Essay on Organizational Behavior

1448 Words Feb 11th, 2013 6 Pages
Organizational Behavior (Formative Assessment)
(Gaurav Jain - C1259866)
Master Of Business Administration teaches students how to become successful, how to work in groups and adjust in the surroundings those are created internally as well as externally. Poster presentation, being the first MBA project, has posed many challenges for our group due to cultural and thinking difference.
“Human beings, and only human beings, are biologically adapted for participating in collaborative activities involving shared goals and socially coordinated action plans”(Tomasello, Carpenter, Call, Behne, & Moll, 2005, 676). After forming group, the next challenge to us was selecting an underperforming company. Taking into account the economic crisis,
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We then set competition among ourselves to better our self and those around us. This satisfied the last need of self-actualization. Every need or drive is related to the state of satisfaction or dissatisfaction and no drive is isolated from others (Ott, Parkes, and Simpson, 2007), which was the same case with our needs.
There were many factors, which hardly motivated us but were very necessary for completing the presentation. Just as Herzberg (1993) mentioned in his two-factor theory, even there were many motivators and some hygiene factors in our case. The strongest motivation factors that helped us work hardly were the achievement and the work itself. Each member was given a responsibility and was motivated by the growth made. This led to higher level of satisfaction in us. Good work conditions on the other end hardly motivated us but still were very important and stopped us from getting dissatisfied. Keeping this in mind we tried to eliminate all the dissatisfaction factors. This included creating and maintaining a culture of respect and dignity for all team members, effective and supportive supervision and providing meaningful work for all members. Out of all these factors what kept us motivated all the time was our interest in the work. One of the study of employees, conducted by Harpaz (1990), ranked interesting work as the most important motivational factor.
Goals have a pervasive influence on employee behavior and performance in

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