Reading Assignment: Leadership and Management Principles Change and Innovation Organizational Climate and Culture Critical Thinking and...

Reading Assignment:

  1. Leadership and Management Principles
  2. Change and Innovation
  3. Organizational Climate and Culture
  4. Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Skills
  5. Managing Time and Stress
  6. Legal and Ethical Issues
  7. Communication and Care Coordination

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  1. You are expected to read the chapters for the week, come back and answer the discussion questions by Wednesday 11:59 pm EST. A zero will be given for late submissions.
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Homework Answers

Answer #1

Leadership and Management Principles

  1. DIVISION OF WORK: allows specialization
  2. AUTHORITY: right to command balanced with responsibility and accountability
  3. DISCIPLINE: employees will only obey orders if management play their part by providing good leadership
  4. UNITY OF COMMAND: there should be only one boss with no conflicting lines of command
  5. UNITY OF DIRECTION: people engaged in the same kind of activities must have the same objectives in a single plan
  6. SUBORDINATION OF INDIVIDUAL INTEREST TO GENERAL INTEREST: the goals of the firms are always paramount
  7. REMUNERATION: payment is an important motivator
  8. CENTRALIZATCEN or DECENTRALISATION: depends on the condition of business and the quality of its personnel
  9. SCALAR CHAIN/LINE OF AUTHORITY: refers to the number of levels in the hierarchy
  10. ORDER: both material(minimises lost time & useless handling of materials) & social order.
  11. EQUITY: employees should be treated well to achieve equity
  12. STABILITY OF TENURE OF PERSONNEL: job security and career progress are important for employees to work better.
  13. INITIATIVE: allow personnel to show their initiative, it may be a source of strength for the organisation
  14. ESPIRIT DE CORPS: management should foster the moral of employess

Time Management

  • time management is making optimal use of available time
  • Good time management skills allows an individual to spend time on things that matter.
  • Allow time for planning, and establish priorities ----- Complete the highest priority task whenever possible, and finish one task before beginning other one ------ Reprioritize based on the remaining tasks and on the new information that may have been received
  • The 6 steps of PROCRASTINATION are : false security-- laziness-- excuses-- denial-- crisis--repeat
  • Time wasters are: technology, socializing, paperwork overload, a poor filing system, interruptions


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