Org_behavior Reflection, Discussion and Assignment

Chapter 16: Organizational Culture

Learning Objectives:

Describe the common characteristics of organizational culture.

Compare the functional and dysfunctional effects of organizational culture on people and the organization.

Identify the factors that create and sustain an organization’s culture.

Show how culture is transmitted to employees.

Describe the similarities and differences in creating an ethical culture, a positive culture, and a spiritual culture.

Show how national culture may affect the way organizational culture is interpreted in another country.

Chapter 17:  Organizational Change and Stress Management

Learning Objectives:

Contrast the forces for change and planned change.

Describe the ways to overcome resistance to change.

Compare the four main approaches to managing organizational change.

Demonstrate three ways of creating a culture for change.

Identify the potential environmental, organizational, and personal sources of stress at work as well as the role of individual and cultural differences.

Identify the physiological, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress at work.

Describe individual and organizational approaches to managing stress at work.

Reflection and Discussion – 600 words

Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

Technological advances in society have been shown to cause organizational stress. Why is this the case, given that changes in technology usually means work is less complicated or time consuming? 

 Respond to the post of at least two peers, using 100 words minimum each.


Problem Set #15

1. The management of ethical behavior is one area where national culture can rub up against corporate culture. Discuss some differences in how individualist and collectivist cultures might view the difference in the management of ethical behavior in relation to corporate culture.

The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.