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    Training and Development: Discuss Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

    You have been asked to speak to your local training and development group on individual development plans (IDPs). Specifically, you are focusing on the following: * how to create effective IDPs * how to evaluate IDPs * the importance of IDPs Research this topic and back up your recommendations for creating a

    Universal Studios to design a research study

    Universal Studios to design a research study investigating how families make vacation decisions. Whom, within the family, would you interview? What kind of questions would you ask?

    Green and Sustainable Business

    Why might management resist choosing to go green? What reasons might there be for or against utilizing a more sustainable approach towards business? What might be some of the short-term and long-term considerations or advantages of being more eco-friendly?

    discussion on mentors and job shadowing

    1. Describe what you might learn by job shadowing that will make you a stronger candidate to enter the business world. 2. Specify exactly what the process would be to find and shadow a mentor. 3. Discuss what skills a person needs to develop or further develop to be able to have a productive Mentor/Mentee relationship.

    The Concept of Transparency and the Crime of Insider Trading

    How does the concept of transparency relate to the crime of insider trading? Please give an example of each. Please examine the idea of altruism and whether it supports the system of capitalism or not. Discuss whether altruism is appropriate in the business world. In assessing boards' duties, does it make sense to put the

    Employee Relations and Global Human Resources

    Employee Relations, Global HR You know that many factors affect the overall satisfaction of employees. As part of your efforts to continually improve performance and employee satisfaction at your own organization, you decide to learn what other top companies are doing in this area. Share your research with decision makers at

    Mission-vision

    Can you comment on below? "It's hard to what to do if you don't know where you're going or why. This is why companies have missions, visions, goals, and strategies. Strategic planning is put into place to ensure that companies have a plan or roadmap to get to the goal. The mission is the purpose of the company or why the

    Eliminate wait times

    Everyone hates to wait to receive their service or product. From waiting in line at the supermarket, to waiting for packages to arrive, customers simply don't like to wait. Today's fast paced society has become even less tolerable to delays then ever before. As a manager (of anything you choose) why is it important to elimina

    Method of evaluating a company's overall "health"

    This method of evaluating a company's overall "health" answers such questions as: How do customers see us? At what must we excel? How do we look at shareholders? Etc. a) Dashboard b) Balanced Scorecard c) Weighted Scoring Method d) Options Pricing e) Corporate Health Scorecard

    Briefly describe your attitude towards Nike and Nike products.

    Briefly describe your attitude towards Nike and Nike products. Assume you wanted to improve or create favorable attitudes among college students toward the Nike brand. Would you focus primarily on the affective, conative, or cognitive components? Why? Why would Nike allow consumers the option to customize products?

    Using a Behavioral Interview to Select Accountants

    Your Accounting Manager has decided that using a behavioral interview to select accountants will solve many hiring problems. What would you advise the Accounting Manager? Is this a good idea? Why/why not?

    Conducting Effective Meetings

    "Conducting Effective Meetings" by Max Messmer available in the ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global database. Select one of the following questions for your discussion. * What other guidelines would you add to the list in the article to ensure an effective meeting? * How can a leader promote participation and interaction in

    Merging Divisions to Minimize Costs

    Due to cutbacks at the company you work for, the division you manage recently merged with another division to minimize costs. Your division works in teams the majority of the time, and due to the merger, new members have been added to each team. One of your team members comes to you upset about the merger. She feels as though ot

    Resolve post-purchase dissonance

    Ted Johnson has just purchased a 42" plasma TV from Circuit City. What are the possible areas where Ted might experience post-purchase dissonance? How can Circuit City (retailer) help reduce Ted's dissonance? What can the manufacturer of the TV do to help reduce Ted's dissonance?

    HR Discipline, Suspension & Termination: Hirschman's Article

    Discipline, Suspension & Termination (Handbooks, Wrongful Discharge, Procedural issues) In Hirschman's article, "Off-Duty, Out of Work" from HR Magazine, February 2003, read about one man's quest to retain his job after being terminated for his personal-time activities. Hirschman, C. (2003, Feb). Off-duty, out of work. HRMa

    Authoritarian Managers

    There have been two long term trends in management practice over the last hundred years. The first was scientific management, and the second was the humanistic movement. Authoritarian management was the norm and not questioned until the turn of the 19th century when human rights in general started to emerge as a movement. F

    Quantitative Analysis: Forecasting Techniques

    Develop a sales volume forecast using the least squares method *and* one other forecasting method. One forecast method must be using the least squares method, the second can use any other normal forecasting method. Provide the two sales volume forecasts in excel format, each with data shown and a graph. Smoothing consta

    Management of Paula's Tattoo Studio

    Questions and case study. 7. (A) Describe the difference between leadership and management and (B) provide an example from jobs or organizations you have been associated with in the past. 8. (A) Distinguish between mechanistic and organic organizational systems. (B) Provide an example from jobs or organizations you hav

    YOu have done this one already but I need you to look what was added on...

    Today, your manager (Mr. Smith) reveals that you will be assigned to a team/group to assist the company with its quest to implement a new clothing line of women's swimsuits. He explains to you that the team/group should research the procedure for implementing a new clothing line and explain the models and heuristics that would h

    AIDS and the World

    In situation below is there a duty to aid the people, if so who owes the duty and what should they do: The HIV/AIDs pandemic continues to ravage the population of the less developed world. Nearly 80 percent of developing countries lack the capacity to produce anti-retroviral drugs and the money to pay the full costs of importin

    Green and Sustainable Business

    As a consumer, to what extent does green and sustainable product service or design influence you to buy a product? Does price or sustainability influence you more? Explain why.

    Application of Theories/Assumptions

    - Find an example of a recent major decision (whether in business, politics, etc.) that was made based on assumptions that turned out to be incorrect. - Explain why at least 2 assumptions for this decision were incorrect, and explain what led to their use as a basis for the decision. - What would you have done to test the

    Employee Development

    Why is it important to know the demographics of a training class before you train? Explain how this information would help your preparation.

    Analyzing a Business Research Article

    Read the article "To stream or not to stream in a quantitative business course" by Buhagiar & Potter. You will find this research study at: http://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/09417.pdf Judge this article with the following criteria Sample -What the sample selected in such a way that you think it is representative of the

    Management of Waiting Lines at a Truck Weighing Station

    Trucks are required to pass through a weighing station so that they can be checked for weight violations. Trucks arrive at the station at the rate of 40 an hour between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Currently two inspectors are on duty during those hours, each of whom can inspect 25 trucks an hour. a. How many trucks would you ex

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