Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
Important: You must watch the W2 Now What? video in the ‘Required Excersises’ folder in order to answer this discussion question.
Imagine meeting with an employee who has been working at Happy Time Toys for a month and cannot yet meet the companyâ€™s goals. The employee tried hard to perform well during the training session to look good compared to the other new hires, but the others are doing a lot better on the job. The employee communicates frustration about being unable to learn the new job.
Watch the Now What? video and discuss the following questions:
- What attitudes did the employee develop about his performance on the job? How were they formed?
- What role do attributions play in how the employee responded to challenges of learning to do his job? What role do attributions play in how a manager might respond to a subordinateâ€™s performance?
- In what ways does fairness influence how the subordinate responded to the situations you viewed?
- What other solutions might you have suggested to address the situation?
Explain your answers using concepts from this weekâ€™s readings, and provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.
Analyze at least two learnersâ€™ initial posts and examine how the posts differed from yours. Your responses must demonstrate support and appreciation.