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The course provides an overview of the basic skills of a manager and applies these skills through a series of projects and case studies. It examines the evolution of management and the organizational culture and environment. It also teaches the decision-making skills and the skills involved in planning, organizing, leading and controlling, including planning and facilitating change, teamwork, applying motivational techniques and effective communication.
Students must submit e-mail address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. This online course is NOT self-paced. You must have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. You are not required to be online at a specific time of the day; however you are required to submit all assignments on their due dates.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Discuss the continuing evolution of management concepts, roles and philosophies.
Maximize individual and organizational effectiveness within the organizational culture and environment.
Describe how organizational culture and environment enhance or constrain the role of a manager.
Develop methods for overcoming or coping with cultural and environmental constraints.
Recognize the impact of cultural diversity on day-to-day operations of the organization.
Use a variety of decision-making models to maximize team performance.
Apply a disciplined approach to decision making.
Utilize creating decision making.
Utilize individual or group decision making as appropriate.
Appreciate the impact of decisions on others within and beyond the organization.
Use planning skills to manage work of self and others within the organization.
Recognize the importance of planning.
Use planning tools to implement organizational plans.
Apply time-management strategies.
Plan and conduct effective meetings.
Maximize organizational and individual performance through the structuring of organizational, departments and jobs.
Describe how structural contingencies affect individual and group behavior.
Explain how the effective acquisition and management of human resources can lead to optimum individual performance.
Plan and facilitate change proactively.
Critically examine change theories and principles.
Describe the process of facilitating and managing change.
Selectively apply change strategies.
Use performance monitoring mechanisms to ensure organizational goals are met.
Select appropriate mechanisms.
Adapt mechanisms to specific work environments.
Apply quality management techniques to facilitate improved performance.
Perform effectively in teams.
Describe group structure and stages of group development.
Differentiate between teams and groups.
Assess own performance in teams.
Adopt behavior necessary for optimum team performance.
Use the appropriate leadership style for given situations.
Critically examine leadership theories.
Recognize own existing leadership style with it s strengths and limitations.
Critically analyze situations and select appropriate leadership style.
'Flex' own leadership style to meet the requirements of given situations and to optimize team performance.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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