Personality Traits and Organizational Cultures: Two One-Hour Experiential Learning Exercises

John E. Oliver, Gary B. Roberts


Personality traits and organizational culture are two related concepts that are difficult to teach. Both concepts are more easily learned through experiential techniques. This exercise uses a personality questionnaire and group projects to aid understanding of how different kinds of behavior are rewarded in different organizational cultures. Some of the pitfalls of cultural selection become apparent during the exercise.

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