Chapter 2 notes
Two Major Forms of Workforce Diversity
o Surface level
(Demographic) Differences in easily perceived characteristics (race, gender, age)
Do not necessarily reflect what people think or feel but activate ster
Howcan negotiators utilize conflict management strategies to their advantage so that differences in
interests lead not to dysfunctional conflicts but rather to positive integrative solutions?
Negotiators need to be able to use conflict to their advantage
Do you think culture is important to the success of a merger/acquisition? Why or why not?
I believe culture is very important when it comes to the success of a merger or acquisition. In one class I
had the teacher described a business merger as a marriage
A manager has the job of making sure goals are met by the entire organization. If the question is to
delegate or keep it close then it is obvious to me that managers should delegate. You have employees
that are qualified to be in the position they are in.
I see my leadership style as a mentor that displays transformational leadership. According to the
textbook transformational leaders are leaders who inspire followers to transcend their own selfinterests and who are capable of having a profound and extraor
Do you think organizations need to have a social media presence today? Are the drawbacks sufficient to
make you think it's better for them to avoid certain media?
In todays world, I believe it is imperative that an organization has a social media presence
How do the predictions of the self-determination theory apply to intrinsic and extrinsic rewards?
In the textbook Robbins & Judge (2015) state the self-determination theory proposes that people prefer
to feel they have control over their actions, so anyth
Why don't teams work like they are supposed to? Imagine you've been asked to assemble and lead a
team of high-potential new hires to work on the development of an international marketing campaign.
What specific steps might you take early in the team's lif
Martin Luther King Jr. once proclaimed, "A genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus but a modeler
of consensus." What do you think he meant by that statement? Do you agree with it? Why or why not?
I think what he is saying is just another version of
Unethical decisions dont come from bad character. In my opinion unethical decisions come from
bad or unfortunate situations. Someone could have been living like a straight arrow their entire life but
they could be put into a situation that makes them thin
Should you try to change someones personality?
You should not try to change someones personality. If a personality is part of a persons
biological make up then it is obvious you should not put in the effort to try and turn someone
into someone or somethin
The job characteristics model is a model that was developed by Hackman and Oldham; it says we can
describe any job with five parts (Robbins & Judge, 2015, p. 216). These five parts are skill variety, task
identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedbac
What is affective events theory? What are its applications?
According to the textbook by Robbins and Judge (2015) the affective events theory (AET) is a
model that demonstrates that employees react emotionally to things that happen to them at
work, and th
Why do you think many people are in jobs that are not satisfying? Do organizations help people craft
satisfying and motivating jobs, and if not, why not?
People are in jobs that they are not satisfied with because they feel like they have to be. Whether
How can organizations cope with differences related to age discrimination in the workplace? How can
older employees help?
The best way to cope with age discrimination is to treat it how you would any form of discrimination. You
face it head on and attack
o No change
Betty Alvarez couldnt disagree more. She selected Program I. I would rather
have my employees doing their jobs than going to meetings to talk about doing
their jobs. Thats what management is for.
Michael Ostremski, anot