Merger and Acquisition

Assignment 3: Case Study—Merger and Acquisition

Throughout this course, you will review scenarios involving Company A, which has been acquired by Company B. Company A was founded in 1956 in Mobile, Alabama. The average age of its workforce is 57 and it is comprised of 40% Caucasian and 85% male. Company B was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, California. The average age of its workforce is 35 and it is comprised of 45% Caucasian and 50% male.

These two companies have been staunch competitors in the marketplace for several years and the employees of Company A are resentful of integrating with their former rival. There are many strategic and ethical challenges involved in this acquisition. A few of the goals of the acquisition project are listed below:

Managing the Communication and Information Sharing: The company wants to keep employees informed of how the acquisition will impact them. The company wants to be sure that they provide enough information to satisfy the employees, but not provide so much that the employees feel overwhelmed. The company wants to be sure that the timing of the communication matches their execution of the changes within the two organizations.

Managing the Consolidation and Changes: There is no doubt that there will be layoffs as a result of the acquisition. The company wants to do what is best for the acquisition in a way that inflicts the least amount of harm to the existing employees. The company wants to make the decisions about who to layoff in the fairest way possible. The company wants to try and limit exposure to potential discrimination (age and gender) stemming from the layoffs.

Managing the Relocations of Some the Employees: Another impact of acquisitions is that employees may be asked to relocate in order to maintain employment in the newly formed organization. The company wants to manage the expenses and potential disruption with the relocations. The company wants to assess relocations verses hiring new employees locally. Let us look at the role and responsibilities of HR managers regarding managing the company’s goals related to the recent acquisition.

Instructions:

You have a wide variety of employees encompassing different ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds represented in these two companies. As a Strategic HR Director, your goal is to create a workforce that will effectively move the newly formed company forward.

Now, address the following issues:

Identify all of the information you would need to effectively manage the three goals above. Identify the challenges and potential issues related to implementing the three goals above. Develop recommendations for strategies to address these challenges and help the newly formed company meet its goals. Write a five-to-seven-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

Demonstrate your ability to complete an outline literature search on a topic of interest.

This Project is for a my research class in my bachelors in science of nursing. I am a Registered Nurse.

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to complete an outline literature search on a topic of interest. This assignment is preparatory work and practice for your EBP Quality Improvement Group paper and poster. Instructions: 1. Choose a problem faced by clients in your practice area that you think is important ans would like to learn more about. 2. You may use your PICOT question 3. Write a five (5) page literature review paper on the standing knowledge of the chosen question. 4. Include a minimum of five (5) journal articles, at least three (3) from nursing journals. 5. Follow APA style rules.

Descriptive Research

Scenarios:

A researcher wants to know why individuals in Community A have a higher rate of a rare form of cancer when compared to those living in Community B. To find out the reasons for the differences in cancer rates in these two communities, the investigator surveyed residents about their lifestyle, noted the types of businesses that were present in the community and searched medical records. The researcher found that the headquarters for the Toxico Chemical Plant is located in Community A, there is a higher rate of cigarette smoking in this community and residents tended to delay or skip going to the doctor for an annual checkup. In Community B, the largest employer was a department store and on average, residents did not smoke as much as residents from Community A. However, like individuals from Community A, Community B residents tended to delay or skip their annual checkup with their doctor. Instructions: Read the scenario above. Answer the following questions: What makes this a descriptive study? Why did the researcher collect information about the lifestyle of community residents? What about the type of businesses present in each community? Medical records? Can the investigator establish that the chemical plant and cigarette smoking are the cause for the higher rate of cancer among those in Community A? Can the investigator establish that lower smoking rates and the absence of a chemical factory explains the lower rate of cancer among those in Community B? Your post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. Back up your arguments with reliable evidence.

