Week 1 dq 1
Which of the following employee characteristics has the greatest impact on organizational performance: general attitudes, job satisfaction, emotions and moods, personality, values, or perception? Choose just one and provide a rationale for your choice.
How might an individual employee’s personality affect the performance of an organization?
If the effect is negative, how might you change this? If the affect is positive, how can you capitalize on this? Provide examples!
As a manager, how can you use your knowledge of employee characteristics to improve organizational performance?
Provide specific examples to support your response.
Week 2 dq
As a manager, what factors do you consider when determining the most effective way to communicate a message to you employees?
Does this change if you are preparing to communicate the same message to your superiors? Why?
n Week One, you learned about individual personality characteristics.
How do these traits affect the type of motivational strategy you use?
Provide an example of how this would apply.
Evidence indicates high-performing managers tend to be more media sensitive than low-performing managers—they are better able to match appropriate media richness with the message to be delivered.
As a manager, how would you determine which communication channel should be used for a particular message?
What barriers might distort the message?