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5A1. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION

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18100. Improving Teacher Performance. This paper is concerned with how principals can help teachers attain their highest possible levels of performance. This effort includes such things as the hiring and retaining of qualified teachers, the use of staff development strategies, and the use of effective change management techniques. The role of teacher collaboration in the process is also addressed. KEYWORDS: education principals teachers performance human resources change management. MLA Style. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 1,505 words.   $42
 
18097. Principals and Teacher Hiring and Evaluation. This paper discusses the role of principals in hiring and retaining qualified teachers. For example, certain types of questions should be asked during interviews in order to determine a candidate's "tangible" and "intangible" qualities. After hiring, teachers need to be subjected to an ongoing evaluation process. It is noted that teacher teams can be used to supplement the principal's evaluation efforts. KEYWORDS: education principals teachers human resources hiring evaluation. MLA Style. 5 pages, 11 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,300 words.   $35
 
18092. Outsourcing in the Auto Industry. This paper discusses the importance of auto manufacturers maintaining high levels of productivity and quality when outsourcing supply functions. Emphasis is placed on the importance of human relations and the need for automakers to deal with issues of supplier staffing and training. Examples from various major auto companies (including Toyota, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Saturn, Mercedes-Benz, and others) are referred to. KEYWORDS: automobile manufacturers outsourcing suppliers human resources staffing training. APA Style. 13 pages, 23 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources. 3,077 words.   $91
 
18064. Volunteer Recruitment. This term paper discusses the elements of a successful volunteer recruitment program and the opportunities and constraints one might expect to encounter in the process of coordinating and retaining volunteers at a nonprofit organization. The steps in running a successful volunteer recruitment program are described (job analysis, public notification, receiving applications, interviewing prospects, conducting background checks, orientation and training sessions). In addition, the paper discusses the use of recognition and praise as rewards, and the importance of having an evaluation system in place. KEYWORDS: volunteer nonprofit organization recruitment. MLA Style. 9 pages, 26 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 2,235 words.   $63
 
18058. “Results-Based Leadership” by Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, and Norm Smallwood. This paper critically reviews the book Results-Based Leadership, which argues that leadership is not simply about "attributes" but also about attaining measurable, desired results. Although certain flaws are found in the book, it is concluded that the book provides useful information on how leadership can be effectively attained in organizations. KEYWORDS: leadership leaders book review. MLA Style. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,363 words.   $42
 
18034. Workplace Stress. This research paper discusses the negative impact of workplace stress on individual health and organizational productivity, as well as some of the techniques that can be used to help alleviate the problem. For example, individuals can learn to control their reactions to stressful events and organizations can develop training programs that focus on long-term solutions rather than short-term outcomes. KEYWORDS: management stress work employee training. APA Style. 7 pages, 20 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,729 words.   $49
 
18033. Leadership Versus Management. This term paper discusses the different skills of managers and leaders and argues against the claim that leadership is more important than management in the world of business. In actuality, managers have an extremely important role to play. Furthermore, managers are often called upon to act as leaders in their day-to-day work. It is concluded that the education of managers needs to include more emphasis on the development of leadership skills. KEYWORDS: management leadership managers leaders argumentative essay. APA Style. 7 pages, 16 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,696 words.   $49
 
18001. Extrinsic Employee Motivation. This paper addresses the use of extrinsic rewards (bonus pay, benefits, etc.) for the purpose of motivating employees to improve the quality of their performance. The controversy over the impact of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation is also addressed. It is argued that extrinsic rewards can be used effectively, without undermining intrinsic sources of motivation. Turabian Style With Endnotes. 7 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1794 words.

TAGS: rewards, employee motivation intrinsic extrinsic, pay for performance, compensation management.

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17952. Nucor Corp. And the u.s. Steel Industry Case Study. This paper provides a case study analysis and case solution to a case study on Nucor Corp., the nation's biggest minimill and the fourth largest steel mill in the country, and the industry's benchmark for technological innovation, profitability, and efficiency. The case is drawn from Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson's Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization. The analysis looks at how Nucor achieved it success and considers how it can maintain growth and profitability in the future. The analysis includes an environmental analysis; a Porter's Five Forces analysis; a competitive analysis; an identification and analysis of Nucor's business level, corporate level and competitive strategies; an identification of Nucor's core competencies (tangible and intangible resources, capabilities); a value chain analysis; a financial performance appraisal; and a SWOT analysis. KEYWORDS: case solution steelmakers mini-mills sustainable competitive advantage labor relations strategy trust risk taking technological innovation. 12 pages, 15 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 3274 words.   $84
 
17790. Bob Knowlton Case Study. This paper presents an analysis and a solution to a case study on Bob Knowlton at Simmons Laboratories. The case concerns problems in team management, team leadership, and intragroup conflict in the photon work team led by Knowlton. The case analysis includes problem identification, problem analysis (taking into account the contributory roles and actions of team leader Knowlton, laboratory head Jerrold and the brilliant but disruptive scientist, Fester), discussion of potential alternatives, and recommendations. APA Style. 7 pages, 17 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 2,231 words.

