Organizational Behavior Trends

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In many businesses there are many factors that contribute to an organization's behavior. Chase Bank and Sbarro's Pizza are two organizations that will be evaluated in this report- based on their influence of ethics on decision-making and the impact of technology on work-related stress.

Organizational Behavior Trends Paper

"Motivation refers to the individual forces that account for the direction, level and persistence of a person's effort expended at work." (Schermerhorn, Hunt and Osborn. 2005) Sometimes motivation is the cause of employees' using bad judgment when the motivation comes to ethical behaviors while working. A company's ethics is a standard code that businesses uphold so that their employees' know from the start what is allowed and what is not.

The influence of ethics on decision-making

A person's ethics has a great deal to do with the way they make decisions at their job. If a person has bad ethics then he or she are not going to care about whether or not they are doing the right things while they are working.

For example, if a person has bad work ethics then they are not going to care if he or she show up to work on time every day or if they call out too much. At Chase Bank and Sbarro's Pizza, the influence of ethics on decision-making is going to be based off of the employees' motivation for being at the job. If an employee is motivated by money, then his or her ethics at Chase Bank are going to be very high since they know that as long as they show up for work on time everyday and do what is expected out of them then he or she will receive an incentive pay once a month. If an employees ethics is based off of...