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Lewis, Amy C.; McKee, D'Lisa N.; Louis, Melissa R. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
Employee selection and group decision-making skills are critical for ensuring hiring is valid, meets organizational goals, and considers ethical and legal limitations. This exercise has participants role-play members of a search committee reviewing job finalists using shared and unique information. A novel twist to traditional hidden-profile…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Participative Decision Making, Role Playing, Search Committees (Personnel)
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Doll, Jessica L. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
Workforce planning is prevalent and recognized as a good strategic practice in many organizations. However, business students may have little experience with workforce planning or workforce analytics. The purpose of this article is to present a workforce planning exercise for use in a face-to-face or online classroom setting. In this exercise,…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Strategic Planning, Business Administration Education, Human Resources
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Skowronski, Mark S.; Bedi, Akanksha – Management Teaching Review, 2022
Teaching students how to terminate an employee in a safe, legal, and humane manner provides them with a valuable management skill. This article describes an exercise for teaching students how to conduct termination meetings, guiding them through the process of creating a termination script that is consistent with best practices from the…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Business Administration Education, Employment Practices, Dismissal (Personnel)
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Bérubé, Nicole – Management Teaching Review, 2022
Personnel selection is a key topic in Human Resource Management (HRM) courses. Many selection exercises focus on management situations that are unfamiliar to students who are taking introductory HRM courses. In contrast, this exercise introduces students to the pre-interview steps in the personnel selection process by asking them to determine the…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Human Resources, Professional Education, Teaching Methods
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Davis, Mark A.; Philip, Jestine; Walker, Laura – Management Teaching Review, 2022
This article outlines an active learning project that gives students hands-on experience in developing an undergraduate situational judgment test. The five-part activity models the process for constructing a situational judgment test--a tool commonly used for employee selection in organizations. The project is designed to help students assimilate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Situational Tests, Active Learning, Selection Tools
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Howe, David C. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
This article describes a game show-style classroom exercise that is appropriate for any management-related courses that wish to enrich students' understanding of a key phase of the hiring process. The activity introduces the importance of job descriptions and job specifications through a semiscripted unstructured interview patterned after a…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Class Activities, Employment Interviews, Personnel Selection
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Keiser, John D. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
Three staples of management and organizational behavior classes are units on creativity, problem solving, and group decision making. This article presents an experiential exercise in creative problem solving in which the participants attempt to create a cartoon caption both individually and in small groups. The cartoons all come from "The New…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Group Activities, Problem Solving, Creativity
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Foster, Mary K. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
This exercise is designed to introduce business students to the concept of implicit theories, a foundational concept for individuals and organizations interested in developing more effective learners. This easy-to-implement exercise can be used in any type of management course, with any level of student; it is best positioned at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Business Education, Beliefs, Learning Activities, Story Telling
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McArdle, John F.; de Koning, Alice J. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
We review the film "Other People's Money" as a teaching tool for introducing concepts of corporate social responsibility and board governance. The film's climactic shareholder meeting contains two vivid examples of stakeholder theory and shareholder primacy illustrated through the competing election speeches made by the lead characters.…
Descriptors: Films, Mass Media Use, Corporations, Social Responsibility
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Stratton, Micheal T.; Clayton, Russell; Schaffer, Bryan; Julien, Mark – Management Teaching Review, 2022
The first episode of the critically acclaimed television series, "Band of Brothers," juxtaposes two leaders navigating an environment of uncertainty and high-risk stakes. We review this first episode, titled "Currahee," with the intention of adding to the library of teaching resources that instructors may use to illustrate…
Descriptors: Television, Programming (Broadcast), Leadership, Power Structure
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Burke-Smalley, Lisa A.; Mendenhall, Mark E. – Management Teaching Review, 2022
Cognitive-behavioral theories offer a long-standing theoretical approach in clinical psychology that has wide-ranging implications for management education. We designed a cognitive-behavioral-based learning transfer tool for executives to enhance their application of leadership skills from professional development programs. We summarize the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Professional Development, Management Development, Clinical Psychology
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Holbrook, Robert L., Jr.; Stoner, Jason – Management Teaching Review, 2022
In organizational behavior, management, and leadership courses, the topic of power is often a focal point. However, as with many theories and concepts, students sometimes struggle to see the management and leadership applications until examples are used to highlight the theories and concepts in practice. In this article, we outline how a classic…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Films, Management Development, Leadership Training
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Capitano, Johnna; Fisher, Kelly L.; Bozeman, Jennifer – Management Teaching Review, 2022
This article outlines an active learning exercise that gives students the opportunity to learn and apply the behaviors of transformational leadership theory. Students watch a brief, prerecorded "before" video depicting transactional manager--employee interactions. Students then revise the script so that the manager exhibits the four I's…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Leadership Training, Active Learning, Learning Activities
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Bonner, Robert; Desa, Geoffrey; Petkova, Antoaneta P.; Baack, Sally – Management Teaching Review, 2022
This article reviews Conceptboard, a professional collaborative online whiteboard that can be used to enhance student engagement and collaboration, enable real-time group interaction, and promote active learning. What makes Conceptboard particularly relevant for management educators is its familiarity, flexibility, and versatility. It extends and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Visual Aids, Computer Mediated Communication, Learner Engagement
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Middleton, Stuart – Management Teaching Review, 2022
As management educators grapple with the challenges of educating Gen Z cohorts (born 1997-2015) in and beyond an online COVID-19 environment, social media platforms represent potential teaching tools. TikTok® is one of the most popular global social media technologies with people aged under 25 and therefore has strong appeal for students. TikTok…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Media, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education
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