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The Storyline

nave young woman Andrea Sachs comes


to New York and scores a job as the assistant
to one of the citys biggest magazine editors,
the ruthless and cynical Mirinda Priestly.

The

movie depicts the world of fashion and


corporate America. Anne Hathaway,
portrays a normal girl struggling to fit in
and excel in this new world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont

inue=16&v=LG0xYJJbko8

The Cast

What Is Power?

A capacity that A has to influence the behavior of B,


so that B acts in accordance with As wishes.

Bases of power
Coercive Power- Power that is based on fear
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71t-lHCVAGk )
Legit Power- Power as a result of position in
hierarchy
Reward Power-Power that is based on the ability to
distribute rewards that are seen as valuable
Referent Power- Power based on admiration of
another person
Expert Power-Power based on specific skills or
knowledge

Ethical Contexts

Cognitive Dissonance-: Any incompatibility between two


or more attitudes or between behavior and attitudes
Individuals seek to reduce this uncomfortable gap, or

dissonance, to reach stability and consistency


Consistency is achieved by changing the attitudes,

modifying the behaviors, or through rationalization

Organizational Citizenship Behavior-: Discretionary


employee behaviors that are helpful, but not absolutely
required by employers.

Altruism- Helping another person with organization


related task
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHOsRRJdkQM

Motivation Theories
Motivation- The driving force behind why we do the
things we do each day. It is what allows us to survive and be
productive.

McClellands Three needs theory

Power
Achievement
Affiliation

Herzbergs two factory theory

Hygiene factors
Motivators

Vrooms Expectancy theory

Expectancy
Instrumentality

Commitment

Commitment- Organizational commitment is the bond employees


experience with their organization. Employees who are committed to
their organization generally feel a connection with their organization, feel
that they fit in and, feel they understand the goals of the organization.

Affective Commitment-They typically identify with the organizational


goals, feel that they fit into the organization and are satisfied with their
work.

Continuance Commitment- Possible reasons for needing to stay with


organizations vary, but the main reasons relate to a lack of work
alternatives, and remuneration.

Normative Commitment-Employees feel that leaving their


organization would have disastrous consequences, and feel a sense of
guilt about the possibility of leaving.

Organizational Culture

Dominant culture Fear, Perfection, Stories

Autocratic Culture No idea generation and


sharing

Communication Gap - Unclear instructions

No work life balance Stressed personal lives

Politics To win at any cost

Other OB Principles in brief


Perception
Peoples behavior is based on the perception
of what reality is and not on reality itself
Group think
Phenomenon that occurs within a group of
people in which the desire for conformity
results in an irrational decision making
outcome
Surface level acting
The emotions shown are not always the
emotions felt

The Key take aways


Organizations

are complex because they are


made up of different types of people
In order to grow, consider both positives and
negatives within organization
Identify behaviors, Adjust accordingly and create
strategies for survival as Andy did in the movie
Confidence can be cultivated, teamwork
embraced, and healthier relationships among
peers and superiors is possible
Dynamics are changing so must indivisuals and
policies which will ultimately lead to higher
productivity of organization

THANK
YOU !!