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Effective Training and Four Levels of Evaluation

What is the relationship among the four levels of evaluation? Would you argue for examining all four levels if your boss suggested you should look only at the last one (results) and that if it improved, you would know that training had some effect? Explain your answer fully. There is a 200 word minimum response required.

Making the decision to obtain an MBA

Discuss the reasons for and against going to school to obtain an MBA. Use research and references to support your points and establish the standards you used to assess the credibility of your sources. In your conclusion, explain how your arguments for and against an MBA have informed your own personal decision with regards to go

PORTS: Luxury Brand Case Analysis

Read the case "PORTS: China's Walk on the Global Luxury Fashion Boulevard," by Gerald Yong Gao, Jiangyong Lu and Hung-Gay Fung from the Asia Case Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. (1) What are the characteristics of a luxury brand? How do marketers segment the luxury goods market and what is the implication fo

Public Policy and the Growth of Managed Care

Describe how public policy has impacted the growth of managed care. Choose two examples, one from the state government and another from the federal government. Which organization do you believe is more restrictive in its policy?

Organization Development Consultant

- Explain the relationship between generalization and specialization in the consulting industry - Identify and describe two primary drivers that have been pushing the consulting industry. - Describe the two models of international structure that have had an influence on the consulting industry. - Discuss how to build a consul

Location Planning and Analysis

A small producer of machine tools wants to move to a larger building, and has identified two alternatives. Location A has annual fixed costs of $100,000 and variable costs of $13,000 per unit; location B has annual fixed costs of $300,000 and variable costs of $8,000 per unit. The finished items sell for $18,000 each. a. At w

Purchasing & Supply Management

Explain the role of Purchasing and Supply Management in new product development as well as development of specifications and a standardization program. How can cross-functional teams be used in the creation of specifications for new products as well as procedures and processes for establishing and maintaining an effective standa

Product and Process Layout

What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization's current layout? Is the product and process layout appropriate? What challenges have been faced as a result of the current layout?

Letter to Address a Rude and Unprofessional Instructor

Who can I talk to regarding the instructor for AC410B, Intermediate Accounting II, Mr. Glenn Daniels? His work attitude in the class or/online is very unprofessional. For an example, I have a busy work schedule and I have posted weekly discussion early sometimes. This week for discussion I posted early and a few days later Mr.

Components of Internal Analysis

Use "The Seven-S Framework" (listed below) to examine a firm with which you are familiar and address how the firm stacks up in respect to the "qualities of excellence" (listed below). Does alignment with this list help explain why the firm is currently successful or unsuccessful (use any metric you think is appropriate to judge

Organizations - Training and Needs Analysis

Hello, can someone help me with these questions? A short assessment please and thanks. 1. How would the training differ in a company that is primarily research and development compared to one that has a dominant product presence? How would it be similar? 2. What do you think are the most common concerns for organizations aft

The solution is for a two-part textbook question that discusses the good and bad of mixing business and pleasure; along with my writing skills can not be overlooked. Leaning on friends or family for a business decision may result in a positive outcome, or forever change the personal relationship. Writing is an essential skill that should never be overlooked. Each question is answered in over 200 words; the collective solution is about 450 words.

The textbook questions posed by the student were: 1. Never mix business with personal matters "it just leads to damaged relationships, poor business decisions, or both." In what ways might this be a fair statement? In what ways is it unwise advice? Provide examples to support your views. 2. A fellow student says, "So, I'm

Organizations and Web 2.0

1. How can organizations enhance cooperation using Web 2.0 applications? 2. How can companies manage their Enterprise 2.0 strategy and deal with potential pitfalls associated with Web 2.0? 3. Explain how organizations can enhance collaboration using Web 2.0 applications.

Compensation Case Study

Go to www.salary.com and select at least four jobs to analyze. Select at least three cities for each job. You can use the same three cities for all four jobs. Answer the following and show the salary data: 1. Which jobs are paid more or less? Is this what you would have expected? Why/why not? What factors could explain the diff

Leaders using Alignment

1. How can leaders use alignment to communicate effectively with key stakeholders? 2. How can you use alignment to increase effectiveness as a communicator?

12 Angry Men (1957) Negotiation Questions

Require about three pages per juror in the same outlined format not an essay format. Use APA format for in-text citations and references. Video available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0NlNOI5LG0 Juror #8: Character played by Henry Fonda a) What was the primary premise of his negotiations approach? b) How di

Literature Review: Motivating People to Exercise includes bibliography,problem statement, conclusion and annotated bibliography. It is detailed and includes proper formatting.

A Literature Review is the first major portion of a research study paper. Frequently a review of the literature is a standalone paper, and it will be until it is incorporated into the final research paper. A review of the literature details what is known about a particular subject. There is a bias toward new information and

Business Discussion Questions

1. You are a busy partner in a legal firm and an experienced secretary complains of headaches, drowsiness, dry throat, and occasional spells of fatigue and flu. She tells you she believes that the air quality in the building is bad and would like something to be done. How would you respond? 2. What opportunities and potentia

Building a Business Around the Production Concept

Jobe Smith has decided to build his manufacturing business (lawn mowers in the U.S.) around the production concept. If this approach is taken, what will be Mr. Smith's primary areas of concentration as he builds his business? What issues might Mr. Smith face in deciding to go with this concept as he builds his business?

Estimate at Completion Problem

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Do the results justify the conclusions?

A few random results for you to ponder...do the results justify the conclusions? Why or why not? Give a reason why the conclusions don't necessarily follow from the statement. 1. In the NFL, teams win more often when they score 13 points than when they score 14. Thus, scoring points is bad. 2.Often when people use regress

Personnel and Organization Policy

Scenario: You are currently employed by a national Auto Parts retail chain. You started out as a customer service representative and have moved your way up through the ranks to store manager. Recently your company has indicated that they wish to promote you to District Manager, however, they want you to find your replacement as

Forecast Methods and Calculations of MAD/MSE

Consider the data in the spreadsheet. 1. Use the three forecast methods: single moving average of period 3, single exponential smoothing with smoothing constant 0.5, and a third-order autoregressive model, to forecast the data for the next month. 2. For each of the three methods, calculate MAD and determine which is the b

Job Design & HR Planning

1) Would you be more or less attracted to an organization that used online recruiting only? Explain your answer. 2) How do you feel about being limited to "what's in the box" on a standardized application? 3) Are there any methods adapted for online screening? 4) What are the legal implications for using a standardized

Advantages and Disadvantages to Managed Care

This is a follow up question to the other question I asked you. But given that it requires more research I am posting it as a separate question for credit purposes. What do you consider the greatest advantage to the managed care provider network relationship? What are the disadvantages? Citations and references please.