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Organizational Behavior: Motivation for effective training programs

Use the expectancy and reinforcement theories of motivation (and optionally, any other motivation theories that you believe may apply) in order to answer the following questions: 1. Explain why employees in an organization may not be motivated to perform well in a training program, and 2. Suggest improvements in the program

Financial management of portfolio or programs

Investigate basic thoughts on the financial management of portfolio or programs. Develop a clear, direct method of assessing the relative desirability of arbitrary projects from an investment management perspective. Keep the method as general as possible.

List three positive and unique aspects of intercultural relationships. List three reasons why people are hesitant to develop relationships (platonic or romantic) with people from other cultures. Which one of the above reasons pertains (if at all) most directly to you? Please explain your answer.

List three positive and unique aspects of intercultural relationships. List three reasons why people are hesitant to develop relationships (platonic or romantic) with people from other cultures. Which one of the above reasons pertains (if at all) most directly to you? Please explain your answer.

Real Problems that May Underlie Employee Resistance to Change

Employee resistance to organizational change initiatives is a symptom, not a problem. What are some of the real problems that may underlie employee resistance to change? How do organizations create an atmosphere whereby employee resistance is reduced and/or eliminated? Research has shown that organizations are more likely to

Roles & Responsibilities at a Lodging Facility

1 What are the roles and responsibilities of each department in a lodging facility as it applies to guest services? Should a lodging facilites Back of House (BOH) operations be concerned with guest service? Why or why not? 2 What impact has globalization had on the lodging industry? How can a lodging facility meet the needs

Characteristics of High-Performance Workplaces

These are the areas I am looking for: just general examples: Defined business goals and objectives Management support and encouragement Motivated strategic workers Rich user experience Flexible process and technology support Robust content and access High-performing communities Understanding and su

Juice Company Decision Theory: New Factory

Juice Company is producing a new product line. The annual demand has the following probability distribution: Annual Demand Probability 20,000 0.3 50,000 0.5 90,000 0.2 Each case of Juice sells for $5 and incurs a $3 Variable cost. it costs the company $8000

Strategy management five forces

Describe and support five forces? What is the company strength, weaknesses, opportunity and thread? Corporate level strategy and recommendation?

Risk Management In-Money Call Options

1. A deep in-the-money call option on futures is exercised early because a. the intrinsic value is maximized b. it behaves like a futures but ties up funds c. the futures price is not likely to rise any further d. all of the above e. none of the above 2 .The transaction designed to exploit mis-pricing in the relati

Organizational Behavior Skills

There are four key barriers to communication: process barriers, personal barriers, physical barriers and semantic barriers. Task: Describe how you, as a manager, would overcome each of these barriers. Identify and describe the guidelines, tools, practices or procedures that you would use to overcome each type of commun

College of Business and Economics at UAE University

See attached file. Use Knowledge in Chapter 5 - Measuring Results and Behaviors Case Study: The College of Business and Economics at UAE University You are a newly hired professor with a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management. You have special interests in both training and in performance measurement. You decide to devel

Management: Evaluate factors that influence the planning function of management

2. Individual Assignment: Management Planning Paper - Attain faculty approval as you select one of the following organizations: o Global Crossing o Tyco o WorldCom o Boeing o Halliburton o Other, as approved by your instructor: Faculty approval is only needed if you do not choose an organization from the list above.


Discuss the questions at the end of the text: ------------------------ CAPSTONE CASE STUDY ON ORGANIZATIONAL ARCHITECTURE ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP Introduction and Overview It is difficult to find an example of a more spectacular business failure than the recent collapse of Arthur Andersen. Within a few years, Andersen

Management & Max Weber

I need help in answering this question: The mainstream management has been dominant in its approaches in the industrialized world for more than a century, but Max Weber argued that is not sustainable over the long term. Do you agree with Weber? Please give an example from a real-life situation. Thanks!

Prydain Pharmaceuticals: Comparison of employee health care programs

Prydain Pharmaceuticals is reviewing it employee health-care program. Currently, the company pays a fixed fee of $300 per month for each employee, regardless of the number or dollar amount of medical claims filed. Another health-care provider, ABC Health, has offered to charge the company $100 per month per employee and $30 pe

Buying Behavior in Marketing

Buying Behavior Marketing call for businesses to understand how people buy things, so let's take a moment to examine how we went about buying two things. You choose which , but try to reflect on the process. One purchase should be something you regarded as very important, where making the right choice was important for you

Manager promoted to director above other managers

A manager is promoted to a new position as director. This new position entails managing of other managers who were once peers and even friends. What are some of the challenges this new director may face and how will he and she turn them into positives? How does he or she manage this team to make them successful?

Employee Involvement Benefits and Limitations

There has been recent emphasis on 'employee involvement.' I can see the benefit of gaining employee trust and increasing employee engagement with involvement, but most managers avoid this due to decreases in efficiency and ability to make timely decisions. What are your thoughts on employee involvement? In what types of situ

Nordstrom's Performance Goals

This case focuses on the issue of performance. As discussed in the text, clear and effective goals help improve employee performance, reduce role stress conflict and ambiguity, and improve the evaluation of employees' performance. The text also discusses the various elements that are involved in managing performance. These inclu

Employee Participation

Would you seek employee participation when determining what the criteria should be used to make layoff decisions? Why or Why not? As CEO you must address seniority before laying any one off. How would you handle this process?

Layoff Criteria: How Decisions are Made

Employees need to know the rationale for the criteria that will be used to make the layoff decisions. What criteria would you use as part of the layoffs? A mass employee layoff consists of 33% of the workforce, how is that decision made?