Ch 2: Organizational Theories & Human Resources: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Organizational Theories & Human Resources chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach developments in the study of employee management in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Organizational Theories & Human Resources chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Classical scientific school of management Classical scientific school of management, division of labor, Model T production
Tuesday Frederick Taylor Taylor, principles of scientific management, maximizing productivity and efficiency
Wednesday Henri Fayol's contributions Division of work, discipline, equity, initiative, centralization, administrative management theory
Thursday The human relations movement Human relations movement, 1927 Hawthorne experiment, Hawthorne effect, key work groups
Friday Theory X and Theory Y Douglas McGregor, Theory X managers, Theory Y managers, self-fulfilling prophecies

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Organizational Theories & Human Resources: Lesson Plans
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Classical Scientific School of Management

1. Classical Scientific School of Management

The scientific school of management focused on the 'science' of creating specialized work processes and workforce skills to complete production tasks efficiently. This lesson will discuss the development of scientific management and how it is applied by management as illustrated by the classic example of Henry Ford's Model T production line.

Frederick Taylor & Management: Maximizing Productivity & Efficiency

2. Frederick Taylor & Management: Maximizing Productivity & Efficiency

Known as the father of scientific management, Frederick Taylor revolutionized management practices. This lesson will discuss the contributions Taylor made to the field of management, most of which are still used today to maximize productivity and efficiency.

Fayol's Theories on Staff Management and Worker Satisfaction

3. Fayol's Theories on Staff Management and Worker Satisfaction

In this lesson, we'll discuss how Henri Fayol's final seven principles play out in the workplace. Using a professional restaurant kitchen as an example, you'll learn about the importance of worker satisfaction and other elements of effective management.

Henri Fayol's Management Principles: Managing Departmental Task Organization

4. Henri Fayol's Management Principles: Managing Departmental Task Organization

Prior to Henri Fayol's development of an administrative theory of management, managers took a scientific approach to work, attempting to maximize productivity by treating their workers like machines. Fayol's 14 Principles of Management focus on the entire organization rather than just the work. This lesson covers the first seven of these principles.

The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

5. The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

The human relations movement in organizational behavior focuses on the person as an individual and not as just another part of the mechanics of production. The implementation of this theory decreases turnover, absenteeism and poor job commitment.

Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers

6. Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers

Have you ever thought your boss despises you and all your co-workers? Or maybe you've lucked out and your superiors really encourage you to be yourself. This lesson describes the two types of managers you might have, Theory X and Theory Y. Find out how the idea of self-fulfilling prophecies affects employees actions according to Douglas McGregor.

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