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Assessment 1: Online Participation Activity: Post a XXXXXXXXXXword response on the Discussion Board in MySCU to the ten (10) Discussion Topics listed. Value: 20% Date due: Ongoing. Final posting by...

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Assessment 1: Online Participation
    Activity:
    Post a XXXXXXXXXXword response on the Discussion Board in MySCU to the ten (10) Discussion Topics listed.
    Value:
    20%
    Date due:
    Ongoing. Final posting by 1st June XXXXXXXXXX59pm QLD time)
NB: You must collate all Discussion Board postings and your responses in a word document and submit by 1st June 2018.

Task
· Assessment 1 is about ENGAGING so must be completed throughout the session.
· Write a XXXXXXXXXXword +/-10% response on the MySCU discussion board to each of the ten (10) topical questions. Please note some topics give you a choice of two questions.
· The online posts are designed to create engagement with the materials beyond passive reading alone. Engage with your fellow classmates!
· Your comment may only be a couple of sentences, but it will require you to read through the discussion board posts made by your peers. NB: You do not need to read every other student’s postings.
· This assessment will help build your critical thinking skills and engagement with others by creating a community of learners and practitioners.
· Please submit your posts each week. This gives each and everyone of you the opportunity to respond to each other in the same week.
We want students to participate so they can learn from each other. We know that active involvement in learning increases what is remembered, how well it is assimilated, and how the learning is used in new situations. In making statements about your own thoughts on a topic, you must articulate those thoughts and also submit them to constructive examination by others. In so doing you will come across many different ways of interpreting and applying the class material, and thus be able to integrate many examples of how to use the information. In a unit that stresses application of material, the discussion board participation is an essential element of your learning.
Topic 1: The evolution of management thinking
As organisations become more technology-driven which do you think will become more important: the management of people or the management of technology ?
Topic 2: Part A - The environment of management
Consider an organisation you are familiar with (it could be either your work or social group) and identify both visible levels of culture (those that can be seen at the surface level) and invisible values and shared understandings held by organisation members.
OR Topic 2: Part B - The environment of management
Choose an organisation you think highly of and outline some proactive social responsibility strategies it has or could potentially implement. What impact might this have on its performance?
Topic 3: Managing change
As a manager, how would you deal with resistance to change when you suspect employee fears of job loss are well founded?
Topic 4: Human resource management
Is it wise for managers to evaluate a candidate’s postings on social networking sits such as Facebook as grounds for rejection before even interviewing a candidate? What might be some ethical and legal issues managers should consider?
Topic 5: Individual behaviour in organisations
What proactive approaches can managers take to combat the growing stress levels in today’s workplace?
Topic 6: Leading in organisations
Suggest some personal traits that you believe would be useful to a business leader today. Are these traits more valuable in some situations than in others? How do you think traits differ from strengths?
Topic 7: Motivating employees
Today’s multi-generational workplace poses a challenge for managers leading age-diverse teams. Identify some of the generational differences in values and job expectations managers must recognise so that individualised approaches can be made with motivation, recruitment, and retention.
Topic 8: Communication in organisations
If you were asked to design a training program to help managers become better communicators, what would you include in the program?
Topic 9: Teamwork in organisations
If you were the leader of a newly formed team, what might you do to make sure the team developed norms of high performance?
Topic 10: Sustainable operations, managing the value chain, IT and e-business
Do you think that increasing productivity by using technology is suitable in all industries? Consider the use of automated telephone enquiry handling in your answer.
Assessment Criteria:
This is a guide to the criteria used in assigning a mark to Assessment 1. Broadly speaking, work will be assessed on four criteria:
1. Engagement ◦ Demonstrates engagement in online discussion by posting responses to each topical question and commenting on overall discussion
2. Range of knowledge ◦ Summarises key issues arising from topical questions and online discussion ◦ Continuity of argument ◦ Sequencing ◦ Management of ideas
3. Quality of argument and analysis ◦ Identifies and describes practical implications and potential criticisms related to key issues ◦ Ability to sustain a response over the entire answer ◦ Arguments are clear and evaluated ◦ Counterclaims are explored ◦ Implications are drawn.
4. Presentation and style ◦ Clear, coherent writing style with detailed attention to spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, sentence patterns, paragraph structure.
Marking criteria
    Level of contribution
    Weighting
    Grade
    No positive contribution
No contribution or rare and insubstantial participation. For example: a few short statements offered, or simply agreeing with the positions and contributions of others.
    <10
    F
    Minimal contribution
Intermittent engagement; demonstrating some limited grasp of main ideas, views may be poorly articulated, fails to offer analysis or interpretation, may not encourages others’ understanding.
May be unclear writing style with poor attention to spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, sentence patterns, paragraph structure.
    10 – 12.5
    P
    Satisfactory contribution
Good engagement; offers mostly relevant ideas demonstrating some range of developing knowledge, has mostly clear and thoughtful views, offers some analysis and interpretation, encourages others’ understanding, initiates conversation and encourages others.
Mostly clear, coherent writing style with mostly good attention to spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, sentence patterns, paragraph structure.
    13 – 14.5
    C
    Good contribution
Significant engagement; offers relevant ideas demonstrating decent range of knowledge, has clear and thoughtful views, offers analysis and interpretation, encourages others’ understanding, initiates original comments and direction.
Mostly clear, coherent writing style with good attention to spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, sentence patterns, paragraph structure.
    15 – 16.5
    D
    Superior contribution
Outstanding, frequent & meaningful engagement; offers relevant ideas demonstrating wide range of knowledge, has clear and thoughtful views, offers analysis and interpretation, encourages others’ understanding, initiates original comments and direction, frequently encourages ongoing conversation.
Clear, coherent writing style with detailed attention to spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, sentence patterns, paragraph structure.
    17+
    HD
MNG XXXXXXXXXXAssessment 1
Answered Same Day Apr 09, 2020 MNG10713 Southern Cross University

