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Work habits are more about response to the work environment rather than personality traits. Do you agree? Support your answer.

The personality traits and work habits are fundamental behavioural abilities that are dictated by external influences as well as background. These traits and habits in individuals are caused by differences in the ways each individual directs their thinking processes. The personality trait may also have opposing attributes or counter parts. Although every individual may have both extreme traits, they will choose one over the other or may chose to be in between. Since the traits are self-centred, judgments based on an individual or interviewee’s perception may be extremely biased and not realistic. Thus the considerations based on personality traits may pose some challenges if used in the candidate’s selection.

Unfortunately, hiring processes often lack enough time and resources for effective investigation and evaluation of candidate’s personality traits and work habits. Even if that was possible, the need for knowledge and skills outweigh the personality traits and work habits especially in competitive jobs, which require well-qualified highly skilled personnel. The personality traits and work habits while important, should be given lower priority since the new work environment, the organizational work ethics and strict policies can change them altogether.

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