1. Identify a time in which you worked with a group (work group, church group, school group, etc.) where the experience was unpleasant. Without naming anyone within the group summarize the group's mission and then explain "why" you felt the group didn't live up to its potential. Be specific in identifying issues. 2. What coul
Question 1: Define the three broad purposes for performance management (strategic, administrative and developmental purposes), and provide an example of a situation that relates to each purpose. Question 2: You have just been promoted to manager of your department. Your supervisor has asked that you review the current perform
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: 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Case: Grievance Discussion Case 4: Concealment of Education on a Job Application
"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
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
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
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.
Do you believe strategic management should be more a top-down or bottom-up process in a firm?
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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'
List ways that consumers would use less if the price of water were raised. Demonstrate that water has a downward demand curve like all other commodities. What is the elasticity of water demand?
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
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
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