Personality and job relationships. How to improve motivation and interaction of employees.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

03 Jobs and Personalities

This is a blog about how different job situations can interact with different personalities to create problems.  You can read the blog to read more about personalities.  So let go on with the jobs ideas.

Jobs have similar power struggles as the family. Any one can create a power struggle by feeling they are right and another should be treated unfairly because of their attitude or inabilities.

Faulty thinking is an inborn tendency to forgive our own short comings because we know why we performed less than acceptable. But the other persons short comings were on purpose or unacceptable because we do not understand then enough to influence them to change.

Also can be politics and greed climbing up the ladder. What ever the reason the power struggles is shown with triangles. There is a Perpetrator or person or group who is being unfair, for what ever reason, to a Victim, the person or group who feels they are unfair. There can be also Rescuer, a person or group who will try and make things fair again. With the family we usually look at the mother, father, and children. On the job it can be fellow workers, bosses, managers, and just about anyone and caused by individuals, groups, policies, or situational setups, you name it and it can be there.  This triangle must differ, lets say it is a mom and dad shop, and the third corner is not a kid but a grown male employee.  He better not be too close to mom, or dad to the secretary.  Now if none of them are related and it is boss, supervisor, and employee.  Well there should be a stronger bond between boss and supervisor than and other twosome.

Now if the triangle is a mom and pop shop and the employee is one of their kids, oh dear me, the problems that can arise.  Can a person be a loving parent and distance themselves from their kids enough to be a demanding boss without it causing lots of problems, resentments, and the ruin of the loving nurturing family unit?  Most fail to remain a happy family or a happy job site.

Eventually I plan to take different jobs and look at some of the inherent built in problems with those jobs. Like everybody else I am not totally predictable, my life is not totally predictable, and I may go in a different direction. Time will tell but I will try my best.  Right now I want to go over just personalities that can cause problems on the job, that is after MR Do and Dragon.

Next Post: the role of Mr. Do and Dragon

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