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www.tutorialrank.com MGT 521 Week 1 Assignment Management Theories and The Workplace (2 Papers) MGT 521 Week 2 Assignment Mission, Vision, Values And Management (2 Papers) MGT 521 Week 3 Assignment Operational Tactics and Strategic Goals Presentation (2 PPT) MGT 521 Week 4 Operational Tactics and Strategic Goals Presentation (2 PPT and 1 Paper) MGT 521 Week 3 Structure Follow Strategy (Individual Paper) MGT 521 Week 3 Team Structure Follows Strategy (2 PPT) MGT 521 Week 5 Assignment Leadership and Strategy (2 Papers) MGT 521 Week 5 Assignment Leaders Are They Born or Made? (2 PPT) MGT 521 Week 6 Balanced Scorecard Module (2 Papers) MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 3


MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 2 Individual Assignment Functional Areas of Business Paper MGT 521 Week 2 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Charter MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Weekly Reflection MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 3 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Organizational Planning MGT 521 Week 3 Learning Team Reflection MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 4 Knowledge Check


MGT 521 Week 4 Team Assignment Organizing Work MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Team Leadership MGT 521 Week 5 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 5 Learning Team Reflection MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 6 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 6 Individual Assignment Planning and Measuring Performance MGT 521 Week 6 Individual Personal Professional Development Plan MGT 521 Week 6 Learning Team Reflection MGT 521 Week 1 Individual Assignment Viewpoints Paper MGT 521 Week 2 Assignment Norwegian Air Worksheet MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Strategy and Planning Paper MGT 521 Week 4 Assignments Organizational Structure Presentation MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Leadership and Your Career Paper MGT 521 Week 5 Team Assignments What Makes a Leader? Presentation


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MGT 521 Final Exam Guide (New)

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www.tutorialrank.com 1. ________ is defined as a business firm’s intention, beyond its legal and economic obligations, to do the right things and act in ways that are good for society.

Social screening Social responsibility Social obligation Values-based management 2. The balanced scorecard measures organizational performance against previously established standards. Which of the four functions of management relates most closely to setting these standards?

Controlling Leading


Organizing Planning 3. Budgets can be used as tools within which two functions of management?

Controlling and organizing Planning and leading Controlling and planning Organizing and leading 4. Indira Patel has been working in her organization’s computer security department for the past 10 years. If another employee follows Indira’s recommendations in a given situation, based on her expertise in computer security, which source of power is Indira using?

Legitimate power Coercive power Expert power Referent power 5. If Carol Reece is a charismatic leader, which of the following characteristics is she most likely to possess?

An external locus of control A sensitivity to environmental constraints and follower needs


A strong need to be in control A fear of taking risks 6. According to the Ohio State studies, which of the following dimensions of leader behavior refers to the extent to which a leader is likely to define and structure his or her role and the roles of group members to meet goals?

Consideration structure Intelligence structure Initiating structure Psychological structure 7. On Monday, Jim’s Taco Shop identified a problem with tainted ground beef that was used to make tacos and nacho platters for its lunch customers. If the staff at Jim’s did not identify the problem until after the lunch rush, what type of control would this demonstrate?

Feedforward control Concurrent control Proactive control Feedback control 8. The ________ determines the number of levels and managers in an organization.

chain of command


span of control unity of command delegation of authority 9. During benchmarking, an organization can compare its processes and products to competitors in its own industry and to noncompetitors outside the industry. What is a main benefit of comparing a firm’s performance against an organization it does not consider a competitor?

A noncompetitor may allow an organization to see its practices more readily than a competitor in the same industry. A noncompetitor may be the world leader in a specific process or practice, and an organization can learn from it. A noncompetitor may be easier to find and benchmark, because the top firms in the world are so diverse. There is no benefit to benchmarking a firm against a noncompetitor. 10. If a manager rationalizes that he or she does not have time to investigate the source of a problem and instead resorts to putting out fires, the manager is missing the use of ________.

bureaucratic control basic corrective action concurrent control immediate corrective action


11. Which leadership theory is derived from the belief that a leader’s job is to remove pitfalls and roadblocks so followers can achieve their work goals?

Contingency theory Fiedler’s theory Leader participation model Path-goal theory 12. A company that wants to distinguish itself from the competition in the marketplace is most likely using which of the following strategies?

