Discussion: Groups and Teams

One area of controversy in the study of personality tests is how well you can accurately assess personalities of potential team or group members. According to one researcher, Stretch (2016), these tests tell us how we function as well as how others function. Using personality test results, managers can build a team of people with the characteristics they think will work well together. Read more about the use of personality tests as tools for team member selection at https://zapier.com/blog/personality-tests/.

For your first post, address the following items:

Identify a personality test that you have not taken yet in this course. (You can use the link provided in your textbook, http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/, to take a personality test or scroll down on this link to the section with links to multiple personality tests: https://zapier.com/blog/personality-tests/.)
Take one of the tests and then compare your results with the PsychCentral form of an MBTI test you took in the Module 1 Case Assignment.
What characteristics are measured in the personality tests you’ve taken in this course?
Next, identify a third personality characteristics test and discuss the differences in its areas of measurement with the new test you took for this discussion assignment.
Also, provide the link to the test from the text or the one you found in case any of your classmates want to use it.

For your second and third posts, compare your results with those of your classmates, and try to find a classmate with opposite traits from yours as well as one with very similar traits

Required Reading material:

Required Reading

Alanis Business Academy. (2014, March 10). Tuckman’s stages of team development [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSI6oBQmQA Standard YouTube License. Permission to use video received 8/12/19 from Alanis Business Academy.

Organizational behavior. (2017). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Edition. Retrieved from http://open.lib.umn.edu/organizationalbehavior/. CC BY-NC-SA License.

Read the following sections in Chapter 9:
Section 9.2 Group Dynamics
Section 9.3 Understanding Team Design Characteristics
Section 9.4 Management of Teams
Section 9.5 Barriers to Effective Teams

Read the following sections in Chapter 10:
Section 10.2 Understanding Conflict
Section 10.3 Causes and Outcomes of Conflict
Section 10.4 Conflict Management

Read the following section in Chapter 11:
Section 11.4 Decision Making in Groups
Stretch, R. (2016, June 23). How to use personality tests to build a productive team. Zapier. Retrieved from https://zapier.com/blog/personality-tests/

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