University of Baltimore

Motivation / Satisfaction / Leadership
APPL 642.185 (class no. 2472) Spring 2010

Instructor: Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. 837-5348


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  Office hrs:   Mondays & Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM;
    Mondays 8:15 - 10:45 in AC 407

WEB BOARD FOR CLASS IS:  WebTyco (for getting travel funds from UB Graduate Council) (Scroll down)

Schedule of dates and assignments - Overview:  

      CASE 1 CASE 2 CASE 3
Date   Meeting   Sedalia 1st fed Mega
1-Feb       Organize    
22-Feb       data report    
1-Mar         Organize  
8-Mar     Midterm team report    
22-Mar         data report organize
29-Mar        team present    
5-Apr         team present
team report Ap 10
data report
19-Apr           team report
26-Apr           team present
10-May     Final exam      

Articles on e-reserves

Article Questions

Team and Case assignments

HBS Cases

I. Descriptive Information

A. Catalog description: A critical examination of the interactive effects of personal and organizational variables on human behavior as reviewed in work group structure, accommodation to change, interpersonal perception, and problem solving behavior. Factors considered include emergent group leadership, managerial, motivational, and personality interactions.

B. Course description: Using motivation as a central concept, this course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of how person and environmental factors interact to influence organizational behavior. Predominant motivational theories will be used to explain how group dynamics and cross-cultural influences affect motivation, and how attitudes toward the job and the organization relate to performance. Students will learn to apply motivational techniques to improve work performance and satisfaction.

II. Objectives of course:

To enable the student to:

(1) Analyze causes for organizational behavior and develop effective ways to improve work performance.

(2) Gain an experiential understanding of how group activity may facilitate or inhibit work performance.

(3) Improve their ability to work effectively with others to solve problems related to organizational behavior.

III. Class format: Assigned readings will be discussed. Ideas and conclusions generated from the discussions will be used by groups to solve problems presented in case studies. Case studies will be discussed in class and on WebTyco

 IV Texts required:

V. Course requirements for each student:

* NOTE: Failure to submit the summaries and questions may result in a 10% grade decrement

VI. Assessment:

            Exams: Two written essay exams (midterm and final) covering course content
            Team written case reports  instructions

    40 %   2 Exams   (20% each)
    30 %   3 Individual case data analysis reports (10% each)
    30 %   3 Team case reports (10% each)

100%  TOTAL     Grade Scale:         90-100 A;    85-89 B+;    80-84 B;   75-79 C+;   70 C

Instructions for Team Problem Solving of HRS Cases (<click)
Team and Case assignments

How to write an executive summary PDF file

Journal Of Applied Psychology

Value Based Management site (information on all sorts of management techniques, etc.)

Management Speak   (learn how to understand your boss)
Readings in Organizational Psychology  (J. LeBreton, E. Tenn State)

Class   Date  Chapters / Readings (see Bibliography at end)

(1)   Jan 25   Discussion of syllabus / Group problem solving: Harvard cases

        Northouse Chapter 1 Introduction  (p. 1 -14)

        Review of motivational theories

        U. Toronto Motivation theory (Instructor: Chun Wei Choo
          Ppoint presentation for Motivation theories

(2)   Feb 1     Northouse Chapter 2 Trait Approach (p. 15-37)                                                         

                                  -> Case I Sedalia: Organize online

#1 Steers, et al. (2004). Introduction to special topic forum: The future of work motivation theory. Academy of Mgt Rev. 29(3) 379-387

 Article questions                

 #2 Latham & Pinder (2005). Work motivation theory and research at the dawn of the 21st century. Annual Rev. of Psy., 56, 485-516.
      Article questions

#3 Locke & Latham (2004) What should we do about motivation theory? Six recommendations for the 21st century. Acad Mgt Rev.  
Article Questions

       McGrath outline of trait paradigm        

(3) Feb 8     Northouse Chapter 3 Skills Approach (p. 39-68) 

        LOQ site (distribute LOQ questionnaire) 

       Self-determination theory
       General Causality Scale (Deci & Ryan)
       Job Characteristics Model (Hackman & Oldham 1976)   JCM ppoint
        JDS/JRF for Hackman &Oldham JCM by Andrew Loignon - .xlsx file

      Not So Fast (Taylor and Gilbreths' legacy) (no summary or questions)

(4) Feb 15    Northouse Chapter 4 Style Approach (p. 69-88)          
                            Case 1: Sedalia data reports due

# 4 Ryan & Deci (2000) Self-Determination Theory and the Facilitation of Intrinsic Motivation, Social Development, and Well-Being.  Am Psy.  Vol. 55 I
 Article Questions  NOTE: Review: (Note: article summary not needed)

 #5  Deci, E., Koestner, R. & Ryan (1999) meta-analytic review of experiments examining the effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic. Psych Bull. Vol. 125                
Article Questions

