PSY 665 Topic 1 DQ 1
What attribute of a work environment do you feel has the greatest influence in determining whether the environment becomes hostile or not?
PSY 665 Topic 1 DQ 2
How is the work environment being affected by the changing nature of work in the 21st century?
PSY 665 Topic 2 DQ 1
Which would you rather do: Hire inexperienced employees and train them within your company, or spend more money on higher salaries for employees with greater experience? Provide reasons for your answer.
PSY 665 Topic 2 DQ 2
Which steps in the hiring process outlined in this Topic’s lecture do you feel are most important for HR professionals to pay attention to? Provide reasons for your answer.
PSY 665 Topic 3 DQ 1
Regardless of the legal issues, do you feel it is fair for an employer to require that only English be spoken in the workplace? Why or why not?
PSY 665 Topic 3 DQ 2
Are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment laws/policies necessary in today’s workplace? Please support your stance with evidence including a citation and reference.
PSY 665 Topic 4 DQ 1
What can you do to reduce the stress on employees during evaluation but still make sure the evaluation is thorough?
PSY 665 Topic 4 DQ 2
Are there aspects of an employee’s work performance that an evaluation does not or cannot measure? Provide details.
PSY 665 Topic 5 DQ 1
What would be, for you, an ideal environment in which to learn and grow as an employee? Provide as much detail as you can.
PSY 665 Topic 5 DQ 2
Revisit the question from Topic 2 (Topic 2 DQ 1) about inexperienced versus experienced employees. At this point in the course, what, if anything, would you change about your answer and why?
PSY 665 Topic 6 DQ 1
What is the major reason behind leadership development for managers in organizations? Are there any problems you see with this reason and/or model?
PSY 665 Topic 6 DQ 2
What do you believe are the most reliable predictors for employees to succeed at the management level?
PSY 665 Topic 7 DQ 1
Describe the best organizational culture you have worked in. What was the thing you liked the least about the culture?
PSY 665 Topic 7 DQ 2
Describe the worst organizational culture you have worked in. What was the thing you liked the best about the culture?
PSY 665 Topic 8 DQ 1
Do you advocate strong legal protections against dismissal, or do you believe both public- and private-sector industries should be able to fire people at will? Consider the arguments for both sides in your answer.
PSY 665 Topic 8 DQ 2
If you had to fire someone, how would you end the conversation and what would you do immediately afterward? What kind of effect do you feel the conversation would have on you personally? If you have ever had to fire someone, how did that experience affect you?