TAGS: case study bob knowlton simmons lab, case solution, team effectiveness, leadership intragroup conflict team interaction style, hrm case study, problem employee, difficult people, personal style, organizational behavior

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17770. Silvio Napoli at Schindler India (A) Harvard Case Study 303086. This paper provides a Berkeley Research analysis and a case solution of a Harvard Business School case study (303086) by Michael Y. Yoshino and Perry L. Fagan on global management and international expansion at Swiss elevator and escalator manufacturer, Schindler Holdings Limited. The case focuses on difficulties and challenges faced by Silvio Napoli, general manager at Schindler’s new India start-up, as he struggles to implement Schindler’s business plan for the Indian market. The analysis considers whether or not Silvio was a good choice for managing Schindler’s India venture; evaluates Silvio’s performance to date taking the perspective of Luc Bonnard; makes recommendations on how Silvio should handle specific challenges related to non-standard orders, transfer pricing and limited technical cooperation from the European plants; and argues that Silvio must now alter the strategy for Shindler India that he developed when he was in the company’s Swiss headquarters. KEYWORDS: Harvard business case studies case solution international management expansion personnel management globalization. Turabian parenthetical style. 7 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,547 words.   $49
 
17761. Bob Knowlton at Simmons Labs Case Study. This paper provides an analysis and a solution to a case study which concerns group dynamics, interpersonal relations and conflict within teams, team and organizational leadership, and organizational communication at a scientific lab. Dr. Jerrold hires a brilliant scientist, Fester, and places him in Bob Knowlton’s work group. The case analysis discusses Knowlton’s attributions concerning Fester, Dr. Jerrold and the group as a whole and identifies the central norms of the research group. Jerrold’s leadership style is described and considered in the context of Bob’s need for guidance. The analysis also considers Knowlton’s leadership style and its strengths and weaknesses. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,319 words.

TAGS: business case solution, teams, group dynamics group cohesion leadership conflict in work groups human resources management, personality, difficult people, bob knowlton

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17758. Appex Corporation: Harvard Case Study 491082. This paper is a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution of a popular Harvard Business School case study (491082) by Nitin Nohria and Julie Gladstone on Appex Corporation, a technology firm providing management information systems and intercarrier network services to cellular telephone companies. The analysis considers the challenges that the new COO and soon-to-be CEO Ghosh faced when he joined Appex in May of 1988. The analysis then discusses the multiple changes in organizational structure Ghosh implemented at Appex from 1988 to 1991 after Appex’s acquisition by Electronic Data Systems (EDS). KEYWORDS: case study analysis harvard business case studies appex corporation cell phone industry organizational restructuring organizational change functional team product matrix structure term papers entrepreneurial management case solution. Parenthetical Turabian Style. 11 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 2,667 Words.   $77
 
17756. United Parcel Service (A): Harvard Business Case Study 488016. This paper provides an analysis and a case solution to a popular Harvard Business School case study (488016) by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld and Meredith Lazo on United Parcel Service (UPS), circa 1987. In the late 1980s UPS faced a rapidly changing external environment which challenged the company’s long-established human resources management policies and threatened to disrupt the company’s prized organizational culture. This case study analysis and case solution identifies and discusses the central issues and major problems concerning the fit between UPS’s current business strategy and its human resources management (HRM) strategic plan and practices; formulates a Human Resources strategic plan to resolve these problems and provides an overview of how the proposed plan will integrate with current business strategy; and develops the staffing components of the proposed HR strategy. KEYWORDS: harvard business case studies UPS human resources management hrm staffing plan organizational culture conflict diversification corporate culture term paper case solution. APA Style. 9 pages, 11 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 2,187 words.   $63
 
17755. The Lincoln Electric Co. Harvard Case Study 376028. This paper provides a Berkeley Research strategic management analysis of a popular 1975 Harvard Business School case study (376028) by Norman A. Berg and Norman D. Faston on Lincoln Electric Company, the world's largest manufacturer of arc welding products and a leading producer of electric motors. The case analysis and case solution states the company’s mission statement and core company values; considers Lincoln Electric’s guiding corporate strategy and then examines the company’s product, financial, human relations management, customer, and competitive strategies. The paper considers the key threats to Lincoln Electric’s continued success and makes recommendations on steps Lincoln Electric should take to maintain its success and sustain its strategic competitive advantage. KEYWORDS: Lincoln Electric Company case study Harvard Business School strategic management employee participation strategy human resources management term paper compensation organizational values corporate culture incentives case studies case solution. 7 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic references. 1,585 words.   $49
 
17726. Customer Relations Management (Crm) at Costco Wholesale. This paper examines customer relations management at Costco, the nation’s largest and most successful membership warehouse club. Following an overview and discussion of the warehouse club industry and its environment, the components of Costco’s CRM and its links to Costco’s overall business model are described and discussed. The analysis considers how Costco’s CRM strategy generates sustainable competitive advantage. Costco’s successful CRM is compared and contrasted with the CRM of key competitor Sam’s Club (a business segment of Wal-Mart). A concluding section makes recommendations on how Costco can further leverage its already highly successful CRM approach. KEYWORDS: customer relations management crm warehouse clubs costco sustainable competitive advantage. APA Style. 9 pages, 46 footnotes, 30 bibliographic sources. 2,060 words.   $63
 
17703. Stress and the Aviator. This paper provides an overview and analysis of stress and the aviator, focusing on pilots but also considering stress and the flight crew in general. Following a definition and overview of stress and its varieties in the aviation environment, the analysis identifies common sources of stress among aviators and in the flight environment, describes the potential negative consequences of the stress (e.g., impact on air safety, decision-making, relations with colleagues, etc.) and discusses ways to cope with and reduce stress. KEYWORDS: psychological stress stressors aviation pilots cockpit management. APA Style. 16 pages, 32 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources. 4,006 words.   $112
 
17644. Career Management Strategies & Tactics. This paper considers situations where the development of particular career management strategies and tactics would constitute effective career management. First, the paper considers four situations in a career in which conducting a job campaign would be necessary to effective career management. Second, the analysis considers how political tactics are useful in career management. KEYWORDS: career management strategies tactics job campaign political career management. APA Style. 5 pages, 11 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,172 words.   $35
 
17642. The Wisdom of Teams by Jon R. Katzenbach & Douglas K. Smith. This paper provides a summary review (with chapter-by-chapter summary) and critique of this book about the use of teams in organizations. Katzenbach & Smith provide an overview of the topic and guidelines for creating and maintaining successful teams in the organization. Although the book is praised as summarizing the current knowledge regarding the creation of high-performing teams, it is criticized for its reliance on overly-technical language as well as for presenting too much information falling into the realm of “common sense”. KEYWORDS: management book review non-fiction organizational teams team building. APA Style. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,403 words.   $42
 
