Organizational Behavior and Benefits Can a Diverse Workforce Questions

Organizational Behavior and Benefits Can a Diverse Workforce Questions

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Part 1

Organizational behavior is really the combination of four areas of study – psychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology. While each of these areas involves an examination of people and their interactions, the focuses are quite different:

Psychology – studies the mind and how people make decisions.
Social Psychology – examines how people work in groups.
Sociology – explores how systems work within the organization.
Anthropology – examines how culture works within the organization.

Now, assume that you are an organizational consultant and have been asked by a new CEO to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the organization.

  • Of the four areas of study listed above, which would you focus on first?
  • Make sure to explain why you chose this area, and why it would take precedence over the other areas.

Part 2

  • What benefits can a diverse workforce provide to an organization?
  • What are the possible negative consequences for an organization that does not embrace diversity?
  • What strategies can managers implement to enhance cultural awareness and overcome preconceived biases or stereotypes?

Part 3

Daniel Goleman, a psychologist, was the first to popularize the trait Emotional Intelligence, sometimes referred to as EI. Emotional Intelligence is a person’s capacity to be aware of her or his emotions and feelings towards others to influence their thinking and actions. The four components of EI are:

  • Self-awareness – This is your ability to read your own emotions accurately to know how your actions or lack thereof affect others.
  • Self-management – This is your ability to control or regulate your emotions and act with integrity.
  • Social-awareness – Gives you the ability to understand the needs of others and show empathy towards them.
  • Relationship management – this is your ability to communicate clearly and convincingly, reduce conflict and build strong bonds.
  1. How has your emotional intelligence, or lack of emotional intelligence, positively or negatively impacted your professional or personal relationships?
  2. Choose ONE of the components of EI and explain how it contributes to job satisfaction.

PART 4

Motivation is the psychological process that arouses and directs behavior. There are three theories that will help us understand the motivation of employees in the workplace.

  • Goal-setting theory – Suggests behavior can be motivated with specific, challenging goals that are obtainable. The key to goal-setting theory is ensuring employees understand what is expected and accept the goals.
  • Self-efficacy – Is the belief “I Can/Can’t Do this Task.” Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s personal ability to do a task. There is a lot to be said to scoring high in this trait. People who are confident about their ability tend to succeed, whereas those who doubt their ability tend to fail.
  • Reinforcement theory – Explains how behavior can be altered by administering positive or negative consequences to actions of employees. Behavior with positive consequences tends to be repeated, and behavior with negative consequences tends not to be repeated.

For this week’s discussion, I want you to take a moment to think about what it would take to motivate you to achieve your goals at work, and what it would take to motivate people that you’ve worked with, or your family or friends, to achieve their goals.

  • Of the four areas of study listed above, which would you focus on first?
  • Make sure to explain why you chose this area, and why it would take precedence over the other areas.

Part 5

We have all worked in a group or team at some point in our careers. A team is brought together to achieve a common goal. The team needs to have members who have complementary skills and who are committed to a common purpose to achieve performance goals. However, teams don’t move immediately toward performing, but instead evolve over time. There are five stages of group and team development.

  • Forming – Getting oriented and getting acquainted. High degree of uncertainty as members as they try to figure out who is in charge.
  • Storming – Personalities start to emerge, along with roles and conflicts within the group.
  • Norming – In the third stage conflicts are resolved, relationships developed, harmony and unity surfaces.
  • Performing – The members concentrate on solving problems and completing the assigned task.
  • Adjourning – Members prepare to disband. Some members may be reassigned, terminated from the group or the group is resolved.

Think about a time when you joined a new group . . . it could be at work, in a family setting or with a social group.

  • Which of the five stages was the most challenging for the group to work through, and why?
  • How might you have helped the group work through that stage differently based upon what you know now about the five stages of group and team development?

Part 6- please answer all questions thoroughly

  • Identify the company that you want to research for the three written assignments in the course.
  • Describe the organizational issue in your chosen company.
  • Explain why the issue hinders organizational efficiency.

Part 7

Leaders address issues and propose solutions. As a leader, you’ll need to stay on top of events that may facilitate or hinder productivity. You must create and implement solutions to address these issues. This assignment exposes you to complex modern organizational challenges. The solutions you devise should reflect yourlearning and researchoforganizationalandindividualinfluencesintheworkplace. INSTRUCTIONS The new CEO has selected your consulting firm to give him/her an analysis of the organizationalefficiency. Write a double-spaced 2 to 3 page paper in which you will presentto the CEO your findings during your research steps. You must propose strategic solutions in your paper to include the following: 1) Describe the Organization and the Issue to Resolve • Provide a brief description of the organization you selected. • Presentthe organizational issue that adversely affected productivity and that you, the consultant, will review and resolve. 2) Analyze Current Corporate Culture • How has the current corporate culture facilitated the development ofthe currentissue? Research the organization, digintotheculture, andanalyze howit contributedtothis issue. Hint: Review the mission and vision statements as well as the corporate website. 3) Identify Areas of Weakness • What are the organization’s areas of weakness? Use your research on organizational behavior approaches to corporate culture, diversity, teamwork, and motivational strategies. 4) Propose Solutions • What organizational practices would you modify? What solutions would you recommend to management? As the consultant you will identify the suggestions and solutions you would presentto the organization’s leadership with regard to modifying currentorganizationalpractices toresolvetheissue. 5) References and Citations • Provide at least 2 quality resources such as the course textbook, company website, business websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library, and/or outside sources. Note: Wikipedia and web-based blogs do not qualify as credibleresources. • In-textcitationsarerequiredwhenparaphrasing orquoting another source. 6) Formatting and WritingStandards • Formatting and writing standards are part of your grade.