Bus 210 Week 1 Cite Relevant Examples

3085 Words13 Pages
1. Think of a present/past work environment you have been in (or use an example from your course materials), and then assess organizational behavior practices you observed that fostered the effect of positive change(s) within the organization. Cite relevant examples from your personal experience and utilize additional relevant examples from outside sources and/or the course materials to complete this question. In February 2002, I was hired as an Executive Administrative Assistant at a financial rating agency. During the interview, the manager asked me questions regarding my skills. Once I answered to his satisfaction, he then informed me that the department was seeking an assistant who was not going to implement change. The new hire would…show more content…
Demonstrate how theories of motivation from this course, if applied in an organization, could increase employee performance. Cite relevant examples from outside sources and/or your course materials to complete this question. In order to demonstrate how the theories discussed in this course can be applied in today’s organizations and how employee’s performance can increase because of such theories, let’s begin with its definition. Motivation is defined as internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested in and committed to a job, role, or subject, and to exert persistent effort in attaining a goal. www.businessdictionary.com. If we accept this definition to be true in its entirety, then it is also necessary to understand that motivation can be diverse just as people are diverse and that motivation can change within a person depending on their day to day situation. Professor Edwin A. Locke, American Psychologist and pioneer of the Goal-Setting Theory proposes that intentions to work toward a goal are a major source of motivation. The detailed concept conveys that specific goals give an employee a clear understanding of what is the task at hand and how much effort needs to be expended. (Robbins & Judge, pg…show more content…
We are told that communication is a process. ‘Before communication can take place it needs a purpose, a message to be conveyed between a sender and a receiver. The sender encodes the message and passes it through a medium to the receiver, who then decodes it. The result is transfer of meaning from one person to another. (pg 343)” In this case, there was an evident purpose to relay a message. First because the manager felt that I, as his assistant, was not delivering a service that he needed. The second purpose was the information required by the Human Resources department. There was communication on their part, but, the supervisor did not respond. Third was the need for me to know not only that there was a dissatisfaction with my work performance, but, also that there would be consequences that affected my job. What transpired in this example is one of the barriers of communication – Silence. The employment agency assumed that no news was good news. We see that this was not the case. In reality, ‘silence and information withheld are both common and problematic.’ (Robbins & Judge, pg

More about Bus 210 Week 1 Cite Relevant Examples

Open Document