Case 1

This Case Assignment
is all about work motivation.

Please note that in
order for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address
both the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

Start by reading the
following case study:

Motivation at Norsk
Petroleum:http://www.palgrave.com/resources/CW%20resources%20%28by%20Author%29/B/Bratton-Work-and-Organizational-behaviour/student/case-study/Chapter7.pdf

Assignment Expectations (Content)

Read the case study –
“Motivation at Norsk Petroleum” and the required reading material and
write a 4- to 5-page paper in which you will answer the following questions:

1.
Using three theories
of motivation: Maslow hierarchy of needs motivational model, Herzberg
motivational theory, and McClelland’s motivational needs theory, explain both
Elizabeth Pedersen’s and Ola Rennemo’s work motivation.

2.
Explain what the main
differences between the three theories are.

3.
What advice would you
give Lisa Bohm to help her manage the situation?

SLP

Theory X and Theory Y

Please note that in
order for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address
both the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

As you read about
Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y in the background materials, you might
have wondered how it applies to your own organization. Now is your chance to
find out!

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_74.htm

SLP Assignment Expectations (Content)

Take the following
free survey offered by businessballs.com:http://www.businessballs.com/mcgregorxytheorytest.pdf

Total both scores –
the management/situation score, and the personal preference score.

Then answer the
following questions in an essay of 2-3 pages. In answering the questions,
please make sure to use analysis, or to apply the XY Theories to facts in your
own experiences.

Be sure to refer to
relevant articles that you read in the background materials:

1.
How
do your two scores relate to your experience at work?

2.
Is
there anything in the work context that can change your personal score?

Module 2

Building and Using
Power in the Organization

This Case Assignment
is all about building and using power in the organization.

Please note that in
order for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address
both the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

Assignment Expectations (Content)

Read the case study –
BrandMaker and the required reading material and write a 4- to 5-page paper in
which you will answer the following questions:

1.
What are the key
challenges to be addressed by the CEO Tom Morris and his management team at
BrandMaker?

2.
What are the possible
implications of the power struggle developing at the top of the company for the
future of the Corporate Identity Marketing division CIM)?

3.
What should the CEO,
Tom Morris, do to turn conflict into opportunity?

Module 2-Slp

SLP
Assignment Expectations

Please
complete the following questionnaire – don’t worry, no one will know who you
are! – and then total the score. This is just for you, for your own
information. You don’t even need to tell me what your score is! Of course you
can if you want to, but you don’t have to. Go to:http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/ftp/page292.html

Then
write a 2- to 3-page essay in which you explain how you gain power and
influence in your own workplace. In order to do so, please make sure to apply
theories, such as the French and Raven model.

Be sure
to refer to relevant articles that you read in the background materials.

Module 3

Case Assignment

Building and Managing
Collaborative Teams

This Case Assignment
is all about building and managing collaborative teams.

Please note that in
order for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address
both the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

Assignment Expectations (Content)

Read the Case Study –
“Two Poorly Functioning Teams” and the required reading material and
write a 4- to 5-page paper in which you will answer the following questions:

1.
Enlist the multiple
factors that caused the poor functioning of each group.

2.
According to Tuckman’s
five stages of group development conflict occurs as the second stage after the
orientation phase in ordinary groups. Compare the two groups in respect to the
conflict process that took place in each using the Tuckman’s as a freamwork.

3.
For each group,
suggest a resolution to the conflicts and explain why you think it is going to
be effective.

SLP

Welcome to the third
SLP of the course! Now it’s time to figure out where your group or team is
developmentally.

Please note that in order
for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address both
the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

SLP Assignment Expectations (Content)

First, pick a work
group or team that you have been a part of and are familiar with. It can be one
that you are working with now, or one that you have worked with in the past,
either in your current job or in a past job.

Please use the Tuckman
model in order to answer the questions.

Once you know which
team you will focus on, please complete the following survey and total the
score:http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/teamsuv.html

Then please write a 2-
to 3-page essay in which you answer this question: What is the
developmental stage and process of your team or group?

·
Be sure to begin by
telling me a little bit about the nature of your team or group.

·
In your analysis,
refer to relevant articles that you read in the background materials.

·
Turn in your essay at
the end of this module.

