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For this Case Assignment, you will develop a project management plan based on th

For this Case Assignment, you will develop a project management plan based on the company you selected to create in Module 1. (Bookstore is the company created)
The basic processes of project planning are typically:
Identify the goal of the project.
Map out the scope.
Develop an outline or plan.
Share this initial idea with your team.
Finalize your plan.
Use a Gantt chart to keep things organized.
Distribute your project management plan.
Hold a project postmortem.
However, for this assignment, the project management plan for your chosen business will contain steps 1‑3 (in bold above). Follow those three steps as discussed in:
Ciccarelli, D. (n.d.). How to create a project management plan (step by step). https://www.goskills.com/Project-Management/Resources/How-to-create-a-project-management-plan
Conduct research of your own in these areas and provide some details that you think are appropriate for these sections of your project management plan. There are many examples of project management plans online, so you can use one as an example to follow.
Keys to the Assignment
Your paper should be 4-5 pages long (not including title and reference pages).
Use at least 2 peer-reviewed academic resources from the Trident Online Library about concepts covered in this assignment.
Explain your content using terminology and concepts introduced in this module.
Cite all sources and provide a reference list using APA format.
Submit your paper to the dropbox by the due date for this module.
For instruction on writing papers, citing sources, proper referencing, and so forth, use Trident University’s Introduction to APA-7th Edition.

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Developing Your Human Relations Skills Interpersonal Relations Case 15.1 The One

Developing Your Human Relations Skills
Interpersonal Relations Case 15.1
The One-Cent Ethical Dilemma
Rajah majored in business administration and marketing at college, and looked forward to a career in retail management. While attending community college, he worked an average of 30 hours per week at retail stores, thereby taking him an additional year and one half to attain his degree. Still only 23 years old, Rajah received a job offer as the manager of a branch of a discount general store. He thought this would be a fine opportunity to begin his career in retail management. Although the store was referred to as a dollar store, the prices of individual merchandise ran as high as $30.
About three months into the job, his regional manager Lauren explained that cashiers were from here on not to give customers back change of only one cent. For example, if a customer’s bill were $2.99 and he gave the cashier a $5.00 bill, the cashier was supposed to give the customer change of $2.00 and smile at the same time. Yet if the customer demanded the penny in change, the cashier should grant the request.
Rajah asked Lauren, “Why should our store do something that nasty? It’s like stealing pennies from customers.” Lauren replied, “We have approximately 1,200 stores across the country, and all our stores are busy. Few customers care about one penny, but if we add up all those pennies, the company’s profit for the years has a nice bump up.”
Rajah was not happy with the new policy, but agreed to go ahead and encourage his cashiers to withhold the penny change unless a customer objected. Yet after a week, this new policy began to disturb Rajah. He felt he was forcing his cashiers into unethical if not illegal behavior. He did not want to lose his job by complaining about or not complying with company policy.
Case Questions:
What actions do you recommend Rajah take about his concerns with respect to the new one-cent-in-change policy?
Explain whether you think Rajah should blow the whistle on his employer.
What is your opinion of the ethics of the new policy about withholding one-cent-in-change?
Is there a need for ethics training? If so, why?
How often should ethics training take place? Why?
By having ethics training, what can the employer and employees learn?
What actions do you recommend Rajah take about his concerns with respect to the new one-cent-in-change policy?
Explain whether you think Rajah should blow the whistle on his employer?
What is your opinion of the ethics of the new policy about withholding one-cent in change?
Your case study must be a minimum of two, but no more than three pages, excluding any title or reference pages. All sources used must have citations and references formatted in APA style. APA formatting is otherwise not required.

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For this assignment, utilize the CSU Online Library to search for and select an

For this assignment, utilize the CSU Online Library to search for and select an article that discusses the differences between the generations within the workplace and how to develop interpersonal skills for better employee involvement and interaction with fellow employees. The article you select must come from a scholarly journal and be no more than 5 years old.
Complete the article review by showing your understanding of the article’s contents by addressing the questions and directives below. Your paper should be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages. The following are questions and directives to be used in completing the review:
What is the author’s main point?
Who is the author’s intended audience?
Identify and address the differences in the interpersonal skills from the generational differences and how they might be overcome.
Be sure to apply the proper APA format for all citations and references.

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For this Case Assignment, you will develop a project management plan based on th

For this Case Assignment, you will develop a project management plan based on the company you selected to create in Module 1. (Bookstore is the company created)
The basic processes of project planning are typically:
Identify the goal of the project.
Map out the scope.
Develop an outline or plan.
Share this initial idea with your team.
Finalize your plan.
Use a Gantt chart to keep things organized.
Distribute your project management plan.
Hold a project postmortem.
However, for this assignment, the project management plan for your chosen business will contain steps 1‑3 (in bold above). Follow those three steps as discussed in:
Ciccarelli, D. (n.d.). How to create a project management plan (step by step). https://www.goskills.com/Project-Management/Resources/How-to-create-a-project-management-plan
Conduct research of your own in these areas and provide some details that you think are appropriate for these sections of your project management plan. There are many examples of project management plans online, so you can use one as an example to follow.
Keys to the Assignment
Your paper should be 4-5 pages long (not including title and reference pages).
Use at least 2 peer-reviewed academic resources from the Trident Online Library about concepts covered in this assignment.
Explain your content using terminology and concepts introduced in this module.
Cite all sources and provide a reference list using APA format.
Submit your paper to the dropbox by the due date for this module.
For instruction on writing papers, citing sources, proper referencing, and so forth, use Trident University’s Introduction to APA-7th Edition.

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Developing Your Human Relations Skills Interpersonal Relations Case 15.1 The One

Developing Your Human Relations Skills
Interpersonal Relations Case 15.1
The One-Cent Ethical Dilemma
Rajah majored in business administration and marketing at college, and looked forward to a career in retail management. While attending community college, he worked an average of 30 hours per week at retail stores, thereby taking him an additional year and one half to attain his degree. Still only 23 years old, Rajah received a job offer as the manager of a branch of a discount general store. He thought this would be a fine opportunity to begin his career in retail management. Although the store was referred to as a dollar store, the prices of individual merchandise ran as high as $30.
About three months into the job, his regional manager Lauren explained that cashiers were from here on not to give customers back change of only one cent. For example, if a customer’s bill were $2.99 and he gave the cashier a $5.00 bill, the cashier was supposed to give the customer change of $2.00 and smile at the same time. Yet if the customer demanded the penny in change, the cashier should grant the request.
Rajah asked Lauren, “Why should our store do something that nasty? It’s like stealing pennies from customers.” Lauren replied, “We have approximately 1,200 stores across the country, and all our stores are busy. Few customers care about one penny, but if we add up all those pennies, the company’s profit for the years has a nice bump up.”
Rajah was not happy with the new policy, but agreed to go ahead and encourage his cashiers to withhold the penny change unless a customer objected. Yet after a week, this new policy began to disturb Rajah. He felt he was forcing his cashiers into unethical if not illegal behavior. He did not want to lose his job by complaining about or not complying with company policy.
Case Questions:
What actions do you recommend Rajah take about his concerns with respect to the new one-cent-in-change policy?
Explain whether you think Rajah should blow the whistle on his employer.
What is your opinion of the ethics of the new policy about withholding one-cent-in-change?
Is there a need for ethics training? If so, why?
How often should ethics training take place? Why?
By having ethics training, what can the employer and employees learn?
What actions do you recommend Rajah take about his concerns with respect to the new one-cent-in-change policy?
Explain whether you think Rajah should blow the whistle on his employer?
What is your opinion of the ethics of the new policy about withholding one-cent in change?
Your case study must be a minimum of two, but no more than three pages, excluding any title or reference pages. All sources used must have citations and references formatted in APA style. APA formatting is otherwise not required.

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For this assignment, utilize the CSU Online Library to search for and select an

For this assignment, utilize the CSU Online Library to search for and select an article that discusses the differences between the generations within the workplace and how to develop interpersonal skills for better employee involvement and interaction with fellow employees. The article you select must come from a scholarly journal and be no more than 5 years old.
Complete the article review by showing your understanding of the article’s contents by addressing the questions and directives below. Your paper should be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages. The following are questions and directives to be used in completing the review:
What is the author’s main point?
Who is the author’s intended audience?
Identify and address the differences in the interpersonal skills from the generational differences and how they might be overcome.
Be sure to apply the proper APA format for all citations and references.

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Group of ProfessionalsAn often-heard phrase in business is that a company’s empl

Group of ProfessionalsAn often-heard phrase in business is that a company’s employees are its most important asset. However, where in the financial statements do we account for this value? Employees are accounted for in terms of the cost of salaries and benefits. Even the financial ratios mentioned in the background materials measure mostly costs.
Does labeling employees as human resources make them more of an investment in the future rather than a current cost? Are employees an asset or expense? How do you define the value of a company’s employees? What about the ethics of treating employees, who are, after all, responsible moral human beings, as costs? Does placing a value on human capital promote or demean human dignity?
RESPOND- We have all probably experienced a situation where we questioned whether our value as employees even existed. Is the work I’m submitting really being accepted as meaningful? We have all probably heard a leader say something like, “You are the most valuable asset to the team,” or something similar. I can speak from 15 years of military service in a variety of jobs when I say that I have heard this and, as a leader, that I have said it myself, but are employees truly an asset, or is the rhetoric that is being spread to the public just smoke?
Employees are unquestionably the foundation of any business. Without the staff, the business would fail. It would disintegrate not just because the worker bee is not completing the work, but also because they leave behind the information, skills, and experience they have acquired. A team member with years of knowledge and experience in the organization is invaluable to lose, yet it is simple to replace a part and continue.
A company makes an investment in both the employee and the firm when it recruits a new employee. A business will spend about $2000 training each new employee they bring on (Taylor, 2018). However, it excludes the additional expenses related to training. As with any training, the business will require personnel to train the learners, training tools and materials, and dedicated training time away from the activity at hand (Taylor, 2018). Thus, it is crucial for a business to pay attention to its workforce and make investments in their satisfaction. Promoting and retaining employees from within the company is one of the most cost-effective methods to stop this, but how do businesses achieve that? Companies can achieve this by treating their teams like assets rather than as costs. An organization can influence the work ethic of its team by taking the time to get to know each member personally.
In the end, contented workers are more imaginative and productive (Johnson, 2022). We achieve this by being open and honest with our staff, allowing them to advance and grow within the business, and recognizing and rewarding their efforts when they succeed (Johnson, 2022). These are just a few instances of how a firm can save money by keeping its current employees and how it can consider its workforce as an advantage rather than a cost.
Reference
Johnson, S. (2022). 12 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise. Retrieved: https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6084-employee-happiness-without-raise.html
Taylor, T. C. (2018). The Costs of Training New Employees, Including Hidden Expenses. Retrieved: https://www.adp.com/spark/articles/2018/10/the-costs-of-training-new-employees-including-hidden-expenses.aspx
RESPOND- Employees in a business are an investment in the future. Adam Smith outlines this idea in his book Wealth of Nations when he says, “The improved dexterity of a workman may be considered in the same light as a machine or instrument of trade which facilitates and abridges labour, and which, though it costs a certain expense, repays that expense with a profit” (Smith, 1954). Smith likens workers to operating equipment in that they are investments that will pay off over time. Expanding upon Smith’s ideas about workers being considered in the same light as equipment, workers can also be considered assets to a company.
The assembled workforce of a company is its human capital; measuring this capital requires integration of values from all aspects of a company (e.g., accounting, HR, management, etc.) (Merriman, 2018). Harkening back to Smith’s quote, workers should be valued by a number of factors much in the same way as operating equipment. Does the employee or equipment do their or its job well? Are they/is it meeting your explicit expectations regarding quality and efficiency of work? Will further training/upgrades and maintenance improve their or its performance? Do they/does it work well with other people or machines in the workplace? These comparable and integrated performance measures further liken employees to necessary operating equipment as investments and assets.
It may seem silly to be comparing human workers to operating equipment, but in many of the ways previously discussed, these two assets are the same when it comes to a company’s bottom line. However, this does not demean the worker in any way. In the same way operating equipment must be maintained and upgraded to sustain and increase production, workers must be taken care of by employers in terms of company climate, salary and benefits, and further training. If employers value the maximum output from their equipment operations, they should place the same value on the productivity and well-being of their employees.
References:
Merriman, K. K. (2018). Workers as an Asset vs. Cost. In Valuation of human capital: Quantifying the importance of an assembled workforce (pp. 7–7). essay, Palgrave Macmillan.
Smith, A. (1954). Of Money considered as a particular Branch of the general Stock of the Society or of the Expense of maintaining the National Capitol. In The Wealth of Nations (Vol. 1, pp. 247–247). essay, Dent; Dutton.

