Identify and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of at least two options for improving business performance through BPR and associated technology needs

Required Assignment 2—BPR Case Study
For this assignment, you will create and present a case study based on the information gathered for your literature review developed for RA 1. You may also include any other resources that you consider relevant. Your case study should demonstrate the impact of information technology (IT) on business process reengineering (BPR) processes and illustrate the relationship between the two in international operations. Write a 10–12-page report that addresses the items listed under the Directions section.

Background:
A business process includes activities and tasks that cross functional or organizational boundaries. BPR is a structured approach to analyzing and improving fundamental activities such as manufacturing, marketing, communications, and other major elements. It is expected from the redesign of the business processes to foster sustained improvements in quality, cost, service, lead time, flexibility, and innovation. BPR delivers radical and incremental business improvements through the identification and removal of waste and inefficiency. IT is the most important factor to enable newly redesigned processes; however, BPR does not refer to automating poor processes.
Directions:

Revisit the literature you synthesized in RA 1, taking into account the feedback received from your instructor. Identify at least five other relevant articles that will help you develop your BPR recommendations.
Identify a company with international operations for which you will be developing your case study and the business process(es) in need of improvement.
Your case study should provide the context for BPR by discussing all of the following aspects of the business:

Facilities, location(s), and capacity (including corporate headquarters, satellite facilities, warehouses, etc.)
Business strategy
Types of products or services offered
Target markets
Supply chain characteristics

Analyze the business process(es) that need improvement. Refer to the following:

The place in the value chain and the importance to the organizational performance
Current operations and performance
Human resources
Current technology as it is related to the addressed business processes

Identify and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of at least two options for improving business performance through BPR and associated technology needs.

Recommend a technology for improving business performance based on your case analysis. Consider the human resource implications of your solution. Justify your recommendation.

Write a 10–12-page paper in Word format. Use at least five scholarly articles in addition to those used in RA 1 to complete your research. Your writing should be clear, concise, and organized; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of resources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Discuss the differences between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics and briefly describe the three main components of Business Analytics.

Conduct some independent research on Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA). Write a 1-2 page APA formatted paper with citations and references comparing BI and Business Analytics. Within your paper, Discuss the differences between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics and briefly describe the three main components of Business Analytics. Provide a table within your document comparing BI and BA.

Describe various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and discuss how this is different from the court system.

Discuss the roles of law and courts in today’s business environment.
Differentiate the federal court structure with your state’s court structure.
Discuss the concept of concurrent jurisdiction.
Explain how laws or regulations affect your present job or industry.
Describe various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and discuss how this is different from the court system.

Properly cite to at least three peer-reviewed references. “Peer-reviewed” documents are identified and defined in the Instructor Policies (Spiering, 2018, Researching Assignments). Specifically, “peer-reviewed” documents are those that require review, judgment, and approval by an independent panel of experts (scholarly or scientific peers) prior to publication. Since this is a business law course, published appellate court opinions and articles in professional business journals are peer-reviewed documents. Typically, the weekly electronic reserve readings are peer-reviewed documents. Characteristics of a scholarly, peer-reviewed article include (1) a formal format; (2) sources are cited with footnotes or a bibliography at the end of the article; and (3) authors are scholars and researchers in the field and are identified as such.
Use the Week 1 Grade Rubric, below, as a skeleton to all other weekly course assignments and also consider using it for future 300-400 level courses. Students interested in earning A grades for papers should pay particular attention to this suggestion. (All other weekly assignments contain similar grade rubrics. Please use them to fulfill assignment expectations and earn solid grades.)

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Reference :
Spiering, K. J. (2018). Instructor Policies. Retrieved from ETH/321 Classroom.

Describe how different environments impact a business.

