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Discussion: Groups and Teams
Your Initial Post:
One area of controversy in the study of personality tests is how well you can accurately assess personalities of potential team or group members. According to one researcher, Stretch (2016), these tests tell us how we function as well as how others function. Using personality test results, managers can build a team of people with the characteristics they think will work well together. Read more about the use of personality tests as tools for team member selection at https://zapier.com/blog/personality-tests/.
For your first post, in a response of at least 250 words (there is a word counter in the text box), address the following items:
Identify a personality test that you have not taken yet in this course. (You can use the link provided in your textbook, http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/, to take a personality test or scroll down on this link to the section with links to multiple personality tests: https://zapier.com/blog/personality-tests/.
Take one of the tests and then compare your results with another test of your choice.
What characteristics are measured in the personality tests you have taken?
Next, identify a third personality characteristics test and discuss the differences in its areas of measurement with the new test you took for this discussion assignment.
Also, provide the link to the test from the text or the one you found in case any of your classmates want to use it.
For your second and third posts, compare your results with those of your classmates, and try to find a classmate with opposite traits from yours as well as one with very similar traits.
Additional Key Elements of the Assignment: Your Initial Post should occur in a timely manner (by the third day of the module for full timeliness points) and be at least 250 words. Include the original questions along with your initial, informative post, although these words will not count in the number of words needed to indicate a high level of critical thinking. Support your post with information from at least one high-quality peer-reviewed academic reference and provide the complete source information (so that your peers can find the article if they wish). A high-quality reference is found in the Trident Online Library in academically peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Utilize your own personal experiences as applicable.
Note: A URL (website address) is NOT a reference. A reference always contains four parts: author, publication date, article title, and the source of the article. Sometimes there is no author, but the APA manual tells you what you can put in that spot instead. The source for a high-quality peer-reviewed journal article is the journal.
Your Subsequent Posts: Read through responses by peers and post responses of at least 100 words to two classmates’ posts. Introduce ideas/comments and/or research not mentioned yet. In these two responses, underline the new ideas/comments and/or research that you added to the discussion.
Remember: To receive full credit in this forum, post a minimum of three quality posts (your own initial post, and responses to two classmates). Only one outside source is needed (in the initial post). But in any post, if you borrow ideas/information from other authors, give them credit for their work.
Now that you have completed the three assignments in this module, do you agree with the statement, “Yes, I can meet the three Module 3 learning outcomes”?
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the stages of group development, group cohesiveness, and methods to improve team performance.
Demonstrate knowledge of the stages of group development methods to improve team performance, and ways to resolve group conflict.
Identify and analyze tools to measure your own propensity for teamwork.
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