Case Study Barista to Manager

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It can be a shock for people to move from an hourly position where they have been earning overtime or were strictly limited to 40 hours or less per week to a position where they are paid a salary and are expected to work more than 40 hours with no overtime pay. Management needs to prepare people for the change in roles to help them make the transition successfully. In the case Barista to Manager, we consider just such a case.Please read the case, Barista to Manager on page 629 of our textbook. The case provides a series of questions to guide your analysis and take you to resources beyond the textbook. A case study is a short description of a real business situation. Analyzing case studies gives you the opportunity to apply those concepts to real business problems. Cases are generally written for several types of analysis. Usually, there is no right or wrong answer. Rather, cases provide a vehicle for you to demonstrate your understanding and ability to apply course concepts. You must use appropriate sources (properly cited) to support your position. Check your analysis by assessing how well it demonstrates your HR knowledge. If your answer relies on your impressions of HR prior to taking this course, it is likely that the analysis is not your best effort. Download and read the detailed guide to case analysis.Simply answering the questions which are part of the case is not enough; consider the questions to be clues to the important concepts and facts. You are strongly encouraged to use the following outline so that your analysis is organized appropriately:
Identify both the key issues and the underlying issues. In identifying the issues, you should be able to connect them to the HR principles which apply to this situation. The questions provided will help you do this.
Discuss the facts which affect these issues.
Discuss your tentative solution to the problem and how you would implement your solution. What actions would you propose to correct the situation, based on the knowledge you have gained in this course? Be sure to support your recommendation by citing references in the text and in the supplementary readings. You should also draw on other references such as business periodicals and HR journals. Remember that an ANALYSIS is more than simply a SUMMARY of the Case Study.
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Submit your responses to each question in a Word document, 2-3 pages in length excluding the title page or reference page , double spaced, and in 12-point Times New Roman font.
Compose your work using MS Word (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Be sure to place it in the appropriate dropbox. The responses should use APA style formatting.Evaluation CriteriaReview the SBT Case Analysis Rubric located in the Start Here section of the course for more information on grading criteria. Keep the following points in mind:
Have you provided a clear and focused explanation of your response to the issues raised here?
Have you provided an understandable and realistic rationale for your view of the impact of the laws and regulations?
Is information from the textbooks and other sources appropriately integrated into your analysis? You must provide complete citations for all sources in APA format.
Is the paper professionally presented? It is important to present your information as clearly and succinctly as possible. (Do not sacrifice thoroughness for mere brevity.) Please proofread carefully for grammar and spelling errors.
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Compensation , 11th Edition, by Milkovich, Newman
General Instructions for Case Studies
A case study is a short description of a real business situation. Analyzing case studies gives you
the opportunity to apply those concepts to real business problems. Cases are generally written
for several types of analysis. Usually, there is not a right or wrong answer. Rather, cases
provide a vehicle for you to demonstrate your understanding and ability to apply course
concepts. You must use appropriate sources (properly cited) to support your position. Check your
analysis by assessing how well it demonstrates your subject knowledge. If your answer relies on
your impressions of the topic prior to taking this course, it is likely that the analysis is not your
best effort.
Simply answering the questions which are part of the case is not enough; consider the questions
to be clues to the important concepts and facts. You are strongly encouraged to use the following
outline so that your analysis is organized appropriately:
1.Identify both the key issues and the underlying issues. In identifying the issues, you
should be able to connect them to the business principles which apply to this situation.
2.Discuss the facts which affect these issues. The case may have too much information. In
your discussion, you should filter the information and discuss those facts which are
pertinent to the issues identified above.
3.Discuss your tentative solution to the problem and how you would implement your
solution. What actions would you propose to correct the situation, based on the
knowledge you have gained in this course? Be sure to support your recommendation by
citing references in the text and in the supplementary readings. You should also draw
on other references such as business periodicals and relevant journals. Remember that
an ANALYSIS is more than simply a SUMMARY of the Case Study.
4.Discuss follow-up and contingency plans. How will the organization know that your
proposed solution is working? What should they do if it does not work?
It may be helpful for you to role-play this assignment. Your presentation should cover the
points listed above. By role-playing the situation, using the questions at the end of the case as
hints, and by using this guide, you should be able to develop an action-oriented analysis with a
recommended course of action.
Your analysis of each case study should be a minimum of 4 pages and written in APA format.
Evaluation Criteria:
Have you identified the critical issues/problems in the case and analyzed the key facts
related to the issues/problems?
Have you discussed a tentative solution that addresses the issues/problems and how you
would implement your solution?
Is information from the textbook and other sources integrated into your analysis
appropriately? For all sources, you must provide complete citations.
Is the paper professionally presented? Remember your audience. It is important to
present your information as clearly and succinctly as possible. (Do not sacrifice
thoroughness for mere brevity.)
Please proofread carefully for grammar and spelling errors.

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