Unit 1 discussions (bus411) and (hrm303)

Unit 1 DB: Strategic Thinking (BUS411 Business Policy Seminar)

Unit 1 DB: Strategic Thinking

In this week’s readings, you were introduced to the main concepts of strategic leadership and planning. In this discussion question, you need to discuss what are the major challenges of strategic planning, especially for large, complex organizations such as Apple, Wal-Mart, or Southwest Airlines? What do you think can be done to improve the strategic planning processes in your own organization or field?

For assistance with your research, see the library databases under Malcolm Baldrige School of Business.


Unit 1 DB: The Decline in Private Sector Unionization (HRM303) Labor & Management Relations

Unit 1 DB: The Decline in Private Sector Unionization

While the multi-decade decline in private-sector union membership in the U.S. is unquestioned, employers, unionists, and the experts continue to debate the reasons and implications for the decline. 

In your opinion, what is the primary reason for the decline?  Provide references to back up your position.

In your response to your peers, choose at least one person with similar reasons and elaborate upon them. Choose at least one other person with differing reasons and discuss the differences.