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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?

 

 

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 2 Assignment 1

Complete the Peer Review. Grades will be prorated based on the evaluation. You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Resource: Peer Evaluation

Complete this peer evaluation for each member of your team, including yourself. The average score from these evaluations will be used in determining your final grade for the assignment.

Rate each team member on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest. Use the rubric on the second page to determine the score for each team member. Include comments explaining why you gave your teammate this score.

Your peer evaluations will be kept strictly confidential. Your grade for the evaluation will be posted in the gradebook as an assignment, but individual ratings will not be shared.

Group member:

List names

Rating:

1 -100

Comments:

Must be completed for each team member

 

1. Your Name
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3.
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CATEGORY 100-93 pts (A) Excellent 92-83 pts (B) Good 82-73 pts (C) Improving

 

72-0 pts (D) Needs Improvement

 

Contributions Routinely provides useful ideas when participating in the group discussion. Contributes a lot of effort. Usually provides useful ideas when participating in the group discussion. A good group member who tries   hard. Sometimes provides useful ideas when participating in the

group discussion. A satisfactory group member who does what is required.

Rarely provides useful ideas when participating in the group discussion. May refuse to participate.
Quality of Work No correction or revision necessary,

Work   work is complete and of high

quality.

 

Revisions and corrections may not be necessary and work is adequate for what is needed.

 

Some revision and/or correction is needed or work is not always completed in the manner required.

 

Work provided constantly needs correction and revision and is often incomplete.

 

Time Management All work is turned in on time or even earlier than necessary, the team member is reliable for posting/submitting whole pieces that the group has put together and responsibilities never need to be reassigned to compensate. Work is, for the most part, on time and, on a few occasions, early. For the most part, the team member is reliable for submitting completed team documents. Group member does not need to be compensated for.

 

Occasionally the work is on time. Rarely is it early. On one or two occasions did the rest of the group need to compensate for missing or late work.

 

Occasionally the work is on time and is never early. Team member cannot be relied on to turn in team documents and other members sometimes must compensate for tardiness of work assigned.

 

Attitude Always has a positive attitude about the project and works well with the other team members. Any criticism given is constructive.

 

Usually has a positive attitude toward the work and group, but conflict is usually minor. Any criticism is often constructive. Attitude is hit or miss toward project and group, but member is for the most part tolerable. Criticism given   is, on occasion, constructive, if given at all. Rarely has a positive attitude; participation, quality of work, and time management is severely affected by such; and team member has difficulties and conflict with group.

 

After the total for each student has been added together, and divided by the number of team members rating him/her; calculate the following:  /100 x 2% = out of 2 points for this evaluation.

 

 

 

MGT 420 Grand Canyon Module 2 Assignment 2

Rancho Solano Case

(Part-1)

The Rancho Solano Preparatory School case had controversy over an administrative decision that affected families. The school board decided to hire a consultant to evaluate the closure and provide expertise. Read “Rancho Solano Case.” Review the links included in Topics Materials associated with contemporary media reporting on this school issue.

The school board has hired you as a consultant to review the situation and present your findings and recommendations. Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) that discusses the Rancho Solano case. Complete this assignment from the perspective of the hired consultant. Respond to the following questions:

1- What factors operating in Rancho Solano’s general and specific/internal environment affected the decision to close two campuses and consolidate resources?

2- What is your evaluation of the decision made by Dr. Mernard and Meritas? What is your evaluation of the process of going about the closure? Was RSPS demonstrating social responsibility? Discuss the closure impact on three specific stakeholders.

3- How do you think this change impacted organizational behavior within the closed campus, within the school, and among the stakeholders?

(Part-2)

At the completion of the evaluation, it is necessary to propose a potential outlook to the administrators of RSPS. The proposal needs to address possible next steps with the administration. Address the following:

1- Provide an explanation, using appropriate management theories, for how the administration could have handled the closure effectively with stakeholders? Include one theory from each of the following: the classical approach, the human relations approach, and the modern management approach.

2- You have been asked to suggest three plans: one long-term, one mid-term, and one short-term goal for the future direction of RSPS. Justify your decision for these goals.

3- Present your concluding statement.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. Although an abstract is not required, an introduction and conclusion are required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

 

 

Grand Canyon MGT 420 Module 5 Assignment

Refer to “Working in Teams Video.”

Before responding to the questions, view the video as many times as necessary to familiarize yourself with the characters and the issues as they relate to the objectives of this topic.

Write a paper (1,500-1,750 words) in which you respond to the following questions:

  1. Define the three criteria for evaluating effective team/group work (as stated in the textbook) and analyze whether the “team” in the video is effective or not.
  2. Provide a review of Tuckman’s five stages of group formation and evaluate the stages of the individuals in the video. Explain your answer.
  3. Review y

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