Operations Management homework help

Assignment 3

  1. Analyze the options available for producing the product or service. Next, evaluate which of the available options you can take to streamline operations.
  2. Determine how the product or service will meet consumer needs.
  3. Assess at least three (3) types of technologies that will improve the quality of the product or service. Explain how the technologies will help enhance capabilities and customer loyalty.
  4. Identify at least two (2) technology policies that will apply to the product or service initiative. Next, analyze three to five (3-5) ways how those policies that you have identified affect your product or service initiative.

Operations Management homework help

BUS445 Final

Final Paper
For the Final Paper use the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as the main organization to critically analyze and provide suggested improvements steps/actions based on what you have learned in this course to help the company achieve performance excellence. Use the Xerox case study that can be found in the textbook as a sample. Also, refer to the Healthcare’s Horizon article found through: http://asq.org/pub/sixsigma/past/vol2_issue2/stahl.pdf 
Please create a critical analysis through answering the following:

  • The Total Quality Management methodologies or practices that the organization uses or plans to use to align performance excellence with its business objectives,
  • Knowledge of Total Quality Management marketing that focuses on meeting customers’ needs and practices to help build a customer-focused culture.
  • Evaluate techniques to enhance design of work processes, process control, and process improvement,
  • Examine tools and techniques that support Six Sigma philosophy, quality in product design, process design, and/or statistical process control (SPC) for monitoring either the company’s service processes. Illustrate by using at least two relevant charts or figures in describing the tools and techniques.

 
 
 

Writing the Final Paper

 
The Final Paper:
 

  • Submit the assignment as an MS Word document.
  • Must be 2,400 – 3,500 words (excluding title page and references page) in length, double-spaced and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must utilize at least four scholarly and/or peer-reviewed source from the Ashford Library in addition to the textbook.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

servant leadership

UNV-504 Week 3 Topic 3 DQ 1

Leadership and Excellence

Grand Canyon University

 

Colleen Barrett is the former president of Southwest Airlines. She is a proponent of servant leadership and provides a case study of servant leadership in “Southwest Airlines’ Colleen Barrett on ‘Servant Leadership'” and “Servant Leadership.”

 

Describe the ways Southwest Airlines uses servant leadership. What did you learn about servant leadership from the video? In what ways will you apply servant leadership in your field?

Concept of Organizational Effectiveness

MGMT

  • Due Date: Mon, 08/03/15
  • Points Possible: 200
  • Deliverable Length:  6–8 slides with speaker notes of 200–250 words per slides (excluding Title and Reference slides)
  • Description:

    Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

    Working with organizations to improve the interactions of members and increase productivity through collaborative behavior is an essential role of the organization development human resources specialist. You will need to pick an organization to use for this project. The organization you choose may be your current employer, or alternatively, an organization in which you volunteer or one about which you can easily find information through the school library, the Internet, or other sources.

    Research and address the elements of organizational effectiveness that will improve interactions in a presentation for senior leaders:

    • Explain the concept of organizational effectiveness, as it relates to the interactions of members.
    • Describe methods used to assess the behaviors and attitudes of organizational members, and apply 1 model in an analysis of your organization.
    • Analyze methods used to improve the behavior and attitudes of organizational members.
    • Propose processes to build teams and manage their different stages of development.
    • Evaluate methods of managing conflict and change within the organization.

    Please submit your assignment.

    For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

  • Objectives:
    • Describe how individual differences influence organizational activities.
    • Discuss and evaluate methods of motivating and rewarding individuals and groups.
    • Identify processes and methods that can improve the behavior and attitudes of organizational members.
    • Explain how to build teams and manage their different stages of development.
    • Describe methods of managing conflict and change.
    • Discuss the implications of organizational structure and culture.
    • Identify the organizational behavior concepts and theories present in real business situations.

Customer Service Training Program

Module 07 Course Project – Customer Service Training Program

For any company that wants to deliver excellent customer service, having an excellent training program for its customer service employees is essential. This week write a one-page paper describing the customer service training program for your selected company. Summarize the key aspects that are emphasized in the training program and how employee customer service skills are developed. Use any resources and research items that are available to you, and be sure to cite any references in APA format.

levels of change

BUS 370 WK 1, D.1

Select one of the three levels of change: individual, group/team or organizational/system and provide an example of the process, your response to the change and  adjustments that were necessary in order to sustain this change.

decision-making process

Identify a time in your life when you had to make a personal or professional decision such as buying a home, changing jobs, enrolling in school, or relocating to another state or region.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you discuss your decision-making process. Support your ideas with academic research. Include the following in your paper:

  • Describe each stage of your process.
  • How similar was your decision-making process to the one described in the text?
  • How might your decision be different if you had used the same steps included in the text?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Green Sourcing Strategies

MGT322 Discussion

1.Green Sourcing Strategies

Describe the role of “green” sourcing strategies in logistics design, and how an organization may be affected by this approach

 

2. What is the value to the company and the supplier in developing and implementing a Supplier Relationship Management (SMS) System? How can such a system provide greater efficiency? Describe the value to the organization.

 

how Whole Foods Market’s emphasis on the employee stakeholder leads to overall stakeholder well-being.

BBA 3602 Principles of Management Unit 2 Case Study

Unit II Case Study

 

Read “Whole Foods Market Practices What It Preaches,” which is a case on pages 110 and 111 of your course textbook, (Jones, G. R., & George, J. M. (2014). Contemporary management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.) and discuss how Whole Foods Market’s emphasis on the employee stakeholder leads to overall stakeholder well-being.

 

The body of your paper should be minimum of one page in length, not including the title and reference pages. While you are not required to use sources outside of your textbook, if you choose to use them, they must be cited and referenced appropriately.

 

Pgs. 110-111 of (Jones, G. R., & George, J. M. (2014). Contemporary management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.) is attached.

how Whole Foods Market's emphasis on the employee stakeholder leads to overall stakeholder well-being.

BBA 3602 Principles of Management Unit 2 Case Study

Unit II Case Study
 
Read “Whole Foods Market Practices What It Preaches,” which is a case on pages 110 and 111 of your course textbook, (Jones, G. R., & George, J. M. (2014). Contemporary management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.) and discuss how Whole Foods Market’s emphasis on the employee stakeholder leads to overall stakeholder well-being.
 
The body of your paper should be minimum of one page in length, not including the title and reference pages. While you are not required to use sources outside of your textbook, if you choose to use them, they must be cited and referenced appropriately.
 
Pgs. 110-111 of (Jones, G. R., & George, J. M. (2014). Contemporary management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.) is attached.

Strategic Plan Presentation

Strategic Plan Presentation

You may choose either a large, well-known Fortune 1,000 company that has information readily available, or a smaller company in your city or town which has information in the local press (the larger company may be easier). Pretend that you are a business and strategy consultant hired by one of your chosen company’s executives to present the new strategic plan to the Board of Directors (BoD).

You will create this Assignment in a PowerPoint presentation format. Use a bulleted list for each slide (page) and support the bulleted ideas in the Notes section of the slide. Use APA format and citation style in the notes description section. Do include a references page at the end of the presentation for the outside sources you used and integrated in the presentation itself. In addition, follow the Final Project Guidelines.

Final Project Guidelines

  • Introduction
  • Company Background
  • Company Vision and Mission Statements
  • Leadership and Organizational Culture
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, and Policies Empowering Action
  • External Analysis (Opportunities and Threats) and Global Environment
  • Internal Analysis (Strengths and Weaknesses), Strategic Control and Continuous Improvement
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Analysis and Choice
  • Generic and Grand Strategies
  • Long-Term Objectives and Strategies
  • Short-Term Objectives, Functional Tactics, and Implementation
  • Restructuring, Reengineering and Refocusing
  • Conclusion

Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy

Dell has recently switched from allowing customers a great deal of flexibility in designing their own computers to having a few standard models with few options that can be selected by the customer. Based on this information, respond to the following:

  • What operations strategy could Dell be attempting with a move such as this?
  • What impact would this change have on Dell’s capacity to produce computers? In other words, would the capacity likely be increased or decreased by this decision? Explain your reasoning as to why this would increase or decrease Dell’s capacity.
  • Would the acquisition of computer components (hard drives, random access memory [RAM], microprocessors, etc.) be made easier or more difficult by this decision? Explain your reasoning for your choice

Operation Capacity

Operation Capacity

 

You are considering opening a small doughnut shop in your hometown. Research the process required to make doughnuts. After learning all of the steps that are required in the production of doughnuts, respond to the following:

  • List and describe all of the steps required to produce doughnuts as well as the equipment required to complete each step.
  • Create a bill of materials to list those ingredients required to produce doughnuts.
  • Describe what would be the capacity of the doughnut production operation that you are envisioning. In other words, describe what would define the maximum number of doughnuts that you could produce per hour.
  • If your doughnut business is incredibly successful (to the point that you are now selling them frozen, via grocery stores nationwide, so that people can prepare them in their own homes), explain how you could effectively increase the capacity of your doughnut operation. What change in process strategy would be required to produce and sell doughnuts in this way?

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll

How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll

 

 

 

 

Read the case study, How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll, on pages 361-362 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay that includes the following:

 

 

 

 

 Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive errors contributed.

 

 

 

 Explain and comment on any factors related to organizational culture and innovation within Mattel’s setting that might have influenced the company in a more positive direction.

 

 

 

Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters 12 and 13 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

 

corporate social responsibility

CSR discussion

this paper will be discussing Foxconn and contains two parts,

first part:  you will answer the following questions regarding the company you have chosen to investigate:

  • How has your chosen company invested in and assessed its corporate social responsibility? Where has the company invested?
  • What assessment have they used to measure the effectiveness of their programs?
  • What has been your experience? What do other stakeholders say?
  • Is there a difference of opinion about the results? Where does the difference come from?

second part: answer the following questions regarding the company you have chosen to investigate:

Does your company do business with sustainability and the global village in mind?

How does your company meet global standards?

3-500 words for each part, and cite at least two sources for each part.

Discrimination

Discrimination

ECO405028VA016-1154-001: Econ Problems & Issues

week 5 then preparation items

then scenario.

From the scenario, identify the legal, ethical, and economic consequences of discrimination if the second assistant manager applied his strategy. Then, discuss the negative effects of discrimination on the copy center’s operations. Please be sure to consider the cost increase on society.

Provide two methods that, once implemented, would reduce discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, provide monitoring systems that can trigger a red flag for possible discrimination issues.

In the scenarios, you take the role of a newly-hired assistant manager at a print shop, where you will help your boss discuss economic problems relating to the business, interpret economic graphs, and other tasks.

Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

What are the prevailing attitudes in your culture toward the following: Negotiating methods, Truth in advertising, Company-worker loyalty, Women’s place in society, and the Protestant work ethic. Explain how these attitudes can affect your communication with nonnatives?

International Trade Theory

International Trade Theory

 

Select any topic discussed within the text of the book to conduct research on and discuss. Please refer to the grading rubric below for guidance and specific Final Paper requirements. A minimum of 3,500 words is expected for the Final Paper. This does not include the cover page or reference page(s).

 

CASE ANALYSIS : Manufacturing in the United States

CASE ANALYSIS : Manufacturing in the United States

Case Analysis Read the CASE ANALYSIS : Manufacturing in the United States (page 320).

 

Write a 5 page paper (1500 or more words) in APA format in response to  the questions :

 

  1. Provide an overview of this case analysis ; summarize the key points .

 

  1. Using Figure 13.2 (page 321), how does this data support the  case analysis .

 

  1. Estimate how these numbers will look over the next 10 years (2009 – 2018) based upon what you have read in this unit.

 

Below is a recommended outline.

 

  1. Cover page (See APA Sample paper)

 

  1. Introduction

 

  1. A thesis statement

 

  1. Purpose of paper

 

  1. Overview of paper

 

  1. Body (Cite sources using in – text citations.)

 

  1. Provide an overview of this case analysis ; summarize the key points.

 

  1. Using Figure 13.2 (page 321), how does this data support the case analysis .

 

  1. Estimate how these numbers will look over the next 10 years (2009 – 2018) based upon what you have read in this unit.

 

  1. Conclusion – Summary of main points

 

  1. Lessons Learned and Recommendations

 

  1. References –

 

List the references you cited in the text of your paper according to APA format.

 

(Note: Do not include references that are not cited in the text of your paper)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find attached Page 320

 

 

 

CASE STUDY

 

Manufacturing in the United States

 

In what year did the United States produce its highest output of manufactured

 

goods? When asked to a large group, the guesses range from the 1960s to the

 

1990s. The correct answer is usually “last year.” Figure 13.2 illustrates this by

 

plotting on the right scale the real value added in manufacturing, 1960–2008.

 

Given that a recession began in 2008,there was a slight downturn since manufac-

 

turing is sensitive to the business cycle.As the graph shows, however, there is a

 

long-run upward trend in manufacturing output that is interrupted briefly by the

 

occasional recession.

 

The left scale shows manufacturing employment.Employment peaked in 1979 at

 

19,426,000, and began a long-run decline after that. In 1980 the United States

 

entered a mild recession,and then a more severe one in 1981–1982.Manufacturing

 

employment recovered some of its losses in 1984,but continued its trend downward.

 

Within the story of the growth of manufacturing output, there are a couple

 

of other stories not directly shown in the graph. First, there is the story of

 

manufacturing relocation within the United States. Traditional industrial

 

states in the north central part of the United States, such as Ohio and

 

Michigan, have seen many jobs leave for other parts of the country. Some

 

jobs have gone overseas, but quite a few have also gone to southern states

 

such as South Carolina,Tennessee, and Texas.When coupled with the overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

decline in the total number of jobs, the plight of older manufacturing states

 

has been grim. This has also contributed to the mistaken perception that the

 

United States no longer has a vibrant manufacturing sector, but the story of

 

Figure 13.2 is that the United States continues to produce a large and grow-

 

ing quantity of manufactured goods.

 

The second story is the rapid increase in productivity in the manufacturing

 

sector. Fewer workers but more output means each worker is producing more,

 

and output per hour worked in manufacturing has increased at a very rapid rate.

 

This has occurred in part through the application of new technologies and new

 

processes, and while productivity growth speeds up and slows down, it is usually

 

much more rapid in manufacturing than in services or agriculture.Hence,even if

 

we consume the same quantity of manufactured goods, we would expect a

 

smaller share of the labor force to produce them for us.

strategic management week – “Growing Honest Tea”

bus599 strategic management week 2 discussion question 2 post students

Week 2 Discussion

 

“Growing Honest Tea”  Please respond to the following:

  • Review the following documents:

o   Honest Tea’s business plan for 1999 (PDF).

o   A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis based on Honest Teas’ business plan (PDF).

  • Suppose Honest Tea has hired you as a consultant to evaluate the completeness of their strategy for future growth. Base your evaluation on the provided SWOT analysis. Provide a rationale for your response.

strategic management week – "Growing Honest Tea"

bus599 strategic management week 2 discussion question 2 post students

Week 2 Discussion
 
“Growing Honest Tea”  Please respond to the following:

  • Review the following documents:

o   Honest Tea’s business plan for 1999 (PDF).
o   A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis based on Honest Teas’ business plan (PDF).

  • Suppose Honest Tea has hired you as a consultant to evaluate the completeness of their strategy for future growth. Base your evaluation on the provided SWOT analysis. Provide a rationale for your response.

“No Man is an Island”

minimum 300 words answer both questions separately

 

 

“No Man is an Island”  Please respond to the following:

  • Suggest at least one (1) scenario in which understanding the Five Stages of Group Development could help you to work more effectively in groups in the future. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Reflect on at least one (1) experience that you have had being a member of a group and at least one (1) different experience that you have had being a member of a team. Classify the characteristics of being a member of the group that made the experience different from being a member of the team.

"No Man is an Island"

minimum 300 words answer both questions separately
 
 

“No Man is an Island”  Please respond to the following:

  • Suggest at least one (1) scenario in which understanding the Five Stages of Group Development could help you to work more effectively in groups in the future. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Reflect on at least one (1) experience that you have had being a member of a group and at least one (1) different experience that you have had being a member of a team. Classify the characteristics of being a member of the group that made the experience different from being a member of the team.

Resource utilization plan

Resource utilization plan

The project for this course is a portfolio management plan for a company of your choice, which is Apple Computers.

 

Resource utilization plan: Analyze and plan resource utilization to achieve maximum/optimal capacity utilization, for Apple Computers. 10 point font APA format 2 or 3 pages.   Be creative and make recommendations on how best to deploy available resources to optimize the portfolio.

Transformational Change Management Plan

Times Roman 12pt,  double spaced, in-text citations, APA format

 

 

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment Final Draft

The key assignment final draft should include a comprehensive transformational change management plan

Transformational Change Management Plan

Submit your finalized Plan components I-IV.

Create the following new material for Week 5:

  • Week 5: Implementation Plan (400-600 words)

    Include the following context in the implementation plan:

    1. Major implementation steps
    2. Key criteria for success
    3. Summary of Weeks 1-5
    4. Rollout: Any risk considerations to the implementation

The completed document with content should be finalized in terms of grammar, formatting, references, all necessary sections, flow, and complete content.

“VF Brands: Global Supply Chain Strategy,”

MBA 5841 Case Study 5

For this assignment, read the case study, “VF Brands: Global Supply Chain Strategy,” on page 437 of your textbook. Once you have read and reviewed the case scenario, respond to the following questions with thorough explanations and well-supported rationale.

