KSBM – Organizational behavior 2- What should companies do about employees who lack athletic talent but are still pressured to participate in physical activities with their colleagues

What should companies do about employees

Organizational behavior 2



Q1.  Has Preeti made a good decision about the way she is going to make the decision?

Q2.  Which investment would you choose? Why?

Q3.  Which investment do you think most people would choose?

Q4.  Based on what you have learned about group shift, which investment do you think Preeti’s family will choose?

Q5.  What are some factors that led to groupthink in the cases described here? What can teams do to attempt to prevent groupthink from occurring?

Q6.  How might differences in status among group members contribute to groupthink? For example, how might lower-status members react to a group’s decision? Are lower-status members more or less likely to be dissenters? Why might higher-status group members be mare effective dissenters?

Q7.  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that he encourages dissent. Can such norms guard against the occurrence of groupthink? As a manager, how would you try to cultivate norms that prevent groupthink?

Q8.  How might group characteristics such as size and cohesiveness affect groupthink?

Q9. Why is this group a team?

Q10.  Has anyone in this case acted unethically?

Q11.  What, if any, characteristics of groupthink are manifested in the work team?

Q12.  Has Karan been an effective team leader? Explain your position.

Q13.  Do you believe that team-building activities increase productivity? Why or why not? What other factors might be responsible for increases in profitability following a corporate retreat?

Q14.  What are some other ways besides those described here to build effective teams and increase teamwork among company employees? How might these alternatives be better or worse than corporate retreats?

Q15.  What should companies do about employees who lack athletic talent but are still pressured to participate in physical activities with their colleagues? How might poor performance by those with low athletic ability affect their status within the organization?

Q16.  How might you increase teamwork when team members are not often in direct contact with one another? Can you think of any “electronic” team-building exercises?

Q17.  What competencies are needed to be creative?

Q18. Identify methods through which creativity can be nurtured.


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