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Managing Conflict and Stress

*                   Read the following scenario:

o        As the manager of a department, you have noticed a lot of tension and arguments between your employees. The disagreements have been about work and personal issues.

o        Julie has been a model employee for more than a year. In the past month, she has been late to work six times. You have noticed her checking her cell phone for messages very frequently, and she has been visiting non-work-related websites on her computer.

o        Coping with work conflicts such as these has created an increased amount of stress in your life.

*                   Write a paper of approximately 750 words that answers the following questions:

o        How do you identify and approach the different conflicts occurring within your department?

o        On which issues are you going to counsel, manage, and correct the behaviors of your employees? Outline your action plan for Julie. If you feel no action on your part is needed, explain why.

o        How are you going to manage your increased stress?

What policies and procedures can you put into place to help you and your team succeed?

Include a minimum of three sources

Managing Conflict and Stress
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Public Sector Financial Management Case Study - MPA Capstone

Background: Internal Control Review

When conducting a financial and compliance audit the accountants review the internal controls of the audited organization. The internal controls are the systems an organization has establisfied to 1) prevent fraud and waste; 2) ensure accuracy of the accounting and other operating data; 3) promote adherence to state policies; 4) further the efficiency of operations; and S) ensure conformity with applicable laws. Systems devised to achieve the first two objectives are often referred to as accounting controls; the latter thfee aims are often referred to as aaministrative controls. To comply with "generally accepted auditing standards" or GAAS in a narrow and literal sense, the accountants may concentrate on examining the accounting controls. But in most audited organizations the accounting and administrative controls overlap extensively, so the accountant examines the entire body of internal controls.

 

This internal control review is but one of several steps in arriving at a professional judgment regarding the "fairness" or reliability of the financial reports of the audited organization. For local governments, the internal control review can be an end in itself - a source of valuable observations about the strengths and weaknesses offinancial management practices. Many local officials are more interested in the accountant's evaluation of internal controls than they are in the accountant's opinion about the financial reports. Accountants, in response to this interest, usually prepare a separate,

 

informal report on internal controls, in which they list the major weaknesses they have found alongside their recommendations for remedial action. This informal report often is referred to as the "letter to

management" or simply the management letter.

 

The executives within the audit organization may have extremely contrasting points of view about the management letter. As is often the case, the letter may dwell upon technical and narrowly defined problems, which may be important to a few middle and lower level managers but of no practical relevance to the rest of the bureaucracy. However, sometimes the accountant may include in tlie management letter observations about major system problems. There is a high probability this will happen if the accountants are performing their first audit of the community and if a number of major system problems in fact exist. In these cases the accountants usually prefer to put their observations on record. Executives generally aligned with the status quo may view these observations as a threat; executives who are more willing to promote or accept change may view the observations as a refreshing breath of fresh air. In any event, the management letter provides an excellent opportunity for a fresli, oojective analysis of the auditee's management practices and operations

 

The case which follows draws upon an actual professional audit of a large American city. It was the first professional audit of the city's more than iSO-year history. The case is written from the perspective of a mladle-Ievel manager whose job is affected by the contents of the accountants' management letter.

               


 

case Study: The Evergreen Audit

In late June, 2016, Susan Dewing received a memorandum from her boss, the budget director of the city of Evergreen. The memorandum asked Susan to recommend what the director should do about the management letter, which the city's accountants had recently submitted in final form.

Susan joined the city about the time the audit began, that is, a year ago. Her assignments generally dealt with developing procedures for improved budgetary analysis and improved interim-year spending controls. As part of her work, she built up an introductory knowledge of the accounting system of the city.

The unit she worked in was commonly perceived within City Hall as favoring greater application of advanced analytic methods in financial management. The Budget Office of the city falls within the Finance Department. Other units of the Finance Department include Auditing, Purchasing, Systems and Procedures, and Data Processing.

Susan was aware that the budget director's management priorities were as follows: 1) Improve the quality of personnel/payroll data used in annual budgetary analysis, forecasting of employee benefits, and labor contract negotiations; 2) improve the quality of budgeting of data processing; and 3) impose a

quarterly allotment system to control interim spending.

Moreover, Susan was aware that the mayor, who was deeply engaged in a campaign to be reelected in a September primary, was unenthusiastic about the audit, so that neither he nor his aides had shown any interest in the management letter.

She felt that she first had to sort out the short- and long-run implications of the audit and the management letter for the mayor and the budget director. How might their goals (what she knew and could infer) be influenced by the management letter? How could they best take advantage of it? She also had to consider her own position and future within the city. How might the management letter be used to improve her standing with City Hall?

She sketched out on a pad a crude list of alternative steps that could be taken by the city in response to the management letter. These steps were not mutually inclusive. The list was for her a starting point for preparing a report to her boss:

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The more she thought about the problem of what to do with the management letter, the more she began to entertain simultaneously two entirely contradictory questions about the management letter: Was it a vehicle for management reform or a terrorist bomb?

The audit of the city was for the FY ending June 30, 2015. As is typical in first-time audits of large government organizations, the audit work extended over a year, starting in early 2015 and ending in the spring of 2016. They submitted a revised and final version of the management letter in May, 2016. The city released copies of the management letter to the press in June.

A summary of the management letter, observations about payroll- and vendor-payment practices, and a brief, incomplete assessment of executive responses to the observations are included below.

PRESS RElEASE

City Public Affairs [)ffice Contact: Joel Berman

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Mayor Edward Silvers received this morning the official management report of the city's auditors. McHenry IT Co.

At a meeting attended by Mayor Silvers. Robert Crum. partner in McHenry IT Co .. and Eileen Raymond. the director of finance. Mayor Silvers received a brief presentation of the major findings and recommendations of the auditors.

According to Mr. Crum. the auditors found no major problems in the financial administration of the city. and they were impressed by the dedication and talents of city employees.

Mayor Silvers and the finance director expressed their appreciation of the professionalism of the auditing team headed by Mr. Crum.

The finance director will review the management report with city personnel and will report back to the mayor within two weeks.

Payroll

Over 70 percent of the expenditures of the city was payroll. In a bewildering variation on form and period of payment, city employees, the accountants discovered, were paid on one of the four days in the week, and on a weekly, semiweekly, or monthly basis. The accountants found that current practices had resulted in delayed payments to new employees, payments to employees who had been terminated, incomplete processing of federal income tax forms and other deductions, payroll charges to incorrect budget codes, and unnecessary clerical costs.

In the first steps of the payroll cycle, employees had been hired and the specific information on their employment was entered in the central payroll register. The accountants found that since there was no effective integration of the personnel department (the department which had hired the employee) and the payroll department (the department that paid the employee), there were delays in putting new employees on the rolls.

Time sheets, while filled out by several thousand workers, were worthless indicators of employee performance. Many line managers routinely signed payroll authorizations without ascertaining whether


 

employees showed up for work. The payroll department, for its part, did not have a list of authorizing forms were legitimate.

Once payroll information was prepared by the audit division of the payroll department, the data were put into the city's computer to produce paychecks. The city ran an "exception based" payroll system whereby the payroll master data files on the computer were designed to produce paychecks on schedule unless there were any exceptions or changes. The payroll audit division did not, as a practice, check the computer files to determine that only changes authorized by them were made to the files and that all of their authorized changes were in fact made.

Procedures for distributing checks invited theft or manipulation of the system. According to the accountants, any employee could pick up checks for his or her department at the Treasury Department window. Batches of checks were delivered to employees on the street by un-bonded employees. During the audit, there was a holdup of a city pay check distributor.

These weaknesses in controls over payroll struck some city executives as rather trivial, resulting in inconvenience to employees and, at worst, a potential loss of a relatively limited amount of funds. However, the new budget director felt that failure to enforce detailed controls at the mundane level of daily payroll operations comprised the city's capacity to manage its financial affairs at higher levels. For example, the city had a residence requirement for employees. Neither the personnel nor the payroll department made a serious effort to verify reported residences. Furthermore, there were serious inadequacies in the personnel data, as evidenced by the return by the Postal Service of one tenth of the W-2s mailed by the payroll department. Unfortunately for the city, these files were the primary source of information used to project the future costs of payroll increases and changes in benefits.

Vendor Purchases

Three hundred steps were required to order, receive, and pay for goods from vendors. This maze of controls resulted in delays, high costs, and poor vendor relations. They did not prevent major scandals from occurring, for example, in the award of contracts to the departments which managed the city's parks and tax-title property. Delays of three to four months in paying bills alone were frequent. The city's internal auditor estimated that each purchase order cost the city about $40 to $50 to process.

Many departments failed to maintain inventory records and to order in economical quantities, the accountants found. In addition, the accountants found that some departments irrationally awarded contracts to lowest bidders who were almost certain to fail to deliver, while other departments clung to extremely precise specifications and selected high bidders.

The most serious weakness in vendor purchases was in the inordinate processing delays which occurred throughout. One cause of delay was chronic confusion over who was responsible for certifying the availability of funds. Line department managers believed that the budget department, when notified of a requisition order, checked for availability of funds. Budget Department personnel, however, contended to the accountants that their job was only to certify that the correct appropriation account was charged. As it happened, neither line nor budgetary officials were authorized to reserve funds formally. That was the job of the Auditing Department, which would reject requisition orders (already weeks or months old) for which funds were not available at the time the Auditing Department matched the order with the appropriate records.

