Organizational Behavior: Self-Assessment

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【Organizational Behavior】Individual Report * Introduction The self-assessment tools can be a good way to test personal, management and organizational abilities, performance and goals. They provide guidance when developing a team or an organization. Also, they help people understand themselves to pursue a suitable career or find their weakness they can try to improve afterwards. Since the topic of this individual report is the assessment of myself and then to analyze the strength and weakness of me for being a new manager, I would like to start with the question: “What is a manager?” In “The Practice of Management (1954)” written by Peter Drucker, one of the most influential management gurus, he talks about what it means to be a manager…show more content…
I think as a manager, a proper level of stress is good. Hence, if I want to be a competent manager, what’s crucial to me is try to turn stresses into facilitators of work. Perceived Stress Scale | | 6. Stress Coping Preference Scale The Stress Coping Preference Scale estimates my preference of coping strategy while facing challenges in my life. According to the following result, I have favorable scores for subscale of “problem solving”, “social support” and “blame others”, especially for the last two ones. This means that I tend to deal with stress by actively seeking emotional support, information, or guidance from others. Managers who turn to others for help appropriately can always get much more sufficient information and settle the situation more efficiently and effectively. Additionally, I seldom blame others when some problems occur because I think it will only deteriorate my energy for solving the problems and most seriously, lower the morale of the team. The coping strategies of me which I just mentioned meet the requirement of being a manager. However, there is also a higher-than-average score when it comes to the subscale of ”avoidance”. While the average score is 6, I get 8 points on it, which indicates that sometimes I will cognitively or behaviorally avoid resolving the source of stress. This is an extremely unfavorable tendency as a manager. It
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