Make Your Values Mean Something
Make Your Values Mean Something
Make Your Values Mean Something
This week the focus of the module shifts from personal values to values in organizations.
Make Your Values Mean Something looks at the importance of organizational values and how organizations create value systems. In the video, the author discusses “core” and “permission to play” values and how they operate in organizations. The reading expands on that discussion. Furthermore, it introduces other types of organizational values and the way they work together.
Review: Review the worksheet for Make Your Values Mean Something.
Read: Make Your Values Mean Something by Patrick M. Lencioni
Complete and submit “Make Your Values Mean Something” Worksheet”. Click here for instructions concerning completing the worksheet.
Copy, save the document, and then answer the questions on the worksheet. To submit your answers, upload your document.
http://home.snu.edu/dept/camtasia/presentations/2013/classroomlecture/slively/Introduction_to_Week_3_Module_11_-_Flash_%28Large%29_-_20130528_02.23.28PM.html link to open resource.
Enemies of Trust
Trust, or the lack of trust, within an organization impacts personal relationships and even the success of the organization. Below are the learning activities dealing with trust in organizations. The article, The Enemies of Trust, focuses on a key element in organizational values: the issue of trust. The video describes the impact of trust on organizational culture.
Review: Before you read The Enemies of Trust, be sure to review the worksheet that goes with this reading. This worksheet will help you understand the nature and fuction of trust in organizations.
Complete and submit “Enemies of Trust Worksheet”.
Answer the questions on the worksheet. To submit your answers, upload your document.
Discussion Forums provide a way to discuss any thoughts, reflections, and questions you may have concerning this week’s readings, videos, or other learning assignments. Therefore, it is imperative that all learning activities be completed in the order presented. Your posts must be in your own words and must deal in some detail with a substantive issue. Please do not cut and paste from your assignment worksheets. Each post should be between one hundred and two hundred words.
Discussion Item (choose 1 and where you can, use your life experiences):
How democratic should the formulation of core values be in an organization? In other words, should core values come from broad participation (majority rule) or should they be imposed by key people in the organization? What does the article say? What do you think?
What are the benefits of trust in an organization and what are the costs of its absence?
The Truth About Lies
In Bill Moyer’s documentary, The Truth About Lies, Daniel Goldman discusses the issue of dishonesty and the impact it has on individuals and organizations. Although this is an older documentary, it does an excellent job of describing the nature and impact of dishonesty. In particular, the discussion of the Challenger disaster is a shocking but effective illustration of the importance of this week’s topic.
Review: Before viewing the video, review the worksheet The Truth About Lies.
Below is a link to the video The Truth About Lies, which is copyrighted material. In accordance with the 2002 TEACH Act, the material will only be available to students enrolled in this course and only for a period of time analogous to a class session. Therefore, the link will only work if you are enrolled in this course and it will only work during the third week of this course. You will need to be logged into your SNU Gmail account to view the video. If you attempt to access this video during the third week and it doesn’t load, please email Brent Wetwiska, PS Educational Technologist, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have the link activated for you.
Complete and submit “The Truth About Lies Worksheet”. Click here for instructions concerning completing the worksheet.
Answer the questions on the worksheet. To submit your answers, upload your document
Discussion Forums provide a way to discuss any thoughts, reflections, and questions you may have concerning this week’s readings, videos, or other learning assignments. Therefore, it is imperative that all learning activities be completed in the order presented. Your posts must be in your own words and must deal in some detail with a substantive issue. Please do not cut and paste from your assignment worksheets. Each post should be between one hundred and two hundred words
Why is it harmful lie? Why do people lie?
Additional Instruction Info: Below
Each week you will be required to participate in discussion forum(s). Topics for discussion forums will center on the learning objectives of the week. Therefore, it is imperative that you do all the assignments preceding the discussion forum(s). Also, be sure that you have carefully read the “Online Expectations and Ground Rules” in the Syllabus under Important Module Links.
READING ASSIGNMENT WORKSHEETS
Each week you will have reading assignments that provide information and guidance concerning the weekly learning objectives. The worksheets will have questions that will call for not only a response that shows that you understand the readings but a personal analysis from your own understanding. Thoughtful and careful analysis is expected.
The answer to each question should be in a minimum of 2 – 3 well developed paragraphs (no less than 4 sentences in each paragraph), clearly articulated, and well written.
The School of Professional Studies expects learners to :
•Complete all assignments – whether points are assigned or not – during the week assigned.
•Complete assignments when due.
•Comments on discussion forums and other communication avenues to be professional. Personal attacks are never appropriate and will not be tolerated.
•Review Grading Rubrics for understanding what is required in Discussion Forums, Journaling, Videoing, etc.
•Be proactive in contacting their Academic Advisor and/or Instructor.
•Participation is required.
•Learner is expected to communicate with other students in discussion threads.
•Learn to navigate in My Courses.
•Keep abreast of course announcements.
•Use the assigned university email address as opposed to a personal email address. You may choose to forward your university address to your personal address.
•Address technical problems immediately.
•Observe online etiquette at all times.
•Work is expected to be submitted by due date. Any exceptions are at the discretion of the instructor.