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Changing in Management Practice

Please critique the following article: Child, J., Pitkethly, R., & Faulkner, D. (1999). Changes in Management Practice and the Post‐Acquisition Performance Achieved by Direct Investors in the UK. British Journal of Management, 10(3), 185-198. Identify methodology, gap and key findings.

Range Values for Foreclosures

Filings By Est. Market Value—The number of foreclosures that have received either a Notice of Default or Notice of Sale, shown in columns arranged by the estimated market value of the property in foreclosure. Foreclosure Outcomes—After the filing of a Notice of Trustee Sale, there are only three possible outcomes. Fir

Syphilis Infant Mismedication Error

A woman with a history of syphilis birthed a child and it was decided that the hospital would treat the baby from congenital syphilis. The prescription was wriiten for one dose of "Benzathine Pen (penicillin G150, 000U IM". However, the staff attending the mother were unfamiliar with this brand of treatment and therefore did

Counterproductive Behavior in Managers

1. Consider the relationships between organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) and counterproductive behaviors. Give an example of a situation you have observed where one of the OCB factors contributed to a counterproductive behavior. 2. Discuss some ways that managers can misbehave.

improve efficiency

An operations manager needs to be efficient. What means are used to improve efficiency?

Training and Performance Gap

See the attached file. 1. Training is not always the answers to a performance gap. Identify and explain four other possible causes of a performance gap (20) 2. When analyzing training needs at the organizational level there are a number of different types of review. Identify and explain TWO (20) 3. What questions might

Disaster Scenario Planning

Natural and human made disasters such as hurricanes and workplace violence can disrupt business operations. Is having a plan to have business continuity enough? Or is it also important to practice the scenarios and go through the plan before disaster happens?

Fire Prevention and Juvenile Fire Starters

What are the four "Variables That Affect Statistics" (fire statistics) from country to country? Discuss and explain these statistics. Juvenile fire setters are a major problem in our society. Studies have indicated a high percentage of fires are set by juveniles. What can communities do to help address this issue? Please prov

A Manager's Methods to Communicate Member Roles and Responsibilities

Project managers seldom have organizational authority to directly control the cross-functional team members they lead; instead, they rely on their attitude and expertise to guide team members. What methods may a project manager use to communicate member roles and responsibilities? How will a project manager know if these methods

Communicating an Emergency Response Plan

A company develops an emergency response plan to be used in the event to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes and human disasters such as explosions, brownouts or workplace violence. What is the value of such a plan? How might the Human Resource Manager/professional communicate this value, and "roll o

Advantages in Short Cycle Time Development

What are the advantages and disadvantages of short cycle time development? Do these mitigate the decision to outsource? Please see the following article for reference: Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2004). Short cycle time systems development. Information Systems Journal, 14(3). Retrieved from Business Source Premier

Common causes and special causes

Please help with the following problem involving business management. Provide at least 100 words in the solution. Explain the terms 'Common causes' and 'Special causes'? This entry defines common cause variation and how it affects the natural development of projects. It also discusses what special causes are and explains

traditional triple constraints of time

Please help with the following problem. What are the triple constraints in a Traditional Project Management Framework? What are the triple constraints in a Theory of Constraints Framework? Describe the relationship between the two sets of constraints, if any. When managing a project, ideally, each resource is focused on one

Product Design and Capacity

Please help with the following: How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Below is a description of the product in question: Monique Food Processing Company produces light snacks that can be heated in a microwave. The following steps are included in the process: Steps Description

How a Mentor and Orientation can Assist Career Development

Propose three ways that a mentor and a new employee orientation can assist employees with their career development. Evaluate the following criteria, in order of importance to you, in regard to the workplace: material wealth, success, career satisfaction, and work-life. Determine whether or not you believe there is a way to ba

Malescowski - Southern Discomfort

1. Analyze and describe the issues faced by Malescowski and the company and the reasons for these issues. 2. Describe a strategy for changing things that would help resolve the situation at hand. 3. Describe a strategy for changing people that would help resolve the situation at hand. 4. Put yourself in Malescowski's place an

Program Evaluation Model Used in Lack-of-Safety Scenario

Please help to describe a scenario where program evaluation could be used effectively within an organization. I chose the lack of safety procedures set in place, which includes: - Very little training and lack of involvement with OSHA - No safety equipment provided by employers, such as back supports - Substandard equipment

Special Needs Children and Curriculum for Toddlers

Could you please provide guidance on how I might add information on special needs children to my business plan and how I will accept them into my daycare facility? Also, how might I create a curriculum for toddlers in an all-day daycare program?

Changes in the Workplace

Discuss your experiences with changes taking place in a workplace. Did your employer take steps to manage that change? Was the change implemented without any major challenges or resistance? If everything did not go as well as possible, what should have occurred that didn't? Or, what occurred that shouldn't have?

The Need for Control in Organizations

1. How will a leader balance the need for control against the unintended consequences controls create? 2. Which one from the 10 commandments of innovation do you believe to be most important to a organization? Why? Which of these do you believe your organization is already performing well? Why?

Rankings and Forced Ranking Systems

HRM 538 "Performance Management" Week 8 Discussion 1: "Rankings" 1. Compare and contrast forced, absolute, and relative rankings. Determine one pro and con for each. 2. Evaluate the pros and cons of a force ranking. Determine whether you are for or against a force ranking system. Week 8 Discussion 2: "Forced Ranking System

What are current issues facing CEOs?

A world of interconnections, fast pacing, constant change and systemic impatience. Given that frame, what are some of big issues facing CEOs and organizations. Which ones do you think are the most problematic in terms of impacting strategy?

Business Development Question

The owner of Work Now, a nonprofit job referral agency, has asked a few of his employees (you) for help and recommendations. In the current economy employers seeking to fill professional positions are reluctant to hire applicants direct to full-time. Instead they prefer to hire though temporary agencies (like yours) so they can

Active Listening and the listening processes.

Active Listening is very important for leaders and employees. The 6 stages of the Listening Process are: 1.) Hearing, 2.) Focusing on the message, 3.) Comprehending and Interpreting, 4.) Analyzing and Evaluating, 5.) Responding, and 6.)Remembering. Select the phase you feel is the most important. Please explain your answer. T

Counterproductive Work Behavior and Tools to Mitigate Behavior

HRM 538 "Performance Management" Week 7 Discussion 1: Counterproductive Work Behavior" 1. Rate the types of counterproductive work behaviors and speculate which one occurs most often. Provide a solution to this behavior. 2. Think about counterproductive work behaviors that you have witnessed or heard about. Determine how th

Nuclear Plant

Your company is planning to construct a nuclear power plant in Oregon. Why is stakeholder analysis important as a precondition of the decision whether or not to follow through with the plan? Conduct a stakeholder analysis for a planned upgrade to a successful software product. Who are the key stakeholders?

Suppliers and Forecasting

1. Should a firm attempt to have fewer or more suppliers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? 2. Calculate and answer parts a through d. Include all calculations and spreadsheets in your post. Explain why the moving average method was used instead of another forecasting method. What might be another fo