Functional strategy Focus strategy Differentiation strategy Generic strategy 13. When a manager makes use of a SWOT analysis, one of his or her objectives is to

set specific short-term performance standards for each department formulate appropriate strategies to exploit strengths, protect against threats, and correct weaknesses evaluate the desirability of issuing stocks or bonds in the current financial climate identify the best employees to fill each position in the organization


14. What can be said about a manager who believes she worked hard and met her organization’s productivity goals despite unfavorable conditions?

She has an external locus of control. She has a high ego strength. She has an internal locus of control. She has a low ego strength. 15. Which of the following is a characteristic of a matrix organization?

It is free of internal and external boundaries. It has formal departments to which employees return after completing a project It conforms to the unity of command principle. It has a single chain of command for functional managers to report to. 16. Which of the following is a characteristic of an organic organization?

Narrow span of controls High specialization Cross-functional teams Rigid departmentalization


17. Conflicts can be resolved by satisfying one’s own needs at the expense of others. This conflict- management technique is known as ________.

forcing avoiding collaborating compromising 18. When planning for unexpected events, a company is using which of the following techniques?

Contingency planning Benchmarking Financial forecasting SWOT analysis 19. Melvin manages a team of 10 employees, including Jane and Jared. Jared is leaving the organization to find a job as a manager in another field. Meanwhile, due to performance issues, Melvin terminates Jane’s employment with the company. Both of these are examples of what type of employee behavior?

Job satisfaction Employee productivity Absenteeism


Turnover 20. Searching for new ideas beyond an organization’s boundaries and allowing changes to easily transfer inward and outward is known as ________.

open innovation strategic partnering knowledge management organizational osmosis 21. Which business practice would likely encourage ethical behavior?

Intense competition for valued rewards Cultural values for obedience to authority Strong emphasis on individual productivity Strong emphasis on leading by example 22. Why are feedforward controls more rarely implemented as compared to other types of controls?

Feedforward controls result in wasted time and money. Feedforward controls require managers to interact directly with employees. Feedforward controls are time-consuming for managers because they must continually monitor progress.


Feedforward controls require timely and accurate information that is hard to obtain. 23. Which of the following statements is true about group decision making?

It generates more complete information and knowledge. It is most suitable for matters that must be critically evaluated. It prevents any one minority from dominating or influencing the final decision. It takes less time to reach a solution than it would an individual. 24. In the ________ approach of going green, organizations respond to the environmental preferences of customers.

activist legal market stakeholder 25. Thomas often annoys his coworkers with his talkativeness and assertive personality. According to the Big Five Model of personality, Thomas would be described as high in the trait of ________.

openness to experience extraversion agreeableness


conscientiousness 26. If a firm wanted to identify how much money was being made for each sale of a given product (above and beyond the costs associated with making that product), what type of ratio would it use?

Liquidity ratios Activity ratios Profitability ratios Leverage ratios 27. It is crucial to determine an acceptable _____ during the comparing step in the control process.

written report measure of organizational performance ideal standard range of variation 28. An organization’s ________ goals are official statements of what an organization says its goals are.

real stated synthetic implicit


29. Kelly is interviewing candidates to fill a vacancy on her team. One candidate has a degree from a prestigious university, and Kelly is impressed. In speaking with her fellow members of the interview panel, however, Kelly finds that no one else enjoyed the interview with the candidate, finding her to be pompous, aggressive, and selfserving. In her focus on only the candidate’s education, Kelly may have fallen victim to _______.

stereotyping the halo effect assumed similarity selectivity 30. Which of the following stages is when the group structure is in place and accepted by the group members?

Norming

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MGT 521 Final Exam Guide (UOP Course)


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www.tutorialrank.com 1) John writes a memo to his employees. Putting his thoughts onto paper is an example of

2) Chantel received an invitation to a web meeting that will take place at 3:00 p.m. She accepted the invitation. This is an example of

3) You are doing research on political issues and find that you are on a conservative leaning site. What type of source credibility issue is

this?

4) When reviewing an educational math website, you find the author’s background is in English. What type of source credibility issue is

this?


5) A famous ice cream manufacturer sent workers to a nearby grocery store to offer shoppers a sample of its new flavor. The workers

provided samples to 300 shoppers and noted that 80% of the sample population stated they liked the flavor. Based on this scenario, which

of the following is an example of an inference?

