Organisational & Personality Types: Psychology, Structure & performance.
This module examines the relationships between organisational types, psychological preferences and organisational behaviour and peformance. Understanding both your own personality and organisational structure, as compared to alternative types provides the basis to identify problems, make organisational choices, better influence operational outcomes and develop appropriate measures and tools for performance management. The module introduces organisational models from Mintzberg, shows the range of personality testing and uses the Belbin test to enable participants to tie the two together and experience a personality test for themselves.
As increasing amounts of resources are being allocated to developing key performers in businesses, so efforts to better understand the characteristics of such performers have grown also. However, too often profiling techniques are used out of context, without consideration of what competencies and characteristics might be most appropriate in different organisational contexts and models. The module will draw upon tools such as Myers-Briggs, Firo-B, Belbin, and thinkers such as Leary, Mintzberg and others to develop critical thinking skills around the search for reliability or validity.