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The business world and human resources

Please help with the following problem. Include a reference along with the solution and provide at least 300 words. How is the business world different today than it was 20 years ago? What is the relevance to HR? Be sure to include at least one peer-reviewed reference to support your answer.

Transformational and transactional leadership both have a common interest and that is developing, motivating and strategically empowering a group of followers to fulfill the company vision and to meet the organizations primary objective. Another commonality of the two leadership styles is that each leader is a visionary, each type of leader has the potential of predicting the end result and determining what it will take to reach the desired outcome. Both leadership styles consists of developing a strategic action plan, "create an ideal of the organization and its culture, the aforementioned leadership styles also involves the act of defining the organizational philosophy that succinctly states the vision, develops the necessary programs to accompany the vision, and integrate policies that put the philosophy into practice within the organization's unique context and culture." (Sashkin, 1989). In a sense, a transactional leader is one who thrives on bargaining with followers in order to obtain adequate results. Some theorist believe, that in order for a transactional leaders believe to obtain success, the leader must continuously develop enticing offers and competitive promotional packages as a means to retain employees and increase productivity, in which case a transactional leader may utilize a "quid pro quo" philosophy (i.e. this for that) in order to reach the desired outcome of project fulfillment. For example, a leader may require followers to meet the specified quota by a certain deadline, upon completion of services rendered, the followers and/or subordinates may be rewarded by receiving incentives, monetary compensation, and/or some additional perks that would express the organizations gratitude for an employee or group of employees commitment to providing top-tier level job performances. In addition to increased productivity or competitiveness within an organization being the driving force behind the motivation of recompense of reward, the fundamental element of a transactional leader is engaging in the exchange method of conducting interoffice transactions that enables the organization to become more effective and efficient during the day-to-day operations.

Transformational and transactional leadership both have a common interest and that is developing, motivating and strategically empowering a group of followers to fulfill the company vision and to meet the organizations primary objective. Another commonality of the two leadership styles is that each leader is a visionary, each t

Businesses Care about Their Effect on the Environment

Why should businesses care about their effect on the environment? Find and discuss a recent example of a company that has taken positive steps to limit its environmental impact or improve the environment. Why do you think the company decided to take these steps?

1. Is Mary an independent contractor or an employee? Describe the factors that led to your determination. Define independent contractor and employee. According to the scenario I find that Mary is an independent contractor for the reason that her obligation to the employer is on a project-by-project basis and once the project is completed both parties understand that the relationship can either end or become extended depending on the needs of the organization. The factors that led to my determination that Mary is an independent contractor is that she was required to use company materials and adhere to company work schedules however she was not considered an employee more of an external liaison who functions within the realm of an internal framework. The contract between Mary and the organization was based on obtaining service for a particular project within a certain time frame. For example, ELance is an organization that joins independent contractors and organizations together to complete specific projects on a timeline in exchange for compensation for work completed, however, no benefits are awarded just monetary compensation and the ability to establish an acceptable reputation as a high-quality service provider. An employee, on the other hand may or may not have a contract unless he/she is an executive or another corporate entity. An independent contractor is an individual who functions as a self-employed individual who provides products/services for organizations. This type of individual may work for an organization as a separate entity from the organizations primary day-to-day operations. An independent contractor possesses a contract with the organization that is a working agreement of what is expected of both parties in the agreement such as; the nature of the project, deadlines, timelines, etc. It is also understood that an independent contractor does not receive benefits from the organization as an employee, the independent contractor and the employer agrees to a set price for services rendered, it is safe to assume that an independent contractor operates as an organizations personal vendor for whatever services the organizations requires. The independent contractor is responsible for his/her own tax obligations, medical benefits, expenses, transportation, etc.

1. Is Mary an independent contractor or an employee? Describe the factors that led to your determination. Define independent contractor and employee. According to the scenario I find that Mary is an independent contractor for the reason that her obligation to the employer is on a project-by-project basis and once the project

Business Law Profit Law

Does anyone ever think that regardless of a profit loss analysis that a company should be obligated to "do the right thing?'" For example if there is only a one in a million chance that something bad would happen to someone, should the company be required to disclose that information? Is this in essence valuing a human life?

DISCRIMINATION

what are the remedies for an EEOC violation intellectual property. What is a patent? How long does it last? What is a copyright? How long does it last? Title VII prohibits two major forms of employment discrimination: disparate-treatment discrimination and disparate-impact discrimination. Can you identify what e

Business Law: FMLA

FMLA was enacted in 1993 to guarantee workers unpaid time off from work for medical emergencies and other situations. What companies does this act apply to? How does an employee qualify for leave under the act? What are the situations for which leave is granted? Microsoft Corporation is the world's largest provider of co

Secured Transaction, Personal Liability, and Other Topics

1. In secured transactions-type legislation, such as a Conditional Sale Act, the Bills of Sale Act, the Personal Property Security Act, etc., what is the purpose of a registration? 2. Indicate three examples where a director can be personally liable for the debts of the corporation. 3. How can a corporation be brought to

Contract types

1. What are example of the types of goods and/or services that you would acquire under these three type of contract. 1) Fixed Price 2) Cost Reimbursable 3) Other, such as Time and Materials, Labor Hour, Letter Contract 2. What are some of problems associated with selecting the wrong contract type?

