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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: John guilty of harassment

Consider the following case: Peggy had been working for a real estate agency for two months. During this time she developed a friendship with another fellow real estate agent, John. John helped Peggy learn the various policies and procedures of the office. During a recent office party John asked if Peggy would be intereste

Decisions in an ever changing economy

A home products discount store is considering expanding its capacity to meet a growing demand for its products. The alternatives are to build a new store, expand and refurbish the old store, or do nothing. Economists have projected the regional economic outlook: a 50% probability that the economy will remain unchanged (stable)

Social, political, technological factors shape direction

What are some examples of how social, political, and technological factors in the external environment play a role in shaping an organization's strategic direction? Suppose that during a SWOT analysis it is discover that the company has a clear advantage in cost of production. How might this factor shape the organization's f

Renault-volvo alliance

Following the french election in march 1993, the CEOs of volvo and renault needed to consider what modifications to their strategic alliance might be suggested by Renauls's impending Privatiazation. Was this the time to merge? What benefits would merger bring that were not already embodied in the alliance? How might a merger tra

Article review

1. What does the literature say about flexible work arrangements and the need for such programs? Are they generally successful? Why or why not? 2. Explain the research method that the authors employed to test their hypotheses. 3. What are the article's major conclusions? 4. Take a position either for or against the stud

The Importance of Control Systems

Why does control matter? Identify three principles that best tell us how to design a control system for an organization. Breifly describe why these principles are important for the development of systems of organization control.

Operations

If customers arrive at a single drive-in window at a local bank one every four minutes on the average, and if you can serve a customer in three minutes on the average: What is the probability that four or more cars will be in the drive-in facility?

Operations

If customers arrive at a single drive-in window at a local bank one every four minutes on the average, and if you can serve a customer in three minutes on the average: How many cars would we expect to be in the drive-in facility on the average?

What are 3 characteristics of well-written goals?

Can you help me with this assignment? One of the keys to successful leadership, planning, and communication in an organization is a set of well-laid plans for what you want the organization, your department, or you as an individual to achieve. The process of planning begins with setting appropriate goals. Select an organizat

Motivational research proposal

Can you help me with this assignment? Create a research proposal, given what you know about motivation FROM your research that explores a hypothesis that needs to be examined and incorporates job attitudes, motivation, organizational stressors, and performance. ? Include an introduction, problem statement, research ques

Food and Beverage Management: Appearance, Atmosphere

1. An establishment's appearence is very important. How about their atmosphere? How can you as a manager create and atmosphere were customers keep coming back? 2. Who is more important the FOH or the BOH and why?

Relationship between two events from a design perspective

Assume you are a consultant to the CEO of the XYZ Company. The company manufactures custom electronic components for passenger aircraft. In its thirty-year history XYZ has been organized as a traditional functional bureaucracy. The CEO has brought you in to recommend a solution to what she thinks are two significant problems.

Operations Management Question

Discuss the strategic importance of layout decisions. How can a particular layout impact a company's strategic goals? Provide some specific examples from industry.

Business Research Applications

Describe how "RESEARCH" is used (to improve business) in an organization with which you are familiar and how it can be used more effectively. 1. Overview - an overview of the organization and a brief description of the topic 2. Current Research - what is an example of research currently used in the organization 3. Resear

Influential factor in training, truth of training paradox

1. What is the most influential factor, positive or negative, that affects training? How does this factor influence training? Please provide examples. 2. Is there any truth behind the training paradox? Explain why or why not and use examples for your rationale. 3. What do you think are the key components within a performa

difference between a sample and population mean/standard

Why is there a difference between a sample and population mean/standard deviation or a sample and population proportion? how accurately does the "sample" you discussed represent the actual or potential "population" of data? What steps can you take to improve the probability that decisions you make based on the sample will be rel

Training

Jim worked as a laborer for a gas utility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When the opportunity came to apply for a backhoe/front-end-loader operator job, he was excited. Three people applied. To select the one who would get the job, the company asked each of them to go out and actually work on the backhoe for a day. Jim felt his chance f

Tips for Trainers

Conduct a search of the Internet to identify tips for trainers in dealing with difficult trainees. Compare the types you find and offer an explanation as to how to handle these types, noting any differences and explaining which method you prefer. Cite resources.

US Companies with Global Management Approach

Find some examples of international companies in the United States that demonstrate a global management approach to their operations. Provide some specific examples of practices or strategies that demonstrate this approach. Then answer the following questions: * Why has it become so important for companies to become

Business and Traditional Chinese Beliefs

A lot of Chinese companies still hold firm to their traditional belief in how they run their business. Do you think there is some way they can hold true to them and still advance into the future?

Strategic Management: Leadership, Buffering, Structure, Culture

1. What is the relationship between strategy, structure, leadership and culture? How does each affect strategy formulation and strategy implementation? 2. Differentiate between a leader and a manager - what role does each play in the strategic management process? 3. How does one "manage around culture?" How can a firm's

Strategic Management, Pros and cons of organizations

1. Tom Peters (1984) said that your strategy is your structure - agree or disagree. 2. What are the pros and cons of traditional, virtual, and web-based organizations? Which works when and why? 3. Why are alliances, networks, and web-based structures becoming popular? Is there any logic behind these movements? 4. Wha