This assignment allows you to demonstrate the following outcomes:
2. Examine the different environments in which businesses operate, to include social, technological, economic, legal, and market environments.
2.1 Describe how different environments impact a business.
2.2 List the characteristics of different environments as they relate to a business.
Instructions: The purpose of this assignment is to examine the different environments in which businesses operate. Read each set of instructions before completing the three exercises. Then, save all of your work to this template and submit it in Blackboard for grading.
Exercise 1: The table below contains cells where you can insert the elements for each type of environment: (a) the characteristics of the environment as it relates to the business and (b) a description about how the environment impacts the business. For Exercise 1, your answers should focus on the following type of business: a retail business with clothing and other apparel.
In your own words, complete the table below by inserting the appropriate elements.
Environment
List the characteristics of the environment as it relates to the business (at least three each)
Briefly describe how the environment impacts the business (at least four sentences each)
Social
1.
2.
3.
Technological
1.
2.
3.
Economic
1.
2.
3.
Legal
1.
2.
3.
Market
1.
2.
3.
Exercise 2: This exercise is similar to Exercise 1, however, your answers will now focus on a different type of business: an electronics manufacturing business.
In your own words, complete the table below by inserting the appropriate elements.
Environment
List the characteristics of the environment as it relates to the business (at least three each)
Briefly describe how the environment impacts the business (at least four sentences each)
Social
1.
2.
3.
Technological
1.
2.
3.
Economic
1.
2.
3.
Legal
1.
2.
3.
Market
1.
2.
3.
Exercise 3: The purpose of this exercise is for you to reflect upon your observations after completing the first two exercises. What did you notice about the different environments and how they impact a particular type of business? After completing this assignment, what could you, as a business manager or entrepreneur, take away and apply to a job? Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

Describe the major goal and responsibilities for each of the core components of business.

This assignment allows you to demonstrate the following outcomes:
1. Identify basic business concepts.
1.2 Describe the major goal and responsibilities for each of the core components of business.
1.3 List typical job titles and a cost associated with each of the core components of business.
Instructions: The purpose of this assignment is to describe the goals and responsibilities for each of the core components of business. Then, list the typical job titles and a cost associated with each component. The table below contains cells where you can insert each of these elements.
Describe the goals and the responsibilities with one or two sentences. Then, simply list the typical job titles in the appropriate cells. Each typical job title cell contains the minimum quantity of titles to include. Finally, list one type of cost associated with each component; you must use a different type of cost for each component (i.e., you can only use “salary” once).
In your own words, complete the table below. Then, save all of your work to this template and submit it in Blackboard for grading.
Core Component
Goal
Responsibilities
Typical Job Titles
One Type of Cost
Strategic Management
1.
2.
3.
Finance and Accounting
1.
2.
Human Resource Management
1.
2.
Marketing
1.
2.
3.
Sales
1.
2.
Operations Management
1.

Determine the implications and impact of various civil liberty laws in the workplace, such as hiring, promotion, discipline, discharge, and wage discrimination.