Vendors were selected through a highly formalized and time consuming competitive bidding process, supervised by the city's Purchasing Department. After this department would designate an awardee, it would prepare a formal letter of award which it would send to the mayor's office by way of


 

the city's legal department. The accountants estimated that it took an average of 25 days after the preparation of the award letter by the Purchasing Department for the mayor to sign the letter.

The order for the desired goods still could not go out until a formal contract was signed. There was no uniform contract and weeks would go by as supporting documents and required signatures were collected and reviewed by the law and auditing departments. Only after their review was complete could the line agency manager place an order.

These delays, justified on the grounds of statutory requirements, discouraged many vendors from bidding and drove bid prices up to include implicit financing charges. The delays abused the patience of the better quality city executives. Some executives had already concluded that procedural difficulties in vendor purchases contributed to the poor performance record of the city's data processing department, since municipal data processing shops typically depend very heavily on outside vendors to provide equipment, maintenance, and consulting. The problems with vendor purchasing had persisted because no city department or key official had been sufficiently motivated and influential to streamline controls.

Instructions:

Write Ms. Dewing's memorandum. What recommendations should be made to the budget director?

Public Sector Financial Management Case Study – MPA Capstone
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Topic:

There is a common phrase in business: "Cash is king." "Cash flow is the life-blood of a company. Without it, a company will fail" (Hicks, 2012). Yet, companies often have to take risks that could potentially jeopardize their cash flow (e.g., new projects, growth, capital budgeting, etc.). Assume you are the CFO of a struggling company. While you do have a positive cash flow, it is minimal at best. If something does not change soon, the company will go under. Fortunately, your product development team has just created a new product that will not only save the company from financial demise but will also revolutionize how the industry does business. The problem is that the product is still 2 years away from being able to be sold to the public, and you will run out of cash within the next 6 months. How would you propose obtaining the funds needed to keep the company alive and thriving for the next 2 years until you are able to see a return on the product development? How would you keep the stakeholders happy? 

 

Suggestions for Instructor: 

Cash flow is measured by the movement of cash in and out of a company, and is a way of measuring their financial stability.  The expected value of a company is the amount of money it is expected to profit in a given amount of time.  If an investor thinks a company is not going to meet its expected value they may pull their money out of the investment.  Therefore, this share value decreases and allows other investor to buy the stock at a lower premium. Those investors are going to make a greater profit if that company in the end meets its expected value. 

Cash flow is a much better estimate of a company's worth. Simply speaking, cash is much easier to utilize in the market versus other tangible assets. So, it can be understood that any company that has available cash can operate much smoother in the industry and gain a greater stability in the market. Liquidation of assets depends on the assets value in the current market. The outcome of asset liquidation may not produce the cash that is needed or required for operations. Thus, cash is critical to any business operations or existence. The bottom line is that cash determines the health of the company.

Stock values are assessed to a company based on the value assigned to the company. Typically this number is based on cash flow, marketability, P/E ratio, etc. The stock value can be too low or too high and may not be based on actual cash availability. There may be inflators in the stock value that can fluctuate based on the current market and the stock value may not be truly an accurate estimate of the company's worth.

 

Instructions:

 You are required to submit a thread of at least 300 words in response to the provided prompt for each forum. In addition to the thread, you must reply to at least 2 classmate’s threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 citations in current APA format. Each reply must cite at least 1 source and include biblical integration. Acceptable sources include the textbook, the Bible, and scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. 

 

 

More Suggestions:

Here are a few general notes on the DBs:

Substantive means, "with substance." Avoid filling your posts with writing that does not add anything to the discussion.

Be clear, concise, and to the point. 300 words is the guideline, quality over quantity.

Find your own references.  Do not just use the same references that a person who posted before you found.

Avoid quoting from the textbook since this does not add to the discussion (since all of you are reading the same information).

If you paraphrase, be certain the reader can decipher what is your original thought versus what you are borrowing and use proper citations (APA format required)

Avoid the use of excessive quotes and long quotations.

Do not use Wikipedia as a reference for academic purposes.

Remember to incorporate the biblical/Christian worldview in your posts.  Integrate this input rather than simply quoting a verse at the end of the post.

Standardized Rubrics Template

Discussion Board Rubric (50 points)

 

Criteria

Levels of Achievement

Content 70% (35 points)

Advanced

Proficient

Developing

Not present

Key Topics (10 points)

10 points

All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

8 to 9 points

Most key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

1 to 7 points

At least one key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

0 points

 

Clarity and Relevance of Support of Key Topics (5 points)

5 points

There is a clear, logical flow to the major points to the thread

4 points

There is a mostly clear and mostly logical flow to the major points to the thread

1 to 3 points

There is a little clarity and the flow is not in a coherent logical manner.

0 points

 

Depth of Explanation and Details of each Key Topic (15 points)

14 to 15 points

Major points are supported by the following:

·         Textbook and article (at least 2 citations in current APA format)

·         Good examples (pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples are acceptable); and

·         Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts)

13 points

Major points are supported by the following:

·         Textbook and article (at least 1 citations in current APA format)

·         Examples (mostly pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples are acceptable); and

·         Some thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts)

1 to 12 points

Major points are supported by the following:

·         Textbook only

·         Examples did not provide any substantive value to the post

·         Little thoughtful analysis was incorporated into the discussion post.

0 points

 

Replies (5 points)

5 points

Each reply brings clarity to the issue being discussed, relating issues to Scripture/Biblical principles and experiences enhance the original post were used

4 points

Each reply brings some clarity to the issue being discussed, relating issues to Some Scripture/Biblical principles and experiences enhance the original post were used

1 to 3 points

Each reply brings little clarity to the issue being discussed, relating issues to few, if any, Scripture/Biblical principles and experiences enhance the original post were used. 

0 points

 

Structure 30% (15 points)

Advanced

Proficient

Developing

Not present

Spelling, Grammar, and APA Format (5 points)

5 points

Proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

4 points

Mostly proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

1 to 3 points

Little attention was given to proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format.

0 points

 

Length Requirements (5 points)

5 points

The required word count (at least 300 words) is met.

4 points

The word count (> 250 words) is almost met.

1 to 3 points

The word count was substantially lower than expected. (Less than 250 words)

0 points

 

Replies (5 points)

5 points

You submitted at least two replies to classmates’ posts and Proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

4 points

You submitted at least two replies with mostly proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

1 to 3 points

You only submitted one reply and/or  little attention was given to proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format.

0 points

 

Discussion 2 - Need It In 20 Hours Max
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Burger King, the national franchise, is banned from opening a restaurant within 20 miles of Mattoon, Illinois. So, there is not a Burger King there; no problem, right? Not so fast! In the late 1950s, Gene and Betty Hoots trademarked the iconic name. Well, they trademarked it in Illinois at least. When the national company decided to open a chain close by, the Hoots sued and won their case. However, the national chain was able to keep the name Burger King, but the Hoots were also able to keep the name in accordance with the stipulation that the national chain could not open a store within a 20-mile radius of the original store in Mattoon, Illinois.

In a minimum of 500 words, explain the reasons why this decision was made, and discuss the significance of this case in U.S. trademark law jurisprudence.

please find one article that discusses intellectual property; elaborate on how the article relates to the Burger King case to support your answer. Identify the main issues with copyright and trademark in the article, and explain how these issues were either upheld or overturned.

Cite any direct quotes or paraphrased material from the article. Use APA format

Case analysis B.K.
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IAH 206 WHFS Spr 2018: “WRITTEN RESPONSE” #1

 

Due Sunday (Sept. 23rd) evening, 11:59 p.m, in drop box on D2L

 

The assignment here is to identify some interesting claim or fact or insight from each of two sources, and to then write something explaining a connection between these.  

(1) The first source is the Keneally book (preferably from chs. 14-16 (but it’s acceptable to be from chs. 11-16)) and

(2) The second source is to be the World Food Programme website http://www.wfp.org/

 

·         First, from the Keneally book, locate an interesting or significant claim or fact or insight.  

·         Second, find some claim or fact or insight made on the WFP website which is interesting or significant, given what you’ve learned in the course so far.

·         State these two items as precisely and clearly as you can, clarifying why they are significant. 

·         Then describe or explain some interesting connection between these two items.  (Obviously, you can’t choose these at random, but need to choose them with this potential comparison or connection in mind.)

 

(Note: ways of being “interesting or significant” can include a number of different things: e.g., being surprising, being controversial, or being insightful in that they let us see things in a new light which may be useful.  One of the points might provide some explanation for the other, or it might in fact cast doubt of the reasonableness of the other.  Note that you should be sure to be showing your understanding of the Keneally book or the themes of the course as a whole so far.

 

You would do well to show that you have an understanding of what Keneally is trying to say, and also to show that you have searched thoughtfully through the WFP website.

Quotations, if you have them, should not be long, and they don’t count toward the word count.

 

Citations: For what you take from the Keneally book, please cite the page number (Keneally, p. X).  In the case of the website, cite by cutting and pasting the link to the specific page, and indicating the “heading” if this is useful.

 

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (see syllabus):

Recall from the syllabus that these responses should range between 300 and 400 words.  (Write your response in a word processor before putting it online to get an accurate word count). Copied or quoted material will not count toward the word limit on discussion posts (e.g. If you copy a block of text and put it a post as a quote, you still need to write at least 300 words that is your own work.)

