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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

Consulting Experts and Obtaining Estimates

This excerpt gives an overview of what hidden costs are and how they can affect a project's budget. It also provides a brief, but concise summary of what overhead costs are in comparison to indirect costs.

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

Implementing Plan For Change

What would be a good implementation plan for change that would enable Gar Finvold to create a fully competitive computer service within two years?

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

Rise in Accountants in the Job Market

In the near future, there should be a rise for accountants in the job market because companies are afraid of causing an infraction due to the act. Infractions will cost the company a good bit of money as well as damaging the companies name in the eyes of investors. There is a lot to lose now that the act is in place and companie

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,

Analyzing the given investment options

A firm has the following investment opportunities: Project A Project B Project C Investment $150,000 $125,000 $100,000 NPV $30,000 $20,000 $25,000 IRR 14% 11% 13% If the cost of capital is 10% and the capital

Internal Service Functions

Short reflection Essay on Internal Service Functions from Public budgeting in America 5th Edition. Can you apply the concepts to your career? How?

Resistance to Change Amongst Employees

Employees often resist change because: they are often old and old people don't like change. they are low-level employees not capable of understanding change. it is natural to resist change. they were not involved in the process.

Teamwork Effective Model

In the Teamwork Effective Model, ____________ represents the confluence of forces, other than traditional organizational power, that allows a team to operate effectively. a) shared purpose b) shared responsibility c) enablement d) effective teamwork e) empowerment

Various Decision Models

A manager is deciding whether or not to build a small facility. Demand is uncertain and can be either at a high or low level. If the manager chooses a small facility and demand is low, the payoff is $300. If the manager chooses a small facility and demand is high, the payoff is $100. On the other hand, if the manager chooses a l

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.

Writing Persuasive Memos

Draft a persuasive e-mail addressed to Business Division faculty members. Ask them to begin emptying their own desk trash cans weekly into the large dumpsters in the basement. Supply additional plausible details to enhance this persuasive message.

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