MGT 210 Week 1 CheckPoint Article Review on Diversity in the Workplace As workplace demographics change, supervisors benefit from knowing how to maximize the opportunities and meet the challenges that diversity presents. This CheckPoint provides you with an opportunity to read about current industry practices regarding diversity.
GT 210 Week 1 CheckPoint Incident 1-1 CheckPoint 1: Incident 1-1: Promotion Into Supervision Resource: Ch. 1 (p. 15) of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity Read Incident 1-1: Promotion Into Supervision. Think about Roy’s personal attributes and goals and about how he might apply those abilities to reach his goals as a supervisor. Answer, in 200–300 words, the four questions on p. 15 at the end of the incident.
MGT 210 Week 2 DQ 1 Recall the steps in the decision-making process (Rue & Byars, 2004) as outlined in Ch. 2 of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity. o Be alert to indicators and symptoms of problems. o Tentatively define the problem. o Collect facts and redefine the problem if necessary. o Identify possible alternatives.
MGT 210 Week 2 DQ 2 Review the behaviors that raise ethical questions in the workplace, listed in Figure 4.1 in Ch. 4 (p. 58) of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity. Respond to one of these questions: Which three areas do you believe to be most prevalent? Which three areas have the greatest consequence in the workplace? Justify your answers.
MGT 210 Week 3 CheckPoint Incident 6-2 CheckPoint: Incident 6-2: What Should I Do Next? Carpenters are often told to measure twice, and cut once. Spending adequate time on strategy and planning is like measuring, and implementing the plan is like cutting. Extra time and effort during the planning stage are crucial if you want to avoid common problems later on.
MGT 210 Week 4 CheckPoint Work Team Concepts Because a work group can accomplish more than an individual, many organizations create formal teams to complete designated work assignments. For the work groups to be as productive as possible, individual team members, as well as supervisors and leaders, should be aware of group norms and behaviors that can sometimes create obstacles for the teams. In this CheckPoint, you have an opportunity to reflect on your discussion experience with assigned…
MGT 210 Week 5 Assignment Exercise 10-2 According to Rue and Byars (2004), “orientation is concerned with introducing the new employee to the organization and the job” (p. 177). On the other hand, “training involves the acquisition of skills, concepts, rules, or attitudes by employees in order to increase their performance” (p. 178). Both orientation and training programs are essential in a well-run organization.
MGT 210 Week 6 CheckPoint Employees’ Union Supervisors must often juggle the different needs and expectations of various organizational stakeholders, such as upper management and employee unions. Supervisors must also be aware of legislative changes designed to prevent discrimination and to protect different classifications of workers. This CheckPoint presents a scenario in which you, as a supervisor, must determine how to balance these various needs and expectations.