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Watch the movie Moneyball. Q1) In the movie, Peter Brand claims that baseball t

Watch the movie Moneyball.
Q1) In the movie, Peter Brand claims that baseball teams in the past have wrongly defined their
goals as “buying players.” According to Peter Brand in the movie, what should be the true goal of a
baseball team? Why? (Hint: Watch the scene where Billy Beane and Peter Brand discuss this point
at the parking lot.) (10 points) 
Q2) Now, identify the HR needs (KSAs, behaviors, culture, etc.) of a baseball team that is (are)
required to achieve the goal that you have answered in Q1. More specifically, identify the
behavior(s) that are required from baseball players for a baseball team to achieve the goal that
you have answered in Q1. How can this help baseball teams to achieve the goal that you have
answered in Q1? (10 points) 
Q3) In the movie, how did the Oakland A’s achieve the vertical fit of HRM? In other words, what
are some specific examples of HRM practices that the A’s have implemented to fulfill the HR needs
that you have identified in Q2? (Hint: Watch the scene where Billy Beane and the scouts discuss
which players to recruit with Peter Brand being present in the meeting room. Also, watch the
scenes where Billy Beane and Peter Brand instruct the players what to do during the games.) (15
points) 
Q4) In the movie, how did the Oakland A’s achieve the horizontal fit of HRM? In other words, what
are some specific examples of an HRM practice that you have answered in Q3 being compatible
with another HRM practice? For example, due to the budget constraint that the team was facing,
the pay level for the players of the Oakland A’s had to be low. So, the team could not just recruit
any players that can fulfill the HR needs that you have identified in Q2. The team had to recruit in
a way that was “compatible” with the low pay policy. What were some specific examples of this?
(15 points) 
Q5) What would be a similar situation that organizations face in a more generalized business
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setting? And how can organizations better respond to this situation by applying what you have
learned from the movie (with a focus on the strategic fit of HRM)? (10 points)
   
Important Notes 
1. Try not to write your answers as one long essay. Write five answers to the five questions with clearly
distinguishing the sections in between.     

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Watch the movie Moneyball. Q1) In the movie, Peter Brand claims that baseball t

Watch the movie Moneyball.
Q1) In the movie, Peter Brand claims that baseball teams in the past have wrongly defined their
goals as “buying players.” According to Peter Brand in the movie, what should be the true goal of a
baseball team? Why? (Hint: Watch the scene where Billy Beane and Peter Brand discuss this point
at the parking lot.) (10 points) 
Q2) Now, identify the HR needs (KSAs, behaviors, culture, etc.) of a baseball team that is (are)
required to achieve the goal that you have answered in Q1. More specifically, identify the
behavior(s) that are required from baseball players for a baseball team to achieve the goal that
you have answered in Q1. How can this help baseball teams to achieve the goal that you have
answered in Q1? (10 points) 
Q3) In the movie, how did the Oakland A’s achieve the vertical fit of HRM? In other words, what
are some specific examples of HRM practices that the A’s have implemented to fulfill the HR needs
that you have identified in Q2? (Hint: Watch the scene where Billy Beane and the scouts discuss
which players to recruit with Peter Brand being present in the meeting room. Also, watch the
scenes where Billy Beane and Peter Brand instruct the players what to do during the games.) (15
points) 
Q4) In the movie, how did the Oakland A’s achieve the horizontal fit of HRM? In other words, what
are some specific examples of an HRM practice that you have answered in Q3 being compatible
with another HRM practice? For example, due to the budget constraint that the team was facing,
the pay level for the players of the Oakland A’s had to be low. So, the team could not just recruit
any players that can fulfill the HR needs that you have identified in Q2. The team had to recruit in
a way that was “compatible” with the low pay policy. What were some specific examples of this?
(15 points) 
Q5) What would be a similar situation that organizations face in a more generalized business
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2
setting? And how can organizations better respond to this situation by applying what you have
learned from the movie (with a focus on the strategic fit of HRM)? (10 points)
   
Important Notes 
1. Try not to write your answers as one long essay. Write five answers to the five questions with clearly
distinguishing the sections in between.     

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1. Identify how changes in the external environment may affect the Operations Ma

1. Identify how changes in the external environment may affect the Operations Management (OM) strategy for a company. For example, what impact are the following factors likely to have on OM strategy?
a.        The occurrence of a major storm or hurricane.
b.        Terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.
c.        The change of government in the US
d.        Trade Legislation such as WTO and NAFTA and changes in tariffs and quotas.
e.        The rapid rate at which the cost of health insurance is increasing.
f.        The Internet.
g.        The corona virus pandemic

2. Operations managers are called upon to support the organization’s strategy. OM does this with some combination of one of three strategies. What are these three strategies and how does it help organizations achieve a competitive advantage?
3. How do services differ from goods? Identify five ways.
4. Identify the three productivity variables used in the book.
5. Frank has a part-time “cottage industry” producing seasonal plywood yard ornaments for resale at local craft fairs and bazaars. He currently works 4 hours per day to produce 8 ornaments.
      a. What is his productivity?
        b. He thinks that by redesigning the ornaments and switching from use of a wood glue to a hot-glue gun he can increase his total production to 25 ornaments per day. What is his new productivity?
      c. What is his percentage increase in productivity?

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Instructions Much has been written on the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.  Mo

Instructions
Much has been written on the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.  Most of the articles center around the unique leadership style which asks that employees make a difference in the life of customers they interact with. Google this company. If you are struggling with what to say in your paper, think about the following questions. If you talk about them you are in the ballpark. You are not limited to just these questions.
What do others have to say about the culture of the place? Can you cite ideas in the development of Management over the last 150 years that are reflected in the actions of employees of Pike Place?  How are the espoused values of the company evident in the actions of the employees? Why would you want, or not want to work in the the presence of such a strong culture?  Forget that you have to handle fish all day. Yuck! Leave that out. Google is a good place for you to find opinions. Other search engines are fine as well.
Upload the equivalent of a 4-page paper, double-spaced, in the box below.
Absolutely proofread your work.
This class is for Principles of management.

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Create a 350- to 700-word outline that conveys the information in the following

Create a 350- to 700-word outline that conveys the information in the following format:
Demographics
What are the current demographics? (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, etc.)
What was a recent change?
How did the company handle it?
Was the change handled ethically? If not, how should they have handled it? If it was, what stands out as something to emulate in your future business endeavors?
Technology
How does the company utilize technology in day-to-day business?
What types of technology are used?
How does a change of technology affect the organization?
Cite all sources.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines. Utilize the Center for Writing Excellence and the Reference and Citation Generator for assistance with APA style formatting.

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Instructions Much has been written on the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.  Mo

Instructions
Much has been written on the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.  Most of the articles center around the unique leadership style which asks that employees make a difference in the life of customers they interact with. Google this company. If you are struggling with what to say in your paper, think about the following questions. If you talk about them you are in the ballpark. You are not limited to just these questions.
What do others have to say about the culture of the place? Can you cite ideas in the development of Management over the last 150 years that are reflected in the actions of employees of Pike Place?  How are the espoused values of the company evident in the actions of the employees? Why would you want, or not want to work in the the presence of such a strong culture?  Forget that you have to handle fish all day. Yuck! Leave that out. Google is a good place for you to find opinions. Other search engines are fine as well.
Upload the equivalent of a 4-page paper, double-spaced, in the box below.
Absolutely proofread your work.
This class is for Principles of management.

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Create a 350- to 700-word outline that conveys the information in the following

Create a 350- to 700-word outline that conveys the information in the following format:
Demographics
What are the current demographics? (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, etc.)
What was a recent change?
How did the company handle it?
Was the change handled ethically? If not, how should they have handled it? If it was, what stands out as something to emulate in your future business endeavors?
Technology
How does the company utilize technology in day-to-day business?
What types of technology are used?
How does a change of technology affect the organization?
Cite all sources.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines. Utilize the Center for Writing Excellence and the Reference and Citation Generator for assistance with APA style formatting.

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Respond to the following prompt in a minimum of 175 words: Considering the force

Respond to the following prompt in a minimum of 175 words:
Considering the forces in the global environment, what might some of the implications of demographic forces be for the industry you work in?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of technological change?
How can information technology lead to beneficial changes within the workplace?

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Please write a summary of this article by reading this link https://www.google.c

Please write a summary of this article by reading this link https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/16/wisconsin-dentist-guilty-damaging-patients-teeth-boost-profits

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1. Identify how changes in the external environment may affect the Operations Ma

1. Identify how changes in the external environment may affect the Operations Management (OM) strategy for a company. For example, what impact are the following factors likely to have on OM strategy?
a.        The occurrence of a major storm or hurricane.
b.        Terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.
c.        The change of government in the US
d.        Trade Legislation such as WTO and NAFTA and changes in tariffs and quotas.
e.        The rapid rate at which the cost of health insurance is increasing.
f.        The Internet.
g.        The corona virus pandemic

2. Operations managers are called upon to support the organization’s strategy. OM does this with some combination of one of three strategies. What are these three strategies and how does it help organizations achieve a competitive advantage?
3. How do services differ from goods? Identify five ways.
4. Identify the three productivity variables used in the book.
5. Frank has a part-time “cottage industry” producing seasonal plywood yard ornaments for resale at local craft fairs and bazaars. He currently works 4 hours per day to produce 8 ornaments.
      a. What is his productivity?
        b. He thinks that by redesigning the ornaments and switching from use of a wood glue to a hot-glue gun he can increase his total production to 25 ornaments per day. What is his new productivity?
      c. What is his percentage increase in productivity?