From the second vignette, Finding the Leader in You: Jim Sinegals Strategy at Costco
is to Not Follow the Crowd, analyze the strategies that Costco uses to ensure success.
Determine whether or not Costcos strategy for its stakeholders is applicable to oth
From the Research Insight, determine how the values of the CEO might affect the
mission, vision, and members of an organization. Propose ways that you could learn the
values of your university president or campus dean and how you can use this
From the first vignette, Employee Autonomy: A Little Freedom Goes a Long Way ,
assess the advantages and disadvantages of providing employees with autonomy in
their jobs. Select the most enjoyable job that you have had, and think of ways in which
From the e-Activity, describe some of the stories, rites, rituals, and symbols that are
representative of the organizations culture of your current or previous employer.
Examine how you have responded to these cultural elements. Determine if the ways you
From the first e-Activity, evaluate whether the decision to expose the companys culture,
strategy, and secrets to outsiders was or was not a good idea. Determine how this
decision affected the main stakeholders of the company.
I believe that if a company
In Season 6 of the Amazing Race, contestants traveled to Dakar, Senegal. The stress of
the competition combined with the difficulties of a new culture caused problems for
some of the teams. Assess the benefits of being culturally aware and able to
From the scenario, determine who you would choose to lay off and explain why. Propose
criteria that can be used to decide who gets laid off in organizations.
I would choose to lay off Mary. Both are great workers, but since Mary has the least flexible
The Forgotten Group Member
Developed by Franklin Ramsoomair, Wilfred Laurier University
The Organizational Behavior course for the semester appeared to promise the opportunity to
learn, enjoy, and practice some of the theories and principles in the
From the second e-Activity, examine the results of the survey. Determine whether you
agree or disagree. Support your position with an example.
Based on the conflict management survey I have a tendency towards aggressive/assertive
conflict management. My s
From the first e-Activity, describe the companys business culture. Determine whether it
is certainty, risk, or uncertainty. Then, examine ways that external factors contribute to
the state of the company.
Google is a great company that values its employee
From the self-assessment, describe what the assessment suggests about your own
attitudes. Determine whether or not this could lead to actions that might be viewed
unfavorable by coworkers.
My mach score is 25. This is less than the national average of 25.
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has sought to move his team beyond past behavior
problems into a new era. To do so, he made senior players accountable for making sure
teammates act properly at all times. Determine whether you agree or disagree with
From the case study, determine if Christine is an effective group leader. Support your
reasoning. Recommend a solution that would her to improve.
I think that Christine is an effective group leader. I think that she could work on managing stress
Describe an instance where you were involved in a situation where you had to strategize
in order to lead the group out of a crisis (e.g., at work, as a member of a sports team,
debating team, etc.). Evaluate the strategies that you employed to motivate th
From the case study, analyze Marys attitude before and after the meeting with Sue.
Determine which motivation theory applies best to this scenario. Support your answer
Mary Jones had just come from an employee review. She was so happy after the review sin
From the first e-Activity, contrast the advantages and disadvantages of just-in-time
learning. Evaluate whether or not this is a valid and worthwhile investment to help
increase the productivity within an organization. Describe your personal experience(s)
Many students work while attending college. Provide at least two examples of the halo
effect in your place of employment or in the classroom.
According to the book, A halo effect uses one attribute to develop an overall impression of a
person or situation
From the second e-Activity, examine the success story of the entrepreneur that you
selected. Compare the tips for success that Lisa Druxman has recommended against any
tips for success that have been recommended by the entrepreneur you selected.
From the first e-Activity, discuss whether the results of the assessment did or did not
confirm your initial thoughts. Then, assess the benefits of being left brained, right
brained, and whole brained, and determine the type(s) of conflicts that can be pr
From the vignette, The Tonight Show: Things Dont Always Go as Planned, examine the
different mishaps and mistakes that were made on the show. Propose three ways that
these mishaps could have been avoided.
Communication is a huge issue for many organizatio
From the e-Activity, analyze what has changed over the past several decades and what has stayed
the same in leadership within organizations. Argue a position as to whether or not the meaning of
leadership has changed significantly.
As defined by the text,