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Ch 5: Attitudes and Values in the Workplace: Lesson Plans

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The Attitudes and Values in the Workplace chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the basics of workplace attitudes and values in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Attitudes and Values in the Workplace chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Overview of values
Attitudes in the workplace
Cognitive dissonance in the workplace
Definition of values and why they are important, analysis of terminal, instrumental, cultural and dominant values
Definition of attitudes and their cognitive, affective and behavioral components
Definition of cognitive dissonance and its impact on behaviors in the workplace
Tuesday Generational values
Locus of control
How values can vary by the age of the worker, common values in the workplace today
Definition of locus of control, both internal and external, pros and cons of each viewpoint
Wednesday Major job attitudes
Job satisfaction
Overview of types of job attitudes, aspects of job attitudes and the role of organizational commitment
Definition of job satisfaction, causes, ways to gauge it, impact on performance
Thursday Job dissatisfaction
Deviant workplace behavior
Causes of job dissatisfaction and how employees react
Types of deviant behavior, ways deviant behaviors impact an organization
Friday Organizational citizenship behavior
Organizational identification
Definition of organizational citizenship, examples, why it is important
Definition of organizational identification, why it is important, examples

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Attitudes and Values in the Workplace: Lesson Plans
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What are Values? - Terminal, Instrumental, Dominant & Cultural

1. What are Values? - Terminal, Instrumental, Dominant & Cultural

Every person has different values, but did you know there are different types of values? In this lesson, we will look at the different types of values and explain their relation to the world around us.

Types of Attitudes in the Workplace: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Components

2. Types of Attitudes in the Workplace: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Components

Attitudes are all around us and indeed impact our behavior. There are three main aspects of attitudes at work, and in this lesson, we will focus on those and help you to develop an understanding of their place in the work environment.

How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Workplace Behaviors

3. How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Workplace Behaviors

Many times we have conflicting emotions within us as they relate to a specific situation. That conflict is called cognitive dissonance and is present in a great many professional and personal settings.

Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values

4. Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values

Every generation makes its mark on the world, and every generation is influenced by the world they grow up in. In this lesson, we will look at the different generations and compare and contrast worldviews and values in the workplace.

Locus of Control: Definition and Examples of Internal and External

5. Locus of Control: Definition and Examples of Internal and External

Is your locus of control internal or external? Your perception of where control lies can have an impact on your viewpoint and the way you interact with your environment. This lesson explores the differences between internal and external lotus of control and how each impacts organizational behavior.

Major Job Attitudes: Satisfaction, Commitment, Engagement & More

6. Major Job Attitudes: Satisfaction, Commitment, Engagement & More

Each person has a different level of attitude about their job and that attitude can be rated, if you will, by how involved the individual is in his or her job. In this lesson, we will look at job attitudes as they relate to job satisfaction, commitment, engagement, and more.

What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors

7. What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors

Job satisfaction is more of a journey, not a destination, as it applies to both employees and the employer. As we will see in this lesson, there is no definitive way to measure job satisfaction or to ensure it.

Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

8. Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

There is a level of job satisfaction for each person and each job performed. Problems occur when people are not happy with their jobs. In this lesson, we will look at causes for job dissatisfaction as well as employee responses.

Deviant Workplace Behavior: Negative Effects on an Organization

9. Deviant Workplace Behavior: Negative Effects on an Organization

Deviant workplace behavior can be a serious issue for any company. It has a wide range of impacts on the organization and needs to be understood and dealt with as it arises.

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples

10. Organizational Citizenship Behavior in the Workplace: Definition and Examples

Organizational citizenship is a concept that all companies wish to have but very few can actually achieve. It is rooted in individual employees' view of the company and how they associate themselves with it.

Organizational Identification: Definition and Relevance to Organizational Behavior

11. Organizational Identification: Definition and Relevance to Organizational Behavior

Organizational identification (OID) is a situation in which the employee and the company share the same goals and values. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of that aspect as it relates to the business environment.

Chapter Practice Exam
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