HI6005 Discussion Board – Week1

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HI6005 Discussion Board – Week1

Week 1: Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management

HI6005 Discussion Board – Week1

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking.

Activity 1: Ford and Taylorism

URLhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PdmNbqtDdI

Questions to consider:

  1. Would workers in Australia, America or Europe accept the Taylorism in this form today?
  2. Consider the design of scripts for use in Call Centres, can you see Taylorism in that?  Explain.
  3. This ‘clip’ is showing history from 100 years ago.  Some would say that ‘the world has moved on’ and these ideas are out of date.  However, could there be parts of the world today for which these ideas might be just what they need? Explain. HI6005 Discussion Board – Week1

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 Week 2:   Globalization

HI6005 Discussion Board – Week2

In your blog, you should address the following two sections:

(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking.

Activity 2: Pankaj Ghemawat on Globalisation

URL: http://www.ted.com/talks/pankaj_ghemawat_actually_the_world_isn_t_flat.html

Questions to consider:

  1. Has your view on globalization changed after listening to Professor Ghemawat? Explain.
  2. Consider where you have seen the fears that people have about globalisation. Do you think these fears may subside with some data points that may suggest otherwise?

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