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2A: In this article, the authors discuss similarities and differences of leaders and managers. Sum up this section in your own words, using both this article at least one other resource (there are links in this article!) to provide evidence of your knowledge on the subject. Name at least three (3) differences between leaders and managers in your summary.
2B: Leadership 101 cites ten (10) traits of effective leaders. Pick two (2) of these traits and explain why you believe they are the most important traits for effective leaders to portray. Use class readings/ other sources to back up your claims. Describe a time when you experienced your chosen traits either in a leadership role or as a follower/subordinate to another effective leader.
es as evidence of the digital disruption spurred by Amazon (eMarketer, 2017). These initiatives by larger retailers should give pause to SMEs that choose not to adapt their operations. No one is immune to digital disruption, a point made by numerous pundits citing the closures of Blockbuster, Sears and Toys ‘R’ Us as reminders of that lesson. It is important to remember that behind the well oiled operations of Amazon globally is a commitment to the customer. This commitment has endeared them to Canadians making them the most trusted e-commerce retailer in Canada. In 2018, BrandSpark a market research firm announced that Amazon was ranked first by Canadians in thirteen retail categories. Robert Levy, President of BrandSpark explains that these results are an indicator of which retailers deliver “the most value and best experience to consumers” (Newswire, 2018, p 2). To succeed in categories dominated by Amazon, SMEs will need to embrace this commitment to the customer. Levy explains that retailers “need to stay top-of-mind as their customers move online, and deliver the online browsing experience, selection, value, and service required to be shoppers’ go-to destination in the category” (Newswire, 2018, p 6). The silver lining to Amazon’s success has been that it has left a simple example for SMEs to follow. SMEs should digitize their business operations and focus on the changing needs of customer. Solution The digitization of business operations for SMEs should begin with launching a website for their business. A website will enable SMEs to shift their products and services to a new channel to meet the needs of consumers. For SMEs with a website the adoption of e- commerce capabilities is key. This will enable SMEs to appeal to shoppers in Canada and in new markets that prefer to shop online. Of equal importance is the web design of existing websites. A continued commitment to improving the designs and e-commerce capabilities of websites will allow SMEs to mitigate future disruptions that stem from the growth of e- commerce and changing consumer behaviours. Outline The objective of this research paper is to help SMEs improve their web operations. The paper will be split into two sections; the first will provide a review of existing literature and the second section will build on this literature to provide recommendations. The first section will explain in further detail the importance of web design in e-commerce. The focus of the literature review will be the discussion of key themes researchers have identified as enablers of e-commerce transactions. These themes include trust, privacy, usability, security and convenience. Other themes related to web design such as heuristics, interactivity and website quality will be explored. Each theme from the literature review will then be tied to content in the second section of the paper. This section referred to as the analysis will address the needs of SMEs with and without a website. It will provide a simple set of recommendations that be can be adopted by SMEs. This paper proposes the use of content management systems for SMEs without a website. Alternative the paper proposes the use of e-commerce plugins and different web design elements as solutions for SMEs with a website. It will explain the importance of each proposed solution and how it can be used to improve the web design to build a successful e- commerce website.>GET ANSWER