 

As noted on the syllabus, these will be graded according to the following scale:

  • Exceeds Expectations: A post that is on topic and that makes an especially perceptive and constructive set of observations, comments or critiques: 40 Points. 
  • Achieves Expectations well: A post that is clear, thoughtful, on topic and clearly relevant to the topic at hand: 38 points. 
  • Good: A post that is clearly on topic: 35 points.
  • Satisfactory: A post that is “in the ballpark”, but not quite sufficiently clear and/or relevant. 30 points. 
  • Minimally Acceptable: At least 300 words and basically coherent (and not shown to involve plagiarism (see “Academic Integrity”)). 20 points 
  • Otherwise: Unacceptable. 0 points

    The assignment here is to identify some interesting claim or fact or insightfrom each of two sources, and to then write something explaining a connection between these.  

    (1) The first source is the Keneally book (preferably from chs. 14-16 which I posted at the following document) and

    (2) The second source is to be the World Food Programme website http://www.wfp.org/

    · First, from the Keneally book, locate an interesting or significant claim or fact or insight.  

    · Second, find some claim or fact or insight made on the WFP website which is interesting or significant, given what you’ve learned in the course so far.

    · State these two items as precisely and clearly as you can, clarifying why they are significant.  

    · Then describe or explain some interesting connection between these two items.  (Obviously, you can’t choose these at random, but need to choose them with this potential comparison or connection in mind.) 

    (Note: ways of being “interesting or significant”can include a number of different things: e.g., being surprising, being controversial, or being insightful in that they let us see things in a new light which may be useful.  One of the points might provide some explanation for the other, or it might in fact cast doubt of the reasonableness of the other.  Note that you should be sure to be showing your understanding of the Keneally book or the themes of the course as a whole so far.

    You would do well to show that you have an understanding of what Keneally is trying to say, and also to show that you have searched thoughtfully through the WFP website. 

    Quotations, if you have them, should not be long, and they don’t count toward the word count.

    Citations: For what you take from the Keneally book, please cite the page number (Keneally, p. X).  In the case of the website, cite by cutting and pasting the link to the specific page, and indicating the “heading” if this is useful.

    GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (see syllabus):

    Recall from the syllabus that these responses should range between 300 and 400 words. (Write your response in a word processor before putting it online to get an accurate word count). Copied or quoted material will not count toward the word limit on discussion posts (e.g. If you copy a block of text and put it a post as a quote, you still need to write at least 300 words that is your own work.) 

    As noted on the syllabus, these will be graded according to the following scale:

    • Exceeds Expectations: A post that is on topic and that makes an especially perceptive and constructive set of observations, comments or critiques: 40 Points. 
    • Achieves Expectations well: A post that is clear, thoughtful, on topic and clearly relevant to the topic at hand: 38 points. 
    • Good: A post that is clearly on topic: 35 points.
    • Satisfactory: A post that is “in the ballpark”, but not quite sufficiently clear and/or relevant. 30 points. 
    • Minimally Acceptable: At least 300 words and basically coherent (and not shown to involve plagiarism (see “Academic Integrity”)). 20 points 
    • Otherwise: Unacceptable. 0 points

 

IAH 206 WHFS Spr 2018: “WRITTEN RESPONSE” #1
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75 words each

 

 

1.   What role do contemporary myths play in your everyday life, such as at home with your family, at work with your colleagues, and in the media? Is that role an important one? Explain why or why not.

2.   Think of historical American stories, such as the first Thanksgiving turkey dinner, George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, or Davy Crockett killing a bear at 3 years old. Are these stories myths, legends, fairy tales, or something else? What, if anything, about these accounts is literally true? How do these accounts inform our conceptions of Thanksgiving, George Washington, Davy Crockett, or others you have thought of?

3.   any topic from reading sources included on Foundations of Mythology assignment

4.    any topic from reading sources included on Foundations of Mythology assignment

5.   any topic from reading sources included on Foundations of Mythology assignment

6.   any topic from reading sources included on Foundations of Mythology assignment

7.   any topic from reading sources included on Foundations of Mythology assignment

8.   any topic from reading sources included on Foundations of Mythology assignment

 

 

HUM/105 8 SUBSTANTIVE POST
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1. Apply the following framework on three companies of your choice which are operating in the same industry/industries and produce a table that shows a company’s competitive strength scores. Make sure that you accompany your table with a two-three pages write-ups. In the write-up, you need to use some data to support your conclusions. For example, financial resources (assuming its importance weight is >.10 if it’s a company in the financial services industry, say a bank) so you need to estimate the weight rationally first based upon the selected industry and then you will have to collect data from the company’s financial statements and calculate some key financial ratios (provided to you in the book, how to calculate them, what they mean, what they show) to support the score you have given to the company in that aspect and so on. After you finish comparing all aspects as accurately as possible, you will present an executive report showing what you have done, what were your methods and sources, what the conclusions were, and what are your recommendations as a strategist.

2. Make sure to use the key concepts we have learned so far in chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.

3. Make sure you use the aiding materials available to you on D2L.

4. Remember, you are a strategist, be unique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah State University

Strategic Analysis Exercise 1

Business Policy 4126

Fall 2018

Dr. Marwan Al-Shammari

Business Policy Take home Assignment 5
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What does it mean to take a theoretical principle and develop a practice course of action? Share specific examples. 50 words

 

 

How can you replace low-quality thinking with higher-quality thinking?

 

 

In your own words, what does an advanced thinker look like? How about an accomplished thinker? What's the difference between the two? 50 words

What is the value of creating portfolios for each of your courses?How can a personal library of course content be used for both academic and professional background knowledge?What are ideas for items to include in your portfolio? 50 words

 

 

When writing a formal argument, you should avoid using non-academic sources, if possible. Why might it be detrimental to your writing to use non-academic sources? Please explain. no specific words

 

RESPOND TO STUDENTS POSTS

PATRICIA POST

 

Your thesis statement is an explanatory part of your specific evidence that is evident in your topic. The paper must be an effective claim of your information with an intended goal and provide your case on information provided.  Your thesis should be specific and not use run-on sentences that may not pertain to a different outlook of your thesis. The thesis always have some room for improvement as you further examine your paper.  Provide support for your claim with credibility and not fall short from the issue when writing the conclusion.  Rate your thesis on a respective and genuine guide of your research outline.  Cover your key points logically with the actual main quotes stated and identify your sources in a mandatory manner.

 

RAYCHAEL POST

 The link between clear, logical organization and effective communication is powerful, both for the "sender" and the "receiver." For the writer, a well organized outline of information serves as a blue print for action. It provides focus and direction as the writer composes the document, which helps to ensure that the stated purpose is fulfilled. For the reader, clear organization greatly enhances the ease with which one can understand and remember the information being presented. People seek out patterns to help make sense of information. When the reader is not able to find a pattern that makes sense, chaos and confusion abound. Effective communication, then, begins with a clearly organized set of ideas following a logical, consistent pattern. Thus, one of the most important decisions a writer makes concerns the pattern of organization that is used to structure and order information. 

 

PATRICIA POST

Explore your research as to whether it's true or not.  Review and verify your justification and credibility.  Learn to use your resources through the library and make a choice where your topic is leading you for correct and logical reasoning.  Be aware of your choices of research because it can lead to nonfactual information.  Don't rely on your assumptions for your topics and make your research of value and with validity.  Learn to be selective in your words sentencing by incorporating key phrases.  Remember to give the citation identification of your conducting search resources.  Investigate your topic because it forces you to examine and then describes how each source addresses your topic paper.

 

LISA BARNETT

 

When it comes to development, parents want their child to be good and also to be respectful to others. We know that bad behavioral results in being punished for some children by their parents. This is called conditional positive regards. The parents want their children to live up to what they are worth. The only thing is that if the child is bad then the parent don't show them any type of love. So with this the child tend to give up their bad behavior because they want to be loved. Then there is the unconditional regard which is where the parents will the child regardless of their behavior. I say that a parent can love their child regardless of how they behave, it's just a matter of letting that child know that the way they acted is will not be tolerated by them. A parent should show love to that child regardless of how they act. They just need to explain to the child what they did wrong. We shouldn't neglect the child because they are being bad. I remember a saying that my mom told me. I'm not spanking you to be mean, I'm doing it because I love you. My brother and I looked back on our childhood and talked about it and we told our mother that we were grateful for how she brought us up. When we were children we didn't know what she meant but now as adults we do. We knew that she loved us and that's why she punished us when we did wrong.

 

LISA BARNETT

 

 

There are two terms when it comes to talking about the self. The first term is called the ideal self. This term describes what the person think he or she should be like. Then the second term is called the real self. The real self contains the true and the real qualities of the person. We sometimes think that we should act a certain way or we would like to be a certain way. Our real self is who we really are in life. Yes sometimes our ideal self comes out and we see ourself as a different person so one that we would like to be.

 

LISA BARNETT

 

There are two different styles when it comes to raising children. The first style is called the authoritarian parents. These parents place a high priority on their children for being respectful and showing obedience to others. The second one is called the authoritative parenting style. This style has the parents putting a high expectation on their children. These parents give their kids the resources they need and the support they need without resulting to punishments.

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Scenario

You are the human resources (HR) manager for a public organization and you are conducting a New Hire Orientation session for all new employees. Last week, you analyzed the organization, including its strengths and weaknesses, as well as its mission, vision, goals, and objectives. This week, you have been asked to give a presentation on the business operations of the organization.

Instructions

Refer to the report you prepared on the organization for M1: Assignment 3.

Develop a PowerPoint presentation that accomplishes the following:

  1. Create a diagram of the organizational structure showing the hierarchy and chain of command.
  2. Develop a flowchart that analyzes the steps of the organization’s business processes.
  3. Conduct a capacity analysis of the location(s) and logistics. Your capacity analysis should address both short- and long-term implications regarding all aspects of the business process, including storage, production, processes, costs, and accessibility.

