Curious Cat Management Improvement Dictionary: Johari Window

Johari Window: tool to raise awareness of personal traits and awareness. The individual in question selects traits (55 adjectives are used) they feel they have and those they feel others see. And then those that know them select there views of the traits the person displays. By mapping these response traits in four quadrants are revealed:

  • Open (know to self and others)
  • Hidden (known to self but not others)
  • Blind (known others not to self)
  • unknown (unknown to others or self

The Johari Window technique was developed in the 1950's Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, while studying group dynamics. The size of the windows can give an indication of growth and group dynamics. A large open window is most valuable to the individual and the organization. See Johari Window - Introduction

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