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Business Consulting Questions

1 What are four potential barriers to change? How might these impede the success of a change initiative? As a consultant, what mitigation strategies might you propose to your client for each of the potential barriers you identified? 2 As a consultant, recognizing resistance from a client is important. Chapter 8 of Flawless

Describe the relationship between supervisory planning and supervisory control. Do planning and control work together and even complement each other, both in the short-term and in the long-term, or not? Can one exist without the other?

Describe the relationship between supervisory planning and supervisory control. In what ways are planning and control independent processes, and in what ways do they go hand-in-hand? How does an effective supervisor apply planning and control to achieve success and high productivity for his or her team? Describe a sp

Queuing Analysis: Deliveries clogging the loading dock area

See attached Excel file. Deliveries clogging the loading dock area How often do we have more than 5 trucks, more than 6 trucks, and more than 7 trucks. What is the highest number of trucks we may have in the system with a 95% probability? And then, assuming the arrival rate of the deliveries does not change, what does the

Evaluation models: Kirkpatrick Model for training evaluations

See attached file. One of the best known models for evaluation is the Kirkpatrick Model. The levels of evaluation describe there are used as guides for organizations applying for training awards. Search the internet on "Kirkpatrick Model" to find documentation about this model. Post 1-3 paragraphs comparing this model with th

Michael Plumb's job shop: Distance in feet between work areas

Michael Plumb's job shop has four work areas, A, B, C, and D. Distance between centers of the work areas are attatched in Excel. Work pieces moved per week between work areas are attached in Excel. It costs Michael $1 to move 1 work piece 1 foot. The weekly total material handling cost of the layout= $___

Operations management: Bakery demand, standard deviation

A bakery wants to determine how many trays of doughnuts it should prepare each day. Demand is normal with a mean of 5 trays and standard deviation of 1 tray. If the owner wants a service level of at least 95% how many trays should he prepare (round to the nearest whole tray)? Assume doughnuts have no salvage value after the d

Life-long Learning

A basic definition of continuous learning provided by Carter McNamara (1999) of Authenticity Consulting, LLC is, "If the learner can view life (including work) as a learning program, then the learner can continue to learn from almost everything in life. As a result, the learner continues to expand his or her capacity for living,

cross training

Does this cross training motivate employees to work as a team or does it cause anxiety because employees feel like anybody can do their job? Please explain. Discuss how conflict can be beneficial in the group environment----identify a particular group or organization and describe how conflict in a particular area is beneficia

Research of strategic management

Outline the research approach you will use for the Strategic Plan for PNC Financial Services Group Inc. within the Mortgage division, Include the following: ââ?¬¢ How you intend to validate the organizational vision, mission, and values statements ââ?¬¢ Sources you expect to use to perform an external environme

Creation of a Resume for Entry into an MBA program

You just finished your bachelor degree in business management, and you are ready to apply for your MBA at Harvard University. You worked at your family automobile body shop collision and auto sales for 8 years as a salesman, insurance adjuster & a sales and accounting manager. You also have an associate degree in management from

Management Responsibilities and Shareholders

Please help answer the following question about management responsibilities. Include references. What are some actions an entrenched management might take that would harm shareholders?

Coffee Shop Management Model

You are starting up a new coffee shop that will be Wi-Fi accessible and will have 3 locations within a 50-mile radius. You expect to need about 10 employees per store. You know that controlling costs will be very important, and you also know that customers must feel comfortable in your shop if they are to become frequent custome

Forecasting schedule is a difficult thing to do. In addition to other methods; methods for computing software schedule include the use of estimation software from your size and effort estimations and use of historical data - which probably includes experience as well. When you combine these with algorithmic approaches such as COCOMO, do you think it's possible to get a clear estimate?

Forecasting schedule is a difficult thing to do. In addition to other methods; methods for computing software schedule include the use of estimation software from your size and effort estimations and use of historical data - which probably includes experience as well. When you combine these with algorithmic approaches such a

Managing people to perform at Axis, Inc.

Managing People to Perform Axis Inc. has instituted new ââ?¬Å"flexibleââ?¬Â? guidelines around appropriate attire, including piercings and tattoos. Along with all her colleagues, Rebecca Que, an Assistant Manager at Axis, received a printed copy of the new standards ââ?¬" and theyââ?¬â?¢re still sitting in the

Taxation When Relocating your Company to another country

Taxation is a topic that a company needs to consider when considering relocating some business to another country. In other words, how expensive is it to do business in a particular foreign country? How would this question relate to Japan? Which types of foreign corporations are taxed in Japan? Are there any ways to avoi

Adobe Case

Should Adobe establish a policy for granting a flexible work schedule Explain the policy This case is from Bohlander and Snell 14th edition.

Write a paper abut a negotiation: Stakeholders, goals, power involved, conflicts

Write a paper abut a negotiation.This situation can come from your real life experience or can be completely made up. Be sure to fully discuss the negotiation process by exploring the stakeholders in the negotiation, their respective plans for achieving their goals, the types of power involved for each party, and the ways in wh

Strategic Management: Managing a Portfolio

What are the challenges in managing a portfolio of companies? Identify an organization that has been consistently successful. What critical success factors have they emphasized?

Sample Type for Unrestricted Sample of Technicians

Please help answer the following question. Your large firm is about to change to a customer-centered organization structure, where employees who have rarely had customer contact will now likely significantly influence customer satisfaction and retention. As part of the transition, your superior wants an accurate evaluation

Training and Development: Benefit of a needs assessment for training

You then tell your boss that you would like to conduct a needs assessment. He tells you that this training is really great and the assessment can be skipped. Explain to your boss why a needs assessment should be done. Be sure to explain the benefits of a needs assessment. Also be sure to explain what are some possible conseq

The Cost of Quality

What is your opinion on John's answer the "Cost of Quality" question? Cost of Quality (John answer) In a perfect world with no defects or deficiencies in processes we observe a very low quality cost. Since we don't live a perfect world every attribute that is added to the manufacturing, delivering or servicing process that

The Pareto Principle: Implications for Managers

Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) observed that 20% of the sources cause 80% of the effects. For example, 20% of the people in an organization do 80% of the work! Describe a specific example of the Pareto Principle at work that you have experienced. What are the implications of the Pareto Principle for management?

KandyLand Case: Web and surface mail communications; call center issues

Analyze the case study design below and post an analysis The Case: KandyLand provides sweet treats for all seasons, but they really gear up in the summer so that their products are ready to go for the winter holidays. However, KandyLand has been experiencing problems in the shipping department. Order fulfillment errors are

Ely Bloomenson Hospital

Read the linked Power Point presentation (see attachment) prepared by Mr. Fossum, the Administrator for the hospital and nursing home in Ely, MN. Ely, MN is a small community located on the Canadian border in northeastern, MN. It is home to the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) attracting tourists from around the world to

Types of crime and other hazards that threaten the operation, and design measures

Choose one specific security application from chapter 10. List the types of crime and other hazards that threaten the operation, and design measures to prevent the threats from materializing. - Banking and financial institution security - Courthouse Security - Disaster Recovery - Educational institution security - Entertai

Analyzing Corporate Organizational Structure

Examine the overall corporate organizational structure chart for Exelon Corporation. The chart can be found by going to www.exeloncorp.com and using the Web site search feature to locate "organizational charts." Does it appear that strategy-critical activities are the building blocks of Exelon's organizational arrangement? Is it