MGT 426 Questions

Please provide 50-100 word answers/opinions for each question.

  1. What skills and abilities does a manager need to lead effectively in a virtual environment?  How does the implementation of change impact the manager and the virtual enviroment?

  2. Why do you think empowerment increases motivation? Do you see any ways in which a manager’s empowerment efforts might contribute to demotivation among employees? Discuss.

  3. What are the characteristics of an open communication climate? Describe the organizational benefits of managers cultivating an open communication climate.

  4. Define the principles of employee involvement (power, information, and knowledge & skills) and describe its relationship to performance.

  5. Compare three employee involvement interventions: parallel structures, total quality management, and high-involvement organizations.

  6. Understand and describe components of a performance management system. Goal setting, reward systems, training & development and performance appraisal.

  7. Describe and evaluate the effectiveness of goal setting interventions in organizations.

  8. Discuss how reward systems intervention can be applied in organizations.