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Innovator Presentation

Each assigned group or individual will give One or Two creative 20 to 25-minute oral presentation(s) on a twentieth century management innovator(s) to the class.  Less than 15 minutes will receive no credit. 

The team or individual will be responsible to field a question and answer period following the presentation. 

The presentation should focus on the management innovators contribution to management theory and practice.  Who inspired the management innovator’s thought and work?  Where do we still see evidence of the work of the management innovator? 

The presentation should be professional in nature complete with visual aids.  Each team or individual will be required to turn in all information used in your presentation It should also be highly creative yet professional.

Written Organizational Analysis

During the semester you will be required to complete an organizational analysis of an organization of your choosing.  Your objective is to analyze the organization’s environment, managerial policies and practices, and make recommendations for potential improvement. 

Areas to cover in the analysis are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. 

You are to research what published authors have to say regarding topics under these for areas of management.  How does the organization you are analyzing incorporate these concepts? 

In your analysis, use the biblical principle you described in your summary paper and evaluate how well this principle is utilized in the organization you are evaluating. 

Your research should be 8 to 10 pages and complete with bibliography.  You are to utilize a minimum of five (5) sources for your paper.

Innovators

Henri Fayol                                                                Henry Mintzberg

Henry Ford                                                                Douglas McGregor

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth                                      W. Edwards Deming

Frederick Taylor                                                      Michael Porter

Max Weber                                                               Warren Bennis

Alfred Sloan                                                              Peter Drucker

Elton Mayo                                                               Abraham Maslow       

Mary Parker Follett                                                       

Management Topics

Planning

  • Strategic Management - Search for - Strategic planning, Also, Business development, Business planning, Organizational goals, and Organizational effectiveness.
  • Strategic/Tactical Plans - Search for - Strategic planning. Also, your topic plus the word "planning" - Healthcare - Planning, Information technology - Planning, etc.
  • Goal Setting - Search for - Goal setting. Also, Goal (Psychology), Management - Psychological aspects, Achievement motivation, Success - Psychological aspects, and Planning.

Organizing

  • Organizational Structure and Design - Search for Organizational structure, Organizational effectiveness, Industrial organization,Organizational characteristics, Personnel management, Organizational change, and Organizations.
  • Human Resource Management - Search for Personnel management.
  • Managing Change and Innovation - Search for Organizational change -Management, Strategic planning, Technological innovations, Organizational effectiveness, Organizational change - Management, Creative ability in business, and Creative thinking. 

Leading

  • Foundations of Individual and Group Behavior - Search for - Teams in the workplace, Organizational behavior, Creative thinking Social aspects,Teams in the workplace, Employee motivation, Psychology, Industrial, Industrial sociology, 
  • Motivating and Rewarding Employees - Search for - Employee motivation, Personnel management, Management, Incentive awards, Employees Rating of, Employee morale, Job satisfaction, Psychology, Industrial,Organizational behavior,  
  • Leadership and Trust - Search for - Leadership, Management, Employees, Coaching of, Trust, Mentoring in business, Psychology, Industrial, Business ethics, Trust. Leadership - Psychological aspects, Interpersonal relations.

Controlling

  • Balanced Scorecard - Search for - Industrial productivity - Measurement, Strategic planning, Organizational effectiveness - Evaluation, Organizational effectiveness - Measurement, Performance Measurement, Industrial productivity - Measurement, Benchmarking (Management), Performance standards.
  • Value chain management - Search for - Business logistics - Management,Electronic commerce, Business logistics.
  • Quality Control - Search for - Quality control. Also - Production management, Total quality management, Process control, and Six Sigma.

Subject Guide

Kent Millwood
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Phone: 864-231-2050

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