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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

Timing and Production Standards

You have timed your friend Lefty in assembling widgets. His time averaged 12 minutes for the two cycles you timed. He was working very hard, and you believed that none of the nine other operators doing the same job could beat his time. Are you ready to put forth this as the standard for making an order of 5000 widgets? If not, w

IKEA Case Study

IKEA (www.ikea.com) is a nearly $30 billion global furniture powerhouse based in Sweden. With more than 301 stores in 37 countries, the company's success reflects founder Ingvar Kamprad's "social ambition" of selling a wide range of stylish, functional home furnishings at prices so low that the majority of people can afford to b

Electronic Records Management.

What information security issues does electronic records management address? 150 words minimum and please list all sources used.

Work measurement is old hat.

Comment on the following: a. "Work measurement is old hat. We have automated our office, and now we run every bill through our computer (after our 25 clerks have typed the data into our computer database)." b. "It's best that our workers don't know that they are being time studied. That way, they can't complain about us gett

Organization Vision & Mission

What is the difference between a vision and a mission? How do values impact the vision and mission of an organization?

Using EEOC Information to Determine Training Needs

Do you use the information you find on the EEOC website as a way to determine needs for training in your organization? I know there are often "hot button" issues that see peaks in claims being filed with the EEOC. Retaliation and workplace bullying are among the current trends.

Organization's Strengths, Weaknesses and Growth Opportunities

This simple self-assessment tool focuses attention on some of the important areas of innovation management. Below you will find statements which describe 'the way we do things around here' - the pattern of behavior which describes how the organization handles the question of innovation.The score and average scores are as follows

Glass Ceiling & Its' Consequences

What is the "glass ceiling"? What are the possible consequences to an organization that has a "glass ceiling", and how can employee development break it?

Performance Appraisal and Evaluation

Consider how you might rate the performance of three instructors from whom you are currently taking a course. (a) Would it be harder to rate the instructors' performance or to rank their performance? Why? (b) Write three items to use in rating the instructors--one each to rate them in terms of an attribute, a behaviour, an

Casino Management Case

Nevada Laws and regulations Revised Statutes NRS 171.015 Jurisdiction of offense commenced without, but consummated within, this state; consummation through agent. When the commission of a public offense, commenced without the state, is consummated within its boundaries, the defendant is liable to punishment therefor in this

first mover or late mover

Management has called a meeting to discuss which way to go. They want to know if they should follow the "first-mover" theory or "late-mover" theory. You have been assigned the task to develop a neat and organized report for this meeting that will give evidence that describes and discusses either supports or disagrees with these

Intermodal Logistics for American Cities

Some of the problems for many of America's cities over the past decade, and even looking forward beyond the current recession, is that the tremendous expansion fostered by the movement of goods along the global supply chain was unequally distributed. Thoughts? 100 words.

Business Environment Analysis

I am conducting a business analysis on JP Morgan Chase & Co. This assignment entails researching the company's business environment. Review the company's income, balance sheet, and cash flow to determine the financial health of the company. Be sure to compare your company to at least two other companies in the industry. I do

Case Analysis on Strategic Management.

Case Analysis Assignment Read the Harvard Business Case Study for Unit 1: Sind, M., & Yoffie, D.B. (February, 2008) Apple, Inc.(Case Study) Retrieved from the Harvard Business Online website. Prepare a Case Analysis on the topic of Strategic Management and why is it critical to the success of an organization in meeting its g

Professional Application

1. Assess your preparedness for a business leadership and management position based on what you have learned in your graduate degree program. 2. Discuss how you intend to use the degree achieved and how you will represent your knowledge to a future employer.

Self-Service

Please help with the following problem. As we all know, self-service has become more and more the norm. Gasoline stations and buffets, for example, are basically "do it yourself". Some eating places even ask you to clean up after yourself. Is this an example of poor service? Or putting it another way, no service?

Develop a Medical Records Policy

I need help in developing a medical record policy. How do you go about gathering the following information? - The contents of a medical record (example, what information goes in a record) - Guidelines for properly making an entry in a medical record (example, how to do so, how to make a correction, etc.)

Lead Time Analysis

The Gamma Ray Company produces two products, the Gamma Blaster (GB) and the Gamma Disaster (GD). Each product is made from three components: A, B, and C. The Gamma Blaster is made from the following components: A (2), B (3), and C (4). The Gamma Disaster is made from A (3), B (2), and C (1). All other relevant information is pro

The BP Oil Spill: Prevention and Considerations

Select an issue, opportunity, or problem facing your organization. (THE BP OIL SPILL) - What are the research questions? - What are the hypotheses? - What variables are to be considered? - What ethical considerations must you take into account? Discuss the significance, scope, magnitude and feasibility of finding a solu

Service Reminders' Validity

One service that has improved considerably over the past few years is service reminders. Automobile dealers, lawn service providers and even doctors, dentists, and optometrists have initiated email reminders. Some say this is great - others say it's a bit of a nuisance. For example, some say they will take their car in

Public Policy Lifecycle

Explain the Public Policy Life cycle utilizing a public policy you have become familiar with. Discuss how the importance of developing a viable Policy Adoption and what policy makers need to consider when adopting new or amending existing policies.

Decision and Retention Management

Downsizing and Retention Management Despite the objective to retain quality employees, many organizations find they need to lay off workers at all levels of the organization. Sometimes, the downsizing, or Reduction in Force (RIF), can have an undesirable impact on employees who remain within the organization. The primary g

PowerPoint Presentation Creation for Staff Training

Create a PowerPoint presentation with 5 slides - 1 intro, 3 content and 1 conclusion - on a topic that you might do at work. It might be a short training presentation, a sales presentation, a presentation trying to convince management of your proposal, etc. Put the exact text of your talk in the "Notes" section. Once you have cr

Tree Diagrams and Normal Curves

1. Suppose that a couple will have three children. Letting B denote a boy and G denote a girl: a) Draw a tree diagram depicting the sample space outcomes for this experiment. b) List the sample space outcomes that correspond to each of the following events: 1. All three children will have the same gender 2. Exactly two o

Creating a risk management plan

Discuss some of the inputs to the risk management plan and explain their value in identifying risks and creating the risk management plan. * This question is not for a company. This is a general question which I am having difficulty with

"Hardball" Tactics in Negotiation

Q1. What are "hardball" tactics? How do you deal with them? Give an example of one you have observed. Q2. What are the criteria used for evaluating possible solutions? Give an example of how you observed the criteria properly used or how it was not used. Q3. Compare and contrast the three active-engagement strategies. Give