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Discussion 2

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  • Explain what leadership means to you. What do you believe constitutes an effective versus ineffective leader? Of the power sources, which do you feel is your best source of power as a leader?
  • Describe a transformational leader that you have worked with. What tools did they have that helped you and others become more engaged? Do you think they exhibit high levels of emotional intelligence? Why?
  • Describe how you as a manager could motivate group members to achieve organizational goals and reduce social loafing in groups and teams.

discussion 2

Discussion Expectations:
For every discussion board forum (question) in each unit, at least three different posts (a minimum of one initial posting and
two replies) must be submitted. These posts must be submitted on three different days per unit.

For example, if a given unit contains three forums, you must respond to each forum (at least once) on three different days. So, if you
made a post on the three forums on three different days of the unit, for that given unit, you would have submitted nine posts. You must
participate in EACH forum on three different days. For example, you may choose to post in DB 1.1, DB 1.2 and DB 1.3 on Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday to meet the minimum expectations.

All initial postings in response to the discussion forum (question) must have no fewer than 300 words, while replies must
contain a minimum of 100 words. Both original postings and replies must include in-text references (APA-formatted citations).

Failure to meet the above minimum criteria will result in an F.

You must begin posting in discussion board forums no later than Wednesday at 11:59pm EST of each unit. If initial postings
are entered after this time, 15 points will be deducted.
Inappropriate language that lacks suitable context will not be tolerated. Text message shorthand is not appropriate.

The instructor makes the final decision about all discussion board grades.

*Note: Per University Policy, any postings entered into discussion board threads after the close of a given unit will not be
counted toward weekly expected contributions. Postings that have not been entered into discussion boards during a given
unit cannot be made up at a later date.

In addition to the above criteria, the expectations noted below specify outline the desired weekly discussion board grades that must be
adhered to, WITHIN EACH DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM, in order to earn all possible points. You will receive a separate grade for
each forum.

Points will be deducted when all criteria for a particular grade are not met.

Human Services and Sociology Programs

Discussion Board Grading Rubric

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

A 90 – 100 points
(Minimum

requirements)

B 80 – 89 points
(Minimum

requirements)

C 70 – 79 points
(Minimum

requirements)

D 60 – 69 points
(Minimum

requirements)

F 59 or below

Response Quality
40 points

33 – 40 points: Postings
and replies were excellent
in their discussion of
required readings,
demonstrating mastery of
the course material, and
contained new or original
thought.

25 – 32 points: Postings and
replies were good in their
discussion of required
readings, demonstrating
understanding of the course
material, and contained new
thought.

17 – 24 points: Postings
and replies were adequate
in their discussion of
required readings but did
not attempt to foster new
or original thought.

9 – 16 points: Postings
and replies were poor in
their discussion of
required readings and did
not foster new or original
thought.

0 – 8 points:
Postings and replies
were off- topic and
contained mostly
opinions with little-
to-no discussion of
readings OR LESS
THAN THREE
POSTINGS
WERE
SUBMITTED.

Spelling/Grammar/
APA Format
10 points

9 – 10 points: Postings and
replies contain little to no
errors in spelling, grammar,
and/or APA format.

8 points: Postings and
replies contain very few
errors in spelling, grammar,
and/or APA format.

7 points: Postings and
replies contain more than
a few errors in spelling,
grammar, and/or APA
format.

6 points: Postings and
replies contain many errors
in spelling, grammar, and/or
APA format.

0 – 5 points:
Postings and replies
contain major errors
in
spelling, grammar,
and/or APA format.

Post by Wednesday
15 points

15 points: Made an initial
post in the forum(s) by
Wednesday at 11:59 pm.

0 points: Did not
make an initial post
in the forum(s) by
Wednesday at
11:59 pm.

Posting Schedule
15 points

15 points: Met or exceeded
minimum posting schedule
requirements by posting in
forum(s) on THREE
separate days.

0 points: Did not
meet the minimum
posting schedule
requirements and did
not post in forum(s)
on THREE separate
days.

Posing Questions
5 points

5 points: Submitted to your
professor/ classmates a
minimum of one question
to generate thought-
provoking discussion.

0 points: Did not
submit a minimum of
one question to
generate thought-
provoking
discussion.

Supplemental
Resources
5 points

5 points: TWO
supplemental resources
provided to support posts
AND information from
these sources was applied
to postings with in-text

3 points: ONE supplemental
resource provided to support
posts AND information from
these sources was applied to
postings with in-text citations.

