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Scenario C: SonicStar Inc. requires its job applicants to take a test that measures their vocabulary...

Scenario C: SonicStar Inc. requires its job applicants to take a test that measures their vocabulary and numerical skills. In addition to the written test, for specific jobs the company also requires its applicants to perform a sample of the job. Before implementing the tests, the management analyzes how well the test actually correlates and predicts job performance. When SonicStar Inc. needed to downsize, the company helped employees who were laid off to get placed in other organizations, and immediate supervisors talked to the employees about the reasons for their dismissal. When SonicStar Inc. needed to downsize, the dismissed employees' immediate supervisors discussed the need for downsizing with them. This is an example of a(n) ________.

   

situational interview

   

termination interview

   

behavioral description interview

   

expatriation

   

outplacement

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5. Which category of inventory holding costs would be much higher than average for rapidly changing...

5. Which category of inventory holding costs would be much higher than average for rapidly changing industries such as pesonal computers and cell phones?

a Obsolescence

b. Warehouse Leasing

c. Labor handling

 

6. High stock-out costs relative to holding costs should lead to recommendations for larger orders

a. Yes b. No

 

7. I dhe oruantity (ize) doubles, what happensto the mumber of onders placed per year? (hint: # of orders)T-Demand EOQ)

a. Declines by more than 50%

b, Declines by 50%

c. Increases by 50%

d. Does not change .

 

8. Instead of following the EOQ prescription of 150 pieces/order, a company orders 200 pieces at a time. This action would typically result in:

a. Higher total ordering cost, but lower total holding cost

b. Lower total ordering cost, but higher total holding cost

c. Lower total ordering cost and lower total holding cost

d. Higher total ordering cost and higher total holding cost

 

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Which of the following statements about process efficiency is FALSE? A process is efficient if it...

Which of the following statements about process efficiency is FALSE?
  • A process is efficient if it is able to achieve a high flow rate with few resources.
  • Cost of direct labor goes up if flow rate goes up 
  • Revenue goes up if flow rate goes up
  • Cycle time goes up if flow rate goes down.

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An attacker has obtained the user ID and password of a data center's backup operator and...

An attacker has obtained the user ID and password of a data center's backup operator and has gained access to a production system. Which of the following would be the attacker's NEXT action?

A.Perform a passive reconnaissance of the network.

B.Initiate a confidential data exfiltration process

C.Look for known vulnerabilities to escalate privileges

D.Create an alternate user ID to maintain persistent access

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In a push strategy, the focus is on ________. Select one: a. end users b. members...

In a push strategy, the focus is on ________.

Select one:

a. end users

b. members of the channel who are targeted for promotion

c. stimulating demand for an offering directly from the end user

d. members who typically rely on advertising

e. end users who drive the distribution of the new product

In the context of online advertising decisions, ________ are visually appealing, full-page ads that are delivered before the viewer is directed to the intended web page.

Select one:

a. search engines

b. search ads

c. banner ads

d. microsites

e. interstitials

A plan for initiating a viral marketing campaign to specific customers is called a(n) ________.

Select one:

a. viral marketing strategy

b. diffusion process

c. seeding strategy

d. dark web

e. PR campaign

A unique feature of Snapchat is that shared information is ________.

Select one:

a. unique

b. not brand related

c. temporary

d. popular with older consumers

e. networked

________, one of the seven dimensions used by researchers to define a website interface, is a site's ability to enable transactions.

Select one:

a. Connections

b. Commerce

c. Content

d. Communication

e. Community

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A security analyst is interested in setting up an IDS to monitor the company network. The...

A security analyst is interested in setting up an IDS to monitor the company network. The analyst has been told there can be no network downtime to implement the solution, but the IDS must capture all of the network traffic. Which of the following should be used for the IDS implementation?

A. Network tap

B. Honeypot

C. Aggregation

D. Port mirror

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Reply to the discussion posts in your own words: Discussion 1 1) Are these concepts related...