 

 

 

1. Contrast the advantages of utilizing company-owned plants to using a large network of suppliers.

 

 

 

2. The development of strategic supplier relationships was discussed in the case. Why is this important to both the company as well as to the suppliers?

 

 

 

3. Analyze the strategic growth plan of VF Brands with respect to their acquisitions. Their mission in these acquisitions was to preserve the organizational culture and unique brand identities of these acquisitions. Why was VF Brands concerned about this?

 

 

 

4. Analyze whether VF Brands should expand the “Third Way” sourcing strategy, expand internal manufacturing, or do more traditional sourcing. Include your rationale.

"VF Brands: Global Supply Chain Strategy,"

MBA 5841 Case Study 5

For this assignment, read the case study, “VF Brands: Global Supply Chain Strategy,” on page 437 of your textbook. Once you have read and reviewed the case scenario, respond to the following questions with thorough explanations and well-supported rationale.
 
 
 
1. Contrast the advantages of utilizing company-owned plants to using a large network of suppliers.
 
 
 
2. The development of strategic supplier relationships was discussed in the case. Why is this important to both the company as well as to the suppliers?
 
 
 
3. Analyze the strategic growth plan of VF Brands with respect to their acquisitions. Their mission in these acquisitions was to preserve the organizational culture and unique brand identities of these acquisitions. Why was VF Brands concerned about this?
 
 
 
4. Analyze whether VF Brands should expand the “Third Way” sourcing strategy, expand internal manufacturing, or do more traditional sourcing. Include your rationale.

Introductory to business practice

Introductory to business practice

400 words, oigional work, due Monday at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

You have the chance of being employed in a management role in a major corporation—select one and review the general information about the corporation.  You have made it through a series of interviews and now it is down to you and one other candidate. In order for Senior Management to make the final determination both candidates have been given the following task.

 

Prepare a report on a corporation of your choice. The report should have three clearly identified sections

 

Part 1:

 

Comment on the  issues listed below:

 

  • The founders of the corporation and whether they would be classed as Entrepreneurs
  • The leadership style
  • The impact of technology on the company

     

    Part 2:

 

  • Comment on what impact economic cycles have had on the corporation.

     

    Part 3:

 

  • Comment on whether the Pension Fund you would be joining if you are given the position should consider investing in the corporation you have analyzed.

     

Change Strategies

Your employer has been going through many challenges this past eighteen months due to the recent financial crises. There has been major challenges throughout the company including, high turnover, software applications being used are outdated, stress is increasing for those employees who have been staying around, and morale is at the lowest point ever for the company . The remaining executives are planning to do a re-organization of the jobs and responsibilities throughout the company. However, each time the executives want to implement the change; another batch of employees resigns. You have been asked by your supervisor to prepare an analysis of what the executive leaders must do. Present your findings as a 4-5 page report in a Word document formatted in APA style. At a minimum, your paper must: • Apply the best organizational development process skills the executives should use • Apply the change strategies within the short-term and long-term • Evaluate and present the impacts of the resources Present your findings as a 4-5 page Word document formatted in APA style. Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following: • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters. • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice. • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 3–4 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged. • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text

Introduction to Quality Management

BA430 Introduction to Quality Management

This week you have learned about sampling and its importance throughout the process of quality assurance. Considering what you have learned, review recent articles in the media to find a current event that you feel the company could have used acceptance sampling for. The article should be no older than 6 months of age. You may use your local media, CNN, MSN, the Grantham University library, or any other media source of your choosing. Be sure to explain in your analysis why acceptance sampling would have been important for this company and how it would have changed the outcome. Use your course materials and outside research to generate a solid analysis on why these methods would be helpful. Your analysis should be supported by research.

 

Your work should be a minimum of two (2) full pages (title and reference page are separate) following APA format.

Leadership in Organizations

BA421 Leadership in Organizations

This week you learned about the importance of shaping culture and how it is a critical function of leadership.

 

Write a 2 page paper on “Organizational Culture”.

 

Address the following in your paper:

 

  •        * What is Culture
  •        *Why is it important
  •        * Internal Integration
  •        * External Adaptation
  •        * Also include a description of a culture for an organization you are familiar with. Identify some physical artifacts—such as log, mascot, building, advertising images—associated with the company and discuss what underlying values these suggest.

 

Include a title page and 2-3 references. Only one reference may be from the internet (not Wikipedia).

operation management

1.    What are the minimum number of phases in a production process?

2.    Are there any phases we may neglect in a production process?

3.    Which department is responsible for the quality and quantity of every phase?

4.    Which department is responsible for the quality of the final product?

5.    Which department is responsible for timing the product?

6.    If we need to control production time, should it be only on final product? Justify

7.    What type of management Inventory and Queuing Management Departments perform?

8.    When may queuing management be part of inventory management?

9.    Why would defected products affect distributors if the percentage is within normal ranges?

10.  If distributors need a certain quantity at a certain time, and Quality control department rejected a relatively high percentage (10%) — as an Inventory Manger, how would you act?

11.  Draw a table to mention the (common) advantages and disadvantages of the 3 project structures.

12.  Draw a graph to demonstrate 3 project lifecycles one graph showing different phases for each life cycle.

13.  What is the common phase between 3 project lifecycles?

14.  What is the most successful lifecycle? Why?

15.  What is the most common lifecycle? Why?

16.  What is the least common lifecycle? Why?

17.  What is the lease successful lifecycle? Why?

18.  What is the most costly lifecycle? Why?

19.  What is the least costly lifecycle? Why?

20.  Why is training a key factor for the success or failure of any project?

21.  May we start the first production cycle by an r-shape? Why or why not?

 

22.  What is the first step in any cycle/ project?

Motivation

Motivation at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI)

By Gary Convis

 

Origins of NUMMI.

The Fremont plant of General Motors opened in 1965, and after experiencing nearly decades of labour-management conflict, closed in 1982. At the time of its closing, over 6000 workers lost their jobs and nearly an equal number of grievances remained unresolved.

Soon after the closing, two forces set in motion events that would lead to a reopening of the plant with very different management philosophies and practices. GM needed to build a compact car for its product line to compete with the popularity of smaller imports, and management wanted to study the production methods of Japanese auto makers. Toyota needed to manufacture automobiles closer to its major offshore markets and wondered how well its highly efficient Toyota Production System would transfer to American workers and suppliers.

What emerged from these two independent management motives was an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture to build both GM and Toyota vehicles in the Fremont plants. A separate corporate entity was formed, New United Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI – pronounce “new me”), and the plant was reopened in 1984 with a decidedly different approach to management.

 

The UAW Labor Contract.

For starters, the new management team negotiated with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union a unique contract. While former plant employees would be given first chance at the new jobs, former seniority rights were abandoned. Management focused on a new ideology that targeted building the highest quality vehicles at the lowest possible costs. Workers would be involved in deciding work standards, job allocations and layout, training, job rotation, and other work elements.

The dozens of former specialised job classifications were abandoned. Only two classifications are used at NUMMI for hourly workers – skilled trade and nonskilled. Within each classification workers are piad the same hourly rate with only a modest difference between the two classifications. A small 60 cents per hour premium is paid to team leaders who guide the planning and work of four to five people. Even professional people recruited to the firm, such as engineers, occupy their first several weeks on the job working on the line. This helps inculcate in them an appreciation for the tedious and stressful pressures workers face on the line.

A no-strike, no-layoff agreement was part of the contract, a form of job security. Gary Convius, NUMMI’s senior vice president until he was promoted to head up North American operations in 2000, believes the contract provision “buys the hearts of people.” Flexibility prevails instead of the confrontational enforcement of rules.

 

 

Management Philosophy and System.

When Convis was recruited into his original position as general manager of the plant, he was advised by a Toyota executive, “Manage as if you had no power.” The advice was to forget the command-and-control legacy of Detroit and strive instead of treat people dignity, to seek consensus in making decisions that directly affect people at work.

The NUMMI system emphasises human relations, empowerment, and shared responsibility. To emphasise management’s philosophy of mutual trust and respect, several key practices form the cornerstones of management-worker relations:

  • There are no time clocks, only self-report time sheets.
  • An Andon system gives every line employee the right and responsibility to
shut down his or her section of the production line to resolve any quality or 
operating problems.
  • A no-fault attendance system does not question an employee’s reasons for 
absence, and no external documentations (e.g., physician’s note) is required. However, if people are absent more than the “norm” there are specific steps up to termination that occur. Every effort is made to help people overcome personal problems that might be causing attendance issues.
  • An open office environment where no one sits behind a walled-in office. Even Convis, as the senior line manager, had his desk in an open arena with 80 other people. 
To further promote a sense of equity, managers and hourly employees east at the same cafeteria and voluntarily wear the same uniforms provide at company expense. Bonuses are awarded to all employees based on quality, safety and productivity improvements, with the belief that employees should benefit from performance directly related to production objectives. 
Convis always wanted employees to “do more than just complete your job and then go home.” He advocates that employees “Work like your name is on the plant.” Such treatment seems to get desirable results. For example, if the robot that installs car seats breaks down, a team of mechanics put some of their people on the job to manually install seats while others work to solve the problem. 
Setbacks and Successes. NUMMI hasn’t been without its problems. Its business only to produce vehicles to specifications and orders generated by Chevrolet and Toyota. By 1995 it was producing over 350,000 vehicles per year. But at an earlier stage its output was erratic. From an output of 205,000 vehicles in 1986 (its second year), it slipped to 187,000 the next year and on down to 128,000 before recovering. At its nadir, NUMMI employed 400 more people than it needed. But true to its no-layoff contract, it engaged people in training and maintenance while keeping them on the payroll. 
Such treatment of employees seems strengthen employee performance. In 1994 NUMMI won the J.D. Powers “Silver Plant Award” (2nd place) and in 1995 won the J.D. Powers “Bronze Plant Award” (3rd place) out of 64 North American vehicle assembly plants. NUMMI’s Geo Prism has received the J.D. Powers highest quality rating of any North American-produced vehicle.

NUMMI management works to include employees in its suggestion and cost management systems programs. As the result of several suggestions, the amount of water used to produce one automobile declined from 1,000 gallons to 680. Teams even have responsibility for planning how to increase line speed. Currently completed automobiles roll off the end of the line at the rate of one every 58 second, and pick-up trucks at the rate of 92 seconds per completed vehicle. People are formally recognised for their ideas and dedication, whether improving quality, safety, attendance, or production.

(Source: Cook, C. W. & Hunsaker, P. L 2001, Management and Organizational Behavior (3rd Edition), McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 266).

 

 

 

Students are required to address both of the following questions in the their essay:

Questions 1

Using three motivation theories/frameworks covered in this course, discuss what are the lessons to be learned about motivation from the practices of NUMMI?

Motivation theories that must be included:

  1. Job Characteristics Model (job rotation, job enlargement, job enrichment) (A job must have 5 dimensions: skills variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy & feedback)
  2. Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy Theory (physiological, safety, belongingness, esteem, self-actualization)
  3. McClelland’s Motivational needs (need for achievement, need for affiliation & need for power

You can use McGregor’s Theory X & Theory Y or Alderfer’s ERG Theory to contrast with the 3 theories above if applicable.

Also include Effective Goal Setting Characteristics (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-framed, Exciting, Reviewed) and Equity Theory if appropriate.

 

Question 2

What would you advise NUMMI management to stop doing, start doing, or do better?

Provide 4 recommendations with examples.

Leadership and Teamwork

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 600–800 words that respond to the following scenario with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Additional Information:

After almost 2 months, the project charter is finally completed, and the preliminary project management plan is almost completed. Technically, you are supposed to wait until the charter is approved by the CEO and CFO before moving forward on the preliminary project management plan, but your team was afraid of time constraints. Jim sent the project charter for approval yesterday and is awaiting feedback today.

Sam and Gloria have joined one of your team meetings to discuss the project scope.

“I am not happy with the direction the scope of this project,” say Sam angrily. “This project charter is not complete and has not yet been approved!”

“Oh Sam, sit quietly and listen to what the team has to say,” says Gloria. “You are always so quick to jump to conclusions.”

“Is that so? Well, then, I am not allocating any money for resources,” says Sam as he storms out of the room.

“Excuse me, I need to speak with Sam privately,” says Gloria. “Please continue the meeting without us.”

Your team’s worst nightmare has come true. The CEO and CFO have stalled the project. No one is saying anything from the team. Everyone on the team, including Jim Young, is intimidated by CEO and CFO and is afraid to confront the problem.

“Leadership and teamwork are paramount to the success of any project,” you say. “When project management and company leaders do not agree, project implementation will not proceed.”

“What do you think we should do?” asks Jim. “I don’t know how to work with them when they bring their personal differences into a business meeting.”

“I think we need a plan on how to handle this,” you say.” Conflict resolution is the key to project success.”

The team starts to discuss how to handle and approach the situation without disrespecting the CEO and CFO. In addition, you discuss the various leadership styles and how best to motivate the team to move forward after an embarrassing situation.

Advanced Strategic Management

Assignment

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

DQ 1:

Hospitals, outpatient centers, and free standing surgical centers are dependent on many funding sources to pay for their services. Compare and contrast approval/payment from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commercial insurance, and the traditional Medicare program (not a Medicare health maintenance organization [HMO]) available to these types of facilities. How does this impact the strategic management of these facilities?

DQ 2:

Physicians are considered to be the final determining agent for healthcare resources in both an inpatient and outpatient setting in our current environment of managed care delivery systems (HMOs and accountable care organizations [ACOs]). Do you support this contention? Name at least two major resources, one inpatient and one outpatient, which physicians directly control.

Organizational Behavior

Write a 350- to 700-word summary of what you have learned about Organizational Behavior Include the following in your summary:

  • Explain the connection between organizational behavior and your selected job skills from the matrix.
  • Discuss how these job skills can lead to improved job performance.
  • Explain how Organizational Behavior can aid you in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Predict the consequences of unethical behavior in the workplace.
Job Skills in the Workplace
Example: Problem-solving
Critical Thinking Skills
Decision Making Skills
Communication Skills
Positive Attitude
Time Management Skills

 
 

Different Culture

Read chapter 13, Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. D. (2013). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, & leadership (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, and answer these questions:
1.)  A description of how each of the two management styles selected distinctively create organizational cultures.
2.)  Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the two styles.
3.)  Then, explain how these differences could align or be dissonant with the organization’s culture and the advantages or disadvantages of that dynamic.
4.)   Finally, explain the type of organizational culture you think would be the best for the business used in the case study. Provide a rationale for your choice.
Note: Provide two academic resources in APA style and citation format to support your topic.
One page, only.

Project company overview

Expanding operations requires research and planning; this is especially true when dealing with crossing borders to other regions and countries. During this first project assignment, the focus is to conduct background research on your chosen company, the country, or region of expansion, and the product itself.
Create a 5-7 slide presentation using the speaker’s notes section for your content and the slides for presentation purposes. Include the following information:
1. Present a brief overview of the company (real or fictional)
2. Provide a brief description of the product to include its features, benefits, and limitations
3. Conduct an environmental analysis of the country desired for expansion
Your presentation should be proofread for spelling and grammar. Your presentation slides should be concise.
Submit your completed assignment to the drop box below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Save your assignment as a PowerPoint Presentation. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.pptx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:
Jstudent_exampleproblem_101504

strategic leadership

BOLA –The ABC123 Hospital is preparing for the first patient with Ebola-like symptoms.  How in your role as a chief financial officer will you provide strategic leadership to all staff members and how will you use your role to further reduce the spread of infection, and also how will you educate patients and the community at large?
Part 1: Individual Analysis

  • On your own, you will develop a solution to the case based on what works best for your role. The solution will include:
  • an overall statement of the management challenge presented by the case
  • a statement of the facts of the case
  • a proposal that addresses the challenge and that states what would be best from the perspective of your role
  • a defense of the proposal
  • This part of the project should require 6 pages of text.

 
Written Assignments (instructions)
All written assignments must include citations and references that conform to standards of formatting and documentation as found in acceptable college-level writing guides such as the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition; the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, seventh edition; The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition; and UMUC’s Online Guide to Writing and Research.
Your written assignment must reflect the following:
Be typed in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, double-spaced, with margins no wider
Than one inch
Have footnotes or endnotes with correct citations
 
 
Have a bibliography formatted according to one of the style guides noted above

General Management: Key Aspects

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For a health care manager, it is important to develop good communication skills with employees, peers, and supervisors. Discuss the following in regard to this:

  • Discuss the types of communication and the barriers to communication. 
  • Does good communication build trust in an organization? 
  • Does electronic communication help or hinder organizational communication?
    Be sure to support your information by citing at least 2 references using APA format.

