Mgmt591 Project Proposal

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How can Perceptions and Attributions
Of Certain Roles in the Organization Be Controlled Within Organizational Change?
Christine Freese
4020 Derby Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 cfreese@ariba.com 770-402-6287
MGMT591- Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Joseph Walkowicz
September 29, 2013

* Introduction a) The organization discussed in this research paper is Ariba, Inc (an SAP Company). Ariba is a software and information technology services company located in Sunnyvale, California. It was acquired by German software maker SAP AG in 2012. Ariba provides "Spend Management solutions" which help companies "analyze, understand, and manage their corporate spending to achieve cost savings and business process efficiency."
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Culture is resistant to change because many of the cultural control mechanism become internalized in the minds of organizational members, that is, what makes culture such strong control mechanism. Changing culture often means that members have to change their entire social identify. Sometimes the statuses of various roles or identities change causing even more resistance on the part of high status role holders.

g) Schermerhorn, John R.. Organizational Behavior, 12th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, 11/2011. Chapter 4 iii) What is perception and why is it important? (11) Individuals use the perception process to select, organize, interpret, and retrieve information from the world around them. (12) Perception acts as a filter through which all communication passes as it travels from one person to the next. iv) What are the common perceptual distortions? (1) Halo effects (2) Selective perception (3) Projection (4) Contrast. ii) What is the link between perception, attribution, and social learning? (1) Attribution theory (2) Three factors that influence the attribution of external or internal causation are distinctiveness, consensus, and consistency. (3) Fundamental attribution

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