View the video extract from the movie Blackhawk Down (Management in the movies, 2008, opens in new tab, runs 3:33). The US military has a formal structure with advanced planning capabilities and centralized controls. However, the military of most other countries have strong autocratic controls. Against this backdrop, consider the need for control in achieving organizational objectives for a specific business or government department. Include objectives to create increased value, reduced risks, and reduced costs – thereby achieving optimal outcomes. The cases on pages 412 to 415 may provide ideas for students with limited work experience.
1. Provide an initial posting that describes your selected organization (in less than 30 words). Then describe the value and role of control to achieve optimal outcomes in a further 150 to 225 words by Sunday. Your two responses should provide alternate views from other students – do NOT agree with the existing input.
2. Use formal writing. Errors will reduce your grade.
3. Grading will only consider content relating to management concepts.
4. Respond by extending the discussion by adding new insights, different examples from your experience, or from other sources.
5. Apply critical thinking.