Liberty University Job Satisfaction and Employee Experience Discussion

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Review the key terms listed at the end of Chapters 1–4. Terms may not be duplicated and must be reserved on the Discussion Board Forum. Pick 1 of them and post your thread according to the detailed instructions/example and rubric provided.

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BUSI 240 DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM INSTRUCTIONS The learning theories upon which this course is based are actualized in the Discussion Board Forums. At the beginning of Module/Week 2 & Module/Week 5, you will choose a key term to research. You will be required to write a thread of at least 400 words on the topic, complete with page references and specifics to document the response, and submit it to the corresponding Discussion Board Forum. Proper English and grammar are required. Additionally, you will be required to submit a substantive written reply of at least 200 words to at least 3 classmates’ Discussion Board Forum threads. To complete your thread: 1. Select a key term from assigned chapters. 2. Terms cannot be duplicated; therefore, reserve your term as a topic on the Discussion Board Forum by submitting a thread with only the term in the subject line. Topics can be reserved beginning at 12:01 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday for Modules/Weeks 2 and 5. Topic reservations submitted earlier will be deleted. 3. Conduct an Internet search to find and read 3 recent articles that relate to the term. 4. Select the 1 article that you wish to discuss. 5. Submit a thread that contains the following information in the following format, using the headers so that you ensure that all aspects of the assignment are completed as required. Failure to follow these instructions will result in a point deductions. a. Definition: Give a brief definition of the key term followed by the current APA reference for the term; this does not count in the 400-word requirement. The textbook should be used and cited for this portion of the assignment. b. Summary: Give a brief summary of the selected article, in your own words. Remember when summarizing an article, one should cite properly. c. Discussion: i. Give a brief discussion of how the article relates to the selected chapter key term. This gives you the opportunity to add value to the discussion by sharing your experiences, thoughts, and opinions. Draw your peers into discussion of topics by asking questions. This is the most important part of the thread. ii. Biblical Integration: Use at least one appropriate scripture verse or narrative from the Bible to support your discussion and use it in proper context. Are there any Biblical examples of this term, is the term you are responding to related to a term you researched, if so, how? iii. Include the complete URL of each article read (use a persistent link for articles from the Jerry Falwell Library). Each reference and article must be in current APA format. These do not count toward the 400-word requirement. 6. Threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week. Page 1 of 2 BUSI 240 To complete your replies: 1. Read the threads of your classmates and the articles which are referenced (this is why it is imperative that the articles be accessible via working URL links). Expect to spend some time each day reviewing all threads and replies, even those in which you are not involved. 2. Write a reply of at least 200 words to at least 3 of your classmates’ threads. You should expect to answer questions posed within each discussion thread. Student interaction is key to success in this course. 3. Replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) Monday of the assigned module/week, except Module/Week 8, in which they are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday. All three replies must be submitted together to earn credit for this portion of the assignment. If replies are submitted late, then they must be submitted in the same week (all at once) to earn credit. Replies submitted in multiple weeks will not be graded. Grading Consult the accompanying rubric for how your instructor will grade this assignment. Also, any form of plagiarism, including cutting and pasting, will result in zero points for the entire assignment. Tips Articles may be found in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, or any other reputable website that deals with business. You will be performing academic research, which utilizes reliable sources of information from reputable magazines or newspapers that are available in electronic format or hard copy. Sites that are absolutely not acceptable are: • Wikipedia • About.com • Commercial sites (usually a consultant’s web page, but may take other forms) • Blogs (be careful, some look very convincing) • Education sites (these usually do not contain articles, but rather lecture notes or student papers) You can utilize the Jerry Falwell Library portal for research, but note that some articles may not offer persistent links. If you utilize articles found in LexisNexis or other sites that are behind security walls, you will need to make the articles available to classmates by copying and pasting into a Microsoft Word document and attaching the document to the thread. If this is done, be sure that you include the references in current APA format at the bottom of the Discussion Board thread. This is easily accomplished by saving all articles to a folder and then making the folder a zip file. The zip file can then be attached to the Discussion Board submission. The availability of the articles that you research regarding the topic is important because classmates must be able to read