DQ1. The Management textbook describes three different types of leadership theories: early, contingency, and contemporary. Which of these leadership theories is the most complementary with your view of leadership and its place in management? Explain and support your answer.
DQ2. The business world today continues to become more globalized, and most managers will find themselves working with at least one team member from a different culture. What are the factors a manager must consider when attempting to lead a team that includes members from other cultures? Do these factors differ, depending on the cultures represented on the team? Why or why not?
DQ3. How can an understanding of organizational behavior help a manager improve employee job satisfaction and decrease turnover? What factors must be considered when gauging job satisfaction?
DQ4. The Management textbook speaks to how managers can manage generational differences in the workplace. Why is it important to ensure generational differences are appropriately handled? Share an example of a misunderstanding you witnessed that was due to generational differences.
Summary – Week 4
Post a short summary of what you have learned this week.
Organizing Work Assignment
You are a team of managers at a company. Upper management is concerned that the structure of the division your team manages is not accomplishing goals as efficiently as it could. As a result, upper management has tasked you to review the current organizational structure for efficiency and recommend needed changes.
Your team notices the organizational chart has not been recently updated. To begin the task, your team must create an up-to-date organizational chart to determine the efficiency of the current structure. Then, you must create a new organizational chart that represents the recommended structural changes. You will then present recommendations and rationale to upper management. Complete the following tasks to prepare for your meeting with upper management.
Select one team member's company that he or she used to complete the Organizational Planning assignment.
Identify the selected company's current organizational structure.
Create an organizational chart in Microsoft® PowerPoint® for the current structure of the selected company.
Discuss, with your team, any structural changes or adaptations to the existing structures that you think should be recommended to improve that company's efficiency and effectiveness.
Decide, as a team, what structural changes or adaptations should be recommended.
Create an organizational chart in Microsoft® PowerPoint® for the recommended structure of the selected company.
Justify your team's recommendations in a paper of no more than 1,050 words. If your team recommends that the company structure remain the same, defend your decision. Based on the team's decision, your paper must also include the following:
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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Individual Assignment - Week Four Knowledge Check
Complete the Week Four Knowledge Check.