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Historic Value Of Affirmative Action

Does affirmative action help or hurt those who have historically experienced discrimination? Some would say it condemns those it is trying to help to not gaining the skills to move up. Others say the wall - or the glass ceiling - is just too hard to break through for any kind of equality to be achieved. What do you think?

Stakeholders and Sustainability Analysis

1. How would you identify organization stakeholders and how to conduct a stakeholder analysis for American Red Cross? 2. How can you evaluate the organization from multiple sustainable perspectives, including financial considerations, positive community outcomes, and innovation. Thanks for any assistance. Also can you provid

Leading Organizational Change

As I understand, one of the basic tasks of an organization's leadership is to lead an organization through the entire change process and support the mechanisms that need to replaced in order to sustain change. 1. How would one apply Kotter's eights steps toward leading change within an organization? 2. Provide an example(s)

Forecasting in Business

Many companies use forecasting to determine product/service demand. However, forecasting can be very inaccurate. Some companies report forecast errors as high as 30% - 40%. Your company current uses a time series analysis to predict demand. 1. Do you feel that your company would benefit from using forecasts even if they experie

Macroeconomic Issues

a. Assume initially that the economy is in a state of long-run equilibrium. The real GDP equals potential GDP and only natural unemployment exists. Now suppose that consumer confidence plummets and the aggregate demand decreases. What will happen to the general price level (P) and the real GDP (Y) in the short run? Why? What wil

Coca-Cola Customer Personally Identifiable Information

Please provide a new customer strategy for Coca-Cola. Include guidelines for the following: - Customer Data and Privacy - Identifying Individual Customers - Relevant Customer Data - Data Collection Limits - Internal Data Sharing - Assuring Privacy Please also add reference:

History of Strategic Management

First we will collectively construct a historical timeline of the contemporary era of strategic management. Use the table below to see which ten-year period you will be considering. Then identify and research a theorist or major contributor to strategic management or strategic planning in that ten-year period. Post the results o

Importance of Trade

Trade is significant to most countries. Pick a country. Communicate three reasons why globalization and trade are significant for the country. Provide a specific example or illustration to explain why each reason is significant. As always, please provide references to support your efforts.

Covered California Website: Navigating the Site

Browse the California Health Insurance Exchange Website, Covered CA: http://www.coveredca.com/. States are supposed to make these websites user friendly. Do you think this website is appropriate for a person who reads at the eighth-grade level (the typical public health standard)? If yes, why? If not, how do you think this ca

Core Competencies for Developing Sustainable Success

Building core competencies is important to developing sustainable success for an organization. Respond to the following: •What criteria must organizational capabilities satisfy for them to become core competencies? •How does building core competencies add value to an organization? •Why is it important to build flex

Strategic planning for non profits

1.Can you provide an explanation of ethical, financial, and cultural benefits and limitations of organizational strategic planning. Include how ever-changing stakeholders might impact the strategic plan (associated with American Red Cross) 2. Can you evaluate the organization from multiple sustainable perspectives, including f

Empowering the Employees for Better Performance

After reading an Todd's (2014) article "Get your employees to work like nobody's watching," I realize that leaders need to improve teams performance through empowering their employees. As described in the article, how would one implement such ideas into an organization and/or implement the changes in a team in order to maximize

Team Effectiveness and Leadership

Due to my limited experience and exposure to the business industry, can someone give me a readers digest version of when they were a member of a team that performed poorly. Why was the team lacking its effectiveness? How was the leader not able to get the team to perform? Also, what measures were implement in order to address su

Health Care Strategic Initiatives

How will the health care industry continue to research, develop, and coordinate strategic initiatives concerning policy changes from the federal government? Please include references.

Public Policy and Research

How do public policy and research play an integral role in defining overall healthcare quality outcomes?

Red Cross Goals and Stakeholders

1.Can you describe the Red Cross stakeholders and it's, short-term goals (1-4 years), mid-terms goals (5-14 years), and long-term goals (15-20 years). 2.Can you explain what your feel your role as a stakeholder would be and why this organization would be important personally and professionally 3. Explain how you, as a stak

Measuring and Developing Healthcare Criteria

Explain the importance of measurement and developing criteria for efficiency, effectiveness, performance, efficacy, and quality in health organizations. Why is this important to health leader evaluation?

Things an MBA taught me

Which concepts and ideas will be most useful to you with an MBA, and how do you think you will apply them? How has what you have learned in the MBA program changed your perspective on business? Your perspective generally?

Southwest Airlines: Human Resources and Mission Statement

Write a paper on Southwest Airlines which include the following: Describe the organization, what it does, the customers it serves, and its size. Research the organization's mission statement. Discuss the role HR will play (or does play) in fostering the organization's mission statement. Assess the common HR challenges

Bad customer service from refrigerator maker

Think of a time when a company did not process an order or perform a service for you in a timely manner. 1. What was your reaction? 2. What actions did the company take to correct the situation? 3. What actions would you have liked for the company to take? 4. Discuss possible reasons why the company was not able to complete

Permalcos Recruiting Challenge

Please refer to the attached documents. 1. What recruiting strategy has the highest probability of paying off for the team? Explain 2. What challenges face the recruiting team because of the focus on females and minorities?

Job Analysis at Comp Tech

1. What are the current job specifications for the store manager job? Based on the information you have, how would you assess the validity of these specifications? What approaches would you use? 2. What hypothesis or proposal do you have so far regarding Comp Tech's strategic position? What do you regard as the critical stren

Privacy and Employer and Employee Relations

Read the following case study then answer the accompanying questions. The company and union have had a bargaining relationship for more than 20 years. On July 11, bargaining unit member Allan Engle was performing his assigned work duties of cleaning the bathroom on the second floor of the company's administrative building wh

Long and Short Term Organizational Goals

1.Can you explain 2-3 short-term goals (1-4 years) for an organization like the American Red Cross and the challenges that might impact these goals? How might the organization overcome these challenges? 2. Also what might be 2-3 long-term goals (15-20 years) for the American Red Cross? Could you Identify long-term trends (i.e

Providing Constructive Feedback

I have a co-worker ask myself and three other colleagues to participate in a 360 degree feedback report for them. In the not to distant past, I have had problems with this individual's ability to meet deadlines, especially during team projects. How would I provide constructive feedback to this individual without causing ill wi

Managing Cross Functional Teams

Imagine I was given a task of leading a cross-functional team that included a seasoned veteran (of 20 years) within the company, a new college graduate, and a wage employee. What obstacles would the team encounter? How do you ensure each that each member feels like an equal member of the team? Also, what are the steps that would

Important Issues in Management

Recognize situations that present potential ethical issues, and develop solutions for those issues. Appropriately use effective communication techniques. Describe the opportunities provided by technology for businesses. Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases. Explain the roles of emotion