Transcript: Assembling products from start-finish Low productivity levels Limited managerial control Taylorism Mass production lead to mass consumption 'The roaring 20's' - Job creation in related and supporting industries Who are we? Why Ford/Fordism? Our approach & sources used Traditional Craftmanship Pre-Fordism Mass production is "boring and monotonous" Ford "Men work for only two reasons: one is for money and one is for fear of losing their jobs" Ford Introduction of higher wages in 1914 Force of unions - wider influence Refers to the age of technological advancements that have transformed the mechanics of production Manufacturing Ford Motor Company: The Concept of 'Fordism' Economy Resulted in increased productivity Three Major Influences Fordism Fordism transformed labour practices Economies of Scale - mass production made the car affordable Not as widely used today (UK & USA) Increase in focus on employee motivation E.g. Maslow Technological advancements Niche markets based on social class Segmentation of the marketplace Internationalisation Economy Why Post-Fordism Came About? Labour Manufacturing Economy Labour Conditions What is Post-Fordism? Requirement of middle management and specialist staff Direct supervision coordinating the flow of raw materials (Chandler, 1977) Vertical integration Average wage pre-1914 was $2.34/day Negative attitude to more than one leisure day Extremely high turnover rates Efficiency Wages 'Five Dollar Day' Conclusion System of mass production and consumption Began in 1914. Gained popularity in 1920's Henry Ford - symbol of transformation Prussian system and Napoleon What is Fordism? By: Laura Allan, Sarah Best, Alastair Boase, Clare Bugden, Stephanie Capaldi & Rebecca Walker Labour Introduction Post-Fordism
Transcript: Templates A house style is a set of rules. These rules format a document. Examples - Font style and size Text should be right, left or justified. How text should be presented. What is a house style? Templates is a tool for ensuring that all documents or pages have a standard layout, look and feel. Changes made to the templates automatically update any pages or documents which are based on the templates. how does a template be used to create a constant housestyle By Vj + David Templates make consistant house style. Templates provide a document with a standard pre-set layout or format
Transcript: Innovate and Creating together Topic 1 Some of us met while being contracted through a Startup Hackathons and college We are a local dev firm that hopes to build with the tech scene in Orlando We want to execute and automate for companies around us, and network with our neighbors as well Who are we Topic 2 Bluetooth proximity mobile application Tenant Portals Lead Generation tools etc. Some of our projects... Topic 3 Our company employs a communication standard by setting one of us to be a representative for the team In our case it would be Tu You would facilitate concerns to Tu Tu would trace them to us After getting the right information Tu would get back to Communication Topic 4 First we evaluate the project and come to a conclusion on what needs to be done This includes research on scalable solutions and better algorithmic practices We will story board the project to tell you how the backend and frontend processes will work We set project milestones with an estimated deadline Our processes Topic 5 A lot of our pricing comes from understanding the project and quoting Not only will this consider labor, but also the tech required might be something that needs to be accounted for We have different packages that can you utilize to help make sure your product is taken care of throughout the entire life cycle of the application Pricing
Transcript: ERGE Problem PROBLEM Problem Data 4.5 billion Where? Solution Solution Data to Currency Data Generation Data Generation Centralized Data Centralized Data Your Data ` ` Social Media P.O.S. Loyalty Programs Browser Data Customer OUR CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS Market Research 30 interviews - 25 College students and 5 small business owners 100% are interested in turning data into currency 93 % are incentivized to create more data 100% are interested in having data centralized. Tonia Beasley of At Home Instructor : "Starting a new business requires an immense amount of research but Merge will assist and cut down research time. Where do I sign up?" Competition Data Coup Empowers users to make decision about spending and social media Data Wallet MERGE Product PROTOTYPE Create Account with Email Create New Chart Customize Chart Data Request 8 Market Research 2 Data production Revenue Revenue Transactional Subscription To Market To Market Channels Costs
Transcript: Example of a Jeopardy Template By: Laken Feeser and Rachel Chapman When creating without a template... http://www.edtechnetwork.com/powerpoint.html https://www.thebalance.com/free-family-feud-powerpoint-templates-1358184 Example of a Deal or No Deal Template PowerPoint Game Templates There are free templates for games such as jeopardy, wheel of fortune, and cash cab that can be downloaded online. However, some templates may cost more money depending on the complexity of the game. Classroom Games that Make Test Review and Memorization Fun! (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2017, from http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/msgames.htm Fisher, S. (n.d.). Customize a PowerPoint Game for Your Class with These Free Templates. Retrieved February 17, 2017, from https://www.thebalance.com/free-powerpoint-games-for-teachers-1358169 1. Users will begin with a lot of slides all with the same basic graphic design. 