Week 7 DQ 1 “Contributing Factors to Conflict” Please respond to the following: • Analyze and discuss structural and personal factors that contribute to any conflict you experience at work (or experienced at a past employer), as well as steps that could be taken to mitigate those factors.
• Assess the types of intrapersonal conflict you experience at your current employer (or school) and possible best practices for addressing that conflict.
• Determine how the size, technology, and mission of your organization impacts organizational design and structure, as well as how these characteristics directly affect you.
Week 9 DQ 1 “Organizational Culture” Please respond to the following: • From the e-Activity, make at least two recommendations for how the company you researched could modify its organizational culture to better enhance employee performance.
Some executives and boards have permitted stock option backdating – a practice which establishes the stock option grant reflecting a date in the past when the stock price was lower than the real date of the grant or when more favorable conditions existed for the cashing in of options held.
This deliberate falsification allows the executive recipient to take advantage of a more opportune date with a low stock price, which will eventually equal greater income when the option is exercised.
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.Or, at a discount so that the executive “earns” the incentive as share prices increase (for shareowners).Options are supposed to effectively link executive compensation to shareholder returns – they allow executives to earn compensation equal to the difference between the stock price at the date of the grant (the “strike price”) and the stock price on the date the option is exercised. This arrangement is an incentive for the executive to work to grow (increase) the company’s stock price – the market cap, the total valuation.• Considering your current (or future) employer, determine the best approach management could take toward empowering employees.Week 6 DQ 2 “Leadership and Followership” Please respond to the following: • Analyze the theories on leadership discussed in Chapter 12 to determine which you believe is the most applicable to the greatest number of organizations. • From the video, determine three ways that the lessons regarding leadership (and followership) at Camp Bow Wow can be applied to your current (or future) place of work.