Tom, Dick & Harry

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Organizational Behavior

Case Study: Tom, Dick & Harry

Submitted to: Prof. A. Srinivasa Rao
Submitted by: Chahat Sareen & Megha Yadav, M.F.M Sem 1

Problem

The case study gives a character sketch of three employees Tom, dick and Harry and how they behave in their work environment. Tom is the type of employee who is difficult to figure out with a high absenteeism record. He has a laid back attitude like that of hippie culture so he derives very less inspiration from what the company has to offer him. He is a completely family oriented man and feels that the job is simply a means of financing his family's basic needs. Overall he works in a fair manner but all attempts to derive more output from him have failed. He has an amiable attitude but is not a gem for the company. He is allowed to do his own thing as long as he meets the minimal standards of performance.
Dick in many respects is the opposite of tom. He is likable and responds well to the needs of the company and is very loyal. Although the problem with him is that he would not do much independently, he will do well with what is assigned to him but would not take more personal effort and is neither too dependable nor creative. He also lacks the quality of assertion which hurts his performance within and outside the company as he's unable to sell himself properly.
Harry on the other hand is a very strong personality and assertive to extremes. His agenda is money and wouldn't mind changing jobs for it. He does an excellent job and has no qualms for being overworked only of he is paid well. He was too pushy if not more money than other fringe benefits.

Outside concepts

1. Acquired Needs Theory (mcclellan)
Some needs are acquired as a result of life experiences need for achievement, accomplish something difficult. as kids encouraged to do things for…...

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