Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Conflict and Flexible Organizational Behavior
Question: Discuss about the Conflict and Flexible Organizational Behavior. Answer: Introduction: The Maslows hierarchy addresses all the individuals with diverse needs (Lester 2013). Each group of employees belong to the different levels of the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs- The first group of single and young employees who wish to increase their income for the purpose of purchasing their first house and first car belongs to the esteem needs. This is because this group of people prefers to maintain their prestige in the society. The second groups of employees who are middle aged working parents belong to the category of belongings and love needs where they expect to gain love from their young children. They want to create a sense of belonging, trust and intimacy with their children. The third group of employees who wish to raise high in the corporate ladder belongs to the esteem needs as they want to have a feeling of accomplishment in their professional life. They want promotion and professional appreciation so that their colleagues treat them with dignity and respect. The fourth groups of employees who are old aged employees belong to the category of Self actualization needs as the employees have realized that they have achieved their personal potential, personal growth and have reached their peak experiences. They have reached the status of the self-fulfillment in their professional life. Based on your answer in part (a) above, suggest what can be offered by ABC Sdn Bhd to these different groups of employees so that their needs are fulfilled. Explain your suggestion. The company should take initiatives to take care of the different individuals who belong to different levels in the Maslow hierarchy of needs. The first group of employees should be given respect and dignity in the workplace and their performance appraisal should be done on a regular basis. If they are found suitable as per the organizational policies, then necessary increments should be done. The second group of the employees should be given flexible work options so that they can balance their personal as well as professional lives (Allen et al. 2013). The third group of employees should be given dignity and appreciation for their hard work so that they can climb the corporate ladder in the shortest possible time by fulfilling all the organizational criteria (Hicks and Waddock 2016). The organization should strive to improve inter personal relationships in the organization. The fourth group of employees are the old age employees who must be given something extra than their regular c ompensation. They should be given health related benefits and regular medical checkup for ensuring that they maintain optimum health (Ganster and Rosen 2013). An option for providing after retirement benefits should be encouraged in the organization which would make the future of the employees secure. If there is fulfillment of these factors, then the individuals would be motivated to work more and hence there would be an increase in the organizational productivity. References Allen, T.D., Johnson, R.C., Kiburz, K.M. and Shockley, K.M., 2013. Workfamily conflict and flexible work arrangements: Deconstructing flexibility.Personnel Psychology,66(2), pp.345-376. Ganster, D.C. and Rosen, C.C., 2013. Work stress and employee health A multidisciplinary review.Journal of Management, p.0149206313475815. Hicks, D. and Waddock, S., 2016. Dignity, Wisdom, and Tomorrow's Ethical Business Leader.Business and Society Review,121(3), pp.447-462. Lester, D., 2013. Measuring Maslow's hierarchy of needs.Psychological reports,113(1).