Business and Management
Submitted By Fidan
COHORT 16 (1st Year)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-2009
Understanding Organizational Behavior
Theory Application in Practical Organizational Behavior Issues
Mr. Ioannis Papaconstantinou
Word count: 2972
The assignment examines two subject areas of the Organizational Behavior Unit through critical analysis of the concrete work situations and proposes possible argued solutions, supported by academic literature and incorporating aspects of different organizational behavior theories.
In the first case study, we present how the need theories of motivation (Maslow’s hierarchy pyramid, Alderfer ERG Theory and Herzberg’s duality theory) are applied, by analyzing the concrete individual behavior of an employee in given work situation. In addition, achievers needs based on McClelland are also addressed. At the end, by summarizing the overall particular situation, we are suggesting a proposal based on the findings from several motivation theories, in order to resolve the elaborated motivation problem.
In the second case study, we present the organizational structure of a large telecommunication company which fits to classical departmentalization by business functions. We analyze the organizational structure of this company, addressing its weaknesses in a situation when the market is changing fast and rapidly. At the end, we made a recommendation based on Mintzberg adhocracy organization design and the benefits of cross functional teams.
Table of Content
1. Abstract 2 2. Case Study I 4
2.1 Introduction 4
2.2 Problem Analysis 5
2.3 Recommendations for problem solving 7
2.4 Conclusion for the Case Study I 8 3. Case Study II 9
3.1 Introduction 9
3.2 Problem Analysis 10