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Kiersey Temperament Sorter


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A Guardian Look at Person-Job Fit and the Role of Project Assistant
HRD 830

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Kiersey Temperament Sorter

  1. 1. Keirsey Temperament Sorter<br />A Guardian Look at Person-Job Fit and the Role of Project Assistant<br />HRD 830<br />
  2. 2. PERSONALITY TESTS<br />Personality determines a number of important characteristics and behaviors:<br /><ul><li> How people interact with others
  3. 3. What motivates them
  4. 4. What they value</li></ul>Along with resumes reviews, aptitude tests, interviewing, and feedback, personality tests can contribute enormously to employee: <br /><ul><li> Selection
  5. 5. Development
  6. 6. Team building</li></li></ul><li>THE ROLE OF PROJECT ASSISTANT<br />BCCK project assistants provide administrative support to complete projects and are integral to all phases of the project life cycle<br />Project & Administrative Tasks:<br /><ul><li>Production and distribution of collateral
  7. 7. File management
  8. 8. Data collection
  9. 9. Report creation
  10. 10. Proofreading
  11. 11. Research
  12. 12. Disseminating project information
  13. 13. Monitoring project activities
  14. 14. Developing and maintaining project deliverables</li></li></ul><li>KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER<br />After introduced to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in 1956, David Keirsey developed the Temperament Sorter<br />SJ<br />NT<br />NF<br />SP<br />His model differed by focusing on:<br /><ul><li> Directly observable behavior
  15. 15. Sensing/Intuition (concrete/abstract dichotomy )
  16. 16. Temperament</li></li></ul><li>KEIRSEY’S GUARDIANS<br />Keirsey supported Myers’ view of the Guardian personality as she described them as:<br /><ul><li>Conservative
  17. 17. Consistent
  18. 18. Dependable
  19. 19. Detailed
  20. 20. Factual
  21. 21. Hardworking
  22. 22. Painstaking
  23. 23. Patient
  24. 24. Persevering
  25. 25. Routined
  26. 26. Sensible
  27. 27. Stable
  28. 28. Thorough
  29. 29. Non-distractive
  30. 30. Non-impulsive</li></li></ul><li>KEIRSEY’S GUARDIANS Cont…<br />Alphabetical arrangement, list-making, and order of things are near and dear to the Guardian<br />Perhaps that is why they find satisfaction in:<br /><ul><li>Office work
  31. 31. Clerical jobs
  32. 32. Record keeping
  33. 33. Checking inventory
  34. 34. Attending to correspondence
  35. 35. Filing
  36. 36. Accounting</li></ul>Guardians are the gatekeepers, standing guard at the door and keeping safe the keys to society’s institutions<br />
  37. 37. SELECTION OF PERSONNEL<br />Employment decisions implemented by organizations are selection-based<br />Understanding the composition of the workforce of the entire organization is key<br />Personality testing could provide supporting evidence of the underlying traits possessed by an individual<br />These tests could provide additional objective evidence to aid selection decision, provided certain traits are identified and correlate with job performance<br />
  38. 38. GUARDIANS & PROJECT ASSISTANT PERSON-JOB FIT<br />BCCK’s project assistants provide an elevated level of logistical coordination and organizational project support<br />Guardians are interested in occupations that involve procedures for managing material (equipment, supplies, information): <br /><ul><li>Gathering
  39. 39. Storing
  40. 40. Recording
  41. 41. Measuring
  42. 42. Distributing</li></ul>The occupation of a BCCK project assistant to a Guardian personality is an impressive job-fit<br />
  43. 43. DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONNEL<br />Individuals will develop more effectively if they are cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses<br />For self-reflection to take place, employees need insight into their respective strengths and weaknesses and to be able to see themselves in the way others do<br />In the development of staff, employers might find the use of personality tests assists them in building up the overall picture of each employee and enhance career development<br />Personality tests can identify strengths…<br />…and spotlight areas that need further training efforts<br />
  44. 44. GUARDIANS & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT<br />Guardians are to develop personal resources, such as self-esteem, health, and inner peace, if they are to work in a sustainable manner<br />Guardians need to be respected by others. Public recognition, in the form of plaques, certificates, awards, and diplomas is the foundation of their self-confidence<br />Guardian must see themselves, and be seen by others, as dependable, beneficent, and respectable <br />
  45. 45. TEAM BUILDING & PERSONALITY TESTS<br />Personality tests can aid:<br /><ul><li>Forming work teams that best complement each other
  46. 46. Identifying the basic preferences of people with regard to perception and judgment
  47. 47. Increasing self-insight and stimulating team processes and development</li></li></ul><li>THE GUARDIAN & TEAM DEVELOPMENT<br />Guardians, far more than the other temperaments, <br />create and foster the social arm of the institutions they serve,<br />and make for excellent constructed team members<br />