Estimating techniques

Estimating techniques

1. How many different estimating techniques were discussed in the case?

2. If each estimate is different, how does a project manager decide that one estimate is

better than another?

3. If you were the project manager, which estimate would you use

Causes of resistance to change

Causes of resistance to change

Prepare a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper

Identifying both organizational and individual causes of C.
Describe how Lewin’s theory of change can be used to overcome resistance to change.
Integrate the assigned readings to your discussion and properly cite your specific references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

International Pay Systems

International Pay Systems

Globalization has become a fact of life for many organizations and their employees. However, globalization brings with it a myriad of issues.Write an analysis detailing international pay systems and their adherence and/or lack thereof to United States laws regarding compensation practices and policies, such as the FLSA, the Pay Discrimination Act, and others. Include in this analysis the means to control salary budgets when dealing with the multitude of issues in the global market place and salary issues. Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts of international pay systems  and  provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.

Quantitative Analysis For Management

Quantitative Analysis For Management

Write a culminating quantitative research report on the concepts and topics that you learned in this course. For this paper, you need to critique two or more research papers/journals that use quantitative research methods for business. Using the book Quantitative analysis for management. At least 8 pages no to include title page and reference page.

Your paper needs to include the following items:

1. An abstract

2. A Scale of Data Measurement

Was it quantitative or qualitative?

Describe how did the researcher collect the data

3. Variations within the data

Include the implications this may have for business methods.

4. Concluding results

Critique the findings.

What type of errors occurred in the research that may affect the outcome of the data?

Is there any missing information that should be included?

Discuss how you would approach the research and what type of questions you may ask.

Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy

Choose two service companies that you are familiar with such as Facebook, eBay, and UPS, and apply them to Hill’s Strategy Development Framework. Note: Refer to Chapter 4 of the text for information on Hill’s Strategy Development Framework.

For each company you chose in Part 1 of this discussion, compare and contrast each sector of the framework and determine which key area(s) provides a competitive advantage. Provide at least two examples to support your position.

Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict

UNIT 1 CHALLENGE 1 Describing Conflict  (100% Correct)

1. Select the statement that best describes the interests of the parties involved in the conflict. 

o Diana wants a place for children to play; Tony wants more access to parking in the neighborhood.

o Tony and Diana both want the playground to be removed.

o Diana wants more access to parking in the neighborhood; Tony wants more space for children to play.

o Tony and Diana both want a new parking lot in the neighborhood.

2. Diana has children that need a place to play, whereas Tony and his community need convenient parking. This is an example of a(n) __________ conflict.

o interest-based

o relationship-based

o values-based

o data-based

3. Given the opposing perspectives in the community, the conflict may continue to develop and become increasingly intense. Select the statement that describes the misunderstanding stage of conflict. 

o The parties are communicating about the conflict, but their differing views cause increased resentment.

o The parties actively try to harm one another.

o Something happens to make the parties aware that their needs are in conflict.

o The parties develop very negative views of one another and no longer have the ability to communicate effectively.

4. Select the true statement regarding the escalation of Tony and Diana’s conflict.

o The conflict has escalated to the tension stage because Tony and Diana are actively trying to harm one another.

o The conflict has escalated to the tension stage because Tony and Diana are no longer able to communicate with one another or see each other in a positive light.

o The conflict has escalated to the tension stage because the encounter at the store caused Tony and Diana to realize that they disagree on the neighborhood issue.

o The conflict has escalated to the tension stage because Tony and Diana have a vague feeling that something is wrong between them.

5. Select the statement that best explains Rick and Ella’s situation. 

o Rick and Ella are in the pre-conflict stage because they are uncomfortable talking to one another due to the dispute between their spouses.

o Rick and Ella are in the pre-conflict stage because they are currently unaware of the problems that their relationship may cause.

o Rick and Ella are in the pre-conflict stage because neither one of them understands the reason for the conflict between Tony and Diana.

o Rick and Ella are in the pre-conflict stage because they are both aware that their needs are not being met by the other party.

6. Diana’s statement, underlined in the scenario, shows that she sees the conflict as __________.

o values-based

o interest-based

o structural

o relationship-based

7. By ensuring all parties have the same information and are interpreting it in the same way, Ava is trying to avoid a __________ conflict. 

o interest-based

o values-based

data-based

o structural

8. Tony described the escalation of the conflict as it moved to increasingly intense stages. Which of his statements describes the discomfort stage?

o “Now people are yelling at each other in the street, saying all sorts of mean things about people on the other side….”

o “At first, it was just kind of awkward— I could sense something was wrong between Diana and me.”

o “Then we had a fight and other people took sides in the last meeting.”

o “It seems like the only communication going on is yelling and fighting.”

9. Select the true statement about the post-conflict stage in Tony and Diana’s conflict.

o Tony and Diana have reached the post-conflict stage by finding a way to get both of their needs met.

o Tony and Diana have reached the post-conflict stage by finding a way to get the single most important need met.

o Tony and Diana have reached the post-conflict stage because it always comes after the crisis stage.

o Now that Tony and Diana have reached the post-conflict stage, their conflict cannot escalate again.

