Cardigan History- Business Memo

Cardigan History- Business Memo

Cardigan History Date: To: From: [Your Name] Re: Business Formation of Potential Cardigan Home Store There are a number of forms of business units that one can start operating their business. Some business organizations can be formed by one person, a group of people or even by the government .They have various features as well as advantages and disadvantages. This paper shall discuss the sole proprietorship, partnership and corporations form of business units. The sole proprietorship is a business enterprise owned by one person who is referred to as a sole proprietor .They are the most common forms of business units. This is due to the fact that they are easy to start and the owner enjoys profits alone. However, the sole proprietor suffers the losses alone (Kelly, 2012). Its advantages are; it is easier to form since there are fewer legal formalities required to start up the business. The sole proprietor is not required to submit business tax report which saves them from additional costs on...
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Global Operations Management/MGMT415

Global Operations Management/MGMT415

Global Operations Management/MGMT415      Apple Inc. is a multinational company that concentrates operations in the manufacture of a variety of technology products. The company is headquartered in California, U.S.A. Its product line can be divided in three major categories namely consumer electronics, online services and software applications. The hardware segment includes products such as personal computers, smartphones, smartwatch, iPods, and tablets. In the software segment, the company prides has developed iOS operating systems, OS X, iTunes media software, iLife, and among others. Apple Inc. delivers a number of online services such as iTunes Store, App Store, iCloud, Mac App Store, and among others. Apple has the largest revenue base compared with other information technology companies worldwide. It is also the largest in terms of the assets held. The company delivers its products and services worldwide, making it suitable for evaluation in this study. Components of Apple’s supply chain             Apple Inc. has one of the best supply chain strategies which has earned...
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Contract Law -Business Law Memo

Contract Law -Business Law Memo

Contract Law   Camille failed to give the traditional 25% down payment. Following the production of the entire units required, Camille refused to buy the sweaters and hats. In this case scenario, Sonya may seek a legal alternative against Camille. Basing on the Contract Act of 1872, there was contract between Camille and Sonya of producing 500 sweaters and hats. The basic tenets of a contract were observed by both parties. These include offer, acceptance and consideration. From the case, an offer was made when Camille gave a direct order to Sonya to produce the sweaters and hats. Both parties agreed to the terms and conditions of the contract whereby Sonya would make 500 sweaters and hats and sell them to Sonya at $ 100 each which indicates acceptance of the contract. Offer and acceptance indicates that there was mutual assent to the contract. However, what lacked in the contract was a down payment whereby Camille forgot to give the traditional...
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Motivation and Job Satisfaction

Motivation and Job Satisfaction

Motivation and Job Satisfaction Definition of motivation and job satisfaction theories The need theories were put forward by David McClelland. The theories attempt to rationalize how the need for achievement, affiliation and power impact the actions and behavior of individuals especially in management positions. McClelland’s theory stipulates that individuals are motivated by any of the three aforementioned factors regardless of their age, culture, or gender.  In the need for achievement, people prefer working on moderately difficult tasks, are more apt towards the result of their efforts and prefer to obtain feedback about their performance. The need for affiliation drives people to establish and maintain social relationships or identify with particular groups. Lastly, the need for power drives people to control or influence others. Individual differences as a field in psychology examine the differences and similarities in people’s feelings, thinking and behavior. Individual differences strive to explain how people are similar psychologically and also how they vary in terms of their psychological characteristics. The...
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Leader Traits and Effectiveness

Leader Traits and Effectiveness

Leader Traits and Effectiveness Jeffery R. Immelt is the current CEO and chairman of the board of General Electric, an American based conglomerate. He is responsible for implementation of the company’s short term and long term strategies with the aim of increasing shareholder value. Specifically, he is responsible for developing appropriate strategies that can increase the company’s future prospects. As the chief executive officer, his role also involves making day-to-day management decisions. The CEO acts as the liaison between the top management and the Board. He also provides the Board with official communication from the management. The CEO is also charged with providing official communication to all relevant stakeholders such as the public, employees, shareholders, investors and government authorities. The CEO is also responsible for ensuring that the company maintains corporate citizenship and also social responsibility towards the community. Lastly, his role also involves putting internal and external controls or checks that ensure the company operates within its legal mandate. Read more: ...
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Leadership Evaluation