Organizational theory and behavior

List three types of third-party dispute resolution. Explain how one might relate to a real-world scenario professionally or personally.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
Identify the organizational conditions and personal characteristics that support organizational politics. Identify ways to minimize organizational politics. Explain how one might relate to a real-world scenario professionally or personally.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
Describe the bargaining zone model, and outline strategies that skilled negotiators use to claim value and create value in negotiations. Explain how one might relate to a real-world scenario professionally or personally.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length
Define conflict, and debate its positive and negative consequences in the workplace. Explain how one might relate to a real-world scenario professionally or personally.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Change: opportunities and challenges

Papers must be a maximum of 4 pages prepared in Times New Roman # 12 font/script, double-spaced addressing the change endeavor as outlined below. 1. Briefly identify the change endeavor. Unit wide? System wide? Targeted group? 2. See outline below for items to address. 3. Was the change endeavor successful? What were the most important factors contributing to the success or non-success? What would have made the change process more effective? 4. Maximum 4 pages; # 12 Times New Roman font/script.

Quality Management Air Bag Recall

Quality Management

Air Bag Recall

Review the article “Blow Out” from this week’s reading assignment. This article pertains to the recall of air bag products. Assume you are the manager for a large automotive company that will be using air bags in your products. What risk assessment tools will you use in order to ensure that the product being installed into your vehicles meets safety standards in order to avoid a recall? Use your course materials and outside research to generate a solid analysis on why these methods would be helpful. Your analysis should be supported by research.
 
Reading: Saporito, B. (2014). Blow Out. Time, 184(23), 50-53.
Your work should be a minimum of two (2) full pages (title and reference page are separate) following APA format. 

Strategic Management

Multiple Assignments..
I have 5 Case Study Analysis due weekly for the next four weeks. They are all similar to the following below.
I am looking for someone who can deliver effective work and also a reasonable bid to do all 5 Assignments
NOTE: There are 5 total Assignments, so lowest bid will have the best chance of getting Assignments.
Case Study Analysis—Case: VA Problems

To complete this assignment, review the following Web resource: (Resource will be provided)

Complete a detailed case study analysis of the given case, using the process described in the following chapter of your course textbook Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations:

  • Appendix A Analyzing strategic health care cases

Your completed case study analysis report will include the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Body of the case report
    • Key issues
    • Situational analysis
    • Strategy formulation
    • Recommendation
    • Implementation strategies
    • Benchmarks for success and contingency plans

Where not all pertinent information is given in the case itself, search for that information in the South University Online Library or perform a Web search for the required information.

For the situational analysis, you are encouraged to provide visual presentation of data in your situational analysis and use the analysis tools from your textbook and other analysis tools you have used in your program, such as trend analysis, stakeholder analysis, etc.

Present your case study analysis report in a Microsoft Word document, formatted in the headings and subheadings given above.

Submit your report in two steps. First, submit a preliminary report with the key issues, situational analysis, and strategy formulation. Then, submit the complete report with recommendation, implementation strategies, benchmarks, and the executive summary.

Balancing Stakeholder Demands

Case study 6.2 describes a situation in which an executive director must diversity an organization’s funding. For this discussion, post a brief summary of your responses to the questions at the conclusion of the case study

Evaluation of Corporate Performance

Evaluation of Corporate Performance

Evaluation of Corporate Performance
The Final Project will involve applying the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company and write a report either recommending or not recommending purchase of the company stock.
The completed report should include:
An introduction to the company, including background information.
A complete and thorough financial statement review.
Pro Forma financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) for the next two fiscal years, assuming a 10% growth rate in sales and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for each of the next two years.
Complete ratio analysis for the last fiscal year using at least two ratios from each of the following categories:
a. Liquidity
b. Financial leverage
c. Asset management
d. Profitability
e. Market value
Calculate Return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont system.
Assess management performance by calculating Economic Value Added (EVA).
Review of the soundness of the company’s financial policies (e.g. capital structure, debt, leverage, dividend policy, etc.) based on the material covered during class.
A synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase stock from this company.
This report should be 15 – 20 pages long excluding title page and reference page(s) using APA 6th edition formatting guidelines. Support your findings and recommendations with evidence from at least five scholarly sources in addition to the annual report; such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles from the Ashford library. Be sure to include links to websites that were used as references or to access company information. Include in cite quotations

A+ MGT240 Module 4 Assignment 2 Conflict Resolution

A+ MGT240 Module 4 Assignment 2 Conflict Resolution

Assignment 2: Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is a necessary skill for any manager or leader. In this assignment, you will examine the difference between conflict and competition. You will also explore ways of determining when conflict resolution is necessary and explain ways to resolve conflict.

Research the role of conflict and competition using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Select two resources for use in this assignment. Reflect on your experiences with conflict. If you have no business related experiences with conflict, apply your personal experiences to a common workplace situation.

Review the following video:

Using the selected resources and examples from your experiences respond to the following:

  • Explain the difference between conflict and competition.
  • Describe a situation where competition is healthy. How does that relate to a business environment?
  • Describe a situation where competition could lead to conflict and might not be healthy.
  • What methods could you use to resolve the conflict?
  • What leadership techniques would you use to resolve a conflict?
  • In resolving conflict, use an example to describe a “best case” scenario.

Give reasons in support of your assertions. Be sure to reference your selected resources and examples from your experiences.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, July 15, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Ethics in Leadership

Ethical leadership is certainly a hot topic in today’s business environment. In this assignment, you will examine the role of ethics in being a successful leader. You will explore current media coverage on ethical or unethical leadership practices and examine the issues and responsibilities of the leader(s).

Research the issue of ethics in leadership using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. You can use the following terms for your search: “News Story Ethics” or “News Story Ethics Business.”

Select a news story for study in this assignment and complete the following:

  • Summarize the case and describe the issues. Be sure to provide a reference for the article.

Respond to the following:

  • What do you believe caused the issue?
  • What do you believe the leader’s responsibility is when it comes to ethics in a situation such as this?

Give reasons in support of your assertions.

Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, July 11, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 15, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is a necessary skill for any manager or leader. In this assignment, you will examine the difference between conflict and competition. You will also explore ways of determining when conflict resolution is necessary and explain ways to resolve conflict.

Research the role of conflict and competition using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Select two resources for use in this assignment. Reflect on your experiences with conflict. If you have no business related experiences with conflict, apply your personal experiences to a common workplace situation.

Review the following video:

Using the selected resources and examples from your experiences respond to the following:

  • Explain the difference between conflict and competition.
  • Describe a situation where competition is healthy. How does that relate to a business environment?
  • Describe a situation where competition could lead to conflict and might not be healthy.
  • What methods could you use to resolve the conflict?
  • What leadership techniques would you use to resolve a conflict?
  • In resolving conflict, use an example to describe a “best case” scenario.

Give reasons in support of your assertions. Be sure to reference your selected resources and examples from your experiences.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Managerial Communication

1.      What is the reason that sales messages sent by email often create hostility among intended customers?
They are mostly unsolicited emails.
They use the you-attitude.
They typically use the direct method of organizing data.
They mostly use the active voice.
They adapt the message according to the audience.
2.      Information such as a person’s age, gender, income and geographic location are called _____.
physiographic information
geographic information
psychographic information
angiographic information
demographic information
3.      The difference between extrinsic benefits and intrinsic benefits is that:
intrinsic benefits are those that a reader gets automatically by complying with a request.
intrinsic benefits are relatively short-lived.
extrinsic benefits are relatively long-lived.
intrinsic benefits are the added benefits.
extrinsic benefits are emphasized in persuasive messages
4.      Unwanted mails that are usually discarded even before they are read are called _____.
junk mails
permission-based mails
scam mails
ad-hoc mails
illegal mails
5.      Mary has to write a proposal in response to an RFP put out by an organization. Mary is aware that her proposal is going to face stiff competition and will surely lose out unless she gets to the point at the earliest. In this case, it is best to use the  _____.
direct order
roundabout order
we-viewpoint
cluttered phrase
mixed construction
6.      Which of the following is true about emotional appeals?
Emotional appeals are best suited for selling rational products.
Aristotle had categorized emotional appeals as logos.
Emotional appeals are those based on our senses.
It is best to avoid the use of emotional appeal when advertising products that do not perform any discernable rational function.
Emotional appeals are mainly based on logic
7.      The persuasive appeals identified by Aristotle that are based on the character of the speaker are referred to as:
ethos.
pathos.
catharsis.
logos.
hamartia
8.      The product most likely to be sold to consumers through rational appeals would be:
diamond rings.
teen fashion accessories.
candies.
automobile tires.
exotic flowers
9.      The product most likely to be sold to consumers through rational appeals would be:
diamond rings.
teen fashion accessories.
candies.
washing machines.
exotic cuisine
10.  The indirect method of organizing data is used for persuasive messages to set up the explanation for the negative news and the function of the opening statement is to lead to the central strategy. However, the openings of persuasive messages also have the important function of:
gathering information about the reader.
gaining the attention of the reader.
making the request clear and positive.
summarizing the contents of the entire message.
getting straight to the point of the message

Organizational Management Questions

  1. What is Organizational Behavior and why do we study it?
  2. Describe the motivational approach to job design.  What are the ways to change jobs to increase job satisfaction and performance?
  3. Describe McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y assumptions about people at work.
  4. Briefly describe at least three common barriers to implementing successful diversity programs.
  5. Define, in order, the three phases of the socialization process. Describe the overall socialization process through these phases.
  6. (a) Explain cognitive dissonance. (b) Describe how we can reduce cognitive dissonance.     (c) Give one example of cognitive dissonance which you have experienced.
  7. Compare and contrast the characteristics of past managers and 21st century managers.  Provide at least three comparison points.
  8. Compare and contrast an affirmative action program with a diversity program.
  9. There are 8 organizational practices used to effectively manage diversity.  Describe 3 of them and explain how they are used.
  10. What is organizational culture and how does it develop?
  11. Define Observable Artifacts and Espoused values and give an example of each.
  12. Explain the difference between self-esteem and self-efficacy.  Give an example of each.
  13. Describe the three types of value conflicts and describe how they can affect an individual.
  14. How can job satisfaction be increased and what happens when we increase job satisfaction?
  15. What do you understand by the term “personality”?  Should employers administer personality tests to job candidates?  Why or why not?
  16. Describe the Competing Values Framework of organization culture.
  17. Describe the two types of Locus of Control and give an example for each.

Organizational change within the Department of Children and Families in New Jersey

The writer must analyze organizational change within the Department of Children and Families in New Jersey. The writer must do some research about the Department of Children and Families in New Jersey to find some sort of organizational change that can be revolutionary or evolutionary change. The writer must reflect on the learning from the material I will upload in a file. The notes that I will are from a course text book titled “Organization change: theory and Practice”. Utilize the topics discussed in the notes and if the writer has to use other sources of information to understand the topics in the notes the writer may do so. However, the writer must keep in mind that they are something like a consultant for the Department of Children and Families in New Jersey, and the writer is in charge of the change. The writer must include how they are going to go about making the organizational change chosen.

Just Culture

Write a 2 to 3-page paper that includes citing the reference as stated below in APA format. Please address from a nursing view

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2:Significance of the topic (based on literature that speaks to the relevancy of the concept selected in terms of interprofessional (leadership)
  • Section 3: Review of the literature related to the concept selected in yellow (current best practices, positive or negative impact on leadership or health care organizations
  • Section 4: Application to nursing (e.g., implications or consequences for nursing leaders)
  • Section 5: Conclusion

Abstract –Please summarize abstract from article called “From a blame culture to a just culture in health care” to address section 3 of above and to address section 4 the nursing implications incorporated article called From a blame culture to a just culture in health care.
“Background: A prevailing blame culture in health care has been suggested as a major source of an unacceptably high number of medical errors. A just culture has emerged as an imperative for improving the quality and safety of patient care. However, health care organizations are finding it hard to move from a culture of blame to a just culture. Purpose: We argue that moving from a blame culture to a just culture requires a comprehensive understanding of organizational attributes or antecedents that cause blame or just cultures. Health care organizations need to build organizational capacity in the form of human resource (HR) management capabilities to achieve a just culture. Methodology: This is a conceptual article. Health care management literature was reviewed with twin objectives: (a) to ascertain if a consistent pattern existed in organizational attributes that lead to either blame or just cultures and (2) to find out ways to reform a blame culture. Conclusions: On the basis of the review of related literature, we conclude that (a) a blame culture is more likely to occur in health care organizations that rely predominantly on hierarchical, compliance-based functional management systems; (b) a just or learning culture is more likely to occur in health organizations that elicit greater employee involvement in decision making; and (c) human resource management capabilities play an important role in moving from a blame culture to a just culture. Practice Implications: Organizational culture or human resource management practices play a critical role in the health care delivery process. Health care organizations need to develop a culture that harnesses the ideas and ingenuity of health care professional by employing a commitment-based management philosophy rather than strangling them by overregulating their behaviors using a control-based philosophy. They cannot simply wish away the deeply entrenched culture of blame nor can they outsource their way out of it. Health care organizations need to build internal human resource management capabilities to bring about the necessary changes in their culture and management systems and to become learning organizations.”
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Change Management and Management Styles

As economic times change, management styles have changed accordingly. New concepts and issues of management styles have been analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. The concept of change management has gained great acceptance and/or disapproval by all sectors, including civilian and military.
Katzenbach (1995) wrote that “Real change leaders are the linchpins connecting three critical forces for organizational change and performance: top leadership aspirations (what are we trying to become?); workforce energy and productivity (how will we climb the mountain?); and the marketplace reality (what do our target customers truly seek, and what can and will our potential competitors really do?) (pp. 8-9).
Analyze the changes in your field to determine if there have been periods of time in which leaders in the field, as well as actual practitioners in the field, have had to address the issue of change management. Specifically, this analysis should be based on a synthesis of the current literature (and literature no older than 1995) to demonstrate how leaders in your field of study have addressed the issue of change management – as well as any changes in management style. Finally, the student should relate these specific changes to their own current, previous, and/or future career paths. This analysis should help to reveal how you have seen changes occur over the past decade or so in your field. Finally, what possible changes, suggestions and/or recommendations would you consider to be necessary in your field of study?
Instructions:
Write a well researched, thorough response to the questions posed above in an APA formatted paper, Include 7 scholarly references in your paper.
Respond in 4-5 content pages, not including title page, abstract, conclusion, or references,

organizing function of management

evaluate the organizing function of management as it relates to at least two of the following organizational resources

Select an organization with which you are familiar. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you evaluate the organizing function of management as it relates to at least two of the following organizational resources:
o Physical assets
o Monetary
o Human resources
o Knowledge
o Technology
• Discuss whether or not your organization has optimized these organizational resources for effectiveness and efficiency. Justify your position.
• Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
• Select an organization with which you are familiar. Prepare a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper in which you address the following as it relates to that organization:
o Differentiate between management and leadership.
o Describe the roles and responsibilities that organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.
o Evaluate the affect of globalization and management across borders.
o Recommend at least two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture. Support your recommendations with the concepts discussed in class and in the text, as well as your personal experiences.
• Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

modern management theory

In line with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, how are the Contingency Theory and Resource Dependence Theory applicable to health care organizations? How can health care leaders apply strategic management to their organizations?  Support your response with a minimum of two scholarly sources.  Your initial post should be at least 300 words.

Organizational leadership

After reading the case study, create a leadership plan.  In creating the leadership plan, discuss the daughter and father in terms of the following required elements:

 

  • Leadership role
  • Leader as individual
  • Social architect
  • Change agent

Ø  Father as a manager with short-term goal orientation

Ø  Daughter as a leader with long-term goal orientation

  • Relationship builder
  • How can the daughter and father use the concept of moral compass to give direction to the implementation of a vision and contribute to the success and sustainability of the company?

Required Formatting of the Paper #2:

  • This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and five to seven pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • Use headings;
  • Writing should be clear and concise;
  • Write in the third person;
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
  • No dictionary or encyclopedia definition or use of wiki files;
  • Use outside credible sources;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.

Operations Management

Operations Management

Each student will choose an organization that sells goods of some sort. The learner will complete the following in regard to operations management for that organization. Student will present their findings in an 8-12 page, double-spaced paper.

• History and background of the organization, also including the types of goods sold and industry in which the organization operates.

• The organization’s supply chain characteristics – type of supply chain, negotiations strategies, performance of the supply chain, and areas for improvement.

• Approach to maintaining a competitive advantage, and if applicable the global business operations strategy.

• The organizations’ production processes, customer interaction in those processes, if applicable, and the technologies used in production.

• The organization’s commitment to quality and excellence and how that is measured and reported.

• The organization’s inventory methodologies and model(s), and any areas for improvement.

• The organization’s operational planning policies, job designs, and work environment issues, if any.

• The organization’s movements, if any, toward lean processes, and the effects of those lean processes on culture, efficiency, and success.

Innovation in Organizational Development

Innovation in Organizational Development

Identify and select two companies for which innovation contributed substantively for their growth. Then, write a 7 page paper in which you describe and assess how innovation added value to the organizations’ organizational development systems. Explain and justify ideas that could have made the development of the design more effective. Support your recommendations with specific examples. Paper must contain 7 scholarly references from within the last 7 years. .

Organizational theory, design, and change

Organizational theory, design, and change

Organizational Technology Essay

Read and reflect on Chapter 9 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay linking organizational technology, value, and strategy. You may use a real-life organization you have researched (or worked for) in order to illustrate your argument. Cite the textbook and at least one article using the attached article  to support your paper’s main ideas. Use section headers to share your findings, and persuade readers on the following topics:

ï‚· Identify three kinds of technology in an organization.

 

 

 

ï‚· Explain how different types of technology create different competencies.

 

 

 

ï‚· Describe how technology impacts organizational culture.

