College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Course Name: Organizational Behavior Student’s Name:
Course Code: MGT301 Student’s ID Number:
Semester: 2nd CRN:
Academic Year: 1441/1442 H

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Instructor’s Name: Dr xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Students’ Grade:  00 / 05 Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

  • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
  • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
  • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented; marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
  • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
  • Late submission will NOT be accepted.
  • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
  • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
  • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

1 Assess challenges of effective organizational communication and share information within the team in professional manner. (CLO4)(PLO-2.1)

 
Assignment 2
Reference Source:
Textbook:-
Colquitt, J. A., LePine, J. A., & Wesson, M. J. (2019). Organizational behaviour: Improving performance and commitment in the workplace (6th ed). Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
 
Case Study: –
Case: Microsoft

Please read the case “Microsoft” from Chapter 12 “Teams :Processes and Communication Page: – 400 given in your textbook – Organizational behaviour: Improving performance and commitment in the workplace (6th ed).  by Colquitt, J. A., LePine, J. A., & Wesson, M. J. (2019) and Answer the following Questions:

Assignment Question(s):
 

  1. Describe how the building redesign is likely to influence process gain and process loss in the team Microsoft. (1.25 Marks ) (Min words 150-200)
  2. Describe how the change at Microsoft have likely influenced team states. (1.25 Marks ) (Min words 150-200)
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the building redesign with respect to communication? What can be done to mitigate potential disadvantage. (1.25 Marks ) (Min words 200)

Part:-2
Discussion question: Page: Please read Chapter 12 Teams: Processes and Communication carefully and then give your answers on the basis of your understanding.

  1. Think of a team you’ve worked in the performed poorly. Were any of the causes of the poor performance related to the forces that tend to create process loss? If so, which forces was most problematic? What steps, if any, did your team take to deal with the problem? (1.25 Marks ) (Min words 200-300)

Important Note: – Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.

Due date for the submission of Assignment:- 2

  • Assignment-2 should posted in the Black Board by end of Week-09. 
  • The due date for the submission of Assignment-2 is end of Week-11.

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Develop a budget for your business plan. (starbucks)

I need to develop a budget plan and add to slides (Financial Plan ) slide

 

Outline a high-level financial plan that defines your financial model and pricing assumptions.

–         This plan should include expected annual sales and profits for the next three years.

 

–         Use several slides to cover this material appropriately.

Use several slides to cover this material appropriately.

Red Cross vs.Walmart

Scenario:
You are an ethnographic researcher writing an article for a popular organizational behavior research journal. Your purpose is to identify key problems related to business ethics in a Not-for-Profit and For- Profit organization. In this potential article please complete the following activities:

  1. Outline the company profile of the not for profit company you chose to analyze (consult the week #2 journal for the information you should include).  Explain the ethical dilemma that it faced or is currently facing.  Analyze the way that it responded to this ethical dilemma and outline the legal, social, or political outcomes that emerged after the actions were taken..
  2. Outline the company profile of the for profit company you chose to analyze (consult the week #2 journal for the information you should include).  Explain the ethical dilemma that it faced or is currently facing.  Analyze the way that it responded to this ethical dilemma and outline the legal, social, or political outcomes that emerged after the actions were taken.
  3. In part three of your paper, please provide your personal reflections on the ethical actions that were taken in relation to the problem.  Evaluate those actions from your own ethical standpoint.  Use these questions to inspire your analysis: Did the company respond in a morally responsible way?  Did the company respond in a morally irresponsible way?  Did the company create the ethical dilemma or was the dilemma the outcome of an unforeseen force?  Could the company have done more?  Who was responsible for the problem and how could it have been prevented?
    • Remember that when you analyze something you should present logical reasoning and factual evidence to support your position.  Do not merely answer these questions using simplistic yes and no answers.  Instead, you should always support your position with logical argumentation and evidence that explains why you believe what you believe.
  4. In part 4 of your paper please create a critique of the actions of these companies based on two of the philosophical theories that you studied earlier in the course (deontology, utilitarianism, egoism, virtue ethics, moral relativism).  Determine which moral theory the company appears to be abiding by in relation to this issue.  Explain the attributes of the decision that make you believe that this is the ethical perspective of the company.  If you agree with the ethical theory of the company, explain why this is the best ethical position on the issue.  If you do not, explain which ethical position would be better to utilize in this situation and why you believe that this position is better. Here are some sample questions to guide your thinking:
    • Which ethical theory did the company use in making its decision?  Was it the best?  Why or why not?
    • Which ethical theory should the company have used?  Why?
    • What is the ideal relationship between bad or suffering and profit?
    • What does it mean to run an ethical business?
    • What is the best way for a company to maintain its competitive edge and contribute to overall good or happiness in relation to its workers and customers?

