Organizational Behavior: Case Study Case Study by Nicky

Organizational Behavior: Case Study
A brief case study describing a scenario of organizational behavior issues in relation to police officers and paperwork.
# 149069 | 768 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 23, 2011 in Public Administration (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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This case study is a description of a scenario by a police captain where there is a performance problem of motivation for officers to file paperwork. The case study finds that not only are motivation issues involved but also problems with training and education.

From the Paper:

"This constitutes a significant obstacle to the logical ends of the police work however, as faulty paperwork, in the captain's report, undermines the ability of courts to gain rightful convictions. Therefore, the imperative for improvement in this area should be very strong. And yet, the captain has listed a lengthy array of obstacles to providing motivation for his men. These include a shortfall of financial resources, an incapacity to drive any sort of competitive interest in improvement in this area and general cultural tendency to view this part of the job dismissively. Of primary concern to the captain is that there does not appear to be any immediately self apparent or rational way to alter this situation, particularly considering the resistance which officers have already shown to such demands.
"As we examine the case study further, however, the motivation problem will also prove itself to be a problem of training and education. The captain's own report reveals to some extent the absence of any sort of equality in education in this area as compared to training in street and enforcement work."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McShane, S.L. (2008). Canadian Organizational Behaviour. McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

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