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Mental Models/Mindsets That May Inhibit Learning

I need help in identifying two mental models that may be inhibiting learning of students at University of Phoenix. I am working with a team in an online setting; I have attached a chart of diversity factors of my classmates and myself (cultural, work experience, education, age, gender, and non-work experience).

Benefits of the Agile and Scrum Models

Agile and Scrum are two industry buzzwords that most of you, if not all of you, should be familiar with. Do you see any advantage to agile or Scrum methodologies? How does agile differ from the evolutionary model?

Lessons Learned

Why is it called lessons learned? Are there some projects that can be closed-out and documented easier than others?

Environmental Issues - New Belgium Brewing Company

What environmental issues does the New Belgium Brewing Company (NBB) work to address? How has NBB taken a strategic approach to addressing these issues? Why do you think the company has taken such a strong stance toward sustainability?

Communicating for Effective Change

1. What role does managerial communication play in the emergence of an organization's consensus surrounding change? 2. Suggest a communication strategy/plan for communicating a change initiative. If the change initiative involves office cutbacks and workforce reduction, how would you communicate this to the employees? What

Career Goals

- What is your vision for your ideal or perfect career? - What are you doing presently to make your vision of the future a reality?

Computing CP and CPK (Means)

Proper smoking of meat requires maintaining a smoker temperature in the range 200 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Suppose the temperature in my smoker currently varies around a mean m = 210 degrees, with standard deviation s = 4 degrees. 1.Compute Cp and Cpk for this process and interpret. (What does each ratio tell you?) 2.Lea

Face-to-Face and Virtual Presentations

Can you help me get started on the question below? Thanks. Assess and explain the principal differences between face-to-face and virtual presentations. As an attendee or class participant, is seeing and interacting with the presenter of critical importance to you. Why or why not?

Performance Analysis Reflections

Reflect and think about the performance analyses that you have experienced. Recall a time when the analysis was requested and one when it was not but was done as part of the planning or design phase of the work? In what ways did the actual analysis differ? Were the results of that analysis reported back to sponsors differently?

Changes in the Workplace Relative to the Work Employees Perform

1. What changes are occurring in the workforce relative to the kinds of work employees are performing? 2. Discuss what is meant by the term exempt employee and the various exemption criteria established for identifying this group of workers. 3. Briefly describe the three major classes of society and their seven subsets.

Why distribution centers are relocating to second tier interior cities.

Describe the reasons many distribution centers are relocating to second tier interior cities. Assess the advantages and disadvantages these interior cities have relative to access to U.S. markets and to international supply chains. Sowinski, Lara L. (2007, Aug) Site Selection Focuses on Second-Tier Markets. World Trad

Conduct a phone or personal interview with a Training Manager

Conduct a phone or personal interview with a Training Manager. Ask them to describe the role that training and development plays in their company utilizing the following questions: Who conducts the training and how often is it delivered? Who receives the training in the organization and what are the topics? What

Job Enrichment: Increasing Job Satisfaction

Read the article "Job Enrichment: Increasing Job Satisfaction" and complete the questions below. 1.Of the five factors of job design, which do you believe is most important and why? Be specific with identifying the factor and explaining your answer. 2.Think back to a job you have had in the past or the job you currently h

Organizational Management: Decision Making Conditions

Could you please help me get started on paper based on this topic: Based on the principles of organizational management techniques, describe and explain how the conditions, under which decisions are made, have changed for managers in the last 30 years. Are more decisions today likely to be programmed or non-programmed? Explai

Comfort Zone

I need your opinion on the following questions: 1.Think of a situation in your past where you may have been intimidated by another person, whether it is at home, work, or school. Why did you feel intimidated by this person? 2.Do you still feel intimidated by this person? Why or why not? 3.Describe a situation in which you

Public administrators and politics

Many scholars today have derided the fact that partisanship has polarized the political landscape. Do you believe that non-elected public administrators have also been affected by the partisanship reflected in national politics? Do you believe that public administrators should be partisan? Is it realistic to expect that public a

Left and right brain solution

In the book 'A class With Drucker " Cohen (p.63) describes two approaches to problem solving; one is the Left Brain Solution and the other a Right-Brain Solution. What are the differences and similarities in the two approaches? Discuss which one appeals to you the most and how that preference might affect your decision-making as

Number of Bags of Popcorn that Must Be Sold per Day

The college of Business is trying to decide whether to operate a popcorn wagon that will be used to make popcorn to sell between classes in the lobby of Schneider Hall. The popcorn wagon itself would be leased from a local food service company for $2.00 per day. The materials cost (kernels and oil) to pop a batch of fresh popcor

Stopping a process for strategic management, and goals.

From this statement, The role sequence execution plays is to know where change should begin, how does the sequence affect success, and if there were reasonable stopping points, it triggered a question. What kind of signs do you think companies should follow (or when) in terms of stopping a process for strategic management (atte

An Important Life Decision

1. What was an important decision that you made that had significant effects on your life? 2. What have been the main advantages and disadvantages derived from this decision? 3. Every decision to do something is also a decision not to do other things. What did your decision keep you from doing? 4. Considering both the advanta

Cluster Multivariate Technique

Explain the Cluster analysis, how it is different factor analysis and multi-dimensional scaling? Name a real-life company has used the Cluster analysis technique to address a business problem and how might that same technique be used at your own organization?

Big City Sports

Professional sports and big-league cities go hand in hand. Hosting a professional sports franchise is evidence that a city has arrived per-se - that is not simply a large city but a major league city. Moreover, acquiring or retaining professional sports teams has become important in local economic development plans. From your pe

Economy management

Do you believe government efforts to manage the economy usually make things better or worse?

Training and Development in the Workplace

I need some help with the following questions: 1. What are employee oriented styles? 2. What are the specific problems that are associated with development of executives, and why does coaching seem to deal with these problems?

Terms for Linear Optimization

Explain the following terms: optimization, objective function, optimal solution, constraint, constraint function, feasible solution, and binding constraint.

Miscommunication Types in Organization

In every single type of organization, especially a health care organization, communication is extremely important and the necessity for communication to be correctly transmitted and received is vitally important. Miscommunication can lead to wasted time and money. What we need here is clear effective honest communication? In the