Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your Excel skills and k

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your Excel skills and knowledge on the topics covered in this module.
Instructions
Complete the file M4 Assignment 1.xlsx. Download M4 Assignment 1.xlsx.Add your unique ID to the file name.
Grading
Points will be deducted for not completing or incorrectly completing any part of the assignments.
Submit the following files:
M4 Assignment 1 uniqueID.xlsx

For your week 8 discussion post investigate how providing regular and timely fee

For your week 8 discussion post investigate how providing regular and timely feedback can encourage employees and improve their performance.
Respond to the following:
Describe the difficulties supervisors or coworkers may have when providing feedback.
Discuss how the difficulties can be addressed so that feedback is well received and results in beneficial outcomes.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.
Read a post by one of your peers and provide a substantive response, making sure to extend the conversation by asking questions, offering rich ideas, or sharing personal connections.
Classmate post: Aggienora
Supervisors and coworkers may encounter various difficulties when providing feedback. One challenge is the fear of creating a negative atmosphere or damaging relationships, as constructive criticism can be perceived as personal criticism. Additionally, there may be difficulty in articulating feedback effectively, leading to vague or unclear messages that don’t provide actionable insights. Another challenge is the potential resistance or defensiveness of the individual receiving feedback, hindering open communication and impeding the improvement process.
To address these difficulties, it is crucial to foster a culture of constructive feedback within the workplace. Training supervisors and coworkers on effective communication and feedback techniques can enhance their ability to deliver feedback in a positive and constructive manner. Encouraging a growth mindset, where feedback is seen as an opportunity for improvement rather than a critique, can help mitigate defensiveness. Implementing regular feedback sessions, rather than relying solely on sporadic reviews, creates a more continuous and natural feedback flow, making it less likely to be perceived as negative. Additionally, emphasizing specific, actionable feedback with examples can provide clarity and facilitate a better understanding of the areas for improvement. Overall, creating an open and supportive feedback environment contributes to well-received feedback and positive outcomes.

Overview In the text, Chapter 11 reviews the best practices used by thousands of

Overview
In the text, Chapter 11 reviews the best practices used by thousands of organizations around the world to organize, plan, and deliver spoken content outlined in “The Fifth Moment: Presentations”. Focus on the Four-Step outline to complete the following activity.
Instructions
For each of the following statements, respond in 1—2 paragraphs:
Explain how the Four-Step Outline concept can serve as a fundamental framework for structuring various types of presentations, from internal updates to external sales pitches.
Four-Step Outline (Tell what, Tell why, Tell, Tell what has been told)
Provide a detailed breakdown of how a leader can apply each outline step to create a compelling and coherent presentation that captures the audience’s attention, conveys critical messages, and achieves the desired impact.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).
Respond to each question with a 1-2 paragraph response.

