BUSN315 Course Discussions Week 4

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BUSN315 Course Discussions Week 4
Managers achieve their goals through planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. If you are a…

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BUSN315 Course Discussions Week 4

BUSN315 Course Discussions Week 4

All Students Posts 72 Pages

Management Functions – 38 Pages

Managers achieve their goals through planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. If you are a first-line manager, which of these functions is most important for achieving the goals of the organization? Why?

What is the difference between a manager and a leader?  Servant leadership is becoming very popular.  Are you familiar with this type of leadership?  What is it – what is an example?  Have you experienced in the workplace?

A first-line manager is often a direct supervisor over staff employees.  For this type of manager or supervisor, what other management function is crucial – organizing, leading, or controlling?

Leaders and managers are commonly considered one in the same. I disagree with this common perception because not all managers are good leaders. Managers and leaders share a common purpose of leading a team toward one common goal, but the methods and techniques used to get there can determine the difference between the two. Managers will have to demand that there assets are utilized for mission success when a leader encourages a team who his willing to achieve the task at hand on his behalf. Leaders understand what it takes to follow another lead when managers demand the respect based on title. I’m not saying there is no value in managing, but truly excellent managers are those who are also leaders. They encourage and lead by example. Leaders understand and help the team achieve the mission success. Leaders are those that have earned the respect of their subordinates rather than demanding it…

Human Resource Functions – 34 Pages

What are some ways that an organization might suffer if the HR function was not being performed very well?  Have you ever worked in HR, or with an HR staff member?  What experience did you have-what impression of HR did you develop from the experience?

One important function of HR is to keep the company in compliance with employment laws. Would you as a manager find it easy to keep up with all the employment and labor laws, or could it be more efficient for you to rely on HR to monitor laws, changes, and help you as a manager stay within the laws? What are some of the laws described in the reading this week?

The HR department is very vital to a company’s success. Unfortunately, I see many faults in our HR department in my place of work. There are many things that I wish would change but I feel like I have no power. I feel like people who speak up about their feelings end up getting fired or a bad name. One time, someone had submitted an anonymous complaint from our branch. The HR department came down to the branch and forced the person to own up to it when it was supposed to be “anonymous”. This is a terrible way to handle a situation especially coming from the HR department…