Pregnancy Discrimination

In this lesson plan, you have learned that pregnant women are a protected class under federal anti-discrimination statutes. Using the resources provided in lesson plan one, review the protections provided by the pregnancy discrimination Act. Read the recently U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Young v. UPS, 575 U.S_(2015). As the Human Resource Manager for UPS, what policy and procedures do you recommend to avoid this type of litigation? Use the information taken from the case and this lesson plan to construct your answer. . I will need references with this discussion. . if possible include citations. . I need this one by tomorrow 12 noon as well, for 15 dollars.

Identify and explain the qualities and capacities necessary for effective correctional leadership.

Create a 15-20 slide Powerpoint presentation that analyzes leadership and correctional reform: Identify and explain the qualities and capacities necessary for effective correctional leadership. Evaluate which managerial style would best fit each level of correctional facility. Identify and define key course offerings that would prepare a corrections officer for successful leadership in corrections. Provide ideas for methods that leaders can use to better manage these particular correctional issues: The impact of gangs and gang violence The impact of illegal drugs and other contraband ind transgender related in correctional settings “THIS IS MY PART CAN YOU DO 4 SLIDES FOR ME” The impact of gender assues The impact of medical and mental health issues within the correctional population

Analyze the role that culture as a component of compensation design plays in the creation of motivation theories.

The motivational theories that were brought up in the article don’t appear to work or fit for todays work society. The Human needs theory for example explains that the job needed to be enriched so that satisfaction of the human need and certain criteria had to be met in order for workers to perform well (Bowey, 2005). Unfortunately with today’s economic crisis it is hard to find a job and let alone trying to meet all criteria’s for an employee to perform well, so this theory would definitely fail in today’s society. Outdated motivation theories could effect the way a person would get compensated and rewarded, which in turn they will not work as efficiently or as driven as they should. In todays workforce a rewards system is crucial in order to retain their employees and motivate them to make the company a success.

The role that culture plays as a component of compensation design in the creation of motivation theories is that everyone wants to get rewarded in different ways. There is no set way of employees getting what they want and rewards cannot be tailored individually. The article states that, “The key to success may be extensive consultation, allowing employees to adapt their expectations to the rewards available, while having some influence on the features of those rewards” (Bowey, 2005). Since motivation varies between individuals, groups and cultures, it seems that one of the best ways to keep employees content is to motivate them and differentiate the way they get compensated. By keeping up with new culture trends to reward the employee, and getting input of what compensation or rewards the employees want, can help boost morale. Great ideas that don’t cost anything but can make a difference, can help keep the employee encouraged to work hard and efficiently.

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Motivation being one of the forces that lead to performance, is defined as the desire to achieve a goal or a certain performance level leading to a goal directed behavior. When we refer to someone as being motivated, we mean that the person is trying hard to accomplish a certain task. Motivation is clearly important if someone is to perform well. Most of human resources professionals appear to believe that employees are likely to over-report the importance of pay in employee surveys. However, research suggests the opposite is true. We review evidence showing the discrepancies between what people say and do with respect to pay. We then discuss why pay is likely to be such an important general motivator, as well as a variety of reasons why managers might underestimate its importance. We note that pay is not equally important in all situations or to all individuals, and identify circumstances under which pay is likely to be more (or less) important to employees. In fact, most employees are motivated by money. Employee motivation through compensation can come in the form of raises, performance bonuses, commissions, profit sharing, or any number of “extra benefits” like, automobiles, vacations, or other tangible items purchased and used as rewards.

Task One

Evaluate how outdated motivation theories can lead to ineffective and antiquated rewards systems, as noted by Bowey (2005). Scientific management is still the underlying theory behind many payment systems being introduced today. The motivational theories brought up in the article don’t appear to fit our society today. Institutions always keep salaries secret as it reduces social comparison (Bowey 2005). Unfortunately, with today’s economic salaries are not secret, which means in today’s world such a theory will not work. Outdated motivation theories could affect the way employees would get compensated and rewarded. Employees will not work as efficiently or as ambitious as they should. In today’s workforce a reward system is very crucial to retain employees and motivate them to be able to keep competitive top talented employees in a company.

