Productive and Counterprodutive Behavior at Work Term Paper by scribbler

A look at specific productive and counterproductive behaviors in the workplace.
# 151743 | 1,880 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Sep 07, 2012 in Business (Management) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper examines the impact of productive and counter productive behavior of employees on an organization's overall success. Various aspects of these behaviors are discussed and their impact on the team and organization analyzed. First, the paper defines productive and counterproductive behavior. Then, it notes the direct relationship between the overall types of behaviors of employees and job performance. Additionally, the paper addresses an employee's commitment to the organization and their job satisfaction. Next, the paper describes the influence of occupational stress on job performance and satisfaction. Finally, the role of an organization's leaders and their role in promoting increased productive behavior, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction is explored at length.


Define Productive and Counterproductive Behavior
The Relationship between Productive / Counter Productive Behaviors and Job
The Relationship between Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction
Describe the Impact of Occupational Stress on Job Performance and Satisfaction
Explain how an Organization's Leaders can increase Productive Behavior, Organizational Commitment, and Job Satisfaction

From the Paper:

"The biggest factor that is affecting many employees is: the overall amount of stress that is related to work. This stress could be external or it could come from within the organization itself. In many cases, this is often discounted by many organizations, with it being associated as the individual not being suited for particular occupations. However, when look a little deeper, it is clear that stress encompasses almost every facet of the work place. An example of the overall extent that it has on employees can be seen in a study, which found that work related stress takes 10% each year of GDP growth. (Sullivan, 1992) What is so troubling about this statistic is: this is it is often overlooked, as many employees will have ways of hiding their stress through absenteeism, a lack of interest in their job and health problems. The way that stress can impact an organization is through the overall attitude that is projected at a work environment. Where, those places that are known to have high amounts of stress have often been shown to have the highest amounts of employee turnover. The reason why this is occurring; is stress is similar to a cancer, in that it can slowly eat away at the best of intentions. If there are no mechanisms to deal with the different amounts of stress or the compensation does not meet such levels..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Counter Productive Behavior. (2009, October 25). Retrieved February 18, 2010 from Cornell website:
  • Anderson, N. (2001 ). Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
  • Sullivan, S. (1992). Organizational Stress, Job Satisfaction and Performance. Retrieved February 18, 2010 from BNet website:
  • Weinstein, R. (2001). Mediation in the Workplace. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

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