The paper "Managing Organisational Behaviour, Importance of Motivation " is a great example of a management case study. This scenario relates to the case whereby a workmate of mine was summarily dismissed during a departmental meeting where we're working on a group project. Brian, my colleague, had been having a bad relationship in the company with our head of department, Robert. It was rumoured that Robert had bought his way into the position and was overly apprehensive of anyone who showed more ambition and agility in the company. Brian is sharp and outgoing.
He is naturally a go-getter and cannot hesitate to show his displeasure when treated unfairly. He had worked in a senior position in a rival company before quitting to pursue further education. Robert has a chip on the shoulder about the work environment and other staff member’ s loyalty to him. Many people in the company who had interacted with Robert complained about his overbearing strictness and lack of interpersonal skills with other workers. Few people had a good experience with Robert. It never took long before someone realized that he was threatened by any form of competition.
He had accused Brain of leading a mutiny against the company when some work delayed and the company almost missed out on an important deal. He had Brian reprimanded human resource manager. It was never Brain’ s fault and things got to normal but his bad relationship with the departmental head continued. Efforts by some colleagues to iron out the differences through emissaries failed. We were in a group of ten working on a group project on the internal systems of the company. Things had been going on well for a large part of the group project.
Brian was our team leader and he had a good rapport with everyone in our group. Robert had hatched up a plan to kick Brian out of the company. In the course of one departmental meeting, Robert worked in with the human resource manager and unceremoniously announced that the company had decided that Brian will be leaving the company immediately. The human resource manager informed him that he will be paid his dues as per the payment contract.
All members of the group were shocked and confused at the same time. It was later learnt that Robert had accused Brian of canvassing for a rival company. He was the enemy within. Another leader was elected for the group and it was not easy getting the project going. Brain’ s replacement was eager to please Robert and gave little attention to the suggestions of the group. It was not easy getting on track again. Some members were withdrawn from the group and replaced; it took us four months to finish a project that would have been completed within three weeks.
Establishing norms and discipline in the group was not easy but eventually, people calmed down and went to work. It was not easy for the new members to work together without the full support and trust Robert just wanted Brain out of the way and many members were discouraged with the action of the human resource manager buying into the lies he concocted.
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