Business scenario discussion

Only do the sections that I make bold on this part because this is a group assignment. You should only see two sections that are bold. Please create slides for only those two sections that are in bold.


You have worked at your current employer for five years. Recently your company merged with a much larger Boston Accounting Firm to improve efficiencies, increase revenues, cut costs and adopt best practice in the industry. After the merger, you find yourself on a team of four other individuals that you have never met. Each individual is from a different department: Auditing, Tax, Corporate Governance, Legal and Insurance. The purpose of your team is to downsize your department in terms of employees.

Create a 10-slide restructuring and downsizing plan presentation with speaker notes that can be used in each department.

Answer the following questions in your plan:

Why is the change needed?
What will change?
Who will be affected?
How will they be affected?
How will potential conflict be managed?
How will trust be strengthened or repaired?
How will power be shared in the organization after the restructuring/downsizing?
What tactics will be used to achieve a successful restructuring/downsizing transition? What tactics will be avoided?
What are the benefits of the planned changes?
What is the timeframe of implementation?
How will changes be communicated to the employees?
Cite a minimum of one outside reference.

Part 2

You need to do everything on this part and please no plagiarism

Write an essay (600-750 words) that examines the pros and cons of franchising. Be sure to address the following:

Discuss the steps involved in typical franchising opportunities.
Include a discussion of how the initial financing of franchises differs from other types of businesses.
Take a position on whether you would consider pursuing a franchise. Defend your reasoning.
While APA formatting is not required for this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.


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