Organizational Behavior and Business Outcomes Week 5
In this Assignment you will apply the concepts you read about in Chapter 1 relative to both defining organizational behavior and the impact of organizational behavior on business outcomes. As you could see in our Discussions, many of the POLC functions of management are impacted by organizational behavior concepts.
The Assignment for this section is Case Incident 1: “Lessons for ‘Undercover’ Bosses” (found at the end of Chapter 1 of your text). Please use the Assignment template, which is provided in this section only. It will give you an idea of the general format for subsequent Assignments.
Respond in essay format to the following 4 questions regarding case incident as seen in the Assignment document below.
Address the following questions in your 2—3 page essay adding an additional title and references page:
What are some of the things managers can learn by walking around and having daily contact with line employees that they might not be able to learn from looking at data and reports?
As an employee, would you appreciate knowing your supervisor regularly spent time with workers? How would knowing top executives routinely interact with line employees affect your attitudes toward the organization?
What ways can executives and other organizational leaders learn about day-to-day business operations besides going “undercover?”
Are there any dangers in the use of a management by walking around strategy? Could this strategy lead employees to feel they are being spied on? What actions on the part of managers might minimize these concerns?
The minimum page count requirement for this Assignment is 2–3 pages in a Microsoft® Word® document using correct APA format and citation style; this does not include the cover page or the references page.
Directions for submitting your Assignment:
Before you submit your Assignment, you should save your work using the correct naming convention: Last_first Name_Homework_Unit #.
Make sure your Assignment is in Microsoft Word, doubled spaced and 12 pt. font in Times New Roman. Then, when you are ready, you may submit on the Dropbox page.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
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