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LAP-EC-103, Designed to Work (Organizational Design of Businesses) (Download) Economics, LAP-EC-023
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Well-planned organizational design is crucial to the success of any business. In this LAP, students will discover the importance of structure within an organization by studying the many types of organizational design used by successful companies today. In the Gray Zone, students will evaluate a situation in which a manager abuses his/her authority within an organization’s hierarchy.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan....

LAP-EI-060, Vision Quest (Enlisting Others in Vision) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Management, Leadership, LAP-EI-013
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Successful organizations have clear visions for their futures. But what makes a shared vision successful? This LAP explains the difference between organizational vision and team vision, shows what an effective vision looks like, and describes what team leaders can do to “sell” people on their company’s vision.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes...

LAP-EI-064, Culture Club (The Nature of Organizational Culture) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Ethics
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Organizational culture is an essential component of every workplace. In this LAP, students will discover the core components of organizational culture and how they shape employees’ life at work. They will learn the benefits of maintaining a positive culture, as well as the factors that influence a company’s culture. Students will also investigate organizational culture in the real world by researching successful companies such as Coca Cola and Walmart.LAPs are comprehensive instructional...

LAP-EI-135, Power Play (Using Power Appropriately) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Ethics
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Chances are, most students will find themselves in a position of power at some point in their lives. But do they know how to use that power to reach their goals? In this LAP, students will learn about the different types of power and how to use them appropriately so that they can become effective and respected leaders. In the Gray Zone, students will examine the tricky situation facing individuals that suddenly have authority over their peers and friends.LAPs are comprehensive instructional...

LAP-EN-038, Explore the Possibilities (Conducting Feasibility Studies) (Download) Entrepreneurship, Management, Research, Marketing Research
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Businesses and entrepreneurs must test their ideas before jumping in feet-first. They accomplish this task by conducting feasibility studies. Teach your students about feasibility studies—why businesses conduct them, what they include, and the benefits they provide. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about feasibility studies, a (So...

LAP-EN-044, Ethical Excellence (Ethics in Entrepreneurship) (Download)
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Starting and running a successful, well-respected company doesn’t just require business smarts – it requires dedication to ethical principles and a commitment to doing what’s right. In this LAP, students will explore several common ethical dilemmas associated with starting a company, and will discover the importance of using ethics as a “compass” when beginning a new business venture. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan....

LAP-FI-011, Running the Numbers (Cost-Benefit Analysis) (Download) Financial Management, Management
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When making important decisions, people weigh the pros and cons, contemplate the risks and rewards, and analyze the costs and benefits. Businesses go through a similar process when making decisions. Teach your students more about cost-benefit analysis. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about cost-benefit analysis, a (So What?)...

LAP-FI-106, Money Tracks (Nature of Budgets) (Download) Financial Management, LAP-FI-003
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Running a business without a budget is like trying to steer a ship on a cloudy day without a compass—it’s far too easy to sail off course. Money Tracks helps you teach your students why budgets are so important, prepares you to discuss various types of budgets, and maps out your discussion of the characteristics that effective budgets possess. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with...

LAP-KM-001, Know Go (The Nature of Knowledge Management) (Download)
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Knowledge is as important in the business world as it is in your personal life. Sometimes, there can be so much knowledge in one place that it can be overwhelming. That’s why organizations need knowledge management. Teach your students about knowledge management and its key role in businesses today.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information...

LAP-KM-002, Know What’s Right (Ethics in Knowledge Management) (Download)
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Knowledge management has become increasingly important to organizations of all shapes and sizes. But do your students understand the role that ethics play in effectively managing knowledge? If they don’t, this LAP can help. Know What’s Right (Ethics in Knowledge Management) explains how knowledge management makes organizations more ethical. It also discusses ethical issues that can disrupt the knowledge management process. This comprehensive lesson includes engaging activities and relevant...

LAP-MK-019, Just Do It...Right (Company Actions and Results) (Download) LAP-MK-003, Marketing, Management
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In the world of business, one thing leads to another. The actions companies take today will lead to the results, good or bad, that they face tomorrow. Teach your students about positive and negative company actions and results with Just Do It...Right. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about company actions and results, a (So What?)...

LAP-MP-010, Analyze This! (SWOT Analysis) (Download) LAP-MP-004, Market Planning, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Management, Marketing, LAP-IM-008
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Just as people have personal goals and ambitions, businesses have their own goals for corporate success. One way that companies measure their progress toward their goals is by evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). In this LAP, students will learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis for their own companies as well as the benefits of SWOT analysis for long-term success. In the activities, students will have the opportunity to conduct SWOT analyses for real-life...

