Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study Part  1

Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study Part 1

Name   Course   Institution Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study Southwest Airlines Company is a Dallas-based passenger airline that concentrates its operations in the United States, with only a few destinations in the international markets (six destinations in the international market). The company was founded in 1967. Currently, its customer base has grown to over 20 million customers a year. According to a report from Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the company is currently the second largest domestic carrier in the United States, having transported over 8.569 million customers in 2014 (Smallen, 2014). Southwest Airlines came second to Delta Airlines, which recorded 8.850 million customers in 2014. Other close competitors such as American Airlines and the United Airlines recorded 7.104 million and 6.755 million passengers respectively in the same year. These figures reveal the high level of competition in the domestic market. Southwest Airlines’ dominance in the domestic market is driven by customer-focused strategic management practices. The company differentiates itself from competitors by offering top notch customer...
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EFE and CPM Matrix for Disney Parks and Resorts

EFE and CPM Matrix for Disney Parks and Resorts

Name   Institution EFE and CPM Matrix for Disney Parks and Resorts An External Factor Evaluation (EFE) table is important in the critical analysis and evaluation of the various competitive and external factors that affect a particular business. In line with this, the Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM) is also prepared as a way of comparing a business’s performance with that of other rival businesses. An External Factor Evaluation (EFE) for Disney Park Key external factors Weight (0.0-1.0) Rating (1-4) Weighted Score Opportunities 1.      Prospect to expand worldwide through establishment of resorts and parks 0.10 4 0.40 2.      Increase in the number of media networks such as satellite and cable operators hence Disney may reap higher profits. 0.09 3 0.27 3.      Potential to build more theme parks that will bring additional income. 0.1 4 0.4 4.      Opportunity to invest in new openings such as travel business. 0.08 4 0.32 5.      New streams of incomes from targeting new consumer groups. 0.08 3 0.24 Threats 1.      Economic slowdown leading to reduced visits. 0.08 3 0.24 2.      Shift in consumer behavior, for example consumers currently prefer streaming online instead of buying hardcopy DVDs. 0.1 2 0.2 3.      Vulnerability to piracy and violation of intellectual...
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Nutrition in a Pregnant Woman

Nutrition in a Pregnant Woman

Name   Institution   Nutrition in pregnant women Condition: Maternal diabetes Maternal diabetes is one of the common disorders that afflict women during the term of their pregnancy. Anthropometric measurements are indentified as crucial in ensuring the healthy growth of the fetus. These measurements enable physicians to assess the nutritional status of women at various stages of their pregnancy. Anthropometric measurements are not only useful in promoting women’s heath during pregnancy, but also prevent premature death of fetus and promote its health. Case study Anthropometric assessment The following anthropometric measurements will be applicable in the case of a pregnant woman. The woman is 35 years old, of an African-American descent. IBW for females = 100 pounds for 5 feet plus 5 pounds per inch above 5 feet. Add 10% for large frame. Subtract 10% for small frame. Percent of IBW = (Current weight/ideal weight) x 100. The individual under the study was over 5 feet, with a height of 64”. 100 + (5 x 4) = 120 10% of 120 = 12 120 – 12 =...
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Conduction, Convection and Radiation

Conduction, Convection and Radiation

Name Professor Institution Course Date Conduction, Convection and Radiation Heat is a form of thermal energy that can be transferred from one point to another. Heat transfer takes place through conduction, convection and radiation. Heat generally flows from a hot object to a colder one. This process continues until the two regions with temperature differences achieve a thermal equilibrium, and as long as the external source of heat is removed (Sundén, 2012). All metals are good conductors of heat. On the other hand, gases and non-metals fall into the category of poor heat conductors. These are also referred to as insulators. Heat conduction involves heat transfer within the object itself, while radiation may involve flow of heat between objects that are separated spatially. Heat transfer through convection occurs through a material carrier that facilitates flow of heat energy.  This paper will analyze in detail the above mentioned heat transfer mechanisms, giving relevant examples. Conduction According to Baukal (2012), heat conduction is the flow of thermal energy between objects...
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Use of Physics in Daily Activities

Use of Physics in Daily Activities

Name   Institution   Use of Physics in Daily Activities Physics can generally be defined as a science that involves the study of forces and their interaction with the environment. Precisely, physics is the study of matter, energy, time and space, and how they interact with each other. Physics assumes the existence of four basic units which include: length, mass, electric current and time. These quantities are measured in terms of the metre, kilogram, second and Ampere respectively. According to physics, the four basic units are used to explain all other physical quantities.  Physics is used to explain how things move, and to analyze the forces that hold them together and/or forces that make them move. As such, it is hard to imagine modern life without application of physics in the daily activities. This paper will analyze the use of physics in daily activities, giving simple activities where physics is applied on a routine basis. Communication Physics is greatly used in communication. Communication may be carried out...
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Accountability and Leaders

