What aspect of an employee can be analyzed with the following connecting sequence?

Which type of financial ratio statement is used to judge how well an organization will be able to meet its short-term financial obligations? A. Debt C. Liquidity B. Activity D. Profitability

2. According to equity theory, when workers perceive an inequity, they will A. always increase their efforts in the future. B. leave for a similar job in a different organization. C. try to reestablish an equitable feeling in a number of ways. D. generally be mistaken in their perceptions.

3. What aspect of an employee can be analyzed with the following connecting sequence? Needs ➝ Drives or motives ➝ Achievement of goals A. Needs C. Achievement B. Motivation D. Goals

4. Which one of the following philosophies makes every employee a quality inspector for his or her own work? A. Six sigma C. Kaizen B. Quality at the source D. TQM

5. According to Maslow’s theory, what happens when a need is satisfied? A. The need disappears and won’t appear again. B. Another higher-level need emerges that needs to be satisfied. C. The need will continue to motivate a person but not as strongly. D. The person will become motivated by more money.

6. Of the following types of organizations, which one is eligible for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Reward? A. Federal government organization C. Education organization B. Local government organization D. Foreign organization

7. What type of control is based on direct, personal surveillance? A. Behavior control C. Preliminary control B. Output control D. Impersonal control

8. JIT is also called a _______ system because items are produced or ordered only when they’re needed by the next stage in a production process. A. demand push C. supply push B. demand pull D. supply pull

9. A department manager is attempting to motivate employees by moving them from one job to another. What is this strategy called? A. Job enlargement C. Job rotation B. Job enrichment D. Job justification

10. Which statement is most accurate regarding reinforcement theory? A. Attainable goals lead to high levels of motivation under certain conditions. B. Perceptions of unfairness are viewed as punishments and reduce productivity. C. Management style is based on the extent to which worker behaviors are reinforced. D. Positive and negative reinforcers motivate a person to behave in a certain way.

11. What type of budgeting requires each manager to justify an entire budget request in detail? A. Zero-base budgeting B. Capital budgeting C. Revenue and expense budgeting D. Balance sheet budgeting

12. Controls designed to identify existing problem before they get out of hand are called _______ controls. A. concurrent C. postaction B. preliminary D. budgetary

13. One of the most popular approaches to implementing TQM is the _______ method. A. Raven C. McClelland B. Carter D. Deming

14. Harry Leggett has worked for Stanley Industries for a number of years. He has just been passed over for promotion—again. Therefore, he’s considering leaving his employer. He believes that his managers don’t appreciate his abilities. The only problem is that he really likes his coworkers. Harry is mainly concerned with satisfying _______ needs. A. esteem C. self-actualization B. social D. safety

15. Which one of the following expenses is an example of a variable cost? A. Travel expenses C. Direct labor B. Real estate taxes D. Rent

16. The _______ approach to performance appraisal is most frequently used for employees who are involved in physically making a product. A. production standards C. graphic rating scale B. essay assessment D. check-off

17. One of Herzberg’s hygiene factors is A. achievement. C. salary. B. the work itself. D. recognition.

18. The two aspects of an effective operating system are design and A. control. C. standardization. B. implementation. D. ease of use.

19. Which one of the following statements describes the actions of an organization practicing TQM? A. Maximize ROI. B. Emphasize the short term. C. Make improvement goals easy and attainable. D. Make customer needs the highest priority.

20. What area of the control pyramid requires a human response? A. Automatic controls C. Foolproof controls B. Supervisory controls D. Operator controls

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Explain whether the resistance to change was caused by an internal or external factor

Change is everywhere, yet very few people seem to embrace the concept. We are, for the most part, creatures of habit and follow daily routines. When change occurs, our activities and thought patterns are disrupted. Describe a situation where you or someone you know was resistant to change as identified in one of following areas:

Self-interest Lack of understanding Lack of trust in management Differing assessments of the need for change Low tolerance for change

Explain whether the resistance to change was caused by an internal or external factor. Using Kotter’s theory for change, provide a plan for overcoming that resistance. What will be done and how will you know that the plan has worked?

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. What theory of management does this statement describe

1. When a manager performs symbolic duties as the head of an organization, that manager is called a A. spokesperson. C. leader. B. figurehead. D. liaison.

