Week 6 DQ 1 “Power and Political Behavior” Please respond to the following: • Assess the most powerful person you know and what it is that makes the person powerful.• Considering your current (or future) employer, determine the best approach management could take toward empowering employees.Week 11 DQ 1 “Looking Back” Please respond to the following: • Create a simile or metaphor for what it is like to manage organizational behavior – one that would help someone with no knowledge of the field better understand what it is all about.• Assess how what you have learned in this class could be used most effectively by someone with no professional connection to organizational behavior.Week 10 DQ 2 “Applied Intervention” Please respond to the following: • Briefly describe an OD intervention you would like to see carried out at your current (or previous) employer and determine the most appropriate group-focused techniques for OD intervention within that organization.
• Develop a short list (3-4 items) of best practices based on your analysis above that any organization could apply when putting a work team or group together.
• Referring to the same small business, determine the most appropriate way for that business to minimize its exposure to risk. Week 10 DQ 1 Ethics and Social Responsibility Please respond to the following: • Select a small business with which you are familiar and develop a plan of action for encouraging ethical behavior.
• Analyze a business’s responsibilities to the environment, employees, customers, investors, and the community, and determine which is the most important. Week 10 DQ 2 The Legal Environment Please respond to the following: • Select a small business with which you are familiar and discuss the most likely forms of business law it would need to be concerned about.
Week 5 DQ 2 “Decision Making” Please respond to the following: • Assess the impact of individual influences such as comfort for risk, cognitive style, personality, intuition, and creativity on the decision-making process in organizations.
• Using attribution theory as a basis, determine which mistakes can be made as managers and employees work together to explain why problems occur.