chapter  13
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Influences on the nature of work: personality, roles and performance

Those responsible for the leadership, direction and management of organizations need to know and understand the nature of work, and how the traits and characteristics brought in by individuals relate to the overall effectiveness of collective and individual performance. In this context, the priority is to recognize and understand the following:

• the personality, and personality traits and characteristics, of every individual are different;

• everybody has specific aspirations which they seek to fulfil both from within their work, and also from life outside;

• the relationships between work effectiveness and individual and collective performance lies in harmonizing the characteristics of individuals with what the organization requires.