17628. Managing as Coaching, Email & Office Politics, Employee Satisfaction, & Keeping Customers Satisfied. Drawing on scholarly sources, this paper answers four business management questions: 1) In what ways does a coach in a workforce act like an athletic coach? 2) Describe how email can be used to play positive office politics, as well as for unethical purposes. 3) For what reason is a satisfied employee more likely to provide better customer service? 4) How effective is the principle, “the customer is always right” when dealing with dissatisfied customers? KEYWORDS: management email office politics employee satisfaction hrm customer relations. APA Style. 9 pages, 36 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2,198 words.   $63
 
17624. Wyler Unsweetened Soft Drink Mixes Case Study. This paper provides an analysis and case solution to a marketing case study concerning Wyler Foods’ decision on whether or not to introduce its own brand of unsweetened soft drink mix into the national market. The case analysis defines the issues, provides an industry analysis (looking at supply, demand, competitive conditions, regulatory concerns), discussion of the position of Wyler within the industry (market position, supply position, competitive position); outlines alternatives; and makes recommendations for action. KEYWORDS: business case studies marketing case study analysis market entry strategy competition strategy case solution. 10 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 2,266 words.   $70
 
17599. A Career in the Hotel Industry. This paper presents a first-person exposition on the pros and cons of pursuing a career in the hotel industry with an overview of the hotel industry in the United States. Traces the history of the hotel industry in the US and discusses current conditions in the industry and the impact of September 11th on the industry. Concludes that that career prospects in the industry are bright. KEYWORDS: hotel industry careers hotel management. MLA Style. 7 pages, 22 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,613 words.   $49
 
17461. Value Driven Management Case Study: “One Manager’S Tough Decision”. Using value driven management principles, this paper provides an analysis and a case solution to a case study which begins with the following scenario: District sales manager Kimberly Brouchous must decide by December 15th which of three alternative actions she will take to comply with top management’s directive to cut sales personnel expenses by $40,000/year. Kimberly has outlined three alternatives, each which will save the company $40,000/year and have a different impact on the salespersons. The case analysis identifies key issues and critical value drivers and then conducts a value-driver analysis of each aspect of the case. Makes recommendations for action and plans for implementing one alternative. KEYWORDS: value driven management sales personnel compensation management case solution. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 2,191 words.   $63
 
17458. Management, Leadership & Technology. This paper considers the impact and role of technology on management leadership since World War II. The paper begins with an overview of the influence of technology on business leadership in the post-WWII. The analysis then focuses on the steps business leaders can take to overcome the negative aspects of technology and looks at how technology can assist management leadership in achieving its objectives and carrying out its tasks. It is argued that technology has completely transformed the nature of work and the organization, including the leader’s role in the organization. To ensure that their companies successfully confront the challenges of rapid and continuing technological change, management leadership must take on the role of change-master and as developer of the future-looking virtual corporation. KEYWORDS: technology leadership technological transformation business leaders. 10 pages, 36 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources. 2,690 words.   $70
 
17454. Case Study: The Case of the Well-Paid Receptionist. This paper provides an analysis of a case study centering on a compensation issue at small business. Seven years ago Harvey Finley founded his company on a shoestring budget and with just one employee (Cathy Brannan) serving a multi-function role of receptionist-secretary-general assistant. The key issues in this case center on Ms. Brannen’s compensation level and her value to Mr. Finley and the company they both built. Related important issues center on equitable treatment of employees, comparable worth, and the comptroller’s fiduciary duties to the company. Identifies the key issues, discusses and evaluates four alternative solutions, and presents recommendations with an action plan. KEYWORDS: case studies employee compensation management HRM comparable worth pay equity case solution. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 2,315 words.   $63
 
17445. Procter & Gamble’S Acquisition of Gillette. This paper provides an overview and analysis of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) acquisition of Gillette Co. Following a brief overview of the two firms and their product portfolios, the paper considers the rationale behind the acquisition, examines possible synergies between the skills and portfolios of the two firms, speculates on cultural outcomes, looks at HRM issues in the merger, and considers market effects. KEYWORDS: mergers & acquisitions P&G Gillette consumer products. 11 pages, 38 footnotes, 30 bibliographic sources. 2,560 words.   $77
 
17440. Intercultural Team Building. This paper compares and contrasts Middle Eastern and Western cultures and considers how team building between the two cultures can be achieved. In considering Middle Eastern culture, this paper focuses primarily on Arab culture, while in considering Western culture, the primary focus will be on America and Western Europe. Following a definition of culture and an overview of Geert Hofstede’s (1997) framework of culture along four dimensions as well as Hall’s (1976) framework of high- and low-context cultures, the paper identifies and discusses the main similarities and differences between the two cultures. The concluding part of the paper then considers how team building can be achieved to reach a new cultural understanding. KEYWORDS: comparative culture management communication joint ventures. 13 pages, 43 footnotes, 28 bibliographic sources. 2,962 words. Section 5a, 5a1, 25d   $91
 
17435. A New Compensation Plan for Best Buy Co., Inc. This paper presents a proposal and outline for a new compensation plan at Best Buy Company, Inc., America’s leading consumer electronics retailer. Best Buy has recently revised its overall strategic plan and the proposed new compensation plan is intended to better align compensation strategy with business strategy at the company. The paper begins with a description and overview of Best Buy, including a discussion of its current business strategy. The next section draws on publically available information to provide an overview of Best Buy’s current compensation plan and comparable plans at other consumer electronics retailers. The remaining sections present the outline of a new compensation plan for the company. The compensation design plan addresses the rationale for the new plan, the compensation philosophy, the program components (including base pay systems, rewards/benefits systems, system administration), and potential obstacles to plan implementation. KEYWORDS: compensation systems specialty electronics retailer sales representatives commissions. 3 pages, 35 footnotes, 24 bibliographic sources. 3,124 words.

