Answer the follow question with citation and reference No plagiarism and no more

Answer the follow question with citation and reference No plagiarism and no more 400 words.

– The textbook discusses Kurt Lewin’s suggestion that the difficulty in motivating employees to alter their patterns of behavior stems from a group-initiated inertia, or people’s sense of belonging to a group. He suggests that this is the case even when the accepted group norms are not beneficial to the organization. Discuss a time in your own working life where you witnessed fellow employees resisting or sabotaging new organizational processes. What was done and by whom? What roles were involved? What did you learn from the experience? 

  For Part 1, describe the company that you selected, the products/services they

 
For Part 1, describe the company that you selected, the products/services they offer, and the history of the company. 
Due 1-16
**The company that is Selected is ” Best Buy”.**  

Next, analyze the company’s strategy, mission, and organizational structure. In your analysis, include the following:
–What does the strategy, mission, and organizational structure say about the company?
–What are the positive aspects of the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?
–What are the company’s short-term and long-term goals?
–What are ways to improve the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?

 
Your project must be a minimum of two full pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. Include an introduction paragraph.

Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the follow

Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples from resources to reinforce your ideas.
Review the following articles and video:

Ethics Article 1
Ethics Article 2
Ethics Video

Answer the following questions regarding what you just read and watched:

Explain why Aaron Feuerstein felt his decisions were necessary for his company and for his employees.
Discuss the pros and cons of Aaron Feuerstein’s decision making, and explain if or how you would have handled his situation differently if you were in his shoes.
Apply virtue ethics and corporate social responsibility to his situation.

A minimum of 1 reference should be used to reinforce your thoughts. Be sure to include it both as an in-text citation and on your reference list at the end of your discussion post.
Peer Responses: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply consider the following questions:

Are there additional pros or cons that you would add? If so, what are they?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

References
KarmaTube: Videos That Inspire. (2009, May 21). Aaron Feuerstein’s malden mills [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry7_FcSiQL8

Gill, D. W. (2011, June 25). Was Aaron Feuerstein wrong? Retrieved from http://ethix.org/2011/06/25/was-aaron-feuerstein-wrong

Sledzik, B. (n.d.). Putting people before profits: Classic PR case study, but without the fairytale ending. Retrieved from http://toughsledding.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/putting-people-before-profits-classic-pr-case-study-but-without-the-fairytale-ending/

the references include the links to the articles and video needed be reviewed in order to do assignment.

Describe the concept of force-field analysis and the forces that either drive or

Describe the concept of force-field analysis and the forces that either drive or restrain the change process. Using the force-field analysis model, discuss a change initiative that you are familiar with, and define the key driving forces and key restraining forces that impact the change. 

Your paper should be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style , and it must include in-text citations and references for at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the course text 

Text 

Palmer, I., Dunford, R., & Buchanan, D. (2017). Managing organizational change: A multiple perspectives approach (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com  Recommended Resources 

Article 

Kotter, J. P. (2012, November). Accelerate! (cover story). Harvard Business Review, 90(11), 43-58. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.This article takes a critical look at strategic management and the impact on organizations. The content reviews the dynamic of stale versus aggressive change management strategies.  

Multimedia 

INTELECOM. (Producer) (n.d.). Shifting gears: Managing organizational change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net:80/playClipDirect.aspx?id=4870EEC7664070BBC7A04533604A03CF38.This video provides a detailed look at change and change stories. 

Grading Rubric 

Distinguished – Comprehensively describes the concept of force-field analysis and the forces that drive or restrain the change process. 

Distinguished – Comprehensively discusses a change initiative and thoroughly defines the driving and restraining forces that impact the change. 

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding 

Distinguished – Creates meaningful correlations among experiences outside of the classroom to demonstrate an understanding of the given field of study and to broaden one’s own viewpoints

Harley-Davidson: Business Overview for New Planning Team Members  Instructions f

Harley-Davidson: Business Overview for New Planning Team Members 
Instructions for this assignment: Perform all of the elements listed below.
This assignment has you complete two parts of a strategic business  plan. To see how those parts fit into a full business plan, click here for a strategic business plan outline. I attached here AUO_BUS499_module2
Part I – Analysis of the External Environment
As part of the Strategic Business Plan, you have been asked to:

Identify and analyze the major driving forces for change in the external environment of the motorcycle industry.
Analyze the dynamics of competition using Porter’s Five Forces Model  of Competition. Correctly assess the dynamics of competition.
Provide at least three statistics about the size of the motorcycle  industry such as revenue, growth rate, number of units sold by  manufacturer/country, etc.
Summarize the strategic issues firms in this industry face and identify their biggest threats.

This section should be titled “The Analysis of H-D’s External Environment.”
Part II – Internal Environment Analysis
Financial
Gather the financial information necessary to do a  complete ratio analysis and the Balance Score Card (BSC) key metrics  information.
If you were going to create a BSC, what would be the key metrics you would measure in each of the four BSC areas:

Financial
Customer
Internal Business Process
Learning and Growth

Perform a ratio analysis using H-D’s five-year financial performance.  Interpret the meaning of the ratios and financial performance.
This section should be titled “The Analysis of H-D’s Current  Strategy: Two Views.” Be sure to include the ratio analysis. You may  also include other graphics to support your narrative.
Competitors
Based on your analysis, you must decide which two competitors present the biggest competitive threat to H-D.
Perform a financial ratio analysis for the competitors after looking  at trends in financial performance over five years, and compare the  trends to industry averages.
Be sure you have a clear ranking of the industries’ competitors.
This section should be titled “Competitor Analysis.” Be sure to  include the financial ratio analysis. You may also include other  graphics to support your narrative.
 
