Describe steps in decision making process and the model used; explain how innovation is an element in organizational change
o Provide an example of a decision you or your organization has made recently.
Describe the steps taken in making the decision and analyze the process to determine what decision-making model was used. Explain your rationale.
o Analyze the factors that determine how a decision or problem can be classified as into types.
o Think back to the Management in Practice Experimental Exercise. What is your personal decision? How do you feel these results truly reflect your decision- making style? How could this exercise be leveraged to make managers better at what they do?
o In the current business world, team projects are commonplace. Discuss the strategies you as a leader would implement in team decision making.
Explain how innovation is an element in organizational change.
o Change can be difficult to implement and maintain. Assume you are a manager in a company, what strategies would you use to attempt to successfully achieve your goals?
o Assume you are a manager in a company that has fallen behind the times in technology. How do you convince upper management that if the company does not modernize there will be significant consequences?
o Reflect upon the results of your Management in Practice Experimental Exercise. Is your company creative? One aspect of creating change is giving your employees a sense of ownership in the change; giving your employees creative input can help reduce resistance. In light of your evaluation, analyze if your company openly works at reducing resistance through creative input or what measures your organization can take to create further opportunities for creative input.
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