Social security for retirees is paid through payroll taxes on the current workforce. However, because retirees are living longer and increasing in number, the inflow of payroll tax revenue from workers at some point will be insufficient to fund the outflow of social security payments. One solution to the problem would be to increase taxes on workers. Another solution would be to reduce retiree benefits and require workers to wait longer before they become eligible for social security benefits (the earliest eligibility is currently 62 years of age). If you were asked to solve the problem, what would you propose?
Do some research and answer the following critical thinking questions from this week’s readings. In your analysis, cite a minimum of three (3) references from different sources (the textbook can be one source).
1. Dealing with change is an ongoing challenge for every manager. Describe how an organization can tell that it needs to change. What are indicators that change is needed? 2. Organizational development (OD) is a set of techniques for implementing a planned change to make people and organizations more effective. Describe metrics that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a planned change and explain why is it often difficult for managers to implement change. 3. Social psychologist Kurt Lewin developed a three-stage model. Summarize the model and provide an example of how that….
Use an example of a current or formersupervisor (do not use their name) and explain the pros and cons of their management/leadership style. Finally, did that supervisor create harmony and balance in the work place?
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) relies on information systemsto operate 19 hospitals, a network of other care sites, and international and com mercial ventures. Demand for additional servers and storage technology was growing by 20 percent each year. UPMC was setting up a separate server for every application, and its servers and other computers were running a number of different operating systems, including several versions of UNIX and Windows. UPMC had to manage technologies from many different vendors, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, and IBM. Assess the impact of this situation on business performance. What factors and management decisions must be considered when developing a solution to this problem?
Assess the effectiveness of a project contracting and procurement strategy.
Integrate contracting and procurement activities into overall project cost and schedule.
Part One 600-750 words
Use the library, Internet, and any other materials you have available to find and analyze 1 project that meets the following criteria:
A bidding process was used to select a vendor or a group of vendors The bidding process that was used was an RFP, RFQ, or Invitation for Bid The procurement process was conducted at a government agency
Develop a project bid proposal, and address the following questions: Was a make or buy analysis conducted? What was the bidding process that was used? Be specific. In depth, explain the various elements of the bidding process that was used…..
• Critically analyse the roles, functions that managers perform and discuss the challenges and risks they have to address in today’s changing organisations • Discuss the impact of values, ethics and diversity on the culture of an organisation and the role, behaviour and performance of managers within that organisation
The assessment suite in this subject is designed to provide students with a framework to understand organisational behaviour, politics and the dynamics of the business environment. The assessment suite aims to equip students with the necessary skills to understand the constraints managers and emerging leaders face in developing strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in organisations. Instructions: Students will individually draw up a case study report on their own organisation, or an organisation of their choice. The….
Question 1 Choose a process system that you are familiar with and conduct a FMEA analysis in order to identify the components of the system most in need of mitigating action to improve the reliability of the system. Outline any mitigating action that you would undertake to improve the reliability of the system with associated reasoning. Note: FMEA stands for FAILURE MODE & EFFECT ANALYSIS
Question 2 For the same system as used for Question 1, construct a Fault Tree Analysis to identify the critical areas for redesign within the system. Outline, with reasoning, the manner in which you
Process of Scope in the traditional project has the advantage that there is a project team and every one knows their duties, the team can be formed by people from different cultures and background and this is a disadtange if you have some one who doesnt like to work with people from certian country, relegion or any other cultural aspect. Also it takes more time than Agile project management however results are more likely to succed Agile project management is a value-driven approach that allows Project Managers to deliver high-priority, high-quality work
Project 1 (2000 words)
Design, develop and document a risk management plan related to: environmental impact issues—including resource use and management
Explain why and how you would initiate and implement the risk management plan and:
Establish the context and scope of the plan. Identify the risk/s. Analyse the risks. Select, plan and document risk management treatments. Explain the implementation monitoring and evaluation processes.
Format your risk identification, analysis and improvement plan/ proposal (or action plan) in a manner that would be accepted by senior management. Ensure that all risk scenarios are addressed and catered for.
the plan research results and tools used in the assessment process and in the plan design any relevant support information, charts, graphs, statistics etc
The plan must clearly describe the risk/s,….
Influences on marketing’s future
This week you explored some of the potential implications for the marketing of changes in the greater macro environment. Whilst the future is uncertain, businesses can prepare for the future by looking at current trends.
Reflect on the potential influences on businesses of those issues that were explored in the Key Concept Overview. Consider the implications for the marketing of these issues.
In an approximately 500-word response, address the following issue:
Choose one of the issues (political, economic, societal or technological) and evaluate how changes in your chosen issue will shape the face of marketing in the future.