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Southwest Airlines' Culture of Human Capital

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Analyze the key elements of organizational behavior pertaining to Southwest Airlines

Begin with a brief background of the company and its industry.
? What are the types of groups that are common in your organization? Create recommendations for successful facilitation of the groups.
? Describe some of the strengths and weaknesses that you have observed in group decision making. What are your recommendations for improving group decision making in your organization?
? Discuss the types of teams found in your organization.
? Describe and explain the goals of the team
? Discuss potential decision-making pitfalls this team might encounter
? Recommend methods this team might use to avoid decision- making problems.

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I have attached some aggregate case study material and an analysis my team and I did on Southwest Airlines a few years back.

On team decision-making, you might consider looking at The Abilene Paradox and Group Think, they are opposite sides of ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides a case analysis of Southwest with particular attention to its optimization of human capital and organizational culture. Several attachments provide support for the analysis including a 26 page team paper completed in concert with the author, with four pages of references (APA format).

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Southwest Airlines strategic diagnosis-- SWOT analysis

Corporate Culture/Leadership Actions for Strategy Implementation. Conduct a SWOT analysis of Southwest Airlines and prepare a report.

Address the following:

1. Discuss the corporate culture at Southwest Airlines and how it leverages its culture to achieve a competitive advantage.

2. Evaluate the company's financial performance by calculating and interpreting the profitability ratios (operating profit margin, net profit margin, return on total assets, and return on stockholders' equity).

3. Identify SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threats) factors affecting Southwest

4. Make recommendations to maximize strength to opportunity pairings, and mitigate weakness to threat pairings.

APA Style, Cite References.

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