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Objective: Complete and submit Critical Thinking exercises asdefined in the course Syllabus.
Requirements: Successful Strategic thinking Exercises will be three (3)to five (5) pages in length and incorporate the information and knowledgegained in the course. Use the sections shown in the Evaluation Criteria(italics) to format your analysis.
Success Criteria: Think of yourself as a newly hiredexecutive or consultant to the firm. Existing management is overwhelmed by the current situation and wants tomake changes that will address the issues. They need an analysis of the situation, recommendations, and a plan toimprove which insures the viability and profitability of the organization.
Timing: Papers are due and should be submitted viae-mail as defined in the class schedule.
Evaluation: Assignments will be evaluatedbased on areas:
Name, Class, Title, Organization
Content: (include the following sections)
Problem Description: identify the issue(s) to be addressed / establish credibility
Alternatives: Identify and discuss at least three (3) alternative solutions (10 points for each alternative).
Recommended Solution: describe the advantages of recommended solution.
Conclusion: (include the following sections)
Summary: Summarize your recommended solution.
Implementation: prepare a summary of the main points in implementing your plan or recommendation.
Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Readability
Assignments must include a cover sheetwith your name, class, and title of the Critical Thinking exercise.
Central Engineering (Howmanagement practices can hamper decision-making)
Henry andJami Wolfram, a husband and wife team, owned and operated Central Engineering,a heating and air conditioning firm located in Huntsville, Alabama. The business prospered during the six yearsthat they owned it, and it served both residential and commercial accounts
The diagrambelow is the simple organizational structure of the firm. Henry serves as general operationsmanager. As the business grew, more andmore responsibility for owner shoulders. Although Jami assumed some of the burden by acting as treasurer andsupervising the office work, Henry is personally involved in most of the keydecisions. Henry's son, Jeff Wolfram,started at Central Engineering as a worker on an installation crew. Later he moved into a position of estimator-salespersonand acted as manager whenever his father was out of town.
Treasurer / Office Mgr
Anunfortunate consequence of Henry's growing workload was the creation of abottleneck at the very top of the business. Since he was a key person, his judge seemed indispensable to manyactions. As a result decisions aresometimes delayed waiting for is attention. Others in the organization sometimes found themselves waiting in line toget a chance to talk with him. And Henryfound himself rushed with insufficient time to think carefully about someaspects of the business. In addition hewould have liked to devote a little more time to family, church, and personalinterests.
Review of Customer Billing
One task thatrequired Henry's attention was his personal review of invoices before they weresent to customers. When a managementconsultant asked why this was necessary, the following dialog to place:
Henry:I really need to take a last look before bills are sent out. For example onconstruction jobs there may be additions or extras that were included after wemade the original bid.
Consultant:On regular service calls is there a similar chance of an error?
Henry:That's right. For instance, maybe theworker left something off the work order. The worker may say that he has done this and that, but, on the materialslist he has some items that don't match up or that are missing from what hesaid he's done.
Consultant:Can you tell me how many hours in a day or week are required for this activity?
Henry:Well it cuts into a lot of time. This is part of another problem. The office is open with Jeff and hiscustomers in the same office with me. Ijust don't have a place where I can concentrate on this type of work. I think that when we get that physicalarrangement changed it will help some.
Consultant:So how many hours a week does this take?
Henry:Sometimes we stay here at night or come in on Saturday to do this. But I suppose it might run eight to ten hoursa week.
Consultant:Is there anybody else who could do this?
Henry:Well on service calls Jami usually spots such discrepancies. She's getting enough experience that she canrecognize them.
Consultant:What is Jeff's role? Could he do this?
Henry:He is an estimator and does sales work. He doesn't quite have the experience yet. He might be close to being capable. But he's pretty busy. Also, I have a service manager who couldcatch a lot of these things when the orders are turned in. But he doesn't manage that carefully. I have a more aggressive manager ininstallation who is better at catching things like this.
The generaltheme in Henry's discussion with the management consultant was the difficultyof resolving the time management problem. Henry recognized the burden placed on him personally and on thebusiness, but there seemed to be no obvious answer at this stage in the life ofthe firm.
