Management Essays


Learning Organization

developing human resources, 318-333. Quinn, D., Amer, Y., & Lonie, A. (2012). Leading change: Applying change management approaches to engage students in blended learning. Australasian Journal of Education technology, 16-29. Shah, N., Irani, Z., & Sharif, A. (2016). Big data in an HR context: Exploring organizational change readiness, employee attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Business Research. Continue Reading...

Quantitative Research

is potentially beneficial in improving QOL (quality of life), symptom management, and healthcare use, as seen among persons without cancer. Thirdly, an understanding of why and how cancer survivors engage in self-advocacy, as well as self-advocacy's effect on their symptom management capacity, can have an impact on the way healthcare practitioners support cancer survivors and contribute to patient empowerment and involvement. Study Purpose What is the purpose of the study? (2) Response: The study has manifold purposes, namely: 1) Addressing deficiencies in advocacy's definition via a qualitative strategy of understanding and describing the self-advocacy experience of women cancer survivors;… Continue Reading...

Amazon Communication Plan

2011). The following paper discusses change resistance in Amazon with respect to change in performance appraisal and management. Reasons for Resistance to Change The main reasons for resistance to change by personnel within the organization is fundamentally for the reason that they fear the unknown and unfamiliar. That is to say, the personnel have a sense of anxiety regarding how such change will have an impact on them, their job performance, their association and relation with other personnel, and other job associated factors. Resistance to change from most people emanates due to the shift in status quo, largely for… Continue Reading...

Organizational or Systemic Change

priorities which will, in turn, give rise to weak coordination, as the workforce suspects that the management team shies away from potentially awkward and threatening situations (Rajasekar, 2014). Tactical Intervention Research scholars held the optimistic belief that the introduction of the effective JIT (Just-in-Time) concept would lead to immense benefits in the management of organizational change implementation. JIT can undoubtedly achieve the above, if everything goes right. But those who speak from experience claim that some or other things will invariably go wrong. This is why research scholars encourage avoiding "success orientation" -- they recommend adopting a pessimistic approach… Continue Reading...

Workplace Behavior and Improvements

Communication -- Issues It is not easy for corporate leaders to identify the determinants of sound diversity management, and the precise leadership tasks for appropriately dealing with workplace diversity issues. Attaining a competitive edge via diversity management has become a key management, and thus leadership, consideration. To me, altering current outlooks towards workplace diversity evidently entails more than mere decisive leadership. It also requires personnel cooperation, since it impacts our interpersonal work relationships. Hence, I believe a manager has to display leadership traits, going beyond ordinary planning, control and organization. Because of change's effect on personnel's opinion of change, I… Continue Reading...

Monetary and Fiscal Policy

activities are taxed, and what are supported through government spending, forms a key component of fiscal policy for economic management. Moreover, how much spending beyond what the government has taxed is another key issue, because deficit spending implies future debt service expenses, which are spending that is not an investment. References Federal Reserve (2016). How monetary policy works. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Retrieved August 22, 2016 from https://www.stlouisfed.org/in-plain-english/how-monetary-policy-works Well, D. (2016). Fiscal policy. The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.. Retrieved August 22, 2016 from http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Fiscalpolicy.html Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

are individuals with an ownership-related interest. Stakeholder theory was majorly impacted by philosopher, R. Edward Freeman's 1984 work Strategic management: A Stakeholder Approach. The stakeholders in this case would be the company itself, its managers and workforce, and its Colberian facility's executives and workers. Human Rights Issues The American Congress instituted the federal agency, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the year 1970. The agency was made responsible for formulating safety and health standards for organizations. Ever since, key discourse on workplace safety and health has revolved around setting of these public standards. The chief issue is the… Continue Reading...

Autodine Restaurants Business Plan

the control procedures which are the activities undertaken by the management to avert and identify errors and also protect assets and other actions. The internal controls to be undertaken by Autodine Restaurant are separation of duties, and physical controls (Janvrin et al., 2012). Suggestion of Implementation One of the key aspects of internal controls over the business' asset is segregation of duties. This internal control aids in preventing any kind of theft or fraud and also warrants that there is oversight and assessment to detect errors. The separation of duties will be implemented through ensuring that different employees have… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Effective Communication and Productivity

Rees, A. (2000). Team working and effectiveness in health care. British Journal of Healthcare management, 6(8), 364-371. O'Daniel, M., & Rosenstein, A. H. (2008). Professional communication and team collaboration. Oandasan, I., Baker, G. R., & Barker, K. (2006). Teamwork in Health Care: Promoting Effective Teamwork in Healthcare in Canada: Policy Synthesis and Recommendations. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Rebuilding morale: Creating a happy, committed workforce. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/morale.htm World Health Organization. (2012). Being an effective team player. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from http://www.who.int/patientsafety/education/curriculum/course4_handout.pdf Continue Reading...

Australian Curriculum

it comes to the Australian Curriculum is change and the management thereof. Indeed, the Australian Curriculum, as currently constituted, is fairly new. This is mentioned by Dilkes, Cunningham and Gray (2014) in a recent journal article. To be certain, the Australian Curriculum was a major change in that it rewrites the standards when it comes to the teaching of core subjects such as math, English, science and HASS. While changes that are necessary are a good thing and need to happen, there is also something to be said for changing things too much and/or too often. Having too many… Continue Reading...

Continuous Improvement in an Organzation

certain change initiative (Bresman & Zellmer-Bruhn, 2013). Through learning and knowledge management, it becomes possible to understand whether the organization is suited to and has the capabilities to undertake a certain change initiative. It becomes possible to understand whether the structure of how the organization is designed will aid or impede the change process being initiated (Cummings and Worley, 2014). 2. Engaging employees in the change process can help assure successful implementation and sustainability of the change initiative. What is the best way for leaders to engage employees or other stakeholders in the change process in an organization? Why?… Continue Reading...

Postoperative Nursing Management

2008). Furthermore, since cultural competencies are a critical success factor in care management there have been many attempts to design training programs to build these skills in health professionals. One meta-analysis looked at a wide range of different training evaluations of a number of training programs that were designed to improve the overall cultural competence of health professionals (Beach, et al., 2005). The study collected data from 1980 through June 2003 that represented interventions that were primarily designed to improve the cultural competence of health professionals and found thirty-four such studies that were compiled into one larger dataset. Analysis of… Continue Reading...

How Does Heroin Impact a Caucasian Family

prescriptions, for successfully fighting myths, as well as knowledge on latest research and evidence that supports pain management. This way, Caucasian patients can be given accurate information, leading to them experiencing positive overall outcomes. With the surfacing of negative impacts of extensive media messages opposing beneficial opioid prescription to people suffering from chronic pain, social workers can enlighten Caucasian patients, their families, healthcare providers, and community organizations (Jennifer Van Pelt, 2012).   Gene Structure of Family Members who take Heroin Gene structure aids researchers in confirming excess COMT allele frequency and val/val gene type in earlier-unexamined Caucasian heroin abusers.… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Critical Criminology

to the neighboring stronger countries, the international conflict control and management within the state is highly vulnerable. New conflicts gain by incorporating the micro-level mobilizing and confronting dynamics of movements of social nature. Such social movements in turn benefit its single dimensional view of regime control of social base with insights about New War directed at actors in the regime institutions and the strategic plans. The two theories would gain from paying higher attention to the dynamics of conflict as opposed to causes that trigger conflict. This means attention should be paid to how issues of contention and political… Continue Reading...

Violence Against Women in Macho Paradox

set-up, more often men are involved in decision and law making, management and administration where the role of women is confined to obey the rules and regulations." (Rodriguez and Wejnert 42) Male dominance and the need for men to show dominance over women creates the tension that inevitably leads for some to violence. When a man rapes a woman, according to Katz, it is not simply because he cannot control his sexual urges, it is because he has a desire to dominate, possess, and conquer someone. This also leads to discussion of women and their role in the change… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Organizational Change

or minute sectors) or major (department-wide or company-wide change). The area of Organizational Change management or OCM can be defined as an orderly framework that gets around the structure propelling novel business processes; it also includes changes to corporate culture. OCM's alternative perspective that outlines its human resource side has been labeled "change management." Harvard Business Review (2010) states that a few organizations (such as Apple Inc.) capitalize on market changes whereas others (such as General Motors) appear to be struggling even with minor alterations demanded by the market or minor internal changes. A broad gap exists in acceptance… Continue Reading...

Solving Amazons Turnover Problem

has long had a turnover problem. This is often attributed to the relationship that management has to its employees. management at Amazon tends to be hard-driving, demanding very high performance standards of its workers. In part, this is because the company wants to compete better. If employees are more efficient, such as in its warehouses, then customers receive their goods faster. That in turn is good for business, but it is not good for employees, and high turnover is a natural result. The company's management practices have been described as "digital Taylorism," based on principles of scientific management where… Continue Reading...

At-will Employment and the Law

by John and will not win him any friends in management, it is questionable about whether or not he can be fired. As Cavico et al. (2013) note, social media is an outlet of free speech, and as Riddle (2016) observes, the National Labor Relations Board has viewed social media criticism of a person's workplace as fair and not a condition that justifies firing an employee -- in other words, it cannot be used to terminate an at-will employment. However, in John's case, he did not criticize the company but rather the company's client. This opens the incident to… Continue Reading...

Employment Laws in the United Kingdom

also fairly basic in nature, relating to preliminary premises, disposal and management of things, reasonable adjustments and supplementary rules. However, the fifth part is much larger and contains specific protections for certain types of employment and jobs. The protected classes sand jobs include general employees including contract workers, police officers, partners, the Bar (e.g. barristers and advocates), office-holders, qualifications for the above, employment services, trade organizations, local authority members and recruitment. The second chapter of the fifth section pertains to pension schemes and how discrimination is not allowed to be part of such programs. The third chapter relates to… Continue Reading...

Minimum Literacy Skills in the 21st Century

needed include creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, information management, effective use of technology, career and life skills and cultural awareness. In other words, the skills in question are just as much sociological and cultural as they are scientific and high skill-related (Maine, 2016). Even if someone does not go into a STEM-related field, they should at least have literacy and awareness of what is going on when it comes to the same. Such is the point made by Turiman and her colleagues in a journal article that was written in 2011. In addition to agreeing… Continue Reading...

Managing Change and Dynamics in an Organization

knowledge workforce, and shifting social and demographic trends, few would dispute that, today, the chief task of the management is the leadership of organizational change. Because the need for change tends to be unpredictable, it if often reactive, discontinuous, ad hoc and normally sparked by the organizational crisis (Burnes, 2004). Leaders use two main steps to determine when a change is necessary. First, they look at the organization's goals and mission statement. Later, they establish whether what they are doing matches what the organization desires to do (Burnes, 2004). If not, the leaders must decide whether they would expand… Continue Reading...

The Workplace and Corporate Culture Of Honeywell

development, which is bolstered by the company's use of Six Sigma -- a risk management strategy that helps solidify the attention-to-detail culture (Inside Honeywell, 2016). Six Sigma is a service that supports Honeywell's Enablers "to drive sustainable improvements" in the company's operations (Inside Honeywell, 2016). It also sustains the firm's administration through oversight and measurement of outcomes. Part of the process of engaging with the Six Sigma method of reducing and managing risk is to make sure that every worker involved in the company's operations will "do it right the first time and eliminate non-value-added steps" -- which is… Continue Reading...

Changing Psychological Contract Implications for Hrm

contract has consequently presented a significant challenge for organizations, specifically their human resource management (HRM) function. The challenge relates to maintaining and improving employee motivation, commitment, and job satisfaction, which tend to be crucial drivers of both individual organizational productivity and performance (Smissen, Schalk & Freese, 2013). It is imperative for organizations to acknowledge the shifting psychological contract, and create new contracts that are favorable to both the employer and the employee. With reference to literature in the area of organizational behavior and HRM, this paper explores the changing employer-employee relationship and its implications on HRM. First, a comprehensive… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management

program will exceed employers' expectations even as the demand for experts in supply chain management rise. For this to be achieved, a relevant and comprehensive curriculum will be designed by the help of business players and faculty. Going through the program, I expect to get a real feel of what it takes to work in supply chain. I expect that the tutors will have several years of experience as both tutors and as workers in the real world under procurements and logistics environments. I also expect to earn credits as I work on projects that are sponsored by organizations… Continue Reading...

Planning the Future at Galaxy Toys

September 2016 from: http://www.strategyr.com/Marketresearch/Toys_and_Games_Market_Trends.asp Hill, C., & Jones, G. (2013). Strategic management: an integrated approach. 10th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning. NPD Group (2015). Global toy sales rise by 7% heading into the holiday season, NPD group reports. Retrieved 27 September 2016 from: https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/2015/global-toy-sales- rise-7-percent-heading-into-the-holiday-season-npd-group-reports/ Simerson, B. (2011). Strategic planning: a practical guide to strategy formulation and execution. New York: ABC-CLIO. Wittman, R., & Reuter, M. (2008). Strategic planning: how to deliver maximum value through effective business strategy. London: Kogan Page. Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

the point-of-view of African-Americans (Dr. Lilly Fernandes & Dr. Nora Hadi Q. Alsaeed, 2014). Research shows that diversity management can have a good spillover effect on the rest of the workforce. It has been found that most women hired for jobs on the grounds of affirmative action actually were qualified for the positions they held but the fact that affirmative action was involved stigmatizes their position regardless of ability and qualification. Research has also shown that where ability is the same, creativity is higher among heterogeneous teams than in homogeneous teams (Harold Andrew Patrick & Vincent Raj Kumar, 2012).… Continue Reading...

Research Approaches in Maritime Security

offer security details. The Maritime Security makes use of such details to offer maximum monitoring and management of the ships so that they can easily be taken out of danger in the case of any imminent danger. There is a new regulation within the ISPS Code that offers Maritime security much more space to offer every necessary support for security. This new feature is coined as regulation XI-1/5. It requires all the ships to be fixed with Continuous Synopsis Record aimed at providing a record of the history of the ship onboard. This information and system serve to provide… Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic Foundations

governance, and the structure of generosity in large U.S. firms. Strategic management Journal, 34: 483-497. DOI: 10.1002/smj.2028 The purpose of this article is to identify the manner in which organizational structures impact organizational strategies used by corporate leadership role players. The example that the researchers give of such a structure is the corporate foundation, which is commonly directly managed by a group of corporate leaders for philanthropic purposes. However, the structure of the corporate foundation allows leaders to exercise influence that in a different corporate structure would be far less possible or even welcomed by the variety of shareholders… Continue Reading...

Sophia Tannis

the level of trust between them. The case study encompasses key issues that include change management, cross-cultural management, politics within the organization and the tangles of women in leadership (Blanchard, 2013). Leadership Style The style of leadership implemented by Tannis is transformational leadership style. In delineation, transformational leadership is a style of leadership that encompasses the leader or manager working in tandem with followers or the subordinates to ascertain required change, generate a vision to guide and direct the change by means of motivation, and implementing the change in partnership with devoted members of a group. Basically, through this… Continue Reading...

Child Risk Assessment for Therapy

Currently, what is the functioning level of the household's kids? 13. How are family outcomes associated with risk management? (Agar, n.d.) Protocol you would follow based on the client's answers. Performing child neglect/abuse-related risk assessment is inappropriate if one cannot consider the evaluation's outcomes fairly reliable and valid. If a low neglect/abuse base rate exists in a given population, forecasting the frequency of physical neglect/abuse in the population will be very hard. Furthermore, all estimates will probably be unreliable. In the overall population, a low child neglect/abuse base rate is recorded. Thus, all forecasts about an individual in this cluster… Continue Reading...

Project Management Fundamentals

argued that the project manager is the most important person in any project management environment (Meredith and Mantel, 2011). Essentially, the project manager carries the overall responsibility for ensuring the project is successfully planned, designed, executed, monitored, controlled, and closed (Thomsett, 2010; Young, 2013). Whereas the role of the project manager tends to be similar in virtually all projects, there could be some differences from one type of project to another (Winch, 2010; Project management Institute [PMI], 2013). This essay critically evaluates the role of the project manager in three contrasting types of projects. As per the conventional project… Continue Reading...

Open Source Software

fee. OSS applications are available for various purposes like web design, communications, office automation, content management, and operating systems (Necas & Klapetek, 2012). One major difference between proprietary software and OSS is license. Just like copyright material, one will nearly always find that software is licensed. Software licenses reveal what use the software is intended for. OSSs are unique as they are always distributed under certified licenses for meeting open source criteria (Gaff & Ploussios, 2012), including the rights of unrestricted software redistribution, source code access, source code modification, and distribution of the software's modified version. Review of literature… Continue Reading...