2. The, decide and create a series of questions that are to be asked during the game. 3. By hyper linking certain answers to different slides, the game jumps from slide to slide while playing the game. 4. This kind of setup is normally seen as a simple quiz show game. Example of a Wheel of Fortune Template https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wheel-of-Riches-PowerPoint-Template-Plays-Just-Like-Wheel-of-Fortune-383606 Games can be made in order to make a fun and easy way to learn. Popular game templates include: Family Feud Millionaire Jeopardy and other quiz shows. http://www.free-power-point-templates.com/deal-powerpoint-template/ Quick video on template "Millionaire" PowerPoint Games Some games are easier to make compared to others If users are unsure whether or not downloading certain templates is safe, you can actually make your own game by just simply using PowerPoint. add logo here References Example of a Family Feud Template PowerPoint Games are a great way to introduce new concepts and ideas You can create a fun, competitive atmosphere with the use of different templates You can change and rearrange information to correlate with the topic or idea being discussed. Great with students, workers, family, etc. For example: With games like Jeopardy and Family Feud, players can pick practically any answers. The person who is running the game will have to have all of the answers in order to determine if players are correct or not. However, with a game like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the players only have a choice between answers, A, B, C, or D. Therefore, when the player decides their answer, the person running the game clicks it, and the game will tell them whether they are right or wrong.
Transcript: Efficiency! A lot of people use social media. It's inefficient! It feels natural to use. Work Beliefs Competition is basically non-existent. Merge has no direct competitors. Slack is for internal business communication Dropbox/Google Drive are file sharing These are the two closest competitors and they aren't even in the same market as Merge. Lots of stuff planned. Listed below with projected timelines. Timeline for the future (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Merge for Desktop [6 mo after release] Scaling team [6 mo after release] Merge Blackberry/Windows Phone [1.3 yrs after release] Merge for Business (Merge Business) [2 yrs after release] Unnamed social media venture [???] Timeline Making Merge Known Now Next Beyond 42% of adults have more than one social media account. 1.19 billion active Facebook users 288 million active Twitter users 150 million active Instagram users 100 million active Snapchat users General details Ethics Office beliefs Who We Are Why? About Us The Market Timeline Our current priority would be getting the Kickstarter going and securing funding for Merge. Priority for funding is as follows Securing Team Member salary Allowing the company some funding for the next stage Fueling the beginning of the advertising campaign Future Merge? The Basics Merge is comprised of five members Javonta Thomas Rayel Jallah Shion Terrell Helena Campbell Tevin James The Market Why Merge? Competitors We will advertise Merge on the social media platforms we're supporting in the app. This allows us to directly target our audience. Make use of their(Facebook, Twitter, etc.) internal advertising offers such as promoted tweets/posts, hash tagging our own posts, and sponsorships. Engaging customers on each of these platforms as well, similar to Taco Bell's social media presence Designed to be as simple and natural to use as possible Takes cues from the original apps for familiarity Uses Intelligent Design language One central location = less waiting Smarter posting Now People love to be social After getting funding, we will release a beta version of the app for backers of our funding campaign in a month. The primary purpose of this beta is for collecting (non-personal) data about the app's usage and finding/fixing bugs with the app. Release beta version (for backers) [1 mo] Scaling the team based on needs [1.5 mos] Release public version 1.0 [2 mo] Consistent support for the app [no end currently] Competition Marketing/Advertising At Merge we believe in progressive ideas Equal Rights for everyone Pro Choice for everything Ethics merge. Intuitive Interface Next We're forward thinking, and so is our culture. No traditional pyramid heirarchy No "bosses" or "employees" If you hire someone that's bright and creative and stick them at a desk and take orders from above, you immediately depreciate their value
Transcript: IS A MERGER A GOOD IDEA Value Synergy the potential additional value from combining two firms, either from operational or financial sources. - Operating Synergy: Come from higher growth or lower costs - Financial Synergy: from tax savings, increased debt capacity or cash slack. Synergies can be beneficial in many ways. A lower cost structure might allow a company to shift its emphasis to a more price-sensitive market segment, for example, generating new sources of revenue. But managers should seek synergies only after focusing intently on sales and marketing, for the quest to reduce redundancies and costs could draw their attention away from markets and customers—where real value lies. Advantages Economies of Scales Reduction of Fixed Cost + Better discount on Raw Materials + Better financial interest International Domination World Leadership on their business, Kill the competition Opportunities to increase their leadership Bigger capacities to invest in R&D : To be more innovative How can