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Personalities & Teams

Personalities & Teams

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Published by Yousuf Zahid
Teamwork is imperative these days. With all kinds of teams around, we also have the high performance teams. But personalities could either enhance or hinder a team's performance. This document is an effort to understand how and why this happens.
Teamwork is imperative these days. With all kinds of teams around, we also have the high performance teams. But personalities could either enhance or hinder a team's performance. This document is an effort to understand how and why this happens.

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Personalities and Teams
 
Individual Personality CharacteristicsEnhancing / Hindering High Performance Teams
 
By Yousuf Zahidyousuf.zahid@live.comJanuary 2012
 
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Abstract
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Introduction
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What Makes a Team Perform High?
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Individual Personality Characteristics Hindering High Performance Teams
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The Case of HBL
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The Case of the Ministry of Food, Government of Baluchistan
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The Case of MCB
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Individual Personality Characteristics Enhancing High Performance Teams
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The Case of Karachi Golf City
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Which is the Better Team? Individuals with Similar or Dissimilar Traits
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Conclusion
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References
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The report makes an attempt to identify individual personality characteristics that may eitherenhance or hinder the performance of a team.Rowing a boat together is not easy because of diversity in personalities. The elements requiredmaking a team perform effectively and the generally accepted characteristics of a highperformance team have been discussed with examples both from experiential perception of theauthors and through exclusive cases from the authors’ workplace. The Big Five PersonalityModel (Big Five) and the personality types identified in the assigned course book and materialhave been used as a reference to learn about individual behavior in the examples.The answer to the core question of the assigned project is clear. Teams should comprise of individuals with dissimilar personality traits. The report explores other aspects as well that leadto the behavior of an individual in teams; the factors that trigger such behavior and how teamsmay be controlled in the long run for the organization’s benefit.

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