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Mike, who had worked for the company for seven years, learned the programming easily and was doing quite well.

 
For this week  Case Study, you will review the following case study. Upon thorough review of the case study, you will answer the questions at the end of the case study.
Scientific Turmoil
Susan is the director of scientific computing at a large utility company. The people she supervises are all college graduated with backgrounds in science, engineering, or math. These people do systems work and computer programming that is more problem-oriented than other programmers in the company and the people in Joan’s department are quite close-knit
Susan hired Mike into the group from the Engineering Department. Mike, who had worked for the company for seven years, learned the programming easily and was doing quite well. One year later Thomas was hired into the group by Joan. Thomas and Mike both assimilated into the group quickly.
About a month later, Joan’s problems began. Information was quite freely shared by members of the group, especially job-related information such as salary. When Mike learned that Thomas was making more money than he was, he was quite upset. Thomas was doing the same kind of work with less experience at his new job. He also had had less total working time with the computer only four years.
When Mike voiced his concern to his boss, he was told that the company had specific guidelines for raises and wide salary ranges for each job level. Thomas was just on the high side of his old job’s salary range and received a hefty raise when he was promoted to this new job. Mike was not pleased with the setup because he had received a raise just before Thomas came and knew that it would be a year before he would get another one. In Mike’s mind, he was now qualified, more experienced, had better knowledge of the company, and if nothing else, more seniority than Thomas. Mike’s attitude and discontent was apparent in his work, and although Susan could not really prove it, Mike caused serious delays in projects. Also, new errors seemed to be cropping up in the computer programs that came out of Joan’s section.
Case Study Questions
1. What role does equity play in this case?
2. Should companies demand that individuals not reveal their salaries? Why or why not?
3. Comment on the salary system and weakness you see in it.
4. If you were the director, how would you handle Mike?
It is not sufficient to state your opinions alone; you must back up your responses by applying human resource management concepts from the text with the case data that supports your findings. By writing your responses to the case study, you will be required to demonstrate how to integrate human resource management concepts with the case data, conduct research using the GMC Library, and properly cite sources using APA Style. You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer-reviewed sources. Textbooks are not considered scholarly/peer-reviewed sources; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.
The case study should have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 1 complete page in length. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required!

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Going over the minimum pags length requirement is acceptable; however, i am not looking for a 6+ pags journal.

 NOTE FROM STUDENT: SOME OF THE THEORY DISCUSSED WAS THE BIG FIVE, BEHAVIOR AND EMOTIONAL. 
For this Week Reflection essy, you will write about a real life situation which illustrates a theory discussed in class. The situation will come from a personal experience and the pape must provide enough details to understand the events that occurred, explain how it is related to one or more theories in class, and what might be done in response to the situation.
Your reflection essy is to be a minimum of 3 complete pags in length. Going over the minimum pagS length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 6+ pags journal.

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Review the “supply chain design at crayola” video case on page 505.

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Watch the “Supply Chain Design at Crayola” video (http://mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com/assets/LnIIHC9aR9HSbSghd1Gjz4c_MgoLAzyD).
Review the “Supply Chain Design at Crayola” video case on page 505.
Respond with answers to the questions using your critical thinking and moral reasoning skills.  If you are asked to draw an illustrative figure such as a chart, graph, or diagram, please do so and upload your document/s with your responses.  Refer to your uploaded document/s in your responses, e.g., Question 2: See attached MS PowerPoint presentation for my detailed flowchart of the Ice Cream making process.
1. Describe the text’s four external and internal pressures on supply chain 
design as they relate to Crayola’s supply chains for ColorWonder and 
Washable Deluxe Painting Kit.®
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2.  Review the strategic implications of supply chains as described in the 
text. Does Crayola have efficient or responsive supply chains, or both? 
Explain your position.
3.  Regarding the design of the Washable Deluxe Painting Kit.
 supply 
chain, Crayola must evaluate the strategy of next-shoring in Asia or 
retaining an existing network that involves the assembly of the kits in 
the U.S. Compare and contrast these two supply chain designs from 
perspective of the decision factors and pitfalls for outsourcing dis-cussed in the text.

