Human Resource Management Class

Discussion Question Unit III

  1. With baby boomers retiring now and over the next decade, what should the HR function in firms be doing to prepare for a leadership vacuum? What potential problems do you see these firms encountering? Share any ideas you have that could help solve these problems with your classmates.200 WORDS

Conditions:

  1. The best possible person a human resource professional can hire is the best person who applies for the job.
  2. If ability and intelligence are normally distributed, more people applying for a job increases the chances of an excellent person in the applicant pool.

Question: How can HR employees increase the amount of qualified and potentially excellent candidates to apply for a job while avoiding having to sift through those less-excellent applications? 200 WORDS

 

 

 

ORGANZATIONAL THEORY CLASS

DISSCUION QUESTION UNIT III

  1. Self-awareness is critical to effective leadership. You are on a committee for creating a leadership development program at a large corporate organization with 12 VPs, who provide oversight to over 4,000 employees. What processes would you introduce to help leaders who participate in the leadership development program to constructively develop a better self-awareness (e.g., personality, values, and personal biases) 200 WORDS

Describe some of the aspects of successful, self-directed teams and virtual teams. Share an example of a team you have worked with and how these aspects were and/or were not present. Include one aspect that was not present that you wish had been a characteristic of the team; how would it have changed things?200 WORDS

 

UNIT II ORGANZATIONAL THEORY CLASS

Question 1

Explain the job characteristics model, and share a related personal experience that links to one or more of the characteristics.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 2

A study of bank employees concluded that empowerment improved customer service and tended to reduce conflict between employees and their supervisors. Given this study, explain the term empowerment and identify strategies at this bank (or any workplace you have been a part of) that might have supported empowerment.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 3

Self–leadership is considered a critical practice in the workforce. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 4

Identify one of each individual, team, and organizational-level performance-based rewards that would motivate you, and explain why.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

Question 1

Describe the rational choice paradigm, and apply it to a real life professional or personal experience. Cite the textbook in your explanation.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 2

Describe employee characteristics, workplace conditions, and specific activities that support creativity. Apply one of these to a real life professional or personal experience involving creativity in your life (from childhood to adulthood). Cite the textbook in your explanation.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 3

Discuss the roles of emotions and intuition in decision-making, and apply it to a real life professional or personal experience other than the one you shared in the non-graded learning activity. Cite the textbook in your explanation.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 4

Describe the benefits of employee involvement, and identify the four contingencies that affect the optimal level of employee involvement.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.