Managing Psychological Factors In Information Systems Work

Managing Psychological Factors In Information Systems Work

by Eugene Kaluzniacky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591401984

ISBN-13: 9781591401988

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: IGI Global

There have arisen, in various settings, unmistakable calls for involvement of psychological factors in IT work, notably in development and deployment of information systems. Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence pulls together areas of existing involvement, to suggest yet new areas and to

Overview

There have arisen, in various settings, unmistakable calls for involvement of psychological factors in IT work, notably in development and deployment of information systems. Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence pulls together areas of existing involvement, to suggest yet new areas and to present an initial, and coherent vision and framework for, essentially, extending and humanizing the sphere of IT work. It may be indeed noteworthy that, while the Industrial Revolution may have moved the human person into intellectual predominance, the IT Revolution, with its recent calls for addressing and involving the whole person, may indeed be initiating a re-centering of the human being in his/her essential core, giving rise to new consciousness, new vision and new, empowering experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591401988
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part IInfluential Psychological Factors1
Chapter IThe Myers-Briggs Personality Types3
Overview3
Historical Background6
MBTI at Work7
MBTI in IT9
Order of Preference17
Four Temperaments24
Personality Dimensions and System Development29
Managing IS Personalities and Temperaments36
Research and Application of MBTI in IT43
For the Beginner57
Conclusion59
Chapter IIEnneagram Personalities62
Introduction62
Nine Basic Types62
Nine Types Described66
Drawbacks of the Enneagram95
Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Personalities96
Applications in IT97
Further Research and Development99
For the Beginner101
Conclusion - Personality Type103
Chapter IIICognition, Creativity, and Learning105
Introduction105
Cognitive Style105
Research Findings109
For the Beginner117
Creativity Styles in IT120
For the Beginner125
Learning Styles128
Relevant Research134
For the Beginner138
Conclusion139
Chapter IVThe Deepest Inner Self: A Foundation for "Emotional Intelligence"143
Introduction143
A Focus on the Deep Inner Self144
PRH Personal Growth Program149
The Hoffman Institute156
The Deepest Self - From Other Contemporary Authors159
An Understanding of Spirituality163
Inner Growth - Developing Inner Access168
Functioning of an Integrated Person182
An Explanation of "Emotional Intelligence"191
IT Work from the Deep Inner Self193
For the Beginner208
Final Clarifications212
Conclusion215
Conclusion: Part I218
Part IIMaking IT Work220
Chapter VAreas of IT Application222
Introduction222
IS Teamwork222
End-User Relationships227
Conflict Management229
Other IT Management Issues230
Stress Management238
Human Resource Issues245
IT Education247
Conclusion248
Chapter VIThe Emotionally Intelligent IT Organization251
Introduction251
A Growth Stage Model251
Integration with People - CMM256
Conclusion257
Chapter VIIA Call to Action259
Introduction259
Individual Workers259
Employing IT Organizations260
Professional Associations261
University Academics261
Particular Initiatives262
Conclusion: Part II264
Final Comments265
AppendixAn Integrative Model267
Introduction267
A Systems Overview of Personality-Related Systems268
About the Author273
Index274

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