Project #52443 - Management 101

Name of the textbook: Management: A Practical Introduction 

Kinicki / 6th edition 

McGrawHill 

 

Related chapters will be attached later.  

 

Chapter 9 

 

Strategic Human Resource Management

 

Define the term Human Resource Management and explain the managerial activities individuals perform based on it.

Explain the purpose and the steps of the Strategic Human Resource Management Process.

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

 

Chapter 10

 

Types and Forces of Change

 

Explain the difference between proactive and reactive change.

Describe the role outside and inside change forces perform in effecting the need for organizational change.

State how a manager would determine a proactive and reactive response to change based on internal and external forces (e.g., How can a manager minimize resistance to change?).

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

 

Chapter 11

 

Elements of Organizational Behavior

 

Define the purpose of the concept called Organizational Behavior and why it is important for a manager to understand this concept.

Explain the elements that make up the formal and informal aspects of an organization as related to organizational behavior.

Select the informal aspects of organizational values and attitudes and define and explain their impact on organizational behavior.

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

 

Chapter 12

 

Organizational Motivation

 

Part A: Define Motivation

Explain why motivation is an important psychological process for managers to understand and apply for organizational success.

Define the distinction between extrinsic and intrinsic rewards.

Part B: Herzberg's Motivational Theory

Explain the basic motivational factors of Herzberg's Two-Factor theory.

Focus on a detailed explanation of how both work satisfaction and dissatisfaction occurs based on motivating and hygiene motivation factors.

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

 

Chapter 13

 

Conflict Style

 

Review the material in your text on the five conflict handling styles:

Avoiding

Accommodating

Forcing

Compromising

Collaborating

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your conflict handling style.

Does the preferred way you handle conflict have an impact on your role as an individual, employee, or manager?

Identify a conflict situation and select which of the five conflict handling styles would be best to use and why.

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

 

Groups and Teams

 

Part A: Groups or Teams

Explain the difference between a group and a team in an organizational setting.

Justify your explanation by providing a real life example.

 

Part B: Stages of Team Development and Performance

Define the key elements of the following five stages of team development and the impact of these stages on the effectiveness of team member roles:

Forming

Storming

Norming

Performing

Adjourning

Explain the dynamics of what team members are encountering in each of the five stages.

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

 

Chapter 14

 

Leadership and Management

 

Explain the difference between being a leader and being a manger by describing the key characteristics of each position.

Select one of the five approaches to leadership and explain its key characteristics (trait, behavioral, contingency, full-range or servant leadership) and explain the beliefs and components that make up the theory.

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

 

Leadership Influence Tactics

 

Review the following list of Leadership Influence Tactics which are ranked from most used by leaders to least use:

Rational persuasion

Inspirational appeals

Consultation

Ingratiating tactics

Personal appeals

Exchange tactics

Coalition tactics

Pressure tactics

Legitimating tactics

From the list, select a tactic or appeal you believe would be the most effective in influencing a follower.

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

 

Chapter 15 

 

The Communication Process

 

Briefly discuss the elements of the communication process that involve:

The Sender

The Message

The Receiver

Encoding and Decoding

The Medium

Feedback

Noise

Discuss the barriers that a leader must consider when the communication process takes place between a leader and follower (e.g., Physical, Semantic, Personal and Nonverbal Barriers).

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

 

Active Listening

 

Define the term Active Listening. Be specific in your definition.

Explain the six keys to effective listening.

Justify why each active listening key or component is important to a leader or follower.

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

 

Chapter 16 

 

Controlling and Managing for Productivity

 

Define the management term "controlling".

Describe the specific steps a manager must take in order to manage for productivity and result (refer to text material on managing for productivity).

Explain how the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling relate to the concept of controlling for productivity.

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

 

Steps and Levels of Control

 

Explain the four steps managers must implement in a control process.

Explain the purpose and function of the three levels of control:

Strategic

Tactical

Operational

Discuss how each level of control is best applied by either a first-level, middle-level, or top manager.

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

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