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Achieving high performance within an organization

Please help with the following problem. How difficult is it to get "high performance" from an organization's employees? Do you feel that most organizations have success obtaining high performance from their employees? Please support your substantive rationale with at least two outside references.

Performance Based Compensation

Can you comment on below? Are you agree or disagree? "I hold this as a rule of life: Too much of anything is bad." (Terence) I believe that this can be true in the debate about performance-based pay. Hypothetically, an employee works for an organization where his/her pay is based 50% on performance. She is leader of 1 of appr

Cash Flow Analysis

Discussion Topic: Cash Flow Analysis After reading Chapter 4: Statements of Cash Flow & Analysis of Ratios, along with any other research conducted, please discuss why comprehending and managing cash flow is important for financial success.

Use ABCD model to help a new employee

This activity, though, serves as a great demonstrator that we really are NOT very good with clarifying our expectations, NOR are we very good at coaching people toward a higher level of performance! To that end, I'd like to share the ABCD's of performance expectations with you. A= Audience (To whom is this instruction being

Implementing a Process Intervention in the Tech Division

You are considering implementing a process intervention in the tech division, and you want to learn from others' experience. You go to your team's OD intervention seminar discussion board to raise the following issues: What are the types of interventions? Briefly describe each. How does employee empowerment maximize employe

Employee Data Collection Training

Discuss employee data collection training. Your boss has asked you to help new employees understand uses of data in systems-operation management and the various statistical process controls they will experience on a daily basis. Choose and describe 5 to 7 of the following terms. o Core competencies o Division of lab

Bottlenecks and TOC scheduling

1. What are the differences in how bottleneck and non-bottleneck work centers are scheduled under TOC? Why are these differences desirable? 2. Why should buffers be located in front of bottleneck work centers under TOC scheduling? How should the size of the buffers be determined? 3. What are the implications of not alloca

Organizations as Cultures Types

Discuss the different types of cultures and how they would relate to a predominantly online university specializing in military students. Refer to the Dension Cultural Model. Attached document with links to material. Management and Organizational Behavior Organizational culture is one of those high-level things that affects

Commenting on Management Situations

Hi, I need some assistance commenting on the following postings relating to management, communication, culture and leadership. 1)The most obvious model introduced by thinking about organizations as "organisms" is the "life cycle" -- new organizations come into being, mature, age, and die, just live all living things from amo

EEOC: Protect Jack from discrimination; Principle in Griggs v. Duke Power

1. Jack is a 55 year-old American of Anglo-Saxon descent. What legislation is intended to protect Jack from discrimination? a. Title VII b. Equal Pay Act of 1963 c. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 d. 12th Amendment of the US Constitution 2. Which of the following is not a principle established by Griggs

Disruptive Change and systems Thinking

The economic collapse and the global recession is one of the disruptive forces that my organization has had to deal with in the recent past. The difficult macroeconomic environment, fueled by the crisis in the credit and financial markets, not only exacerbated the transformation of the furniture industry, but impacted the home-

Disruptive Change and System Thinking

I have attached three files contain discussions about disruptive change and systems thinking. They are based on the learners' analysis of a change they experienced that was initiated by a disruptive force in their organization. The discussions described the disruptive force and the organization's response to meet the challenge,

Forecasting revenue and costs: variable, semi-variable, fixed costs; unit volume

With the help of your chief financial officer (CFO), you have put together the following preliminary budget figures based on last year's numbers for a planned production and sales level of 4,000 units per month: Building depreciation $200,000/yr. Machine operators $100,000/yr. Management staff $400,000/yr. Direct material

Case Study Questions on SouthWest Airlines

Case Questions 1. Is there anything that you find particularly impressive about Southwest Airlines? 2. What grade would you give Southwest management for the job it has done in crafting the company's strategy? What is it that you like or dislike about the strategy? Does Southwest have a winning strategy? 3. What are the ke

Basic Estimating Problem

Basic Estimating Problem Your company is installing a new piece of machining equipment and a robotic arm. Your manager asks for the project costs by cost category as well as the total amount. Given the following information, develop a base cost estimate by grouping costs by Equipment / Material (items 1 - 4), Installation / L

Managing Logistics Operations

Read article attached concerning vendor-managed inventory (VMI). Is VMI just a stop gap measure or will it last when demand returns?

Conducting a Seminar

The director of continuing education at Bluebird University just approved the planning for a sales training seminar. Her admin identified the various activities that must be done and their relationship to each other. Activity Activity time Immediate predecessors A Design Brochure B Identify Teachers C Create Outline

Appropriate Forecasting Technique for Aldi Foods

What would be the most appropriate forecasting technique or combination of forecasting technique(s) for Aldi Foods to use to meet customer requirements in its German market? Forecasting techniques include qualitatitve, time series, causal.

Court Case Application

Need help applying an application of the case to my organization, which is federal government or to an organization which I am familiar. and Summarize the similarities and differences found in each team member's application to the organizations. Make sure you include the implications for businesses not complying with the c

Operations and Productivity questions from Chapter 1.

These are some of the problems assigned from Chapter 1: Operations and Productivity. Here is the link to access chapter 1 in order to answer below problems. 1.1 John Lucy makes wooden boxes in which to ship motorcyc

Jealousy in the business environment

How can we take the jealousy that others display and improve the overall situation within the environment? What can be some of the ramifications when staff are demonstration jealous tendencies? What can we as managers/leaders due to decrease the potential for jealous outbreaks within the department/organization?

Change Management: Two Projects Cases

See attached files. The attached two files contain discussions of a change management project that went well and one that did not go well from two different learners. It also listed the factors that lead to the success or failure of the project. Please provide comments for both of these discussions pertain to the following

What is the Transformation Process?

A. What is the transformation process? B. Can the transformation process be applied to both goods and services? C. How might data be used during the process? Use examples in your response to help clarify your definition.