1 Case Analysis - Outline of Today’s Class Outline of Today Break the ice Expectations Hello to OB From Control to Commitment Breakdown Breakdown

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Unformatted text preview: Outline of Today’s Class Outline of Today Break the ice Expectations Hello to OB From Control to Commitment Breakdown Breakdown Participation (20%) Mid­Term Case Analysis (30% team) Final Exam, Case­based (50% individual) CASE ANALYSIS CASE ANALYSIS Some ideas to consider Case Analysis 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 Slow read 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) Be realistic 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 Group Processes (e.g., communication) Individual Processes (e.g., work attitudes) Organizational Processes (e.g., structure) 3 From Control to Commitment From Control to Commitment Control & commitment, mutually exclusive? Efficiency versus effectiveness? Theory X versus Theory Y: A Summary Theory X (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 which people will work hard Work when appropriately trained and recognized 4 Big Ideas: Key Take­Homes? Big Ideas: Key Take­Homes? ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course OBHR 681 taught by Professor Alge during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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