After seeing one of the greatest things ever filmed on Wednesday night, Star Trek Into Darkness, I looked back fondly at one of my other favorite Star Trek movies, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In 2008, I “forced” my class (well, that’s what some of them felt) to watch The Wrath of Khan but with a catch – they had to answer questions related to the movie to learn Organizational Behavior strategies.
Here were a couple questions I asked of them:
4. Relate Valence, Expectancy and Instrumentality to how David Marcus handles the situation involving the Genesis Project.
5. Describe how Peter Preston (the young cadet who perishes after the battle scene) uses the Status motive to display his performance as a member of the crew
6. Describe how Saavik’s interactions with Kirk display the difficulties of cross-culture communication
For the full list of questions, visit http://www.braatheenterprises.com to download a copy. Use it at work, in your classroom, or just watch along with the film and see if you can learn Organizational Behavior using Star Trek.