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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this project is to give your team an opportunity to   apply what has been learned about organizational behavior (through course   lectures, readings, research, and discussions) and expand research skills to   analyze the problems of an organization. Since organizational work involves   working and communicating with others, you are asked to participate in a   group project. You will be randomly assigned to work in groups.

 

The aim of the group project is two-fold: 1) the project allows you   to research and explore organizational behavior concepts in depth and 2) the   project allows you to evaluate a current concept within organizational   behavior within multiple organizations using the OB concepts we have learned   and the analytical skills you have developed in the course. Your team will   select a current concept in OB and identify at least four organizations in   which this concept is applied to, research and present on. 

 

What to Do

Groups should: 

  1. Identify        three (3) organizations known to successfully apply the chosen        organizational behavior concept to their organizational structure.  *At least one of these organizations        should come from Forbes 100 Best Places to Work list for this year. 
  2. Identify        one (1) organization known to unsuccessfully        apply the chosen organizational behavior concept to their organizational        structure. 
  3. Be        prepared to discuss how this organizational concept is applied in your        own workplace – or could be applied. 

*While the main focus of your research should focus on the OB   concept chosen, you may incorporate other OB concepts/theories that   strengthen your research. Be sure to aim for depth rather than breadth   regarding the use of additional OB concepts. Any additional concepts should   NOT change the focus of your research but strengthen.

 

Don’t forget to include: 

  1. Description        of the OB concept. The history and theories behind the use of this        concept, as well as any negative opinions or theories against the        concept.
  2. What        benefits do you see with the use of this OB concept? 
  3. Identify        three (3) organizational known to successfully apply the chosen        organizational behavior concept to their organizational structure. *At        least one of these organizations should come from Forbes 100 Best Places        to Work list for this year. Please provide a description of the        organizations chosen, their background, and how/why this OB concept was applied.        Be sure to include examples of concept applied within each organization        (answers may vary based on the organization)
  4. How has        this concept impacted the organizations? (answers may vary based on the organization)
  5. Describe        how the organizations are viewed as leaders in their industry because of        the use of the OB concepts? (answers may vary based on the organization)
  6. Identify        one (1) organization known to unsuccessfully        apply the chosen organizational behavior concept to their organizational        structure. Please provide a description of the organizations chosen,        their background, and how/why this OB concept was applied and        unsuccessful. 
  7. Compare        and contrast the organizations’ use of the OB concept. 

 

Deliverables

Written Component: 

• Prepare a report to address all aspects of the   assignment. 

• Thisreport should be no less than 10 pages and   no more than 15 pages of content. Imaged (graphs,   charts, & images should not count towards your 15 pages of content –   Title page and Reference does not count towards your 15 pages of   content. 

• You must have at least 10 references (5 must   be scholarly peer-reviewed articles). All outside sources should be   referenced and properly cited in-text and on your reference page. 

• In addition to the 15 pages of content, you   will want a title page and references. 

This report MUST be in proper APA   format.