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OB – Group Project Questions BADM 106 By: Kevin Vennesland, Sharon Yang, Adam Bowden, Tim Adair and Mike Okada Last Updated: November 21 st , 2010
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Round 1: Maria Pavao Guest: Maria Pavao Question #1 OB Link: Job satisfaction refers to an individual’s general attitude toward his or her job. A person with a high level of job satisfaction holds positive attitudes toward the job and vice versa BIO Link: Prior to joining the City of North Vancouver, you were the Manager of Labour Relations for TELUS Communications Inc. “WH” Link: How much did the role of job satisfaction effect your decision to leave TELUS and become the director of human resources with the city of North Vancouver? Furthermore talk about how job satisfaction is such an important element in being successful with what you’ve been able to accomplish. (Chapter #3, Maria Pavao, Adam Bowden) Question #2 OB Link: Charismatic leadership theory states that followers make attributions of heroic or extraordinary leadership abilities when they observe certain behaviours. Current research suggests that people working for charismatic leaders are motivated to exert extra work effort, and because they like and respect their leader, express greater satisfaction. BIO Link: You along with your team are responsible for providing human resources services to approximately 400 staff members, including the design and implementation of human resources strategies, and policies throughout the City. This is a lot of responsibility for anyone. “WH” Link: How do you believe that the way you address and lead employee’s plays into how they respond to work? Do you feel that being charismatic is a key trait to making people listen and respect what you say? If so what type of approach do you bring to the table when trying to influence the hundreds of employees working underneath you? (Chapter #11, Maria Pavao, Adam Bowden)
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Round 1: Maria Pavao Question #3 OB Link: Power refers to a capacity that A has to influence the behaviour of B, so that B acts in accordance with A’s wishes. The six types of power are Coercive, reward, legitimate, expert, referent, and information power. BIO Link: Your role in the Human Resources Department fosters harmonious employee and union management relations, and in order to make this work there is usually a certain degree of power or control involved. “WH” Link: What form of power among senior members and directors like yourself do you believe is most present and effective toward the response of employees in your work place? (Chapter #8, Maria Pavao, Adam Bowden) Question #4 OB Link: There are four ways in which to shape behavior: through positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment and extinction. A popular way of motivating employees through enforcement is through operant conditioning, which means behavior is influenced by the reinforcement or lack of reinforcement brought about by the consequences of the behavior. BIO Link:
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