From the course scenario you read the following: The CEO has hired you as an external organizational development consultant to help him identify problem areas and to understand where changes should be made within the company. Over the next few weeks, you will also be working with the CEO and managers in all four divisions of the company to help establish these changes. Your various responsibilities will also include talking with employees at each level of the company to get a better understanding about underlying problems.
Currently, you are done meeting with the four vice presidents, and Jared the CEO has called you into his office for a quick meeting to discuss next steps.
Jared states, “I want to give them some background on organizational behavior so we have certain common knowledge about organizational development, motivation, needs theories, and so forth.”
Later that day, as the OD consultant, you sit down at the computer and pull up your writing about the organizational behavior theories. The time you took to write down information about the major theories will be useful for the PowerPoint presentation you’re preparing now. By comparing and contrasting the theories and then talking about it with the vice presidents, you hope to shed some light on gaps in their understanding about how individual behavior affects the organization.
So, in essence, the assignment is asking you to create your PowerPoint slides based on the fundamentals of Organizational Behavior. First, describe differing theories on organizational development, motivation and needs theories, and then compare and contrast the theories by providing strengths/weaknesses and pros/cons for the theories.
If there are any questions on any of this, reach out to your instructor and also be sure to attend or listen to the chats as that is where you will be able to ask questions and gain many insights in what is being asked for here.