Develop a PowerPoint presentation. In addition to the slides, include a detailed outline in the speaker notes section explaining the content on each slide. Be sure to support your responses using at least two scholarly sources from the Argosy University online library resources or the Internet. Cite the sources for your information.

Make sure your presentation adheres to the following Presentation Guidelines:

  • Create a presentation that is professional and visually appealing.
  • Include a combination of text and graphics.
  • Do not write out your entire presentation on the slides. Use bullet points of keywords and short phrases instead of long sentences and paragraphs.
  • Create your presentation (slides and speaker notes) using language that can be easily understood by the intended audience.
  • Use APA formatting for your slides and Speaker Notes (outline).

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Your response should demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Develop a 5–10-slide presentation (including the title slide and reference slide) in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. 

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Directions: In your assigned readings, you learned about the history and evolution of case management. Examine the various individuals, services, and legislations that influenced the definition and current goals and principles of case management. Choose two factors that influenced case management today and make a case explaining why the two you chose are most important and highlight their individual importance. Conclude your discussion with what you predict will be the future of case management.

Directions: In your assigned readings
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1)  Managing people is not easy.  Our personality and sense of control both contribute significantly to how we relate to others.  Complete the Manager's Tool Kit 2.1 on page 46 and the Manager's Tool Kit 2.2 on page 48.  After you have reviewed your results from each Tool Kit, explain how your results relate to the type of manager you are or intend to be in the future.  Please complete in a maximum of three paragraphs.  In other words, how does your personality type and locus of control fit with your managerial style or the style you hope to have when you become a manager?

2) In our careers as managers, we will undoubtedly be faced with making ethical decisions. Although you may or may not be faced with one of the situations given in this assignment, it is good practice to think about ethics in the workplace and how those relate to you, your colleagues, your family and your friends.

Read "Manage What", #1,  on page 120 and answer the questions at the end of the scenario.  At least one-two paragraphs per question.

3) Read Management Live 5.5 on page 181. This Management Live discusses the importance of picking the right communication channel to convey different information. Importantly, technology is not always the answer to sending messages. As evidenced at Google, where technology dominates, posters taped to doors was an effective way to draw attention. If the audience is being overloaded in one channel, presenters might want to try to send their message through another channel. Or, presenters can alter the channel in a creative way to attract attention.

Read the section in Chapter Five about communication channels as they relate to information richness and topic complexity.  Consider the following messages and discuss which communication channel would be most effective in each scenario and why.  You must explain your choice.

  1. Managers at a shipping facility are concerned by the number of back injuries employees are suffering due to improper lifting techniques. Workers have already been trained on proper lifting, so how can management get the message to “stick”?
  2. A college professor wants her students to participate in a research project in the evening. How should she send this message so students will notice it and participate?
  3. An employee is frustrated by his job. He feels like his boss doesn’t give him enough direction about the goals and expectations of the job. How can he best communicate this message to his boss?
  4. As a manager during a company reorganization, you must tell nine workers that their employment is being terminated.
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This is an individual assignment, all work is to be your own original writing.  Two Word docs are required.

Save your responses in the Word Template document provided below, along with your APA References provided in a separate generic Word document. Make sure your name is typed at the top of your References Word document.

Questions:

1.   List the five main process groups as defined by the Project Management Institute in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Provide a brief definition of each process group. (2.5 points)

2.   Define each of the PMBOK processes relating specifically to time management (section 6 in PMBOK) (3.5 points)

3.   Describe the concept ‘triple constraints’ and why they’re important in project management. Explain time, cost, scope and quality, and trade-offs among the constraints. (2.5 points)

4.   Describe three different types of projects that you have undertaken or managed in your work, school or personal life.

a. For each project, provide sufficient information that readers understands time, cost, scope and quality expectations.

b. Explain how the projects satisfy the definition of ‘project’

c. For each project described, indicate how the project was constrained by one or more of the ‘triple constraints’, and what trade-offs were made (4.5 points)

5.   Identify four possible consequences of ineffective project scheduling for professional Project Managers. Provide rationale. (2 points)

You are expected to include APA format in-text citations in your template document, and your reference list doc -- for the information sources you used.

You are expected to proofread your submissions for spelling/grammar. Up to 2 points will be deducted from your assignment grade for structure, wording, spelling/grammar errors and APA citation format. 

 

Assignment Instructions
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Part 1: Post a Response

 

You did it! You’ve reached the end of this course. In doing so, you’ve developed your skills in organizational behavior and leadership. Take what you have learned and continue to apply it, both in your MBA courses and in your career.

In our last discussion, reflect on your experience in this course by addressing the following items in your response:

·         What skills do you feel you developed most in this course?

o    Emotional Intelligence

o    Motivation

o    Diversity

o    Leadership

o    Decision-Making

·         How do you plan to continue growing your leadership and organizational behavior skills you identified above?

More of a feel-good message but hey you earned it!

**Please try to look at 2 Post as below for use references**

 

 

Part 2: Respond to a Peer

 

Read a post by one of your peers and respond, making sure to extend the conversation by asking questions, offering rich ideas, or sharing personal connections.

 

Post 1

 

I am so confused! I thought courses were twelve weeks. What a great suprise! I can not believe I already made it to the end. I completed the survey and am happy to report that I had all great reviews. Although it was extra work, I really enjoyed the daily bonuses. I enjoyed it not because of the extra points (which is nice) but I actually really truly believe that the daily bonuses had me more engaged in the class because I was almost forced to sign into it every day if I wanted my points.

Anyway, I think one of the subjects that I enjoyed in this course is the emotional intelligence subject. I turned 32 this year and I have been working very hard on evaluating my actions, my reactions to things and trying to develop a better understanding of myself and who I am as a person. Although I had been working on this on a more personal level, I think that the incorporation of this subject let me come to the realization that emotional intelligence spills over into the business world. The ability to develop interpersonal relationships and having the capacity to be aware of and control my emotions can be extremely helpful in the business world. I am planning to continue growing leadership and organizational behavior skills by continuing to take the steps towards being a better person for my subordinates. I am going to continue doing additional training so I can be better educated and will better know how to handle situations in the future. 

 

 

Post 2

I survived!  I was so terrified of beginning the masters program.  Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this course.  Dr. Tillman you were very helpful and thorough and I felt so confident in completing my weekly discussions and assignments due.  Motivation, emotional intelligence, decision-making, and leadership are the skills I developed more in this course.  At the start of the course I had just changed jobs, so this course really came in handy for me.  I'm more aware of my coworkers around me and I look for signs.  Emotional intelligence helped to be more alert as to things I say, things others say, and just more in-tuned with my surroundings.  The way everything flows.  I find my self making more better decisions and really looking at the overall picture before making a decision.  I'm very motivated to succeed and watch those around me succeed (professionally and personally).  Last, I really thought my leadership ability was perfect, and I learned that I definitely have improvements to make.  Overall this course has motivated me to become a better me, a better employee, a better student, a better mother, a better wife, a better sister, a better aunt, and a better friend.  Thank you Dr. Tillman for this course, it really has change my perspective on life. 

Discussion 11 Leadership and Organizatinal
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Recall a situation when your organization decided to make changes to an internal process or procedure. In your response, address these topics:

  • Explain whether or not the change fit into your organization’s mission and values. 
  • Provide an example of the most significant barrier to this change.
  • Suggest ways that your organization could have addressed this issue more effectively
Managing Innovation Through Change
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Read the articles:

If this link does not work, your instructor can provide a pdf. file with this article.

1) The Fed Is Bedeviled by Keynes's Paradox by Danielle DiMartino Boot, March 30, 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-30/the-fed-is-bedeviled-by-keynes-s-paradox

2) The Paradox of Thrift by Charles Sizemore, October 26, 2016

https://economyandmarkets.com/economy/the-paradox-of-thrift/

3)      "Wait, Is Saving Good or Bad? The Paradox of Thrift" by E. Katarina Vermann

https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/page1-econ/2012/05/01/wait-is-saving-good-or-bad-the-paradox-of-thrift/

4)      The paradox of thrift — for real by Paul Krugman

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/the-paradox-of-thrift-for-real/?_r=0

5)      Interest Rates, Aggregate Demand, and the Paradox of Thrift

http://muddywatermacro.wustl.edu/interest-rates-aggregate-demand-paradox-of-thrift

In your initial response to the topic you have to answer all questions.

1. What is the paradox of thrift? Is it real? Is Saving Good or Bad?

2. Give an example of the paradox pf thrift.

3. What is the reverse paradox of thrift? 

4. Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT – HW 4

TEXT BOOK:  Project Management Achieving Competitive Advantage (4th Edt.)

 

All assignments must be:


Essay Responses: All questions need to be answered in essay format (must be typed, doubled spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, with 1" margins, and all sources must be sited).

Mathematical Responses: Students must show all the formulas and all procedures. Answers only will not be accepted, make sure to show all your work. Answers must be typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, with 1" margins).

For this assignment you will need to complete the following:

 

 

Chapter 10: Questions 2, 6 and 9 pg. 465, Problems 2 and 6 pg. 466

 

10.2 The advantage of Gantt charts lies in their linkage to the project schedule baseline. Explain this concept

.

10.6 In crashing a project, we routinely focus on those activities that lie on the critical path, not activities with slack time. Explain why this is the case.

