business management research paper

You have just attended a manager’s meeting about establishing self-directed, high-performing teams. The company is concerned because some of the managers are having success building self-directed, high-performing teams while others are not. A discussion occurred that identified the characteristics of the successful team building elements and compared them to those managers that have not been successful. This is a situation where those who are struggling need to learn from those who are doing well. The discussions included identifying what could be going wrong and what steps might be taken for success.

You have been asked to write a research report that summarizes the meeting and offers some recommendations that might be helpful to those managers who are struggling. Specifically, your report must include:

  • Identification of the difficulties the managers may be having in establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Identification of the successful characteristic of establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Recommendations for success
  • A designed plan that might help guide the struggling managers and improve negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Assignment Objectives:

  • Describe the various stages of team development
  • Apply methods to improve negotiation skills and manage serious confrontation

 

Use the Library and Internet to research this topic.

Present your findings as a 5-7 pages (body of paper) formatted in APA style.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters.
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5-7 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text citation.

Capital Budget

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to allow the students to become familiar with and practice the measurement of Net Present Value (NPV), payback, and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) using Microsoft® Excel®.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Microsoft® Excel®, Capital Budgeting Decision Models Template

Calculate the following problems using Microsoft® Excel®:

  • Calculate the NPV for each project and determine which project should be accepted.

Project AProject BProject CProject DInital Outlay(105,000.000)(99,000.00)(110,000.00)(85,000.00)Inflow year 153,000.0051,000.0025,000.0045,000.00Inflow year 250,000.0047,000.0055,000.0050,000.00Inflow year 348,000.0041,000.0015,000.0030,000.00Inflow year 430,000.0052,000.0021,000.0062,000.00Inflow year 535,000.0040,000.0035,000.0068,000.00Rate7%10%13%18%

  • Your company is considering three independent projects. Given the following cash flow information, calculate the payback period for each. If your company requires a three-year payback before an investment can be accepted, which project(s) would be accepted?

Project DProject EProject FCost205,000.00179,000.00110,000.00Inflow year 153,000.0051,000.0025,000.00Inflow year 250,000.0087,000.0055,000.00Inflow year 348,000.0041,000.0021,000.00Inflow year 430,000.0052,000.009,000.00Inflow year 524,000.0040,000.0035,000.00

  • Using market value and book value (separately), find the adjusted WACC, using 30% tax rate.

ComponentBalance Sheet ValueMarket ValueCost of CapitalDebt5,000,000.006,850,000.008%Preferred Stock4,000,000.002,200,00.0010%Common Stock2,000,000.005,600,000.0013%

Assignment 3: Kotter Change Management Model

 

Due Week 6 and worth 140 points

Using the company that your instructor previously approved, apply Kotter’s eight (8) steps of change management to an HR situation you have selected for change. You will address all eight (8) of the Kotter steps, developing an action plan for each step. Use a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop, or traditional video recorder to record a maximum of a five to seven (5-7) minute dynamic video on the topics detailed below. Alternatively, you may submit a four to six (4-6) page paper instead of the video submission.

Note: If you are using a tablet or smartphone you will need to email the video file to yourself, then save it to a computer in order to upload to Blackboard. You may want to upload your video to a file sharing service, such as Dropbox, if your email will not let you send a large video file. Dropbox is accessible from all smartphones and tablets from the Dropbox app.

Once you are ready to upload your video to Blackboard, click here to view the “Student Video Assignment Submission” video tutorial in the “Creating a Presentation for Your Course” playlist.

Please use the following naming convention in the popup window for your video once it is finished uploading:

Title: Your First Name, Your Last Name – Managing Organizational Change

Tags: HRM560, Organizational Change

Description: First Name, Last Name – HRM560 Assignment 3 (Date Uploaded ex. 11-14-2014)

Prepare and present a video that is a maximum of five to seven (5-7) minutes OR write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Ascertain how each of the steps applies to your specific organization.
  2. Develop a strategy that illustrates how you would address each of the eight (8) stages of change:
    1. Establishing a sense of urgency
    2. Creating coalition
    3. Developing vision and strategy
    4. Communicating the vision
    5. Empowering broad-based action
    6. Generating short-term wins
    7. Consolidating gains and producing more change
    8. Anchoring new approaches into the culture
  3. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Note: If you choose to submit a video presentation, please also submit a one (1) page summary of your presentation.