2. What is one characteristic of the Industrial Revolution in America? A. The farming society grew to greater numbers. B. The movement lacked an adequate means of communication. C. Inventions allowed industries to locate in new areas. D. Water and horse power were important elements of its success. The controlling-authoritative manager believes that most employees don’t like to work and will work at the required level of productivity only if they’re forced by threat of punishment.

3. What theory of management does this statement describe? A. Theory X C. Systems theory B. Theory Y D. Contingency theory

4. What management theory was proposed in contradiction and opposition to this theory? A. Theory X C. Systems theory B. Theory Y D. Contingency theory

5. A manager who groups related activities together and assigns employees to perform them is performing the management role of A. controlling. C. leading. B. organizing. D. planning.

6. Henri Fayol’s greatest contribution was A. the piece-rate system. C. time-and-motion studies. B. the Gantt Chart. D. the functions of management.

7. The process of deciding the best way to use an organization’s resources to produce goods and services is known as A. leadership. C. management. B. allocation. D. planning.

8. What is the best way to determine if the receiver of your message correctly understands the message? A. Ask the receiver if he or she understands the message. B. Speak clearly and distinctly. C. Study the receiver’s body language. D. Ask the receiver to explain what he or she has heard.

9. Semantics refers to the meaning of words, while perception refers to the _______ of information. A. hearing C. interpreting B. receiving D. sending

10. Selecting the first alternative that meets a decision maker’s minimum standard of satisfaction is called A. satisficing. C. minimaxing. B. optimizing. D. aspiring.

11. The latest demographic information shows that the United States is becoming A. older and more diverse. C. younger and more diverse. B. younger and less diverse. D. older and less diverse.

12. Which one of the following elements is considered part of paralanguage? A. Body position C. Eye contact B. Gestures D. Tempo of speech

13. Frederick W. Taylor developed the philosophy of A. piece-rate systems management. C. styles of management. B. scientific management. D. Hawthorne effect management.

14. Three colleagues are discussing the process of brainstorming. Grady maintains that ideas aren’t to be criticized, praised, or discussed during the first phase of brainstorming. Alice disagrees, arguing that praise for ideas is recommended in the first phase. Timothy chimes in to point out that the merits of ideas are discussed in phase two, but that it’s OK to criticize ideas in phase one. Who is correct? A. Timothy C. Grady B. Alice D. None of the three is correct.

15. Which one of the following tasks is the responsibility of supervisory management? A. Determining the use of resources B. Meeting goals established by senior management C. Setting objectives for an organization D. Managing production workers

16. Which one of the following functions generally supports an MIS? A. Decision making C. Brainstorming B. Data processing D. Problem solving

17. Which one of the following terms is associated with the optimizing approach? A. Limits C. Rationality B. Perceptions D. Biases

18. What is one element that Theory Z takes from Japanese companies? A. Collective decision making C. Authoritative management B. Individual responsibility D. Contingency management

19. Which one of the following statements about the grapevine is true? A. Honesty from management can eliminate the grapevine. B. The grapevine is often accurate. C. The grapevine exists only among nonmanagement personnel. D. The flow of information on the grapevine follows organizational hierarchy.

20. What was the main conclusion drawn from the Hawthorne studies? A. Constant supervision is required for keeping employees on task. B. Laissez-faire style management increases production and improves employee morale. C. Giving special attention to a group of employees changes their behavior. D. Employees are more effective when left alone to perform tasks.

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develop a performance management framework to recommend to the client.

It’s Traci again. This week, I need you to develop a performance management framework to recommend to the client. You’ll need to make sure you address the following:

Alignment of the performance management framework to the organizational business strategy Organizational performance philosophy The job analysis process you will complete to identify the skills needed by employees Methods used for measuring the employee’s skills Process for addressing skill gaps Approach for delivering effective performance feedback

Oh, and make sure to reference my communication with the client for any relevant information. I look forward to seeing what you develop.


