If you’re attending the conference, join us. Our Head of Thought Leadership John Hackston, and Lead Consultants Helen Rayner and Nikhita Blackburn, will present five papers.
- Conflict styles, gender and leadership
Women are still under-represented at higher levels and a gender pay gap does exist. This study examined differences in conflict style between men and women at different organizational levels, using data from over 400,000 people who completed the TKI assessment. The results shed light on differences in leadership style and perceptions of men and women as leaders, and how they negotiate their salaries.
- How secure are you? Links between personality and cybersecurity attitudes and behavior
Cybersecurity is a major concern of many organizations, with human behaviour often seen as a weak link. This study explores the link between cybersecurity and personality, and presents personality-specific guidelines to help individuals and organizations be more secure online.
- Under-representation of women and minority leaders, over time and with personality
Women make up less than 10% of executive directorships in FTSE 100 companies. Less than 4% of executive directors in the top 150 FTSE companies describe themselves as black or minority ethnic. This study uses the results of 1.7 million people who had completed the MBTI assessment to investigate the relationship between gender, ethnicity, personality and level of seniority.
- Understanding the impact of personality questionnaire feedback – the MBTI process
What is the impact and client experience of the MBTI feedback process? Participants in this research completed surveys before, after and 6 weeks after receiving an MBTI feedback session. The results give evidence for the value of using personality questionnaires for development purposes and insights into which aspects of personality feedback were most beneficial. This can help practitioners enhance their feedback sessions.
- Virtual teams: Cohesion, clarity and communication
This research shows how attitudes to working in virtual and non-virtual teams relate to our interpersonal needs for involvement, influence and connection. The research showed that people working in different types of teams had different perceptions, which means that practitioners might want to tailor their interventions to suit the team’s interpersonal style and optimize the impact of their work.
The DOP conference runs from 8–10 January 2019 in Stratford-upon-Avon.