I took this problem from the Business Management 13e textbook by Burrow and Kleindl and added my own spin by adding Microsoft Word components.
In this problem students have to figure out the percentage of time that each manager (there are 3) spends on each of the four functions of management. So, students have to add, multiply, divide and use percentages. Then students must create a bar chart in Word to show the percentages. After they have created the chart, they must read the chart to determine what type of managers each manager is (executive, middle manager or supervisor).
The second part of this project has students creating a table in Word and then finding advantages and disadvantages of the different theories of management.
This is done on Microsoft 2010. Key included!