Accountability and Leaders

Questions This paper answers the following questions what is accountability? how to be accountable? who is accountable for accountability? what happens if a leader loses accountability   Accountability and Leaders Student’s Name Institution’s Name Date     Accountability and Leaders A sense of accountability in leadership demonstrates leaders’ high ability to be responsible and committed to the set goals and objectives in an organization, team or group. Accountability in leadership refers to recognized responsibilities for policies made, decision made, judgments, actions taken and products produced or purchased. Accountability plays a great role in building trust between the leader and the followers or leaders and stakeholders in any organization. It is therefore highly important for any leader to show a high sense of accountability to be able to gain respect and trust to those looking upon them for fulfillment of group or organizational goals and objectives. What is Accountability? Accountability refers to the element of being responsible for own action and being able to offer a convincing reason for it. Accountability is the duty of a person...
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Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication Student’s Name Institution’s Name Date   Strategic Communication MEMO To: The ABZ Human Resource Department From: The ABZ Business Manager Date: February 1st, 2019 Re: Developing Workers Training and Talent Development Program The ABZ is committed in providing the best cosmetic products that display high value and care for its customers. However, the company has constantly failed in the past three years to command the market, following recall of three of our products due to quality issues. The last recall that happened in the mind of 2018 prompted for an investigation, to determine the main cause of this problem. The intensive two months investigation cited a loophole in the workers knowledge and skills, in the production processes. Although the company has successfully managed to recruit the best workforce in terms of professional and academic skills and knowledge, it has failed in fine-tuning its workers skills fit its work environment. The company training program is poorly structured, with little or no attention given to new workers orientation, which is the...
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Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies Name Institutional Affiliation Date Communication Strategies Communication entails the exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages between persons and for making meaning. Communication helps in passing of messages between the sender and the receiver. Communication occurs as a dynamic process between persons, which means that people are continuously drawing meaning from the verbal and nonverbal cues that others give (Kasper & Kellerman, 2014). Both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication play a critical role in passing messages between a sender and a receiver. The verbal messages help in conveying the content to the receiver, while nonverbal messages help in portraying a relationship aspect of the communication. Content is the literal meaning of the words spoken. The relationship aspect helps the recipient to understand the message in a better way. It helps the receiver of the message to tell more about the fine aspects of the message. For instance, the receiver can infer whether the sender of the message is being sarcastic or genuine. It...
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Leader Competencies

Leader Competencies

Leader Competencies Name Institutional Affiliation Date   Leader Competencies Leader competencies refer to the core characteristics that make leaders more effective in what they do. Certain leader characteristics are essential in improving a leader’s effectiveness in modern organizations. Possessing the essential leadership competencies enables a leader to motivate and influence employees into fulfilling the set organizational goals. While possessing all the core competencies is essential, some competencies may be distinctive in certain organizations. In such situations, it would be necessary to define the kind of leader competencies that are desirable for leaders who can best fit in such organizations. HR professionals may opt to train organizational leaders in the core competencies they are lacking. Training can enable employees develop the core competencies required in the organization. This paper is an evaluation of core leader competencies. One of the key leader competencies is problem-solving skills. Problem-solving skills are essential in the proper running of the organization. These skills enable leaders to define and solve complex problems that arise...
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Intermediate Algebra: Week 4 Discussion

Intermediate Algebra: Week 4 Discussion

Intermediate Algebra: Week 4 Discussion   Intermediate Algebra: Week 4 Discussion Question 1 x2 + 14x + 49 = 0 This is equivalent to ax2 + bx + c = 0 ax2 + bx + c = 0 Where c is attained by multiplying two numbers which when added they result to b coefficient.  The two numbers while multiplied result to 49 and when added result to 14 are 7 and 7 Expanding the equation, this results to x2 + 7x  + 7x + 49 = 0 (x2 + 7x)  + (7x + 49) = 0 Factoring out the common values, this is obtained x (x +7) +7(x + 7) = 0 (x+7)(x+7) = 0 Using the zero factor property, the solution to this equation is: x+7 = 0 x = -7 Checking for accuracy x2 + 14x +49=0 -7 *-7 + 14 *-7 + 49 = 0 49 -98 + 49 =0 49 + 49 -98 =0 98-98=0 0=0 Question 2 2x2 + 7x = 4 We need to create a quadratic equation by shifting 4 to the left side and equating the equation to...
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