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Unformatted text preview: BSG 302 – ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Chapter 1 - Case Incident 2: The Global Recession and Workplace Malfeasance The great global recession has claimed many victims. In many countries, unemployment is at near-historic highs, and even those who have managed to keep their jobs have been asked to accept reduced work hours or pay cuts. In some cases—say, the U.S. auto industry—job losses have been predictable but no less painful. However, in other cases, they have come as a surprise. Norm Elrod had earned an MBA while employed at an online marketing firm. His degree didn’t save his job—Elrod was laid off in October 2008 and, as of April 2009, he was unemployed and still looking for work. “There’s a lot of frustration out there,” Elrod said. The financial and psychological pain caused by the recession may lead you to wonder whether employees attempt to get even. Is there evidence the recession has led to increased incidents of workplace violence, sabotage, or theft? As it turns out, this is a very difficult question to answer with any confidence. The difficulty illustrates how or theft?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2011 for the course BUS 302 taught by Professor H during the Spring '11 term at American Dubai.
- Spring '11