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Isolated business problems

How do problems in an organization affect other departments or functional areas of business? Can a problem be isolated and not have an effect on other departments or functional areas of the business? Provide examples from your organization or an organization with which you are familiar.

Responsibilities of the Governing Board in Modern Healthcare

Being a hospital or clinic board member these days is a great big responsibility. The membership has perhaps become a more crucial role for the community than ever before. Summarize the key functions of the governing board in modern healthcare.

Terra Cycle: Foundations of Behavior

http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_akamai/robbins/TerraCycle_Foundations_Behavior.html Follow the link to watch the video - and answer the following questions: 1. Elaine Gaughran, Vice President of Human Resources, explains that TerraCycle hires mostly recent college graduates. Why? What are the advantages and disadvantag

Southweast Airlines Personel Retention Rates

Consider the following web site with some interesting statistics about Southwest: http://www.businessweek.com/careers/bplc/companies_46.htm It states that their retention rate after 5 years is 55% (Businessweek, 2013). Is that good, bad or average? What are the top three attributes they look for when hiring?

Innovator's DNA

The Innovator's DNA is a leadership model. Research shows that one third of our innovative ability is genetic, while the other two-thirds is developed over time. True or false?

A Discussion On Corporate Venturing

There are three approaches to corporate venturing; the first is focused corporate venturing, the second is a dispersed corporate approach, and the third is the concentrated venture approach. True or false?

Pornography at work

I need help with writing a disciplinary procedure for the scenario using the outlined detailed description below. Not all is roses at your company. One of your best programmers was just caught looking at pornography on the internet. This has clearly upset one of the owners, who insists that something must be done to stop this

Violent videogames

There is sometimes a perceived conflict between earning profit and being responsible. What should a company do about adding violent games to their product mix? What impact might this have on the various stakeholders for the company? Why might the perception that profits can't mix with responsibility be false? How does this affec

Pygmalion Effect

Discuss the Pygmalion Effect. a. What is the Pygmalion Effect as it relates to leadership and management? b. Why is the Pygmalion Effect important when implementing a Strategic Quality Management initiative or any change initiative?

Team Life Cycle

Discuss (a) the phases of a team life cycle; (b) how to increase a team's potential to survive, be productive, and flourish in the long term; and (c) how and why the team life cycle is relevant to the 5P's Strategic Leadership Model.

Skills and Attributes of a Manager: How to Implement

The case study: Develop a plan for your approach to management that includes the skills and attributes a manager must possess. In this plan, explain how you would implement each function of management in your role as a manager. The solution examples how any successful manager leads by example. Exhibiting the behavior expe

Management Theories

Explain both Bureaucratic Management Theory and Classical Management Theory, including background on the development of each theory. Then compare the similarities and the differences between the two theories.

Project effectiveness: Walmart

Develop methods and tools to measure project effectiveness for Walmart. Books used in class Block, P., & Nowlan, J. (2011). Flawless consulting. A guide to getting your expertise used (3rd ed.). John Wiley & Sons. Wickham, P., & Wickham, L. (2008). Management consulting: Delivering an effective project (3rd ed.). Harlow,

Personnel Dexterity Tests

Personnel tests are designed to test a job applicant's cognitive and/or physical abilities. The Wonderlic IQ test is an example of the former; the Purdue Pegboard speed test involving the arrangement of pegs on a peg board is an example of the latter. A partidexterity test is administered nationwide by a private testing service.

Talent Management System: Attracting and Retaining the Best

The case scenario: What is the definition of talent management? Explain why companies are placing intense focus on attracting and retaining the best talent at all levels of an organization. For a fictitious company, what kind of talent management system would you develop? The solution provides a thorough explanation of w

Writing Memos

Assignment 1: Writing Memos A new company claims it manufactures the best dog food in the market. It employs around 250 people worldwide. After six months in business, one of the company's brands is found to contain harmful bacteria. Overnight, reports start pouring in from all over the country about pets falling sick, some cri

Moral Issues In Business

Please help me with what ethics theory (Kant, utilitarian, egoism, Rawl's, libertarian) that you would suggest for these questions --Downsize in the face of economic difficulty --Export capital for production abroad --Export commodities which have been banned from sale in the United States --Break union contracts in

Supervisory Training: Cost-Benefit Ratio & ROI

The Training Director expects that supervisory training will reduce the cost of grievances and lawsuits filed against the company by 50%. The current estimate of these costs is judged to be $100,000 per year. The director has allocated $2,500 for course development and $500 each for the actual training of 20 supervisors, which i

Compliance-Based Approach

A compliance-based approach is externally motivated. This means that it based on the fear of punishment for doing something unlawful. This is the only element shared with an integrity-based approach. Lastly, for a firm to have a highly ethical organization the following interrelated elements are necessary: role models, corporate

Barrier-free structure

A barrier-free organization is an organizational design where a firm deliberately bridges differences in culture, function, and goal to find common ground. This common ground helps facilitate information sharing and other forms of cooperation within the global firm. True or False

Bases of Power in an Organization

Successful leaders understand that organizations have bases of power, often used by members of the managerial staff. These bases of power include: legitimate power, reward power, coercive power, and information power. Moreover, a leader may influence subordinates through the use of personal bases of power; which consist of refer

Homogeneous units to achieve synergy

A strategic business unit structure is a design where divisions with similar products, markets, and/or technologies are grouped into homogeneous units to achieve some type of synergy. An advantage would be the task of planning and controlling by a centralized corporate office; thus making the task more manageable. True or Fa

Productive Vs. Unproductive Thinking

Considering the concept of productive thinking, provide an example of unproductive thinking within an organization. Detail specific failures in the thinking process and how they could have been avoided.

Why Strategic Management is Important for Success

We all know that people (and organizations) don't plan to fail. Often, they just fail to plan and/or their plans are incomplete and inconclusive. Why would you say the strategic management is "Important to the success of an organization?"

Enterprise Architecture at American Express: advantages/disadvantages

Read the case "Enterprise Architecture at American Express" and answer the following questions;What are the key components of the architecture American Express has created? Discuss twp advantages and three disadvantages of standard enterprise architecture for American Express? How might they address the disadvantages?

A Discussion On Teleworking

1. Does teleworking have to be an all or nothing system? In other words, can periodic - i.e. 1-2 days per week of telework be an effective solution to counter some of the negative aspects/possible drawbacks from teleworking? 2. Consider modern technology and the methods by which individuals interact. Is physical presence real