If BP is to succeed going forward the current CEO, Bob Dudley, must identify and successfully address the major psychological weaknesses in BP’s corporate culture. Many culture changes are precipitated by a crisis. Culture is the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the member of one organization to another. However, an organization’s culture can also be influenced by all of the persons it interacts with. Culture change is more than just a new name, uniforms, slogans, or logos. Those are superficial. The true culture of an organization is its unique configuration of norms, values, beliefs, ways of behaving that characterize the manner in which groups and idivuals combine to get things done. This can be restated as the psychological assets of the organization that might predict its material assets. However, in order to succeed the culture itself needs good management. BP will need to take a long term approach to this culture change which will involve new values, aims employees and long term strategic plans. It is our recommendation that BP adopt a task culture. A task culture is developed when a corporation is aware of the importance of teamwork in delivering projects. It is this very type of culture that exists in environments where the risks are high and the feedback on actions and decisions takes a long time. It is a very adaptable and flexible model in which groups are formed for a specific purpose and after that are reformed, continued or abandoned. This model relies…
BP and International Energy
February 20, 2014
BP and International Energy
This paper will discuss the strategies of BP as it continues to maintain and grow its market share in energy production. This paper will address environmental concerns and international energy consumption as it pertains to BP’s global reach for market share.
BP also known as British Petroleum, has had to adapt its business plans, to fit in the ever changing global energy…
problems can, and most often do, arise from change being forced. BP’s oil spill in the golf brought on many obstacles for the organization to change and although the disaster was unforeseen, the events that followed were not. After the oil disaster, BP went into a state of change not only to save the organization, but to change certain aspects of the organization to take proper steps to prevent future situations like the oil spill from ever happening again. This meant strategic planning and the proper…
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. BP once called British Petroleum and the Anglo- Persian Company has transitioned and went through many rebranding techniques to try to reposition itself to its stakeholders. British Petroleum changed its name to BP then Beyond Petroleum to try to focus its business values on the environmental issues that have come about due to previous issues. BP provides customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat…
Organizational Behavior seems to be one of the most important tools in managing the org, as well as human resources management.
Entities design systems to encourage HIGH PERFOMANCE, EFFECTIVENESS and EFFICIENCY
The Purpose of this paper is to outline and discuss the systems applied and enforced with regards to organizational behavior for the particular chosen entity to be discussed in this case study.
As we have learned in the previous OB classes, organizations use several theories…
interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives. They can be formal or informal.
Formal groups - are defined by the organization’s structure, with designated work assignments establishing tasks,
-The behaviors that team members should engage in are stipulated by and directed toward organizational goals ex. Airline flight crew
Informal groups - are neither formally structured nor organizationally determined.
-Are natural formations in the work environment…
never able to fast-track her career. Please discuss how Mary’s attitudes might affect her job satisfaction, specifically in light of the three components of attitude you are asked to identify. (20 pts)
The Major three components in Organizational Behavior and Leaderships are as follows as
Affective: This includes a man's emotions or feelings about the state of mind item.
Behavioral: The way the disposition we have impacts how we act or carry on. Case in point:…
What market are you in and how do you compete?
BP is one of the largest energy companies in the world that is positioned as a multinational oil
company with headquarters in London.
It operates in two business segments: Exploration and Production, and Refining and Marketing.
BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and
petrochemicals products worldwide. BP also sells refined petroleum products, such as gasoline,
diesel, aviation fuel, and liquefied…
Describe a time when your satisfaction was impacted by communication.
What were the circumstances that caused a change in satisfaction?
Provide relevant examples from a past or present employer for support. Please explain and substantiate your answer.
Interestingly enough, I just went through a situation at work that is a perfect example of what happens when there is a lack of communication.
I was offered a temp to perm position through my employment agency. It was my understanding that the…
Tallahassee BeanCounters Team Case
During a routine audit of Tallahassee BeanCounters, the team’s owner Franklin Kennedy asked if we would investigate further into the potential of a fraud occurring within the company. Mr. Kennedy stated that he received an anonymous tip and believes that based on the tip, fraud within the organization was occurring. A fraud examination was conducted and the findings from relevant documents and interviews…
Critical Analysis of the movie Fight Club
The movie Fight Club is an in depth look at the contrast between three different organizations and how each one of them led one man to seek a higher purpose and a more satisfying existence by associating himself with those organizations. In an effort to understand more fully how Organizational Behavior concepts apply to this particular movie, we will look at each group individually…