Many of you have taken more than one online course. Describe your positive and negative experiences and share the best practices implemented which enabled you to maximize your learning.
· what you liked
· what you'd like to see in future online courses
· Use details of your prior experiences to support your answers
Part II(in short):
This discussion is about what you'll take away from this course:
THE WHAT: As we approach the end of the semester, I'd like to hear from you. Each student is to provide 5 learning points you're taking away as a result of studying Organizational Behavior.
THE WHY: Why you chose those 5 points (benefits, application, relevance).
Part III( answer the questions in short):
This Case Study describes how Whirlpool built an inclusive culture.
Building a Culture for Inclusion at Whirlpool
Summary: Diversity and inclusion are central to Whirlpool Corporation’s goal of placing its appliances in “every home, everywhere.” Whirlpool believes that differences create value, and they practice inclusion because it enables the company to best respond to the needs of its diverse customers.
Whirlpool understands that its leaders must first show an understanding of and interest in diversity before it can become part of the company culture.
1. Do you agree that Whirlpool can realize a competitive advantage through its diverse employees?
2. How else can technology be used to enhance Whirlpool’s culture of inclusion?
3. Do you feel that Whirlpool’s efforts to create a culture of inclusion are worthwhile? Explain your answer.
Organizational change occurs when a company makes a transition from its cu
ent state to some desired future state. Managing organizational change is the process of planning and implementing change in organizations in such a way as to minimize employee resistance and cost to the organization, while also maximizing the effectiveness of the change effort.
Today's business environment requires companies to undergo changes almost constantly if they are to remain competitive. Factors such as globalization of markets and rapidly evolving technology force businesses to respond in order to survive. Such changes may be relatively minor—as in the case of installing a new software program—or quite major—as in the case of refocusing an overall marketing strategy. "Organizations must change because their environments change. Outside pressures come from changes in the legal, competitive, technological, and economic environments."
Start the discussion by providing relatively recent examples of companies that changed and stayed in business while others that resisted and ceased to exist or filed for bankruptcy.
Part V: Respond to the following posts in short.
(I’ll post it once you finish the part above)