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LAP-EC-071, Strictly Business (Business Activities) (Download) LAP-EC-019, Business Basics, Business Functions, Economics
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Just as the human body needs to accomplish certain activities to live and maintain health, companies need to engage in primary business activities to survive – and thrive. In this LAP, students will discover the core business activities of financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Students will also learn about the interdependence of these activities as well as how they shift and adapt during changing circumstances....

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-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-002, Buy Right (Purchasing) (Download) Operations, Buying
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Do your students understand what purchasing specialists do and what the ultimate goal of purchasing is? If not, teach them with Buy Right. Students will learn about the importance of purchasing, the types of purchasing, and how purchasing specialists can help their companies. 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 purchasing, a...

LAP-OP-008, Take Control (Quality-Control Measures) (Download) Operations, Branding, Product Management, Product Planning
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Quality control might not seem glamorous, but without it, exciting products and flashy marketing campaigns are pointless. Teach your students about the quality-control methods and measures that contribute to customer satisfaction and business 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 quality-control measures, a (So What?)...

LAP-OP-009, Watch Your (Over) Head (Overhead/Operating Costs) (Download) Operations, Budgeting, Recordkeeping, Financing
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Production creates profit, but every business also has operating expenses that are essential for efficiency and success. Teach your students about these operating costs and their effects on business. 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 overhead/operating costs, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, ideas (Make...

LAP-OP-017, Can You Make It? (Nature of Production) LAP-OP-004, Operations
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Production is all around us and crucial to businesses and society. This LAP gives a detailed look at the resources used in production and the importance of each stage of the production process—from planning and purchasing to routing and dispatching. 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 production, a (So What?)...

LAP-OP-025, Buck Busters (Employee Role in Expense Control) (Download) LAP-OP-005, Operations
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The LAP Buck Busters highlights ways that employees can help control business expenses so that companies can reinvest more of their profits and improve their facilities, equipment, and products. When employees have a good work ethic, they can produce higher quality work while also minimizing company costs and expenses. The LAP also discusses the importance of time management, limiting personal activities at work, and treating customers professionally. Activities ask students to consider cost...

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-189, Smooth Operations (Nature of Operations) (Download) LAP-OP-003
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Just how important is the operations function to successful businesses? Teach your students the importance of every activity involved in the operations process—from planning and logistics to maintenance and expense control—and the impact they have on the overall production of goods and services. 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...

LAP-OP-190, Above Board (Ethics in Operations) (Download)
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Business owners, managers, and employees must learn how to handle big ethical conflicts as well as minor ones that come up in day-to-day operations. Teach your students more about the ethical conflicts that may arise in business operations—when using company equipment, conducting inventory management, purchasing, reporting safety and environmental violations, etc.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a...

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-521, Making the Grade (Evaluating Project Success) (Download) Operations, LAP-QS-019
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Once a project has been completed, how do you know whether or not it was successful? At the end of any project, it is important to evaluate its success. This LAP guides students through the process of evaluating project success so they can understand what went well, what didn’t, and how to improve in the future. Students will also gain an understanding of why it is important to measure the success of a project. With hands-on activities and relevant examples, this LAP will help students master...

LAP-OP-531, Get What You Need (Identifying Project Resources) (Download) Operations, LAP-QS-019
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All types of projects require resources, even the simplest one. Without resources, you would not be able to achieve the project goal. Get What You Need (Identifying Project Resources) explains the different types of resources and guides students through the step-by-step process of identifying resources. With relevant examples and hands-on activities, students will master this skill and become stronger project managers.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

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...