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Case Questions (Montreaux Chocolate USA) 1. Discuss the key challenges and marke

Case Questions (Montreaux Chocolate USA)
1. Discuss the key challenges and marketing issues Andrea Torres must address at this time. Why do you feel these issues and challenges are key to the success of the new product line?
2. Evaluate the achievability of the company objectives for Montreaux USA? Identify the most salient aspects of the chocolate confectionery industry, globally and domestically, that bear on a new product introduction. Provide support for your conclusions.
3. After analysis consumer attitudes, usage, motivations, and benefits of chocolate products to consumers, how viable are the recommended new product concepts? Should others be explored? Please explain.
4. Using the forecast model for the healthy dark chocolate product with fruit tested in the BASES II test in August 2012, what is your forecast of the demand for the chocolate product?
Hints:
– The necessary data is contained in Exhibit 5.
– Conduct a sensitivity analysis by using the facts provided regarding consumer awareness,
ACV and repeat rates for mediocre, average and excellent products.
– There is an Excel supplement file on Canvas which will be helpful to use.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the new product development process to this point. What, if anything would you change? Develop a comparative assessment of the research
alternatives under consideration. Which one or which combination of research techniques would you recommend? Please explain.

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Minor Project 2 – Sinking of the Vasa Whose fault is it then? – Swedish High Co

Minor Project 2 – Sinking of the Vasa
Whose fault is it then? – Swedish High Court 
a.  Content: On a balmy Sunday morning in August 1628, almost the entire populace of Stockholm, Sweden turned out for the festivities surrounding the launch of the Vasa, the most powerful and ornamented vessel ever commissioned by his Excellency King Gustavus II Adolphus for the Royal Navy. No expense had been spared in the construction of this sophisticated modern warship, which cost more than 5% of the Swedish GNP to build. The finest shipbuilders and artisans had spent months constructing a vessel designed to strike fear in the heart of Sweden’s enemies. While still in the harbor, the crew set the sails of the Vasa. She immediately keeled over, with seawater pouring through the gun ports and over the decks. The Vasa sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbor, carrying fifty sailors to their grave.

Complete MBA-level research and study the design, construction, and ultimate demise of the Vasa. Identify each group of “customers” in the Vasa project, what their competing needs were, and how you identified those needs. Thoroughly spell out the lessons regarding the management of technology innovation that might be gained from the Vasa, and how those lessons should be applied to modern-day corporations.
b.  Format: Your audience for this paper is practicing managers in your industry.  The paper should use the style (e.g., APA) appropriate for a relevant, popular press publication and be approximately 2,000 words in length. Support your paper with references from assigned readings and independent research from the Regent Library databases.

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This internship is turning into a great hands-on learning opportunity for you. Y

This internship is turning into a great hands-on learning opportunity for you. Your manager has tasked you with proposing a talent management plan for pilots at Southwest Airlines. Your proposal will be considered by the Director of HR to make a formal plan.
Develop a 3- to 4-page proposal that includes the following:
A recommendation of 3 recruitment sources that are best suited to recruit pilots. Consider the number of resumes generated, the percentage of resumes likely to result in accepted offers, the time to fill a position, and the cost to fill a position.
An evaluation of common methods used to select a candidate
Recommend 3 methods for selecting new pilots. In your evaluation, consider reliability, validity, utility, and legality.
An evaluation of common methods used to train and develop employees
Recommend 3 methods for training pilots at Southwest Airlines. Consider learning and development outcomes, cost of training and development, the effectiveness of training and development, and risks.
An evaluation of common performance management systems
Recommend 1 method for performance management of pilots at Southwest Airlines. Consider strategic congruence, validity, reliability, acceptability, and specificity.
An evaluation of common methods to minimize voluntary turnover
Recommend 1 approach to retain pilots at Southwest Airlines. Consider methods for retaining employees, meeting pilot needs, and cost.
Important: Each bullet point should have a separate Heading in your paper. Papers should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document only. Adobe pdf and text box submissions are not acceptable for this assignment.
Cite all sources.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

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In the last activity, you practiced communicating professionally by writing an i

