www.monash.edu.auMGF1010: Introduction to ManagementWeek 8:Decision Making
www.monash.edu.au2Your Tutor (me)Nathan Eva– email@example.com– 9903 4065– Building N Level 5 Room 14– www.slideshare.net/nathaneva
www.monash.edu.au3Last Week• Compare and Contrast two content theories from eitherMaslow, McGregor, Hertzberg or McCellend.• Define and contrast two process theories (goal setting,reinforcement, equity & expectancy)
www.monash.edu.au4Assignment Reminder• Due Week 10• Case Study Style• On Weeks 6 – 10 material• 2,500 words (+/- 10%)• Worth 25%• Minimum 5 Journal Articles• Moodle is the place for lots of information goodies
www.monash.edu.au5Test (Thursday only)• Organisational Culture• Groups
www.monash.edu.au6Well done =)• Organisational Culture• Groups
www.monash.edu.au7Assignment Two• Executive Summary (10%)– Separate Page– What you found– Recommendations– 150-250 words
www.monash.edu.au8Assignment Two• Problem Identification and Analysis (25%)– Analysing the case– Identify the theories that are relevant– i.e. Motivation> e.g Maslow (Hierarchy of Needs)> e.g McClelland (Three Needs)– I want to see the theorists and I was you to referencethem (not the textbook)– Don’t tell me the theory, tell me the case and explainthe theory through the case.
www.monash.edu.au9Assignment Two• Statement of Key Problem (5%)– Clearly what are the major problems1. Leadershipa) Lack of transformational leadershipb) Too focus on process and not on people2. Motivationa) Employees feel a lack of equityb) Employees need to be intrinsically motivated
www.monash.edu.au10Assignment Two• Generation and Evaluation of a Range of AlternateSolutions (20%)– Under each of the problem headings speak about 2 to 3recommendations for each problem– Advantages and disadvantages of each– Be able to link them to the relevant theory– Make it clear and creative– Ensure that they are practical solutions– You must reference
www.monash.edu.au11Assignment Two• Recommendations (15%)– Choose one recommendation for each problem– So for the sake of this example 4 recommendations– Justify why using theory– You must reference– Make sure you are suggesting things that would actuallywork
www.monash.edu.au12Assignment Two• Implementation (10%)– What are the steps for implementing this change– What will happen– Who should be responsible for each step– How will it be implemented– What are the costs– This can be in a table if it is nicely presented
www.monash.edu.au13Assignment Two• Presentation (10%)– The paragraphs are correct– Spelling and grammar– Consistency of wording– Double spaced– Page numbers at the bottom right hand corner– Sub-headings (report)– Size 11/12 font Times / Calibri– Justify the paragraphs
www.monash.edu.au14Assignment Two• Referencing (5%)– 5 Journal Articles APA Style> Peer-reviewed journals> Business Week / New York Times is not a journal> A book is not a journal> Big Dog Little Dog Blog is not a journal> Wikipedia is not a journal> Sparknotes is not a journal> Lecture Slides are not a journal> Websites are not a journal> Mickey Mouse is not a journal
www.monash.edu.au15Case Study – Fresh Produce• Groups of 2 – 4• Identify the problems• Classify the problems (theory)> Culture (week 5)> Leadership (week 6)> Motivation (week 7)• What are potential solutions• Recommendations
www.monash.edu.au16Case Study – De Best Fashions• Join with another group• Come up with the best 3 solutions• Share them with the class
www.monash.edu.au17Assignment One - Feedback• Don’t be colloquial, mate– “While this might seen a little weird”• “It’s obvious” and “widely known” that you shouldn’tsay this• Organizations are in America, Organisations are inAustralia• Etc is too tacky, such as … is better• No headings in an essay (reports have headings)• No dot points (reports have dotpoints)• Should I have rhetorical questions in my essay?
www.monash.edu.au19Assignment One - Feedback• Don’t use words you don’t know how to use properly– “Don’t practice confrontations you don’t discern howtoward habit suitably”• Every paragraph should link back to the question• In the first two sentences I should know what theparagraph is about and how it adds to the argument• More than one reference per paragraph• Always link back to theory. This is a theory baseduniversity, if you don’t like it…..
www.monash.edu.au20Assignment One - Feedback• You must analyse• Describing the theory is not enough• You also must answer the whole question• If it asks for 5 journal articles – make sure you havethem• Over half of you did not
www.monash.edu.au21If you liked this week you will love…MGF1100 Managerial CommunicationMGF2111 Organisational BehaviourMGF2661 Human Resource Management
www.monash.edu.au22This Week• Why do we need to plan and what are the elements?• Describe the four elements in management by objectives.• Explain the 8 steps of problem solving.• What errors might occur in the decision making process?