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Counterproductive Work Behavior: Tools to Mitigate

HRM 538 "Performance Management"

Week 7 Discussion 1: Counterproductive Work Behavior"
1. Rate the types of counterproductive work behaviors and speculate which one occurs most often. Provide a solution to this behavior.
2. Think about counterproductive work behaviors that you have witnessed or heard about. Determine how the causes for these behaviors are diagnosed.

Week 7 Discussion 2: "Tools to Mitigate Behavior"
1. Propose tools that can be used to promote desired work behaviors.
2. From the e-Activity, evaluate the five guidelines listed and provide an example of an appropriate tool that might help achieve each guideline. (Note: Go to Athletic Business Website and read the article titled' "How to Reduce Counterproductive Employee Behaviors"). Please add References

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Step 1
The counterproductive behaviors have been rated on a scale of 1 to 10. A rating of 10 is most counterproductive. Absenteeism 5, thieving of property 7, bullying 5, nepotism 4, harassment 3, and taking bribes 8. The counterproductive behavior that occurs most often is thieving of property. The solution for thieving is to increase the number of video cameras and give strong punishment to a worker if caught thieving.

Step 2
Counterproductive work behaviors that I have witnessed or heard about are Absenteeism, thieving of property, bullying, nepotism, harassment, and taking bribes. The causes of thieving, nepotism, and taking bribes are lack of honesty and integrity. If a person is honest and upright he will not indulge in these activities. The causes of bullying and harassment are psychological. A person may want to dominate others. This is the most common ...

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This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of tackling bullying in the workplace. The response also contains the sources used.