5.3 Describe the key sources of power and explain how each power base can be turned into influence.
6.1 What is the importance of communication to the four functions of management? What are the different barriers to communication and how can they be overcome?
6.2 Compare and contrast one content and one process theory of motivation. In your opinion, why would two people with similar abilities have very different levels of performance? If you were the manager, what would you do and why?
6.3 Identify and explain the alternative work arrangements that are available for improving work-life balance.
7.1 Based upon the assigned readings (Drucker’s “The Coming of the New Organization” and Zahra’s “The Changing Rules of Global Competitiveness in the 21st Century”), identify at least four changes (two from each article) that you think have been the most significant cause of change to the way that your organization operates. In what ways do you think managers’ jobs have changed in your organization?
7.2 For your organization, or one with which you are familiar, identify the factors that operate in its general and specific environments. Why is it important for managers to understand the factors that affect their organization?
7.3 Using an organization, with which you are familiar, identify its core culture and the elements of its observable culture. What do you think needs to be changed to align your culture to the elements in the environment?
Each question must be answer with 150-200 words and a cite in each answer. MUST pass turn it in with less than 5%.