LAP-OP-001, Chart Your Course (Developing a Project Plan) (Download) LAP-OP-007, Operations, Project Management
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Businesses need plans when they undertake projects. Creating an effective plan can mean the difference between the success and failure of your project. Use this LAP to teach your students more about the essential components of project plans, as well as how to develop and use them. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about developing...

LAP-OP-158, Projected to Win (Nature of Project Management) (Download) Operations, LAP-OP-006
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Everything starts with a project - a short-term undertaking that creates a unique good or service. Projects help businesses maintain flexibility so that they can take advantage of new opportunities quickly and effectively. Teach your students more about projects, why they’re important, and how businesses manage them effectively.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT!...

LAP-OP-519, Plan On It! (Planning Projects) (Download) Operations
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No matter the size or nature of the projects, they all require planning. Plan On It! (Planning Projects) focuses on teaching students the importance of planning ahead when completing all kinds of projects — at work, at school, and in their personal lives. This LAP includes the benefits of planning projects, factors that impact project planning, tools for project planning, and steps to planning a project.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

LAP-OP-520, Check Your (Project) Pulse (Monitoring Projects and Taking Corrective Actions) (Download) Operations, LAP-QS-019
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While working on a project, it is important to check on its progress periodically to make sure the work is turning out the way it should be. Check Your (Project) Pulse (Monitoring Projects and Taking Corrective Actions) explains why it is important to monitor projects and what aspects of the project should be monitored. It also provides step-by-step instructions so students can learn how to monitor projects and take the necessary corrective actions to get their projects back on track.LAPs are...

LAP-OP-675, Projects With Principles (Ethics in Project Management) (Download) Operations
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Many traits are beneficial to project management. One of the most important ways to lead a project to success is by being ethical. Projects With Principles (Ethics in Project Management) teaches students the importance of being ethical throughout the course of a project. Students will also learn about common ethical dilemmas in project management, as well as ways to be ethical role models to project team members. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

LAP-QM-001, Keep It Quality (Nature of Quality Management) (Download)
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Quality management is an integral practice of every successful business – from the smallest startups to the largest corporations. In this LAP, students will study the characteristics of high-quality goods and services and discover the three main components of quality management: quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with...

LAP-SM-003, Manage This! (Concept of Management) (Download) Strategic Management, Planning
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Management careers are everywhere, and managers are more than just “talking heads.” This LAP walks students through the basics of management—what managers do, what skills they need, and what types of resources they manage, as well as what levels of management most companies have. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about the concept...

LAP-SM-004, Dream Team Maker (Staffing) (Download) Strategic Management, Planning, Human Resources
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No organization succeeds without the right human resources—this is why the staffing function of management is so critical! This LAP explains the importance of staffing, explores the staffing process, and takes a deeper look at how managers develop human resources management strategies. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about...

LAP-SM-007, Plan Now, Succeed Later (Nature of Business Plans) (Download) Management, Planning, Entrepreneurship, LAP-SM-001
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Do your students know how crucial business plans are for business success? This LAP helps teach them what goes into the different components of a business plan and how a well-written business plan can put investors and business owners on the path to success. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about the nature of business plans, a...

LAP-SM-013, Plan for Success (Creating a Business Plan) (Download) Strategic Management, Planning, Entrepreneurship, LAP-SM-002
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A good business plan is a company’s blueprint for success. Unfortunately, many new business owners don’t know how to effectively write one. Don’t let your students become a part of this crowd! This LAP teaches your students about common business plan components and helps them understand what it takes to craft a well-written, effective business plan. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout...

LAP-SM-064, Put It All Together (Managerial Considerations in Organizing) Strategic Management
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Managers of all types of businesses must spend a portion of their time organizing. But what exactly do managers do when they are organizing? To teach your students about managerial organizing, check out our latest LAP, Put It All Together (Managerial Considerations in Organizing). This LAP discusses the importance of organizing as a management function, as well as the process managers use to organize their businesses. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

LAP-SM-066, Take Action (Managerial Considerations in Directing) (Download) LAP-FI-008
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Directing is considered the “heart” of management. When managers are directing, they are guiding workers to achieve goals. This LAP explains what directing is, the importance of directing, and activities included in this management function. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about managerial considerations in directing, a (So...

LAP-SM-075, Prepare for the Worst; Expect the Best (Nature of Risk Management) (Download) LAP-FI-008
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All business is risky. But smart businesses manage their risk. Help your students understand how businesses use risk management to avoid loss, create strategy, and increase profits. Prepare for the Worst; Expect the Best explains how risk management is used to identify, monitor, and evaluate past and future risks. Cyber security, drones, computer animation, and space exploration are used to explore some cutting-edge technologies businesses use to manage risk today. LAPs are comprehensive...