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17422. Total Quality Management & Hrm. This paper explores the TQM-HRM link and considers the proposition that Total Quality Management gives Human Resources Management a more strategic role in the organization. Argues that TQM initiatives often do not meet expectations because of a failure to attend to some of TQM’s ‘soft-side’ issues such as employee training and development and organizational culture. Maintains that HRM can facilitate successful TQM implementation both by serving as a role model and by acting as TQM’s change agent throughout the organization. Thus, by integrating TQM and HRM, TQM becomes more effective, and HRM takes on a more strategic role in the organization. KEYWORDS: quality management human resources management strategy HRM TQM organizational change. 8 pages, 22 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources. 1,921 words.   $56
 
17414. Emergency Organizational Plan for a Fire Department-Based Emergency Services. This paper develops an organizational management plan for a fire department-based emergency services organization. It will be argued that emergency services organizational management effectiveness can best be maximized through the reliance on a teams-based approach and through organizing emergency response around an incident command system (ICS) framework. The analysis begins with an overview of the central role, functions and mission of the emergency services organization, discussed in terms of the four phases of comprehensive emergency management and applicable parallels in the traditional fire services framework. The teams-based and ICS framework of emergency services organization management is then discussed and analyzed. Requirements and factors related to management, the environment, planning skills, organizing skills, leadership skills, and controlling skills are discussed in the context of the mission and the organizational management plan. KEYWORDS: organizational effectiveness restructuring emergency management teams fire services. 12 pages, 47 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources. 2,785 words.   $84
 
17387. Career Counseling for Persons With Disabilities. This paper provides an overview and analysis of career counseling with a population with special needs, focusing in particular on persons with disabilities. The analysis begins with an overview of the range of special needs populations in career counseling and a discussion of how these special needs might influence the career counseling process. Following this, the analysis focuses on career counseling with populations with disabilities, looking at issues such as the size and scope of this population, the special protections afforded this population through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), how disabilities might affect career development, and strategies and interventions career counselors can use with this population. KEYWORDS: career counseling disabilities special needs populations career development disabled Americans with disabilities act ada. 12 pages, 32 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources. 3,338 words.   $84
 
17373. Hrm Staffing Problems at a University Health Center. A study exploring Human resource management (HRM) issues at s University Health Center was conducted. The investigation revealed problems with recruitment and retention of staff, blurred roles and responsibilities amongst the various health centre occupational categories, and staff job dissatisfaction related to inadequate job rewards. Drawing on the contemporary model of HRM as set forth by Storey (1995) and others (Bach & Sisson 2000; Byars and Rue 1997) as well as current literature on health care staffing issues, this paper analyzes the study findings and makes recommendations to assist the health centre in overcoming the identified problem areas. KEYWORDS: staffing hrm health center academic medicine personnel recruitment retention. Harvard Style. 12 pages, 30 footnotes, 24 bibliographic sources. 2,785 words.   $84
 
17371. Case Study: A Problem of Motivation. This paper provides an analysis and a solution to a case study concerning the declining productivity and level of work motivation in a worker hired to work at the Child Welfare Department through the federal government’s Work Incentive (WIN) program. The analysis includes problem diagnosis, identification and evaluation of four potential alternative solutions, and recommendations with plans for implementation. KEYWORDS: worker motivation welfare to work win program work incentives job training case solution. APA Style. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,713 words.   $49
 
17370. Case Study: An Authoritarian Approach to Management. This paper provides an analysis of a case study concerning problems in human resources management and management style at the Polk County Social Welfare Department. Patton, the new Director, manifests a highly authoritarian management style. The analysis includes problem diagnosis, analysis and evaluation of three alternative solutions, and recommendations for action. KEYWORDS: hrm case study management style theory x theory y. APA Style. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,733 words.   $49
 
17319. Maslow’S Hierarchy of Needs Theory. This paper provides an overview and analysis of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory and its applicability to business organizations. The paper first introduces the components and assumptions of Maslow’s theory, and briefly refers to some of the general research findings pertaining to its applicability. Then, five specific journal articles relating to the theory are described and analyzed. Emphasis is placed on how each article contributes to an understanding of the theory’s applicability in terms of motivating customers and/or employees. The final section of the paper offers practical suggestions for implementing the theory in organizational settings. KEYWORDS: motivation needs theory Maslow human resources management. 17 pages, 44 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 3,911 words.   $119
 
17316. Marketing Research Industry. Written as part of an induction/orientation program for a company’s new marketing research trainees and recruits, this paper provides a brief introduction and overview to the market research industry. Includes a discussion of the stages of the marketing research process, the procedures for selecting a marketing research supplier, and ethics and social responsibility issues. KEYWORDS: market research industry new employee orientation. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,095 words.   $35
 
17266. Leadership and Teamwork. This brief essay addresses three different topics: 1) Compares charismatic and participative leadership, focusing on the significant differences between these two leadership styles. Notes that while participative leadership by definition involves power sharing and team work, the charismatic leader inspires and attracts subordinate followers. 2) Considers how an instructor might use negative reinforcement to motivate a student’s behavior; and 3) Addresses the question of “If people really live by the WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) principle, how can a leader still achieve teamwork?” KEYWORDS: leadership motivation teamwork organizational psychology 7 pages, 19 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,618 words.   $49
 
17218. Leadership: Management Repackaged? This paper provides an overview and analysis of the contemporary notions of business leadership and makes the argument that in some ways, leadership is really just management repackaged. Argues that leadership is not superior to management. Rather, leadership is really just one aspect of the much broader construct of management. Furthermore, it is argued that many of the characteristics which are today put forth as being the earmarks of a “good leader” are fundamentally no different form the characteristics which identified the “good manager” in an earlier era. Keywords: management theory leadership business managers organizational leaders. 10 pages; 25 footnotes; 16 bibliographic sources. 2,414 words.   $70
 
