John Mackey, Cofounder and Co-CEO of Whole Market, Believes in "Conscious Capitalism" (pp. 29 & 30)
1. What role, if any, does McGregor's Theory Y play at Whole Foods? Explain.
According to McGregors Theory Y view, employees are creative, responsible, and
Sergio Marchionne Undertakes Major Strategic and Cultural Change at Chrysler Group (p.86)
1. What are the observable artifacts, espoused values, and basic assumptions associated with
Chrysler's culture. Explain
According to the text, there are three layer
Faulty Decision Making Is a Cause of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster (pp. 361-362)
1. Which model of decision making is represented in this case?
A nonrational model of decision making is clearly represented in this case. Nonrational models
are based upon
Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p.262).
Why DineEquity('s CEO Julia A. Stewart Manages Like a Teacher (pp. 262-263):
1. What elements of the performance management cycle in Figure 9-1 are evident in
Performance management is a system where m
HCL Technologies Transforms Itself to Compete with the Big IT Services Firms (pp. 563-564)
1. What were the external and internal forces for change at HCL?
External forces for change originate outside the organization (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p.530). Th
Google's "Three-Thirds" HR Team (p. 326)
1. Using Table 11-1 as a guide, what needs to be done to turn Google's HR Group into a true
Attend Unit 3 defines a team as a small number of people with complementary skills who hold
themselves mutually acco
Job Offers Are Won and Lost Based on Interviewers' Perceptions of Responses to the Question "What Are
Your Weaknesses"? (pp. 202-203)
1. Which of the perceptual errors listed in Table 7-2 are affecting recruiters' perceptions in this
I believe that the Recency effect is one of the perceptual errors that is affecting
recruiters in this case. Recency effect is the tendency to remember recent information
and if that information is negative, the person or object is evaluated negatively. (
1. Goal setting, rewards and positive reinforcement, and feedback and coaching are all
evident in Stewarts comments. Stewarts states that she asked the employees who did
the walk-in that day and once one states that they completed it she would compliment
External forces for change include things like demographic characteristics, technological
advancements, shareholder, customer, and market changes, and social and political pressures.
(Bethel University, 2010) Some of the external forces for change with HC
1. Observable artifacts are more visible and consist of the physical manifestation of
an organizations culture (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). Some examples could
include awards, myths and stories told about the company and published list of
values. Some of t
1. Researchers have identified two models of decisions: rational decision making and
nonrational or irrational decision making. (Bethel University, 2010) The rational model is
based on the assumption that there is an optimal way to make decisions. The
There are several characteristics of being a good leader and manager listed in Table 162. One of the traits of being a good manager is being able to execute plans,
implementing, and delivering the goods and services. (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013) Ms.
McGregor's Theory Y is a modern and positive assumption about employees being responsible
and creative (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). One of Whole Foods basic principles is that you need a
conscious leadership. "Leaders identify their own flourishing with th
1. To make a work group become a team there are a few things that must be done
to make that successful. Leadership needs to become a shared activity,
accountability shifts from strictly individual to both individual and collective, the
group needs to deve
Why should you study OB?
It will make a difference in your career.
It is going to impact whether or not you are successful.
It will help you today.
They that you are going to learn in OB will help you at home.
They will help you get dates because you will
Do you feel empowered in your current position? Explain the rationale.
Empowerment is generally defined as the sharing of varying degrees of power with lower-level
employees to tap their full potential (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p.443). More specifically,
What is the organizational culture at your job?
According to the text, organizational culture is a set of expected assumptions that are shared by a
group (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p.62). These assumptions determine how a group identifies,
What are the steps in decisions making that you excel in? Why?
Decision making is the process of identifying and choosing alternative courses of action (Bethel
University, 2010). The rational model of decision making explains how managers should make
Can you categorize your organization as a learning organization? Explain your answer.
A learning organization is an organization that proactively creates, acquires, and transfers
knowledge and that changes its behavior on the basis of new knowledge and in
Apply distributive justice theory to a situation you experienced at work.i.e. bonus, salary
Distributive justice reflects the perceived fairness of how resources and rewards are distributed
or allocated (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p.21
Explain the relationship between values and job satisfaction. Provide an example.
According to the attend video this unit, values have 5 components (Bethel University, 2010).
They are beliefs, they pertain to desirable end states or behavior, they transce
Discuss Unit 5
What is the difference between a group and a team?
Based upon this weeks reading & Attend video, I am now have a better understanding of the
distinguishing characteristics that make groups and teams different from one another. It appears
A group is two or more freely interacting people with shared norms and goals and a common
identity. (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, pg. 269) A group evolves in four different stages: forming,
storming, norming, and performing. In the forming stage, a group of
Decision making is when you identify and choose solutions that lead to the desired end result.
(Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013) There are four steps to rational decision making; (1) identify the
problem; (2) generate solutions; (3) evaluate and select a solutio
Bethel University. (2010) Organizational Behavior Unit Eight [Video]. Retrieved from
Kreitner, R., & Kinicki, A. (2013). The world of organizational behavior. In Organizational
Behavior (10th ed.) Retrieved from http
Distributive justice is the perceived fairness of how resources and rewards are
distributed. (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, pg. 215) My current job does not offer any type of
promotions or bonuses so I cannot relate to distributive justice in my current situa
Lynn Tilton Uses Her Leadership to Turn Around Failing Companies (pp. 491-492)
1. Use table 16-2 to evaluate the extent to which Lynn Tilton displayed the characteristics
associated with being a good leader and good manager.
Lynn Tilton displayed many cha