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Management: Types of Control Systems and Process Controls

What is the control function of management? Why does the controlling function of management have a negative connotation? How is the controlling function of management evolving? What are the different types of control systems? What are some advantages and disadvantages of the various control mechanisms? How does your organiza

Green and Sustainable Business

How do you get stakeholders involved in participating in your green and sustainable policies? What might you do to gather their support for the company to adopt green and sustainable policies?

Training and Development: Discuss Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

You have been asked to speak to your local training and development group on individual development plans (IDPs). Specifically, you are focusing on the following: * how to create effective IDPs * how to evaluate IDPs * the importance of IDPs Research this topic and back up your recommendations for creating a

Green and Sustainable Business

Why might management resist choosing to go green? What reasons might there be for or against utilizing a more sustainable approach towards business? What might be some of the short-term and long-term considerations or advantages of being more eco-friendly?

discussion on mentors and job shadowing

1. Describe what you might learn by job shadowing that will make you a stronger candidate to enter the business world. 2. Specify exactly what the process would be to find and shadow a mentor. 3. Discuss what skills a person needs to develop or further develop to be able to have a productive Mentor/Mentee relationship.

The Concept of Transparency and the Crime of Insider Trading

How does the concept of transparency relate to the crime of insider trading? Please give an example of each. Please examine the idea of altruism and whether it supports the system of capitalism or not. Discuss whether altruism is appropriate in the business world. In assessing boards' duties, does it make sense to put the

Employee Relations and Global Human Resources

Employee Relations, Global HR You know that many factors affect the overall satisfaction of employees. As part of your efforts to continually improve performance and employee satisfaction at your own organization, you decide to learn what other top companies are doing in this area. Share your research with decision makers at


Can you comment on below? "It's hard to what to do if you don't know where you're going or why. This is why companies have missions, visions, goals, and strategies. Strategic planning is put into place to ensure that companies have a plan or roadmap to get to the goal. The mission is the purpose of the company or why the

Eliminate wait times

Everyone hates to wait to receive their service or product. From waiting in line at the supermarket, to waiting for packages to arrive, customers simply don't like to wait. Today's fast paced society has become even less tolerable to delays then ever before. As a manager (of anything you choose) why is it important to elimina

Briefly describe your attitude towards Nike and Nike products.

Briefly describe your attitude towards Nike and Nike products. Assume you wanted to improve or create favorable attitudes among college students toward the Nike brand. Would you focus primarily on the affective, conative, or cognitive components? Why? Why would Nike allow consumers the option to customize products?

Conducting Effective Meetings

"Conducting Effective Meetings" by Max Messmer available in the ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global database. Select one of the following questions for your discussion. * What other guidelines would you add to the list in the article to ensure an effective meeting? * How can a leader promote participation and interaction in

Resolve post-purchase dissonance

Ted Johnson has just purchased a 42" plasma TV from Circuit City. What are the possible areas where Ted might experience post-purchase dissonance? How can Circuit City (retailer) help reduce Ted's dissonance? What can the manufacturer of the TV do to help reduce Ted's dissonance?

HR Discipline, Suspension & Termination: Hirschman's Article

Discipline, Suspension & Termination (Handbooks, Wrongful Discharge, Procedural issues) In Hirschman's article, "Off-Duty, Out of Work" from HR Magazine, February 2003, read about one man's quest to retain his job after being terminated for his personal-time activities. Hirschman, C. (2003, Feb). Off-duty, out of work. HRMa

Authoritarian Managers

There have been two long term trends in management practice over the last hundred years. The first was scientific management, and the second was the humanistic movement. Authoritarian management was the norm and not questioned until the turn of the 19th century when human rights in general started to emerge as a movement. F

Management of Paula's Tattoo Studio

Questions and case study. 7. (A) Describe the difference between leadership and management and (B) provide an example from jobs or organizations you have been associated with in the past. 8. (A) Distinguish between mechanistic and organic organizational systems. (B) Provide an example from jobs or organizations you hav

Green and Sustainable Business

As a consumer, to what extent does green and sustainable product service or design influence you to buy a product? Does price or sustainability influence you more? Explain why.

Analyzing a Business Research Article

Read the article "To stream or not to stream in a quantitative business course" by Buhagiar & Potter. You will find this research study at: Judge this article with the following criteria Sample -What the sample selected in such a way that you think it is representative of the

Management of Waiting Lines at a Truck Weighing Station

Trucks are required to pass through a weighing station so that they can be checked for weight violations. Trucks arrive at the station at the rate of 40 an hour between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Currently two inspectors are on duty during those hours, each of whom can inspect 25 trucks an hour. a. How many trucks would you ex

Training and Development

Training Plans for Groups Like other areas of human resources, training programs must comply with employment laws and guidelines. Evaluate your group's training program and address the following: * How have you (or how should you) addressed the issue of equity in your training plan? * How would you adjust your pl

Merit, Advancement and Opportunity

1. To what extent is merit determined by opportunity? Explain whether you agree that wealth and background, among other things, can affect one's ability to achieve and weather such advantage are determinative of success? 2. who defines what it takes to achieve merit and advancement? Who decides and how is it decided that so

Research Methods

Data from this study came from the "National Women's Study-Replication." The sample of 3,001 women was formed from two U.S. population samples: a national cross-section of 2,001 women aged 18-34 years plus a national cross-section of 1,000 women aged 35 and older. Weights were created and used for all analyses with this sample

Research Methods: Article Critique

Please provide the following: Article Critique The object of your critique is to describe how the study followed or failed to follow the criteria for good research. Speculate on which of the writer's conclusions were warranted and which were not. Please include the following topics in your critique of the selected research arti

Preventing poor performance review; use of Probationary

As a UOP Faculty Member I get graded periodically by my students and I always look forward to it. It is a sign of maturity and emotional intelligence to be able to take constructive , and not so constructive, criticism. On the other hand, the feedback mostly tells me what the students like about my classes so I adapt what I ca