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    (Original post by linabina94)
    Can anyone help me with trying to bring in a relevant theory in order to support a point?


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    Sure, here's part of a conclusion I wrote to the essay 'To what extent do you agree that an organisational culture based on high employee rewards will inevitably damage business performance in the long run?"

    “....However that just goes to show that the successful companies, those that perform well in the long-term, may have some sort of a reward system in play, but also focus on other aspects that aim to enhance performance. John Lewis, for example, gives all employees a say as to how the company is run through annual Partner Surveys. This can be linked to Ed Shein’s culture theory- John Lewis deals with the “artifacts” element of Schein’s model by splitting profits equally between employees, but also attempts to deal with the “paradigm” element by making employees feel important and valued....”
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    (Original post by BARCEMO)
    You got anything for technological change...all i have is


    Apple: Have used technology as their USP à they embrace advances in technology and try not to be outshone technologically
    Sony: The advances in technology may be the death of sony who used to be high fliers in the technology world but have now been overstepped by apple and Samsung. Could this be the end of the road for Sony?
    Nokia: Another example of what falling behind can do. Nokia were once a leading phone manufacturer who are now an obsolete brand
    Samsung: Like apple they have embraced technology. They are the leading chip manufacturer in the world and their phone market has blossomed. Their recent TV release ahead of apple may mean they are getting ahead of the game
    3% of grocery shopping is done online, by 2012 its forecasted to rise to 12%.
    I have nothing to add to that, sorry
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    (Original post by kimberley_jane)
    any one help me out with primarks culture? what type of culture do they have?
    Like this "hey you make me shoes ill pay you 1pence a day and then i will export them and make lots of profit".
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    (Original post by nadster)
    You're very welcome
    For the essays do we have to include a lot of theory of just bits and pieces? Cause our teacher that the main thing is our examples and developing those points
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    (Original post by nadster)
    I have nothing to add to that, sorry
    Technology change I used Royal mail because they're going through significant renovation to use technology in the way they operate in order to modernise and compete with T&T etc, good for culture change too! Old company using new technology
    £120M investment in tech
    idk how much in training
    Moya green (Leader) Announced she spends 20% of her time communicating to employees why it's happening
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    (Original post by CharlotteD1)
    We're told to refer to 2 businesses and the item in Section A and 3 businesses in the Section B essay, with the possibility of mentioning an extra 1 to justify your line of argument
    Ahh, thanks
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    (Original post by butterflyy)
    For the essays do we have to include a lot of theory of just bits and pieces? Cause our teacher that the main thing is our examples and developing those points
    I don't think a lot of theory is needed, as long as you can just show that you know what you're talking about you'll be fine
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    I've researched John Lewis, Royal Mail, Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Google, Sony, Kodak, Enron, Starbucks. Just wondering how many businesses people have researched and how many topics they relate to in the buss4 spec. Ive pretty much covered them all I hope and I am wondering whether everyone else has as well?
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    (Original post by J_W-x)
    Technology change I used Royal mail because they're going through significant renovation to use technology in the way they operate in order to modernise and compete with T&T etc, good for culture change too! Old company using new technology
    £120M investment in tech
    idk how much in training
    Moya green (Leader) Announced she spends 20% of her time communicating to employees why it's happening
    i probably should research royal mail sounds like it covers a wide range of topics
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    (Original post by Astarplease01)
    Like this "hey you make me shoes ill pay you 1pence a day and then i will export them and make lots of profit".
    hahaha yer I got that much, I just wondered if there as a more technical name for it
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    How much is everybody planning to write? I know essays should be based upon quality and not quantity but I don't think anyone's ever got an A* with only a page of work. I think for my last essay I wrote 3 pages worth, with an introduction, 4 paragraphs then a conclusion but that's right to the wire in terms of how much I can write in the time given.
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    im in the zone lol feels somewhat good.

    Anyone have notes/links off contingency planning
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    (Original post by nadster)
    I don't think a lot of theory is needed, as long as you can just show that you know what you're talking about you'll be fine
    Yeah that's true to a certain point. However, its vital to have good theory as that shows your a student of business studies. Obviously don't overload your essay with theory but its vital to pick up analysis marks
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    (Original post by iAhmedd)
    I've researched John Lewis, Royal Mail, Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Google, Sony, Kodak, Enron, Starbucks. Just wondering how many businesses people have researched and how many topics they relate to in the buss4 spec. Ive pretty much covered them all I hope and I am wondering whether everyone else has as well?
    I've researched most of those...don't have much on Amazon though. Zappos is AMAZING..covers lots of topics. Nordstrom is an interesting one as is Huawei
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    Did Steve Elop bring forward changes as a new leader or was he already the leader of Nokia and then decide to implement change?


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    (Original post by Astarplease01)
    Word of advice ALWAYS refer back to the question that way if you have written alot of bs it will seem good and legit. Got me a very high B with no revision apart from a brief chat with my teacher before the exam.
    Are you being for real? So you didn't have any examples of businesses or anything? :O
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    (Original post by iAhmedd)
    I've researched John Lewis, Royal Mail, Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Google, Sony, Kodak, Enron, Starbucks. Just wondering how many businesses people have researched and how many topics they relate to in the buss4 spec. Ive pretty much covered them all I hope and I am wondering whether everyone else has as well?
    Probably that is enough as I got around 7 anyway.. The one which I've researched are: Google, Apple, Vogue, M&S, BA, Barclays, RBS, Ford and Jaguar,
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    (Original post by BARCEMO)
    i probably should research royal mail sounds like it covers a wide range of topics
    OH! and Moya green is a new leader too
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    (Original post by kimberley_jane)
    hahaha yer I got that much, I just wondered if there as a more technical name for it
    Exploitationism...
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    Its a primark thing
    :laugh:
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    (Original post by nadster)
    I've researched most of those...don't have much on Amazon though. Zappos is AMAZING..covers lots of topics. Nordstrom is an interesting one as is Huawei
    Hey! Can you just go though of what Zappos can be used for as I know they had a quite relaxing culture and they gave 1000 dollars if their employees are not committed to work i.e oif they leave..
 
 
 
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