MGMT591 Discussions Week 1

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MGMT591 Discussions Week 1
This week, our text discusses the definition of organizational behavior, and in particular, its…

 

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MGMT591 Discussions Week 1

MGMT591 Discussions Week 1

All Students Posts 137 Pages 

OB Challenges – 76 Pages 

This week, our text discusses the definition of organizational behavior, and in particular, its applied focus. Our lesson focuses on high-performance organizations (HPOs). However, in order to become a HPO, an organization needs to navigate the complexities of the workforce as well as mitigate the challenges that exist.

What are some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that exist for managers in using OB concepts? Give specific examples. How can the study of OB help organizations work through these challenges successfully? What does it mean–specifically–to treat employees as your most valuable asset? What is work-life balance all about? Why is this such an important concept for all leaders to understand?…

The Individual: Diversity in Organizations – 61 Pages 

People are so complicated, there’s so much going on inside each of them, much of what we think we know about each of them we don’t. That’s where perception, presumption, and attribution, not to mention stereotype, fail us. There is no one set path. Idiosyncratic is the best way to really describe people. Everyone is outside the box. Everyone is an exception to the rule. No one is “the average.”

It is ultimately the only true diversity. That makes each person, each individual, one of kind. Nothing routine about any of them. Source: Adapted from Louis Scheimer, Valdosta State University. How can leaders help their followers maximize their learning while minimizing their pain?

Review the attached reading: Motivating Across Generations
1. Do you agree with the author’s basic premise, “The better you understand the unique combination of factors that motivates each generation, the better you can tap those motivators and gain the best combined effort from your entire team.”
2. What is the “unique combination of factors” the writer refers to?
3. What is the most important lesson you took away from this reading? …