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.

NEW PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

You will read assigned chapters  and provide examples to chapter concepts from Costco.

Here is an example of Chapter 2 format you could model for future chapters if you use bullet points format:

Company Information:

Company: FedEx Corporation

CEO: Frederic W. Smith

Year Founded: 1973

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

FY20 Revenue: $69.2B

Employees: 600,000

Description: “FedEx Crop. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services” (Fedex.com)

Chapter 2: New Products Process

· Phases

o Phase 1: Booming e-commerce market and improved delivery times

o Phase 2: Qualified applicants can sign up to be home delivery driver for FedEx Ground / Express

o Phase 3: Having drivers like Amazon who can help deliver packages which improve delivery times, customer satisfaction, enterprise client relationships, and additionally help allocate resources that are currently doing this to other expansion projects.

o Phase 4: Qualifying applicants can use their vehicle to help deliver packages in a specified zip code

o Phase 5: Launch in large metropolitan areas and monitor results monthly.

· Opportunity:

o Ecommerce is FedEx’s biggest opportunity. E-commerce sales are forecasted to nearly double in the next two years (Bstrategyhub, 2020)

o Ecommerce expansion also allows for market penetration in untapped areas in the U.S and Latin America

o Hiring qualified drivers to deliver shipments at customers homes allows for certified DOT drivers to focus on other expansion efforts and helps allocate resources to other business segments and opportunities

o Improved delivery times can bring customers back to big retailers as opposed to Amazon, additionally helping customer service and retention which was seen as one of FedEx’s biggest weakness (Pestleanalysis, 2020).

· Concept Generation:

o Qualified drivers can load up their cars and deliver shipments to customers. Once they are done with their route, they can go back and reload and service a new route.

o In heavily metropolitan areas, these drivers can continue their routes daily allowing for efficiency and optimization

o Through improved delivery times, large retailer stores are more apt to partner with FedEx allowing for gained market share from Amazon

· Concept Evaluation:

o Screening:

§ Costs

§ Technology

§ Liability

· Development

o Beta test in high density areas such as Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego.

o Do field research and monitor sales, customer satisfaction, and client retention. And of course, gross profit.

o Allow retailers to advertise improved delivery times and service on their website

o Promote on social media outlets

· Launch

o Launch services in large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Latin America

You then give an example from your company/proposed product/service where applicable, and most importantly, you MUST cite your sources at the end under References.

NEW PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

You will read assigned chapters  and provide examples to chapter concepts from Costco.

Here is an example of Chapter 2 format you could model for future chapters if you use bullet points format:

Company Information:

Company: FedEx Corporation

CEO: Frederic W. Smith

Year Founded: 1973

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

FY20 Revenue: $69.2B

Employees: 600,000

Description: “FedEx Crop. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services” (Fedex.com)

Chapter 2: New Products Process

· Phases

o Phase 1: Booming e-commerce market and improved delivery times

o Phase 2: Qualified applicants can sign up to be home delivery driver for FedEx Ground / Express

o Phase 3: Having drivers like Amazon who can help deliver packages which improve delivery times, customer satisfaction, enterprise client relationships, and additionally help allocate resources that are currently doing this to other expansion projects.

o Phase 4: Qualifying applicants can use their vehicle to help deliver packages in a specified zip code

o Phase 5: Launch in large metropolitan areas and monitor results monthly.

· Opportunity:

o Ecommerce is FedEx’s biggest opportunity. E-commerce sales are forecasted to nearly double in the next two years (Bstrategyhub, 2020)

o Ecommerce expansion also allows for market penetration in untapped areas in the U.S and Latin America

o Hiring qualified drivers to deliver shipments at customers homes allows for certified DOT drivers to focus on other expansion efforts and helps allocate resources to other business segments and opportunities

o Improved delivery times can bring customers back to big retailers as opposed to Amazon, additionally helping customer service and retention which was seen as one of FedEx’s biggest weakness (Pestleanalysis, 2020).

· Concept Generation:

o Qualified drivers can load up their cars and deliver shipments to customers. Once they are done with their route, they can go back and reload and service a new route.

o In heavily metropolitan areas, these drivers can continue their routes daily allowing for efficiency and optimization

o Through improved delivery times, large retailer stores are more apt to partner with FedEx allowing for gained market share from Amazon

· Concept Evaluation:

o Screening:

§ Costs

§ Technology

§ Liability

· Development

o Beta test in high density areas such as Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego.

o Do field research and monitor sales, customer satisfaction, and client retention. And of course, gross profit.

o Allow retailers to advertise improved delivery times and service on their website

o Promote on social media outlets

· Launch

o Launch services in large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Latin America

You then give an example from your company/proposed product/service where applicable, and most importantly, you MUST cite your sources at the end under References. 

corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Briefly define corporate social responsibility (CSR) in your own words.

How is your selected company accountable to itself, its stakeholder and the public?