This assignment should be 4 to 6 pages in length.

Module 1 Discussion  Contains unread posts After watching the video clip from A

Module 1 Discussion 
Contains unread posts

After watching the video clip from A Knight’s Tale, consider the effect of choosing consumption today versus consumption in the future. Using the PPC as a springboard for your analysis, what effect would forgoing consumption today in order to invest for tomorrow have on future production possibilities? Now consider the choices our government faces when it has limited tax revenues to fund the unlimited wants of its citizens. Describe some of the choices the government makes between consumption today and investment for tomorrow.

Organizational Theory  Competitive advantage in the 20th century was created by

Organizational Theory 

Competitive advantage in the 20th century was created by making quality products and services faster, cheaper, and moving them quickly around a town, state or nation. Business organizations in the 21st century must continue to produce goods and services faster and cheaper than its competitors; however, unlike the 20th century, competitive advantage is gained only when a business can customize the goods and/or services to meet customer demands and have them delivered around the world. Ironically, while the pace of doing business has magnified thousands of times, employees desire more than ever to slow down and balance work with family.  People who successfully manage this 21st century paradigm must comprehend all facets of the organization and how they compose the company’s competitive advantage. Manager’s in particular have to find ways to secure competitive advantage via innovation of the process of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the organization’s rules, procedures, processes and people who execute them.
As seen in week one organizational theory has evolved to embrace a human centric framework. This week theme one seeks to explain how 21st century businesses’ must blend 20th and 21st century management theory and application to create a competitive edge.  In theme two the material for the week begins to explain that the foundation of most existing managerial practices stems from Fayol’s four functions of management. It is upon Fayol’s foundation that manager’s will have to build their practices for a new agile organization structure. In the coming weeks, students will examine the four functions so that they can understand the common practice upon which new ideas of management are built.
Theme 1: Helping a business to create a competitive edge among competitors is a crucial job of the manager.
Theme 2: The Functions of Management and the New Organization
The role of the manager in a business organization has been defined as a person who can implement the vision, purpose and mission of the business by creating processes, procedures, and short/long term goals that put the organization on a competitive path. The manager does this through the implementation of the four primary functions or pillars of management – planning, organizing, leading/directing, and controlling. Henri Fayol’s functions of management mentioned in our organizational theory timeline has created a foundation for the modern management role and are very much alive in running businesses today (it should be noted that it is currently five not four [to include staffing] management pillars). The challenge for the manager in the 21st century is to merge the traditional functions of a manager to include a greater role in developing long term goals and leading people while still maintaining the traditional functions of management. This week’s themes explore the definition of the four functions of management and how they form the foundation of the manager’s job.

Answer this discussion questions with citation , reference and NO PLAGIARISM. AP

Answer this discussion questions with citation , reference and NO PLAGIARISM. APA FORMAT 

The Value of Forecasting
It has been stated a number of times in our readings this unit that the success of firms today often relies on the ability to forecast appropriately. How, and why, do companies use forecasts? For what type of business decisions do you think forecasting is useful? Give examples of how forecasting is used in organizations to which you belong, or how forecasting might help your organization in the future.
This unit we are studying time series forecasting, which is an example of a quantitative forecasting approach. What other forecasting approaches or methods have been developed, and in what situations might these methods be used?
What are the important factors to consider when developing a forecast? In contrast, what are potential pitfalls or areas for failure of forecasts?

You need choose  ONE and only one of the essay questions below: a) Describe and

You need choose  ONE and only one of the essay questions below:
a) Describe and analyse the principal characteristics of the business cultures in Latin America.
b) Describe and analyse the benefits and challenges of Chile´s commodity-dependent economy.
c) Describe and analyze Chile´s relations with its main Latin American partners.
d) Describe and analyze Latin America´s regional integration process since 1950. 
(should cover the OAS, LAFTA, LAIA, Mercosur and Alianza del Pacifico, at least.)
e) What are the economic development challenges in Chile and Latin America?
f) How does the Latin American culture impact on productivity in the region?
g) Describe and analyse some of the opportunities and challenges of the wine industry in Chile.
h) Describe and analyse some of the social issues facing Chile and Latin America.
i) Describe and analyse Chile´s relations with its main Asia-Pacific partners.

Requirements:
1. Word length: Between 3000 and 3500 words. 
2. Conduct own research.
3. Please show  the ability to read multiple sources, and integrate and synthesize knowledge.
4. Expected to use critical thinking and analytical skills to produce coherent, concise and structured work.

  Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is to help students gain

 
Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to help students gain a better understanding of the financial statements used for corporate financial reporting and the key ratios used to make business decisions. 
Assignment Steps 
Select a Fortune 500 Company from one of the following industries:

Pharmaceutical
Energy
Retail
Automotive
Computer Hardware

Review the balance sheet and income statement in the company’s 2015 Annual Report. 
Calculate the following ratios using Microsoft® Excel®:

Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Debt Equity Ratio
Inventory Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Total Assets Turnover Ratio
Profit Margin (Net Margin) Ratio
Return on Assets Ratio

Analyze in 1,050 words why each ratio is important for financial decision making. 
Submit your analysis as well as your calculations.