This individual essay is based on the material from this lesson’s reading, “On the Folly of Rewarding A, While Hoping for B.” Your response should be a minimum of 500 words. First, explain Kerr’s main point in your own words. (For this purpose, do not quote directly from the article.) Then describe a situation you’ve seen in your own work or personal life that illustrates Kerr’s main point and answer the following questions: What was the desired outcome or result? What was the actual outcome or result? Where did the reward system go wrong? Use a theory from the motivation […]
Module 2:Motivation and Decision-Making Armageddon For this module, we will be watching the film Armageddon. You will watch the movie through this link https://gostream.site/armageddon/. When you’ve completed the film, answer the following questions, 1- Talk about the personality differences you saw in the Armageddon: 2- What kind of leadership characteristics do you see in Harry and AJ?Even some of the others? 3- What makes the team members decide to take on this mission?Talk a bit about the decision-making process. 4- Provide a minimum of one example from the episode for each of the motivation theories below;be specific with your examples […]
Your company’s Vice President of Human Resources has approached your team for assistance in recruiting and developing your organization’s future leaders. 60% of your company consists of millennials and your team has been charged with how to successfully increase the number of millennials as leaders in your organization. At this time, senior management is reluctant and disinterested in promoting the millennials to leadership roles. Your team created your plan in Week 2 -Part I of this assignment. Now, you are expected to develop a presentation for your senior leadership that will motivate them to encourage millennials as leaders in your […]
Some of our citizentry believes that the 2008 recession was “man-made” because greedy “wall-street” people (and corporate boses) tried to make money by peddling risky investments…coupled with a selfish accumulation of personal wealth without regard for the potential negative economic impact. It was report that 18.4 billion dollars ($18,400,000,000) in bonuses was paid out to “wall street” people. Ironically, the pay-out money was siphoned from the bailout money (provided by the U.S. tax-payers). Some feel that this action amounts to “Financial Treason” at a time when many of our companies are on the verge of extinction. Your assignment is to […]
Career Path Reevaluation Before beginning this discussion forum, review your WSM from Week One and reconsider the career path you chose in light of what you’ve learned in this course. Explain how the information and experience with the various aspects of project management gained in this course have changed your perception of the career path you had originally chosen in Week One. Then, explain how you will change your direction and/or your career plan to accommodate or reflect this new knowledge. Throughout this discussion, be sure to specify terms, tools, and techniques that you have learned in this course in […]
American Plastics had fared rather worse than its competitors during the economic downturn. With revenue, quality, and productivity down, management set several goals to reverse the company’s fortune. One area in need of improvement was human resources and “Janet,” the newly appointed HR Director faced a daunting challenge: to quickly re-invent the Human Resources function, reposition it a strategic partner to the business, and improve employee perceptions of her department. Her predecessor retired after leading a major reduction in force causing a significant exodus of key talent, some unexpected. Janet was charged with finding a way to retain top talent […]
Search the internet for an appropriate instructive video that presents the basic concepts of lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean principles. YouTube, Google Videos, or Bing Videos are good resources to search for an appropriate video. Post the link to the video that you have identified, briefly summarize the video, and discuss the main concepts of lean manufacturing as described in the video. Explain how a lean strategy can help an organization achieve its goals. Additionally, choose an element (or elements) of lean manufacturing you feel most affects the overall operation and describe why this is the most important concept
Question Description the overall goal for this assignment is the creation of an actual project plan. As the first step in that process, this week you are going to identify three potential projects that interest you. You will do an initial analysis of each potential project, putting yourself in the role of a project manager with limited time and resources. With that in mind, your task is to evaluate the three potential projects which you identified and apply criteria to determine each project that interest you. Prepare a 20 minute presentation of your three potential projects for the class. Include […]
Question Description Walmart: Leading the Way With a Successful Supply Chain Management System Write a summary about the article (100 words) AND include three key takeaways about supply chain management at Walmart.
The format for this assignment will be a Word document using a business writing format of your choice. There is no minimum page length requirement, but the submission should be double spaced, and no more than four pages in total. Copy and paste any data analysis from Excel into your Word document for submission. You may include your original Excel documents as supplementary material if you believe this will strengthen your contribution.