Actions for Week 7 Discussion Topic 1 - Bad Manager

I recently heard a manager say, "Handling employees isn't so difficult. All you do is tell the employee what to do. If he doesn't do it, it's an act of insubordination and the guy's out. It's that simple."

What do you say to this? Discuss this in relationship to workplace violence and reality.

Please interact with at least two of your classmates.
	
	
	
Week 7 Discussion Topic 2 - Workplace Violence
Actions for Week 7 Discussion Topic 2 - Workplace Violence

Which types of jobs are the most at risk for workplace violence? Why do you think that is? How could they be made safer?

Have you ever experienced workplace violence and, if so, what happened and how was it solved?

If you are not currently working or you have not experienced it or witnessed it at work, discuss an act of workplace violence that has been in the news recently and indicate what could have been done to prevent it.

Please interact with at least two of your classmates.












Actions for Week 8 Discussion Topic 1

Since we are at the end of this class, this is the perfect time to reflect upon the achievement of Course Outcomes.

As the Syllabus states ....After completing this course, you should be able to:

    Apply best practices to support a safe and productive working environment that enhances an organization’s competitive advantage
    Analyze and apply appropriate strategies for addressing and managing workplace conflict
    Apply knowledge of traditional systems of conflict management as well as alternative dispute resolutions to select the best approach

Considering the activities, assignments, etc.

What has been most useful ?

What is one of the most surprising and/or valuable thing(s) you learned from this course that you did not know before you took it? How will it help you in the future?

You don't need to respond to another student.
	
	
	
Week 8 Discussion Topic 2
Actions for Week 8 Discussion Topic 2

There is a lot of conflict in the world - political, personal, and workplace. What do you think has had the greatest impact on youin the past year? How have you resolved it?

How do you think this course will help you in the future?

You don't need to interact with another student.