the articles to form their own opinions and gain further insight into the topic. Students need to understand not merely the key terms but also how to research reliable sources. This is not only to further their education, but also for their professional use. Replies are due by 11;59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week. Page 2 of 2 BUSI 240 DISCUSSION BOARD EXAMPLE Groupthink Definition: Organizational Behavior notes, “Groupthink is the tendency of highly cohesive groups to value consensus at the price of decision quality” (McShane & Von Glinow, 2008, p. 257). Summary: The article entitled “The Turn to Online Research is Narrowing the Range of Modern Scholarship, a New Study Suggests” written by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow (2008) discusses how the internet has made accessing research and other things on the internet extremely easy. The author asserts that by using search engines, which often rank the importance of a result by popularity, students leave themselves vulnerable to groupthink when conducting research results (Tuhus-Dubrow, 2008). Tuhus-Dubrow (2008) suggests that this this can be mitigated by using multiple sources to help provide a more well-rounded research pool. Discussion: The internet has made performing research for students a matter of seconds. Students used to have to go to the library and conduct research out of textbooks and other publications but now by simply typing your subject in a search engine a variety of choices are at your fingertips. “Millions of journal articles are available online, enabling scholars to find material they never would have encountered at their university libraries” (Tuhus-Dubrow, 2008, para 2). The internet just like everything else has it costs as well as benefits. Just like the article states the internet has started to dominate people’s lives. People rely on the internet for everything for both work and personal use. The internet is considered to be a new form of groupthink because when searching for articles students are not highly selective in the choices they make and they tend to pick one of the few search choices that comes up. Also, the other alternatives of research are now not used due to the convenience of the internet. Tuhus-Dubrow (2008) make the case that outcomes should be portrayed by search engines in some organized way because most websites depend on devices that classify primarily in a couple of ways. The ways they are classified are by chronological order and by popularity (Tuhus-Dubrow, 2008). If a search engine filters results by popularity then this is groupthink because others are succumbing to the will of the group by choosing the same articles that show up first as results. Do you feel that internet search engines cause groupthink? If so, elaborate on why you think this. Do you feel that this is why many professors at Liberty University want students to not choose the same discussion board topics? I personally feel that the reason professors want us to chose different topics is so that we will not reflect the same views and chose the same articles which would therefore be groupthink. Page 1 of 2 BUSI 240 References Adler, S. (2009). At davos, beware the tide of groupthink. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved from: http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/feb2009/db2009021_878209.htm McShane, S., & Von Glinow, M.A. (2013). Organizational behavior (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Mulrine, A. (2008). The army trains a skeptics corps to battle groupthink. US News. Retrieved from: http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/world/2008/05/15/the-army-trains-askeptics-corps-to-battle-groupthink.html Tuhus-Dubrow, R. (2008). Group think: The turn to online research is narrowing the range of modern scholarship, a new study suggests. Boston.com. Retrieved from: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/11/23/group_think/ Page 2 of 2 BUSI 240 Key Terms affective organizational commitment attitudes cognitive dissonance continuance commitment emotional dissonance emotional intelligence (EI) emotional labor emotions exit–voice–loyalty–neglect (EVLN) model general adaptation syndrome job satisfaction psychological harassment service profit chain model Page 1 of 4 BUSI 240 stress stressors trust attribution process categorical thinking confirmation bias contact hypothesis empathy false-consensus effect fundamental attribution error global mindset halo effect Johari Window locus of control Page 2 of 4 BUSI 240 mental models perception positive organizational behavior primacy effect recency effect selective attention self-concept self-efficacy self-enhancement self-fulfilling prophecy self-serving bias self-verification social identity theory Page 3 of 4 BUSI 240 stereotype threat stereotyping Page 4 of 4 ...
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Job satisfaction
Definition: At this time of age, companies strive to invest in many aspects of their companies if
they are to survive the competition in the markets. One of the things that are highly encouraged
in maintaining job satisfaction for employees as this promises positive results. It should be noted
that while job satisfaction is an employee’s role, ensuring that the same people achieve this is a
firm’s role. Job satisfaction then is said to be the level of contentedness that workers feel and is
often indicated by how happy employees feel in their places not forgetting that it influences their
behavior (Riaz, 2016). A workforce that is contented with their work feels more motivated to
conduct their jobs which in turn sees increased productivity and efficiency a...

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