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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

Behavioral Challenges

Some people argue that consumer behavior is all emotional, and some that the behavior is all rational. Explain some of the rational considerations consumers have when considering purchasing a new home. Now explain some of the emotional factors. Which do you think is stronger?

You work as a seller in a large auto dealership

You work as a seller in a large auto dealership. Your boss is all excited because he found a market research report titled, "What Women Want When Buying A New Car." The boss wants you to include the research findings in your sales presentations. But the report was written in 1974. Write three paragraphs about what problems may e

Management Override

What is management override and do you think that it is an issue that can be easily controlled? Why or why not? I am including a link to an AICPA publication that discusses management override and what audit committee's can do address the risk. There are also great sections on ethical challenges that management faces. (htt

Reebok & The Bis Corporation & American Tool Works cases

Please see case study in attachments and answer the following questions: 1. What are the main problems faced by Reebok? (4 - 6 sentences) 2. Identify at least 6 potential causes of the problems faced by Reebok. 3. Propose at least 4 potential solutions that may help solve the problems faced by Reebok. The Bis Co

Three "P's": Possible, Probable, and Plausible

Trend forecasters, sometimes called "futurists", use three "P's": Possible, Probable, and Plausible. Possible includes the "outliers" on the classic bell curve. Probable narrows the spectrum to the mean, median, and mode at the top of the bell curve. Plausible narrows the probable to those activities or options that humans will

Global Questions for Chinese Technology

Could you provide your feedback to these questions below? 1. China is still ahead in technology than the U.S. and more competitive but growing in the U.S. What is your view on a new world order? Do you think that it would have an effect on other countries that China and the U.S. have relationship with? 2. The Chinese gov

Punishment Philosophies

1) What are the various punishment philosophies within the juvenile court and it processes? 2) How do these philosophies differ from the adult process? 3) What are the sanctions involved, the various legal factors associated with sentencing, and the aspects of the appeal process.

Healthcare Maintenance Organizations: Pro's and Con's

Healthcare maintenance organizations (HMOs) are the most prevalent type of Managed Care. Explain the positive benefits and negative aspects, respectively, of HMO managed care from the provider's point of view "a physician and a healthcare facility"and from a patient's point of view.

Creating a Businesslike Tone in Media

Read the following e-mail message and then (1) Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each sentence and (2) revise the message so that it follows the proper guidelines of writing a business email message. The message was written by the marketing manager of an online retailer of baby-related products in the hope of becoming a r

Implementing an ISO9000 Program

What are the important issues and areas to consider when determining whether to implement an ISO9000 program? What are some of problems that might arise in implementing such a program?

Third Party Supplier Relationship Management

What is the value to the company and the supplier in developing and implementing a Third Party Supplier Relationship Management (3 P.L. S.M.S.) System? How can such a system provide greater efficiency?

Operations Management

Process map the three plan manufacturing processes. Identify waste and then develop a new process map for the future, with estimated dollar costs for combining into one location. The scenario is: Be sure to use all five symbols, Operation, Transport, Inspect, Delay and Store. Raw materials are received at the Minnesot

Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management

You are a development planner working for the Navajo Nation's tribal government in Tuba City, Arizona. You would like to develop a decentralized energy plan that encourages businesses to use individual solar power units. How would you convince business owners to utilize solar power over fossil fuels? How would you encourage them