Do you see any problems with a participative (democratic) leadership style? Why or why not?
What kind of leader do you think that you would be? Why? Do you have any information to support your self-perceived leadership style? If so, what is this information?
Do you prefer to work for a small firm or a large firm? Why? Do you prefer to work for a private company or a public company? Why? Do you prefer to work in the for-profit sector or the not-for-profit sector? Why? Do you prefer to work in an office setting? Why? Do you prefer to work out in the field? Why?
It seems that robots and other machines are replacing workers in a manufacturing facility. On one hand, this allows companies to compete with relatively inexpensive labor from other countries. On the other hand, automation eliminates many jobs. With your course colleagues, discuss this situation. Here are some questions to help start the discussion.Are you concerned that automation may increase unemployment or underemployment in the United States and around the world? Why? Why not? Is using robotic technology in a factory in the United States a fair and equitable solution to the high cost of human labor? Why? Why not?
Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) has revolutionized the production process. What will such changes mean for the clothing industry, the shoe industry, and other fashion-related industries? What will they mean for other consumer and industrial goods industries? How might you benefit as a consumer?