6) Persuading or convincing others to accept your argument means the reasoning must be logical. Which of the following is an example of

logical flaws or fallacies?

7) What is the best way for the CEO to deal with managers in key positions who continue to resist a major change?

8) Finding a win-win solution that allows parties who are involved to have their goals achieved is an example of


9) What is emphasized more in ethical leadership theories than in transformational leadership?

10) Ethical behavior and integrity for a leader is most likely to result in

11) A common characteristic of most entrepreneurs is that they

12) In order to make an intelligent investment decision, entrepreneurs should

13) The customers, employees, stockholders, suppliers, creditors, and others who stand to gain or lose by the policies and activities of a

business represent the firm's

14) When a firm makes use of the SWOT analysis, one of its objectives is to

15) The process of rating an organization's practices, processes, and products against the best of the world is known as


16) Companies benefit today by inter-firm cooperation. One of the ways they cooperate is through networking. Another way is by seeking

technological knowledge and learning new processes from other firms that usually fall outside of their respective industries. We call this

17) An important difference between accounting and other business functions, such as marketing and management, is that

18) Although accounting has several specific uses, the overall purpose of accounting can be summarized as

19) An important advantage that knowledge technology has over older versions of business technology is that it

20) First Engineering, a large U.S. based mechanical engineering firm, is considering entering the global market. Upon careful analysis of

the global market, they will find that global trade


21) The process of setting up individual functional units of the business to do specialized tasks is called

22) The proven success of job specialization lies in the fact that

23) Economics is the study of how a society

24) How is it that people working in their own self-interest produce goods, services, and wealth for others?

25) The ultimate resource of a firm is its

26) Today, human resource management has become so important that in many firms it has become

27) Which of the following is included in performing a business analysis?


28) When the competition is intense and the environment is changing rapidly, it is especially important to

29) Which of the following would be a concern addressed in a strategic plan?

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MGT 521 Week 1 Assignment Management Theories and The Workplace (2 Papers)

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Resources: Ch. 2 of Management: A Practical Introduction, sample leadership theory table.


Select three theories from the textbook.

Summarize the theory and viewpoint(s) in a table. Please use the sample leadership theory table provided.

Develop up to a 1,050-word report including the following:

Briefly discuss an overview of management. Include the roles managers play. Examine the development of management theories, including how these theories reflected the changing business environment. Compare and contrast the three management theories you included in your leadership theory table. Include in-text citations and at least one reference. Evaluate which of the three management theories works best for your work environment or an organization with which you are familiar. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 1 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com Select a channel used for business communication. What are the advantages and challenges of that form of communication? Provide an example when you have used that form of communication or when someone else has used that form of communication with you. Did it work well for that situation? Why or why not? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 2 (UOP Course)

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MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 3 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com What mistakes should be avoided when presenting an argument and why are these important in developing effective arguments? Be sure to provide specific examples. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 4 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com How might presenting effective arguments differ in the classroom, daily life, and your job? Would you use different types of supporting evidence to make your argument? Explain. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 1 Individual Assignment Viewpoints Paper

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www.tutorialrank.com Viewpoints Paper Select one of the viewpoints mentioned in Chapter 2 of the text. Write a 350- to 700-word paper summarizing the basics of that viewpoint including highlighting at least one of the key figures related to that viewpoint. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 2 Assignment Mission, Vision, Values And Management (2 Papers)

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www.tutorialrank.com MISSION, VISION, VALUES AND MANAGEMENT Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction, Table 6.1; chosen organization's mission, vision, and value statements, and strategic plan Examine the mission and vision statements of your place of employment or an organization with which you are familiar. Then, use the internet to locate and examine the mission and vision statement of a comparable organization.


