CTU MGM335 full course [ all phase discussions and all phase assignments except phase 5 assignment ]

| November 28, 2016

Question
PHASE 1

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Individuals in Organizations

Employees are all unique. This uniqueness makes them valuable because in that individual approach to work, each employee brings personality, history, culture, values, creativity, innovation, and other personal characteristics to the team. It is also what makes managing employees challenging.

Primary Task Response:Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Explain the impact of an individual’s personality on work performance.
Identify at least 3 strategies an organization can use to maximize the contribution of individuals.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

PHASE 2

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Organizations frequently use different types of goals and rewards to motivate employees.

Primary Task Response:Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Explain how goals and rewards can motivate individual and group behaviors and outcomes.
Recommend at least 2 types of individual goals and rewards, as well as 2 group goals and rewards that an organization can implement to motivate employees.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

phase 3

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Team Collaboration

Working together in groups requires cooperating and collaborating with others.
Primary Task Response:Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Explain the types of teams that an organization may use to perform cooperative work.
Discuss the process that can change a group of individual performers into a team.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

phase 4

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

The discussion assignment for this week includes a review of the Key Assignment Outline completed by one of your classmates, as well as a substantial response to at least one other student.

Primary Task Response: Your first task is to post your own Key Assignment Outline to the discussion area so that other students are able to review your plan. Attach your document to the main discussion post, and include any notes you feel are appropriate. The purpose of this assignment is to help improve the quality of the Key Assignment Draft you will complete next week.

Respond to Another Student: Review at least 1 other student’s Key Assignment Outline and provide meaningful feedback. Refrain from general feedback, such as simply stating “good job.” Your feedback to other students is most helpful if you not only point out weak areas but also offer suggestions for improvement. The best feedback takes a three-stage approach to identify what was done well, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

phase 5

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Summative Discussion Board

Review and reflect on the knowledge you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 3 paragraphs on the following:

What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about his or her Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’

assignments

Task Name: Phase 1 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 5–7 slides with speaker notes of 200–250 words per slide (excluding Title and Reference slides)
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Employee morale is an essential component of a high-performing organization. Employees who are not happy with the work environment become, at best, distracted and, at worst, destructive to productivity.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following elements surrounding employee morale and its effects on the workplace:

Describe situations and organizational variables that impact employee morale.
Explain, using examples, the impact of individual perception on morale.
Discuss how employee empowerment and decision-making autonomy impact morale.
Develop recommendations for initiative that organizations can implement to positively affect employee morale.
Please submit your assignment.

Task Name: Phase 2 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 900–1,000 words
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Library Research Project

Senior leaders must understand how to motivate employees in a variety of ways. Research major motivational theories, and pick 3 theories to discuss.

For each motivational theory, address the following:

Briefly describe each theory, including its history, foundation, model, and application.
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each theory.
Explain options and strategies an organization can use to apply this theory to motivating employees.
Select 1 theory to implement, and develop specific methods for implementation explaining your rationale for the selection of this theory and your implementation design.

Task Name: Phase 3 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 6–8 slides with speaker notes of 200–250 words per slide (excluding Title and Reference slides)
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Leaders must frequently address competing needs of work groups. Conflict can arise when groups vie for limited resources. Addressing the conflict is essential to leading.

Research conflict in organizations, and address the following in a cohesive presentation to senior leaders:

Explain sources of conflict within an organization.
Discuss types of conflict that can arise when groups vie for resources.
Describe different models that address organizational conflict.
Develop recommendations for methods to address intergroup conflicts.

Task Name: Phase 4 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 6–8 slides with speaker notes of 200–250 words per slides (excluding Title and Reference slides)
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Working with organizations to improve the interactions of members and increase productivity through collaborative behavior is an essential role of the organization development human resources specialist. You will need to pick an organization to use for this project. The organization you choose may be your current employer, or alternatively, an organization in which you volunteer or one about which you can easily find information through the school library, the Internet, or other sources.

Research and address the elements of organizational effectiveness that will improve interactions in a presentation for senior leaders:

Explain the concept of organizational effectiveness, as it relates to the interactions of members.
Describe methods used to assess the behaviors and attitudes of organizational members, and apply 1 model in an analysis of your organization.
Analyze methods used to improve the behavior and attitudes of organizational members.
Propose processes to build teams and manage their different stages of development.
Evaluate methods of managing conflict and change within the organization.

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