Homework Help for Business
Business is concerned with the study of organizations, entities or commercial activity that involves selling goods or services for a profit.
Assessment Point 1
This assessment is based on the application of the history of management theory to contemporary organisations and builds on the tutorial activities undertaken in the first half of the module.
With reference to appropriate literature and cases, critically evaluate the influence of classical and human relations approaches in management today.
Review of relevant classical and human relations theories, identifying key themes or factors.
There is no expectation to review all theories comprehensively within the scope of a 3,000- word assignment. However, we expect you to demonstrate an understanding of some of the principal theoretical contributions, supported by literature and wider reading.
b. Cases or examples: you should identify recent or contemporary examples of the influence of classical and human relations approaches in organisations – using the themes or factors discussed in your review of the literature.
c. Identify relevant practices, policies, and approaches of organisations; these should be suitably evidenced. For example, classical and human relations approaches to management have different conceptions of motivation, incentives and rewards, ways of organising work and tasks etc. How are these reflected in company policies?
d. To help guide your search, you may want to think of industry sectors and then select companies, for example, the automotive industry – Volkswagen; Information Technology –Google.
Read book Human Relations, Strategies for Success – 6th or 7th Edition and answer the following questions
1 Which motivates you more, intrinsic rewards or extrinsic rewards (pages 107 & 108 - Figure 5.5)?
2 When you imagine getting an "A" in your human relations class, are you more motivated by the tangible rewards of a higher GPA or by the self-satisfaction of a job well done? Please explain!