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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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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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Yanson, Regina; Mann, Melissa J. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
This article provides an overview of job design and offers an experiential teaching exercise to help students develop a better comprehension of job design and redesign, as well as learn the importance and challenges of such undertakings. Understanding the core elements of job design is especially important because job design serves as the…
Descriptors: Job Development, Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Active Learning
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Gazdula, Joe; Farr, Richard – Management Teaching Review, 2020
This article describes the adaptation and use of the Monopoly® board game as a simple simulator to help introduce the principles of probability and risk. It focusses on teaching experiences in an undergraduate business program and offers a new approach to teaching probability and risk with dice to produce a collaborative simulated gaming…
Descriptors: Risk, Probability, Learning Activities, Undergraduate Students
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Bennett, Andrew A.; Oksoy, Aydin S. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Multiparty negotiations are a unique context in which three or more parties have different issues, priorities, and underlying interests. The Football Stadium Expansion is a four-person negotiation exercise that reinforces distributive and integrative negotiation skills (e.g., recognizing priorities, making concessions) as well as introduces three…
Descriptors: Athletics, Facilities, Negotiation Agreements, Learning Activities
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Salvador, Rommel; Teckchandani, Atul – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Although undergraduate students value preparing themselves for careers that have personal meaning, relatively little curricular attention has been paid to facilitating this goal. In this article, we present a targeted review of the literature on career exploration as a basis for an approach to integrate it into the core undergraduate…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Introductory Courses, Career Change, Undergraduate Students
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Blair, Carrie A.; Shaver, Kelly G. – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivations are simple concepts that our students seem to quickly understand, yet few of our students grasp the complexity of sustaining intrinsic motivation. This exercise aims to help students better understand that complexity. Students are given a two-part scenario. In Part 1, the individual motives to innovate are…
Descriptors: Motivation, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Vignettes
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David, Jannifer G. – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Although U.S. corporations rely heavily on merit pay programs to distribute pay increases to their employees, many undergraduate students, even those who have held jobs, lack exposure to merit pay programs until they take their first human resource management course. The exercise gives students an opportunity to experience how organizations make…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Decision Making, Undergraduate Students, College Instruction
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Helens-Hart, Rose – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Traditional linear careers are being phased out in many sectors, emphasizing the need for individuals to be competent managers of their careers. Students need to understand and acquire the variety of skills and qualities of highly employable people to secure their financial and professional futures. This exercise assists students in identifying…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Professional Identity, Adjustment (to Environment)
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