 

 

 

ï‚· Explain how technology can help organizational effectiveness.

 

 

 

 Relate how technology can propel an organization’s global expansion strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters 8 and 9 of your textbook and the article . All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

 

 

 

Jones, G. R. (2013). Organizational theory, design, and change (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Managing Multidisciplinary Professionals by Combining Assets and Activities

Managing Multidisciplinary Professionals by Combining Assets and Activities

For this assignment, review the Combining Assets and Activities case study in Section 7.3 of your course text.  Then, thoroughly address the following points in your paper:

    • Describe the vertical and horizontal dimensions of this organization. Describe the authority/responsibility relationships that will present in this organization.

 

    • Should this practice become centralized, decentralized, mechanistic, or organic in its design? Defend your answer.

 

    • Explain the importance of differentiation, integration, and managing complexity, interdependence, and boundary spanning activities for this organization.

 

  • Draw an organization chart for this organization and explain why form of departmentalization you chose believe best fits the unit.

Your assignment must be one to two pages in length (excluding title and reference pages).  Utilize your course textbook and at least one additional scholarly source to support your conclusions and leadership considerations.  Your paper and all sources must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

Procedures and Best Practices

Imagine you have just taken over the manager position for your organization’s incident response team, after coming from another division in the company. Your first realization is that proper procedures, best practices, and sound technologies are not being utilized. You decide to revamp the team’s efforts. Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: Explicate the main efforts that would be included in the incident response efforts, including but not limited to personnel and team structure, tools and utilities, and proper procedures. Discuss in detail the role that an IDS / IPS would play in the IR efforts, and explain how these systems can assist in the event notification, determination, and escalation processes. Explain how the NIST SP800-61, Rev. 1 could assist the personnel in classifying incidents so each is identified appropriately and the proper incident-handling procedures are taken. Explain how the use of log management systems (e.g., Splunk) could be a legitimate and useful component of the IR efforts, and describe the potential issues that could arise if not utilized.

Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources

Leadership and Ethics for Managers

Post an executive summary of your Comprehensive Project in the body of a post in this discussion (please do not use attachments). An Executive Summary is a one-page document that outlines the purpose, process, findings, discussion, and findings of a report submitted to management. CEOs often read and assess an Executive Summary before deciding to read the entire report, so this must be high quality narrative that demonstrates the significance of the work undertaken, the objectivity of research and analysis underpinning the report, and the credibility of the resulting conclusions.

Please review the Executive Summaries of other students, providing an objective assessment and constructive feedback that will help strengthen the effectiveness of their efforts and the quality of the finished report.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Introduction to Operations Management

Toyota’s safety recalls – Are they indicators of problems associated with quality management, outsourcing or simply indicators of setting inconsistent competitive priorities in operations strategy?

Toyota is known for its innovative operations management practices.  Over the last three decades Toyota has received many awards for their excellent quality and performance. The marketplace has rewarded them with higher sales and market-share, ultimately making them the world’s largest producer of automobiles.  So what went wrong in January 2010? Are the safety recalls due to faulty gas pedals an example of an isolated, one-time problem or are they symptoms of bigger long-term problems with Toyota and also the automobile industry?

Topics that the essay must address:

  1.  How has operations strategy and competitive priorities evolved in the automobile industry during the last 100 years
  2.  What are the positive and negative tradeoffs associated with outsourcing production functions to supplier organizations?

 

  1.  What quality systems and procedures and systems should Toyota have followed to ensure that faulty automobiles are not delivered to the customers?

Management perspective

In this Discussion, you will align research problems with decision problems from a management perspective. Below you will find a two-item checklist to complete. Fully address both topics to make a substantial post.

Complete the following checklist:

  • Choose 2 of the following research problems, and identify a corresponding decision problem for each that the research problem might address.

a. Design a test market to assess the impact on sales volume of a particular discount theme.

b. Evaluate the stock level at the different warehouses.

c. Evaluate the sales and market share of grocery stores in a particular location.

d. Develop sales forecasts for a particular product line.

e. Assess the level of awareness among students, faculty, and staff about the benefits of a new software package.

f. Assess attitudes and opinions of customers toward existing theme restaurants.

  • Provide reasoning that supports your conclusions.

Be sure to use research in your answer, and apply proper APA style referencing format. Make sure you read the description of a solid answer post in the Announcement Area. (NOTE: Points will be deducted for weak posts). You are required to respond to at least two of your classmates. These responses need to be of quality and have meaning in order to add to the learning process.

Please follow the Discussion Board guidelines as provided in your Syllabus for your postings. Make sure to properly cite any resources you use from other sources.

Management and Organization Theory

Planning, Organizing and Leading

The presented case study illustrates the importance of the functions of management, planning, organizing and leading. Many entrepreneurs with dreams of starting their own businesses believe that managing a business is simple. This case shows what can happen when new owners do not pay adequate attention to important components of management.

The plan is not one in which the consultant tells Joseph Jackson that he should do this or do that or he needs to do this or do that but present in an action-oriented manner. Students are expected to make connections between the facts of the case study and concepts, theories, and ideas presented in the course material.

Required Elements to include in the Case Study:

  • Students will act as the management consultant, Justin Thyme;
  • Using what has been learned in the course thus far, look at every aspect of the business depicted in the case study and identify all possible issues related to planning, organizing and leading;
  • Explain in detail how the identified issues have  impacted the business;
  • Students are expected to show what they have learned in the course by applying theories and concepts.  Be sure to support your reasoning using the course readings.
  • Make recommendations to Tom on how to improve the management of his small business.

Required Formatting of Case Study:

  • Create a consultant’s report that is double-spaced, 12-point font, and between five and six pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • Include a reference page;
  • An introductory paragraph, a summary paragraph and the use of headings are required;
  • Write in the third person from the perspective of Justin Thyme;
  • Use the course material to support your reasoning.  Outside resources may be used but the main resources must come from the classroom;
  • Use APA format for in-text citations and references. You are required to use the e-text and at least two academic or highly respected business publications, for a total of no less than three references. Students need to paraphrase and avoid direct quotes;
  • In citing sources, the page number/paragraph of the cited source must be provided;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.

When grading the paper, the rubric will be used to determine grade. So please insure you cover everything based on the rubric.

Management and Organization Theory

The Four Functions of Management

Students will read the case study that focuses on the four functions of management:  planning, organizing, leading and controlling (P-O-L-C).  You have been hired as a consultant to help Carl Thomas and his family to solve the problems with his business. You will create a management plan that covers the four functions of management.  In creating the management plan, you must also demonstrate how the four functions of management are interrelated showing how issues in one function impact other functions.

In speaking with Carl, Joe and John, you already know the following about the business owners:

 

  1. failed to develop or share a mission statement;
  2. failed to determine the best way to organize resources, including personnel;
  3. underestimates the importance of recruitment, job design and descriptions, and training;
  4. assumed that motivation will occur naturally;
  5. fails to define standards and other measurable outcomes;
  6. ignored negative information;
  7. delayed actions to improve organizational outcomes.

 

Resource that will help you develop the mini-management plan:

How to Make a Management Plan

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/leadership/effective-manager/management-plan/main

 

Management Plan Example

https://wakenature.wordpress.com/resources/management-plan-examples/

Required Elements of the Management Plan

 Students will create a management plan that helps Carl, Joe and John run the business, both day-to-day and over the long term (strategically).  Be succinct in your writing but persuasive so that the recommendations will have positive outcomes for the business.

 

Students are not using buzz-word and are not defining terms using a dictionary.  Students are expected to present the material in a professional manner describing and explaining to the owners.  As a consultant, you should be secure in your presentation so there are no Carl, Joe and John should do this or do that or they needs to do this or do that but present in an action-oriented manner.  Students are expected to make connections between the facts of the case study and concepts, theories, and ideas presented in the course material.

 

  • In creating the management plan, students will first assess the business and identify specific areas of strengths and weaknesses of the business as it relates to the components of the P-O-L-C.  In completing this section, do not create a heading for each element of the P-O-L-C but write from the perspective of the consultant discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the business;
  • Select  a management model (class hierarchy, democratic hierarchy, collaborative management or collective management) and explain why the selected model is most appropriate for Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park;
  • Develop roles and responsibility of the owners and employees (Be creative in completing this task);
  • Discuss why these positions are necessary to the business;
  • Make specific recommendations for improving the management of Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park.  Cover all aspects of the P-O-L-C.  This area of the paper specifically addresses the areas of strengths and weaknesses identified above and puts in place a plan for the short and long –term success of the business;
  • Create a balanced scorecard that will help Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park align its business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improves communication and monitors performance against goals;
  • Students are expected to show what they have learned in the course by applying theories and concepts.  Be sure to support your reasoning.

 Required Formatting of Management Plan:

  • The management plan should be single-spaced, 12-point font, and between 6-8 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and the instructor’s name.
  • An introductory paragraph, a summary paragraph and the use of headings are required;
  • Use the course material to support your reasoning.  Outside resources may be used but the main resources must come from the classroom;
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes other than in identifying the mission statement and vision statement.
  • In citing sources, the page number/paragraph of the cited source must be provided;
  • Write in the third person;
  • Submit paper in the Assignment Folder.

 

Please insure the paper covers everything that is asked. The rubric will be used to determine grade.

Global Financial Management Class

The most popular way for international expansion is for a local firm to acquire foreign companies. One of the most benefits for international expansion is global distribution capability that helps expanding the market share.

There are different implications of running a company that is within or outside of the European Union. If you were the head of a firm based in the United States, please answer the following questions, providing the rationale behind your answers:

1.Would you seek to acquire a company within the European Union or outside of it? Why?

2.Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the choice you made

 

  1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages inherent in the option you did not choose.

 

  1. Explain why an MNC may invest funds in a financial market outside its own country.

 

  1. Explain why some financial institutions prefer to provide credit in financial markets outside their own country.

Effective Versus Ineffective Managers

In the previous discussion, you explored characteristics of managers that get the best performance out of you. The traits you identified are motivation and management traits managers use that make them more effective managers. In this assignment, you will explore effective and ineffective management traits.

Research traits of effective and ineffective managers using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources.

Think about your experiences with managers. Perhaps some of them have been better than others. Draw from these personal experiences for this assignment,

Complete the following:

  • Identify one example each of an effective manager and an ineffective manager.
  • Identify and describe at least two traits the effective manager has that makes him or her a good manager and at least two traits the ineffective manager has that makes him or her a poor manager.
  • Review your own management style. What effective and non-effective management traits do you possess?

Give reasons for your assertions.

Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Diversity in Organizations

Management practices differ, depending on the diversity within the organization. In this assignment, you will research the demographics for your area or city and apply those demographics to business operations.

This assignment has two parts. Complete both parts.

Part I

Research the population demographics in the area or state where you live.

Use the following guidelines for your research:

  • Look up government reference sites such as the US Census Bureau

    http://www.census.gov/.

  • Conduct an Internet search using keywords such as ‘demographics for YourCity.’

Complete the following:

  • List and describe the population demographics. Be sure to cover gender, race, national origin, age, disability, and religion. Create a table to present this information.
  • Explain how these demographics determine or affect the cultural dynamics where you live. For example, types of restaurants, specialty grocery items, entertainment offerings, public housing requirements, and education offerings.

Part II

  • Choose a business in your area and explain how the cultural dynamics might affect the way that business would conduct business.
  • Explain the considerations for leaders of the business you chose in managing the cultural diversity in terms of customer service and employee expectations. For example, one consideration might be to have customer service agents who speak Spanish in an area where there is a large Spanish-speaking population.

Give reasons in support. Be sure to apply relevant management principles.

Write a 1–2-page report in Word format. Include the table with the population demographics. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Handling Conflict in Project Management

Complete the “Handling Conflict in Project Management” case study activity at the end of Chapter 7. Use Appendix A, which explains how to score your work and provides additional insights into the potential responses.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages, which includes your scores and total for your decisions as well as your analysis on the appropriateness of your responses and opportunities for improvement.

 

APA Requirements for writing and style are required.

Project Management: Calculating BCWP

Read the “Calculating BCWP” document.

In the Calculating BCWP document, complete the table and earned value metrics contained in the problem and write your answers to the questions presented in the attachment.   Responses to each may be a brief paragraph.

When calculating BCWP, assume % complete is linear over time, so BCWP = Total Budget * % work completed.

Follow APA requirements for the writing portions of the assignment.

Attachments:

Transformational Leadership

Change is considered by many as the new normal. Effective change management must be part of an organization’s DNA. An emerging leadership style called the transformational style has been shown to be effective in this environment, especially in leading change. This form of leadership goes beyond traditional forms of leadership which relied mainly on centralized control. It emphasizes more open communication, collaboration, and participation by employees.

Using the assigned readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the transformational style of leadership.

Then, respond to the following:

  • What are the key attributes of the transformational style of leadership? Explain why you think these attributes are required of a transformational leader.
  • From either personal experience, or through observation, provide examples of transformation leadership.
  • Which of the other leaders who you have seen come close to being effective transformational leaders? How could they have changed to be transformational leaders? Justify your answer with appropriate examples.

Managing organizational change assignment

The key assignment final draft should include a comprehensive transformational change management plan that will combine tasks from Weeks 1–5.

Transformational Change Management Plan

You will create an entire Transformational Change Management Plan for a medium-sized public company that has lost business to a competitor that has chosen to outsource much of its production operations. The company has been based in a small Midwestern town, it is one of the largest employers, and it has an excellent reputation for employee welfare. It is now planning to do the very same offshoring, which will involve large layoffs of long-term employees.

The project deliverables are as follows:

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: What is driving the need for this transformational change?
  • Week 3: Theories of Change Management
  • Week 4: Communication Plan
  • Week 5: Implementation Plan

Create the following new material for Week 5:

  • Week 5: Implementation Plan (200-300 words)

    Include the following context in the implementation plan:

    1. Major implementation steps
    2. Key criteria for success
    3. Summary of Weeks 1-5

The completed document with content from Weeks 1-5 should be finalized in terms of grammar, formatting, references, all necessary sections, flow, and complete content.

Please submit your assignment.

 

 

Attachments:

Risk Analysis and Management

400 WORDS

APA style

 

Identify and discuss how Federal regulations, such as HIPAA\HITECH have influenced or impacted your System Security Evaluation. Topics should include impacts from the following areas:

 

  • Health care organizations
  • Information security officers
  • Federal regulations

Examine the Management Function in a Climate of Uncertainty

One of the most difficult components of effective management and leadership is uncertainty. Uncertainty exists everywhere in an organization. Each of the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) is affected by uncertainties that lie within an organization and its operations. However, many uncertainties that affect an organization are external to the organization itself. These cannot always be controlled, but they must be planned for when possible, and adapted to when planning is not possible.

 This final week contains a culmination of the concepts introduced throughout the course and is designed to help you think about future challenges involved in management.

 Review previous resources as needed to prepare for your Signature Assignment.

Activity Description:

 In a paper, discuss the following points:

1. Present an overall description of what management entails and how it is properly implemented in today’s fast paced business environment.

2. Describe and give examples of how the challenges managers face in today’s world are characterized by uncertainty, ambiguity, and sudden changes or threats from the environment.

 3. Describe the skills that are important for managers to have to be successful under these existing conditions.

 4. Illustrate the qualities that are important to managers today to function under these conditions.

 5. Relate the issues above to a scenario and assessment of yourself as a manager in 5 years. Include a vision of the organization you will be in and the role you would like to play. Also include a discussion of steps you need to take to strengthen your skills to be successful in your desired managerial role.

 Support your paper with minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older

Management Philosophy

As a current or future manager of an organization, it is important to examine your personal beliefs regarding the relationship between people and the organization. Developing a personal philosophy about human resources will also help guide your personal actions to influence the organization’s beliefs about its relationship to employees. For this Assignment, you explore your personal beliefs of the employee-management relationship.

The Assignment (4–6 pages):

Develop your personal human resource philosophy for managing people. Discuss your beliefs about the employee–organization relationship and explain how you arrived at that position. Consider how you would build systems, create a culture, and implement practices to operationalize this philosophy.

Note: Think of this personal philosophy as your road map to creating, maintaining, and improving human resources within an organization.

Research at least three sources . Use APA style to cite your sources

Leveraging Organizational Behavior and Management to Maximize Business Success

Leveraging Organizational Behavior and Management to Maximize Business Success

Imagine that your team is a group of experts in the principles of business organization and management. You have been invited to present at a conference held for some of the top executives at Fortune 500 companies. Your assigned topic is Leveraging Organizational Behavior and Management to Maximize Business Success.

Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you address the following:

  • Introduction to leadership
    • Explain the contemporary theories and styles of leadership. Describe the contemporay theory and leadership style demonstrated within the chosen organization.
    • Explain the differences between management and leadership, and explain how cultivating leadership skills in managers can benefit the organization.
  • Organizational culture
    • Describe how managers, when applying leadership principles, can contribute to a healthy organizational culture.
    • Cite specific examples from the  selected organization.
  • Organizational power and politics
    • Describe the influence of power and politics within your selected organization.
    • Describe the types of power in your organization
    • Explain who in the chosen department holds the real power and why.
  • Conflict management
    • Describe an example of conflict that occurred within the selected organization.
    • Explain the strategies that were used to manage that conflict situation, including their level of effectiveness.
    • Determine other strategies that you would recommend to manage that conflict example.

