Because “all life resists control” (Wheatley, p. 28.) and “[y]ou can never direct a living system; you can only disturb it” (Wheatley, p. 37), Wheatley argues that organizations can thrive only if they have a strong sense of identity. Do you think that the commonly held goal of maximizing shareholder wealth forms the basis of identity for our capitalist systems and organizations? Why or why not? (If not, to what should organizational identity be related?)
Wheatley, M. J. (2007). Finding our way: Leadership for an uncertain time. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler
How would you define the issue or challenge in terms of social responsibility, serving society, and improving the common good? Why are servant leaders needed in today’s global organizations (given these issues)? How can they help address the issues or challenges you identified? Please provide references.
Please discuss Clapton Commercial Construction management.
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If you were the manufacturing manager for a company that manufactures travel luggage, how would you describe the concept of “explosion” and what would you include in your description?
Q1: The movie rental industry changing. What is changing about where and how we get our movie rentals? What are the movie rental industry’s driving forces of change and how are they changing the industry. Explain and discuss what is going on here.
Q2: What do you think the movie rental industry of the future of will be like? How will it be different than today? How will this affect how companies compete and try and make profits renting movies?
Q3: What do you think will be the keys to competing successfully in this industry in the future (what will companies have to be able to do in order to compete
Q4: Looking at the movie rental industry moving forward towards the future, does Netflix need a new strategy or can they modify what they are doing? Explain. What are some things that Netflix should do differently to continue to compete successfully and earn profits in the “new” movie rental industry of today and the future?
Q5: If management agrees with your plan described in question Q4, what would be the top 3-4 action steps to implement your recommended plan and turn it into reality? Be clear on what you mean.
What career development stage (early, midcareer, and/or preretirement for instance) would you say you are in at present and what concerns are associated with this stage? Finally, discuss how your boss might better meet your needs and the organization’s needs in light of this information.
In your opinion, why do you think such graph and data relationships exist? What criteria would you recommend for pairing specific graphic representations with data sets? What challenges do you foresee in representing data sets?
With the geopolitics in the news in the last couple years due to the global financial meltdowns, some assume that the US vision and values of the world through capitalism is at the end. Do you agree?
On page 117, Wheatley discusses “The Great Paradox” of being able to prepare for the future without knowing what that future will be. She suggests that there is one core principle to thriving within this paradox: “People must be engaged in meaningful work together . . .” (p. 118). Review the ways (pp. 118-124) Wheatley talks about putting the principles into practice. Select what you think are the most relevant four of the seven suggested principles, and discuss their implications for managers.
7 principles are listed below:
-nourish a clear organizational identity
-focus people on the bigger picture
-communicate honestly and quickly
-prepare for the unknown
-keep meaning at the forefront
-use rituals and symbols
-pay attention to individuals
BSC is more of an “organizational performance” scorecard rather than an employee performance assessment. What I want to know is how can we build-in customer preference into employee assessment system? How reliable will it be and how do we create such measures?