National Auto Dealers Association State of the Industry Directions: Download the latest National Auto Dealers Association State of the Industry report by going to the NADA Market Beat. You will see the Jan 2017 sales, and then if you scroll down, you can view the previous 12 months. NADA also has some forecasting articles that might be useful. Using the data on new vehicles sales by month, forecast demand for new vehicle sales for the first 3 months of the next year. Be sure to discuss your technique in forecasting demand, as well as the variables that you used to […]
Project Planner’s Toolkit Resources: Ch. 16 of Management and Appendix: The Project Planner’s Toolkit of Management and the Excel Template Apply the concepts of the tools described in the Project Planner’s Toolkit. Refer to the Excel Template as an example. After studying and evaluating the components included in the Project Manager’s Toolkit, evaluate which of the tools (Gantt Chart or Flow Chart) would be most appropriate for each of the following tasks and use that tool to complete the task. Outline the steps involved in undertaking a job search and choosing a job. Include an analysis of the advantages and […]
Vertical Integration Vertical Integration” Please respond to the following: Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research two to three (2-3) articles on Standard Oil Co. Inc. and the related vertical integration. Analyze the rationale for the so called “Trust-busting” Standard Oil apart. Examine the main advantages and disadvantages of “Trust-busting”. Support your response. Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research two to three (2-3) articles on organizations which experienced vertical integration. Select at least two (2) vertical integration examples in addition to the one on standard oil that we discussed on Part 1 of this discussion. Next, assess […]
Effective Team Management Conduct electronic/library research on team effectiveness. Based on your research, identify three characteristics of high-performing teams. Report in detail on what you learned about each of these three characteristics. Include references in APA format.
Is it Better to Have a Bad Performance Appraisal System or None at All Is it Better to Have a Bad Performance Appraisal System or None at All? (20 points) Take a position on the following: A lousy performance appraisal system or process is better than not giving employees any type of performance appraisal. Support your position with evidence or examples. Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.
Does Technology Help or Harm Security Efforts Does Technology Help or Harm Security Efforts? (20 points) With the increasing use of technology in the workplace, determine if workplace security is getting easier or more difficult for organizations to manage. Support your response with evidence or examples. Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.
Motivation vs. Ability Hiring Decisions: Motivation vs. Ability (20 points) Discuss whether ability or motivation is more important in selecting the right person for the right job. Explain your rationale. Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.
Getting the Right People “Getting the Right People” Please respond to the following: Refer to “New Haven Firefighters” in Chapter 10. Take a position for and one against allowing discrimination in the wake of segregation and discriminating in the name of diversity. Provide one or two reasons and examples to support each side of the argument. Discussion BOARD 7B “The Workforce” Please respond to the following: Review “The Star Award” in Chapter 10. Select three candidates (from the field of five) to receive bonuses. Justify your response with one or two reasons.
Breaking Down the Ansoff Matrix Diversification” Please resond to the following: Read the article titled “Breaking Down the Ansoff Matrix”, located at http://www.atlbusinessjournal.com/?p=1481. In the article, the author discussed four (4) different types of product-market strategies: Market penetration, Market development, Product development, and Diversification. Select one (1 ) of these strategies that you would use for future growth of a business, and examine the main advantages and disadvantages of the selected strategy. Provide an example or scenario to support your response. It is well known that diversification across a portfolio sometimes can be challenging. Propose one to two (1-2) overall […]
Strategies For Increased Profitability Strategies For Increased Profitability This week we will be discussing strategies for increased profitability through an example, Honeywell. Before we begin, please identify Honeywell’s website (www.honeywell.com) and review their portfolio of businesses that can be found by exploring its website. Once you have explored Honeywell’s Portfolio of businesses answer the following questions: In how many different industries is Honeywell involved? Would you describe Honeywell as a related or unrelated diversification company? Has Honeywell’s diversification strategy increased profitability over time? Please respond to the initial question by day 5 and be sure to post two additional times […]