BUS 302 Week 1 Assignments
Assignment 1 – Leadership And Organizational Behavior
You have completed an analysis on a company that is experiencing low morale, high turnover rates, and overall employee discontent. As an external change agent, you have seen this pattern before in previous organizations, where managers make decisions for their departments, but do not feel the employees need to know why the decision was made. More than that, employees feel that the managers treat them like children by not sharing information on future goals and objectives for the department. The managers at this organization feel the employees should do what they are told and not ask questions. You have called a meeting with all department managers and the vice president of the company to explain the important role of communication in the effectiveness of all organizations.
- Explain to the company leaders why you feel effective communication lead to an effective organization.
- Suggest three ways that the managers can improve communications that will lead to an increase in organizational effectiveness.
- Discuss different communications methods, and the circumstances in which they are most effective
- How do these communication styles and methods account for a diverse workforce?
Assignment 3: Presentation of Assignment 2
In this assignment, you will condense information from your Assignment 2 to create a PowerPoint presentation. Faculty Note: If there is a hardship for any student in being able to secure a microphone to complete this assignment, allow the student to use the notes section of PowerPoint to write a narrative of what he or she would say if actually presenting.
Write a nine (9) slide presentation in which you:
- Provide a title slide (as indicated in the format requirements below) followed by a slide with an introduction to your presentation.
- Summarize your response to each of the criteria in Assignment 2 – one (1) slide per criterion, for a total of six (6) slides.
- Provide a summary slide which addresses key points of your paper.
- Narrate each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience.
BUS 302 Week 4 Assignments
Assignment 2: Leadership Assessment
Organizational leaders are expected to create realistic visions for their companies and the employees they guide, but these visions often have characteristics or properties that differ. There is, therefore, the realization that there is no one best leadership style to guide employees toward accomplishing organizational goals.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
- Analyze the leadership style(s) of a senior executive (CEO, CFO, COO, Director, etc.) in your current or previous organization who made a positive or negative impact on you.
- Analyze the organizational structure and culture of the company for which you work (or would like to work) to determine its approach to team development, and whether that approach helped to enhance your relationship skills in the workplace.
- Evaluate the performance of your selected leader based on his or her ethical conduct and effective communication to determine if this leader was successful in motivating and empowering you to improve on your work performance. Explain your answer.
- Determine three (3) best practices organizational leaders can use to motivate employees and discuss their potential benefits.
- Discuss some of the challenges leaders encounter when managing diversity and how diversity helps business organizations better compete in global markets.
- Develop an effective business strategy to address the challenges and issues you have identified above.
- Use at least five (5) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.