OverviewThis assignment will give you the opportunity to choose a case study, and then write about the ethical implications and the impact of the events that are described. Each case study includes a set of questions that you should answer. You can choose either Case Study 9.1: Unprofessional Conduct, or Case Study 8.4: Have Gun Will Travel.You will be graded on the following criteria:Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:Analyze the questions associated with your chosen case study and discuss them using concepts you learned in this course.Explain your rationale for each of your answers to your chosen case study.Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.Cite your textbook as a reference.Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Determine the considerations for and process of ethical business decision making to balance corporate and social responsibilities and address moral, economic, and legal concerns.Analyze selected business situations using the predominant ethical theories, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to guide ethical business decision making.Determine the implications and impact of various civil liberty laws in the workplace, such as hiring, promotion, discipline, discharge, and wage discrimination.Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics.Write clearly and concisely about business ethics using proper writing mechanics.Click here to view the grading rubric.Choose one (1) of the following case studies for Assignment 2:Case 9.1: Unprofessional Conduct?Located on page 342 of your textbookDo you believe the Board of Education violated her right to privacy? Were they justified in firing her? Explain two to three (2-3) major reasons why or why not.Was Pettit’s behavior unprofessional or immoral? Do you believe she was unfit to teach? Provide a rationale for your position.If teachers have good performance inside the classroom, should they also be held to a higher moral standard outside the classroom? Explain why or why not.Analyze five (5) behaviors you believe would show unprofessional or immoral conduct for a teacher.TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN with intellectual disabilities requires skill, patience, and devotion, and those who undertake this task are among the unsung heroes of our society. Their difficult and challenging work rarely brings the prestige or financial rewards it deserves. Mrs. Pettit was one of those dedicated teachers. Licensed to teach in California, she had been working with mentally challenged children for over thirteen years when her career came to an abrupt end. Throughout that career, her competence was never questioned, and the evaluations of her school principal were always positive.Teaching was not Pettit’s only interest, however. She and her husband viewed with favor various “nonconventional sexual lifestyles,” including “wife swapping.” Because so-called sexual liberation was a hot topic at the time, the Pettits were invited to discuss their ideas on two local television shows. Although they wore disguises, at least one fellow teacher recognized them and discussed Mrs. Pettit’s views with colleagues. A year later Pettit, then forty-eight years old, and her husband joined “The Swingers,” a private club in Los Angeles that sponsored parties intended to promote diverse sexual activities among its members. An undercover police officer, Sergeant Berk, visited one of those parties at a private residence. Amid a welter of sexual activity, he observed Mrs. Pettit perform fellatio on three different men in a one-hour period.Pettit was arrested and charged with oral copulation, which at the time contravened the California Penal Code (although now it does only if one of the parties is under eighteen). After a plea bargain was arranged, she pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor of outraging public decency and paid a fine. The school district renewed her teaching contract the next academic year, but two years later, disciplinary proceedings were initiated against her. The State Board of Education found no reason to complain about her services as a teacher, and it conceded that she was unlikely to repeat her sexual misconduct. But the Board revoked her elementary school life diploma—that is, her license to teach—on the ground that by engaging in immoral and unprofessional conduct at the party, she had demonstrated that she was unfit to teach.Pettit fought the loss of her license all the way to the California Supreme Court, which upheld the decision of the Board of Education.116 In an earlier case, the court had reversed the firing of a public school teacher for unspecified homosexual conduct, concluding that a teacher’s actions could not constitute “immoral or unprofessional conduct” or “moral turpitude” unless there was clear evidence of unfitness to teach. But Pettit’s case was different, the court hastened to explain.The conduct in the earlier case had not been criminal, oral copulation had not been involved, and the conduct had been private. Further, in that case the Board had acted with insufficient evidence of unfitness to teach; by contrast, three school administrators had testified that in their opinion, Pettit’s conduct proved her unfit to teach. These experts worried that she would inject her views of sexual morality into the classroom, and they doubted that she could act as a moral example to the children she taught. Yet teachers, the court reaffirmed, are supposed to serve as exemplars, and the Education Code makes it a statutory duty of teachers to “endeavor to impress upon the minds of the pupils the principles of morality … and to instruct them in manners and morals.”In a vigorous dissent, Justice Tobringer rejected the opinion of the majority, arguing that no evidence had established that Pettit was not fit to teach. The three experts didn’t consider her record; they couldn’t point to any past misconduct with students, nor did they suggest any reason to anticipate future problems. They simply assumed that the fact of her sexual acts at the “swingers” party itself demonstrated that she would be unable to set a proper example or to teach her pupils moral principles.Such an attitude is unrealistic, Tobringer argued, when studies show that 75 to 80 percent of the women of Pettit’s educational level and age range engage in oral copulation. The majority opinion “is blind to the reality of sexual behavior” and unrealistically assumes that “teachers in their private lives should exemplify Victorian principles of sexual morality.” Pettit’s actions were private and could not have affected her teaching ability. Had there not been clandestine surveillance of the party, the whole issue would never have arisen.

 

Evaluate the use and importance of technology in presenting business communication Submission Proposal

Subject Code and Name MGT502 Business Communication Assessment Assignment 2 – Proposal and Report Individual/Group Individual Length Proposal – 1000 words Report – 2000 words Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning outcomes: a) Demonstrate academic skills appropriate to the level of study b) Demonstrate research skills and referencing appropriate to the level of study c) Critically analyse texts and/or multi-modal material in a business context d) Identify and apply effective communication methods within a business and academic environment e) Evaluate the use and importance of technology in presenting business communication Submission Proposal

Evaluate the financial requirements and management of a small business.

