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MBA545 People Systems and Organisations

hi , im swapnil from switzerland, currently pursuing my MBA, i need help for this subject, any kind of help would be appreicated..


Your personal case paper should describe an organizational event or experience that was significant or challenging for you. The personal case should be a description, and analysis/interpretation, of the events.


Case writing is very much like telling a good story. When writing about a case in which you were involved, it usually works best to write in the first person. Describe what happened as you saw it, including your own thoughts and feelings (but make sure that your thoughts and feelings are labeled as such).

It is usually best to focus the paper around a particular experience or series of experiences, rather than trying to cover many months or years. A single critical event (or sequence of events) usually works best. Examples include the early stages of a challenging project, a critical meeting, a tough decision, or a major conflict. Like a good drama, a good case rarely arises from a situation in which everything was smooth and easy. Obstacles, conflict, or dilemmas are likely to be the ingredients that make a case interesting.


The following are suggestions that have often been helpful to students in the past. You should feel free to organize the paper differently if you feel that another format enables you to develop your case and tell your story more effectively.

1. Set the stage with a relatively brief description of the organizational setting and your role in it. Provide information that you think will help the reader understand the most important elements in the situation. (This will require selectivity: part of the art of case writing is separating the essential facts from the mass of information that might be included.)

2. Focus on direct description of events. If there was a significant meeting, provide a description of what people actually said and did in it. (A script representing part of the conversation is very helpful in such cases.)

3. Think about the following as possible elements:

a. Structural issues (for example, structure, goals, technology, size).

b. “People” issues (for example, issues of management style, group process, interpersonal relations).

c. Politics (Was there conflict? About what? Between whom?).

d. Symbols (think about organizational culture, symbols, myths, and rituals; were there questions about what really happened or about what it really meant?).

4. A good case often ends with a question or unsolved problem (for example, What should I do now? How could I solve this problem?).

5. You may choose to disguise the identity of the organization and the individuals. Use fictitious names wherever you feel that it is appropriate. If you are concerned about confidentiality, put the word CONFIDENTIAL in capital letters on the first page. We will strictly honor all such requests. The purpose of the case is to facilitate your learning, and we want to do whatever we can to protect the integrity of your experience in the course.

6. We will provide feedback on your written case, and you are free to amend or rewrite it before you use it for your case analysis paper.



The final paper asks you to do a four-frame analysis of your personal case situation. The purposes of the paper are to provide you with opportunities to:

1. Work with and integrate the four frames as a useful tool for diagnosis and action.

2. Integrate your learnings from the course and apply them to a real-life situation from your work experiences.

3. Reflect on your own professional practice.


First, use the structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames to analyze (1) what happened in your personal case and (2) what alternative courses of action were suggested for you by each of the four frames. Devote equal attention to each of the four frames.

Second, rethink your role in the case in light of the four-frame analysis. In other words, what would you now do differently if you could relive your personal case? Why? How useful were the four frames in helping you to clarify alternative courses of action for yourself in this case situation?

Your personal case paper should describe an organizational event or experience that was significant or challenging for you. The personal case should be a description, and analysis/interpretation, of the events.
i need it urgently.

Dear Friends. I need 4 case studies to submit myself a student of 2007 batch Pgdbahrm scdl, any one can help or guideme pls.
Hi Awasthi,
You have done great Job by posting case study document. This will certainly help students to get acquaint with case knowledge & its understanding.
Best Luck & keep posting,

Hi, Plz find attached ppt on Descipline in industry, Roshan Singh

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Well acc. to me. it is mpre important for radha to decide what she wants. if she is more concerned about her personal life, then move out..
But considering the fact she is ambitious, i suggest stay focused on task and give your best.. people will have grievances but that can always be solved..

can you please send me some case studies on Role conflict faced by employees working in different industries at different levels.
I need them urgently and it will be of great help to me.
Thanks in advance.

Hi everyone I need a case study on recruitment and selection or wrong person hiring .

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