Words of Wisdom:

"Trying is the first step toward failure." - Wallace


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Midterm 2009 session 4
Question No: 51 ( Marks: 5 )
Yousaf has beaten his fellow employee for which his manager has
dismissed him. Evaluate manager’s response in terms of ethical
application of power.
No employee is supposed to get physical with any of the colleagues. Manager’s
decision was the extreme as he could have brought both employees together and
tried to know the problem between them. I see this move as an unethical act by the
Question No: 52 ( Marks: 10 )
What measures should be taken to limitize the union membership by
employees? Explain each in detail.
Question No: 53 ( Marks: 10 )
When do organizational people indulged themselves in organizational
politics? Discuss any five factors in detail.
Organizational politics are actions that allow people in organizations to attain
goals without going through ceremonial channels. Whether political activities help
or hurt the organization depends on whether the person's goals are steady with
the organization's goals. In the impartial model of organizations, people are
assumed to manage sensibly, based on clear information and well-defined goals.
There are few factors that result in political activities in an organization and are
explained as under.
1. Changes in Leadership which changes conventional associations and
processes can create an opportunity for increased political behavior.
2. Changes in Coordination and integration of organizational activities
used to achieve common goals can also lead to an increase in political
3. Changes in any of the five contextual forces, i.e. environment,
technology, strategy, culture, and structure, can generate uncertainty over
resource allocation, leading to an increase in political behavior.
4. Blame & Integration. Blaming and attacking others to deflect attention
from one's mistakes and using ingratiating behavior to gain favor are
unethical and negative types of political actions.
5. Building...


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