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Focus on issues of organization design at Wal-Mart.

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.

PR's roles

What role does PR play in your organization? Explain your answer. How is PR utilized in various types of organizations? Provide examples. What are some positive and negative aspects of including the PR function within other departments of an organization? Please provide refs.

5 Questions of Nypro

(1) What is Nypro's competitive advantage(s)? (2) How has Nypro crafted its strategy? What is it? (3) What would you recommend Lankton do at the end of the case? (4) How is the concept of knowledge management demonstrated at Nypro? (5) How would you compare de facto strategy with the strategic planning process? Use N

Electronic forums

How can you use electronic forums to improve group communications, deliver training, create a think-tank, or integrate project management? What about other resources like Google Groups?

Seasonal Indicies

1. Attendance at Los Angeles's newest Disneylike attraction, Vacation World, has been as follows: Quarter Guest in Thousands Quarter Guest in Thousands Winter 05 73 Summer 06 124 Spring 05 104 Fall 06 52 Summer 05 168 Win

Technological applications

There are people who are simply in love with technology and want to buy every new gadget on the market. There are others who are mistrustful of technology. A manager has to judge the usefulness of technology from a business perspective. Do you think personal attitudes about technology might influence business decisions? What are

Grant Proposals

#1-Explain what organizational needs and strengths assessments are and why you think they are important to the funder? #2-How can you determine whether or not your organization is ready to seek funding? What people or issues would need to be in place before considering writing a grant proposal?

Drawing an AON in Excel

3.6 Shirley Hopkins is developing a program in leadership training for middle-level managers. Shriley has listed a number of activities that must be completed before a training program of this nature could be conducted. The activities, immediate predecessors, and times appear in the acconmpaning table: Activity Immediate Pre

Global Business Strategies: Indonesia-The Troubled Giant

Based on the atteached, brainstorm the following: a)What political factors explain Indonesia's poor economic performance? What economic factors? Are these two related? b)Why do you think foreign firms have been exiting Indonesia in recent years? What are the implications for the country? What is required to reverse this tr

HR Consultant given a job to research HRIS Vendors

Please assist with some notes and ideas so that I can write this assignment: You are an HR Consultant given a job to research HRIS Vendors to help a business resolve an HR issue. The business is currently faced with a few HR issues, for example, high turnover. Part of the problem may also relate to performance evaluations.

Global Business Strategies

Brainstorm of: What political factors explain Indonesia's poor economic performance? What economic factors? Are these two related? Why do you think foreign firms have been exiting Indonesia in recent years? What are the implications for the country? What is required to reverse this trend? Why is corruption so endemic in Indon

Business principles work

You have decided to start a new local coffee shop. You will begin a partnership with one other business associate that you trust and have known for several years. You plan to hire three managers and another twenty employees. Part 1 Discuss a plan of action that you and your partner would personally implement to avoid the fo

Developing a Career Development Plan - Compensation

Because InterClean is embarking on a new strategic direction, upper management has asked you to suggest a new compensation plan specifically for your team. Propose your ideas and rationale to the human resource department manager for approval. Review the Management Behavior assignment, completed Week One; the Career Developm

Trends in Food and Beverage Management

Trends in Food and Beverage Management Identify three trends that have affected the food and beverage industry. Describe the effect of these trends. What effect has technology had on the food and beverage industry and its operations?

Important information about The Federal Reserve

The current Central Bank of the United States is the Federal Reserve founded in 1913. Your supervisor came into the office this morning very upset. He informs you that he attended a meeting the previous evening where he learned that the Federal Reserve was organized, illegally, through a conspiracy of private citizens; many

Managing Change at Hewlett Packard

Hewlett-Packard is one of the best known and respected US technology companies. In the latest years, HP has witnessed many radical changes, such as the well-publicized Carleton S. Fiorina dramatic tenure, her departure, and the recent board problems. Our focus, though, is the turnaround taking place after Mr. Mark V Hurd

Management approach

I need help in understanding this question and management approach. Please see attached. Suppose you have just been hired by a small firm. After being on the job for a few weeks, you realize that most problem solving is done on an informal basis - quantitative models are not being used. You share your reservations about this w

Operations and Supply Management

6. Various financial data for 2007 and 2008 follow. Calculate the total productivity measure and the partial measure for labor, capital, and raw materials for this company for both years. What do these measures tell you about this company?

Social Investing Business Principles

You are a columnist for your local newspaper and you have been assigned to write an article on social investing, a new investing trend that many local investors have been inquiring about. Begin your research by interviewing two individuals for their opinion on the topic (family members are acceptable). Then continue your researc

Impact of Channel Management Decisions

Selected Service: "Helping Hands" is a new no-cost volunteer service which provides in home care for stroke victims, providing relief to caregivers a few hours a week. Helping Hands volunteers are entirely encompassed of final-year University of Phoenix nursing students under the supervision of a registered nurse. Helping Hands

Business Management

Please select 3 of the following questions and provide short essay answers for all 3 chosen. 1. Think of yourself as a business. Identify your lifetime goals and apply the management functions to the management of yourself in achieving those goals. Think of yourself as a one-employee business in which you are that employe

Training Costs

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

L'Oreal's worldwide corporate

Please review the career's link on L'Oreal's worldwide corporate Web site (go to www.loreal.com and click on the company's worldwide corporate Web site option). The section provides extensive information about personal development, international learning opportunities, integration of new hires into existing teams, and other area

What are the training objectives for the CSS training program?

Case Analysis TRAINING for CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALISTS As a part of the president's initiative to remove " barriers to learning" at a regional midwestern university, an analysis of student services operations was conducted. The analysis revealed that the barriers deemed most important by students were those that would del