Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chaper 5: Self-Monitoring

After reading chapter five, I realized that there is a specific term which defines the action of a person observing his or her own behavior and adapting to the situation they are faced with. We always encounter situations as the ones mentioned in the book. In a business it is important that the employees are able to perform with a self-monitoring behavior. Self-monitoring is when a person is capable of regulating his or her expressive self-presentation for the sake of desired public appearance. This leads the person or employee to be highly responsive to social and interpersonal cues of situationally appropriate performances. It is important that an employee is able to act according to the situation that he or she is faced with. It brings a positive charisma to the company and with it workers will accomplish projects by being productive.

Both Gravina and Olson illustrate this idea that self-monitoring behavior calls for a better work environment. In their article which talks about professional and management development training on the use of self-monitoring as a technique for training in the workplace. Before companies hire employees they implement this idea of self-monitoring. They also speak about the recommendations for transferring such an approach as self-monitoring to the realm of business-oriented learning. Such characteristics are valued a lot in the work force; therefore, companies are now using the self-monitoring behavior for training.


Gravina, Nicole, and Ryan Olson. "Behavioral Self-Monitoring: A New Way to Transfer Training." T+D 63.5 (2009): 18. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Feb. 2010.

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