Read "An Organizational Behavior Moment" on page 41. Complete discussion questions.
Prepare a paper identifying your values, how those values align with the values of Kudler Fine Foods, and how this would affect your performance if you were a manager at Kudler.
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
Show how cost behavior affects profitability.
Introduce this topic: "HOW CAN SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT HELP A COMPANY GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE." See the attached file.
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!
What is the relationship between quantum and incremental technological change? Why are these types of change important to organizations?
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
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the following proposal for Kudler Fine Foods: Intervention Recommendation Proposal Kudler Fine Foods Inc. a specialty food store has submitted a request for intervention to increase market share in lieu of competition from new warehouse food stores. Kudler is experiencing a substant
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
As the company examines various methods to assess its performance and design processes, it is looking for an analysis of the existing workflow production process and the factors that most directly impact such measurements. As a review, the most common metrics for production processes are as follows:
Review the scenario at beginning of the assignment list. As the company examines various methods to assess its performance and design processes, it is looking for an analysis of the existing workflow production process and the factors that most directly impact such measurements. As a review, the most common metrics for produ
Select a regulatory or compliance requirement related to the employment relationship. The requirement may involve workplace safety, wages and hours, or retirement. What law governs the requirement? What obligations does that requirement create for the employer and employee? What may managers do to ensure compliance?
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?
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
Do you think the attitudes and bargaining behaviors of the participants in collective bargaining negotiations are more or less important in the final outcome than economic conditions and factors? Why?
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
Discuss e-mail, Internet use, and privacy policies. o What are the e-mail use, Internet use, and privacy policies at your job? o What are the current laws regulating employee e-mail and Internet privacy? o Why do companies implement e-mail and Internet use policies? o What assumptions might employees make about their
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?
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?
In order to acquire the tools for a serious study of Organizational Behavior, search online research library or in a public library near you and find a research-oriented journal article on a topic that contributes to the science of Organizational Behavior. Please do not use Wikipedia. Explain what category of organizational b
Essay Questions 1. Discuss and analyze the problems American industry has in its efforts to increase productivity. 2. Much is being said about stress and its management. If you were a manager and your "people" seemed to evince stressful behavior, what would you do about it? How do you recognize stressful behavior in the firs
Essay Question What barriers exist in your working or school environment that inhibit your ability to get information you need on a timely basis? Are these organizational, interpersonal, or both? Notice: - Answer the above essay question in your own words, using your own experience and knowledge to demonstrate your unders
Employees are more likely to remain in their jobs if they feel valued, feel accepted, find acceptable challenges, and see opportunity. Or they leave. Another important factor is the relationship the employee has with the manager. How can a departmental manager reach out to a burned out or disenfranchised employee?
The Probationary Evaluation is one of the most important. In my experience if a new employee is not catching on in two weeks it is best to cut your losses and begin recruiting again. Recruiting is an expensive, sometimes lengthy process, and the Probationary Evaluation is the time to confirm you made the right choice. Most st
Training and Development List 3 career development activities that you think organizations should provide for their employees and address the following questions: * Why are these important? * How would you measure a program's effect on performance? * What do today's employees expect from their employer in te
Find a research-oriented journal article on a topic that contributes to the science of Organizational Behavior. Explain what category of organizational behavior to which this article contributes and what type of outcome to which the application of this knowledge would contribute. Then answer the following questions that direc
How does executive compensation differ from the compensation packages provided for other employees? Describe some of the incentives available for executives.
Please read the paper (see reference below) and answer only the following question. In 1994 D. Munro and G. Sargent in their article "Creating and using computer generated performance reports wisely" provided several guidelines for supervisors and managers. Given this was written over a decade ago (1994) and since then thei
How much influence does culture have on consumer behavior? Provide at least two examples of factors that influence buyer's behavior locally and internationally. Do you think that consumerism is prevalent in more than one society? Provide concrete examples for your answer.
Sometimes, a salesperson at Cavalier Products may promise something to the customer that he or she is unintentionally unable to deliver. Also, sometimes product installation may be outsourced to a service company to complete. A customer can perceive this as being unethical. The managers of Cavalier are concerned about these beha