Solution

Soumi answered on Apr 15 2020
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ONLINE PARTICIPATION
Table of Contents
Topic 1: The evolution of management thinking    3
Topic 2: Part A - The environment of management    3
Topic 3: Managing change    3
Topic 4: Human resource management    4
Topic 5: Individual behaviour in organisations    4
Topic 6: Leading in organisations    4
Topic 7: Motivating employees    5
Topic 8: Communication in organisations    5
Topic 9: Teamwork in organisations    5
Topic 10: Sustainable operations, managing the value chain, IT and e-business    6
References:    7
Topic 1: The evolution of management thinking
With the advent of globalisation, organisations pay due focus on improving technology at workplace. Artificial Intelligence plays an integral role in managing operations, customers and other stakeholders. According to the opinion of Samuel et al. (2015), the role of human resource in any organisation cannot be ignored. Without effective human resource, technology is of no use for the organisation. With the automation of the process, human importance still exists. Firms are paying due focus on management on technology so that the dependence on human capital can be reduced. Automation enables a firm to reduce the e
ors significantly. Bringing down human e
ors to negligible point is very difficult. However, with the automation of processes, organisations can achieve the objective of negligible defects. In future times, more focus will be paid on management on technology, as technology will be the major success driver in future times. The organisation should maintain a balance between the human resource and technology to achieve the desired results in future.
Topic 2: Part A - The environment of management
Corporate social responsibility has a major impact on the business in modern times. This concept ensures that something is given back to the society. As per the viewpoints of Florio and Sproviero (2017), multinationals put significant focus on corporate social responsibility as it plays a major role in enhancing their reputation in the market place. Walmart operates with 100% renewable energy that enables it to produce zero harmful waste for the environment. It also ensures that the products sold by it sustain the resources and the environment. In addition to that, it conducts heath care programmes across the region to ensure that the society is benefitted. It also promotes a number of campaigns that favours social cause like safe driving and other such issues. It also avoids dealing in products that are harmful for the environment based on the concept that we should not do any such act that harms the environment.
Topic 3: Managing change
Resisting change is the basic nature of human beings. According to the perspective of Gatenby et al. (2015), the major reason for resisting change among the employee is either loss of job or increase in work pressure. With the automation of the process, human importance still exists. Firms are paying due focus on management on technology so that the dependence on human capital can be reduced. In case employees suspect job loss, it will be made sure that effective training will be provide to equip them with the set of skills required to do the job after change implementation. It will be made sure that the individual group goals are aligned with the organisational goals. Before the implementation of the change, reference in industries will be used to get the assent of the employees resisting the change. The after effects of change will be made known to the employees and the benefits of such change will be communicated. Due emphasis will be paid on employees who led the resistance. Generally, it is seen that few employees that is followed by majority start the resistance. If the...
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