Which Personality Attributes Are Most Important in the Workplace?

  title={Which Personality Attributes Are Most Important in the Workplace?},
  author={Paul R. Sackett and Philip T. Walmsley},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={538 - 551}
Employees face a variety of work demands that place a premium on personal attributes, such as the degree to which they can be depended on to work independently, deal with stress, and interact positively with coworkers and customers. We examine evidence for the importance of these personality attributes using research strategies intended to answer three fundamental questions, including (a) how well does employees’ standing on these attributes predict job performance?, (b) what types of… 

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