Daily Archives: November 6, 2020

conduct a detailed SWOT analysis for Walmart in Germany.

Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain ofhypermarkets, discount department stores, andgrocery stores, headquartered inUS. Walmart is theworld’s largest company by revenue, withUS$514.405 billion, according to theFortuneGlobal 500list in 2019. In 1997 Retailer Walmart opened 85 stores in Germany in an attempt to tap into Europe. In 2006, Walmart pulled out, at a cost of US$1 billion. They are currently examining the relaunch of Walmart in Germany and they have hired you as a consultant to proceed with the relevant analysis. In this context you need to conduct a detailed SWOT analysis for Walmart in Germany.

Provide an example of a regression analysis, and explain how you would interpret it to a manager.

What are the six steps of evidence-based management? Briefly describe each. 2. Suppose an organisation had a list of six interventions they wished to implement. Describe an approach for prioritising items on the list. 3. Describe an approach for how you should deal with different types of stakeholder when working on an organisational problem. 4. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of surveys as a data collection method? 5. What are two types of visualisation that could be used to compare continuous data (e.g., ratings of job satisfaction) between two groups (e.g., full-time vs. part-time employees)? Describe the advantages and disadvantages. 6. There are many HR metrics available. Describe an organising framework for classifying HR metrics. Outline the different categories, and provide two examples of metrics….

Explain the understanding of the term ‘self-awareness’ as it relates to the workplace.

Part A: Extended Answer Questions

Question A1 (10 + 10 + 10 marks)

Explain the understanding of the term ‘self-awareness’ as it relates to the

workplace. Why is having self-awareness essential for managers?

How are KPI’s used by an organisation and what benefits do they offer?

III. Cameron and Whetten identified individuals who were rated as highly

effective managers in their own organisations. The ten identified most often

are:

Verbal communication (including listening) Managing time and stress Managing individual decisions Recognising, defining and solving problems Motivating and influencing others Delegating Setting goals and articulating a vision Self-awareness Team building Managing conflict.

Which of these can you identify as your top strength? How do you use it? How can

you use it?

How do I use this strength already?….

What would youhave done if you were Frank?

A few days before the end of the term of a two-year NDA (nondisclosure agreement) he signed witha startup company related to a possible patent, Frank interviewed with another startup and divulgedinformation covered by the agreement. The interview had been scheduled for a week later, in whichcase it wouldn’t have been an issue, but had been moved up when another job applicant dropped outand the company had an opening for an earlier interview. Frank reasoned that he had met the spiritof the NDA, and a few days early wouldn’t really matter. Besides, as it turned out, the company heinterviewed with wasn’t interested in that information, although they did hire him. What would youhave done if you were Frank?

Which role does the “fit concept” of IPT play in “Contextual Intelligence”?

Which different definitions of “Contextual Intelligence” exist that you can apply in the area of international management (e.g. market entry/market expansion projects)? How is “Contextual Intelligence” related toOrganizational Information Processing Theory (IPT) (e.g. Galbraith, 1973)? Specifically, address the following questions:

 

 

Which role does the “fit concept” of IPT play in “Contextual Intelligence”? What kind of information gathering & processing capacities can companies today leverage to improve their “Contextual Intelligence” about emerging markets? Please list at least 10 different information sources that can improve a company’s “Contextual Intelligence”.

 

 

How is “Contextual Intelligence” related to the DIKW model (data, information, knowledge, wisdom)? Specifically, how can companies foster wisdom among their executives and employees to improve their “Contextual Intelligence” for internationalization projects? In order to answer this question,….

Develop a strategic analysis for Jim’s new business plan.

Jim Castelo’s lifelong hobby has been racing small sailboats. Jim has been successful both at the sport and in the design of new pieces of equipment to be used on small sailboats to make them easier to sail and more effective in racing. Jim is now thinking about starting a mail-order business in his garage to sell products he favors, as well as some he has designed himself. He plans to contract out most of the manufacturing for the parts and equipment to machine shops and other small manufacturers in his area.

REQUIRED: Develop a strategic analysis for Jim’s new business plan. What should be his competitive position; that is, how should he choose to compete in the existing market for sailboat supplies and equipment? How is he likely….

Discuss three implications for professional practice that you derived from the theories and scientific data in this chapter.

 

1.    How might you tailor coaching strategies to individuals who are trying to deal with stress and

anxiety? Give an example.

 

2.  Discuss three implications for professional practice that you derived from the theories and scientific

data in this chapter.

 

3.  The chapter begins with the story of Jason coming to bat in a pressure situation. Given what you

have learned, what could Jason do to manage his anxiety and play well? How could you help him

view his anxiety as facilitative rather than debilitative?

Discuss three implications for professional practice that you derived from the theories and scientific data in this chapter.

1.  How might you tailor coaching strategies to individuals who are trying to deal with stress and

anxiety? Give an example.

 

2.  Discuss three implications for professional practice that you derived from the theories and scientific

data in this chapter.

 

3.  The chapter begins with the story of Jason coming to bat in a pressure situation. Given what you

have learned, what could Jason do to manage his anxiety and play well? How could you help him

view his anxiety as facilitative rather than debilitative?

Discuss the notion of decompetition versus competition as put forth by Shields and Bredemeier.

 

1.   How do boys and girls view competition differently? What are some of the causes of these

differences?

 

2.  Discuss the notion of decompetition versus competition as put forth by Shields and Bredemeier.

 

3.   Johnson and Johnson favor cooperation over competition. However, they say there is a limited

place for competition under certain conditions. Discuss these conditions, including your reasons for

agreeing or disagreeing. 9. Discuss the value of cooperation in business and military settings.

What strategies can be used to combat sexual prejudice in sport and physical activity settings?

 

1.  What strategies can be used to combat sexual prejudice in sport and physical activity settings?

 

2.  What is the relationship between diversity and performance? What explanations are given for this

relationship?

 

3.  As part of an exchange program, you are traveling with a sports team to Tanzania. What are some

implicit biases or blind spots that might characterize your thoughts, feelings, and actions when

interacting with the athletes and coaches from that country?