17201. Ethics in Organizations. This paper provides a summary, synthesis and commentary on the topic of ethics in organizations. Based on a review of research in recent professional journals, the first part of the paper provides a summary of different authors’ views on organizational ethics. The second part of the paper provides a synthesis and commentary on the topic of ethics in organizations. Keywords: corporate ethics ethical organizational behavior. 12 pages; 21 footnotes; 14 bibliographic sources. 3,063 words.   $84
 
17200. Aol-Time Warner Merger. This paper presents a proposal for organizational change at AOL-Time Warner. The proposed change program aims at addressing the organizational problems which emerged as a result of the 2000 merger between the world’s biggest online service provider (AOL) and one of the world’s biggest media companies (Time Warner) and involves the creation of a new, post-merger organizational culture. It is argued that one of the main reasons behind the widely perceived failure of the AOL Time Warner merger has been the clash of the two very different organizational cultures. Describes the post-merger situation, defines the problem and articulates the proposed change, along with a justification for the proposal. Potential alternative change proposals are briefly discussed. The concluding sections presents a plan for implementing and managing the proposed cultural change program. Areas of potential resistance to change are identified and ways to handle this resistance considered. Keywords: aol time warner mergers organizational culture change management resistance employee morale. 12 pages; 59 footnotes; 23 bibliographic sources. 3,652 words.   $84
 
17199. Pre-Employment Drug Testing. This paper provides a review, analysis and interpretation of recent academic literature on pre-employment drug testing. The review of scholarly literature on pre-employment drug testing is grouped into the two main categories of process research (that which examines employer approaches, procedural issues, legal issues and ethical issues) and outcome research (that which considers the impacts, effects, and effectiveness of pre-employment drug testing). The discussion and interpretation of the literature comments on the effectiveness of pre-employment drug testing, considers its impact on employee-employer relations, stipulates a number of legal, ethical and process concerns, and makes recommendations for practice in terms of policies, procedures and safeguards. Keywords: employee drug testing pre-employment law ethics employee employer relations morale productivity effectiveness. 30 pages; 153 footnotes; 36 bibliographic sources. 7,856 words.   $133
 
17196. Human Resources Management at American Airlines Harvard Business School Case Study 491097. This paper presents a case analysis and case solution to a 1996 Harvard Business School case study (491097) on human resources management (HRM) at American Airlines. Using additional outside bibliographic sources, the analysis identifies and discusses key issues and problems related to the fit between the organization’s current business strategy and its HRM strategic plan and practice. A new HRM strategic plan is formulated to resolve the key problems related to rising labor costs, dwindling revenues, problems with the employee involvement programs, labor relations, and compensation management. Includes a special additional focus on compensation and employee relations. Keywords: airlines human resources management strategy labor relations employee involvement compensation case study. 15 pages; 34 footnotes; 20 bibliographic sources. 3,760 words.   $105
 
17190. Boeing Company & Organizational Change. This paper provides a prescriptive overview of organizational change at troubled Boeing Company. Following a description of the company’s operations, structure, and micro and macro environment, an organizational change and development approach is used to diagnose problems at Boeing. Based on the diagnosis, a plan for intervention and implementation of organizational change is outline. Another section considers the evaluation of the recommended change program. The concluding discussion considers the organizational change implications of this case for managers in general and public administrators in particular. Keywords: organizational change Boeing aerospace management development administration. 15 pages; 35 footnotes; 26 bibliographic sources. 4,123 words.   $105
 
17151. Whistle-Blowing in Japan. Using a 2002 Los Angeles Times article about a Japanese company’s revenge on an employee whistle-blower as a starting point, this paper examines whistle-blowing in Japan. Differences between the Japanese and the U.S./Western approach to whistle-blowing are considered, and the legal, cultural, and other reasons for these differences assessed. The investigation looks at some corporate and government scandals broken by whistle-blowers and considers why whistle-blowing has become more common in Japan in recent years. The conclusion speculates on the future of whistle-blowing and the prospect for whistle-blower protection in Japan. Keywords: comparative politics law whistleblowing Japan US. APA Style. 12 pages; 35 footnotes; 20 bibliographic sources. 3,210 words.   $84
 
17148. Total Quality Management (Tqm) and Organizational Change. This paper looks at the connection between Total Quality Management (TQM) and organizational change in contemporary management practice. The paper begins with a discussion of the definition and history of TQM (including the recent TQM comeback) and an overview of the types of organizations using TQM. It is argued that widespread organizational change has always been an underlying assumption of the TQM process. When successfully implemented, TQM can help companies adapt to rapidly changing environments and serve as a facilitator for more radical internal changes (such as those related to reengineering) as well as an enabling factor in the development of a climate of sustainable continuous improvement and innovation. Keywords: change quality reengineering management. 15 pages; 62 footnotes; 28 bibliographic sources. 4,163 words.   $105
 
17121. Hofestede on Chinese and American Values: Implications for Management. This paper discusses and analyzes Geert Hofstede’s value dimensions of national culture within the context of two different national cultures: Chinese and American. The analysis compares and contrasts the dominant cultural values of each within the framework of Hofstede’s original four dimensions – power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism-collectivism, and masculinity-femininity – and within the framework of his subsequently identified fifth dimension: long-term orientation, also labeled Confucian Dynamism. Following a brief overview of Hofstede’s research, the analysis compares and contrasts American and Chinese culture across the five dimensions and considers the implications for management. 10 pages; 34 footnotes; 11 bibliographic sources. 2,385 words.   $70
 
17116. Senator Kerry and the Workplace Religious Freedom Act. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the history, development, and status (as of 2002) of the Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) of 2002 (S. 2572) and its sponsorship by Senator Kerry (D-MA). The analysis begins with a brief biographical sketch of Senator Kerry. The history and development of the WRFA and its sponsorship by Senator Kerry is traced. The analysis considers the factors which led to the development of this bill and examines the intended and possible effects it will have on public policy, employees and employers. Keywords: work religion John Kerry senate bill. 25 pages; 47 footnotes; 38 bibliographic sources. 6,721 words.   $133
 
