Negative News

Use formal block letter style to write your message.

  1. Be sure to include a company address and the recipient’s address in the correct order.   Dates should be written out completely.
  2. Start the message with a buffer sentence.  The first sentence should not reveal the bad news. “Your telecommuting application is denied” is not correct. It uses “you-viewpoint” but since the news is negative, use of “your” in this example is incorrect.
  3. Next, provide reasoning that would justify the negative news, but do not give the bad news yet! Candidates want to know that the process for candidate selection was well thought out and fair.
  4. Give the bad news in more positive terms than stated in the assignment. It can be done!  Also, be sure the bad news is not mentioned until the end of the 2nd paragraph or 3rd paragraph of the letter.
  5. Follow the bad news with positive statement(s) and an alternative way forward. The closing sentence should not refer to the bad news.
  6. Avoid personal statements in this formal rejection letter. Your letter will likely go into Tony’s personnel file and it will have your signature on it.
  7. Do not copy phrases from the assignment. Instead, rewrite the ideas using your own words.  Remember to use bulleted lists (parallel constructions) when it strengthens communication, especially positive communication.

The Value Of Failure In Leadership

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Propose two (2) ways that you can use a failure in your life or career to improve your vision as a leader.
  2. Examine the key traits and characteristics that transformational leaders possess. Predict the impact that a transformational leader’s response to a failure would have on performance and behavior in his or her employees. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Determine whether or not you believe that failure is an integral part of life that contributes to leadership effectiveness. Provide two (2) examples to support your response.
  4. Create a list of five (5) best practices for leaders to follow in order to be effective after a failure in the workplace. Support each practice with examples from your interview.
  5. Determine the manner in which experiences with failure and leadership affect the risk taking and decision making behaviors of an individual on a leadership track. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

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.
  • 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:

  • Examine how leadership influences organizational performance.
  • Determine key leadership qualities that contribute to leadership effectiveness.
  • Analyze the impact of leadership styles on performance and behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about leadership strategies using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership strategies.

Assignment: Case Analysis—Google In China

Module Overview:

Fundamental to understanding global business is knowledge of the types of economic systems in which countries operate. Economies can be quickly and easily characterized into three main types: communism, socialism or capitalism which are also referred to as centrally planned, mixed, and free market economies. The primary differences among these types of economies are in the behaviors and attitudes towards ownership of property and the planning techniques employed by the government. In a centrally planned economy, the government owns most or all of the resources of production and plans the production of consumer and other products goods and services. In a free market economy, the ownership of resources is in the hands of private individuals or organizations, taking forms such as partnerships or corporations. The choice of production of goods and services in this system is determined through market forces, that is, the interaction between price, demand, and supply.

Module Readings and Assignment:

Complete the following readings early in the module:

•Module online lectures

•From the textbook, International business: The challenges of globalization, 8th, please read the following:

◦Emerging Markets & Development

◦International Trade Theory

Assignment Instructions:

Assignment: Case Analysis—Google in China

By Monday July 16, 2018. turned-in on time, Grading criteria followed All assignment qualifications addressed correctly, Grading Criteria followed, Include Question followed by the answer  Reference Page Included Cover page Included, Paragraphs  Indented,  Running-head included, main heading should be centered; all  new  paragraphs should be indented;  paper should be right ragged,   not right justified; references,  should always go on a standalone  page. abstracts are not usually indented; acronyms should be spelled out when using them  for  the first time, for example HR. references as listed are APA  standard.   When you  submit your papers through turnitin.com, your overall  similarity  index  score should not be exceedingly high, with   ten to  fifteen percent  being  the maximum,  Please make sure your APA  formatting of citations. I have provided the  APA resource cite for you. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01, Please work on using literature within the span of the last 5 years,  keep in mind there should not be any one, two, or three sentence   paragraphs.   Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

As to your writing: review your work against the GRADING RUBIC. Be sure that ALL opinions are backed up with the experts. Research academic articles in the library. Have stronger ties to your textbook. I want to see you use the weekly theories and concepts in each assignment. Watching writing. You need to have strong intro, body, conclusion not only for your paper but for each paragraph. Watch mechanics!

Governments play an important role in business decisions and business operations. The case study in this assignment provides a fascinating view of the business environment in China.

Read the following case study: •Google in China: Finding Creative Solutions to Cultural Differences

http://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hus&AN=60679233&site=eds-live

Analyze the case. In a 3- to 4-page case analysis, address the following questions:

•What is the basic situation described in the case? Summarize the Google experience.

•There are many cultural differences between the US and China, one highlighted in the paper is on censorship. Discuss the meaning of the Pew Internet & American Life Project about internet censorship in China.

•What do you see as potential issues with the Chinese policy of censorship when it comes to access of information?

•Hofstede’s cultural dimensions model present an interesting way to evaluate the cultural differences between societies. Using the information in the article and Chapter 2 of your text discuss how use of such a tool would be of benefit to business, especially in a country such as China.

•Google’s philosophy of “do no evil” seems to be greatly challenged by the Chinese policy of censorship. Present an argument either for or against Google’s chosen course of action.