In the last activity, you practiced communicating professionally by writing an informative email to your customer(s). Now it’s time to practice using spreadsheet software and take a closer look at the resources, goods, and services necessary to complete your project and estimate the associated costs.
Instructions
Before beginning this activity, make sure you have:
Downloaded the Week 4 Activity: Project Resources and Budget template [.XLSX].
Installed Microsoft Excel. As a Strayer student, you have free access to Office 365 products, including Excel. See Office365 in the left-hand menu for the link, technical support, and other information.
For this activity, complete the following:
In the provided spreadsheet template, you will find four tabs along the bottom of the screen. Read through the “Instructions” tab and the “Sample” tab. 
In the “Blank Template – Fill This In” tab, complete the following:
Outline a plausible list of resources, goods, and services needed to complete your chosen project. 
Assign each resource a “type”.
Estimate appropriate costs for each resource. 
Lastly, in the “Sources” tab, include at least one credible source.
Submit your assignment by uploading the completed template document to Blackboard in Week 4.
Resources
Use at least one resource to complete this assignment. Cite your resource(s) on the fourth tab in the template document and format your citations according to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

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In the last activity, you practiced communicating professionally by writing an i

In the last activity, you practiced communicating professionally by writing an informative email to your customer(s). Now it’s time to practice using spreadsheet software and take a closer look at the resources, goods, and services necessary to complete your project and estimate the associated costs.
Instructions
Before beginning this activity, make sure you have:
Downloaded the Week 4 Activity: Project Resources and Budget template [.XLSX].
Installed Microsoft Excel. As a Strayer student, you have free access to Office 365 products, including Excel. See Office365 in the left-hand menu for the link, technical support, and other information.
For this activity, complete the following:
In the provided spreadsheet template, you will find four tabs along the bottom of the screen. Read through the “Instructions” tab and the “Sample” tab. 
In the “Blank Template – Fill This In” tab, complete the following:
Outline a plausible list of resources, goods, and services needed to complete your chosen project. 
Assign each resource a “type”.
Estimate appropriate costs for each resource. 
Lastly, in the “Sources” tab, include at least one credible source.
Submit your assignment by uploading the completed template document to Blackboard in Week 4.
Resources
Use at least one resource to complete this assignment. Cite your resource(s) on the fourth tab in the template document and format your citations according to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

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In this module, you had a chance to learn more about designing onboarding and or

In this module, you had a chance to learn more about designing onboarding and orientation. Based on what you learned, you’ll share an orientation schedule with your classmates for the role you worked on last week with one caveat- this is a virtual role.
Part I: Initial Post
Using the job description you developed last week, design a virtual onboarding and orientation schedule for this role.
Provide a short overview of the job title and role.
Be sure to include the roles, stakeholders, and technologies you’ll need to be involved.
Discuss why you chose the components to include in the orientation.
Compare your schedule to prior experiences you have had.
Discuss the considerations you made for the virtual employees.
Field    Job Description
Business (C-Suite)
Use the CEO job description you created in M2.7.
OR Business (Business Analyst)    Use the Business Analyst job description you created in M2.7.
Criminal Justice
Use the Security Guard job description you created in M2.7.
Cybersecurity
Use the Security Analyst job description you created in M2.7.
Health Sciences
Use the Healthcare Administrator job description you created in M2.7.
Public Administration    Use the City Manager job description you created in M2.7.

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In this module, you had a chance to learn more about designing onboarding and or

In this module, you had a chance to learn more about designing onboarding and orientation. Based on what you learned, you’ll share an orientation schedule with your classmates for the role you worked on last week with one caveat- this is a virtual role.
Part I: Initial Post
Using the job description you developed last week, design a virtual onboarding and orientation schedule for this role.
Provide a short overview of the job title and role.
Be sure to include the roles, stakeholders, and technologies you’ll need to be involved.
Discuss why you chose the components to include in the orientation.
Compare your schedule to prior experiences you have had.
Discuss the considerations you made for the virtual employees.
Field    Job Description
Business (C-Suite)
Use the CEO job description you created in M2.7.
OR Business (Business Analyst)    Use the Business Analyst job description you created in M2.7.
Criminal Justice
Use the Security Guard job description you created in M2.7.
Cybersecurity
Use the Security Analyst job description you created in M2.7.
Health Sciences
Use the Healthcare Administrator job description you created in M2.7.
Public Administration    Use the City Manager job description you created in M2.7.

