1. Why is Turkey important to US interests in the Middle East? 2. What did Turkey do during the Gulf War that severely strained its relations with the US and how did that hurt Turkey economically?
The economic collapse and the global recession is one of the disruptive forces that my organization has had to deal with in the recent past. The difficult macroeconomic environment, fueled by the crisis in the credit and financial markets, not only exacerbated the transformation of the furniture industry, but impacted the home-
I have attached three files contain discussions about disruptive change and systems thinking. They are based on the learners' analysis of a change they experienced that was initiated by a disruptive force in their organization. The discussions described the disruptive force and the organization's response to meet the challenge,
JIT manufacturing and process costing, ABC Iceland Company uses JIT manufacturing; several manufacturing cells are set up within one of its factories. One of the cells makes space heaters; the cost of production for the month of March is as follows: Cell labor $ 20,000 Direct materials 50,000 Overhead 40,000 Total $110,
In the office workplace there are typically two types of workspaces, an open area, in which there are several desks and where conversations can be overhead, or an enclosed office, in which--when the door is closed--conversations cannot be heard and where one would expect virtually total privacy. Explain whether it makes a differ
What do you think about organizations as Learning Organizations and disseminating information throughout a organization? Is this realistic and sustainable?
Discuss why budgets, schedules, and key success factors are essential to operations control and evaluation. Please include references if used.
Can changing the name and improving customer service allow an organization to completely change its reputation and re-group? Why or why not?
Debate the following assertion: If selection and placement decisions are made effectively, performance differences among employees should be relatively small; therefore, performance based pay isn't needed and may even be disruptive.
Refer to Peter Senge's "The Fifth Discipline", summarize systems thinking and how it impacts an organization's ability to create change. Relate a personal experiences that relate to this.
List and discuss the six steps in the job analysis process, in six distinct sections/paragraphs.
With the help of your chief financial officer (CFO), you have put together the following preliminary budget figures based on last year's numbers for a planned production and sales level of 4,000 units per month: Building depreciation $200,000/yr. Machine operators $100,000/yr. Management staff $400,000/yr. Direct material
Do you believe the advantages of community-based alternatives to institutional sentences (probation, intermediate sanctions) outweigh the disadvantages? Explain your answer.
What is groupthink? How can a group avoid groupthink?
Are there individual factors that facilitate change?
Case Questions 1. Is there anything that you find particularly impressive about Southwest Airlines? 2. What grade would you give Southwest management for the job it has done in crafting the company's strategy? What is it that you like or dislike about the strategy? Does Southwest have a winning strategy? 3. What are the ke
Look outside the company. What are the major threats to Starbuck's ability to serve its stakeholders and make its mission a reality? What are the major opportunities available to improve Starbuck's ability to meet the need and make the vision come about? Try to think creatively. I am more interested in you really thinkin
Basic Estimating Problem Your company is installing a new piece of machining equipment and a robotic arm. Your manager asks for the project costs by cost category as well as the total amount. Given the following information, develop a base cost estimate by grouping costs by Equipment / Material (items 1 - 4), Installation / L
Read article attached concerning vendor-managed inventory (VMI). Is VMI just a stop gap measure or will it last when demand returns?
Internal Evaluation; this is the "SW" of the SWOT analysis. Every organization has strengths and weaknesses, give an example of a company you know or read up on who did not really develop their strengths or deal with key weaknesses.
Question: Lead times have sometimes been called "rubbery." What accounts for this concept of elasticity in lead times?
The director of continuing education at Bluebird University just approved the planning for a sales training seminar. Her admin identified the various activities that must be done and their relationship to each other. Activity Activity time Immediate predecessors A Design Brochure B Identify Teachers C Create Outline
Observe your immediate environment such as your community, workplace, school, etc. Are you able to observe many people with disabilities? Is the proportion of people you observed close to the 20% of the population who have a disability? What does this exercise indicate about invisible disabilities?
What would be the most appropriate forecasting technique or combination of forecasting technique(s) for Aldi Foods to use to meet customer requirements in its German market? Forecasting techniques include qualitatitve, time series, causal.
Define a problem within your current work situation that requires action and the research to resolve. If you do not have a current position select something from an old employer or something you see in your community. You will Provide: (1) A Brief description of the type of decision needed to be made (2) Why you think
Need help applying an application of the case to my organization, which is federal government or to an organization which I am familiar. and Summarize the similarities and differences found in each team member's application to the organizations. Make sure you include the implications for businesses not complying with the c
These are some of the problems assigned from Chapter 1: Operations and Productivity. Here is the link to access chapter 1 in order to answer below problems. http://www.coursesmart.com/9780135106822/part01#X2ludGVybmFsX1BGUmVhZGVyP3htbGlkPTk3ODAxMzUxMDY4MjIvMjE= 1.1 John Lucy makes wooden boxes in which to ship motorcyc
How can religion affect a multicultural workplace? How might management ensure sensitivity to each person's religious beliefs in a multicultural workplace?
How can we take the jealousy that others display and improve the overall situation within the environment? What can be some of the ramifications when staff are demonstration jealous tendencies? What can we as managers/leaders due to decrease the potential for jealous outbreaks within the department/organization?
Do you see where an individual's body language plays a role in perception of displaying ego and self confidence? Why or why not?