Explore BrainMass

Business Management

Stakeholders and Change

Being flexible in the early stages of a project is easy, yet stakeholders may request changes at impractical times. What are some strategies you may use to proactively manage changes to a project? How may you communicate these strategies to the project team and stakeholders?

Change Control Boards

Navigate to http://www.project-management-knowledge.com/ and read the entries related to change control boards. What is the function of this board? What are some strategies or communication styles you could use to present unpopular change requests to the board?

Impact of Religion on Business Values

I need help compiling an explanation of an article: http://tinyurl.com/3n7aevv. I can't seem to come up with defining the TIB theory (the Integration Box theory) and identifying its goal. I also need to give an explanation of the Ethics, Expression, Experience and Enrichment. What is an example for each of how the manifest

Case Study: Effectively Managing Maternity Leave

The case study scenario: Four out of seven team members became pregnant around the same time, which is a huge challenge for HR because all had to take maternity leave at the same time. With more and more women attaining higher positions that are more crucial to business operations, how can HR manage this effectively? The

Training and Employee Development

Analyze the effectiveness of your organization's training and development process. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following: Explain the training needs analysis approach that your organization uses to define training needs. Describe the process for capturing needs for individuals, groups, and the wider

Fixed Price Policy

Scott, the salesman for Standard Machine, has just received a call from Joann, the purchasing agent for Occidental Aerospace. Occidental has been one of Standard's largest and most loyal accounts. Following Standard's fixed price policy, Scott submitted his bid at list price, $429K. Now Joann has called to inform Scott that his

Ben's Dilemma: Perceptions, Self-Concept & Self-Esteem

Case Study 2: Ben's Dilemma There are four discussion questions addressed on a scenario in which a student, Ben, is compared to his older brother and begins to act out in school. The solution discusses how others perceive an individual, perhaps unfairly based on what they know of an older sibling, and how doing so can negativel

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Methods

Sample question: Compare and contrast the benefits of using qualitative and quantitative data collection methods as they apply to organizational development (OD), and describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of data collection.

Environmental Sustainability

Discuss the concept of environmental sustainability. Discuss the challenges to sustainability faced by developed, emerging, and survival economies. Do you think the "green" movement is a fad, or is it here to stay?

Evaluating Arguments

Modus Ponens The principle that whenever a conditional statement and its antecedent are given to be true its consequent may be validly inferred, as in: "if it's Tuesday this must be Belgium and it's Tuesday so this must be Belgium" Modus Tollens The principle that whenever a conditional statement and the negation of its co

Employees' Misuse of Work Time

You are the leader of an organization and it has been brought to your attention that some of your employees have been socializing excessively and making personal calls. How would you address the employees' misuse of work time without revealing the employees who brought this matter to your attention, and without causing conflict?

Analysis of Business Models

As a consultant, you are being asked for your views on whether the text model or your choice model is more business friendly? List the strengths and the weaknesses of each model. What are some of the risks associated with each approach?

Ergonomics and Job Design

Isolate a definition for ergonomics. How does ergonomics play into job design? Give specific examples and support your work.

Career Analysis

Section 1 - Your career dreams and your personal definition of career What are your career dreams? What do you hope to achieve in your life, both personally and professionally? What does career mean to you? Write down and explain your own personal definition and compare this with the many different definitions at PPT number

Business Analysis for Mattel Case Study

I need some help with this difficult case study and put this question "What should Mattel do" together. Case study attached. Thanks for all your assistance and I appreciate it. Case Analysis of "Mattel: Crisis Management or Management Crisis" Please read the Case Study titled "Mattel: Crisis Management or Management Crisi

Matching Employees to Jobs

When hiring a new individual, what techniques do you use to match the individual to the right job, and why are these techniques helpful? Once hired, what situational leadership style do you use to work with the individual? Why is this leadership style recommended?

Recommendation of a Simulation Email

Please help me formulate a reply to the letter below: Dear Khalid, Thank you for your email. You really excelled with this simulation and I very much hope it will be great experience for the future. If you are able to write a letter, that would be great. They need to be individual. You are free you write your thoughts

Choosing a Message and Medium of Promotion

NTP, Inc. is coming out with a new type of computerized refrigerator with a flat panel display that accesses the internet for recipes, nutrition information, etc. They have hired you as a consultant to advise them on what their next steps should be. Explain the advice you would give them regarding which group (innovators, earl

Pay Gaps

Consider the following article: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/29/1508421/ledbetter-anniversary-pay-gap/ When does the pay gap for women start and does age group make a difference on the size of the pay gap?

Kotter's 8-Step Change Model

BubbleBath Inc. is a privately owned company with approximately 2,000 employees whose make up is primarily line workers. Management makes up about 20% of the company, with the remaining 1,600 people working to produce the line of bathtubs, hot tubs/spas, and designer fixtures for which the company has become famous. The company

Bottega Veneta and the Brand Extension Challenge

Imagine you are senior manager with the Italian luxury goods house best known for its leather goods with the signature leather-weaving technique called intrecciato. Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966 and grew renown over time thanks to its craftsmanship and the appeal of its discreet, no-logo design, following its tag line "When

Organizing/Reorganizing at GM

GM has gone through a great deal of change in reorganization efforts in the past several years. Part of this restructuring was the result of the company's near collapse several years ago, and the bail out. GM's CEO Dan Akerson has continued to expressed concern about the way GM is organized globally. It is one thing to orga

Obesity Campaigns Report

For two specific campaigns in UAE, research and report: - their background of campaigning in UAE - what the campaign has done so far - any statistics available pertaining to the campaign - if the campaign was successful. If yes, how?

Perceptions and Stereotyping

Please help with a good example of stereotyping that you have witnessed or have personally experienced. Present the event and explain why the stereotyping was wrong or hurtful. For example: After interviewing a male nurse with the Director of Nursing, the staff development nurse asked "So what do you think?" The Director o

Good Management Practices

Discuss from your experience some of the most important components of good project management practices. What is your view on the statement "Most projects overrun their budget?" Give specific examples from your current or past jobs.

Types of Skill Sets Your Project Team Members Need

List the types of skill sets your project team members will need to possess to do the work you outlined. Create a project organization chart as follows: In an organization, individuals possessing these skill sets would likely be assigned to specific functional areas such as logistics, engineering, quality, procurement, sa

Need Help 2

Scheduling is essential to a project's success. Forming a network activity with a visual depiction helps the team understand the relationships of tasks in a project. Two of the most common charts used in project management are the Gantt and PERT charts. The purpose of these charts is to assist with project scheduling and illustr