Discrimination in the Genetic Age

See the attached file. THINKING ABOUT DISCRIMINATION IN THE GENETIC AGE Paul Steven Miller27 The information age has taken hold, and the genetic revolution is in full swing. With apologies to Aldous Huxley, we stand at the precipice of a brave new world. ...History has taught us that the wonders of science hold unique po

BUSINESS LAW

"The purpose of contract law is to give effect to the reasonable expectations of the parties to a contract." Discuss this observation in terms of the five elements that are required for the creation of a legally binding contract.

Field of negligence

Discuss how legislation has impacted in the field of negligence. Give at least three examples of statutes that cover topics previously covered by common law. Give practical examples of the kind of negligence they cover.

Relationship between Common Law and Equity

Explain the relationship between common law and equity in the development of our legal system. What important feature distinguishes the Civil Codes (used in Quebec and continental Europe) from common law?

Employment and Labor Law: Example Problem

Discrimination: Amanda is a 40-year-old Asian female. She has been with a law firm for 5 years as a receptionist. The company has 120 employees. Recently, Amanda has been missing work because she has been taking care of her mother who has Stage V cancer. Amanda will usually call out of work at the last minute as she never kno

Ethical Values Frequently Become Law

Explain how in our society, ethical values frequently become law, and how legal regulation can promote change in ethical values. Describe several common ethical values that are found in law. Please provide references.

Business Entities, Law, and Regulations

Restaurant/bar: Lou and Jose plan to open a sports bar and restaurant where customers socialize and watch sporting events on large-screen TVs that hang around the bar. They do not have much money, but they do have Miriam, a wealthy investor who does not have time to participate in the business, but wants to provide capital to st

Business Law: Movement Towards Global Citizenship

The newest movement related to diversity is Global Citizenship (GC). Search the Internet for information on GC and write a concise description of the movement, indicating how it extends diversity in the workplace initiatives.

Employment and Labor Law: Disparate treatment or disparate impact.

Discrimination In today's workplace, it is less common to find overt or blatant examples of racism or sexism than it was 50 years ago. However, discrimination cases continue to be filed, and often these complaints contain the phrases disparate treatment or disparate impact. Discuss the following: * What is the diffe

The state laws protecting whistleblowers vary enormously,

According to "Montana: Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act." The state laws protecting whistleblowers vary enormously, but none of them protect whistleblowers who turn to the media first. Discuss why you think this is so? Explain why it either encourages or discourages ethical behavior.

Case Analysis

Use the FIRAC format for each case analysis. TIP: just use the information from the court case and summarize the higher court's decision using the 5 steps, nothing else. There is no need to do any research. COUGHLIN v TAILHOOK 112 F.3d 1052 (1997) United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Appeals from the United

Service Industry: Job Costing

Keating & Associates is a law firm specializing in labor relations and employee-related work. It employs 25 professionals (5 partners and 20 associates) who work directly with its clients. The average budgeted total compensation per professional for 2008 is $104,000. Each professional is budgeted to have 1,600 billable hours

Case Analyses: Alarm System, Explosion, Mustang, Oscar's Drug Store

Please provide your feedback to the case analyse below by using IRAC format. ALARM SYSTEM: Joe buys a $25,000 computer system for his office. He then hires an alarm company to install a security system, after advising the alarm company about the expensive computer system. A week later the security system is installed.

Incorporation An Effective Idea

Elaine and Roy are registered nurses. They want to start a home health agency, taking referrals from physicians and providing health care to homebound patients. They plan to be in business for 10 years. Identify the reasons why incorporation is an effective idea for their business, the steps they must take to incorporate thei

Monetary Damanges and Remedies for Breach of Contract

What are the monetary damages available for breach of contract? What sort of remedies are available for breach of contract? Contractual capacity. The law generally presumes that people have the capacity to enter into contracts. However, certain classes of people do not have the legal capacity to contract. Who are they,

Tenancy by the Entirety and E-Contracts

When is a tenancy by the entirety appropriate, and how does it differ from the other two forms of ownership? UCC has been revised to keep up with the many changes in business due to the use and popularity of the computers and the internet to conduct business. Let's discuss some of the new provisions for electronic contracts.

Business Law: An Alternative the Best Completes the Statement

Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question and explain why in one to two sentences. 1. Which of the following best describes the role of the lawyer? The client makes decisions regarding civil matters; the lawyer makes decisions regarding criminal matters. a. The lawyer is simpl