10 discussion and 2 assignment

·         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.

 

·         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. 

 

Assignment 4: Annual Review

 

Imagine you work at a company and it is time for an employee, Jim’s, annual review. While he was a model employee the first nine (9) months of the year, recently Jim has been coming in late. It has not been just a few minutes each day, either. It is starting to cause problems in the production line. In this assignment, write a one (1) page summary of your conversation with Jim. How will you address his recent performance issues while still praising him for his previous nine (9) months of good work? Your goal is to balance the negative and positive feedback so that Jim will leave motivated to do his best.

Write a one (1) page paper in which you:

1.       Explain how you will address Jim’s recent performance issues.

2.       Suggest both constructive and positive feedback designed so that Jim will leave motivated to do his best.

3.       Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a.       Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

b.       Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

 

Assignment 5: Creating Your Dream Job

In this assignment, you get the chance to create your dream job and to build its compensation plan and appraisal performance.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.     Create a job description and specifications for your dream job. 

2.     Design a compensation and benefits package related to your dream job. 

3.     Rationalize your compensation and benefits package. Be sure to indicate the research and considerations that went into the design of the compensation and benefits package. 

4.     Imagine this is the only position of its kind in the organization. From this perspective, design a performance appraisal program to assess your job performance. 

5.     Rationalize your performance appraisal program. Be sure to indicate the research and considerations that went into the design of the performance appraisal program. 

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

7.     Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a.      Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

b.     Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

c.      Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

 

Ethics and Social Responsibility
Please respond to the following:

·         Select a small business with which you are familiar and develop a plan of action for encouraging ethical behavior. Provide specific examples to support your response.

·         Analyze a business’s responsibilities to the environment, employees, customers, investors, and the community, and determine which is the most important. Explain your rationale.

 

The Legal Environment
Please respond to the following:

·         Select a small business with which you are familiar and discuss the most likely forms of business law it would need to be concerned about. Provide specific examples to support your response.

·         Referring to the same company, discuss the most likely government regulations that would directly impact day-to-day operations. Provide specific examples to support your response.

 

“Lean Operating Systems” Please respond to the following:

·         From the first e-Activity, examine at least three different types of waste that can be found in an organization of your choice. Suggest the lean strategies to confront them.

·         From the second e-Activity, compare and contrast the lean service system found with Southwest Airlines to a full-service airline such as United Airlines, British Airways, and other large carriers in terms of cabin service, boarding process, baggage handling, and service encounters.

·         Recommend ways for the airline carriers to improve their lean operation system in terms of speed and quality while reducing waste and costs. Explain your rationale.

 

Project Management” Please respond to the following:

·         From the third e-Activity, provide at least two examples of companies that have used project management techniques such as CPM or PERT. Evaluate their success in operations.

·         Determine at least two factors that impact the quality of project management. Suggest ways these factors can be mitigated without affecting project operations. 

 

Strategic Entrepreneurship Please respond to the following:

·         From the e-Activity, evaluate the lessons learned in this chapter to determine which single lesson would be most ben
eficial to the company you researched. Provide specific examples to support your response.

·         From the e-Activity, identify one firm that you think would make a good strategic partner for the company you researched. Provide specific examples of why you think this firm would be a good partner.

 

“Innovation Applied Please respond to the following:

·         Analyze the different approaches to innovation discussed in this chapter to determine which approach you think would be the greatest value to the greatest number of organizations. Explain your rationale.

·         Create one innovative approach that is not discussed in the textbook for increasing the amount of innovation within a large company. Describe this approach in detail and explain how companies could benefit from it.

 

Summation” Please respond to the following:

·         Create a metaphor or analogy that captures the essence of the major lessons learned in the BBA program (e.g., business administration is like . . .).

·         Discuss the single most interesting or surprising thing you learned in the BBA program, as well as what made it so

 

Looking Ahead” Please respond to the following:

·         Discuss how you will use the lessons learned in your BBA program to be more productive in your current (or future) career. Provide specific examples to support your response.

·         Predict what major issues this program will be addressing 10 years from now. Explain your rationale.

 

 

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