Traci Goldeman Manager Atwood and Allen Consulting

Required elements:

No more than 2450 words

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Name the 3 components of Equity shown on Mayne Pharma’s 2013 statement of financial position and explain how each has arisen

(a) Name the 3 components of Equity shown on Mayne Pharma’s 2013 statement of financial position and explain how each has arisen. (You must be specific – do not simply provide a general description of equity components.) (b) What was the dollar amount of Mayne Pharma’s total equity in 2012 and in 2013? (c) Which financial statement explains the change in total equity between 2012 and 2013? (d) Explain this change in your own words.

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Discuss if Apple’s competition has increased their share of the marketplace at Apple’s expense.

Read this week’s required article: “What You Don’t Know About Apple”. Retrieved from the Ashford University Library.

In a three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages): • Discuss if Apple will continue its path to be the frontrunner in revolutionizing the digital marketplace. • Discuss if Apple’s competition has increased their share of the marketplace at Apple’s expense. • Discuss if Apple will succeed without Steve Jobs

Carr, A. (2013, April). What you don’t know about Apple. Fast Company, (174), 35-38. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.

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Explain the scientific and technical concepts related to nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine is a specialized branch of modern medicine that exploits the process of radioactivity for imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. Many imaging techniques inject small amounts of radioactive material into the body, which are then tracked by a sensing device specific to the type of radiation emitted from that material. Radiation has also been used to destroy diseased tissue, typically beyond the reach of standard surgical techniques.

Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, write a paper on nuclear medicine. Address the following:

Explain the scientific and technical concepts related to nuclear medicine. Consider the following questions when you construct your response: What type of radiation is typically exploited in most nuclear medicine procedures? How are patients prepared for nuclear medicine procedures? What are the advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine? What ailments are typically diagnosed and treated via nuclear medicine procedures?

Evaluate a minimum of three applications of nuclear medicine relating to any of the following topics: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans Gallium scans Indium white blood cell scans Iobenguane scans (MIBG) Octreotide scans Hybrid scanning techniques employing X-ray computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Nuclear medicine therapy using radiopharmaceuticals Support your statements with examples. Provide a minimum of three scholarly references.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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select a scholarly journal article that pertains to an interest of yours within crime prevention

select a scholarly journal article that pertains to an interest of yours within crime prevention. Think of some answers you would like to seek from reviewing the article and the research presented in the article. Examine the methodology, statistics, and framework of the research article. You can include controversies as well, if they are present.

Organize your information in a way that makes the most sense. Some reviews begin with a definition or an overview of the topic. Make sure the information relates to the questions you had in seeking research. When writing your review, make sure you have done more than just summarize the article, as you would if you were completing a book report. You are assessing the article and answering questions you had prior to beginning your research.

Your review needs to be 700- to 1,050-words in length and completed in proper APA Format.

The following is an example of the type of journal that can be used for your review.

Abramsky, S. (2010). Is this the end of the war on crime? (Cover story). Nation, 291(1), 11–17. Retrieved fromhttp://search.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=51455841&site=eds-live

The article examines the treatment of crime and criminals in the United States. Subjects: CRIME; GOVERNMENT policy; CRIMINALS — United States; CRIME prevention; RECIDIVISM; PREVENTION; DRUG abuse — Treatment; UNITED States; Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities; Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals Database: Academic Search Premier

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Discuss whether or not operating practices should be changed to accommodate the tune-ups.

Read the “Midas” case study in Chapter 2 of your text and respond to the guided response below in a three- to four-page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.. In this paper you must:

A. Discuss the anticipated impacts (both positive and negative) upon operating efficiencies, and recommend solutions to minimize the negative impacts.

B. Discuss whether or not operating practices should be changed to accommodate the tune-ups. Be sure to explain your reasoning.

C. Examine the reasons why input should be gathered from the shop owners.

D. Discuss the type of input that should be gathered.

E. Describe the processes and steps needed to launch this new program.

Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional scholarly sources

Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

*Please do not post reference, reused or revised assignment. Original, Fresh, New paper ONLY Papers and discussion responses should not have more than 20% of quoted and paraphrased information.

Instructor use Turnitin

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Which process do you feel is most important? Explain your reasoning.

Why are the following business processes important? Which process do you feel is most important? Explain your reasoning.

a. Strategy development

b. Product development

c. Systems to produce goods and services

d. Order fulfillment

Your initial post should include real life situations and be at least 200-250 words.

Original Work, Citation

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