Support your presentation with the concepts discussed in class and in the text, and your personal experiences.

Include the speaker notes to explain the key points in your presentation.

Include citations.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

What Makes a Good Leader?

BSHS 485 Week 4 What Makes a Good Leader?

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you conduct a self-analysis about whether or not you would make a good leader using the Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions – State and Community Interventions document located on the student website.

Address the following:

  • Discuss each of the 6 skills of a good leader from the Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions – State and Community Interventions.
  • Include whether or not each skill is a strength or a challenge for you.
  • Discuss what you will do to change the challenges into strengths.

Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

1057 words paper

2 Sources in APA format

Process Improvement

You are the Process Improvement Manager at your organization. You have been assigned the project of identifying the current performance levels of the establishment as well as a introducing various process improvement strategies, such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, etc., to improve the overall productivity of the employees and the organization.

After reviewing the results of the employee survey, the senior leadership team identified several areas for improvement. One of the issues is the quality and safety in the production department.

The department managers meet with you to discuss implementing a safety and quality process improvement process (PIP) within their departments. You have expertise and experience in using quality processes as part of organizational change and development. However, you want to use the most current and effective methods, so you tell them you want to benchmark state-of-the-art organizational process improvements.

  • Write a 5-7 page report that you can bring to the next department-level meeting outlining what steps you will take to complete this project.
    • Research current methodologies and tools for improving organizational performance through quality improvement processes.
    • Prepare a high-level overview of methods, options, and recommendations for the types of methods and tools that you believe will be best suited to the situation.
    • Tie your recommendations to the organizational change effort being undertaken in the organization.
    • Use APA style.

Organizational Management and Operations Paper

HERE IS THE ASSIGNMENT NEEDS TO BE PLAGIARISM FREE AND HAVE 3 REFERENCES

Write a 1,650-word paper in which you identify, compare, and contrast the policing function at the local, state, and federal organizational levels. Analyze how the organizational, management, administration, and operational functions at these three organizational levels are similar or different and why. Be sure to identify the leadership characteristics and responsibilities pertaining to each organizational level.

Managerial Practices Executive Summary

CJA 484 Week 2 Managerial Practices Executive Summary

Write a 350- to 700-word executive summary in which you analyze organizational behavior concepts associated with common managerial practices involved in day-to-day operations within criminal justice settings. Be sure to identify professional standards and values that apply across various components of the criminal justice system on a national level.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

The Importance of Innovation in a Business

Management Assignment

Use the University of Phoenix Material: Business Model and Strategic Planning Outline as a guide to complete sections of your capstone project each week. A final paper is due in Week 5. Cite your resources.

 

Write a 1,400- to 1,500-word paper in which you explain the importance of innovation in your selected business’s vision, mission, and values, and determine your business model for this new division. Include the following:

 

  • Propose a new product or service for the new company division for an existing company. The division should be customer-focused with an innovative mission statement. Ensure that you are differentiating your product or service.

 

  • Describe how the division addresses customer needs and achieves competitive advantage.

 

  • Create a vision and a business model for this new division that clearly demonstrates your decision on what you want your business to become in the future.

 

  • Explain how the vision, mission, and value of the new division align with the company’s mission and vision.

 

  • Summarize how the vision, mission, and values guide the division’s strategic direction.

 

  • Define your guiding principles and values for your division in the context of culture, social responsibility, and ethics.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Managerial Issues

CMGT 445 Week 2 – Individual Assignment – Managerial Issues

CMGT 445 Wk 2 – Individual Assignment – Managerial Issues

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing managerial issues associated with managing an organization’s IS infrastructure.

 

Include the following:

 

 

 

Information related to configuration management and preventative maintenance

Industry standards in configuration management and control

Training approaches to allow for adaptive maintenance and confidence.

The effect of globalization on managing and IS infrastructure

 

 

Cite 3 to 5 sources, including the textbook and course materials.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, to include and not be limited to a cover p

Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans

Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans

Write a draft of no more than 1,800 words of the strategic plan for your organization, including the following:

 

  • Implementation plan

 

    • Objectives
    • Functional tactics
    • Action items
    • Milestones and a deadline
    • Tasks and task ownership
    • Resource allocation

 

  • Any required organizational change management strategies that would enhance successful implementation

 

  • Key success factors, budget, and forecasted financials, including a break-even chart

 

  • Risk management plan, including contingency plans for identified risks

 

Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Share drafts of the Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans assignment with all team members.

Management Paper

Select an organization and prepare a strategic plan to grow the business over the next three years. Your strategic plan must include the following:

  • Describe your organization’s history, products, and major competitors.
  • Explain the current situation of the organization in the market.
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and trends) to determine areas that offer opportunities for change.
  • Choose at least three areas from your SWOT analysis and explain why the areas you have chosen are essential to your strategic plan. Use theories and examples from your text and additional sources to support your rationale.
  • Explain your method to measure the success of your strategic plan.

Your paper must be at least 3 pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style.  In addition, you must use at least three scholarly sources.

Scenario Evaluation Plan

HSM 270 Week 5 Assignment Scenario Evaluation Plan

Week 5 Assignment  Scenario Evaluation Plan

 

Create an evaluation plan for your chosen scenario in Appendix B that analyzes the program for process and outcome evaluations.

 

 

 

Describe the types of evaluations you would include in your evaluation plan and how each would serve to analyze various processes or intended outcomes in 700 to 1,050 words.

 

 

 

Explain the measurement tools you would use and why.

 

 

 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

General Attributes of a Grant Proposal

HSM 270 Week 3 Check Point Grant Proposals

Week 3 Check Point Grant Proposals

 

Describe the general attributes of a grant proposal. Be sure to address the function of a grant proposal, the purpose of a grant proposal, and how a grant proposal relates to a program plan.

 

 

 

Post your response in 200 to 300 words in the Assignments section of the Gradebook

Steps to Writing a Grant Proposal

HSM 270 Week 3 Assignment Steps to Writing a Grant Proposal

Week 3 Assignment Steps to Writing a Grant Proposal

 

Assignment: Steps to Writing a Grant Proposal: What steps are necessary to writing a grant proposal?

 

Describe the general attributes of a grant proposal. Be sure to address the function of a grant proposal, the purpose of a grant proposal, and how a grant proposal relates to a program plan.

 

 

 

Post your response in 200 to 300 words in the Assignments section of the Gradebook

Program Planning and Grant Proposals

HSM 270 Week 1 CheckPoint Program Planning and Grant Proposals

Week 1 CheckPoint Program Planning and Grant Proposals

 

 

 

Explain the relationship between program planning and grant proposals. When describing each component, address their similarities and differences as well as how they relate to each other.

 

 

 

Post your explanation in 200 to 300 words in Assignments in the Gradebook.

Program Planning and Evaluation

HSM 270 Week 1 Assignment Program Planning and Evaluation Paper

Week 1 Assignment Program Planning and Evaluation Paper

 

Read all of the fictional program scenarios in Appendix B and choose one to work with throughout the course.

 

 

 

Compare program planning with program evaluation in human services organizations. Describe how the two components are related.

 

 

 

Identify specific examples of how program planning and evaluation interrelate in your chosen scenario in Appendix B.

 

 

 

Identify technical and political aspects of program planning and evaluation you might encounter in the program scenario you chose, and explain how these aspects could affect your planning and evaluation process.

 

 

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word, APA-formatted paper that addresses the above issues.

 

 

 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Characteristics that are Common to Organizations

COM 350 Week 2 Individual Assignment Characteristics that are Common to Organizations Paper

Resources: The Research Process

Choose an organization with which you are familiar.

Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that describes the culture and common characteristics of the organization you have chosen, given your current understanding of the common characteristics of organizations presented in your readings from Week One and Two.

Cite at least two peer-reviewed references in addition to the text and be sure to address the following questions in your paper:

·How does your selected organization exhibit the common characteristics listed below?

oSystem (e.g., individual units, open, closed)

oRules/norms(e.g., written, unwritten, formal, informal)

oHierarchy (e.g., chain of command, supervisor, administrator, manager)

oCommunication networks (e.g., formal, informal)

oOrganizational orientation (e.g., achievement, dogmatism, authoritarianism)

oLeadership approaches (e.g., social, task, balanced)

oManagement communication/decision-making (e.g., tell, sell, consult, join)

·Which common characteristics (choose at least four) from those listed above are most influenced by communication within the organization?

Managerial Communication Interview Paper

COM 350 Week 3 Individual Assignment Managerial Communication Interview Paper

Select a manager within an organization to interview. When interviewing the individual, obtain information regarding specific communication breakdowns. Specifically, ask how these breakdowns influenced the manager’sability to function effectivelyin the job.

·Communication breakdowns in internal politics

·Communication breakdowns in decision making

·Communication breakdowns in leadership

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you summarize the interview and discuss the specific communication breakdowns.

Find a peer-reviewed article that contains practical information that could be used to improve the communication breakdown based on your findings from the article and your reading.

Identify two communication strategies that can be used to eliminate the communication breakdown. Discuss these strategies in your paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Leadership Paper

Leadership Paper

The leadership paper should be 3-5 pages, double-spaced, APA (sixth edition) format.

2. MacDonald, L. (Producer), Scott, R. (Director). (2000). Gladiator [Motion Picture]. United States: Dreamworks & Universal Pictures.

 

 

Paper Content

A. After viewing the movie or TV show, select one of the supervisors (leaders).

B. Discuss THREE supervisory techniques that they used, using specific examples from the movie or TV episode. Do not spend too much effort explaining the background or details of the scenario, just get to the point.

C. Make sure to discuss the following topics:

i Which of the supervisory techniques were effective? Why?

ii. Which supervisory techniques were not effective? Why?

iii. Pick one scene and discuss what you would have done different as a supervisor and why.

iv. How does a high stress environment like war or the emergency room affect supervisory techniques, as compared to peacetime (or a less stressful environment)?

v. What supervisory trait do you most relate to and why? You should include a personal account from your life.

vi. Why do supervisors fail if they are using a “textbook” technique? Explain using the scenes from the movie / show or your own personal life to enhance your explanation.

Paper should contain no more than 20% direct citations or quotations. That means 80% should be your own analysis, thoughts, and ideas.

Management Planning Presentation

Management Planning Presentation

Imagine you are an executive for BP, JP Morgan or, GoldMan Sacs, and you are preparing a presentation for the board of directors about the organization’s direction.

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with speaker notes on each slide, in which you address the following:

  • Analyze factors that influence each of the following: the company’s strategic planning, tactical planning, operational planning, and contingency planning.
  • Analyze the influence that legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility have had on management planning. Provide at least one example for each.
  • Evaluate the planning function of management as it relates to the organization’s goals and strategies. Use steps in the specific formal planning process outlined in the text.

Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you select an organization with which you are familiar and present the following items as they relate to that organization:

  • Analyze the organizational structure of your selected organization.
  • Differentiated the structure of the selected organization from two different organizational structures.
  • Evaluate how organizational functions (such as marketing, finance, human resources, and operations) influence and determine the organizational structure of your selected organization.
  • Explain how organizational design (such as geographic, functional, customer-based, product, service, hybrid, matrix, marketing channels, and departmentalization) helps determine which structure best suits your selected organization’s needs.
  • Ideas must be supported with peer-reviewed sources

Strategic Plan to Grow a Business

MGT 450 Week 5 Assignment Final Paper

Select an organization and prepare a strategic plan to grow the business over the next three years. Your strategic plan must include the following:

  • Describe your organization’s history, products, and major competitors.
  • Explain the current situation of the organization in the market.
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and trends) to determine areas that offer opportunities for change.
  • Choose at least three areas from your SWOT analysis and explain why the areas you have chosen are essential to your strategic plan. Use theories and examples from your text and additional sources to support your rationale.
  • Explain your method to measure the success of your strategic plan.

Your paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In addition, you must use at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the text. Remember to incorporate information that you have learned from this course as well as your personal experience.

Principles of Management Assignment

 Part A

  1. Using your own words, briefly describe what social responsibility means to you personally.
  2. Do you think business organizations should be socially responsible? Provide two (2) supporting facts to justify your response.
  3. Do you think values-based management is just a “do-gooder” ploy? Provide one (1) supporting fact to justify your position.

Part B

  1. To analyze the need to balance the interests of a variety of stakeholder groups, what questions should management ask? Provide four (4) questions.
  2. How do managers misuse discipline? Provide two (2) examples.

This needs to be 4 pages

Project Management Life Cycle Model

This week in your readings you have expanded your knowledge regarding the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) model (initiation, planning, execution, and closure).

This week you’ll be developing a report utilizing this model and reporting it to your client.

The project has approached the halfway point, thus your client has requested a milestone review of the project. Clients do not always understand why the progress appears as slow.

Prepare a summary analysis of your project.

You might consider using a project management software such as MS Project to demonstrate schedule of milestones met and those yet to be accomplished. The body of the paper should be 750 – 1000 words, APA style. Any indexes, title page, references, attachments, or appendix are supplemental to the body of the paper.

Reference

Method 123. (2013). PMLC Model image. Retrieved on May 2, 2013 fromhttp://www.method123.com/images/project-lifecycle-v2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.method123.com/project-lifecycle

Hello Students, below is an attached instructional document outlining the steps to use Microsoft DreamSpark in order to obtain the various software that may be required for your courses. DreamSpark is a Microsoft program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge.

Process design and supply chain

OPS 571 WEEK 3 – Assignment – Process design and supply chain part 2

Create an MS PowerPoint Presentation in which you evaluate the current state of the process you selected in Week Two and summarize the proposed future state. 

  • Required Elements:
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the process selected in Week Two using the data collected.
  • Determine areas for improvement
  • Design an improved process flow chart using an appropriate tool.
  • Summarize two items from this improved process.  Include an explanation of how these items could be used in your personal or professional life to improve a process.

PowerPoint should include 4-5 slides with detailed speaker notes.

Management Plan

Case Study #3:  The Four Functions of Management (35%)

Students will read the case study that focuses on the four functions of management:  planning, organizing, leading and controlling (P-O-L-C).  You have been hired as a consultant to help Carl Thomas and his family to solve the problems with his business. You will create a management plan that covers the four functions of management.  In creating the management plan, you must also demonstrate how the four functions of management are interrelated showing how issues in one function impact other functions.

In speaking with Carl, Joe and John, you already know the following about the business owners:

  1. failed to develop or share a mission statement;
  2. failed to determine the best way to organize resources, including personnel;
  3. underestimates the importance of recruitment, job design and descriptions, and training;
  4. assumed that motivation will occur naturally;
  5. fails to define standards and other measurable outcomes;
  6. ignored negative information;
  7. delayed actions to improve organizational outcomes.

Resource that will help you develop the mini-management plan:

How to Make a Management Plan

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/leadership/effective-manager/management-plan/main

Management Plan Example

https://wakenature.wordpress.com/resources/management-plan-examples/

Required Elements of the Management Plan

Students will create a management plan that helps Carl, Joe and John run the business, both day-to-day and over the long term (strategically).  Be succinct in your writing but persuasive so that the recommendations will have positive outcomes for the business.

Students are not using buzz-word and are not defining terms using a dictionary.  Students are expected to present the material in a professional manner describing and explaining to the owners.  As a consultant, you should be secure in your presentation so there are no Carl, Joe and John should do this or do that or they needs to do this or do that but present in an action-oriented manner.  Students are expected to make connections between the facts of the case study and concepts, theories, and ideas presented in the course material.

  • In creating the management plan, students will first assess the business and identify specific areas of strengths and weaknesses of the business as it relates to the components of the P-O-L-C.  In completing this section, do not create a heading for each element of the P-O-L-C but write from the perspective of the consultant discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the business;
  • Select  a management model (class hierarchy, democratic hierarchy, collaborative management or collective management) and explain why the selected model is most appropriate for Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park;
  • Develop roles and responsibility of the owners and employees (Be creative in completing this task);
  • Discuss why these positions are necessary to the business;
  • Make specific recommendations for improving the management of Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park.  Cover all aspects of the P-O-L-C.  This area of the paper specifically addresses the areas of strengths and weaknesses identified above and puts in place a plan for the short and long –term success of the business;
  • Create a balanced scorecard that will help Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park align its business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improves communication and monitors performance against goals;
  • Students are expected to show what they have learned in the course by applying theories and concepts.  Be sure to support your reasoning.

 Required Formatting of Management Plan:

  • The management plan should be single-spaced, 12-point font, and between 6-8 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and the instructor’s name.
  • An introductory paragraph, a summary paragraph and the use of headings are required;
  • Use the course material to support your reasoning.  Outside resources may be used but the main resources must come from the classroom;
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes other than in identifying the mission statement and vision statement.
  • In citing sources, the page number/paragraph of the cited source must be provided;
  • Write in the third person;

Managing the Contractor–Customer Relationship

Assignment 5: Managing the Contractor–Customer Relationship

Assignment 5: Managing the Contractor–Customer Relationship

You are to write a three to four (3– 4) page paper that answers the following:

  1. Discuss the ethical issues that can arise in contracting.
  2. Analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text.
  3. Describe the importance of the communication process in the contractor– customer relationship.
  4. Describe the risks and responsibilities in the contractor-customer relationship.

