|Give yourself an L for all the following||Give yourself an R for all the following|
|1b, 2b, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a, 7b,
8a, 9b, 10b, 11a, 12b, 13b, 14a
|1a, 2a, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b, 7a,
8b, 9a, 10a, 11b, 12a, 13a, 14b
|More Ls denote left-brain dominance while a preponderance of Rs shows right brained-ness.
A balanced mix points to whole brain usage.
|Left Brain||Right Brain|
Following are some statements that show how people experience their organisations. There is no right or wrong answer. Read each statement and indicate the extent to which you feel that way, based on your experience in the organizations.
1. I can largely determine what matters to me in the organization.
2. The course of my career largely depends on me.
3. My success or failure depends mostly on the amount of effort put in.
4. The persons who are important control most matters here.
5. To a large extent, my career depends on my seniors.
6. My effectiveness in this organization is mostly determined by senior people.
7. The organisation one joins or the job one gets are to a large extent, accidental happenings.
8. One´s career is to a great extent, a matter of choice.
9. Success of a person depends on the breaks or chances he (she) gets.
10. Successful completion of assignments is mainly due to my detailed planning and hard work.
11. Being liked by seniors or making a good impression usually influence promotion decisions.
12. Getting rewards in the organization is matter of luck.
13. Success of one´s plans is, to a large extent, a matter of luck.
14. Getting promotion largely depends upon my being in the right place at the right time.
15. Senior person´s preference determines who would be rewarded in the organization.
16. My success, to a large extent, depends on my competence and hard work.
17. How much I am liked in the organization depends on my seniors.
18. It is a matter of luck that people listen to me.
19. If my seniors do not like me, I probably would not succeed in this organisation.
20. Usually I am responsible for getting, or not getting, rewards.
21. My success or failure is mostly a matter of luck.
22. My success or failure depends mostly on those who work with me.
23. My promotion in the organization depends mostly on my ability and effort.
24. My experience is that most things in the organization are beyond one´s control.
25. I can work hard enough to get my suggestions accepted in the organisation.
26. I am acceptable to others in my organisation because I´m lucky.
27. Generally, I determine what happens to me in the organisation.
28. My acceptability to others will depend on my behaviour with them.
29. My ideas get accepted if I make them fit with the desires of my seniors.
30. Pressure groups are more powerful (and control things) in the organisation than individual employees.
|Total(I)||Total (EO)||Total (EC)|
The locus of control orientations are reflected in the way people feel about what happens in the organization; and in how much control they, other significant persons, or neither (being a matter of luck), have in important organizational matters. These matters relate to success or effectiveness, influence, acceptability, career advancement, and rewards.
The scores obtained help to identify whether the participants have an Internal, External (others) or External (Chance) locus of control.
Internal managers tend to have higher role efficacy, experience less role stress, use the problem-solving approach to stress and conflict that they experience use their motivational behavior more effectively, and use more persuasive bases of power in working with their employees. Externals seem to be the opposite, and have lower interpersonal trust. They want more coercive power; E-Os use more coercive bases of power while working with their employees, and E-Cs use less persuasive bases.