Complete the Self-Assessment Exercises for Chapters 4-5.
Complete Self-Assessments (SAs) in Robbins (2009):
- I.E.1 Whatâ€™s My Emotional Intelligence Score?
- I.E.2 What Time of Day Am I Most Productive?
- IV.D.1 How Are You Feeling Right Now?
- IV.D.2 Whatâ€™s My Affect Intensity?
- I.A.1 Whatâ€™s My Basic Personality? (The Big Five)
- 1.A.2 Whatâ€™s My Jungian 16-Type Personality? (MBTI)
- I.A.3 Am I a Type A?
- I.A.4 How Well Do I Handle Ambiguity?
- I.B.1 What Do I Value? (Rokeach)
- III.B.5 Am I Well-Suited for a Career as a Global Manager?
- IV.A.1 Am I a Narcissist?
- IV.A.4 How Spiritual Am I?
After scoring the self-assessments and reading the chapters, write a summary of what you discovered about yourself this week by taking the assessments and reading about the concepts in the text. You will want to include your scores on the self-assessments for the week, how you compared to others (if there are norms), whether you think your score represents you well, why or why not, what would you do to change it, how youâ€™ve been able to apply the content to your own work organization, and so forth. A journal is designed to reflect on new knowledge that is personally relevant and that has the potential to bring about growth and development. Self-examination is often uncomfortable, but itâ€™s important to allow yourself to go wherever your journey takes you. Discovering more about yourself will, in the end, make you a better friend, team member, manager, and employee. Remember to relate the self-assessments back to content in the readings for the week as well.
Your journal will only be read by me. You should keep your journal entries in a folder on your computer. At the end of the class, you will have a record of your progression through Organizational Behaviorâ€”both in your own words and through self-assessments.
For our journal assignment, each journal entry needs to have five sections:
1. Your scores on the self-assessments for the week
2. How you compared to others (if there are norms)
3. Whether you think your score represents you well and why or why not
4. What you would do to change your score
5. How youâ€™ve been able to apply the content to your own work organization
Questions 2 – 5 (above) are asking questions about how you did on each self-assessment. For example, on question 2, the question is “How did you compare to others?” This is not talking about your fellow students – it is asking if the self-assessment listed any norms regarding this test. Not all self-assessments have comparisons listed in the self-assessment book, but some do. Under section 2, for each self-assessment you have taken, there should be at least once sentence about that self assessment and how you compared if norms are listed in the text.
For question 3 – it is asking if your score represents you well and why or why not. For each assessment you’ve taken, “How Involved Am I with my Job”, What do I know about Organizational Behavior”, etc., you need to address if the score you received represents you well and why or why not. There should be at least one sentence in this section for each assessment you’ve taken.
For question 4 – what would you do to change your score – you need to address this for all the assessments taken.
For question 5 – How you’ve been able to apply the content to your own work organization – you will take the assessments you’ve taken this week, the information from the class readings, then relate that to your work. For example, we’ve studied about diversity and you’ve taken a self assessment on diversity. Can you think of a situation at work that relates to a diversity issue? Question 5 is how you apply the readings and assessments into a work organization.
If you would like to redo this assignment for re-grading, please submit by Sunday, 7/17. If you have any questions, please let me know. I am also available for a telephone call. Please let me know if we need to schedule one.