Task Two

Analyze the role that culture as a component of compensation design plays in the creation of motivation theories.

Culture plays a vital role as a component of compensation; a great culture is not easy to build that is why high performing cultures are such a powerful competitive advantage. Yet organizations that build great cultures can meet the demands of the fast-paced, customer-centric, digital world we live in today. More and more organizations are beginning to realize that culture can’t be left to chance. Managers should treat culture building as an engineering discipline, not a magical one. Bowey ,2005 states “the theories discussed in this paper, and the remuneration systems based on them relates to management in Europe, Australasia and the US. There is evidence that Japanese management operates with theories consistent with recent US and Uk thinking; but remuneration in other parts of the world should be based on motivation theories relevant to the cultures of those countries”.

Leadership Concept Analysis

Assignment: Application: Leadership Concept Analysis Group Paper A. To prepare: 1. Within your group, select a topic relevant to interprofessional leadership and the health care field on which to focus your group paper. The following are some potential topics for your group to consider:

2. Topic selected: Resistance to Change

3. Conduct research on your topic using the Walden Library and other credible sources. On the topic selected ( which is Resistance to change )

B. To complete:

1. Section 3: Review of the literature related to the concept that the group selects (current best practices, positive or negative impact on leadership or health care organizations, etc.)

NOTE: section 3 above is my assigned part in this group paper, please write one page and half for this section with references, using evidences based literature review, references should not be more than 4yrs old.

Create a hierarchical chart or organizational chart displaying your governance structure.

Imagine that you are tasked by the chief information officer to create a governance structure with three levels. This governance structure will oversee the entire System Development Life Cycle process of an Enterprise Resource Planning finance system throughout an organization that only operates domestically. Assume that the governance structure has the following three levels: executive, program implementation, and ongoing operations.

Create a hierarchical chart or organizational chart displaying your governance structure.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis describing, by title, who would sit on the governance structure, the charter for each of the three boards, and the roles and responsibilities of each board. Describe how each board promotes organizational goals.

Format your analysis consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a well-researched organism profile (research paper) on your chosen organism.

In this step of the course project you will write a well-researched organism profile:research paper on your chosen organism. You should incorporate both the Outline Assignment 2 fleshed out into paragraphs and the Abstract Assignment 3 into this profile. Recall that your research should come from scientific information from the APUS library  see the work you completed for Academic Honor Review and Library Research Primer) as well as appropriate sources on the internet.

To prepare for this assignment I recommend that you do the following:

Read these directions carefully. Review the sample profile provided to you. Read the rubric. The rubric is a very detailed template that I will use to assess your performance. It also will help you understand what is expected from you as you prepare your assignment. Message me with any questions!

The required elements: Your profile should contain the following elements in the order listed below. Please note that this closely mirrors the expectations of the Outline (Assignment 2) as well as the abstract (Assignment 3). However, my expectation is that any feedback that was given to you from Assignments 2 and 3 be incorporated into this assignment. Please go back and review those comments.

Your Abstract should contain the following parts that are listed below.

Topic Sentence: your abstract must contain one sentence that clearly and concisely introduces the topic of the profile paper. Content Sentences: your abstract must mention the following five main topics of the profile: background information about the species, life cycle of the organism, structure and function of one organ system of the organism, evolutionary topic, and an additional interest. This is challenging to write! These sentences should not be too specific, but reflect broad strokes summaries of each of these main topics. Conclusion Sentence: Abstract contains one sentence that mentions key conclusions and/or findings.

Here is a link that may help: Advice on writing abstracts: (Please note that you do not have a methods section in this paper. Despite that difference, this is a great resource with great tips).