 

10.9 Identify and discuss some of the problems or dangers in using project networks. Under what circumstances can they be beneficial, and when can they be dangerous?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEMS:

 

 

2.  Develop a Gantt chart for the following activities. Identify all paths through the network. What is the critical path? Optional: Solve this problem with Microsoft Project. How does clicking on “Tracking Gantt” view demonstrate the critical path?

 

 

 

Activity

Expected Duration

Predecessors

A

2 days

B

3 days

A

C

4 days

A

D

4 days

B, C

E

5 days

B

F

6 days

D

G

4 days

C, E, F

Reconfigure the Gantt chart in problem 2 to include some different predecessor relationships. Optional: Solve this problem with Microsoft Project.

    1. Assume that activities B and C are linked with a “finish to finish” relationship. Does that change the expected completion date for the project?
    2. For activity F, add a lag of 3 days to its predecessor relationship with activity D. By adding the 3-day lag to F, what is the new expected duration for the ­project?
    3. Suppose you now added a start-to-start relationship ­between activities F and G to the new Gantt chart. How does this additional relationship change the expected completion date for the project?

 

 

When deciding on whether or not to crash project activities, a project manager was faced with the following information. Activities on the critical path are highlighted with an asterisk:

 

 

 

Normal

Crashed

Activity

Cost

Duration

Extra Cost

Duration

A

$ 5,000

4 weeks

$4,000

3 weeks

B*

10,000

5 weeks

3,000

4 weeks

C

3,500

2 weeks

3,500

1 week

D*

4,500

6 weeks

4,000

4 weeks

E*

1,500

3 weeks

2,500

2 weeks

F

7,500

8 weeks

5,000

7 weeks

G*

3,000

7 weeks

2,500

6 weeks

H

2,500

6 weeks

3,000

5 weeks

  1. Identify the sequencing of the activities to be crashed in the first four steps. Which of the critical activities should be crashed first? Why?
  2. What is the project’s critical path? After four iterations involving crashing project activities, what has the ­critical path shrunk to? (Assume all noncritical paths are[&|leq|&]a fully crashed critical path.)
  3. Suppose project overhead costs accrued at a fixed rate of $500 per week. Chart the decline in direct costs over the project life relative to the increase in overhead expenses.
  4. Assume that a project penalty clause kicks in after 19 weeks. The penalty charged is $5,000 per week. When the penalty charges are added, what does the total project cost curve look like? Develop a table listing the costs accruing on a per-week basis.
  5. If there were no penalty payments accruing to the project, would it make sense to crash any project activities? Show your work.

 

Chapter 11: Questions 2, 4, and 6 pg. 505, Problems 1 and 3 pgs. 506-507

 

QUESTIONS:

11.2 In considering how to make a big change in organizational operations (as in the case of switching to CCPM), why might it be necessary to focus on changing the organization’s current culture? That is, why does a shift in project scheduling require so many other linked changes to occur?

11.4 What are the advantages and disadvantages of the waterfall planning model for project development?

11.6 How are the duties of the Scrum Master similar to a project manager? How do they differ?

 

Problems attached in other file

PROJECT MANAGEMENT – HW 4
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Your primary goals for this assignment are to explain the concept of learning, what it means to be an intentional learner, and identify how you have been using your Learning Patterns in everyday situations, even when you may not have been aware of them.

Directions:

In a 4-paragraph essay that is two to three pages in length, address the following:

  • Paragraph 1 (Introduction): Your book defines learning as, “Taking in the world around you through your senses, making sense of it, and responding appropriately.” In your own words, explain what this means. Then, because the goal of this course is to help you become more intentional, describe what it means to be an intentional learner. Consider what you’ve read in Chapters 1 and 2 as you formulate your response.
  • Paragraph 2: Now that you’ve explained what it means to be an intentional learner, identify two examples from your life (personal, professional, or academic) and describe how you approached them with intention.
  • Paragraph 3: Share your LCI scores and level of use for each Learning Pattern. Do you feel the results accurately reflect your thoughts, feelings, and actions for each Pattern? Explain why or why not. Review the tables 2.1-2.4 in Chapter 2 for descriptions of each Pattern.
  • Paragraph 4 (Conclusion): We use our Learning Patterns in all areas of our life. Describe how having an awareness of your Learning Patterns can help you in each of the following areas: at home, in school, and at work.

Academic assignments typically have formatting requirements. For this assignment, it is suggested that your work is double spaced and written using Times New Roman 12-point font. Submit the final draft to Waypoint as a Microsoft Word document.  

my LCI ..... sequece 29, precise 25, technical 17, confluent 22

Week 2 - Assignment Intentional Learning [CLOs: 1, 2]
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conduct a search for articles related to innovation in healthcare. Specifically, locate an article that compares healthcare innovation to financial performance.

then:

1- summarize the salient points of the article.

2- determine what impact, if any, innovation had on the healthcare organization. 

3- Lastly, in your opinion do the current healthcare organizations that you are familiar with in Saudi Arabia encourage innovation? Why or why not?

Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources referenced.

 

plagiarism free (less than 15%)

in-text citation

2 pages

4 references

APA style

5.5 Understanding Financial Statements
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conduct a search and Find information on the pros and cons of debt financing. Address the following questions in your initial post:

  • Is debt necessary?
  • Is short term debt better or worse than long term debt?
  • Does all debt financing require collateral or security?
  • What happens in Saudi Arabia if an organization is unable to repay its debt?

Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources referenced.

 

plagiarism free (less than 15%)

in-text citation

2 pages

4 references

APA style

5.7 Evaluating the Role of Debt
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Most managers in organizations develop strategic plans without realizing the importance of internal and external assessments and their implications on the four functions of management. Assume you are hired as a new manager and you want to improve your company by helping upper management develop a better understanding of these issues.

Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research internal and external assessments.

Then respond to the following:

  • Explain the four functions of management and the purpose of internal and external assessments.
  • How would you convince upper management about the importance of internal and external assessments?
  • How would you demonstrate the critical relationships that exist between assessments and the four functions of management implemented in most organizations?
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Scenario

As the human resources (HR) manager for a public organization, you are conducting a New Hire Orientation session for all new employees. As research for your orientation, you are writing a report about the functions of the organization, its strengths and weaknesses, and its mission, vision, goals, and objectives.

Instructions

  1. Choose a public organization, such as Target, McDonalds, Apple, etc., as the basis for this assignment. Be sure to choose an organization where the information needed to complete this assignment is publicly available and is easily accessible.
  2. Using research from at least three sources, develop a report that accomplishes the following tasks:
    • Identify the company’s mission statement, vision statement, goals, objectives, and tactical plans.
    • Explain how each of the four functions of management impacts the organization’s goals and objectives.
    • Discuss the ethical implications of the organization’s policies and strategies with respect to market expansion, human capital management, and the environment.
    • Conduct an internal and external assessment of the organization:
      • Identify the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats using SWOT analysis.
      • Illustrate the organization’s product portfolio using a BCG Matrix.
      • Analyze the internal and external environments using environmental scanning. Assess the organizational structure; the relationships and interactions among employees, management, and shareholders; market competitors; as well as the industry, national, and macro environments.

Support your responses using scholarly research from the Argosy University online library resources.

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Your response should demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Write a 5–7-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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Competency

Identify how art contributes to happiness, reduction of stress, and increased morale in the workplace while synthesizing these elements within personal and professional life.

Instructions

Images, colors, shapes, and texts produce various effects on people every day. As part of your yearly review, your employer has asked you to draft a reflection on your real life experience in your environment. You can use visual storytelling means as well.

  1. In your review describe in detail the stimuli you encounter on a daily basis. You can use visual media.
  2. Identify how these stimuli contribute to happiness, reduction of stress and motivation in your everyday life.
  3. From these examples, describe how you would change the stimuli.
  4. What changes could make in your own life or work to change the effects of your environment on you?
Deliverable 6 - Connect the Dots
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Competency

Synthesize content from the individual course modules. Your content should expand, elaborate and evolve from the exercises in the individual modules and coalesce to present a cohesive message to the viewer.

Instructions

Next month, the agency you work for is opening a sister office in a neighboring city. The Board has tapped you as Director for the new location, and you're thrilled with your promotion. In your capacity as Director, you've recently hired several new employees. The latest hires are coming in for training next week, and you want to make sure they understand your vision for appropriate office culture.

On one hand, you want everyone to feel completely comfortable in their work environment. On the other hand, you believe that the best ideas are often the result of creative collaboration between peers, and that some conflict is an inevitability of this process. You've learned from your previous position that the best approach to leadership is clear communication of expectations. To convey your complex ideas to incoming personnel, then, you have decided to prepare a professional presentation to share at an upcoming orientation session.

Your goal is to present a "creativity constitution" for the new office. Fortunately, you've done something similar to this in segments at your old job. You have the relevant experience to draw on in generating strategies for enhancing both the art aesthetic and level of productivity at work. You also have exposure to methods of avoiding/resolving conflict as passionate ideas bump up against one another. This will surely prove useful in completing your upcoming task.

You have already decided to mimic your old boss and mentor, and to preface your constitution with a brief explanation of why the forthcoming presentation will prove to be so useful for each trainee. Next, for the heart of the presentation, you have deemed it essential to address the following core issues and questions:

  • How should new employees determine whether to display their preferred workplace art?
  • How should art be presented and understood when engaging on the topic with co-workers?
  • How should employees specifically approach each day and every item they encounter in the workplace and the world?
  • How will the creative talents of the employees be challenged while keeping their minds active for the creative process?
  • What activities and problem-solving systems can be utilized, and how will these systems benefit the staff and work environment?
  • What connections can be made between the employees' level of happiness, stress, and morale to the elements of art and creativity?

