The Johari window model is very significant in describing one’s view of themselves- the self-view and how one is viewed by others in our lives. The model improves ones perception about himself/herself improving communication, as people are more aware and confident of themselves and the information they may wish to share with others.

The Johari window model was invented by the joseph L.H. Ingham. Since it first use in 1955, the model has been very useful in the training in a variety of places that include self-awareness, personal development, relationships, developing teams, and even relationships for intergroup relations. The Johari model is very useful when accessing soft skills and behavior of an individual.

Johari window model

The Johari window model is divided into four parts. The first part is the open area of the free area. It is located in the first quadrant. The second area is the blind area which is in the second quadrant in the can be increased by a reduction to borders the open and the free area.  The free section adjustment is significant when receiving feedbacks. The third section of the Johari window model is the hidden area. It is located on the hidden area in the third quadrant in the clockwise direction. The fourth section is the unknown area that is located in the final quadrant.

Managers use the Johari window model to collect the feedbacks among the employees and the group members. The model is very as the members can give direct feedback to help individual improve on their own bling areas.  promoting cultural responsibility among an organization, the ‘Johari window model can be used. It can be intrigued creating open, honest and constructive communications. The model can also effectively the model has also various uses for the model,

The blind self-reveals a person in the other group. It is important because a person can know how he/she relates in as compared to others. The Johari window model is the can be used to regulate ignorance against self-test.  The disadvantage of the model is that is t not be effective in predicting the productivity of others. The Johari window model is also an illustrate. The feedback obtained from the model can be used effectively in a number of reasons. Apart from improving the self-image, it can improve the perception of someone towards others. The other disadvantage of the Johari window model is that it’s assumes responsibility of the manager on behalf of the team if the model is used on by a company.

Building the personal capacity of an individual is building the capacity of a team.  The members have a strong understanding of each other and the team progresses. The model also helps the members of the team and the feedback reduces the blind area as some get to know more about herself/himself. Communication is a very important tool business.

The hidden area of the Johari window model quadrant id the areas where people store what is known to them only and is not supposed to be disclosed to the public. The segment of the model represents the information that is not desired to make public or if leaked, it has consequences to the individual. The sensitive information about a person is stored this segment. This includes the hidden agenda, motives, manipulative agendas. The hidden area and the unknown are rarely used in team building as the information presented in these segments is limited by the individual

The segment also defines the extent to which an individual can shear personal feelings. The segment represents the subconscious mind could also be contain specific past experience forensics. Such information can remain hidden by an individual for a long period.  When admitting a ne team member to an existing team, the model is searched and the kind of problems that result from the new whole. The people in the group know little about an individual.  Using the Johari window model, basic information about the new model can be accessible. Although the hidden information may take some time or remain hidden for lifetime, the open segment will help evaluate the personality of the individual and the beliefs,

Models do nor apply alone to the new team members. They also apply to the existing members. Members may use the models to review the information on the existing members using the Johari window model. Since the member is already known to the team, the open area is likely to the largest segment of the model. The blind are is slightly reduced as people who have stayed in a team for quite some time have much of their information already given about. The open free area of the Johari window model provides the information that is known by others and known by self. This is the most significant part of the model as it forms the most useful part in team building and individual knowledge of the knowledge.

In conclusion, the Johari window model forms the easiest and the most relevant way for individuals and teams to contribute to the growth of the team. Once n team expands, the Johari window model is very crucial in helping the team and individual develop skills through learning from others and realizing their personality and self-image among others. Several progression methods that apply include forming, storming, norming and performing.


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