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Fairness in the Workplace ( Writer: write only 1 page for this assignment
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Actions for Week 1: Fairness in the Workplace
Locked before Monday, July 11, 2016 12:00 AM PDT.
Human perception, attitudes, and motivation are of keen importance in managing others. One important Organizational Behavior issue spanning these dimensions is the concept of “perceived fairness” in the workplace.
Fairness is such a common phenomenon in organizations that most leaders/managers typically give it little thought. If an employee says the vacation/leave, or other policy, isn’t fair, he or she might get some attention. Unfortunately, some leaders/managers fail to realize that unfairness may cause overall performance to suffer and can even have severe economic consequences. Just because you are not paying attention doesn’t mean that unfairness isn’t making a big difference to your organization’s product/ performance quality, mission readiness or completion, customer service, and/or the bottom line.
• For 20 years Charlie, a baggage handler, was an asset to his airline. Callous rule changes and harsh supervisory treatment, however, led him to covertly retaliate. For months, he carefully “evened the score” by tearing off a few baggage tags each shift. Each missing tag caused the airline both service headaches and lost dollars (at the time, $55 per bag on average).
• Reflect on the military supervisor who appeared to have chosen “Attila the Hun” as a role model. Upset with what they perceived as a never-ending stream of oppressive behavior, two technicians took a number of particularly expensive silver-lined spare radar batteries and buried them in the boonies. They almost immediately rotated stateside, leaving “Attila the supervisor” to account for (and partially pay for) these items upon his later rotation date.
While such examples may seem a little extreme, more subtle responses may abound; please consider the questions below and engage in a discussion with your classmates.
Remember, after you submit your answer this week to the Discussion Question itself, you also need to respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
(In total for this module’s two-part Discussion Forum you should have contributed at least two Discussion Question posts and four response posts to your classmates.)
You must participate in BOTH Week 1 and Week 2 Discussion questions to get credit for the module’s Discussion.
Posting early each week will allow for more opportunities for leading the discussions, making substantial contributions, and engaging in meaningful and mutual discussions with others.
Week 1 Discussion Question:
Have you seen or reliably heard of such behavior? If so, please cite an example. And what kind of costs/losses (financial and otherwise) might be associated with your example?
(For the Week 2 Discussion Question, see the second part of this module’s Discussion Forum.)
Week 2: Fairness in the Workplace Writer: Please write 1 page for this assignment
Contains unread posts
Actions for Week 2: Fairness in the Workplace
Locked before Monday, July 11, 2016 12:00 AM PDT.
Must post first.
Using the same scenario as Week 1 of this Discussion, answer the questions in bold below.
Remember, after you submit your answer this week to the Discussion Question itself, you also need to respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
(In total for this module’s two-part Discussion Forum you should have contributed at least two Discussion Question posts and four response posts to your classmates.)
You must participate in BOTH Week 1 and Week 2 Discussion questions to get credit for the module’s Discussion.
Posting early each week will allow for more opportunities for leading the discussions, making substantial contributions, and engaging in meaningful and mutual discussions with others.
Week 2 Discussion Questions:
1. Do you think this sort of behavior might be somewhat widespread in organizations?
2. Do leaders/managers you know pay much attention to the notion of perceived fairness?
(For the Week 1 Discussion Question, see the first part of this module’s Discussion Forum.