Motivation And Productivity Of Employees Essay

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Individual personality types lead to a wide variety in leadership styles and can affect the motivation and productivity of employees. Learning about my personality type and how to interact with various other personality types in the workplace will hopefully enhance communication and synergy throughout the workplace. The 50 question personality test (“Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory,” n.d.) assigned me the Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving (ENFP) personality type with iNtuition and Feeling (NF) temperament. I found this to be surprising and in sharp contrast as I reflected back upon how contrasted that personality as a young man. As a young man, I spent twelve years in the Navy working on nuclear reactors aboard submarines where being introverted, a sensor, and a thinker was highly rewarded and expected. My personality and way of dealing with coworkers and challenges was significantly different than it is today, as a Navy nurse clinic manager.
I have grown from young “loner” introvert as a young man into a very extraverted adult. This has served me well in a leadership capacity as I am frequently out among my subordinates offering support and praise. This praise for my subordinates can often lead to excessive praise without true merit that I sometimes feel compelled to do. As a nurse leader, being extraverted seems to be necessary in the care of my patients and their families (“Functional Analysis Of The ENFP,”…

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