Select a business idea which you would like to implement and complete this assignment. Note: You may use the same idea that you have used in discussion topics during Week 2 through Week 4.
Write a seven to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Propose the value proposition of the product or service the business will offer and explain the rationale.
Outline the competitive market and the industry in which the business will operate.
Determine at least two (2) strategies of each for protecting the following:

the branding
the logo
the product technology

Suggest methods to test the product idea for feasibility.
Suggest at least three (3) strategies to incentivize the founding management team.
Estimate the amount of cash needed to start the business. Provide a rationale to support your estimation.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze the business creation and start-up process.
Evaluate the financial requirements and management of a small business.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in entrepreneurship feasibility and analysis.
Write clearly and concisely about entrepreneurship feasibility and analysis using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

What types of company policies, procedures, and actions should businesses employ to avoid harassment of their employees?

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Inappropriate Behavior
Marwan has worked at Studio Five Theme Park as a character actor portraying a swash-buckling pirate. He does not have an employment contract. He loves his job because of his seniority with the company and all the attention he receives from the guests in the park. Unknown to anyone, his prosthetic leg has no noticeable impact on Marwan’s success in this position.
Marwan has become an accomplished flirt with all this attention, and now goes to the extent of placing his hands on the female guests’ behinds when posing for pictures. The women he has encountered so far have not complained, didn’t seem to mind, or they were taken by such surprise they were not sure how to respond.
One day, Marwan grabbed the breast of one of his fellow female actors who had been recently hired. When she threatened to report him, Marwan told her that he could get her fired if she did not go on a date with him. The fellow employee reported the incident anyway and Marwan was terminated immediately. Marwan contends that he was terminated as a result of physical disability.
Directions:
Research employment law related to hiring/firing and discrimination, using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Based on the facts of the case and research, write an analytical paper. In the paper, respond to the following questions:

What civil rights laws may prohibit Marwan’s conduct with his fellow co-worker? Do those laws apply to his conduct toward the park guest? Explain both answers.
Did Marwan commit sexual harassment? If so, what type? Explain your answers and the terms you use.
What is the legal nature of Marwan’s employment? Explain your answers and the terms you use.
What actions and steps should Studio Five take against Marwan? Explain what actions you considered and why you either recommend them or reject them.
Discuss Marwan’s allegation that he is being discriminated against based on his disability and what response Studio Five may have to that allegation. What would each of them have to prove in court?
If the female employee sues Studio Five Theme Park, what defenses can Studio Five use? Are they liable for Marwan’s conduct even if they were unaware of and did not approve of Marwan’s actions? Explain your answers and the terms you use.
If Marwan was a member of a union that had a collective bargaining agreement with Studio Five, would that change any of your previous answers? If so, why?
What types of company policies, procedures, and actions should businesses employ to avoid harassment of their employees?

Write a ten-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.
Submit your assignment to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

In your opinion, what percentage of an organization’s efforts (time, money, manpower, etc.) should be used toward developing socially responsible policies and practices? Explain.

Social responsibility means that individuals and companies have a duty to act in the best interests of their environments and society. Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winner in economics, argued that businesses should focus on increased profits to best fulfill their social responsibilities to society. Howard Shultz argued that profit is essential to a business’s well-being and continued existence, but profit should not entirely define the business’s purpose. In the book Pour Your Heart Into It, Shultz describes how Starbucks forfeited a $5 million savings each year by not switching to polystyrene cups because the cups were impractical to recycle.
Directions:
Please respond to all the following items in your initial post by Sunday. In addition, engage with your classmates by making comments and/or asking questions that build upon your peer’s posts.

Beyond making a profit, what responsibilities do businesses have toward a society in general?
How would you justify Starbucks decision to not save money in the case of the polystyrene cups?
In your opinion, what percentage of an organization’s efforts (time, money, manpower, etc.) should be used toward developing socially responsible policies and practices? Explain.

Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
Click here to see your discussion rubric.