Assignment Grading Criteria & Maximum Points:

 

Case analysis:   

Described the basic situation presented in the case. Summarized the Google experience.  32pts.

Discussed the meaning of the Pew Internet & American Life Project about internet censorship in China.  28pts.

Explained potential issues with the Chinese policy of censorship when it comes to access of information?  20pts.

Disussed how use of such a tool would be of benefit to business, especially in a country such as China.  40pts.

Presented an argument either for or against Google’s chosen course of action.  40pts.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 40pts.

 

Total:  200pts.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, And Trends (SWOTT) Analysis Of A Fast-Food Franchise

http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-unveils-turnaround-strategy-2015-4

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Part 1 (post this response in the main U2 DB thread “Unit 2 Discussion Board”)

In the Unit 1 Discussion Board, you reviewed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and trends (SWOTT) analysis of a fast-food franchise that was done in 2013. There have been many more recent changes with the fast-food giant toward improved business results. Read this article on these changes, and conduct a brief SWOTT analysis based on these new changes that includes the following:

  • Strengths: The internal and external characteristics of a company that are stronger than its competitors
  • Weaknesses: The internal and external characteristics of a company that are weaker than its competitors
  • Opportunities: The issues internal and external to a company that can affect the company and its competitors in a favorable way
  • Threats: The issues internal and external to a company that can affect the company and its competitors in an unfavorable way
  • Trends: The internal and external patterns in the organization, market, or industry

Part 2 (post this response in the appropriate topic within U2 DB (labeled “for” and “against”)

Based on the first initial of your last name, complete the following:

  • First initial A-L: Provide an argument for the success of the strategies that a fast-food franchise has instituted. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum under the for topic.
  • First initial M-Z: Provide an argument against the ability of a fast-food franchise to succeed with these strategies. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum under the against topic.

In both considerations, provide research that supports your assertions.

Responses to Other Students: Review the opposing thread comments. Respond to at least two of your classmates in the opposing thread with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Reference

Peterson, H. (2015, May 2). McDonald’s is about to unveil a huge plan to save its business – Here are 8 things investors need to hear. Retrieved from the Business Insider Web site: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-unveils-turnaround-strategy-2015-4

Discussion.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Part 1

Having experienced a robust debate discussion on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and trends (SWOTT) analysis and strategic planning for a particular fast-food franchise, it is time to shift gears a bit and consider the competition in the fast-food industry. Read this article to frame this week’s discussion. Complete the following:

http://www.ibtimes.com/best-restaurants-usa-chick-fil-trumps-competition-mcdonalds-falls-out-favor-1990232

  • Identify 1 or 2 other major competitors in the fast-food industry, and describe their sources of competitive advantage.
  • Discuss a current issue that this industry faces. It could be favorable or unfavorable to the industry.
  • Which of the major competitors has the strongest competitive advantage and ability to overcome the barriers presented by the current issues identified and why?

Part 2: Based on the first initial of your last name:

  • First initial M-Z: provide an argument ‘FOR’ the success of the fast-food franchise’s competitors. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum, under the ‘FOR’ topic.
  • First initial A-L: provide an argument ‘AGAINST’ the ability of the competition to overtake fast-food franchise. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum, under the ‘AGAINST’ topic.

In both considerations, provide research that supports your assertions

Unit 2 Operations Management

Many discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people’s opinions and comments. Respond to your Discussion topic after you have completed your Reading.

Lean Systems

The advent of new technologies (the Internet, computerization, etc.) and the impact of globalization (products not only available from every country but being developed in multiple countries) has increased not just the demand for goods and services but also has increased customer requirements and expectations. As such, organizations must be constantly changing to be as economically competitive as possible. This means doing more with less as the organization becomes as “lean” as possible (no fat).

The operations manager must be aware of how and why lean systems are necessary.

To answer the Discussion topics, you will need to do additional research using the Library and/or the Internet.

In order for an organization to do more with less they must examine all facets of the production or service process. To that end, address the questions below:

  1. How does just-in-time (JIT) inventory control help organizations become leaner?
  2. Where does the information on waste (waste in raw materials, waste in process and flow, etc.) come from?
  3. Should line employees be involved in making recommendations to improve lean production and processes or should this decision making be left only to management?

Journal Unit 2

You will complete a Journal each week.

Each week, you will work on one aspect that will help you prepare for the course and reflect. Consider this Journal as study notes. This Journal will provide an opportunity to capture new ideas from knowledge gained and record your thoughts throughout the course. This will also give you an opportunity to record questions you may wish to research further in preparation for other assigned work. Please remember that copying and pasting your own notes without revising is a form of self-plagiarism.

Begin your post with the label: Unit 2: Lean Systems.

Research the following topics related to lean systems:

  1. JIT
  2. Lean production
  3. Kanban
  4. Kaizen
  5. Poka-yoke

Select three of the topics listed and compose 3 paragraphs describing the topics (1 paragraph per selected topic) based on the course material and additional research you conduct online.

Submitting Your Journal