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Organizational Behavior: Science, The Real World, and You 8th Edition

Organizational Behavior: Science, The Real World, and You (8th Edition)

Book Edition8th Edition
Author(s)Nelson, Quick
ISBN9781111825867
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectManagement

Chapter 12, Guidelines for Leadership, Diversity Dialogue, Exercise 1

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Explanation

Evidence supporting that an individual may be satisfied with the rankings done by the leaders is as follows:

  • An individual may find the rankings to be appropriate as the individual may believe that the leaders are experienced personalities and may have ranked after proper research, observation, and understanding.
  • An individual may also believe that diversity is not an important criterion while considering the success of a business and the ranking is appropriate because the respondents of the research were also successful business leaders and if the majority of them have similar views, then it may not be challenged.

Evidence supporting that an individual may not be satisfied with the rankings done by the leaders is as follows:

  • Individuals may believe that diversity may be included higher in the order of the rankings as it is an important factor to be considered while considering the success of the leaders in business.
  • Individuals may believe that different leaders base their response as per their experience, and every leader's experience may not be the same, so the ranking may not be perfect and may be changed as per perceptions and opinions of different leaders.

 

Evidence supporting that individuals may rank the zones same order is as follows:

  • Individuals may have a similar opinion and may be satisfied with the ranking and prefer not to change the same.
  • An individual may take the leaders as a learned person and may not wish to belittle the experience and learning of such leaders by questioning the ranking.

Evidence supporting that individuals may not rank the zones same order is as follows:

  • An individual may believe that there may be different possible arrangements of the zones possible and the identified zones may not be the ideal ones.
  • An individual may believe that people may take other factors such as diversity into consideration and also the arrangement may differ from situation to situation and place to place.

 

The identified ranking is based on the perception of the individual on how well each zone may be given a specific ranking. Following is the order that an individual may identify as an appropriate one:

 

  • The individual may have ranked the people first in the ranking as the human resource is the most important asset in any organization.
  • Diversity comes next for the individual because people may have different cultural backgrounds and it is important to consider cultural backgrounds, gender, or age when looking for good management.
  • Business is the next important factor to consider as this may drive the economy and growth of the nation and the people.
  • Society comprises people and is ranked after third because a community affects the business organization as society gives resources to the organization for conducting business.
  • Ingenuity is ranked next to business and society as this is the next important thing that may be considered after business and society because the business may grow if the society gives human resource that is inventive and innovative in operational or other business activities.
  • Reflection is the influence on the overall market and may be considered last as this may only be valuable when the business has shown some potential and the people and the society have accepted the business to a greater extent.

Sample Response

Two sides of the arguments may arise as follows:

  • An individual may be satisfied with the rankings done by the leaders.
  • An individual may not be satisfied with the rankings done by the leaders.

Two sides of the arguments may arise as follows:

  • An individual may rank the zones the same way as ranked by leaders as individuals may believe the importance of each zone has been correctly identified.
  • An individual may not rank the zones as already ranked as the individual may not be satisfied with the rankings.

 

The choice of rankings may be identified as follows:

  • People
  • Diversity
  • Business
  • Society
  • Ingenuity
  • Reflection
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