700 word Paper: NIKE INC SWOT Analysis

Using the organization NIKE INC, review its corporate website AND at least 2 other sources of information on the organization, including information on market trends.

Complete a SWOT analysis for your chosen company using the provided SWOT Analysis Template.

Write a 525- to 700-word summary of your findings on the template. Use information from the SWOT analysis as well as what you have learned about your businesss structure, culture, and interrelationships to write the summary.

Your summary should include:

Explain how you would match the businesss strengths to its opportunities.

Analyze how you would convert the businesss weaknesses into strengths.

Explain the actions the business needs to take to advance its goals and/or expand its competitive advantage.

Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of the organization and how it may affect your SWOT analysis.

Cite ALL sources according to APA guidelines.  

Make a prompt Comment(respond)

1-) (folake budale)

Consider the following two, completely separate economies. The expected return and volatility of all stocks in both economies are the same. 

In the first economy, all stocks move together in good times all prices rise together and in bad times, they all fall together. 

In the second economy, stock returns are independent-one stock increasing in price has no effect on the prices of other stocks. 

Which economy would you choose to invest in? 

Explain your rationale for your choice. 

I would invest in the economy in which stock returns are independent owing to the fact that risk can be diversified away in a large portfolio. If returns each year are independent, the volatility of the average annual return does decline with the number of years that we invest. Diversification can help an investor manage risk and reduce the volatility of an asset’s price movements (Berk et al., 2021). Remember, however, that no matter how diversified a portfolio is, risk can never be eliminated completely. When you diversify your investments, you reduce the amount of risk you’re exposed to in order to maximize your returns. Although, there are certain risks you can’t avoid, such as systematic risks, you can hedge against unsystematic risks like business or financial risks (Lioudis, 2021).

As explained by Berk et al. (2021), we can reduce systematic risk of a portfolio by selling stocks and investing in risk-free bonds, but at the cost of giving up the higher expected return of stocks. Thus, a large portfolio eliminates all unsystematic risk, leaving no additional risk. Since that portfolio has no risk, it cannot earn a risk premium, and instead must earn the risk-free interest rate. This goes with the general principle that the risk premium for diversifiable risk is zero. Thus, investors are not compensated for holding unsystematic risk (Berk et al., 2021). 

References 

Berk, J., DeMarzo, P., & Hartford, J. (2021). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. Pearson Publishers, 5th Edition. New York.

Lioudis, N. (2021). The importance of Diversification. Investopedia. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from 

2- (aarthi sodagam)

Amy Edmondson puts forward a very effective presentation on teaming. She describes teaming in her words as – Teaming is about identifying essential collaborators and quickly getting up to speed on what they know so you can work together to get things done. Among the many parameters we can work through teaming, the primary ones are: expertise, distance and time-zones. In the ever growing 24/7 global fast-paced operations around the world each day, it is evidently getting more demanding to work together (can be best explained in a hospital environment). 

In the Chile incident in 2010, the attributes of teaming identified and the roles played by each person involved are –

  • Specific, shared purpose and vision: Utmost consideration, trust and coordination was seen from each individual involved in the case.
  • Mutual, internal accountability: Every individual trapped inside was working for themselves and for the sake of saving their team, and not because they were being pressured.
  • Blurring of formal distinctions: All 33 men trapped inside had different ranks, including those working to bring them out, from the engineers devising a plan to NASA helping them and the President who had a responsibility toward these men and their families. Despite how high they ranked, they all came down to the same level to work toward achieving one single goal.
  • Creative continuous improvement: The rescue mission is a coordinatied brainstorming session of 55 days on the whole ultimately leading to success.
  • High credibility and trust: The men trapped inside trusted their authorities outside that they’ll do their best to bring them out, and the authorities outside trusted these men to take good care of each other till a solid plan was devised.