17102. Employee Email, Internet Use & Sexual Harassment. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the nexus between the increase in workplace based sexual harassment claims and the proliferation of work-based email and Internet use. The analysis begins with a general overview of the issue and recent trends. Following a brief review of the status of sexual harassment law as it applies to workplace settings, the investigation looks at how email and Internet technologies are implicated in sexual harassment and considers some of the reasons why these technologies have provoked harassment claims. The next section considers employer responses to the problem. The concluding section makes recommendations for addressing the problem. Keywords: sexual harassment employment email. KEYWORDS: sexual harassment employees email online pornography workplace. APA Style. 15 pages; 39 footnotes; 21 bibliographic sources. 4,542 words.   $105
 
17084. Nucor Corporation Case Study. This paper provides a case analysis and case solution to a case on Nucor Corporation, a company in the U.S. steel production industry. The case is drawn from Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson's Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization. The paper analyzes the external environment and competition within the industry, as well as the company's strategies, core competencies, and performance. A SWOT analysis is also included, along with recommendations for strategy formulation and implementation. KEYWORDS: business strategy case study recommendations Nucor steel industry case solution. Turabian Style with Endnotes. 11 pages, 23 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 2,776 words.   $77
 
17004. Change Resistance in Organizations. This paper examines the problem of resistance to organizational change. The paper looks at the reasons why people often resist change in organizations, and the ways that change resistance can be overcome. The different types of change resistance are also described. Keywords: organizational change resistance. 6 pages; 16 footnotes; 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
17003. Organizational Culture. This paper discusses the functions of organizational culture and the possible negative and positive effects of culture on organizational performance. In addition, the paper describes the elements of an effective organizational culture and the ways that managers can use it to meet organizational objectives. Keywords: organizational culture objectives. 5 pages; 18 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
17002. The Sources of Leadership Power. This paper examines the sources of power among organizational leaders and considers how that power can be used to motivate employees, and the different styles that leaders can adopt. Keywords: leaders power employee motivation. 6 pages; 28 footnotes; 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
17001. Organizational Teams. This paper discusses how teams can benefit an organization, how effective teams can be developed, and the difficulties that might be encountered in implementing teams in organization. Keywords: teams team-building organization development. 5 pages; 20 footnotes; 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
15963. "Hammer-Proof: A Positive Guide to Values-Based Leadership" by Jeffrey a. Zink (Book Review). Zink’s book is concerned with the importance of ethics in leadership and provides a practical guide for leaders who want to attain an ethical stance. In addition to describing Zink’s basic ideas, this review praises his use of a straightforward writing style and explanatory examples, and notes that the works of other writers are supportive of his views. Keywords: business ethics values leaders. 15 pages; 34 footnotes; 9 bibliographic sources. 4,168 words.   $105
 
15940. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs & Employee Motivation. This paper describes Maslow’s theory and the ways that it can be used to motivate workers in different circumstances. Although the theory has its limitations, it is a useful tool for managers. Some suggestions (make by other theorists) for making efficient use of Maslow’s hierarchy are included. 10 pages; 33 footnotes; 9 bibliographic sources. 2,746 words.   $70
 
15838. Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry. This paper discusses recent trends in HR management, and then focuses on three specific trends that are applicable to management in the hospitality industry (the use of the Internet in recruiting, the use of technology to monitor employees, and the use of non-financial incentives to retain talented employees). 11 pages; 32 footnotes; 16 bibliographic sources. 2,481 words.   $77
 
15753. Comparative Career Theory: John Holland, Donald Super and John Krumboltz. This paper provides an overview and analysis of career theory through an examination of three important career theorists: John L. Holland, John D. Krumboltz, and the late Donald E. Super. The central ideas of these three theorists are compared and contrasted. The analysis considers how each of the theories addresses issues of diversity and a rapidly changing workplace. KEYWORDS: career theory careers holland krumboltz super term paper. APA Style. 12 pages, 21 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
15703. Human Resources Management (Hrm) and Internal Marketing. This paper considers how companies can use HRM to best effect in an innovative way to maximize internal marketing to their employees. The analysis begins with a definition and overview of the internal marketing concept, including a discussion and analysis of the major approaches used in internal marketing. The functions, strategies, and tactics of internal marketing are considered from both a marketing and an HRM perspective. Following this, the literature on the HRM/marketing interface is reviewed and analyzed in an effort to identify the appropriate role for HRM. It will be argued that HRM strategies and activities focused on employee knowledge building and organizational learning, along with employee empowerment, will be most effective in maximizing organizational internal marketing efforts. KEYWORDS: internal marketing employee motivation organizational commitment hrm techniques. APA Style. 21 pages, 56 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources. 5,413 words.   $133
 
15695. Employee Motivation & Organizational Commitment in Today's Organizations. This paper reviews the current business theory literature on employee motivation, employee job satisfaction empowerment/ participation, and organizational commitment from the perspective of the revolution in the employment relations compact and consider the implications for organizational effectiveness. The analysis begins with an overview of the recent transformation in the employer/employee relationship and the character of work motivation in the context of a globalizing economy and highly competitive environment. The investigation then reviews the current literature on employee motivation, job satisfaction, job involvement, organizational commitment, and employee empowerment in an effort to determine the major personal and situational factors most important to motivating workers in the current environment. A concluding section considers the implications of these findings for organizations and their leaders. KEYWORDS: organizational development employee motivation commitment job satisfaction empowerment. 31 pages, 140 footnotes, 48 bibliographic sources. 8,209 words.   $133
 
15692. Sustainable Competitive Advantage (Sca) Strategies. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the concept of sustainable competitive advantage (SCA) and a discussion of the difference between SCA and a cluster of SCA strategies. Defines sustainable competitive advantage and outlines the history and scope of the concept. Discusses a range of SCA strategies based on generic strategies, the resources-based model, the competencies/capabilities-based model, and the more recent model which stresses the overwhelming importance of human resources and organizational learning and adaptation. KEYWORDS: sustainable competitive advantage organizational strategy marketing strategies. APA Style. 8 pages, 31 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 2,539 words.   $56
 