 

Logistics and Length Requirements

 

Your paper needs to be 10 double-spaced pages, not counting the cover page and the reference list.  You papers should abide by APA requirements. You must use at least ten scholarly sources, six of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar. Here is a breakdown of the page length requirements you should abide by as you complete this project.

Part 1: 3 pages
Part 2: 3 pages
Part 3: 2 pages (one for each company)
Part 4: 2 pages (one for each company)

 

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  • Must be at least ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title page and reference list), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least ten scholarly resources, including a minimum of six from the Ashford Online Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.   

Carefully review the  Grading Rubric  for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. 

____provides a snapshot of the financial condition of the firm at a particular time.

a)the balance sheet

 

b)the income statement

 

c)the statement of cash flows

 

d)all of the options

 

e)none of the options

 

 

Please no copy and paste!!

Are Political Parties Beneficial or Detrimental?

  • Write a 2 to 3 page, APA style paper, arguing why you believe political parties are beneficial or detrimental. 
  • In your paper also include the opposing position along with your rebuttal (of that opposing position).  For instance, if you wrote a paper arguing that political parties are beneficial (and why), then your rebuttal would be that political parties are detrimental (damaging or harmful) and why.  
  • Note: Arguing in a paper means to present reasons for or against a thing. For instance: He argued in favor of political parties or she argued against political parties.  Then give your reasons in your paper to support your arguments!
  • Include a title page and 3-5 references.  Only one of your references may be found online (not Wikipedia).  The other references must be found in the Grantham University online library.

Mr. Gomez decreased the speed of his car by 30 miles per hour over a period of 10 seconds. Find…

Mr. Gomez decreased the speed of his car by 30 miles per hour over a period of 10 seconds. Find the average change in speed each second.

WK4A2 Changes in Monetary Policy

Prepare a 2-3 page analysis by answering the questions below. Be sure to cite your references using APA format.

 

Assume that the Bank of Ecoville has the following balance sheet and the Fed has a 10% reserve requirement in place:

 

                                                         Balance Sheet for Ecoville International Bank

                                      Assets                                                               Liabilities

                     Cash                  $33,000                                          Demand Deposits           $99,000

                     Loans                $66,000

 

Required:

 

Now assume that the Fed lowers the reserve requirement to 8%.

 

1. What is the maximum amount of new loans that this bank can make?

 

2. Assume that the bank makes these loans. What will the new balance sheet look like?

 

3. By how much has the money supply increased or decreased?

 

4. If the money multiplier is 5, how much money will ultimately be created by this event?

 

5.  If the Fed wanted to implement a contractionary monetary policy using reserve requirement, how would that work?

 

Deliverables:

Address the questions above, showing your calculations. Develop your analysis in Microsoft Excel format. Enter non-numerical responses in the same worksheet using textboxes.

Strategic Human Resource Management

 
Strategic Human Resource Management
 
– All points are to be discussed in 2000 to 3000 words.
– Plagiarism (copy and paste from the internet or other resources) should not exceed 20%.
 
Assignment

This unit provides you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic human resource management and its critical importance to the achievement of organisational objectives.
 
