: Control is the organizational process that creates standards towards achieving company goals, compares the actual company performance to the standards, and then takes action to correct deviation from the standards to restore performance. Bureaucratic control is top-down control where managers influence employee behaviors by rewarding or punishing them. Objective control is the use of observable measures to assess work performance and influence behavior. Normative controls occur when everyone in the company shares the same values and beliefs to guide their behavior and decisions. Concertive Control is based on beliefs that are shaped and negotiated in each work group. Self-control occurs when people control their own behavior. An important part of the management process is setting standards, monitoring performance towards the standards, and taking action when there is a gap between the two. This course discusses several types of control used within organizationsInstructor Description
: This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)