Organizational Behavior

 

Discussion 1

“People in this organization don’t talk to one another anymore. Everything is e-mail, e-mail, e-mail. If you are mad at someone, you can just say it and then hide behind your computer.” With these words, Joe expressed his frustrations with Delta General’s operations. Charley echoed his concerns, responding, “I agree, but surely the managing director should be able to improve organizational communication without losing the advantages of e-mail.” As a consultant overhearing this conversation, how do you suggest the managing director respond to Charley’s challenge?

Discussion 2

Describe some of the side effects of organizational controls in a large mechanistically structured organization, such as the United States Postal Service. Identify at least one other large mechanistically structured organization that could have the same problems. Use and cite the course textbook in your initial post.

Assignment Week 5

 

Final Paper

The purpose of the final paper is to maximize the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of Organizational Behavior. The final paper should also focus on real life, real time application of topics covered in this course; the uses you have seen and the uses you can envision. Devote your attention to situations you have experienced and situations you would have approached differently if given the chance to make adjustments.

Focus of the Final Paper

Select a topic of interest in organizational behavior that you would like to explore with additional research (must use at least five references). Some suggested topics for your paper are:

  • Personality
  • Organizational Culture
  • Stress
  • Attitudes
  • Motivation
  • Attribution
  • Performance Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Team building
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making Process
  • Communication
  • Organizational Goals

In your paper,

  • Apply the research to your personal working environment, or an environment you have previously experienced.
  • Describe how will you use the knowledge you have gained in this course to change the way you interact and do business in the future?

The Final Paper