Use the Mission and Vision Comparison Table provided to compare your organization's mission and vision statement to the one you found on the internet. Create up to a 1,400-word analysis including the following: Compare your organization's mission, vision, and values against the criteria for what makes for robust statements. Summarize what you concluded when you compared your organization to the organization you found on the internet. Identify your organization's core competencies. Examine your organization's core competencies based on established definitions. Include a rationale for the selection of these core competencies. Briefly summarize your organization's strategic goals. Evaluate whether your organization's current behavior and business goals are aligned to its mission, vision, values, and core competencies. Determine if your organization lives up to its own mission, vision, and values. Justify your determination. Append your Mission and Vision Comparison Table to the end of the document. Format the assignment consist with APA guidelines. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 2 Assignment Norwegian Air Worksheet


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www.tutorialrank.com Norwegian Air Worksheet Read "Management in Action: Norwegian Air Shuttle Aspires to Become the Cheapest Global Airline." Complete the Norwegian Air Worksheet. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 1 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com What strategies have been used to promote collaboration at your place of employment or a company you are familiar with? Have these strategies been successful or unsuccessful? Explain. Would you recommend implementing other strategies to promote collaboration? If so, what would those be? **************************************************


MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 2 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com What are some real world examples of ethical and unethical practices you have read about, seen in the news, or encountered at your place of employment? What were the outcomes of those practices? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 3 (UOP Course)

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MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 4 (UOP Course)


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www.tutorialrank.com How would protected values, preferences, and laws affect consistency in making ethical decisions? What strategies would you develop and implement to attain consistent ethical decision making? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 2 Individual Assignment Functional Areas of Business Paper

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www.tutorialrank.com You have decided to pursue an MBA degree either to further your career, start a new career, or achieve a personal goal. In this program, you will study the functional areas of business. Use the MBA Overview and Effective Research and Writing at Modules you reviewed to complete this assignment. Write a paper that analyzes the role of a manager within the functional areas of business:


Required elements: No more than1050 words Two articles, including at least one peer-reviewed article, from the University Library cited in your paper to support your writing Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 2 Knowledge Check

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www.tutorialrank.com 1.As a process of self-examination during her senior year of college, Casey decides to develop a SWOT analysis of her prospects relative to getting a job. Casey realizes that she has a personal characteristic that suggests she is not comfortable interacting with strangers. She interprets this as a(n) ________ if she is to get a job as a salesperson.

2.Casey is looking for a new job. She decides to develop a SWOT analysis of the industries she might want to work in. Casey majored in marketing and enjoyed studying market research. Through her research on the Internet and in the University Library, she learns that


this industry is currently doing well. She interprets this as a(n) ________.

3.In performing a SWOT analysis, which of the following would be considered as a threat?

4.Strategic plans are usually ________.

5.Operational plans are usually ________.

6.When organizations think about entering a market, they may be concerned with how unique their product might be. Which of Porter’s Five Forces would be relevant in this case?

7.________ involves defining the organization’s goals, establishing strategies for achieving those goals, and developing plans to integrate and coordinate work activities.

8.Goals are different from plans because ________.

9.Most company goals can be classified as either ________ or ________.


10.In response to a natural disaster, which contingency factor will affect the choice of plans?

11.What technique would managers use when seeking to detect big trends and changing market conditions?

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MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Charter

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MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Weekly Reflection (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com Discuss last week’s objectives with your team. Include both the topics you feel comfortable with, topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

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MGT 521 Week 3 Assignment Operational Tactics and Strategic Goals Presentation (2 PPT)

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www.tutorialrank.com Use the environmental analysis you researched. Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation including detailed speaker notes in which you include the following: Examine the results of the internal environmental scan findings in the analysis.


Examine the results of the external environmental scan findings in the analysis. Discussthe findings of the scans as they relate to relevant research. Recommend 3 strategic objectives based on the SWOT analysis. Translate each objective into a business goal. Create a related operational tactic for 3 distinct sectors of the organization such as marketing, finance, accounting, etc. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 1 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com From the results of your Ethics Awareness Inventory, do your personal values align with your organizational values? Explain. If there is a misalignment between your personal values and your organizational values, what would be an appropriate response to this misalignment? **************************************************


MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 2 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com What attributes do successful entrepreneurs possess? Which attribute do you feel is the most important and why? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 3 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com Who are the stakeholders in your place of employment or in a company with which you are familiar? What are their wants and needs? How does management meet their needs? What difficulties arise in balancing the needs of the various stakeholders? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 4 (UOP Course)


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www.tutorialrank.com What are some potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that a business should consider in a SWOT analysis? How can a business benefit from gathering this information? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Organizational Planning

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www.tutorialrank.com Review the example SWOT Analyses located in this week's Electronic Reserve Readings to see the types of information companies include. Complete the following tasks in the Material: Organizational Planning Worksheet. Cite your resources. Part One (hand in early): Select a Fortune 500 company.


