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Friday 02 September 2005

He went over the course outline today:

Five sections of Management: Intrapersonal level Interpersonal level Group/team level Organizational level Societal level

Organization of the course: Course Texts Two textbooks will be used, get the 2005 edition Class Lectures Case Studies Course Examinations

He highly encouraged the use of office hours. M T 3:00pm-5:45pm W T F 10:00pm-10:45pm; 2:00pm-3:00pm S S The room is BSN 3213

Best way to get a hold of him is via his home phone.

Generic principle on leaving phone messages Tell who you're calling leave message clearly leave number twice

The textbook and course lectures will be separate so I MUST read both.

If the last name starts with A-L takes the 11AM test.

He mentioned a Zero Tolerence policy against abusive behavior.

No cell phones are allowed on my person during the test.

Friday 09 September 2005

He handed out a revised course outline.

Making the workplace a worthplace, or making dedication to production. Also making people enjoy their work. 1970s he lived on Indian Rocks beach Two kinds to drivers, retired coaster and michigan drivers (wild lane changers) "Hump night" Celebrate finishing half a work week. Work day: 8 hours work, 8 hours sleep, and 8 hours for other stuff Average work life will be 25-70, and if you have a horrible job why would you waste your life doing it?

Effective caring for people, is the most basic principle of management You need to care for people to get them to respect you "If you care you are there"

Technicians --- trying to get what they want from people using only techniques

Examples: Nixon was a techniction Kennedy came across as a caring person

Now granted caring isnt easy

We watched the movie Rudy. Not sure if I am going to stay.

Friday 16 September 2005

self-caring: the need for each of us the develop the psycologoical frame of mind to become all that we can be

humanistic reason: if you learn to care more for yourself, you will feel better about yourself, and enhace your enjoyment of life

pragmatic reason: issues of self worth impact the bottom line, if you care for yourself, you will work better with others and boost productivity

have you become all you are capable of at this point in time? id personally say maybe, i am rather happy with my life/friends/family/and faith but i know that there is still plenty of room of improvement

psycological governer -- keeps our range of behavior and restricts our performance below our potential

Peale wrote 'The power of positive thinking' ----> If you believe, you can suceed.

The power of negative thinking: if you have a real bad time, your performance suffers you can think yourself into worse problems than you may actually be in

negative thinking is instilled at a early age, and it is internalized and ends up govening you breaking the govener allows one to do more

first line of defense against pyscological goveners is knowing about it

we vastly under use our brain

the human brain is neutral it can be used for positive stuff or negative stuff

he used the walking on coals trick

Friday 30 September 20005

He talked about the effect of stress on the body.

He used the twin mountain example from his book.

He has given us one last assignment. Link your Asperations to Occupation.

  • What are the things you want most out of life?
  • Is the job you are in (or are(sic) considering) give you the opportunity to achieve these things? Why or why not?
  • If you could design your own job--one that was exactly what you wanted--how would that job description read?
  • How does your 'ideal' job description compare with your current (or contemplated) occupation?
  • Most people have one or more activities that have interested them throughout a major portion of their life. Can you think of any such activities that have been a part of your life? List them down.
  • Are such activities a part of (involved in) your current- -or contemplated- -occupation?
  • Pretend that you have just won the lottery and find yourself financially secure for the rest of your life. Now that you have financial independance and don't ever have to earn an income to live comfortably ... what would you want to do with the rest of your life?
  • Do your current plans and/or occupation give you a chance to do the things you just listed in Question 4a? (Hopefully, they do the ideal Aspiration/Occupation match is achieved when a person would continue doing the same job even when he/she didn't have to.)
  • If your answer to Question 4b was 'No' ...can you think of any other kind of work you would still want to do ... even if you were financially independant?
  • If you answered Question 4c and were able to come up with a different type of work .. is it worth ot (considering all the 'pros' and 'cons') for you to try and pursue that type of work for a career? (In answering this question, list the 'pros' and 'cons' ... and try to come up with an 'action plan' that might help you achieve entry into a new career ... if you feel the change would be 'worth it'.
  • Pretend that you have been given the task of writing your own eptaph; one sentance memorial that best decribes the way you want to be remembered in this life. How would that epitaph read?
  • Is your current (or contemplated) career/job giving you the opportunity to do what you want to be remembered for? Why or why not?

Friday 14 October 2005

Went over the case from last week. The manager's problems were that he:

  • sided with women
  • didn't set boundaries
  • his solution favored the women
  • ego got involved and threatened the men

when you have a problem you must determine the cause of the problem, before you take a course of action

Friday 28 October 2005

Went over the nosy manager case study

  • The manager's personal opinion was not proved correct
  • He also went behind his subordinate's back

The organization trumps the individual in the big picture.

Friday 04 November 2005

Went over the miss dressed worker case:

  • they needed an employee handbook

you dont want to have non-relavant uniformity

  • relavant uniformity
    • rules that were directly related to the job
  • non-relavant uniformity
    • dress codes
    • things that do not directly affect end job performance

in a company your rules should be limited, relavant, current, firmly enforced and fairly enforced

We did a work importance rankings (my guess for the workers):

  1. Job Security
  2. Good working conditions
  3. Good wages
  4. Full appreciation of work done
  5. Personal loyalty to employees
  6. Interest work
  7. Promotion/growth in the organization
  8. Tactful disciplining
  9. Feeling of being in on things
  10. Sympathetic help on personal problems

(the workers)

  1. Full appreciation of work done
  2. Feeling of being in on things
  3. Sympathetic help on personal problems
  4. Job Security
  5. Good wages
  6. Interest work
  7. Promotion/growth in the organization
  8. Personal loyalty to employees
  9. Good working conditions
  10. Tactful disciplining

(the managers)

  1. Good wages
  2. Job Security
  3. Promotion/growth in the organization
  4. Good working conditions
  5. Interest work
  6. Personal loyalty to employees
  7. Tactful disciplining
  8. Full appreciation of work done
  9. Sympathetic help on personal problems
  10. Feeling of being in on things

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