Officer Like Qualities: Explained in Detail

Officer Like Qualities: Explained in Detail

FACTOR PLANNING AND ORGANISING

Effective Intelligence. Is the intelligence utilized in coping with practical the situation of varying complexity? It is different from basic intelligence, which is the capacity to perceive relations or to do abstract thinking. Basic intelligence is assessed by the use of an intelligence test. Effective intelligence includes practical intelligence and resourcefulness.

(a) Practical Intelligence. The capacity to evolve independent solutions of practical problems and situations.

(b) Resourcefulness. The capacity to put to use the available means for the desired end. It may be said to contain two factors:

(i) Improvisation of solution

(ii) Finding a solution when in a tight corner.

(a) Social Intelligence. It is the intelligence ability applied in the social field. It is the ability to understand people.

(b) Attitude towards others. The ability to oneself into the other man’s position so as to appreciate justifiable difficulties, to enable rendering help in a proper way.

(c) Tact. Skillful management of the feelings of the persons dealt with.

(d) Seeing essentials of the problem. The ability by which the individual is not only clear in his knowledge of the situation at hand, but also is able to analyze various factors, shift them in order of importance and make best use of then towards achieving a solution.

Reasoning ability. The ability to grasp the essentials well and to arrive at conclusions by rational thinking. Reasoning ability includes receptivity, inquiring attitude, logical reasoning and seeing essentials of a problem.

(a) Social Intelligence. It is the intelligence ability applied in the social field. It is the ability to understand people.

(b) Attitude towards others. The ability to oneself into the other man’s position so as to appreciate justifiable difficulties, to enable rendering help in a proper way.

(c) Tact. Skilful management of the feelings of the persons dealt with.

(d) Seeing essentials of the problem. The ability by which the individual is not only clear in his knowledge of the situation at hand, but also is able to analyze various factors, shift them in order of importance and make the best use of then towards achieving a solution.

Organizing Ability. The ability to arrange the resources in a systematic prioritized way so as to produce effective results. It can also be defined as the ability to put to the best use of the available means for the attainment of the desired objective.

Power of Expression. The ability to put across one’s ideas adequately with ease and clarity.

FACTOR SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT

5. Social Adaptability. The ability of an individual to adapt himself to the social environment and adjust well with persons and social groups, with special reference to superiors, equal and subordinates. Social adaptability includes social intelligence, attitude towards others, tact, and adaptability.

(a) Social Intelligence. It is the intelligence ability applied in social field.

It is the ability to understand people.

(b) Attitude towards others. The ability to oneself into the other man’s position so as to appreciate justifiable difficulties, to enable rendering help in a proper way.

(c) Tact. Skillful management of the feelings of the persons dealt with.

(d) Adaptability. The ability to adjust to the environment with special reference to the social situations in that environment. When considering service aspect it involves not only adjustment nature shown by and accommodative tendency but also

keenness and interest in service life.

6. Cooperation. The attitude of an individual to participate willingly in
harmony with others in a group, in achieving the group goal. This implies a belief in the
collective effort being more productive than the individual effort. Cooperation includes
the element of joint effort and team spirit. Team spirit indicates loyalty to the aims and
objects of the group to the extent of subordinating individual aim to the group aim.

Sense of responsibility. It enables a person to be dependable and to willingly discharge his obligation. It includes sense of duty but is much more comprehensive in meaning and scope. Sense of responsibility implies:

(a) Sense of duty. Faithfully and firmly doing what one is ordered to do.

(b) Discipline. A trained sense of acting strictly in accordance with rules, regulations and conventions. This factor promotes development of self- control and keeps one within bounds of social and normal standards.

Sense of responsibility therefore means: -

(a) A thorough understanding of values of duty, social standard, and of what is required of an individual and to give it his energy and the attention of his own accord.

(b) Doing one’s best, carrying out even unspecified and probably unforeseen duties and obligations rather than faithfully carrying out what one is told to do. It demonstrates moral willingness to bear the
consequences.

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