one manager from one of the three different levels in order to determine how
the manager utilizes organizational behavior techniques in their organization
Top manager (conceptual with
level manager (conceptual, human and technical skills), or Line manager (human and
The managers do not need to
be from a specific type of organization or industry.
When interviewing your managers, be sure to cover all relevant organizational behavior issues and get specific examples of how these managers implement OB in their organization. Relate your interview responses directly to organizational behavior topics
Interview questions should be designed using the issues in the course and includ
your interview, what personality traits does this manager exhibit? What do you think this manager’s Myers-Briggs
personality assessment is? Why? What type of personality assessment do this
manager’s employees have?
type of motivational theory does this manager use? Why? How? What motivates
this manager? What motivates their employees?
sources of stress does this manager have?
How is it managed? What sources of stress do this manager’s employees
have? How does this manager handle their employee’s stress?
types of decisions does this manager usually make? What style of decision making is used?
Why? Are employees involved in decision
teams are in this organization? What are their characteristics, size and
composition? What are the team’s norms? Is the team cohesive? How does this
manager deal with social loafing?
does the manager build trust in their teams?
How does team building occur?
type of communication commonly occurs in this organization? What is the most
effective form? Why? What communication
barriers commonly exist? What cross
cultural and gender issues in communication exist?
sources of power are evident in this manager’s organization? How does this manager influence their
Conflict and Negotiation
sources of conflict exist in this organization? How is conflict managed?
type of leadership style does this manager have? Is it effective? Why?
Paper should be 8 – 10 pages
long, double spaced, cover page, 1 inch margins and should clearly distinguish
manager’s name, title, level, organization and contact information. Write out
the question and the manager’s answer.
Identify each Organizational Behavior concept and group questions
according to each concept. Provide a
short introduction of each manager’s organization and industry. No plagiarize !