much
Sensors may see Intuitives as:
• flighty and erratic (especially NFs)
• unrealistic and impractical
• having their heads in the clouds
• lacking common sense
• too complicated and theoretical
• getting agitated with small details of life
• living in the future and failing to
appreciate the present
Intuitives may see Sensors as:
• unimaginative and uncreative
• boring; resistant to new things
• stodgy: sticks-in-the-mud
• lacking vision
• too simplistic and literal
• getting agitated when things get complicated
• clinging to the present, the known, and
not trusting their inspirations/visions
Thinkers may see Feelers as:
• avoiding conflict in the name of harmony
• overly sensitive; take things too personally
• illogical and irrational
• weak; not being firm and taking a stand
when it is needed
• needing to please others too much
• wanting to talk about feelings/emotions
Feelers may see Thinkers as:
• willing to sacrifice harmony in favor of logic
• cold, insensitive and hard-hearted
• blunt, critical and sometimes argumentative
• uncaring; being unbending and uncompromising
in the name of fairness and justice
• inhumane; inconsiderate of how others may feel
• unable to express their feelings/emotions
Judgers may see Perceivers as:
• lazy, irresponsible, unreliable and/or unproductive
• chronically late; apt to miss important deadlines
• not serious enough
• procrastinators; always postponing what needs
to be done
• never finishing what they start
• incapable of making decisions without more
information
Perceivers may see Judgers as:
• rigid, inflexible, stubborn and/or controlling
• apt to regard things as too black and white
• overly serious
• taskmasters; so focused on a task that they don’t
recognize new needs
• unwilling to leave things open for change
• apt to make decisions too quickly; jumping to
conclusions with too little information

 

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