Has a friend, family member, or faculty member ever described UNT as,
it's just another hugh bureaucracy. In other words, in our frustration and in
an attempt to say something negative about a large organization, we
sometimes describe the organization
Differentiate between formal and informal groups. You are in many
classroom based groups, would our textbook describe those groups as
formal or informal?
2. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of group decision making.
3. After reading/listening to the Me
Re-read the section that contrasts leadership and power on page 413.
Using the material in this section, apply the key points to the best
leader you described in Lesson/chapter 12s QFD. In other words,
describe how your best leader implemented the key
One successful mediator, Bostons Paul Finn, argues that if the disputing parties
are seeking justice, Its best to go somewhere else (in other words, do not use
negotiation). Why do you think he can make such a statement? (Note: Students, as
part of your a
The government said on Tuesday that the economy grew at a relatively
robust pace last quarter, reversing a more pessimistic estimate it published
three weeks ago.
Output in Japan, Asias second-largest economy, expanded at an annualized
rate of 1 percent i
Theres an argument that her approach is more honourable, since it doesnt
involve a phony Boy Scout act that requires others to do her dirty work, but
there is little doubt that she has thought through anything significant that
happens under her watch.
Iran ratcheted up its offense in the oil market after breaking a
pricing tradition, signaling its seeking to win market share at a
time when rival producers are trying to forge a deal on freezing
State-run National Iranian Oil Co. will sell the Fo
The move came after a river barrier erected to contain the spillage from a pipeline leak
at a local refinery on Sunday gave way as a result of heavy overnight rain.
"The situation is complicated. We do not know how much crude could end up in the
Questions for Discussion:
1. The definitions on pages 369-379 provides several explanations of
leadership as it the explanation of leadership developed over the past 50
years or so. Go to these pages, pick out the definition you believe is most
Write a paragraph or two explaining why and how social networking is
blurring the differences between formal and informal groups.
2. What is the right size (the right number of members) for groups to be
effective? Explain your answers with specific ref
One of the more recent questions involved with employers initial selection is
the request made to the applicant to provide ones password to social media
websites thus, giving the prospective employer access to review and read,
etc. If this request were m
Some representatives of the Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., drive pink
cars. Using the words and concepts of Chapter 16, what is Mary Kay
Cosmetics management doing by giving away pink cars?
Give one or two examples of how national culture impacts an
Group Two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who have come together to
achieve particular objectives.
Formal Groups a designated work group defined by an organizations structure
Designated work assignments establishing tasks
1. Discuss Mintzbergs ten different roles. Group them as being primarily concerned with
interpersonal relationships, the transfer of information, and decision making.
a. Figurehead ceremonial and symbolic in nature
b. Leadership hiring, fir
1. What do you believe is the relationship between age and the organizational issues of
productivity, turnover and satisfaction?
a. Age & Productivity I truly believe with age comes wisdom and therefore in most
cases more productivity. I work with individ
Discuss how job satisfaction can impact employee productivity,
absenteeism and turnover.
2. List and explain the four ways employees can express job
3. After listening/reading to our Lesson/chapter 3s Media Story
concerning the use of
What effect do emotions and moods have on different OB issues (pick
one or two for your comment)? As a manager, what steps would you
take to improve your employees moods?
2. What are some of the primary sources of employee emotions and
Questions for Discussion (QFD)
1. Using the Big Five model of personality, what Big Five factor is most
descriptive of your personality? Are there examples of activities or behaviors
that you feel support your answer that you would like to share?
1. Discuss five shortcuts used in judging and making decisions involving other
2. Outline the six steps in the rational decision-making model. Do you agree or
disagree with our Chapter 06s theme that managers do not follow the rational
How does ERG theory differ from Maslows hierarchy of needs?
2. Discuss goal-setting theory and its implications for managers.
3. After listening/reading to our Lesson/chapter 07s Media Story about
the work habits of U.S. workers vs. others, can we say
As President Barack Obama makes history as the first sitting US
president to visit Cuba since 1928, we find ourselves reflecting upon
our historic relationship with Latin America.
We were all taught in school that the United States is a "great" and