Problem.puzzledoc - Problem/Puzzle Assignment MANA 6332...

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Problem/Puzzle Assignment MANA 6332 Name:_________________________ One or both of your problem/puzzle assignments may be chosen to be the basis of a class case discussion. Your problems/puzzles must be real--not made up. For more information and for example problems/puzzles, refer to the Rude and Branham article, "Student-centered living cases for teaching management" which is part of this packet. Also, read the sample problem puzzle assignments at the end of the packet. Problem/Puzzle I: Individuals at Work Briefly describe a work-related problem/puzzle situation which you are involved in and which you are unsure how to deal with. The situation should have individual people as a major component. Your situation may be chosen to serve as a basis for class discussion. Include the following: 1) the setting (brief description of industry, organization and/or department) 2) the players (keep all identities confidential except for yours)--description of relevant personality characteristics and background: 3) the problem (identify key aspects which would enable your instructor and classmates to understand your situation): Problem/Puzzle II: Groups and Organizational Units Briefly describe a work-related problem/puzzle situation which you are involved in and which you are unsure how to deal with. The situation should have groups or organizational units as a major component and must be real--not made up. Your situation may be chosen to serve as a basis for class discussion. Include the following: 1) the setting (brief description of industry, organization and/or department) 2) the players (keep all identities confidential except for yours)--description of relevant personality characteristics and background: 3) the problem (identify key aspects which would enable your instructor and classmates to understand your situation):
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Student-Centered Living Cases for Teaching Management Dale E. Rude and Michael Branham Abstract: The student-centered living case is proposed as a new teaching technique. Instead of a "canned" traditional case problem, which lacks the dynamics of a live and ongoing situation, students attempt to solve a real problem faced by a fellow student (who is termed the "student case author"). The student case author is available to answer questions and provide further information, or to disagree with proposed solutions and re-direct solution formulation based upon contingencies not initially presented. A student centered living case will be presented. Guidelines for developing student-centered living cases and student feedback will be provided.
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Student-Centered Living Cases: Unlike medical students, business students are rarely exposed to "real" people or to "live" cases. In traditional "canned" cases, inconvenient or seemingly insignificant problems are easily assumed away. An incomplete picture of a real-life situation is presented. Students have no opportunity to obtain further information which may be relevant to the case. The student-centered living case is proposed as a new teaching technique.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course MIS 042 taught by Professor Herrin during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Problem.puzzledoc - Problem/Puzzle Assignment MANA 6332...

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