Ethical Responses to Nsw Case Scenarios

- This site is dedicated to education, philosophy, spirituality, leadership, management, social commentary and self-actualization. Disagreeing with the Principal - eduflow. Retrieved September 22, 2016, from http://eduflow.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/disagreeing-with-the-principal/ (n.d.). Home - American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Personal Judgment in Reporting Abuse - American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Retrieved September 22, 2016, from http://www.schoolcounselor.org/magazine/blogs/july-august-2006/personal-judgment-in-reporting-abuse (n.d.). Home - Education Directorate. TEACHERS' CODE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Retrieved September 22, 2016, from http://www.education.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/17692/TeachersCode_ofProfessionalPractice.pdf Walsh, K., Farrell, A., & Schweitzer, R. (2005). Academia.edu - Share research. Critical factors in teachers' detecting and reporting child abuse and neglect: Implications for practice - Robert Schweitzer and Ruth… Continue Reading...

Working Women and Breastfeeding

recommencement of jobs. Furthermore, dedicated lactation rooms increase working mothers' readiness to continue breastfeeding. Therefore, management support and attitudes have an influence on working mothers' perceptions of breastfeeding support at the workplace. In breastfeeding-friendly organizations, comfortable, private lactation rooms constitute a crucial element (Su-Ying Tsai, 2013). A study specific to breastfeeding moms who are nursing professionals revealed that they undergo intense emotional upheaval. While they are aware of the significance of breastfeeding as they belong to the health sector, they cannot effectively perform this task on account of their busy work schedules. The study highlighted nurse moms' recommendations and… Continue Reading...

Nursing Practitioner

acute care settings. NPs are engaged in the chronic or acute episodic ailment assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management. They are specialists in the areas of illness prevention and health promotion, and perform the tasks of ordering, performing, overseeing and interpreting lab and diagnostic tests, prescribing non-pharmacologic treatment and pharmacological mediators, and educating and advising their patients (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2015). History of the Nurse Practitioner Role, in General The demand for individuals providing primary care in the nation grew with the launch of the Medicaid and Medicare initiatives, developed after the enactment of the 1965 Social Security… Continue Reading...

Gender Effect on Leadership Style and Job Satisfaction

than men are, in many segments and sectors; especially at higher management levels and decision-making positions. Indeed, the title 'manager' often strikes as male to many people before they neutralize it to either gender. It is hard to change the dominant stereotypes that have fueled these notions. Thus, many women still face discrimination in leadership roles and some form of barrier for rising to decision-making positions (Crites, Dickson & Lorenz, 2015). Researchers concur that in the USA, the masculine approach has been touted as the more successful leadership style in its culture. It is assumed that a masculine leadership… Continue Reading...

Continuous Change and Diversity

It not only led to awards and profits, but also to widespread recognition and adoption of their management concepts. Companies looking to build on lean manufacturing collected information through researchers and consultants in order to come to the conclusion that change was needed to improve their productivity and revenues. In fact, researchers and consultants should be a part of a continuous change model as they are the ones that clue organizations and companies in on what new information is available on which desired topic. "In this context, researchers and consultants often play an important role. They identify and shepherd… Continue Reading...

Strategic Resource Management Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Activity 1: Human Resource management (HRM) HP Corporate Objectives Profit: Recognizing that profit constitutes the single most effective measure of the organization's contributions to the community, in addition to being the most basic source of business strength. Attaining maximum possible levels of profit in line with other business goals is the aim. Striving for constant advancement in company offering (i.e., services and products) quality, value, and utility (Hewlett-Packard, 2016). Field of Interest: Focusing efforts and constantly pursuing fresh development opportunities, whilst simultaneously limiting participation… Continue Reading...

Public Health Case Study

personal autonomy (criticizing, for instance, collectivist and paternalist health policies, management of contagious diseases, vaccination and screening programs, and so forth). Several other factors were presumed to be working too, like the growing linkage between public health workers and operative healthcare organizations. Ultimately, no matter what, the outcome was the emergence of precisely what medical ethicists claimed was lacking in public health. In the eighties and nineties, a public health trend of placing more emphasis on combining health opportunity provision and related information, and respecting the decision of individuals with regard to employing such chances in a manner that… Continue Reading...

Effect Of Gender on Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction

was more efficient than that followed by female leaders, and is accepted more readily as an efficient management norm (Jackson et al., 2014). The abovementioned popular view of effective leadership by males was explained using the argument that females in leadership roles were more supportive and less aggressive. They characteristically aid and encourage their subordinates, are flexible, and evade conflict through cooperative discussions. Stereotypical females are now faced with a conundrum. They may continue to function as democratic, supportive leaders and seek a means to earn workforce acknowledgment of their leadership status, or take on a more aggressive, masculine… Continue Reading...

Sustainable Design Of Sports Venues

water demand should be used for the landscape to reduce the water demand. The facility managers should implement the waste management program to enhance the sustainability of the sports venues. The facility managers should incorporate the e-waste program where the sports lovers are asked to bring their outdated electronics in exchange for free tickets for proper disposal. Moreover, the facility managers should create a sustainable waste program to dispose of materials such as fibers, plastics, organic materials, scrap metals and bulbs. Trendafilova, Kellison, & Spearman, (2014) recommend that the facility manager should use the energy efficient Fluorescent lighting bulbs to… Continue Reading...

Leadership Style and Emotional Intelligence

and Pherwani, 2003; Genderen, 2012). Mandell and Pherwani have presented skills like conflict management, flexibility, social reasoning and persuasion as requirements for a leader to address ascending levels in the organization. In this case, the model of organizational leadership in question gave emphasis to the important role played by social intelligence in organizational leadership. Emotional intelligence has two models ability model (capabilities emerging from feelings like perception and reasoning without information) and mixed model (an ability with social behaviors and traits) often seen as unique human abilities (Mandell and Pherwani, 2003). Genderen's article asserts that Emotional Intelligence has been… Continue Reading...

Leaders Direction for Organization During Change

the organization's operating philosophy as well as structure. • Performance management: involves risk management, metrics development, and cost/savings tracking. • Supply chain business processes: defines the structure of the organization's procurement process. • Change management: details how employees will be trained, stakeholders managed and how role transition is handled. • Value acceleration: identify and act on opportunities in the short-term that help save costs (Halm, 2014). Step 3: Aggressively Transition to the New Organization Structure New job descriptions and positions will be launched for the entire workforce. Redundant roles will be eliminated or combined so that there is a meaningful… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Change Management

for guiding its vision. It dictates important processes and elements such as management and leadership style, management-employee relationship, employee-employee relationships, as well as how an organisation relates with its key stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, shareholders, and the society (Simerson, 2011). Essentially, culture lays the foundation for product and service quality, commitment to innovation, customer service, employee management, social responsibility, and virtually every other organisational process. Considering organisational culture when crafting the vision increases the likelihood of achieving it (Simerson, 2011). For instance, it would be quite unrealistic for an organisation to aspire to be the best in the… Continue Reading...

Sports Management Taxonomy in the Last 20 Years

Sports management is defined as a coordination of technologies, resources, personnel, processes, and situational contingencies to enhance efficient exchange and production of sports services. Typically, sports management is related to other business management that involves planning, organizing, evaluating and using managerial skills to achieve the organizational objectives. Chelladurai, (1993) classifies sports management with references to the services delivered, which include participant services, consumer services, professional services, spectator services, and sponsorship services. The author also points out that the sports management has overlapped… Continue Reading...

Large Corporations Engage in Dishonest Business Practices

Actual Trends in Theory and in Practice of the International Business Ethics. Ekonomika a management, 2013(1), 16-28. Lippencott, G. (2011, May 23). The Immorality of American Business. - Loyal Opposition / LJWorld.com. Retrieved from http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/loyal-opposition/2011/may/23/the-immorality-of-american-business/ Mather, J., & Tadros, E. (2016, March 23). The ATO Reveals the Tax Secrets of the Rich List - afr.com. Retrieved from http://www.afr.com/news/policy/tax/the-ato-reveals-the-tax-secrets-of-the-rich-list-20160321-gno066 Washington post. (2016, March 21). A transcript of Donald Trump's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board - The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/21/a-transcript-of-donald-trumps-meeting-with-the-washington-post-editorial-board/?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.644f2b89d856 Continue Reading...

Social Policies in Community Agencies

provide a range of important services like social services, health education, case management, affordable housing and healthy meals. The organization's model is considered one of the best in the country and has been modeled by other organizations. Serving Seniors Agency's staff members are committed to bettering the lives of low-income seniors and they do this by constantly coming up with and executing innovative programs that impact both seniors and the entire community (Serving Seniors, 2016). Serving Seniors Agency's operations are funded by grants, well wishers' donation and matching gifts. People also volunteer their time to work in the organization.… Continue Reading...

Logical Model for Counterterrorism in Africa

How Boko Haram can be defeated. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from http://newafricanmagazine.com/boko-haram-can-defeated/ Samu, D. (2016). BOKO HARAM CONFLICT RESEARCH/ANAYSIS & management PREVENTIVE COUNTERTERRORISM AND SUSTAINABLE PEACEBUILDING: NIGERIA AND BOKO HARAM CASE STUDY.. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from https://www.academia.edu/6777526/BOKO_HARAM_CONFLICT_RESEARCH_ANAYSIS_and_MANAGEMENT_PREVENTIVE_COUNTERTERRORISM_AND_SUSTAINABLE_PEACEBUILDING_NIGERIA_AND_BOKO_HARAM_CASE_STUDY?auto=download Continue Reading...

Patient Named Eliza

assessment forms a key component of all nursing evaluation, as it aids nursing professionals by informing the disorder management and patient care plan. Individuals usually display diverse kinds of surgical or medical issues. Further, social or psychological aspects might impact their adherence to therapy and their recovery (Conducting a Page 85 Psychosocial Assessment). The rationale behind conducting a psychosocial evaluation is: explicitly articulating distinct issues in the individual’s life which may affect his/her psychological or physical wellbeing. In case of Eliza, I would employ the facts outlined in the patient intake document as the basis for carrying out a… Continue Reading...

Criminal Process from Arraignment to Pre Trial

court dates along with the defense and prosecution attorneys in the management of the plea agreements and setting the dates for the plea entries. Defendants that agree to enter plea agreements must sign to certify that they have voluntarily agreed to be party to the agreement and that they were not pressured to do so by either of the attorneys. They are also supposed to provide written acknowledgement of their understanding that the plea agreement is not binding to the presiding judges at the Criminal Division. Indeed, a judge my reject a plea if they find it too lenient.… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs Ebay

focus; and yet it cannot because the appeal of Amazon is that it is everywhere doing everything. management will need to decide how much longer it can go on before the end becomes all too clear. If cloud services can carry the company, Amazon may be able to survive as the de facto online retailer, one-stop shop for all things. Two News Events One big news event for eBay was its split from Paypal. Shareholders were compensated and both companies kept the public well-informed of the break-up between the two long-together businesses (Dipietro, 2009). According to leadership for each,… Continue Reading...

Facets Of Global Leaders

the gap: Gender differences in global leadership self-efficacies. Academy Of management Perspectives, 30(1), 59-73. doi:10.5465/amp.2015.0035 Mathews, J. (2016). Toward a Conceptual Model of Global Leadership. IUP Journal Of Organizational Behavior, 15(2), 38-55. Salicru, S., Wassenaar, E., Suerz, E., & Spittle, J. (2016). A Case Study of Global Leadership Development Best Practice. OD Practitioner, 48(2), 12-20. VanderPal, G. (2014). Global Leadership, IQ and Global Quotient. Journal of management Policy & Practice, 15(5), 120-134. Continue Reading...

Systematic Review

caused by hypertension in USA was around $73.4 billion. Better management of hypertension brings about better health results. A big systematic review including 147 experimental reports on hypertension management state that a decrease of 10 mm Hg systolic BP and 5 mm Hg diastolic has been linked with a decrease by 20% of heart problems (coronary) and by 32% in stroke within one year. In addition, hypertension management is inexpensive; medical treatment leads to better health outcomes (better adjusted life-span; QALYs) (Al-Ansary et al., 2013). Purpose of the Paper This review was aimed at evaluating the consistency and quality… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Joining Professional Organizations

American Accounting Association (ACA), the National Society of Accountants (NSA), the Institute of management Accountants (IMA), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Though each of the five associations may be unique in its own way, they have three aspects in common with regard to purpose, meetings, and membership. First, each of the five associations aims to mould the future of the accounting profession via research, teaching, networking, outreach, and advocacy. In essence, the associations seek to advance the knowledge of accounting amongst its members, meet members' professional needs, shape national discourses… Continue Reading...

Evolution Of Management Style at Galaxy Toys

management as a discipline is generally concerned with the art and science of getting a group of people to achieve a defined goal or objective (Griffin, 2008). The discipline has evolved significantly over the last one century or so (Roth, 1998). In the first half of the 20th century, emphasis was largely placed on structure, authority, and production; with little or no attention to employees (Adetule, 2011). There has, however, been a tremendous shift of management focus from structure and authority to people (employees)… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics

been employed with TA (Total Associates), a downtown city management consultancy company, for the past three years. She aspires to enroll in a graduate business institution a year from now, and has begun the application formalities already. According to her workplace's policy, personnel who work after regular office hours can arrange for their dinner at the company's expense Furthermore, the worker is allowed to take an Uber or cab home at the company's expense, as well. Cindy remains at her work place on a regular basis until 8:00pm, even if her work does not require it, and orders food… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain

strict competition (Elenstar, 2016). Question Three The question is now what the difference is between supply chain management and logistics. They are related and similar in many ways but they are not the same thing. Indeed, logistics is actually a subset and portion of wider supply chain management. To be more specific, logistics management is the process of integrating the movement and maintenance of goods in of or out of the organization. On the other hand, supply chain management is the coordination and management of supply chain activities. The objective with logistics is customer satisfaction while it is competitive advantage when… Continue Reading...

Mcardie Estate Vs Cox

to cut costs. All provinces have their own Public Hospitals Acts for regulating the institution, management and financing of publicly-financed healthcare facilities. Funds are normally assigned via a universal budget instead of a pay-for-services basis. However, activity-based financing has been implemented as well, to a limited degree. Federal authorities are in charge of sanctioning medications for sale within the nation, and provincial authorities ascertain whether or not a medication gets included in a formulary, following which it will be covered by the province's drug benefit scheme. Specialized provincial legislation regulates healthcare professionals when it comes to practice scope and… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

by the company CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and other competent senior management. The Board oversees the day-to-day operations of the company as well as assuring the shareholder's long-term interests. Moreover, Apple Inc. Boards take the proactive approach to set the ethical standards by maintaining high ethical approach and responsibility. Based on the information in the proxy statement, Apple Inc. Board of Directors consists of 8 members from the information in the 2015 annual report. (Apple, 2015). Annually, the shareholders elect the Board member and select leaders based on their competencies, attributes, and experiences. Thus, the Apple proxy states the… Continue Reading...

Enhancing Ship and Port Security Globally

time to offer security details. The Maritime Security makes use of such details to offer maximum monitoring and management of the ships so that they can easily be taken out of danger in the case of any imminent danger. There is a new regulation within the ISPS Code that offers Maritime security much more space to offer every necessary support for security. This new feature is coined as regulation XI-1/5. It requires all the ships to be fixed with Continuous Synopsis Record aimed at providing a record of the history of the ship onboard. This information and system serve… Continue Reading...

Change Management

the increased significance of constant innovation, coordination of energies, and ongoing management of uncertainty and change (Oner et al., 2014). Incremental new product/service development constitutes the most organic and quickest means to attaining constant growth and success (Durmusoglu, Calantone, & Mcnally, 2013). Furthermore, corporations can use constant innovation for producing fairly long-term growth spurts (Durmusoglu et al., 2013). Efficient change relies increasingly on the efficient application of informal change processes stemming from routine activities, and evaluation of change drivers (Hughes, 2007; Live, 2016). A discussion of how to formulate strategic development approaches and to identify models and interventions of… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

society that they inhabit. When it comes to the meanings of diversity management, strategic management and world-class diversity management, there is a little variety but they should all be linked. Strategic management is about making decisions that are optimal in terms of outcome for the organization given its plans and objectives. The other two terms should be linked with the first as diversity should be part and parcel of an organization and its strategy. Those companies and organizations that wish to and want to remain homogenous are outmoded and acting improperly. Diversity as a term has been a little… Continue Reading...

Gender Equality

woman appears to hit a "ceiling" once they reach a certain level of management or other power in an organization. This would be typified by a company that might have one or two vice presidents or other high-level executives that are women but the highest echelons of power are all possessed by men. The glass escalator, on the other hand, would be when a woman seems to rise higher and faster when they are in a job field that is dominated by women. As an example, men would quite likely be most of the management (and certainly the top… Continue Reading...

