Week 1 – Discussion 1
Chapter 1 of Management describes Mintzberg’s 1973 findings regarding the roles of managers, defining them as interpersonal, informational, or decisional. Which of these roles is the most critical to a manager in your current situation or workplace? Why?
Week 1 – Discussion 2
The four functions of management model has been criticized as being irrelevant to today’s managers. Do you agree or disagree with the critics who question the relevance of this model? Explain your answer and support your position.
Week 1 – Discussion 3
Sustainability has become a major issue for managers as consumer demand for more Earth-friendly practices continues to grow. What factors should a manager in your business consider as he or she worked to transition the practices within the business to become more sustainable? How would this change that manager’s job?