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Case Analysis Proposal
Nizar Al -Jamal (100900012)
Gaby St -Louis (101022176)
Zeinab Tabaja (101103497)
Tamirat Taffesse (10116440 ...
Case Analysis Proposal
Nizar Al-Jamal (100900012)
Gaby St-Louis (101022176)
Zeinab Tabaja (101103497)
Tamirat Taffesse (101164406)
Michael Bassi (101163254)
The Organizational behaviour we are going to discuss is a situation that happened to
myself when I was an employee in a chain industry called Kerr Norton in St-Eugene
Ontario. This company assembled old cassettes for the use of typewriters. I was totally
bored from doing the repetitive work so decided to see how many cassettes I could
assemble say in a short period of time compared to my co-worker. As soon as my co-
worker would put down her first piece to assemble the cassette, I would start the race
and would hurry to make as many as I could with in a short period of time to see how
many more I could make. No words were shared during this period as I was totally
focused on the number. Even though this was done in secrecy, my co-worker caught on
to what was going on and got very frustrated. She stood up and started to speak very
loud asking me to stop competing as it was very stressful, and she did not like this
competition. It was obvious that she had caught on to what I was doing, and she really
did not approve. Embarrassed, I tried to calm her as I did not want a scene and told her
that I was not competing, but she knew what I was doing and just wanted me to stop. Of
course, I stopped but I totally got bored again.
I totally felt embarrassed as my intention was not to upset anyone, but I was just so
totally bored I needed something to keep me motivated. When she started to raise her
voice, I just wanted her to calm down and speak to me in a lower voice since I was not
doing anything to hurt or annoy as I had not even spoken to her. I tried being respectful,
but I guess she felt my competitive character and got annoyed with me. I think what
annoyed her most is that I was much faster than her and she did not like that. The other
staff did not seem to care but some were laughing and giggling making the situation
Since this job was so boring, I needed something to motivate me. The intrinsic
motivators here were that I would get satisfaction in knowing that I could do more
cassettes than my colleague could in a very short period. And every time she would
start another, I would try to do even more than I had done the time before. This would
be considered an intrinsic motivator since I would get great satisfaction in simply making
more and each time, we would start I would push to achieve still more. I believe we
could also apply McClellands theory of needs for achievement as I had a very strong
drive to always succeed and make more.
My perspective at the time was that my co-worker did not like my competitive nature.
She seemed to get irritated at the first sight of a competitive co-worker. My focus was
on my work not her. My motives were to cure my boredom. The fact that I did not initiate
any dialogue, but somehow found myself at the heart of a scene came as a huge
surprise to me. Her perspective seemed that I was trying to make her look bad in front
of her peers. She saw that I was indeed racing against her and put her under the
spotlight. She found that to be very stressful. She saw me as an agonizing figure. She
decided to confront me because of the way it made her feel and look. During her
confrontation, giggles from the other co-workers might have confirmed what she
assumed I was doing. By then, the only option I had seemed to be to deescalate the
situation and clam her down. It seemed neither of us wanted the spotlight.
My urge to find out the number of cassettes I would assemble in a short period
compared to my co-worker made me hurry to create as many cassettes as possible.
The urge resulted from boredom at the workplace due to the repetitive nature of our
work. My co-worker was frustrated after noticing that I always tried to outdo her by
assembling more cassettes than her at any given point. The frustration compelled her to
make me aware of her stressful situation. Despite my efforts to convince her that I
wasn't in competition with her, she disapproved of my behavior, forcing me to stop my
hurried working, and I had to resort back to the boredom.
According to Taylor's Scientific Management Theory, compelling to work extra-
hard was not efficient as optimizing how a worker performs. The case mentioned proves
Taylor's Scientific Management Theory. I worked as hard as I could to assemble as
many cassettes as possible compared to my co-worker. In so doing, I frustrated my co-
worker, which forced me to get back to my old ways hence boredom. I would simplify
the work and optimize my co-worker, and I had instead of working so hard to produce
the many cassettes. Simplifying the assembling process would undoubtedly increase
the productivity of cassettes. The case shows that workers can improve efficiency by
optimizing how they carry out their work, agreeing with Taylor's Scientific Management
The Human Relations Management Theory argues that management can
improve employees' productivity through positive social bonds, especially in the
workplace. The case also proves this theory where the workers get motivated by the
administration. My co-worker's motivation at work diminishes after she discovers that I
compete with her. She gets frustrated and even confronts me over the matter. Her
performance at work was certainly no longer good due to the frustration that resulted
from the competition compelling her to voice her concern. Acknowledgment of a worker
as unique depending on their skills and capabilities is therefore significant for workers'
success. Failure to acknowledge the effect my hurriedness to assemble the cassettes
would have on my co-worker led to her frustration and ineffectiveness at work. The
management can improve the worker's quality and productivity, therefore, through
positive relationships between workers. The case agrees with the Human Relations
Throughout Edwin Lockes Goal-Setting Theory it is argued that specific difficult
goals with feedback ultimately lead to higher performance. The goal in which I was
trying to accomplish was to see how many more cassettes I could stack in the time
being than my co-worker. The case proves how I utilized the SMART goals as I knew
what needed to be done, which was stacking the cassettes. It was measurable as my
progress was trackable. Attainable as my goal to out stack my co-worker was achieved.
However, result-oriented was not achieved as the ultimate outcome ended up in a
dimensioning vision of the organization, with the an altercation sparking between my co-
worker and myself. The goal of stacking more than my co-worker through a specific time
was achieved, although it was cut short. All in all, with my contributions I believe that
Edwins Lockes theory does support the case as the end objective is to receive
feedback leading to a higher performance. With a competitive edge the cassettes were
stacked in a very productive time frame dispite the altercation in which occurred not
long after achieving my own person goals.
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