Modern Corporate Social Responsibility

people doing the electing of the same. As such, the change management that is most needed has to occur at the societal and cultural level rather from the government. References Ball, P., Monaco, G., Schmeling, J., Schartz, H., & Blanck, P. (2005). Disability as diversity in Fortune 100 companies. Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 23(1), 97-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bsl.629 Pless, N. & Maak, T. (2004). Building an Inclusive Diversity Culture: Principles, Processes and Practice. Journal of Business Ethics, 54(2), 129-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-004-9465-8 Spataro, S. (2005). Diversity in context: how organizational culture shapes reactions to workers with disabilities and others who are demographically… Continue Reading...

Anz Accounting

takes into account a specific principle, rule, and approach executed by a firm's management team and is employed in the preparation of financial statements. These accounting policies are employed to copeexplicitly with intricate accounting practices for instance depreciation approaches, recognition of goodwill, grounding of research and development expenses, inventory value and the consolidation of financial accounts (Investopedia, 2016). In particular, these accounting policy choices can be employed to alter the earnings reported by a firm in its financial statements. One example of an accounting policy choice that ANZ Limited may have made in determining profit, which may have increased… Continue Reading...

Diversity Management

The importance of workforce diversity is broadly appreciated in management and organizational behavior literature (Yang & Konrad, 2011). Nonetheless, reaping the benefits of diversity management may not be as straightforward as often thought. Employers must have the right organizational design in place if they are to effectively reap the benefits of workforce diversity. First, it is important to have a broader vision of inclusion. It is often assumed that diversity is just about increasing the number of women and minorities in the workforce. Nonetheless, diversity transcends common demographic attributes -- it also entails acknowledging… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Fatness in America Body Image

movement can assist in providing a new insight into the current obesity management policies. Likewise, Seng investigates the effects of weight and height in a sample of young adult workers drawn from the data between 1981 and 1982. The findings reveal that weight and height are statistically impacted on wage growth and wage levels of both male and female workers. The author concludes that the attractive people receive more cooperation and assistance from others. Moreover, employers' hiring preferences, promotion decisions and occupation success favor attractive people than non-attractive people. Walden, moreover, argues that a weight consciousness started when the… Continue Reading...

Maersk Shipping Company Strategic Management Analysis

Strategic management Analysis of Maersk Shipping Company Maersk Shipping Company is a largest global shipping company operating more than 600 ships, recording more than 23,000 bookings daily and 2.2million containers. Maersk can boast of 14.5% of market shares globally because their vessels arrive at ports every 15 minutes. Established in 1904, Maersk operates in more than 130 countries with over 110,000 employees. The company market capitalization was $27.6 billion at the end of 2015 fiscal year. Maersk facilitates the transportation of 14%… Continue Reading...

Parent and Child Communication Article Review

10-year update. Clinical child and family psychology review, 14(4), 377-398. Tilton-Weaver, L. (2014). Adolescents' information management: Comparing ideas about why adolescents disclose to or keep secrets from their parents. Journal of youth and adolescence, 43(5), 803-813. Tynes, B. (2016). Cyberbullying Is a Bigger Problem Than Screen Time Addiction. New York Times. Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/07/16/is-internet-addiction-a-health-threat-for-teenagers/cyberbullying-is-a-bigger-problem-than-screen-time-addiction Continue Reading...

Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided

world. The economy boasts leadership in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, higher education, communications infrastructure, capital markets, and business management (Porter et al., 2016). These aspects make the U.S. economy an envy of many countries around the world. In addition, the economy has demonstrated quite impressive recovery since the devastating 2008/2009 recession. Despite these strengths, the economy has been deteriorating in the last one decade or so, with many of the economic indicators declining to disturbing levels. Indeed, the competitiveness of the economy has been eroding since the late 1990s (Porter et al., 2016). There has been reduced growth… Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare

negatively-inclined influence The federal budget reduction efforts have negatively affected the health sector (Washington, D.C: Office of management and Budget (OMB), 2011). A wide range of groups and individuals including President Barack Obama, the 'Senate Gang of Six', the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform have proposed proposals with far reaching implications on the way health care service is handled in the U.S. It has been observed by some critics that the proposals are divergent and sometimes present partisan views on the proposed method for the reduction of the deficit; they… Continue Reading...

2015 Corporate Governance Executive Summary

done and noncompliance will result in high penalties. The Board has recognized a management construction with evidently clear roles, reporting lines and duties. The Bank's organization screens the presentation of the Bank and each of its companies and acquaintances on a continuing base and reports this presentation to the Panel. The checking of presentation is carried out through a steady valuation of performance tendencies in contradiction of budget, and previous eras and aristocrat Banks in all the marketplaces and together through Ahli United Bank Group boards and sub- groups at the parent bank and its minor / joined stocks… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing at Amazon

implementing ABC is to have a comprehensive understanding of the management of the system and their role throughout the entire process (Cokins, 2001). Without management commitment and understanding of the system, is quite unlikely that the undertaking will be fruitful and sustainable in the long-term. It is important to conduct a pilot-run first, prior to rolling out the system in full (Kaplan & Anderson, 2007). Indeed, a pilot-run is often more important for large organizations. Amazon is a large organization, which makes piloting appropriate. The pilot-run may involve one of the departments or business units, especially the least profitable… Continue Reading...

Auditors Regulatory Oversight

inflated M&A advisory payments. Woodford was sacked by Olympus two weeks later upon deliberating with the management in an effort to remedy the inconsistencies with the books. He thereafter made the decision to report to the British authorities as a whistleblower (Elam et al., 2014). numerous accounting and financial irregularities were uncovered in the financial statements of the company after review, which contained false statements reported by the executives. However, regardless of the apprehensions on the balance sheets reported, the auditors still made the decision to approve the financial reports. Through the tobashi scheme, Olympus Imaging Executives were able… Continue Reading...

The Best Approach to Human Resources

the processes that are put in place. The other side of that coin is that management should not allow any sort of power vacuum to be created or subsist. They need to make it clear what is expected, why things are done the way they are and what will happen if there is any lack of compliance. Of course, there will always be situations and scenarios that are outliers. Using zero-tolerance rules or any sort of process that has no exception is less than wise but exceptions should be kept to a minimum and there need to be precise… Continue Reading...

Relational Mental Model

forge a more participative and democratic style of leadership or management, often giving subordinates an opportunity to participate in decision-making. Nonetheless, a leader in an African or Asian setting would interact with subordinates in a more autocratic style. The leader would expect subordinates to follow instructions without questioning. This clearly shows how culture shapes relationships, interactions, and behavior. Question 2 Culture also influences interpersonal behavior (Dorfman et al., 2012). It may influence the extent to which individuals value interpersonal harmony, or have emotional involvement with others around them. In an African setting, for example, a great deal of premium… Continue Reading...

Covidien Incontinence Briefs

that house people of higher age and/or that otherwise have toileting issues. While the management, supervisors and nurses (among others) of those facilities take great care to ensure that residents are using the toilet as they need to and assisting them with the same as needed, staffing and other limitations preclude there from being any assertion that the need for Depends, Covidien Wings or other similar undergarments are not or should not be needed. Indeed, there are situations where a resident is asleep, is generally incontinent or has lost the mental acuity to be mindful and aware of themselves… Continue Reading...

Theoretical Perspectives and Organizational Practices

and work-related outcomes as presented by Pitts (2009). According to Soni (2000), the success of any diversity management initiative is largely influenced by the degree to which members of an organization are receptive to the initiative. Without managers and employees embracing and valuing diversity and acknowledging the significance of initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, the initiatives are likely to be unsuccessful. There seems to be considerable validity in Soni's assertion. Organizations in different sectors and industries have increasingly implemented initiatives aimed at increasing diversity and cultural awareness, minimizing inequality at the workplace, as well as enhancing cross-gender, cross-cultural, and interpersonal… Continue Reading...

Workforce Diversity

particularly impacted on the role of the individual worker in managing diversity. Indeed, diversity management is not only an organizational, but also an individual responsibility (U.S. Department of Commerce and NPR, n.d.). It is imperative for the individual worker to fully embrace diversity. An individual must demonstrate willingness to work alongside individuals from dissimilar backgrounds as well as respect and acknowledge other people's ideas and opinions regardless of their background. In a multinational organization, it is highly likely that an individual will interact with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in the execution of their day-to-day duties. Accordingly, being respectful and… Continue Reading...

When Work Disappears

employer. With more non-permanent employees, organizations' expenditure on human resource management reduces in the long run, especially with respect to employee compensation and benefits. This may, however, complicate the employer-employee relationship. Question 5 The modern workforce is without a doubt the most educated in the history of the world. Tremendous advancements in education have particularly been made over the past century around the world. Workers are now more educated, determined, and knowledgeable. Crucial issues such as diversity and individual rights have now become more known to the workforce in both developed and developing countries. This knowledge has significantly changed… Continue Reading...

Role Of Women in Developing Culture in Nigeria

in the areas of childbearing and raising, societal transformation, production, and community management. Reproducing, bringing children up and assuming domestic responsibilities are regarded as natural tasks for females. Even in instances where the patriarch is negligent, the wife in a Nigerian household will continue bearing child-raising responsibilities as they feel this is both their natural and cultural obligation (Chigbu, 2015). Nigerian females of the period before colonialism played a role in kin group sustenance. Subsistence level economy was maintained in the nation before the colonialists invaded the region, and females effectively took part in economic activities. Besides assuming domestic… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Household Management

Psychology, Financial Decision-Making, and Household management Reason for Selecting Subject The reason I chose this subject is that in the recent times, the aspect of financial education and understanding has become a contentious and significant one. Its importance has been realized largely because there is increasing intricacy of financial products and also the increasing accountability and liability of people with respect to their own financial well-being. It is imperative to note that knowledgeable, financially educated customers are more capable of making proper decisions for their households and as a result are better suited… Continue Reading...

Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage

company as to constantly reinvent itself in order to cater to incessantly changing consumer preferences and inclinations (Farfan, 2016). Demand management In accordance to Mentzer, Myers, & Stank (2007), forecast ought to be motivated and steered by the actualities of the marketplaces and not the financial necessities of the company. A company that is efficacious at forecasting its sales and also in business planning begins with the process of estimating and predicting sales. As delineated, a sales projection is an estimate into the future of anticipated demand, taking into consideration a specified set of environmental circumstances. Taking into account the… Continue Reading...

Walmarts Marketing Strategies

altogether (Berman and Evans, 2012). References Berman, B., Evans, J. R. (2012). Retail management a Strategic Approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Edge, D. (2003). Relationship Marketing King Walmart Still No. 1. Marketing Profs. Retrieved from: http://www.marketingprofs.com/3/edge2.asp Farfan, B. (2016). World's Largest U.S. Retail Chains in 2015: Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Home Depot, Target - Which U.S. Retailer Ranks Highest? The Balance. Retrieved from: https://www.thebalance.com/largest-us-retail-chains-2892857 Interband Design Forum. (2012). Game-Changing Innovation to Stay Ahead of the Rest. Chain Store Age. Retrieved from: http://www.chainstoreage.com/sites/chainstoreage.com/files/Interbrand2012_Top100_LR.pdf MacKenzie, I., Meyer, C., Noble, S. (2013). How retailers can keep up with consumers. Mckinsey & Company. Retrieved from: http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/retail/our-insights/how-retailers-can-keep-up-with-consumers… Continue Reading...

What Makes a Good Company Culture at Starbucks

of the corporate culture of Starbucks, the effectiveness of Starbucks when it comes to their offerings, a key management competency that a manager at Starbucks will or should have and an evaluation of Starbucks and the ability to achieve long-term sustainability. While some of Starbucks' methods are controversial, their results cannot be argued with. Analysis While looking at Starbucks and what they say directly about their company culture might be useful, it is indeed better to look at an authoritative third party and how they view the same. In the end, it is clear that Starbucks has at least… Continue Reading...

Leadership Experiences

an Effective Leader? Mendoza College of Business: University of Notre Dame. Retrieved from: http://www.notredameonline.com/resources/leadership-and- management/what-makes-an-effective-leader/#.WAjLteB97IV Continue Reading...

Cost Vs Benefit Related to Training

C. (2016). Calculating the Strategic Value of Customer Satisfaction - Graziadio Business Review - Graziadio School of Business and management - Pepperdine University. Gbr.pepperdine.edu. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from https://gbr.pepperdine.edu/2010/08/calculating-the-strategic-value-of-customer-satisfaction/ Go2HR. (2016). What's the Real Cost of Turnover? - HR Information for BC Tourism Employers - go2HR. Go2hr.ca. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from https://www.go2hr.ca/articles/what%E2%80%99s-real-cost-turnover Continue Reading...

Leadership Tools and Being Fair

Those three prompts, in the order in which they will be discussed, are communication, task management and the driving of results and integrity and trustworthiness. While these items are collectively quite good in terms of being the basis of leadership styles, they should indeed be part of a wider collection of ideas and should not be left to stand on their own. Communication On its face, communication is a good thing to focus on and have as part of a leadership brand and system. At the same time, however, too much of any good thing can indeed be a… Continue Reading...

Trust Within a Marriage

Conflict management Resolving of conflicts between two people is usually simple. However, in many situations, resolution of conflicts can be made more difficult. This is true when it comes to workplace situations, per chance conflicts that arise with strangers and so forth. However, when family or friendship is in the mix and a conflict is present, resolution and solutions can be fleeting and hard to come by. Not only are there personal feelings and a lot of history involved, there can also be a lot of bogging down and… Continue Reading...

American Body Culture Annotated Bibliography

of weight loss. Thus, the weight loss movement can assist in providing a new insight into the current obesity management policies. Kirkland, Anna. "Representations of Fatness and Personhood: Pro-Fat Advocacy and the Limits and Uses of Law." Representations 82, no. 1 (2003): 24-51. Kirkland argues that size acceptance or pro-fat rights movements have existed in the United States for decades where it has been established successfully as a political identity for a set group of fat people. Typically, fat advocates continue to rely on legal strategies and self-understanding by increasing number of successful identity groups. However, fat litigants are… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

delays or difficulty learning can become a special education student ( management Association, 2016). This means a multitude of disabilities and disorders fit into what would make special education necessary. Children with learning disorders or children with mental handicaps may be put into special education (management Association, 2016). Therefore, any learning devices needed for special education students would need to be used by all the students in the program versus some. This shift may be useful now as schools in order to move ahead with policy changes, need technological integration to be cost-effective. What can be more cost-effective than a… Continue Reading...

My Life

what I am today. One of them is time management. I have been able to learn how to effectively juggle my studies, part-time work, extra-curricular activities and also hanging out with my friends and loved ones. It is important to manage time in order to have a balance in life and not to miss out on any important phase in life. I believe that college is a time of learning oneself, not only in terms of career and profession one would like to delve into, but also with respect to interests, self-control and also preferences. I have been able… Continue Reading...

Etherneting

recommended. It is an established fact that desktop computer securing and management is also normally easier as compared to laptop computers. Although desktop PCs are always on the domain, a laptop will be carried about by users and will have to switch between Wi-Fi networks; a number of these Wi-Fi networks will not be secure ones and hence, constant software scans are imperative to ensure the laptop does not unwittingly bring viruses and malware onto the company's domain. Although recent years have witnessed a considerable improvement in tools available to ensure network safety, laptops, which spend much time outside… Continue Reading...

Recycling Research Proposal

economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products" (EPA, 2013, p. 1). The Solid Waste management Act defines recycling as "The process by which solid waste is collected, separated and processed for reuse as either a raw material or a product which itself is subject to recycling." Notability, this latter definition clearly excludes the use of waste as a combustible fuel. Recycling may also be divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary recycling (Recycling Consortium, 2016). Occurs where the object being recycled does not change in any way, this is often seen where something is use of second-hand,… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

led to the fall of Enron Corporation, the outcome of the investigation reveals that the top management did not promote culture of ethics within the organization. The paper reveals that the management was intoxicated with power manipulating information to their benefits. Moreover, top officials used power ruthlessly intimidating the subordinated. The company did not promote the culture of checks and balances by allowing only one entity performing both the functions of internal and external auditing. The study recommends that integration of ethical business is an effective method in promoting sound business practice. Introduction Enron is a natural gas pipeline… Continue Reading...

Zappos.com Assessment & Analysis

and those are data collection, data selection and report/presentation preparation. Some definite things that will be included are LEAD management concepts and vLeader scores. Evaluations of each person's own work as well as a constructive review of what others have done will all be done before the final details and report is decided upon. Section Three • The CEO of Zappos, up to and including Hsieh, will include the following: • Marketing Efficacy • Supply Chain Infrastructure Quality and Efficiency • Public Presence and Image • Company Culture • Employee Morale/Attitude • Sources of information that can or will… Continue Reading...