You are a manager in the HR department of an established multi-national manufacturing company EasiClean plc., which produces soaps and detergents. You report directly to the Head of HRM. The organisation has been in existence for almost 100 years and has seen significant change during this period. This has been in terms of the product range, the investment in research and technology and the diversification to paper based products such as tissues and baby wipes. In addition the company has embraced the sustainability agenda and managed global expansion so that it now operates in 15 countries. It has also acquired subsidiaries, which focus on beauty products.
 
This is a challenging business environment with keen competition from organisations such as Procter and Gamble and Unilever. In his letter to shareholders at the time of the last annual report, the CEO made it clear that the company needs to do better and will have to streamline and strengthen the product portfolio. Productivity will need to improve but with a focus on managing costs and operating to budgetary constraints. There needs to be a general raising of performance to consistently deliver balanced growth.
 
The Human Resources Department will play a key role in delivering this efficiency agenda and a strategic human resource management strategy will need to be created. Your line manager has called a meeting of the managers in the department to discuss the implications for this strategy. In preparation for the meeting he has allocated certain tasks to individual managers.
 
Task 1
You need to produce 2 discussion papers for the meeting which:

  1. analyse the effect of the structure and culture of organisations on human resource management strategies
  2. assess the importance of financial resources in the creation of a human resource management strategy.

Extension activities:
 
To gain a distinction grade you must produce another discussion paper which:
 

  • evaluates the factors affecting human resource management in a named organisation.

 
This can be an organisation of your choice; your colleagues will use it as an exemplar and it will facilitate discussion.
 
LO1 AC 1.1, AC 1.2
1 D 1
 
Task 2 (extension activity for merit)
 
The meeting was productive but one key omission was identified; namely the impact of government legislation on the future HR strategy. Produce a paper for circulation to colleagues which:
 

  • analyses the impact of government legislation on human resource management strategies.

 
1M1
 
Task 3
 
It is clear that given the potential developments in the organisation, it is important to involve other staff at an early stage in the change and development process. You have been asked to work with more junior staff in HR, so they understand how the department will contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic plans.
 
Produce materials for a training event which:
 

  • analyse the different models of strategic human resource management
  • explain how human resource management contributes to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic plans.

Extension activities:
 
To gain a merit grade you must also include:
 

  • an evaluation of the different models of preparing strategic human resource management plans for an organisation such as EasiClean.

LO2 AC 2.1, AC 2.2
2 M 1
 
 
Guidelines for assessors
 
The assignment submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have achieved all the criteria set for these grades. Where work for the pass standard is marginal, assessors can take account of any extension work completed by the learners. The suggested evidence listed below is how learners can demonstrate that they have met the required standards.
 

Task
number
LOs and AC Suggested evidence
PASS
Suggested additional evidence MERIT Suggested additional evidence DISTINCTION
1. LO 1
AC 1.1, 1.2
 
1 D1
In the discussion papers learners must produce a detailed analysis which carefully considers the effect of the structure and culture of organisations on HR strategies. The learners should use examples to illustrate the points which are made. The assessment needs to be balanced and the impact of financial constraints should be considered alongside other potential issues.   The learner must state the organisation selected. The evaluation must consider the different factors in turn examining their impact on human resources. This should lead to judgements.
2 1M1   The analysis of the impact of government legislation must identify the different pieces of legislation and consider their impact on human resource management strategies.  
3. LO2
AC 2.1, 2.2
2 M1
The learner may select the type of training materials which will be produced. The learner must refer to a range of models and the analysis must examine each theory in detail, showing how they are related to practice. The explanation must clearly show the relationship between HR management and strategic plans and the contribution made. The evaluation of the different models of preparing strategic human resources management plans must be balanced. The learner should examine the strengths and weaknesses and/or the similarities and differences between the models and make judgements. .

 

Why is it impossible for sounds to travel through a vacuum?

Why is it impossible for sounds to travel through a vacuum?

Post your response to the following questions.

Is the goal of Six Sigma realistic for services such as Amazon?

 

 

 

 

“If line employees are required to work on quality improvement activities, their productivity will suffer.” Discuss.