MGT 360 (Green & Sustainable Enterprise Management)
MGT 360 Week 1
MGT 360 Week 1 DQ 1
Identify an environmental disaster caused by a business, briefly describe the disaster, and discuss some of the immediate and long term effects to the environment. In light of the cited disaster, discuss the ethical concerns that the situation raises in your opinion.
MGT 360 Week 1 DQ 2
Business leaders must balance the concerns and needs of differing groups of individuals. For instance, the business leader may be pressured by those with environmental concerns to implement sustainable practices. At the same time, investors may reject such plans because of the cost of sustainable improvements.
When making a decision involving environmental issues, how should the business leader approach each group? What should he or she say to those with environmental concerns related to financial concerns? What should he or she say to the investors about environmental responsibility? How can the business leader balance the interests of these groups?
Week 1 Assignment:
MGT 360 Week 1 Individual Assignment Biosphere Work. 1350+ Words
MGT 360 Week 2
MGT 360 Week 2 DQ 1
One of the goals for our class this week is learn about the major elements of an Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS, according to the EPA, is “a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency” ( http://www.epa.gov/ems/ ). For this DQ, please review the major elements of an EMS system and state how and why you think such a system might or might not be helpful. Please cite your assigned text(s) and at least one Internet article.
MGT 360 Week 2 DQ 2
Select one of the following companies (or another major company if you prefer): Ford Motor Company General Electric Wal-Mart Starbucks Apple Inc. Proctor & Gamble Honda Motor Company Caterpillar Four Seasons Hotels Duke Energy
After selecting one of the following companies, locate any sustainability information they have available on their corporate website (search for “[Company name] sustainability initiatives or programs”) and review the information available. Also see if any independent reports exist that either confirm the company’s website or conflict with it. In some cases, you may not find any additional information.
Week 2 Assignment:
MGT 360 Week 2 Individual Assignment Shareholders and Stakeholders Presentation. (9 Slides)
MGT 360 Week 3
MGT 360 Week 3 DQ 1
Depending on the nature and industry of a business, different sustainability strategies will have more applicability for a specific context. Even business in the same industry may benefit from different strategies depending on the culture and practices of the company. For this exercise, consider the following waste management technologies: Waste reduction Reuse of material On-site recycling Off-site recycling On-site treatment or incineration Off-site treatment or incineration Land disposal
Choose one or two strategies that you believe would be most appropriate for your business. Describe why you think your selected practices are most appropriate and discuss how they should be implemented. Also, describe how they might affect your current business practices if implemented.
MGT 360 Week 3 DQ 2
You are asked by a company to develop a plan for improving the companys current sustainable business practices. The company has a manufacturing division, a sales division, and an administrative/finance division. Provide a brief explanation of how you might go about the task of developing a plan.
Below I provide some questions to get you started. You do not have to address all the questions below, they are only provided to get you started. I am not asking what specific strategies you would use, but how would you go about developing the plan. How will you assess the companys current position? Will you create teams from different divisions? Will you include employees from all levels of the organization? Will you offer improvements for the company in general or you would provide improvements by department or both? Will you use focus groups or brainstorming sessions or a suggestion box? How will you motivate participation?
Week 3 Assignments:
MGT 360 Week 3 Individual Assignment Sustainability Profile of Leader . 1050+ Words
MGT 360 Week 3 LT Assignment Current Business Practices Audit. (7100+ Words)
MGT 360 Week 4
MGT 360 Week 4 DQ 1
Often times, those seeking to implement sustainable initiatives face internal and external barriers to the plan. Considering either your current employer or a past employer, identify three to five barriers that you might face if you were to implement a company-wide sustainability plan. After you have identified the barriers, discuss a few strategies for overcoming these barriers.
MGT 360 Week 4 DQ 2
A sustainable business plan may include a number of different types of initiatives:
Energy saving measures Recycling / Reuse programs Waste reduction measures Elimination of non-sustainable materials in manufacturing process
Choose two or three of the above initiatives and identify a specific practice (solar panels, paperless office, etc.) to accomplish the initiative. Then identify a couple of ways that you might measure and monitor the success of your chosen practice.
Week 4 Assignments:
MGT 360 Week 4 LT Assignment EMS Recommendations. 1400+ Words
MGT 360 Week 5
MGT 360 Week 5 DQ 1
For a company to create a culture of sustainability, leaders must possess key abilities and qualities to effectively reach this objective. From what you have studied and learned during this class what two abilities or qualities do you think are most important and why? Provide specific details as to how these abilities or qualities relate to creating a culture of sustainability.
MGT 360 Week 5 DQ 2
If you were asked tomorrow into a meeting with senior management and asked to outline a three or four or five step plan to develop a culture of sustainability at your company, what would you recommend? Provide a brief list of steps and an explanation for why each step is important.
Week 5 Assignments:
MGT 360 Week 5 Individual Assignment 1 (Small Businesses are Accountable-560 words)
MGT 360 Week 5 Individual Assignment 2 (A Local Carpet Cleaning Company-570 words)
MGT 360 Week 5 Individual Assignment 3 (You are the New Employee of The-550 words)
MGT 360 Week 5 LT Assignment; Implementing EMS Recommendations. (3850+ Words)