Monday, 23 November 2009

How does personality fit with the communication we need at work?


Remote working, or employees working away from the traditional, fixed workplace has seen a sudden boom in recent years. Due to a range of sociological, economical and technological advances, it is continuing to rise and in fact, 74% of UK small and medium sized business are already using remote workforces.

Psychological research has already looked at the outcome of employee engagement, productivity and well-being in remote workers, however there is a gap in looking at the link between personality and the types of communication they prefer.

This is a crucial area of research because as the distance between remote workers increases, the importance of employee-organization fit is being neglected. Also, there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to communication.

How does our personality fit the the communication we need at work?

I am currently conducting research exploring this and in particular looking at employees who work for an organization either remotely or in an structured office environment.

If you fit these criteria, and would be happy to complete a 10-15 minute survey, then please have a look at the link below:
http://www.fahs.surrey.ac.uk/survey/work/

Whats more, if you leave your email address as the end of the survey then I will send you the results of the research which will answer some of the questions above...

Many thanks in advance, and please forward to anyone else who may be interested.

Tom

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