- Take a position on the following: A lousy performance appraisal system or process is better than not giving employees any type of performance appraisal. Support your position with evidence or examples.
2- Analyze the collective bargaining process, negotiating labor agreements and resolving impasses, and determine how these activities will “evolve” in the foreseeable future.
3-From the e-Activity, analyze the effects that revoking state employees’ collective bargaining rights may have on all union employees across all industries in the U.S. Support your analysis with evidence or examples.
3- The economic downturn has caused several companies to lay off workers, leaving those workers who remain to do the work of their former coworkers. From the e-Activity, assess how the HR department can help employees deal with the stress of doing more work. Determine how important it is for HR departments to address employee stress.
4- Assess the initiatives, methods, and ways the HR department can address employee well-being to determine at least three basic “must do” things every HR department must do and three things that would be “nice to do.” Provide a rationale with your choices.
5- With the increasing use of technology in the workplace, determine if workplace security is getting easier or more difficult for organizations to manage. Support your response with evidence or examples.
6- Take a position on which employee regulation covered in the textbook seems outdated and needs to be updated. Indicate how you would update it.
7- Determine whether ability or motivation is more important in selecting the right person for the right job. Explain your rationale.
8- From the e-Activity, compare and contrast what motivates Millennials from Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. Assess whether motivating these groups differently from other employees is necessary.
9- Determine which is better for an organization – to foster extrinsic motivation in its employees or intrinsic motivation in its employees. Explain your reasoning.
10- Analyze the challenges an organization faces to motivate employees in today’s economic and competitive environments. Recommend at least two ways an organization can address one or more of the challenges you discussed.
11- Determine which is more effective at improving employee performance: training and development or job redesign. Explain your reasoning.
12- Referring back to the Bright Horizon—Total Reward video, determine three different ways to manage and enhance employee performance and how those ways could be leveraged at your current (or future) place of employment.
13- Assess the challenges of managers providing accurate, timely, and effective feedback to employees. Recommend how managers can overcome any two of the challenges you identified.
14- Of the concepts covered in the textbook chapter, determine which, if implemented well, would have the greatest impact on an organization. Provide a rationale with your response.