Research the selected company by first clicking on the Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses link in this week's Electronic Reserve Readings. Note that additional research is needed to complete this assignment. Identify the company's internal and external stakeholders. Identify the company's goals and identify the following, specifically: The company's mission and vision At least one goal that can be accomplished through a strategic plan At least one goal that can be accomplished through an operational plan Conduct a SWOT analysis on the selected company Part Two: Write a paper that creates strategic and operational plans based on the SWOT analysis, and includes explanations for the following: How these plans will achieve the related goals The effect of planning decisions on the internal and external stakeholders identified Required Elements: No more than 700 words Cite research in your paper to support your writing Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines Click the Assignment Files tab to submit both the worksheet and paper. **************************************************


MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Strategy and Planning Paper

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www.tutorialrank.com Strategy and Planning Paper Review Figure 5.3 in the textbook. Write a 950- to 1,100-word paper in which you address the following: •Explain why the 3 types of goals are important to the strategy of an organization. •Explain why the different types of planning are important to the strategy of an organization. •Examine the elements or factors involved in creating an effective strategy for an organization. Cite a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed sources and include examples from one or more Fortune 500 companies to illustrate your points. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 Knowledge Check


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www.tutorialrank.com 1.The process of dividing work activities into separate job tasks is known as ________.

2.The process of grouping jobs together is known as ________.

3.The line of authority that extends from upper organizational levels to lower levels, clarifying who reports to whom, is known as the ________.

4.Which of the following is a characteristic of a mechanistic organization?

5.Which of the following structures is highly adaptive, loose, and flexible?

6.Companies would become more ________ if they allowed professionals to set the priorities and allocate the resources for their departments.

organic


7.In a ________ structure, no clear chain of command exists.

8.Which organizational design increases the complexity of assigning people to projects?

9.In which of the following organizational designs are employees most likely to experience communication difficulties?

10.A company brings team members together to collaborate on resolving mutual problems that affect each of their areas. This is an example of the use of ________.

11.A temporary committee formed to address a specific short-term problem that affects several departments is known as a ________.

12.Which of the following will help in making communities of practice successful?

The ________ stage in the group development process is complete when members begin to think of themselves as part of a group.


14.During the ________ stage of the group development process, a relatively clear hierarchy of leadership and agreement on the group’s direction emerge.

The ________ stage of the group development process is one in which close relationships develop and the group becomes cohesive.

16.In which of the following conflict-management techniques are conflicts resolved by seeking an advantageous solution for all the parties involved?

17.Conflicts can be resolved by withdrawing from them or suppressing them. This conflict-management

18.Which of the following lists are the five conflict-management options available to managers?

Behavior patterns expected of someone occupying a given position in a social unit is called a ________.

20.Which of the following is a negative aspect of group norms?

21.Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding status systems?


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MGT 521 Week 3 Learning Team Reflection

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www.tutorialrank.com Read the “Developing Your Empowering People (Delegating) Skill� Skills Exercise at the end of Ch. 10 of Management. Discuss the scenario with your Learning Team. Consider the five behaviors described for delegating to determine how to handle the scenario. Prepare a 350- to 1,050-word paper detailing how your team would handle the situation described in the scenario. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 Structure Follow Strategy (Individual Paper)

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www.tutorialrank.com Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is to give learners experience developing an organizational SWOT analysis that they may use for strategic planning. This assignment is pre-work for the Learning Team assignment this week. Assignment Steps Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction; strategic plan for organization you chose; a leader or manager to interview. Select the organization you work for or an organization of your choice. Interview one leader or manager from the organization so that you may complete a SWOT for the organization. Let the interviewee know you are working on a class project. Prior to your interview, develop a 5- to 7-question interview questionnaire you will use to query the interviewee to complete the organization's SWOTs. Conduct a SWOT analysis of the organization. Create a 525-word limit summary of the analysis. Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 3 Team Structure Follows Strategy (2 PPT)


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www.tutorialrank.com Structure Follows Strategy - Team The purpose of this assignment is to give learners experience in formulating management strategy for expansion into global markets. Assignment Steps Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction; Global Markets Prior to the team discussion, each team member must complete a SWOT analysis for his or her organization. Learners may use the same organization from Week 2. Discuss in the team forum each team member's individual company SWOT analysis based on the Individual Assignment. Select one of your teammate's organizations to use for this assignment based on your discussion. Select a global market into which the company might expand. This should be a market with different characteristics so do not choose a similar market such as Canada. Scenario: The company is considering expanding into the global market. As a result, the management team is analyzing the current strategic objectives, the organization's structure and looking at how this change may affect any or all of these areas. The team will present these findings to leadership once completed.