The format of the report is to be as follows:

  • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format.
  • Type the question followed by your answer to the question.
  • In addition to the three to four (3–4) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

MGT 505 – Integrated Business Communication

Assignment 5: Integrated Business Communication. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper that addresses the following:

As a future executive, explain what you think are the most important communication issues you will have to face as you embark upon your career.

Discuss whether communication will become more complex, or less complex, and why.

Address what role technology will play in the communication of thoughts and ideas.

Discuss how the information gap between generations, cultures, income levels, and education can be resolved.

Include a statement of your personal philosophy on the future of integrated business communication.

The format of the paper is to be as follows:

Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format, a Microsoft Word document.

Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.

In addition to the three to four (3-4) pages required

Text: Stuart, B. E., Sarow, M. S., & Stuart, L. (2007). Integrated business communication: In a global marketplace. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Leader versus Manager

In the past weeks, students have learned about leaders and managers, leaders as social architects (leader who designs an organizational environment that encourages a desired range of social behaviors in an attempt to meet organizational goals), change agents, and individuals with distinct personalities.  Using the information learned so far, students will analyze a case study.  Students are expected to differentiate between the roles and skillsets of a leader and a manager by creating a leadership plan.  In completing the leadership plan, students will address the required elements listed below.

Required Elements to include in Paper #1:

You are Joseph Dunn and as leader of Dunn’s Ski Emporium wanting to purchase The Deli, you have work to do before entering into the possible addition of a business you know nothing about.

Your job is to design an organizational structure which fulfills the vision that you have and what you believe George has for The Deli, and will also fulfill its mission. Your organization must be open to change and possess a culture that will empower its employees to follow the vision that you have created. Remember like all good social architects your building must start with a design that suits the purpose of the business and seeks to make it the best building for the job. You should use your class materials and reading to help create the plan and reference them. All additional research should also be referenced. THIS PAPER IS THE ACTUAL PLAN FOR Joseph Dunn! IT IS NOT A “HE SHOULD DO THIS AND THAN THAT” PAPER.  Make the plan specific and be creative, add facts or people, to the scenario if that will help you make the plan come alive. Be sure to explain the steps you are taking and your reasons for do so. Use the terms in your reading and explain them. This exercise is designed to show that you understand the class material so far in the course.

Students will develop a plan, writing from a leader perspective.  Discuss the following:

  • Joseph Dunn as a social architect – discuss Dunn’s vision for the organization.
  • Joseph Dunn as an individual – what can he do to enhance his role as leader?
  • Joseph Dunn as a change agent for the corporate environment?  What steps should Dunn take for short-term change?  For long-term change?
  • Create a vision statement and a mission statement for the organization?
  • Explain how Joseph Dunn will create an organizational culture that supports his vision?
  • Based on your leadership plan, discuss how Dunn might integrate the role the managers have to strengthen his vision.
  • Discuss the critical elements that must be in place for Dunn to be successful in this new venture;
  • Students are expected to be creative but realistic in developing the leadership plan using the resources provided.  Students may also research beyond the material provided in the course.
  • No dictionary or encyclopedia definition or use of wiki files;
  • Remember, you are writing from the leader’s perspective and are not solving problems but working toward developing an environment in which problems will be resolved.

Your plan should consist of the following steps:

1)      Evaluate the organization’s purpose and goals (is the business non-profit or does it sell widgets)  (It is recommended that you create a list of what the company does)

2)      Develop vision and mission statements

3)      Design an organizational structure (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, bureaucratic)

4)      Design an organizational culture that complements the organizational structure and organizational goals (market, hierarchical, clan, adhocracy)

5)      Assess the environment for change in your plan.  Is there a mechanism built in to the organizational structure and culture to facilitate change?

Required Formatting of Paper #1:

  • This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and five to six pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • Use headings;
  • Writing is expected to be clear and concise;
  • Write in the third person;
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.

Case study

Joseph Dunn created Dunn’s Ski Emporium.  In business for twenty-five years, Dunn’s Ski Emporium is known for its state of the art ski equipment and repairs. It offers moderate prices to skiers in the bustling town of Vail, Colorado.  The sports store has a cozy ambiance, with a Western décor and a two story fireplace with large windows that overlook the Rocky Mountains.  Catering to skiers, the sporting goods store helps many skiers with their broken or challenged ski equipment.  They specialize in hourly turnaround times on repairs and one day pick up adjustments on new equipment.  This fast service has set Dunn’s sporting goods store way above their competitors in the area for return business both from locals and visitors. Skiers can ski right to their door and leave from their back door to get back on the slopes. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and local.  Most of them work year round.  

  • Dunn has decided to expand his business.  For some time, Dunn noticed that the Deli next door picks up a lot of his business from the waiting repair customers and he has seen the Deli customers step in to purchase gloves, goggles, and other merchandise after eating at the deli.  The Deli would make an interesting addition to his future business plans.  The Deli, like Dunn, has always done a brisk business especially in season.  Designed in a similar western motif Dunn thought he would be able to expand easily to include the Deli into his Emporium.  The cross traffic might even increase business.  However, Dunn knows nothing about the Deli business. The deli’s owner, George Atkins, knows and loves his business a great deal.  
  • Dunn has known George for years and he is aware that he is thinking of retiring in the next few years.  If he buys the Deli now and can get George to stay on at the Deli, George could train and mentor a new managerial staff comprised of some of his local staff and return employees who work the seasonal rush. The trick to the mergers success would be to get everyone on board including George.  Dunn wondered how he could ensure George’s best efforts to make the transition stable while Dunn’s Ski Emporium grows.  He cannot help but wonder how he would feel if he were no longer in charge of his own company.  The future is bright for both businesses and Dunn wants to keep it that way. 
  • Dunn has decided that his best-selling point to George is to design an organizational structure based on George’s vision and mission.  The design will have to feature and utilize George and his employees to the best of the company’s advantage while empowering and allowing the staff at the Deli and Dunn’s to grow the business.

 

Emergency management

Course Textbook

Rubin, C. B. (Ed.). (2012). Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010 (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL:

CRC Press.

Unit II Article Review

Research an article on one of the focusing events that occurred between the years of 1927-1950 (The Great Mississippi

Flood of 1927, 1930s Dust Bowl, or Texas City Explosion). Respond to the following questions:

1. Identify the contributing factors that caused the disaster.

2. Why is this disaster a focusing event?

3. Identify the affected population.

4. What social and political groups collaborated to implement changes?

5. What changes were implemented to improve emergency management?

The article review should include a title page, body (a minimum of two pages), and reference page. The body of the paper

should include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Format the paper, in-text citations, and references in APA (6th ed.) format.

Organizational Management Paper

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you identify, compare, and contrast the policing function at the local, state, and federal organizational levels. Analyze how the organizational, management, administration, and operational functions at these three organizational levels are similar or different and why. Be sure to identify the leadership characteristics and responsibilities pertaining to each organizational level.

Include at least four peer reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Leadership and Corporate Culture

Leadership and Corporate Culture Paper

In a three- to five- page paper, excluding title page and references page, analyze the influence of leadership style on ethical decision making, including specific examples drawn from research on today’s business leaders. To conclude your analysis, summarize your position on the influence of ethical leaders in contributing to a corporate ethical culture.

You must have a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook, and you must reference at least two articles from the Ashford University Library or other scholarly sources that highlight the influence of power and leadership style on corporate culture. These two sources apply toward the total requirement of three sources for the paper.

Your paper must be correctly formatted according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Organizational Change and Development

Organizational Change and Development

Context: Organization development (OD) is a strategic, organization-wide effort with the purpose of increasing organization effectiveness and health by means of planned interventions in the organization’s processes. OD focuses on the social and human aspects of an organization as a way to improve the organization’s ability to adapt and solve problems. OD is not a paint-by-the-numbers approach to problem solving. Rather, OD emphasizes fairness, openness, freedom from coercion, and individual autonomy to change an organization’s culture.

In the previous assignments for this course, you explored various change models and examined how real-world companies have successfully implemented change. The intent of these assignments was to present the components common to most change initiatives (e.g., leadership, motivation, resistance, communication). Additionally, the course readings presented numerous concepts, principles, and models of organization change. The purpose of the Change Initiative Paper is to provide an opportunity for the student to assemble and organize this knowledge into a final culminating project.

Directions: Identify an actual organization with which you are familiar. Identify a possible change that will increase this organization’s effectiveness and/or health. Select an established change model to implement this change. Write a paper (1,500-1,800 words) that influences your reader to adopt a specific organization change initiative. The change model you select will determine the appropriate organization and specific content of the paper; however, your paper needs to address the following:

• The need for change (e.g. organizational culture shift, changing technologies, reorganization, customer demands, etc.).

• The change model.

• The role of the leader in the change initiative.

• Process of change.

• Overcoming barriers to change.

• Sustaining change.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Developing Codes for Food Companies

Title: Developing Codes for Food Companies

Order Details: This week’s reading includes a case study titled Developing Codes for Food Companies that illuminates inter agency coordination and policy implementation. Although at first glance these efforts may seem like win-win endeavors, they are usually preceded by a good deal of behind-the-scenes negotiations and compromise.

Focus your discussion on the following:
•Discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages to developing business codes and monitoring mechanisms. 

Using Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) from Bloom’s Taxonomy, respond to the prompts. Be sure to demonstrate a mastery of the course content through the use of analysis, synthesis, and the application of ideas.

Number of pages: 1  Number of sources: 3  Citation style: apa  Academic level: graduate  Course name: Management and Ethics  Course level: 4th

Ethical Climate survey

A study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission recognized the importance of organizational culture and its impact on an organization’s commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with the law (LRN, 2006). Imagine that a business of your choosing is concerned about recent ethical breaches by its employees. The business has hired you as a consultant to evaluate the current ethical climate of the organization. The leadership has requested that you to develop a comprehensive survey that the business can use to determine the ethical climate of the organization. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

In preparation for this assignment, read the article titled “Measuring Your Organization’s Climate for Ethics: The Survey Approach”. Also, for tips on writing effective survey questions read the article titled, “Writing Good Survey Questions”, located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/writing-survey-questions/.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.
  2. Recommend key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.
  3. Develop an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.
  4. Designate at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and provide a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.
  5. Develop a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.
  6. Develop criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization. The criteria should identify:
    1. Who the target audience is;
    2. The method by which the you will administer the survey;
    3. Instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.
  7. Construct at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). At least two (2) of the twelve (12) questions should require an open-ended response.
    1. Determine the organizational culture
    2. Examine the ethical climate of the organization
    3. Examine the impact of existing ethics training program(s)
    4. Determine the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner
  8. Write a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.
  9. Use at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Integrative Crisis Communication Analysis

A crisis presents the ultimate communication test for managers and leaders. Careful coordination is required to assess the situation, prioritize critical issues, collect relevant information, and create an effective communication plan. Above all, open, consistent, and candid communication is key.

1. Identify a company that has or is currently experiencing a crisis.

2. Evaluate the crisis situation, including its ethical implication.

3. Judge the effectiveness of the organization’s communication approach (reactive, proactive, candid, and/or utilizing the media to deliver clear messages to their audiences)?

4. What values and actions are being communicated?

5. Develop a recommendation for what the organization could have done differently to better manage the situation and their reputation.

Organizations to Consider

• British Petroleum

• Carnival Cruise Line

• General Motors

• The National Football League

Research Resources:

• WSJ – use the link on the left-hand side menu bar of your course

• Yahoo Finance

• CNBC

• MarketWatch

Management Strategy

Case Study:

Banco Santander is a Spaniard bank, the biggest for market capitalization and the eight largest by assets in Europe. The last 25 years, Emilio Botin, Chairman, has lead a process of internationalization and diversification through overseas acquisitions.

Please read the article Banco Santander’s Emilio Botín takes on the world, which is posted in week 7. You can review additional information from business journals as Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, CNN Money, McKinsey Harvard Business review or other credible source from internet.

Please prepare a document where you answer the following questions:

(4pages-APA Style 6th edition )

  1. Botin’s strategy was to acquire large foreign banks which have some sort of financial straits, some of these banks are located in developing countries in South America. Will this risk spreading create value for shareholders? Under what circumstances could these acquisitions create benefits for shareholders?
  1. Should Banco Santander increase its presence in the U.S. market? Why or why not?(need industry analysis, porter’s 5 forces, pest analysis)
  1. Assume that Banco Santander decides to increase its presence in the U.S. market. How should it do so?
  1. What do you think are the key success factors for the international diversification of Banco Santander?
  1. Analyze the internal governance mechanism of ownership concentration in Banco Santander.( use this link to help : http://www.santanderannualreport.com/2014/en/annual-report/structure-and-internal-governance.html )

Fundamentals of Project Management

According to the “Three Perceptions of Project Cost.”

Based on your research and reading, answer the following questions:

  • What are the differences in the ways project managers, accountants, and financial comptrollers perceive the expenses of a project?
  • How are indirect costs involved in the preparation of the budget for a project?
  • Using the typical profit and loss statement included in the Directed Reading, does it surprise you that a $1,000,000 project will generate only the Net profit shown on the bottom line of that statement?  Why or why not?

You are going to be the project manager for the construction of a large warehouse for a major international company. Of course, there are many elements involved in constructing such a large facility, but this assignment will consider only one, the laying of the facility’s foundation (which is obviously preceded by site preparation and followed by the actual construction of the building).

In preparation for completing of this element of the project—laying the facility foundation—complete the following:

  • Locate a source of data for the hourly wages that will need to be paid to those who will pour and finish the concrete foundation (the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States government is a good source for such information).  Be sure to document the source of your hourly wage data for such concrete workers.
  • Locate a source of data for the cost of a cubic yard of reinforced concrete.  Be sure to document the source of your reinforced concrete cost data.
  • Assuming that eight workers will be needed for the completion of the project, that they will work five days per week for 10 hours per day, and that it will take them three full weeks to complete the pouring of the foundation, what is your estimate (based on the hourly wage data that you located) of the labor expense of pouring the foundation?
  • Assuming that the foundation will require 400 cubic yards of concrete, what is your estimate (based on the hourly wage data that you located) of the cost of the materials needed for pouring the foundation?
  • How would “Overhead charges” (review the Budgeting chapter if you do not remember learning about this term) impact the two estimates that you have calculated?
  • How would an increase in the cost of steel (one of the components of reinforced concrete) impact the budget that you had developed?
  • If the construction site was impacted by a hurricane during the preparation of the foundation (meaning that work had to be temporarily stopped), how would the overall schedule of the construction project be impacted?

Please provide your answers in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document.

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Classism on Management and how its impact

Classism on Management and how its impact

For this assignment, investigate the impact of classism on good management practices, especially those focusing on the inclusive workplace. Use the following points as a guideline for this written assignment, and plan to research and correctly cite your sources in APA format. The paper should be 3-5 pages long.

  1. Explore 3 stereotypes you may have encountered about those in the lower socio-economic brackets.
  2. For each stereotype that you share, investigate the impact that the stereotype has on your workforce (e.g., negative attitudes, low numbers hired, discriminatory practices).
  3. Next, share an awareness strategy for each stereotype that you can use to combat that bias in your employees and yourself. You must share a different strategy for each stereotype, for a total of three strategies.
  4. Share 2-3 management strategies you can use to integrate the perspectives of those in the lower socioeconomic brackets into the diverse and inclusive workforce.
  5. Research and use online articles and websites to help write this paper.

Principle of management course

I have a principle of management course, and I have FOUR study cases, each case study has 4-5 questions need be answered based on what the case study says, and the following are the professor’s instructions;-
For each case study, download the attached case study file. Read the entire case and case relate questions that appear at the end. the proper format for each case study is to create a cover page with your name, the case name, the course name, and the date. if you would like to add an image, that is up to you. On the following page type out each question and then your answer. Answer all questions. Please do these case study assignments in Microsoft Word, using a 12pt font and double spacing.

Major Labor Laws

MGMT 402 Major Labor Laws

Using APA style format, write a 4-5 page paper describing the provisions of the following major labor laws as well as their impact on organizations and the union-management relationship:
A. The Railway Labor Act
B. The Norris-La Guardia Act
C. The Wagner Act
D. The Taft-Hartley Act
E. The Landrum-Griffin Act
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
1. TITLE PAGE. Remember the Running head: AND TITLE IN ALL CAPITALS
2. ABSTRACT. A summary of your paper…not an introduction. Begin writing in third person voice.
3. BODY. The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type face should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 4-5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
4. REFERENCE PAGE. References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper and lower case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference Page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

E-Waste

Develop a power-point discussing E-Waste.This power-point should address the disposal of our technology devices and gadgets.
 

  • Cover slide, 4-5 content slides, summary, and sources slide
  • Minimum of four images
  • Verbal content of presentation (what you would say if you delivered it in person) entered into slide notes
  • Your presentation file must be in .pptx or .ppt format

Management Concepts

“Who helped you reach that finish line?”  Please respond to the following:

  • Identify three (3) examples that demonstrate the main reasons why workplace diversity is important to a company’s culture and performance.
  • Describe one (1) workplace situation where your supervisor or coworker motivated you to perform better for the organization. Explain the situation, how you felt up to that point, and the motivation technique and approach that your supervisor or coworker used to help inspire you.

