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    1. Compare and contrast two of the four current perspectives of organization effectiveness, as explained by McShane and Von Glinow (2013). State which perspective you have real-life experience in or imagine you would like to gain experiences with? Explain.

    2. Summarize the five types of individual behavior in organizations (provided by McShane and Von Glinow, 2013), and explain a scenario or real-life example for one type.

    3. According to the explanations provided by McShane and Von Glinow (2013), explain and debate one of the opportunities and one of the challenges of globalization. Explain how workplace diversity might be related to globalization.

    4. Explain the reason why companies give potential employees personality tests. Also, explain the five-factor model of personality dimensions, and how they affect workplace behavior. Discuss the MBTI and its four personality types.

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    1. The organizational behavior theories have the explicit or implicit objective to make the organizations more effective. In this concern, the theory produced by McShane and Von Glinow (2013) described four current perspectives of organizational effectiveness such open system perspective, organizational learning perspective, high performance work perspective, and stake holder perspective, which are considered as the 'ultimate dependent variables' for organizational behavior (Mcshane et al., 2015). The "open system perspective" is a broad perception that is characterized by several perspectives. Examples of these perspectives include organization's fit with the internal subsystems configuration for high performance, external environment, emphasis on organizational culture and skills to make satisfy the needs of stakeholders. On the other hand, "organizational learning perspective" embraces the organizational effectiveness which depends on organization's capability to acquire, distribute and use valuable knowledge across the organization.
    In these four current perspectives of organization effectiveness, I have experienced in real life that "open system perspective" has burdened me, but it is appropriate and effective perspective for organizational behavior. I have observed that this perspective is helpful for organizational ...

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    This post provides a brief response and guidelines for answering the given questions. Two of the four current perspectives of organization effectiveness are discussed. Five types of individual behavior in organizations are summarized. One of the opportunities and one of the challenges of globalization is explained. Finally,reason why companies give potential employees personality tests is explained.

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