Management Scenarios are moral thought experiments meant to highlight actual, or at least realistically possible, true-to-life moral dilemmas in which you could possibly find yourself.
For it to be most effective, you should engage the scenario from your total moral orientation, both how you think and how you feel; immediately, and after reflection.
Try to imagine the scenario and your participation as being real, not pretend. Empathize with all players as best you can. Actual moral scenarios are not merely abstract, rational dilemmas.
There are always emotional, relational, and situational factors in the conflict facing the person who must make the immediate decision.
How would you deal with it? And, most importantly, how would you justify how you dealt with it?
Understanding the functions
Understanding the functions will help managers focus efforts on activities that gain results. Summarizing the five functions of great management (ICPM Management Content):
- Planning: When you think of planning in a management role, think about it as the process of choosing appropriate goals and actions to pursue and then determining what strategies to use, what actions to take, and deciding what resources are needed to achieve the goals.
- Organizing: This process of establishing worker relationships allows workers to work together to achieve their organizational goals.
- Leading: This function involves articulating a vision, energizing employees, inspiring and motivating people using vision, influence, persuasion, and effective communication skills.
- Staffing: Recruiting and selecting employees for positions within the company (within teams and departments).
- Controlling: Evaluate how well you are achieving your goals, improving performance, taking actions. Put processes in place to help you establish standards, so you can measure, compare, and make decisions.