Case Study 3

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By Friday, November 30, 2012, read the article Extreme Jobs: The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek (Hewlett, 2006) for the week given below and answer the questions that follow.

Q1. Problem Identification: Identify the major problem or problems (not the symptoms in the case). If applicable, indicate how the problems are related to one another.

Q2. Situation Analysis: Analyze the mechanisms that are causing the problem or problem. Emphasize analysis of events and incorporate specific and relevant Organizational Behavior concepts.

Q3. Recommendation: Recommend a structured plan of action to handle the issues of the situation. Your solutions should follow logically from your analysis. What outcomes do you expect from the solution both, positive and negative? What aspects, if any, of the problem remain unresolved by your solutions?

Be sure that your recommendations and actions incorporate Organizational Behavior concepts and theories. Include at a minimum, 3 to 5 supportive references from the textbook and also from peer-reviewed sources.

Submit your responses in a 4–5 page written analysis that addresses the questions to the M5: Assignment 2 Dropbox. Be sure to include 3–5 supportive references from the textbook to support your written work and follow APA formatting. Take into consideration the organizational culture in relation to employee motivation and individual behavior. Include an introduction and a conclusion.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Hewlett, S.A.; Luce, C.B. (Dec 2006) Extreme Jobs: The Dangerous Allure of the 70-Hour Workweek. Harvard Business Review, 84 (12), 49-59.

Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified the major problems and explained how the problems are related to one another
16
Analyzed the mechanisms that are causing the problem or problem
8
Recommended a structured plan of action to handle the issues of the situation
12
Determined outcomes expected from the solution both, positive and negative
24
Examined the problems that the recommended solution fails to resolve
8
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
4
Total
72
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