Organizational Behavior and Teamwork SLP1

McGregor developed theory X and theory Y to explain motivational behavior in organizations.These theories can be used to analyze and to understand how managers use employees’ levels of motivation in their management principles and in the assignment of tasks. The management principles, decision making and team work is thus founded strongly on the foundational understanding of theory X and Y. Relevance of Theory X and Theory Y in Workplace Theory Y principally presumes that employees generally like work and enjoy exercising self-direction, self-regulation and autonomy. The Y theory contends th ...

Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective Communication within the Workplace In the fast-paced world that we live in, communication has become a way of life, especially within the business environment. From a manager’s point of view, communication is the key to the success of many objectives and goals set by individuals and upper management. Unfortunately, management at every level is experiencing increased tension and uncertainties from lack of communication within the workplace. “Therefore, the need for new strategies such as listening preparations, which includes the mental, physical, and behavioral aspects required for ...

The Social Networking Sites

David Disalvo wrote the article ‘Are Social Networking Sites Messing Your Head?’ In his article, he mainly focuses on the characteristics of the people who participate in social networking sites. The writer observes that in the recent past, use of social media, especially social networking sites and blogs, has increased dramatically. This means that people are interacting more and more without limitations of geophysical boundaries. There is no doubt that social networking sites are not only facilitating how people communicate but also making people busy. This debunks an earlier perspective by ...

Workplace Diversity Discussion Three

Introduction A modern manager may be successful to the extent of his or her sensitivity to the uniqueness of modern workforce which comprise of people from different backgrounds. The modern workplace is characterized by men and women of different gender, ages, ethnicity, races, stature, language, social class, religion and culture. For teamwork and harmonious working relationships to be created and maintained, managers must be sensitive to the prevailing diversity and then train all workers to be aware and avoid all forms of prejudice, discrimination and even violence. (Mor Barak, p.6) Any man ...

Workplace Diversity

Gender refers to the state of being male or female, which is defined by the society. Societies assign different roles to male and female which they are expected to adhere to. According to DeLaat (2007), gender issues can be described as difficulties that people go through. This occurs when what people think they are or should be does not reflect what they feel inside themselves. The conflict is fueled by being restrained from performing a particular duty/function simply because they are male or female. This act leaves many depressed, feeling isolated, defective, confused, misunderstood, differ ...

Workplace Communication

Explain the difference between task-oriented and relationship-oriented leadership behaviors. Both styles have their advantages and disadvantages and can be used effectively within an organization depending on the situation presented. The difference between task-oriented and relationship-oriented leadership behaviors consists in issues they are focused on. The first approach means that a leader is oriented on the work that needs to be done in order to achieve a desired goal or to fulfill a particular capacity rate. On the other hand, relationship-oriented leadership behavior approach is aimed a ...

Workers’ Health

This would be a quantitative research aimed at finding out whether organizations spend money on workers’ safety or not. Depending on the data collected, it is necessary to perform an evaluation of whether organizations experience losses or profits, whether it improves workers’ safety and finally, how much do organizations spend on workers safety. These issues will form the hypothesis of the research. In this case, there will be a collection of companies’ data on how much they spend on workers’ safety. Secondly, there will be data collection on what these companies spend on to maintain workers ...

What is Teamwork?

Teamwork is the key to successes. Though, people should not mix group and team as they are different social units. Team members collaborate on a regular basis whereas group members can meet once and never see each other after. The reason is that it takes time and thorough work to develop the team. During our life we participate in different teams. Usually each team has its own rules and traditions, which can be transmitted from generation to generation (e.g. baseball team, or even a family as a single entity) or occur as a result of newly formed values which give the possibility to look at the ...

Volunteer Work

My interest in leadership gives me so much pleasure in fuelling humanitariasm through volunteering activities that I do as an extracurricular activity alongside sports and art. The famous quote by Peter Drucker, “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”, motivates me in doing the community service which gives me ultimate spiritual and mental satisfaction. I believe that education is a vital tool that every human being has to be equipped with. I value education since I know that investing in it creates a powerful package ...

The Woodworking Company

The Woodworking Company is a medium size furniture-manufacturing outlet. The Woodworking project was initiated in 1954. As the case reflects, the company has gained reputation for its quality designs. The company made much progress and now focuses on supplying custom products based on customer orders. As the years moved, the outlet continued to prosper. The group's carpenters are a composition of a loyal workforce that has contributed greatly towards the attainment of its success. The snapping up of John Carpenter is testament of the level of attraction that the company has on upcoming qualifi ...