MGMT 500 READINGS

SPRING 2006

5/3: Creating A Culture of Success

Sanity, Inc.
By the Way, Your Staff Hates You
Fighting the war for talent is hazardous to your organization's health
People Problems on Every Aisle

More:

I quit
Its About People
Walmart's Empire
Beyond Minimum Wage
Job Satisfaction Declines

Costco vs. Walmart
AT&T Wireless Self-Destructs
The Value of People
Cutting Benefits
Some Moms Quit As Offices Scrap Family-Friendliness
The Opt-Out Revolution


5/8: Motivation

A Star Is Made
Grimme's Top 10 Tips to Attract, Retain and Motivate Employees

Six Dangerous Myths About Pay

Case:
Nordstrom (available from Harvard Publishing Online)

Preparation Questions (these are not exhaustive)

More:
Demotivating Your Employees
Creating A Motivated Workforce

 

5/15: Creativity

Case: IDEO (available from Harvard Publishing Online)

Preparation Questions (these are not exhaustive)

5/17: Decision Making
Hidden Traps in Decision Making
Fair Process

More:
Behavioral Decision Theory & The Stock Market
Common Sense: Crowds Smarter than Individuals

 

5/22: Building Effective Teams
Case: Army Crew Team available at Harvard Publishing Online

Preparation Questions (these are not exhaustive)

5/24: Building Teams/Conflict
Conflict Management Cases

5/31: Organization Change
Why Transformation Efforts Fail
Building Your Company's Vision
Permanent White Water

More:
Leaders vs. Managers
What Makes A Leader?
Level 5 Leadership
Demotivating With Values
The Human Moment at Work

 

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