Create a 8- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation including detailed speaker notes or voiceover in which you include the following: Examine the current strategic objectives of the organization. Determine the current structure of the organization. Discuss how expanding to a global market may affect work functions. Recommend structural alternatives that may facilitate the new global strategy. How do these options differ? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Determine the key components of a change management strategy for the restructuring. Recommend next steps for an action plan. Create a "Recommended Structure" infographic in an appropriate format for the organization based on the analysis. This can be done using Microsoft® Publisher®, Word, or sites such as Glogster® or PiktoChart®. The infographic should illustrate the team's choice of structure. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 4 Assignment Organizational Structure Presentation

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ganizational Structure Presentation The organization you work for currently has a traditional structure divisional structure. However, the organization has gone through some big changes including a merger with another organization. The organization is now global and produces products and services clients in a number of different areas. They currently employ roughly 500 employees. Your team has been tasked with recommending a new organizational structure to the head of the organization. Create a 16- to 20-slide MicrosoftÂŽ PowerPointÂŽ presentation, including detailed speaker notes, directed toward the head of the organization. In this presentation, your team will explain what the changes will be and why these changes will allow the firm to succeed in the future. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 1 (UOP Course)

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MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 2 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com What information is gained through managerial accounting? How can a business use this information? As an investor in a small business, what sorts of things may concern you regarding a firm’s financial statements? **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 3 (UOP Course)

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www.tutorialrank.com What are some of the benefits of using technology in managing information and human resources in business? What technology is used at your place of employment to manage information and human resources?


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MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 4 (UOP Course)

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MGT 521 Week 4 Knowledge Check

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www.tutorialrank.com 1.Which of the following describes the leadership style in which a leader tends to centralize authority, dictate work methods, make unilateral decisions, and limit employee participation?


2.The ________ style of leadership describes a leader who tends to value employee participation, including in such areas as decision making and deciding on work methods and goals.

3.Which of the following describes the leadership style in which the leader generally gives the group complete freedom to make decisions and complete the work in whatever way it sees fit?

4.The ________ model proposed that the results of the least-preferred coworker questionnaire could determine whether someone was relationship or task oriented, and these results would determine effectiveness of group performance.

5.Which leadership model proposed that the final component in the model is the four stages of follower readiness, and different levels of follower readiness call for a different leader–follower relationship?

6.According to Hersey and Blanchard, a low task–high relationship situation calls for the ________ leadership style.

7.When Alan Jackman got promoted as the head of the sales team at Mac Software Inc., he chose three of his closest friends in the team to form the core sales group with him. Which of the following predictions would be consistent with the leader-member exchange theory?


8.Which of the following is an accurate statement about managers transferring into the role of effective team leaders?

9.Rachel Keller’s colleagues and subordinates have a high regard for her. They know that Rachel can help them meet their goals, and she is always willing to reward them when they do. What her subordinates like best about Rachel is that they know she appreciates their work by the team lunches she often holds. Which of the following best describes Rachel’s leadership style?

10.Which of the following is the type of power a person has because of his or her level of authority in the business?

11.Sam Meyers manages a telemarketing call center. He has 20 employees working for him who are displeased with the way he yells and threatens to terminate them for what they see as small issues. Which kind of power is Sam using to get the job done?

12.Marsha Lewis is the manager at a fast-food establishment, managing a staff of 25 employees. Many of her staff members are extremely impressed with how she handles her work, and they emulate Marsha’s behaviors and actions in working with others. The team believes Marsha is fair and understanding, and she always promotes from within when employees have been performing well. Which two sources of power does Marsha use in this example?


13.What performance measure considers the efficiency and effectiveness of employees?

14.What aggregate measure allows managers to assess how happy an employee is with the many different factors at his or her job?