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Overview As a manager of the department, you reviewed the sales report and sales

Overview
As a manager of the department, you reviewed the sales report and sales are drastically down. You
decided to attend a seminar on emotional intelligence, and the seminar encouraged you to
implement an emotional intelligence management approach to your department. Propose a strategic
solution that details how an El approach can improve organizational outcomes and sales for the
CEO.
As you continue your consulting role, the next task to deliver is an emotional intelligence
management approach to the CEO. Conduct a research analysis of the company and propose
strategic solutions to the CEO of your chosen organization.
It is important that your program’s proposal be based on your research of El and specifically details
on how a new incentive program, based on an El management approach, will:
o Foster teamwork.
o Strengthen interpersonal relationships.
eo Enhance communication.
o Increase overall performance.
o Benefit not only managers but the bottom line.
Instructions
Write a 5 page, double-spaced paper that includes the following components:
1. El and Motivation:
= Discuss which of the El building blocks would impact management’s ability to
enhance employee performance and job satisfaction.
= Describe which motivational theory you would utilize based on research to influence
the members of the organization.
= Include how the selected theory would aid in helping to utilize this new approach
to manage its members, support your solution.
2. El and Social Skills and Decision Making:
= Explain how emotional intelligence would enhance decision making within the
management team.
3. Effective Teams:
= Describe the core attributes of an effective team and the strategies you would
implement to develop team dynamics that will benefit the organization.
4. References and Citations:
= Goto the  Online Library to locate two quality resources.
= |n-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting another source
Confidentiality: Since you will be addressing real issues in real organizations in your assignments,
itis important to respect confidentiality. Feel free to use an alias for any company or individuals you
might mention in your assignments. Remember that all discussions about the organization should
only occur within this course and not be shared with people outside the course.

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The student will use the concepts learned throughout the course to propose how c

The student will use the concepts learned throughout the course to propose how changes in management and leadership styles could improve their current employment situation, or a previous employment situation

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Overview As a manager of the department, you reviewed the sales report and sales

Overview
As a manager of the department, you reviewed the sales report and sales are drastically down. You
decided to attend a seminar on emotional intelligence, and the seminar encouraged you to
implement an emotional intelligence management approach to your department. Propose a strategic
solution that details how an El approach can improve organizational outcomes and sales for the
CEO.
As you continue your consulting role, the next task to deliver is an emotional intelligence
management approach to the CEO. Conduct a research analysis of the company and propose
strategic solutions to the CEO of your chosen organization.
It is important that your program’s proposal be based on your research of El and specifically details
on how a new incentive program, based on an El management approach, will:
o Foster teamwork.
o Strengthen interpersonal relationships.
eo Enhance communication.
o Increase overall performance.
o Benefit not only managers but the bottom line.
Instructions
Write a 5 page, double-spaced paper that includes the following components:
1. El and Motivation:
= Discuss which of the El building blocks would impact management’s ability to
enhance employee performance and job satisfaction.
= Describe which motivational theory you would utilize based on research to influence
the members of the organization.
= Include how the selected theory would aid in helping to utilize this new approach
to manage its members, support your solution.
2. El and Social Skills and Decision Making:
= Explain how emotional intelligence would enhance decision making within the
management team.
3. Effective Teams:
= Describe the core attributes of an effective team and the strategies you would
implement to develop team dynamics that will benefit the organization.
4. References and Citations:
= Goto the  Online Library to locate two quality resources.
= |n-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting another source
Confidentiality: Since you will be addressing real issues in real organizations in your assignments,
itis important to respect confidentiality. Feel free to use an alias for any company or individuals you
might mention in your assignments. Remember that all discussions about the organization should
only occur within this course and not be shared with people outside the course.