Management at One Smooth Stone
For the Topic 1 and Topic 2 assignments, you will compose a two-part analysis of management at One Smooth Stone. Begin by viewing the One Smooth Stone video available at:
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You can gain additional insight on the company by viewing the company’s promo video and website at the following links:
Compose an analysis (750-1,000 words total for parts 1 and 2) that addresses the questions below. Part 1 should be written by the end of Topic 1. You will write Part 2 in Topic 2 and combine Parts 1 and 2 into one essay to be submitted by the end of Topic 2.
Part 1 (to be written during Topic 1):
After watching the One Smooth Stone video and reviewing the company’s website, address the following questions:
1- How do Mark Ledogar and Gary Vik exemplify the definition of management?
2- Which of Mintzberg’s managerial roles do Ledogar and Vik display in the video?
3- Which of Katz’s management skills are evident in this video?
4- In what way is One Smooth Stone an open system? Explain your answer.
Part 2 (to be written during Topic 2)
Combine your answers written in Topic 1 with your responses to the following:
Show how One Smooth Stone demonstrates/applies any three historical management theories. In your response, for each of the three management theories selected, be sure to address each of the following management approaches classical, behavioral, and modern management. (Modern management approaches include quantitative, systems, contingency, quality management, or learning organization viewpoints).
Conclude the essay by reflecting on your organization and addressing the following:
1- How does management in your organization compare to management at One Smooth Stone?
2- What two management theories are currently being applied in your organization, and do you think they are the most effective choices? Why or why not?
Cite two academic references in your analysis. Academic references include the textbook, the additional readings in the course, or any article from the GCU Library. You may use the information found online, but online encyclopedias (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs do not count as academic references.
Do not exceed the word limit. For full credit, ensure your Turnitin Similarity Index does not exceed 15%.
Prepare this assignment according to APA guidelines located in the Student Success Center.
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