Double Productivity Case Study Summary

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Case Study 1: “The Case of the Manager Who Doubled Productivity.” 1) According to the case study, Cliff took advantage of principles of operant conditioning to modify his staff’s behavior by doing the following:- a) If the staff member was found hard on work, he gave them small rewards such as extra break-time. b) He complimented them whenever they did a good job. c) Every Friday afternoon, he bought lunch for all staff members that met their goals every day that week. 2) Cliff’s predecessor’s strategy of punishing undesirable behavior didn’t work well because he often criticized and chided staff members for every little mistake until the best people had left the setting in which punishment was being carried out and rest felt demoralized.…show more content…
The evolutionary perspective assumes that personality traits that led to survival and reproductive success of our ancestors are more likely to be preserved and passed on to subsequent generations. Therefore it is increasingly clear that the roots of adult personality emerge in the earliest periods of life. Infants are born with a specific temperament, an innate disposition. Temperament encompasses several dimensions, including general activity level and mood. For example, some individuals are quite active, whereas others are relatively calm. Similarly, some are relatively easy-going, whereas others are irritable, easily upset and difficult to soothe. Temperament is quite consistent, with significant stability from infancy well into adolescence. All in all, biological and evolutionary approaches to personality seek to explain the consistencies in personality found in some families. Therefore it’s clear that certain personality traits have substantial genetic components, and that hereditary and environment interact to determine personality. Basing from figure 3 on pg.353, I suggest that Mike’s possibility of inheriting his personality is at a low percentage (48%) and for Marty’s personality is at a higher percentage
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