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Sales Force Management

1. A petroleum firm with a sales force of 300 people planned to sell its fleet of company-owned automobiles and have the salespeople use their own cars instead. What problems are involved in this change? What actions should the petroleum firm take to address them? 200 word 2. As a sales manager for HighRising Company, Rocky F

Health Care Case Study: Expanding Outpatient Surgery Services

Case Study: Although there has been a strong demand for outpatient surgery services during the past year, the ambulatory director has not increased the volume of patients scheduled for services. After receiving complaints from physicians that it takes too long to schedule patients for surgery, the hospital administrator has dec

Two-Way Tables

I need help answering the following questions? Suppose I need to prepare two-way tables of percentages for the following pair of variables. How would you run the percentages? A Age and consumption of breakfast cereal B Family income and confidence about family future C Martial Status and sports participation D Crime Rat

Therapy Session Analysis: person centered therapy

Dr. Roger and Gloria Person Centered Therapy According to the video, please answer the following questions: 1. What are your personal reactions to what Gloria is saying? how does it affect you? what are you feeling as you listen to her? 2. What do you mainly hear Gloria sayi

Recruitment, Selection, and Placement

Please help with the given question: Vincent and Peter are sales associates and are up for promotion to sales manager. In the last five years, on a 1 = poor to 5 = excellent scale, Vincent's average performance rating was 4.7 and Peter's was 4.2. In an assessment center that was meant to stimulate the job of sales manager, on

Video Games as Training Tools

Please read the following article by Business Week's "On the Job Video Gaming" (retrieved from and then answer the questions at the end: Laura Holshouser's favorite video games include Halo, Tetris, and an online training game developed by her employer. A

Explain Expected Value Decisions

What can harm a person in professional settings by being a risk taker? What is an example of expected-value decision rule in a workplace?

Group Behavior in Organizations

1. More than ever, groups and teams are responsible for executing tasks in the workplace. Take a position on the following statement: All organizations should use the group structure as the basic building block for designing and organizing jobs. Provide examples to support your answer. 2. Identify a generic organization (e.g.

AES Corporation: Arguing for the Status Quo:convincing other members of the Board of Directors that changes should not be made and the founders should be left in place. It also describes key policies and procedures that have allowed AES to be successful, and the key strengths, weaknesses and threats AES has faced in past.

Using the article AES Corporation: Rewriting the Rules of Management by Robert M. Grant: The position you argue for will need to be written from the perspective of you as a director on the Board of Directors trying to convince the other directors that your position should prevail. 1) Status quo â?" You should argue for th

Arguments for and Against Getting an MBA

Imagine you are raising and countering objections regarding the decision to get an MBA. Support your point of view as part of countering objections with research. Examples include department of labor statistics, fairly current articles on the impact of education, especially graduate education on earnings. You can also cite a

Training Consultant

Good old Fred Knott, the training consultant, has asked for your help again with his client BINZ, Inc. Help Fred design a training strategy for the employees as well as a way to measure or evaluate the success of such strategy.

Budgeting processes and techniques

A company builds custom yachts for the high-end boating market. They develop and build these custom designs as a single individualized unit. The orders are generated by the marketing and sales department with help from the owners, who participate in the management of the company. Each new order is assigned to a project team whic

Data Preparation and Description.

I have done a small poll asking coworkers where they want to be in 5 years. What I need is more analysis of the data base on 1 of the 4 content analysis types, syntactical units, referential units, propositional units and thematic units. I am attaching my survey results, but I am not sure I understand the content analysis. Da

Kirkpatrick's Training Model

Find an article through ProQuest that discusses Donald Kirkpatrick's Four level Evaluation Model, devised in the 1970s and a standard tool in training circles, and evaluate the value and limitations of the model in practice. How would application of such a model improve training in your organization? What ways could you evaluate

Management: Employer/Employee Regulations

I need help figuring out the following: 1. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act A. applies to all employers B. applies to all employers engaged in commerce with 15 or more employees for each working day for 20 or more weeks in the current or preceding year. C. applies to Indian tribes and government-owned corporations D. no

The Design of Business Research

A pharmaceutical manufacturer is testing a drug developed to treat cancer. During the final stages of development the drug's effectiveness is being tested on individuals for different (1) dosage conditions and (2) age groups. One of the problems is patient mortality during experimentation. Justify your design recommendations thr

Holistic Management Visual Mapping

Hello, I need some assistance with a holistic management topic. A visual map is a process of translating visual thinking onto paper. A visual mapper combines words and images to create a visual record of the spoken and written words - literally revealing the "big picture." I will need assistance visual mapping that lin

Conventional VS Holistic Management

I need some help answering some of the following questions: 1. What is the difference between conventional management and holistic management? 2. What are the possible impacts of both conventional and holistic management on society and the environment? 3. What are some comparative conventional and holistic models? 4. How do

Work Breakdown Structure - (WBS)

A consumer electronics firm is planning an expansion into Milwaukee. Generally, the firm prefers to remodel large existing tenant spaces to suit their needs. After a site is selected from several alternatives, the corporate architect develops plans by reviewing the suitability of existing structure and utilities. A modification

Estimating Price and Quantity of Bricks Using Expected Costs

A building project requires the use of a special brick. a) The most likely brick price is $120.00/ton but this price is volatile and fluctuates. The most optimistic price is $80.00/ton and the most pessimistic price is $180.00/ton. (Note there are 3 data points in for this estimate.) What is the expected price of the bric

OSHA Violations

Dynamic Duo, Inc., opened its manufacturing plant several months ago. The company is owned and operated by two enterprising business students, Jack Richter and Drew Saline, from Poedunk University in Poedunk, U.S.A. The company has 75 employees, most of whom work on the floor of the plant and handle the heavy equipment needed