Theories of Organizational Behavior

Theories of Organizational Behavior

 PowerPoint presentation: 6–8 slides (100 to 150 words per slide of speaker notes)

Scenario

The CEO has hired you as an external organizational

development consultant to help him identify problem areas and to

understand where changes should be made within the company. Over the

next few weeks, you will also be working with the CEO and managers in

all four divisions of the company to help establish these changes. Your

various responsibilities will also include talking with employees at

each level of the company to get a better understanding about underlying

problems.

Currently, you are done meeting with the four vice presidents, and Jared the CEO has called you into his office for a quick meeting to discuss next steps.

Jared states, “I want to give them some background on organizational behavior so we have certain common knowledge about organizational development, motivation, needs theories, and so forth.”

Later that day, as the OD consultant, you sit down at the computer and pull up your writing about the organizational behavior theories. The time you took to write down information about the major theories will be useful for the PowerPoint presentation you’re preparing now. By comparing and contrasting the theories and then talking about it with the vice presidents, you hope to shed some light on gaps in their understanding about how individual behavior affects the organization.

So, create a PowerPoint slides based on the fundamentals of Organizational Behavior. First, describe differing theories on organizational development, motivation and needs theories, and then compare and contrast the theories by providing strengths/weaknesses and pros/cons for the theories.

 

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