Diversity Management Proposal

Develop a Diversity Management Proposal that uses the five decisions making process (listed below) to identify a problem or opportunity related to a diversity issue facing your company or future employer:
 
Requirements include:
 

  1. Paper has to be 5 pages in length.
  2. Recognize a problem or opportunity related to a diversity issue facing your company or future employee (Include a summary of how your problem or opportunity is a diversity issue)
  3. Develop Alternative Solutions (An analysis of the factors contributing to the problem or opportunity)
  4. Evaluate Alternative (Be specific. Provide numbers when applicable)
  5. Select an Alternative (What is being lost if your solution is not adopted?)

 

  1. It should use correct proposal format except that it should use double spacing. Your research must include at least one interview and two valid print sources. Include both in text citations and a References page in APA format.

Management At a Company

MGT500 assignment 2 Management At a Company
 
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
1. Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Indicate whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Provide support for your position
 
2. Explain senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Provide support for your rationale.
 
3. Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions.
 
4. As a manager within the selected company, suggest one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Provide support for your suggestion.
 
5. Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Indicate one (1) key change in the management structure that may be beneficial to ensuring such an adaptation to change. Provide support for your prediction.
 
6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

BASF Case Study

In the unit studies, you read the case of “BASF: Increasing Farm Yields Through Innovations in Chemistry.” For this assignment, you will review this case and analyze BASF’s efforts to ensure an effective and efficient supply chain. Complete the following:

  • Review “BASF: Increasing Farm Yields Through Innovations in Chemistry,” on pages 31–39 in your textbook, Strategic Supply Chain Management.
  • Describe the problems BASF faced in dealing with unpredictable demand, and respond to the following questions:
    • How has BASF’s differentiated supply chain models worked to leverage its economies of scale and extensive knowledge of its customers’ industries?
    • What are characters of BASF’s innovative harmonized processes? Has the harmonization strategy impeded BASF’s supply chain improvements?
  • Describe how BASF resolved those problems to develop a more effective and efficient global operations and supply chain process, and respond to the following questions:
    • Would the production approach of Verbund be sufficient to handle the two scenarios described at the beginning of the case?
    • How has BASF streamlined supply chain processes without sacrificing responsiveness?
    • Is the harmonization an effective long-term strategy? Why or why not?

Your assignment should be 3–4 double-spaced pages. Refer to the BASF Case Study Scoring Guide to ensure you meet all evaluation criteria prior to submitting your assignment.
 
In order to make sure you will address all issues assigned in a discussion post, you should use assigned questions as section titles and then address them one-by-one.
 
Read the following in your textbook, Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Disciplines for Top Performance:

  • Chapter 1, “Discipline 1: Align Your Supply Chain With Your Business Strategy,” pages 1–29.
  • Supply Chain Management Profile: “BASF: Increasing Farm Yields Through Innovations in Chemistry,” pages 31–39.
  • for the ebook go to www.vitalsource.com. I will give you the user name and password upon hand shake

Privacy and Security-Security of Electronic Health Information

You are the information technology (IT) manager of an 80-bed long-term care (LTC) facility. The board of directors has asked the chief information officer (CIO) to develop a PowerPoint presentation about private databases (e.g., Medical Information Bureau) and doctor–patient privilege. The CIO informs you that this is the perfect opportunity for you to begin taking more of a leadership role in the company and asks you to create the presentation. The goal of the presentation is to summarize what kind of data would be stored within private databases and if the information is protected by specific regulations and doctor–patient privilege.
 

  • Define necessary organizational privacy and security requirements, policies and procedures and understand how to assess and mitigate the risks.
  • Compare and contrast HIS for ability to secure patient data.
I need this work done in 8 hours

principles of management

One paragraph
Studying the cultural differences between countries can help a company be more successful doing business internationally. What are the cultural dimensions that vary by country? What is cultural intelligence?
 
One paragraph
Discuss the reasons why small businesses are so important to the U.S. economy. Understanding that “Diversity is also desirable for innovation, flexibility, and organizational success,” how does it then play a part in small business success? Please cite your sources.

The Role of Financial Management in a Firm

Examine the role of management as it relates to finance in a corporation. In your post, discuss the role of management by addressing the following prompts:
 
Explain the various aspects of finance that management must understand.
 
Describe why a manager needs to understand the characteristics and importance of financial markets including their liquidity, competitiveness, and efficiency.
 
Interpret the function of the Financial Balance Sheet in assisting in management’s decision making process.
 
Discuss what could happen if management does not fulfill responsibilities related to finance. Share a real world example from your own professional experience or from an external source.
 

Case study: Meg Whitman and eBay Germany

How to write a case memo :
You should write the case memos as if you are a senior manager of the firm at the time the case was written. You should address the memo to the CEO and the Board of the Directors of the firm. You should assume that the recipients of the case memo are well aware of the firm, so please do not simply summarize the case. Rather you should offer professional recommendations (such as a specific course of action that the firm ought to take in order to address the assigned question). I am more interested in the quality of your analysis than in the accuracy of your conclusions. Please keep in mind, the assigned case should the only source of information that you will use. So please do not go online and start researching on the company, especially to find what the company actually did following the events discussed in the case. However, you should make every attempt to use the concepts, tools and frameworks you learned from the class to analyze the case and to develop the strategic recommendations. 3 I have the following suggestions for the case memos:  There should be an introduction. State your recommendation or major issues that you want to address in this introductory paragraph.  Don’t write long paragraphs. Break paragraphs in sub-topics such as opportunities, risks, current situation of the business and your arguments/recommendations.  No bullet points. Please write full sentences.  Present arguments with reasons, evidence and logic. Think about the assumptions that you are making while making your arguments. Are these assumptions realistic? Under what conditions?  Try to use numbers (sales, profit and market share) to provide evidence or to build your arguments. Remember, sometimes it’s easier to convince with numbers!  Consider pros and cons. Don’t be biased and consider only pros. Try to provide a balanced view.  Make sure you have a nice persuasive conclusion that supports your recommendation.  Finally, be professional – imagine yourself as a manager working for the company during the time of the case.
For the second case memo (Case # 5 Meg Whitman and eBay Germany), please focus on the following two questions:
 

  • What were the major problems with the post-acquisition integration in Germany?
  • Please recommend a course of actions that eBay can undertake to improve the performance of the integration of Alando.de.

 
The second memo is due on or before May 25th, 10:00pm. 
NOTE: Please upload the memo to CASE MEMO -2 as a Microsoft Word attachment and name the file as follows:firstname_lastnameCM2.doc. If you are late in completing your memo, please submit the memo to CASE MEMO-2 LATE SUBMISSIONS. I will deduct 0.5 points for every 24 hours of any  late submission. Please do not email case memos!!
 

Strategic Management

ToolsCorp Corporation is a fictitious company that does exist anywhere. For the purpose of this course, it is located it in Tennessee. As members of the senior management team of ToolsCorp Corporation, your group has been asked to prepare a neat and organized report for the Strategic Officers Steering Committee (SOS-C) of ToolsCorp Corporation. The purpose of this paper is to obtain permission from them to go forward with the next step (developing a full-blown business plan) for ToolsCorp’s strategic initiative to break into the global marketplace.
Your group’s paper should discuss the following (at a minimum):

  • A complete strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis (including at least 5 factors from each category and full explanations of why each factor is important and why it was placed in the category) of the environment that exists within ToolsCorp and the environment that ToolsCorp is proposing.

This a group project, I have been assigned the SWOT portion. only 2-3 pages

Managing organizational change

Read the Ajax Minerals exercise and the Problems at Perrier case study in Chapter 6 of the Palmer textbook.
SEE ATTACHMENT
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Identify two (2) sources of resistance to change in the Ajax Minerals exercise and describe how the organization dealt with each type of resistance.
Identify two (2) sources of resistance to change in the Perrier case study and describe how the organization dealt with each type of resistance.
Compare and contrast how management diagnosed and approached change at the two (2) companies and indicate which company dealt with resistance to change in a more effective manner. Justify the reasoning.
Consider a situation as a consultant with Ajax Management. Propose two (2) adjustments that should be made to improve its change strategy and provide a justification as to why those adjustments would improve the effectiveness of the strategy.
Consider a situation as a consultant with Perrier. Propose at least two (2) adjustments that should be made to improve its change strategy and provide a justification as to why those adjustments would increase the effectiveness of the strategy.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
 
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
 
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze diagnostic models relevant to various aspects of the change management process.
Evaluate the reactions to change including identifying signs of resistance and approaches to managing it.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing organizational change.
 
Write clearly and concisely about managing organizational change using proper writing mechanics.

Small Business management Case Study 3, Zatswho LLC

Cooper made a few prototypes herself from nontoxic foam and put them in a small tote-bag carrying case but realized that she would need help to launch her business. Cooper turned to the one person who had been advising her all along: her 26-year-old daughter Carrie Schwinoff. “She was a stay-at-home mom,” says Cooper. “I said, ‘Look, you are not going to have another opportunity like this to be a business owner.’” Schwinoff agreed because she wanted to supplement her family’s income but retain flexibility in her schedule to care for Gianna. She also liked the idea of building a business with her mother. “She’s my best friend, my partner in crime,” laughs Schwinoff.
Cooper invested $30,000 in the startup, which they named Zatswho, and the two women assembled 500 sets of Zatswho cards and began selling them. One of their first decisions was dividing business responsibilities. Cooper has a strong financial background and serves as CEO and CFO. Schwinoff, who has a degree in marketing, is responsible for sales and marketing. “Tweeting wasn’t something I could wrap my head around,” says Cooper. As in any business, disagreements arise, but the mother–daughter entrepreneurs have managed them effectively. For instance, Schwinoff thought that her mother’s use of the word “tactile” on the product’s packaging missed the mark. “Why don’t we say ‘pliable’ or ‘sensory?’” asked Schwinoff. “People get that more easily.” They changed the wording on the packaging to “soft” and “easy to hold.” “Because I am the mother and she is my daughter, my natural feeling might be, ‘I know better because I am more experienced.’ But I have to listen to her point of view. We are both learning that it takes discipline and respect to make this work.”
Cooper and Schwinoff are negotiating with a U.S.-based company that has a manufacturing operation in China to mass-produce Zatswho flashcards, which currently sell for $15.95 per set in stores in seven states
Questions
1.What tips can you offer Cooper and Schwinoff about family members who start and run a business together? What pitfalls would you warn them to avoid?
2.Suppose that Cooper and Schwinoff had approached you when they were launching Zatswho concerning the form of ownership they should use. Which form of ownership do you recommend they use. Why?
3.Work with a team of your classmates to brainstorm potential groups of people who make up Zatswho’s target market.
4.Help Cooper and Schwinoff develop a guerrilla marketing strategy for Zatswho. Write a two-page memo to Cooper and Schwinoff that highlights the key points of your strategy and the reasoning behind each one

Raising Productivity

Your company is planning to implement a team-based approach to designing and creating packaging materials for clients. The purpose is to increase productivity and reduce cost.
What training issues should your company address? Name two or three specific suggestions for how they should deal with them.
Explain why skills training programs are important for long-term vitality of businesses.

Management at a Company

Companies for Assignment 2 Please choose from the following companies for Assignment 2:
1. Apple
2. Amazon
3. Starbucks
Assignment 2: Management at a Company
Due Week 7 and worth 320 points
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
 
Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Indicate whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Provide support for your position. Explain senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Provide support for your rationale. Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions. As a manager within the selected company, suggest one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Provide support for your suggestion. Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Indicate one (1) key change in the management structure that may be beneficial to ensuring such an adaptation to change. Provide support for your prediction. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
 
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Ethical issues in management

Read each question carefully and respond thoroughly with a 500-700 words response to each question. Therefore, your complete paper must be from 2500-3500 words. Each response must include at least three credible/quality references.  Citations and references in APA 6th ed. format are expected and required.
The formal essay must be in APA 6th edition format to include title page and references page. Use level headings to introduce each question. An abstract is not required.
WARNING:  Cite all sources used in your responses. Any instance of plagiarism can have detrimental consequences on your exam grade and/or final grade. No more than 10% of your writing should consist of quotes from other sources. The vast majority of your work should be your own original analysis. Paraphrase what you read instead of quoting.  Also, review plagiarism.org, as this shows that a paper that consists of quotes strung together is not original and is plagiarism.  Using too many quotes will bump you into this category.
Question 1
Should management in a plant make a full disclosure of known risk, even when the risks are believed to be insignificant? Did the government have the responsibility to pay the workers for the risk that they were asked to undertake as well as the health effects that resulted? In failing to make full disclosure, are the plant owner and managers guilty of moral violation? What is the moral violation, and is some form punish in order? Explain. ( Chapter 3: Case 3- Exposing Workers to Plutonium)
Question 2
Smith argues that there are valuable moral distinctions between direct, indirect, active, and passive violations of human rights. Do these distinctions make sense to you? Do you believe that corporations who merely follow the dictates of an authoritative figure are absolved of much of their moral culpability, even if their compliance knowingly leads to violations of human rights?
Question 3
Enron Corporation has come to “symbolize” the worst of recent corporate corruption scandal. Billions of dollars were lost by investors and thousands of people lost their jobs and retirements savings. To whom does the board of directors owe their primary responsibility? Can you think of any law regulations that would help ensure that the board meet their primary responsibility? What responsibilities do government regulations own to business? To the market? To the general public? Are the accounting and law professions or business? What is the difference?
Question 4
What potential benefits do you see as important in integrating different groups that are targeted under affirmative action policies? Are these benefits sufficient to justify affirmative action policies? Why, or why not?
Question 5
Advertising to children in school is morally objectionable to many people. Some of the reasons used to criticize the practice include the following: First, children at school are a captive audience. Second, children are not yet autonomous and are typically unable to make the kind of rational distinctions that we attribute to adults. Third, schools have epistemic (knowledge) authority and so may be understood by children as endorsing the products. Do you believe that marketing to children in schools is morally wrong? Why, or why not?

Project Management I assignment

The  proposed assignment is to prepare a Statement of Work. This is a Project Management I course. I can also send additional information if necessary.
The first assessment requires you to have an understanding of the importance of project selection and of the various approaches used by organizations to prioritize projects.

  • Think about what your personal project will be and post your idea in the form of a statement of work (SOW) in the Assignments folder.  SOW examples can be found in the PMBOK 5.3.3. Project Scope Statement.
  • Here are two documents that will help in developing an SOW for your Project

Statement of Work
What It Is/What It Does
The purpose of a Statement of Work (SOW) is to establish a written contract for work to be performed, i.e., when and how. Use it to start a project effort or start a subsequent phase of a project. A project can have one or more SOWs.
The amount of work agreed to in a SOW should be the amount of work you can clearly describe. If the customer’s request is broad, complex, multi-organizational, or very large, use one SOW to cover early requirements gathering and analysis. Subsequent SOWs can cover design, development and implementation. You can use multiple SOWs for requests that spawn multiple projects. In this case, use one SOW for project investigation, then one SOW for each project that follows.

Project Name:
The project name that will consistently be used for discussing this project.
 
Project Sponsor:
The name of the person(s) from the business organization who has ultimate responsibility for defining and accepting results of this project.
 
Project Manager(s):
The name of the individual(s) responsible for managing the project.
 
Date of First Draft:
The mm/dd/yy that the SOW document was first circulated for review. This date never changes!
Latest Version No.:
Each time a change to the SOW is agreed upon by the project team, this version number is incremented by 1. Record the latest version number here.
Date Agreement Reached:
Enter the sign-off date for the original SOW.
Latest Revision Date:
The mm/dd/yy of the last update (version) to this document.
Customer:
Background Information:
A summary of the need or problem expressed in business terms. Include a description of the chronology of events leading up to the request for service. State the specific business benefits that this project will provide. Identify any current manual or automated procedures involved.
Project Goal:
Indicate what specific goal exists for the project in support of a strategic business directive.
Scope Statement:
Summarize the key product or service this project will result in, the project duration, and the overall project budget.  Be concise with your scope statement, leaving no room for ambiguity.
Basic Approach:
What is the strategy by which a technical solution can be found? How will the options of build, buy, or reuse be analyzed and weighed? Are there any special technical circumstances that need to be taken into account when managing the technical aspects of this project? Will there be specialized methodologies needed? If the SOW covers multiple releases of functionality, describe that approach here.
Deliverables / Milestones:
List key summary tasks and deliverables for this SOW. Summary tasks should appear as major tasks on the project plan. Milestones are zero-duration actions or events marking a significant change or stage in development.Distinquish between the two.
Project Priority:
Clarify the project priority with respect to product performance (features), development cost (cost), and time-to-market (time).

 

Assumptions/Constraints/Exceptions:
Assumptions are conditions that you expect to be in place that pertain to the effort covered by this SOW. A constraint is a limiting condition, circumstance or event, setting boundaries for the project process and expected results. Exceptions are those items that are clearly out of scope but need mentioning.
 
Other:  Include any other information you feel supports the project scope or background. (Otherwise, remove this section)
Acceptance Procedure:
Provide measures of success that will be used to assess success. Measures of success should be stated in measurable and quantifiable terms. Clearly state the goal, not activities, in business terms. Establish the acceptance criteria for the project completion and the procedure for achieving customer acceptance.

