Read Chapter 11 & 12 of Konopaske, Ivancevich, and Matteson (KIM)
Chapter 11: Managing Conflict and Negotiations
Chapter 12: Power and Politics
After reading the assigned readings, answer the following question(s) on your discussion board post.
- Question 1: List the changes that occur within groups involved intergroup conflict. Have you experienced any of these? Explain.
- Question 2: Discuss the five types of power. Which power do you believe is most powerful? Explain.
The post should a) answer the question posed by the instructor and b) critically analyze, to the best of your ability, the implications of the subject matter at hand. I expect that these posts will be at least 2 paragraphs in length and be written in a relatively formal academic style taking grammar and spelling into consideration. Please ensure that you provide the page from the text where you drew your answers.
For example: Customers expect organizations to be responsive to their needs (p. 9).
Please read and write a Substantive Reply to at least two (2) other student posts.
A substantive reply examines the post at hand in a polite, yet critical manner. I expect that students will engage with the post and offer critical thinking and use thoughtful questions about the topic at hand to advance thinking. These should be at least a paragraph in length; quick comments like “I really liked your post-you did a good job!” are not advised.
Please try to do your post and your two replies as early in the week as you can while still creating good work. The more engaged we all are, the more everyone will enjoy the course.