STR 581 Capstone Final Examination, Part One 1. Because practical considerations make job tryouts for all candidates infeasible, it is necessary to __________ the relative level of job performance for each candidate on the basis of available information. • predict • accept • assign • abandon 2. Some studies indicate the best approach for transformational change may have the chief executive officer create an atmosphere for change • but let others decide how to initiate change • and begin establishing a vision • but carefully set limits for the program • and establish a reward system 3. Which of the following is a desirable strategy for managers aiming to reduce the negative consequences
Though this organization was successful, they were not successful enough to be in the stuck state they were in. The growth of the Levon Corporation should have been the primary focus of everyone in the company especially the management team. Even though bringing the project management consultant in to outline to the management team the importance of project management functionality was stubbornly agreed upon it proved to be the first and most important step in the company’s change process. The employees will feel their opinions are suggestions are valued as a result of the management team taking the time to hear out the consultant. The apprehension of the management team is understood because that is the culture; however, once the functionality is implemented and the management team sees the growth and positive change, the company will be more adapt to change.
S/he will just tell the team or individuals what s/he wants to be done, when to do it and even how to do it without consultation from the team members. If you are short of time this might be the best way to get your employees motivated. People see this style of leadership as the wrong way of motivating individuals and leaders using this style can appear bossy. Some also argue that this style of leadership must be used sparingly and the best way of motivating your team would be to use the democratic style. • Democratic This leadership style is used when the leader wants to involve the team members in the decision making process.
I think refining is the most appropriate response in this scenario. The vision and mission have already been established for Listo sytsem. However, the lack of employee training due to the rapid growth of the company and high turnover rate has resulted in low production and poor quality. Refining the company by using the ACHIEVE model to motivate employees is one of the theories that can be used to help the Vision to Performance. Managers need to know what motivates people in their organization.
In this step, it is “strengthening any link of a chain (apart from the weakest) is a waste of time and energy” (The Five Focusing Steps (POOGI)). Second is to develop a plan to overcome the constraint(s) identified in step one. Here the output of the identified constraint governs the output of the entire organiztion, so it is highly important to utilize the constraint instead of getting more. “We should first learn to use the resources that we already have more efficiently” (The Five Focusing Steps (POOGI)). Step three involves focusing on the resources for accomplishing step two.
The last issue we found that was a small issue was that Nick does not clearly see the end result. If Nick were to realize the end result and start working backwards by prioritizing what needs to be done, when it needs to be completed and also how these steps are going to be completed once Nick lays out all the plans for the project it will be easier to communicate with his team what to do and when it needs to be completed so that the whole team is on the same page. We think that this will also be resolved by breaking those other poor team habits such as the communication problems and motivational issues, but once all of these issues are resolved the team can continue to work towards the goal of completing the project for CanGo. Right now, the most obvious thing was Nick getting organized and focused. Interruptions will always be an issue and can probably be avoided.
The primary way to address an issue in recruiting and retaining a quality workforce is to develop a total rewards package that is inviting. The total rewards approach in this situation helps design a work experience for the employee that competitors in the market place may not be able to match. Thirdly, the organization can see a reduction in labor costs due to the fact that the amount of manpower and turnover cost associated with losing an employee may far outweigh the simple implementation of a quality total rewards program. The fourth advantage is that organizations are realizing a tight labor market and low
CONCLUSION Being put in a team to do assignments can be very hard for some people because they may like to work alone. But if you think about it if you work in a team you can get the work done in half the time. It won’t put a strain on you worrying how can you get the work done, knowing you have to work and do other day to day things. As long as you designate who is going to be the leader and do what the leader tells you or ask you to do, the team will be fine. Just think how exciting your paper will be with all the other ideas, they may think of things you had no idea even existed.
Before one get a job one must apply for one. At times jobs are simple to find, but they can also be hard. The first thing one must do is research the job they are looking for. There are many ways to look for a job and at the same time, many jobs. Because there are so many, a person must really filter their search in order to find exactly what they want and enjoy.
After which they will examine the independences of the various tasks, skills and other resources (Keller, 1998). Doing this will result in the project plan and coming up with a with an appropriate budget for the project as having a good plan and a realistic budget will result in the budget going well according to needs of the client. If the either the plan or the budget is poorly done then this will prove to be harmful to the client as the project can and will over run its spending limits (budget) and also go over the specified period that it was intended to last and therefore the client will lose both time and money. Assembling the Team The project team can make or break the entire project, often times the project manager has little to say about who works on the project. The team will be assembled from people with the right skills to who are not assigned to work of higher authority than the project.