GC MGT420 week 1 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest 2015 aprildq 1Max Points: 7.0How does an understanding of management and organizational behavior lead to organizational effectiveness and efficiency? Why is the study of historical management theories important today?dq 2What 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.dq 3What are key managerial skills and competencies? Explain how they vary across management levels.GC MGT420 week 2 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest 2015 aprildq 1Max Points: 7.0Using examples from your experience, what is the importance of planning to the practice of management?dq 2Max Points: 7.0What is the role of IT in an increasingly global environment? Provide examples of how IT has changed your organization (or an organization with which you are familiar).dq 3What is the role of IT in an increasingly global environment? Provide examples of how IT has changed your organization (or an organization with which you are familiar).GC MGT420 week 3 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest 2015 aprildq 1If 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?dq 2Motivational 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?dq 3Max Points: 7.0Visit the following websites and complete the self-assessments:Learning Styles: .engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html”>http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.htmlTake 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.htmlJung Typology Test: .humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm” href=”http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm”>http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htmName 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?GC MGT420 week 4 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest 2015 aprildq 1What 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?dq 2How are the three characteristics of effective teams evident in each of Tuckman’s five stages of team development? Provide examples to support your response.dq 3In a team-based situation, which is more effective: team or individual rewards? Why? Please support your position with a practical example.GC MGT420 week 5 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest 2015 aprildq 1What role does effective interpersonal communication play in decision making within organizations?dq 2Using a practical example, what are the benefits and potential problems associated with conflict?dq 3What is negotiation? What are the common negotiation pitfalls? What are the strategies to overcome them?GC MGT420 week 6 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest2015 aprildq 1Which power bases lie within the individual? Which are derived from the organization? How are power and politics related?dq 2How do emerging leadership theories support innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within organizations?dq 3It 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?GC MGT420 week 7 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest2015 aprildq 1Review 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?dq 2In what way is the HR function important to the success of the everyday tasks in an organization? Discuss the competitive advantages that can accrue to an organization that genuinely is committed to workplace diversity? Please make certain that you indicate strategies for overcoming resistance to diversity programs.dq 3How does an individual’s faith or worldview inform their personal management practices?GC MGT420 week 8 dq 1, dq 2 & dq 3 latest 2015 aprildq 1Identify 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?dq 2Using 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?dq 3Using an organization with which you are familiar, identify ways through which feed-forward and feedback controls can be used to assure the high quality of its final outcome. How do these controls lead to effective management?
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