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Joey works for a Media Company as a Project Coordinator.

NMIMS Global Access

School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)

Course: Organisational Behaviour

Internal Assignment Applicable for April 2020 Examination


1. Joey works for a media company as a project coordinator. His boss, Ross is not sensitive and wants every chore to be done according to his way without even considering team’s perspective. If Joey commits any insignificant mistake, then also he is reprimanded in front of the entire team. Ross wants Joey to stay late beyond office hours, even when his work is complete. Considering this situation explain the pitfalls in leadership shown by Ross. (10 Marks)

2. As Organisational behaviour is gaining importance in this world of disruptive technology and constant changes. Several challenges have also been posed. As a coin has two sides; challenges also brings in a lot of opportunities. Analyse the contemporary situation and list down some opportunities and challenges of OB (10 Marks)

3. Case:

Kushal is a trainer for Yummy Tummy a home grown brand, in FMCG business. He is very hard working and did brilliantly with the managers on their writing and helped them to feel more confident about it. Kushal worked with top executives as well as the shop floor level. He then realized that teaching and training people at ground level was his calling. Kushal was one of the top paid employees. Kushal met Mark, his superior and explained to him that he wanted to be associated in teaching and training only the ground level employees as there is a huge gap and area of improvement. He also agreed to work on reduced salary and started offering language classes as an add on benefit to the trainees. It was noticed that in due course of the time their productivity increased and some of them even began to apply for supervisory positions.

Case Questions

a. Which Content theories of motivation would explain why Kushal was unhappy despite his high income? (5 Marks)

b. Kushal seems to have drifted into being a teacher. Given his needs and motivations, do you think teaching is an appropriate profession for him? (5 Marks) **********

University:  NMIMS
Organisational Behaviour