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Department Teams










Responsibility Department





Planning

Control

Staffing

















Understanding Department


Doing Department

Formal
Organization

Informal
Organization

Management
Theory


Directing

Communications

Effectiveness

















Observing Department





Individual

Dyad

Group







Planning

For the first major Cycle of the Course, your task is to get each XB
member to write SMART (behaviorally verifiable) goals in the My
Goals section of the individual memo each week. Search for "SMART Goals" on the web.


You can evaluate members at the end of the cycle by recording the number and percentage of SMART goals in
individual memos.

Planning Grid for Weekly Memo


Nifty New Planning Exercise (Fall, 2007)


Revised Planning Exercise (2003)


Planning Exerc
ise (1998)


Behaviorally Stated Objective Exercises


Instructions for the Planning Group (SMC, Spring, 2003)


Links

http:/
/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_(project_management)

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Control

Download



XB Blank Rank Template 24 Jan 2008.xlt

Memo Criteria

Quotes on Control

Behaviorally Stated Goals

Evaluation by Week, Fall 2004 a

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Staffing Team

Suggestion

Use information from the résumés (CVs) and any other source to introduce members of teams making
presentations.

Just gi
ve one interesting or fun fact about each person.

(an XB innovation by Caroline Gibson and John McGrath, SMC XB A S 08)


Suggestions for Cycle 1 Presentation

1)

Have people take the Myers
-
Briggs Type Inventory a long time before your presentation.


At St.
Michael's
the Student Resource Center will help you, but only if they have a lot of lead time.



2)


For exercises to enrich people's understanding of Psychological Types, see the following article:

http://online.sagepub.com/cgi/searchresults?fulltext=jungian+psychological+types&author1=Boozer&src=hw
&hits=10&hitsbrief=25&resourcety
pe=1&andorexactfulltext=and



3)


Make sure that people understand the difference between line and staff.


This distinction is actually
found in Formal Organization, Cycle 1 (page 221 of the 2004 edition).

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Formal
Organization


Formal Organization Cycle 1 Outline

Management and OB Classics Chapters

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Informal Organization

Informal Organization's Presentation

Formal, Informal & Technical Knowledge

What Divides Us?

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Management Theory

Prisoners' Dilemma

for Cycle 1

Japanese Culture Exercise

for Cycle 2


XB Oath in Languages Other Than English:

Arabic
,
Bajian
,
Bosnian
,
Chinese
,
French

,
German
,
Greek
,
Italian
,
Japanese
,
Korean
,
Polish
,
Setswana
,
Spanish
,
Vietnamese
,
Wolof
,
Yoruba

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Directing

Directing Directions

Joint Directing, Effectiveness, Group Exercise

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Communications

Memo Management

Memo Criteria

XB Memos
-

Woo!

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Effectiveness

Search Google for Force Field Analysis and use an example from XB to teach this useful technique.

Effectiveness Ideas


I have had
two great innovations for Effectiveness this semester.


First, in the Memo Planning Grid for Goals for Last Week, the last box is "Accomplished?"


One member (Colleen McHugo) had the
idea that if you DON'T achieve your goal, you give a reason why, either c
iting one from Effectiveness or making up a new one.


One
interesting aspect of this approach is that you can arbitrarily rule out external reasons for non
-
accomplishment (snow storm, the dog
ate it, etc.), forcing the writer to take responsibility for doi
ng better next time.


Effectiveness can use this part of the grid for their end
-
of
-
Cycle 1 evaluation.


Second, we just had a great Effectiveness presentation (Chris Martin & Matt Stone).


They put us all in no particular order, spread all
over the room, a
nd had us throw a tennis ball to another person.

Then they added more and more balls until they overwhelmed the
system.


Then they sat us down, and, together, we did a Force Field Analysis of what helped and hindered the goal of having the
greatest number

of balls caught and the smallest number missed.


People really understood the Force Field.


Then we picked the
element that would give us the biggest improvement bang for the buck (a system) and tried it out.

RP

March, 2008


"
Shortage of short Greeks ruin
ing us," t
he Mike Royko newspaper article originally used to illustrate effectiveness:
http://www.chicagohamburger.com/html/forum5.htm


Key Variance Analysis of Memo Ranking

Joint Directing, Effectiveness, Group Exercise

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In
dividual

Stating Objectives in Behavioral Terms

Behavior Versus Inte
rpretation

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Dyad

Listening Exercise

for Cycle 1

Perception Sharing Exercise for Cycle 2

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Group


G
roup Role Behavior Grid

Notes Based on Group Process Observation from 1997

Instructions for Group Group

Joint Directing, Effectiveness, Group Exercise

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