If you choose the written paper, 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:

  • Compare theories of change management and select an appropriate theory for an organization change.
  • Analyze diagnostic models relevant to various aspects of the change management process.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing organizational change.
  • Write clearly and concisely about managing organizational change using proper writing mechanics.
  • Identify organizational changes that link to vision.

Click here to view the written paper grading rubric for this assignment.

Change Communication Strategies

  • Reading
    • Chapter 7: Change Communication Strategies
    • Chapter 8: Resistance to Change

DQ1: Discuss some concepts pertaining to the language of change. What is meant by the power of conversation?

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DQ2: What are some of the causes of the resistance to change?

Each DQ Answer in separate word file and 3 ref each

Individual Case Analysis Assignment I: “Black & Decker -Eastern Hemisphere and the ADP initiative”

The report should address the case questions provided below Be sure to thoroughly and distinctly answer each of the questions. Papers should be 3-4 pages (no less, no more), double-spaced with 12-point font. Include a cover page with your name, date and case title. Always submit as a WORD doc.

  • Individual Case Analysis Assignment I: “Black & Decker -Eastern Hemisphere and the ADP initiative” 
  1. Since arriving in Singapore, Lancaster has formulated several opinions about the health of the Eastern Hemisphere organization. What are his concerns both now and for the future?
  2. What problems does Lancaster want ADP to address?
  3. What concerns do Asian managers have about ADP? How substantive are these concerns?
  4. What action should Lancaster take: wait, go ahead with a hybrid or full speed ahead with the U.S. version of ADP?

Supplemental Questions for a Administative Assistant  

 

Add Supplemental Questions form has been opened. Describe your experience coordinating office functions in a complex office structure, including your experience in handling complicated technical questions, training and directing the work of others, supporting administrative functions, and communicating in a clear concise manner.

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Describe your experience in the following areas: a) Reception and customer service skills; b) Records management; and c) Generating reports after extracting data from a variety of sources.

03

Describe your current and previous work experience in interpreting and learning laws, regulations, and policies and your specific role in communicating and applying them in the workplace. Include in your discussion examples of how you have analyzed difficult situations and what actions you took.

04

Describe your experience working with budgets, purchasing, or payroll. Have you ever tracked and monitored a budget with specific funding restrictions? If so, what kind of budget was it, how much detail were you responsible for, and how much money was involved?

05

Please describe in detail your computer background. Be specific and thorough. Include any experience with Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and HTML, and describe how you applied each. If you have experience with web pages and creating flyers, please specify. Include any special or customized programs you have used.

06

If you are bilingual in English and Spanish, describe your reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in Spanish.

07

Describe your experience working with or serving individuals from diverse cultural or ethnic backgrounds and what you learned from the experience. Give specific examples.

American corporations

American corporations vary in numerous and varied degrees from corporations of other countries. For example, in Japan, the government limits the highest wages a corporate officer may receive based as a multiple of what the lowest wage earner in the corporation receives. At one point, the highest paid employee of a Japanese corporation could receive only sixty (60) times the wage of the lowest paid employee of the corporation.

Is this a wise regulation, or does this somehow limit the competitiveness of Japanese corporations? Do you think that Japanese corporations in general may be less competitive in the world’s marketplace than American corporations because of these renumeration (wage) restrictions? What about the common scenario in which a board of directors in a major corporation chooses to provide bonuses and/or raises to corporate executive officers despite the corporation failing to have a profitable year? What about a board providing bonuses and/or raises to top executives in years in which the corporation was forced to lay off?

sole proprietorship

Second only to the sole proprietorship, the partnership is among the oldest of business entities to develop. By the time of the development and implementation of the English Common Law in the 16th Century, the law of business partnerships was already highly developed. This was the case despite the fact that a majority of partnership business owners were illiterate.

In businesses that involve numerous members of the same family, the preferred business choice of conduct is the partnership. What advantages may occur for the family members by conducting business in this form? Can you think of any potential problems that may occur when family members conduct business in the form of a partnership? Would the other business entities of sole proprietorship or incorporation fare any better? Explain your reasons.