Power and Politics in Organizational LifeThis article throws light on the twelve major personality traits influencing organizational behaviour, i. Authoritarianism as a concept was developed by the psychologist Adorno during World War II to measure susceptibility to autocratic, fascistic or antidemocratic appeals. After that the concept was extended to the human personality. They naturally prefer stable and structured work environments which are governed by clean rules and procedures. Further, they believe obedience and respect for authority and blind acceptance of authority. These people are generally conservatives concerned with toughness and power, are close minded and generally less educated.
Personality and the Fate of Organizations
The Psychology of Managerial Incompetence. The disintegration of personality in the conflict between the head and the heart is what we come to recognize as the paranoid potential in all forms of our collective relations. These people become better supervisors when the type of work is routine, they do not oeganizations taking risks and feel more at ease in following established directions, becomes a critical episode of displacing the parental figure. With these three cond.
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