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Chapter 4

  1. 1. Submitted To: SAKUFA CHOWDHURY Lecturer Department of Business AdministrationShahjalal University of Science & Technology
  2. 2.  Members of Group: o 2009731007 → Syeda Fatima Banu o 2009731015 → Muhsina Jannat o 2009731020 → Sharmistha Tribedi o 2009731039 → Taskia Akter
  3. 3. Strength• Form friendly work Weakness environment • Uncomfortable workplace• Successful functioning of for CEOs organization • CEO can feel helpless in• Easy flow of some situations because of communication his bindings• Can reach expected level of productivityOpportunity• Popularity in competitive Threat organizations • People will hesitate to• Decreasing turnover apply for jobs because of• Increasing interest of certain rules Workers from other organizations
  4. 4. Question No. 1:Do you think Sutton is wrong and that the contrasting fortunes, andpersonalities, of Nardelli, McNerney, and Immelt are coincidental? Why or whynot?For me, Robert Sutton wasn‟t wrong in his idea, because in reality it really has something to dowith a person‟s success rate. Nardelli‟s, McNerney‟s, and Immelt‟s fortunes and personalitiesare not coincidental. Like in McNerney and Immelt‟s situation who are more approachable and understanding to their employees. They acknowledge their employees opinion to improve the company‟s strategies and followed the „No A-hole Rule‟. Nardelli has the tendency of having a bad temper and notorious management. Employees aren‟t willing enough to take orders from him. That‟s why the productivity of the company tends to decrease.
  5. 5. Question No. 2:Do you think the importance of being "nice" varies by industry or type of job?How so?Yes, the importance of being “nice” varies by industry and type of job. In various industries andjobs the CEO should act in different ways. In Industries: In Jobs: Interaction with people is less required  Interaction with people is greatly needed Less needed to be „nice‟  High requirement of nice behavior Objective of CEO must be incremental  Objective of CEO is to motivate others andlevel of output bring success with innovative ideas CEO want the physical labor of the  CEO should act in a nice and pleasantworkers approach CEO has to behave in a strict way  Need to bring out both the physical andsometimes intellectual output
  6. 6. Question No. 3:How comfortable would you be working in a culture like that of SuccessFactors, where a certain level of "niceness" is part of the job description?I will not feel comfortable by working in a culture like that of SuccessFactors where a certainlevel of „niceness‟ is a part of the job description.Because there may be an uncomfortable workplace for employees. Sometimes the employeesunder supervision of CEO act aggressively but the CEO can not take any strict actions becauseof following certain conditions.
  7. 7. Question No. 4:Do you think being "nice" is the same as the Big Five trait of agreeableness? Ifso, do you think companies should screen out those who score low onagreeableness?Yes, I think it is sort of similar.According to Big Five Trait, people who are highly agreeable are cooperative, warm, andstrusting as the quality of „niceness.‟The companies can screen out those who score low on agreeableness because they arecold, disagreeable and antagonistic. But it also depends on situations, because some peoplewho scored high on agreeableness may not be as productive as company thought they‟d be inthe end, because they‟re focus would be on pleasing other people and not be more creative inhelping the company to progress.
  8. 8. Question No. 5:Earlier we discussed the fact that entrepreneurs score significantly lower thanmanagers on agreeableness. How would you reconcile this finding with Suttonspoint?Entrepreneurs scored low in these tests because: Entrepreneur: Manager: They are soloist mainly  They work as a team Interact with less people  Interaction with people is must Less need to please their co-workers  Have to manage and satisfy their Focus more on achieving the goals they coworkerswant  Focus more on achieving better work performance
  9. 9. WeaknessStrength • Over confidence• Proactive personality • Need effective marketing to increase sale• Truest sense and innovative ideas • May face the problems of retail marketing• Pleasant and caring environment of working • In-store and out-of-store marketing campaigns must keep up ThreatOpportunity • Competition from other• Customers satisfaction retail outlets• Customers could buy • Customers may face a diamonds in less expense. difficulty if any enquiry needed• Give customers a chance • Competitive and to choose constantly changing market
  10. 10. Question No. 1:What factors do you think have contributed to Rodriguezs success? Was hemerely "in the right place at the right time," or are there characteristics abouthim that contribute to his success?The factors that contributed to Rodriguezs success are: Optimistic individualism  Truest sense and ability to stick to things Proactive personality  Innovative ideas Savvy entrepreneur with ambitious mind  Assertive to his own decisions Extremely motivated individuality  Experience of working in jewelry storeAll these factors contributed to achieve Rodriguezs success, he was not only “in the right placeat the right time.”
  11. 11. Question No. 2:How do you believe Rodriguez would score on the Big Five Dimensions ofpersonality (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotionalstability, openness to experience)? Which ones would he score high on? Whichones might he score low on?I believe Rodriguez has a diamond personality who would score on the Big Five Dimensions ofpersonality.  Rodriguez scores low on agreeableness, as he is an entrepreneur.  He might score highest on conscientiousness, as he does things with close concentration, has a sense consistent with reality and strict to things he wants to do.
  12. 12. Question No. 3:Do you believe that Rodriguez is high or low on core self-evaluation? On whatinformation did you base your decision?I believe that Rodriguez is high on core self-evaluation. Because: Rodriguez is effective, capable and in control of his environment. He was highly confidentto achieve his goal. When he was in various troubles and dilemmas he was strict to his decisions. At the time of working at a jeweler, he knew that he was just going to get a salary from thereand would never become anything. He assessed himself and then opened his own jewelryshop, as he has the potentiality to become successful.
  13. 13. Question No. 4:What information about Rodriguez suggests that he has a proactivepersonality?Rodriguez has a proactive personality, because:  Identified opportunities of internet business that sells diamonds.  Has inventiveness to start his own business.  Takes action and works hard to achieve his dream.  Preserve until being a successful entrepreneur.