 
 

Project Management

Project Management Life Cycle
Library Research Assignment
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Research the project management process groups and the project life cycle structure in the PMBOK® Guide, then respond to the following:

  • When starting a project, why would a project charter, as described in the PMBOK® GuideDevelop Project Charter Process of the Initiating Process Group, be important?
  • What is the purpose of the scope statement produced during the Define Scope process of planning the project?
  • Explain how the project management process groups are similar to, yet different from, the project life cycle structure.

Transition plan

Introduction: Realizing successful post-secondary outcomes should be a goal for all students with disabilities. Depending on the disability and the support services required in adult life, successful transition from high school to adult life may require that planning activities begin in elementary school and continue on through high school. Starting the process early prepares students with disabilities to think about what they want to be able to do in adult life. High school transition planning includes exploring opportunities and employment options and connecting with the adult service agencies that may provide the student with services. Collaboration with families is also a vital part of the process. Task: Note: Complete this task in essay format; district forms are not allowed for submission. A. Create a transition plan for a real or hypothetical student who will be transitioning from high school by doing the following: Note: If you choose to use a real student, be sure to change the student’s name and omit any identifying information about the student. 1. Explain how you will establish the student’s transition priorities and needs. 2. Describe the student’s transition priorities and needs. 3. Discuss who you will invite to transition meetings, including representatives from specific service agencies in your area and parents or guardians of the student. 4. Recommend two goals or objectives that might be included in a transition plan for this student. 5. Create a timeline showing the recommended steps of the transition process for this student from the beginning of transition consideration through the actual transition from high school to adult life. B. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. Note: When bulleted points are present in the task prompt, the level of detail or support called for in the rubric refers to those bulleted points. Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section. Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project. Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section. Needs to be 2-4 pages no word count specified Web Links: below is rubric it is graded against value: 0.00 value: 1.00 value: 2.00 Score/Level Articulation of Response (clarity, organization, mechanics) The candidate provides unsatisfactory articulation of response. The candidate provides weak articulation of response. The candidate provides adequate articulation of response. General Teaching Dispositions as Indicated in the Teachers College Code of Ethics The candidate demonstrates inappropriate professional teaching dispositions. The candidate demonstrates questionable professional teaching dispositions. The candidate demonstrates appropriate professional teaching dispositions. A1. Establish Priorities and Needs The candidate does not provide a logical explanation of how to establish the student’s transition priorities and needs. The candidate provides a logical explanation, with insufficient detail, of how to establish the student’s transition priorities and needs. The candidate provides a logical explanation, with sufficient detail, of how to establish the student’s transition priorities and needs. A2. Student’s Transition Priorities and Needs The candidate does not provide an appropriate description of the student’s transition priorities and needs. The candidate provides an appropriate description, with insufficient detail, of the student’s transition priorities and needs. The candidate provides an appropriate description, with sufficient detail, of the student’s transition priorities and needs. A3. Transition Meetings The candidate does not provide a logical discussion of who to invite to transition meetings, including representatives from specific service agencies in the area and parents or guardians. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with insufficient detail, of who to invite to transition meetings, including representatives from specific service agencies in the area and parents or guardians. The candidate provides a logical discussion, with sufficient detail, of who to invite to transition meetings, including representatives from specific service agencies in the area and parents or guardians. A4. Goals or Objectives The candidate does not provide an appropriate recommendation of 2 goals or objectives that might be included in a transition plan for the student. The candidate provides an appropriate recommendation, with insufficient detail, of 2 goals or objectives that might be included in a transition plan for the student. The candidate provides an appropriate recommendation, with sufficient detail, of 2 goals or objectives that might be included in a transition plan for the student. A5. Timeline The candidate does not provide a timeline showing the recommended steps of the transition process for the student from the beginning of transition consideration through the actual transition from high school to adult life. The candidate provides a timeline, with insufficient detail, showing the recommended steps of the transition process for the student from the beginning of transition consideration through the actual transition from high school to adult life. The candidate provides a timeline, with sufficient detail, showing the recommended steps of the transition process for the student from the beginning of transition consideration through the actual transition from high school to adult life. B. Sources When the candidate uses sources, the candidate does not provide in-text citations and references for each source used. When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references with major deviations from APA style. When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references accurately or with only minor deviations from APA style, OR the candidate does not use sources.

Critical Thinking Experience

Critical Thinking Experience Template

Introduction

Expert critical thinking strategies are integral to successfully completing your college course work and advancing in your career. The purpose of this first assignment is to have a framework of focus that will ensure success with the upcoming course activities. Specifically, reflecting on previous critical thinking experience can be a powerful way to set the stage for successful completion of this course.

As you complete this assignment, avoid performing research and using citations. Internet research is not needed because you are reflecting on your own experience not that of another author. There is no right or wrong answer—have fun!

Choose a Situation

Think back to a personal or professional situation when you used critical thinking strategies to solve a problem and make a decision. Example situations are: making a computer purchase decision, deciding which cell phone best meets your needs, choosing a school for your bachelor degree program, or another situation of your choice. As you think about a situation when critical thinking strategies were used, reflect on the ideas in the next section to guide the composition needed for this assignment.

Required Composition of 400−600 Words

To ensure your composition meets the 400−600-word requirement, consider some of the following ideas as you compose your reflection.

In the chosen situation, which of these common critical thinking strategies did you use: describing the problem, breaking the problem into manageable parts, laying out potential solutions, weighing the potential outcomes of the various solutions, choosing the best approach, implementing the decision, and evaluating the outcome?

Explain how you used the strategies and what you learned from applying them to your situation. Did you enjoy the critical thinking strategies? Explain why or why not. In what ways were your strategies satisfactory or unsatisfactory? Were the strategies you used successful? Explain why or why not. How much time did it take to use the various strategies? Were there any of the strategies that you would not use again? Would you consider experimenting with a different strategy in future situations?

Write your composition here

Make sure your composition is error free. Then revisit the Unit 1, assignment 1 instructions for the two-step submission process.

ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS & QUALITY LEADERSHIP

Task:
4 to 5 pages

  1. Complete a root cause analysis (RCA) that takes into consideration causative factors that led to the sentinel event (this patient’s outcome).
  2. Discuss errors or hazards in care in the scenario.
  1. Use change theory to develop an improvement plan to decrease the likelihood of a reoccurrence of the outcome of the scenario.
  1. Use a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to project the likelihood that the process improvement plan you suggest would not fail.
  • Identify the members of the interdisciplinary team who will be included in the RCA and FMEA.
  1. Explain how you would test any interventions to improve care in a similar situation by changing the process of care.
  2. Discuss pre-steps for preparing for the FMEA.
  3. Describe thethreesteps of the FMEA: severity, occurrence, and detection.

Note: You are not expected to carry out the full FMEA, but you should describe each step and how you would go about it.

  1. Discuss the key role nurses would play in improving the quality of care in this situation.
  1. When you use sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, provide acknowledgement of source information for any content that is quoted, paraphrased or summarized. Acknowledgement of source information includes in-text citation noting specifically where in the submission the source is used and a corresponding reference, which includes:
  • Author
  • Date
  • Title
  • Location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, or website URL)

Note: The use of APA citation style is encouraged but is not required for this task. Evaluators will offer feedback on the acknowledgement of source information but not with regard to conformity with APA or other citation style. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Resources web link found under General Information/APA Guidelines in the left-hand panel in Taskstream.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. Note: When bulleted points are present in the task prompt, the level of detail or 

Golden Personality Inventory PSY-101

Summary should be at least 2 pages in length. Support with cited evidence from the reading and/or other sources as needed by including a list of informal citations. Include an informal list of resources at the end of the assessment for all sources used. APA is not required. Although if you are directly quoting something or someone other than yourself that must be in quotation marks. (See notes at the seminar level for more information on APA and citations)
Do you agree or disagree with the results? Explain.
Using the results of this assessment and the content of your textbook in Chapter 9, 10, & 17, how can you use this information to become more effective within your relationships? In particular address the following:
What personality traits might help or hinder workplace relationships?
How can you use the information you learned from this assessment to help you avoid and/or manage workplace conflict?
Does your personality type tend to lead you have higher or lower stress levels? How can you use this information to improve effectiveness?
Identify two things you can be more aware of (or do differently) to improve human relations as a result of what you learned from this exercise.
 

Case study for organizational culture class

Organizational Case Study

the company I chose is starbucks for this first case study,

An effective way for students to learn about organizational behavior is by analyzing the management activities of a real organization.  This project is designed to create such an opportunity.  Each student will write an individual case study describing an organizational situation from the perspective of a research analyst.  The case may be derived from personal experiences in the workplace, or observations of other organizations with which you interact.   The case should be written in APA format and consist of a) background information about the organization, its personnel and leadership, b) full description of the organizational behavior or situation, c) an explanation for why and from who’s perspective it is viewed as problematic, and d) an analysis of the factors that may be contributing to the situation.  Note that organizational behaviors that are viewed as problematic rarely emanate from a single cause, so be sure that your case explores all relevant contributing factors.  All components will be graded for clarity, completeness and quality:

Background content                           5 points

Description of situation                      5 points

Explanation of problem                      5 points

Analysis of contributing factors         5 points

Total                                                  20 points
the book that you should use is:

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

Greenberg, J. (2011).  Behavior in Organizations, 10th ed., Pearson Education.

Management function

Scenario: You are employed by a 240-bed urban medical center. You directly supervise 30 staff Physical Therapists in the Rehabilitation Department in which you are the Department Head (DH). Over the last 5 years leadership has discussed merging with another smaller hospital in the local area. This hospital is a 120-bed facility that has faced various financial and patient care safety issues. As a result of the merger the management structure has been realigned to ensure operational functions of both physical facilities are controlled by a single manager-you have been chosen as that new manager.
Instructions: Choose one of the six basic management functions: Planning, Organizing, Directing, Decision Making, Staffing or Controlling. Clearly describe why you chose this function and why you feel this particular function is essential to your effective management as a result of the merger. Hint: In order to sufficiently address this assignment, you will have to refer back to the lectures as well as conduct independent research in efforts to display the level of critical thinking required.
Formatting  Title Page
3 pages (double spaced) to include introduction, body, conclusion or summary
Reference Page (2 references minimum)
Written document should conform to American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition

Organizational Behavior

Organizations, like all cultures, must continue to evolve or they stagnate and eventually become obsolete. Using change management tools can help an organization to stay vibrant and evolve over time to remain competitive. Research change management models, and address the following:

  • Describe 2–3 change management models.

Outline the major theories of organizations

Describe the techniques of managing change

Write essay of 2000 words based on article competing on analytics

I need an essay to be written, the requirements can be found below. I need quality A work that needs to pass a plagiarism check.
Refer to article “Competing on Analytics.”
Write an essay of 1,500-2,000 words that addresses the following:

  1. How can a company become and prosper as an analytics competitor?
  2. What are the sources of strength for an analytics competitor?
  3. How has this article influenced your views about quantitative business modeling and its utility in business decision making?
  4. Do your views conform with, conflict with, or supplement the views you may have formulated after completing the other readings? Develop your response from an ethical perspective and be sure to incorporate a Christian worldview, or other faith tradition, as applicable into your response.
  5. Include three to five scholarly resources.

 
Prepare the assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Unethical Versus Ethical Leadership

It takes courage to lead an organization with ethics.
For instance, Leaders at AIG argued that they were obligated to pay bonuses to executives even after the company was bailed out by the U.S.  Government.  They stated that they had a contractual obligation to pay these bonuses.  Many people argued that the Leaders at AIG acted unethically when paying those bonuses.
Others said they were justified in doing so.
Write a 2 page paper.  In your paper address the following:

  • How does a leader find the courage to step through fear and confusion to act ethically despite the risks involved?
  • Give an example of a situation in business where you observed a leader acting unethically/ethically.
  • Knowing what you know now how would you have counseled them?
  • Conclude your paper by describing how you will prepare yourself to lead ethically.

Include a title page and 3-5 references.
 

The Budgeting Process and Capital Investment Decisions" Please respond to the following:

  • Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research information related to the budgeting processes within the various types of health care organizations. Next, determine the most-effective budgeting approach for a hospital, indicating how this approach can lead to effective financial management of the facility. Provide support for your rationale.
  • Assume that you are an administrator for a hospital, and you need to acquire a new technology system so that you may comply with regulatory requirements. Create an argument to be presented to the leadership team in which you justify the need for your facility to invest in this new technology. Then indicate the value to the organization and provide support for your argument.

Management of Vanda-Laye

The new management has identified several possible investments for the coming year. It has asked you and your team to evaluate the possibilities and make a recommendation to the board of directors. Jorge has identified two mutually exclusive opportunities (Investment A) and two independent opportunities (Investment B) and assigned you the task of making a recommendation on the investments.
Investment A
Your company would like to increase its product lines. Two alternatives are available, a new line of outdoor smokers and a new line of outdoor grills. The two lines are mutually exclusive, meaning that only one of these investment alternatives can be selected. The projected cash flows and their respective probabilities for each alternative are given in the table. There are three possible levels of demand and their corresponding probabilities, which depend on the state of the economy.
The two alternatives carry equal risk and should be evaluated at the company’s cost of capital. The cost for the new smoker line will be $7,000,000. Also, the company has been guaranteed a buyer for the new line at the end of the fifth year. The buyer has agreed to purchase the new line for $7,900,000. The outdoor grill alternative will cost $3,987,000 and also has a guaranteed buyer, who has agreed to pay $4,000,000 at the end of the fifth year.

Demand Probability Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Outdoor Smoker
High 0.2 $800,000 $900,000 $1,000,000 $1,100,000 $1,500,000
Moderate 0.6 $500,000 $700,000 $800,000 $960,000 $1,240,000
Low 0.2 $200,000 $350,000 $500,000 $600,000 $750,000
Outdoor Grill
High 0.2 $600,000 $750,000 $850,000 $975,000 $5,160,000
Moderate 0.6 $450,000 $500,000 $700,000 $825,000 $4,980,000
Low 0.2 $150,000 $220,000 $370,000 $500,000 $4,750,000

Jorge has asked you to provide detailed responses to the following:
Management of Vanda-Laye has determined that the capital structure of the company will involve 30% debt and 70% common equity. This structure will be used to finance all investments by the company. Currently, the company can sell new bonds at par, with a coupon rate of 7%. Any new common stock can be sold for $45, with a required return (or cost) of 15.57%. Using Microsoft Excel, calculate the company’s cost of capital to be used in the evaluation of possible investment projects.
For Investment A:
Using Microsoft Excel, create a decision tree. Indicate the various levels of demand and their respective probabilities. Also, include the calculations for the expected cash flows.
Calculate the expected NPV for each alternative. Explain the decision rules for making a selection between the two alternatives on the basis of the expected NPV.
Assuming the two alternatives are mutually exclusive, specify which alternative you would recommend to the company. Explain why.
If the two alternatives were independent of each other, specify which project you would select. Would you accept both projects if funding were available for both? Explain your answer.

Risk management

Discussion Question 1: Strategies to Minimize Risk

 
Risk can be minimized, but not eliminated. Give an example of a risk management solution being taken too far, and explain how you would judge how far is too far. Give another example of a situation where you must accept a certain level of risk because the risk cannot be controlled for any further.
 

Discussion Question 2: Risk Management and Organizational Structure

 
Organizations have tried several different approaches for creating an organizational structure that supports collaboration between the risk management and quality management departments.
 
Which structure do you think would be most effective? Should the departments be combined? Should each department have a manager that reports to the same director? Is there a better alternative? Be sure to explain your answer.
 
Support your answers with examples and research. Your responses should clarify your understanding of the topic. They should be your own, original, and free from plagiarism. Follow the APA format for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources

Project Management

Project Management Life Cycle
Library Research Assignment
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Research the project management process groups and the project life cycle structure in the PMBOK® Guide, then respond to the following:

  • When starting a project, why would a project charter, as described in the PMBOK® GuideDevelop Project Charter Process of the Initiating Process Group, be important?
  • What is the purpose of the scope statement produced during the Define Scope process of planning the project?
  • Explain how the project management process groups are similar to, yet different from, the project life cycle structure.

Shared Practice: Convergent and Divergent Thinking

Have you ever found yourself faced with a substantial challenge and realized that you had no idea how to begin addressing the problem? Many people, when they want to overcome a difficulty or problem, wait for “inspiration to strike.” As you’ve learned in this course, however, being creative is not a process of passively waiting for inspiration to strike you, but rather a systematic process requiring active thought and effort.
In the Resources this week you will explore how to actively generate ideas, refine those ideas, and address problems and challenges. For this Shared Practice, you will practice divergent and convergent thinking to solve a challenge facing you.
Select one problem, either in your personal or professional life, that you currently have ownership of and motivation to solve. Practice divergent thinking by generating a list of possible solutions or approaches to your problem. Then, practice convergent thinking and select the solution that you think holds the most promise. Be sure to justify your selection. Read “The Paradox of Samsung’s Rise” and consider how Samsung integrated the cultures of employees from all over the globe in order to stimulate creativity and innovation. Consider the influences of culture on this type of thinking and creativity in general.
Post by Day 3, post the following:

  • A brief description of the problem along with your list of solutions, the solution you selected, and the justification for your selection.
  • Next, describe the experience of using divergent thinking and convergent thinking. If you had not approached the problem using divergent and convergent practices in a systematic way, would you have arrived at the same solution? Explain why or why not.
  • Finally, explain any aspects of culture that could either inhibit or support this creative process.