Personality, What Personality?

Have you ever wondered why you cannot get along with your coworker?  It could be that your personalities do not complement each other.  A personality test such as the Myers-Briggs Test can help you understand why you may feel awkward around others and/or places. A personality test is a set of questions designed to identify aspects of an individual’s character or psychological makeup- resulting in sixteen different personality types.

After taking the Myers-Briggs Test, I found out I am an INTP (introvert, intuitive, thinker, and perceiver). Making up about 3 to 5% of the U.S. population, INTPs are conceptual problem solvers. They tend to be quiet, detached and inwardly absorbed in analyzing problems. A primary example of this is my dislike of large crowds and public speaking. Therefore, a job that would require presenting or mingling would not be a good fit.  Based on my own experience, I was surprised at how accurate the results matched my personality, especially the pitfalls. Additionally, a personality test can provide great insight intohow individuals will react to each other.

In recent years, recruiters are turning to personality tests to find ideal candidates for job openings. So if a job requires certain characteristic and personality traits, they may use a personality test for placing individuals in the right positions. This can be an effective way of producing better workplace-relations thus increasing productivity. What is your personality type?  You can go to personalitytype.com to find out.

Performance Management: A Measuring Tool For Business Success

In America, the demand for things to be done faster, better and simpler is constantly on the rise; making it tough for any business to survive.  Whether it’s a new gluten-free food product, a multi-purpose electronic device, a new energy-efficient car or an action-packed Hollywood film, all products are designed to meet the needs and desires of consumers in order to gain prosperity.  Nonetheless, meeting production deadlines is not a company’s only concern.  With the development of today’s global market, organizations are incessantly seeking ways to grow and maintain high rankings.

Every day, top companies are faced with fierce competitors seeking to rise above them and/or take them out of business all together.  Thus, it is imperative, for the sake of the company, to stay ahead of the game by constantly evaluating production and management procedures and the means by which they are implemented into the organization. Performance Management is an essential tool to measure your company’s productivity and success. I am Ready to Manage subscriber and they recently posted a blog about Performance Management that I found to be very helpful in my own workplace. It’s a simple read and with great resources. Check it out and see for yourself: http://blog.readytomanage.com/what-is-performance-management/.