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Outline of Today Break the ice
Hello to OB
From Control to Commitment Breakdown
Breakdown Participation (20%)
MidTerm Case Analysis (30% team)
Final Exam, Casebased (50% individual) CASE ANALYSIS
Some ideas to consider Case Analysis
PRINCIPLES FACTS ANALYSIS ACTION Prepping a Case
Prepping a Case Inform your reading and analysis with current and past material
Quick read – major issues
Margin notes (issues & principles) List issues, facts, related principles Seek groupings Consider priorities Prepping a Case
Prepping a Case Employ critical thinking in analysis Observation – logic – conclusion Expect to address 24 problems Fact – principle – problem Multiple indicators Can make clear connection to principles Any holes in your argument? Prepping a Case
Prepping a Case Proposing solutions 1 to 1 correspondence between problems and action Critical Thinking again: Problem – principle – action Strive for ‘reasonable’ specificity Develop coherence within and across arguments Prepping a Case
Prepping a Case If not a graded case, discuss it with colleagues
Be aware of short term and long term issues
Using terminology an advantage (but not required)
Make assumptions clear to the reader (see previous item) Why is OB important?
Why is OB important? Why is OB important?
Why is OB important? Is OB Common Sense?
Is OB Common Sense? People who are satisfied with one job tend to be satisfied with other jobs, too (T/F)?
A Happy worker is a more productive worker (T/F)?
Because “two heads are better than one” groups make better decisions than individuals (T/F)?
Specific, difficult goals make people nervous, people work better when they asked to “do their best” (T/F)?
Conflict in organizations is always disruptive (T/F)?
The best leaders always act the same, regardless of the situation they face (T/F)?
Money is the best motivator? What is “OB” ?
What is 1. Understand or Explain behavior, e.g., why do people quit? 2. Predict behavior, e.g., how much quitting will occur next year? 3. Change behavior, e.g., what can be done to reduce quitting? (of good employees) The Three Levels of Analysis Used
in Organizational Behavior
(e.g., communication) Individual Processes
(e.g., work attitudes)
(e.g., structure) 3 From Control to Commitment
From Control to Commitment Control & commitment, mutually exclusive?
Efficiency versus effectiveness? Theory X versus Theory Y:
(traditional approach) Theory Y
(modern approach) Distrusting Orientation
toward people Accepting, promotes
betterment Basically Lazy Assumptions
about people Need to achieve
and be responsible Low (disinterested) Interest in working High
(very interested) Work when pushed Conditions under
will work hard Work when
4 Big Ideas: Key TakeHomes?
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- Fall '11
- Psychology, Organizational studies and human resource management, Theory X and theory Y