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  1. Hey guys. I am currently doing my business IA on the topic Human Resource Management. My RQ being, (1.)"should business X change into a more formal organizational structure to solve low staff morale?". The main solution that I am trying to suggest is whether this business should take on line managers for HR since the business I am analysing about is an informal one and the owner multi-manages all aspect of the the company including finance, HR and production, esp HR. In a sense, the owner of this company acts as HR recruiter, manager and supervisor and oddly, the business does not have line ma
  2. Hey guys. I was wondering, can we have more than one SWOT analysis in a business IA? My topic for research question is whether company X should change into a formal organization structure to assist in staff morale. I am halfway done and have already created swot to explain strengths and weaknesses for the business itself. But do you think its a good idea to make another swot to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the company's potential decision to change into a formal organization? thanks
  3. Hey guys. So i am currently writing my tok essay relating my ideas to natural science and history. I divided my knowledge into three different criterias based on the theory about knowledge created by philosopher jean piaget, that is knowledge can be divided into 3 different types: 1)physical knowledge which refers to knowledge about objects in the world, which can be gained through perceptualprerties 2) social-arbitrary knowledge- culture specific knowledge learnt from people within one's culture group 3) logico-mathematical knowledge- abstract knowledge that must be invented However, i am con
  4. Hey guys! So, I am just wondering, what are the consequences of taking the IB certificate instead of the diploma? Let's just say if I really did go with the certificate, can i still use it to apply to a university? OR would I have to take foundations first? And if yes, does that mean that taking the certificate is equivalent to failing? I just need to know the complete framework of pros and cons, since takin the certificate could be my possible future. Btw, has anyone here taken the certificate before? If so, are there any obstacles or hurdles you face with trying to get accepted into the uni?
  5. tivahello. so,I have decided to change the focus of my RQ from 'expansion' to 'human resource management'; My new RQ will be: "Should Company X modify its organizational structure to assist in increasing staff-motivation?" As for quantitative data: I am planning on using financial data, such as assessing the trends in annual sales revenue to show how demotivation in their staff affect their overall company's perfomativity and image(this one i can get through a survey of customer feedback). Also, rate of labor turn-over and absenteeism are gonna be my main tools. btw, i just realized how vague
  6. Hey guys! I am currently starting on my business IA and I need some of your guys opinion on my recently thought Research Question. It would great if anyone could give me feedback on it. Thanks! R.Q: Should company X change it's organizational structure to assist with expansion?
  7. Hey guys! I need some opinions about my research question which is: "to what extent is the romantic affairs of the female characters in the novels "Jane Eyre" and "Villete" by Charlotte Bronte are similiar to and different from each other.
  8. Well I take BM HL and just a few days ago my business teacher had us all make a research question on the spot in class and we held a class discussion on whether each of our RQ is too broad or focused enough. I think one or two of my classmates came up with a question like yours, along the lines of "how effective" or "how beneficial it would be for company X to make a particular change". The teacher told us that those kinds of questions are too vague( in your case) as you dont measure "efficiency" like how other people would measure it. The examiner marking your paper would not think that your
  9. Hey guys. right now I'm in the middle of doing research for my Group 2 English EE paper. i was wondering if anyone here knows a link where i can get my hands on some old english ee exemplars. i am quite familiar with what the standard is for first language EE but I'm not sure about how its supposed to be written for second language since i heard that expectations are slightly lower. do i need to focus more on the literary aspects and if so how much depth is expected of it. I just want to get a feel of how it ought to be. if anyone is willing to share his/her past English EE I'd really appreci
  10. wow?! you managed to compile all the whole of your EE's first draft in just a week? if that were to ever happen to me i'll completely flip out and probably have a serious nervous breakdown and not be able to do it. the fact you can calmly write your EE (albeit it turned out really good) in just one week is impressive enough well, i know i'm being over-worried but this is just me. I am like that. But thanks for the words of encouragement. If what you say is true(and i hope it really is) than probably its not to late for me after all. yeah, this IB thing is really ruining my health, mentally.
  11. Hi guys,have you ever failed to meet your EE deadline? i am facing a kind of serious problem right now regarding my EE deadline and i just want to ramble about it because i'm feeling really stressed and just want to confide in someone. my EE deadline for first draft is next month and i have not yet even found my research question. Because of my indecisive nature, it took me several months to merely choose a subject that i want to write about and because of that i lost real precious time for developing my research question and conduct research, and now i have to rush everything within one month
  12. oh thats a relief to know. to think about it again, i guess taking english would be the best choice for me. thanks for the info guys!
  13. Hello fellow IB colleagues, I need your opinions and insights So, I am gonna be taking the 2012 IB examination and currently in the process of creating my EXTENDED ESSAY. I know preparation should have begun a long time ago with the subject choosing and research and i DID already choose a subject and developed a research question and it has already been approved by my supervisor last year(11)(i initially decided to take business as my ee subject as i am taking business HL). Unfortunately, my supervisor left the school this year and the new supervisor think the my RQ is too broad and bordering
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