1. Discuss your attitude about certainty, uncertainty,
and risk when making decisions. How has your
attitude helped or hindered your ability to make
The perception of certainty can be easily manipulated. Some have argued that
1.Think about an organization for which you currently work or one that you
previously worked for. Do you believe that groupthink affects or has ever affected
the organizations decision-making process? Why or why not?
Your response should consist of no les
#2 Report on a decision that you were a part of or had witnessed in your
organization where personal motivation and/or emotions on the part of decision
maker(s) may have caused a sub-optimal decision to be made.
People view their emotions are uncontrollab
1. Discuss your most recent decision to purchase a
major item (entertainment center, automobile, home,
etc.). In what way did the acquisition utility or the
transactional utility come into play for you?
What is acquisition utility? Acquisition utility is
#4 Discuss a recent decision that you made (purchase an automobile or home,
change jobs, etc.). How did motivation and emotions influence your decision? Did
you experience any internal conflict (a battle between what you wanted versus what
you should do)?
3. Describe the concepts of groupthink and focalism and
the similarities and differences that exist between the
Your response should consist of no less than 200 words.
Groupthink occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures
2. During the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, the United States and the Soviet
Union have been competing with one another in attempts to gain a strategic
advantage over one another. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was born out of
3. Describe the concepts of joint and separate preference
reversals. Also, discuss the similarities and differences
that exist between the two.
In the article Preference Reversals Between Joint and Separate Evaluations of
Options: A Review and Theoretical
Eventually, the United States and Iran will have to sit down and negotiate the use of
nuclear power. Discuss the issues that could be involved in such a negotiation. What
cognitive mistakes might be made by the negotiators in this case? How could these
4. Discuss framing and how it affects the decision-making
Your response should consist of no less than 200 words
What is framing? In our textbook framing is defined as the alternative wordings
of the same objective information that significantly
Describe and discuss the principal activities required in the development of an organization.
When developing an organization, several components come into play when forming the short-term and
long-term goals set out for the organization to
In your own words, describe why base pay rates vary between employees performing different
assignments in the same organization and why pay rates vary for people doing similar work in different
Your response should be at least
1. Explain the relationship between pay structure change and market conditions. Discuss the
major issues and sub-issues that influence the employees pay.
There are two major factors in market conditions that drive pay structure: workforce avail
1. Explain why more than one pay structure may be needed in an organization. Discuss the
role between internal worth and market value.
Organizations sometimes use more than one structure of payment when dealing with their
employees. For example
Job evaluation is a way of determining the relative worth of a job by comparing that job
with others within the organization for the purposes of determining an appropriate pay for the
individuals that will hold that particular job (Michael A. 2005).
Team work in organizations
Poor management has led to failure of most organizations in the society today. This has led to the
formulation better managerial skills to ensure that success towards meeting the goals of the
institution is enhanced. In the past
1. Describe the differences between a job description, a position description, and a class description.
Use an example of each that is not found in your textbook.
A class description provides the title, purpose, minimum qualifications, and esse
This paper contains three different interview checklists. Each checklist contains interview
questions to be used in the collection of data relevant for selecting the best competitive persons
in the job. Some of the interview questions have an
The selected legislation is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The
history of this act is that on August 1996, the Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996. On September 11, 1997 the Se
Recently, General Motors and the United Auto Workers had to sit down and
negotiate a change in the labor agreement in order to keep the company from going
bankrupt. Consider what might have gone on during these negotiations and discuss
how framing might h
Describe the concept of linear decision-making. Also, discuss how a linear decisionmaking model could have helped you in making a past decision.
The linear decision-making model is an excellent tool that can be used to make
various decisions. The model co
#3 Lately, the stock market has experienced unprecedented volatility wild ups and
downs. Discuss how stock trading has created a lot of this volatility and the decisions
for stock traders to buy and sell wildly in terms of hyperbolic discounting.
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Classification descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the
Unit V Article Critique
Use the CSU Online Library to locate and review a scholarly article found in a peer-reviewed
journal related to HR selection methods, analyzing work, designing jobs, or HR planning. In peerreviewed journals, the articles were revie
With baby boomers retiring now and over the next decade, what
should the HR function in firms be doing to prepare for a
leadership vacuum? What potential problems do you see these
firms encountering? Share any ideas you have that could help
solve these pr
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions stated mission
is to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination. With
a 2015 federal budget of over $365 million dollars, they will
process over 88,000 cases against private and public sector
The best possible person a human resource professional can hire
is the best person who applies for the job.
If ability and intelligence are normally distributed, more people
applying for a job increases the chances of an excellent person i
Discuss some of the reasons why managers continue to use unstructured
employment interviews despite the abundant evidence that they are not useful for
predicting future job performance.
The unstructured interview is one of the most popular interviewing te
#1 The news has been full of stories lately about the stock market problems, subprime mortgages, and ponzi schemes. All of these required people to make decisions.
Research one of the stories and discuss how motivation influenced people to make
We have each had to negotiate during the process of purchasing a home or
automobile. Analyze the last major purchase that you were involved with and
discuss that purchase in terms of the decision-analytic approach. What was your
BATNA and how did that com
4. Discuss how perceptual bias affected President George W. Bushs decisions that
lead the United States into war in Iraq in 2003. Did judgmental bias play a part in
President George W. Bush and his administration falsely led the nation to
3. In 2001, Polaroid filed for bankruptcy protection. Investigate this filing. What
caused the bankruptcy? Can it be traced to an escalation of commitment?
The Polaroid Company was established back in 1937. By 1947, the Polaroid
Company had a great standi