When I first started working, I thought most of the companies have cubicles and every staff has their own cabinets, workspace as well as computer and stationery. My first two jobs kind of proved me wrong. As I moved on from company to company, I have my very own space eventually. And soon, personality assessment test becomes more and more popular. It is said to be able to improve the mentality of staffs, as it is part of team building and training. However, I don’t think many companies do this, as it can be quite expensive. Team building can normally take from a few hours to a few days depending on the type of packages. I have never been to any team building session. I did attend a talk about stress once but I am not sure whether or not it was about team building. The presenter taught us how to handle stress as well as going through a series of personality assessment tests. It was really good but at the end of the day, some of the things will only work in a perfect world.
Some management teams have that kind of mentality where they just want their employees to work and work each and every day. They never realise that creating a relax and stress free environment could actually improve the work rate. But what can I say, management teams are normally self-centred and thought that their ideas are the best interest for the company. Who knows, my personality might change when I am becomes one of them.