W1:

Think back to a time when you have worked for a supervisor who moved from one leadership style to another based on situational variables described in the Long and Spurlock (2008) article. Describe the situation and variables that prompted the change and what made it effective, or what may have been done differently to make it more effective. (If you have not been in this situation, describe what you think you might experience in a similar situation.)

2:

Valuing diversity is commonly regarded as a virtue in today’s business world. Why is diversity an important value? What are some strategies we can use to reflect the value of diversity in our communication?


3:

is illegal in the United States to pay for a transplant organ, and doctors cannot perform a transplant operation unless the patient is at the top of the official list. However, some wealthy people in need of a kidney transplant go overseas to other countries where the laws do not address the issue. Suppose a wealthy person finds a poor person willing to sell his or her kidney and then purchases the kidney. What do you think of this? If the poor person is willing, is there any harm in it? Why does the United States prohibit the sale of organs when other countries do not?


What do you think are some of the main drawbacks of relying on informal on-the-job training for helping new employees become competent on their jobs? What type of training do you believe would be most helpful to new employees? Be sure to explain the rationale behind your choices.


4:

What do you think are some of the main drawbacks of relying on informal on-the-job training for helping new employees become competent on their jobs? What type of training do you believe would be most helpful to new employees? Be sure to explain the rationale behind your choices.