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What Makes a Well Written Job Descriptions

Although there is no standard format for a job description, almost all well-written, useful descriptions will include these components: (1) Job title, (2) Summary, (3) Equipment, (4) Environment, (5) Activities. Explain what information should be contained in each section. Provide an example of a poorly written activities co

Discussing the Transaction Cost Theory

Transaction cost theory argues that the goal of organizations is to minimize the costs of exchanging resources in the environment and the costs of managing exchanges inside the organization. What do organizations consider when trying to choose interorganizational strategies in order to minimize transaction costs and bureaucratic

Elections and campaigns influence public values and ideas

1- Besides elections and campaigns, do the major political parties influence public values and ideas? Do you think their level of influence is appropriate? Why? 2- Describe an issue you support that is an issue for a major political party. In what ways do your interests and the party's interests align on the issue? With re

Evaluate staffing process results using yield ratios

This is a question that was asked about human resources in evaluating a staffing process using yield ratios and cycle times. Keepon Trucking received a order that will take 3 years to complete and requires the hiring of 100 new assemblers. The HR department implemented a special staffing process to fill the new vacancies.

Sales Management: Can blogs boost sales?

Read this excerpt "Can blogs boost sales" (attached) and answer the following 2 questions at the end of the excerpt: Do you think blogs are here to stay, or just a passing fad? How do you think they will impact sales organizations?

Excercise on Organization Development (OD) at J. P. Hunt.

For case "Organizational Development at J. P. Hunt". The question is : 1. Discuss the strengths and problem areas that appear to exist at J.P. Hunt 2. Based on the analysis of strengths and problems, what suggestions would you make for resolving any problems. The case is attached for reference.

Decision Support System: Advantages for a Business

See the attached file. 1. What is a decision support system? What advantages does a decision support system have for a business like Harvard Cooperative Society? 2. How would the decision support system of a business like the Harvard Cooperative Society differ from that of a major cooperation? 3. Briefly outline the co

What signals does each give a business owner

Outline the key points of current ratio, quick ratio, debt-ratio, debt to net worth ratio, times interest earned, average inventory turnover ratio, average collection period ratio, average payable period ratio, net sales to total assets ratio, net profit on sales ratio, net profit to assets ratio, net profit to equity ratio. Wha

Values of transformational management

The statement, 'Extraordinary or transformational management is required if organizations are to transform themselves in situations of open-ended change' expresses what values? Explain.

Describe due process; include 7 guidelines b Ewing

Describe the term "Due Process" and relate it to its use in business as well as government. Include the 7 guidelines by Ewing and provide examples of each that are different from what is in the textbook. Trace the process inside of an organization to ensure fairness. Henderson, Richard I. (2006). Compensation Management in

Hotel Facilities and Hospitality Management

You have been retained as a facilities management consultant for Magic Mountain Resort Lodge and Spa located in the town of Estes Park. Recently the property experienced a kitchen mishap during which meat scraps were disposed of improperly. This action caused a wastewater back up into one of the resort's condo units located in a

Operations Management: Candidates for crashing on a CPM network

Two critical path activities are candidates for crashing on a CPM network. Activity details are in the table below. Activity: One Normal Time: 8 days Normal Cost: $6,000 Crash Time: 6 days Crash Cost $6,800 Activity: Two Normal Time: 10 days Normal Cost: $4,000 Crash Time: 9 days Crash Cost: $5,000 To cut one da

Changing Social Forces Related to Eating Habits and Cars

See attached file. Review the attached on the changing social forces related to eating habits and automobiles. What steps can a firm take to make sense of complex and sometimes conflicting trends in social forces such as these?

Management Case: Zillow changes the rules in real estate

Please see attached file. Discuss the questions posed at the end of the case "Management decision Case: Zillow Changes the Rules in Real Estate." Questions: 1. As a real estate agent, how would you address customer questions about Zillow and its value in home buying/selling process? 2. Zillow has the potential to signifi

Inventory control: Douglas Boats

Douglas Boats is a supplier of boating equipment for the states of Oregon and Washington. It sells 5,000 White Marine WM-4 diesel engines every year. These engines are shipped to Douglas in a shipping container of 100 cubic feet, and Douglas Boats keeps the warehouse full of these WM-4 motors. The warehouse can hold 5,000 cub

Report of business trip to foreign country

Imagine that you are an American businessperson who has recently returned from doing business in another country. You are asked to write a report regarding the details of your trip. The following questions can be used as guidelines for your report, but it is not required that all these questions are answered. Be creative. Wh

Topic on persuading buyers to a new product or managers to a new process

Construct a scenario in which you are making a presentation to persuade an audience (you may select the topic, such as persuading buyers to purchase a new product or persuading senior managers to implement a new process). Describe your audience. What key elements will be included in your presentation to capture the audience's at

Management of Information Systems & Business Strategy

Please help with the following discussion questions: ONE: In dealing with "information" systems you will encounter the terms "data", "information", "knowledge" and sometimes "wisdom." Is there really any difference or should a business focus on the "facts" and forget all of the hocus pocus of the more fancy terms? What is

Discussion Forum: Vaccine Distribution

How does vaccine distribution relate to key operations and supply chain management questions including: quality management, new product development and forecasting? Could more vaccine be made available if the government or patients simply paid more money for it? What are the pluses and minuses of producing extra at an increas

AeroTech Case Study

See attached file for full problem. Assist in writing a brief, but thorough document addressing the following from Case Study. 1. What data would illustrate whether these underlying problems are occurring? Which method of data gathering would you use and why? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of that method?

Hotel and resort operations /Facilities Management

At a recent executive board meeting, the owners of your 300-room resort property were presented with the fact that energy costs for your property have risen from six percent of the property revenues to eight percent of revenues. They want to know what you plan to do to correct the situation. Explain how you would respond to

Changes for a work team with problems breaking them apart

Find a video clip or cartoon online depicting a work team with problems or a work group grappling with a difficult problem, which appears to be breaking them apart (you can clip the segment to not show the positive end that may its conclusion). Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their group behavior and their chances for ma