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Mental Model/Mindsets Paper




Question;Mental Model/Mindsets PaperAssume;you work in Human Resources as a part of the management team for AAA;Transportation in Waukegan, WI, which has recently been acquired. AAA;Transportation is an interstate trucking company that specializes in;transporting wholesale produce in refrigerated trailers throughout the;Midwest. The new owners want to make some sweeping changes in the;services offered. One of the things that they would like to do is add;delivery of nonperishable products, such as canned foods, to their;delivery routes, allowing AAA to expand the area they cover and to;provide expanded service to their existing customers. They think that;because many of the routes do not require a full load on the trucks;there is room to add the nonperishable goods and provide delivery at a;lower rate than the customers are now paying.Two;of your coworkers, Vernon and Bud, are resistant to the changes;proposed by the new owners. Vernon supervises the company?s drivers and;Bud works in the corporate offices. Vernon does not think that it is a;good idea to expand out of their core business, while Bud thinks that;AAA is not strong enough to compete with existing companies that service;the nonperishable foods market (several of whom AAA has had a long;history of mutually respecting each others? customers and routes), they;risk alienating long-term customers, and transporting nonperishable;goods in refrigerated trailers is inefficient. Both employees have been;with the company for more than 20 years and have much influence among;the rest of the employees. Management does not want to terminate such;long-term and influential employees but need for Vernon and Bud to join;the effort to make the company successful.Write;a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you define and discuss mental;model/mindsets and their impact on you and your two coworkers.Identify the four steps to changing mental models/mind sets and how you could use them to bring Vernon and Bud onto the team.Identify;the five forces that influence those mental model/mindsets of your;coworkers and discuss how those forces might affect your coworkers?;mindsets.Include;examples of what mental models/mindsets are possibly affecting Vernon;and Bud?s decision-making processes and affecting their relationship;with the company.Analyze;your most commonly used mental models/mindsets that guide your decision;making in the workplace. How do these models influence your decision;making?Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


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