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AQA Business - Improving Motivation and Engagement
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AQA Business - Improving Motivation and Engagement

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of improving motivation and employee engagement. It starts with a consideration of the benefits of motivated and engaged staff and specifically considers the theories of Taylor, Maslow and Herzberg but then in addition also adds in the theories of Mayo and Vroom. It then examines how to improve employee engagement and looks at some of the main financial methods of motivating staff including the use of piece rate, commission, salary schemes and performance-related pay. The use of non-financial methods of motivation are also examined including another look at Hackman and Oldham’s job design model, job rotation, job enrichment and empowerment. The presentation concludes with an examination of key influences on the choice and effectiveness of financial and non-financial reward systems. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test, and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Organisational Design
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Organisational Design

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of organisational design. They explain what is meant by authority, responsibility, chain of command, span control, delegation, hierarchy, centralisation, decentralisation, empowerment and delayering. They also explain the characteristics of different organisational structures including hierarchica (flat and tall) and matrix structures. Later the slides consider the advantages and disadvantages of changing organisational structures including the use of delayering and evaluate the choice between empowerment of staff and the maintenance of control. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 4, 5 and 6)
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AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 4, 5 and 6)

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A 14 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Units 4, 5 and 6 of the Year 12 element of the A Level Business course. This represents tremendous value for high quality resources and offers a significant saving against other commercial options. PowerPoints include: UNIT 4 Decision Making to Improve Operational Performance •Setting operational objectives •Analysing operational performance •Increasing efficiency and productivity •Improving quality •Managing inventory and supply chains UNIT 5 Decision Making to Improve Financial Performance •Setting financial objectives •Analysing financial performance •Sources of finance •Improving cash flow and profits UNIT 6 Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance •Setting human resource objectives •Analysing human resource performance •Improving organisational design and human resource flow •Improving motivation and engagement •Improving employer-employee relations Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance
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Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance

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An excellent value bundle offering access to five revision resources that focus upon the core topic area of human resource management. Specifically, the pack examines setting human resource objectives; analysing human resource performance; improving organisational design and human resource flow; improving motivation and employee engagement; and finally improving employer-employee relations.
AQA Business - Complete Year 13 Course
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AQA Business - Complete Year 13 Course

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An 18 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering the entire Year 13 element of the A Level Business course. This represents tremendous value for high quality resources and offers a significant saving against other commercial options. PowerPoints include: UNIT 7 Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business •Mission, corporate objectives and strategy •Analysing internal position: financial ratio analysis •Analysing internal position: overall position •Analysing external environment: political & legal change •Analysing external environment: economic change •Analysing external environment: social and technological change •Analysing external environment: the competitive environment •Analysing strategic options: investment appraisal UNIT 8 Choosing Strategic Direction •Strategic direction: choosing which markets to compete in and what products to offer •Strategic direction: choosing how to compete UNIT 9 Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies •Assessing a change in scale •Assessing innovation •Assessing internationalisation •Assessing greater use of digital technology UNIT 10 Managing Strategic Change •Managing change •Managing organisational culture •Managing strategic implementation •Problems with strategy and why strategies fail Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
Management and Leadership
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Management and Leadership

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of management and leadership. They examine the differences between a leader and a manager, before considering the roles and function of management. The concept of Management by Objectives is assessed and evaluated with a look at the benefits and drawbacks of this technique. Next the management theory of McGregor (Theory X and Theory Y) is evaluated before an examination of the leadership theories of Fielder and then Wright and Taylor. The slides also investigate the different leadership styles including autocratic, democratic, bureaucratic, paternalistic and laissez-faire and the importance and impact of leadership upon a business and its stakeholders. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 1, 2 and 3)
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AQA A Level Business - Year 12 Complete Course (Units 1, 2 and 3)

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A 10 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering the first 3 units of the Year 12 AQA A Level Business course. This represents tremendous value for high quality resources and offers a significant saving against other commercial options. PowerPoints include: UNIT 1 What is a Business? •Understanding the nature and purpose of business •Understanding different business forms •Understanding that businesses operate within an external environment UNIT 2 Managers, Leadership and Decision Making •Understanding management, leadership and decision making •Understanding management decision making •Understanding the role and importance of stakeholders UNIT 3 Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance •Setting marketing objectives •Understanding markets and customers •Segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP) •Using the marketing mix Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test or calculation questions and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
AQA Business - Balance Sheets
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AQA Business - Balance Sheets

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of balance sheets and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of a balance sheet before examining how the statement is structured and how stakeholders are interested in this key financial account. It then examines the concepts of different types of asset and liability and considers the key concepts of liquidity, depreciation and working capital. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a practice calculation question, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Increasing Efficiency & Productivity
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AQA Business - Increasing Efficiency & Productivity

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of increasing efficiency and productivity. The presentation considers importance of capacity, efficiency and labour productivity to a business and then examines both the methods and difficulties of improving efficiency and labour productivity. The benefits of lean production are analysed, including an assessment of Just in Time methods. The lesson proceeds to then explain how to choose the optimal mix of resources (including capital and labour intensive processes), before concluding with a look at how technology is used to improve operational efficiency. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Budgeting
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Budgeting

