differences are part of people’s character; it shows a whole range of qualities
which are important towards organisations as the psychology side examines how
people are similar, how they change in thinking, feeling and behaviour. They
are important as it shows the individual as a whole. This can be looked at when
discussing the personality traits of the Big five, as this is where individuals
are categorised in terms of how they act and demonstrate on work.
In context to the Birmingham Fitness Gym, the employee’s relation with Big Five
is illustrated in different ways, for example “Jo, a fitness instructor, who
prefers working with a few people at a time”. This can show that Jo is an
introvert as her skills are showing that she likes to work with less people,
this could be because jo is reserved who may be possible uncomfortable in
also determine that jo’s personality can be agreeableness as she is more
compliant and obeys rules, “Jo did not have much to bring to the table.
Whatever Phillip suggested, they adopted”. This shows Jo’s agreeableness as Jo
had agreed on some of the things that had been said during the meeting but did
not contribute to give ideas.
In comparison to Nick, “an experienced trainer who is generally satisfied” this
can show that Nick may have a good conscientiousness strategy in the workplace
as he performs well being an experienced trainer. However, at BFGym he noticed
that he is left with classes that the trainers do not want, this is a downfall
to his skills, as he feels neglected and he is treated unfairly. “Nick’s input
is somehow discarded” this shows that he is treated unfairly and doesn’t feel
part of the team. Although it can be positive as it shows that he is openness
to experience as he is more creative as he is taking more responsibility than
other employee’s. This links to the Halo effect as he is good at things which
is why he had to take the classes.
Finally, we look at Jane “an enthusiastic Physical Education graduate who just
enrolled in a master’s program”. At BFGym she is having to do back to back classes,
Jane asked management to change some of her classes but this was declined. This
shows that her emotional stability was positive as she remained calm throughout
circumstances. This shows that the Halo effect applies as she holds a degree as
well as contrasting effect as she wants to make a difference in the workplace.