Explore BrainMass

Organizational Behaviour

Recruiting Motivation and Managerial Actions

For each of the following incidents, determine whether the individuals will be motivated to behave as desired. Then select the appropriate managerial action from those listed. Explain your reasoning. I. Frank Edwards is head basketball coach at a small regional state university, a campus of the state's main university system.

Employee Termination Case: Harry vs. Sally

Scenario: Your company has suffered a large loss of revenue over the past year, resulting in the need to downsize. You are the executive in charge of making the decision on which employees are terminated.There are two candidates on the table: Harry, who has been with the company over 20 years, has provided optimal productivi

Toyota Corp. Weakness Assessment

Weakness 1: Ford Motors High cost structure Recommendation Implantation Positive Ramifications Negative Ramifications Toyota has the largest recalls in history Feedback Measurement Tools Weakness 2: Toyota has the largest recall Recommendation Implantation Positive Ramifications Negative Ramifications Feedback M

Increasing Employee Productivity

Could you assist me with examine Pay for Performance in the public sector. Consider the developments that are occurring in the public sector. Many local and State government agencies are reducing staff and implementing pay concessions from their workers. Even union members are being asked to share in these cutbacks. With this i

What is the impact on employee motivation.

Could you assist me with the role of employee benefits and their importance in maintaining a workforce that is committed to the organization. Could you assist me with the important characteristics of these benefit programs in government. I can discuss the impact on employee motivation. Could you assist me with 300 words

Create a Management Performance Plan

Define a management performance plan that links action plans to the following issues: *Motivation *Empowerment *Training *Coproduction with patients and families Create an employee hiring/training/retention plan that includes the following information: Define an employee hiring/training/retention plan that links action p

Pros & Cons of Performance-Based Pay

What are the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based pay? Explain why employees in an organization should or should not earn pay based on performance. Performance based is based on sales performance. Thanks

Is CEO Compensation justified by Performance?

Is CEO Compensation justified by Performance? Yes or No. Which view do you agree with and Why? Explain. Reference at least two outside resources that further support the view point you side

Relating Cultural Values to Work Performance

List and discuss three personal values specific to your own (micro) culture. How do these values relate to work performance? What can management do to leverage these values to improve work performance? People are constantly bombarded with information. Page 42 of the text that cites an example of a study by Iyengar and Lepper

Customer Satisfaction - Qualitative vs. Quantitative

Customer satisfaction is extremely important for the long-term goal of any organization. Each customer segment is unique, and we need to know how to measure their level of satisfaction. What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative measures regarding customer satisfaction? Is one approach more reliable than the

Explain Organizational Behavior (OB)

OB is an applied behavioral science that draws on five behavioral science disciplines. Briefly describe the contributions each of these disciplines to OB. Consider your role as an OB researcher. On which of these disciplines might you be most inclined to draw for insights? Why?

Employer-Employee Relationships

I need to critique an article using the COMPASS framework but am having difficulty understanding the COMPASS Framework. Using article, I need assistance summarizing the following and I would like a paragraph for each: -Career Concept Profile -Organized For Fit -Motivation and Energy -Political Sav

Workplace Trends & Future of Performance Management

The discussion questions addressed in this solution: 1. Evaluate current worker and workplace trends and predict the impact on future performing management systems. 2. From the e-Activity, discuss how performance management practices must change to adapt to the growing number of employees working remotely. Provide specific

Instructional Design and Performance Management

One truism of instructional design and performance management is that you get what you measure. Training objectives are essential to all development. They support the outcomes of the course, and good training objectives support the overall curriculum and the strategies of the organization. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation th

Merging Customer Databases

Imagine you are responsible for merging the customer databases of the partners of a joint venture into a single database to be used solely by the joint venture. What are some steps you might take to integrate the two databases into a single database? State your assumptions. Additionally, please give your personal experiences wit

Performance Measurement During Crisis

Imagine you are working at an ice cream shop. It is the middle of summer, the shop's busiest season, and the electricity goes out during a storm. Rank the actions that you should take in order of importance, as your performance will be measured regarding your immediate actions. Assess the advantages and / or disadvantages of ha

Impact of Performance Appraisals on Productivity

Determine why organizations can have higher productivity when top managers encourage supervisors to set goals, assess performance, and provide feedback to employees. Support your answer with examples. Then, describe the experience you have had with performance appraisals and how your performance has been influenced by them. Rate

Employee Layoffs

Determine three ways that employee layoffs can affect other employees in the organization. Examine two additional ways that employee layoffs can affect the organization as a whole. Imagine that you are a manager of the HR department of a company and you are required to lay off one of your employees. Propose two ways that you

Best Forms of Employee Testing

Evaluate the types of employee testing that companies may require that are discussed (Personality Testing - measures patterns of though, emotion and behavior. Cognitive Ability Testing - assesses learning, understanding and the ability to solve problems. Situational Judgement Testing - puts applicants in hypothetical situation

Employee Selection

Compare and contrast the structured interview, situational interview, and behavioral interview. Determine which type of interview would be more beneficial when interviewing applicants. Support your selection. In the selection of the candidate, determine if the manager should make the final choice or if others should be includ

Organizational Behavior: Training Proposal

The international expansion of the customer service department (CSD) is scheduled to begin in the next quarter. The senior management team has asked you to provide them with a plan for training current and future employees on cross-cultural diversity. The team would like to understand the major topics of the training and the met

Employee Benefits Pros and Cons

The cost of employee benefits has risen sharply in recent years. Companies have looked at ways to reduce costs, particularly in employee health care. • What options do companies have for lowering their costs in providing employee health care coverage? • From your perspective, what cost-saving options should be the prio

Performance Management and Forced Distribution Models

Performance management is one of the most important parts of a supervisor's job, but arguably, it gets less attention than most other duties. Supervisors often do not draw clear distinctions between employees. To solve this problem, some organizations use a forced distribution model, where some employees have to fall into each q

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is an important concept for organizational success since it describes how committed employees are to their work. Identify and define the four drivers of engagement and discuss how engagement is related to business ethics.

Performance Appraisal for Making Decisions

Define performance appraisal, and explain the areas in which performance data and information are used for making decisions. Discuss the issues that employers face in measuring and rating employee performance. Henderson, R. I. (2006). Compensation management in a knowledge-based world (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pren

Management Recruiter for Businesses

You are the recruiter for a position of vice president of sales for a company that sells high apparel on the east coast. This position carries with it a number of key responsibilities, including managing a department of 270 part-time and 60 full-time employees, forecasting and managing a budget, responsibility for P&L for the de

Organizational Behavior in Microsoft

Please help gathering sources and basic information to get a research paper started. It is on the company Microsoft. It is in regards to organizational behavior including: - Motivation - Communication - Power - Organizational design - Structure - Issues and recommendations on improving those organizational issues.