Social Responsibility and Ethics in Corporations

Even though Ferrell & Ferrell (2016) focus more on how corporate social responsibility and ethics in supply chain management link to apparel retailers, the connection to the retail food industry is apparent. Likewise, Maignan & Ferrell (2004) conceptualize corporate social responsibility within the marketing framework and explains how corporate social responsibility can be directly integrated into organizational norms of behavior, and also within a marketing strategy that retains stakeholder value. The information contained in the Maignan & Ferrell (2004) research also ties into Marinova's (2013) investigation of corporate social responsibility and ethics. The lack of empirical data in the… Continue Reading...

Future at Galaxy Toys Inc

morale and keep production levels on track for the current contracts and the new project Change management is imperative in ascertaining that prevailing personnel do not lose motivation. There are actual notions suggested and distinctive approaches that Yu should undertake to motivate the prevailing employees in order to build morale and sustain production levels (Jick and Peiperl, 2003). One of the ideas is to ensure that there is continued trust that exists between Yu and the employees. The specific way to undertake this is to constantly ensure that there is a proper line of communication between Yu and the employees.… Continue Reading...

How Shopping Mall Have Gone International

are looking for guidance on how to proceed with shopping mall management, development, maintenance, expansion, retail and so on. The ICSC provides them the opportunity to receive instruction and to network -- however, some of the education that is being given them is based on a misguided perspective, in which individuals foreign to the U.S. are assumed to have cultural approaches that nullify the North American methods. Latin American professionals are seeking, though, precisely an understanding of these methods and models so as to be able to better apply them in their own nations. Thus, Latin American professionals do… Continue Reading...

Pecking Order Versus Trade off Theories

them to lower their overall cost of capital thus increasing their return on shareholder's equity. Coke's debt management strategies, in combination with their share purchase policies and an investment activity results in current liabilities surpassing current assets. Payments and issuances of debt include both long- and short-term financing activities. For example, as of 2013, Coke had $2,100 million in lines of credit and other short-term credit facilities available, of which roughly $270 million was outstanding (Agarwal, 2013). Primarily, Coke's outstanding amount of $270 million was associated with its global operations. Walmart is a leading mass merchandiser and the world's… Continue Reading...

Discharge Summary

reevaluated, extended, or possibly referred to another clinician or setting? Refractory anxiety management requires reevaluation of the patient at first. It should include diagnosis. There should also be interplay of biological factors, stress related and cognitive factors. Coping strategies that are inadequate on the part of the patient and family members should be revised. Initial treatment doses and the duration for such administration must be checked (Bystritsky, Khalsa, Cameron, & Schiffman, 2013). At the onset, Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in combination with sufficient trial of SSRIs or SNRIs or application of both may be necessary for refractory anxiety treatment. Thereafter,… Continue Reading...

How to Judge a Business Idea

a higher success rate than the typical local business. However, if the restaurant's management can use good practices, then they can customize their operating model so that they can take advantage of local supply chains and fill the emerging niche better than bigger companies can that manage multiple locations. Therefore, to conclude the analysis of this business opportunity, the idea is well positioned for success, but needs to be effectively managed to be able to be successful in the long run. Works Cited Lafontaine, F., & Leibsohn, D. (2004, November). Beyond Entry: Examining Mcdonald's Expansion in International Markets. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Organizing and Leadership Theories

Leadership Theories Different Ways of Organizing in Supervision and management Organizing constitutes a crucial management function. It is essentially concerned with task allocation, division of labor, chain of command, lines of authority and communication, delegation, span of control, as well as supervision and coordination (Shafiee, Razminia & Zeymaran, 2016). The manner in which these processes are organized significantly influences organizational effectiveness and efficiency. It determines how quick or slow decisions are made and implemented. This is particularly important in a constantly evolving environment, in which agility is a crucial parameter of competitive… Continue Reading...

Shopping Malls in Latin America

through the Latin America expanse. And with this spread, technologies in management are driving and steering the shopping mall business and Latin American communities closer in the direction toward collaboration with the interests of the international economy. With the development of shopping mall professionals, international organizations such as the ICSC will go on having a significant role to play in the Latin American area, not only by instigating professionalization but also educating and training them. A key aspect that can be perceived is the fact that the international shopping mall industry benefits from the pre-contemporary practices and network associations… Continue Reading...

My Career and How to Advance It

to me and my career. Strategies that will be used to turn my weaknesses into strengths are: time management technique that I can apply along with daily deadline prioritization scheduling. By arranging my activities by order of deadline and placing activities that will require a great deal of attention in bold so that I know to schedule ample time for them each day prior to the close of the deadline, I will be able to more effectively manage my time and deliver on projects. In this manner, I can turn a weakness into a strength and go from being late… Continue Reading...

Al Sadeem Landscape Strategic Analysis

integral to the success of the company. 6. Governance and management The organizational structure of Al Sadeem is headed by the chairman at the top. The position of the chairman is tasked with the responsibility of laying out the strategic plan of the company and controlling it with a view to maximizing shareholder wealth. Aiding the chairman is the senior management, whose fundamental role is to oversee and coordinate the implementation of the company's strategic plan. The management team, which comprises of seven members, is headed by the CEO. The other members of the team include the senior landscape engineer… Continue Reading...

Psy600 Week 2 Assignment

Clinical child and family psychology review, 14(4), 377-398. Tilton-Weaver, L. (2014). Adolescents' information management: Comparing ideas about why adolescents disclose to or keep secrets from their parents. Journal of youth and adolescence, 43(5), 803-813. Continue Reading...

Modifying a Treatment Plan

patient under a strict field that will yield better results under equitable management. The treatment plan needs to have the procedures of recovering what has been lost after the implementation of the first program. The plan has to have new procedures, new medication strategies, and results, new rehabilitation guidelines, and timelines, among others. Moreover, the new plan needs to be made as part of the consent of the patient to avoid any further occurrence on the need to alter it. Justify the changes both ethically and legally Eliza needs to be protected as the priority. The changes that are… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Communication Issues at Work

T. (2012). Exploring the communication breakdown in global virtual teams. International Journal of Project management, 30(2): 199-212. Lockwood, J. (2015). Virtual team management. What is causing communication breakdown? Language and Intercultural Communication, 15(1): 125-140. Continue Reading...

Review Of Leadership Style and Emotional Intelligence

The term effective is defined by such factors as performance and people management which can both be enhanced and improved using EI (Carlton Brown, 2014). Bringing in Effectiveness Social scientists do not agree on what quality, emotional intelligence, poverty, inequality, social capital and leadership are in terms of what they constitute and their conceptualization. It is thus incumbent to conceptualize these concepts and align some measurement criteria to the phenomenon. Any social scientist researcher is, firstly, faced with the challenge of conceptualizing and defining a phenomenon. Emotional intelligence began to draw the attention of psychologists and popular media in… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

of a leader to instigate inspiration, motivation, and intellectual incentive. Transformational leadership necessitates leaders that are competent on emotional self- management and capable of being emotionally self-aware and therefore this indicates that this style of leadership demands to have elements of emotional intelligence (Hunt and Fitzgerald, 2013). In addition, the results of the research study indicate that leaders can better develop more efficacious leadership skills by having more awareness regarding their strong suits and downsides in the aspects of emotional intelligence, together with enhancing their transformational leadership behaviors. A similar perspective is argued by Quader (2011) who assesses the relationship… Continue Reading...

Project Management

.....project management approach is increasingly becoming popular in today's workplace. Organisations are ever more recognising the benefits of accomplishing tasks and activities as projects -- better task coordination, quicker task execution, and so on (Larson et al., 2013). The author's organisation, a renewable energy firm with operations in Australia and beyond, has particularly been shifting to the project management approach in recent years. The organisation is currently interested in acquiring or merging with a suitable rival to improve its market share… Continue Reading...

Glaxosmithkline and Porters Five Forces

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Legal Liability for Environmental Law Violation

failed to establish strict processes and regulations that could prevent its management and employees from engaging in activities that cause environmental harm or damage. The company should be increasingly concerned with the legal liability because the decision of its CEO and actions of employees point to negligence and the lack of suitable controls to prevent involvement in environmentally-harmful activities and practices. The second party that could be legally liable for violation of environmental laws and regulations is the company's Chief Executive Officer i.e. Gina. She could be held liable because of her direct involvement in ordering employees to dump… Continue Reading...

Culture and Organization

to the work environment such as working conditions, compensation, leadership and management style, organisational culture, interpersonal relationships, career-growth opportunities, as well as management support (Alias, Rasdi & Ismail, 2013). Employee productivity may further be driven by factors unique to the individual such as personality, character, determination, and work experience. Even so, the influence of cultural background on individual productivity cannot be ignored altogether. Culture tends to influence values, beliefs, behaviour, and attitudes, which can affect an individual's behaviour at work. For instance, there are some cultures whose members tend to be more competition- or achievement-oriented than others (Torelli et… Continue Reading...

Marketing

bring to light an emotion regulation strategy which is adaptive for the management of negative emotions. A conceptual framework will be built to bring to light the place of cognitive reappraisal on the emotional well-being of salespeople as well as their motivation. The expected results are that there is a positive relation between adaptive selling behavior and cognitive reappraisal. Moreover, there is a negative relationship between cognitive reappraisal and emotional exhaustion and ruminative implications (Kemp et al., 2012). Introduction Salespeople operate in an environment with fluctuating stress levels. They have to play various role patterns and this subjects them… Continue Reading...

Audit Planning Control at Home Depot

27, 2016 from http://web.mit.edu/manuf-sys/www/oldcell1/papers/kang-gershwin-autoid04.pdf Knechel, W. & Willekens, M. (2014) The role of risk management and governance in determining audit demand. Department of Applied Economics. Retrieved November 27, 2016 from https://lirias.kuleuven.be/bitstream/123456789/224642/1/OR_0463.pdf Continue Reading...

Business Management and Supervision

unions can be detrimental in some cases, especially from the perspective of management and supervision. First, addressing employee grievances in a union environment can be a daunting task for the management (Pohler & Luchak, 2015). Dissimilar to a non-union environment, where employees can easily articulate their concerns to the management, a union environment requires adherence to predefined procedures stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement. Typical human resource issues such as promotion, transfer, pay rise, and disciplinary action may not be readily undertaken without the intervention of the union. An ideal example is promotion. Generally, union agreements require that promotions… Continue Reading...

Business Leadership and Organizational Change

Importance of Effective Change management An old adage goes that "change is inevitable." It is a constant phenomenon. Organisations exist in an ever-changing world. Factors such as competitive pressure, regulatory changes, shifts in consumer tastes and preferences, technological advancements, workforce changes, globalisation, and industry adjustments compel organisations to initiate change initiatives targeting strategy, leadership, management, workforce, structures, and processes (Lam, 2009; Nehar, 2013). The initiatives are primarily aimed at improving organisational efficiency, productivity, and performance. Indeed, the ability to adapt to change has been termed as an important source of… Continue Reading...

Technology Adoption in a Call Center Enterprise

made them a target for researchers looking to study operations management. This has been the case in several fields including capacity planning, personnel scheduling, queuing and forecasting. Further, with the advancement of information technology and telecommunications, new challenges have arisen that call centers all over the world have to face and various technologies have complicated the operations of call centers (Aksin, Armony & Mehrotra, 2007). Operation Technology (OT) helps in the creation of physical value as well as in the process of manufacturing. It consists of sensors, software and devices needed for the control and monitoring of equipment in… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

¶ … diversity in management? Technological developments and the emergence of a universal, globalized economy have brought individuals from different societies closer than they have ever been. Hence, institutions like schools/colleges and corporations are seeking means to better cater to the entities constituting them. This encompasses the ability of attracting and retaining the finest and most capable workforce. Diversity deals entirely with difference. It implies: the presence of a broad array of different individuals; differences between them are on account of numerous variables including race/ethnicity, sex, religion, political… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Assessment

deal with such issues among other factors in the management of behaviour (Ginsburg, 2009). For as long as mathematics education has existed, evaluation has been a major issue. Since early twentieth century, uniform testing is used in the assessment of the performance of students. Performance evaluation needs students to create an assessment task structure, construct responses, apply information, and have the capability to describe the procedures used to get the answers. The applying, structuring, explaining and constructing are observable throughout problem-related learning. Problem-related learning is focussed on conceptual-oriented learning instead of mastery of facts (Reilly, 2007). Classroom evaluation, both… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

of delivery lead times, reliability, cost and quality. Traditional, resource-based manufacturing process design and management fails when it comes to satisfying the above conditions (Schverak, 2010). Efficiently managed logistical systems entailing goal-focused process design will be able to offer corporations sustainable competitive edges over rivals, owing to the fact that good logistics management increases client satisfaction, lowers costs and maintains delivery quality. The military domain can be considered as a frontrunner in logistics process implementation. After all, the word "logistics" first began to be used extensively in military circles. Researchers usually hold that logistics studies emerged from war-time needs… Continue Reading...

Developing, Managing, and Operating a Retail Business

plan for recruiting and training new staff and employee management, the relevance of the concept of one hundred percent location and saturation to the business, as well as important financial dimensions for the business. Also, the paper provides a name, mission, and philosophy for the business, a description of hours of operation, and a plan for cultivating an inviting store atmosphere. Strategies for Targeting Customers and Information Gathering The importance of targeting customers and gathering information about the target market cannot be overemphasised. It is crucial for understanding customer behaviour, how to best serve the target market, whether a… Continue Reading...

Marriott Internationals Management Style

countries around the world. Throughout its nine decades of operation, the organisation has undergone numerous changes in terms of management, processes, as well as corporate and business strategy. This paper discusses a number of change aspects relating to the organisation. These include two key changes in the organisation's management style, role of senior management in preparing the organisation for its most recent change, use of vendors and spokespersons, an innovation that could positively impact on the organisation's employees and customers, as well as the organisation's ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Changes… Continue Reading...

Art Education Field

exhibit a stronger knowledge base with regard to classroom management and subject matter related skills for critical instruction and effectively addressing students' learning requirements. Education must aim at understanding, and children ought to master skills rather than acquire them through rote learning, as the latter learning technique doesn't coach children in applying skills to other or out-of-classroom contexts (Suraco). Interdisciplinary art instruction approaches' implication is: art teachers must know about curricular duality and the need to actively involve themselves in pupil education. Art teachers mustn't become neglectful in teaching children and only concentrate on the artworks children are able… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

within a professional configuration. Drone operators have "professionalized careers and technological systems of supervision and management" qualitatively different from their military counterparts (Asaro 196). Whether these changes are beneficial or ethical remains to be seen, but those types of judgments also depend on what side of the surveillance machine one stands. From Washington's point-of-view, drone strikes are indeed effective at wiping out key terrorists, at senior levels of management as well as lower levels in their respective organizations (Bergen and Tiedemann). It is widely claimed that drones, known more officially as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are "killing fewer civilians… Continue Reading...

Ford Motor Company External Threats Analysis

not been accustomed to moving so quickly. There is still some evidence that senior management does not fully trust new technologies, which might cause the company to be slower to adopt new technologies that might be advised for the market needs today. Financially, Ford has recovered somewhat from the Great Recession that almost bankrupted the company, but it is still in a somewhat perilous position. The company saw its profits decline 55% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, hinting that the company's profits remain unstable (Gardner, 2016). Ford is suffering because of investments in made in fuel-efficient trucks, which… Continue Reading...

Dbt and Family Based Therapy

is better than other treatment approaches, such as collaborative assessment and management of suicidality, for instance. The approach of DBT is effective in certain cases, but its limitations -- essentially the need for a stronger support system in order to effectively establish a proper path towards rehabilitation is lacking to some extent. This is not to suggest that DBT is ineffective in treating patients with psychological disorders such as bipolarity, mood disorders, etc. One of the strengths of DBT is that it is able to provide one-on-one or group sessions wherein the patient learns about how to manage distress… Continue Reading...

