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    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

    Four Factors: The Usefulness of Information

    Discuss the four factors that determine how useful information is to a manager, and give a specific business example of each of these factors in a specific business situation of your choosing. Your tutorial is 250 words and gives an example of the four factors when buying a new piece of equipment.

    Earmark Grants

    When it's Budget Season Nonprofit Financial Management Issues can be found in the debates happening locally and nationally. One of the big debates in recent years in Washington D.C. was around the issue of Earmark Grants. Earmarks were eliminated in the 2011 budget and with all the discussion around the debt ceiling, etc, it doe

    Labeling food that contains GMOs

    What is the process of making GMO's and how is it different from growth hormones? How does technology relate to the labeling of GMO's? What is the percentage of GMO in food that mandates it to be labled as containing GMO?

    Conducting exit interviews

    Exit interviews can be a great source of information by providing managers insight into the reasons why employees have left an organization. Henemann indicates that the first step in conducting an exit interview would begin with ensuring that the interviewer is someone "...who has been trained in how to conduct exit interviews"

    Data for Weighting Business Risks

    1. Many times we make decisions based upon our initial reaction - without reviewing or getting data. What data do we need for CanGo to make decisions? Explain. 2. How might you recommend a company to apply weighting factors to risks?

    Change Control Management

    What can happen if an organization does not have an established change control management process? As a project manager, how would you ensure control management is accomplished?

    Michelin Tires: Utilizing the Scientific Method

    In April 2012, Michelin Tires recalled 77,000 tires for a safety problem. How would you use the scientific method to identify the problem for the Michelin company? Discuss whether using the scientific method is helpful for identifying the safety issue. Your tutorial is 269 words (two paragraphs) and discusses how the scientif

    Critiquing Videos In Strategic Management

    Critique the following five videos. Critiques should include developmental feedback (strong points of the presentation and aspects that may be improved - both in terms of content and presentation style/skills... When suggesting improvements, it is important to provide suggestions as to how an improvement might be made!) A review

    Salaried versus waged

    1. Please list a few examples of how laws affect the wages that employees are paid. It would help if you brought in specific private-sector examples as appropriate. 2. What is your opinion on the quote, "Do laws interfere with or complement an employer's goal of using wage and salary (pay) plans to recruit, motivate and reta

    The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

    Do you see value in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a means of increasing employee self-awareness? Justify your position with support from the text and/or additional academic sources.

    Comparing and Contrasting Writer's Style and Tone

    Compare and contrast the following two sentences, taking into consideration the writer's style and tone: Regarding the prices of our products, respondents to our recent survey were negative. One third of them stated that if they could buy from another supplier, they would. Clearly we are making enemies with our high pric

    Telework programs for for-profit companies

    You are an organizational manager for a for-profit company. Develop a forum post that addresses the following: Can offering employees the opportunity to participate in a structured telework program benefit an organization? Consider the recent controversial decisions by companies such as Yahoo and BestBuy. What advice would yo