Project #44442 - Management 101

Related chapters will be attached later. Textbook: Management: A Practical Introduction, 6th Edition | 9780078029547

 

Please make each one in a seprate word file. These are separate assignments. 

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Chapter 4

Planning and Goal Setting

 

Action Items

Describe the function of planning and its importance in the strategic management process.

Discuss the functions and purpose of an organization's vision and mission statement in planning.

Provide a brief statement explaining SMART goals and the process of Management By Objectives (MBO).

Produce a two page paper that addresses the above action items.

 

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The Strategic Management Process

 

Action Items

 

Explain the five steps in the strategic management process (see Figure 6.1 in  your textbook).

Include an explanation of the importance of a SWOT analysis for gaining competitive advantage.

Describe the role of Porter's five competitive forces in formulating strategy.

Produce a two-to-three page paper that addresses the above action items.

 

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Chapter 5

Rational Decision Making

 

Action Items

 

Discuss the four steps in the process of rational decision making.

Explain the importance of each of the stages to a decision maker.

Provide an example of the use of these steps in a real world problem requiring rational and objective decision making by a manager.

Produce a two page paper that addresses the above action items.

 

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Ethical and Group Decision Making

 

Action Items

 

Part A: Ethical Decision Making

Explain the steps in using the ethical decision tree to arrive at the proper decision and action by a manager.

Give an example from your real world experience of how the ethical decision tree could assist a manager in making ethical decisions.

Part B: Group Decision Making

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of group decision making.

Explain how group think works against sound decision making.

Produce a two-to-three page paper that addresses the above action items.

 

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Chapter 6

Organizational Culture

 

Action Items

 

Explain the importance of culture by application of the four functions of organizational culture.

Discuss the three levels of organizational culture: artifacts, values and basic assumptions, and describe the importance of these to today's manager.

Produce a two page paper that addresses the above action items.

 

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Designing Organizational Structure

 

Action Items

 

Explain the difference between a mechanistic and organic organization design and structure.

What are the key characteristics of each?

Discuss how the following factors can impact the design and structure of whether an organization adopts a mechanistic or organic culture: environment, life cycle, and strategy.

Produce a two page paper that addresses the above action items.

 

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