Organisational behaviour

ScenarioYou have seen a recruitment advertisement for the position of‘Organisational Development Officer’ at a large organisation in theCity.  Following your application, you have been shortlisted forinterview and have been asked to complete a number of tasks todemonstrateyour knowledge and understanding of effective leadership behaviour,the impact of organisational structures and cultures on effectivenesshow organisations can improve the effectiveness of employees inresponding to business opportunities.Activity 1As part of the selection process, you have been asked to prepare areport to submit at your interview. In this report you mustdemonstrate your understanding of effective leadership behaviourtheory and leadership practice.Your report must cover the following topics:a)     an evaluation of leadership theoriesb)    an evaluation of the impact of managerial styles onorganisational effectivenessc)     an analysis of how motivational theory can inform employee motivationd)    an analysis of theories relating to work relationships and interactionActivity 2You have been asked to give a presentation for the interview panel todemonstrate your understanding of the impact of organisationalstructures and cultures on the effectiveness of the organisation.Your presentation must cover the following topics:an analysis of the characteristics of different organisational structuresevaluate the importance of organisational culture theory in developingorganisational effectivenessYou will need to produce your notes for the presentation and haveappropriate hand-outs for the panel detailing the topics covered.To support your presentation, the panel have requested an informationbooklet, which must cover the following topics:an analysis of how organisations can facilitate innovation and creativityan assessment of the importance of learning in organisationsan evaluation of effectiveness of team workingan analysis of the effective management of change in organisationsActivity 3Following your interview, the panel have found it difficult to selectone applicant and have asked you to complete a final selection taskapplied to a specific organisation of your choice.  You must create aninformation pack which demonstrates your understanding of how theorganisation can improve employee effectiveness to respond to businessopportunities.Your information pack must include:an analysis of the culture and structure of the chosen organisation,including an evaluation of how they impact on its effectivenessActivity 4Congratulations – you have been selected as the new OrganisationalDevelopment Officer.  One of your first tasks is to evaluate theeffectiveness of organisational decision making.   Your line managerhas asked you for a report.Your report must include:an analysis of different approaches to organisational decision makingan assessment of management approaches to risk and uncertainty indecision makingFollowing your preparatory work, your manager would like you to applyyour understanding by including in your report:an evaluation of the effectiveness of organisational decisions in anorganisation of your choice.Your report should be informative and well presented.

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