Topic 1: The video cases exploring P.F. Chang’s examine organizational commitment. In what ways does P.F. Chang’s create organizational commitment among its workers? Can this be replicated at other organizations?
Topic 2: The video case at Washburn Guitars explores motivation. Where does motivation from Washburn employees come from? Could this be replicated at a company such as WalMart or Target? Why or why not?
Topic 3: Last week, we explored the documentary about Dick Winters as an example of the five key elements of leadership. This week, let’s explore the same documentary and explore Major Winters from the perspective of emotional intelligence (EQ). Do the interviews with his followers suggest emotional intelligence for Major Winters? Why or why not? Provide examples.
Discussion Questions (DQs)
For the questions posted to the discussion board this week, respond with an initial post to one of the questions. Initial responses should be a minimum of 250 words. You will be replying to classmates’ posts on the other question. Points will be awarded for grammar, spelling, organization, knowledge content, academic (peer-reviewed) references, and reasoning.
You must provide references that can be verified by your instructor. DOI numbers are preferred. If using an online book, provide the link. Texts other than the class textbook that cannot be easily located by the instructor should not be used. In most cases, the best sources are the Evans Library and peer-reviewed journal articles.