Leadership Evaluation

Leadership Evaluation Provide a summary and overview of the form A performance appraisal form is used to evaluate the performance, personality, strength and weaknesses, and the potential of the staff of a given organization. Leadership performance appraisal forms provide the management with a simple way to analyze and communicate employee performance and depending on the outcomes provide a guideline for improvement. Emory University maintains performance appraisal forms for all employees. The forms are used to obtain performance feedback from employees and to outline performance objectives. Employees’ performance is rated on a scale of five. The ratings are outlined as: exceptional, commendable, solid performer, needs improvement, and unacceptable. The ratings are based on whether an employee meets set departmental targets and the consistency of doing so. Employees receiving aggregate ratings of “needs improvement” or “unacceptable” are given a performance improvement plan which is meant to improve their productivity. A number of performance factors are used to rate the employees. Work result is the fast...
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BUS660 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership

BUS660 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership

BUS660 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership Evaluating effectiveness of teachers Teachers can be evaluated for effectiveness based on two general criterions: Practice and products. Teacher practice Teacher practice accounts for about 80 percent of the total overall evaluation. Trained principals and supervisors are used to carry out the assessments by observing the teachers about three times a year. Each observation sessions is followed by meetings between the teacher and the observer in order to give back important feedback to the teacher. Teachers must be thoroughly trained on the evaluation procedures to be used in evaluating their effectiveness. Observers must also be trained on the various instruments to employ in teacher evaluation (Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy, 2015). Instructional indicators – teacher instructional indicators are assessed based on the following. Does the teacher establish instructional objectives while delivering content to students? Does the teacher relate objectives to student experiences? Level of learner involvement. Demonstration of desired skills to students. Delivery of content using a variety...
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BUS 499 Assignment Capstone:   Southwest Airlines

BUS 499 Assignment Capstone: Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines is a Dallas based company that was established in 1967. Much of the company’s operations are concentrated in the domestic market, with only a few flights to international destinations. The airline has maintained a remarkable profitability and safety record in over 40 years of operations. In 2014, the airline marked its 42nd year of profitability, surpassing with over 15 percent return on invested capital (“Southwest,” 2014). This has mainly been achieved through effective management practices. Over the years, the airline brands itself as a low cost carrier while still delivering high quality services. Southwest Airlines’ mission is “dedication to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit.” (“Southwest,” 2015). The airline’s mission statement is in line with its customer-focused strategic management practices. The company provides the highest quality of service to its customers through employees who understand and respond to customer needs. According to a recent survey published...
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Business Portfolio-Daytam Consultants

Business Portfolio-Daytam Consultants

Instructions Review the assignments you completed throughout the course. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the fictional business you created. Include information on the following topics: Business organization Potential legal or ethical issues Business culture Types of motivation Technology The operations of the five areas of human resource management in your fictional company The effects and costs of operations and materials management on your fictional company Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation supporting the information included in your final paper. You may use text, charts, tables, and visuals to detail the different areas of business found within your company. Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA-formatted reference slide. Post your final paper along with your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation as attachments. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.     Business Portfolio Daytam Consultants is a newly established firm offering marketing consultancy services to clients. The role of the business is to develop appropriate marketing strategies for various products and to create brand awareness among consumers. Business organization Daytam will be organized according to the...
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Persuasive Communication and the Job Fair Brochure

Persuasive Communication and the Job Fair Brochure

Instructions Resources: Ch. 6 & 8 of Introduction to Business Continue to explore the fictional company you created in Week 2. You have decided it is time to hire additional employees and would like to have a job fair. It is your responsibility to persuade the organization that the job fair will be beneficial.   What types of communication would be most effective in persuading the groups in your organization--including trainers, employees, programmers, and managers--that the job fair will be beneficial? Describe these communication types and explain why they would be effective. Now that you have decided on the most effective method of communicating to your organization, you have set up a booth at the local job fair to generate interest in your new company and search for prospective employees. Create a 1-page brochure describing your company's structure, business model, and culture. Describe how organizational culture has influenced your business.   Introduction to Business Effective communication enhances employee relationships, reduce employee turnover and improves productivity in an organization. The most...
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