Engaging students through discussion

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Implementing Innovative Talent Management Strategies: Barriers and SolutionsEngaging Students Through DiscussionMiguel A. QuionesO. Paul Corley Distinguished ChairDepartment of Management and Organizations#TI4GS1#TI4GSWhy Class Discussion?Increases student interestMakes students accountableDifferent perspectives and ideasOpportunity to apply conceptsIncrease retention#TI4GSWhen to Use Discussion?DiscussionGenerateGeneral PrinciplesDiscussionApplyGeneral Principles#TI4GSGenerate Example: Diagnosing Performance ProblemsJohn is an engineer at a prestigious energy firm in the southwest where he works on a number of projects dealing with energy exploration and production. As the VP of Operations, it is your job to assess and correct the performance of all engineers in your firm. Recent evaluations of Johns performance by project leads are among the lowest in the firm and peer comments indicate that he comes to meetings unprepared and does not seem to know the technical issues well. You have heard rumors that he hasnt worked on many projects lately so you request to see his billing records. You do note that he is involved in several professional organizations and serves as a mentor to other younger engineers.#TI4GS5Determinants of PerformancePerformance = Motivation x Ability x Situation#TI4GS6UncooperativeCooperativeCooperation(Importance of Relationship)AssertiveUnassertiveAssertiveness(Importance of Issue)ForcingCollaboratingCompromisingAvoidingAccommodatingConflict Management Approaches (Blake & Moutons Managerial Grid)#TI4GS7Thomas Green Case AnalysisSources of conflict between Green and Davis.Greens handling of the situation.What should Green do?#TI4GSWays to Start a DiscussionSolicit input before revealing bullet pointsUse current eventsAssign casesUse videosQuick peer conversationsDebatesUse student dataBe patientAsk instead of tell#TI4GSDr. Miguel A. Quionesemail: quinones@cox.smu.eduwww.miguelquinones.comThank You!#TI4GS10