CH. 3 - Foundations of Individual Behavior Each of us is a...

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Foundations of Individual Behavior Each of us is a puzzle, unique in shape and fit. Every person is an organization is different from everyone else.
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Company to Employee Attitude Change Change in company attitude to employees: Freeze on hiring or lay offs [not filling positions when employees leave, etc] Cutting of employee ‘perks’ [club memberships, company cars, Stock options, etc.] Cutting employee benefits [bonus, sick leave, holidays, housing, health insurance, retirement, pension contributions, etc.] Pay cuts [10% cut in basic pay, removal of allowances, etc] ‘Time Out’ [year at reduced pay and a guarantee of a job when employee returns]
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Employee to Company Attitude Change Change in employee attitude toward company: Low level of morale Less loyalty than 20 years ago Easy movement from one company to another Company vs Employee Battle : Each side wants to get more from, but give less to, the other.
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People in Organizations The key to knowing how business- employee relationships might or might not work is an understanding of people in organizations and the various elements and characteristics that contribute to determining how and in what form they are willing to engage in behaviors that will benefit the organization.
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People in Organizations Psychological Contract is a set of expectations regarding what the employee will contribute to the organization and what the organization, in return, will provide to the employee.
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The Psychological Contract
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People in Organizations Contributions made by the employee to the organization may include: Effort Ability Loyalty Skills Time Competencies
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People in Organizations Inducements are tangible and intangible rewards provided by the organization to the employee for contributions made, such as: Pay Benefits Promotion Opportunities Career Opportunities Training Opportunities Flexible Work Schedules Status Job Security [See Figure 3.1, page 59]
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People in Organizations If organizations want value from their employees, they need to provide the right inducements . Problems come up because : Organizations can no longer promise permanent jobs to employees. Cultural differences due to globalization of jobs and workforces cause difficulties. Problems occur when international managers return to their home workforce after a period of time.
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The Person-Job Fit The Person-Job Fit is the extent to which the contributions made by the individual match the inducements offered by the organization.
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The Person-Job Fit An employee has specific needs to be filled and job-related behaviors and abilities to contribute. If the organization can take advantage of those behavior and abilities and fulfill the employee’s needs (through inducements ), then a person-job fit will be achieved.
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The Person-Job Fit Difficult to achieve the ‘perfect fit’ because: Hiring procedures are not perfect. Performance
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