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Bridgman, Todd – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Resistance to change is a central topic in the study of change management, with resistance by employees often portrayed as an inevitable and undesirable response to planned change that managers must attempt to overcome. While resistance can be detrimental to organizations, it can also be beneficial, by prompting deeper analysis of a change, or by…
Descriptors: Compliance (Psychology), Resistance to Change, Power Structure, Class Activities
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Bright, David S. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
This exercise introduces students to reality creation processes in organizational life (e.g., self-fulfilling prophecy, Pygmalion effects, etc.) as a theoretical perspective that must be understood to design transformational organizational change. By comparing the differential effects of conventional and appreciative questions, the experience also…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Class Activities, Organizational Change, Bias
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Varma, Virajanand – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Leading change is a significant element of a management career, and therefore, discussions on change management are integral to leadership and organizational behavior courses in business programs. However, given their limited work experiences with organizational transitions, most business students fail to appreciate the challenge involved in…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Group Discussion
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Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth L.; Craig, Christopher A.; Gilbertz, Susan; Feng, Song; Karam, Rita T.; Bohman, Angelena – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Businesses are increasingly facing economic, social, and environmental sustainability challenges. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are needed to address business sustainability needs, yet such competencies are noticeably absent from academic literature and business curricula. To mend the curricular gap, we make the case for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Sustainability
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Trefalt, Špela – Management Teaching Review, 2020
For organizational change to happen, people have to change their behaviors. Leaders of organizational change therefore need to develop their abilities to influence others, sell issues, and overcome resistance to gain buy-in within organizations. This article describes the framework for a semester-long project in which MBA students practice these…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Student Projects, Graduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Criscione-Naylor, Noel – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Responding to change is a critical workforce competency and an essential skill for effective leadership and management along with abilities to work in a group, problem solve, and demonstrate critical thinking capabilities. In this experiential exercise, students collaborate in groups, think critically, and respond to customer demands in a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Cooperative Learning
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Peterson, Claudette M.; Peterson, Tim O.; Aikens, Shontarius D.; Beard, Jon W.; Beatty, Joy E.; Blair, Carrie A.; Lesko, Ashley P.; Small, Erika E. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Using stories written for young children can be effective in the education of college students. Storytelling is a helpful instructional method that is relevant to many management topics. This activity uses picture books, which can be read to students in "story hour" fashion and then tied to management principles being taught. This…
Descriptors: Management Development, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Chuang, Ming-Ling – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Supply chain management (SCM) is a complex business discipline because it combines the concepts of forecasting, inventory management, logistics and distribution, vertical and horizontal integration, and global issues. This complexity creates a challenge when teaching the concepts to both undergraduate and graduate students. A web-based computer…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Computer Simulation, Web Based Instruction, Educational Games
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Plump, Carolyn M.; Meisel, Steven I. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
A constant challenge for faculty is to gain and to hold student interest so that substantive learning can occur. One way to achieve this is through the use of games. This article describes an escape room activity for the classroom that is modeled after commercial escape rooms. This fun, single-session team dynamics exercise can be used in an…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Learner Engagement, Retention (Psychology), College Students
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Varma, Virajanand – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Organizational change remains one of the challenging concepts for students in leadership and organizational behavior classes to internalize if they have not experienced it directly. This exercise serves as a means for simulating the change process through a firsthand experience of change at a personal level. The assignment involves students…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Organizational Change, Business Administration Education, Learning Activities
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van Esch, Chantal; Wiggen, Todd – Management Teaching Review, 2020
This article focuses on using the cooperative board game "Pandemic"® to teach management. In "Pandemic," players must work together to cure four diseases and save the world. In this article, we suggest how it can be used in the classroom to teach decision making and also give guidance on how the game can help students learn how…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Game Based Learning, Business Administration Education, Decision Making
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Luck, Susan L.; Swartz, Stephanie – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Although many global MBA programs teach intercultural communication, what happens when the method for teaching that concept becomes mostly experiential? To answer that question, the authors took two very similar classes, both composed of working adults, a Business Communications course in Germany and a Managerial Communications course in the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Business Communication, Intercultural Communication
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Spivack, April J. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Skills in creativity are needed to meet the needs of today's organizations, and design thinking is a process that one can learn to become more creative. Yet the diminishing exposure to and pursuit of humanities courses, which have traditionally developed these skills, has put pressure on business schools to fill the gap. This experiential learning…
Descriptors: Design, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Jones, Jennifer A. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Textbooks and lectures can convey the science of volunteer management; however, the art of volunteer management is developed through experience and reflection. This teaching activity gives students practice in developing a volunteer program and in identifying mission and position-specific nuances to volunteer management. Over the course of three…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Personnel Management, Teaching Methods, Program Development
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White, Alexandra – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Using the premise of a fictional earbud company, "EarWorm," students in an introductory management course become EarWorm managers who problem-solve and make decisions about the best choices for their company. This article outlines this engaging and participatory exercise in detail. Students are able to directly connect course concepts to…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Management Development, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods
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