When it comes to ethics, many managers believe that ‘while in Rome, do as Romans’
Essay on Management Theory
Essay length: 2,000 words not counting reference list. 10% allowed either side.
Journal Articles: argument or discussion uses a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles and two scholarly books (three if also using Schermerhron) and all are referenced in the essay.
Page Numbers: pages numbers placed on top right hand corner of each page, without brackets or full stops.
Presentation & Format: essay is to be word processed in 12-point font, single spaced and on one side of the page only, with margins of at least 25mm.
Referencing: the Harvard system of referencing is used with a full reference list – not bibliography – included at end of essay
Question 1: When it comes to ethics, many managers believe that ‘while in Rome, do as Romans’ – to what extent you agree or disagree with this viewpoint? Justify your answer by looking into the various ethical perspectives as outlined in the text, and other sources.
Question 2: According to Warren Bennis “managing people is like herding cats and cats won’t allow themselves to be herded”. Do you think this is a helpful approach to management? In your answer discuss how different management theories might support or refute Bennis’ view.