You read over your list of questions, satisfied. As you close your laptop, you remember to apply another bit of helpful advice from your ex-boss: Whatever techniques and strategies I decide to recommend should be supported by a high level of thorough analysis.

Deliverable 7 - Professional Presentation: Art and Creativity at Work for New Employees
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Conduct academic research and prepare a 2-3 page report in APA-format on how Zappos trains employees on their culture and weeds out employees who may not be a fit for the culture. What role do managers play in culture training and maintaining?

Submit your completed assignment to the drop box below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Module 03 Course Project - Online Success: Zappos Trains Employees on Culture
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Business Policy Take home Assignment 3
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ASSIGNMENT 4 INSIGHTS

1

In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for Assignments 1, 2, and 3.

Consider the corporation you have selected to use in your first three assignments. Identify one of the firm's major competitors that you would consider working for.

Research the corporation on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.

Develop an executive level Power Point presentation with 8 -12 slides with speaker notes and appropriate graphics or professional video.

You will do a 15 minutes presentation to the Board of Directors of the corporation. Based upon Assignments 1 through 4 - develop an eight to twelve slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes or record a video. Each slide should include your research/citations as noted below.

The following order is suggested. Note that each slide should include some text and/or

graphics .... but don't overdo it. Put the content required in the Speakers Notes or Video. Ifmore slides are needed, feel free to expand them as required to accommodate your information.

SLIDE 1:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Introduce the firm you selected for Assignments 1,2, and 3. Provide its industry, background, history, competitors, etc.

SLIDE 2:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Determine the impact of the company's mission, vision, and primary stakeholders on its overall success as a competitive employer in the industry.

SLIDE 3:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Create a SWOT analysis for the company to determine its major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

SLIDE 4:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Based on the SWOT analysis, outline a strategy for the company to capitalize on its strengths and opportunities, and minimize its weaknesses and threats.

SLIDE 5:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Discuss the various levels and types of strategies the firm may use to maximize its competitiveness and profitability.

SLIDE 6:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Outline a communications plan the company could use to make the strategies you recommend above known to all stakeholders.


 

ASSIGNMENT 4 INSIGHTS

2

SLIDE 7:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: Assess efforts by this corporation to be a responsible (ethical) corporate citizen and determine the impact these efforts (or lack thereof) have on the company's bottom line. Provide specific examples to support your response .... this will require external research on your choses firm.

SLIDE 8:

In the Speakers Notes or Video: You will make recommendations to the Board of Directors based upon your analysis and decision on why the corporation remains or is not a good fit for you. To help with this, consolidate all of the information studied in the previous 10 weeks in the Learn, Discussions, and Assignments. Apply that learning now - explain why you would (or would not) want to continue working at this firm based on a business case. Avoid opinion and feelings - you your business learning from this course to make a business case for working (or not working) there. Remember, you are presenting to the Board of Directors who need to hear from you as a business consultant.

SLIDE 9:

Works Cited

Use at least three (3) quality references, one of which should be the course textbook:

Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2013). Strategic management: Concepts and cases: Competiveness and globalization (10th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.

Note: Wikipedia and other Web sites do not quality as academic resources.

References must be submitted on a Works Cited page (Slide) using AP A format.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are as follows ... be sure each item is covered somewhere in your Speakers Notes or Video:

                             Determine ways in which the vision, mission, and stakeholders of a firm

impact that firm's overall success.

                             Identify how the six segments of the general environment affect an industry

and its firms.

·                                              Identify the five forces of competition.

·        Analyze the external environment for opportunities and threats that impact the firm.

                             Analyze the internal environment of a company for strengths and weaknesses

that impact the firm's competitiveness.

                             Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.


 

ASSIGNMENT 4 INSIGHTS

3

Assess the ethical implications related to strategic decisions.

Predict ways in which corporate governance will affect strategic decisions. Assess the relationship between strategy and organizational structure.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration. Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200

 

Assignment 4: Capstone

 

 

 

Meets

 

 

 

 

Unacceptable

Minimum

Fair

Proficient

Exemplary

Criteria

 

Expectations

 

 

 

 

Below 60 F

70-79 C

80-89 B

90-100 A

 

 

60-69 D

 

 

 

1. Create a

Did not submit

Insufficiently

Partially created

Satisfactorily

Thoroughly

SWOT analysis

or incompletely

created a

a SWOT

created a

created a

for the company

created a

SWOT analysis

analysis for the

SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis

to determine its

SWOT analysis

for the company

company to

for the company

for the company

major strengths,

for the company

to determine its

determine its

to determine its

to determine its

weaknesses,

to determine its

major strengths,

major strengths,

major strengths,

major strengths,

opportunities,

major strengths,

weaknesses,

weaknesses,

weaknesses,

weaknesses,

and threats.

weaknesses,

opportunities,

opportunities,

opportunities,

opportunities,

 

opportunities,

and threats.

and threats.

and threats.

and threats.

 

and threats.

 

 

 

 

Weight: 10

 

 

 

 

 

2. Based on the

Did not submit

Insufficiently

Partially

Satisfactorily

Thoroughly

SWOT analysis,

or incompletely

outlined a

outlined a

outlined a

outlined a

outline a

outlined a

strategy for the

strategy for the

strategy for the

strategy for the

strategy for the

strategy for the

company to

company to

company to

company to

company to

company to

capitalize on its

capitalize on its

capitalize on its

capitalize on its

capitalize on its

capitalize on its

strengths and

strengths and

strengths and

strengths and

strengths and

strengths and

opportunities,

opportunities,

opportunities,

opportunities,

opportunities,

opportunities,

and minimize its

and minimize its

and minimize its

and minimize its

and minimize its

and minimize its

weaknesses

weaknesses

weaknesses

weaknesses

weaknesses

weaknesses

and threats.

and threats.

and threats.

and threats.

and threats.

and threats.

 

 

 

 

Weight: 10

 

 

 

 

 


 

ASSIGNMENT 4 INSIGHTS

4

3. Discuss the

Did not submit

Insufficiently

Partially

Satisfactorily

Thoroughly

various levels

or incompletely

discussed the

discussed the

discussed the

discussed the

and types of

discussed the

various levels

various levels

various levels

various levels

strategies the

various levels

and types of

and types of

and types of

and types of

firm may use to

and types of

strategies the

strategies the

strategies the

strategies the

maximize its

strategies the

firm may use to

firm may use to

firm may use to

firm may use to

competitiveness

firm may use to

maximize its

maximize its

maximize its

maximize its

and profitability.

maximize its

competitiveness

competitiveness

competitiveness

competitiveness

 

competitiveness

and profitability.

and profitability.

and profitability.

and profitability.

Weight: 10

and profitability.

 

 

 

 

4. Outline a

Did not submit

Insufficiently

Partially

Satisfactorily

Thoroughly

communications

or incompletely

outlined a

outlined a

outlined a

outlined a

plan the

outlined a

communications

communications

communications

communications

company could

communications

plan the

plan the

plan the

plan the

use to make the

plan the

company could

company could

company could

company could

strategies you

company could

use to make the

use to make the

use to make the

use to make the

recommend

use to make the

strategies you

strategies you

strategies you

strategies you

above known to

strategies you

recommend

recommend

recommend

recommend

all stakeholders.

recommend

above known to

above known to

above known to

above known to

 

above known to

all stakeholders.

all stakeholders.

all stakeholders.

all stakeholders.

Weight: 10

all stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

5. Assess

Did not submit

Insufficiently

Partially

Satisfactorily

Thoroughly

effo rts by th is

or incompletely

assessed

assessed

assessed

assessed

corporation to

assessed

effo rts by th is

effo rts by th is

effo rts by th is

effo rts by th is

be a

effo rts by th is

corporation to

corporation to

corporation to

corporation to

responsible

corporation to

be a

be a

be a

be a

(ethical)

be a

responsible

responsible

responsible

responsible

corporate

responsible

(ethical)

(ethical)

(ethical)

(ethical)

citizen and

(ethical)

corporate

corporate

corporate

corporate

determine the

corporate

citizen and

citizen and

citizen and

citizen and

impact these

citizen and

incompletely

incompletely

incompletely

incompletely

efforts (or lack

incompletely

determined the

determined the

determined the

determined the

thereof) have

determined the

impact these

impact these

impact these

impact these

on the

impact these

efforts (or lack

efforts (or lack

efforts (or lack

efforts (or lack

company's

efforts (or lack

thereof) have

thereof) have

thereof) have

thereof) have

bottom line.

thereof) have

on the

on the

on the

on the

Provide specific

on the

company's

company's

company's

company's

examples to

company's

bottom line. Did

bottom line. Did

bottom line. Did

bottom line. Did

support your

bottom line. Did

not provide

not provide

not provide

not provide

response.

not provide

specific

specific

specific

specific

 

specific

examples to

examples to

examples to

examples to

Weight: 10

examples to

support your

support your

support your

support your

 

support your

response.

response.

response.

response.

 

response.

 

 

 

 

6. Develop an

Did not meet

Insufficient

Partial

Satisfactorily

Thoroughly

executive level

the presentation

presentation at

presentation at

presented an

presented an

Power Point

requirements of

executive level

executive level

executive level

executive level

presentation

length (8 to 12

(minimum

with incomplete

presentation

presentation

with 8 -12 slides

slides with

slides, no

speaker notes

with speaker

with speaker

with speaker

speaker notes

speaker notes,

and graphics or

notes, graphics

notes, graphics

notes and

or video).

or video).

video.

or video.

or video.

appropriate

 

 

 

 

 

graphics or

 

 

 

 

 

professional

 

 

 

 

 

video.

