The purpose of this project is to explore these topics from the three specific layers related to organizations: the individual, the group, and the entire
organizational system. The project will be a case study analysis of an organization. The analysis will include exploring the organizational modeling, the leadership
theory used, and the organizational culture of the company in the case study. By examining an organization through the case study, you will better understand
how the different aspects of organizational behavior manifest themselves within a company and how that influences the operations of the company. You will
use this case study for this project: The GM Culture Crisis: What Leaders Must Learn From This Culture Case Study.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Analyze organizational shifts in common business practices in the form of structure or design throughout history for their influence on modern
Assess internal and external influences to ensure alignment with organizational outcomes
Analyze behavioral cause and effect in terms of the organizational outcomes in both employee and organizational performance
Analyze the impact of culture on organizational operations for its influence on leadership styles and motivational theories on behavior within the
Apply organizational behavior models and decision-making tools used by management in a business organization
leadership model perspectives. You will identify these key components within the case study, using proper organizational behavior terminology, and discuss the
impacts each appears to have within the organization itself.
project, you will analyze a real-world case study through the lens of organizational behavior, including at least cultural, diverse, motivational, and
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
A. How is the organization described in the case study? What are its key attributes? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
Describe a current behavioral organizational model used in the case study.
Compare the current behavioral organizational model used above to other models used within the industry and also within external related
Explain why there are differences between the organizational model used by the organization in the case study and those used by organizations
in another similar industry. In other words, what are some of the reasons for using these different organizational models?
Compare the current impact of culture on current organizational models to the impact culture has had on past organizationalmodels.
Explain how the organization is or is not operating within an organizational model unique to its industry.
Explain if motivational models have shifted in comparison to the organizational modeling trends.
Evaluate Leadership Theory
Describe a leadership style used in the case study and why there was a shift in leadership style throughout the case study.
Explain the characteristics and decisions of management in the case study that help explain the shift in leadership style.
Identify the internal and external influences on the organization that may have caused the shift in leadership style. Be sure to explain your
Describe the relationship between a leadership style used by the organization in the case study and the decision-making process.
Assess Organizational Culture
Discuss the internal culture present within the organization. Be sure to utilize terms relative to organizational behavior.
Identify specific examples from the case study that demonstrate the internal culture present within the organization.
Insights and Conclusions
Explain why the leadership style(s) and internal culture of the organization complement each other or do not complement each other.
Explain whether or not the changes in leadership style or internal culture of the organization influenced each other.
Explain how the leadership styles and internal culture of the organization may have influenced the behavior of the employees within the
organization. You could consider providing specific instances or examples from within the case study to support your response.