Organizational Environment and Its Impact On Our Personality
Our personality is not static. It is dynamic and changes with the working experiences of theorganization environment. The environment of the organization can be conducive or toxic. Aconducive working environment gives pleasurable experiences to her employees and helps them toactualize in the five dimensions of KYKO personality while a toxic working environment gives painful experiences and deactualizes the employees’ behavior. Conducive environment reinforces theself actualizing traits, for example, a marginal performer can change into a star performer. On theother hand, a toxic organization reinforces the low self actualizing traits and develops the negativetraits of the five dimensions. For example, a responsible and good performer may become problematicgood at survival skills.
Factors that can contribute to a toxic environment.Opaque Management
•Unclear vision and mission, goals, and objectives•Badly defined systems, policies, regulations, rules•Roles are ambiguous.•Principles of management are violated•Resources are idle and inefficiently used.•Disruption of unity of command•People can get away cheating and not doing work
•Boss who plays favoritism. This may even be in a broad form, e.g. having a preference for theline over the staff functions or vice versa•Boss does not give recognition for performance•Boss claims credit for subordinate’s achievement•Boss censors the good performance of the employee to the higher management•Boss breaks employee’s self-esteem•Boss fails to give clear instructions and directions•Boss withholds vital information from the employee, which information is vital for theefficient performance of the job•Boss blames employee if things go wrong•Boss says one thing and does another - i.e. there is no congruency between what is said andwhat is done•Boss is not decisive - subsequently employee does not have a sense of direction•Boss plays “God” with the performance appraisal - they are subjective•Boss delegates responsibility without the authority to act - curtailing the employee’s self-esteem
•Win-lose policies•Centralization of power •Creating privileged groups in the organization•Closed door policy•Poor fringe benefits•Too much red tape
•Hot and noisy working environment•Unsafe work conditions•Dirty work environment