Why is there a resurgence of interest in personality in organizational research? Why have organizations turned to personality experts to assist in the early identification of employees who are likely to be motivated, conscientious, prosocial, and stable?
Organizations are finding an ever-more-pressing need to select people with high probabilities of adjusting to and succeeding in work situations. To understand how and why individuals frame the same set of environmental factors differently, this thorough review of personality theory and measurement in work settings isolates the specific vital impacts on behavior in industrial and organizational settings. Topics addressed include:
- Job performance
- Team functioning
- Interdepartmental conflict
- Tardiness and attrition
- Mental and physical health
Personality at Work is an excellent resource for researchers, scholars, and advanced students.