UNIT 1 CHALLENGE 2 Conflict Styles (100% Correct)

1. Select the true statment regarding Martin’s comment. 

o His comment reflects the avoiding style of conflict, which is low in assertiveness and low in cooperativeness.

o His comment reflects the compromising style of conflict, which is moderate in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.

o His comment reflects the accommodating style of conflict, which is low in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.

o His comment reflects the collaborating style of conflict, which is high in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.

2. Which of the following describes the accommodating style of conflict? 

o Parties using this style choose not to acknowledge the conflict rather than try to solve it.

o Parties using this style agree to sacrifice some of their own needs in order to come to a mutual agreement.

o Parties using this style work collectively in order to ensure that the needs of everyone are met.

o Parties using this style try to meet the needs of others by giving up their own needs.

3. According to the assessment, Samir’s preferred conflict style is __________, and Martin’s preferred conflict style is __________.

o collaborating, competing

o compromising, collaborating

o accommodating, collaborating

o avoiding, compromising

4. How would Molly describe the compromising style relative to assertiveness and cooperativeness?

o Moderate in assertiveness, high in cooperativeness

o High in assertiveness, high in cooperativeness

o Moderate in assertiveness, moderate in cooperativeness

o Low in assertiveness, high in cooperativeness

5. Martin’s statement reflects a conflict resolution style called __________, while Samir’s statement reflects a conflict resolution style called __________.

o competing, avoiding

o avoiding, collaborating

o avoiding, compromising

o competing, accommodating

6. Select the statement that reflects Samir’s concerns. 

o Martin is failing to consider Japan’s culture when crafting the proposal.

o Martin is failing to consider Japan’s intercultural conflict style when crafting the proposal.

o Martin is failing to consider Japan’s preferred conflict style when crafting the proposal.

o Martin is failing to consider Japan’s subcultures when crafting the proposal.

7. Select the true statment regarding Martin’s comment. 

o His comment reflects the avoiding style of conflict, which is low in assertiveness and low in cooperativeness.

o His comment reflects the compromising style of conflict, which is moderate in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.

o His comment reflects the accommodating style of conflict, which is low in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.

o His comment reflects the collaborating style of conflict, which is high in both assertiveness and cooperativeness.

Unit 1 CHALLENGE 3 Resolving Conflict (100% Correct)

1. Which question would provide some helpful information for Phillip as he works to determine suitability of process?

· How many days a week is the store open?

· How many years have the parties worked at the store?

· Which specific employee is the most difficult to work with?

· Which stage has the conflict escalated to?

2. The form of mediation that Phillip described is called __________.

· facilitative mediation

· mediation-arbitration

· evaluative mediation

· transformative mediation

3. Select the true statement about arbitration.

· Arbitration is slower and more expensive than court.

· The decision reached during arbitration is called an “award” and is legally binding and enforceable by law.

· The arbiter must be a legal professional or expert on the topic of the disagreement in order to be able to arbitrate the conflict.

· Arbitration is unique because it always involves a decision made by a group of arbiters instead of a single person.

4. Select the statement that describes conciliation, but not shuttle diplomacy. 

· The process focuses on tangible issues only.

· The process addresses intangible issues, such as emotions and communication.

· The process is beneficial for parties who are uncomfortable meeting face-to-face.

· The conflict resolver moves separately between each of the parties.

5. Select the true statement about collaborative law as a conflict resolution process. 

· Collaborative law can address the financial issues in a divorce, but not custody issues.

· A participation agreement is the last step in the collaborative law process.

· Collaborative law works best when the separating couple is willing to work together toward a solution.

· Collaborative law requires a mediator, but the presence of lawyers is optional.

6. Select the true statement about restorative justice as a conflict resolution process. 

· Restorative justice prevents the victim from interacting with the offender

· Accountability is one of the main goals of restorative justice.

· Restorative justice pertains solely to juvenile offenders.

· Restorative justice primarily focuses on punishing the offender.

7. Select the statement from Phillip’s session notes that relates to conciliation. 

· “We need to solve the problem, but I don’t want to be around her. There has to be a way to find a solution that we both can agree to.”

· “We want to avoid the court system if possible. We’re on good enough terms that I think we can split our finances and come to a custody arrangement that we mutually agree upon.”

· “Our business uses this method often since it is cheaper and easier than handling things within the courts. A third party reviews the case, and makes a decision.”

· “I think this young individual will benefit more from hearing from the victim so that he can take accountability for his actions versus being punished by the courts.”

8. Which question would provide some helpful information for Phillip as he works to determine suitability of process?

· How many days a week is the store open?

· How many years have the parties worked at the store?

· Which specific employee is the most difficult to work with?

· Which stage has the conflict escalated to?

