Essay Office Space

2038 Words Mar 11th, 2011 9 Pages
Organizational Behavior: Office Space
Stephanie Fasulo
MGMT 459
University of La Verne
Professor Maria C. Duran
September 7, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction………………………………………………………………………… 3

Work Motivation…...….……………………………………………………………4

Group Dynamics………..……………...................................................................... 5

Organizational Structure and Culture….…………………………............................7

Sail Around………………………………………………………………..………. 5

Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………..8

References………………………………………………………………………….. 9

Organizational Behavior: Office Space
Introduction
The movie “Office Space,” which was directed in 1999 by Mike Judge, examines and critiques the various organizational
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Jex (2002, p. 291) noted that in Office Space, the company’s vice president complemented the staff, though he did it in such a phony and obnoxious way that it seldom had effect on them.

Group Dynamics Every big organization is composed of a group of staff, from different backgrounds, orientations, beliefs and motives in life. Diversity among the staff is inevitable. However, the diversity should not act as a barrier to an organization’s production. The management has a responsibility of uniting the people to be a team working in the same course for a common purpose; the organization’s vision. As opposed to groups that are composed of people in their diversity, Moorhead and Griffin (2009, p. 253-254) argued that teams are organized to work together and achieve an agreed upon objective. Groups should be transformed to teams so that the members of the teams can influence each other. Without unity of the groups, the organization in question is bound to fail as far as realizing its full potential is concerned. Group members work for their own interest while team members work for the interest of the team. The movie Office Space is characterized by an assemblage of individuals making a group without the unity of purpose. As opposed to the requirement of a team to have a common oneness of purpose (Moorhead & Griffin, 2009, p. 254), the workers at Office Space had personal interests. In fact, many seen to lack purpose; they work

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