Reducing Burn Care Unit Operating Costs

organization can outsource non-core activities such as housekeeping, food services, facility management, and Bio-Med. Burn Care Unit can also outsource IT services that include scanning/imaging services, mail services, document processing, storage and retrieval services. The adoption of the outsourcing strategy will assist Burn Care Unit to realize cost savings of $2.99 Million yearly. The downside of this alternative is that the organization can face resistance from the affected staff, which may provoke a strike from non-clinical staff. Moreover, some outsourcing vendors are not reliable. Burn Care can face a disappointment from the outsourcing contract if the contract agreement is… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

investment decision-making can effectively employ ESG factors for improved risk management and generation of surplus returns. 1.1. Background Traditionally, ESG problems and externalities like air and water pollution, unethical corporate practices, inferior work environments, etc. negatively affected stock prices and business functionality only in extreme scenarios. Consequently, organizations often overlooked them in their normal investment appraisal policies and practices. In the same way, externalities also weakly influenced organizational executives' behavior owing to the lack of a perceptible feedback loop driving organizations to react to their non-financial problems and associated opportunities and risks to the company. Non-governmental organizations and regulators… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Positive Psychology Trends

Positive psychology also has the potential for applications in the classroom, such as to enhance classroom management or inspire students for creative pursuits. Positive psychology embraces many concepts and ideas that would not be covered under the rubric of traditional psychological doctrines. Philosophical, metaphysical, and complementary medicine language and concepts are used in the field of positive psychology including the concept of the "flow" state, in which a person is fully absorbed in their present activity regardless of how mundane that activity is. The sense of profound peace a person feels when in the flow state is a cornerstone… Continue Reading...

Role Of Ceo in Effecting Positivity Among Employees

takes place within an organization is an integration of the facts and features relayed by the senior management. Employees become positive if the CEO and all the other leaders are positive. Positivity comes with employee and customer satisfaction. There should be a positive perception, understanding, and embrace of the organization's structures. The structure of positivism is influential in promoting growth within the organization. It is the responsibility and a task of the CEO to ensure that the employees always have what it takes them to remain positive to the course of duty within the organization. Charisma, values, and changes… Continue Reading...

Contract Law and Modern Communication

Std. Register, there was language contained within the email exchange noting that senior management would need to render its approval, so for a company there should be clarity as to what an email exchange means -- especially if there is no intention for the parties to be bound by contract on the basis of that exchange (Aquila & Payne, 2012). This matters because emails are considered "a writing" by law, different from a verbal discussion. That electronic communications are treated as writings means that there is the risk of unintended entering into contract. Many states have adopted the Uniform… Continue Reading...

Return on Investment with Fall Prevention

and actions endorsed and put in motion by the NCOA are physical mobility enhancement, proper medication management (e.g. for arthritis, pain, etc.), home safety measures, environmental safety in the community, funding/reimbursement arrangements, expansion of evidence-based fall prevention programs, public awareness and education and public policy and advocacy (NCOA, 2016). As for very specific interventions that the NCOA advocates in terms of preventing falls, they suggest finding a good balance and exercise program, talking regularly to a healthcare provider, reviewing current medications with a doctor or pharmacist, keeping one's home safe, talking to family members and checking vision/hearing so as… Continue Reading...

Database Design for Invoicing Using Rea Data Model

does not involve an economic event. After the order is placed, the new information will be passed to the management to evaluate and monitor the operation. The diagram in Fig 2 provides the logical flow diagram of the events. The next business event is to CALL ON CUSTOMER. The event is carried out by the SALESPERSON who makes a call and after the agreement is reached, the SALESPERSON issued a billing, after the CUSTOMER has paid for the item, the INVOICE is issued, and the cash receipt is issued to the CUSTOMER after the CUSTOMER has paid. Fig 2:… Continue Reading...

Diversity Socialisation for Newcomers

a culture of diversity, but also increases the likelihood of success of diversity management initiatives targeting the organisation as a whole. On the whole, XYZ can no longer afford to ignore diversity issues during the socialisation of newcomers. The organisation without a doubt does a commendable job in adapting new employees to their job and the culture of the organisation. Nonetheless, the organisation's evident inattention to diversity issues during socialisation places it at a major disadvantage given the benefits of diversity in today's workplace. Paying attention to diversity early on in the socialisation process will change how new employees… Continue Reading...

Recent Trends in Medicare Reimbursements

of Law and Health, 15(2), 247-251. Kaplan, G. S. (2012, May/June). Waste not: The management imperative for healthcare. Journal of Healthcare management, 57(3), 160-164. Kash, B. A. (2016, May 1). Interview with Linda J. Knodel, FACHE, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Mercy. Journal of Healthcare management, 61(3), 167-171. King, D. D. & Allison, J. T. (1994, January). Medical staff credentialing: Taking steps to avoid liability. Defense Counsel Journal, 61(1), 107-111. Kranacher, M. J. (2012, March). Recognizing the value of management accounting. The CPA Journal, 82(3), 17-21. Linking quality to payment. (2016). Medicare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.medicare. gov/hospitalcompare/linking-quality-to-payment.html. Continue Reading...

Accreditation Costs Of Healthcare Organizations

areas for improvement. The preparation phase helps offer valuable information to management, facilitating effective decision-making with regard to operations, for improving organizational performance in terms of its productivity and efficacy (Why get accredited, 2016). Moreover, it helps distinguish a given healthcare organization from the remaining healthcare practitioners. An accredited hospital indicates management's and workforce's devotion to growing into the practitioner of choice, guaranteeing clients are delivered the best possible healthcare. It also ensures improved patient faith in the organization, and recognition. Accreditation aids in strengthening the community's confidence in the healthcare facility, and its service quality. Additionally, it serves… Continue Reading...

Questions Concerning Employment

is however, that many programs are not run well. Many programs do not have effective management, a suitable framework, and a system of best practices in place to manage everything. Instead rules are not followed, resources are waste, and communication is stifled. It leads to the notion that without actions in place like standardization, evidence-based best practices, there is little room for actual success within these programs. 3. The lack of public disclosure of the businesses that made pledges made it difficult to accurately gauge whether the initiative was working. Things like name and date of birth of the… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Strategies

between an organization generating profit or loss. Different types of structures avail the management the choice to select the one that best suits consumer expectations. However, it is imperative for such chosen pipelines to go hand in hand with the business strategy of the supply chain (Christopher and Towill, 2002). In the article "Developing Market Specific Supply Chain Strategies," Christopher and Towill (2002) hypothesize three feasible pipeline designs, all of which are pertinent to the global apparel supply-chain framework. To begin with, predictable demand for standard items can be met by means of a lean pipeline, perhaps provided for… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

readers may find it suspiciously appropriate on occasion, given the many incidents, company events, and management interviews accessible to the author. It is not easy to ascertain if a few anecdotes cited in the book are predictable or personally selected. on a more general note, concentrating firmly on ideological aspects and failing to recognize the harsh numerical ofeconomies scale the retailer was able to produce against competition, provides an overall slightly-myopic image of the company's growth. The Argument According to New York Times Book Review's Robert Frank, economists have, for long, realized the pull of flexi-work to a few… Continue Reading...

Core Values at Zappos

The role and need of offering workshops and courses on workplace spirituality. Journal of management Development, 30(9), 816-835. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02621711111164312 Northouse, P. (2014). Introduction to leadership (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Sage Publications. Tobin, B. (2013). Don't try to change anyone and eight other ways to lead global organizational development. Development & Learning In Organizations: An International Journal, 27(6), 10-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/dlo-08-2013-0058 Continue Reading...

Importance Of Emotional Intelligence in Life

to be reactive or lose my temper is directly linked to ineffective stress management. If I learn better stress management techniques, I can become more emotionally intelligent as I grow more aware of my feelings. I can learn how to recognize the early warning signs of stress, such as increased heart rate, and take time before responding to situations that may create angry reactions. Being aware of my emotions is a major aspect of emotional intelligence, which is why mindfulness meditation can also become important to self-development. Even the most pragmatic elements of self-development, such as improving my career… Continue Reading...

Nursing License and Process

B. & Ondeck, D. (1997). Credentialing and Accreditation: What Exists for Health Care Provider Organizations. Home Health Care management & Practice, 9(4), 67-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/108482239700900414 Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation. (2016). Nursingworld.org. Retrieved 6 November 2016, from http://www.nursingworld.org/Mainmenucategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Tableofcontents/Vol21997/No3Aug97/Licensurecertificationandaccreditation.htmlAug Position Statement on Credentialing and Privileging for Nurse Practitioners. (2016). Journal Of Pediatric Health Care, 30(2), A20-A21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.11.006 Rudov, M. & Skillings, S. (1975). Credentialing of Health Care Professionals: Its Costs and Somealternatives for Hsa [Health Services Administration]. National Technical Information Service. Self-regulation of Professionals in Health Care. (2000). Physiotherapy, 86(4), 219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0031-9406(05)60975-3 Smith, G. (2015). Maintenance of Certification and the Interstate Medical… Continue Reading...

Cash Rich Company Analysis

executive level. In terms of executive development, goals may include improvement in decision-making, communication, as well as change management. Goals for employee development may cover a wide range of activities. But since both companies are sales and service driven, areas for improvement would fall under communication skills, technical proficiency development, creativity, and problem solving. Company A is a third generational family business. This means several family members exist in key positions in the company. There is also a positive environment cultivated by the family-like principles applied to the management of the company. Company B. is the opposite and hires… Continue Reading...

Todays Strategic Human Resource Management

help it to grow long-term because it will not bleed talent. Safety is another key area for human resources management. Safety in the workplace is typically governed by things like the Organizational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Human resources is usually responsible for things like safety audits, handling injuries and claims, safety training and accident reporting. Legal Framework The human resources department must work within a legal framework to perform these various tasks. There are several equal employment opportunity laws, for example, that must be followed by human resources departments, governing different forms of job discrimination. The basis of discrimination… Continue Reading...

Style Of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

appeared to be linked to numerous transformational leadership elements, indicating its potential importance in ensuring effective company management. EI can, explain the particular ways efficient leaders observe and react to those in their charge, and ensure they feel at their jobs. Individuals who believed they stimulated and encouraged employees to strive to accomplish shared goals (i.e., inspirational motivation) claimed they carefully studied and managed their own as well as others' emotions. Likewise, individuals in leadership posts who reported being highly attentive to employees' developmental requirements and accomplishments also claimed they tended to scrutinize and handle personal and others' emotions… Continue Reading...

Maison Lanvin Company Analysis

the vital asset for an individual who is considering the management role. Over the years, leaders in the fashion business have integrated the concept of creativity to generate competitive market advantages. The global fashion market valued $3 trillion in 2014 and account for 2% of the world GDP ( gross domestic product). The sub-industries of the fashion industry are menswear, sportswear, and womenswear. The menswear markets valued $402 billion, however, womenswear valued $621 billion. Childrenswear market values were $186 billion while the sports footwear valued $90 billion and bridal wears worth $57 dollars. In France, the domestic market for… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

techniques from several other therapeutic methods. Such methods are training in anxiety management, bibliotherapy, behavior rehearsal, communication training, biofeedback, modeling, positive reinforcement, positive imagery, modeling contingency contracting, sensate-focus training and self-instruction training (Aihie, 2009). What is meant by a multimodal approach to treatment? This therapy applies many treatment methods. It is also known as multimodal and combination therapy. Multimodal therapy often uses such methods as educational interventions, programs for behavior modification, psychological treatment, and medical treatment. In addition, answer the query of how an open -- ended interview might be the best technique for use in the treatment of… Continue Reading...

Project Management Infrastructure

A Project Support Office (PSO) is different from a project management office. A PSO can be understood as a provisional, or long-lasting organizational unit that provides a range of services to provide support to project teams that are accountable for a defined group of projects (Wysocki, 2011). There are three kinds of PSOs. For starters, there is the directive PSO where project managers are administratively linked to the PSO and are allocated to projects from the PSO. In general, this structure is earmarked for enterprise-wide projects. Second, there is controlling PSO and in this kind, the components,… Continue Reading...

Strategic Importance Of Outsourcing in U.s. Manufacturing Company

a large number of manufacturing companies adopting the outsourcing policy. Outsourcing is the management policy of allowing the third party external providers to take up the activities of non-core activities of an organization to make firms focusing on the core businesses. In the contemporary global business environment, firms are required to produce the innovative products, and developing a new strategy to increase profitability, outsourcing has become a new business technique that firms employ to remain competitive. Thus, outsourcing helps manufacturing companies to lower costs and remain competitive in the fiercely competitive business environment. However, there is an ongoing debate… Continue Reading...

Ultimate Nutrition Policy Statement

assured and they are handled with respect and dignity. Amkor Ultimate Nutrition management and all of its personnel shall be responsible in carrying out business activities in line with the Ultimate Nutrition Code of Conduct. Ultimate Nutrition's Code of Conduct outlines the core principles that ought to be adhered and complied by the organization's suppliers and production factories, to ensure production in proper working conditions, the personnel manufacturing them are treated humanely and respectfully, and compensated fairly. In particular, the ethical framework will guide the strategic decisions of the firm as it pertains to child labor practices in relation… Continue Reading...

Benefits and Shortcomings Of Outsourcing Sports Venue Services

Outsourcing Sports Venue Services Outsourcing sports service management has become a recent innovative strategy to cut costs and deliver quality services to customers. Amidst of increase in the costs of operations, increasing sport venue organizations are outsourcing some of their management services to third party companies. (Schiederjans, 2005). While outsourcing management services or pertinent services has several advantages, the outsourcing business services have some shortcomings, which management of sports venues should take into a consideration. The objective of the study is to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of using the third party companies for the sports… Continue Reading...

Communication

Flatworld Knowledge. Carpenter, M., Bauer, T., Erdogan, B. (2016). Principles of management. Flatworld Knowledge. Williams, O. (2016). What are Communication Channels Within an Organization? Chron. Retrieved from: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/communication-channels-within-organization-61447.html Continue Reading...

Ergonomics and Human Factors

Empowerment is also to entrust an employee the power to make a right choice without waiting for management approval. (Evans, 2016). The goal of empowerment is to tap the intellectual and creative energy and allow an employee to display a real leadership within their competency domain. Thus, LegoAssembly4You Company should apply the model of empowerment to motivate the full-time employee to reduce the turnover rate. The company should bring decision-making to the lower employee to improve their motivation level and morale of full-time employee, which will assist in enhancing productivity and quality service. Essentially, empowerment practice is a natural… Continue Reading...

Health Safety in Manufacturing Company

The most appropriate prospect to attain this is through educating management, design engineers, as well as personnel on ergonomics (Scott et al., 1998). This approach encompasses a number of phases. Hazard Identification The first phase is hazard identification where every lifting and carrying task is ascertained and evaluated. The main objective is to pinpoint fundamental risk factors and come up with scientific injury prevention solutions. The first important step is to place in order lifting and carrying tasks that provide the ultimate potential for injury. Ascertaining high-risk tasks can be equally easy. Consider preceding claims, accident inquiry reports or… Continue Reading...

Accounting Ethics Questions

his way through school. For instance, some of these proficiencies might encompass prioritizing responsibilities, time management, organization and time management. These competencies might stack up against the other candidates without any kind of experience. Additionally, in his curriculum vitae, Michael can include the three attainments, the major GPA, State GPA, and cumulative GPA. This way, when he passes the screening process, he is capable of providing any documents required (Mintz, 2016). 3. The 2011 National Business Ethics Survey defines "active social networkers" as people who spend more than 30% of the workday participating on social networking sites. According to… Continue Reading...

Grounding Of the Natuna Sea

and shore cleaning continued until November 22, 2000. The oil pollution risk management approach in the NATUNA SEA incident was largely successful because of the rapid response and cleanup within a short period of time.  These efforts were made easy by the high viscosity of the crude oil that enabled it to float and stay on the shorelines, which made it easy to remove.  The success and effectiveness of these operations can also be attributable to the greater cooperation beyond national boundaries that contributed to effective management of the oil spill.  This cooperation was characterized by effective communication and use… Continue Reading...

Frederick Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory Of Motivation

Organisational behaviour and management literature provides several theories that can be used to enhance employee motivation. One such theory is the two-factor theory developed by Frederick Herzberg. This paper describes the theory and its application in the improvement of worker safety, health, and/or wellbeing. Also known as the hygiene theory, Herzberg's model asserts that at the workplace, there are factors that lead to job satisfaction and others that cause dissatisfaction (Miner, 2005). This assertion is based on the premise that job dissatisfaction is not the opposite of… Continue Reading...

Exclusive Vs Inclusive Styles Of Leadership

diversity and inclusivity is more important. References Doh, J., Quigley, N. (2014). Responsible leadership and stakeholder management: Influence pathways and organizational outcomes. Academy of management Perspectives, 28(3): 255-274. Knott, V., Mak, A., Neill, J. (2013). Teaching intercultural competencies in introductory psychology via application of the excellence in cultural experiential learning and leadership model. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65(1): 46-53. Continue Reading...

Education Autobiography on Drugs

Substance Consumption, Youth and Drug Policy. Open UP, 2004. Lee, Samuel, and Richard Moreau. Cirrhosis: A Practical Guide to management. John Wiley et Sons Inc., 2015. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation: A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide. United Nations, 2003. Continue Reading...

