Describe and apply two concepts that you have learned in this chapter to develop a plan of action to increase the effectiveness of the trait measured in the self-assessment exercise.

Guiding Questions.

  • )What are your main observations related to the results of your self-assessment exercise? Are the results a total surprise to you—or not a surprise at all? Do you agree with the results? To what extent can you relate the results to what you already know about yourself? Feel free to share a summary of your results, if by doing so it adds to the points you are making. You can express your results as ranges e.g. I scored higher/lower than I expected, instead of giving me the actual scores.
  • ) Describe and apply two concepts that you have learned in this chapter to explain the results of your self-assessment exercise. This is where you can demonstrate to me that you can apply the concepts we are learning to your specific situation.

3) Describe and apply two concepts that you have learned in this chapter to develop a plan of action to increase the effectiveness of the trait measured in the self-assessment exercise. The Report associated with this assignment should be between 250-300 words and should be in an essay format.

 

Note Anthony: I am going to send you the chapter so you can post two concepts for question number 2 and 2 concepts. for question 3. Please highlight the concepts in the word document.

 

 

This is the result of the assessment:

 

 

Your score was 9. The range of possible scores is from 0 to 15.

Tall hierarchy

People with high scores on this dimension prefer to work in organizations with several levels of hierarchy and a narrow span of control (few employees per supervisor). Scores on this subscale range from 0 to 15. The average score among a sample of MBA students was 7.8.

 

Your score was 8. The range of possible scores is from 0 to 15.

Formalization

People with high scores on this dimension prefer to work in organizations where jobs are clearly defined with limited discretion. Scores on this subscale range from 0 to 15. The average score among a sample of MBA students was 9.4.

 

Your score was 9. The range of possible scores is from 0 to 15.

Centralization

People with high scores on this dimension prefer to work in organizations where decision making occurs mainly among top management rather than spread out to lower level staff. Scores on this subscale range from 0 to 15. The average score among a sample of MBA students was 7.7.

 

Your score was 26. The range of possible scores is from 0 to 45.

Mechanistic Structure Preference (Total Score)

People with high scores on this overall score prefer to work in mechanistic organizations, whereas those with low scores prefer to work in organic organizational structures. Mechanistic structures are characterized by a narrow span of control and high degree of formalization and centralization. Organic structures have a wide span of control, little formalization, and decentralized decision making. Scores on this subscale range from 0 to 45. The average score among a sample of MBA students was 24.9.

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