Mary had a difficult time in her health care training and barely managed to graduate. She decided to try goal setting when she got hired in her first new job. She made only one goal, and it was as follows: “I want to be the department director within a year.” After her first year, Mary was not the department director and was very frustrated with her position and felt that goal setting was a bunch of “hogwash” and really doesn’t work.
As the chief executive of a newly established low-cost carrier in Hong Kong that plans to recruit around 500 employees, you have to design the organizational structure of the airline. What organizational structure would you recommend to the Board and why? Apart from strengths, what weaknesses do you foresee in this structure and what measures would you take to avoid the problems anticipated?
What is it like to be a business professional working in the international business arena? Your assignment is to interview an individual whose occupation involves significant exposure to international business dealings (sales, purchasing, legal contracts, logistics, marketing, etc.). Get to know what their reality is in adjusting to the challenges created by international implications.
The interview with your subject should last at least 20minutes in length with the preferred format being in-person, via telephone is acceptable, and electronic interviews are the last resort. Review the following questions: Continue reading
Using materials from magazines such as Forbes, Fortune, Working Women, and BusinessWeek, research the best companies to work for in America and the cultures of those organizations. Out of all the companies identified in Step 1, choose two companies where you would most like to work. Write a report on the two companies you have selected. Include what you discovered about the cultures of these two organizations and why you would like to work there. Examine the impact that you think the management has on the organization’s culture. Continue reading
Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s position that corporal punishment is permissible as a school discipline technique? If you became a teacher or principle, would you use corporal punishment? If so, when and under what circumstances? If you had children, how would you feel about your children being subjected to corporal punishment? Continue reading
Each of these materials below addresses the financial aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Review them and write a brief description of your initial, emotional reaction to the cartoon. Think critically about the message that the cartoon attempts to communicate. Describe your personal position regarding this message. Continue reading
Lorna Goodison’s poem, “A Celebration of Emancipation,” deals with the Emancipation Act of 1834 which abolished slavery in the English colonies of the Caribbean, but did not grant full freedom to the slaves until they had completed what was termed “Apprenticeship,” an additional four years of mandatory labor on the sugar estates. The poem depicts the attitudes of those who were made free earlier to those who were still tied by Apprenticeship to the estates. Continue reading
Give your views on the relationship between sustainability and changing education paradigms How can divergent thinking be useful when looking at issues of sustainability? Why is it necessary to consider being wrong ? Consider how the perspective of looking back at the planet from space may help us understand the beautiful and fragile nature of life on earth. Continue reading
You work for a company called Drone Enhancers Inc. Drone enhancers make modifications to existing drones in terms of payload enhancement and imaging adaption. Your boss, Dr. Bennett (the owner) is an expert mechanical and electronics engineer. He has an FTP Server (Filezilla) that he uses to move his design work back and forth from his CAD systems at work and home. While he is a very bright drone engineer, he is not an expert in Information Technology. You have asked him to let you turn on the FTP over SSL functionality in Filezilla to protect these very confidential file transfers. He states he has a very strong password as doesn’t worry about getting hacked. The other three engineers also have their own FTP servers. It is your goal to get him to make it policy for all engineers to use FTP/SSL for their transfers. Continue reading
Define renewable and non-renewable energy. Describe examples of common types of renewable and non-renewable resources. What are the various existing sources and uses of energy? Describe some general characteristics of Solar power, Wind power, and geothermal energy. What are the benefits and disadvantages of using renewable resources? Discuss the Market & Growth of renewable energy. Discuss current and future outlook for advanced materials used in Solar power and Wind power applications. Continue reading