Chinese Sport Venue and Market Values

is the manager and principal owner of the sporting venues. The government is also responsible for the management, maintenance, and development of the Chinese sporting facilities. (Yang, & Yang, 2016). Since the market economy is being gradually established in China, the operations of the sporting venue are presenting unfavorable phenomenon. For example, there have been the issues of the operational inefficiencies since the government lacks the operational understanding of the sporting business. The NFL and NHL difficulties in China The ambition of NFL (National Football League) is to extend its operation globally. Moreover, China has become a most important… Continue Reading...

Leadership Styles in My Community

Authentic Leadership, Empowerment and Burnout: A Comparison in New Graduates and Experienced Nurses. Nursing management, 21(3), 541-552. Wong, C., Laschinger, H. (2013). Authentic Leadership, Performance, and Job Satisfaction: the Mediating Role of Empowerment. JAN, 69(4), 947-959. Continue Reading...

Global Governance Human Security

civil service, and nonprofit settings. The programs merge discipline-specific and complex coursework with competence such as critical thinking, multitasking/time management, and analytical thinking that are carried over even with change of profession. Moreover, completing a graduate degree signifies steadfastness, purpose, strength of mind and resilience, and individuals who possess these notable qualities are in great demand to fill innumerable positions. According to NYU (2015), my advancement within an organization lies in my ability to prove success in a long-term state requiring strength, discipline, and the willingness to work cooperatively with others. On the personal level, earning a graduate degree… Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

inter-state businesses of it is legally not allowed. It brings upon additional problems in management with no incremental advantage. Hence, this brings us back to the registration debate (Kopel, 2015). These findings explore whether a complete ban on assault guns would assist in the fight or whether there is a better reason for the government to let people keep these weapons. Literature Review i. Legally acquired weapons used in violent crime in records of past events During the 1980s and early 1990s, legal weapons used by criminals increased. Semi-automatic arms and AWs equipped with LCMs were connected with a… Continue Reading...

Demand Planning

Demand planning constitutes an important supply chain management (SCM) attribute affecting various business operations and aspects, from production to distribution, warehousing, the end consumer, and eventually the organisation's bottom line. Generally, demand planning encompasses forecasting demand (Jain & Malehorn, 2012). Effective demand planning is important for aligning inventory with changes in demand and enhancing the accuracy of revenue projections (Chase, 2013). This paper examines the importance of effective demand planning. First, the paper focuses on issues associated with demand planning in today's business operations. Next, attention is paid to the impact of poor demand planning… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

'spirituality' modes into their respective fields. Use of spirituality figuratively in corporate culture has been practiced by management consultants and companies for promoting efficiency, expanding markets and remaining competitive in today's swiftly-progressing information economy. To many individuals, the transformation of prior social identities and commitments by modernism has led to spirituality replacing religion. But in today's context of individuality and eroded traditional community loyalties, 'spirituality' has emerged as the novel cultural obsession, in addition to an established solution to modern life's troubles. Individuals disenchanted with conventional institutional religions hail and adopt spirituality, considering it a curative force that leads… Continue Reading...

Communicating Effectively for New Couples

all human relationships and no marriage is without conflict; however, successful relationships arise out of effective conflict resolution or management. I am aware of the deep affection you both hold for one another, which will undoubtedly aid you in weathering any storms in your relationship. I intend for this letter to guide you on obstacles to effective communication, ways to surmount them, use of communication for self-improvement and improvement of your significant other, interpersonal conflict resolution via communication, and influence of cultures and genders on communication. Principles of and Barriers to Effective Interpersonal Communications Communication represents an inescapable aspect… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

as a contrast to conventional ideas on leadership and management but may also create a misleading impression of women's orientation to leadership as well as reproducing stereotypes and the traditional gender division of labour" (Due Billing and Alvesson, 2000, p. 144). The researchers understand the effects of such redefinition can lead to persistence of gender stereotypes. This then leads to further support for gendered entrepreneurship and the subsequent continued inequality of women and men in business by means of persistent negative stereotypes of women. Men label women and women label women as being feminine when everyone has both feminine… Continue Reading...

Marketing an Emba Program in Vietnam

That study highlighted that the main reasons are to improve analytical ability, to learn more about business management, to get the MBA qualification and generally to get better at the job (Thompson & Gui, 2000). Satisfaction relates both to factors involving the degree itself, but also to the school, so both should be taken into consideration in the marketing program (Grady, 2010). Another product-related consideration is the international component. It is expected that Vietnamese students want an EMBA in part for the exposure to Western business practices, and that demand would be higher for a program that gave them… Continue Reading...

Diversity and Cultural Assessment

effectiveness is not in unique skills, but rather, emphasis on basic management skills. "The model of managerial skills and effectiveness was validated across five cultures. Managing successfully across cultures may require fewer unique skills, with more emphasis placed on using basic management skills having positive impact" (Hoffman, Shipper, Davy, & Rotondo, 2014, p. 372). While culture is hard to identify, and define due to it being comprised of numerous levels, there are certain actions and behaviors that work within almost any cultural context. Effective leaders must evaluate when and how their attitudes, beliefs, and values affect a subordinate's behavior.… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Management Of Household

The main purpose of this research study is to understand the psychology of decision-making and management of households with respect to Arab students living abroad. The study will take into consideration the impact of the difference in culture and also the influence of such culture in dealing with bank interest. The research model used in this study is the addition of a moderating variable. The data will be collected through questionnaires that will be designed, piloted, and distributed to the target population. Questionnaires will be designed in a way that can manage to gather accurate… Continue Reading...

Discrimination and Harassment at the Workplace

task, and most importantly, be among the objectives and responsibilities of individuals in management (ACAS, 2005). The staff in every process such as recruitment, appraisal, selection for promotion, supervision, resource allocation, etc., should be made aware of the issues in such tasks. Also, there should be equality training for the new staff and a periodic refreshing training for the existing staff members (ACAS, 2005). It should be stated in the company policy that those processes in the company are based only on merit and any breaching of such policies is clearly an offense. Grievances should also be dealt with… Continue Reading...

Information Technology Goes on and on

organization-wide integration with top down views. Topic 2: Customer Relationship management CRM systems help organizations by mastering data pertaining to a specific domain, typically customer or product (Harper, 2016). They provide a centralized platform for this data with uniform modeling and inherent data governance and quality capabilities as well. UNIT 3 DISCUSSION Topic 1: Big Data Big data is assisting organizations by providing more data sources, types and amounts of data to contextualize analytics and influence decision-making (Harper, 2016). It appears to be a threat to everyone's privacy because of the pervasive data collection and storage involved. Topic 2: Managing… Continue Reading...

Treating Depression with Act

work. References Cadigan, J., Skinner, D. (2015). Symptoms of depression and their management among low-income African-American and White mothers in the rural south. Ethnicity & Health. 20(3), 293-308 Hayes, S. C. & Lillis, J. (2012) Acceptance and commitment therapy. Washington DC: APA. Huprich, S. K.; Lengu, K.; Evich, C. (2016). Interpersonal problems and their relationship to depression, self-esteem, and malignant self-regard. Journal of Personality Disorders. 30(6): 742-761. Weissman, M.M, Markowitz, J. C. & KLerman, G. L. (2007) Clinician's quick guide to interpersonal psychotherapy. New York: Oxford University Press. Continue Reading...

Inventory and Supply Chain Management

all but the three normal SKUs and the two left-skewed SKUs (Cr108 and Cr1370. Using inventory management software, Vinod can input the data for each SKU, and come up with an appropriate scheme for managing safety stock. Examples of variables that can be input into the algorithm for optimal prevention of stockouts would include order data, shipment data, and existing inventory. 3. Vendor EJK from Korea has lead times of three months (machine parts) and four months (hydraulic parts). EJK is a critical partner, being the sole vendor for critical machines and parts for the most popular crane models:… Continue Reading...

Capital Investments in Emerging Markets

2016). Another strong suit of this particular approach is enhancing the capacity of General Electric's management to undertake investment decisions in a contemporary market setting where firms endeavor to attain a competitive edge. However, regardless of these aspects, it is imperative for the management to be wary of the impact that inflation can have on the prospective capital investments set by the firm. Assess one (1) way in which inflation could potentially impact planned capital investments in emerging markets and examine one (1) approach to perform an accurate evaluation of the investments. Suggest how this knowledge may impact management's… Continue Reading...

Kings County Library Changes Needed

red flag. When requests and feedback rendered to the management of the library system can either be heeded or just get ignored with no feedback in the long run and it is a crapshoot as to which will happen, that is a red flag. There are just a few examples of the issue that have arisen and that need to be addressed. The larger goal and plan for the library is to prepare and move forward in a concerted and proper way for the year 2020. There are already a decent number of things that have been identified and… Continue Reading...

Crisis Situations

The situation presented a major crisis for organizations mandated with disaster response, particularly the Federal Emergency management Authority (FEMA). Many agencies and people have criticized FEMA for not attending to the disaster with adequate urgency, as well as for its failure to warn the residents adequately prior to the storm. Such criticism often puts the reputation of disaster response organizations at stake. FEMA may be subject to greater public pressure, leading to internal reorganization and even dismissal of some officials. Public Health and Safety In February 2016, Johnson & Johnson, a multinational firm involved in manufacturing medical devices as… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture and Communication

Eng, A. (2016). Language, Cultural Intelligence, and Inpatriate Turnover Intentions: Leveraging Values in Multinational Corporations through Inpatriates. management International Review 56(2): 283-301. Lisak, A. & Erez, M. (2015). Leadership emergence in multicultural teams: The power of global characteristics. Journal of World Business 50(1): 3-14. 2. What is the most difficult adjustment a new leader entering a multicultural workplace should expect to encounter? Why? What behaviors, styles, and traits should the leader use to ease the adjustment? Why? A new leader entering a multicultural workplace should expect to encounter a colleagues who are open-minded, tolerant, and who score high on… Continue Reading...

Cost Accounting for Sleepease Ltd

the accounting period. Moreover, the absorption costing is not appropriate for the analysis volume and cost of production. Typically, management may face challenges in making decision about the operational efficiency since it may be difficult to determine the cost variation at different production levels. B. Marginal Costing Marginal costing is the cost production where a change in the total costs arises from making or producing additional item. (Murthy, Gurusamy, 2009). In other words, the marginal costing arises when an increase in the aggregate cost occurs because of an increase in the production of an extra unit of product. Thus,… Continue Reading...

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Managerial Skills

end, this paper provides a review of the relevant literature concerning effective management practices in general and how these practices can be leveraged to contribute to the creation of a high-performance organization. In addition, a self-assessed personal assessment of management skills questionnaire developed by Whetton and Cameron (2010) is used to translate the insights these results in order provide to determine what steps are needed to optimize management skills in the future. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings concerning effective managerial skills and the need for ongoing personal assessment of management skills are provided in the… Continue Reading...

Absorption Versus Marginal Costing at Sleepease

in 2015 and should definitely have been compensated for that performance. Task 4. The above demonstrates that performance management systems should focus on the factors that employees can control. This goes back to the basic use of managerial accounting. Managerial accounting systems are used to help make effective managerial decisions. So managers have to understand the accounting method, and what the implications are of the choice of managerial accounting system. This case tells us two things. First, it tells us that the performance management system has to look at the factors that the sales manager can control when evaluating the… Continue Reading...

Organizational Change and Leadership Effectiveness

.....change management for any leader. The most important feature of change management for any leader is the alignment of company culture and its behaviors to suit desired outcomes. Therefore, change management depends on setting strategic goals and objectives first, and then managing change incrementally. As Jones, Aguirre & Calderone (2014) put it, "plans themselves do not capture value; value is realized only through the sustained, collective actions" of the organization's members. This is especially true in large organizations, but change managementContinue Reading...

Business Organization Questions

.....ethical dilemma you know of, and how it was dealt with by management. Recently, Harvard Business School itself was involved in an ethical scandal when it turned out its dean might be involved in a gross case of conflict of interest (Galani, 2016). Conflicts of interest similar to this one at HBS happen often in organizations of all sizes. I was recently made aware of a case in which a local organization experienced an ethical dilemma involving a conflict of interest. One member of the board of directors had previously served on… Continue Reading...

Steel Industry Operations

a bachelor's degree in some field related to manufacturing. To eventually attain a position in upper level management (which is my goal), I can increase my chances of achieving this objective with a master's degree in some field related to manufacturing as well. However, I can also bolster my odds of achieving my career goals by enrolling in certificate programs related to manufacturing and the steel industry. 3. The person in this career path whom I know best is my father. Actually, he has been involved in the steel industry for the better part of a decade. He has… Continue Reading...

Dual Enrolment Implications for Community College Leadership

critical thinking, analytical, research, problem solving, organisational, and time management skills. These skills are important for tackling the more challenging content and assignments. Exposure to college-level experiences at the high school level can be crucial for building these skills. Exposure to college experiences at the high school level can have an even more important impact on college outcomes. A study that utilised data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, a longitudinal survey of first-year college students, found that dual enrolment was positively associated with GPA during the first year of college (An, 2015). The study particularly… Continue Reading...

Method to Motivate Multigeneration Workforce

generational cohort provided that they design work environment for the benefit of all generations. An effective management of each generation is critical to ensure that all employees obtain benefits from the work environment. In this sense, an understanding of the characteristics and features of each generational cohort will assist managers to meet the needs of all employees. Statement of Problem The present employment landscape in the United States is presenting workplace challenges for managers based on the presence of multigenerational work environment. A few decades ago, the structure and generation of workers were different organizations was separated by rank… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

abuse. Generally, depression, lack of or inability to trust other people, anger management problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, and measurable mental health problems have been attributed to childhood abuse, particularly exposure to pornography and sexual abuse: "roughly 54% of cases of depression and 58% of suicide attempts in women were connected to adverse childhood experiences," (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013, p. 5). Borderline personality disorder and other social disorders have also been evident in children who had been coerced into participating in a pornographic business or exposed to pornography repeatedly, and these difficulties may escalate during adolescence, early adulthood, and… Continue Reading...

Nursing Alarm Safety and Alarm Management

patient safety. When alarms are used properly, patient safety is ensured. 10. How is alarm response a nursing/health issue? Alarm management is integral to healthcare and nursing, because the healthcare environment is technology rich. The alarms should be viewed as our helpers, and not as pests. 11. Who is responsible for responding to alarms? All nurses are responsible for responding to alarms in one way or another. 12. Did you find this learning activity to be useful? I did find this activity to be useful, as it makes me think more critically about the importance of alarm management. References Cvach, M.,… Continue Reading...

Significance Of Effective Logistics Management at Mcdonalds

of the most important factors in the success and profitability of a business in relation to its supply chain management is logistics management. Logistics incorporates the flow of raw materials and information throughout supply chain processes of an organization. In the past few decades, logistics management has gained significant attention because of the emergence of new technologies and strategic alliances that are geared towards enhancing an organization's competitive advantage. For global companies like Mcdonalds Corporation, logistics management is vital for gaining access to new markets, taking advantage of technological competencies for overseas operations, and enhancing production efficiencies. This paper… Continue Reading...

Generalized Statement Of Purpose for Masters

to the global and macro issues that are so important for public health management and policy. Although I have not yet determined if there is a specific disease or geographic area that I might be interested in researching, but I am keenly aware of health disparities worldwide and am interested in perhaps one day alleviating those health disparities in some way with the work that I do eventually as an epidemiologist. With a grounding in the methodologies and principles of epidemiology, I will also be able to understand how international health organizations like the World Health Organization use studies… Continue Reading...

Lateral Violence

in their group behaviors. Nurse Managers are, often, marginalized in management matters because of this effect. Most managers, naturally align to the controlling power within an institution. Consequently, they become part of the existing lateral violence practices. Obviously, they cannot lead a fight against the vicious practice. A number of scholars have indicated that if managers can unearth the root of lateral violence, they will be in a position to uproot the vice from their institutions, or at least deal with it more effectively. Some of the suggested strategies that may be effective include, I. assessing the areas where… Continue Reading...

Platos Myth Of the Cave and Technology Today

from telecommunication and banking to customer service, air traffic control, airport management, health care, transport, military, manufacturing, agriculture, and so forth. Even everyday household appliances are controlled by computerised applications and processes, such as microwaves, dishwashers, laundry machines, television sets, and home theatres. Computers certainly have made our lives easier. Every day processes are now automated, reducing the time, effort, and cost needed to accomplish those tasks. But have computers blinded us from the underlying dangers? Nicholas Carr is one of the most ardent critics of human dependence on computers. He argues that overdependence on computers has increasingly diminished… Continue Reading...

Innovation Best Practices

atmosphere that fosters innovation is leadership (Adair, 2009). In other words, leadership practices must be innovation-oriented. The top management must create a vision that embodies innovation. A vision defines the direction an organisation desires to pursue. It sets the organisation's strategic policy. In this regard, the leadership must orientate the organisation towards innovation. This involves challenging followers to be creative, pushing them to stretch, as well as developing their passion and excitement towards creativity and innovation. Achieving this requires effective and constant communication of the innovation strategy, mobilising and providing resources for innovation, and putting in place systems to… Continue Reading...

