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Ob Case Study

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An evaluation of this selective case study reveals a work environment at the Wilson Construction Company with a discussion between an employee and his supervisor. The employee, Walt Henderson, works at WCC as a drafting technician. He has brought his personal project from home to work on during assigned work hours. His supervisor, a man, named Ken, feels that this sets a poor precedent for the other employees and reminds him that his actions are inappropriate. Walt counters this by commenting that he has not only already finished his assigned work, but also worked while home to finish other company materials. He feels that this should entitle him ...view middle of the document...

He makes this known to his boss by calling the rule “strict” and not understanding the “harm” in engaging in behavior contradictory to the rule.
Attitude at work has three main components easily discerned in the study from Walt’s interaction with his supervisor. The Cognitive component of attitude is the description or belief in the way things are at work. His attitude in this regard would state that it is unfair that he cannot engage in “any personal work…during business hours.” The affective component of attitude is the emotional feeling that discerns from this cognitive statement. The anger in Walts' attitude is the affective component related to this rule. He feels “he should be able to use the drafting table” for personal projects as long as he has finished his assigned work. The behavioral component of attitude is the behavior engaged due to both the cognitive statement of conditions as well as the affective emotions he possesses regarding work. The behavior he has chosen is to argue with his supervisor on the fairness of the rule he has violated. Regardless being told not to engage in personal projects at work, his behavior seems to not have changed. As Walt continues to “bring work home” Despite Ken and the fact that Ken does not “like it when [Walt] bring[s] work home.”
In the discourse between Walt and Ken, he does not disclose any plan of action to respond to the problem at hand. He has, however, already engaged in a voice response as proved by his repeated retorts to his supervisor about his beliefs concerning the fairness of his situation. The voice response is actively and constructively attempting to improve conditions by discussing problems with superiors. The conversation demonstrates the existence in the first place. Although he does not threaten this during the conversation, he might have likely to engage in the exit response, or leaving the organization. Walt has stated that “that what [he does] only concerns [himself] as long as [his] work is complete and [he] doesn’t bother anyone.” Indications are that...

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