Management Decision

Assignment 2: Discussion—Hiring for Success

At this point in the course you should be well armed with the tools and knowledge necessary to make better-informed and rational choices. Apply that knowledge as you tackle one of the most important, and yet heavily subjective, of management responsibilities—the hiring process.

Assume you have been tasked with redesigning your organization’s hiring processes. Respond to the following:

  • Select two of the six pitfalls listed below:
    • Influenced by initial impressions
    • Justifying past decisions
    • Seeing what you want to see
    • Perpetuating the status quo
    • Framing the hiring decision
    • Overconfidence
  • Examine how you might change the process to avoid your selected pitfalls.
  • Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
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Assignment 2: Discussion—Enterprise Resource Planning

Reflect on the readings for this module as well as those from previous modules when you consider this module’s discussion question. In your response, take into account the time constraints on modern businesses in terms of time to market and demand for innovation. As an aside, and not as part of the assignment, you may wish to consider how your answers would or would not change if you were considering a craftsmen-type or vertically-integrated business.

Based on the above information and on your reflection of the readings for the course, respond to the following:

  • If continuous improvement is the key to remain competitive, then why do firms codify so many processes into enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems?
  • Does this limit innovation and if so, how can that risk be reduced? If you were an ERP vendor what would be your perspective?
  • Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation