apu gmgt495 all weeks forums [ all 7 discussions ]

| September 29, 2018

week 2″In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren BuffettRead the following article:.managerwise.com/article.phtml?id=584″>http://www.managerwise.com/article.phtml?id=584In your business experience have you observed major errors as a result of false assumptions? What happened? Can you identify the point, or decision, of “no return” and suggest a possible alternative decision that may have brought a satisfactory result?Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions.week 3Go to the following website and read the interview:.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/vftt_premji.shtml”>http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/vftt_premji.shtmlPremji states that companies must “..foster environments in which workers feel safe taking risks, even when they fail.” What do you think of this? Would an environment that allows for risk taking and possible failure be possible in your workplace?Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions.week 4The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)Never put yourself in a position that will put yourself at risk if you make the wrong decision. We spent cash on everything. It’s fashionable to make ‘bet the company’ decisions, but don’t do it.Joel Spolsky, Sink or Swim, SXSW 2006Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first base.Frederick WilcoxThese are four views of risk. Do you agree with any of these ideas about risk? Which one(s)? How would you define your feelings about risk? Are you willing to take greater or lesser risks depending upon what role you are playing at the time?Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions.week 5″If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.”John Abrams, The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community and PlaceWe have all suffered the effects of poor decision-making by a boss. Often the bad decision was made in haste or without regard to the impact it would have on those who had to live with the decision.What is one of the worst decisions you have had to deal with in the work environment? What was the short term impact? What was the long term impact?Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions.week 6Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.”- King Whitney, Jr.Whenever change occurs in organizations, families, or individuals, people react in different ways. People have a full spectrum of capacity to change, from highly resistant to change to enthusiastically embracing change and this capacity within each of us changes day-to-day. What change has occurred in your organization recently and what kinds of behavior did you observe from the individuals involved with the change?week 7Go to this website and read the short essay:.ksg.harvard.edu/TheBehnReport/July2007.pdf”>http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/TheBehnReport/July2007.pdfUnder performance is a problem in all walks of life…in government, in business, at home.Do you have an example of under performance in your current work environment, perhaps related to your work during this course? What do you think can be done to combat this growing problem?week 8Hi all,This week I would like to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on this course.Please note: There are no right or wrong answers here…you are graded only based upon whether or not you participate.What did you like? What did you really dislike? Do you have any ideas for improvement? Do you have any creative or interesting ideas for learning activities in this class?I really appreciate your open feedback and ideas for new, fun, and interesting features you would like to see in this course and other AMU courses.Thanks!

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