MGT 420 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions

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MGT 420 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 1 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

How does an understanding of management and organizational behavior lead to organizational effectiveness and efficiency? Why is the study o historical management theories important today?

Discussion Question 2

What are the six challenges facing managers in the workplace today? Each student is expected to discuss one of the major challenges, highlighting its importance in the 21st century workplace and how it affects the behavior of people within organizations.

Discussion Question 3

What are key managerial skills and competencies? Explain how they vary across management levels.

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 2 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

Using examples from your experience, what is the importance of planning to the practice of management?

Discussion Question 2

For your organization, or for one with which you are familiar, identify the factors that operate in its general and specific environments. How doe this understanding influence the effectiveness of an organization?

Discussion Question 3

What is the role of IT in an increasingly global environment? Provide examples of how IT has changed your organization (or an organization wit which you are familiar).

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 3 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

If you, as a manager, had to help change an employee’s behavior to make him or her more productive, what course of action would you take? How might you use both positive and negative reinforcement?

Discussion Question 2

Motivational theory applications argue for recognizing individual differences. They also suggest paying attention to members of diverse groups. Is this a contradiction? Why or why not?

Discussion Question 3

Visit the following websites and complete the self-assessments:

  1. Learning Styles: .engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html”>http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html
  2. Take the Emotional Intelligence, Terminal Values, and Instrumental Values Assessments:.wiley.com/legacy/college/schermerhorn/0471454761/assessments/main.html”>http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/schermerhorn/0471454761/assessments/main.html
  3. Jung Typology Test: .humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm” href=”http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm”>http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm

Name one significant lesson that you discovered about your learning style, emotional intelligence, and personality. Using this information, what step(s) do you plan to take to become a more effective manager?

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 4 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

What are group norms, and what role do they play in behavior and cohesiveness of the group? How does the diversity of a group affect its performance?

Discussion Question 2

How are the three characteristics of effective teams evident in each of Tuckman’s five stages of team development? Provide examples to support your response.

Discussion Question 3

In a team-based situation, which is more effective: team or individual rewards? Why? Please support your position with a practical example

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 5 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

What role does effective interpersonal communication play in decision making within organizations?

Discussion Question 2

Using a practical example, what are the benefits and potential problems associated with conflict?

Discussion Question 3

What is negotiation? What are the common negotiation pitfalls? What are the strategies to overcome them?

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 6 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

Which power bases lie within the individual? Which are derived from the organization? How are power and politics related?

Discussion Question 2

How do emerging leadership theories support innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within organizations?

Discussion Question 3

It has long been a dictum of management theory that leaders must adapt their behavior to fit the specifics of a situation. Discuss whether transformational leadership is appropriate for all occasions. In which situations might it not be effective and which theories might be effective instead?

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 7 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

Review the five functional areas within the HR department, and explain which one you think is most important and why. Which of these five functional areas works most closely with the rest of the business as a strategic partner, and how might this change depending on the type of company? How do the needs of an organization decide what human and capital resources are required to be successful?

Discussion Question 2

In what way is the HR function important to the success of the everyday tasks in an organization? Discuss the competitive advantages that car accrue to an organization that genuinely is committed to workplace diversity? Please make certain that you indicate strategies for overcoming resistance to diversity programs.

Discussion Question 3

What are employee benefits? Explain how they are a major part of the compensation package. Review your current compensation package and determine if it is adequate and fair given the tasks you complete in your job.

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 8 Discussions Latest

Discussion Question 1

Identify the main types of traditional and horizontal organization structure. Using an organization of your choice as an example how is the structure of the organization a reflection of its environment (including national culture), its goals, and competences?

Discussion Question 2

Using an organization with which you are familiar, identify its core culture and the elements of its observable culture as defined by Senge. What do you think would need to be changed in order to facilitate learning? What role would organizational development play in overcoming resistance to change?

Discussion Question 3

Using an organization with which you are familiar, identify ways through which feed-fonvard and feedback controls can be used to assure the h quality of its final outcome. How do these controls lead to effective management?

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