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Mgmt 591- Leadership and Organizational Behavior

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MGMT 591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

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These are only suggestions. The best project is one focused on improving conditions in one's own organization.

* Focusing on an employee productivity problem.

* Investigating employee turnover in a department or division.

* Determining why employee job satisfaction is low.

* Applying job design theory to improving the motivating potential score in a functional or work process area.

* Evaluating reward systems and their impact on performance.

* Looking at diversity in an organization and how it affects performance.

* Appraising a manager's motivation methods and how they influence performance.

* Review the decision-making process in organizations.

* Concentrate on the communication process and how it affects the organization to achieve its goals.

* Look at how power and politics is impacting an organizational unit in terms of achieving the firm's goals.

* Evaluate a leader's leadership style and implications for performance and satisfaction.

* Evaluate organizational group conflicts that inhibit achievement of important objectives.

* Analyze a change effort in the organization. What went well? What went wrong? What should they have done?

* Determine the best organizational culture-style (in the context of the OCI) to optimize corporate objectives.

* Creating High Performance Organizations

The team coordinator Christine has done very well in delegating the sections of the written analysis for the case study. One of the group members is not fitting in very well, Mike. Mike seemed to lack communication and effort with the group on working on this case study. At this stage the group is now in the storming stage this is when the group is dealing with tensions and defining group tasks. An understanding of the stages of group development could have assisted Christine in her leadership role with the team by allowing her to deal with the troubled group members at a much earlier stage than where she is at now.



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