Discussion Board

At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts. Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.

This DB has four parts.

  1. As a leader, it is important to not only understand what common biases are, but to also have the self-awareness to understand those that they possess.  Only through this self-awareness can a leader minimize errors in the decision-making process.  What could be the result if self-awareness is not attained?
  2. Decision making must be balanced, taking into consideration both short-term and long-term business outcomes.  Explain how common biases, bounded awareness, emotions and motivation affect the decision-making process.
  3. What ethical factors should be taken into consideration when making a decision?
  4. Ethics can be considered as doing the right thing.  How do you believe ethical standards in multi-national corporations should be adjusted for the diverse cultures the organization works within?

Goings Manufacturing Assessment

The manufacturing division’s workforce has been working overtime and is still unable to meet deadlines. After production runs, there is an overage of some parts which now have to be stocked and a shortage of other parts.

  1. How can the workflow be streamlined for Going?

Use problem identification and decision making tools as appropriate. Be sure to focus on:

  • Production planning
  • Capacity
  • Inventory management.

Include an explanation and a suggested process improvement for each problem, along with diagram or mapping as needed. This piece should not be more lengthy or detailed than 2-4 pages.