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Types of training methods and models

This case provides solutions to the following training questions: 1. Differentiate between formal and informal training methods and provide an example of each method. 2. Discuss two forms of instructional design models, traditional and rapid models, and the advantages and disadvantages of using one instead of the other. 3. De

Managing Risk During Times of Change

Could you assist me in answering the following: (1) How might an organization's areas of risk vary in times of rapid change versus times of relative stability? (2) Take time this week to study how others in your industry address risk during times of change. (3) Identify and explain at least three lessons you can ap

Performance Management Systems

Do performance management systems measure the right things? How can these systems tie performance that is more consistent with long-range versus short-term issues?

Job Evaluation Committee

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a job evaluation committee composed of only middle managers for evaluating jobs? What actions would you recommend to make the committee more effective (i.e., valid and reliable) in evaluating jobs?

Shadow negotiations and how to avoid mutually exclusive positons

1. When have you used (or would use) shadow negotiation, and why do you think it is an important part of the negotiation process? 2. One of the rules of negotiation is to prevent the negotiation strategy from reaching a point of having two mutually exclusive positions regarding proposals. What does this statement mean? Provide

Business Analysis - Zappos

1) What was the original business model for Zappos? 2) Around 2003, what new business model did Tony Hsieh, Zappos founder, institute? What was the premise of this new business model? 3) What led to Zappos popularity? Can this be sustained? 4) Evaluate Zappos' current state of business.

Process-Centric and Non-Process Centric Management

Although it may seem contradictory, successful implementation of the BPM can occur in both "process-centric" and "non-process centric" organizations (see Table 11.1). The goal of this discussion is to research the internet and identify (in 100 words or more): 1. One organization you believe is process centric 2. One orga

Analyzing an ERM Framework

Analyzing an ERM Framework Designing and implementing a risk-management framework helps support risk-management efforts throughout an organization. (1) Describe a risk-management framework, its purpose and objective, and how it supports risk management efforts throughout an organization. (2) Analyze the components of

Corporate Governance

Dr. DoRight has recently been hired as the President of the "Universal Human Care Hospital", where he oversees all departments with over 5,000 employees and over 20,000 patients at the medical facility. He has been provided with a broad set of duties and oversight of numerous departments, including business development, customer

Influence Tactics In Business Organization Theory

1. Building Organization Theory From First Principles: The Self-Enhancement Motive and Understanding Power and Influence, how can a person build influence? Can increased influence be the first step in a fall from power? Explain. 2. How can influence tactics be used? Select two influence tactics and give examples of their us

stakeholder opposition

Give an example of a business process where the interests of two or more stakeholders are in opposition.

Dispersion Data Measures

What statistical measures are used for describing dispersion in data? How do they differ from one another?

Communications Question

Words carry the message. They would carry the same meanings with or without paragraphing. Therefore, paragraphing has no effect on communication." Discuss your view of this statement and provide an example which supports your analysis.

Dilemmas in the History of Business

Multiple dilemmas in the history of a business were expereinced in a financial category, some of ethical issues, and some dealing with personnel. I need some help in addressing the following: - Determine the value of the products versus the value of the services in a business; - Review and recommend a solution to the h

10 Cs for Writing Effectively

I attached the 10c's for writting effcetively and the email. Now you should have all the info you need to complete the assignment. I need a page paper on the following: Review the email to Bobby Johnson (attached) found in Chapter 5 under the heading: "Choosing a Channel" in your textbook. -Identify the communicati

Case study: Let There Be Light Lamp Shade Company

Case Study: Let There be Light Lamp Shade Company Started in Madison, Wisconsin, after the student unrest of the 1960s had died down, the Let There Be Light Lamp Shade Company served an upscale local market for many years. It designed and built custom lamp shades and lamp globes. In the mid-1980s, some architects who had onc

Reid Sanders Case Study: Linear Regression Analysis

Chapter 8 Problem 25 Reid Sanders. The following data were collected on the study of the relationship between a company's retail sales and advertising dollars: Retail Sales ($) Advertising ($) 29,789 16,893 35,434 18,398 38,732 20,376 43,585 22,982 46,821 25,732 49,283 27,281 52,271 32,182 55,289 35,298 57,298 36,281 58,293 38,1

Modes of Transportation

Evaluate the characteristics of each mode of transportation in terms of time and cost efficiencies. Give examples.

Computer Based Learning and Computer Based Training

Computer Based Learning and Computer Based Training are two learning technologies. Research them and share your findings. Discuss the pros and cons, and under what conditions you think that each technology would be most effective.

Learning Technologies

We hear a lot about learning technologies. Just what are they? Computer Based Training is just one of the learning technologies that you have heard about or used. Explain why this can be a considered a technology and, more specifically, a learning technology.

Social Power in Organizations

I need some help regarding the following questions: 1. In order to access power in organizations, you must possess knowledge. There are two types of knowledge: technical knowledge about the work process, and knowledge of the organization's social system. Why is it important to have knowledge about the organization's social

Operations Management Forecasts

Please provide your comments and one from a personal interview: Do you agree that with this company's forecast, what data it should analyze, which forecasting model it should use, and how it should monitor its forecast accuracy? 1. Gulley's s Ice Cream Parlor wants to forecast ice cream sales. The company believes that sales

Develop a research proposal outline

You selected a research topic and a research methodology to use for that topic. You are now ready to take that topic and develop a research proposal outline. You will do this individually. The proposal outline is the documentation of your research design. The research design needs to link the information or data that will be col

use of a new predictor

Your boss is considering the use of a new predictor. The base rate is high, the selection ratio is low, and the validity coefficient is high for the current predictor. What would you advise your boss and why?

Financial Forecasting

There is a great confusion when people talk about financial forecasting. Financial forecasting at a firm's level is about determining the financing needs of the firm over the near' medium and long future. Where do these needs emanate from? How do firms derive the financing needs? What are the main differences between the fin

Not a good writer? A secretary will handle it for me, right?

A fellow student says, "So, I'm not a good writer. But I have other places to put my study time. I'm a management major. I'll have secretaries to handle my writing for me." Give this student your best advice, including the reasoning behind it.

Freedom of speech on the job

To what extent do employees retain the right of freedom of speech on the job? Off the job? What about freedom of expression? Are there limits to employee's rights to freedom of expression on or off the job? Explain and give examples.