What to Study
1. You still need to read :-)
2. Please always refer to the weekly lessons. Stay long enough with them to learn them. Memorization alone won't help you be the best you can be. No "study guide" will substitute for your ability to think on your own.
Chapters One and Two
The values, attitudes, and moods of individuals have significant effects upon environments/ corporate cultures
Importance of particular combinations of traits upon environments
What are "personaility traits"?
What makes managers effective?
Understand the personality scales described on slides and texts. They represent degrees of traits and personal characteristics.
The Nature of Ethics – Stakeholders and Ethics – What are "Rules for Ethical Decision Making," and why might we need them? (who is helped? who is hurt? what are risks? what are benefits? Will the decision stand the test of time?)
– Ethics and Social Responsibility – * Societal, * Individual, and *Organizational Ethics (three separate sections in text) - understand basic definitions and the interaction of these concepts
Ethics can be defined as individual, occupational, organizational, or societal morals and values, while social responsibility is the practical application of ethical concerns for the benefit of firms and stakeholders.
Review the Chapter 4 slides as needed to understand the relationship of ethics to law.
Recall this model for ethical leadership practice proposed by Dr. Ann Skeet of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics:
- Model Character and Values
- Create Community
- Encourage Ethical Conduct
- Be Disciplined in your Leadership Role
- Clarify your Culture When Needed
- Design Ethical Systems
Understand the graphics in the slide deck in week 5. Understand the basic structures of teams and "ideal" team size. You still need to read, as not everything on the final may be discussed in class. so - understand as much as possible.
Read the slides. Understand each of the theories discussed. We will go through them in class. You still need to read, as not everything on the final may be discussed in class. so - understand as much as possible.
Although I cover much in the slides, you stand to benefit through the exercises we do in class! Also the book contains much information by which you can be advised of your rights and protections in the workplace.
What's the difference between programmed and non-programmed decisions? What steps do amangers take to make the best decisions? What are the pros and cons of grop decision making? How can group decision making be improved? How does organizational learning and the encouragement of creativity help managers improve their decisions?
Understand the significance of Hofstede's model, and why it is key to understanding international business.
Take careful note of the challenges of grasping the totality of an organization in regards to change, threats, barriers, etc. as in the slides, and as always take note of the details of your quiz.