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  • Stefanie Ng

    December 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Using the Myers-Briggs Indicator methodology, what four letter code would best represent a personality best suited for this remote location/virtual team workplace situation? Why?

    • ISFJ: The Protector (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) as they have ability to work independently, meticulous, orderly, and committed to their work.

    • Due to the solo work environment, this personality is able to work independently and be well organized in their job tasks .

    • They are also practical and reliable which is important as they will not have other colleagues to rely on physically as they need to manage their work independently.

    • Also, The Protector is an introvert which suits the work environment of working alone most of the time.

    How does the balance between individuality and conformity affect individuals in a team environment? How much structure do you feel is appropriate for a successful team?

    • Individuality and conformity are both important in a team environment as we need to comply to the organization rules and guidelines as well as showcase our own unique personality

    • As a member of a team, we must conform to the team’s requirements in order to achieve the set goals. At the same time, we should contribute our own personal ideas to the team role. In this way, we can balance both.

    • The best structure that best suits a virtual/remote team would be Horizontal/Flat due to the nature of mostly working individually, this gives employees more responsibility

    Considering the Big Five personality assessment model (OCEAN), to what extent do you believe these traits would be impacted if the work environment were to be changed to a strictly-structured physical workplace setting?

    1) Openness: May not be suited for a strict structured workplace as they new ideas and open to new experiences. By sitting in their desks all day, they are not able to explore their imaginative and creative side or meet new challenges

    2) Conscientiousness: May be indifferent to either a remote or physical structured work as they can be highly disciplined, deliberate and careful in all environments.

    3) Extraversion: This type may prefer a physical workplace as extroverts like to be visible to people, outgoing and derive energy and excitement by talking to other people and sharing their ideas with them.

    4) Agreeableness: This trait will fare well in a strict workplace as they are cooperative people and get along well with most people

    5) Neuroticism: This trait is not so suitable for a physical workplace as they my encounter psychological problems when faced with high level of stress. They are easily irritable and experience frequent bouts of anxiety, sadness and mood swings, hence may be best not to be with around others most of the time.