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  • Yee Mei, Rachel Chan

    January 5, 2022 at 2:04 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?

    ISTJ – would best represent a personality for this remote location/virtual teams workplace situation.
    As people with ISTJ personality type tend to be reserved, practical and quiet, this suit the virtual teams workplace situation. They are independent and value loyalty in themselves and others, and emphasis on traditions.
    As ISTJs are planners, this best suited for work from home with virtual team members. They are able to plan their work on their own, like an orderly life , responsible and realistic.

    How does the balance between individuality and conformity affect individuals in a team environment?

    To balance between individual and others members in the team environment, they can be motivator to others in the team. For example, if one individual organizes his stuff in a detailed and orderly manner, others in the team could feel that and follow suit as well.

    Thru regular meetings and chat session to keep the team members in tact with company updates, sharing of work related or family related, will help to promote belonging to the team, including also trust and respect.

    How much structure do you feel is appropriate for a successful team?

    With flat structure of short chain of command, in a remote location/virtual team, flat structure will be more suitable. This can create balance between leadership and cross functional teams, resulting in higher productivity , aligned goals and organizational clarify.

    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?

    Openness – How open a person is to new ideas and experiences
    Employees will be limited to the processes and will not allow them to do something out of the process when they want to try new things , be open and think creatively.

    Conscientiousness – How goal-directed, persistent, and organized a person is

    Employees will be hardworking, organized because in a structured work environment, task are expected to be done in certain order, at a certain time.

    Extraversion – How much a person is energized by the outside world

    Employees could be quiet, reserved and withdrawn as they are in a strictly structured physical workplace.

    Agreeableness – How much a person puts others’ interests and needs ahead of their own

    As the work are well documented and structured, employees may not cooperative and trust in a team. They will think that the work can be done individual and don’t have to disturb other people.

    Neuroticism – How sensitive a person is to stress and negative emotional triggers

    They are low in a structured workplace because their emotion are stable, doesn’t worry much and confident. The organized environment provided safety to them.