Case Study Ob Essay

5871 Words Mar 19th, 2012 24 Pages
UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/2012 Jan 2012 TRIMESTER

UBMM2023 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

TUTORIAL QUESTIONS

Tutorial 1

1. Ice-breaking session.

2. Self introduction by tutor and students.

3. Briefing on unit plan and assignments

4. Tutorial expectation and student’s participation

5. Team formation for group assignment. (approximately 5-6 members per group)

6. Explain the term Organizational Behavior (OB).

Tutorial 2

1. Why do managers need to study Organisational Behaviour (OB)?

2. The changing workforce is one of the emerging trends in organizational behavior. Describe how the workforce is changing
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Life was good to the Breckenridges. Two years after they were married, Karen gave birth to Josh and two years later to Linda. Karen reduced her nursing to the minimum hours required to maintain her license, and concentrated on rearing the kids. John, on the other hand, was busy providing for the lifestyle they increasingly became used to, which included a house, car, SUV, ski trips, and all of the things a successful engineering career could bring. The company grew in leaps and bounds, and John was one of the main reasons it grew so fast. Work was fun. The company was growing, his responsibilities increased, and he and his team were real buddies. With Karen's help at home, he juggled work, travel, and evening classes that led to a master's degree. The master's degree brought another promotion—this time to vice president of technology at the young (for this company) age of 39.

The promotion had one drawback: It would require working out of the New York office. Karen sadly said goodbye to her friends, convinced the kids that the move would be good to them, and left the ranch house for another one, much more expensive, and newer, but smaller and just across the river in New Jersey from the skyscraper where her husband worked. Newark was not much like Aspen, and the kids had a hard time making friends, especially Josh, who was now I5, He grew sullen and withdrawn and began hanging around with a crowd that Karen thought looked very tough. Linda, always the

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