Union Leadership

Union Leadership

1. Write a statement in which you write to your (fictional) union leader asking to take on one form of political action. The 4 basic forms are listed on page 145. Write a statement of petition to your union leader, include in your argument, which of the 4 tributes you should be assigned to lead and why. Call on any personal, work, volunteer or education experiences you have had to justify your choice. Include in your assessment your understanding of the organization’s core values and how your skills and abilities align with them.

2. Answer discussion question 2 on page 151.  The question is as follows: How can the inclusion of women in top leadership position local and national unions be increased? As you do so, please write a paragraph regarding why unions lack female leadership. Discuss how this diverse topic should align with organization’s core values.

3. Read through any of the website of ongoing political action groups at the bottom of the page on 151 (under key terms). Provide a summary of what you learned from the website. Some of the sites are listed below:

aflcio.org
uschamber.com

http://www.nrtw.org

Any papers/assignments should at a minimum contain 3 pages of content (double spaced), include a properly formatted cover page, and a reference listing page with at least three (3) NEW references properly listed at the end of your work. Providing additional references to your assignments demonstrate your desire to conduct additional research on the topic area and can improve your research skills.

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

1-Describe the challenges and opportunities of human resources.

2-Name a company you hope to work for someday. What is its track record in terms of corporate social responsibility and sustainability? Are these factors important to you? Why or why not?

3-What are the differences between offshoring and outsourcing?

4-What criteria must be met if firms are to achieve a competitive advantage through their employees?

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

1-Why is it important for managers to pay close attention to fair employment practices?

2-Discuss the concept of downsizing and some of the hidden costs associated with it.

3-Explain the major activities for which the HR manager is typically responsible.

4-Describe the basics of SWOT analysis.

5-According to the EEOC, what are the basic steps in developing an effective

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Purpose of this assignment

To develop an understanding of the principles of effective Human Resource Management. Students will learn the importance of training and development in building and extending the skills base of the organisation and ensuring it is relevant to the ever-changing business environment. This assignment will help them develop sufficient knowledge about the growing importance of becoming a flexible organisation with an equally flexible labour force and become familiar with techniques of job design and with different reward systems.

Assignment Description

This Assignment covers the Learning outcomes LO1, LO2, LO3 and LO4.

 

Preparation guidelines

· The report should be grammatically correct and word processed.

· The written report must be presented in a professional manner, with FORM 1, front page, contents page, page numbering, bibliography and annexes.

· Use the Font as Arial size 11 and 1.5 line spacing.

· Identify any references and Use the Harvard referencing system.

· Complete the Form 1 page and sign the statement of authenticity.

· You will pass the assignment only if you achieve all Pass criteria. Student must provide evidence that learning outcomes of the subject have been met.

· Assignment will be checked for Plagiarism. Appropriate Actions may be taken as per College / Edexcel Plagiarism Policy.

Good practice

· Make backup of your work in different media (hard disk, memory stick etc) to avoid distress for loss or damage of your original copy.

· Make an extra hardcopy of your work submitted for your own reference or later use.

ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

TASK 1: Based on an organisation of your choice

You are an Intern in the Human Resource Department of an organisation which is going through restructuring as part of Organisation Change. You have been asked to make the necessary observations, research and review the Human Resource processes, its effectiveness, role and scope in the ongoing change process.

Your findings should include:

1. An overview of the organisation, with an explanation on the purpose of HR function and its key roles and responsibilities.

2. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of having the HRM processes in an organisation.

3. Corporate HR department have outlived their usefulness and are not there to help employees, but to keep the organisation from legal problems. Critically analyse.

TASK 2: Based on the organisation of Task 1 OR/AND external factors

1. Discuss the external environmental factors that directly affect the HRM process (STEEPLE analysis).

2. Investigate the different selection devices and analyse the findings of how each works best for different jobs.

3. Analyse the benefits and drawbacks of realistic job previews. Compare the same from the perspective the organisation and an employee.

4. Discuss the importance of learning and development. Summarise its benefits for an individual and to an organisation.

5. Discuss various types of Development and Training methods. Include findings of the cost and benefits attached with different training methods.

6. Analyse and evaluate the different types of performance appraisal methods.

7. Discuss contemporary issues in managing human resources.

8. Investigate the importance of maintaining good employee relations. Discuss with examples.

9. Should an employer have the right to choose employees without governmental interference? Discuss the legal environment of the HRM.

10. Research what a good resume should include.

11. Discuss the key behaviours associated with interviewing skills.

12.

13. What are advantages and drawbacks of using social media in the recruiting process for:

a. An applicant and

b. An organisation

14. Is the use of social media in recruiting applicants a way to hire smarter or a lawsuit waiting to happen? Explain your position.

Submission Format for Task 1 & 2:

The submission is in the form of an individual report. This should be written in a concise, formal business style. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate, and all work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Please also provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system. The recommended word limit is 2,500 – 3,000 words, although you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit.