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Coaching to Solve Interpersonal Issues at Work

The case study: Jennifer is the Accounting Department manager for a regional chain of convenience stores. She is a "superstar" with a bachelor's degree, passed the CPA exam, and is really exceptional in her accounting knowledge. She has implemented two accounting procedural changes that have streamlined the work and resulted in

Evaluating and using effective time management

Ralph was the purchasing manager for the northwest region of an electronic assembler. He and his staff were responsible for maintaining inventory for his company's three assembly plants that made various makes of car audio equipment. He had been in his job four years, and in that time his company's sales volume had nearly dou

Fitness Bootcamp Camp Customer Expectations

The most important concepts to be applied: Intention is to investigate the relationship expectations of management and consumers of a outdoor fitness business known as Rebelbootcamp in a non bias manner. The projects main goal will be to highlight how the company conducted its customer expectations. The project layout will be

Rescource Scheduling

Analyze the concept of resource scheduling and evaluating various methods used to schedule resources in project management. Your analysis should include the following: -An analysis of the benefits and challenges associated with resource scheduling -A discussion of at least two methods used to schedule resources and examples o

The impact of the legally required benefits upon additional benefits

1. From the employer's perspective, please assess the impact of the legally required benefits upon additional benefits the employer might choose to offer its employees. 2. In terms of discretionary benefits, prioritize those you believe to be most desirable among today's employees.

Technological Revolutions: Knowledge

Technological Revolutions Do you agree with the assertion that we are now living in the third great technological transformation called the "Knowledge Revolution"? Have computers truly changed our lives so much that we can call this a revolution like the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century?

Resistance at all levels

Write a reflective paper that discusses resistance at three levels: -Individual -Departmental/team/unit -Systems or organizational in general Analyze the various dynamics that account for an apparent inability or unwillingness to learn? How do you identify resistance? How do you overcome resistance as a leader? In analyzin

Stratagic Management Auto Zone

Please help me understand how you would define Auto Zone's industry? Would you include new car dealerships and/or discount stores in the industry? Why or why not?

A Discussion On Organization Design

1. How much do you think it is possible for an outsider to discern about the underlying cultural values of an organization by analyzing symbols, ceremonies, dress, or other observable aspects of culture, compared to an insider with several years of work experience? Select a percentage (e.g., 10%, 70%) and discuss your reasoning.

Letter Sample - Requesting a Community Figure to Give a Lecture

The scenario for the basis of this letter is: Write a proposal letter to a respected community figure asking him to deliver a lecture and dinner speech at an annual festival. The sample letter provided is about three paragraphs, including a brief summary of the Boys & Girls Club as the sample organization with the annual fes

Network activity chart

Develop the network activity chart and identify the critical path for a project based on the information provided below: Activity.......Expected Duration (days).......Predecessor A...............................5....................................---- B..............................10....................................A

Policy Analyst Skills

What skills should a policy analyst use when developing documents to communicate a policy recommendation? How do these skills differ from the skills used to analyze the program? Why might they be more effective?

Code and Cross-Reference Letters

Code and Cross-Reference Letters: Paper records, such as letters, must be indexed and coded properly before filing. A cross-reference should be prepared when a record may be requested under a different name than the one it is filed under. Practice coding letters and preparing cross-reference sheets in this activity. 1. Op

Service and Product Design

The manager wants the production department to be aware of the differences between service and product design when designing and producing the new running shoe. Department members are confused as to how they can design the product with service as a key factor. Complete the following: - Write a memo to the production departmen

Organizing An Interactive Presentation, including a design template

I have been asked to present at a professional organization's meeting and the topic requested was "Twin Technologies-Low-Tech and High-Tech Job Aides" and I am trying to create one version that is interactive for a live audience. Please advise me on how I should organize my presentation.

Role of HR Generalist and Director

1. Chad is interviewing for an HR Generalist. In one of the interview questions, he was asked to explain the terms job description, job specification, and job evaluation, and when to use each. What should his response be? 2. A small business hired you as the new HR Director. ABC has not really done much in this area and wants

Monthly Telephone Records and Costs Using the High-Low Method

The Mays Clinic has the following monthly telephone records and costs: Calls................Costs 2000................2400 1500................2000 2200................2600 2500................2900 2300................2700 1700................2200 Identify the fixed and variable costs elements using the high-low meth

Security and Loss Prevention

You have completed your investigation on allegations against a plant employee of an acquired corporation, Lakes Inc. that is based on the basic information given below. Create a report on the results of your investigation and present final results that your investigation has concluded. The following are the main points of the

Operations Management: Productivity Ratios

1. A computer high tech keyboards producer has an automated assembly line. The cost to produce one unit of a these computer keyboards consists of labor ($15); materials ($35); and overhead ($5). The selling price for these CDs is $75 a unit. A. What is the current total productivity ratio? B. To achieve 10% gain in total p

Plan For Uncertainties

Explain why it is important to plan for uncertainties and how to implement a strategy to address possible risk factors.

Collective Agreements

What should unions and employers do in order to successfully administer a collective agreement? What are some challenges that they face with doing so?

Person Based and Job Based Approach for Job Evaluation

Why would you use a Person Based Approach for job evaluation instead of a Job Based approach and how would you go about obtaining the information for a Person Based Approach? Can either approach be of assistance in addressing the issue of compensation?

Bonuses After Bail Out

Leaders at AIG argued that they were obligated to pay bonuses to executives even after the company was bailed out by the U.S. government because of the company's contracts with these executives. Do you think this is a legitimate argument from an ethical standpoint?

Population Health

Discussing Population Health . It is noted that The US government has taken a proactive role in this arena with the Center for Disease Control preparing a series of Health People initiatives, with the most current being Healthy People 2020. 1) Identify and discuss at least 5 key reasons for managing population health 2) Se

Memo of a pet peeve

Please write a memo about one of your pet peeves using the guidelines from Cialdini, Conger, and/or Bowman. Also, please include why you memo was ethical, using ideas from Cialdini.

Interviews: Evaluation Errors

Evaluation Errors The employment interview process is fraught with pitfalls for the interviewer. Interviewing is a communication skill, and this skill must be mastered. There are many books and articles on how to interview in an organizational context. There is also a lot of information of the Internet. Review books, arti

Suggestions to Avoid Forecasting Errors

You have received a call from the manager of a firm where you helped set up a forecasting system. The manager, Dr. Nancy Waldron, expressed concern that forecast errors, although within the control limits, were too large, and wondered if there was anything else that could be done, or whether they would "just have to live with it