Find a current event in the past 1–2 years in which your selected company (the one you choose in week 1/from the approved company list)  went above and beyond to demonstrate corporate social responsibility (CSR), or, where they may have sorely failed to demonstrate CSR.

In your post, provide the name of the company and the good or bad deed.

Do your findings change the way you will support the company in the future?

 Go to the INFO Tab in the BB course shell.  Scroll down to the Additional Resources section near the bottom of the page.  Download the Assignment 1 template, complete the cover page with your selected company (from the approved company list) and upload the template to the discussion forum. 

The Company is Kroger

Go to the INFO Tab in the BB course shell.  Scroll down to the Additional Resources section near the bottom of the page.  Download the Assignment 1 template, complete the cover page with your selected company (from the approved company list) and upload the template to the discussion forum.

feminism in American culture

In previous weeks, we have examined how cognitive bias can prevent people from maintaining a fair-minded perception of different subjects, people, or communities. Rather, it allows people to function on narratives that are created to inferiorize, stereotype, or distract, instead of using critical thinking skills that examine evidence and facts.

As you read about the feminist approach (PLEASE SEE BELOW) to literature, consider some assumptions you might have made (or are making) about your knowledge of the term “feminism” or “feminist.” A feminist approach is a helpful lens to examine Susan Glaspell’s Trifles because there are so many ways in which issues of gender and power function in the play.

Questions:

A) What are the common stereotypes that are used to characterize feminism in American culture? In contrast, what is the actual (brief) history and purpose of feminism? (Use research for your response, only from .edu, .gov, or .org sources).

B) Examine the questions at the bottom of the feminist approach page on Canvas. Choose one, and respond to it, using textual support from Trifles.

Feminist Approach

What is a literary approach?

A literary approach is a “lens” by which we interpret literature. There are three elements in a literary exchange one might consider when making meaning from the text: the source, the text, and the receiver. Some approaches to literature focus on only the material that is contained in the text, separate from external contexts. Conversely, others believe that the text should be interpreted in the context of, for instance, the speaker’s identity, the text’s time period, the particular reader’s experiences, and so forth. There are various approaches to literature, but below is just one to consider as you read a work.

What is a feminist approach to literature?

Feminism asserts that much of what we read has at its base a patriarchal viewpoint, one which privileges men and “maleness” and which denigrates women and “femaleness.”  A patriarchal view would minimize anything that is related to women—what they do and what they believe as well as aspects that are particular to women and their roles, choices, and opportunities in life.  Feminism seeks to make readers aware of these often unconscious attitudes and to encourage them to reevaluate women in literature as well as in real life.  Feminists seek to make readers aware of the ways that women have traditionally been ignored in literature or, when depicted, are done so in a way that is prejudiced, both in the language used (a language which is biased in favor of men) as well as in the attitudes conveyed about both the male and female characters. 

Feminism ultimately strives for a reconsideration of these past injustices—both through the recovery of works from the past by women writers as well as through the study of works by current women writers.  In creating a more balanced view of the world, feminists hope to eradicate inequalities between men and women and foster a reevaluation of women and their work and worth.  With respect to literature, then, the feminist approach looks at the way men and particularly women are depicted in the text, seeking textual prejudices against women, situations which demonstrate the unequal opportunities afforded women, and women who strive to overcome the limitations which prohibit them from achieving true equality with men. 

Additionally, feminism considers a text historically, socially, politically, and linguistically, seeking to expose the patriarchal forces that limit women’s potential.  This does not mean one can do a feminist reading solely of literature written by women, however, for not all texts by men are anti-feminist texts, nor, in fact, do all texts by women automatically present a feminist viewpoint.  Be aware of cultural differences which may affect the attitudes toward women, but do not merely “excuse” patriarchal tendencies because of the culture or time period which they represent.  That is, even though society as a whole tended to restrict a woman’s choices in the nineteenth century,  a feminist would still question those tendencies, seeking to expose the rigid notions which limited a woman’s freedom of choice in making her life her own.

international management consultant

For this assignment, you are an international management consultant for the Allied Sanitation Company’s (ASC) executive management team which is exploring the possibility of producing, marketing and distributing their new, innovative sanitation product internationally.  What advice would you offer the management team to help them to be successful in managing this new global initiative?  What soft skills do global managers need to demonstrate in an international environment?  How important is marketing in a global sales strategy?  How important are the political, legal, and socioeconomic conditions to ASC?  

This summary should be a minimum of 500 words.  This assignment needs to be completed using MS Word, so if you use an Apple device, make sure you have the correct software.  Submissions that cannot be accessed by the instructor due to compatibility issues will receive an automatic zero.  

Important Note:  Always follow APA guidelines (see Student Resource folder for APA Guidelines).  You must provide a cover page, a table of contents, and a reference page in your submission. One source you must cite for this assignment is your textbook (Wild, J. J., & K.L. Wild (2015). International Business: The Challenges of Globalization. (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-386793-0). Cite any other sources you are using.

