Blog(Management and Organisations in a Global Environment)

write 2 blogs and 500 words for each blog.

HI6005 Discussion Board – Week1
In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Remember you can select the number of activities to use in your blog (i.e., you can either focus on one activity or incorporate the ideas from several activities in one blog).

Activity 1: Ford and Taylorism

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PdmNbqtDdI

Questions to consider:

Would workers in Australia, America or Europe accept the Taylorism in this form today?
Consider the design of scripts for use in Call Centres, can you see Taylorism in that? Explain.
This ‘clip’ is showing history from 100 years ago. Some would say that ‘the world has moved on’ and these ideas are out of date. However, could there be parts of the world today for which these ideas might be just what they need? Explain.

HI6005 Discussion Board – Week 2

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Remember you can select the number of activities to use in your blog (i.e., you can either focus on one activity or incorporate the ideas from several activities in one blog).

Activity 1: Thomas Friedman on Globalisation; 3 Eras of Globalisation; World is flat

URL: hHYPERLINK “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp4znWHvsjU”ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp4znWHvsjU

Questions to consider:

What would be some of the key drawbacks or risks of living in the flat world of Globalisation 3.0 as Friedman describes it?
Do you agree with Friedman’s iron rule of the flat world? Explain.
Is the level of globalisation uniform across the world? Explain
HI6005 Discussion Board – Week 3

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Remember you can select the number of activities to use in your blog (i.e., you can either focus on one activity or incorporate the ideas from several activities in one blog).

Activity 1: Definition of culture

URL: What is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care? http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/05/what-is-organizational-culture/

Questions to consider:

Why do you think people’s definition of culture may vary?
Which definition of culture do you agree with most and why
HI6005 Discussion Board – Week 4

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Remember you can select the number of activities to use in your blog (i.e., you can either focus on one activity or incorporate the ideas from several activities in one blog).

Activity 1: Structure and strategy

URL: BCG’s Yves Morieux view on Organisation Designx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm7d1dzOKmw

Questions to consider:

Yves Morieux claims that structure follows strategy. Is this always the case?

HI6005 Discussion Board – Week 5

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Remember you can select the number of activities to use in your blog (i.e., you can either focus on one activity or incorporate the ideas from several activities in one blog).

Activity 1: The Milgram Experiment

URL:

(1) Milgram Experiment – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcvSNg0HZwk

(2) Milgram Experiment replicated in Australia (Psychology study by La Trobe University in the 1970s) – http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3489852.htm

Questions to consider:

To what extent would you be capable of inflicting real pain (physical, mental and/or emotional) on another human being?

HI6005 Discussion Board – Week 6

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Remember you can select the number of activities to use in your blog (i.e., you can either focus on one activity or incorporate the ideas from several activities in one blog).

Activity 1: Linear Programming Word Problem

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ACJ9ewUC6U

Questions to consider:

What insights into rational decision making approach can you draw from this video?
What would be the limitations of linear programming?
In what kinds of situation could the linear programming be useful to decision making?

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