15687. Women & Minorities' Attitudes Towards Unions. Explores historical and current attitudes of women and minorities towards unions and unionization versus that shown by white males. Traces the history of the growth of minority/female union membership in the U.S., profiles the current demographic composition of union membership, and considers the reasons behind minorities' and women's more favorable attitudes towards unions and greater inclination (versus white males) to join unions in an era when union membership overall has fallen to an all-time low. KEYWORDS: labor unions united states unionization minorities women blacks hispanics asians. APA Style. 11 pages, 35 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources. 3,730 words.   $77
 
15682. Conflict in the Cockpit. This paper presents a case study on how crewmember personalities were major contributing causal factors in a human error-caused commercial aviation accident. Following a presentation of the accident scenario and a discussion of the personality factors in the accident, the analysis places the problem within the context of human factor-caused aviation accidents and considers ways to present such conflicts, asking specifically if the personalities of the pilot and other cockpit crew members should be pre-screened as a way to limit conflict. KEYWORDS: human factor analysis aviation accidents pilot conflict pilots co-pilots behavior personality. 13 pages, 32 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
15670. Cross Cultural Hrm: Employee Empowerment in the u.s., Mexico and Japan. This paper looks at implementing one particular category of HRM practice and policy (employee empowerment) across three different national cultures: American, Japanese, and Mexican. The analysis examines how the American conception of empowerment as an HRM practice for competitive advantage "translates" across two other national cultures (Japanese, Mexican) and work environments. The analysis begins with a brief outline of measures of cultural differences used in this assessment and an identification of how each country fits along each dimension. Following this, empowerment is defined within its American conceptualization and practice. The next two sections examine empowerment in the context of Japanese and Mexican work settings. KEYWORDS: employee motivation empowerment employees culture motivation japanese mexican american workers. 12 pages, 24 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources. 2,981 words.   $84
 
15640. Career Development. This paper provides an overview and analysis of career development. Defines career development, its major objectives, and its scope. Examines the respective responsibilities of organizations, employees, and managers in the career development process. Looks at barriers in career development and planning and at techniques to improve career development outcomes. KEYWORDS: career development career management hrm. 13 pages, 17 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 3,086 words.   $91
 
15639. Job Evaluation. This paper provides an overview and analysis of contemporary job evaluation. The analysis examines the purpose for job evaluation and the historical development of the process, the basic techniques and methodologies used in job evaluation, the strengths and weaknesses of these methodologies, and the influence of federal government legislation on job evaluation. Also looks at current controversies in job evaluation, such as comparable worth and the evaluation of emotional labor. 13 pages, 44 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
15636. Changing Future of the Career. This paper critically analyzes the proposition that as a contemporary human relations management (HRM) issue, the notion of having a career in terms of starting and working your way up through the one organization until you retire may no longer be appropriate, if it ever was. The analysis considers the factors which have served to displace or maintain the traditional concept of career including changes in organizational structure and organization environments; alterations in the traditional employee-employer psychological contract; new views of career self-management; new demands for lifelong learning; and changes in worker values and priorities. KEYWORDS: career development organizational environment employee relations. 13 pages, 29 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources. 3,495 words.   $91
 
15627. Learning Organizations & Change. After agreeing with the statement that "constant change is here to stay" (and providing supporting reasons for that agreement), this paper examines the rise of the "learning organization" as a contemporary HRM issue. The analysis considers the significance of the "learning organization" and organizational learning in the context of constant change, evaluating and discussing how a learning organization may be better suited to adapt to change than a traditional or "non-learning" organization. KEYWORDS: learning organization organizational change hrm. APA Style. 13 pages, 38 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources. 3,173 words.   $91
 
15607. Police Stress. This paper discusses the causes of police stress and notes that stress reactions can either have a positive or negative impact on psychology and health. "Mismanaged stress" results in high suicide rates and other problems for police officers. With this view in mind, the paper includes a discussion of coping strategies that can be used to alleviate the stress reactions. 11 pages, 33 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
15595. Mentoring of New Teachers. Mentoring can provide a way to overcome the high turnover rates in the teaching profession because mentors provide guidance, support and encouragement to new teachers. This paper provides a program design for training experienced teachers to serve as mentors and describes the components that are needed for an effective mentoring training program. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
15572. Role and Function of Human Resources Managers. This paper briefly discusses the role and functions of the Human Resources manager and then summarizes and discusses 8 articles from business journals and magazines. The articles cover such topics as innovative practices, building diversity, team selection, and the use of computer technologies in H.R. management. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
15560. Implementing Diversity (Marilyn Loden). Review of the book on the importance of valuing diversity in organizations. The book provides both theoretical background and practical information, and is designed to help managers learn from the mistakes made by others in the past. It is concluded that the book, with its case studies, visual aids and quizzes, is both well-written and useful. 15 pages, 43 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
15533. Leadership Training. Discusses the importance of leadership training in organizations and compares what successful programs (such as "Seven Habits" and "Learning Organizations," among others) have in common. On this basis, a plan for a leadership training module is presented, with a discussion of the various elements to be contained within it. Includes outline. 13 pages, 36 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
15509. Affirmative Action Policies. Using a managerial perspective, this paper describes both and pros and cons of affirmative action, and argues that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. The various flaws of the policies are discussed and it is concluded that the only real solution to discrimination and inequality is for society in general to become more "color-blind" in the assessment of individual merit. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
15490. Minority Women & the Glass Ceiling Syndrome. A review of the literature on this subject including an examination of studies conducted by the Glass Ceiling Commission, the Catalyst organization, and others. Topics covered include the syndrome's dimensions, its causes and its existence in such places as the military and medical schools. Although many of the existing studies deal with women in general, this review pays particular attention to studies that have examined the problem as it pertains to minority women. 30 pages, 70 footnotes, 15 bibliographic references.   $133
 
