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Custom creativity at work

I need help with the following assignment: Imagine that you are an independent consultant that was hired by ePrize to evaluate its culture of creativity. You have been asked to report your findings, including your assessment of the CEO, at their next company "huddle." To prepare for this assignment, complete the following ac

Blogs & Wikis

"Blogs" or web logs provide an easy way for people to post opinions on any subject - including work-related issues or individuals. Some businesses have established their own blogs, often written by the CEO. Some companies have fired or disciplined employees for what they say on their blogs. The best way to handle these concerns

Organization Development Consulting Effectiveness

After viewing the 3 youtube links, would you write 2-3 pages in which you discuss the similarities and differences between internal and external consulting? The Deloitte Consulting Internship Experience: How Far Will You Take It? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9qHZ3789qk Internal Consultant - mcmmeislin.com http://ww

Benefits for Part-Time Workers

In 300 words, argue for or against the hiring of part-time workers based on the issues surrounding providing part-time workers with benefits. Assuming that the firm should offer benefits to part-time workers, recommend which benefits should be offered. Provide your rationale.

Case Study: "Startups Born with Conflicts"

Read the case study "Startups Born with Conflicts" from the book "Case Studies in Project, Program and Organizational Project Management" by Dragan Z. Milosevic. The company Northwest FCV is a new startup in an automobile assembly business. It has organized a task force to identify and resolve conflicts. Discussion items

Tacit and Explicit Knowledge.

Provide three examples of tacit knowledge; provide three examples of explicit knowledge. Discuss how you might use this knowledge.

Confidence in Simulation Results

Scenario: A project team developed a detailed construction plan that includes activities with uncertain duration's, including precedence constraints. The plan was simulated 10 times, and using a significance level of 0.05, the expected project duration was found to be: - 365 ± 47 days In other words, the true mean duration

Total Cost Analysis for Supplier Selection

5. The Burdell Wheel and Tire Company assembles tires to wheel rims for use on cars during manufacture of vehicles by the automotive industry. Burdell wants to locate a low-cost supplier for the tires he uses in his assembly operation. The supplier will be selected based on total annual cost to supply Burdell's needs. Burdell's

Which location would you recommend based upon weighted score?

A manufacturer's research and development center must expand by building a new facility. The search has been narrowed to five locations, all of which are acceptable to management. The assessment of these sites is being made on the basis of the five subjective location factors that follow. Management has agreed to use a five-poin

Healthcare - Licensure, Certification and Registration

The general public typically uses the terms licensure, certification, and registration interchangeably when referring to medical professionals. However, each term has a specific and important meaning with regard to regulating medical occupations. Explain the meaning of these terms, and relate the important differences among them

DoD Contracting

James will award a service contract when he signs the Standard Form 33, with the contract attached. James documented his best-value award decision. James also notified successful offeror, documented that he would serve as the administrative contracting officer (ACO), appointed a contracting officer's representative (COR)/qual

Importance of the Strategic Management Process

- Describe the primary components of a strategic management process, and indicate why a strategic management process is needed for a company. - Research at least one company and describe the strategic management process that the company uses. ( Walmart) - Include references

Management - Organization Information

A. How does your organization manage inventory? B. How do costs affect inventory size? C. What two basic questions must be answered by an inventory-control decision rule? D. What impact will RFID have on the supply chain? E. What is the role of safety stock in a material requirement planning (MRP) system? F.

Staffing Factors and Training Problems

Discuss the following scenario and associated questions. You're the supervisor of employees' whose task is to assemble tuning devices that go into cell phones. You find that the quality is not what it should be and that many of your group's tuning devices have to be brought back and reworked; your own boss says that "You'd bette

Investigating Drive-Through Services

1. To get the best deal on a CD player, Tom called eight appliance stores and asked the cost of a specific model. The prices he was quoted are listed below: $ 298 $ 125 $ 411 $ 157 $ 231 $ 213 $ 304 $ 272 Find the Standard deviation 2. When investigating times required for drive-through service, the followin

Strategic Choice and Evaluation for Barnes and Noble

Hi, I need assistance generating ideas to construct a paper, of no more than 1,400 words, that evaluates the alternatives that the organization I have chosen (Barnes and Noble), must consider to realize growth. I also need to identify the best value discipline, generic strategy, and grand strategy for the organization and recomm

Workplace Benefits at SAS

Watch the 2 videos then answer the question in one page. What did you learn from the story? Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ebIGpZIWI Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SCxJTmS1Eo

Panera Bread Company and The Tata Group

1. St. Louis-based Panera Bread Company operates and franchises more than 1,200 bakery-cafes in some 40 states under the Panera Bread and St. Louis Bread Company brands. Its mission statement, "A loaf of bread in every arm," reflects the company's purpose and its passion. Discussion Questions: 1. What corporate, competitive,

Substance Abuse Mitigation

Substance abuse may include alcoholics and drug users; their behavior will be different than other workers on the job. In what ways can alcohol and drug use affect job performance and career success? What are some ways that employees with alcohol and drug problems can deal with their problems? In your opinion, what can employers

Contemporary Social Problems and the Workplace

Respond to the following questions: Among twin-income and dual-career families, do you think there will ever be an equal sharing of household work? Why or why not? There has been some indication that women voluntarily assume a larger share of household responsibilities because they feel that their male partners do not perform th

Listing critical paths and durations

An important client of RoboTech has asked for a redesign and redevelopment of one of RoboTech's industrial robots. The client wants to see a demonstration, a technical proposal and a cost proposal as soon as possible. The project team at RoboTech has identified the tasks involved as indicated in the table below. The activities

Mean, Median and Mode Calculations: Find the Mean Retirement Age

1. Last year, nine employees of an electronics company retired. Their ages at retirement are listed below. Find the mean retirement age, to the nearest year. 65 67 64 70 71 63 62 64 75 2. A store manager kept track of the number of newspapers sold each week over a seven-week period. The results

Operations Management - Questions

Answer the following questions in detail. 1. Explain how operations management helps to reach an organization's goals and objectives. 2. The operations management works with three main areas: management decisions, function and process. Explain why managers need to understand what is operations management. 3. Define the

Applying Critical Thinking to Work-Related Decisions

- Provide an example from your personal experience in applying critical thinking to a work-related decision. - Discuss the importance of critical thinking in that decision-making process. - Discuss the benefits of critical thinking in that decision-making process.