Organizational Behavior Final Essay

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Semester Essay Project , Dr. Beth Fylstra


Design the ideal organization, using concepts we have covered this semester to defend your answer.

OBJECTIVE: Students will design a business model based on OB concepts learned in class. Besides identifying the main mechanisms or outcomes of OB, they will have to

pick sub-topics that directly relate to their business and explain why and how they would use these concepts in their organization.



FINAL DRAFT DUE ON MOODLE: MAY 6, 2020 – 100 Points

You are to write an essay: 1) Double Spaced. 2) 12 point Font. 3) 1 inch margins. 4) NO Less than 6 pages. NO more than 10 pages. (Thus, your essay should range between 1500 – 2500 words, if you are using a word counter). 9 points if all 4 parameters, above, are included. 6 points if 3 are included. 0 points < 3 are included. Organize your essay as follows: WHAT, WHY, HOW

Introduction : Introduce your business: Include name, kind of business, vision/mission,

size (how many people will work for you—including management), location of business, and target market. Why and how you are organizing your business around OB concepts. 8 points at 5+ sentences. 5 points at 4 sentences. 0 points a <4 sentences.

Individual Outcomes: How will you achieve the 2 OB Individual Outcomes in your

business? Explain using examples of at least two subtopics discussed in your

textbook. NOTE: Be sure to refer back to these Individual Outcomes throughout your essay by explaining how each of the Mechanisms / Characteristics tie into this goal. 12 points: 2 points for each of the 2 individual outcome with 2 subtopics discussed for each

Organizational Mechanisms: How would you set up the two organizational

mechanisms in your business? Discuss why these two concepts are important towards healthy organizations . Explain how you would implement them in your business. 15 points: 7.5 points each organizational mechanism

Group Mechanisms: Explain how each of the 4 group mechanism topics would be

achieved in your business. Choose at least one subtopics for each group mechanism to clarify your position. Explain what you expect to achieve by implementing these mechanisms as well as how you would implement each of them in your business. 16 points: 2 points each of the 4 group mechanism and 4 subtopics discussed.

Individual Characteristics: Explain why individual characteristics are important and

choose an additional two subtopics for each. Explain how you would address each in your business and what outcome you expect. 12 points: 2 points for each of the 2 individual characteristics with 2 subtopics discussed for each

Individual Mechanisms: Explain why each individual mechanism is so important to the

health of the organization, using an example of at least one subtopic for eac. How would you implement in your business and what outcome would you expect.

15 points: 3 points each individual mechanism (if includes subtopic) Conclusion: Wrap it all up. Convince me why I want to come work at your organization!

8 points at 5+ sentences. 5 points at 4 sentences. 0 points at <4 sentences