1 point: Supplemental
resources provided to support
posts but was not applied to
the postings.

0 points:
Supplemental
resources were not
provided.

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

A 90 – 100 points
(Minimum

requirements)

B 80 – 89 points
(Minimum

requirements)

C 70 – 79 points
(Minimum

requirements)

D 60 – 69 points
(Minimum

requirements)

F 59 or below

citations.

Word Count
10 points

10 points: Initial posting
contained at least 300
words and replies
contained at least 100
words.

5 points: Some postings met
minimum word count
requirements.

0 points: Posting(s)
did not meet
minimum word count
requirements.

  • Discussion Expectations:

Discussion 2

Stereotypes at Pitney Bowes ( 250 – 300 words )

Many times, we think of stereotypes or discrimination only being an issue when it comes to things like gender, race, or religion. However, at Pitney Bowes Inc., the toughest stereotype to overcome is age.

Brigitte Van Den Houte starts her day in the normal way; however, she has taken a keen focus on persuading employees in their 20s that they have a future at Pitney Bowes.

For almost 100 years, Pitney Bowes, founded in 1920, has been all about commerce. But as the world turned to technology, the definition of what that meant for the traditional postage-meter equipment company had to change as well.

One of the biggest challenges of this ever-changing technological world is how the generations of employees can step aside from their stereotypes and understand one another to better work effectively.

At Pitney Bowes, their proactive approach puts younger colleagues with older colleagues in a mentoring situation. This is not the typical older mentor to younger mentor setup, however. Every few months, Houte arranges for the younger employees to spend the day with a seasoned executive with the plan of sharing experiences and ideas and offering advice. Houte states, “the old way of working no longer works,” and she’s right.

With over one-third of the workforce aging to 50 or older and millennials (young people aged 22–37) being the largest workforce group, it is imperative to put stereotypes aside and learn to work together. One big mistake for a manager would be to focus on the age difference rather than on what skills each person individually can bring to the table.

Stereotypes such as “older individuals don’t know about technology” or “millennials are constantly job hopping and feel entitled” are put aside at Pitney Bowes in order to get the job done. With a more proactive approach, the range of variables within each generation can be utilized in the most effective way possible for an organization.

Questions:

1. What are other ways that a company can utilize a multigenerational team to their advantage?

2. What challenges does a multigenerational team pose for management?

3. What should the company and management team consider when attracting new employees of all generations?

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Sources: Hymowitz, Carol, “The Tricky Task of Managing the New, Multigenerational Workplace,” The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tricky-task-of-managing-the-new-multigenerational-workplace-1534126021?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=9; Ault, Nicole, “ Don’t Trust Anyone Over 21,” The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-trust-anyone-over-21-1534977740?mod=searchresults& page=1&pos=1. 

Discussion 2

Discussion 2 250-300 words

As teachers, we aspire to elicit critical thinking among our students. Describe a moment in a professional setting in which one teacher questioned a decision made by another teacher or administrator while in a professional setting. Indicate how you question other professionals without causing conflict. Refer to the scoring rubric for Case Study Discussions to ensure you are addressing all aspects of this discussion assignment.

Discussion 2

Discussion 2 250-300 words

As teachers, we aspire to elicit critical thinking among our students. Describe a moment in a professional setting in which one teacher questioned a decision made by another teacher or administrator while in a professional setting. Indicate how you question other professionals without causing conflict. Refer to the scoring rubric for Case Study Discussions to ensure you are addressing all aspects of this discussion assignment.

Discussion 2

Aliens have invaded the planet, and everyone is [understandably] worried. Let’s say you are presented with a similar scenario shown in Independence Day. 

Do you think the aliens are here to hurt humanity, or are they just curious as to what our world looks like? How will you keep you and your loved ones safe- what’s your plan? Does your alien invasion plan differ from any more realistic scenarios (for example, hurricanes)? Describe an example of an emergency management practice from the film. 

Finally, did you enjoy the movie?

Your post should be at least 300 words. 

Place word count at end of post 

Discussion 2

Aliens have invaded the planet, and everyone is [understandably] worried. Let’s say you are presented with a similar scenario shown in Independence Day. 

Do you think the aliens are here to hurt humanity, or are they just curious as to what our world looks like? How will you keep you and your loved ones safe- what’s your plan? Does your alien invasion plan differ from any more realistic scenarios (for example, hurricanes)? Describe an example of an emergency management practice from the film. 

Finally, did you enjoy the movie?

Your post should be at least 300 words. 

Place word count at end of post