The critical skills identified in this situation are –

Situational Humility: Everyone was clear on one aspect – that nobody has the answer to the problem they’re stuck in. 
This led to Curiousity to find out what’s in store and how it can help them. This in turn led to psychological safety and understanding that the basic human challenge is that “It’s hard to learn if you think you already know.” When we stop seeing other people around us as our competitors, we can never find out what they have in mind and more often than not, it is what would save us from whatever situation we are stuck in.

References:

CNN. (2022). The Chilean Mine Rescue Fast Facts.Retrieved from

Edmondson, A. (2017). How to turn a group of strangers into a team. Retrieved from

Whetten, D. A., & Cameron, K. S. (2016). Developing Management Skills. 9th Edition. New York: Pearson.

management theory proc week10

“Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies “teaming,” where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick-thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges” TED Salon Description. 

Watch her TED talk

1) What atributes can you identify in the examples of teams she gave (Using Table 9.3 pg 418)

2) In the Chile mine example what roles did different members of the team play? 

3) What critical skills can you identify. 

The discussion board is a significant component of your grade.  The discussion board is used to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts learned in the text and to reflect on and discuss the material with your classmates.  Please make sure you tie the concepts learned each week and throughout the course to support your discussion board posts. The weekly recaps, found on the announcement tab, will be posted at the end of each week.  Within the recaps, you will find examples of strong discussion board posts where students did an excellent job answering the questions and supporting their views.  Please use these examples to gauge how your posts can be improved each week.  

Additionally, your secondary posts to your classmates should further the discussion and include concepts learned from the text. A response of I agree, ditto, or I disagree are not acceptable without further clarification.  To be clear, your primary and secondary post analysis must be thoughtful, well-reasoned and detailed.  Respect of each other and of varying viewpoints is always expected. PLEASE BE MINDFUL TO REVIEW THE DISCUSSION BOARD RUBRIC LOCATED IN THE SYLLABUS.YOUR PRIMAY POST IS DUE BY THURSDAY at 11:59PM.  YOUR SECONDAY POSTS ARE DUE BY SUNDAY AT 11:59PM. Write as though you are in a business setting.  Be mindful of your choice of language, grammar, and content.  When citing data, research, or original ideas, you must cite the source (using the APA method).  Please remember that plagiarism is defined as the theft or the act of using another persons words or ideas without giving credit to that person.  (   . )Please check the Announcements tab each week to review my comments related to the discussion board posts and replies. Please follow the instructions for the discussion board as outlined in the syllabus.

Strategic Management Process

 

The strategic management process is key to the leadership of a company.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 250 words: 

  • Discuss the difference between the strategic management process and the day-to-day management of the organization. 
  • Include specific examples to support your response. 

Please put a heading for each bullet point. 

Brillaint Answers

Create a PowerPoint presentation with 7 slides, introduction, conclusion, and references, addressing the following question.

You are required to submit your presentation with speaker notes. 

The purpose of this assignment is to compare two different organizations Valu Home Centers and Home Depot regarding workplace health, safety, and culture, as well as making recommendations to promote leader-employee and employee-customer relationships.

* Discuss the impact of unsafe conditions to the organization, the employees, and the customers. Make recommendations for workplace health and safety, including the security of the building and personnel. Need (4 Slides about this question)

Business Communications W/4 DISCUSSION

Before starting the discussion read the following Required Supplemental Reading Material (links also posted in Blackboard Lectures.)  

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR MANAGER

Week 4.a: How to talk so your boss will listen

COMMUNICATING WITH EXECUTIVES

Week 4.b: Simple Rules for communicating with executives

When you have read the above articles:

  1. Write an initial thread of what you have learned from the articles; what you agreed (or disagreed with) and so on.  250 WORD PER LINK

Entrepreneurship Course Project/Business Plan Block 3 .

Your Block 3 for your Business Plan will require that you develop the following objectives which will be integrate part of the first five sections of the business plan.  As a model and guide use the “table of contents” for “The Daily Perc” Business Plan in pages 490-522 for Edition 3 and pages 50 to 73 for Edition 2.