 #6 e-reserves:  M. Csikzentmihalyi, (1999). If we are so rich, why aren't we happy? American Psychologist.
 Article questions          

Pink, D.  "More than a paycheck" WSJ 2-2-10 

  (5)  Feb 22     Northouse Chapter 5 Situational Approach (p. 89-108) 

#7  Locke & Latham (2002)  Building a practically useful theory of  goal setting and task motivation: A 35-year odyssey  American psychologist
                 Article Questions

 bonus article (please do not read): WSJ (2/19/2008)Modern Conundrum: When Work's Invisible, So Are Its Satisfactions       

(6)     Mar 1      Northouse Chapter 6 Contingency Theory (p. 111-124)  Contingency models of leadership
                                Case 2 First Federal:  Organize online

                              Special Guest: Tim Ford on his work with GBMC

(7)     Mar 8     *** Midterm Exam ***  Northouse Chapters 1-6; Articles assigned

           March 11th  ---->       Case 1 Sedalia Team Reports due       

         Mar 15   *** Spring Break *****

(8)    Mar 22     Northouse Chapter 7 Path-Goal Theory (p125-146)              

                                 Case 3: Megalith: Organize online 

                                (Case 2: 1st Federal Data reports due March 25th)

     #8 Judge et al. (2002). Relationship of personality to performance: Motivation: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Applied  Psychology, 87, 797-807.
     Article Questions

#9 e-article   Judge, E. Bono, A. Erez, & E. Locke (2005). Core Self-Evaluations and Job and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Self-Concordance and Goal   Attainment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90,
       Article Questions

#10 Yoav Vardi & Yoash Weiner  (1996) Misbehavior in Organizations; A motivational Framework Organization Science. 7, (2)
        Article Questions

(9)  Mar 29   Northouse Chapter 8 Leader-Member Exchange Theory (p. 147-168)

 #11 e-article M. Mount et al.  (2006). Relationship of personality traits and counterproductive work behaviors: The mediating effects of job satisfaction. P psych 
Article Questions

                                      Case 1: Sedalia Team A presentation to class                                               

(10)  Apr 5       Northouse Chapter 9 Transformational Leadership (p. 171-201)                        

                                Case 2: 1st Federal Team A presentation    

                                -> ** Case 2: 1st Federal Team Reports due: April 10th Saturday evening **                           

  #12 e-article    Bass, B. (1997). Does the transactional-transformational Leadership paradigm transcend organizational and national boundaries? AmPsych 52, 0-139.
 Article Questions  

(11)  Apr 12       Northouse Chapter 13 Women and Leadership (p. 301-334)                   

# 13 e -article   Rogelberg, S. G. (2007). Job satisfaction & job satisfaction measurement. Encyclopedia of  I & O Psych, p. 410-413
  Article Questions

 # 14 e-article  T. Judge et al. (2002)   Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction: A meta-analysis. J. of Applied Psych, 87,
 Article Questions 

     (NOTE: following articles not required for online discussion) 

    Peter Warr (2007). Jobs and Happiness. The Industrial Psychologist, 44, p. 19    

                                      Case 3: Megalith Data Reports due                                   

(12)  Apr 19      Northouse Chapter 14 Culture and Leadership (p. 335-356)


       # 15 e-article  Currall et al. (2005) Pay satisfaction and organizational outcomes. P Psych, 58,
            Article Questions

      # 16 e -article   Colella, et al. (2007). Exposing pay secrecy. Academy of Management Review, 32, 55-71
           Article Questions

      # 17 e-article McBriarty, M. A. (1988). Performance appraisal; Some unintended consequences. Public Personnel Management, 17, 421-434
       Article Questions

          Bonus not a Cure-all    
 See: performance bonus out of reach? Move the target  
Animals seem to have an inherent sense of fairness and justice WSJ 2006      

(13)  Apr 26     Northouse Chapter 15 Leadership Ethics (p. 377-405)     

                                    Case 3: Megalith Team Reports due 

 #18 e - article Judge, T., et al. (2002). Job satisfaction: A cross-cultural review. Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organ Psych, V. 2
For reference only *** not required reading

 # 19 Frese, Kring, Soose & Zempel  (1996). Personal Initiative at Work: Differences between East and West Germany. Acad Mgt J. V. 39(1), 37-53.  
  Article Questions                    

# 20 Judge, Bono, LLies, & Gerhardt (2002). Personality and Leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. JAP, 87, 765-780.   

# 21 Hogan & Hogan (2010). Abstracting Leadership. PTC/MW Quarterly, March, 1, 6-7.

(14)  May 3   Review for Final Exam                     

  Case 3: Megalith: Team A Presents Report to class           

 (15)  May 10   *** Final Exam *** Northouse Chapters 7-9; 13-14; Articles Assigned