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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

Waiting Line Quesiton

The Grand Movie Theater has one box office clerk. On average, each customer that comes to see a movie can be sold its ticket at the rate of 6 per minute. For the theater's normal offerings of older movies, customers arrive at the rate of 3 per minute. Assume arrivals follow the Poisson distribution and service times follow the e

Critical thinking

Provide examples and applications for the following common elements of Critical Thinking: 1) perception 2) assumption 3) argument 4) fallacy

Reward Systems

How effective are the reward systems in the firm to which you are most closely aligned? Does the firm utilize policies that in your view "empower" the organization? Explain your answer.

Analyze a job description. Have Americans reprioritized values after Sept 11?

#1 Select a job and provide a detailed description of the activities to be performed in the job. Next, specify the biographical characteristics a team member needs to have to perform the job effectively. Finally, specify the abilities required to perform the job. #2 Write a synopsis for the online discussion on: Do you

Calculate process capability index for metal fabricator connecting rods

A metal fabricator produces connecting rods with an outer diameter that has a 1 ± .01 inch specification. A machine operator takes several sample measurements over time and determines the sample mean outer diameter to be 1.002 inches with a standard deviation of .003 inch. a. Calculate the process capability index for this exa

Case Study on Enron

Attached the case study which is on Enron and the writing assignment is on page 97 in the attached file where it shows Writing Assignment. So I need to write a strategy memo to Mr. Berardino ( details p97) as well as a professional business letter for his signature. Thanks,

What is Joan's recourse after being fired from her job?

Joan works for the City Building and Records Department. She was hired a year before Derrick who works in her department. One day, Derrick complained to her about her jewelry, a small gold cross she wore as a necklace. He told her that it offended him and that she shouldn't wear it again. When she refused, he complained to their

HR/Bargaining and Workplace Behavior

1. If you are a director of a company, how might you view the bargaining unit? How does the NLRB determine if a bargain unit is appropriate? Please describe the current trends in union membership and union organizing. 2. Do you think a company can eliminate violence in the workplace? Why? The substance abusing employee

Decision concepts: theory, principle, model

Note...there are multiple scenarios within the Unit 2 activity. Your goal is to try to identify the most applicable decision concept (from our learning in Unit 2) for each scenario, support your conclusions, and then provide a summary analysis about what you've learned. There are three (3) parts to this project. Your researc

Steps in financial forecasting and pro forma statements

A. Describe three ways that pro forma statements are used in financial planning. b. Explain the steps in financial forecasting. c. Briefly explain how to forecast financial statements using the forecasted financial statements approach. Be sure to explain how to forecast interest expenses. d. How is it possible for an empl

HR: Performance evaluation, Salary surveys, Pension changes, E learning

1. It is said that training in conducting performance evaluations is an important issue for organizations to consider, why? What should an organization do in order to help make sure that its performance evaluation system is legal? What is the role of job analysis in this process? 2. How would you go about deciding if a su

Sales Force Management - iTeam, Inc. Minicase

ITeam, Inc. is a high-tech company based in Walnut Creek, California that produces, markets, and sells computer systems, peripherals, and other consumer electronic products to corporate clients and electronics retailers. iTeam has grown significantly in its first five years focusing on selling its products locally. Recently the

Personnel disagrees with the company's problem solution

During an interchange meeting from the customer, one of the functional personnel makes a presentation stating that he personally disagrees with the company's solution to the particular problem under discussion and that the company is "all wet" in its approach. How do you, as a project manager handle this situation?

Working with a team

DQ #1 Can you believe everything you see on the evening news or read in you local newspaper? Why or why not? DQ #2 You have the opportunity to work in a team in an academic environment. what have been the best practices of a team, and what are some areas of improvement?

Aviation Safety Program Management

Please assist with answers to the attached questions. No length requirement. Brief, concise answers are acceptable if they thoroughly address the questions. 1. Think of an aviation situation, perhaps involving FAR enforcement, where the result of the enforcement action was not to change the behavior, but merely to encourag

Aviation Safety Program Management: safety, risk, accident, event, investigate

Please assist with answers to the attached questions. No length requirement. Brief, concise answers are acceptable if they thoroughly address the questions. 1. Suppose that an airliner is parked at the gate and being serviced. The flight crew and passengers are not on board. The catering truck is mis-positioned and as it

Journals and Scientific Documents

Journals and Scientific Documents 1. Discuss the purpose of journals and professional papers. 2. Discuss the organization of a technical scientific paper. 3. Use the University Library ( to find a scholarly journal article related to your final project. Read and wri

Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model Case Analysis

Using the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model, conduct an analysis of a BANKS outputs. Remember that outputs exist at the individual, group and organizational levels and that there are often differences between the outputs an organization specifies in its strategic plans and those that are actually achieved. 1. Identify the key ou

Forecasting and Strategic Management Processes

1. List five personal events and the year they are likely to occur in the future. List five general events and the year they are likely to occur in the future. 2. Discuss which model of the strategic management process most closely meets the planning needs of your organization. Who in your organization would you involve in yo