Description and Analysis of the Hawthorne Study
Describe how the components of the Hawthorne study are incorporated in current human resource functions? What was the main idea behind this study? How have you been impacted by the components of this study in your current or past work setting? Respond to at least two of your peers posts.
- 2. Dominant Cultures and Subcultures
Contrast the dynamics between dominant cultures and subcultures either in a work setting or in society. Explain why it is important to understand the impact of culture. Give an example where you demonstrated your awareness and or openness to understanding a cultural difference. Explain how these differences underscore the need for understanding diversity. From the information given, develop guidelines for embracing diversity. Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting and offer some additional ideas of your own.
- 3. Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities
Describe the cognitive and non-cognitive abilities relating to Emotional Intelligence. Provide an example of how you might use EQ in your daily life. Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting with suggestions that might work for them within their daily lives.
- 4. ERG Theory and Maslow’s Hierarchy
Describe the similarities and differences between the ERG Theory and Maslow’s Hierarchy. How have you used either of the two theories in daily life? Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting.
- 5. Self Esteem and Self Efficacy
Explain the dynamics of how self-esteem affects self-efficacy? Provide an example of an internal or external force that impacts your self-efficacy? Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting and provide recommendations to extend their thinking.
- 6. Communication and Team Building
Discuss the importance of identifying norms within a team? Why clear communication is considered an essential element during team development? Provide an example when you were a team member and the lack of communication caused significant problems for the team. Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting.
- 7. Leadership Style
What style of leadership is the most effective in leading an organization? Is it important to be well-liked, or are results all that matter? Cite examples that support your conclusions. Respond to the observations of at least two of your peers for this post.
- 8. A Culture of Ethics
Based on the readings for the week, would you say that Steve Jobs was an ethical leader? State your rationale. Are you an Acolyte or a Rejecter? Why? Respond to the observations of at least two of your peers for this post.
- 9. Nonverbal Feedback
Describe how nonverbal feedback conveys powerful messages. Provide an example where nonverbal feedback was used and describe the end result? Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting.
- 10. Virtual Organizations
Describe the evolution of the virtual organization. What are the pros and cons associated with this design? Provide examples of three technological devices/concepts that have had the greatest impact on virtual organizations. Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting.
- 11. The Tipping Point
Describe the “tipping point” where power turns into domination. Explain how these two dynamic forces are unavoidable. Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting.
- 12. Coaching and Mentoring
Differentiate between coaching and mentoring. Provide an example to support how either of the two was used successfully in your current or past work life. Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting.