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Divisional structure is an organizational structure based on separation of large autonomous production and business units (departments, divisions) and management levels corresponding to them, providing these units with operational autonomy and transferring responsibility for making profits at these levels (George & Jones, 2008). It is believed that the introduction of a divisional structure creates more favorable conditions for the company’s growth; gives greater autonomy and independence in decision-making processes; allows to establish closer connection with consumers; improves coordination processes within the company; improves adaptability of the structure, its response to external influence. All this gives competitive advantage to the organizations with divisional structure (George & Jones, 2008). However, functioning of divisional organizational structures put a row of new problems in […]

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I always liked animals and I dreamed of having a horse because I admired with the natural beauty of horses. Eventually, my father made me happy when he bought me a horse and it was probably the greatest present I had ever had in my life. Frankly speaking, I did not expect my father would buy me a horse not just because a horse cost a lot of money, but also and mainly because it was a great responsibility to take of a horse. However, my father was conscious of the fact that I am responsible person and, by the time he bought me a horse, I had learned a lot about these animals. So, I was prepared to such […]

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Analyzing Jean Kilbourne’s approach, I’ve come to believe that the intensive flow of advertising is one of the dominating factors of upbringing young generation. TV advertising strongly influences a child’s psyche playing on children’s emotions. The main function of TV advertising is to prepare children for their main occupation in life ”“ “to be qualified consumers.”ť Due to age specificity of children’s development, psychological infection (the result of exposure on the personality’s emotional sphere), imitation, and infusion have the greatest impact. Being very sensitive creatures, because of advertising overdose children can become dependent on things and money. Thus, a consumer is educated, which under certain circumstances can quickly become addictive to drugs, alcohol and nicotine. Moreover, in terms of psychological […]

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“When Rain Clouds Gather”ť by Bessie Head is one of the most successful books written by the author. The novel tells the story of the conflict between the traditionalist and modern part of African society. In this regard, the novel is particularly noteworthy in relation to women who come through hardships to become an individual and who want to cease to be oppressed, secondary-class citizens. At the same time, the book conveys clearly the clash between traditional cultural norms and modernity, namely the clash between women inferiority and women strife for equality and realization of their individual inclinations, skills and abilities. The book shows how women undergo consistent transformations in the course of the book to become individuals. In fact, […]

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Dr. Maxwell says that the development of person capable to lead is based on mastering leadership laws. In order to reach the highest level of leadership, one must develop necessary features. 1. Value People. If a leader doesn’t value people, he will never create a culture of communication favourable for the development of leaders. If a leader ignores people and pays attention only to planning and final result, he will soon lose people and possibility to do planning as well as the final result. But if he focuses on people, he’ll get a chance to attract them, implement the plan and get the desired result. 2. Commit to people. Trust towards the leader depends on the leader’s trust towards a […]

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