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Self awareness.Presentations By Rajendran Ananda Krishnan,


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2. Self awarenessMeaning- Knowing onesownAttitudes- opinionFeelings- emotionMotives- purposeDesires- needsStrengths-weaknessesAccurate self assessment 3. Key areas of self awareness Personality traits Personal values Habits Emotions Psychological needs prettythings 4. How to create self awareness? Seeking feedback from others Reflecting on ones own feelings andbehaviours Taking self scoring tests 5. JoHari Window Known to selfNot known to selfKnown OPEN- Known to me and BLIND- Known to othersto others known to others but Not known to meNot HIDDEN- Known to Me UNKNOWN- Neitherbut not known to others known to me nor known toknown others prettythings 6. Minimum openness- IneffectivepersonalityOpenBlindHiddenDark prettythings 7. More openness- EffectivepersonalityOpen BlindHidden Dark prettythings 8. How to widen the OPEN cornerOpenSeeking Feedback BlindSelf DisclosurePractice New BehavioursHidden Dark prettythings 9. Self analysisIt involves asking our selffollowing questions. Do you like where youare and what you havebecome? Have you ever wishedthat your life wasdifferent? Can your relationshipimprove? Are you producing theresults that you want? psychologicalprettythings 10. Self analysisThink for a moment and identify the areas you normally excel the areas you normally face difficulties Kind of people, events, and things you like themost and those you dislike The people, events that bring youhappiness/sadness The nature and extent of openness you havewith others prettythings 11. Self esteem It is the feeling I have about my selfconcept. A subjective appraisal of himself asintrinsically positive or negative to somedegree Example: I perceive I am an introvert andI feel proud of it. prettythings 12. Self esteem is based on yourattitudes like Your value as a person The job you do Your achievements How you think others see you Your purpose in life Your place in the world Your potential for success Your strengths and weaknesses Your social status and how you relate to others Your independence or ability to stand on your own feet prettythings 13. High and low self esteemHigh-Low- feeling of worth, feeling of happy, helplessness, good, lack of motivation, confident, depressed, Courage fear, results in motivation meaninglessnessand drive to excel prettythings 14. Steps of self esteem Self identity-identifying the self with theinner self the innate qualities and notexternal skills and roles Self appreciation Self worth Self respect Self acceptance Self belief 15. Self efficacy Advocated by AlbertBandura Meaning Belief in ones owncapability foraccomplishment It is a Can doattitude 16. What does Self Efficacy theorysay?Individuals who believethey can cause an event Can have more activeand self-determined lifecourse. Are not threatened byenvironment Take adaptive action Withstand stress 17. sources Performance attainments Psychological and emotional states Vicarious experience or modeling Social persuasion 18. Individuals with high and low selfefficacy areHigh self efficacyLow self efficacy ActiveInactive CourageousFearful Competent Inefficient High self esteemLow self-esteem OptimismPessimism High social integration Isolation High motivation Low motivation More effort Low effort Longer persistence of goals Shorter persistence Higher goalsLower goals Great results Low results 19. Roles 20. Role Role is the position one occupiesin a social system, and is definedby the functions one performs inresponse to the expectations ofthe significant members of asocial system, and ones ownexpectations from that position oroffice. The concept of role is vital for theintegration of the individual withthe organization. 21. Types of roles Personal Organizational societal 22. Importance of Role If the role does not allow the person to use hiscompetence, and if he constantly feels frustratedin the role, his effectiveness is likely to be low. The integration of a person and a role comesabout when the latter is able to fulfill the needsof the individual, and when the individual in turnis able to contribute to evolution of the role prettythings 23. Importance of Role The performance of a person working in anorganization depends on his own potentialeffectiveness, technical competence,experience, etc as well as on the design of therole that he performs in the organization. Unless a person has the requisite knowledge,technical competence and skills required for therole, he can not be effective. 24. Role efficacy The effectiveness of a persons role in anorganization will depend upon his own potentialeffectiveness, the potential effectiveness of therole, and the organizational climate. The potential effectiveness can be termed asefficacy. Role efficacy is the potential effectiveness of anindividual occupying a particular role in anorganization. prettythings 25. Aspects of role efficacyRole efficacy has several aspects. These aspects can be classified into threedimensions. 1.Role making 2.Role centering 3.Role linking 26. Dimension 1: Role Making A]. Self-role integration: Every person hasstrength, experience, technical training, specialskills, and some unique contribution to make. When his role provides him with greateropportunity for using such special strength, hisrole efficacy is likely to be higher. This is calledself-role integration. Thus the self, or the person, and the role getintegrated through the possibility of a personsuse of his special strength in the role. 27. Dimension 1: Role Making B]. Proactivity: A person who occupies roleresponds to the various expectations that peoplein the organization have from that role. Proactivity refers to taking the initiative ratherthan only responding to others expectations. Itcontributes to efficacy. However, If a person likes to take the initiativebut has no opportunity to do so in his presentrole in the organization, his efficacy will be low. prettythings 28. Dimension 1: Role Making C]. Creativity: It is not only the initiativethat is important for efficacy. Anopportunity to be creative and try new andunconventional ways of solving problemsis equally important. If he feels that role does not allow anytime or opportunity to be creative, efficacyis bound to be low prettythings 29. Dimension 1: Role Making D] Confrontation: In general, people in anorganization avoid problems or shift themon to others, their role efficacy will be low. The tendency to confront problems andfind relevant solutions contributes toefficacy. 30. Dimension 2-Role Centering A]. Centrality: If a person feels that therole he occupies is central to theorganization, his role efficacy is likely to behigh. If people feel that their roles are peripheralie. Not very important, their potentialeffectiveness will be low 31. 2. Dimension 2-Role Centering B]. Influence: The more influence a personis able to exercise in his role, the higher itsefficacy its efficacy is likely to be. C]. Personal growth: An important factorwhich contributes to role efficacy is theperception that the role provides theindividual with an opportunity to grow anddevelop 32. Dimension 3: Role linking A]. Inter-role linkage: Linking ones rolewith others in the organization increasesefficacy. If there is a joint effort to understandproblems, find solutions, etc, efficacy ofthe various roles involved is likely to behigh. But it depends on team workingskills. prettythings 33. Dimension 3: Role linking B]. Helping relationship: If a person performing aparticular role feels that he can get help fromsome source in the organization when ever heneed arises, he is likely higher role efficacy. C]. Super ordination: A role may have linkageswith systems, groups and entities beyond theorganization. When a person performing aparticular role feels that what he does is likely tobe of value to a larger group, his efficacy is likelyto be high.