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Affirmative action and the theoretical glass ceiling for minorities and women

Affirmative Action encompasses various issues that an organization takes into consideration. AA throughout the history of employment has created and address such issues as the 4/5th rule and the glass ceiling. Choose one of these issues to address: Glass Ceiling: The glass ceiling has been defined as, "The unseen, yet unbrea

Impact of Affirmative Action on Organization

Affirmative action is frequently debated topic. If handled correctly, affirmative action avoids the stigma of being more like reverse discrimination. The stated justification for affirmative action by its proponents is that it helps to compensate for past discrimination, persecution or exploitation by the ruling class of a cultu

Consenting to Sexual Harassment

From the case study, according to her own testimony, Vinson acquiesced to Taylor's sexual demands. In this sense, her behavior was "voluntary." Determine if the voluntariness of her behavior means that she had consented to Taylor's advances and whether it means it was justified. Discuss which court(s) you thought was (were) righ

Managing Operations Vs. Service Organizations

Compare and contrast the challenges involved with managing service organizations against those of manufacturing operations. Discuss which you would rather manage and why. Analyze the four costs associated with maintaining an inventory to determine which appears to be most controllable by any organization. Explain your ration

Channel Management Decisions in Action

For my team project we are a marketing team tasked with coming up with a new product to be introduced at In-N-Out Burger. We chose to incorporate a childrens meal into their menu and we are now working on phase 4 of the marketing plan. I am looking for ideas on how to answer he following question. Analyze the effect of channe

CEO of a successful business: convince the board to hire new CEO

You are the retiring CEO of a very successful business. You plan to leave your current position within one year. As a result, you have developed a four page briefing document that will persuade the Board to hire a new CEO who is a high performance manager. Persuade the Board to hire a high performance manager. In other words, yo

3 page research paper 2

I have also attached the company scenario and here is the details of the question. You, Mike, and Tiffany meet in a conference room to begin to assemble your final presentation. Mike begins, "I think we've done some pretty good analysis on our strategy. We just have to put the pieces together before the final presentation.

Managing Change Projects

Once a change management project is underway, it is important to monitor the progress of the project, make changes as necessary and prepare the organization for the outcome of the change. Discuss the role of the leader in the change process, the different responsibilities that leaders and HR managers have in a change project and

Conducting a Lawful Employment Interview

The article "Conducting a Lawful Employment Interview" is extremely comprehensive in covering the "do's and don'ts" of the interview process. In my opinion, some of the best information is the commonly asked questions which helps to guide an employer from violating any laws and still finding a qualified, fitting applicant for ea

Court Case of Lawsuit

"The Supreme Court has held that the selection guidelines in the federal government's Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures also apply to performance measurement" (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2011, p. 249). Locate a recent court case or lawsuit related to discrimination or unjust dismissal by a performance

Changes in Service and Price in the Airline Industry

Case: Southwest Airlines In October 1994, United Airlines launched "Shuttle By United" to compete directly with Southwest Airlines in nine markets in California and adjacent states. "Shuttle By United" represented United's effort to operate on airline-within-an-airline alongside its hub and spoke route system with Southwest Ai

Public Service System Flyer

As the associate director of staffing services for your state's department of civil service, you must create a flyer regarding the changing public service system. The flyer will be sent to the staffing departments throughout the state to inform the departments of the system's history and potential challenges within the managemen

Management Differences Between Germany and England

Suppose a British computer firm is acquiring a smaller competitor located in Frankfurt, Germany. What are two likely differences in the way these two firms carry out the decision making process? How could these differences create a problem for the acquiring firm? Give an example in each case.

