I need help for the following assignments.
Course: Organizational Behaviour.
Word Limit: 800 words.
Due Date: March 29,2018
Part 1: Please read the Following.
Managers must be aware of power abuse and make every effort to ensure a fair and equal workplace. Whether in hiring, training or promotion, all policies, by Canadian law, cannot be unfair or treat diverse peoples unequally.
Subtle relationship abuse that shows disrespect is a major concern. Watch this clip from Undercover Boss, and the CEO of Hooters Restaurants, Colby Brooks. Brooks is playing a trainee named Scottie and has been assigned to work at Jim Bo's Hooters restaurant. Jim Bo abuses his power and is abusive towards his employees. Using your emotional intelligence, look for the nonverbal cues the girls give that they are not 'committed' to the activity, but are only complying. (Continuum of Responses to Power, page 280.) What nonverbal message is a person trying to convey when they place their hand in front of their mouth as they listen?
Later, Brooks talks to Jim Bo about the incident. At first Jim Bo refuses to accept the comments; on the Continuum of Responses to Power, Jim Bo is not accepting any of the CEO's bases of power. He is resisting power.
What power does Brooks use that gets Jim Bo to finally commit to creating a more respectful workplace?
1. Attached Video.
2. Continuum of Responses to Power, page 280
Activity 1 : Copy and paste the following link and after viewing the video MAX and MAX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bosxpMMSTpw) answer the following questions.
Identify examples of Bases of Power:
1 Coercive Power: Power that is based on fear.
2 Reward Power: Power based on the ability to provide benefits or rewards to people.
3 Legitimate Power: Power based on relative position in the organizational hierarchy.
4 Expert Power: Power based on a person's experience and knowledge.
5 Referent Power: You like the person and enjoy doing things for him or her.
Identify Response to Power examples: for MAX and Max
Identify: Influence Tactics at play in this video case
1. Rational persuasion
2. Inspirational appeals
5. Personal appeals
7 Coalition tactics
9. Legitimating tactics
EMPOWERMENT: Giving Power to employees- The freedom and the ability of employees to make decisions and commitments.
Evaluate and explain the Characteristics of Empowerment for Max, the employee. Consider whether these characteristics changed for Max? (e. g. From his first few days of work to his current situation}
1 Sense of self-determination • Employees are free to choose how to do their work; they are not micromanaged.
2 Sense of meaning • Employees feel that their work is important to them; they care about what they are doing.
3 Sense of competence -Employees are confident about their ability to do their work well; they know they can perform.
4 Sense of impact - Employees believe they can have influence on their work unit; others listen to their ideas.
Activity 2: What Can You do to Maximize Your Power? (Discussion)
Discuss the following:
A) Based on the information presented in Chapter 8, what would you do, as a recent NAIT graduate and entering your chosen professional field to maximize your power and accelerate your career progress? Identify and explain what base(s) of power you think will allow you to be the most influential in your profession.
B) How will you balance the need to be a team player with the need to become noticed and get ahead in the workplace? What's your strategy? Consider Influence Tactics on pages 282 and how they may or may not assist you.