As you respond to the each of
the three case studies below, please make sure to: · Craft
well-written, grammatically correct responses that draw clear connections
between the points you are making and what you have learned from the readings
for this class
o Make sure to
review the rubric for this assignment.
The Section Instructors will be scoring for 1) taking a position/outlining a
course of action, 2) application of course materials, 3) clarity, and 4) polish
and readability. There are 100 points possible for this assignment.
· Incorporate at
least 2 quotes or APA style in-text citations per case to support the claims you are making.
o Need help getting
started with APA style citations, visit: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html · Ensure you
list all of the sources you are citing in your responses on a properly
formatted reference page. o If you need help
developing your reference page, visit: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_basic_rules.html
Case study 1: Moving
production off-shore Hypothetical
scenario: You are a production manager of a medium-sized business that is
seeking to grow. To cut costs and increase profits, the CEO thinks that
production should be outsourced to another country, where wages are much lower.
However, doing so would mean firing 50% of the employees in your division, many
of whom are very close friends of yours. In addition, businesses in the country
where production would be outsourced sometimes use child labor and “sweatshop”
working conditions with very low pay; this appears to be generally accepted in
this country. The CEO says that moving production to this company is essential
for continued growth and would allow the business to have a much greater
positive impact on the world by offering the product at a more affordable price.
Describe how you
personally would navigate this situation. Please share what you would discuss
with the CEO and how you would navigate firing employees in your division if
you were told you had to do so. Make sure to explain why you would approach the
situation in this way using concepts from class, especially the Ethics readings.
Case study 2: Addressing a
social loafer Members
of a software development team are frustrated with Richard, a teammate who has
clearly not been pulling his weight on the team. Richard has been late to (or
entirely missed) team meetings and has not contributed on recent tasks for
which he has shared responsibility. This has not always been true, however, and
Richard claims that personal issues (he recently went through a hard breakup)
have affected his time and also his ability to focus. Regardless of Richard’s
situation, the team has some important deadlines and they need everyone’s full
contributions in order to succeed. Besides this, some team members privately
question whether the breakup is a sufficient excuse for Richard’s recent poor
Taking the role of this team’s leader, how would you
handle this conflict in a way that maximizes team success while also restoring
harmony in the team? Why might your approach be superior to either
confrontation or avoidance? Make sure
to explain why you would approach the situation in this way using concepts from
class, especially the Teams readings.
How might a team contract affect a team’s response to
this kind of situation?
Case Study 3: A breakdown
in virtual communications
a recent email exchange among members of a project team, John—one of the senior
members of the team—made a comment that offended some of his fellow team
members. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time John has seemed insensitive
in email communications and some team members are now refusing to work with
John. One of the other team members, Darren, knows John well enough that he
believes John’s dry sense of humor and tendency to be sarcastic have not come
across well in his written communications. Darren also suspects that John is
unaware of how his comments have been interpreted by some of his teammates. If you were in Darren’s position, what would you do to
resolve this conflict so that John and his fellow teammates can re-establish a
positive working relationship?
How might you prevent future conflict of this nature
in written communications among team members? Make sure to explain why you would approach the situation in this way
using concepts from class, especially the Teams readings.
As you respond to the each of the three case studies below, please make sure to:
As you respond to the each of