Business consulting

Please help with the below questions 1. Why is defining the problem important in consulting? What framework can you use in defining a client's problem? How would you use such a framework? 2. What is the consultant's role in management consulting? How a consultant could's economic, legal, and moral responsibilities affect

Managing Earnings

I need help with the following Companies often try to keep accounting earnings growing at a relatively steady pace in an effort to avoid large swings in earnings from period to period. They also try to manage earnings targets. Reflect on these practices and discuss the following in your discussion post. Are these practice

Retail business management

Question 1 Critically appraise the concept of retailing from various perspectives,demontrate its impact on any developing country's economy and its special characteristics Question 2 Strategic planning specifically involves adapting the resources of the retail organization to the opportunities and treats of an ever ch

Self-managed teams strategies

In order for an organization to have high-functioning self-managed teams, its leader must be committed to the strategies necessary to develop these teams. In addition to the development process, leaders must also establish strategies to sustain the effort of teams over time, to maintain their productivity and relevance. Ideally,

Training, Development, and Career Management

1. Select one topic that might be important as a training topic in Mercedes-Benz USA. What might be the training method used (online, in-house classroom, an away seminar, on-the-job-training, or other method). Provide a summary description so that your reader has a good idea of the training topic and delivery method you refer to

Report on Machinery / Equipment Hazards

Give a background about workplace. Select 2 items of machinery / equipment that are commonly used at your workplace. This report should be done based on your actual workplace assessment of the machinery / equipment operation and / or maintenance within the workplace. It should evaluate the existing workplace practices with those

Demand Management and Forecasting in Business

Looking into the future is a conundrum: it is both necessary and impossible to do with complete accuracy. From knowing what the weather will be like tomorrow to trying to decide what the stock market will do, forecasting is an activity that consumes a considerable amount of our attention because it impacts our lives so directly.

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Strategic Management

1. In current market conditions, companies need to gain and then maintain a competitive edge over their competitors. They do this by employing a compelling and dynamic strategic management process to create a strategy that helps them achieve their goals before one of their competitors does. What factors make up this process? How

Calculating the project completion time and variance

General Motors is planning a new ad campaign targeted at aging Boomers who seek roominess, comfort and elegance. Based on past experience, Task #1 usually takes days 52. If things do not go as planned, the task will take 74 days. If things go very well, Task #1 can be completed in 40 days. Task #2 usually takes 87 days. Ta

Self-Managing Teams

Today's organizational cultures require highly functioning self-managed teams. In today's organizational cultures it's important that working teams have the autonomy to identify organizational challenges, are empowered to establish strategies for dealing with those challenges, and then are accountable for the outcomes of their a

Management Questionnaire

Your team is tasked with the job of developing a questionnaire for your department on "How responsive is management to your needs?" What five questions would you ask? Why would these responses be valuable for you?

The Role of Financial Management in a Firm

Examine the role of management as it relates to finance in a corporation. In your post, discuss the role of management by addressing the following prompts: -Explain the various aspects of finance that management must understand. -Describe why a manager needs to understand the characteristics and importance of financial marke

Multi-Functional Team Simulation

The simulation requires you to function as a member of a multi-functional team. Consider the role of multi-functional teamwork in business decision making: -What is the purpose of multi-functional teams in business decision making? -How should multi-functional team decisions be made to obtain the benefits of multi-functional

Help desk manager training program

Outline a training program that will ensure that the new manager is properly trained and qualified to perform their new duties. Keep in mind that this person has little or no managerial experience, so they will need to be trained in the policies and procedures of the company, but might also benefit from managerial training throu

Coaching to Solve Interpersonal Issues at Work

The case study: Jennifer is the Accounting Department manager for a regional chain of convenience stores. She is a "superstar" with a bachelor's degree, passed the CPA exam, and is really exceptional in her accounting knowledge. She has implemented two accounting procedural changes that have streamlined the work and resulted in

Evaluating and using effective time management

Ralph was the purchasing manager for the northwest region of an electronic assembler. He and his staff were responsible for maintaining inventory for his company's three assembly plants that made various makes of car audio equipment. He had been in his job four years, and in that time his company's sales volume had nearly dou