Module 3 – Case
MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES
As a health education program director/coordinator, you will likely be called upon to supervise/manage staff responsible for implementing your health education programs. In this capacity, you may encounter situations in which members of your team are underperforming. The following video clip depicts such a scenario and two ways in which a manager/supervisor might respond. Click to view the video clip.
After viewing the clip and reading Chapter 40, Section 1 of the Community Tool Box (i.e., Achieving and Maintaining Quality Performance), address the following questions in a four-page essay:
Discuss the merits of each of the approaches taken by the manager upon realizing that his employee was underperforming.
- What might the implications of adopting the former approach be for this employee’s performance? Please explain.
- What might the implications of adopting the latter approach be for this employee’s performance? Please explain.
- What are the basic principles of Total Quality Management (TQM)? Which TQM principles seem most relevant to the scenario shown in the video clip? Why?
NOTE: Please ensure that you support your analysis with evidence from background readings and additional scholarly sources.
Length: 4 pages typed, double-spaced.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
Your submission should meet the guidelines on file format, in-text citations and references, scholarly sources, scholarly writing, and use of direct quotes noted under Module 1 Assignment Expectations.