Chapter 7 Powerpoint Assignment
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Chapter 7 focuses on the changes occurring today in the management function. It shows how the four functions of management enhances businesses and non-profit organizations. It also discusses the importance of the planning process and decision making in accomplishing the company goals. Chapter 7 focuses on the five steps of the control function of management. Please refer to the power point slides for more detail.
Question 1. What is a SWOT analysis?
Answer 1. Managers look at the Strengths and Weaknesses of the firm and the Opportunities and Threats facing it.
REFERENCE PURPOSE ONLY:
Answer the Critical Thinking Questions, at the end of Chapter 7.
Chapter 8 Powerpoint Assignment
ADAPTING ORGANIZATIONS TO TODAY’S MARKETS
Chapter 8 focuses on the basic principles of organization management. It also discusses the importance of organizational theories of Fayol and Weber. Chapter 8 discusses in detail, the various organizational models. Chapter 8 focuses on the benefits of interfirm cooperation and coordination. Please refer to the power point slides for more details.
Question 1. What is organizational culture?
Answer 1. Organizational (or corporate) culture consists of the widely shared values within an organization that foster unity and cooperation to achieve common goals.
REFERENCE PURPOSE ONLY:
Answer the Critical Thinking Questions, at the end of Chapter 8.
Chapter 9 Powerpoint Assignment
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Chapter 9 focuses on the current state of U. S. manufacturing and what manufacturers have done to become more competitive. It shows how the evolution from production to operations management. It also discusses the importance of operations management planning issues including facility location, facility layout, materials requirement planning, purchasing, just-in-time inventory control, and quality control. Please refer to the power points slides for more detail.
Question 1. What is lean manufacturing?
Answer 1. Lean manufacturing is the production of goods using less of everything than in mass production: less human effort, less manufacturing space, less investment in tools, and less engineering time to develop a new product.
Answer the Critical Thinking Questions, at the end of Chapter 9.
Chapter 10 Powerpoint Assignment
Chapter 10 focuses on the different theories on management. It distinguish between the motivators and hygiene factors identified by Hertzberg. It also discusses the key principles of goal-setting, expectancy, reinforcement and equity theories. Chapter 10 discusses in detail, how managers put motivation theories into action through such strategies as job enrichment open communication and job recognition. Please refer to the power point slides for more detail.
Question 1. What is Theory Y?
Answer 1. Theory Y assumes people like working and will accept responsibility for achieving goals if rewarded for doing so.
Answer the Critical Thinking Questions, at the end of Chapter 10.
Chapter 11Powerpoint Assignment
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Chapter 11 focuses on the importance of human resources management and describe current issues in managing human resources. It illustrate the effects of legislation on hman resource managment. It also discusses the objectives of employee compensation programs and evaluate pay systems and fringe benefits. Chapter 11 discusses in detail, how employees can move through a company, promotion, reassignment, termination and retirement.
Question 1. What are common types of compensation systems?
Answer 1. They include salary systems, hourly wages, piecework, commission plans, bonus plans, profit-sharing plans and stock options.
Answer the Critical Thinking Questions, at the end of Chapter 11.
Chapter 12 Powerpoint Assignment
DEALING WITH EMPLOYEE – MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 12 focuses on the history of organized labor in the United States. It shows how major legislation affecting labor unions. It also discusses the tactics used by labor and management during conflicts and discuss the role of unions in the future. Chapter 12 discusses today’s controversial employee management issues such as executive compensation, pay equity, child care and elder care, drug testing and violence in the workplace.
Question 1. What is a fair wage for managers?
Answer 1. The market and the businesses in it set managers’ salaries. What is fair is open to debate.