Self-Concept and Perceptions: New Employee
1. Describe your perception of the situation.
Toya seems to be doing good at her job expect for her lack of attention to detail and reassurance on the work she has done. Toya feels that if she has done something incorrect then they would have let her know by now. The trainer feels that Toya should have check on her work to make sure that everything was okay. I think that both of them have a point. Toya should not just wait for someone to tell her that she is doing something wrong and her trainer should not assume that she would check to see that he work is done properly.
2. What do you think is the self-concept of Toya?
If nobody tells Toya the things she is doing wrong, she assumes that she has done everything correctly. Toya reflects off of the appraisal of others. If people indirectly show that she is doing well in her job, she assumes that she is doing her job well.
3. How is self-concept affecting the interaction? Is it helping it? Hindering it? Explain.
Toya is not checking her perceptions with others. It is hindering because the supervisor sees that she is being careless with her work. Since Toya does not make sure that the things she is doing are working, it shows that she does not care about her progress at work. Her supervisor does not want her to feel offended by her tell her what she is doing wrong, so she has not said anything to her. By the supervisor not letting Toya know what she does wrong, it is showing that Toya is doing her job accurately.
4. Using the process of human perception starting on page 68, explain the situation.
Toya is a new employee. She has shown that she is a self-starter at doing her job. Toya needs appraisal to know that she is doing her job well. Toya is showing a lack of attention for detail and is not reassuring that her job is working correctly. After two weeks of being there, she has a meeting with her supervisor. Toya states that she likes the job and must...