In the last module we discussed employee benefits, pay, and compensation, and some of the laws and regulations that managers face when dealing with keeping the human resources within the organization happy and motivated. We discussed some of your own past experiences, as well as some of the pay and benefit issues that most managers deal with on a daily basis and how these continue to change and evolve over time. In this module we are going to wrap it all up as we discuss some of the great things you’ve taken away from the class. During our discussion we will analyze everything we’ve been through together as a group and reflect on the past two months and discuss the learning and class community experiences each of you shared during this course of instruction. As you work within this discussion and share ideas and thoughts, please consider what you gain here and use this information within your final SWOT analysis paper, where applicable.
For this final discussion activity, your last scavenger hunt will be completed by reflecting back over the past few modules and sharing your thoughts and examples of the great and positive times you had in the course, as well as the times when you were not sure about what we were doing or had trouble understanding the topic. I want the class to consider our interactions within the group and how these interactions either helped or hindered your learning. It is very important to share these ideas and thoughts and to reflect back over the shared experiences to see what worked well and why. I also believe this final discussion is a great way to consider your futures as well, and there are a ton of resources, thoughts, and ideas just waiting in this final module! For this final discussion these examples should come from our class or your own organization.
Conduct a thorough review of the course and share two examples where you found your classroom experience extremely beneficial. Include which topics you found the most informative, as well as include any recommended improvements.
- Discuss what you found during your look back.
- Provide a description of your selected key functions.
In response to your colleagues:
- Discuss any personal experiences you have had in the course (both good and bad) and explain some of the different ways you plan to use the information gained in the course.
- Discuss any similarities or differences with your own perceptions.
As with each discussion, when responding to your fellow classmates’ posts, you need to discuss their examples and experiences and present different thoughts and ideas on how best to approach and resolve these issues. In addition, as we work through the discussion remember your own SWOT analysis and consider the information gained here as you work on your final assignment.
Things to Remember!
- Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format as applicable.