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Second, focus on the future, and on how to resolve the conflict rather than on whom to blame.

 
For this Case Study, you will review the case below on conflict and negotiation and answer the questions that follow.
Case Study:
While much of this chapter has discussed methods for achieving harmonious relationships and getting out of conflicts, it’s also important to remember there are situations in which too little conflict can be a problem. As we noted, in creative problem-solving teams, some level of task conflict early in the process of formulating a solution can be an important stimulus to innovation.
However, the conditions must be right for productive conflict. In particular, individuals must feel psychologically safe in bringing up issues for discussion. If people fear that what they say is going to be held against them, they may be reluctant to speak up or rock the boat. Experts suggest that effective conflicts have three key characteristics: they should (1) speak to what is possible, (2) be compelling, and (3) involve uncertainty.
So how should a manager “pick a fight?” First, ensure that the stakes are sufficient to actually warrant a disruption. Second, focus on the future, and on how to resolve the conflict rather than on whom to blame. Third, tie the conflict to fundamental values. Rather than concentrating on winning or losing, encourage both parties to see how successfully exploring and resolving the conflict will lead to optimal outcomes for all. If managed successfully, some degree of open disagreement can be an important way for companies to manage simmering and potentially destructive conflicts.
Do these principles work in real organizations? The answer is yes. Dropping its old ways of handling scheduling and logistics created a great deal of conflict at Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, but applying these principles to managing the conflict helped the railroad adopt a more sophisticated system and recover its competitive position in the transportation industry. Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell Soup, increased functional conflicts in his organization by emphasizing a higher purpose to the organization’s efforts rather than focusing on whose side was winning a conflict. Thus, a dysfunctional conflict environment changed dramatically and the organization was able to move from one of the world’s worst-performing food companies to one that was recognized as a top performer by both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Fortune 500 data on employee morale.
How could you ensure sufficient discussion of contentious issues in a work group? How can managers bring unspoken conflicts into the open without making them worse?
How can negotiators utilize conflict management strategies to their advantage so that differences in interests lead not to dysfunctional conflicts but rather to positive integrative solutions?
Can you think of situations in your own life in which silence has worsened a conflict between parties? What might have been done differently to ensure that open communication facilitated collaboration instead?
It is not sufficient to state your opinions alone; you must be able to backup your responses by applying concepts from the text with the case data that supports your findings.  Expected response length is 3 sentences per question.  Please restate the question you are answering in your case study.
Through writing this case study you will be required to demonstrate a knowledge of how to integrate OB concepts with the case data, how to conduct research, and how to properly cite sources using APA formatting guidelines.  You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed sources. Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental

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You’ll explore a policy that has been hotly debated.

Cite all materials using an accepted format: APA, MLA (if you are doing a PPT or
infographic, please submit a separate bibliography/works cited).
You’ll explore a policy that has been hotly debated.
Discuss some of the policy players (groups) that have been involved in the debate:
what are their values?
what efforts did they make to sway elected officials?
What role have the courts played in your issue?
What are some of the long-term effects of policy? (Use data to make your point.)
As one policy is implemented, often alternatives arise. What are new policy concerns and what actions have been taken?

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This df maps to learning objectives: lo1 and lo2 

 
Discussion Topic-  Concepts of Managed Care 
In this discussion, we will be examining sources of healthcare coverage. There are three broad categories of healthcare coverage: (1) government programs, (2) individual health insurance, and (3) group (or employer) health insurance.
For your main Discussion post, compare and contrast government programs, individual health insurance, and group (or employer) health insurance.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each basic sources of benefits coverage?
If you could create the “perfect” source of benefits coverage, what pieces from each healthcare coverage category would you include? Why?
This DF maps to Learning Objectives: LO1 and LO2 
At Least 175 words. 
 Course Materials :Required Textbooks:Kongstvedt, P., Health Insurance and Managed Care: What They Are and How TheyWork, 5th. Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.ISBN- 978-1-284-15209-8 or EBook-ISBN-978-1-284-09487-9 

https://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-aca/index.html
https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/managed_care/
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ochia/coverage-care/child-health-plus.page


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 you will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed sources. 