Analyze two or three differences between design capacity and effective capacity,

Analyze two or three differences between design capacity and effective capacity, then predict one or two challenges that you may encounter when using each method. Provide specific examples using additional sources, if necessary, to support your rationale.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.
Classmate post: Toya
Hello Classmates and Professor,
According to Chapter 9 of the textbook, design capacity is the maximum output rate that can be achieved by a facility under ideal conditions. Design capacity can be sustained only for a relatively short period of time. A company achieves this output rate by using many temporary measures, such as overtime, overstaffing, maximum use of equipment, and subcontracting. Effective capacity is the maximum output rate that can be sustained under normal conditions. These conditions include realistic work schedules and breaks, regular staff levels, scheduled machine maintenance, and none of the temporary measures that are used to achieve design capacity. Note that effective capacity is usually lower than design capacity (1 Reid & Sanders pg. 295). Though these measurements of capacity may seem the same, they have many differences. Design capacity only considers the physical capabilities of the system or process, such as equipment capacity and design specifications typically. Effective capacity takes into account real-world factors that can affect productivity, such as machine breakdowns, scheduled maintenance, employee availability, and quality issues. Understanding both capacity measures, there are certainly challenges that will arise when utilizing the two methods.
One challenge with design capacity is the risk of overestimating the system’s capabilities. For example, a bakery might be designed to produce a certain number of cupcakes per hour, but in reality, achieving this output consistently may be disturbed by many factors such as the ovens may break down or there may be an ingredient shortage.
Another challenge is that design capacity may not be easily adjustable to suit changes in demand or changes in operating conditions. Not having flexibility can lead to inefficiencies and missed sales or opportunities. If the bakery only can produce to sell from the store, they may not be able to take on any side gigs, catering events, or special orders.
Determining the effective capacity requires accurate data collection and analysis of various factors influencing productivity. Challenges may come up with accurately measuring downtime, identifying stalls in production, and measuring the quality of impact of factors such as employee skills or equipment reliability. For example, in a bakery, as mentioned before effective capacity may take into consideration whether the head baker can bake under stress, how fast can the baker bake, and whether all the baking equipment is up to par for production purposes.
Adjusting effective capacity involves balancing resources and constraints to achieve the highest sustainable output. This can be difficult and may require continuous monitoring and adjustments to ensure that the system operates at its maximum potential without exceeding limitations.
Sources:
1. R. Dan Reid and Nada R Sanders. ND. Operations Management. An Integrated Approach. Seventh Edition. https://read.wiley.com/books/9781119497066/page/15/section/c09-sec-0003

Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your Excel skills and k

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your Excel skills and knowledge on the topics covered in this module.
Instructions
Complete the file M4 Assignment 1.xlsx. Download M4 Assignment 1.xlsx.Add your unique ID to the file name.
Grading
Points will be deducted for not completing or incorrectly completing any part of the assignments.
Submit the following files:
M4 Assignment 1 uniqueID.xlsx

Discussion #4: The COVID-19 Discussion Forum Series Part I: Changing How We Work

Discussion #4: The COVID-19 Discussion Forum Series Part I: Changing
How We Work
In the first half of The (New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond COVID-19, we learned the behind-the-scenes details of (1) what happened to our supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) what businesses and their supply chain partners did to minimize the impacts on their operations.
For Discussion Forum #4:
Pick one of Chapters 1 through 13 (one someone else hasn’t picked, or only one other has picked) and start a new discussion thread where you discuss one contentious event or mitigation strategy and give your opinion as to whether or not it was handled correctly. Could businesses have done more, or something different? Provide your own personal perspective and experience. For example: You discuss the impacts of pandemic misinformation on public buying behavior that was profiled in your chapter. Then, you explain how you were personally impacted by this misinformation.
For your response post(s), join in the discussion of that student’s chapter and provide your opinion or counterpoint on the student’s argument. For example, the other student was persuaded not to wear a mask based on published information. What is your opinion on the student’s position, or your opinion of the original misinformation that he/she profiled? Begin a dialog with the other student.
PLEASE USE THIS TO ACCESSTHE BOOK: https://sheffi.mit.edu/book/new-abnormal

Discussion #4: The COVID-19 Discussion Forum Series Part I: Changing How We Work

Discussion #4: The COVID-19 Discussion Forum Series Part I: Changing
How We Work
In the first half of The (New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond COVID-19, we learned the behind-the-scenes details of (1) what happened to our supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) what businesses and their supply chain partners did to minimize the impacts on their operations.
For Discussion Forum #4:
Pick one of Chapters 1 through 13 (one someone else hasn’t picked, or only one other has picked) and start a new discussion thread where you discuss one contentious event or mitigation strategy and give your opinion as to whether or not it was handled correctly. Could businesses have done more, or something different? Provide your own personal perspective and experience. For example: You discuss the impacts of pandemic misinformation on public buying behavior that was profiled in your chapter. Then, you explain how you were personally impacted by this misinformation.
For your response post(s), join in the discussion of that student’s chapter and provide your opinion or counterpoint on the student’s argument. For example, the other student was persuaded not to wear a mask based on published information. What is your opinion on the student’s position, or your opinion of the original misinformation that he/she profiled? Begin a dialog with the other student.
PLEASE USE THIS TO ACCESSTHE BOOK: https://sheffi.mit.edu/book/new-abnormal