In Chapter 7, the case study provided information about how the participative management style produced improved responsiveness to customers’ needs, increased accountability, and more innovative resolutions to business situations than the hierarchical “command and control” structure. Do you agree or disagree? Explain. Use examples outside of the textbook.
Discuss the events leading to UGG/AU becoming leaders in implementing in ERM.
Discuss a specific organization or process that responds better to hierarchical “command and control” structure. Explain the reasons for your example. (Do not use GM or the case study to answer this question.)
Provide an initial posting of 400 to 600 words by Thursday. Then provide two responses of at least 100 words each that extend or provide alternate views for the initial posts of at least two students by Sunday. Repetition of the questions and the reference list are not included in the word count.
Do not access the threads until you are ready to post your entire answer. If you make a mistake, do not edit the response; reply to your own answer with the revision.
Use formal writing. Errors will reduce your grade.
Respond to the initial posts of at least two students, extending the discussion by adding new insights, different examples from your experience, or from other sources. Add value to responses to classmates and provide support in the form of a reference and citation in at least one of the responses. Videos, articles and information from other credible sources are useful to accomplish this part.
Apply critical thinking. Probing questions or challenging assumptions are strongly encouraged for maximum points. Agreement, quoting other learners, or repeating the case content will count as zero words and zero points. It’s great to ask questions in your responses to classmates, but also provide substance and do not ask questions after 8pm on Sunday, as you cannot expect responses to them that late on the last day of class for the week.
The textbook is not considered common knowledge. If you use information from the book in your answer, citation to the book is required.
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