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Productive and Counterproductive Behaviors

Basically, what I am looking for is help on an 800 word paper on structure and information on the definition of counterproductive behavior and productive behaviors and help to analyze the relationship between the two of them in organizations.I am finding it hard to structure the paper so any help is appreciated. Also in the paper, there must be an analysis of the following things:

1. Define productive and counterproductive behavior

2. Describe the impact that thee two behaviors have on the job performance and the overall performance of a organization

3. Recommend some strategies to help increase productive behaviors and decrease counter productive behavior in organizations

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Basically, what I am looking for is help on an 800 word paper on structure and information on the definition of counterproductive behavior and productive behaviors and help to analyze the relationship between the two of them in organizations.I am finding it hard to structure the paper so any help is appreciated. Also in the paper, there must be an analysis of the following things:

a. Define productive and counterproductive behaviour
b. Describe the impact that these two behaviours have on the job performance and the overall performance of a organization
c. Recommend some strategies to help increase productive behaviours and decrease counterproductive behavior in organizations

RESPONSE:

Your assignment can act as a tentative outline for your paper. As all academic papers, your paper will include an Introduction, Body (the three sections) and Conclusion (tie up main points). Your tentative outline might be something to the effect:

I. Introduction (e.g. introduce topic; include a purpose statement: the purpose of this paper is to...)

II. Defining productive and counterproductive behaviour (e.g. sometimes this is part of the Introduction)

III. Impact on Performance
A. Impact of these two behaviours on Job Performance
B. Impact of these two behaviours on overall Performance of the organization

IV. Recommended Strategies
A. Increase Productive Behaviours
B. Decrease Counterproductive Behaviours

V. Conclusion

Now let's look at some information to consider for each section of the outline:

Counter-productive workplace behaviour (CWB) is defined as any intentional behaviour on the part of an organization member viewed by the organization as contrary to its legitimate interests (Impelman, Kevin, 2006, http://digital.library.unt.edu/data/etd/2006_2/permissions/meta-dc-5602.tkl). Counterproductive behaviour includes property-based (e.g., theft, vandalism) and production-based (e.g., tardiness, absenteeism, unauthorized extensions of work breaks) deviance that represent violations of the implicit or explicit standards of acceptable workplace behaviour. Other counterproductive behaviour includes substance abuse, aggressiveness, sexual harassment, and others. Although such behaviours might serve the immediate self-interest of an employee, they are ultimately destructive to the organization and, consequently, contrary to the employee's long-term interests (Milulay, Neuman, & Finkelstein, 2001), as well as to the long-term interests of the organization.

On the other hand, productive workplace behaviours is defined as any intentional behaviour on the part of an organization member viewed by the organization to be aimed at its legitimate interests. Productive workplace behaviors include such things as working effectively as a team player, such as making helpful comments during discussions, taking notes (or other writing) to organize efforts , exhibiting aggressive attention to detail, exhibiting constant and effective creative thinking and exhibiting leadership. In terms of time management, productive behaviour includes skillful time management skills, such as punctual (starts work on time), works to end of time; doesn't knock off early, and doesn't wander or distract during work time. Productive behaviour is effective problem solving standards (e.g. asks questions about how things get done, uses information from reliable sources; knowledge, observation, and trying things out (as well as books, interviews, web sites, etc.); uses a variety of approaches; identifies patterns and connections ; solves problems of increasing complexity; shows willingness to takes risks in order to learn; works to end of time; doesn't knock off early; doesn't wander or distract during work time; generates ideas using a variety of approaches: modifies ideas to generate innovative solutions and designs a product to meet an identified need: identifies (describes) a need , designs the product , and evaluates the results. (http://www.buhs.k12.vt.us/buhsPages/academicsPages/acedemicAssessmentPages/WEBProjectPages/details/productiveBehaviors.html)

In fact, the Counter-Productive Behaviour (CPB) Index identifies both productive and counter-productive behaviour. It is the most cost-effective pre-employment screening test to identify high-risk and disruptive work-related attitudes and behaviors. These authors identify the following variables related to productive and counter-productive workplace behavior:

? Employee Dependability: Low scorers are dependable, conscientious, and reliable (productive behaviours). High scorers can be undependable, careless, lazy, and disorganized (non-productive behaviour).
? Honesty: Low ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides an outline and infromation defining productive and counterproductive behavior, as well as the impact that these two behaviors have on the job performance and the overall performance of a organization. Finally, it recommends some strategies to help increase productive behaviors and decrease counter productive behavior in organizations. References are provided.

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