Especially, employee swap is not for 2 companies in the same industries Besides the advantages: • Employees can clarify career development by working in different environment • Employees are taken “out of their comfort zone” better fit into the entire and out the organization • Organizations benefit from the broader capabilities ↑ innovation • New environment quick response to change there are still disadvantages: • Business secrets are revealed • It is a waste of time + money if not effectively • Results are ambiguous • Employee loyalty can be lost Must consider the advantages against the disadvantages Question 2: One of the reason P&G and Google agreed to the swap was to transmit the best aspects of the other company’s culture to their own. Drawing from this chapter, describe how culture might be transmitted in such swaps Answer: The culture might be transmitted to employee in a number of forms: initiating new stories and rituals, changing material symbols, and learning new language. • Stories: stories that were mentioned in this case are examples of new stories created. • Rituals: P&G (who prefers TV ad) had used Google ritual (using online media) to apply in its marketing strategy. • Material Symbols: Cutting down the physical priorities (nice offices, luxury cars, special coupons for high-level managers, etc.)
(How much does a computer cost now compared to 15 years ago?) That mindset works as long the entrepreneur doesn't come up with a new idea, and if that happens, you would expect the good to cost more money -- because there are no substitutes for it. This creates a new MARKET, which arguably is even more important. This provides OTHER ENTREPRENEURS with job opportunities. 2nd part of your question: Entrepreneurs usually must start a business with other people's money.
Also Sears and Wal-Mart may not want to for fear of losing the current core customers they already have established. Wal-Mart nor Sears has yet to compete with their other competitors. In fact, it will cost them more money to compete with any of the other big name distributors and they would have to raise their prices. Wal-Mart and Sears are known for their low and reasonable prices. According to Jeffrey Immelt he says that his environmental agenda is "not about being trendy or moral.
It should be noted that is still advantageous to outsource some specific tasks on the IT department, such as infrastructure and user support. However, the focus should be in repetitive tasks that although important, does not shape the organization strategy. The IT strategy and architecture decisions should hardly ever be outsourced. There are various examples of organizations that stepped back in outsourcing deals, because the advantages of such contracts, especially on costs, do not offset the cultural and strategy hardship that it brings. The organization should avoid making outsource decisions purely based on costs, since there are many other risks involved.
Even though there is high risk involved in the “wait-and-see” method (as it may be crucial to potential growth), the consumer response to the development of the mobile/PDA market is currently undetermined. By having greater market share via the manufactures, Intel would be able to leverage the growth toward a more reputable ad campaign. 2. Since the market is stagnating, they should continue to invest money into the advertising department focusing mainly on the PC
It is important that Ameritrade not emphasize it’s company cost of capital, which is the opportunity cost of capital for investment in all the firm’s assets, and therefore becomes problematic if the firm is looking at a new project/asset (because most likely this new project will be more/less risky than the firm’s exist business). In addition, Ameritrade needs to identify with a certain type of business. Are they a discount brokerage or an internet/technology firm? There are varying levels of risk associated with new projects in both these areas. Essentially, Ameritrade needs a cost of capital to evaluate new projects.
This can lead to potential employees not giving Yahoo a second look. Yahoo has a high demand for information technicians, while there is a short supply for workers with this degree or experience. The company seems to be losing their employees to more exciting new companies while Yahoo is staying a part of the older internet industry. Internal recruiting
Fourthly people can not apply if they don’t use internet. 4. In what way does this case reflect the broad developments in the way the HR function is evolving in organizations more generally according to chapters 2 and 16 from your textbook and Ulrich (1998; see lecture slides)? We see that HR practice is moving from the transactional and traditional role to the transformational role. Not only is HR involved in the traditional recruiting activities but it also plays a role as business partner by improving quality and saving valuable time for the business.
I think that using common sense you can choose what product is good and which is bad and if you should go one route or if you should go a different route. In business you have to use your head but when it comes to for example his product then you are choosing a product with harsh chemicals or a product with less harsh chemicals, better for the environment, and good for the people using it then it should be common sense however many companies because of cost will go with harsh product because it is cheaper but they aren’t using common sense. I agree that in many
This new chip can decreased the sales revenue in a short term because it seems to be unnecessary for customers who already owned the computer with this effective chip. However, if the company not promote this chip, sales revenues will remain stable, unsurprisingly. Therefore, if we apply the utilitarianism to this case, it is certain that the happiness of customer is the highest priority. In other words, the manager should select the choice that will ensure the happiness of most customers (Chryssides and Kaler, 1993). For this reason, there is another involving factors that need to be considered: how happiness can be