Jul 31st, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM


Assessing the Personality Dimension of Management Training Programs in Hungary


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In combination with operational and technical skills, certain behavioral characteristics are crucial to managerial success. It is postulated that their measurement using valid and reliable personality assessments can contribute significantly to the design of first-line management training and development programs. Based on a comparative exploratory study of 70 hospitality students and 94 service sector managers in Hungary, the findings reveal a mismatch between the behavioral profiles of the students and the managers. It is concluded that objectively assessed prospective trainee needs can generate appropriate topics for both company and individual management training and development programs.