Week 8 DQ 2 “Organizational Design and Structure” Please respond to the following: • Analyze the organization you work for (or have worked for in the past) on each basic design dimension (i.e., formalization, centralization, specialization, standardization, complexity, hierarchy of authority) to determine if it is a formal or informal organization.• Determine how the size, technology, and mission of your organization impacts organizational design and structure, as well as how these characteristics directly affect you.• Referring to the same small business, determine the most appropriate way for that business to minimize its exposure to risk. Week 10 DQ 1 Ethics and Social Responsibility Please respond to the following: • Select a small business with which you are familiar and develop a plan of action for encouraging ethical behavior.• Analyze a business’s responsibilities to the environment, employees, customers, investors, and the community, and determine which is the most important. Week 10 DQ 2 The Legal Environment Please respond to the following: • Select a small business with which you are familiar and discuss the most likely forms of business law it would need to be concerned about.Week 8 DQ 1 Supply Chain Management Please respond to the following: • From the e-Activity, determine which best practices can be applied to the greatest number of small businesses. • Analyze the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma in regard to quality control of a product or service, and make at least one recommendation for improvement. Week 8 DQ 2 Managing Inventory • Describe a retail business with which you are familiar and determine the most suitable means of inventory control.
• Assess how what you have learned in this class could be used most effectively by someone with no professional connection to organizational behavior.
Week 11 DQ 2 “Looking Ahead” Please respond to the following: • Determine the single most important lesson learned and how you will apply it in your current (or future) career.
• Predict the major challenges business will be facing in terms of organization behavior 20 years from now.
• From the video, determine if Barcelona Restaurant Group management’s approach to conflict in the workplace would work at your current (or expected) place of work. Week 8 DQ 1 “Jobs and the Design of Work” Please respond to the following: • Redesign your current job (or design your desired job) using one of the traditional approaches to job design discussed in Chapter 14.
• Redesign your current job (or design your desired job) using one of the alternative approaches to job design discussed in Chapter 14.