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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

Strategy implementation, policy vs rule, agency theory

1. Short term objectives and functional tactics implement strategy - why? What problems may occur through this form of strategy implementation? 2. What is a policy? How does it differ from a rule? 3. How does executive compensation factor into the issue of strategy implementation? 4. Research "agency theory" and its

Food and Beverage Management: What are FOH and BOH Job Functions

1. What are FOH and BOH job functions? What are differences and similarities between FOH and BOH employees? What effect do these differences and similarities have on managing a food and beverage operation? 2. What are at least five different staffing challenges specific to a food and beverage operation? What are effects of th

Cognition and Negotiation: Perception distortion

Discuss one implication that you associate with perceptual distortion. How you will apply a method to help you manage perception, cognition, or emotions. One perceptual distortion that you think you have applied to someone or that was applied to you. How did this error affect the situation. How this error would have affec

Hotel Liability...

I have attached links to TWO cases. The first case is Margreiter v. New Hotel Monteleone, Inc. Within that case, you will find mentioned the second case: Nordmann v. National Hotel Company, 425 F.2d. 1103 (5th Cir. 1970). That case establishes the basis by which the court in Margreiter determined the level of duty the New Hotel

Hours of production time would you schedule for X and Y

For the four basic configurations that follow, assume that the market is demanding product that must be processed by both Resource X and Resource Y for Cases 1,2,3. For case 4 both resources supply separate buy dependent markets, that is the number of units of output from both X and Y must be equal. Plans are being made to pr

Reasons an employer might give for not offering the wrestling

Bella, the new HR Manager, and James, the Training Manager were posting employee legislation posters in the employee cafeteria at Wellness Foods & Apparel. James comments, "I remember when a pregnant woman applied for a job to advertise men's soccer and wrestling clothing/gear and sued when she didn't get the job. The EEOC sai

What was the problem with the merit-based pay plan that Howe 2 Ski Stores uses?

Summer 2011 - Compensation Exercise 1. What was the problem with the merit-based pay plan that Howe 2 Ski Stores was using? 2. What alternative compensation plan would you recommend (i.e., gainsharing, profit sharing, ownership, incentives, balanced scorecard, etc.) to help solve these issues? Please be specific abou

Preference and Management Decisions

A manager prefers to work with subordinates who think like that manager under the belief that "Birds of a feather flock together." This is an example of __________. Answer the social status effect the salience effect the similar-to-me effect the glass ceiling quid pro quo harassment

fraud prevention program

Mary Moore, the CEO of Beta Inc., has called a management meeting to discuss a comprehensive fraud prevention program. She is very supportive of both internal audit and investigation functions and realizes it would be cost effective to have a comprehensive fraud prevention program. The management team wants to institute seve

30 Second Elevator Speech

Create a 30-second elevator speech (pitch) where you could sell your most valuable product--YOU! Why would people want to conduct business with you? Why would people hire you? Be ready with your branding statement and elevator pitch as one never knows when opportunity will knock.

Security Education and Training Awareness Programs

I am tasked to help develop a security and training awareness program for my small-to-medium organization (see scenario below). ------------------------ "The Business Organisation is an information holdings with about 600 staff. A recent audit of the organisation's information security management system found it to be def

Drivers of Negotiation

What is the significance of goal setting before a meeting? What could happen if this preparation is not done? What is the difference between a tactic and a strategy? Are both needed? If so, when?

Business Operations Management Layout Design

Layout Design Paper 1) Identify the type of layout that might be adopted by a high end custom bicycle assembler 2) Explaining the reasons for your choice: 3) State any assumptions that you are making. 4) Discuss the implications of variety and volume on product flow and/or the implications of variety and volume on custom

Strategic Training most important aspect

What do you think is the most important aspect of strategic training? Which model is generally most effective and why? Here are the five (5) models discussed in my textbook 1. Faculty Model-which is headed by a director and staffed with experts in particular topics 2. Customer Model-which trains for just one specific divi

Process bottleneck

Provide an example of a process bottleneck. How is the bottleneck analyzed? What steps are taken to resolve the bottleneck?

Role-Playing and Role-Reversal

What is role-playing and how can it be used? Furthermore, explain role reversal and its use. What possible behavioral changes might come because of role playing and role reversal?

Favorite or preferred method of forecasting

Forecasting is a valuable tool for organizational leaders. Several specific methods of forecasting were presented in this unit of instruction. What is your favorite or preferred method of forecasting? Substantiate your choice.