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Organizational Behaviour

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

Identifying Employee Work Conflicts with a Gantt Chart

I've got a project that I've got to plan out and I'm trying to identify any potential conflicts in using a limited number of personnel resources. I want to be able to put this in a MS Project Gantt chart in order to present it to my supervisor and co-workers. This digital format would also make it easier to vet my idea through a

What is your opinion of Honda's allowed rate and the mechanics' performance?

Honda Motor Company has discovered a problem in the exhaust system of one of its automobile lines and has voluntarily agreed to make the necessary modifications to conform with government safety requirements. Standard procedure is for the firm to pay a flat fee to dealers for each modification completed. Honda is trying to e

Employee vs. Contractor (Recruitment, Selection and Placement)

See the attached files. "In exchange for these advantages of using independent contractors, the employer substantially loses the right to control the contractor. In particular...the employer cannot dictate where, when, or how the work is to be done." Using the attached articles below, discuss your opinion of the FedEx/IRS

Decisions involving employee relations

You are the manager of human resources at a shipping firm, and the CEO has approached you for guidance. He is about to make a difficult decision and is seeking your counsel on how to handle a certain situation. In an earlier staff meeting, you had outlined the following criteria to use when making a difficult decision involving

Management for Organizations

Explain how the management practices of planning, leading, organizing, staffing, and controlling are implemented in your workplace. If you are not currently working, you may use a previous employer. You will analyze the application of these management concepts to your place of work; the paper will not be simply a report on the f

organizational behavior: conflict in organizations

Leaders must frequently address competing needs of work groups. Conflict can arise when groups vie for limited resources. Addressing the conflict is essential to leading. Research conflict in organizations, and address the following in a cohesive presentation to senior leaders: Explain sources of conflict within an organi

Relationship Between a Rectangle's Length & Width

2. Define the shape of the rectangular area by establishing a relationship between the length and width of the rectangle. For example, L = 2W + 5, or W = 3L - 4. Be sure to include the appropriate units (inches, feet, yards, miles, or meters). 3. Using the fact that A = LW, together with the relationship defined in step 2, el

Motivational Strategies: Ways to Increase Performance and Productivity

After hearing your initial idea for your current project, your boss asks you to give a five minute presentation on your topic at a meeting of executives. You know that they will be both curious and skeptical. Because of the company's corporate culture, you know that you will need to take into account the culturally diverse nat

Rules for High Performance Organizations

What do you think should be added to the list of "Rules for High Performance Organizations" below? Is there anything on the list that you disagree with? Please support your opinion with evidence from our readings and also from your own work and life experience. Ten Golden Rules of High Performance 1. Hire by committee -

Contracting Principles and Specific Performance Duties

Explain the differences between the following contracting principles relating to disputes remedied with damages to the aggrieved party: specific performance, compensatory damages, liquidated damages, and punitive damages.