Role Of Faith in Healthcare

there is a difference between tolerance and acceptance. Healthcare workers and management in particular need to know this lesson well and they must go further than most when it comes to abiding by the wishes of those with other faiths. Rather than resist and be petty, there should be solidarity and partnership so that people are aided and comforted to the maximum extent possible when the time and situation calls for it. References Puchalski, C. (2001). The role of spirituality in health care. PubMed Central (PMC). Retrieved 29 January 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305900/ Continue Reading...

Rivalry Strategy Tool

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Diagnosing Change at Fedex

One of the first steps in the change management process is to carry out a diagnosis of the situation requiring change. This entails examining the causes, context, and rationale for the change (Russell & Russell, 2006). Proper change diagnosis ensures successful change planning and implementation. Though change may occur at different levels, including strategic, functional, and process, attention in this paper is paid to the human resource (HR) function. HR is one of the organisational functions commonly targeted for change. Increased competitive pressure, regulatory adjustments, changes in strategic orientation, as well as market and technological shifts often compel… Continue Reading...

Cultural Mindset

V. (2002). Cultivating a global mindset. The Academy of management Executive, 16(1), 116-126. Prewitt, J., Weil, R., & McClure, A. (2011). Developing leadership in global and multi-cultural organizations. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2(13). Naude, S., Stanley, M., & Ratcliffe, V. (2015). Inclusive leadership matters top performance. Human Resources Magazine, 20(4), 16-17. Maude, B. (2011). Managing cross-cultural communication: Principles and practice. Palgrave Macmillan. Continue Reading...

Culture Leadership and Organizations

response viewed from the Third Culture Bonding (TCB) model of cross-cultural leadership. Academy Of management Perspectives, 20(4), 95-101. doi:10.5465/AMP.2006.23270309 Naude, S., Stanley, M., & Ratcliffe, V. (2015). Inclusive leadership matters top performance. Human Resources Magazine, 20(4), 16-17. Petkovic, M., Miric, A. A., & Cudanov, M. (2014). Designing a learning network organization. management (1820-0222), (73), 17-24. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2014.0029 Pettigrew, A. M. (2014). The politics of organizational decision-making. Routledge. Prewitt, J., Weil, R., & McClure, A. (2011). Developing leadership in global and multi-cultural organizations. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2(13). Trade Arabia. (2013). Innovation tops gains from inclusive leadership. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Fujitsu Limited Case

International Journal of Engineering and Science, 4(2), 1- 9. Hill, C., & Jones, G. (2012). Essentials of strategic management. 3rd edition. Boston: Cengage Learning. Pisano, G. (2015). You need an innovation strategy. Harvard Business Review, June Issue. Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2015/06/you-need-an-innovation-strategy Continue Reading...

Application for Medicine Studies Motivational

understand what areas require more resources and those that require little attention. They must be knowledgeable in budgeting, capacity management, customer satisfaction, and other business aspects. Indeed, individuals with knowledge in both medicine and business tend to have an edge in hospital administration compared to those with business or medical training only (Viswanathan, 2014). Historically, hospital administration has been restricted to individuals with a business background, with medical practitioners mainly being assigned middle management jobs. Whereas business skills can be replicated across a range of organisational contexts, it is arguably more prudent when a hospital administrator has first-hand experience… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

A (2014) Hong Kong Needs . . . Australasian Leisure management, 104, 40-41. Chan, K (2017) Social Issue of Advertising, Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong Press. Cheung, R., Woo, M (2016) Determinants of Perceived Service Quality: An Empirical Investigation of Fitness and Recreational Facilities, Contemporary management Research, 12(3), 363-370. Clason, D. L., Dormody, T. J. (1994). Analyzing data measured by individual Likert- type items. Journal of Agricultural Education, 35(4): 31-35. Fu, F., Hao, X (2002) Physical Development and Lifestyle of Hong Kong Secondary School Students, Preventive Medicine, 35(5), 499-505. Fu, F., Nie, J., Tong, T (2004) An… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Assessment

A Framework Based on a Systematic Review. International Journal of management Reviews, 16(1), 62 -- 83. Phan, M., Thomas, R., & Heine, K. (2011). Social Media and Luxury Brand management: The Case of Burberry. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing: Bridging Fashion and Marketing, 2(4), 213 -- 222. Schiller, R. J. (2015). Irrational Exuberance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Schultz, H., & Gordon, J. (2011). Onward How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Schultz, H., & Yang, D. J. (1998). Pour Your Heart into it: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup… Continue Reading...

Systems Development Process

Ethical aspects of information security and privacy. In Security, privacy, and trust in modern data management (pp. 21-36). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ConnectUS. (2016).7 Main Advantages and Disadvantages of Open Source Software. Retrieved from: http://connectusfund.org/7-main-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-open-source-software ePanorama. (2011). SCADA systems security issues. Retrieved from: http://www.epanorama.net/newepa/2011/12/14/scada-systems-security-issues/ Infosec Institute. (2016). SCADA & Security of Critical Infrastructures. Retrieved from: http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/scada-security-of-critical-infrastructures/#gref Rainer, R. K., Cegielski, C. G., Splettstoesser-Hogeterp, I., & Sanchez-Rodriguez, C. (2013). Introduction to information systems: Supporting and transforming business. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. Whitman, M. E., & Mattord, H. J. (2010). Readings & Cases in Information Security: Law & Ethics. Nelson Education. Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Np Student and Preceptor

approach for clinical education. It permits education to be customized, connects classroom knowledge to actual patient management issues and complications, and offers for role modeling as the student cultivates principles and approaches for practice (Burns et al., 2006). The collaborative relationship between the NP student and the preceptor encompasses leadership, professionalism, communication, and caring for patients in a culturally diverse environment. To begin with, the preceptor acts as a leader and role model to the NP student. The one-to-one relationship between the two makes it possible for the nursing practitioner student to cultivate and develop capabilities in advanced practice… Continue Reading...

The Greatest Ponzi Scheme

played catch up, especially with Madoff because he understood how the market worked. For example, he never collected a management fee, effectively preventing the raising of red flags with regulators. He also maintained everything without creation of customer accounts allowing Finra to treat it as counterparty. Probes were made as early as 1992 and again in 1999, 2006, and 2008 (Knapp, 2011). Yet nothing was ever substantiated to the point Madoff would be arrested. That is why the government aimed to centralize regulation in order to avoid cases like Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. In regards to the ten… Continue Reading...

Evaluation Management Codes

and counseling of care is given than psychotherapy (Codes and Documentation for Evaluation and management Services). The Creator of E/M Codes E/M codes were created by the E/M Guidelines. The E/M Guidelines documents what is required for all E/M code documentations. The Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) together with the American Medical Association developed the E/M guidelines. So far, two versions of the guidelines have been released. The first one was released in 1995 while the second one was released in 1997. The E/M guidelines outline what is required for individual E/M codes given the extent of… Continue Reading...

Transportation Of Coal Using a Ship

agents during this voyage is pro forma DAs, which help in ensuring quick PDA turnaround time and effective management of advance payment.  The pro forma DA contained information regarding the costs of the various aspects relating to the shipment of coal from Gladstone, Australia to Constanta, Romania.  These port expenses in the pro forma were outlined in a standardized format and included agency fee and overhead, vessel port expenses, and payment follow up. To help in outlining the expenses and costs effectively, the agents provided a draft of the port for the vessel.  Generally, ports that export or import… Continue Reading...

Health Services Internships at Langone Medical

Student Intern with the opportunity "to apply their developing knowledge and skills in health services administration/ management, research, or, policy" (Student Intern, 2016). My particular duties tended more towards the administration and policy spectrum, as my main responsibilities focused on 1) familiarizing myself with understanding and applying the federal, state and local laws pertaining to volunteers; 2) participating in the processing and on-boarding of non-traditional volunteers; 3) assisting the non-traditional volunteer staff during the on-boarding of foreign national non-traditional volunteers with the legalities pertaining to their clearance into the country; 4) observing interview techniques; and 5) attending job fairs. My… Continue Reading...

English Language Arts Observations Report

in every form of communication. • Displays superior skills in classroom management. • Familiar with novel common key standards. • Realizes the demands of the educator's profession. • The educator was well-prepared, with superior communication skills and a good work ethic. • The educator was well aware of the precise expectations of her; also, she appeared adequately prepared to teach. • Was quite comfortable conversing with pupils, displays a superior grasp of English Language Arts' significance for pupils, and aids them in attaining top standards. Suggestions for Improvement For being effective educators, learning supervision at the individual student level is… Continue Reading...

Types Of Information Systems for Startup Business

supported by marketing and sales information systems. Shim (2000) claims that marketing information systems backs management in the domains of service/product development, pricing, marketing mix, successful promotion, sales forecasts, and distribution. Finance and Accounting Information Systems The financial function deals largely with handling corporate financial assets and investments like cash, bonds and stock. The accounts function deals with retaining and handling corporate financial records, including payroll, receipts, and depreciation (Al-Mamary et al., 2014). Shim (2000) asserts that accounting software's central job is automation of the routine activity of accounting transaction entry and posting. This data is electronically organized for… Continue Reading...

Kiwi Medical Devices Limited

logistics support, further justifying the need for considering more options. References Branch, A. (2009). Global supply chain management and international logistics. New York: Routledge. Fawcett, S. (2014). Kiwi Medical Devices, Ltd.: Is "right shoring" the right response? In. R. Frankel (Ed.), The definitive guide to supply chain best practices. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, pp. 109.121. Kalantari, A. (2013). Facility location selection for global manufacturing. Theses and Dissertations. Paper 233. Continue Reading...

Innovation Distribution Co Supply Chain Risk

cases in effective SCM. Pearson Education. Shim, J. K., & Siegel, J. G. (1999). Operations management. Barron's Educational Series. Wieland, A. (2013). Selecting the right supply chain based on risks. Journal of Manufacturing Technology management, 24(5), 652-668. Continue Reading...

Innovation Distribution Co. Supply Chain Risk Case

(Frankel, 2013). References Coyle, J. J., Langley, C. J., Novack, R. A., & Gibson, B. (2016). Supply chain management: a logistics perspective. Nelson Education. Frankel, R. M. (2013). The definitive guide to supply chain best practices: comprehensive lessons and cases in effective SCM. Pearson Education. Manuj, I., & Mentzer, J. T. (2008). Global supply chain risk management strategies. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics management, 38(3), 192-223. Continue Reading...

Strategic Planning

a key and underlying basis for all the hurdles in effective strategic planning. When management is not dedicated to the formulation and execution of strategic plans, all other obstacles come about. 3. Insufficient Instructions to Staff Managers commonly fail to sufficiently expect the necessitated training and instructions for the employees so as to equip their personnel with the skills and competencies necessitated for the execution of strategic plans. This leads to a mismatch between the expected time period for implementation and the actual time taken (Latif et al., 2013). 4. Power and Influence Any strategic plans formulated that could… Continue Reading...

Global Comparisons in Workplace Discrimination

largely dissatisfied with their jobs and also fail to trust their fellow employees and the management as well. Moreover, organizations whose work setting encompasses discrimination can also experience severe financial losses and prospective legal action (Williams, 2016). Addressing the issue of workplace discrimination is not the responsibility of leaders or managers. Rather, it is the responsibility of every individual. in the bid to nurture a culture that embraces and espouses impartiality and fairness for all, it is imperative to have education, organizational and community leadership and also engaging the community. This involvement is through deliberation, provision of information and… Continue Reading...

Self Reflection Based on Personality Type on Job Application

that I have the quality of becoming a successful executive manager in my career choice. Executives are top management in an organization using their skills to embrace values of dedication, using a clear guidance and advice to lead their subordinates through the difficult paths. Typically, less than 11% of the American population have the skills to become an executive, and they take a genuine pleasure in organizing their subordinates into effective teams. The results of my personality test also show that I have ability using an authority to resist changes, and work hard to bring people together. Thus, my… Continue Reading...

Work Life Balance and Positive Outcomes for Organizations and Employees

and society as a whole. Research studies point out that a disparity between organizational management and employees causes an increase in employee turnover. Workplace tractability facilitates to augment general employee flexibility and empowerment to have work life balance, which diminishes employee turnover. Similarly, having employees who are satisfied owing to their work life balance may be efficacious for the reason that there is a less probability for absenteeism and as a result impact the bottom line. This is largely because the lack of work life balance gives rise to stress associated non-attendance, poor retention levels, low creativity, abysmal customer… Continue Reading...

Method to Control Hazards from Carryon Luggage on Aircraft

fight. However, the warning is inadequate because the flight management does not implement an adequate safety program to prevent falling carryon luggage. Airline organizations are required to implement a program to control hazards associated with carryon luggage and overhead storage in the future. The objective of this paper is to discuss the strategy to control the hazards associated with carryon luggage and overhead storage. Method to Control the Hazards associated with Carryon Luggage on Aircraft Increased capacity passenger overhead bin has made the carryon baggage becoming a source of injury to passengers. The first strategy to control hazards from… Continue Reading...

Nursing Challenge

of nurse-patient communication and staff responsiveness. Other important strengths include competent management and staff as well as valuable relationships with local nursing schools. Nonetheless, there is room for improvement, particularly given the challenge of nursing shortage. This challenge is further compounded by resource constraints largely emanating from its not-for-profit status. Strategic partnerships with nursing schools as well as the local and state government present an ideal opportunity through which the organisation can address the challenge it faces. Indeed, AACN (2014) identifies partnerships between nursing schools and hospitals as a valuable strategy for addressing the problem of nursing staff shortage.… Continue Reading...

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Revenues and Ridership Levels at Wmata

other transit systems around the world that experienced similar issues. • To develop a systematic Emergency management System (EMS) approach that is unique to the Washington DC Metro Transit with the aim of reducing emergency impact. • To provide a comprehensive review of literatures and other agencies' practices in relation to constraint analysis and outline a conceptual framework for system public relation management. Specifically, it will help to ensure that the structure will be capable of: a. Providing a comprehensive review of sources and characteristics of constraints typically found in transit safety; b. Development of a safety management method for… Continue Reading...

Minority Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

by women, and even those who succeed in cracking the glass ceiling lack the same level of management support enjoyed by their male counterparts (Barrett, 2012). While a qualitative analysis in the form of face-to-face interviews or focus groups, for example, could provide valuable empirical observations concerning these issues, quantitative analysis would also useful for measuring the respective effects of male-oriented values, beliefs and behavior styles in the oil and gas industry, making a mixed methods researh strategy optimal for this purpose (Creswell, Shope, Clark & Green, 2006). In sum, it has become increasingly apparent that more women in… Continue Reading...

Planning for End Of Life Care

care in the end-of-life care plan if the health status of the elderly individual requires management of serious illness and the process of dying. Hospice care involves the establishment of a multidisciplinary team that focuses on symptom management, pain control, quality of life, and natural death (Center of Bioethics, 2005). Palliative care focuses on provision of comprehensive care to meet all needs of the patient and promote physical, social, emotional and psychological well-being. Additionally, social workers also need to consider euthanasia, the living will and advanced directives when planning for palliative care, hospice care or terminating treatment. Euthanasia is… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

al. (2015). The skill paradox: explaining and reducing employment discrimination against skilled immigrants. The International Journal of Human Resource management 26(2015): 1318-1334. Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

2005; Browaeys and Price, 2008; Steers, Sanchez-Runde and Nardon, 2010). Culture influences management practices, employer-employee relationships, teamwork, task allocation, and virtually every other aspect of business; in turn, business practices tend to differ from country to country. In a high-power distance society, such as China, for instance, management practices may be more reflective of hierarchy and bureaucracy, while in a low power distance society such as the UK management practices would tend to portray democracy and inclusivity. Hofstede's cultural model is one of the most seminal and cited theory on cultural differences. The theory has substantially influenced scholarly work… Continue Reading...

Role Of Inclusive Leadership in Strengthening Organizational Culture

marketplace has given rise to needs for multinational companies. Literature on global business, HR development and management, social problems, etc. has, of late, greatly focused on the key subject of global leadership efficacy (Caligiuri & Tarique, 2012). Leadership represents a central element of every firm. However, leadership ability and function is increasing in complexity with enhanced engagement in technological development and globalization (Ulrich & Smallwood, 2012). People hailing from diverse cultures may have different ideas regarding, and expectations from, corporate leaders. Hence, this paper aims at determining an inclusive leadership approach's contribution to reinforcing corporate culture within a diverse… Continue Reading...

