The Ideal Work Environment Analysis

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The ideal work environment can be different from person to person. What truly determines an individual’s ideal work environment depends on personality, strengths, and weaknesses. Through this analysis, I will discuss how autonomy and the affective events theory play a vital part in determining job satisfaction in an employee and how they relate to one another. I found that people who have the intuitive and perceiving personality traits typically enjoy a great amount of autonomy. Furthermore, these employees are more likely to have higher job satisfaction and performance if given the opportunity to become autonomous. Moreover, if employees are in a position where they are able to maximize on their unique strengths, daily tasks may prompt a positive …show more content…
It would appear that if an employee was placed in a job that was well suited to their personality traits and strengths, they would exhibit more positive emotional reactions to any given situation. However, there are specific factors that are necessary for any employee – no matter what personality type – that determine this reaction as well. In the book Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, they lay out the four basic needs of employees in a workplace – trust, compassion, stability, and hope (Rath, Conchie, 2008, p.82). According to this theory, trust “increases speed and efficiency in the workplace” (Rath, Conchie, 2008, p.83). Applying this further, in the week four presentation, the concept of “climate of trust” states that trust causes employees to become covenantal (Fischer, 2009). What also encourages employees to be covenantal is compassion, as they become more loyal to the organization (Rath, Conchie, 2008, p. 86). Compassion allows leaders to pay attention to the emotions of their followers, which the Affective Events Theory suggests gives valuable comprehensions into what workplace events are causing specific behaviors, and how they can help …show more content…
Oftentimes, we may be in a circumstance that is the opposite of our preference, or perhaps we observe a co-worker taking advantage of a system we are grateful for, such as a ROWE. The Bible teaches us in Titus 2:7-8 to be a worthy role model, to “show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us” (English Standard Version). In any work environment, we can find some level of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, as long as we work hard and strive for it. If we do so, as Galatians 6:9 teaches, “let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (English Standard

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