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"Manager’s Influence on Behavior" Please respond to the following:

•Examine the most common differences affecting employees with organizations and give two (2) specific examples of techniques that managers can use to effectively capitalize on the individual differences of their staff to accomplish the shared mission of the organization.

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"What Is Motivation?" Please respond to the following:

•Watch the video titled, “Puzzle of Motivation” (18 min 36 s).  You can also view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y.  Next, explain what approaches organizations can take to motivate their employees other than pay incentives. Explain the main reasons that these other incentives may motivate employees and justify your response.

"The Importance of Goal Setting"  Please respond to the following:

•Provide one (1) specific scenario of an employee using goal-setting to increase work motivation and task performance, reduce stress, and improve the accuracy of performance evaluation.

Week 2 Discussion

Please read Chapter 3 Discussion Case: “Timberland’s Corporate Social Responsibility- Under New Ownership” (pg. 65-66) and provide responses to the following questions below.  Also view the discussion case support video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ2eaflvKh4

Using the concepts presented in Chapter 3 as well as the facts presented in this case, provide a short response to each of the following five questions as well as provide responses to two classmate's posts:

1.Based upon the facts presented in this case as well as from viewing the support video, does the concept of the iron law of responsibility apply here? Why or why not?

2.Timberland has what many believe to be a spotless reputation that lends to an enlightened self-interest (Pg. 52).  In your opinion, does this enlightened self-interest appear to be genuine or a manipulation to simply enhance its image? 

3.According to our text on Pg. 58, critics argue that the entire idea of corporate social responsibility is misguided and states, "Therefore it is wrong to talk about the social responsibility of business when it its social responsibility of individual business persons that is involved.  If individual business managers want to contribute their own personal money to a social cause, let them do so; but it is wrong for them to contribute their own company's funds in the name of corporate social responsibility."  In your opinion, is Timberland justified in requiring employees to participate in events such as Serv-a-Palooza? 

4.Provide one (1) argument for and one (1) argument against Timberland’s social responsibility initiatives.

5.If you were an executive of VF Corporation, would you support continuation of these initiatives? Why or why not?

Week 3 Discussion

Please read Chapter 4 Discussion Case: “Chiquita Brands: Ethical Responsibility” (pg. 88-89) and provide responses to the following questions below.  Also view the discussion case support video.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-price-of-bananas/

Using the concepts presented in Chapter 3 as well as the facts presented in this case, provide a short response to each of the following six questions and provide a reply to two classmate’s posts:

1.Based upon the facts presented in this case as well as from the support video, does the concept of ethical relativism (p. 70) apply to the issue of the terrorist demands? Why or why not?

2.Based upon the facts presented in this case as well as from the support video, does the concept of ethical egoism (p. 76) apply to the managers at Chiquita Banana? Why or why not?

3.Using Figure 4.4 as an ethical base, which of the four reasons might apply in Chiquita Banana’s decision to pay the terrorist?

4.Based upon the four methods of ethical reasoning presented in Figure 4.6, which method best applies to Chiquita Banana’s decision to pay the terrorist and why?

5.Based upon the three components of ethical criteria presented in Figure 5.1 which component best applies to Chiquita Banana’s decision to talk to ‘60 Minutes’ and why?

6.Should Chiquita Banana be given the “civil death penalty and be put out of business for their actions?  Why or why not?

"Globalization and Corporate Citizenship"  Please respond to the following:

•Congratulations! You have been appointed as a new product manager with Samsung and have been tasked to introduce the latest smartphone in a new country. Choose and research a country other than the United States, and then formulate a plan to effectively integrate this product from a global and social standpoint. Speculate on the major challenges and opportunities you anticipate facing in this role.

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