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Letter and Tip Sheet for written messages.

Your subordinate, Mark Smith has not really delivered. Your boss Helen really does not like him and he has given her some shoddy work. Otherwise Mark has some good qualities. He is punctual, considerate, works well with others, appears ethical and has sound judgment. He is a creative thinker though and this job (supply requisiti

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.

On The Job Training

Do you believe OJT (on the job training) is effective or is it outdated in today's workplace? Please give some specific examples based on your experience.

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

Calculating the break even point in the given case.

Carly sells handicrafts at a country fair. The variable cost to make these is $20 each and she sells them for $50 each. The cost to rent a booth at the fair is $270. a. How much must each be sold to break even? b. How could you reduce this break even quantity? Additionally, draw the break even graph in an Excel documen

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

Linear Programing and Transportation

Consider a transportation problem with the following parameters. TO: A B C D Supply From 1 10 9 8 7 40 2 4 5 6 7 70 3 8 9 10 11 40 Demand 30 20 30 40 a) Formulate

How does the Internet Affect Buying Behavior?

Please help answer the following questions. How has the internet affected your own buying behaviors? Given the effects that the Internet has had on individuals' buying behaviors, how do you think that salespeople's jobs have changed? How should sales managers manage these changes?

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

Toxic Managers

Have you ever encountered a "toxic manager"? How did you deal with the situation?

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

Training Management.

1. What can be done long before the trainee attends training to ensure that the trainee will be motivated to learn? 2. Supervisors often resist taking on the role of coach. What can organizations do to encourage supervisors to be effective coaches?

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

Self-Evaluation: Baxerman & Moorse's Six Steps

Think about a recent business decision you have made that was either a success or a failure. Your supervisor asked you to email him/her a self-evaluation of this decision as part of your yearly evaluation. You are to be as objective and open minded as possible. Analyze your decision using Bazerman & Moore's six steps as a guide:

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

Discipline Decisions in the Workplace

Do you think that your manager should support your discipline decisions in the workplace when you follow his guidelines for levying punishment? Does it make a difference in how you view your boss? If not, why?

Goodwill at Work

What is goodwill at work? What are some examples of goodwill where you work (for you personally, and in your community)? As a worker, is it part of your responsibility to support your employer, and goodwill efforts that your employer undertakes?

Freedom of Speech and Expression on the Job

To what extent do employees retain the right of freedom of speech on the job? Off the job? What about the freedom of expression? Are there limits to an employee's rights to freedom of expression on or off the job? Explain and give examples.

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