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Job Satisfaction Methods

Datotel is a St. Louis company whose name explains what it does. The name combines the word data with the word hotel, and it uses its computers to safely store backups of its client companies' data. It's a fast-growing business, and for founder David Brown, one important challenge has been making sure employees know the company

Find the BEP and total profit in the given situation.

RAZ, Inc. is considering launching a project for a 1 week sale of their patented golf clubs on The Home Shopping Network. They have decided if they can make at least a $1,000 return on the Fixed Costs of $10,000, they will launch the sale. Your marketing research predicted that total sales, at the $10.00 per unit price, would b

Macroeconomics: Spring Break Trip Opportunity Cost

You can either spend spring break working at home in Alabama for $100 a day for five days, or you can spend the week in Costa Rica where travel expenses will total $800 (food, hotel, and a plane ticket.) What is the opportunity cost of the trip to Costa Rica? Explain how you determined your answer.

Organization Values

1. Why is it that an organization's values and norms can become too strong and lead to unethical behavior? 2. What steps can a company take to prevent this problem - to stop its values and norms from becoming so inwardly focused that managers and employees lose sight of their responsibility to their stakeholders?

High Performing and Low Performing Organizations

Identify an organization that you believe is high performing and one that you believe is low performing. Give five reasons why you think the performance levels of the two organizations differ so much.

Accidental sharing of information

Accidental sharing of information can occur to anyone and unintentionally. Should staff be permitted to carry protected patient information on their personal computing devices? (Laptops, phones, etc)? How can data be lost if kept on a personal device? (Answer provided in approximately 100 words.)

Protection of Log-in Credentials and Passwords

Your log-in credentials and password are actually your signature and therefore should be protected. What are the consequences for 'sharing' log in credentials? Are there consequences for physicians who share their password / log-in username?

Operations Management - Which came first?

Anyone who has looked under the hood of a car has a good impression of the tasks of operations management. Consider all of the equipment that is crammed into that relatively small space. This raises some interesting questions. Was the space designed first and then all of the equipment (engine, battery, etc.) designed to fi

Job Description - How current and accurate are they?

If you had to make a guess, what percentage of your job description do you actually do on a daily basis? This question is not intended to judge you, but rather to question job descriptions and just how current and accurate they are.

Targeted Recruitment Systems

Many organizations adopt a targeted recruitment strategy. For example, some organizations have targeted workers 50 years of age and older in their recruitment efforts, which includes advertising specifically in media outlets frequented by older individuals. Other organizations tailor recruitment messages for women, minorities, o

Portfolio Management Presentation

You realize that your project management techniques are already instrumental in helping this project be successful, and you anticipate being asked to lead several new projects. Your thoughts turn to information technology portfolio management, a major trend in IT project management. Using the library, find and read articles o

Dynamic Managers

One "skill" that has been mentioned several times during this course is the need for us to be "flexible" in dealing with day-to-day operations. But, as a general rule, most of us prefer structure and order in our daily tasks - and we are not happy when someone we depend on tends to be "flexible." How to we balance these to

Business Research Terms and Concepts

Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts Which type of research designâ?" exploratory, descriptive, or causalâ?"is appropriate for the following examples? Explain why. - The goal of this research is to discover the real nature of the problem and to suggest new possible solutions or new ideas. - A food manufac

Concepts in the field of Public Administration

I am so lost. I just cannot get a grasp of what is expected of me and I cannot understand what is needed. Can someone help explain what is needed for this paper in simplified terms? I need to get this done fast, any help would be greatly appreciated Thank you One of the most important aspects in the study of public admin

Negotiation - Coalitions and Multiple Parties

Q1. What are ways to deal with opposing groups who have more power or leverage? Q2. Compare and contrast the central route to influence vs. the peripheral route to influence. When is each appropriate? Give an example where you have seen or used each. Q3. What is the difference between coalitions and multiple parties? How d

Policies causing problems for certain groups

Dye (2010) stated "Policies that solve the problems of one group in society may create problems for other groups." Present one policy specifically targeted towards one group in society that created issues for other groups. (Answer provided in approximately 100 words.)

Environment Crisis or Hype for the Market

Global warming is a topic that has been on the news. In your own words, do you believe that there really is an environmental crisis or do you believe that there is "hype" to create demand and profits in certain markets? Support your answer with at least three reasons. 200 words.

Training Designer

You are a training designer for a consulting firm and your supervisor has given you the following assignment: training customer service skills for 15 newly hired call center representatives, between the ages of 19-30. Discuss what considerations are important in how you design the training. What approach will you suggest to

Personal Assessment Tip Sheet

Tip Sheet Preparation I just need assistance putting this together this makes no sense to me at all. I am not asking for the assignment to be done or the essay. You helped me with the first part know I just need assistance putting it together • List what you do poorly • Provide suggestions for how to improve •

Hall-way chats are an inefficiency when it comes to operations management

One of the things that is often overlooked is the fact that what we perceive as "day-to-day business" is indeed operations management. Looking at it this way, it usually becomes obvious how much waste there is in "day-to-day business" - hallway chats, non-business phone calls, etc. Are these activities something that shoul

Public Administration, the Citizen, and the Consumer

Hello, I need assistance with the following questions: 1. Describe how your attitude toward public administration and public administrators has changed. If it has not changed, explain why. 2. Speculate on how the course might affect your career or career plans. 3. Will the course cause you to change how you interact with pu

Distributive and Integrative Negotiations

1) Discuss the two different types of negotiation, along with their preparation, strategies, and tactics. In preparation for development and implementation of a strategic supplier alliance which of these types would be most useful? 2) Framing is generally considered the determination of what issues are at stake in a negotia

Motivators Importance to Happiness

1. For you to be able to do anything in life, what are your internal and external motivators? 2. When is each of these motivators more important? 3. Overall, which is the most important motivator? 4. The research concludes that there is a relationship between happiness and motivators. Why is this so?

Public Administration Careers

Hello, I would appreciate assistance with the following questions: 1. Describe the most appealing part of the public administration career. 2. Describe the least appealing part of the public administration career. 3. Explain how the public's perspective on public administration careers in general has changed. Thank

Performance Management System Development

The Hotel Ole's competitive strategy is "to use superior guest service to increase the length of stay and return rate of guests, and boost revenues, and profitability.". HRD Director Sue Smith knows that the Hotel Ole's performance evaluation system is archaic. When the owners started their first hotel many years ago, they went

Concepts and Constructs

I need help with my business research methods class. I have to come up with a scenario and then create constructs and constraints for the scenario. Then I have to explain how they relate to an explanatory hypothesis. My scenario is that female reps are having lower customer defections than the male sales reps. I don't truly un

Discussing Long-Term Care Insurance

Discuss: Long-term care insurance will be needed by an increasing number of Americans in the next few decades. But why isn't it popular now? Are there any problems with the current U.S. system with delivering long-term care? What are they? What is the purpose of long-term care insurance?

Code of Conduct - Change Management Plan

The senior executive team, the Ethics Review Committee, and the board of directors are concerned about successful implementation of the code of conduct that you are developing for ECG. There has been little focus in the past on widely communicated and consistent ethical standards due to a focus on the company's growth and the as