MGT/312T: Organizational Behavior for Managers

MGT/312T Week 1

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1. Apply: To Tell or Not to Tell?

2. Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity
3. Practice: Week 1 Knowledge Check


 

MGT/312T Week 1 Apply: To Tell or Not to Tell?

  1. Assume you are a nursing director for a nursing home. You've been working at your facility for a few short months when you learn that the company that owns the home has been improperly overbilling Medicare for the care and services provided to your residents. You bring this to the attention of the company's management. They do nothing. You then notify the appropriate authorities (you are now a whistleblower). For this, and a host of other reasons, you quit.
  2. Why are ethics considered so important when studying organizational behavior?
  3. The contingency approach suggests that
  4. Overcharging Medicare for care and services provided to patients is an example of ______ behavior
  5. Ethics is primarily concerned with
  6. In an ethical dilemma such as the one presented above
  7. In the case above, this presents a(n) _____
  8. The case above represents an extreme example of unethical and illegal conduct. These are the exception in the business community. Which of the following statements about this behavior is false?
  9. Problem solving and critical thinking are ______ because they use logic and reasoning to develop and evaluate options

 

MGT/312T Week 1: Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity

NOTE: Questions are probably not in the same order.

  1. Select the two items that apply to a contingency approach to management.
  2. The term ___________ describes an interdisciplinary field concerned with understanding and managing people at work.
  3. The two broad categories of OB concepts and theories include______ factors and ______ factors.

  4. Select the reasons ethics are important in business.
  5. Which of the following statements about unethical behavior in the workplace is true:
  6. An interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and managing people at work is______.
  7. Select ways employees can address unethical behaviors.
  8. The idea behind ___________ is that you know your personal strengths and weaknesses.
  9. To solve problems effectively, it is important to consider necessary ________, such as people who will provide support.
  10. Knowing your own abilities, values, strengths, and weaknesses as well as how others view you in terms of these factors is referred to as ______________.
  11. The field of __________ encompasses research and practice from various disciplines like anthropology, psychology, statistics, political science, vocational counselling, and management.
  12. Your understanding of who you are and what your preferences are can be improved by a process called ___________. (Enter one word in each blank
  13. Select the weaknesses of common sense:
  14. Select interpersonal skills that foster respectful interactions.
  15. According to proponents of a contingency approach to management, in order to be effective as a manager, you need to:
  16. OB uses both a systematic and _________ approach to understanding people.
  17. Which of the following statements about OB is true?
  18. In organizational behavior, knowing when to apply OB knowledge and tools to a particular circumstance is an important part of:

  19. The definition of a(n) _______ is when our desired outcomes do not match the actual situation.

  20. Your understanding of who you are and what your preferences are can be improved by a process called ___________. (Enter one word in each blank.)

  21. The ability to motivate employees in different ways, provide useful feedback, and manage productive teams are all aspects of a manager’s performance, and doing these things well gives a manager
  22. Deciding whether behaviors are good or bad, right or wrong, is a concern in the field of:
  23. Reward systems, decision making, leader behavior, and organizational culture are all affected by _______ conduct.
  24. According to anonymous surveys, what percentage of high school students admitted to cheating on tests?
  25. Widespread corporate corruption has led to which two of the following?
  26. Select reasons students might cheat.
  27. Match the term with its characteristics.
  28. A strong and effective employee or manager must recognize and understand
  29. The various characteristics that make individuals unique are known as
  30. Dependence on hindsight, lack of rigor, and being overly subjective are all elements of:
  31. A concern with identifying right and wrong behavior is referred to as _______.
  32. Masahiro prefers to work as a team member. He enjoys working collaboratively with others. This preference is a(n)
  33. Which of the following statements about cheating are true?
  34. When there are two choices in a situation, and neither resolves the issue in an ethically acceptable manner, a(n) ________ exists.
  35. A CEO who wishes to run a sustainable business should take which approach?
  36. True or false: Working for an unethical business will not cause you problems as long as you conduct yourself in an ethical manner.
  37. Which of the following is an example of unethical behavior at work?
  38. The systematic process of closing gaps between a desired outcome and actual situation is called ______.

  39. Place the steps to the 3-step approach to problem solving in order.
  40. When there is a difference between a goal and the actual outcome, this is known as a(n)
  41. When we attempt to meet our goals through a systematic process of closing gaps between goals and outcomes, we are
  42. Select all disciplines that OB draws from:
  43. A person seeking to understand and manage people at work is likely to study ________, which is an interdisciplinary field.

