Learning Goal:

  • Students will understand what skills are important for managers
  • Students will understand the functional areas of management
In class, we'll cover the following sections from our book using the links and materials below.

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We will be using Socrative to answer questions throughout the lesson. Use the link to go to my room and enter BRAINERDA220. We will also use this collaborative page. We will be covering chunks from the following sections of your book:
  • Managers - Managerial Levels (top down, bottom up), Managerial Skills
    • Who has a job that requires technical skills?
    • Socrative #1-3
  • Planning - "If you fail to plan ... ", Mission/Vision statements, SWOT analysis
    • Find a company's mission statement and add it to the collaborative page
    • We'll use a MN sports team to do a SWOT analysis together
    • Contingency planning or Continuity planning
  • Organizing - Types of Organizational Structure & organizational charts
  • Leading - Management Styles, Types of Leaders
    • We'll check out the video about Japan Airlines CEO
    • Talk about management styles you've experienced and prefer.
    • Socrative #5
  • Controlling - The process (continual) of control
    • Write your own SMART Goal
      • A SMART goal is one goal that contains all the parts of SMART, not a separate goal for each letter. 
      • SMART goal examples
    • My sales performance metric examples 
    • Socrative #6

GooseChase Game/Competition 

We are going to complete a device based game/competition activity in class using goosechase

  • You can leave class, but you must remain in the "A" building
    • If you abuse this privilege you will find yourself in trouble (eg. sleeping student)
  • Make sure you're not disrupting other classes
  • Be mindful of your noise level
  • Be respectful during the competition (responses and other teams)
  • Be creative in completing missions 
  • Bogus submissions will be deleted
  • Be productive (limited time)
  • When the timer runs out, come back to class
Break into five (or less) even teams. Download the goosechase app and create an account. Each team can have up to five devices. I will give you a game code to join. One team member needs to create a team and then others will join using their code. Work as a team to complete missions to earn points and achieve world domination.

The Challenge - Management Project 32 pts

Choose one other person to team up with or fly solo. Choose a company you haven't explored before. Use one of the tools below to create a visual and informational breakdown of the following information. 


  • 3 pts - Is your company structured as top down or bottom up? Justify your answer. (Organizational chart?) CHANGE
  • 3 pts - Find a vision statement or mission statement for the company. Add it to your project (summarize if it's too long). 
  • 5 pts - Use Google Drawing or another visual tool to create a SWOT analysis for the company. Include at least two items for each category. Add the SWOT as a visual to your project.
  • 5 pts - Profile one of the company's leaders. Give some background and information about this person. Describe their management or leadership style (use your book's vocabulary and have evidence for your answer). 
  • 5 pts - Write a SMART goal for your company. Try to make it strategic. Base your goal on information you've found. 
Make sure your project is both informational and VISUAL (5 pts) (quality and copyright free graphics, images, videos, ect.). Is your project creative (3 pts)? Is the project high quality (3 pts)? Is the project complete (did you include all required parts)? Make sure to check your project in another browser to make sure everything is working. 

Send your finished project to me on Schoology.