Week 2 Assignment 1
1. Referring back to your HRM [research as needed] course is it legal to deliberately
select employees to maintain a desired cultural state? Why-or why not?
That completely depends on wha
1. Describe the overall plan you developed for Cutler Pump.
Dealing with stress and conflict
The meeting that George held was well-intentioned. Unfortunately, the downsides of the
meeting to discuss total reorganization will be that some of the employees
1. I agree with the feeling that many downsizing survivors have. The increased productivity is
coming at their expense. Because there have been layoffs, the people still working feel that
they may be lucky to have kept their jobs. The employers know th
1. You should then answer questions 1, 2 & 3 following the case.
1. Most of us have heard the phrase go big or go home. In the world of retail, there is
nothing bigger than Walmart. Walmart had over $453 Billion in 2012 worldwide sales. This is
over 5 tim
Week 6 Assignment 1
Groups & Teams
1. In these team environments, it takes longer to get tasks done. Is this an important
consideration in determining whether or not a team approach is effective? Why or why
I think deadlines ca
Please list and explain your personal top three "takeaways" regarding decision
1. The decision-making process is just that, a process. I hate being around people that make
a lot of snap decisions without going through the necessary steps. That can
1) Reflecting on your readings, research and consultative intervention activity, what
advice [what do YOU think?] would you offer your OB cohorts regarding conflict and
power in organizations?
When people hear the word conflict, they automatically have a
Week 5 Assignment 1
Conflict & Power
Groupon is a website that allows consumers to find and use deal-of-the-day coupons
and gift certificates that can be used at local and national companies throughout the U.S. The
Positive Organizational Behavior
1) Give an example of POB that you have personally experienced.
The best example of positive organizational behavior that I have personally experienced
would be the resiliency training that I have from an organization that
What is attribution theory and who came up with it?
In 1958, Fritz Heider was the first to propose a psychological theory of attribution. His
Attribution Theory is a method that can be used for evaluating how people perceive the
Week 4 Assignment 2
Positive Organizational Behavior
Real Case: High Tech High Fear
1. What are the trade-offs in today's organizations between the positives and negatives
of advanced technology?
Information can be share
Week 6 Assignment 2
1. Encourage employees to be vocal
Encourage dialogue between co-workers and leaders. Make sure the employees ask questions
and get clarification on the things that they don't understand.
2. Honesty and ac
I will work on honing my active listening skills. In the past, I've had a tendency to only listen to people
as a means of knowing when it's my turn to talk. I need to learn to make a conscience effort to
understand what people are really saying by providi
We Mean Business @ Chadron State College
Fall 2014 1st 8 Weeks
August 18, 2014 October 10, 2014
Dr. August Bruehlman
Office: Burkhiser 138
Office Phone: 308.432.6291
1. Trace through the five step in the O.B. Mod. model to show how it could be applied
to this tardiness problem.
Step 1 Identification of Performance Behaviors
In this case, the performance behavior that needs identified is the issue of tardiness. It has
There are many aspects to be considered in job design and organizational
Are quality of work life (QWL) and high-performance work practices (HPWPs)
compatible or incompatible?
1. What do you think?
I think that QWL and HPWP's are compatible.
Week 7 Assignment 2
1. Do you agree with the statement that learning is involved in almost everything that
For the most part, I agree with the statement. Everything that everyone does is almost always
a new experience with something new tha
Week 1 Assignment 1
OB & Management
What is organizational behavior?
Our textbook defines organizational behavior as the understanding, prediction, and
management of human behavior in organizations (Luthans, 2011). In layman's terms
Reflecting on your readings and Internet research, what counsel would you offer your
OB cohort regarding implementing teams?
I think there are a number of things to remember when making the decision to implement
teams within your organization. Like most t
Week 4 Assignment 1
1) Select one of the jobs listed. What motivational theories explain why or why not you
would be a good, motivated employee in this job?
I selected the job of materials manager from a company named AGC
1. Have you ever taken a personality profile or other assessment when applying for a
Yes, I've had to take a few personality assessments while being considered for employment.
They usually tried to find out what I would do in certain situations withi
1. Active Listening
2. Employee Engagement/Involvement
3. Provide appropriate training and feedback
4. Lead by example
5. Use the right metrics
6. Envision, strategize & plan
7. Encourage cross-departmental communication and collaboration
Adidas is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports
shoes, clothing, and other sports accessories. In 1924 two German brothers Adi and
Rudolf Dassler founded Dassler shoes. By the Dassler shoes being seen
W is for Wrestling
Business is a full contact, competitive sport. In the book The Road to Becoming an All-American by Cale
Sanderson, he talks about how wrestling teaches you how to be a champion. He discuses the power of selfdiscipline, hard work, and ca
The company that I will build a new reward system for is B&C Property Care. It is a lawn mowing and
landscaping business located in Casper Wyoming. Employees are sent out to carry out the tasks. When at
each lawn, the employees are required to mo
Wal-Mart 2.3 Interpersonal Processes
2.3.1 Power and Politics
Over the past four election cycles there has been a large recruitment of
political power amongst Americas largest big-box retailers.
o Campaign and lobbying expenditures during the 2000 politi
Crystal Kay, David Baer, Morgan Ogorzaly, April Pusateri, Dustin
first Walmart opened in Arkansas by Sam Walton, in
for its low prices and helping customer
1.List one positive and one negative trait that you perceive in yourself.
a.Positive - Dedicated
b.Negative - Self-critical
2.List one positive and one negative trait that others perceive in you.
a.Positive - Perfectionist
b.Negative - Full of Sarcasm
Organizational behavior is an important branch of learning and can provide organizations
with valuable information. According to our text organizational behavior is the study of
what people think, feel, and do in and around organizations. At least this is
Leadership Strategies of Coaching Discovered Through the Theory of Play
Chadron State College
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the contents within leadership strategies