Learning Goal: I’m working on a management multi-part question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

Explain how agency conflicts arise in an organization and What are the appropriate solutions to reduce agency costs?

Cite appropriate examples from Saudi Firms.

Locate an article on the SEU Digital Library that applies to a relevant topic that you want to learn about in this course.

Post a thread in the Discussion Board that describes this article and why you feel it is relevant to this class. Your post should be approximately 2-3 paragraphs (150-200 words).

Respond to another student’s post before the end of the week. Consider and reflect on your fellow student’s point of view. Simply saying that you agree or disagree is not a sufficient response.

Render, B., Stair, R., & Hanna, M. (2012). Quantitative analysis for management. (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ISBN: 9780132149112 (print version).

10.2 Action Required:

( Watch the you tube video and answer the question that follow)

10.3 Test your Knowledge (Question):

How can organizations manage to maintain poor employee performance effectively?

-Case Analysis (Organizational Politics at Google)

Google only wants civil behavior at work. Talk about work at work, talk about politics elsewhere. The multinational technology company announced to its over 100,000 employees in August 2019 that nonwork topics were causing disruption. Specifically, political arguments have taken a large role in the companys online forums.

This is an interesting turn of events, given that the company has long been an example of a relaxed and creative culture. In the prior months, the company was accused of suppressing conservative political views in searches. A leaked video after the 2016 presidential election showed the displeasure of Google executives with the election results. Over the next months, the online internal platforms for employee discussion became increasingly argumentative and, in some cases, worse.

Organizational politics are, of course, not the same as government politics. But this situation at Google could easily lead to organizational political behavior. Any strong expression of opinions by executives exerts influence on employees. At Google, the video of executives expressing negative opinions about the election immediately takes advantage of their power to influence subordinates. Those who are not of the same political opinions as the executives are now excluded from a circle of those who do agree. This can easily lead to those people either receding from involvement and hiding their views or taking an aggressive stance that further causes work problems.

Excluding employees can often be unintended. But when you are pushed out of important discussions and decisions, especially by superiors, you are then on the outs. This can lead to low performance and commitment, and even leaving the organization in more serious cases. Political behavior on the part of those who are in agreement with executives can then bond further, whether intentionally or not. Based on this, Googles direction with their new policies about topics allowed in internal communication is, therefore, not as shocking as they might appear.

10.3 Test your knowledge:(Questions)

1. Your boss asks you to attend a meeting to participate in a serious discussion of corporate policies that you disagree with. After the meeting, you are convinced and agree completely with the policies, showing you experienced what reaction to the meetings influence?

2. People who share opinions with executives may try to use that to enter into more social circles and meet powerful people who also agree, expressing what type of political skill?