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Caterpilla: Performance Consultant's Strategic Influence

View the clip on about Caterpillar- Running Learning Like a Business (2:37) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdZcV3SxCzM&feature=related Comment on Dave Vance's (former President of Caterpillar University) view of performance consulting. What parts of his discussion point out the strategic influence a performance consu

Write a memo critically analyzing Old Navy's promotion strategy to target men

Read this story: Anonymous (2011), Old Navy Campaign Targets Men. Advertising Age June 18. Imagine you have been hired as a consultant to the VP of marketing for Old Navy. The VP wants to get an objective opinion from someone outside the company who is familiar with current marketing basics. Assignment: (1) Write a memo

Determinants of demand

Give your explanations on the determinants of demand. What happens to the demand curve when any of these determinants change? Distinguish between a change in demand and a change in the quantity demanded, noting the causes of each.

Accounting Auditor from American Institutes of CPAs

You are a junior accountant at a small accounting firm. A partner of the firm has asked you to communicate the new Statement of Accounting Standards (SAS 115) regulation--rules auditors have to follow--to certain groups and to explain how this change would affect these groups. The partner has asked you to create and submit a pac

5 Bases of Power and Their Role In the Workplace

Can you describe how the commitment of its workforce relates to an organization's communication? Imagine that one of the people in your department at work is engaging in inappropriate political behavior toward you. How might you react to this behavior, in other words, what steps could you take to stop or at least reduce this

What are rewards that would best motivate employees at Wal-Mart?

7. If you were a leader in this organization, determine the appropriate rewards that would best motivate employees toward achieving the desired strategy. Review the financial performance of the company to ensure the rewards are appropriate. Justify your selection. Please see the link: http://walmartstores.com/sites/annua

merger or acquisition of walmart

Create a detailed scenario in which a merger or acquisition would be a viable strategy to implement. Consider who the merger or acquisition would involve, the market conditions making it a good choice, and the type of strategy that would make it a success. Please see the link: http://walmartstores.com/sites/annualreport/

Analyze WalMart company

Analyze the company's financial performance to determine the link between the company's strategic goals, strategy, and its financial performance. Detail your findings. Please see the link: http://walmartstores.com/sites/annualreport/2011/financials/Walmart_2011_Annual_Report.pdf

Creativity in Business: Article Review

Review an article related to creativity in business. Statistics is used every day, but is often ignored due to intimidation. Nonetheless, the ability to understand and interpret data is needed to be effective in the workplace and in research. This provides the opportunity for you to reacquaint yourself with how statistics is u

Discuss the use and effectiveness of surveys

Can you comment on below? Research Observation Everywhere you go, you are asked to take a survey. They are everywhere these days. Surveys are important data collection methods for research. Improper design and frequent of surveys can be overwhelming. Survey Not every survey needs extensive reliability and validi

Five Stages of Group Development & Relationships in Groups

You are a manager responsible for introducing new employees in your organization to their teammates. Having recently accepted a promotion, you have decided to write a 3-page memo for the new manager who will replace you. The new manager is an accountant with limited background in group formation and communication. In this memo,

Survey Instrument Problem Assumptions

One of the major problems facing the designer of a survey instrument concerns the assumptions made. Research and discuss what are the major "problem assumptions"? How can a designer avoid them? Should he avoid them?

What benefits do the team members enjoy that they would not have as individuals?

How is a team different from a group and what are the benefits to companies of using teams of people rather than having groups of individuals try and accomplish the same tasks? In addition, what benefits do the team members enjoy that they would not have as individuals? In your own words, can you provide an example of a sm

Differentiate between two types of risk events

Phillips, J. (2010) differentiates between two types of risk events: secondary risk event is when a risk response creates a whole new risk event, and residual risks are usually tiny risk events that are created as the result of a risk event. Do you think that secondary risks should be given more attention? From my point of

Issues with data collection and survey responses

1. If you collect your own personal interview data, you assure yourself of consistency (i.e., if you want things done right, do it yourself). Practicality dictates that you will often need help to collect substantial data in the field, but this brings with it some glaring problems. Suppose a study involved going into high school