Organisational Behaviour Essay

3203 words - 13 pages

Task 1.1
Draw on the content from module 1 and 2 to conduct a critical analysis of the two job related attitudes: job satisfaction and organisational commitment as they manifest in this case.
Work related attitudes are thought of as an important measure of tendencies that an employee may have towards: another person, event, product or process (Marr 2002). The most commonly analysed attitudes at work are: Job satisfaction and organisational commitment. Job satisfaction being the degree to which individuals feel positively or negatively about their work (Wood et al 2013) and can be thought of as an emotional state resulting from a self evaluation of job experiences (Locke 1976) ...view middle of the document...

He is also considering leaving the business to work in competition with Geeks of Chic. However he enjoys his job and the interaction with the clients and indicates that he wants more responsibility and importance, through promotions which says that he to a small extent has job satisfaction but wants to be challenged more. He has job dissatisfaction caused through his perception of demographics like age, through pay rates and inequity in salaries, organisation workload, personality, and general life satisfaction in reaction to these job dissatisfactions he is absent, neglecting his job and has reduced the quality of his work, and voicing his negative opinions. Millicent Brown is in a similar position of job satisfaction and organisational commitment as Ralph, except Millicent has shown more organisational commitment than Ralph as she has finished her degree, which could enable her reach a higher role within the chosen field. The other 3 team members, who are degree qualified, younger and newer to the company, seem to display a positive attitude but shown dissatisfaction toward the reactions of low job satisfaction and organisational commitment displayed by Ralph and Millicent. This has caused Lance Nella and Drew to feel an inequity between themselves and Ralph and Millicent which has created resentment toward the group leader for not controlling the entire group, which is reducing job satisfaction and organisation commitment of the three as they are considering absenteeism also.

Job satisfaction and organisation commitment has affected the productivity of the local government team at Geeks of Chic. The root cause of the issues have resulted from the organisational change, and a contribution is the promotional policies which says that a manger must be degree qualified to be considered. This policy sets up a demographic difference in an organisation: degree educated and non degree educated and what might be perceived as inequitable rewards (USQ 2012). Ambitious non degree educated employees may loose job satisfaction and organisational commitment and reduce performance, which is observed by Ralphs performance, as there is no hope for a promotion, while degree educated employees may also reduce performance as they may get higher duties anyway, and only perform when there is potential promotions.

Task 1.2
Mod 3: critically analyse and apply the 2 motivational theories most relevant to this case.
Motivation is defined as the willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organisational goals, conditioned by the efforts ability to satisfy individual need (Robbins 2005). It is the force that initiates, guides and maintains behaviours. The local government team in particular at the ‘Geeks of Chic’ are suffering from low productivity generating from a lack of motivation. There is a direct relationship between motivation and performance (Hafiza et al, 2011). Human resources are the most powerful tool to an organisation and so it is important...

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