Motivational theory applications argue for recognizing individual differences. They
also suggest paying attention to members of diverse groups. Is this a contradiction?
Why or why not?
Recognizing individual differences and paying attention to members of
What are key managerial skills and competencies? Explain how they vary across
The key managerial skills are human, intelligent, and conceptual. The competencies
to go along with these skills are leadership, personal impact, self-objecti
What are the six challenges facing managers in the workplace today? Each student is
expected to discuss one of the major challenges, highlighting its importance in the
21st century workplace and how it affects the behavior of people within
How does an understanding of management and organizational behavior lead to
organizational effectiveness and efficiency? Why is the study of historical
management theories important today?
According to Schermerhorn (2011), there are three key managerial s
How are the three characteristics of effective teams evident in each of Tuckmans
five stages of team development? Provide examples to support your response.
The three characteristics of effective groups are task performance, member
satisfaction, and team
If you, as a manager, had to help change an employees behavior to make him or her
productive, what course of action would you take? How might you use both positive
Employees that lack productivity have a negative impact on
In a team-based situation, which is more effective: team or individual rewards?
Why? Please support your position with a practical example.
The most effective teams are created with a mindset of holding all members of the
team accountable at both the indi
What are group norms, and what role do they play in behavior and cohesiveness of
the group? How does the diversity of a group affect its performance?
Each group, whether formal or informal as defined by the organizations structure,
naturally develops its
It has long been a dictum of management theory that leaders must adapt their
behavior to fit the specifics of a situation. Discuss whether transformational
leadership is appropriate for all occasions. In which situations might it not be
effective and whic
How do emerging leadership theories support innovation and entrepreneurial spirit
Lecture 6 teaches us that the strongest leaders must be charismatic, intelligent, have
a high level of integrity, perseverance, tenacity, self-confiden
Which power bases lie within the individual? Which are derived from the
organization? How are power and politics related?
Expert and referent power are derived from a persons personal qualities, i.e. their
knowledge, experience, and power represented by s
Using a practical example, what are the benefits and potential problems associated
In the past it was thought that all conflict was bad, but most recently we are realizing
that some conflict is good because it drives the group to make chang
1. Define organizational behavior (OB). The study of individuals and groups in
2. Levels at which we study OB 3. Emotional intelligence The ability to understand and manage emotions in
ones relationships with others
4. The research
What role does effective interpersonal communication play in decision making within
Decision making within an organization is challenging because of so many different
viewpoints and personalities. There are many different techniques that ma