Week 1 Assignment

Role of Managers

Part 1

  • Explain the functions, roles, and activities of managers. Research two companies within the last 3-years, not described in the book, and discuss what managerial characteristics were essential to lead change.

Part 2 Write a 2-3+ page, double-spaced essay about classical, behavioral, and modern management approaches to leading.

  • Give a brief history and the development of each theory.
  • Discuss why the principles are important for managers in the workplace.
  • Compare and contrast each theory.
  • Give an example of how managers can use each approach to lead employees to change.
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