MGT 521 Week 4 Discussion: Leadership and Credibility
Discussion Topic for MGT 521 Week 4 Discussion
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students or faculty Any comment, including a reply to me or a classmate, that you wish to be included in your weekly minimum of three participation comments must meet the following criteria:
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Demonstrates understanding of key course concepts
Applies key course concepts to real-world situations
Must include research and properly cites sources
Must be over 500 words
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Respond to one the following scenarios in a minimum of 500 words:
Reply to at least 2 of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.
Scenario 1: Types of Culture
Considering the four different types of organizational culture described in Management, answer the following questions:
Which type of culture most closely describes the culture at your organization (or an organization with which you’re familiar)?
What are the pros and cons of the culture?
Do you think you are a fit for your culture?
What questions would a prospective employee ask to determine if they are a fit for the culture?
What are your recommendations for improving the culture in your organization?
Scenario 2: Levels of Culture
Considering the culture of your organization (or an organization with which you are familiar), answer the following questions:
What are the specific components of each level of organizational culture?
How do employees at your organization learn about the culture?
If you needed to influence a change in your organization, at which level of the organization should you focus your recourses?
Scenario 3: Organizational Structure
Locate the organizational chart for your company or one for which you would like to work. Compare the chart to the structures defined in the textbook to determine the type of structure your organization most closely resembles. Answer the following questions:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this structure?
How does the structure contribute to helping your organization achieve strategic goals?
What does the chart say about the span of control?
What are your recommendations for improving your organizational structure?