My hamstrings don’t tighten up as quickly now when engaging in activities that required the extension of them. With increased muscular strength, regarding to the core for example, I have obtained better posture, something that will benefit me years to come. Pilates has helped with my level of physical activity which has in return increased the circulation of blood flow throughout my body. This allows for better oxygen flow and simultaneously better functioning of the brain, a key element in Pilates (mental strength). Pilates calls for an increased heart rate; therefore, the amount of calories burns increases, helping me to lose weight.
In fact, those “growing” companies are not truly “growing” because that even if they are still making profit, they are losing consumers and market at the same time. Especially those companies who owns irreplaceable resource and products for now, they should have a clear cognition that no product is indispensable forever. In addition, companies always narrow themselves to a limited area so that it is hard to have extraordinary improvement in their products. In order to keep their competitiveness in this rapidly developing age, asking for trouble is necessary so that companies will be pushed to develop products to reach higher level of consumer satisfaction. It is important to focus on customers and customers’ needs instead of just persuading customers to make the exchange.
What Are the Advantages of a Strong Brand? A brand is an intangible asset that provides many benefits for businesses. Building a strong brand requires marketing effort, time and patience. When a business has a strong brand, it makes it difficult for competitors to enter into the marketplace. A strong brand influences the choices made and products bought by customers.
Jeremy D. Lambert Ms. Bryant English IV 26 February 2013 The Benefits of Martial Arts Training People all over the world workout, train, exercise, and participate in sports for many different reasons. Some choose to join gyms; others pursue more non-traditional ways to stay in shape. In the last century, many individuals have looked for ways to surpass their physical limitations and nurture the total health and well being of the body and mind. Arguably, the training of martial arts is perhaps one of the more unique and productive programs of exercise that allow this type of whole-body experience (“Martial Arts Benefits”). Martial arts provide people with physical, psychological, and self-defense benefits.
Supplier Bargaining Power: High – By having a great deal of raw material available gives the suppliers a big advantage over their competitors. The majority of businesses in the industry have numerous suppliers to choose from so they can make sure that what they are getting is the best material for a cost effective price. Potential New Entrants: Medium - The possibility of having new clients that will enter the market is pretty low due to the fact that the big businesses are already in existence in the market. It isn’t likely that a loyal customer of the big company will switch to new the company. They will need to create a completely new product that has a better design and quality as well as a better price.
Listo System is finding hard to differentiate itself in product and price from its competitors Power Shift to Buyer During 1990s, Listo was a great success. Listo inabilities to differentiate itself from the competitors jeopardize that success. If Listo had been able to differentiate and create competitive advantage, it would have created loyal customers and strong brand image. Creating loyal customers and strong brand image would help to keep bargain power to the seller. However, inability of Listo to differentiate shifts the bargaining power to Buyer.
Loyalty Problem : Agents expected a renewed contract offer from Manzana on or before the expiration date of the old policy, and they were more likely to recommend other carriers to their customers when contract renewals were late. Golden Gate had announced a guaranteed turnaround time of one working day premium. (10% premium discount in the event of delay). To live up their to that promise, Golden Gate lure agnets away from other carriers, including Manzana. It would be difficult to maintain past performance if Manzana is defected by more agents from Golden Gate's sales force.
Issue Manzana’s commercial insurance is a product for which low price is important in order to compete, but serving customers (agents) is what produces loyalty. Agents want rapid request turnaround so that they, in turn, can impress their customers. The agents will also receive their commissions more quickly. Fruitvale’s performance has deteriorated, as has its competitive position. Average turnaround time (TAT) has grown from about three days in 1989 to more than five days in 1991 while its main competitor, Golden Gate, has achieved two-day TATs and is now promising one day.
The company has seen an increase in weaknesses over the course of the recall mentioned in this specific scenario. The fact that millions of dollars is being spent in order to ensure that the recall is handled correctly is a great indication that the company wants to do what is right, but it is a financial strain that the company simply cannot handle, as well as a great way to damage the brand name. The company has the strength of their corporate structure and a pretty clean history to help grow positive brand awareness. Mattel has the opportunity to correct the situation found in the scenario if they apologize to the public and issue a statement about their plans to alleviate all concerns. Finally, the threats to the company include decreased growth, loss of leadership position, and the potential for new recalls to emerge.
Working within a team environment also can make member stronger as an individual. Most individual success stories have a common denominator, a team that works in the background to help someone succeed. Team sports can help build social skills as well. Meeting new people whom may have a different set of skills, different types of personality, and a completely different outlook on life in general can be educational and a good character builder. “Participating in team sports also helps individuals to be able to handle stressful situations and make split second decisions” (Dorsey).