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What is the purpose of life 'Getting and Spending' or 'Loving and serving' ?

Write a rebuttal to the article using valid arguments and supporting data. In the rebuttal, offer an analysis in which you do the following: -Analyze the reliability, credibility, and validity of the data used by the author. -Identify any logical fallacies in the argument. Make sure that you posted/ attach the article. In

Assessing the way training is used in the change process

Assessing the way training is used in the change process: Reflect on either an organization-wide change or a change targeted at a particular department or unit in your organization. Consider the following points and then make a brief assessment of the way training was used to help achieve change: -Was there any evidenc

This post addresses how to report various items.

Management Reporting. For each of the following issue, classify them according to whether they will be (1) included in management representations if material, (2) Included in management representations regardless of materiality, or (3) not included in management representations. a. Management acknowledgement of its responsibili

Threaded Discussion

Full Factorial or Fractional Factorial? Why would you want to use a full factorial design versus a fractional factorial design? In other words, what types of situations are best for full factorial and which ones are best for fractional factorial. Provide an example of type of situation.

Treaded Discussion

Control Chart Examples Cite an example of your personal experience with control charts. Use the classic questions of journalism to elaborate your answer: who, what, why, when, where, how? If you have no direct experience with control charts, cite an example of where control charts could help to improve processes.

Scatter diagram

Oregon Fiber Board makes roof liners for the automotive industry. The manufacturing manager is concerned about product quality. She suspects that one particular failure, tears in the fabric, is related to production-run size. An assistant gathers the following data from production records. Please see attachment for questi

Resumes or CV

1. The purpose for each type of resume, how they differ, and when you personally would use each type of resume or CV. 2. Identify the primary type of resume and /or CV you expect to use in your job search and career progression. 3. Explain how often a resume and /or CV should be updated (Support your answer). 4. Choose a or

Management questions

Part B - You decide to use more sophisticated methods to forecast future sales. Prepare a linear regression and exponential smoothing forecast (with alpha = 0.2) for the data (assume that the initial forecast is equal to the average of all demand data). Calculate the mean absolute deviation (MAD) and tracking signal (TS) for eac

Personnel Management Case Study

"Adobe Consulting Services (ACS), a provider of HR software application systems, prides itself on the variety of benefits it offers employees. In addition to healthcare, pension, and vacation benefits, the company also offers an attractive family-friendly benefits package including flexible schedules, child and elder care assist

Expanding an Organization Problem

Suppose 5 years have passed and your organization (Specialty Care Clinics for Children) is looking to expand overseas. You have chosen to enter the India market who has unmet demand for your service. Would the price be more or less than what you charge domestically? Will you hire domestically or outside the country?Why? W

ROWE: Results Only Work Environment

Case Study: Best Buy is a large national retailer with many full-time and part-time employees in more than 1,000 stores. Beginning several years ago, Best Buy has made major changes in its work schedules. Rather than emphasizing fixed hours, Best Buy increased use of flexible work hours in its corporate headquarters and stor

Employee Retention Rates in Car Dealer, Industry, Job Level

Select a (Car Dealer) as a retail organization to serve as the basis for this assignment. Investigate the employee retention rates at the industry, retail category, and job level. Prepare a summary of your findings. Comment on whether attrition rates in the retail industry are higher than other industries and explain why.

resistance to change

Understanding and managing organizational change presents complex challenges. Planned change may not work, and at the root of it all is "resistance". Please address the following: When Jorge Maldonado became general manager of the local civic recreation center, he realized that many changes would be necessary to make the f

What would be the best way to contact the hiring manager?

You recently heard from a friend at ABC Company that there will be a managerial position opening at the company within the next two weeks. The position has not yet been posted but from what your friend has explained this could be your dream job. Your friend gives you the name of the hiring manager for that area (Mary Smith) b

Misconceptions about Training and Development

Address the misconceptions in the following assertions: 1) Training is not valuable. It doesn't teach information that help managers drive the business.  It is an expense - not an investment. 2) Anyone can be a trainer. Give me some PowerPoints and I'm ready to go. Anyone can get up there and talk for an hour or two. 3) T

Training at Pal's Sudden Service

Read and respond to the Training at Pal's Sudden Service Applied Case Study in a 3-4 pages of notes in accordance with APA guidelines. Be sure to thoroughly respond to the case study questions and support your interpretation with evidence.

Goverment-led training initiatives

1. Write a note on 'Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA)' and 'National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)'. 2. What led the UK government to launch and develop the 'Learning & Skilling Initiatives' competency schemes for their labour market? The emergence of Human Capital Theory viewed HRD as an investment as per the

Design of Experiments or Multiple Regression

Why would you want to use Design of Experiments rather than Multiple Regression? In other words, what situations are more suited for DOE and which ones more suited to Multiple Regression? Provide and example of each type of situation.

Gaming Hospitality Opinions

1.) Why do you think various forms of gambling have been popular throughout history? Do you think the popularity of gaming in the U.S. is related to our culture? Are Americans gamblers by nature? Give specific examples to support your opinions. 2.) What event had the most significant effect on the public opinion or the legal

Clock Speed

The manufacturing process utilizes technology clock speed for the manufacturing of a product or good. What is clock speed, and in what ways may clock speed differ and what products are manufactured under a particular clock speed?

Expected US GDP growth rate going forward

Address the expected US GDP growth rate going forward to the local chamber of commerce giving business leaders an outlook of our economy going forward based on recent history and expected future conditions. Include current trends, forecasts and stats along with describing how the GDP is determined and how to intrepret it.

Global Operations Management for Bit Technology, Inc

Consider the following scenario and respond to the questions that follow. A new firm, Bit Technology Inc., is deciding where to locate its facilities internationally. - If this firm is a high-tech manufacturing firm, what resource and operational factors should be considered in this decision? - How might the organization'

Business owner as a competitive entity or remain

1. Would it be wise to keep up as a business owner as a competitive entity or remain where one is and perfect it slowly? 2. As a group do you think gender equality is well accepted in the US? Think about the differences between small town Iowa, backwoods Louisiana, and Berkeley, California. Think they are different or similar

Strategic Management- Organization Structure

Evaluate the decision-making process and its effect within the context of increased competition for health care dollars. Keep in mind that true strategic management and planning involve the ability to create the vision for health care delivery in the future and the skill to then align the resources necessary to achieve that visi

This post addresses the multi-generational workforce.

There are now at least four generations in the workplace at one time. They are: the traditionalist (born prior to 1946 and retirement eligible); baby boomers (born between 1946-1967); generation X (born 1968-1980); Generation Y (born in the 1980's). The Millenials will be joining the workforce in another 10 years. The Millenials

Negotiation and Bargaining Differentiation

1. Differentiate between types of negotiation outcomes (cross-cultural negotiation) 2. Determine strategies and tactics for distributive bargaining 3. Determine strategies and tactics for integrative negotiation

Mattel lead toy recall

In regards to the Mattel recall of lead found in children's toys: What is the best way to ensure the safety of children's toys? Consider how the following groups would answer this question: government regulators (in the U.S. and China); consumer advocates, the toy industry, children's product retailers; and standard-setting