Organizational Behavior Management Theory

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As the face of the workforce continues to change in the United States the organizational theories to manage the new generation of employees has not adapted to the current culture. When addressing organizational leadership and management most theories such as trait theories, Lewin’s leadership behavior, contingency theories by House and Fiedler, and French and Raven’s Five Forms of Power Center these theories center on altering or adding to the heads of departments or groups. Modern or contemporary organizations are changing and the organization theories are modifying their approaches (Rousseau, M., 1997). The multi-generations working together at companies and organizations continues to be an interest in organizational behavior management, …show more content…
Employees are conditioned to accept tangibles (e.g. monetary bonuses) for exceptional performances. The distribution of workplace rewards requires determining who delivers the rewards, how rewards are allocated, and how the participants comprehend the exchange and what it means (Rousseau, M., 2007). Millennials identify with their social networks; be it their online community or the intrapersonal relationships. Gains-sharing, or in Behaviorism it is called group contingency, has been proven to increase peer monitoring of coworker behavior (Rousseau, M., 2007). The research study would examine the relationship between the intervention and employee productivity and workplace …show more content…
Job satisfaction was defined as a positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job experience and organizational commitment was defined as aspiration to remain a member of the organization. The researchers distributed 190 surveys to Millennials employed as Information Technology (IT) employees at a hospital in California. One hundred and forty-eight were completed (74 males and 74 females). Since the small population sample was too small and could not be generalized to an entire population of 79 million individuals; it is classified as a pilot

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