Understanding and Coping with Change Change is everywhere, yet very few people seem to embrace the concept. We are, for the most part, creatures of habit and follow daily routines. When change occurs, our activities and thought patterns are disrupted. Describe a situation where you or someone you know was resistant to change as identified in one of following areas: Self-interest Lack of understanding Lack of trust in management Differing assessments of the need for change Low tolerance for change Explain whether the resistance to change was caused by an internal or external factor. Using Kotter’s theory for change, provide […]
Organizational Behavior Analysis In this assignment you will analyze the organizational behavior of your current or former employer. Describe how the following areas influence the organizational behavior in a negative or positive manner: Type of culture (Pluralism, Dualism or Salad bowl) Modes of communication in the organization (i.e., written or verbal) Nature of authority (i.e., recognized social rank) Motivational techniques (e.g. intrinsic or extrinsic used to influence productivity and performance) Areas of EQ (emotional quotient) embraced by the organization Virtual elements (i.e., teleworking and virtual offices)
Communication rules in your family For this assignment, identify and describe two communication “rules” that are present in your family of origin. You should explore how these “rules” have affected patterns of interaction and communication among your family members. Your paper should be a 1-2 page paper citing specific examples and providing detailed analysis incorporation reading and textbook material. If outside sources are used, proper citation of the source should be included.
Body Language and Nonverbal Communication As you have discussed in the class, nonverbal codes have many functions including reinforcing, replacing or contradicting the verbal message. They can also regulate interactions, create immediacy, and deceive. There are a large variety of nonverbal cues (some that you might not have considered before such as artifacts, environment and silence). Being aware of nonverbal codes is important to effective communication when being the sender of the message, the receiver, or even being an observer of communication. Therefore, for the Assignment this unit you will be the observer of nonverbal codes and will analyze what […]
Evolution of Management Read the article, “The Management Century”. Based on the content presented in the article, describe the evolution of management and how management practices have changed over time. How has our understanding of management changed over time? Why has it evolved in the ways that it has? Kiechel III, W. (2012). The Management Century. Harvard Business Review, 90(11), 62-75.Retrieved from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.proxy-
Levels of Management Imagine yourself as the executive manager of an organization. You are responsible for establishing the three levels of management and how each level functions in the organization. One of the executive board members does not agree with having three levels of management. How would you justify to the executive board that three levels of management should be implemented in the organization? In your initial post, please include an explanation of the function that each level performs and why it is important.
Strategic Planning Process In a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title and references pages), discuss the strategic planning process. In your paper: Explain the basic steps in the planning process. Describe the steps in the decision-making process, and predict how the personal attributes of the manager influence decision making. Predict how the steps of the strategic planning process and the environmental factors that influence decision making impact the quality-productivity-profitability link. Your paper must include in-text citations and references from at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the text, and be formatted according to APA style
Conflict Management You have been informed that the company you work for will undergo a company-wide downsizing. Your department was affected by the downsizing and will be merging with another department. You have been requested to oversee the merge and serve as a manager for the new department. Take the “What’s My Preferred Conflict Handling Style?” assessment in the Pearson-Prentice Hall Self-Assessment Library. Click Assessments. Click Working with Others. Click Power and Conflict Skills. Click What’s My Preferred Conflict Handling Style? Create a plan to present to the Board of Directors for approval on how to manage any interpersonal challenges […]
Human Resource Planning and Organizational Strategy In a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title and references pages), discuss the relationship between human resource planning activities and the organization’s strategic development and implementation. Describe the eight elements of the staffing process. Examine the relationship between the eight elements of the staffing process and the four activities related to human resource planning. Based on the information presented in Figure 10.5, review the human resource planning process and the previous readings from Chapters 4 and 8. Explain the relationship between the four activities of human resource planning and the organization’s strategic planning, […]
Staffing Function Every opening in the team is another opportunity for the organization to build an even better team. Defining the bar is about determining the needs of the team. Raising the bar is when the organization determines the future of the team and the future of the organization. Defining the bars the first step to determining what characteristics that the organization should look for in an individual to fill a role in the company. Other than using the job description to determine the skills and experiences needed to be successful in the job, how can management begin to define […]