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Variables Surrounding Personality Traits

Reflect back on the diverse managerial roles that you have played in your organization - put yourself in role of ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT . These roles involve a variety of functions--human relations, maintenance, task, technical, informational, decision making, operational, and even strategic aspects. Some of these roles are c

Splitting Tips or Splitting Hairs?

1.Evaluate Bill Myers' management style and his handling of the complaint from Lauren and her co-workers. 2.Describe the workplace culture in the case and speculate about the ways male and female servers are treated. 3.Based on the case and your experiences, state whether you believe that female bartenders have equal opportun

Comparison of two proposals

Just looking for a few paragraphs (one for each bullet point) to start a discussion. Read the two attached proposals written for funding of elementary and middle school learning projects in Virginia. As you will see, these proposals were written using a specified format (obviously written in response to Requests for Pro

Spreadsheet building

The Willford Community College uses an Excel worksheet to compute tuition charges for incoming freshman. A sample of this file is attached. The file contains student name, major, high school GPA, and credit hours that they have registered. You are asked to complete the Excel file using formulas and function as described below.

Importance of strategic plan for change

I need help writing a memo with the material incorporated below Create a memo from the mayor to the city's municipal structure, emphasizing the need to have a strategic plan in place to ensure that stakeholders are informed of the changes regarding the city's water management. Incorporate information from previous assignmen

New Product Launch

The Board of Directors has asked you to prepare and submit a proposal to launch a new product. Based on your stated strategy and your current position in the marketplace, your proposal should include the following discussion: 1. In which segment should your new product be positioned? Low end segment 2. Considering the

Sailmaster Productivity in Sales and Revenue

Sailmaster makes high performance sails for competitive windsurfers. Below is information about the inputs and outputs for one model, the Windy 2000. Units sold | 1,217 | Sales price each | $1,700 | Total labor hours | 46,672 | Wage rate | $12/hr. | Total materials | $60,000 | Total energy | $4,000 | Calculate the produ

Analyzing Conflict Management

Suppose you have been asked to develop a training program for interviewers. An integral part of this training program focuses on helping interviewers develop better social perception skills. • Write an outline for this section of that training program that you would have developed. • Also be sure to address the characteri

Health and Safety Workplaces

Read the Application Case attached. Answer the following questions based on labor relations and collective bargaining. a. Evaluate the various claims made by the union and counterclaims made by the company regarding the charges of unfair labor practices. Which of the arguments are most persuasive? b. Was the statement by No

Comparing Traditional and Online Grocers

Amazon grocery is the on-line grocery division of Amazon.com. Aldi is a brick and mortar grocery. Compare and contrast Amazon and Aldi on the following points: Demographics, Socio-cultural, Economics, Advertising, Better Positioned, Recommended Strategy for the better positioned, and Recommended "Corporate Citizen" action for t

Comparing simple and compound interest and the Rule of 72

232. As a consultant, a client is asking you about simple and compound interest, and "Rule of 72". Compare and contrast simple and compound interest and describe why this is important. Also, your client wants to know more about "Rule of 72". How would you define this rule and discuss whether this is an accurate and useful rul

Performance Management Systems - HR

Review the document titled "Job Analysis-Based Performance Appraisal," in order to respond to the following question. What are the major purposes of a performance management system? How do these purposes connect in critical ways with training and development, compensation strategy, and the overall organizational mission and

Communication in Non-profit, For-profit, and Public Sectors

As a non-profit organization, how does communication differ from that with for-profit and public organization? What are the different communication needs of public, for-profit, and non-profit organizations? Are there any barriers between the different types of organizations?

Protecting Employees from Serious Injury

I have attached an article in which this applies to. In their 2005 article, Zahlis and Hansen warn organizations to "Beware the Disconnect". What do they mean by this "disconnect", and in what ways do you think it might apply to the military? (or if you cannot respond with why it applies to the military, maybe another organizati

Drivers of internal innovation

Relax, Enjoy, Indulge Surrounded by the shores of the Kelsey River, Baderman Island is a self-contained, all-inclusive resort destination. The Island features an array of restaurants, three different hotels to meet your individual needs, and an almost unlimited list of activities to entertain and relax you. Featured hotels on

System Development Methodologies

Choose at least one of the second, third, and fourth generation methodologies and one of the flexible and integrated methodologies (i.e., contemporary models). Discuss the main features, advantages, and disadvantages of these alternative system development methodologies

Digital media practices for future education

Choose an education-related website, an educational resources site or a web project. Identify and locate on the site two examples of the use of digital media for either effective, innovative practices or problematic practices. Discuss: 1. Why the practices are effective or problematic, incorporating a theoretical/historical per

Utilization Manager

For this assignment you are to interview a utilization manager, disease manager, or case manager at a local hospital or home health agency. Use your textbook (essentials managed health care) as a guide to develop a set of questions regarding the role of the person you are interviewing and investigate how he/she perceives the imp

Case Management and Disease Management

Discuss the difference between conventional case management and disease management (DM) and why it is more difficult to measure return on investment with DM. Why is measuring return on investment important?

Leadership and Management - Compare and Contrast

The four functions of Management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The three traditional roles of Management are interpersonal, informational, and decisional. While Management focuses on efficient use of resources, Leadership focuses on the organizations direction and purpose. In analyzing the connections betw

Sample Letter of Recommendation

If someone were to write a letter of recommendation for you to share in a job interview, what content do you think it would display? (Provide a detailed, sample draft).

Database System Design and Implementation

Defining data relationships is an important process during the database design. I need some help answering these questions: 1. Describe your idea for a database that includes at least four tables. 2. Explain the relationships between the tables. 3. How did you go about identifying the tables and the relationships? What pro

Arbiter and Union

Your firm has had a regular occurrence of formal grievances being filed, with some of them going to the very last step of arbitration. You want to make sure that Jane knows how this whole process works, and you draft a white paper to give her (and the CEO, for his reference) a road map of what actually happens. Your white paper

Employees, Union, Company Representatives and Grievances

As you are getting to know the kind of experience Jane has, you have been impressed with the focus she has on informally mediating disputes and helping supervisory/employee disagreements in her past experience. You know that rather than an informal discussion and consensus building that may have worked for her in the past, in yo

Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution: A Specific Case

I need help with help with notes, ideas, and research on this assignment. Discuss the use of arbitration or mediation if the negotiation between the Wilsons and Greens reaches an impasse. Should they consider arbitration or mediation to resolve their differences? Why or why not? Analyze other hybrid forms of alternative di

Social Media Use in Business

Does the availability and use of social media on the internet really provide businesses with new and different useful information If so how? If not why?

Organizational Uncertainty

Consider Eastman Kodak and their organization in the face of uncertainty. - Briefly describe the organization as well as the changes and challenges facing it. - What kinds of organization behaviors could be implemented in response to these change based opportunities? - Recommend the course of action you believe would be bes

Communicating Policy Change: Best Practices

Stakeholders must be aware of the changes that affect them and the way in which policies are created. What are some ways in which your department informs stakeholders of any upcoming changes to policies that may take place? Are these methods effective? What could be done to improve this process?

Scenario Assessment

The Case of Joe the Jerk (Or, the Very Capable Jerk). Write a response from Joan's perspective outlining the best ways to address her dilemma with Joe. Include the following: Evaluate how Joan has utilized her role to ensure that lower-level management upholds their position in creating a positive environment. In what ways