Over the past couple of decades, personality has become a focal point in organizational research, leadership development and derailment, and particularly employee selection. This optimism is largely the result of the development of a unified model of personality called the Big Five, or Five Factor Model of Personality. The Big Five model is an empirical and comprehensive […]
Over the past couple of decades, personality has taken a larger role in applied research and employee selection. This optimism is mostly due to the creation of a unified model of personality called the Big Five.
Every employee in your organization (hopefully) performs his or her formal work tasks. In fact, possibly the largest body of knowledge in applied organizational research has been the study of factors that are related to the performance of such tasks. However, task performance is not everything! Beyond task performance is another topic of importance: extra-role […]
For the better part of the 20th century, researchers have looked at the role that personality plays in job performance. For a very long time, findings were mixed and inconclusive. Because of this, researchers largely agreed that personality was in no way related to job performance. In fact, many people jokingly label this era of […]