Motivation and the Challenges of Management
Go to Fortune’s best companies to work for at: http://fortune.com/best-companies/sas-2/
Select one company to conduct research on and create a presentation (12-15 slides) to present your findings on the following:
Select a journal article from the GCU Library on one 21st-century challenge that relates to your chosen organization. Analyze and integrate the article into your presentation. You must incorporate a minimum of two other academic sources as evidence as well. The presentation must demonstrate a comprehensive integration of both management theory and practice.
The presentation slides will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Slides must be accompanied by the notes you would use if you were actually going to deliver the presentation.
Assignment 4: Manager Interview Essay and Consent letter
For this assignment, you will write a reflection on what you learned about management in the course. As part of the assignment, you will conduct an interview with a manager of a local business to get a first-hand perspective on the challenges of management and the techniques others have found successful for effective leadership, motivation, and communication.
Select a manager of a local business to interview and contact the person to set up an appointment. You may conduct your interview in person or via phone.
Prepare a list of five to seven questions for your interview. Your questions should focus on how the manager executes the four functions of management functions as well as the challenges related to motivating and communicating with employees and clients in the business environment. In particular, try to discover how the demands of technology-mediated communication, such as communicating via social media channels, impact manager-employee relationships.
Remember that managers have many commitments so try to schedule your interview well in advance of the assignment’s due date. You should present the attached consent letter to the person you intend to interview.
After you complete the interview, write a 1,000-1,250-word reflection on what you learned in the interview and this course. Address the following in your response: