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The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy

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This article explains how the porters 5 forces reflects the competition of that organization. It also describes how certain aspects of the five forces may be more or less signifacant than others, which would show which portion of the company has the most competition. With this knowledge management can best address weaker areas of the company.

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Key Elements of a Good Business Strategy: Successful Approaches | MoreBusiness.com

Key Elements of a Good Business Strategy: Successful Approaches | MoreBusiness.com | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
What are the different business strategies? Approaches to successful business strategies! Read about the key elements of a good business strategy!
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This article explains what the benefits are and how to achieve a good business strategy. A business strategy is the overall articulation of the direction of the company. A good strategy should always include what the purpose of the company is, where they wish to go, and how they plan to arrive at that metaphorical destination. 

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The Importance of a Positive Work Attitude

The Importance of a Positive Work Attitude | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that the employees with the most positive attitudes in the workplace have the most friends? People want to be around those who make them f
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This article goes into the benefits of having employees with positive work attitudes and how one employee with a postive outlook can also be contagious to other employees. Not only going into the benefits for the company but also the benefits the employees themselves, being physical and mental. The article also advises a method of increasing ones own work attitude, being mostly through motivating yourself by looking for positives and be surrounded by others who have the same ideology. 

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15 Decision Making Speeches

15 Decision Making Speeches | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
decision making speeches - These decision making speeches offer scientific explanations for the process of making choices among humans. Featuring a number of well-known psych...
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This article includes 4 steps that could be used to make a complex decision simple. These steps include cut, concretize, categorize, and condition, allowing the decision maker to make more sense of the situation and to make decisions on their own logic rather than intuition. Many people do not understand their own preferences, making decisions on what they feel that they should do rather than actually thinking about the outcome of the decision.

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Peace Prize to Pioneer of Loans to Poor No Bank Would Touch - NYTimes.com

Peace Prize to Pioneer of Loans to Poor No Bank Would Touch - NYTimes.com | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
Muhammad Yunus’s bank in Bangladesh has dedicated itself to helping the poorest of the poor with loans as small as $12.
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The Grameen Bank, developed by Muhammad Yunus, empowers a spirit of entrepreneurship that enables Bangladeshi's to manage their own lives. With microfinancing a poverty stricken person will be able to purchase some sort of a revenue generator. A cow can sell milk, or a plow will increase the yield of a farm. With this revenue the person will be able to pay back the loan and possibly take out another one to increase their own production. The growth of this small business may lead to possible employment opportunities for others around, creating sustainable economic development in those cummunities, ultimately providing more meaningful management opportunities in Bangladesh.

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Change Management. Sustain Employee Motivation Through Change

Change Management. Sustain Employee Motivation Through Change | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
How to implement Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management and sustain employee motivation in the process
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This article consists of 8 steps that will assist the management in motivating their employees, through means of getting the employees on the same page as the management. Productivity is encourage by creating a sense of urgency for the employee and rewarding successful outcomes.

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5 key project and work management apps for your business

5 key project and work management apps for your business | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it

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These project and management apps will change the way that managers control the means of the business, making it easier for the managers to track inventory, communicate with employees, handle resources, and an ever expanding list of what a cloud based SaaS can do for a company.

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The Wrong People Care About CEO Pay, And They Care For The Wrong Reasons

The Wrong People Care About CEO Pay, And They Care For The Wrong Reasons | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
The supposed victim of CEO pay is being misidentified.
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This article explains that the pay of the CEO's may be much more than the employees of the company, but can not be deemed as "too much". The success of the company weighs heavily on the shoulders of the CEO, supporting the reason to pay them alot. The amount of CEO pay should be deemed by how much they had contributed to the success of the company.

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Vision and Mission - What's the difference and why does it matter?

Vision and Mission - What's the difference and why does it matter? | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
Unleash the power of your Vision and Mission.
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This article states that many businesses have difficulties in diversifying their mission and vision statements, many of which are well-intended but have minimal say of what the business truely does. Poor mission and vision statements lose opportunities to attract customers/employees and also lose productivity due to the inability to successful implement a strategic plan. 

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Five Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Five Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
You can raise your emotional intelligence. These tips will get you started.
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This article explains the attributes of emotional intelligence and why it is so important. Also identifies what an individual can do to raise their own emotional intelligence through key skills. These skills consist of ways to manage one's own behavior and having the ability to reduce their own stress. Other skills are having awareness of yourself and those around you. 

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How a Fast-Growing Start-Up Practices Decision-Making

How a Fast-Growing Start-Up Practices Decision-Making | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
Inside a management training class at H.Bloom.
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It is possible for management to improve the productivity of a worker with additional training. Since practice makes perfect, a worker can improve their ability to accomplish a task by receiving extra training by being given a specific task and then giving feedback on how they solved the problem. It is a relatively simple management to decision that would increase productivity as well as creativity. 

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Group Breaks Can Raise Workplace Productivity

Group Breaks Can Raise Workplace Productivity | Management 307 Fall 2013 | Scoop.it
Creating the time and space for employees to take breaks as a group can improve morale and raise productivity.
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Group work can be a catalyst for productivity in the workplace, employees may be happier collaborating with co-workers allowing creativity to flow. Group work also provides for social breaks that reinforce bonds and improve morale, and ultimately boosting productivity.

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MANAGING WITHOUT HIERARCHY; Even 'Flat' Companies Need Leaders - New York Times

NOT long ago, I met with the chief executive and the top human resources officer of a company with annual sales in excess of $5 billion. The chief executive complained that his top managers had not
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There is much debate over whether or not a flat managerial organization would be much better than a hierarchal organization. A con against this would be the possibility of numerous bottlenecks and duplication of information when presented to superiors, but with the rise in advanced information technology, these issues may possibly be removed from the system and become very beneficial for the spread of information through the company.

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