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Priyanka
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Posted 16-03-2009Reply

A Johari window is a cognitive psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 in the United States, used to help people better understand their interpersonal communication and relationships. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise.



Johari Window four regions:



1. what is known by the person about him/herself and is also known by others - open area, open self, free area, free self, or 'the arena'

2. what is unknown by the person about him/herself but which others know - blind area, blind self, or 'blindspot'

3. what the person knows about him/herself that others do not know - hidden area, hidden self, avoided area, avoided self or 'facade'

4. what is unknown by the person about him/herself and is also unknown by others - unknown area or unknown self



Johari window Functioning:



Adjectives that are selected by both the participant and his or her peers are placed into the Arena quadrant. This quadrant represents traits of the participant of which both they and their peers are aware.



Adjectives selected only by the participant, but not by any of their peers, are placed into the Fa├žade quadrant, representing information about the participant of which their peers are unaware. It is then up to the participant whether or not to disclose this information.



Adjectives that are not selected by the participant but only by their peers are placed into the Blind Spot quadrant. These represent information of which the participant is not aware, but others are, and they can decide whether and how to inform the individual about these "blind spots".



Adjectives which were not selected by either the participant or their peers remain in the Unknown quadrant, representing the participant's behaviors or motives which were not recognized by anyone participating. This may be because they do not apply, or because there is collective ignorance of the existence of said trait.



Johari adjectives: A Johari Window consists of the following 55 adjectives used as possible descriptions of the participant. In alphabetical order they are:



* able

* accepting

* adaptable

* bold

* brave

* calm

* caring

* cheerful

* clever

* complex

* confident

* dependable

* dignified

* energetic

* extroverted

* friendly

* giving

* happy

* helpful

* idealistic

* independent

* ingenious

* intelligent

* introverted

* kind

* knowledgeable

* logical

* loving

* mature

* modest

* nervous

* observant

* organized

* patient

* powerful

* proud

* quiet

* reflective

* relaxed

* religious

* responsive

* searching

* self-assertive

* self-conscious

* sensible

* sentimental

* shy

* silly

* spontaneous

* sympathetic

* tense

* trustworthy

* warm

* wise

* witty



Dear HR Link member, can you give me some more clarity on this issue, how it exactly function?, is it really beneficial or not?, company's are still following this concept or not?, for what purpose is it actually used?



Waiting for your positive feedback. This is for our knowledge gain.



Cheers

Priyanka

krishna
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  Rated +2 | Posted 16-03-2009

hi priyanka,

greetings to start this topic. HR person need to know what is johari window. its useful in assessing a person / candidate for various reasons in various situations.


for this reason attaching johari window PPT for ur persual.

hope u feel it

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Johari window.ppt (1.8 MB, 79 views)
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

Hi, Priyanka, How are you?......

Anyway, I may not be able to light it up more on this topic, since I am a technical man. If I get any literature on this, I will send it to HR's link.

Mean while, I saw your profile, if you can forward my CV to any companies you know in Pune or Mumbai, it will be helpfull to me. Since I don't have any job right now. i want to come to India.

waiting for your reply...

Thanks,

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Priyanka
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

hi priyanka,



greetings to start this topic. HR person need to know what is johari win... See krishna's complete reply


Thanks a lot Gopala for your kind help.
It is very informative.

Priyanka
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

Hi, Priyanka, How are you?......



Anyway, I may not be able to light it up more on thi... See Murali's complete reply


Sure Murali, i'll revert u...

Ramakrishna Varma
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

That was educating.

Thank you Priyanka for sharing.

Sivapaparao
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

Hi Priyanka,

Johari Window is still used in some coroprates as it is a great tool to assess the candidates at the time of the interview when you are using a top grading interview model and can also be used in other HR functions like employee relations, etc to gain better visibility into employee's needs, attitude and aspirations helping in coming up with the development plan for him/her.

Ramakrishna Varma
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

hi priyanka,



greetings to start this topic. HR person need to know what is johari win... See krishna's complete reply


Hello Gopala Krishna,

Thank you for sharing Johari Window ppt. Very useful.

RK

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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

Hey Priyanka,

Thanks for starting this topic, I was not aware of "Johari Window"...

Gopala, your PPT was surely very useful...I will try to use it to help employees understand & evaluate their skills...


Diana

Sudhakarvas
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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-03-2009

HI
It's a nice tpic with that we can manage the behaviors of the employees in the organisations.

Divya
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  Rated 0 | Posted 18-03-2009

Hello Folks,

in addition to the discussion to my fav. tool Johari Window.
find below the link, where you can actually have your own Johari window

http://kevan.org/johari


You can send across this link and get a feedback on you.

Cheers
Divya



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