Applying Organizational Behavior Theory

Assignment 2: Required Assignment—Applying Organizational Behavior Theory

In this assignment, you will apply organizational behavior theory to an organization with which you have past or present experience.

You are an organizational change consultant who has been hired to address a current problem within an organization. In addition to defining and justifying the problem, you must also apply organizational behavior theory to bring about positive change regarding the problem.

Complete the following:

  • Consider an organization with which you have past or present experience and for which you can make a case. Define a problem, past or present for that organization.
  • Using a combination of trade industry materials and/or personal communication with industry leaders/managers, justify the problem (i.e., provide enough detail to prove the existence and significance of the problem). Use appropriate academic peer-reviewed literature to support your argument.
  • Using organizational behavior theory, discuss how the theory might be applied practically to manage employee behavior to bring about positive, constructive change to the noted problem.
  • Explicitly include in your case a discussion of the following aspects of systems theory:
    • The climate and types of cultures likely to be encountered, and the types of systems to be considered based on the organization’s cultural climate
    • Employee motivation, including factors of motivation (such as planning and communication) and the types of motivation present within the organization
    • Possible employee satisfaction issues regarding development and implementation of a change plan to address the noted problem

Write a well-argued, 3–4-page paper in Word format. Note: The title page, references, and appendices are not included in the page count.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Click here to download the APA Guide. Use this guide to format your assignment. The course text, the trade journal(s) noting the problem, and peer-reviewed journal articles are to be used to support your position and theoretical constructs. General Internet sources will not be accepted as references.

Write your responses in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Assignment Components Proficient Maximum Points
Consider an organization of which you have past or present experience, and for which you can make a case. Define a current problem for the organization. Organization is clearly identified and described in sufficient detail. Problem is clearly defined and logically explained.

16

Using a combination of trade industry materials and/or personal communication with industry leaders/managers, justify the problem (i.e., provide enough detail to prove the existence and significance of the problem). Use appropriate academic peer-reviewed literature to support your argument. Problem is justified and supported using a combination of trade industry materials and/or personal communication with industry leaders/managers. Description of the problem is described in sufficient detail to prove the existence and significance of the problem. The argument is supported using appropriate scholarly sources.

16

Using organizational behavior theory, discuss how the theory might be applied practically to manage employee behavior to bring about positive, constructive change to the noted problem.

Discussion of the application of organizational behavior theory is accurate, logical, and likely to produce positive, constructive change to the noted problem.

32

Discuss the climate and types of cultures likely to be encountered, and the types of systems to be considered based on the organization’s cultural climate.

Discussion of the organizational culture is logically explained and appropriately considers the types of systems necessary based on the organizational culture. Discussion demonstrates understanding of the effect of culture on organizational change.

32

Discuss employee motivation, including factors of motivation and types of motivation present within the organization.

Factors and types of employee motivation present within the organization are logically and accurately discussed in sufficient detail. Discussion demonstrates understanding of factors involved in employee motivation.

32

Discuss employee satisfaction regarding development and implementation of a change plan to address the noted problem.

Employee satisfaction is logically discussed regarding the development and implementation of a change plan to address the noted problem. Discussion demonstrates understanding of concepts related to employee satisfaction.

32

Academic Writing
Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation per the APA standards (6th edition).

40

Total:

200

 
Do you need a similar assignment done for you from scratch? We have qualified writers to help you. We assure you an A+ quality paper that is free from plagiarism. Order now for an Amazing Discount!
Use Discount Code "Newclient" for a 15% Discount!

NB: We do not resell papers. Upon ordering, we do an original paper exclusively for you.