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Phase 1 - Individuals in Organizations

You meet on a semi-regular basis with a managerial networking group. This time, there's a speaker who proposes that performance can be conceptualized as resulting from a combination of individual differences such as personality and ability and the situational context.

After her talk, the question and answer session evolves into a discussion of when one might expect individual differences or situational context to be more influential on performance. Explain briefly.

I need a brief discussion to help me with suggestions and ideas. Thank you.

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1. You meet on a semi-regular basis with a managerial networking group. This time, there's a speaker who proposes that performance can be conceptualized as resulting from a combination of individual differences such as personality and ability and the situational context. After her talk, the question and answer session evolves into a discussion of when one might expect individual differences or situational context to be more influential on performance. Explain briefly. I need a brief discussion to help me with suggestions and ideas. Thank you.

- Personality differences impact performance MORE in some situations THAN IN OTHERS e.g., when individual skills and abilities are not matched with job ...

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Referring to the argument that performance can be conceptualized as resulting from a combination of individual differences such as personality and ability and the situational context, this solution explains when one might expect individual differences or situational context to be more influential on performance. Supplemented with a highly informative article on the factors impacting capacity and performance.

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