Explain how the external environment, organizational size, technology, and strategy are relevant
in the design of an organizational structure where you have worked.
There are four contingences of organizational design external environment, organizational
Distinguish constructive from relationship conflict, and describe three strategies to minimize
relationship conflict during constructive conflict episodes. Explain how one might relate to a realworld scenario professionally or personally.
Outline six strategies for minimizing resistance to change, and debate ways to effectively create a
sense of urgency for change.
Organizational change requires employees to have an urgency for change. This typically occurs
by informing them about driving
Consider your favorite teacher. What people-oriented and task-oriented leadership behaviors
did he or she use effectively? In general, do you think students prefer an instructor who is more
people-oriented or task-oriented? Explain your preference.
Discuss the four contingencies of power. Give an example that did or could apply in real life.
There are four contingencies of power substitutability, centrality, visibility, and discretion.
These contingencies determine whether power bases translate into
Explain why communication is important in organizations, and discuss four influences on
effective communication encoding and decoding. Give an example that did or could apply in real
Communication refers to the process by which information is transm
Identify six types of departmentalization. Evaluate one type within a professional scenario or
The six types of departmentalization are simple, functional, divisional, team-based, matrix, and
network. A simple structure employs few p
Explain how people and work units gain power through social networks. Give an example that
did or could apply in real life.
Social networks are social structures of individuals or social units that are
connected to one another through one or more forms of
You are manager of a district that has just hired several recent university and college graduates.
Most of these people are starting their first full-time job, although most or all have held part-time
and summer positions in the past. They have general kn
A study of bank employees concluded that empowerment improved customer service and tended
to reduce conflict between employees and their supervisors. Given this study, explain the term
empowerment and identify strategies at this bank (or any workplace you
Explain why people differ from the rational choice paradigm when identifying
problems/opportunities, evaluating/choosing alternatives, and evaluating decision
outcomes; and apply one of these to a real life professional or personal experience
Describe employee characteristics, workplace conditions, and specific activities that
support creativity. Apply one of these to a real life professional or personal experience
involving creativity in your life (from childhood to adulthood). Cite the textb
Rewarding people with money is one of the oldest and certainly the most widespread applied
performance practices. However, money is much more it relates to our needs, our emotions,
and our self-concepts. Reward systems do motivate most employees, but only
Describe the elements of organizational culture, and discuss the importance of
Organizational culture consists of value and assumptions shared within an
organization. Shared assumptions are non-conscious, taken for-granted perce
Describe how a manager or coach could use the process of self-fulfilling prophecy to
enhance an individual's performance. Share a related personal experience if possible.
After 20 years of service to my country and transitioning to the civilian world, I
Running head: National Insurance Company Synergy
National Insurance Company Synergy
By Randall W. Looney
Columbia Southern University
National Insurance company synergy
Our company needs to focus on the perceptual process to minimi