Watch the “Constraint Management at Southwest Airlines” video.
Starwood: Project Management
Review the “Constraint Management at Southwest Airlines” video case on page 206.
Respond with answers to the questions using your critical thinking and moral reasoning skills. If you are asked to draw an illustrative figure such as a chart, graph, or diagram, please do so and upload your document/s with your responses. Refer to your uploaded document/s in your responses, e.g., Question 2: See attached MS PowerPoint presentation for my detailed flowchart of the Ice Cream making process.
Quesrion1. Analyze southwest passenger boarding process using TOC.
2. Which boarding scenario among the different ones proposed would you recommend for implementation? Why?
3. How should southwest evaluate the gate boarding and plane turnaround process?
4. How will southwest know that the bottleneck had indeed been eliminated after the change in the boarding process?
Note: 250 words.
read the article and answer these questions:
Summarize the article
How does the author talk about space, shape, time or dynamics in the article?
How do you imagine the piece or pieces presented in the article? What does the article tell you about what the piece might look like?
Pick out 3 or 4 phrases or sentences that you find particularly descriptive in the article and write them here.
Review the “Pay Raises Every Day” Case Incident 1 and respond with answers to the questions using your critical thinking and moral reasoning skills.
Discuss what would motivate someone to go to college. Incorporate concepts from Chapter 7 in your discussion.
Studies say that American employees work some of the longest work-weeks in the world. Explain the effects of these hours on an employee’s sleep and what steps you could incorporate to help them.
Explain a time in your own life when being evaluated and rewarded on a specific goal lead you to engage in negative or unproductive behavior?
1) What is Strategy?
2) Strategic Thinking
Please answer the below two questions after watching the above two YouTube videos with references. (All in 1 page)
Question 1: Define Strategic Management. What does this mean for your role in organizations?
Question 2: Why is strategic thinking important in any role you might enter into in an organization?
Discuss some of the protected characteristics covered by equal employment opportunity laws and why they are important in today’s employment setting.
Provide an example of sexual harassment you may have witnessed or heard about. If you had been the HR manager, how would you have handled the situation? Be specific.
Use the U.S. Department of Labor website (www.dol.gov) to further research a topic discussed in this chapter. Be sure to understand what the particular law (act) is protecting and what the rules are that companies need to follow to comply with this act. List a different topic from your classmates!
Describe how changes in the workforce have been impacting organizations, including organizations for which you have recently worked. Be specific.
Review the “On the Costs of Being Nice” Case Incident 1 and respond with answers to the questions using your critical thinking and moral reasoning skills.
Discuss what embodies emotional intelligence? Briefly explain your argument for and against emotional intelligence.
Discuss how the five key traits in the Big Five model can predict how people behave in real-life situations.
Why would the three-stage model of creativity be important in business? Discuss your reasoning incorporating the steps of the model.
Computerized decision making has taken off in recent years. Some have blamed the worldwide financial crisis on excessive reliance on these computerized decision making models. Lending officers who previously made individualized decisions about credit worthiness through personal judgment were replaced by computerized statistical models, resulting in mechanistic decision making. Large numbers of decisions were tied to a common set of assumptions, and when those assumptions proved to be wrong, the entire credit system fell apart and the economy faltered.
Use of computerized systems like Twitter and apps for information sharing may be leading to information overload. Eric Kessler from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business notes, “What starts driving decisions is the urgent rather than the important.” Researchers are finding that people who use too much information actually make worse decisions than people with less information, or they get so swamped in information that they are unable to reach a decision at all.
Computer decision models present certain advantages. Computers can amass and compile enormous amounts of data to spot patterns a human observer would never see. Computers are not prone to emotional decision making or the heuristics and biases we discussed in this chapter. Finally, computerized decision making systems are generally faster than human beings.
Computer decision making systems have certain faults that might severely constrain their usefulness; however, they are not capable of intuition or creative thought. As scholar Amar Bhidé notes, “An innovator cannot simply rely on historical patterns in placing bets on future opportunities.” People are much more likely to spot opportunities that lie just beyond what the data can tell us directly. Also, groups of people working in collaboration can discuss and question assumptions and conclusions.
Computers cannot consider whether their programming makes sense or adapt automatically when values change. There are computerized aids for almost any decision to be made; each of the tools from simple lists to complex statistical models needs to be considered in light of the application. Managers who use computerized decision making need to take great care in determining exactly what type of output will truly meet their informational needs so they—not their machines—can make the best organizational decisions.
When it comes to computerized decision making, are there any advantages? Do we really need computerized support for better decisions? Is it possible that computers are better decision makers than we are?
Are there any weaknesses of using computers as decision tools? Are computers likely to have any specific problems in making decisions that people wouldn’t have?
Are there advantages to completely disconnecting from the wired world when possible? What can you do to try to retain your ability to focus and process information deeply?
It is not sufficient to state your opinions alone; you must be able to backup your responses by applying concepts from the text with the case data that supports your findings. Expected response length is 3 sentences per question. Please restate the question you are answering in your case study.
Through writing this case study you will be required to demonstrate a knowledge of how to integrate OB concepts with the case data, how to conduct research, and how to properly cite sources using APA formatting guidelines. You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed sources. Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.
Subject of research: What is the effect of exercise intensity on body composition?
For your CAP this week, you will be building upon the Discussion outline you created last week, but in paragraph style. An example is attached for your reference (please note the example is not in APA format).
As a general rule, the discussion section should provide the following:
A brief summary of the study purpose (one sentence)
A brief summary of the key finding of the study (1-2 sentences)
A comparison of your findings to previous literature (~40% of the discussion)
Explanation of your findings. What are the mechanisms at play, and why do you think you got the results you did? (~30% of the discussion)
Limitations, recommendations for future research, and conclusion (2 paragraphs)
Remember to use in-text citations and provide a references section at the conclusion of your paper.