Applying and Orginizational Behavior Approach to The Great Post-It Massacre

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The role of a supervisor can be a determining factor of the job performance and job commitment of an employee. By employing an Organizational Behavior approach, The Great Post-It Massacre case study is examined and analyzed in this report. To begin, the contrasting management styles of two leading employees, Beverly Sadowsky the Chief Operating Officer and George Fishman, the 1st Vice-President of Adventure Plus — a quickly developing discount travel agency — are evaluated. Beverly and George are the former and current managers over Bob Scanlan, respectively. Using the leadership and types of power defined in Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance & Commitment In The Workplace, the varying management styles of both Beverly and George are discussed and assess how they each affect Bob. Then these affects are looked into and correlated directly to Bob’s job performance and his organizational commitment. The issues that arise with these conflicting managing styles are addressed and diagnosed throughout this report, which are followed by recommendations to aid in solving the conflicts between Bob and his supervisor George. After working for Beverly for a couple of years — a boss with a particularly hands-off attitude and fond of delegating many of her job responsibilities — Bob became very accustomed to her leadership style. However, now he has found his once gratifying job undesirably challenging after Beverly was promoted and George acquired her position. George’s

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