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Management Theory and Organizational Behavior Assignment

Type: Management Pages: 3
  • Course Code: BHM727
  • Course Title: Management Theory and Organizational Behavior Assignment
  • University: Nelson college London
  • Country: UK


GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a healthcare company. The Company is engaged in the creation and discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products. As of August 2016, it had a market capitalization of £81 billion, the fourth largest on the London Stock Exchange.

Task 1

1.1 The concept of culture and structure are different. There can be many kinds of organizational structures, such as hierarchical, functional, geographical and matrix. Charles Handy has discussed four kinds of organizational cultures. Compare and contrast the structures and cultures of the GSK with any other similar organization.

1.2 Explain how the relationship between the organization’s structure and culture can impact on the performance of GSK.

1.3 Discuss how individual employees behavior at work might be influenced by different (personal, demographic, psychological and environmental) factors at GSK

Task 2

2.1 Some leadership theory discusses three main leadership styles. Compare the effectiveness of the different leadership styles at GSK with any other similar organisation.

2.2 Explain how organization theory supports and explains the management practices at GSK.

2.3 Use a range of theories and other sources of information to evaluate three different approaches to management at GSK and any other similar organisation.

Task 3

3.1 Discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation at GSK during periods of change.

3.2 Compare the application of any two different motivational theories in the workplace at GSK.

3.3 Evaluate the usefulness of any motivation theories for managers, including the limitations of these theories at GSK

Task 4

4.1 Use theories to explain the nature of groups and group behavior at GSK.

4.2 There are ranges of factors (e.g. individual skills, team size, status, cohesiveness, roles, diversity, leadership, and communication) that affects effective teamwork. Discuss any four factors that may promote or inhibit the development of effective teamwork at GSK.

4.3 Evaluate the impact of technology on team functioning at GSK.

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