In the current economic situations many companies operating in different industries tend to mergers and acquisition. In this respect, self-storage companies are not an exception and the recent acquisition of Shurgard Storage Centers Inc by Public Storage Inc is good evidence supporting this trend. At the same time, it is worthy to note that the process of acquisition was quite difficult since interests of both companies had to be taken into consideration that naturally provoked certain disagreements between the participants of the negotiations.
On the one hand, Public Storage Inc aimed at the achievement its basic goal which may be defined as the improvement of the position of the company in the market. To put it more precisely, this acquisition provided Public Storage Inc with a possibility to enhance its position as the premier self-storage operator in the market that would make this large company one of the leader of the industry. Notably, the combined company would have ownership interests in over 2,000 quality properties in 38 states and seven European countries.
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Predominance of competition in the contemporary business environment conditions new patterns of behavior for the companies operating in the market. Nowadays, almost every company has access to high technologies, innovations and high-production equipment, thus, in order to attract new customers it is necessary to implement certain changes in personnel by using training and developing programs for employees. The main purpose behind any of such programs is to increase employees’ performance by making them more skilled and highly qualified. Being one of the essential elements of interrelation between employers and employees, training appears to be an effective tool not only in developing an employee professionally, but also morally, by making him/her more confident about the job that needs to be fulfilled. Training and developing of employees is not an easy process, which involves a lot of time, money and effort, however, very often the results, which may be outstanding, completely pay off the costs. Thus, the importance of it cannot be underestimated. Continue reading “Employee Training and Development Research Paper”
Everybody knows what addiction is – when the person needs some stimuli to enjoy the world around. For example, smokers need nicotine to feel good. However, the physiological addiction is much more serious because the person does not want to change his life, sees no future and lives in past. Such addiction is based on the high level of emotional involvement, such addicts fear unpredicted experiences are not able to tolerate the change according to the “General Theory of Addiction”. The song “Mr. Tambourine” by Bob Dylan is an example how the addict wants to find psychological security but is unable to achieve.
The lyrics of the song “Mr. Tambourine” is not very easy to understand, but from the first lines the reader can sense that the author is in despair and is very unhappy. “There is no place I’m going to” – it does not mean that the author has no place to go, it is rather that he does not know where he goes. He recalls the evening “empire” which turned into “sand vanished from my hand”. The author was happy in the evening, but probably not real – it happened in his mind while in the morning he faced the reality. Continue reading “General Theory of Addiction Research Paper”
As for the transportation networks in Africa, this is one of the factors that has a great influence on the economic and social development of this region. Lack of effective and reliable transportation networks in Africa hinders production and trade, and therefore the developments in this sphere have been the focus of many international organizations.
There is a clear and consistent need to facilitate the development of transportation networks in Africa, since ‘[p]oor roads result in high transport costs, which undermine Africa’s competitiveness.’ (Van de Walle, 2001, p.86)
If Africa aims at becoming a part of the global economy, transportation development should be firmly placed at top of agenda by all the governments. Continue reading “Transport System in Africa Essay”
According to the framework for manufacturing planning and control, MPS system operates in three distinct stages. At the first stage, the overall directions for the planning process are defined; second, detailed material and capacity planning activities can be accomplished’ finally, the MPC execution system is designed and implemented (p.7-8). This sequence appears logical and effective and acts in the best interest of the manufacturing company.
To start with, the whole activity of an organisation should be carried out according to the organisational strategic goals. Ideally, these goals have to be reflected in all organisational activities and allow the organisation to realize its strategic direction. Otherwise, if these goals are overlooked, the organisation will hardly ever achieve them. All activities are divided into the stages of planning, realization and control. Setting directions before material and capacity planning that breaks down the plans into smaller details allows the manufacturing company to prepare the guidelines for further evaluation of the overall strategy and thus helps to realize effective control. Continue reading “Manufacturing Process Essay”
I would like to start by saying that the M.A.D.D. stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving had be organized for the sole purpose of reduce the number of incidents involving alcohol and driving by their sons, typically high school students and to a lesser degree university students. In the following essay I will speak about some of the M.A.D.D. videos commenting on their role in the society, the mass media and by using some literature on the M.A.D.D. I will point out my personal opinion together with the educated findings on the M.A.D.D.
Making existing drunk driving laws more strict. For instance M.A.D.D. wants to make illegal blood alcohol content of 0.08 or lower. Those who violate the norm will be sanctioned and punished for DUI as well as will be required to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other related alcohol abuse issues, and driver’s license suspensions. Continue reading “MADD Essay”
The case study is something of an art form, and it’s one of the basic building blocks of many college disciplines. They are especially popular in business courses and psychology courses. They are also notoriously hard to write, which is why there are a lot of students who turn to case study writing services to get professional assistance with these tricky pieces of academic writing. Continue reading “GetCaseStudy.com: Review of Case Study Writing Service”
Existing popular literature on management, recruiting, etc., those is quite profound and informative, but a bit lop-sided. Given theories are being discussed and implemented over and over again. And, it seems like it is about time to add some fresh air to the popular theories of personality assessment in the workplace.
The article ‘Personality processes’ by William Revelle deals with the contemporary situation in psychological theory. The author intends to cover the vast scope of theories existing in the modern personality reviews in both personality psychology and related fields.
The article is excitingly interesting in terms of covering personality traits and studies that are being developed and covered by psychologists, and their systematization. It might also be helpful for those, who are looking for new theories to read about and new aspects of personality psychology to implement in the workplace. Continue reading “Personality Assessment Essay”
Our world is a very diverse place, tying in one knot beauty and ugliness, happiness and suffering, meanness and devotion. Stepping out of the front door of my house, I cannot help admiring the wonderful landscapes I see about and the beauty of the sun, moon and the stars. When I look at the human world, however, I see many things I like to change. There are people tormented by their addiction to drugs, those who cannot make a step without alcohol, kids who are sexually assaulted, and politicians who kill others in bloody wars.
Wars are something especially ugly on this planet since they take the death toll that is not dependent on personal qualities and desire to get involved. The war simply enters your territory, and people are helpless to escape, to get away from the devastating military machine plundering their homes and land. Later, politicians can decide they made a mistake, or that the results were inconclusive, but this does not matter for millions or thousands that are already dead. Even against the background of the two deadly world wars and the recently mitigated threat of nuclear warfare, politicians still resort to war as a means to forward goals they fail to promote in other ways. Continue reading “Essay about Changes in My Life”
I would like to start this essay with the quotation of one critic’s words: “When personal and political traumas converge in a work of fiction, its success hinges on the avoidance of pop psychology, instead of expressing how a complex character suffers.”
We can surely say that all the characters of The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto are impacted by internment of the Japanese Canadians in the time of the Seconad World War. Some of these characters were interned being just children, another were born after all these had happened, but noone of them was eager to escape the terrible impact of this social trauma. There was a great deal of either external, or internal pressure upon those who were a success to survive in the camps just to try to forget about what had happened to them, or to remain silent.
All Sakamoto’s characters live under these pressure and remain silent, they bear everything. All of them, except Yano. He is the only character who occupies his own position – it’s the position of remembering though he remains the outcast, the odd one out even among the Japanese Canadians. Chisako, his wife explains it as following: “All he does is talk about the war and the camps when they just want to forget. They think he’s crazy, I know”. This act of remembering is seen as a certain way of coping with the past, of moving forward with one’s life, of staying sane. However, as the text progresses, those binaries start to crumble. Continue reading “The Electrical Field Book Review”