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  1. Should an Indian's Patriotism be Judged Based on His/Her Adherence to a Mandated Practice During a Film's Screening?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 06/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0073, OB-9-0073A
    CASE LENGTH: 10 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate can help understand the reasons and consequences behind the Supreme Court's mandate of playing the Indian National Anthem before the screening of a feature film in theatres. On November 30th 2016, India's Supreme Court had ordered all the cinema halls to play the National Anthem before the screening of the movies and all those present should stand as a mark of respect for the anthem and the country. The bench of judges felt that people should show respect to the National Anthem and ...
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  2. How to Prevent Workplace Toxicity?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 04/08/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0072, OB-9-0072A
    CASE LENGTH: 8 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    What makes a workplace a toxic workplace? What are the signs of a toxic workplace? How does toxicity manifest in a workplace? While it's a hard thing to admit workplace toxicity, it can lead to cantankerous work culture too quickly. In an article titled, "How a toxic workplace could, literally, destroy your health", author Jan Bruce (Jan) writes that, "I don't have first-hand knowledge of Amazon, but as CEO of a growing digital health business I do'know first-hand that our nation's most elite, innovative ...
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  3. Who Should Decide a Student’s Career Choice? Parents’ Diktat or Self-Calling?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 27/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0071, OB-9-0071A
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    Who decided what you should study and what career to pursue? Was it you or parents? Many a times, the students end up pursuing a 'forced' stream due to parental and societal pressure. This Case Debate is meant to help the participants understand the importance of choosing one's career and its decision-making process. Its purpose is to generate a debate in the class whether should students make their own career choice or follow the choice of their parents, friends and relatives? Most importantly, should ...
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  4. Should Uniform be made Compulsory for College and University Students?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 25/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0070, OB-9-0070A
    CASE LENGTH: 4 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    In an online poll, when students were asked whether uniform be made compulsory for all the College/University students, 46% said yes, while 54% said no.1 The heated debate on whether Colleges/Universities too should enforce uniform policies has been divided by strong supporting evidence on both sides. While a clear majority of schools in India mandate compulsory uniforms, whether the same should be extended to College and University students has been a raging debate. With recent disturbing and agonizing ...
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  5. Should Screen Time be Reduced for Kids?

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 25/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0068, OB-9-0068A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    For any new parent, this might be the most nagging question in his/her mind with no definitive answers. How much screen time is good for kids? Is there any correlation between kids' screen time and their social behavior and physiological growth? Should parents control, if at all, the screen time of their kids? The new generation - Gen Z and Millennials - grow in a high-tech, low-touch and high pitch world taking to the electronic gadgets as naturally as toys. Given the ubiquitous presence of the gadgets ...
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  6. How to Promote Civic Sense Amongst Indians?

    AUTHOR(S) : Syed Abdul Samad and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 20/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Debate
    CASE ID: OB-9-0069, OB-9-0069A
    CASE LENGTH: 6 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Debate can help understand the lack of civic sense amongst Indians, the reasons thereof and throws opens a debate in the classroom. It is meant to sensitize the students on the need and importance of inculcating a higher order of civic sense amongst Indians. It allows an interesting debate why most of the Indians lack civic sense and what it takes for civic authorities to inculcate proactive and progressive civic sense amongst Indians. A recent incident, in June 2018, highlights the typical ...
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  7. Juniper Products Company – Politics in Teams

    AUTHOR(S) : Prof. Jatin Pandey, Asst. Professor and Arijit Goswami, PGP Student - Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
    PUBLISHED DATE: 13/07/2018
    PUBLISHER: IIM Kozhikode
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: OB-1-00067, OB-1-00067A
    CASE LENGTH: 11 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This case introduces the concept of organizational politics and what are the factors that promote political behaviours in organizations. The core issues of the case are the individual and team level factors that promote political behaviours in organizations. The case describes in detail how a project team, formed under a self-serving manager, initially performs well but how the team dynamics change over the course of time as groupism develops within the team. It further delves into the nuances of ...
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  8. Cost of employee loyalty@Anand Finance

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar, R. Muthukumar, and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 08/06/2018
    PUBLISHER: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: Anand Finance
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    This case study can be used effectively for understanding the nuances of employee loyalty, especially if there is a cost of employee loyalty. While Anand Finance is happy that its workforce has largely been loyal, the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times force it to chart new course of action. The newly appointed Business Head, Ashok Singh's challenges compound when he finds that there was not’t a single innovation or best practice adopted over the past three years. Given his mandate ...
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  9. Are Assumptions Impeding Communications at Nikunj Builders?

