Real Business

It can be difficult for a business to improve how it operates from inside the organization. Sometimes, an outside perspective is needed. The large discount retail store you work for wants to improve its in-store restaurant management team.

Your Role

Companies like Target and Walmart often work with outside consultants—people who are not employees of the company but who are hired on a contract basis to help with a specific project. As a Leadership Consultant, you’ve been hired by a large discount retail company to help the company improve its leadership structure and approach to management.

WHAT IS A LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT

A leadership consultant is a person called in to a company, be it a large corporation or a small business, to evaluate how it operates and make recommendations for improvement. Leadership consultants are typically hired when a business is struggling and needs to make changes in order to remain profitable. Such consultants are often highly educated in the field of business and have experience in managerial roles.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Step1 Organizationl Structure

Take a look at the Organization Chart provided by the company.

  • Based on your knowledge of hierarchies, would you say that this team has tall structure or flat structure? Explain your answer.

Step 2: Human Resources

The company would like to improve the culture of its team and the quality of its work. Its leadership has provided you with a Process Chart detailing how it currently applies Human Resources best practices.

  • What step of the Human Resources Cycle is missing? Explain why it is important to include this part of the process.

Note: You should complete Step 3 after reading the material in Week 9.

STEP 3: Leadership Style

You have been asked to help improve the leadership style of the team leader in order to meet the team’s performance goals. The team leader has given you a description of what is most comfortable in terms of leading others.

  • Identify this leader’s style of leadership, and list two benefits and two drawbacks to that style as it relates to the performance of the team

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Step 4: Real-World Application

Apply the thinking in Steps 1-3 as if you were a Leadership Consultant hired by the company where you work or for a previous employer.

  • Review the organization chart for your company. Based on your knowledge of hierarchies, would you say that your company’s team has a tall structure or flat structure? How does this affect the way your team works? Explain your answer.

  • Consider the work conducted by the Human Resources team at your company. What steps of the Human Resources Cycle do they implement well? What steps of the Human Resources Cycle might be missing from your company or are not implemented as well as they could be? What is the effect of this on you and your team? Explain your answer.

  • Lastly, reflect on the leadership style of either yourself or your supervisor. What leadership style do you have, or what leadership style does your supervisor have? What are the benefits and drawbacks of this style for your team? What might you or your supervisor do to improve leadership? Explain your answer.

 APA Style

 

Assignment

For this assignment, you will write a research report on a subject that is interesting to you. Refer to page 1002 in your textbook for further instructions. You should also utilize the resources in your textbook that follow on pages 1003 - 1013. Your research paper should be 2-3 pages in length. Be sure to include a reference list that contains at least three reliable, academic sources.

Question:

Calculate the future value of the single cash flow deposited today that will be available at the end of the deposit period if the interest is compounded annually, at the rate specified over the given period. 

 

 

Single

Cash Flow ($)Interest

Rate (%)   Years   Future

Value ($)

869,000    5%   5   

244,000   17%    19   

146,000    14%    11  

Put the following would words in reverse order: serious, microscopic, activity, scientific, allergic

 

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker's notes using the same organization you selected in Week 2.

Create a business plan for this organization to enter a global market in which they are not already doing business (see section 2 of Table 8.1). Be sure to include the following:

  • Description of the Business
  • Description of the Industry
  • Technology Plan
  • Marketing Plan
  • Financial Plan
  • Production Plan
  • Organizational Plan
  • Operations Plan
  • Include at least 2 of the 7 recommended appendices (exhibits) as listed in Section 3 of Table 8.1

Due May 26, 2017 Friday @ 5 PM Pacific Standard Time Zone

 

1 pages long and need to include References & Citations.

 

PLEASE READ ALL ATTACHED DIRECTIONS

 

 

Assignment

Give a short analysis of each bullet point below.

 

What are Ford Motor Co. core products? Give brief 

In this course, you will be complete a 2-part assignment in which you conduct research about a population of focus, develop a PICOT statement, and write a Literature Review. The PICOT statement and Literature Review you write in this course can be used for your evidence-based practice project in the next course so be sure to select an issue you want to continue working on in your next course.

PICOT (Population/Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, and Time to achieve the outcome) is a method that helps clarify the qualities needed to create a good question out of a practice issue or problem affecting the population of focus. Additionally, the information derived from a good PICOT makes it easier to perform a literature search in order to find translational research sources that can be used to address the clinical problem.

Use a national, state or local population health care database to research indicators of disparity. Choose a mortality/morbidity indicator to identify a clinical problem or issue that you want to explore pertaining to a population of focus. Use this indicator to begin to formulate a PICOT and conduct research on the population.

Write a 750-1,000-word paper that analyzes your research and focuses on the population you have chosen. Describe the population's demographics and health concerns, and explain how nursing science, health determinants, and epidemiologic, genomic, and genetic data may impact population health management for the selected population. Provide an overview of a potential solution for solving the health issue related to your population and the intended PICOT statement. Describe how the solution incorporates health policies and goals that support health care equity for the population of focus.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

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

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

Assignment 4: Business Continuity Plan

 

 

 

The phrase “the show must go on” is perhaps more true in business than in performing arts. Organizations need to be prepared to run continuously regardless of environmental conditions.

 

 

 

For this assessment, imagine that you are the IT manager for the only print shop in a small town in Idaho. The shop is connected to the internet by satellite link. Orders are received via the internet as well as by walk-ins with portable storage drives or smart phones that can transfer files via Bluetooth network.

 

 

 

Write a four to five (4-5) business continuity plan (BCP) in which you:

 

 

 

  1. Identify the organization's exposure to internal and external threats.

 

 

 

2. Identify ways that the organization can maintain its risk.

 

 

 

3. Describe the foreseen security risks.

 

 

 

4. Assess the importance of training the shop personnel on security risks.

 

 

 

5. Recommend at least two (2) strategies for continually improving the quality and effectiveness of the BCP.

 

 

 

6. Analyze the organizational risks inherent in the execution of the BCP plan.

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

•Perform a business impact analysis for a provided scenario.

 

 

 

•Create a business continuity plan (BCP) based on the findings of a given risk assessment for an organization.

 

 

 

•Describe the components of an effective organizational risk management program.

 

 

 

•Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT risk management.

 

 

 

•Write clearly and concisely about topics related to IT risk management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Read the case titled: “Risk Management on a Satellite Development Project” found in Chapter 10.

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

  1. Suggest the issues that could have developed had the team not had a risk plan. Determine the major impacts of risk that the team needs to understand for the project to be successful.
  2. Justify the value of risk plan considering the time, effort, cost, and resources it took to develop such a plan. If you were the project manager, recommend the approach that you would take to ensure the project met the critical path identified.
  3. Assess how to determine the level of risk management appropriate for a project.
  4. Imagine the team working on the satellite development project was a virtual team in which team members were unable to meet in person. Explain the expected impact on the project, and suggest two (2) ways the team could maintain its current goal in both planning and execution.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment.
 Your assignment must:
  • 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:

  • Estimate project costs and associated risks associated with each cost.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing human resource projects.
  • Write clearly and concisely about managing human resource projects using proper writing mechanics.

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