Essay Organisational Behaviour

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Assignment 1

Description | Marks out of | Wtg(%) | Due date | EssayLength:2000words+/-10% | 100 | 15% | 29 March 2012 |

This assignment is based on the Billy’s Building Supplies Inc. case study and is designed to assess your level of achievement in the learning objectives from Chapter 3. To complete this assignment you need to read the case study at the end of these instructions then write a 2000 word academic essay response to the questions below.

Essay topic
There was nothing Billy could have done to improve the workplace attitudes and associated workplace behaviors (performance indicators) of the people he supervises. This is particularly the case with Ted.

Write an academic essay saying whether you agree or disagree or partially
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To help you prepare your essay content, think about which of these factors can be controlled by a manager like Billy from the case study. Again, use this grid as a tool and do not present the grid in the essay.

JOB ATTITUDES | | | Job satisfaction | Jobinvolvement | Employee engagement | FACTORS THAT ENCOURAGE OR ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE JOB ATTITUDES | Factors that you could expect Billy to be able to control | | | | | Factors that Billy could not control | | | |

The aim of the last grid is to integrate the theory with the case study. Again, use this grid as a tool and do not present the grid in the essay.

| JOB ATTITUDES | PERFORMANCE INDICATORS | Chunks from the case study that provide evidence of employees with these attitudes or workplace behaviours | Job satisfaction | Jobinvolvement | Employee engagement | Jobsatisfaction | Absenteeism | Turnover | Workplace deviance | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Please note:
Although we recommend that you use the grid method to analyze the case study because it is a good method of linking the theory and the case study, you are welcome to use any method of case study analysis that you are comfortable with.

How should the paper be structured?
You need to have a theme (argument) to your paper – that is, one single big unifying

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