Todd stays late to help a coworker who has gotten behind in his work. Todd is exhibiting which type of behavior? a. Work withdrawal b. Productive behavior
Todd stays late to help a coworker who has gotten behind in his work. Todd is exhibiting which type of behavior?
a. Work withdrawal
b. Productive behavior
c. Organizational citizenship behavior
d. Job withdrawal
c is correct
Organizational citizenship behavior is a set of voluntary and prosocial behavior, which is beyond their role expectations in the organization. These behaviors are not considered under performance evaluation. Helping fellow employees at the organization is not part of the job description but it reflects organizational citizenship behavior.
a is incorrect
Work withdrawal is a set of actions displayed by an employee to escape from the work assigned to them. The behavior may include late arrival to the office, ignoring office work, missing meetings, leaving the office without permission, and so on.
Helping a fellow employee does not exhibit withdrawal from the work or job.
b is incorrect
Productive behavior is a kind of behavior exhibited by an employee that provides benefit to the organization in terms of its output or profits.
Helping a fellow employee does not necessarily translate into increased productivity, rather it reflects an altruistic behavior. The task completed by the fellow employee would be considered as productive behavior for an organization.
d is incorrect
Job withdrawal is a type of action or behavior where a person quits or retires from the job to escape the work situation of an organization.
A person staying back to help a coworker with work-related tasks reflects no intentions of withdrawing from the job.