Part 1: Organizational Behavior Field
Throughout this course, you had an opportunity to identify and study the field of Organizational Behavior and evaluate OB techniques. Now you will focus on OB positions that are used successfully in business.
Review your prior assignments, and research scholarly definitions of OB, and then define the study of OB in your own words.
What do you feel is the most important aspect of the study of OB?
Why do you feel this is the most important aspect?
Select an organization, and identify 3 types of OB career opportunities that are available in this company. Give a brief job description of each one.
Some of the career opportunities that you identify may include the following:
Human resource planner
Career planning specialist
Affirmative action planner
Select 1 of the 3 career opportunities that you identified, and describe the specific education, training, skills, and background that are needed for that particular career opportunity.
What aspects and activities of that career opportunity appeal to you the most?
Identify the tools and skills that are regularly used by OB practitioners to help improve organizations and address workplace issues. Which specific tools and skills are currently used by your organization?
Part 2: Complete the following tasks:
Complete the following statements based on your experience in your current job, or interview someone who is currently employed, and have them fill in the blanks:
My happiest time on this job is __________.
My fears regarding my job or employment include __________.
As an employee of an organization, I like __________.
Now, look at the responses from the point of view of an OB specialist, and answer the following:
How would you use this qualitative information to improve the work environment and implement changes?
What quantitative metrics could you put in place to measure the improvements and success of the change you implemented?