BUSN115 Students Discussions Week 6

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BUSN115 Students Discussions Week 6
Do you prefer to work for a small firm or a large firm? Why? Do you prefer to work for…

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BUSN115 Students Discussions Week 6

BUSN115 Students Discussions Week 6

All Students Posts – 91 Pages

What? Me!? A Manager?  – 53 Pages

Do you prefer to work for a small firm or a large firm? Why? Do you prefer to work for a private company or a public company? Why? Do you prefer to work in the for-profit sector or the not-for-profit sector? Why? Do you prefer to work in an office setting? Why? Do you prefer to work out in the field? Why? What kind of leader do you think that you would be? Why? Do you have any information to support your self-perceived leadership style? If so, what is this information?

While I understand both perspectives, I do think it is doable for a larger firm to function with a small firm approach to how it accomplishes its function or mission. I believe that this is one of things that can be easily lost but doable with effort on the part of those on the team as well as those who “coach” or lead the team. Pieces of a puzzle fit better together to make a complete puzzle and picture. Even though, it is true that some parts of a puzzle still make a picture, just not the complete picture…

Workers and Robots: Fair and Equitable? – 38 Pages

Are you concerned that automation may increase unemployment or underemployment in the United States and around the world? Why? Why not? Is using robotic technology in a factory in the United States a fair and equitable solution to the high cost of human labor? Why? Why not? Can you explain in your own words what you believe a company culture is?  If you use the textbook for your explanation please be sure to provide an in-text citation. What kind of company culture would you try to create if you owned a business? How do most companies use operations management to stay competitive in their respective industries? What keeps a company from offshore outsourcing its production process?

Only short-term thinking could argue that automation would decrease employment.  To be sure, unskilled labor, repetitive labor, purely mechanical jobs will decrease, and thankfully so.  History is full of such occasions (with the accompanying fear of unemployment):  the Luddites, who thought that the automatic weaving machines would be detrimental to hand-weavers; the cotton gin, which threatened the slave-owners; the assembly-line of Henry Ford, which threatened the horse-and-carriage trade…