Lemonade Day Research Paper

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The lemonade day project was a great way to get students a feel how difficult running a business is. In the real world there are competition between businesses everywhere. A lot of people complained about having 20 lemonade stands in one place, but it represents a realistic idea of businesses. A mall has more than 20 stores competing for costumers. Each store advertisement tries to convince their store is better than another store. They also have promotion to convince consumers their store has better deals. This was the same thing students from different seminar were doing on lemonade day. Seminar groups goals were to make the best product that will appeal to consumers. Although location was not the challenge, there are many challenges we …show more content…
The sub groups should have communicate more to decide plans, and VPs should have spoken to each other to find out those plans. Other big challenge we faced was cooperation. I felt everyone should’ve gotten to know everyone in the seminar on a first name basis. I noticed while walking through the university centre trying to find my group was approached by my own group to convince me to buy lemonade. The sales group had no idea I was in their seminar. Without knowing who each other are, we can cooperate and build a business people would want to buy from. Especially since it shows how unorganized our group was. One of the non bigger challenges we faced was the sales representatives. They were very pushy and forceful towards customers. Which doesn’t really appeal to customers. People tend to do the opposite of what they’re being …show more content…
I thought the more people working together the better, but my hypothesis was proven wrong. Nobody really knew what to do. Some may have known what to do within their sub groups but had no idea how to convey the information to other groups. Maybe it was because they felt working in the sub group would be all it took. Ops were elected due to that reason. To convey information in an organized process to other teams. For lemonade day to be success all 40 people had to work together. This gave me an a realistic idea on what working in a big company would be like. Companies needs sub mangers and other position to keep hundreds of people organized or else there would be chaos. And the company would fail because the worker doesn’t know what to do, the managers doesn’t know how to manage, and everything will slow crumble. Something very similar happened on lemonade day. We needed a leader to set up meetings with all the VPs to transfer ideas and plans. Our lemonade day was a representation of what would happen to a company if the same thing were to happen. I learned if no one is willing to lead, I should have taken the initiative to set up meetings and plans things out. Being the finance VP I learned many other

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