Residency Session Assignment

Course

BADM532 – Organizational Behavior

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of the 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 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 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. Provide a describe the organizations chosen, their background and how/why this OB concept was applied. Be sure to included examples of concept applied within each organization (answers may vary based on organization)
  4. How it has this concept impacted the organizations? (answers may vary based on organization)
  5. These the organizations viewed as leaders in their industry because of the use of the OB concepts? (answers may vary based on organization)
  6. Identify one (1) organization known to unsuccessfully apply the chosen organizational behavior concept to their organizational structure. Provide a describe 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.

• This report should be no less than 10 pages and no more than 12 of content. Imaged (graphs, charts, & images should not count towards your 10 pages of content – Title page and Reference does not count towards your 10 pages of content.

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

• In addition to the 10 pages of content, you will want a title page and references.

• This report MUST be in proper APA format.

Presentation Component:

• Presentation should be presented using PowerPoint.

• Slides must include proper citation and references

• Presentation Slides must be submitted in iLearn for the group by 9am on Sunday – no exceptions!

• Each team must be present and participate in the presentation.

• Presentation should discuss all required parts of research.

• Presentation must be at least 20 minutes in length, no more than 25 minutes. Going over 25 minutes will result in point deductions.

Each group must submit both written assignment and presentation slides within the iLearn prior to departing the residency session on Sunday.

Group Evaluation

• Each individual will evaluate each group presentation.

• Required – Complete Rubric & Provide Comments

• Due before Sunday departure.

Self & Evaluation

• Each individual will evaluate his or her group and self.

• Required – Complete Rubric & Provide Comments

• Due by Wednesday after residency.

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