Why the Self-Concept Is Important
Our self-concept is important because it influences how we think, feel, and act in everyday organizational life. Understanding the self-concept is particularly important for managers because self-knowledge helps managers understand why they do the things they do and how their beliefs and behaviors affect themselves, others, and the organization—for better and worse. The self-concept is, of course, only one of many factors that affect managerial thinking, feeling, and behavior, but it is undoubtedly one of the most powerful influences on many important behaviors. Specifically, the self-concept influences:
Attention. Our self-concept acts like a filter that lets some information in and keeps other information ...
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