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    Relationship between classical management, behavioral management

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    1. What is the relationship between classical management, behavioral management and decisional sciences? Which style should I follow and why?

    2. How is the government going to impact me with their laws regarding human resources? What is the most important law I should know and why?

    3. What is a value chain? How would I save money by reviewing the value chain?

    4. What is needs forecasting? How would this be used?

    5. How can I use a team-based approach to encourage empowerment of employees?

    6. If I have a sexual harassment case, how should I proceed? What steps should I follow and in what order?

    7. What are different methods of performance evaluation? Which do you think is best? Why?

    8. I have heard that men and women lead differently. What is the biggest difference, in your opinion, between their leadership styles? Explain, please.

    9. Which is more important: formal or informal channels of communication? Which should I listen to the most? Why?

    10. What is the payback method of capital control? What are its advantages and limitations?

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    I am not sure how much you want for each answer, so I will be as detailed as possible without overwhelming you with information.

    1. Classical management basically treats employees as if they are only their for the basic needs (physical and economical). So the idea is that the employee only works for the paycheck and they should be treated as such. Behavioral management looks at employee motivation and behavior and tries to define what motivates the employee to use this to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Decision sciences is the use of mathematical operations and statistics to make decisions in business; this gives management a very 'numbers-oriented' application. The style to follow (in my opinion) is behavioral as individuals operate at more than just money-motivation and need a reason to continue to work for their employers.

    2. No matter what field you are going into, the government's laws and regulations impact everyone in human resources functions. Even if you do not work in HR, you still be affected as you are an employee and will be paid, allocated benefits, trained, etc by HR. There are many different regulations and laws that must be followed including the Disabilities Act which protects individuals with mental or physical disabilities (including pregnancy) from being discriminated against. There is also Title VII that protects individuals from discrimination based on age, race, culture, gender, or sexual orientation. Additionally we have the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) that monitors things like discrimination and Affirmative Action. HR professionals must also remember minimum wage laws, employment age restrictions, and many other things. The most important law for most people to know would be the laws that surround the ...

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    The relationship between classical management, behavioral management and decisional sciences are examined.