1. Identify and describe a minimum of three major challenges facing today’s and/or tomorrow’s organizations and management? Based on your experience, please provide a minimum of one example for each of these challenges based on personal work experience and/or your knowledge of organizations and society. Be sure to frame your response in the context of the course material and “OB language,” using appropriate terminology as covered in the course text.
2. Many companies are offering a variety of work/life programs which tend to result in positive personal outcomes for individual employees (i.e., decreased family conflict, lower stress-related illnesses), however empirical research supporting the benefit of these programs to workplace performance is limited. Take a position regarding whether these programs are beneficial for organizational performance. Be sure to explain and justify your position with examples and/or other external support. Are some types of programs more directly beneficial to performance or do they all contribute equally? If some benefit performance more than others, identify those that do and explain why and how they contribute more than