So what impact do personality and style differences among individual workers have on job satisfaction and contentment on the job?

Aiden and Zack are coworkers in the quality control department of a manufacturer of musical instruments. Aiden is quite settled in his position; he enjoys the attention to detail that his position requires, and he likes working on his own. On the other hand, Zack is constantly frustrated by his job. Though he likes handling the instruments, he finds the work too solitary, and he misses the camaraderie with coworkers that he’s experienced in other jobs.

The answer is found in the degree to which these individuals are able to find common ground, adapt, and change in ways that allow them ...

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