- Compare and contrast on-the-job and off-the-job training. Use your own experiences with each to highlight
the pros and cons of each. Also include which type of training you prefer, and why, and whether your opinion
varies depending on the job for which you are training.
- Performance evaluations are one of the most dreaded parts of work: both for the manager and the
employee. Explain in your own words what a performance evaluation is, what it measures, and whether you
think it has any relevance in today’s workplace. Why or why not? Include how much you think “the boss likes
you” or “you don’t make waves” or “your coworkers don’t like you” impacts performance evaluations of average
employees, either consciously or unconsciously. Also include your opinion on any performance evaluations
you’ve had during your career, and whether they had any impact on your work.
- You own a company that makes after-market accessories for vehicles. You have 75 employees split in two
facilities: one in Denver and one in Baltimore. The facility supervisor in Baltimore has abruptly quit to follow his
wife on an overseas government appointment. You hired a former colleague who has everything needed to
step in and take over the operation successfully. However, as the only woman at that site, she has been facing
serious resistance to change since beginning three weeks ago. List the reasons why you think she is
experiencing such resistance to change then explain how you would work to overcome this resistance with the
32 employees in that building.
- You are the manager of an air traffic control tower that has 55 employees. Air traffic control is one of the
most high stress jobs in the U.S. You have recently been assigned to lead a stress-management task force.
combined with online research, write up a plan on how you would first identify those under considerable stress,
and then work to keep all employee stress levels manageable. Explain whether you would need to adapt your
plan for men and women, and for people from different cultures. If so, how?
he muscular red drum broke the surface of the wind-rapped water, attempting to shake the popping cork loose from his gaping jaws. As the fish slid out of the heavy-duty net and onto the weather-stained deck, I counted seven spots, the most of the day. With the 10-horsepower trolling motor propelling the boat slowly, just above the years of built up mud and oyster shells, we monitor the narrow channels, imprisoned by miles of alligator-infested reeds, for rosy, translucent tails trolling five feet off the shore. Before heading back to Dothan after my family’s last trip to New Orleans this past Christmas, we stopped for brunch at Atchafalaya, the only restaurant in Nola with five A’s. Known as one of the top 10 brunch restaurants in the country, Atchafalaya is famous for their chicken and biscuits, so obviously, I accompanied that order with a cup of turtle and alligator gumbo. These chicken and biscuits may seem simple, but they aren’t even in the same category as the generic Hardees chicken biscuit. Two homemade buttermilk biscuits, topped with two whole fried chicken breasts, and doused in gravy, along with the gumbo that sounded like roadkill but tasted like Heaven, held up as the perfect last Nola meal before the five-hour trip back to Dothan. The restaurant is named after the Atchafalaya Swamp, where the Atchafalaya River and Gulf of Mexico converge to form the largest swamp in the United States. This swamp is the only growing delta system left in Louisiana, with wetlands that are almost stable, and making up more than 35% of the Mississippi River Delta, it’s larger than the Florida Everglades. With over 500 different species of wildlife, 22 million pounds of crawfish harvested each year, and the largest nesting concentration of bald eagles in the southern United States, this area seems to be thriving. Unfortunately, all other swamps and basins considering part of the Delta are depleting at an alarmingly fast rate. The degradation of “The Sportsman’s Paradise” hurts not only the environment, but also the economy. According to a 2012 study conducted by the Fisheries Economics of the U.S, the Gulf of Mexico marine industry employed nearly 20 million people across Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida. The commercial fishing location quotient (CFLQ) for Louisiana topped the region at 1.38. This basically means that the level of commercial fisheries employment in Louisiana is almost 1.5 times higher than the nationwide average. Louisiana’s landings revenue topped the southeast at $331 million, alm>GET ANSWER