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification but this material is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of budgeting. They explain what is meant by a budget and their main purpose. It then assesses the use of variance analysis, and explains how to calculate budget variances and to analyse the results before finally evaluating the use of budgeting and variances for a business and their stakeholders. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, calculation practise questions and solutions and also a practice essay (with suggested solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
AQA Business - Using the Marketing Mix
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AQA Business - Using the Marketing Mix

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of using the marketing mix. The presentation considers the elements of the marketing mix (7Ps), the influences on elements of the 7Ps, the differences between consumer and industrial markets, convenience, speciality and shopping goods, the implications of the product life cycle and the Boston Matrix in marketing decisions, the influences on pricing decisions, analysing the promotional mix, branding, distribution decisions, analysis of people, process and the physical environment, the importance of an integrated marketing mix and finally the value of digital marketing and e-commerce. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - UNIT 10 Managing Strategic Change
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AQA Business - UNIT 10 Managing Strategic Change

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This bundle of four PowerPoint and revision note topics, provides students with an indepth understanding of core areas relating to the AQA A Level Business specification. The pack contains notes abouts managing change, managing organisational culture, managing strategic implementation and concludes with the problems of strategy and why strategies fail. Specific topic areas include: The causes of and pressures for change Disruptive change Incremental change Lewin’s Force Field Analysis The value of change The value of a flexible organisational model Restructuring Delayering Organic v mechanistic structures Knowledge and information management Barriers to change Kotter and Schlesinger’s models The importance of organisational culture Handy’s cultural models Hofstede’s national culture models Influences on organisational culture Problems of changing culture How to implement strategic change Leadership and strategic change Communication and strategic change Network analysis Critical path analysis Strategic drift Planned and emergent strategies Divorce of ownership and control The value of strategic planning Contingency planning Given the inclusion of student revision notes, this pack represents excellent value for money and saves teachers hours of time in preparing notes.
Workforce Planning and Recruitment
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Workforce Planning and Recruitment

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of workforce planning and recruitment. They explain what is meant by workforce planning before evaluating its impact and importance on a business and the value of having the correct number of employees with appropriate skills and experience. It then considers the processes involved in the recruitment of new staff. It explains what is meant by internal and external recruitment and the benefits and drawbacks of these methods, before examining job analysis, job descriptions and person specifications. It finally evaluates appropriate methods of selecting different types of employee for different types of job including interviews, work trials, testing, selection exercises and telephone interviews. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
Investment Appraisal Revision and Activity Pack
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Investment Appraisal Revision and Activity Pack

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A series of questions that assess a variety of assessment objective skills about the three main investment appraisal techniques of payback, ARR and net present value. This pack includes knowledge, application and analysis style tasks and also contains a mind map activity and answers to the questions. I have also thrown in a copy of my investment appraisal revision notes and my brand new PowerPoint lesson about Investment Appraisal alongside a PDF hand out of the notes. This represents excellent value.
AQA Business - Assessing Internationalisation
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AQA Business - Assessing Internationalisation

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of assessing internationalisation and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of international trade. It then examines the various strategies that firms can use to access foreign markets before assessing the impact of multinational corporations upon global markets and examines the use of Bartlett & Ghosal’s international strategy matrix. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a practice calculation question, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - Managing Organisational Culture
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AQA Business - Managing Organisational Culture

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of managing organisational culture by businesses and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the importance of organisational culture with a specific examination of the work of both Handy’s power, task, role and person culture and Hofstede’s national cultures, the main influences on organisational culture and concludes with the main reasons for and problems of changing organisational culture. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Analysing Human Resource Performance
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Analysing Human Resource Performance

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The latest in the new AQA Business revision series. This sheet focuses upon the measurement of human resource performance and in particular it examines: labour productivity; labour retention; labour turnover; unit labour costs; absenteeism (non-AQA); employee costs as a percentage of turnover and the development and use of human resource development plans.
Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook
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Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook

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A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of enterprise and business plans. This is of particular relevance to the OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and Excel examination boards that all still cover these areas. The work provides a variety of case studies, tasks, presentations and assignments for students to complete and finishes with a self-assessment and review of progress. Positive feedback on how to improve and develop these workbooks are welcome and I also acknowledge that some of these resources have been amalgamated from other authors whose hard work is much appreciated.
A Level Business Revision Notes - Costs and Break Even
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A Level Business Revision Notes - Costs and Break Even

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A free sample of the resources now available for download. These packs are comprehensive revision notes that consider specific topic areas. In this example the pack considers break even and the different types of costs that businesses face. It also examines the concept of contribution and break even charts before concluding with an overall assessment of break even as a decision making technique. The notes provide a detailed and colourful, well-presented summary of each topic area but for an additional 50p there are teacher packs available that come complete with the PowerPoint version of these notes and also include practice activities, questions and an essay all with suggested answers. Please leave a review to help me in the production of future resources.