1. Most of the research in OB has been concerned with three attitudes: job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment. Explain the difference between these attitudes?
2. Clara is a clerk at a retail outlet. She earns $35,000 a year. She is allowed to work her schedule around her daughter’s school athletic events, and because she has seniority over the other clerks, rarely has to work holidays. Jeff is a new designer for an engineering firm. He earns $75,000 a year. He must be at the office Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. His wife attends all their children’s school events. His job is stressful, and if a project is due, he often works weekends and sometimes holidays, although from home. How would you compare Clara and Jeff’s levels of job satisfaction? Describe how you would measure their satisfaction and name at least three major job attitudes that play a part in each of their satisfaction levels.
3. Explain “workforce diversity.” What key managerial skill do you think is most important when dealing with workforce diversity?