BUS 475 Week 4 Discussion
Strayer University North Charleston BUS 475 Week 4 Discussion
Assess your satisfaction with the company you researched and make recommendations about how that company could modify its business-level strategy to both increase your overall level of satisfaction and to attract new customers. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Analyze the five business-level strategies discussed in Chapter 4 to determine which strategy the company you researched most likely applies. Determine how your experience with that company might change if it switched to one of the other four strategies (your choice). Explain your rationale.
From the second e-Activity and the case study, determine how market commonality and resource similarity impact Apple’s competitive standing in terms of its main rivals. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Determine what additional steps Apple’s competitors are likely to take and how Apple will most likely respond. Explain your rationale.
State which topic you chose and the reasons why you chose the topic.
Identify which of the three techniques was the most productive for you as a way of generating ideas. Explain why.
State which of these techniques you think you might use for future writing projects. Explain why.
Analyze the interpersonal skills of a successful buyer. Next, assess your own interpersonal skills and evaluate how well you would perform in such a role. Give specific examples to support your response.
Analyze the technical skills required of a successful buyer and (briefly) outline a training program that would close the gap between what you can do now and what you would need to be able to do to be successful.
Select a restaurant with which you are familiar and discuss what information should be included on a spec. Explain your rationale.
From the e-Activity, discuss how a buyer would use the information you found. Provide examples to support your response.
Select the method of training you feel would be the most effective for a wait staff team in a full-service restaurant. Justify your selection by outlining why this method would be the best way for the wait staff team to learn the different nuances of their positions.
Once you have found the people you think best fit your organizational culture and values, you are then charged to keep them engaged and committed to their work. Outline how you might recognize when an employee might be in need of a change to a different team and offer two ways to make that change.
Research has shown that people have a basic need for recognition. Managers often think that financial rewards are the best incentive for employees. List three ways managers can use incentives to reward and recognize their teams of employees without spending any money. Explain your reasoning.
Analyze why money is often thought to be the most effective motivator and how the hospitality industry is able to dispel this common assumption.
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