·
Have fun!

Module 4

Case Assignment

Read the Case Study-
“Management analysis and decision making” – http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/production/PBL/case_study_management_analysis___decision_making.pdf

Assignment Expectations (Content)

Read the Case Study –
“Management analysis and decision making” and the required reading
material and write a 4- to 5-page paper in which you will address the
following:

The last part of the
case study includes 5 points that should be used as a basis for your
conversation with your managers and supervisors. As a preparation to that
meeting, prepare a 3-4 pages paper in which you will address each of the five
points. Then, in 1-2 pages explain:

1.
What kind of decision
do you face?

2.
What are some of your
decision-making challenges?

SLP

SLP Assignment Expectations (Content)

There are 4 steps to
this SLP:

Step 1: Go back and take a look at the article
from the background readings:

http://www.triz-journal.com/archives/1998/10/a/

You don’t have to read
the whole article!! Please read from the heading The Organizational Engineering
(OE) Paradigm and STOP when you get to The TRIZ / OE “Bi-System.”

Step 2: Take your best guess as to your top two
“Strategic Processing Styles.” Which seems to be your
“primary” or No. 1 style, and which is your No. 2 style? You know
yourself best, so this should be a highly educated guess! <grin>. Read
the descriptions of the four styles, and think about it. Which two styles
describe you best? Are you more of a:

·
RS = Reactive
Stimulator,

·
LP = Logical
Processor,

·
HA = Hypothetical
Analyzer, or

·
RI = Relational
Innovator?

Step 3: Take a look at Figure 3, and see how
your top two styles combine to give you a “Strategic Pattern.” See
whether the combination of your top two styles makes you a:

·
Conservator

·
Perfector

·
Changer, or

·
Performer

Step 4: Please write a 2- to 3-page essay in
which you answer this question:

How do you think your
top two “Strategic Processing Styles” and your “Strategic
Pattern” affect your communications and decision making at work?

SLP Assignment Expectations (Structure)

1.
Make sure that you use
your own language (rather than copying sentences from the article).

2.
Your paper will be
graded based on the following criteria: Precision, Clarity, Breadth, Depth,
Grammar/Vocabulary, Referencing, and Application.

3.
Use 12-point type size
(Times New Roman), double-spacing, and one-inch margins. Add a cover page and a
references list.

4.
Cite your sources: APA
Style – Trident requires all PhD work to be in APA form. We also encourage all
other students to comply with guidelines for proper citation of references. You
may use the tutorial found on the following link (press “view the tutorial”): http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx?apaSessionKey=4532A4A4911C1E8D5E885C141739A382

Module 5

Case Assignment

This Case Assignment
is all about change of organizational culture.

Please note that in
order for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address
both the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

Start by reading the
following Harvard Business Review (HBR) article:

Charan, R. (2006).
Home Depot’s Blueprint for Culture Change. Harvard Business Review,
April,
Vol 84 Issue 4 p. 60-70.

Assignment Expectations (Content)

Based on the HBR
article by Charan (2006), write a 4- to 5-page paper in which you will address
the following expectation:

The article describes
what the leadership team of Home Depot did to change the company’s culture.

1.
Analyze the steps that
the team took to make the change.

2.
Explain what the whole
change was about and why it is considered so successful.

3.
Select two tools that
the company used and that you consider most important and explain your choice.

SLP

For this SLP, you are
requested to write a 2- to 3- page paper in which you conduct an analysis of
the organizational culture at your organization or an organization of your
choice.

SLP Assignment Expectations (Content)

1.
Briefly identify and
define the organization.

2.
Conduct an analysis of
the culture at this organization, using the OCP typology.

3.
Define and analyze
policies of hiring/laying off , dress code, performance evaluation criteria,
promotion criteria. Please also explain how they fit into the organizational
culture OCP analysis.

SLP Assignment Expectations (Structure)

1.
Make sure that you use
your own language (rather than copying sentences from the article).

2.
Your paper will be
graded based on the following criteria: Precision, Clarity, Breadth, Depth,
Grammar/Vocabulary, Referencing, and Application.

3.
Use 12-point type size
(Times New Roman), double-spacing, and one-inch margins. Add a cover page and a
references list.