TITLE

Three Types of People in The Workplace: 3D Theory

AUTHOR(S)
Kim, Chong W.; Sikula Sr., Andrew
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Feature Edition;2012, Vol. 2012 Issue 3, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
At any given time, all people regardless of individual differences including age, gender and ethnic background, have various roles. This article states that there are three types of persons and roles they play in the workplace: Distinguished, Doer, and Devoid. A Distinguished is the one who is an irreplaceable person. A Doer is a worker of average ability and talent, and a Devoid is an employee free-loader who is a moocher more than a contributor. From data collected from 34 adult subjects, the authors have identified five important traits and behaviors for each type of person according the frequency of items indicated by responders and the grouping of these frequencies in terms of their similar meanings. The importance of this concept and future research directions are suggested.
ACCESSION #
87745628

 

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