(The Chapters related to this Block 3 are 7,8,9 and 10)

1.0 Executive Summary

      1.1 Objectives

3.0 Company Summary

    3.2 Start-up Summary

7.0 Financial Plan

       7.1 Important assumptions

       7.2 Breakeven Analysis

       7.3 Projected Profit and Loss

       7.4 Projected Cash Flow

       7.5 Projected Balance Sheet

       7.6 Business Ratios

8.0 Funding Request and Exit Strategy

       8.1 Funding Request

Organizational Behavior 3 Assignment 2

 

Its Just a Matter of Timing Case Study

Review the Its Just a Matter of Timing Case Study (pp. 133-134) and answer the three discussion questions. Responses to each question should range from 100-200 words. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards (12 point Times New Roman font, double-spacing, 1″ margins, title and reference pages). Be sure to use the text and/or other sources to support your responses and properly cite the use of such.

 What did Teresa learn?

 Other than quitting, what can Teresa do to resolve the problem? What learning and perception factors should she consider as she analyzes the situation? 

 If you were an outside consultant to the firm, could you recommend solutions that might not occur to Teresa or Vegas?  What would they be?

Deliverable 3 – Change Management Roles

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Examine various roles in change management.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the This item is graded with a rubric link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Instructions
    Organizational change initiatives are a team effort. It is the job of the leadership team to ensure that transition is a success. To do so, the right leaders must be put in place, and each must hold a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

    Examine the Delta Pacific Case Study
    Delta Pacific Case Study

    • Then analyze the following: What are the challenges facing Delta Pacific?
    • What change initiative would be most effective to implement within this organization? (Use the Rasmussen Resource Library if you need assistance with identifying change models.)
    • What type of change leaders need to be put in place? (Ex.: Change Lead, Change Managers, Change Analyst, etc.)
    • What departments, areas, and stakeholders will each leader be responsible for?
    • Where will each change leader be most effective?
    • What roles will each change leader need to play at their level of influence?
    • Leadership Structure Plan

      Utilizing the above information, create a Leadership Structure Plan that includes the following:

    • At least three change leader positions to be put in place for the change initiative.
    • Description of each change leader’s roles and responsibilities.
    • Account of departments they will lead.
    • A short description of how each position will effectively aid in the success of the initiative.
    • Note: When creating your plan, think in terms of a job description and job analysis, and the detail used to specifically identify the roles and responsibilities of each particular job assignment.  While this particular project does not have a page requirement, keep in mind that a thorough plan should be no less than 3 pages in length.

      The paper should include an APA formatted cover page and reference page.

great designers week 10 discussion board / business law discussion board

150 – 200 words each 

Week 10 Discussion Board

This week we are covering Japanese Alternative design through these designers: Yohji Yamamato, Rei Kawakubo – Comme des Garons and Issey Miyake.  They have a unique approach and vision to fashion.

Choose one of these designers and explain their important contribution(s) to todays fashion.  Why do you believe their work is inspiring designers today? Please include examples of their design(s) along with an analysis.

You may add links to images to highlight and substantiate points. If you upload images, the source link must be cited. An image is not to take up the whole screen as this distracts from the written content.

Week Two Discussion: Who Would It Hurt?

Ann Elkin, who works for Brill Co., has been sent out to conduct two customer evaluations, which have gone much more quickly than Ann anticipated. Her supervisor does not expect Ann back until after lunch. It is now 10:30 A.M., and Ann would like to run some personal errands and then go to lunch before returning to work at 1:00 P.M. 

Please answer the following questions related to the above-mentioned scenario: 

(1) Should Ann take the time? Would you? Why or why not?

(2) Is this any different than if Ann was sitting at her office desk using a work computer to access her personal email, surf the internet, check social media or make personal phone calls on her work phone?

(3) Please consider the categories of ethical values and apply one or two models before reaching your conclusion. The model(s) must be mentioned in your post.