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MGT 230 Complete Class - All DQs, Weekly Summaries, Reflection Summaries, Individual & Team Assignments

MGT 230 Complete Class - All DQs, Weekly Summaries, Reflection Summaries, Individual & Team Assignments

MGT 230

Management Theory and Practice

 

Decision-Making Process Paper

Internal and External Factors Paper

Management Planning Presentation

Organizational Structure Paper

Management and Leadership Presentation

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MGT 230

Management Theory and Practice

 

Week 1:

Individual Assignment: Decision-Making Process Paper

Collaborating in a Competitive World

Identify a time in your life when you had to make a personal or professional decision such as buying a home, changing jobs, enrolling in school, or relocating to another state or region.

 

Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you discuss your decision-making process. Support your ideas with academic research. Include the following in your paper:

 

  • Describe each step of your process.
  • How similar was your decision-making process to the one described in the text?
  • How might your decision be different if you had used the same steps included in the text?

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Week 2:

Team Assignment: Internal and External Factors Paper

 

Select an organization with which everyone in your Learning Team is familiar.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you explain how internal and external factors affect the four functions of management. In your paper, explain how the following internal and external factors affect the four functions of management. Include specific examples for each.

 

  • Globalization
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Ethics

 

Include 1-2 peer-reviewed sources to support your ideas.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Week 3:

Individual Assignment: Management Planning Presentation

 

Imagine you are an executive for BP, and you are preparing a presentation for the board of directors about the organization’s direction.

 

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with speaker notes, in which you address the following:

 

  • Evaluate the planning function of management as it relates to the organization’s goals and strategies. Use steps in the planning process outlined in the text.

 

  • Analyze the influence that legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility have had on management planning at BP. Provide at least one example for each.

 

  • Analyze at least three factors that influence the company's strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Week 4:

Individual Assignment: Organizational Structure Paper

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you select an organization with which you are familiar 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 organizational structures.

 

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

 

  • Explain how organizational design (such as geographic, functional, customer-based, product, service, hybrid, matrix, marketing channels, and departmentalization) helps determine which structure best suits your selected organization’s needs.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

Week 5:

Team Assignment: Management and Leadership Presentation

 

Imagine that your team is a group of experts in the principles of business leadership. You have been invited to present at a conference held for some of the top executives at Fortune 500 companies. Your assigned topic is “Leveraging Leadership to Maximize Business Success.”

 

Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you address the following:

 

  • Introduction to leadership

 

o    Explain the differences between management and leadership, and how cultivating leadership skills in managers can benefit the organization.

 

o    Explain how managers can set effective expectations for their employees to increase organizational performance.

 

  • Organizational culture

 

o    Describe how managers, when applying leadership principles, can contribute to a healthy organizational culture.

 

  • Managerial control

 

o    Identify some of the key control mechanisms, and describe how management can apply them to aid in achieving organizational goals.

 

  • Leveraging diversity

 

o    Summarize some of the best practices for leading a diverse workforce, and the benefits that can come to the organization through leveraging diversity.

 

Support your presentation with the concepts discussed in class and in the text, and your personal experiences.

 

Include the speaker notes to explain the key points in your presentation.

 

 

Discussion Questions:

Week 1:

  • 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?
  • How do the four functions of management affect organizational success? Which function of management do you think is the most important? Why?
  • What are the steps in the decision-making process? What has been your experience with the decision-making process? What did you learn from those experiences?
  • What is the purpose of environmental scanning? List internal and external environmental factors. How do internal and external factors affect the four functions of management?

 

Week 2:

  • What are the different types of plans that organizations can use? What types of plans does your organization use, and why do they use these plans?

 

  • What are the steps in the planning process? Which step is the most crucial? Why?

 

  • Do you think organizations can overplan? Explain your response.

 

  • What are three factors that affect the planning process? How do these factors affect the planning process?

 

  • What role does organizational responsibility and ethics play in the planning process?

 

 

Week 3:

 

  • How do organizational functions affect organizational structures? How do your organization’s functions affect its organizational structure?

 

  • How do organizational structures affect organizational functions? How does your organization’s structure affect its organizational functions?

 

  • What are the different types of organizational structures? Which type of structure do you think is the most effective? Why is this structure the most effective? How can organizations determine if they are structured in the most effective and efficient manner?

 

  • Consider an organization in which you have worked. Draw its organization chart, and describe it by using terms from Chapter 8 of the text. Describe your experience with the organization. Did you enjoy working there? Explain your response.

 

·         What evidence have you seen of the imperatives for change, flexibility, and responsiveness faced by today’s firms?


Week 4:

 

  • How do your organization’s leaders influence your organization’s culture? How does the leadership of your organization achieve organizational goals?

 

  • Can someone who is a leader not be a manager? Why or why not? Can someone who is a manager not be a leader? Why or why not?

 

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

 

  • How has management changed because of the increased role of globalization? Would a good leader in one country automatically be a good leader in another country? What characteristics should a leader have to make them successful globally?

 

  • Provide some examples of situations in which you wanted to do a great job, but you were prevented from doing so. How did this affect you? What would this suggest to you in your expectations of the performance of others?

 

Week 5:

 

  • What is the control function of management? Why does the controlling function of management have a negative connotation? How is the controlling function of management evolving?

 

  • What are the different types of control systems? What are some advantages and disadvantages of the various control mechanisms? How does your organization use the steps of the control process?

 

  • How are leadership and control different? How are planning and control different? How are structure and control different?
  • Does empowerment imply the loss of control? Why or why not?

 

 

Weekly Summaries Week 1-5

Reflection Summaries Week 2-5


 

 



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