MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Entire Course MGT 210 Week 1 Assignment Article Search MGT 210 Week 1 CheckPoint 1 Incident 1-1: Promotion Into Supervision MGT 210 Week 1 CheckPoint 2 Article Review on Diversity in the Workplace MGT 210 Week 1 Assignment Article Search MGT 210 Week 2 CheckPoint Incident 2-2: Bad Times at Quality Shoe MGT 210 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 Assignment: Article Search Resources: Appendix A, University Library, Ch. 1 (p. 19) of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity, and the References within the References Page section of Ch. 2 in Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook Review the six supervisory responsibilities listed in Appendix A.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 1 CheckPoint 1 Incident 1-1: Promotion Into Supervision MGT 210 Week 1 CheckPoint 2 Article Review on Diversity in the Workplace CheckPoint 1: Incident 1-1: Promotion Into Supervision Resource: Ch. 1 (p. 15) of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity Read Incident 1-1: Promotion Into Supervision. Think about Roy’s personal attributes and goals and about how he might apply those abilities to reach his goals as a supervisor. CheckPoint 2: Article Review on Diversity in the Workplace As workplace demographics change, supervisors benefit from knowing how to maximize the opportunities and meet the challenges that diversity presents. This CheckPoint provides you with an opportunity to read about current industry practices regarding diversity.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 2 CheckPoint Incident 2-2: Bad Times at Quality Shoe MGT 210 week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 CheckPoint: Incident 2-2: Bad Times at Quality Shoe Decision making is an important supervisory function and often a difficult one. This CheckPoint allows you to apply what you have learned regarding the steps in the decision-making process, the advantages and disadvantages of group decision making, and the differences between decision making and problem solving. Discussion Questions Recall the steps in the decision-making process (Rue &Byars, 2004) as outlined in Ch. 2 of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity. Be alert to indicators and symptoms of problems. Tentatively define the problem.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 3 Assignment: Exercise 7-2: “In-Basket” MGT 210 Week 3 CheckPoint: Incident 6-2: What Should I Do Next? Assignment: Exercise 7-2: “In-Basket” Delegating is an important aspect of supervisory effectiveness. Still, according to Rue and Byars (2004) in Ch. 7 of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity, “failure to delegate is probably the most frequent reason that supervisors fail in their jobs” (p. 117). Some supervisors are reluctant to delegate at all; others do not quite know how to delegate, or they are unsure regarding which tasks should be delegated. CheckPoint: Incident 6-2: What Should I Do Next? Carpenters are often told to measure twice, and cut once. Spending adequate time on strategy and planning is like measuring, and implementing the plan is like cutting. Extra time and effort during the planning stage are crucial if you want to avoid common problems later on.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 4 CheckPoint: Work Team Concepts MGT 210 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 CheckPoint: Work Team Concepts Because a work group can accomplish more than an individual, many organizations create formal teams to complete designated work assignments. For the work groups to be as productive as possible, individual team members, as well as supervisors and leaders, should be aware of group norms and behaviors that can sometimes create obstacles for the teams. Discussion Questions Describe an obstacle to working on teams. Explain how the team can overcome that obstacle.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 5 Assignment: Exercise 10-2: OJT MGT 210 Week 5 CheckPointRecruiting, Selecting, Orienting, and Training Assignment: Exercise 10-2: OJT According to Rue and Byars (2004), “orientation is concerned with introducing the new employee to the organization and the job” (p. 177). On the other hand, “training involves the acquisition of skills, concepts, rules, or attitudes by employees in order to increase their performance” (p. 178). CheckPoint: Recruiting, Selecting, Orienting, and Training Staffing is one of the most important responsibilities a supervisor undertakes. Successful organizations must determine how to find the best people and then ensure that those people become and remain an effective part of the company.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 6 CheckPoint: Employees’ Union MGT 210 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 CheckPoint: Employees’ Union Supervisors must often juggle the different needs and expectations of various organizational stakeholders, such as upper management and employee unions. Supervisors must also be aware of legislative changes designed to prevent discrimination and to protect different classifications of workers. Your instructor will assign one of the eight performance appraisal methods listed on pp. 200–201 in Ch. 11 of Supervision: Key Link to Productivity. Provide a specific example of how you would use this method to conduct a performance appraisal for an employee.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 7 Assignment: Exercise 15-3: Test Your Leadership Style MGT 210 Week 7 CheckPoint: Incident 14-1: No Extra Effort Assignment: Exercise 15-3: Test Your Leadership Style Although all supervisors and leaders share some important qualities, they also approach their jobs in different ways, depending on their styles and preferences. This assignment asks you to assess your leadership style and then to determine how you would apply those strengths. CheckPoint: Incident 14-1: No Extra Effort Not all workers are motivated by the same rewards. Although some rewards in a company are fixed (salary ranges, for example), an effective supervisor should be aware of the motivational processes and theories to increase employee motivation and to improve organizational productivity.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 8 CheckPoint: Incident 18-1: Changes in an Employee’s Behavior MGT 210 week 8 DQ 1 and DQ 2 CheckPoint: Incident 18-1: Changes in an Employee’s Behavior Sometimes troubled employees will approach supervisors and ask about available resources and methods for coping with their problems. More often, however, supervisors must determine that an employee needs help, based on changes in that employee’s behavior. Dan is an employee at a regional mid-size computer company that has recently been sold to a larger, national computer manufacturing corporation. Dan is in charge of computer production orders, and because of this recent shift in ownership, his department’s day-to-day operations are about to change drastically.
MGT 210 UOP Material MGT 210 Week 9 Capstone CheckPoint MGT 210 Week 9 Final Project: Best Practices Manual for Supervisors Supervisors are an essential component in improving the overall productivity and effectiveness of an organization—from planning and strategizing to cutting costs and controlling assets. This Capstone CheckPoint will give you the opportunity to recall the reading you have done as well as the activities you have completed during this course. Final Project: Best Practices Manual for Supervisors As you near the end of MGT/210, you have gained knowledge and experience regarding what it takes to be an effective supervisor. Put your newly developed skills to work for yourself and others by creating a Best Practices Manual for Supervisors.