 

 

 

 

 


 

ASSIGNMENT 4 INSIGHTS

5

Weight: 35

 

 

 

 

 

7. 3 references

No references

Does not meet

Does not meet

Meets number

Exceeds

Weight: 5

provided

the required

the required

of required

number of

 

number of

number of

references; all

required

 

 

references; all

references;

references high

references; all

 

 

references poor

some

quality choices.

references high

 

 

quality choices.

references poor

 

quality choices.

 

 

 

quality choices.

 

 

8. Clarity,

More than 8

7-8 errors

5-6 errors

3-4 errors

0-2 errors

writing

errors present

present

present

present

present

mechanics, and

 

 

 

 

 

formatting

 

 

 

 

 

requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Weight: 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous 3 assignments attached in order to help with slide show
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Finding literature related to your research topic can be challenging. Earlier researchers were required to hand search for hours through journals in multiple libraries to find appropriate resources. Today, electronic libraries such as Walden University's can provide access to scholarly documents within minutes.To prepate for this Discussion:

  • Finalize your research topic based on the comments from your colleagues in Week 1.
  • Review this week's Learning Resources for library assistance.

Post a comprehensive response pertaining to your selected research topic including:

THIS IS MY ASSIGNMENT THAT WAS WRITTEN IN WEEK 1 

  • RESEARCH TOPIC: Long- term care for Alzheimer's Disease
  • RESEARCH STATEMENT: How Alzheimer affect patients and families mentally and physically?
  • PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: Statistically, patients with Alzheimer is pointed out that 15% of the American population who are above 70 years old are affected by this disease (Shih, Concannon, Liu, & Friedman, 2014). This statistic was presented in 2015 and based on the trend, it was rising. It means in most homes, there will be at least one person with Alzheimer meaning that more pressure will be on the person who is taking care of he/she. In account of this, it implies that most families will need to understand the roles they play in identification of care facilities, staffing, and information collection in line with affordability and security (National Institute on aging, n.d.). In actuality therefore, family should understand the role they play in intervention and the outcome of long- term health care providers and also affect the patients' as well as their emotional, financial and physical wellbeing (Gaugler, 2005).
  • RESEARCH FOR TOPIC: Alzheimer's affects memory and thus the basic functionality of a human to effectively make a everyday decision by themselves. This means the most important factor is consistency in the availability of human resources throughout the period of the term. In effect, it leads a step by step consideration of the impact of Alzheimer's on the patients' and the family's wellbeing emotionally and physically. Accountability for the effects the disease will have is not measured by determining how long a person will have this disease, but until the body can't respond anymore to human life.
  • DEFINITIONS:
  • ALZHEIMER- progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain.
  • LIFESPAN-  the length of time for which a person functions.  
  • LOSS OF MEMORY-  That disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia.    
  • REFERENCES:
  • Gaugler, J. E. (2005). Family Involvement in Residential Long-Term Care: A Synthesis and Critical Review. Aging & Mental Health, 9(2), 105–118. Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.1080/13607860412331310245
  • National Institute on Aging. (n.d). “Finding Long-Term Care for a Person with Alzheimer's.” U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/finding-long-term-care-person-alzheimers
  • Neutens, J. J., & Rubinson, L. (2014). Research techniques for the health sciences (5th ed.). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.
  • Shih, R. A., Concannon, T. W., Liu, J. L., & Friedman, E. M. (2014). Improving Dementia Long-Term Care: A Policy Blueprint. Rand Health Quarterly, 4(2), 2. Retyrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5051994/

___________________________________RESOURCES 

Neutens, J. J., & Rubinson, L. (2014). Research techniques for the health sciences (5th ed.). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. Chapter 3, "Critical Review of the Literature and Information Sources" Chapter 3 provides methods for critically reviewing the literature and other information sources. It will step you through the review process, from reading the background information to finding shortcuts to determining the level of evidence.
McClendon, M. J, Smyth, K. A., & Neundorfer, M. M. (2006). Long-term-care placement and survival of persons with Alzheimer's disease. The Journals of Gerontology, 61B(4), 220-227 Long-term-care placement and survival of persons with Alzheimer's disease by McClendon, M. J, Smyth, K. A., & Neundorfer, M. M. in The Journals of Gerontology, 61B(4). Copyright 2006 by the Gerontology Society of America. Reprinted by permission of the Gerontology Society of America via the Copyright Clearance Center
Walden University. (n.d.). Keyword searching: Finding Articles on Your Topic. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword
Walden University. (n.d.). Keyword searching: Finding Articles on Your Topic: Boolean. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword/boolean
Walden University Library. (n.d.) Evaluating Resources. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/evaluating
Walden University Library: Search the Databases. Retrieved from http://library.waldenu.edu/689.htm   The two Web pages above provide a solid foundation of knowledge to search and evaluate the literature in the Walden University Library. Review the page links on both Web sites.
National Institutes of Health: Types of Grants Programs: Research Grants. Retrieved from http://grants.nih.gov/Grants/funding/funding_program.htm#RSeries   The National Institutes for Health provide research grants for a variety of individuals and organizations. Review this Web site for possible areas of funding for your proposed research.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Grants/What We Fund. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/what-we-fund.html   The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the areas of building human capital, childhood obesity, coverage, pioneer, public health, quality/equality, and vulnerable populations. Review the Web site for possible areas of funding for your proposed research.
Grants.gov. Retrieved from http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.html   This Web site assists researchers to locate grants offered by the U.S. government. Review the Web site for possible areas of funding for your proposed research.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Retrieved from http://www.darpa.mil/   DARPA is the research and development office for the U.S. Department of Defense. It funds research in the areas of biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neuroscience, and more. Review the Web site for possible areas of funding for your proposed research.

Optional Resources

Walden University. (n.d.). Searching and Finding Information in the Library Databases: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/searchingfinding
Webinar Archive: Walden University. (2013). Searching Strategies. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8aDMD7jKgY&feature=youtu.be
Foundation Center. (2009). Proposal writing short course.
Google Scholar. Retrieved from http://scholar.google.com/
Advanced Scholar Search Tips. Retrieved from http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html
Walden University: Undergraduate Library Resources. Retrieved from http://library.waldenu.edu/Undergraduate-Resources.htm
discussion board due by thursday 250-300 words
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What is your leadership philosophy?  For this paper, you will describe your leadership philosophy and what you believe a leader in healthcare should possess.  The paper should be between 1-2 pages and section headers should be used.  A minimum of 2 citations from reputable sources (i.e. peer-reviewed journal, reputable organizations, textbook) must be included.  Please follow the assignment guidelines found in the syllabus to format your paper.

 

  The following sections need to be included in your paper: 

 

Introduction As a leader, what principles do you possess?How do you lead a healthcare organization or a department within the organization?What type of leader are you? What is your leadership style?

 

Leadership Philosophy Development Provide more details on your leadership philosophy (theory, attitudes, beliefs, principles)How did you develop your leadership abilities?Is there someone who you admire and are inspired by?

 

Leadership and Growth How do you plan on improving your leadership style?

 

Conclusion

Leadership Philosophy Assignment #6185
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2.The political marketplace for health policies has characteristics in common with a traditional  economic market. Many different products and services, including those used in the pursuit of  health, are bought and sold in the context of economic markets. Willing buyers and sellers enter  into economic exchanges in which each party attains something of value. One party demands,  and the other supplies. By dealing with each other through market transactions, individuals and  organizations buy needed resources and sell their outputs. (These relationships are summarized  in Exhibit 2.1 in the book.) Because people are calculative regarding the relative rewards and costs of market exchanges,  they negotiate. Negotiation, or bargaining, involves two or more parties attempting to settle what  each shall give and take (or perform and receive) in an economic transaction. In the negotiations  that take place in an economic market, the parties seek a mutually acceptable outcome in a  situation where their preferences are usually negatively related (e.g., buyers prefer lower prices,  while sellers prefer higher prices). Indeed, if the preferences for outcomes are positively related,  an agreement can be reached almost automatically. More typically, at least two types of issues must be resolved through the negotiations. One type  involves the division of resources—the so-called tangibles of the negotiation, such as who will  receive how much money and what products or services. Another type centers on the resolution  of the psychological dynamics and the satisfaction of personal motivations of the negotiating  parties. These issues are the intangibles of the negotiation and can include such notions as  appearing to win or lose, to compete effectively, and to cooperate fairly. Negotiations in economic exchanges usually follow one of two strategic approaches: cooperative (win/win) or competitive (win/lose) strategies. The better negotiating strategy in a particular  situation is a function of the interaction of several variables. (The choice of the negotiating  strategy best utilized in any particular situation is discussed in the book and is not repeated here.)

Please rephrase the paragraphs below.
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Question 1 

  1. Which of the following is a      difference between a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and      PeopleSoft?

  

 

a.

 

PeopleSoft used the Cloud   while an HRIS used a vendor’s data center.

 

 

b.

 

PeopleSoft did not allow   human resource units to run its own reports whereas an HRIS allowed it.

 

 

c.

 

An HRIS used the Cloud   while PeopleSoft used a vendor’s data center.

 

 

d.

 

An HRIS was run on   support from IT people while PeopleSoft did not require any support from IT.

2 points   

Question 2 

  1. In the context of the      Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the biggest concerns are linked to _____.

  

 

a.

 

workplace safety

 

 

b.