 
For the Week 5 Case Study, you will review Case Incident 2 “Leadership by Algorithm” on page 426 and answer the three questions that follow. 
It is not sufficient to state your opinions alone; you must be able to backup your responses by applying concepts from the text with the case data that supports your findings. Expected response length is 3 sentences per question. Please restate the question you are answering in your case study.
Through writing this case study you will be required to demonstrate a knowledge of how to integrate OB concepts with the case data, how to conduct research, and how to properly cite sources using APA formatting guidelines.  You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed sources. Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental

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If you are asked to draw an illustrative figure such as a chart, graph, or diagram, please do so and upload your document/s with your responses.

 
Watch the “Inventory Management at Crayola” video (http://mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com/assets/S890LQMIgh3uv_Cf3putUcWGtiokpjTF). 
Review the “Inventory Management at Crayola” video case on pages 354-355. 
Respond with answers to the questions using your critical thinking and moral reasoning skills.  If you are asked to draw an illustrative figure such as a chart, graph, or diagram, please do so and upload your document/s with your responses.  Refer to your uploaded document/s in your responses, e.g., Question 2: See attached MS PowerPoint presentation for my detailed flowchart of the Ice Cream making process. 
QUESTIONS: 1 consider the pressures for small vs. Large inventories. Which situation does crayola seem to fit, and why? 
2. Explain how both independent and dependent demand items are present at crayola. 
3. The marker maker product recently experience and unexpected surge in demand and the supply chain agility was credited with helping to meet the crrisis. We have discussed four ways to classify operational inventories by how they created. Regarding the ways managers can use these inventories to satisfy demand, explain how Crayola can achieve the flexibility to adjust to unexpected demand surges 
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 review the “should women have more power?”

250 words
 Review the “Should Women Have More Power?” Case Incident 1 on page 464 and respond with answers to the questions using your critical thinking and moral reasoning skills. 

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The most radical steps taken were to totally eliminate the appraisal forms and their rating scales and to request that managers not discuss pay increases during performance review sessions.

 
For this  Week Case Study, you will review the following case study. Upon thorough review of the case study, you will answer the questions at the end of the case study.
Performance Management Improvements for Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms and is widely known for its innovative research. But the firm has not limited its innovations to products. Several years ago, BMS leaders decided that the company’s performance management system needed to be re-invented. Specifically, they determined that the existing performance appraisal process was not working. Managers were “form focused,” meaning that they were so concentrated on filling out the performance review forms, the content of the forms was not being used for employee coaching and based on development. Also, most of the attention of managers and employees was historical and based on what employees had done in the past. Little attention was being given to how employees could develop and improve in the future.
The most radical steps taken were to totally eliminate the appraisal forms and their rating scales and to request that managers not discuss pay increases during performance review sessions. Instead, a new “performance partnership” became the focus. At all levels of BMS, managers were trained to hold regular meetings with their employees. At these meetings managers and employees review performance goals expectations. Together they set expectations and timelines for accomplishing the goals. Rather than meeting just once a year, the performance partnership update occurs throughout the year.
The changes in the performance management system have led to several positive results. First, employees are more active participants, rather than just getting their ratings on forms and then passively listening to the managers. Also, a greater amount of time is spent on coaching because managers were trained on use of a guided feedback approach. This approach has led to more discussions in which employees and managers emphasize joint problem solving and goal achievements. Although the system takes more managerial and employee time, the coaching and employee involvement have created a more positive relationship and improved individual and managerial performance.
Case Study Questions
1. Discuss how this case illustrates the contrasts between the administrative use and developmental use of appraisals.
2. Identify some of the advantages and disadvantages of eliminating the use of appraisal forms and ratings.
It is not sufficient to state your opinions alone; you must back up your responses by applying human resource management concepts from the text with the case data that supports your findings. By writing your responses to the case study, you will be required to demonstrate how to integrate human resource management concepts with the case data, conduct research using the GMC Library, and properly cite sources using APA Style. You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer-reviewed sources. Textbooks are not considered scholarly/peer-reviewed sources; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.
The case study should have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 1 complete page in length. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required!