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coL61557_ch01_001-025.indd 22 12/10/19 03:32 PM22CHAPTER 1 What Is Organizational Behavior?Case: Levi’sClearly the end goal behind the Improving Worker Well-Being initiative is laudable. The stickier question is how to achieve that goal in 72 different factories. A natural temptation would be to focus on interventions with universal appeal and to roll out those same inter-ventions in all 72 places. That sounds both efficient and consistent, doesn’t it? Levi’s is taking the opposite approach. It offers funding and guidance but lets the specifics vary by supplier and by region. For example, the company connected one of its suppliers—Apparel International—with a nonprofit to help it identify need areas. The resulting feedback led to better water fountains, better overhead fans, microwaves and griddles in the cafeteria, and a new soccer field.The feedback also led Apparel International to improve its managers—who had a reputation for being disrespectful and authoritarian. Explains Oscar González French, the president of the supplier, “We had lots of people complaining their supervisors didn’t have the right leadership style—they were too strong, too blunt, they didn’t treat them well.”* An additional nonprofit was then brought in to design a 10-week training and team-building program tailored to Apparel International’s needs. Supervisors are trained to learn employees’ idiosyncratic circumstances, listen to their opinions, and foster open two-way communication. As González French sum-marizes, “We’re teaching them to be better leaders.”* How important is having better leaders to Apparel International’s employees? Well, it showed up as a need area more frequently than higher wages, despite the fact that Mexico’s minimum wage for apparel workers is only $5 a day. Indeed, González French believes bad managers is a key reason why the annual turnover rate in his plant tends to be in the 30–40 percent range.In reflecting on the bottom-up structure of the Improving Worker Well-Being initiative, Kim Almedia notes, “We needed to step back and listen to vendors.”* Offers Bergh, “If this is going to be sustainable over time, we have to prove to the factory owners that this is good for their busi-ness . . .”* Still, the question remains how to measure whether the initiative is helping, especially if it takes on different shapes and sizes across suppliers and regions. After all, Levi’s is offering funding, even if the suppliers themselves are sharing the responsibility. How exactly will the company measure the success of the initiative? Much like it did with the design and execution of the Apparel International program, it found help. The company has asked the Harvard School of Public Health to design a rigorous scientific study to assess the impact of the Worker Well-Being initiative. 1.2 Think again about the worst coworker you’ve ever had—the one who did some of the things listed in Table 1-1. Think about what that coworker’s boss did (or didn’t do) to try to improve his or her behavior. What did the boss do well or poorly? What would you have done differently, and which organizational behavior topics would have been most relevant? 1.3 Which of the individual mechanisms in Figure 1-1 (job satisfaction; stress; motivation; trust, justice, and ethics; learning and decision making) seems to drive your performance and commitment the most? Do you think you’re unique in that regard, or do you think most people would answer that way? 1.4 Create a list of the most successful companies that you can think of. What do these compa-nies have that others don’t? Are the things that those companies possess rare and inimitable (see Figure 1-2)? What makes those things difficult to copy? 1.5 Think of something that you “know” to be true based on the method of experience, the method of intuition, or the method of authority. Could you test your knowledge using the method of science? How would you do it?*Fortune Media IP LimitedFinal PDF to printer
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 1
Organizational Behaviour (MGT 301)
Due Date: 14/10/2023 @ 23:59
For Instructor’s Use only
General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY
The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented; marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Learning Outcomes:
CLO-Covered
Assignment 1
Reference Source:
Textbook:-
Colquitt, J. A., LePine, J. A., & Wesson, M. J. (2021). Organizational behaviour: Improving performance and commitment in the workplace (7th ed). Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Case Study: –
Case: LEVI’S
Please read the case “ LEVI’S ” from Chapter 1 “What is organizational Behaviour ” Page: – 23 given in your textbook – Organizational behaviour: Improving performance and commitment in the workplace (7th ed). by Colquitt, J. A., LePine, J. A., & Wesson, M. J. (2021) and Answer the following Questions:
Assignment Question(s):
1. Initiatives like Improving Worker Well-Being could increase Levi’s costs in a number of different respects. Shouldn’t that harm the profitability of the company? (02 Marks) (Min words 150-200)
2. What are the potential strengths of a bottom-up approach to supplier improvement for a large company like Levi’s? Would be the advantages to a more top-down approach? (02 Marks) (Min words 150-200)
3. How exactly should Harvard’s School of Public Health go about studying the effects of the Improving Worker Wellbeing initiative? What would an ideal study look like? (02 Marks) (Min words 200)
Part:-2
Discussion Questions: – Please read Chapter 2&3 “Job Performance —Organizational Commitment” carefully and then give your answers based on your understanding.
4. Describe a job in which citizenship behaviours would be especially critical to an organization’s functioning, and one in which citizenship behaviours would be less critical. What is it about a job that makes citizenship more important? (02 Marks ) (Min words 200-300)
5. Can you think of reasons the increased diversity of the workforce might actually increase organizational commitment? Why? Which of the three types of commitment might explain that sort of result? (02 Marks ) (Min words 150-200)
Important Note: –
1. Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
2. References required in the assignment. Use APA style for writing references.
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