One definition of vision comes from Burt Nanus, a well-known expert on the subject. Nanus defines a vision as a realistic, credible, attractive future for [an] organization. Let's disect this definition: ? Realistic: A vision must be based in reality to be meaningful for an organization. For example, if you're developing a vi
The goal of the project is to describe and discuss secondary data. For your organization (or an organization for which someone you know works) 1) describe the helps types of secondary data the company collects (2) describe how this data helps managers in the decision-making process (3) describe additional source/types
Prepare an answer discussing the following for Global Crossing: 1) Evaluation of management's planning function 2) How has management planning been affected by legal issues, ethics and corporate social responsibility? 3) What are 3 factors that affect Global Crossing's strategic, tactical, operational and contingency pl
Tables 1 and 2 below show the company's production budget. To help determine the profit of each individual product, the CFO wants overheads to be allocated back to the products. Total inspection costs are $40,000. Table 1: Units 20 Units Direct Labor Hours per Unit 200 Hours per Unit Number of Inspections 5 per Unit
Howard Plastics produces plastic containers. Last year average monthly production included 20,000 containers produced using one shift five days a week with an eight-hour-a-day operation. Of the items produced 15% were deemed defective. Recently, Howard Plastics has implemented a new production method and a new quality improvemen
A job description is like a deed of property ownership and describes what the job includes and what must be done to adequately perform the job. In some ways these job descriptions limit management's rights or opportunities to change job requirements at will and as such have begun to lose favor with employers. Discuss this and
2. What are some differences between public and private sector planning? Why is broad public involvement important to the public planning process? 3. What public revenue source do you consider particularly equitable and effective? Why? At what level of government does that revenue authority reside?
Federalism in the first century of U.S. history is often described as dual, with clear distinctions between the spheres of activity of state and national government. Competition between the two levels was chiefly over economic development and regulation (Ladenheim, 1999). Critiquing the notion that this period was marked by comp
One difference of opinion with respect to sales concerns the potential impact of training versus selection in developing an effective sales force
Advanced marketing: One difference of opinion with respect to sales concerns the potential impact of training versus selection in developing an effective sales force. Some observers maintain that the best salespeople are "born" that way and are effective due to their personalities and all the interpersonal skills they have devel
Discuss what is meant by the concept of "groupware," and explain the conditions within the organization that are necessary for this to be an effective communication medium for the organization.
Technology and Facilities Management Analyze the role of technology in facilities management. Identify and describe at least three real-world examples of how technology is used to improve facilities management.
You have been asked to return to your alma mater and speak about performance management issues. To make the most of this experience for yourself and the students, write a 2-3 page paper that details the following: the concept of "performance management"; the most prominent types of performance management plans; its impact on an
Analyze the relationship between productive and counterproductive behavior in organizations, including the following items: --Define productive and counterproductive behavior --Describe the impact that productive and counterproductive behaviors have on job performance and the overall performance of an organization --Recommend
Compare and contrast asset and guest security for a fine art gallery o Identify priorities of each security type o Describe different measures each type may use to protect assets and guests. o How would differences between asset and guest security be manifested in the risk management program?
During your career in both management and non-management roles, you will deal with performance standards. How have standards played a role in your life so far? Examples might include your academic career, your current or previous employer, or even extracurricular activities such as participation in sports. Until now, who has def
Definitions of building blocks Observations - observations form the basis by which we recognize or note facts. Facts - facts are those things or phenomena that we believe are true. Facts are generally consensual in nature in that others who have observed the same phenomena agree to their existence. Concepts - concepts
What is bureaucracy? Consider both good and bad results in a bureaucratic organization.
Determine the proper intestate distribution for the property of the following clients assuming they were to die today survived by the indicated individuals. Assume that married clients have both separate and community property. Also assume that each client owns both real and personal property. Your answers may be in fractions
? Define operations management. ? Evaluate health care operations management roles. ? Identify goals of operations management. ? Describe the effect of a pharmacy on health care operations management.
What are three issues you feel are important to public administrators today? Discuss one of these issues in detail. Why are services such as pollution control, postal service, public safety, and welfare programs appropriate for governmental programs and public administration? What are some of the changes that have occurred in
What kind of mandatory training should HR provide managers and employees concerning safety? How often should this training be required?
2. Individual Assignment: Critical Thinking and Society Exercise ? Write on each of the following topics: o Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations. o Define free will, tr
Identify an organization and discuss the role that business research plays in that company's decision-making process. The organization could be: ? a company you are familiar with, ? or even the role that business research plays in your own personal finance and career decisions You should provide: (1) a description o
Within an organization, the control process normally progresses through four steps. Discuss these steps as they would apply to an important management situation of your choosing.
What is the effect of cultural factors on on Starbucks' strategic knowledge management (infringement actions, federal laws, organizational structure, etc)? Please include references.
Please answer each business management problem with a couple sentences: Do you think that it is fair to expect companies to be responsible for their effects on stakeholders? Should companies be really only responsible to their stockholders? Why should companies be responsible to all stakeholders?
Facilities Management and Guest Services Describe the role of facilities management in ensuring guest service and satisfaction. Describe how a facility's design negatively affected a real-life experience of yours. How could the facility have altered its design to increase your satisfaction? Describe how a facility's
Please read the attached case study, then provide feedback on this question. What are the ethical issues and principles involved in this case? Who has acted the most and the least responsibly? Explain
Focus on issues of organization design at Wal-Mart. As a helpful hint, please note that Wal Mart is a hierarchical organization and decision making is very centralized. Walton developed these structures using IT support. Stores are standard.
HR Training: It is important for adult learners to understand how they learn to advance their education.
It is important for adult learners to understand how they learn to advance their education. Can this be applied in training? How can knowledge of how adult learners learn help trainers create an effective learning environment?