Have you ever been part of a team that made a terrible decision? You may have been part of a groupthink event. Groupthink is a term coined by Psychologist Irving Janis. He determined cohesive groups try to maintain unanimity rather than utilize all data to make a good decision (Whyte, 2000). Some historic examples of groupthink are the attack on Pearl Harbor, Iranian hostage rescue attempt, and the Holocaust.
In a world where image is everything, very few people take the time to look past what is on the surface. Jane Elliott happens to be one of those extraordinary people who have learned to not judge a book by its cover. According to the article “Jane Elliott,” Jane has devoted her life to combatting discrimination. She has stated on multiple occasions that the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr was the driving force in her creation of the “blue-eyed” experiment. This exercise has been performed on children and adults of all ethnicities in many different locations in an attempt to eliminate prejudice in society.
6. After being disciplined for criticizing a customer in an email (sent from his personal email account on a company computer), Joe threatens to sue the company for invasion of privacy. Unfortunately, Joe may not know this but his expectation of privacy has no basis in law. As a matter of fact, whenever an employee uses an employer 's electronics devices for whatever purpose, whether for company or personal use, that employee automatically relinquishes his expectation of privacy per se, as established by the law.
"Don 't judge a book by its cover" is a famous saying that some of us heard it before and some of us experienced it. 12 jurors were experiencing this quote when they gathered to decide whether a young boy is guilty by killing his father or not. Juror 2 stated, "Well, anyway, I think he was guilty" (6). Juror 2 represent most of us, as sometimes we judge from what we hear and not from what we see. The 12 jurors are from various backgrounds and each one has a distinctive personality.
Five employees was terminated improperly due to posting negative comments on Facebook social network, related to the workplace, remarks made by another colleague who had ridiculed their work productivity. They were employed by Hispanic United of Buffalo (HUB), an organization in upstate New York that provides social services to the low-income, they were terminated on October 12, 2010. After the offended party read the comments on Facebook she brought it to the attention of the HUB supervisor, which terminated the five employees for posting negative comments and not complying with HUB policy on harassment. NLRB Judge ruled in favor of the five employees that were terminated, his decision was based on legal principle that the five were involved in protected concerted activity.
Big Five Personality Traits and Interaction The majority of human beings find themselves within a social group of people during their lifetime. These social groups may happen to be coincidental, as in the same place at the same time; forced, a certain class within school; or by human desire, friendships. Therefore, what determines which human beings remain connected? What encourages a person to abridge or eradicate an interaction?
Duke started to join with Oscar Mopp’s laughter just as a crash could be heard outside the hospital room door. Duke hesitated--not from fear but for fear that there was some business that wasn’t his business. “Go ahead, check it out.” Oscar Mopp waved his thumb several times in the direction of the door. Begrudgingly Duke walked to the door and peered into the corridor—and then another crash!
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide the Director of Human Resources (DHR) with reasoning’s as to why candor is needed in the workplace. The memorandum will provide him with guidance on how this change can be implemented. As the DHR it is important that you express an interest in the morale of your workforce. “The pervasiveness of absolute “candor” as the cultural norm with all Army leaders at all levels at all times in interpersonal relations and in official reports and communications” (Gerras, Kidd, Pricone, & Swengros, 2003).
Newell’s Acquisition of Rubbermaid: An Unbelievable Disappointment 1. Answer the questions at the end of the case. 1. Whenever there is the pruning of “deadwood” in a company it can disrupt company dynamics. It may make employees uneasy as they worry about the security of their jobs.
Resistance to Change Introduction I would like to believe that everyone is inclined to resist change and we all have varying degrees of resistance. Individual change resistance is the refusal of a social agent (a single person, organization, corporation, etc.) to fully support or adopt a new behavior. In this case, the Resistance To Change (RTC) measurement tool was used to measure the personal level of resistance to change based on four measurement criteria listed herein. Change is not only a constant companion; it is also an uncomfortable, even threatening, prospect to many people (Nguyen, 2010). Overall, my inclination towards change is to avoid or resist it.
Working at Saltworks is never boring to say the least. We are constantly busy like most other local breakfast and lunch spots in Wilmington. We also have a variety customers, from couples and their screaming babies to eighty year old ladies that order the same meal every day. As a hostess, I coordinate service and ensure smooth transition to accommodate the customers and staff. I am the first employee to interact with customers when they walk in the door; therefore giving the first impression of the restaurant.