Reply to the discussion posts in your own words:

Discussion 1

1) Are these concepts related in any way? How?

I believe they are. Strategy evaluation analyses the current state of the organization through information that has been collected regarding performance. With sharpening the saw, it too is about evaluating, and then taking that information and using it to renew ourselves in order to maintain balance in our lives. Both of these concepts have a focus on evaluation and then improving from the conclusions we come to.

2) How do you see the personal activity of "Sharpening the Saw" correlating or integrating at a personal level with the strategy evaluation stage?

I can see the personal activity of sharpening the saw correlating at a personal level with the strategy evaluation stage because depending on your own level of self renewal at the time, you may be at the strategy evaluation stage of sharpening the saw to determine if the efforts you have done thus far are effective or if you need to change something based on the way you feel. You may have gotten through the strategy evaluation stage and determined that you have worked on your mental dimension and are satisfied but you have neglected the physical dimension and need to improve. By integrating the strategy evaluation stage with the habit of sharpening the saw, you can continue to evaluate the strategy to determine if it was effective or if you have neglected a dimension and must go back and address it.

3) We believe that the evaluation stage is a critical stage in the strategic management process. Why do you think Habit 7 is critical to your personal and professional success as an individual?

I think habit 7, sharpening the saw, is highly critical for personal and professional success as an individual because we cannot perform or think clearly at our best if physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially/emotionally we are not in our best mindset. Once we can be satisfied with these four dimensions is when we can perform at our best. We have to take care of ourselves first or eventually, it will begin to show in the work we produce, our communication with others and our involvement at the office and with coworkers.

Discussion 2

1) Are these concepts related in any way? How?

In my opinion, I do feel that the two concepts are related. Strategy evaluation is an important tool with evaluating how a business has performed while "sharpening the saw" involves improving performance of the most important asset which is you. They both focus on reflecting and brainstorming on how to make either a business or an individual better in some type of way. Finding a balance in every aspect of a business or a person's life is important because it helps with stability and assists with building a more positive reputation.

2) How do you see the personal activity of "Sharpening the Saw" correlating or integrating at a personal level with the strategy evaluation stage?

The personal activity of sharpening the saw focuses on four areas of a person's life which are physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. These all can correlate at a personal level with the strategy evaluation stage because after reevaluating how things are in each area, an individual can strategize on how to improve each. Depending on the type of schedule a person has and where they are in life, these areas will constantly evolve and will always need to be reevaluated. Therefore, in a sense, strategy evaluation will always be necessary. It is a part of life. The way I look at it, the outcome of being consistent with these concepts is success.

3) We believe that the evaluation stage is a critical stage in the strategic management process. Why do you think Habit 7 is critical to your personal and professional success as an individual?

I think Habit 7 is critical to my personal success because I am constantly battling personal issues which is normal but finding the balance is what keeps my engine running. I pride myself on being happy with my relationships with the people I have in my life and being healthy so that I can be of value to others. I like to fill my agenda with productive things so I constantly work on my inner self to be able to execute these personal goals successfully. I feel the same way for my professional success. I set out a lot of goals for myself and strive to always achieve them. With this being said, I always have in the back of my mind that elevating takes proper planning and reflecting afterwards.

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  Which type of technology has been proven to work, but they offer an advantage because...

 
Which type of technology has been proven to work, but they offer an advantage because not all companies knows about them or uses them?
 
Pacing
Emerging 
Key
Base
Elevated
 
 
This type of technology has not yet proven their worth in the marketplace, but they have the potential to change the rules of competition.
 
pacing 
base
large-batch
emerging
key

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This activity is important because as a manager elements of your organization's structure will affect how work tasks and decision making are accomplished.

Elements of Organizational Structure

This activity is important because as a manager elements of your organization's structure will affect how work tasks and decision making are accomplished. One way to understand differences in organizational structures is to evaluate its specific elements, which can affect organizational performance 

The goal of this activity is to demonstrate your knowledge of organizational structure elements by matching each element to the corresponding scenario. Consider that Alex is a full-time employee who is pursuing his MBA on nights and weekends. For an assignment, he must describe elements of his own organization's structure. Match his descriptions to the element of structure that he is describing.