I. The Introduction: this section must contain

A. The scientific name of your organism. Please see this link (How to Write Latin Names) for help if needed.

B. The common name of your organism. What do most people know it as?

C. The area of residence in which you and your organism are (country/state/city).

D. The specific biome of where your organism lives. Please see this link on biomes for help if needed.

II. The Body: this section should contain

A. Background: include a general physical description of your organism

B. Life Cycle: describe the life cycle of your organism. The life cycle refers to the series of changes that happens from the beginning of life as your organism develops and grows into a mature organism. Please see here for some hints on life cycle.

C. Structure and Function: please select one organ system of your organism that you find to be particularly interesting and describe both the anatomy and physiology of that system.

a. If your organism is an animal, here are a list of the general animal organ systems.

b. If your organism is a plant, here are a list of the general plant organ systems.

c. If you have selected a bacteria or a fungus the concept can be more complex. Please contact me directly for more directions if needed.

D. Evolution: Evolution is best understood as heritable change over time, or descent with modification. Please be sure to discuss the evolution of your organism using the following guidance:

a. Conduct a review of scientific literature to understand what is known about the evolution of your chosen organism. Search key words like evolution, fossil, ancestor. Also, refer back to your results from Assignment 1.

b. Conduct a review of scientific literature to understand the family tree or phylogeny of your organism. Phylogeny is defined as the history of organismal lineage as they change through time. Search key words like phylogeny, phylogenetic and genetic analysis.

c. Use the Tree of Life Project to help you identify the lineage and related species.

E. Additional Interests: The diversity of biological organisms is vast and interesting! Identify at least one unique fact or behavior not covered in the life cycle, structure/function or evolution and discuss it. For example, does your organism have an interesting parental care strategy or mating system? What about an adaptation or co-dependence with another species?

III. Conclusion section: this section should contain four to six bullet points that sum up the main points from the outline.

IV. Reference section: this is not just a separate section; rather referencing should occur throughout the outline as it will in your paper. Please be sure to cite any language within the outline that should be cited. Proper citation and referencing were reviewed in Assignment 1; please look back at those resources and/or ask me if you have any additional questions. Your paper should also have a final reference page listing the sources used throughout the outline.

Please make note of the following tips and tricks:

Please note that less than 10% of your paper should contain direct quotes. Avoid bulleted lists within the body of your paper. Do not write in first or second person. One last reminder: be sure to properly cite your work, both internal to the paper as well as within the reference page. Please see the sample profile below!

Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.

Due Week 4 and worth 240 points Note: The assignments are a series of papers that are based on the same case, which is located in the Student Center of the course shell. The assignments are dependent upon one another. In this assignment, you will create a risk management plan. You have a budget of $100,000 and a timeline of six (6) months for the plan. Please refer to Figure A-1, Risk Management Plan Template, from Appendix A of the Hillson and Simon text to create the plan.

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page Risk Management Plan Component paper in which you: Prepare the Scope and Objectives of the Risk Management Process section of the Risk Management Plan based on the facts presented in the case study. Determine the project size, based on the facts presented in the case study, and provide justification based on Figure 3-4, Example Project Sizing Tool (Chapter 3 of the Hillson and Simon text). Select the risk tools and techniques, and complete the Risk Tools and Techniques section of the Risk Management Plan for both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the project. Provide a rationale for the selection. Develop the Risk Reviews and Reporting section of the Risk Management Plan based on the project size previously determined. Define the Probability and Impacts section of the Risk Management Plan and justify the values assigned. Define the Risk Thresholds section of the Risk Management Plan and justify the values assigned.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Apply the concepts of risk management in a project context to develop an appropriate risk management plan as a key element of the project management process. Survey the project sponsor, stakeholders, team membership and key decision influencers to develop a qualitative assessment of the project risks and apply the results to further refine the project risk management plan. Create a schedule of project risk reviews appropriate to the organization and risk including major, minor, and post-project threats and opportunities, including archiving the results of the project risk plan is incorporated into this schedule. Use technology and information resources to research issues in project risk management Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.