 

employee productivity

 

 

c.

 

immigrant workers

 

 

d.

 

executive compensation

2 points   

Question 3 

  1. Binkers, LLC and Toves      Inc. have merged, doubling the number of production facilities. To      help decide which facilities to keep open and which should be closed, Bella      has been asked to measure the productivity of the workforces at      the facilities. Bella should _____.

  

 

a.

 

determine the total cost   of people required for an output of 100 units

 

 

b.

 

determine the total cost   of people required to complete a day’s worth of work

 

 

c.

 

determine the total cost   of people required to complete a year’s worth of work

 

 

d.

 

determine the total cost   of people required for each unit of output

2 points   

Question 4 

  1. An expatriate is a citizen of one      country who is working in a second country and employed by an organization      headquartered in the first country.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 5 

  1. Raul, a U.S. citizen, works in      Mexico for an organization headquartered in the United States. Which of      the following statements is true of Raul?

  

 

a.

 

He is a destination   consultant.

 

 

b.

 

He is an expatriate.

 

 

c.

 

He works in the company's   headquarters.

 

 

d.

 

He is a local vendor.

2 points   

Question 6 

  1. A written corporate code of ethics      encourages ethical behavior among employees.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 7 

  1. A(n) _____ is a citizen of one      country working in a second country and employed by an organization      headquartered in the first country.

  

 

a.

 

independent contractor

 

 

b.

 

third-country national

 

 

c.

 

expatriate

 

 

d.

 

host-country national

2 points   

Question 8 

  1. Global Professional in Human      Resource (GPHR), a human resource certification, is sponsored by the      American Society for Training and Development.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 9 

  1. Organizational culture consists of      the shared values and beliefs that give members of an organization meaning      and provide them with rules for behavior.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 10 

  1. Which of the following is true of      Software-as-a-Service?

  

 

a.

 

It is software that   kept track of employees and ran reports for human resource managers with   support from IT.

 

 

b.

 

It is software that   allowed the human resource unit to run its own support and make changes with   help from IT.

 

 

c.

 

It is software that   runs only on the Cloud and allows self-service.

 

 

d.

 

It is software that   runs in a vendor’s data center or on the Cloud and it allows self-service.

2 points   

Question 11 

  1. Intermediate-range plans usually      project one to three years into the future.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 12 

  1. Annual wages and pay increases are      classified as a _____ metric of Human Resource.

  

 

a.

 

compensation

 

 

b.

 

staffing

 

 

c.

 

development

 

 

d.

 

training

2 points   

Question 13 

  1. The formula for calculating human      capital value added = Revenue - (Operating Expense - (Compensation +      Benefit Costs)) / Full-Time Head Count

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 14 

  1. _____ refers to the judgmental      method of HR forecasting that relies on general guidelines applied to a      specific situation within the organization.

  

 

a.

 

Statistical regression   analysis

 

 

b.

 

Delphi technique

 

 

c.

 

Rule of thumb

 

 

d.

 

Simulation model

2 points   

Question 15 

  1. Which of the following is a source      of outflow in the current staffing level?

  

 

a.

 

Promotions

 

 

b.

 

Recalls

 

 

c.

 

Internal transfers

 

 

d.

 

External hires

2 points   

Question 16 

  1. The policy of filling key      positions with individuals in the region of the subsidiary in offshore      organizations is known as the polycentric policy of global staffing strategies.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 17 

  1. The value for HR practices cannot      be measured.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 18 

  1. Cost per hire is classified as a      _____ metric of Human Resource.

  

 

a.

 

compensation

 

 

b.

 

staffing

 

 

c.

 

training

 

 

d.

 

development

2 points   

Question 19 

  1. Good strategies involve an      accurate diagnosis of the challenge, an approach to overcome the      obstacles, and a focus on coherent actions to make the approach work.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 20 

  1. In the balanced scorecard      framework, operational effectiveness is classified under _____.

  

 

a.

 

customer relations

 

 

b.

 

learning and growth   activities

 

 

c.

 

internal business   processes

 

 

d.

 

financial measures

2 points   

Question 21 

  1. The _____ eliminates the statute      of limitations for employees who file pay discrimination claims under the      Equal Pay Act.

  

 

a.

 

Railway Labor Act

 

 

b.

 

Clayton Antitrust Act

 

 

c.

 

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay   Act

 

 

d.

 

Taft-Hartley Act

2 points   

Question 22 

  1. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act      states that it is illegal for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or      discharge any individual because of such individual’s national origin.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 23 

  1. Which of the following statements      is true of quid pro quo harassment?

  

 

a.

 

A supervisor can be held   guilty of quid pro quo harassment only if the victim refuses to grant the   sexual favors.

 

 

b.

 

A supervisor can be held   guilty of quid pro quo harassment if he or she tells jokes that are   suggestive or sexual in nature.

 

 

c.

 

A company always bears   liability for quid pro quo harassment because supervisors are agents of the   company.

 

 

d.

 

For proving charges of quid   pro quo harassment, a plaintiff only needs to prove that the working   condition at a workplace is hostile.

2 points   

Question 24 

  1. After freezing salaries for three      years, Solo Music Publishers determined that employees with two to three      years of experience were leaving Solo because other employers were      offering higher salaries. Which of the following is a step that Solo      can take to reduce pay inequities?

  

 

a.

 

Exclude benefits and   other items from the total pay package

 

 

b.

 

Benchmark against local   and national markets

 

 

c.

 

Base pay on the age of   the employee

 

 

d.

 

Base pay on the longevity   of the employee’s association with the company

2 points   

Question 25 

  1. Which of the following      advertisements for recruitment is most likely to be considered illegal?

  

 

a.

 

“Young store executives   needed”

 

 

b.

 

“Enthusiastic radio   jockeys needed”

 

 

c.

 

“Wanted: Professors with   educational background in economics”

 

 

d.

 

“Experienced writers   required”

2 points   

Question 26 

  1. Executive Orders 11246, 11375, and      11478 require federal contractors to take affirmative action to compensate      for historical discrimination against women, minorities, and individuals      who have a disability.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 27 

  1. A _____ is a practice required for      safe and efficient organizational operations.

  

 

a.

 

business necessity

 

 

b.

 

burden of proof

 

 

c.

 

business emergency

 

 

d.

 

disparate treatment

2 points   

Question 28 

  1. Which of the following is true of      the term "glass ceiling"?

  

 

a.

 

It refers to the   discriminatory practices that have prevented women and other minority status   employees from successfully obtaining jobs.

 

 

b.

 

It refers to the   preferential treatment that women and minorities receive within an   organization when they advance to executive-level jobs.

 

 

c.

 

It refers to the   preferential treatment that women and minorities receive within an   organization.

 

 

d.

 

It refers to the   discriminatory practices that have prevented women and other minority status   employees from advancing to executive-level jobs.

2 points   

Question 29 

  1. The Civil Rights Act of 1991      requires that employers show that an employment practice is job related      for the position and consistent with business necessity.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 30 

  1. Restricting employees from wearing      garments that might get caught in machinery is a form of discrimination      and not a business necessity.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 31 

  1. Which of the following parts of      the typical job description lists the necessary roles and duties,      generally in order of importance, and contains clear, precise statements      on the major tasks, duties, and responsibilities performed?

  

 

a.

 

Job specifications

 

 

b.

 

Essential job functions

 

 

c.

 

General summary

 

 

d.

 

Identification

2 points   

Question 32 

  1. Reviewing drafts with managers and      employees is a subtask of _____.

  

 

a.

 

conducting the job   analysis

 

 

b.

 

developing job   descriptions

 

 

c.

 

preparing for and   introducing the job analysis

 

 

d.

 

planning the job analysis

2 points   

Question 33 

  1. Which of the following is      comprised of more than 200 statements and examines a variety of      dimensions, including decision making and supervising?

  

 

a.

 

Work sampling

 

 

b.

 

Employee diary/log

 

 

c.

 

Position Analysis   Questionnaire

 

 

d.

 

Management Position   Description Questionnaire

2 points   

Question 34 

  1. _____ refers to taking an existing      job and changing it to improve it.

  

 

a.

 

Job planning

 

 

b.

 

Job analysis

 

 

c.

 

Job redesign

 

 

d.

 

Job design

2 points   

Question 35 

  1. Key gaps in skills exist in      information technology, engineering, and research.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 36 

  1. Work is effort directed toward      accomplishing results.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 37 

  1. Jill, who works with SunFun LLC,      is responsible for handling the job analysis in her organization. She has      developed job descriptions and job specifications. Which of the following      will typically be Jill’s next step?

  

 

a.

 

Planning the job analysis

 

 

b.

 

Conducting the job   analysis

 

 

c.

 

Maintaining and updating   job descriptions and job specifications

 

 

d.

 

Preparing for and   introducing job analysis

2 points   

Question 38 

  1. _____ refers to organizing tasks,      duties, responsibilities, and other elements into a productive unit of      work.

  

 

a.

 

Job planning

 

 

b.

 

Job design

 

 

c.

 

Job redesign

 

 

d.

 

Job analysis

2 points   

Question 39 

  1. Which of the following is      typically the responsibility of the HR in job analysis?

  

 

a.

 

To request new analyses   as jobs change

 

 

b.

 

To help complete job   analysis information

 

 

c.

 

To provide information to   outside experts

 

 

d.

 

To coordinate job   analysis

2 points   

Question 40 

  1. Drafting job descriptions and      specifications is typically the first step in the job analysis process.

True 

False

BUSI 342 EXAM 1

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