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Strategic Management

1. How does the concept "translate thought into action" bear on the relationship between business strategy and operating strategy? Between long-term and short-term objectives? 2. Under what conditions would it be more appropriate to fill a key management position with someone from outside the firm when a qualified insider is

Trigger Words

How do you believe co-workers can handle situations when someone uses one of "their" trigger words. Do you have the responsibility to change your language once someone lets you know that one of your language patterns is a trigger for her or him? Where does the authority for this lie? In professional standards or in personal rela

Define RFQ and Business Analyst Job Description

I am starting on a new Business Anaylst team at work and I need some suggestions to get started. First, could you provide some job description and duties for Business Analyst title? Secondly,I need to create RFQ process and flowchart for computer manufacturing company.

Projected Costs for a Seminar

Create a spreadsheet to calculate your projected total cost, total revenues, and total profits for giving a seminar on cost estimating. Below are some of your assumptions: - You will charge $600 per person for a two-day class - You estimate that 30 people will register for and attend the class, but you want to change this in

Spurious Correlations: Merits of Current Research

Find an instance where someone had made a claim about a connection between seemingly random events (e.g. sports, health, or political section of a newspaper, in a magazine, or in any other source). Discuss the merits of what the claim is being made and then poke holes in it, using probability theory and quantifying my answers

Transport the EOQ quantity to each plant individually

CDG, Inc. a major manufacturer of fertilizer has 5 production plants. CDG buys Spice which is an essential chemical used in all of its production facilities, from a centrally located distribution center (DC). The consumption rates of Spice at the plants are as follows: Plant No. Usage (lbs per day) 1 220 2 100 3 300 4


Assistance #1 List the skills that will enable the project manager to most effectively manage change. As companies recognize the synergistic results of integrating processes, project management is typically integrated with which six management components? How does this integration create an environment for excellence? 1.

Type of work and lifestyle

This post compares and contrasts the work and lifestyle of a farmer, a factory worker, and a schoolteacher. It includes hints on other occupations you could compare and also how you could expand the answer if necessary.

GM's Current Mental Model

Talk about GM's current mental model, its limits and powers. Test the relevance of GM's mental model against the changing environment (increasing gas price, higher standards like Euro III) and market, then provide a new mental model, also, develop an integrated portfolio of models. GM mental model is: They are afraid of chang

Workplace Health and Safety Requirements: Firing

John, an employee of XYZ Publishing, called his supervisor over to the area where he was working and told him that he refused to do the job any more because the air conditioning in the room created a draft which was making him sick. Sam, the supervisor, did not feel any strong drafts, but wanted to be fair. He summoned the bu

Implementation and Evaluation of policies for off-shore drilling in the US

Situation: 70% of the American public are in favor of off-shore drilling in the US. Some of the people polled had previously rejected the possibility because of potential environmental effects, but now that gas is over $4.00 a gallon, they have to consider whether they want white, sandy beaches or a Hummer in the driveway. We m

Business Research: what are the important steps?

What is the most important steps that a business researcher should take in order to maximize the quality of his or her work? What are some specific actions that can be taken to increase the probability that the research project will be useful for decision-making purposes? Thanks

Healthcare strategies for doctoral degrees

INSTRUCTION: As healthcare undergraduate students many of you may decide to further your education and even obtain Doctoral degrees. This assignment is to give an idea and to envision you applying for a doctoral program. Please write a letter of intent, put together a document detailing how and why you will be a successful docto

Operational management: Calculate Sales Forecasts

3 The following tabulations are actual sales of units for six months and a starting forecast in January. a. Calculate forecasts for the remaining five months using simple exponential smoothing with α = 0.2. b. Calculate MAD for the forecasts. ACTUAL FORECAST January 100 80 February 94 March 106 April 80 May 68

Executive bad behavior

Last year, a newly built casino had its huge, very grand opening gala, which involved numerous A-list guests, lots of gourmet food, and enough alcohol to float a boat. About 1:00 a.m. one of the top casino executives and his wife left the party in their brand new Porsche; apparently they had both had had more than their share o

Good Samaritan: Moral obligation to save the drowning boy?

Roger Smith, a quite competent swimmer, is out for a leisurely stroll. During the course of his walk he passes by a deserted pier from which a teenage boy who apparently cannot swim has fallen into the water. The boy is screaming for help. Smith recognizes that there is absolutely no danger to himself if he jumps in to save the

Career Management Basic Steps

What is career management? What are the basic steps involved in a career management system? What is the manager's role in a career management system?

In March 2004, President Bush selected Nebraska business executive Tony Raimondo

In March 2004, with the U.S presidential compaign heating up, President Bush's White House team made what would seem to be a questionalbe hiring decision. It's not clear how much screening they did, or who did it, but almost as soon as the White House recommended Nebraska business executive Tony Raimondo to be the administratio

Effects of the immediate economy after a disaster

The 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center complex completely destroyed or damaged 21 buildings with 31.2 million square feet of Manhattan office space - accounting for nearly 10% of the city's entire inventory. Just prior to the attack, the Manhattan office vacancy rate throughout the entire island was 8% and the avera

Understanding the Agricultural program named Payment-in-Kind (PIK)

In 1983 the Reagan Administration introduced a new agricultural program called the Payment-in-Kind (PIK) program. Keeping this program in mind assume that the free market price of wheat is $4 per bushel and the free market supply is 20 million bushels. In the past, payment for extra wheat had been made in dollars and the wheat

Environmental Scanning

Provide an appropriate application in the workplace for two of the three following thinking strategies: 1)Scanning: The constant search for information that impacts the current and future assumptions of the organization. 2)Multivariate thinking: The ability to balance many dynamic variables simultaneously and discern rel

Press conferences during the last presidential campaign

I heard a story about some professional actors who were planted in press conferences during the last presidential campaign to pose questions to President Bush that were "staged" so that he had a prepared response. I do not know any other facts about this. Have any of you heard anything more on this? If so, what do you

Management consulting firm of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy: first day problems

You just started a summer internship with the successful management consulting firm of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. Your first day on the job was a busy one, as the following problems were presented to you. Required: Supply the requested comments in each of the following independent situations. 1. FastQ Company, a specialist

Question about Heuristics

Heuristics are generally identified as "rules of thumb" that we use when making decisions. We evaluate information we already know, events we've already experienced, and actions we've already taken, to help us make quick and efficient decisions. In the heuristic process we make assumptions based on what we know, what we've done

Strategic Management and Risk Management/Assessment Paper - MBA 502

If you need help with your Strategic Management and Risk Management/Assessment Paper, this one should give you some great perspectives. This assignment typically appears in week 5 in MBA 502 - Managing the business enterprise. Some of the info contained in my solution... - Problem Statement - Relevant facts and circumsta