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The paper will identify the following for Tyson Foods: Main leadership styles or

The paper will identify the following for Tyson Foods:
Main leadership styles or theories
Organizational Culture
Major Organizational Changes
Ethical issues

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The paper will identify the following for Tyson Foods: Main leadership styles or

The paper will identify the following for Tyson Foods:
Main leadership styles or theories
Organizational Culture
Major Organizational Changes
Ethical issues

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Working with the company you chose to create in the Module 1 Case assignment, de

Working with the company you chose to create in the Module 1 Case assignment, develop a marketing plan for your first product. (Starting a Book store was the company)
The marketing plan discussed here is the same process used by Fortune 500 companies, but even if your goal isn’t to become an Apple or an AT&T, you can still market like one. The beauty of a marketing plan is that it’s completely customizable and based on your unique characteristics.
Prepare a Marketing Plan of 5-6 pages (at least 5 full pages) that covers the eight topics of your Marketing Plan. The page count does not include the cover or reference list pages. Your marketing plan will address the following eight sections, but you may have to be creative with some sections of your plan, such as financials:
Executive Summary (1-2 pages; do not begin the next section on the same page as the Executive Summary.)
Situation Analysis (begin a new page)
Marketing Opportunity
Marketing Objectives
Marketing Strategies
Marketing Implementation
Financials
Performance Evaluation and Contingency Plans
A marketing plan is a formal business document that is used as a blueprint or guide for how a company will achieve its marketing goals. A marketing plan differs from a business plan in that it focuses more on market research, attracting customers, and marketing strategies, whereas the business plan covers much more than that and which you will complete in Module 4.
Marketing plans are important tools because they act as roadmaps for everyone involved in an enterprise. Writing a marketing plan forces you to specify goals and develop strategies to reach them, and encourages you to research markets and competition. A strong marketing plan encourages entrepreneurs to think deeply about their business and profit potential, helping them make better business and marketing decisions.
Keep in mind that normally the various parts of a plan do not need to be written in a certain order. Plans should also be seen as flexible guides rather than absolute rules; however, in this assignment you have to follow the assignment directions. Table 8.8 (Laverty & Little, 2020) provides the standard components of a marketing plan.
Sample Marketing Plan Sample (Table 8.8)
A marketing plan is a formal business document that is used as a blueprint or guide for how a company will achieve its marketing goals. A marketing plan differs from a business plan in that it focuses more on market research, attracting customers, and marketing strategies, whereas the business plan covers much more than that and which you will complete in Module 4.
Marketing plans are important tools because they act as roadmaps for everyone involved in an enterprise. Writing a marketing plan forces you to specify goals and develop strategies to reach them, and encourages you to research markets and competition. A strong marketing plan encourages entrepreneurs to think deeply about their business and profit potential, helping them make better business and marketing decisions.
Keep in mind that normally the various parts of a plan do not need to be written in a certain order. Plans should also be seen as flexible guides rather than absolute rules; however, in this assignment you have to follow the assignment directions. Table 8.8 (Laverty & Little, 2020) provides the standard components of a marketing plan.
Sample Marketing Plan Sample (Table 8.8)
Marketing Plan Section Description and Purpose
Executive Summary This is a brief summary of each section of the Marketing Plan. Begin the Plan with a description of your company and its first product this Marketing Plan is for.
Situation Analysis Overviews internal and external environments related to the business and product; internal environments include company background and mission; external environments can include market needs, competition, market research, and an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT)
Marketing Opportunity
(Unmet Need,
Proposed Solution,
Value Proposition) Validates the market opportunity being exploited by the business and articulates the potential gain for stakeholders
Marketing Objectives Specifies market share, distribution channels, inventory, and pricing
Marketing Strategies Explains target market (Who are your ideal customers and why do they need your product?), projected positioning, and strategies as they relate to the marketing mix (4Ps)
Marketing Implementation Activities, responsibilities, and timetable for completion
Financials Discloses sales estimates, projected budgets, and financials that will help readers understand the present and future economic condition of the company
Performance Evaluation Describes procedures for measuring results, monitoring goals, and adapting the plan as needed (contingency plans)