Explain how you would interpret each score
PSYC 305 Motivation and Leadership
Week 1 Assignment
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 1, 3, 15
Minimum of 1 scholarly source in addition to your textbook
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source in addition to your textbook)
Complete Exercise 15-3 in your textbook. Follow the instructions to obtain your Big Five Personality scores. After you obtain your scores, use them to solve the following workplace dilemma. Be sure to use the textbook and at least one outside source to support your conclusions.
Case Study: Your CEO is looking for someone to head up the Potato-Smashing department. This person must be highly critical, and a bit pessimistic. They also need to be dutiful and willing to follow instructions at all cost. High attention to detail, and more focus on the tasks of potato smashing than the people doing the smashing! Potato smashing is a big deal. In the city of Spud, mashed potatoes make up 45% of the GDP; and Potatoes ‘R’ Us is a monopoly. The CEO needs to see your Big Five Personality scores, and a brief explanation as to why you are, or are not a good fit.
Based on your Big Five Personality scores, and what you know from the readings, would you make a good fit for the new Manager of Potato Smashing role? Be sure to do the following:
Report how you scored for each scale.
Explain how you would interpret each score.
Provide an overall conclusion of why you are or are not a good fit.
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