Match each scenario to the corresponding element of organizational structure. Work Specialization Chain of Command 50 Employe

50 employees- alex is one of over 50 employees who report directly to the vice president of marketing.

 

Final Say- alex and his coworkers are given the freedom to make the final decisions that are within their job scope.

 

Discretion- Although there is a set of guidelines for his job, Alex has a lot of discretion.

 

Many Responsibilities- Alex takes on many responsibilities in the office he's technically a market analyst, but often involved in designing campaigns and managing accounts.

 

Reporting- Alex reports to the marketing director,regardless of what project he is working on.

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A systems developer needs to provide machine-to-machine interface between an application and a database server in...

A systems developer needs to provide machine-to-machine interface between an application and a database server in the production environment. This interface will exchange data once per day. Which of the following access control account practices would BEST be used in this situation?

A.Establish a privileged interface group and apply read -write permission.to the members of that group.

B.Submit a request for account privilege escalation when the data needs to be transferred

C.Install the application and database on the same server and add the interface to the local administrator group.

D.Use a service account and prohibit users from accessing this account for development work

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As a consultant to a customer service facility, Hans is conducting a leadership training seminar. He...

As a consultant to a customer service facility, Hans is conducting a leadership training seminar. He encourages several managers who are present to describe their success as leaders. Stewart says that he is successful because when he tells his subordinates to do something, they do it because he's the boss and that's that. Kim explains that she can get her employees to do what she wants because they like her and they want her to like them. Sara says that all the others should use her secret: "If I can't get someone to work, I just take away their leave privileges and that corrects that problem!" Scott gets more work from his team by getting the upper management to sanction incentives to the top performers of the month. Which of the following types of power does Stewart exhibit?

Referent power

Expert power

Legitimate power

Reward power

Coercive power

 

In the scenario, which of the following types of power does Kim exhibit?

Referent power

Expert power

Legitimate power

Reward power

Coercive power

 


In the scenario, which of the following types of power best describes Scott's approach?

Referent power

Expert power

Legitimate power

Reward power

Coercive power

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A good description of "source inspection" is inspectinga. materials upon delivery by the supplierb. the goods...

A good description of "source inspection" is inspecting
a. materials upon delivery by the supplier
b. the goods at the production facility before they reach the customer
c. the goods as soon as a problem occurs
d. goods at the supplier's plant
e. one's own work, as well as the work done at the previous work station

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Assume there is a file which consists of 20 blocks. Consider that the file-control block is...

Assume there is a file which consists of 20 blocks. Consider that the file-control block is already stored in the memory. Calculate the number of disk I/O operations are required for contiguous and linked allocation strategies, if, for one block, the following conditions hold. Also assume that the block information to be added is stored in memory.

a. The block is added at the beginning.

b. The block is added in the middle.

c. The block is added at the end.

Note: Make suitable diagrams to illustrate the complete process rather than writing the direct results or answers.

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Which of the following sentences uses subordination? Multiple Choice • Do you want to start with...

Which of the following sentences uses subordination? Multiple Choice

• Do you want to start with last year's files, or would it make more sense to look at this year's files first?

• My boss is busy on Monday, but she could meet with you on Tuesday.

• The project has already been approved, so we can start work on Monday.

• Our managers will have their meeting tonight, and they will let us all know the results tomorrow.

• Although we gave a polished presentation, the company chose to work with our competitors.

In: Other

Why is it important that an audit of a company’s operations be conducted by an independent...

Why is it important that an audit of a company’s operations be conducted by an independent organization? How could a firm benefit from working with NGOs to conduct a social audit of operations? What are the dangers of doing this? Which approach would you use if a major client wanted you to demonstrate your CSR commitment?

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