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This paper discusses organizational behavior concepts at Microsoft.
# 91653 | 2,645 words | 6 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper explains that the success of Microsoft hinges on the people of Microsoft who create the technology that allows it to succeed. The author points out that, as a company whose success relies on the knowledge and skill of its people, Microsoft is a company, which must pay attention to organizational behavior. The paper relates the way that motivation, human resource practices and organizational culture at Microsoft have all been designed to create a strong link between the needs of employees and the needs of the company.

Table of Contents
Motivation at Microsoft
Human Resources Practices
Organizational Culture

From the Paper:

"Another human resource practice that shows an awareness of organizational behavior is the performance review system. Performance reviews are carried out biannually, with the performance of employees measured based on performance objectives defined at previous reviews. To ensure the fairness of the system, the objectives are selected based on criteria shortened to the acronym SMART. The objectives must be: specific, measurable, attainable, results-based, and time-bound. Both employee and manager are aware of these objectives."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bartlett, C. (2001). Microsoft: Competing on Talent. Harvard Business School Case 9-300-001. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School.
  • Daft, R.L. (1997). Management. Fort Worth, TX: The Dryden Press.
  • Gatewood, R.D., Taylor, R.R., & Ferrell, O.C. (1995). Management: Comprehension, Analysis, and Application. Burr Ridge, IL: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
  • Maremont, M. (1994). Bill Gates' Vision. Business Week, June 27: 56-62.
  • Robbins, S.P., Bergman, R., & Stagg, I. (2001). Management. New York: Prentice Hall.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Microsoft (2007, February 04) Retrieved October 03, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Microsoft" 04 February 2007. Web. 03 October. 2022. <>