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Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance in an organizational Setting

Based on an organization you are familiar with, explain motivational problems in light of Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance. Critique the organization's effectiveness in dealing with these problems in terms of Festinger's theory.

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Based on an organization you are familiar with, explain motivational problems in light of Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance. Critique the organization's effectiveness in dealing with these problems in terms of Festinger's theory.

Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance suggests that "inconsistency among beliefs or behaviors will cause an uncomfortable psychological tension." (NationMaster.com, ND) Feistinger proposed that such tension would lead people to alter their beliefs to be in line with their actual behavior, rather than altering their behavior to fit their beliefs.

In the workplace, three areas of cognitive dissonance research are:

1. Decision Making
When a decision is made between two alternatives both of which are believed to have both positive and negative consequences, it is purported that the decision maker will experience "post-decisional dissonance." This dissonance will arise because the alternative taken will always have both positive and negative aspects, and the alternatives rejected will have positive aspects absent from ...

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Discussion of Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance in an organizational setting.

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