Mavericks In The Workplace Case Study

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Individuals who are considered mavericks rank in various degrees of the Big Five. Mavericks rank "high" in creativity and innovative from the Openness domain;" high" from the Conscientiousness domain; "medium" from the Extraverism domain; "low" from the Agreeableness domain, and "medium " from the Neuroticism domain. Pierce Howard, in his book entitled, The Owner's Manual for the Brain, states that the "high" ranking for the Openness domain is called "Explorer"; the "high" ranking for the Conscientiousness domain is called "Focused"; the "medium" ranking for the Extraverism domain is called "Ambivert"; the "low" ranking for the Agreeableness domain is called "Challenger", and the "medium" ranking for the Neuroticism domain is called "Responsive".…show more content…
He felt that the words would guide him as he dealt with those who did not buy into teamwork and collaboration. While learning more and more about management, Jason was exposed to the book entitled, Mavericks in the Workplace, written by Bill Lee. This book captures the essence of discussing how U.S. companies operate to strive for a competitive edge and acquire the best qualified employees to create profitability and customer satisfaction. In the book, Lee highlights the work of historians like Thomas Jefferson, who advocated that “All men are created equal." Mavericks can be very beneficial to the workplace because they have the aggressiveness that over-achievers possess. They want to prove to themselves and others that they can achieve the tasks. If they are guided in the direction of the company's strategic goals, they are the ones who will accomplish them in a S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) way. Jason can conclude that mavericks are leaders. They can lead in a positive or negative way, and it is up to the individual to chart the path for the benefit of the organization and for those who they are leading. Being around mavericks in order to understand them, Jason has the following questions, and surely there are many more that can be…show more content…
What is the vision that the maverick has for himself or herself for the organization? 2. How can a maverick attract the qualified employees? 3. If a maverick is portrayed as being tenacious, how can that be a positive characteristic? 4. How can mavericks in today's organizations be competitive for the benefit of the firm? 5. What are some challenges that mavericks encounter when communicating with others? Jason uses the following verses to encourage himself as he seeks to understand mavericks: "15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:15-18). Jason and your co-workers can use the [Picture of a GRAPE bunch] as a fruit of

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