  44. Knowing which OB tools to use and under what circumstances is referred to as a(n) ________ approach to managing people.
  45. Effective managers favor the contingency approach because:
  46. Skills that are related to technical know-how, such as bookkeeping or financial analysis, are known as skills.
  47. True or false: Most illegal unethical acts are prosecuted.
  48. Skills dealing with human relationship and interactions are referred to as _______ skills.
  49. Select personal attributes related to goodwill and trust.
  50. When someone asks if you know right from wrong, that person is most likely questioning your
  51. Which of the following statements about unethical behavior is true?
  52. True or false: Careers can be tarnished by the unethical behavior of others.
  53. A study of graduates, including MBAs, cited which of the following as the strongest predictor of student cheating?
  54. It is _________ responsibility to confront ethical issues in the workplace.
  55. Select all that are influenced by person factors.
  56. Which of the following are examples of situation factors?
  57. Which of the following statements about situation factors is true?
  58. It is important to understand the interaction of person factors and ______ factors.
  59. Select the levels that OB distinguishes among.
  60. It is known that the same event can:
  61. Studying the dynamics of conflicts among coworkers is a study of what level of OB?
  62. Problem-_________ efforts can be adversely affected if the problem is incorrectly identified.
  63. In the systems approach to OB, person and situation factors are considered _____, which the three levels of analysis are categorized as processes or __________.
  64. OB concepts can be applied to the problem-_______ process to overcome challenges and improve your performance.
  65. Which of the following statements about constraints in selecting problem-solving solutions is true?
  66. Which of the following are potential constraints during problem solving?
  67. ________ a problem means opting for a solution that is satisfactory but not the most ideal.
  68. Which of the following are important to consider when selecting alternative solutions?
  69. The best way to increase self-awareness is through:
  70. Three main weaknesses of _________ are relying on hindsight, lack of rigor, and lack of objectivity.
  71. To demonstrate credibility through performance, a manager should be able to:
  72. Select the areas of OB that have been shown to have a powerful influence on ethical conduct at work.
  73. The myriad external elements that influence what we do, how we do it, and the outcomes of our actions are called
  74. True or false: There are only a few situation factors that can impact an outcome when you are trying to accomplish something.
  75. Which of the following are the three levels that OB distinguishes among?
  76. The distinction between person and environment is critical to:
  77. Place each item into the correct category according to the Organizing Framework for Understanding and Applying OB. (Note: some items may belong to more than one category)
  78. Studying a faulty reward system that unfairly distributes raises is a study of what level of OB?
  79. Select the three common elements in choosing among alternatives to arrive at an effective solutions
  80. Select examples of why people and environment are not static.
  81. Select aspects of OB to be considered in an organization if many employees begin quitting their jobs.
  82. Which two of the following leaders of business schools were found by researchers to be most likely to require ethics courses?
  83. Choosing among available options is not always a pure choice between right and wrong, which means that sometimes one faces a(n)

  84. In choosing among alternatives to qualify a solution, a person is focusing on ______ if he or she considers such things, as ethical implications, personal values, profits, and/or company reputation.

Wk 1 - Practice: Week 1 Knowledge Check

 

1. The final step of the 3-Step Approach of the Organizing Framework is

2. What kind of a response is a manager completing when he or she eliminates the situation in which the problem occurs?

3. True or False: The four skills most desired by employers are critical thinking, technical expertise, problem solving and financial managment.

4. True or False: Unethical behavior erodes trust, and also negatively affects cooperation in organizations.

5. The commonsense approach is about knowing which OB tools to use and under what circumstances.

6. Which of the following is Step 1 in the three steps of the applied approach to problem solving?

7. A problem is a gap between an actual and a desired situation.

8. True or False: Our tendency to overlook the unethical behavior of another when it's in our interest to remani ignorant is called "the slippery slope".

9. True or False: Results published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities show business leaders generally find new employees to be deficiently prepared for their success in business.

10. ________ occurs when we hold others less accountable for unethical behavior when it's carried out through third parties.

 

 

 

 
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MGT/312T Week 2

 

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Wk 2 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 3
Wk 2 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 4
Wk 2 - Practice: Week 2 Knowledge Check

Wk 2 - Apply: Individual Differences

 

 

 
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MGT/312T Week 3

 

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Wk 3 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 5
Wk 3 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 6
Wk 3 - Practice: Week 3 Knowledge Check

Wk 3 - Apply: Employee Performance and Operations

 

 

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MGT/312T Week 4

 

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Wk 4 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 8
Wk 4 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 10
Wk 4 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 12

Wk 4 - Practice: Week 4 Knowledge Check

Wk 4 - Apply: Effective Groups and Teams

 

 

 

POS/408 Post-Assessment Week 5
POS/408 Post-Assessment Week 5
pos/408 week 5 labs
 
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MGT/312T Week 5

 

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Wk 5 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 14
Wk 5 - Practice: Connect LearnSmart Activity, Ch. 16
Wk 5 - Practice: Week 5 Knowledge Check

Wk 5 - Apply: Best Buy Case Study