Five years from now, I hope to be in a business-related field and there is one concept we touched on this year in psychology that will without a doubt help me in my career. The Big Five personality assessment is the concept that will definitely play a part in my future. It could come into play in making hiring decisions and how to arrange employees to work better together. The main business field that would utilize the Big Five is obviously human resources. They distinguish who gets hired based on various tests, including the Big Five, and numerous interviews. This is not the only field that could use the Big Five, but it will play a role regardless of what career I choose to pursue.
I can think of a real world example that uses a system much like this. I read an article about IBM in which they describe an extensive system that allows them to dictate who works better together and place them into distinct groups. The large database that holds all the information on employees factors in tests, such as the Big Five, but also looks into workplace relationships between employees and even more specific ideas like musical taste and family structure. I remember that this system was controversial because it factored in a lot of person's home life and very nosey. However, it does show the effectiveness of performing the Big Five test and others like it to put employees together to help create a better product.