MGMT 303 Discussion Questions, Principles of Management
MGMT303 Week 1 DISCUSSION 1, WHO IS A MANAGER? WHAT IS AN ORGANIZATION?
Based on what you have read in our text, how would you define a manager? How would you define an organization? Please cite your sources. Give an example of a manager and an organization.
MGMT303 Week 1 Discussion 2, Managerial Ethics
Explain how management can impact ethics within an organization. Please cite your sources
MGMT 303 Week 2 DISCUSSION 1, BUSINESS DECISIONS
Managers, most business decisions are made under conditions of either risk or uncertainty. What is the difference between risk and uncertainty (please cite your sources)? In your opinion, is it easier to make a decision under a condition of risk or a condition of uncertainty? Why? Give an example from your experiences to support your answer.
MGMT303 Week 2 Discussion 2, Performing a SWOT Analysis
Using your SWOT analysis selected organization, identify that organization. What are the competitive advantages of the organization you identified? Explain how you arrived at that decision.
MGMT 303 Week 3 DISCUSSION 1, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Studying the cultural differences between countries can help a company be more successful doing business internationally. What are the cultural dimensions that vary by country? What is cultural intelligence?
MGMT303 Week 3 Discussion 2, New Business Venture
Discuss the reasons why small businesses are so important to the U.S. economy. Understanding that “Diversity is also desirable for innovation, flexibility, and organizational success,” how does it then play a part in small business success? Please cite your sources.
MGMT 303 Week 4 DISCUSSION 1, ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN
There are many elements to consider when designing an organizational structure. Let’s start by each of picking one of the six key elements and discussing why that element is important to the overall success of the design. Please cite your sources.
When it comes to designing a structure, what obstacles do you think you would run into?
MGMT303 Week 4 Discussion 2, Resistance to Change
Change is a constant factor in both in our personal and work lives. There seems to be resistance to change whether the change will be good or bad. Why do people resist change?
MGMT 303 Week 5 DISCUSSION 1, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Human resources are very important to all organizations. What are some processes involved in human resource planning to determine the right number of employees with the right kind of capabilities? How does diversity play a part in these Human Resources planning process? Please cite your sources.
MGMT303 Week 5 Discussion 2, Motivation and Performance
There are many theories on how to motive employees. Let’s consider two of the theories: goal-setting and reinforcement. Define each of these theories and cite your sources. Do you agree with either of these theories? Why are they important or not important in today’s organizations? What is Herzberg’s theory? Please cite your sources.
MGMT 303 Week 6 DISCUSSION 1, LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS
Despite no scientific or empirical data to support the trait approach to leadership, many still believe there is an association between leadership behavior and certain traits. Research and cite your responses to the following questions: Why do you think these beliefs persist? In what ways is the use of the trait approach helpful and/or harmful to those who use it?
MGMT303 Week 6 Discussion 2, Communications
What are the similarities and differences of oral and written communication? What-kinds of situations call for the use of oral methods? What situations call for the use of written communication?
The function of control is extremely important to any organization. What makes this function so important? What are the steps in the control process? Please cite your sources. How have you seen the steps used in your workplace?
MGMT303 Week 7 Discussion 2, Useful Information
Identify and explain one system that provides applications within an organization. What do you believe are some of the benefits and drawbacks of the system? Give an example of the system other than the examples in the text.