Alphabet Inc. Reorganizing Google Case Study

read Case 1 from the section on the case studies “Alphabet Inc.: Reorganizing Google” from your textbook and provide a minimum of eight (8) APA formatted papers (and at least six (6) peer-reviewed resources) Please make sure that your writing should be analytical and includes the followings:

●  The effect of the event that happened in 2015 on Google’s stock prices; please explain this by preparing a table that shows historical data.

o  Was this move due to Google’s stagnant share price and an attempt to pacify investors?

●  Analyze the effect of Google’s decision to restructure itself under a new holding after 2015. 

●  Evaluate whether the expansion of Google Inc. into non-core businesses, including self-driving cars, life sciences research, high-speed Internet access, and investment divisions was a good move for Google.  Please provide historical data to prove your points. 

●  Describe how the restructuring has made the company’s competitiveness stronger in the market and increased profitability and company valuation?

●  Finally, if you conclude that this move was beneficial for Google, explain the economic ground for this profitability:

○  Diversification, 

○  Higher market share, 

○  Economies of scale, or

○  Something else

Family Health Assessment Part

 The definition of health has changed over time. In the early 19th century, infectious diseases were widespread and difficult to contain largely because of the lack of proper sanitation methods, including insufficient disinfection of drinking water and improper removal of human waste. During this time, health was viewed in basic terms as being free of disease (CCC, 2018).

       Then, In 1984, WHO brought in a new conception of health, not as a state, but in dynamic terms of resiliency, in other words, as “a resource for living”. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 2020).

       As the definition of health evolved, Health promotion and the prevention of disease have taken precedence in the United States in an effort to decrease chronic health conditions and promote healthy living. The goal is to create a culture of health in which health promotion and disease prevention is the focus rather than seeking treatment after disease has set in (CCC, 2018)

       Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes beyond healthy life-styles to well-being (FICHP, 1986).

       The nurse is key in the provision of health promotion strategies in all care settings. As the focus is shifted to prevention measures, the role of the nurse in health promotion education is expanding rapidly. The nurse assesses the patient and implements evidence-based practice (EBP) while assuming each role and providing health promotion measures to patients and the community (CCC, 2018) This is important because new evidence presents itself on a constant basis. Nuress should be on constant lookout for evidence-based treatments that may become outdated when new evidence comes to light.

CCC web books by AWS & CDD. (n.d.). (2018) Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs429vn/health-promotion-health-and-wellness-across-the-continuum/v1.1/#/chapter/

Respond to the above student’s post using 200-300 word with references in supporting discussion 

variable costing analysis

1. What is variable costing analysis. Describe what you learned about this topic and how variable costing differs from absorption costing. 

2.  We cover two chapters (20-21) that focus on budgeting. Please choose one of the budgets presented (cash receipts, purchases, production, etc.), provide a brief explanation of how it is calculated/determined, and discuss its importance in the managerial accounting field. 

effective speech.

Strong oral communication skills will be valuable to you throughout your academic journey. They are in high demand by many employers. Creating an outline is critical to your success in crafting an effective speech.

For this assignment, you will create an outline. The speech based on your outline is due next week.

Instructions

  1. Select either Topic A or Topic B for your introductory speech.
    • Topic A: Elevator Pitch. Deliver an elevator pitch that describes your professional background and experience for a potential employer during a job interview.
    • Topic B: Dream Career. Discuss your dream career.
  2. Create an outline or speaking notes in Microsoft Word.
    • Download the Sample Outline [DOCX], which provides guidance for the structure of an outline.
    • Focus your speech on 2–3 main points so you’ll stay within the 2-minute time limit.
  3. Submit the completed outline in a Microsoft Word document.

Requirements

Your assignment will be graded according to the following criteria:

  • The outline is complete and on topic.
  • The outline provides solid flow for the speech.
  • The outline is clear and free from spelling and grammar issues.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Outline a speech using a structured flow and proper spelling and grammar.
  • Make the speech as well in 2 to 3 pages.

Research Ethics And Validity

Using the University Librarylocate one peer-reviewed research study with possible ethical concerns. 

Review ethical principles learned this week. When you select your article, consider the possible ethical issues in the research process: sampling, methodology, data collection, etc. The focus should be on the research study, not the health issue.

Write a 700- to 950-word paper in which you:

  • Summarize the research study.
  • Identify possible ethical issues within the research study.
  • Explain how the ethical concerns can influence the research outcomes.
  • Define validity as it relates to the research study.
  • Hint: Review previous learning activities for key validity concepts, including internal and external validity and associated threats to validity.
  • Discuss the importance of research design validity and how research bias can impact validity.
  • Hint: Research how design validity and instrumentation validity are different concepts.
  • Discuss how stakeholders can externally influence health care research.
  • Include possible ethical concerns.

Cite at least 3 peer-reviewed scholarly references.

Format your assignment and references according to APA guidelines