MGT 330

MGT 330


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Week 1

Individual Assignment: Functions of Management Paper

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you define the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling). In your paper, include an explanation of how each function relates to your own organization.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

 

 

Discussion Questions

 

Briefly explain each of the four functions of management and explain how they are interconnected

 

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Why do some managers choose not to delegate? What are the advantages and disadvantages of delegation? What has been your experience with delegation? What did you learn from that experience?

 

 

What is the purpose of environmental scanning?  How has the management of your organization been influenced by external and internal factors?

 

 

 

What are the four functions of management? What do the four functions of management have in common? How do managers at different levels apply the four functions of management?

 

 

Week 2

 

Learning Team External/Internal Factors Paper

 

Select an organization with which everyone in your Learning Team is familiar. In your Learning Team, prepare a 1,400-1,750-word paper addressing the following:

 

  1. Explain how internal and external factors impact the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling).
  2. Explain how the following factors impact the four functions of management. Be sure to include specific examples for each.

 

1)      Globalization

 

2)      Technology

 

3)      Innovation

 

4)      Diversity

 

5)      Ethics

 

  1. Explain how managers can use delegation to manage the different factors and functions listed above.

 

Be sure to cite at least two sources in the paper.

 

Properly cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source please attach a copy of the data to your paper.

 

Discussion Questions

 

What are the different types of plans that organizations can use?  What types of plans does your organization use and why?

 

What are the specific steps in the planning process? Which step is most crucial, and why? Can organizations over-plan...why or why not?

 

What are the differences between strategic, tactical, and operational planning? Provide examples of each.

 

Week 3

 

Individual Assignment Management Planning Paper

 

With faculty approval, select one of the following organizations:

 

  • Southwest Airlines
  • Fedex
  • WorldCom
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Boeing
  • SAS
  • Or other as approved by your instructor.  Faculty approval is only needed if you do not choose an organization from the list above.

 

Prepare a 1,050-1,400-word paper in which you address the following for your selected organization:

 

  • Evaluate the planning function of management.
  • Analyze the impact that legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility have had on management planning at your chosen company. Give at least one example for each.
  • Analyze at least three factors that influence the company's strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning.

 

Be sure to cite at least two sources in your paper.

 

Properly cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source please attach a copy of the data to your paper.

 

 

Discussion Questions

 

Identify and explain the different types of organizational structures.  Which type of structure do you feel is most effective and why?

 

What are examples of organizational resources (list/define them) and how should organizations allocate scarce resources in a competitive environment?  Also, be sure to discuss how organizations ensure that their resources are allocated appropriately.

 

Chapter 10 discusses termination interviews. Using the text as a guide (Table 10.1), compose what you would say at the beginning of a termination. Assume you are terminating someone for violating the attendance policy and he has received a verbal, written, and final written warning. Make any other assumptions about the person or situation that you would like to add.

 

Week 4

 

Individual Assignment Organizational Structure Presentation

 

Prepare a 15- to 20-minute oral presentation (using PowerPoint Notes), accompanied by 10-15 Microsoft®PowerPoint® slides, in which you select an organization with which your Learning Team is familiar (not used in previous assignments), and present the following items as they relate to that organization:

 

Describe the organizational structure of your selected organization. Compare and contrast that structure with two different types of organizational structures.

 

Evaluate how organizational functions (e.g., marketing, finance, human resources, operations) influence and determine the organizational structure of your selected organization.

 

Explain how organizational design (e.g., geographic, functional, customer-based, product, service, hybrid, matrix, marketing channels, and departmentalization) help to determine which structure best suits your selected organizations needs.

 

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Be sure to cite at least three references (one must be the text) in your paper. Properly cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL in the reference listing.

 

Submit your Organizational Structure Presentation.

 

Individual Assignment: Organizing Paper

 

 

Select an organization with which you are familiar. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you evaluate the organizing function of management as it relates to at least two of the following organizational resources:

 

 

o    Physical assets

 

o    Monetary

 

o    Human resources

 

o    Knowledge

 

o    Technology

 

 

Discuss whether or not your organization has optimized these organizational resources for effectiveness and efficiency. Justify your position.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

 

Discussion Questions

 

Is it possible for a business professional to possess the capacity to be a good leader, yet lack the capacity to be a good manager...and vice versa?  Please explain your position for both scenarios AND as always, be sure to bridge the theory/application gap.

 

Can someone who is a good leader not be a good manager? Why or why not? Can someone who is a good manager not be a good leader?  Why or why not? Does the corporate culture of the firm have anything to do with it?

 

How has the management function of leadership changed due to the increased presence of globalization?  Would a good leader in one country be a good leader in another country?  What characteristics should a leader possess to be successful in a global business environment?   As always, be sure to bridge the theory/application gap.

 

What are some skills that leaders need to possess? How can managers develop leadership skills?

 

Now that we have discussed the characteristics of great leaders, can you name some people who would be considers leaders but in an unconventional way? People who may be considered "great" by their followers, but not necessarily others. What characteristics did they have that inspired people to follow them?

 

Week 5

 

Individual Assignment Management and Leadership Paper Select an organization with which you are familiar. Prepare a 1,750-2,100-word paper in which you address the following as it relates to that organization: a. Differentiate between management and leadership. b. Describe the roles and responsibilities that organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture. c. Evaluate the impact of globalization and management across borders. d. Recommend at least two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture. Support your recommendations with the concepts discussed in class and in the text, as well as your personal experiences. Be sure to cite at least two sources in your paper. Properly cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source please attach a copy of the data to your paper. Post your paper as a Microsoftî Word attachment to the Individual forum.

 

Learning Team Control Mechanism Paper

 

Select an organization with which your Learning Team is familiar. Prepare a 1,050-1,400-word paper in which you address the following as it related to that organization: a. Identify four types of control mechanisms (ways controls are applied) used in your selected organization. b. Compare and contrast these control mechanisms. c. Determine the effectiveness of these control mechanisms. d. Examine the positive and negative reactions to the use of these controls. e. Explain how these controls impact the four functions of management. Be sure to cite at least two sources in your paper. Properly cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source please attach a copy of the data to your paper.

 

 

 

Discussion Questions

 

What is the control function of management and how does it relate to, and support, the planning function of management? Also, why does this function of management frequently have a negative stigma and how is it evolving?  As always, please be sure to bridge the theory/application gap.

 

What are the different types of control systems?  What are some advantages and disadvantages of various control mechanisms? Finally, how does your organization use the steps of the control process?  As always, please be sure to bridge the theory/application gap.

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