MGMT 317 Organizational Behavior course assignments

  Activity 1.5 – Assignment: Case Study – Xerox

Read the Xerox case study on page W-101 of your textbook and answer the questions on page W-103 for this case study. On Question 4, choose one other Fortune 500 company to compare with Xerox. Write a paper about the case study, which includes the answers to the questions.

The assignment paper requirements are:

·         two-page paper, not to include title page or references

·         Times New Roman, 12pt

·         double-spaced

·         title page containing student name, module number and title of assignment

All sources should be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) style and format. Papers must be grammatically sound and free of spelling errors. See the Resources area for helpful writing and research skills websites. If you need additional sources for your research, visit the Hunt Library for ERAU Worldwide. Review the writing rubric that will be used to evaluate each case study, group project, and self-assessment submission for this course:

 

 

Activity 2.5 – Assignment: Global Readiness Index

Complete  the  Global Readiness Index, Assessment 4 , in the text on page W-36 and calculate your scores.

·         Write a paper discussing your current global mind-set, global knowledge, and global work skills based on the assessment.

·         In your discussion, please explain how your attitudes, emotional intelligence and perceptions influenced your scores.

·         Additionally, describe what you need to do to improve your scores to be successful in the twenty-first century work environment.

The assignment paper requirements are:

·         two-page paper, not to include title page or references

·         Times New Roman, 12pt

·         double-spaced

·         title page containing student name, module number and title of assignment

All sources should be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) style and format. Papers must be grammatically sound and free of spelling errors. See the Resources area for helpful writing and research skills websites. If you need additional sources for your research, visit the Hunt Library for ERAU Worldwide. Review the writing rubric that will be used to evaluate each case study, group project, and self-assessment submission for this course:

 

Activity 3.5 – Assignment: Personal Assessments

Complete  the following three assessments and then write a paper on what you learned about yourself and how these observations affect your motivation and performance in your personal and professional life. The assessments are:

·         Personal Values, Assessment 5, in the text on page W-37

·         Two-Factor Profile, Assessment 7, page W-40

·         Are You Cosmopolitan?, Assessment 8, page W-40

The assignment paper requirements are:

·         two-page paper, not to include title page or references

·         Times New Roman, 12pt

·         double-spaced

·         title page containing student name, module number and title of assignment

All sources should be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) style and format. Papers must be grammatically sound and free of spelling errors. See the Resources area for helpful writing and research skills websites. If you need additional sources for your research, visit the Hunt Library for ERAU Worldwide. Review the writing rubric that will be used to evaluate each case study, group project, and self-assessment submission for this course:

 

Activity 4.5 – Assignment: Student LPI

Read  Leadership: What People Do When They’re Leading  on pages W-14 through W-15, then read how to complete and score the  Leadership Practices Inventory  (LPI), pages W-16 through W-17, and finally complete the LPI on pages  W-18  –  W-21  and recording your Student LPI scores. For the LPI, you are asked to self-rate yourself and then find five other people to rate you. Instead of five people, only get ONE other person, a friend or your spouse,  to be the LPI-observer of your actions. After you interpret your scores and compare your scores with the LPI-observer, then complete the Summary and Action-Planning Worksheets, pages  W-25  to  W-26 .

Write a two page paper on what you learned about yourself, the interpretation of your ratings with the LPI-observer scores and what action-planning you will do to meet the leadership challenge.

The assignment paper requirements are:

·         two-page paper, not to include title page or references

·         Times New Roman, 12pt

·         double-spaced

·         title page containing student name, module number and title of assignment

All sources should be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) style and format. Papers must be grammatically sound and free of spelling errors. See the Resources area for helpful writing and research skills websites. If you need additional sources for your research, visit the Hunt Library for ERAU Worldwide. Review the writing rubric that will be used to evaluate each case study, group project, and self-assessment submission for this course:

 

Activity 5.5 – Assignment: Case Study – Decisions, Decisions

Write a three page paper discussing the review questions about the case study and apply the review questions to your organization using the writing criteria  outlined in earlier writing assignments.

·         Answer the review questions on page W-115 for Case Study 9,  Decisions, Decisions.

·         Answer the review questions for your organization.

 

Activity 6.5 – Assignment: Case Study – NASCAR

Write a paper (minimum of two pages) discussing the review questions about the case study using the writing criteria  outlined in earlier writing assignments.

·         Answer the review questions on page W-113 for Case Study 8,  NASCAR’S Racing Teams UPDATE .

 

 

Activity 7.5 – Assignment: Case Study – Novo Nordisk

Write a paper on Novo Nordisk culture using the   writing criteria  outlined in earlier writing assignments.

Read Case Study 14, Novo Nordisk, on page W-123 and answer the following questions. (Do not answer the review questions on page W-124.):

1.       What leadership styles dominate Novo Nordisk? What could it learn from other companies? Cite examples to support your opinion.

2.       How does the company’s leadership influence its organizational culture, promote its innovation program, and shape its competitive strategy?

3.       Describe the company’s philosophy in relation to transformational change, planned and unplanned change, and the strategy they’ve used to create change. How has planned or unplanned change affected their culture?

4.       How might Novo Nordisk’s cultural expectations and leadership enhance or limit their success?

 

 Activity 9.5 – Research Paper: Environment

 

Research   Paper

For  your Final Research Paper ,  you will select  a  well – known company  in the  aviation community  to  examine its organizational environment  and  behavior .  Eachweek you will apply  what  you have learned  in the  Module  of  study  to the  company you selected  in  Module 5  and discuss how the  company  has accomplished the concept. The  final paper will  be an ongoing process until  you  finalize  your paper  to submit during  Module  9.

The  paper will  include an introduction of the  company  and discuss the  company ‘s leadership, communication networks, decision making, negotiations process, organizational  change, power, politics,  organizational  culture and innovation, goals and structure, strategy, technology, and  organizational  design.The     ResearchPaper  Rubric  will  be used to evaluate  your  submission

  

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·            Describe  your company ‘s collaborative work  environment , specifically discussing collaboration techniques, interaction between leaders and followers, and supportive communication.

·            Research your selected company ‘s business  environment , using the  company ’s website or periodicals such as Fortune magazine or The Wall Street Journal. 

·            Explain the  company ‘s decision  environment , risk management, and how the organization resolves conflict through the strategic negotiation process. 

·            Ensure  you  include this discussion in  your final paper . In Modules 6 through 8,  you will  be assigned a topic to  research  on  your selected company . 

 The requirements for the  Research Paper  are the same as the other writing assignments, specifically:

·            The body of the  paper will  consist of approximately 10-12 pages

·            double-spaced

·            Times New Roman, 12-point font,

·            APA format.

Use the following outline for  your paper :

·            Title Page

·            Abstract

·            Table of Contents 

·            Introduction or Background of  Company

·            Brief Discussion on the Contents of the  Paper

·            Body of the  Paper  Discussing  Each Week ‘s Topic

·            Summary / Conclusion

·            References

 

 

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