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Christopher Dirkes

  • Commented on Blog #5 Organzational Effectiveness (New Philosophy)
    I totally agree with you that those three things; goal-oriented, communication, and leadership, are very important in becoming an effective organization; I feel there is more to be aware of as an organization as well. The organization must be aware...
  • Posted 12/10/09 Presentations to Organization and Management of Sport
    Today's was a very interesting day for the presentations. Starting out with back to back twins organizational analysis was a coincidence. I thought it was interesting to hear about the organization by two different people giving their own viewpoint. Andrew...
  • Posted 12/8/09 Presentations to Organization and Management of Sport
    Overall I thought today's presentations were all pretty good. We were definitely pressed for time again today as we slightly went over our class time. I really enjoyed Ryan Hoosier's presentation on the Charlot Bobcats. His slides were really well...
  • Commented on Presentations
    I completely agree with you that a presentation is much better when the information is not just read directly from the PowerPoint slides. I know how to read and can read what is on the slide while listening to what...
  • Commented on Organizational Philosophy
    While reading your post I could not help but think of your narrow interpretation of a sport organization. I do not know if this just came out in this post and you do have a broader sense of what a...
  • Posted 12/1/09 Presentations to Organization and Management of Sport
    Today's presentations I thought went pretty well. They started off with two presentations that went slightly long but not too bad. With these some things possibly could have been summarized a little more instead of expanding on them. I really...
  • Posted 11/24/2009 Presentations to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Re-examination of Organizational Effectiveness to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted 11/19/09 Presentations to Organization and Management of Sport
    In general, I thought all of the presenters; Yuri, Andre, Alex, R.J., and Nick, did a very nice job presenting a summary of their analyses. I do have a question for Andre, How has the recent Royce White incident affected...
  • Posted MLB: Changing the Culture to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Culture to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Leadership and Organizations to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Organizational Change to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Conflict in Organizations to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Power to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Organization's Environment to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Recommendations from #1 Team to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted Influencers of Organizational Strategy and Change to Organization and Management of Sport
    Organizational strategy is a major part of the way an organization operates. Many things can influence how an organization implements a strategy and how effective that strategy can be to the organization. Some influences include power, capacity for change, and...
  • Posted Structure of Organizations to Organization and Management of Sport
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  • Posted #1 Team: Christopher Dirkes, Yuri Nagai, John Bosman, Matt Macer to Organization and Management of Sport
    1.) Collaboration between the president of the university and the athletic director with inputs from coaches and boosters.2.) External Profile: Public image     Resource Management: Efficiency     Performance on the Field: Winning     Ethics: violations     Education: GPA, graduation rate     Institutional Enthusiasm: attendance, on-campus...
  • Posted #1 Team: Christopher Dirkes, Yuri Nagai, John Bosman, Matt Macer to Organization and Management of Sport
    Organization: NCAAContextual: Size: nation wide, larger group of employees Technology: Internet, people Environment: Intercollegiate athletes Goals & strategy: maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the education program and the student body Culture: maintaining the highest standards of quality...
  • Posted Organizational Effectiveness to Organization and Management of Sport
         Determining the effectiveness of an organization is a very difficult task to undertake because of the many variables that can be considered to determine effectiveness. Some of these include things like employee happiness, revenues of the organization, and meeting...
  • Posted American Kids: Dumber than Dirt to Ways of Reading
    My first reaction to this article actually came before I even read the first paragraph of the article. It came when I read the extended title which read, “Warning: The next generation might just be the biggest pile of idiots...
  • Posted Frogs and Better Hearing Aids to Ways of Reading
    I read the article, “Lessons from the Frog Chorus? and the four videos which went along with the article. The article was very interesting in the fact that I would never even think about combining the research of frogs to...
  • Posted “Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?? to Ways of Reading
    I read the article, “Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg,? by Errol Morris. The article talks about two pictures taken by Roger Fenton. The pictures are titled, Valley of The Shadow of Death. They were taken from the...
  • Posted "Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up" to Ways of Reading
    I read “Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up? by Errol Morris. The article is about Ali Shalal Qaissi proclaiming to be “The Hooded Man.? The article also talks about ways photographs can be altered to become misleading. In...
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