Relating Organizational behavior frameworks to work experience (Chinatrust).

Essay by ronacobaUniversity, Master'sB, September 2007

download word file, 8 pages 4.0

Chinatrust or ChinatrashLooking back to my previous job, I now ask these questions:What made me climb the ladder from the bottom up to be the number two (2) best performer in the bank nationwide?What made me quit my job?To better comprehend the factors that affected my feat and to further explore the reasons that made me quit my previous job, I now put next to my past experiences in my previous work to some models that I came across with in my Organizational Behavior class that I consider suitable.

My experience in Chinatrust (Phils.) Commercial Bank Corporation can be explained by Daniel Feldman's Organizational Socialization Framework. Organizational socialization is "a process by which employees learn an organization's values, norms, and required behaviors". In this model of organizational socialization, Daniel Feldman identifies the following stages of the process: (1) anticipatory socialization, (2) encounter, and (3) change and acquisition. Learning occurs prior to joining the organization during the anticipatory phase.

Here, one anticipates realities about the organization and the new job. Also, one anticipates the organization's needs for one's skills and abilities and the organization's sensitivity to one's needs and values. Values, skills, and attitudes start to shift as what the organization is truly like appears to the new employee during the encounter phase. In this phase, one attempts to manage lifestyle-versus-job conflicts. The new employee also seeks role definition and clarity and tries to manage intergroup role conflicts. Furthermore, he starts to become familiar with his tasks and group dynamics. During the last phase, one already masters skills and roles and adjusts to the work group's values and norms. Competing role demands are resolved as well as critical tasks are mastered. Furthermore, one internalizes group norms and values. An employees starts at first as an outsider then becomes a socialized insider...