Think about your current work environment. Does it use QCs or self-managed teams? What are the barriers to teamwork and empowerment in that environment? What elements of the environment enhance or encourage teamwork and empowerment? (If you do not work, discuss this question with a friend who does.)
Answer to relevant QuestionsDevelop an oral presentation about what the most important norms of behavior should be in an academic community and workplace. Be specific. Discuss how these norms should be established and reinforced. Compare the garbage can model with the bounded rationality model. Compare the usefulness of these models in today's organizations. What are some organizations that use expert systems? Group decision support systems? How will these two technologies affect managerial decision making? According to Rosabeth Moss Kanter, what are the symbols of power? The symptoms of powerlessness? Describe the differences between autocratic and democratic work environments. How do they differ from a laissez-faire workplace?
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