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Charge Non Customer Assessments

3. You are an aide for the Senate Banking Committee Chairman. He comes to you with a bill that proposes setting limits on what ATM owners can charge nonaccount holders, over and above what banks charge their own customers. Currently, large banks charge noncustomers an average fee of $1.35 per transaction in addition to the fees

Case Analysis: Tricky Nickys Carpet Cleaning Training Proposal

Given data: Development cost: Training manager $3,200.00 Miscellaneous $800.00 $4,000.00 Direct costs: Trainer $400.00 Facility and equip $500.00 materials $2,000.00 refreshments $600.00 employee salaries $8,000.00 lost profit $- $11,500.00 Indirect costs: Evaluate training $1,600.00

Test development specifications

? Imagine you are asked to develop a 20-item multiple-choice knowledge test to measure knowledge of reliability and validity. ? Create a test specification table to guide your development. See For Your Information Box 7.1 ? Include the following information in the test specification table: o Type of te

Urgency for change

What potential obstacles do you face in establishing urgency for change within your organization? (5 potential obstacles discussed)

How to Handle Others When Coworkers are Disorgranized

Please help with the following problem regarding business management. Provide at least 200 words in the posting. Supposed a person likes things organized, in a timely manner, and strives for perfection. How does this person handle those needs when he is not getting that from someone he is working with?

Imposing on others: comments about competitiveness

I'm completely understand you comment about competitiveness. I am very competitive myself and sometimes I have a problem harnessing that drive to win and succeed. What I mean is in my attempt to win I have a tendency to try and impose my thoughts and views on others. Do you have a similar conundrum? 351 words

Orchestra's business manager is concerned with profit

The business manager of an orchestra performs two Saturday evenings each month with a new program for performance. It incurs the following costs for each performance: Fixed overhead costs $1,500 Rehearsal costs $4,800 Performance costs $2,200 Variable costs $1 per person The Orchestra's business manager is concerned wit

Operations Management

Two problems (attached is better formatting): Environment Recycling, Inc. must clean up a large autormobile tire dump under a state environmental cleanup contract. The tasks, durations (weeks), costs, and predecessor relationships are shown in the table below. Activi

compensation and salary meant the same thing

Have you ever thought that compensation and salary meant the same thing? What is the difference? From your work experiences, what are some examples of different forms of compensation that are a part of your overall compensation package (in addition to salary)? What are some forms of incentive based pay at your employer or that

Anticipating Change

Review the following example: OD in Practice: Can Steve Jobs Keep His Mojo Working? Can chief executive Steve Jobs provide a permanent reprieve for Apple Computer, Inc.? Jobs has brought Apple back from the verge of oblivion, racking up profits and restoring Apple's image with the innovative iMac and iBook. Apple stock h

Breakthrough innovations

Research recent innovations on the Web. Find a recent innovation that you would consider a breakthrough innovation. What breakthrough innovation did you select? Why? Describe the risk that was taken. What is the target audience for the innovation? Note the size of the company and any other details that you find are important

Motivating Employees - Empowered and Appreciated

After watching the video or reading transcript, prepare your report for Flight 001 managers by answering the following questions: 1.According to Maslow's hierarchy, which basic needs did Shank's old boss fail to meet? Explain why the needs have not been met. What could be done to meet these missing needs? (25 points) 2.Use

Improving Employee Productivity

Consider the company for which you work or have worked in the past. Suppose you wish to increase employee productivity by 20 percent. Identify some key activities that will be required to complete the identified activities. What kinds of management information systems will be useful in conducting these activities?

Professional Development Plan

Write a professional development plan. This plan must incorporate the Needs Analysis, evaluation criteria, and a delivery method. The plan must include the following: o Needs Analysis Introduction: LoRinda Organizational analysis: LoRinda Team analysis: Task analysis: o Learning objectives outlin

Cultural profile template

Today, your manager reveals that you will be working with other employees to help organize all the information regarding the potential countries in which to expand. He explains to you that the group assignment/project requires the making of a template that the company will use to display valuable information regarding the prospe

Anticipating Change: GE

Based on information obtained at GE's web site, anecdotal information, and personal experience, you are to: Describe the artifacts you find or recall that define the culture. Indicate what these artifacts reveal to you about the shared values and basic assumptions of the organization you selected. 839 words plus refere

What was your best and/or worst performance evaluation?

What was your best and/or worst performance evaluation? What are your thoughts on evaluating an employee's performance based on what a manager thinks he or she deserves as opposed to what his or her work entails? Support your rationale with examples. Are the intangibles such as personality, attitude, and behavior as importan

Operations and Management

Project management A project is said to be successful if it meets three basic criteria of quality, cost (on budget), and time. This is often referred to as the triple constraint. Moreover, it has been argued that trade-offs always exist between the three elements. That is, you cannot always achieve all three simultaneously.

Public and private sector collective bargaining

Do you support the following argument? Because of differences in the nature and consequences of public and private sector collective bargaining, unions in the public sector should not be given the same rights to strike and organize as private sector unions. Please provide specific reasons as to why or why not, and defend your a


Most companies have something that resembles a vision, mission, set of values, and or stated goals/objectives that define who the company is and how they do business. However, they may not always label these statements properly - calling a vision a mission or values a set of beliefs. Sometimes, they do not have a mission at al

Develop a Spreadsheet to Calculate the ABC Floral Shop

Developing a Spreadsheet to Calculate a Forecast for Floral Shop Details: The ABC Floral Shop sold the following number of geraniums during the last 2 weeks: Day Demand Day Demand 1 200 8 150 2 134 9 182 3 157 10 197 4 165 11 136 5 177 12 163 6 125 13 157 7 146 14 169 Develop a spreadsheet to answer the following q

Advertising Effectiveness

Select an advertisement to which you have recently been exposed. It can be in any paid communications medium such as TV, radio, newspaper, or magazine. The ad that you select should be one to which others can easily relate, e.g., Verizon's "Can you hear me now?" ads or the Aflac ad (the white duck that squawks AFFFFLAAAAAAAC!)

Operational Control System (OCS)

What is the purpose of the OCS....Operational Control System? Companies need to: Review their activities and re-evaluate the products that they make or the services they provide. Why are these products or services successful?

Job evaluation as a whole and a variety of components

There are two general types of job evaluation methods: those that investigate the job as a whole and those that investigate the job from a variety of components. Choosing one job evaluation method, examine how that method would be the preferable approach to attain comparable worth throughout the organization, and where it would

Business spreadsheet assignment - excel 2007

Class Average On SheetTab 1 - Name: Student Scores - Color: Red Do the following: 1.        CIS 171 Exam 1 Scores is the title of the worksheet and should be centered across the top of the worksheet, the fill of title should be yellow, The text should be 18 Pt Arial, Row Height should be 25 and en