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Organizational Behaviour

Employee Performance and FMLA

#1. In an effort to remedy quality problems, you reorganize some positions in your department and implement new, higher standards for qualifying for those positions. Many of those who don't make the grade are women over 40, and they sue for discrimination. They argue that the reorganized positions involve essentially the same sk

Structuring a compensation plan based on performance

Suppose you are the CEO of a manufacturing company with three large locations and 2,000 employees. Three of his direct reports are the Vice President of Manufacturing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Vice President of Human Resources. How do you structure a compensation plan based on performance for each of these mana

Formal performance appraisal system

You are the newly appointed department manager. Your department has not been performing well, and you have been investigating why. You soon realize that the firm has had no formal performance appraisal system. Supervisors that need to do a better job have not been receiving any kind of formal feedback. To correct this situati

Value Management

The key attributes of Value management are management style, positive human dynamics, and consideration of external and internal environment. Provide an example of each of these attributes of VM for a successful project you have been involved with. Which of these attributes do you feel provided the most return in value and why?

Casino Management - The Cage

I need help analyzing questions. This pertains to Casino Management. Question: Describe what "the cage" is in the casino. What is the role of the "Cage"? How important is where it is located in the Casino and how should it be managed? Answers need to be at least several paragraphs. Any help is appreciated.

Organizational Behavior: Importance of Culture

Evaluate Schein's argument that: "Inattention to social systems in organizations has led researchers to underestimate the importance of culture: shared norms, values, and assumptions - in how organizations function." Create a document, in the format of an e-mail drafted for a human resources (HR) manager, explaining the applicab

Organizational Behavior: Organizational Empowerment

I need two case studies of organizational empowerment initiatives - one successful and another unsuccessful. The most recent cases should be from the last one or two years, especially taking into consideration the downturn of the economy. There are two types of empowerment initiatives: - Direct, where the organization defi

Company Strategies, Performance and Strategic Direction

Research and review two of the following companies listed below and answer all of the questions in essay form. Cemex (www.cemex.com) United Technologies (www.utc.com) Unilever (www.unilever.com) Toshiba (www.toshiba.com) Smith Corona (www.smithcorona.com) 1. What corporate and global strategies does the company appear

Emailing an Angry Customer

EMAIL: ANGRY CUSTOMER "BRASKASHOP" MANAGER RESPONSE Assignment Procedure: As the BraskaShop store manager, you must respond to this message by email. Treating your instructor as the customer, write and send an email response. 1. Examine routine letters, Review the you-attitude, Review tone, Examine language choices 2. Car

Performance Technology in Action

We are well on the way to that partnership goal, but we are certainly not there yet. An HPT model can successfully meet management's ongoing needs. 1. Can HPT ever be management's partner on an ongoing basis? 2. Can HPT be the partner that management cannot do without, management's must-have partner, the go-to partner to con

Organizational Behavior - McDonald's Effectiveness

Make one post for this discussion. McDonald's: Can it Regain its Effectiveness? This case describes the growth, dominance, and eventual leveling off of McDonald's share of the fast-food market from 1937 to the present. Although McDonald's was a leader in the burgeoning market after World War II, in the late 1990s its growt

The Pay-for-Performance Link

Analyze the link between well-designed performance appraisals and merit pay and make at least two (2) recommendations for improving the strength of that link across the greatest number or organizations. Provide your rationale. Examine the limitations of merit pay programs to determine which limitation is the most difficul

Management in Practice

1. The national ranking for business schools is based on the following variables. Based on the list of variables, develop a list of possible next steps the school could take to better its ranking. - Written assessment by deans from peer institutions on a scale of 1 to 5 - Written assessment by recruiters on a scale of 1 to 5

Strategic management and planning for businesses

Explain ‘strategic management and planning’ as they apply to business success. Then describe how the four functions of management apply to the formulation and application of a strategic plan. Finally, differentiate between mission statements and vision statements and explain the considerations that ought to be taken into acc

Performance Review Evaluations and Bias

When it comes to performance review evaluations, managers can be biased for or against certain employees, creating inequality wen it comes to salaries and raises. Has anyone ever worked with a system that actually brings in several levels of management in order to minimize the possible bias resulting from bad leadership? How muc

Management in Action

A group of investors in your city is considering opening a new upscale supermarket to compete with the major supermarket chains currently dominating the city's marketplace. They have called you in to help them determine what kind of upscale supermarket they should open. In other words, how can they develop a competitive advanta

Employee Obsolescence: How to Avoid and Potential Obstacles

Obsolescence is a reduction in an employee's competence resulting from a lack of knowledge of new work processes, techniques, and technologies that have developed since the employee completed his or her education. Describe how you would address that challenge by providing specific, realistic examples. What obstacles would you

The Evolution of Management

"The Evolution of Management" Please respond to the following: - Analyze the principles behind the new "learning organization." At what point has an organization transformed into a learning organization? Explain your rationale. - In the modern workplace, technology can be as important as personnel. Do you believe it is

Replacing an Employee Handbook with a Wiki

Would it be a good idea to replace a printed employee handbook (which covers things like employment policies, dress code, safety rules, compensation policies, and benefit plans) with a wiki that is open to contributions from all employees in the company? Why or why not?

Principles of Management

Business/Management Frances Patterson, Kimbel's CEO, looked at the latest Sales by Manager figures on her daily Web-based sales report. What did these up-to-the-minute numbers tell her about the results of Kimbel's trial of straight commission pay for its salespeople? A regional chain of upscale department stores based i

Organizational Behavior: Group Behavior & Norms

Informal groups exist in almost every kind of organization. What types of informal groups do you belong to in your workplace? How do norms of the informal groups to which you belong influence your behavior and that of other group members?

Employee Response to Customer Problems

You work for a company that sells medical supplies to the general public: crutches, bandages, wheelchairs, physical therapy bands and balls, OTC medicines, slings, anything a person can use at home. One afternoon, a customer comes in and is visibly upset. He bought some crutches from you that broke six weeks after he bought th

Enhancing PepsiCo's Future Performance

Give recommendations as to what actions top management should take to enhance PepsiCo's position and future performance particularly concerning competing effectively in the market for energy drinks, sports drinks and Vitamin-Enhanced beverages. (Answer provided in approximately 100 words.)

Sport Management

Define economics and provide an example of how economics relates to the sport industry. Briefly explain what an economic impact study represents. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Types of Performance Pay and applicable jobs

Give a brief description of the 5 types of individual performance pay, and recommend which type of job would benefit by using which type of performance pay. 1. Piecework rates 2. Standard hour plans 3. Merit pay 4. Individual bonuses 5. Sales commissions