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CAPSTONE CASE STUDY ON ORGANIZATIONAL ARCHITECTURE ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP

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

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

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 Privacy Report

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

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?

Organizational Behavior Research

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

Principles of Management

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

Principles of management: Barriers that inhibit your ability to get information

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

Reaching Out to Burned Out and Disenfranchised Employees

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?

Employee evaluations

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

Performance Management and Employee Services

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

Organizational Behavior Assignment

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

Computer generated performance reports

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?

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.