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MODULE TITLE: Organisations, People and Performance
MODULE CODE: OPP 09SC01
MODULE DATE: 9th – 13th November 2009
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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ORGANISATIONS PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE
Answer ONE of the following two questions.
Q1. Oticon Case Study
a) Complete a Sparrow & Pettigrew strategic framework for Oticon at the time of the changes described in the Tom Peters video programme. Briefly explain the business pressures facing the organisation, the company’s strategic responses and the HR issues that you anticipate these might have generated. (30%)
b) Discuss and explore the changes in Culture, Structure and Work Design in Oticon. (40%)
c) In what ways do you think that the psychological contract would have been affected by the changes described in the case, and what would be the advantages/disadvantages of these effects. (30%)
Your answers should show how you would apply various theories covered in the module to the case study situation, and what considerations and issues might arise in doing so. Illustrate your answers by quoting from the case study as appropriate. You are free to utilise various sources of information for this case study but remember to reference your material appropriately.
By drawing on the theories and models of motivation covered in the module, and through your further reading, create your own unified theory of motivation, linking these models together. If possible, represent this theory in diagrammatic form. Describe some example scenarios to illustrate how your model could be used to understand, predict or influence motivation. (100%)
Answers to either question should refer to psychological theories and principles discussed on the module, and should be supported with references from recommended or other reputable texts. You should complete your essaylw in no more than 4,000 words (ideally 3,500-4,000), plus diagrams, tables and other illustrations. Please show the word count in your essaylw. All quotations should be clearly indicated and referenced.
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