Review of Accounts Payable
Henry alsotook a look over all payments being made by accounts payable. His discussionwith a management consultant regarding this function follows:
Henry: thesepayments need to be checked over because we may be charged too much on somebills.
Consultant:How does this happen?
Henry:On particular jobs, we may get special pricing. Say I'm working on a bid. I maypick up the phone and say to the supplier, ‘We need some special pricing. Here's what we're up against, and we needspecial pricing me get this job. ", and if they give us the special pricing weshould pay accordingly.
Consultant:And you can't depend on them to bill you at that special price?
Henry:I don't think its anything intentional. But they give it to their clerks to bill and they may and may overlook aspecial pricing that was promised. If we don't catch it, we lose it.
Theresponsibilities relative to accounts receivable and accounts payable weretypical of the overall situation. In many aspects of the business, Henry feltcompelled to give his personal attention to the issues and the decisions thatneed to be made. In a sense, he felt trapped by the very success and work thataccompanied the operations of business. He enjoyed the work, every minute of it, but occasionally he wonderedwhy there was no obvious solution to his dilemma
The following ‘areas of concern' are providedto help stimulate your thinking for this case. They are not intended to provide a list of questions to answer:
IsHenry Wolfram's personal involvement in the various specific aspects of thebusiness necessary? Has it become amatter of habit or simply enjoying doing business that way? What changes would be necessary to extricateHenry from the verifying customer's invoices and vendor's checks before theyare mailed?
Ifyou were the consultant, what changes would recommend? Write a proposal for Henry that identifiesthe areas of concern and your recommended plan of action and controls tomonitor the plans success.
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Background and Instructions:
Theuse of DDT has been banned in the United States because of environmental damageand human health concerns. However, in malaria-plagued countries such asAfrica, the World Health Organization approves the use of DDT for indoorresidual house spraying. Read the following WHO's Position Statement, "The useof DDT in malaria vector control".
Linkto WHO Position Statement:
Takethe position that you work for the World Health Organization, and have beentasked with re-evaluating the current policies outlined in their PositionStatement. Using the instructions to guide you in your analysis, answer thefollowing questions. Feel free to use additional information and avenues ofinformation to critically analyze this policy.
YourArticle Critique assignment should be 3-4 pages in length. CSU requires thatstudents use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rulesfor formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to befollowed. For comprehensive information on APA formatting, you are encouragedto use the Research Database found in the CSU Online Library located in thecourse menu. Another helpful link titled "Writing Guide" is locatedin the myCSUStudent Portal, and will provide additional links to Internet sites whichoffer information on APA formatting, including examples and sample papers. Tosubmit your completed Article Critique, upload it using the "ArticleCritique" link in Unit IV.
Inrecent years, honeybee colonies have been experiencing "Colony CollapseDisorder" (CCD). Given the key role of honeybees in pollinating ouragricultural crops, it has become a serious issue. Many causes for the collapseof honeybee colonies are currently being investigated. The potential causesinclude viruses, parasites, urban sprawl, pesticides, and other environmentalpollutants. Examine the phenomenon of CCD from a toxicological standpoint byresearching three groups of chemicals that are being investigated as potentialcontributors to CCD: Antibiotics, miticides, and neonicotinoid pesticides.
Theassigned Case Study for this course deals with the phenomena of "ColonyCollapse Disorder" in honeybee populations, and should include the followingcomponents:
Writea 4-5 page analysis (double spaced, 12 pt. type) of the potential causes listedabove, and then discuss your opinion regarding which, if any, is the mostlikely cause. If you do not believe any of these chemicals are contributing toCCD, provide a brief discussion about what you believe to be the cause.Information resources can be gathered from the journals and articles availablein our CSU Library Databases. Be sure to provide both in-text references aswell as the full citations in APA format at the end of your analysis. Include acover page and brief abstract for your analysis (these pages are not to beincluded in the total 4-5 page requirement).
The Case Study assignmentmust follow APA style guidelines, therefore the APA rules for formatting,quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. Forcomprehensive information on APA formatting, you are encouraged to use theResearch Database found in the CSU Online Library located in the course menu.Another helpful link titled "Writing Guide" is located in the myCSU Student Portal,and will provide additional links to Internet sites which offer information onAPA formatting, including examples and sample papers
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