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Intrinsic & extrinsic rewards

In your current job what motivates you to do well? Identify 2-3 extrinsic rewards that positively impact you and keep you focused on what you need to accomplish. Next, identify 2-3 intrinsic rewards that also positively impact you. What other ways could an organization motivate you, both intrinsically and extrinsically? Cons

This posting provides solution to poisson and exponential distribution problem

Partially completed products arrive at a workstation in a manufacturing operation at a mean rate of 40 per hour (Poisson distributed). The processing time at the workstation averages 1.2 minutes per minutes per unit (exponentially distributed). The manufacturing company estimates that each unit of WIP inventory at the workstatio

Data Collection Methods

For any research effective data collections methods are essential to study and solve the research question. Below are the common data collection methodologies.Below are the basic data collection methods which can be used to gather data for research.

MBA/520 - What is an open job review?

What is open job review? Background: What I would suggest doing is having an open job review and selection process to ensure that the best people get hired for each position. This ensures that the very best people survive the cutting process. While it would be a very intensive process and would make everyone nervous in the

Information on a Different Country's Customs for Business

Each of the four HR Managers is contributing to the international team-building groundwork by doing the following: Select two countries from different regions and create a PowerPoint presentation for the other HR managers, as well as the Corporate HR Director, on the unique cultural issues that may come up if people from the

Discussing the Redesigning of an Organization

During times of change, one of the first things some leaders do is to reorganize or redesign their organizations. What are the advantages and disadvantages of redesigning an organization as part of leading needed business changes? What are the risks and costs associated with redesigning an organization?

How does a manager lead and transform a failing organization

How does a manager lead and transform a failing organization and create a culture and capability to ensure the success of the organization? What is needed to successfully lead this type of transformational change? And why do these transformation efforts often fail?

Notion of Myths

I am having trouble thinking of some myths and I do not know what the notion of myth means, so I do not know what cultures would associate with it, please help. Also for the second question, I can't think of any myths...so can you help by giving me some ideas of myths that you might be familiar with, I am sure that will spark u

Selection process

What kind of interview questions will be asked to a person being interviewed for an elementary school teacher? What questions will be used to assess the individual's fit to the prevailing organizational culture?

Theory questions on Queuing in a restaurant

In a restaurant business such as casual dining how would a manager react to the following three scenarios???? 1. How would the manager determine how many customers he/she is willing to see walk away based on the wait time? 2. What alternatives would a manager have to minimize the wait time and maximize the utilization of t

MBA Lever

From your experience, what is the greatest value of a well-written executive summary in a formal report? If it is true that an executive might read the executive summary, what is the purpose of the entire formal report?

Operations Management

According to these three simulations, 1) "Process Control and Problem Solving" Simulation,2) Managing a Process Layout Simulation, and 3) Inventory Management SImulation. - What are lessons learned relative to the importance and effectiveness of process control, managing process layouts, and inventory management? - As a r

Based on the book "Managing Change at Work" by Cynthia Scott

Please help me with the following topics: THERE ARE FOUR TRANSITION PHASES: Denial, Resistance, Commitment and Exploration. 1. How best can I describe THE COMMITMENT PHASE? 2. How can I diagnose this phase and the personnel behaviors to look for in the commitment phase? 3. What are the tactics and strate

Forecasting using three-month moving average, weighted three-month moving average

The manager of the Carpet City outlet needs to make an accurate forecast of the demand for Soft Shag carpet (its biggest seller). If the manager does not order enough carpet from the carpet mill, customers will buy their carpet from one of Carpet City's many competitors. The manager has collected the following demand data for

Operations Management

Lawson Industries (LI) makes portable CD Players. A new model has been developed that requires a new design of a display unit. LI is contemplating whether to buy the units from a supplier, to produce the units while using a manual assembly system, or to produce the units while using an automated assembly system.

Operations Management

Http://itdc.im.cyut.edu.tw/~jerry/opim/ritzman/ch02Cas1.pdf On this web page you will find the Custom Molds Case. My questions are: 1) What are the major issues facing Tom and Mason Miller? 3) What alternatives might the Millers pursue? What key factors should they consider as they evaluate these alternatives?

"Top management" vs. Parentalism

What is the difference between TOP MANAGEMENT and parentalism? I was under the impression Parentalism is a condition where the management-employee connection is perceived as a parent-child relationship. Is it an important concept to grasp?

External Analysis

What should an external analysis for the US Postal Service specifically include?

skills and competencies required for a successful consultant.

What are the skills and competencies required for a successful consultant. Use at least two sources to support your analysis. Discuss the skills, expertise, and limitations, with particular emphasis on those areas where you need to develop additional skills and expertise.

Problem identification

Identify at least three different problems in an organization can have that would require interventions. Include the rationale for each and use at least two sources to support your assessment.

Queuing Analysis:Comparing waiting time for 1 & 2 servers

Using Excel, solve the following: During registration at State University every semester, students in the college of business must have their courses approved by the college advisor. It takes the adviser an average of 2 minutes to approve each schedule, and students arrive at the advisors office at the rate of 28 per hour.

Altria Strategic Management

Explore the Altria website (formerly Philip Morris): http://www.altria.com/responsibility/4_10_environmentagriculture.asp 1. How committed is Altria to the environment? 2. In your opinion, is Altria's commitment strong enough to offset environmental issues within the tobacco company? 3. What is the actual strategic r

Product-based, Functional, Cellular, Fixed-position Layouts

Manychip, having identified the appropriate location for its major production facility, now wants your team to determine the optimal internal layout for the facility based on the following criteria: - The facility will manufacture several lines of memory chips, some with compatible components and some that do not have compati

Forecast

(See attached file for full problem description) --- Consider the following forecasts: a. Calculate the three month Simple Moving Average forecast for months 4 - 11 for the following demand data: Month Demand SMA Forecast Error Absolute Error ( |E| ) 1 120 2 115 3 125 4 119 5 127 6 114 7 120

Selection Tools and Hiring Programs

Task One: 1. Name three selection tools that you would consider using for a hiring program at a supermarket. 2. Choose what you think is the best selection tool or combination of selection tools. 3. Justify your choice by describing the advantages of your method compared to other selection tools that were considered. Tas

Aggregate Planning and Scheduling

1. (Chapter 11) A retailer experiences a seasonal demand pattern for its services. Labor requirements over a typical six-month period follow (10 pts): (see chart in attached file) Costs associated with operations are as follows: Wages = $3,000 per worker per month Hiring cost = $1,000 per worker Layoff cost = $500

Evaluate and Validate Employee Training

As the training manager, you are preparing to interview several consultants who may provide training services to your organization. One of the goals for the interview is to find out how the training will be evaluated and validated. Identify specific points that you will consider as effective evaluation techniques and methods for