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Seniority in promotional decisions

The original student posting: Describe the different methods by which labor agreement might consider seniority in a promotional decision.

Principles of Global Compact

Various organizations, communities, and countries around the world have different value systems. With such a diverse collection of values, communication and diplomacy become challenging for executives and organizational leaders. Not only is communication challenging, implementing organizational policies becomes difficult within

Using work breakdown structure to define a project

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) provides a structural view into the project. It is an essential tool for planning and executing the project. Use the WBS to define the work for the project and to develop the project's schedule. You should use the additional fields in MS Project to provide more

Personal Coaching Style

Review Case Study 9-2, 'What Is Your Coaching Style?', on pages 257-259 of the text. 1. Conduct a self analysis of your personal coaching style. 2. Identify and evaluate your style against quadrants proposed. Reference Aguinis, H. (2013) Performance management. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. PS.

Transformational Thinking

Transformational thinking often requires a paradigm shift. Much of your MBA coursework has focused on the processes and skill set of the dominant management paradigm. How will you integrate these new perspectives into your business acumen? Identify three strategies or lessons that you can begin to apply immediately in your profe

Goals of employee selection and selection methods

The case study: In business (human resources), during the hiring process, what are the goals of employee selection? When using the selection methods (general mental abilities (GMA) IQ test), personality traits, KSA's etc. how do these compare and contrast and impact the overall achievement of any organizational objectives

Decision Making Based on Long-Range Weather Forecasts

I need answers and calculations for below questions: a) On the basis of the information given, determine: (i) The course of action which will maximize expected profits; (ii) The expected value of perfect information and discuss the practical implications of your result. (b) A long-range weather forecast suggests that next su

Overcoming entitlement in reward systems

This is a short discussion, no words are limited, normally around 150 with academic reference will be fine. If there is any request, please do let me know. Thank you! Question: In many reward systems, the benefits that offered to employees from free health care to free professional education make high corporate loyalty and e

History of Penitentiaries

1. What is the history of punishment? 2. What is the history of prison development? 3. Comparison of the Pennsylvania system and the Auburn system? 4. What is the impact and involvement of prison labor over time?

Commercialization of Organ Transplants

1. Briefly summarize the arguments for and against the commercialization of transplants that you found in your research. 2. Formulate your position on the debate of whether or not the sale of organs should be permitted. 3. Defend your moral judgment with a moral argument. Identify the moral principle that you are appeali

Rewards: "Potential Problems and Six Steps"

HRM 533 Total Rewards Week 2 Discussion 1: "Potential Problems" 1.) Five common ways that a total rewards strategy can go astray are: 1. Trying to re-engineer programs in pieces. 2. Trying to implement changes all at once. 3. Limiting the number of people involved. 4. Not doing a thorough impact analys

Traditional Measures of Operational Performance

Provide your understanding of the traditional measures of operational performance. Include which traditional measures each of the following managers would be held responsible for: · manufacturing supervisors · purchasing agents · schedulers

Planning tools for forecasting

An important part of business is to plan ahead. Identify three planning tools used for forecasting and the information each provides.

Process Design used by Heinz

Select a manufacturing organization that you are familiar with....Heinz Review the company's website and other available information and answer the following: • What type of process design do they use: Make to Order, Make to Stock, or Batch? ... At least 350 words, one page.

Global Nursing Shortage

How is the current global nursing shortage going to impact the future of health care administration in the hospital setting? What are some of the solutions to entice future students to consider a career in nursing?

Efficiency, effectiveness and equity of health care

Please describe efficiency, effectiveness, and equity (the 3 Es), in relationship to health care. Medicare and Medicaid, which might be assessed by these terms. Evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of Medicare or Medicaid. Make recommendations for any improvements in the program you've chosen to evaluate in light

Determining cycle time for required output

A company is setting up an assembly line to produce 120 units per hour. The table below identifies the work elements, times, and immediate predecessors. Work Element Time (Sec.) Immediate Predecessor(s) A 21 --- B 20 A C 25 A D 20 B E 10 B F 15 C G 10 C H 12 D,E I 12 F,G J 20 H,I a) What cycle time is required to s

Flexible budget: Brabham Enterprises

Brabham Enterprises manufactures tires for the Formula I motor racing circuit. For August 2012, it budgeted to manufacture and sell 3,000 tires at a variable cost of $74 per tire and total fixed costs of $54,000. The budgeted selling price was $110 per tire. Actual results in August 2012 were 2,800 tires manufactured and sold at

Three Phases of Program Design

Companies need to have an effective training program in place to motivate employees to obtain new knowledge and learn any new skills required to effectively complete the duties required for their jobs. An organization must perform an adequate needs assessment and choose the delivery method, face-to-face or online, that best suit

Calculating the Expected Completion Time

The following information has been gathered for a project: TIME ESTIMATES (DAYS) Activity Immediate Predecessor(s) Most Optimistic Most Likely Most Pessimistic A ---- 6

Process Management Statement

Which one of the following statements is best about process management? Select one: a. Creating a more capital-intensive process tends to reduce the fixed cost and raise the variable unit cost. b. Economies of scope mean that a process should be devoted to a single product or service to achieve high volumes. c. The tradit

Conducting an Internal Analysis

There are several ways to conduct internal analysis (ex. benchmarking, analysis of historical performance, etc.). Need assistance in selecting one, describe it, and apply it to a corporation (ex. find a company that has effectively used it) in 200-300 words.

Ripple Effect

◦ What is the positive effects of modern popular culture and its texts on society. ◦ Determine whether media affect society or society affects media.

Reciprocity and Exchange in Insurance Industry

Using State Farm, what would be three potential issues regarding Reciprocity and Exchange? How does the reciprocity and exchange process affect the insurance industry environment and the on-going internal/external business relationships?

5 Stages to Solving Complex Problems

Wheatley proposes five stages to solving complex problems. From a managerial perspective, reflect upon a situation you have experienced or are currently experiencing that involves conflict in your work environment. Consider applying Wheatley's model to your professional situation. Would this model be effective in resolving your