GC PSY575 Full Course -Discussions and Assignments – December 2016

GC PSY 575 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Describe how technology plays a role in the three components
of Robbins’s organizational model. Include a personal example of how you have
observed technology’s role in an organization.

dq 2

Select an organization you are familiar with. Determine if
it has an organic or mechanistic structure and explain your reasoning.

GC PSY 575 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Explain how anchoring bias and overconfidence bias might
reinforce each other. Analyze how these two factors influence the decision
making process and can lead to poor judgments. What steps might an individual
take to avoid or at least minimize these two biases?

dq 2

Describe methods that a smaller organization, such as a
start-up business or a “mom and pop” business, can use to help keep employees
motivated despite not being able to pay average market value for wages in
comparison to large scales businesses in the same industry.

GC PSY 575 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Look at an organization you are familiar with and identify a
problem the overall organization has faced. Using the situational leadership
model, indicate which leadership style would be most appropriate to solve the
problem and why. How would this approach be different from a traditional
management approach? Explain.

dq 2

How might servant leadership apply in other cultural
settings? Please provide an example. Discuss whether a servant leadership model
or a situational leadership model might produce better outcomes across multiple
cultural contexts.

GC PSY 575 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Find examples of organizations where leaders have gained
power by using leadership theories. Find an example for each of the three
leadership theories. Explain why using those leadership theories gave rise to
success within the organizations.

dq 2

How do gender politics within organizations affect power? In
what ways might gender politics and differences in power influence how
organizations function? Explain.

GC PSY 575 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Discuss the pros and cons of an organization using written
electronic communication such as email, instant messaging, or social media to
communicate information. Find a real world example of an organization
negatively impacting its own culture due to a use of email as the form of
communication, such as the Radio Shack example “Fall-out from negative
messages” on page 313.

dq 2

Make an argument, based on the research, showing whether you
believe organizational cultures can change and why. Include the definition of
organizational culture relative to its common characteristics and the factors
that create/maintain culture.

GC PSY 575 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Do you feel that some third-party negotiation strategies are
more appropriate for resolving disputes? Give your rationale for why you feel
this way.

dq 2

What do you think are some of the things that determine
whether or not mediation is successful? Why do those things determine the
effectiveness?

GC PSY 575 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Think of an example of organizational change you have
experienced or witnessed. Give a brief explanation of the situation. Based on
the readings, give reasons why you feel the change was successful or not. What
would you do differently were you in charge of this change? Use the readings
from the text to support your rationale.

dq 2

Discuss why it is in the best interests of an organization
for managers to manage the stress levels of their employees. What negative
consequences arise when employee stress levels are either too high or too low?

GC PSY 575 Week 8 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Based on the Heorhiadi, LaVenture, and Conbere article, in
what ways would transformative learning be distinguished from informative
learning in HR recruitment strategies? How does transformative learning benefit
recruitment practices? Find a real-world example you feel is an illustration of
applying transformative learning in the recruitment and hiring process.

dq 2

Contrast single-loop learning with double-loop learning.
Give examples specific to organizational training and evaluation practices in
which each would be effective.

GC PSY 575 Week 1 Assignment

Details:

Assess yourself using the Big 5 Personality test
(http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/).

In 750-1,000 words, do the following:

Analyze your trait results.

Assess if your results might contribute to or hinder
organizational effectiveness.

Contrast how your personality effectiveness would differ
within mechanistic and organic structures.

Use two to three scholarly resources to support your
findings.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please
refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

GC PSY 575 Week 2 Benchmark Assignment

 

Details:

In 750-1,000 words, contrast the simplicity of Theory X
Theory Y with the complexity of more contemporary theories such as
Self-Determination and Cognitive Evaluation.

1. Using the car industry as an example, contrast the
assembly line approach of Henry Ford with the team approach of modern
manufacturing such as Toyota or Tesla.

2. Describe how changes in industry reflect changes in
theoretical frameworks.

Please use three to five scholarly resources in your
assessment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following
programmatic competencies: 5.3: Discuss the nature of complex organizations.

GC PSY 575 Week 3 Assignment

Details:

In 750–1,000 words, choose two United States Presidents and
do the following:

1. Analyze their leadership styles.

2. Compare those leadership styles using two of the specific
theories discussed in the text.

3. Discuss a single major crisis each president dealt with.

4. Explain how their specific leadership style managed the
situation, either effectively or ineffectively.

Use three to five scholarly resources to support your
findings.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

GC PSY 575 Week 4 Assignment

Details:

In 750-1,000 words, contrast the five bases of power.

Choose a movie or television show that portrays power and
leadership styles.

Select a character or characters in the film that depict
leadership and/or management qualities.

To frame the context, consider: leaders obtain power from
different sources.

1. Describe which of the five bases of power are represented
in the selected character, including how the bases of power are represented in
action using power tactics.

2. Describe how the character(s) portray leadership and/or
management.

3. Describe the characteristics, behaviors, and/or traits
the characters exhibit that demonstrate their leadership or management skills.

Please include three to five outside references or other
resources for evidentiary support.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

GC PSY 575 Week 5 Assignment

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.

Each Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) team will
consider examples of group communication within the United States Congress. In
1,000-1,250 words, address the following:

1. Describe the types of communication occurring in the
group.

2. Discuss the stages of development according to Tuckman’s
theory in which the group is currently functioning.

3. Identify a minimum of five barriers of communication
exhibited in Congress.

4. Explain the role of groupthink in contributing to these
barriers.

5. Recommend steps that could be taken to better facilitate
communication.

Use three to five scholarly resources to support your
findings. One paper will be submitted for the CLC group, how the paper is
populated is up to the group.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

GC PSY 575 Week 6 Assignment

Details:

Part 1: Conflict Mediation Report

Write a conflict mediation report, in 1,200-1,500 words,
demonstrating a formal mediated approach to conflict management from the
perspective of mediator. Address the following:

1. Use a case study as the foundation for the report. Give a
brief summary of the case.

2. Recommend steps for conflict management based on the case
study.

3. Consider how/whether mediator’s personal behavior style
helps or hinders the formal mediation process.

4. Recommend steps for resolution.

Use library databases to include a minimum of four to five
scholarly references for evidentiary support.

Part 2: Conflict Resolution Form

Design a formal conflict mediation form based on one of the
following perspectives: request for mediation, agreement to mediate, or
mediation preparation.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
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GC PSY 575 Week 7 Assignment

Details:

In 1,200-1,500 words, describe how to “mastermind”
change in an organization. Select an organization you feel needs to change;
address the following:

1. Select one of the following approaches for organizational
change: Lewin, Kotter, Action Research, or Organization Development.

2. Use one of the aforementioned methods to describe how you
would mastermind/create change.

3. Describe the attributes of the organization that are
making it ineffective and how the changes being made will fix those attributes.

4. Describe how mechanistic and organic structure affect
change.

Please us three to five outside references or other
resources for evidentiary support.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

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GC PSY 575 Week 8 Assignment

Details:

You have been hired as a consultant by an organization of
your choice (please select a real-world organization). In 1,250-1,500 words,
use the four steps outlined on page 9 of the Heorhiadi, LaVenture, and Conbere
article to explain how you would assist this organization in becoming a
learning organization.

Utilize the leadership theories from Topic 3 and the
organizational change theories in Topic 7 in your explanation.

Use four to six scholarly sources as evidentiary support to
your research.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.