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P2.Q.1 Example #1.docx

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Administrative Studies
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ADMS 1000

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General Comments This answer scored 12.5/15. Its strength is that it addresses the question directly and shows a balanced understanding of the key concepts. The student commences with a clear thesis-type statement which signals to the reader she is critically evaluating the given statement. Effective use is made of examples discussed in class (e.g., Smuckers, McDonald's, and FedEx). A brief discussion of each of these companies outlines how key dimensions of either behavioural or scientific approaches to management can be effective. Specific Comments This is a rather simplistic definition of behavioural approaches. It could have been improved by noting that these approaches focus on organizations as social system--while acknowledging their "human side" and how this impacts on performance. Key Recommendations for Improving this Answer Make reference to key theorists by name (e.g., Mayo, Parker Follett). This signals to the reader that the student is aware that concepts and theories evolve, and are constructed by thinkers (and are not merely facts). The structure and readability of this answer would have been improved by using paragraphs and/or subheadings. Paragraphs are generally unified around a main point. Key concepts might also have been underlined. Compose a concluding paragraph indicating awareness that neither approach to management guarantees success. It might also include specific reference to themes such as the nature of the product, the nature of respective employees, the nature of the industry and its context--and how each of these impact on which approach may be most suitable or effective. Part II--Essay Question #1 The Behavioural Approaches to management are the only way to succeed in today�s business environment. Discuss this statement by drawing
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