    AUTHOR(S) : Dr. Archana Shrivastava, Associate Professor, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
    PUBLISHED DATE: 08/05/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: OB-2-0066, OB-2-0066A
    CASE LENGTH: 6 Pages
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    Miscommunication can happen due to lapses on the part of the sender, the receiver, or the channel used for communicating. There are various examples of management blunders that happen as a result of miscommunication at one level or another. Despite the best intentions from the sender and the receiver, several barriers inhibit effective exchange of information. While physical and other barriers related to language are easy to eliminate, the challenge arises when these barriers are subjective in nature ...
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  10. More than Half of India Inc. Workforce Dissatisfied with Work Hours

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 04/05/2018
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: CASE FLYER
    CASE ID: OB-4-0065, OB-4-0065A
    CASE LENGTH: 4 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This Case Flyer, based on JobBuzz's survey amongst 1,800 employees, can be used to trigger an interesting discussion on various components of job satisfaction. Work-life balance, flexi-timing, working from home, time for upskilling, working hours, are few of the components of this job satisfaction survey. While more than half of India Inc. workforce were dissatisfied with the working hours, 30% considered work-life balance to be an important consideration while taking up a job. While flexi-time is ...
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  11. Case View with Aashish Vaishnava - Golf and the Art of Networking

    AUTHOR(S) : Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 15/11/2017
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: case view
    CASE ID: OB-1-0064B
    CASE LENGTH: 33 Pages
    Case View with Aashish Vaishnava  - Golf and the Art of Networking
    DESCRIPTION:
    Aashish Vaishnava, CEO | GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT, Exclusive Partner (Asia) – International Design Group, UK Aashish has been a passionate golfer from his childhood and his passion made him design a golf course when he was just 16. With over 12 years of professional Golf Course Design experience, Aashish has designed over 15 Golf Courses so far and he has realized that Golf is not just a sport; it’s an industry in itself. Aashish’s passion doesn’t stop at Golf Course Design & ...
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  12. Crisis in Happiness (A)

    AUTHOR(S) : Arti Sharma, Doctoral Student & Prof. Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Professor - IIM Indore
    PUBLISHED DATE: 26/10/2017
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: OB-2-0063(a), OB-2-0063(A)
    CASE LENGTH: 7 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    The part (A) of the case presents the sudden crisis situation that happened at GMI Business School on the most awaited graduation day which injured many students. The stage built for the students, faculty members and guests for the group photograph session suddenly collapsed, inflicting serious injury to the students. The  atmosphere of joy and celebration of the graduation day soon turned into a chaotic scene.

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  13. Crisis in Happiness (B)

    AUTHOR(S) : Arti Sharma, Doctoral Student & Prof. Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Professor - IIM Indore
    PUBLISHED DATE: 26/10/2017
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: OB-2-0063(b), OB-2-0063(B)
    CASE LENGTH: 3 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    After the crisis of stage collapse injuring many students, the decision of continuing graduation ceremony wasn't appreciated by the students. The students along with the parents wanted some strict action to be taken. The part (B) of the case explains the course of actions actually taken by the director of GMI business school to manage the crisis situation ensuring that such incidence does not happen ever again. The case also explores the role of a leader that can help the organization to revive from ...
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  14. Case Lens on Commitment In the Backdrop of Hollywood Movie, Spotlight*

    AUTHOR(S) : Y. Bala Bharathi and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 05/07/2017
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Lens
    CASE ID: OB-7-0061, OB-7-0061A
    CASE LENGTH: 3.27 Minutes
    Case Lens on Commitment In the Backdrop of Hollywood Movie, Spotlight*
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    This Case Lens on Commitment is based on the Oscar-winner, Spotlight. Based on true events, Spotlight depicts the story of how 4 committed investigative journalists, supported by two of their bosses, expose Boston city’s massive scandal of child abuse by priests. Being a sensitive case with possible social backlash, the team puts together infallible evidence – for 87 priests in Boston alone – that establishes the extent of malaise. What is important to this case discussion, apart ...
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  15. Case Lens on ‘Team Player' In the Backdrop of Hollywood Movie, The Longest Yard*

    AUTHOR(S) : Vandana Jayakumar and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary
    PUBLISHED DATE: 05/07/2017
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
    PRODUCT: Case Lens
    CASE ID: OB-7-0058, OB-7-0058A
    CASE LENGTH: 3.57 Minutes
    Case Lens on ‘Team Player' In the Backdrop of Hollywood Movie, The Longest Yard*
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    This Case Lens on ‘Team Player’ is based on the Hollywood movie, The Longest Yard. It showcases the interesting story of Paul Crewe (Paul), a renowned football player who was banned from playing professional football on federal racketeering charges for shaving points in a professional football game. Later, he is sent to the prison on charges of theft and drunken driving. Although the whole world looks down upon him, in the prison, warden Hazen gives him the mandate of building a football ...
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