you estimate the value? Selecting a leadership team is one of the most important decisions the CEO of a newly combined company will ever face. Employees, investors and board members will be watching closely because the selection decisions set the tone for both the near-term integration process and long-term capabilities and culture of the business. CEOs face tremendous pressure to reward loyal lieutenants who were good soldiers for the old company REBRANDING AND POSITIONING Crucial for Vinci Bechtel to re-brand itself and reposition its offerings directly after a merger. For example: Vinci deals in a project called Vinci Concession that develops and operates a unique portfolio of transport infrastructure and public facility, Bechtel deals with Fossil, nuclear power plants, pipelines etc. The merger of the two provides an opportunity for the new company to reposition as Construction leader in Energy and Concessions . The company’s strategy here is to design a new corporate identity, while capitalizing on the existing reputation and clientele of both ex-companies. 1) Sharing of know-how and industrial knowledge. 2) The after-merger will be able to raise more capital and loans Both companies pool their capital, both tangible and intangible. Bringing together of physical assets + monetary injection. Share capital + debentures 3) Government Restrictions Construction norms and standards are not the same in European context vs US context. To bear differences in mind. Cultural integration This starts with understanding the cultural aspects of both companies and use that to the adv. of the newly merged company. Integrate different methods of operation into one effective method. This may mean to re-allocate resources and capital. Ha ving a plan moving forward. Communicate Accounting method A number of companies have shown that such tactics (customers) can even help improve postmerger growth, regardless of whether synergies yield cost improvement. For instance, the merger of two large construction-equipment companies led to a decline in the operating profit margin, but revenue growth increased by more than 18 percentage points. Vinci Construction Should they be combined using their existing recorded values? Or should both be restated to their current market value? Or should be an agrred price between both companies? Current rules say that if the merger is a pooling, the assets are combined at their book values. If one company is “purchasing” the other company, the purchased asset is recorded at its purchase price. New Merged Company becomes ONE: VINCI BECHTEL CO. LTD 1) Filling of Company Articles (State of Delaware) Because the state provides a complete package of business entity services as well as being a leading domicile for international businesses. To incorporate the new company: File new articles of incorporation in country in which company is registered. Include: Purpose of new corporation Names of directors and founding members Business address and Headquarters Supporting Documents outlining: Powers and purposes of the newly merged company + Broad outline of business plan. RESTRUCTURING When the merger occurs, it is likely that both companies will have similar staff performing certain functions. 1) Also, making sure employees are engaged in the newly Unified Co. “people factor” -workers are an imp resources and vital to the company’s operation To avoid overlap and reduce costs: to identify where layoffs are necessary and restructure of the remaining staff. This helps the new company to remove unproductive workers, review job descriptions and reinvent the remaining positions. Key Activities Right After a Merger After Merger Management Expectations NOW WHAT Funds: - The new firm may take over both company's capital reserves, making them part of their own operating reserves. The funds are acquired at their current market value. - It is possible, however, that the remaining funds can be distributed to the disappearing company's
Transcript: Social learning network for teachers & students Create assignments, files & notices Discussion forum for class groups Retrieve homework Penzu Furl Shanna Wood 10/5/12 Web 2.0 Tools Multiple technology tools increase ability to learn Providing students with technology that they would not normally have Positive effect of student learning Student engagement & hands on with technology Encourage creativity Audio broadcast converted to MP3 or other playback device Listener can choose what they listen to and download Can be used for class presentations, lecture & literacy Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere Web 2.0 is a term coined in 1999 to describe web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites Blogs Emerging Technologies Reflection Edmodo Ways that Penzu can be implemented into the classroom:Warm-Up Activities Daily journaling Writing Essay's Introduction Penzu is a simple service written on rails, that allows you to write and save private notes or posts with images, print the entry, or share it by email or submit as assignment Podcasts Enhance learning, creativity & collaboration Easier to share global wide Web 2.0 tools are today's tomorrow Possibilities & future are endless Social bookmarking site that enables students and teachers to share their favorite sites with each other. This can be helpful for research, projects or sharing tutorial sites, with peers. Teachers can also use this site to share ideas on lesson plans or fun ways to teach while keeping students engaged in learning. Daily post Personal reflections Only owner can make changes Class discussion forum
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