Structural Requirements for Week 4 Critical Thinking Assignments

Structural Requirements for Week 4 Critical Thinking Assignments

Instructions for Assignment Choice #1- Ethics Rank and Yank: Legitimate Performance Improvement Tool or Ruthless and Unethical Management?

If you choose this assignment, you are to write a minimum of 2 full pages (double spaced with Times New Roman size 12 font with 1 inch margins) not including title sheet and references. 5 pages is the maximum. You are required to organize your paper into the following 6 section headers in order:

Section 1- Case Summary (<- Use this section header)- Briefly describe the facts of the case.

Section 2- Opinion of Forced Ranking (<- Use this section header)- Do you think forced ranking is a good performance management system? Why or why not?

Section 3- Performance Judgments (<- Use this section header)- Part of the forced-ranking label reflects the intent to force distinctions among worker performance levels. In an absolute-rating system, everyone could be rated “above average.” Does this difference between the absolute-and relative-rating approaches mean that the absolute performance judgments are wrong? Explain.

Section 4- Choice of Ranking System (<- Use this section header)- As a manager, would you prefer to rely on an absolute performance rating system or a relative system, such as forced ranking? Why?

Section 5- Differentiation Among Workers (<- Use this section header)- Can you devise an absolute-rating system that would guarantee differentiation among workers? Why or why not?

Section 5- Key Learnings (<- Use this section header)- Elaborate on two key learnings from the case related to performance management, appraisals, and the validity and reliable of various methods. Be sure to clearly state the two key learnings and defend them in well-organized, scholarly responses.

Section 6- References (<- Use this section header)- You provide the full citations for 2 credible sources according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. You also incorporated these 2 references internally appropriately.

Instructions for Assignment Choice #2: Performance Management Methods

You are to write a minimum of 2 full pages (not including title page and references). 5 pages is the maximum. Use double spaced lines with Times New Roman size 12 font with 1 inch margins. You are required to organize your paper into the following 7 section headers in order:

Section 1- Trait-Based Performance Appraisals Methods ( use this section header)- Describe the purpose and value of this method.

Section 2- Behavioral-Based Performance Appraisal Methods ( use this section header)- – Describe the purpose and value of this method.

Section 3- Other Performance Appraisal ( use this section header) – You should conduct research to find another performance appraisal method. Then describe the purpose and value of this method.

Section 4- Reliability of Appraisals ( use this section header)- – In this section, define reliability. What are the 3 types reliability? What increases reliability?

Section 5 Criterion Deficiency and Contamination Issues ( use this section header)- What is the definition? What are examples?

Section 6- Rater Errors ( use this section header)- – Define the following errors and give an example for each: Central Tendency, Leniency, Strictness, Force Distribution. You may conduct research for other types of errors too.

Section 7- References ( use this section header)- – You provide the full citations for 2 credible sources according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. You also incorporated these 2 references internally appropriately.


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