15484. Sexual Harassment and Employment Law. Examines various cases in the Supreme Court and other courts, and includes a discussion of quid pro quo cases, hostile work environment claims, same sex harassment, and other types of claims. In addition, the paper discusses what the courts have determined regarding employer liability, and thus what companies can do to defend themselves against sexual harassment claims. 19 pages, 58 footnotes, 12 bibliographic references.   $133
 
15462. Mentoring & Employee Development. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current status of mentoring in the workplace. Following a definition of mentoring programs now in use, examples of companies utilizing formal mentoring programs, benefits of mentoring, success and failure factors in mentoring, and guidelines for effective mentoring. KEYWORDS: career mentors workplace mentoring term paper. APA Style. 12 pages, 36 footnotes, 22 bibliographic references.   $84
 
15448. Employee Empowerment in the Hospitality Industry. This research paper provides an overview and analysis of employee empowerment in the U.S. hospitality industry. Following an overview and definition of the concept of empowerment, the term paper reviews the literature on employee empowerment in the hospitality industry, looking at empowerment programs in both the lodging and the food and beverage industry. The essay considers the rationale for empowerment in hospitality organizations; profiles the range, scope and structure of empowerment programs in use within the industry; examines barriers and facilitators (e.g., organizational, psychological, etc.) to empowerment implementation; considers the outcomes of empowerment and its impact on organizational effectiveness; and makes recommendations on the successful implementation of employee empowerment in the hospitality industry. KEYWORDS: restaurants hotels hospitality industry employee empowerment hrm strategy term paper. 25 pages, 78 footnotes, 31 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
15431. Causes of Employee Absenteeism. Focusing on the manufacturing sector, this paper provides an overview of the problem of employee absenteeism, examining its major causes and considering possible remedies and/or recommended strategies to deal with the problem. The first section below provides an overview of the current scope of the problem, as well as a discussion of recent trends in absenteeism. The next section considers the major theories of absenteeism and what analysts see as the central causal factors in employee absenteeism. The final section looks at some of the strategies which can be implemented to address the problem of employee absenteeism. KEYWORDS: hrm absenteeism absent employee. 13 pages, 37 footnotes, 28 bibliographic references.   $91
 
15233. Human Resources Management at 3m. This paper examines human resources management at 3M. Following an overview of 3M's domestic and international operations and a summary of employee distribution (i.e., total number of employees, distribution through various worldwide subsidiaries, etc.), the investigation provides an overview and analysis of 3M's international human resource operations related to the core HR functions of staffing, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, labor relations, expatriation, and employee separation. KEYWORDS: hrm term paper 3m training development research paper. APA Style. 16 pages, 39 footnotes, 17 bibliographic references.   $112
 
14904. Corning Glass Works: The Electronic Products Division (A) & (B) Harvard Case Studies 477024, 477073. This paper provides a case analysis of two related Harvard Business School case studies (477024 and 477073) by Michael Beer on organizational development at the Electronic Products Division (EPD) of Corning Glass Works. The new divisional head calls in assistance from the Organizational Development department to address problems of inter- and intragroup conflict in the functionally structured organization. The OD change program calls for a shift from a functional to a project team structure and makes controversial changes in management and authority lines. The case analysis includes a comprehensive situation analysis (covering both A & B), problem definition, problem analysis, identification and evaluation of alternatives, recommendations, and action plan. KEYWORDS: case study harvard case studies organizational development organizational change intergroup conflict restructuring corning glass case solution. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1901 words.   $56
 
14900. Harvard Case Study 488016: United Parcel Service (A). This paper provides an analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School case study (488016) on United Parcel Service (UPS). As it celebrated its eightieth anniversary in 1987, small package delivery king UPS faced a rapidly changing external environment which challenged the company’s long-established human resources management policies and threatened to disrupt the organizational culture that many believe is key to UPS’s success. The analysis: 1) identifies and discusses the key issues and problems related to the fit between UPS’s current business strategy and its HR strategic plan and practices; 2) formulates an HR strategic plan to resolve these key issues and discusses how the proposed plan will support the current business strategy; and 3) elaborates on the staffing components of the proposed HR strategy. KEYWORDS: case studies harvard human resources management hrm staffing tech works organizational culture conflict case solution. 9 pages, 11 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 2,193 words.   $63
 
14701. Job Evaluation. This paper provides an overview and analysis of contemporary job evaluation. The paper examines the purpose for job evaluation and the historical development of the process, the basic techniques and methodologies used in job evaluation, the strengths and weaknesses of these methodologies, and the influence of federal government legislation on job evaluation. The essay also looks at current controversies in job evaluation, such as comparable worth and the evaluation of emotional labor. KEYWORDS: job evaluation compensation management hrm point factor whole job ranking. APA Style. 12 pages, 44 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 3,270 words.   $84
 
14253. Bob Knowlton at Simmons Labs Case Study. This case focuses on group dynamics, interpersonal relations and conflict within teams, team and organizational leadership, and organizational communication at a scientific lab. Dr. Jerrold hires a brilliant scientist, Fester, and places him in Bob’s group. The analysis considers Bob’s attributions concerning Fester, Dr. Jerrold and the group as a whole and identifies the central norms of the research group. Jerrold’s leadership style is described and considered in the context of Bob’s need for guidance. The analysis also considers Bob’s leadership style and its strengths and weaknesses. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,318 words.

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14069. The Relationship of Training and Development to Organizational Development. This paper describes and explains the relationship of training and development (T&D) to organizational development. The analysis begins with a definition and overview of both OD and T&D. The subsequent analysis demonstrates how training and development is both a critical component of organizational development and a key factor in the success or failure of OD change efforts. Moreover, it is argued that the dominance of change management has forged an even closer link between OD and T&D as the twin linchpins of organizational success in a highly competitive, rapidly changing environment. KEYWORDS: hrm term paper employee training & development organizational development organizational change essay. APA Style. 11 pages, 33 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources. 3,218 words.   $77
 
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