15.When an employee volunteers to run a canned food drive, this is an example of

16.In the Big Five Model of personality, an employee who is goodnatured and highly cooperative, would be referred to as scoring high in the trait of ________.

17.In the Big Five Model of personality, conscientiousness refers to ________.

18.Susan is often described as being fascinated by many things, including outdoor activities, inventive art exhibits, and books by upand-coming authors. According to the Big Five Model of personality, Susan would be described as ________.

19.________ theory gauges whether a person’s behavior shows distinctiveness, consensus, and consistency.


20.Garth manages a team of 5 salespeople. One of the salespeople, Robert, has been late to work for the past few days. If Garth attributes Robert’s tardiness to a lack of caring about his job versus Robert having to drop his wife at work, Garth is using the________.

21.At work today, Tanya received the good news that the team she was part of secured a winning bid for her company to serve as the architect partner for a new shopping mall. Tanya also received the bad news that the transmission on her car must be replaced. Tanya credits the good news to her ability to complete work on time and the bad news to the poor craftsmanship of her car. Tanya is exhibiting a(n) ________. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 4 Operational Tactics and Strategic Goals Presentation (2 PPT and 1 Paper)

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Purpose of Assignment


The purpose of this assignment is to give learners an opportunity to apply lessons learned about operational tactics and strategic goals planning. Please refer to the resources below to assist with the assignment.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Ch. 5, 6, and 7 of Management: A Practical Introduction; SWOT analysis for the organization used in Week 3; company strategic plan

Scenario: You have been promoted to senior level manager of a company with low employee morale and decreased productivity. You have been tasked with developing a strategic plan for the workforce to present to the CEO and other members of the leadership team.

Choose your organization or one you know well to use for this assignment. You may use the same organization you used in previous weeks.

Develop a 1-year strategic plan of action for your organization using lessons learned and your learning team activity during Week 3.


Include plans for any additional staffing and the proposed budget for your plan. Modify your SWOT analysis, if necessary, for your presentation.

1) Create a 8- to 10-slide PowerPointÂŽ presentation including the following:

Explain rationale for plan

Discuss SWOT of organization

Summarize one year plan of action

Flowchart of one year plan

Give an overview of Budget for plan

Evaluate the potential benefit of the plan

Write conclusion


2) Develop up to a 700-word summary for the Executive team. Append your budget and SWOT analysis to the plan. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 4 Team Assignment Organizing Work

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www.tutorialrank.com 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 anorganizational chart in Microsoft速 PowerPoint速 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速 PowerPoint速 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:

Describe the work that must be completed to accomplish the recommended changes or adaptations. If no changes are


recommended, explain what work is currently being done and why it is successful. Describe how the work could be done most effectively. Would the work be completed by individuals, teams, or a combination of both? If no changes are recommended, explain how the work is being completed and why the current method is successful. Justify the selection for how the work could be done and describe the approach that should be used. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. **************************************************

MGT 521 Week 5 Assignment Leaders Are They Born or Made? (2 PPT)

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The purpose of this assignment is for learners to gain extensive knowledge about the origin of leaders and leadership theories.


Assignment Steps

Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction.

Discuss the following in your learning team’s discussion forum:

Are leaders born or made? Cite your sources during your discussion. As a team, decide on a conclusion. Create a 12- to 16-slide PowerPoint® presentation justifying the team’s conclusion(s) about whether leaders are born or made.

Defend the team’s position on whether leaders are born or made. Justify the team’s position using relevant research. Apply leadership theory to the team’s position. Include an introductory slide and reference slide as a part of the presentation. Do not exceed slide limit. Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. **************************************************


MGT 521 Week 5 Assignment Leadership and Strategy (2 Papers)

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The purpose of this assignment is to increase learners' comprehension of leadership styles and the effect of the styles on organizational environments.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Management: A Practical Introduction; Notes from team discussion Week 5; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Create a 1,400 word analysis addressing the following:

Identify one theory that appeals to you the most from the leadership theories discussed in your team and in the text.


Research two local companies: one in which the leadership seems to exemplify this leadership theory, and one that seems to be in direct contrast. Analyze how each leadership style might affect the respective company's performance and alignment to values. Discuss which leadership style to which you are most aligned. Discuss how you would practice this leadership style in your current work environment. If you are not currently employed, discuss how you would practice this style of leadership in a future job you might like to hold. **************************************************

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