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Small, Erika E.; Doll, Jessica L.; Bergman, Shawn M.; Heggestad, Eric D. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Developing students' practical skills in strategic staffing and selection within the classroom can be challenging. This article describes a staffing system simulation designed to engage students and develop applied skills in strategic recruiting, assessment, and evaluation of job applicants. Instructors looking for a multifaceted team project…
Descriptors: Simulation, Human Resources, Staff Utilization, Skill Development
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Doll, Jessica L. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Structured interviews are widely used in the employment process; however, students often have little experience asking and responding to structured interview questions. In a format similar to "speed dating," this exercise actively engages students in the interview process. Students pair off to gain experience as an interviewer by asking…
Descriptors: Structured Interviews, Employment Interviews, Questioning Techniques, Skill Development
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Bull Schaefer, Rebecca A. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Although the annual performance review has received much criticism from practitioners and researchers alike, organizations continue to use coaching and/or reviews to maximize employee effectiveness and minimize liabilities. A semester class is a great context to practice skills relating to tracking and reviewing performance. This article describes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Performance Technology, Program Administration
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Mann, Melissa J.; Yanson, Regina; Lambert, Alysa D. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Interviews are a critical component of assessing a candidate's fit in an organization. Students aspiring to be managers or human resource professionals will need to complete an interview to successfully gain employment and then, in turn, will be responsible for conducting interviews to effectively ascertain the capabilities and motivation of job…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Employment Interviews, Questioning Techniques, Skill Development
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Singh, Jitendra – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Strategic planning provides a sense of direction and can have a significant impact on the future of an organization. Students wanting to serve in leadership positions need to demonstrate a firm understanding of the concepts necessary to work on this complex process. Careful planning also ensures students' survival in a competitive business…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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McMahon, Joan M. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
This article describes an in-class, noncomputerized, bingo game to accompany coverage of the topic of organizational structure. The game allows students to be actively involved in learning, solidify recognition and understanding of organizational structure terminology, apply understanding of organizational structure to an analysis of…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Administrative Organization, Educational Games, Communication Skills
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Fender, C. Melissa; Stickney, Lisa T. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
Group and team class decision-making activities often focus on demonstrating that "two heads are better than one." Typically, students solve a problem or complete an assessment individually, then in a group. Generally, the group does better and that is what the students learn. However, if that is all such an activity conveys, then a…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Cooperative Learning, Participative Decision Making
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Chavez, Carolyn I.; Gomez, Claudia; Valenzuela, Marcus; Perera, Yasanthi B. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
This article describes an exercise that allows students to experience and understand the importance of perception in leader emergence. Based on implicit leadership theories, this exercise asks students to provide one another with anonymous feedback about what extent they exhibit various trait-based leader behaviors. This exercise, which can be…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership Training, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods
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Delise, Lisa A.; Mello, Abby L. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
The Widget design task is an in-class, experiential exercise that affords students the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills in group negotiation. Students engage in new product design in committees of two dyads where one dyad represents Consumer Research and the other represents Strategic Management. Task information creates different…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Conflict Resolution
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Stepanovich, Paul L.; Hopkins, Pamela J.; Stark, Ernest – Management Teaching Review, 2017
Critical thinking requires that we dig beneath the surface of organizational issues to explore multiple views, context, and aspects of knowing. In this exercise, students explore these deeper issues with the question: Are incentives effective? A hypothetical case unfolds to show how two consulting groups can arrive at very different…
Descriptors: Incentives, Critical Thinking, Hypothesis Testing, Class Activities
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Makarius, Erin E. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
Edutainment, while seemingly a new and trending idea, is quite simply the combination of education and entertainment, or improving learning by making it more engaging. What began as a way to teach children concepts in a fun way (e.g., School House Rock) has evolved into an integration of technology, design, and academics (e.g., TED talks).…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Learning Experience, Educational Technology, Administrator Education
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Armstrong, Craig E. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
Entrepreneurship education is increasingly shifting from learning about entrepreneurship to developing entrepreneurial skills. One skill all entrepreneurship students need to develop is the ability to assess whether or not there is a market for their new product or service. Recent popular trade books like Eric Ries's "Lean Startup" and…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Scandura, Terri A. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
The action research method of appreciative inquiry (AI) was employed to develop a teaching tool. This exercise involves students' reflections on a course, noting when they learned the most. The AI process of appreciating, envisioning, dialoging, and innovating is used to help students reflect on how they learn. Instructors of all types of courses…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Experiential Learning, Feedback (Response), Action Research
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Teckchandani, Atul; Obstfeld, David – Management Teaching Review, 2017
This article discusses the virtues of using podcasts in the classroom by focusing on the pedagogical merits of one podcast: StartUp. The StartUp podcast provides a compelling first-person account of the entrepreneurial journey, as told by an award-winning radio journalist. Episodes from the podcast can be used to engage students and improve their…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Classroom Techniques, Video Technology, Entrepreneurship
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Reardon, Karen A.; Walsh, Anne M. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
Research on the use of experiential exercises to encourage exploration of professional networks shows that such exercises are effective and provide value for students seeking to enter or navigate careers. Often students in the early phase of their undergraduate experience are unaware of the process involved in building a professional network or…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Investment, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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