Research a company and try to find a strategy or goal statement. Do you think you could align an HPT intervention to that strategy/goal?

Discussion Forum: Week 1

Hello Class! For this discussion please respond the following questions.  Be sure to write in two separate posts and clearly label the subject.

In your view, what are the most important descriptors of HPT? Why?

Further, summarize the HPT Landscape Model? How does it work? Is a valuable tool in your opinion? Explain?

Do you believe that the transition from Mechanical Determinism to System Theory was important in the development of HPT? Why or why not?

Lesson Topic 1

Choose one of the three topics covered in the lesson (origins, landscape or history of HPT) and write a summary of the elements you found interesting.  Be sure to use APA format.

 

Week 2

Discussion Forum: Week 2

Hello Class! For this discussion you can choose which question you respond to.  Feel free to respond to both, however only one is required. Please respond to one of the following questions:

Discussion Question 1: Why should HPT Practitioners care about the organization’s strategic direction?

Discussion Question 2: Some HPT practitioners believe that the analysis phase in an HPT project is the most important. Do you agree? Why?

Discussion Question 3: What are requirements? Why are they important?

Lesson Topic 2

Choose one of the three topics below and address the issues related to your chosen topic. Your essay should be at least 300 words.

  • Research a company and try to find a strategy or goal statement. Do you think you could align an HPT intervention to that strategy/goal?

OR

  • What do you think the biggest challenges are to an HPT professional in the analysis phase of a project? Why?

OR

  • What kinds of requirements do you think are the most important? Why?

 

Hello Class! For this discussion you can choose which question you respond to.  Feel free to respond to both, however only one is required. Please respond to one of the following questions:

Discussion Question 1: Why is basic instruction valuable? When should it be used?

Discussion Question 2: What are the most effective ways to motivate individuals and teams? What experience have you had in this area?

Discussion Question 3: What makes a work group successful? Why do you think work groups often fail?

 

Lesson Topic 3

Answer the following questions regarding this unit.

  1. What would be an example of a situation where instruction is not necessary to solve a performance problem?
  2. Write about a time you felt motivated at work. What was it about that situation that made you motivated? Does this experience fit with the reading?
  3. Have you been part of a work group that failed? Why did it fail? What would you do differently in light of the reading on work groups?

 

Discussion Forum: Week 4

Hello Class! For this discussion you can choose which question you respond to.  Feel free to respond to both, however only one is required. Please respond to one of the following questions:

Discussion Question 1: What are your thoughts on Organizational Development? How is it different from training?

Discussion Question 2: To what kind of problems would you apply a systems analysis? Why?

Discussion Question 3: How would you use Six Sigma in your work environment?

 

Lesson Topic 4

Choose one of the three topics presented in this unit: Organizational Development, Systems Thinking, or Six Sigma.  Write a paper (300 words minimum) on how you would use that approach in an HPT problem you might encounter.

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