06, 12, 2012 Sеlf-Аnаlysis Rероrt on Рrоfеssiоnаl Реrfоrmаnсе СhаrасtеristiсsProfessional performance characteristics are the traits embedded in an individual that enable him to execute his duties efficiently, effectively and in time. There are a number of traits that a manager of a construction and designs firm should possess but of great importance is the personality and ability to deal with emotions at different levels. To understand emotion and personality as a characteristic of professional performance in this field it is important to evaluate a few tasks on the traits. Task one: effects of personality and emotion on individual behavior and performance at workEmotion and personality are some of the few factors that can be used to predict work behavior.
Personality encompasses the way that an individual behaves, handles emotions, and executes his duties at the work place. Mostly for the manager of a construction and design stress is one of the likely factors that drive a person to an emotional state that will most likely affect his personality and breakdown the communication process that is the core value of team work.
Emotions define the personality of an individual and his performance at the work place. Emotions may be brought about by pressure or stress. Ability to cope with stress at work place depends on how one is able to deal with pressure that can cause physical or psychological problems. These pressure range from boredom and lack of challenges to working for long hours and engaging in perfectionist thinking (McMahon 2008). Biologically, a human being resembles a machine. Overworking it for too long or leaving it idle and rusting away, or asking it to undertake functions it is not equipped to deal with will bring it harm.
It is however important to note that recurrent situations in the construction industry enable one to gain experience of the unknown and therefore shape up the personality that ensures emotional breakdown due to stress are dealt with and the communication vital for team work is not broken. It is not possible to predict the breaking point of a person because some have high stress threshold than others just as some have high tolerance to pain.
Emotions can provide either a push on performance or a pull. Pressure is healthy and provides the opportunities to stretch ability. On the other hand stress decreases the ability to work (McMahon 2008). Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor owns emotions and that of others, to guide the thinking and action of others, and discriminate emotions (Tucker, Sojka, Barone & McCarthy 2000). There are many types of emotional intelligence but the focus is mainly on logical and linguistic intelligence, though intrapersonal and interpersonal emotional intelligence that is argued to be more important for a successful career.
In-order to be able to deal with emotions at the in the construction and design field it is important to incorporate emotional intelligence skills in the managers field of learning. Emotions can be used to make things work in a desired way by promoting the personality through behavior and way of thinking (Tucker, Sojka, Barone & McCarthy 2000). Changes in work environment suggest that emotional intelligence is of great importance to deal with the changes in technology and culture. Emotional intelligence in a few words in the construction business is the ability to recognize and deal with emotions as well as helping others deal with their emotions.
In the modern construction business team work achieved through communication is perceived to be the ultimate key to success and thus the evaluation of a group’s emotional intelligence by the manager will be more appropriate than that of a single individual. Unlike intelligence quotient emotional intelligence can be improved through learning in a number of phases namely: preparation, training, transfer and maintenance, and evaluation (Tucker, Sojka, Barone & McCarthy 2000).