1. Discuss the differences between a consultant and a surrogate manager. Which is more effective in the long term and why? 2. Define authenticity in the context of a consultant. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of being "authentic". 3. How do you know you are making good decisions when the stakeholders have varied
I need to design and implement a training presentation for the management training track of a company that is a growing business consulting firm. I have to design new employee orientation presentations inclusive of our matrix structure. Our company places high value on making work meaningful for our employees believing this fo
In Ronald Adler and Neil Towne's text "Looking Out, Looking In", the authors list several ways that we listen to help. They include: 1. Advising: offering a solution ("I think you should do this...") 2, Judging: evaluating the sender's message ("Your boss is a jerk, anyway.") 3. Analyzing: interpreting the message ("From wh
The policy is related to public housing issues and the HOPE VI Prgram launched in 1992. --Discuss the objectives of the policy, especially noting any that may seem to be conflicting. Evaluate the need to balance competing interests and make tradeoffs --Discuss the pros and cons of the policy as it relates to the local go
1. Identify what information is needed in order to create an appropriate rewards system in an organization. 2. Recommend strategies for an organization to create an appropriate pay mix that considers monetary and non-monetary rewards, benefits and special rewards.
This is a short-run production function where Q = units produced per month: Q = 150 K L + 6 K L^2 - 0.1 K L^3 ( Assume K is constant at 3 units) 1. At what level of labor utilization is total production maximized? What is the maximum level of total production that this firm can attain per month? (Rounded to the nearest f
The Daily demand for "An annotated History of the banana," Roma's best selling book, is given by the equation: Q/day = 342 - 1.8 Price 1. Currently, Roma's Imperial Ministry of Trade & Tourism is selling this book at a price of $68.60 per copy. Estimate the point price elasticity of demand for this book at it's current sell
Construct a cause-and-effect diagram for bad coffee from a 22-cup coffee maker used in the office.
Drug use is information that is rightfully private and only in exceptional cases can an employer claim a right to know about such use." Defend or oppose this statement. How is your response to this assignment consistent with the moral philosophy you described in the Unit 1 discussion board assignment? Explain. If it is not consi
The project manager of a task force planning the construction of a domed stadium has hoped to be able to complete construction prior to the start of the next college football season. After reviewing construction time estimates, it now appears that a certain amount of crashing will be needed to ensure project completion before th
Mabel's Ceramics spent $3000 on a new kiln last year, in the belief that it would cut energy usage 25% over the old kiln. This kiln is an oven that turns "greenware" into finished pottery. Mabel is concerned that the new kiln requires extra labor hours for its operation. Mabel wants to check the energy savings of the new oven, a
Country Analysis on Japan for a new global venture (Beef) Political Economic Finance Physical environment Cultural Social, Health, and Environmental
One of the industrial robots designed by a leading producer of servomechanisms has four major components. Their reliabilities are .98, .95, .94, and .90. All of the components must function in order for the robot to operate effectively. The reliability of the robot is .7896. Designers want to improve the reliability by ad
Assignment for the BioMEMS - The business case for going small The assignment should contain the following parts: (i) Description of the present situation, with clear representation of all economic and technical variables, as well as their values for the base scenario. (ii) Proposed new scenario, with clear statement
Deming states that knowledge is not possible without theory, and experience alone does not establish a theory.
Deming states that knowledge is not possible without theory, and experience alone does not establish a theory. Explain this statement as it applies to management decision making.
Working individually or in a team, compare two similar products or service industries based on the customer assessment of the customer requirements for the following production items: a) Mountain bike b) Racing bike c) Pizza d) Textbook e) ATM f) Automobile cruise control g) Coffee maker h) Computer mouse i) Rechargeabl
Go online and research the future trends relative to the field of training and development. Discuss your findings. Some questions to consider are: What predictions do you find? Based on future social, economic, political, or technological factors, what additional trends do you think will influence training? What ca
Exercise #1 The bearing department is planning their schedule for the following week. They need an understanding of last week's performance. The schedule called for two 8-hour shifts per day for 5 days. Downtime charged to production averaged 76 minutes per day. Down time charged to maintenance averaged 135 minutes per day. Ca
Select a public policy that directly impacts the local government in the area where your organization is located. You should select a policy that impacts in some way the local government in the area where your work is located. (The private sector is affected by federal, state, and local policies.) Conduct research on this policy
Microeconomics is considered to be the study of scarce resources. Here, consumers (both individuals and organizations) must make allocation decisions. These three basic trade-offs include which goods/services are to be produced, how to produce them, and who gets them. Briefly explain the three trade-offs within a specific good/s
Go online and do research on the various ways that organizations can help their employees to do that. Discuss your findings. Some questions to consider are: What types of programs are organizations offering to help employees balance work and non-work issues? What are the "best practices" in each category? Why are empl
How important do you think policies are? Aren't policies there to protect the incompetent more than direct the competent? Are major successes achieve through following policy?
Planning can not take place in a vacuum. How would you segregate senior and mid-level managers, but still get the communication and results needed?
Objectives/Decision Variables: Carly's Creative is a leather goods store that produces three items shoes, belts and wallets.
Carly's Creative is a leather goods store that produces three items shoes, belts and wallets. Carly wants to make the most profit she could make. She defines profit as her total revenues form sales minus her total cost of resources. The production of all three items require the same three limited resources: leather, metal and l
Assessment of the system of goal-setting, performance evaluation, and workplace rewards which impact productivity both positively and negatively and job satisfaction (as related to the selected job or department).
3. Job Redesign and Workplace Rewards Assessment The Job Redesign and Workplace Rewards Assessment is a project which asks you to assess the current state of your workplace environment (or home if you do not work outside of your home). Prepare an assessment of the system of goal-setting, performance evaluation, and workpl
Explain team development techniques. Be sure to include the following items: a. Identify how project team members are selected b. Identify team building strategies c. Identify potential areas of conflict within a diverse project team d. Identify techniques for reducing the probability of dysfunction
If you had to chose between Toyota, Exxon and Hewlett Packard, and utilize their financial data to pick which would you buy and why? Additional Note...At this time I am leaning towards Exxon due to their third quarter earnings that were 11% above Wall Street estimates. Also, as crude oil prices fall, profits for companies su
How are we as managers to maintain and sustain values over time in light of rapid change, mergers, acquisitions, turnover, etc What are some industries might must change rapidly to survive?
I. How does the reading process change the reader? (What is your evidence for this?) j. How does writing about changes in business help the writer deal with changes in the workplace? (What is your evidence for this?) k. How does literature deal with elements of business that resist change, such as perso
8. Virginia State University (VSU) is preparing its master budget for the upcoming academic year. Currently, 12,000 students are enrolled on campus; however, the admissions office is forecasting a 5% growth in the student body despite a tuition hike to $80 per credit hour. The following additional information has been ga