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Performance Evaluation and Non-Profits

I need some guidance answering these questions that are related to Non Profit and Association Management. Please include a couple of sources. 1. List three things evaluation can do and three things evaluation cannot do in your field. Briefly explain each response. 2. What is an example of an issue an evaluator might addre

Jumstarter vs. Hartley

In the late nineties, Jumpstarter, Inc. became aware that its product Jumpstart I-- a pacemaker designed to regulate heartbeat within the body -- had begun to fail when the temperature rose to above normal body temperature. The company asked hospitals with unused units of Jumpstart I to return them for credit and advised doctor

Environmental Analysis of Harley-Davidson

Spend some time considering what might go into such a PEST analysis and also consider what a strategic manager at HD might include in a Porters 5 forces analysis in considering this organization's external environment. Some of the more interesting things happening in HD's world right now from a competition perspective includ

Respondent Superior

How would you advise an employer to limit the scope of employment under respondent superior of their employees, and what steps should they take? By limiting the scope of employment, will the employer be limiting an employee qualifying for FMLA (i.e., for calculating the 1,250 hours worked to be eligible for it)? Will the employe

Training Due to a Lack of Legal Knowledge

To combat the lack of legal knowledge by team members, should the employer provide discussion/training to educate employees on legal issues, is this training an expensive extra financial burden to the employer or should the employees be required to pay out of their pockets to go to training to help defray the costs?

Differences between Exempt vs. Non-Exempt

Sample Question: Addressing the issue of the benefits of independent contractors versus the use of employees, the issue of exempt / non-exempt employees is important. There are two types of employees under a federal law called FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938). One is hourly and is not paid for time that they do not w

Replacing Employees with Contract Labor

An employer is provided the benefits of an employee's labor and often compensates them far below the monetary value they bring to the organization. The trade-off for that is the employer is responsible for the safety, welfare and protection of the employee. If an employer does not want those responsibilities they can utilize c

Changing Demographics in the USA by 2050

The Demographic makeup of the U.S. is changing rapidly. The faces in the U.S. will look far different in 2050 than they did in 1950. How does this affect business? What are the issues, legal responsibilities and marketing factors that demographic shifts in the U.S. will have on the business community? What are the opportunities?

FAIR and HONOR

Are the concepts of fairness and honor interchangeable, do they have distinct properties or isn't it just smart and strategic business to exploit a weakness in another competitor individual in an organization?

Dealing With Employee Psychological Issues

Please help with the following problem. What should business leaders do with regards to the inability to implement necessary business processes due to the psychological challenges of staff? Should we continue down the path of treating these business, psychological and legal issues or should the leadership simply demand that

Witnessing Unethical Behavior as a Manager

What advice would you provide to a middle manager who is working in an unethical environment, should they speak out about the changes that need to happen to be more ethical or keep their mouth shut and not make any waves?

The Importance of an MBA Education

Please help with the following problem regarding business analysis. Provide at least 200 words in the solution. If office politics are influential, how truly transferable are the skills one would obtain in an MBA program, and all of the course content are primed and able to lead with systems thinking and organizational learn

Resource Based Competitive Advantage

Some argue that the implementation of a firm's strategy is more important than its strategy. In fact what is often termed a business level strategy is really the identification of the way in which the firm plans on implementing its corporate or generic strategy. Part of this is the way in which the firm will approach its world m

Google Analysis

1. Using competitor intelligence from the case material, assess the levels of market commonality and resource similarity that Google has with key industry competitors. For this question identify the market commonalities for this industry and the resource commonalities or differences for Google and Yahoo, Apple and Microsoft. The

Impact of outsourcing on workforce planning

Looking at an organization of your choice, what influence would outsourcing have on its workforce planning? If your organization has already outsourced, what are some influences on current workforce planning?

Kraft Foods Resources

Resources are the inputs into a production process. They can be capital, equipment, patents, skill sets of individual employees and/or managers, financial resources, etc. Resources can be tangible or intangible. Individually, they may not necessarily lead to a competitive advantage - it is how they are used and the synergies the

Analysis of Conflict Resolution

What stressors can cause a conflict and what approaches are used to manage conflicts in an organization? How conflicts are manifested itself within organization? How positive and negative conflicts can be solved within organization?

Basic Ideas of Strategy

Basic Ideas of Strategy 1) What is strategy ? How might it differ from tactics? 2) How does strategy differ from strategic planning? How does it differ from the process by which we arrive at it? What is the distinction between strategy formulation and strategic implementation? 3) What do you make of the idea of different kind

Economics and education

1) Should a country invest in education? Why or why not? How will investment in education affect a county's production possibilities frontier in the future? If a country should invest in education which level should get the majority of the funds? Should High Schools and Elementary Schools get the funding or should higher educ

Globalization and Strategic Planning

1. Discuss Blackberry's current strategic situation. To meet this requirement, perform a brief SWOT analysis of Blackberry in order to demonstrate understanding of the company's strategic situation. SWOT, as you may recall, stands for Strengths & Weakness, which are internal to the company, and Opportunities and Threats, which

Flower Foods and Steinway Piano Strategies

http://www.flowersfoods.com/FFC_CompanyInfo/VirtualBakeryTour/index.cfm Watch the above video. What competitive strategy is Flower Foods pursuing? and What 4 things do Flower Foods do to ensure highest quality and competitive price in their final product? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6gumj9EWWE Watch the above

Conducting a SWOT Analysis/Rapid Reflection Model Characteristics

In 300 words or less briefly describe a situation where you think using a SWOT analysis would be useful and explain how you would roll it out. Also, what is your opinion on the Rapid Reflection model? Do you believe it could be implemented in today's hectic corporate world? Elaborate.

Cardinal Health Employee Practices

I need help analyzing how rewards and performance practices work in Cardinal Health. 1....Conduct and evaluates the current reward structure in Cardinal Health, be sure to examine both monetary and non-monetary rewards? 2....Evaluate the effectiveness of these rewards on performance. Additionally, assess how this reward s

Medical Career

Name of organization (Cardinal Health). Reason why you selected this organization? (Because I'm in the healthcare business and Cardinal health deals with healthcare and pharmaceutical issues). The Description and the analysis of the organization should include type of industry, number of employees, basic history, any other

ISO 14000 and 14001

Discuss ISO 14000 and ISO 14001 and briefly describe what companies must do to achieve this rating. 200 words, APA citation please

Environmentally responsible business

List five reasons why preserving the environment should be a permanent part of doing business. Do you agree with all of them? Explain your rationale.