Compare and contrast the more classical models of decision making to the more modern approaches. How do they differ? What varying assumptions do they make regarding organizational structure and human behavior within organizations?
What is motivation? Why is it integral to organizational functioning? Discuss the theories of McGregor, Herzberg, Hackman and Olham, and McClelland as they relate motivation. How, does Maslow’s hierarchy apply to motivation in your opinion? Finally, how can managers and leaders in the public sector influence employee motivation, if at […]
Define management. Define leadership. Define followership. How do these three concepts differ? How are they the same? Can anyone be a leader or do only a select few have the ability to lead? Can leadership be learned or developed or is it innate? Can one be a good leader without […]
Before answer, take moment to think about it. Provide an example of a bad decision from workplace or a situation with which are familiar, and what could have been done instead? What could you do to improve decision-making skills?
Robert is the City Manager of a mid-sized, suburban, Midwestern city that utilizes the council-manager form of government. The City Council functions as the formal, legislative entity for the city, with full budgetary and policymaking authority, and the manager runs the day-to-day operations of the city, including oversight of all […]
Before answer, take moment to think about it. What could managers at place of employment or an organization with which are familiar do to help individuals become more committed to the mission and values of the organization? Referring to the Devotional reading and your knowledge and/or research of Scripture, incorporate […]