Submit a paper which is 2-3 pages in length (no more than 3-pages), exclusive of the reference page. Paper should be double-spaced in Times New Roman font (or its equivalent) which is no greater than 12 points in size. The paper should cite at least two sources in APA format. One source can be your textbook.
In Chapter 2 of the Organizational Theory text we reviewed four theoretical contributions which are central to the understanding of today’s Organizations. Offer a brief analysis of all four theoretical concepts and then pick the one you the feel is the most influential from both historical and managerial perspectives. Explain. Now, consider how these concepts impacted the development of the current organizational theories.
Be sure to use APA formatting in your paper. Purdue University’s Online Writing LAB (OWL) is a free website that provides excellent information and resources for understanding and using the APA format and style. The OWL website can be accessed here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Papers will be assessed using a rubric — please review it in the Learning Guide.
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Laegaard, J. & Bindslev, M. (2006). Organizational Theory. Ventus Publishing & Bookboon.com.
Chapters 1 & 2
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Organizational Theory and Behavior
Course Description: This course is designed to expose the student to the fundamental principles with which to understand human behavior inside public organizations. The course examines various theories developed in an attempt to explain and predict employee behavior in an organizational context. This course investigates individual and interpersonal behavior in organizations, including personality, decision-making, personal perceptions, teamwork, conflict, leadership, power, ethics and influence. In addition, this course seeks to analyze organizational-level factors affecting behavior, including change management, internal reward systems, culture, and organizational communication.