Organizational Leadership

a strategic framework for managing corporate expansion. International Journal of Business and management, 7(16), 130-138. Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2013). Critical thinking: Tools for taking charge of your professional and personal life. Pearson Education. Pfefferbaum, A., & Sullivan, E. V. (2015). Cross-sectional versus longitudinal estimates of age-related changes in the adult brain: overlaps and discrepancies. Neurobiology of aging, 36(9), 2563-2567. Ragir, S., & Brooks, P. J. (2012). The key to cultural innovation lies in the group dynamic rather than in the individual mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(4), 237-238. Sanders, E. (2014). An American Expatriate in China: Evidence… Continue Reading...

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

(Woolfolk, 2016). This encompasses numerous different actions. For instance, regular assessment of students' progress, strong leadership and management within the classroom, as well as creating a safe and systematic setting. It is imperative to point out that several students that are at risk of academic disappointment do not only survive, but also succeed. Taking this into consideration, Mrs. Evans should not try to change her students' character, but rather change her classroom. The use of alternative approaches will be more permanent and long-term, and most effective when they are incorporated into naturally arising systems of support. Creating such a… Continue Reading...

Behavioral Approach Instruction Criticism

Instruction Criticism There are different benefits and strengths of instruction and classroom management that is done on the basis of behavioral theory. For starters, human beings learn by acting on the environment that they are in. This is in the sense that individuals act on the world, and transform it, and are in turn transformed by the implication of their actions. In particular, individuals effectively learn in a responsive environment. Having instruction and classroom management that is based on behavior provides such a setting. Teachers that use praise and also rewards with respect to the behavior and performance of the… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Zain Telecommunications Kuwait

ascertain the conflicts that come about between the shareholders and the company management. In addition, the project will encompass significant and fundamental financial ratios, which will help students to analyze the company over the past three years and analyze the manner in which each ratio has altered over this period. This will make it possible to have a better understanding of the financial performance of the company in addition to financial position of the company with respect to the industry of operation. Company Profile Zain Telecommunications is a leading mobile telecommunications provider not only in the Middle East region,… Continue Reading...

Background Of Social Work

individual (micro) interventions may be described as clinical/mutual assistance or clinical/case management group interventions, while macro-level arenas involve policy, communities, and organizations (Hahn, 2013). Micro Practice Dominance in Social Work Traditionally, the profession of social work originated as a dual macro-micro mission. Mary Richmond, a social work pioneer delivered services to individual people and families requiring support to allay their social functioning challenges. Jane Addams, her contemporary colleague, was the face of social reform via environmental transformation to address the general needs of mankind. Indeed, historians claim the progressive age macro area had a powerful presence, demanding social workers'… Continue Reading...

Assessment Process

make sense of their loss. A client may be sent to the health providers listed below for management of their condition: Psychiatrist: for the management of chronic and severe issues. A psychiatrist can review a case and prescribe medication. They can also diagnose a patient and manage other complications that are co-occurring. Clinical Psychologist: Psychologists have the skills to assist a client to lead a normal functional life in their new surroundings. They employ therapies such as stress inoculation training. Rehabilitation Homes: Therapists should consider vocational training services or psychosocial services provided by independent organizations. These often lay claim… Continue Reading...

Organizational Change Communication Issues

flow about the change. Engagement needs to come from all levels of the organization, and buy-in at the station management level will be essential to ensuring that all employees buy in as well. References Brookins, M. (2017). What causes resistance to change in an organization? Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 26, 2017 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/causes-resistance-change-organization-347.html Calder, A. (2013). Organizational change: Models for successfully implementing change. Digital Commons. Retrieved February 26, 2017 from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1142&context=honors Heathfield, S. (2016) How to reduce employee resistance to change. The Balance. Retrieved February 26, 2017 from https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-reduce-employee-resistance-to-change-1918992 Quast, L. (2012). Overcome the 5 main reasons people resist… Continue Reading...

Kraft Foods Canada Targeting Of the Millennials

on marketing the brand in a way that is safe and efficient. However, Kraft management will push for higher levels of expenditure and capital investment than would have traditionally been thought with a more conservative outlook that absorbed on justifying downside jeopardy. Numerous organizations are dedicated to building a business with Millennials, and Kraft by using their potential strategy wants to propose an informative success story. The traditional technique of generating an idea and expecting noise to be bred around that idea is no longer useful with millennials. Nowadays, everything is leaning more towards the content and what products are… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Ratio Analysis

accounts receivable, indicating that Starbucks' customers are taking longer to pay them, affecting Starbucks' liquidity. The asset management ratios highlight how well the company turns its assets in revenue. Inventory turnover reflects how quickly inventory is turned -- a higher number means better throughput. Starbucks, which generally carries at least a two years' supply of coffee as a hedge against fluctuating commodity prices, has a low inventory turn. At 6.17, this is much lower than the industry average of 21.5, but most industry comparables' inventories are food, much more perishable, which demands a high rate of turnover. No industry average… Continue Reading...

Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence and the Role it Plays in Project Portfolio management One of the most important and essential qualities of leadership needed in today's multigenerational business world is Emotional Intelligence (EI). EI is a "people smart" type of intelligence -- it enables an individual to read a person and provide the right kind of emotional feedback and/or responses to that person's needs. Leaders who demonstrate strong emotional intelligence are able to improve project performance because they focus on the individuals within a team rather than simply or exclusively on goals and procedures (Cacamis & Asmar, 2014). EI allows one… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

to gain control of symbolic power. They have asserted their knowledge of local folklore, religious rules and management of resources including forests. This is cultural capital that they have deployed to resist the symbolic subjugation that they experience from state agents (Santasombat, 2004). Karen identity is also strongly marked by religion. It is both uniting and divisive. Identity studies involve identification of sameness and how much difference there is between the members of a group. The categorization applied by powerful forces from outside is commonly internalized as forming part of the standard for self identification. Indeed, classification and categorization… Continue Reading...

How Diversification Can Help Ceos Financially

Corporate Governance and Corporate Diversification Strategies. Review Of International Comparative management, 13(4), 621-632. Raluca Florentina is a professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies in Romania, and in this peer-reviewed piece the author evaluates the causality relationship between "corporate governance and corporate diversification strategies in the context of the global economic crisis" (Florentina, 2012). Corporate governance is based on the theory of the "organization and the expenses it implies," and the organization's efforts to clarify relationships "between the several actors to the determination of management" (Florentina, 621). Good governance " . . . reduces risks, increases performance .… Continue Reading...

Bonnesante S.a. Case Study

debt-to-equity ratio, but I would rather recognize the debt level incurred by the firm. What role does management judgement play in determining the lessee right-of-use asset and lease liability amounts? The decisions and rulings made by management do play a role in ascertaining the lessee right-of-use asset together with the lease liability amounts. To begin with, management makes the decision whether the company ought to enter into leasing contracts. Subsequent to determining this, a judgment has to be made whether an operating lease or finance lease is fitting. In line with the exposure draft, management plays the role of ensuring… Continue Reading...

Health Care Organizational Leadership

role in continual improvement, and that they are supported and acknowledged by their senior management. Having the participation of all staff members gives rise to their motivation and enthusiasm, which enhances the capacity to develop and enhance the organization. The significance of attaining the proper attitude and participation of the staff of the organization cannot be undervalued. The healthcare organization necessitates the contribution of not only the doctors and physicians, but also the entire staff to render healthcare and advance its competency (Tonnessen, 2005). Continuous improvement within the organization necessitates instigating structural changes to support innovation. Healthcare organizations are… Continue Reading...

Head Start Program Evaluation

separate grants and loan-reliefs for aiding pupils in pursuing degrees. Ten percent continuous expenditure/quarter decline till the target is achieved 4 management of Work Processes Educators' receptiveness to consultation is associated closely with implementation fidelity. These outcomes lead scholars to recommend educator training as vital to Research-based, Developmentally-Informed (REDI) success (Evaluating Head Start, 2005) A thirty-percent process time decrease over the course of the succeeding four months 5 Outcome Evaluation Within the program, distinct limited experimental program enhancement assessments directed at various child outcomes including overweightness and socio-emotional abilities have considerable positive effects after 1-2 years (Evaluating Head Start, 2005) Enhance ten… Continue Reading...

Hsms Gap Analysis Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments Description of APM Terminals Legal Environment Review of the Health and Safety management System Description Gap Analysis Hazard Identification Physical Hazards Health and Welfare Hazards Risk Assessment Physical Hazard -- Working at Height - Scaffolding Health & Welfare Hazard -- Noise Action Plans Action Plan 1 - management System Action Plan 2 -- Hazards and Risks Barbour Checklist: BS OHSAS 18001 Audit Checklist Occupational health and safety management has numerous benefits for business, not only an employer's duty of care, a legal and moral obligation but also critical part of business equal in importance to other business functions like finance,… Continue Reading...

Cardillo Travel Systems

these executives with this particular violation is linked to management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Under Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In accordance to this guideline, the SEC expects the company's management to be accountable for maintaining an internal control system over financial report. This is so as to offer sensible guarantee with respect to the reliability of preparing and reporting of financial statements for external users of such statements, comprising of the external auditors (SEC, 2007). Failing to maintain accurate financial records management of a company is obligated to implement… Continue Reading...

Taming the Measurement Monster

that formal requirements will have a greater impact on the adoption of performance management in comparison to implementation. Therefore, the internal requirements have a more significant influence in contrast to external requirements. The key way in which this model is likely to influence performance measures within a healthcare organization is the sense that measures set by the government will solely be espoused for the sake of conforming to external anticipations with minimal impact on enhancing decision making. Therefore, the health care organization can be used to enhance accountability and enhance performance. In this case, not only will the healthcare… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics Crisis

arduous superior who loathed and did not accept failure. Former company executives defined his style of management as dictatorial and focused at fostering a climate of fear. Furthermore, the CEO set pushy objectives for public growth, made up of growing into the biggest car manufacturer in the world. Nevertheless, accomplishing this key objective came at a huge cost, which at the end of the day, comprised of a notice of violation from the EPA, a criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice and several class-action legal suits against the company (Glazer, 2016). Another aspect of failure in corporate… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Syrian Refugee Crisis on Marketing Arena

Strategic management and marketing theory demonstrates that marketing activities are significantly affected by events in the external environment (Mullins & Walker, 2013). For instance, the PESTEL framework shows that business and marketing decisions must be made in consideration of political, economic, social, technological, environment, and legal factors. One event that is increasingly affecting marketing activities is the Syrian refugee crisis, which has resulted in the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe (Kleintop & Schwab, 2015). This text considers the implications of the… Continue Reading...

Case 13 Ups Logistics and to Move Toward 4pl

managing the physical movement of goods, but also more critical management and planning processes such as coordinating the movement of those goods. Despite intense competition in the industry and other inherent challenges, 3 PLs can consider a 4PL model for a number of reasons. First, a 4PL model offers an additional stream of revenue. Also, the 4PL model is less asset intensive compared to the 3PL model (Hoek, 2014). With cost being an emerging significant consideration, this may be detrimental to the bottom line. More importantly, as 3 PLs often boast lengthy operational experience, they enjoy strong relationships with… Continue Reading...

Groupon and the Sec

includes information such as the mission, vision, strategies and management information. The organizational past performance and forthcoming projections together with information and data obtained from media also play a beneficial part. In this case, it would be beneficial as it would show that the press was worried regarding Groupon's violation of the IPO terms. In addition, an assessment of the organizational model and strategies would highlight that Groupon did not have a sustainable financial business model. What are the future prospects of this business? The future of Groupon as a business can be analyzed through three different areas. The… Continue Reading...

Saint Leo University Master Social Work Program

best out of it. This will be achieved by employing effective productivity and time management practices that will ensure that I perform well without neglecting any key areas. I will always work from a to-do list to help me prioritize activities and projects and also gauge my daily, weekly and monthly progress. I will also seek advice from those who have successfully completed the program so they can instruct me on how best I should approach the exercise. I believe learning from the experiences and mistakes of others is one of the most effective ways to avoid failure. One… Continue Reading...

Gensin Case

deal directly with the legal services purchased. For example, this may include senior management from most major departments, as many of these will have to deal directly or indirectly with legal issues, from the regulatory requirements of marketing through to employment and health and safety law, as well as issues such as product liability for the research and development department (MacIntyre, 2014). As May will also be looking at the way services may be allocated with the aim of reducing the number of suppliers, the potential for single firms to provide for different needs may also be considered, which… Continue Reading...

Applied Social Psychology

e.g., timely disease identification, support and education of patients using models linked to decision making, loss, management, stigmatization, and social comparison. With regard to health education, socio-psychological models may facilitate primary health-issue prevention. Social psychology facilitates identification of psychosocial determinants of health-linked behavior, creation of behavioral modification interventions, and extensive intervention application. For instance, Schaalma and coworkers (1994) tested an AIDS/HIV Prevention initiative whose basis was social influence and social cognitive theories. The goal was: improving students' HIV-related awareness and prevention, ensuring resistance to peer pressure to engage in risky sexual behavior, and clarifying group attitudes towards condom utilization… Continue Reading...

Solving the Fedex Situation

Kotter's Change Model to Solve the FedEx Situation FedEx HR management Strategy Local as well as multinational organizations experiences change during operations. The goal of change is to ensure sustained organizational competitiveness and relevance. Any change is met by an organization and its members going all-out in their commitment to it and in integrating it into company systems. HR departments are responsible for devising practicable plans for resolving organizational issues and, more significantly, inducing change. Corporate change may be small-scale (changing one sub-department or some operational processes only) or large-scale (department-wide or… Continue Reading...

Strategic Plan

important stakeholder in the strategic implementation process is the top management. Strategic plans are often initiatives of the management. The management assesses the organization's strengths and weaknesses, identifies opportunities in the market, and plans how to exploit those opportunities. The role of the management involves not only creating the strategic plan and overseeing its implementation, but also mobilizing and providing the necessary resources (Hill & Jones, 2012). Introducing a new product is without a doubt a resource-intensive undertaking, requiring processes such as research and development (R&D), procurement, product testing, and marketing, hence the need for management commitment. In most… Continue Reading...

Individual Instructional Needs Of Students

working in liaison with Mary if she is to be helped out of her tendencies • Self- management: this refers to being able to control one's emotions, behaviors and thoughts in a variety of situations. Stress management, impulse control, self-motivation and working to achieve such goals are part of self-management. • Social awareness: It involves the ability to see matters from a real life perspective. It includes developing one's empathy for other people from different backgrounds. One should seek to understand the social norms and the culture of others. They should take note of the family, community and school resources. •… Continue Reading...

Managing Quality Safety and Individual Performance in Healthcare

to the health care sector. This paper discusses the usefulness of the total quality management (TQM) model, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Safety Performance management Framework, and the balanced scorecard in the health care sector. Total Quality management TQM is a management philosophy that advocates for organization-wide and continuous improvement of an organization's products and processes. The philosophy espouses five major principles: customer focus, management commitment, employee empowerment, continuous improvement, and evidence-based decision making (Kaynak & Rogers, 2013). The element of customer-focus means that every decision an organization makes and process it undertakes is geared towards… Continue Reading...

Human Resource

M., Hui, C., & Chen, Z. X. (2011). Inducements, contributions, and fulfillment in new employee psychological contracts. Human Resource management, 50(2), 201-226. doi:10.1002/hrm.20415 Maguire, H. (2003). The changing psychological contract: challenges and implications for HRM, organisations and employees. Human resource management: challenges & future directions, 87-103. McDermott, A. M., Conway, E., Rousseau, D. M., & Flood, P. C. (2013). Promoting Effective Psychological Contracts Through Leadership: The Missing Link Between HR Strategy and Performance. Human Resource management, 52(2), 289-310. doi:10.1002/hrm.21529 Morrison, D. E. (1994). Psychological Contracts and Change. Human Resource management, 33(3), 353-372. Tekleab, A., Orvis, K., & Taylor, M.… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

particularly paid to situational leadership, integrity, people skills, effective communication, time management skills, teamwork, coping with stress, succession planning, and service leadership. Situational Leadership The fundamental idea behind situational leadership is that there is one-size-fits-all style of leadership (Bertocci, 2009). The leader adjusts their leadership style to fit the circumstance at hand -- the task to be accomplished and the group to be led. This means that a certain style of leadership may be appropriate for a certain task, situation, and organization but inappropriate for another. For instance, democratic and participative leadership may be appropriate in a technology organization,… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

into various departments, standards or specialty. It enables harmonization and assimilation of activities through ranked management, official rules and procedures, teaching and socialization. In addition, it institutes the organization's borders and standardizes its interactions with its setting and with other organizations. Examples of organizational structures include matrix structure, divisional structure, hybrid structure and functional structure. Chapter 11 Chapter eleven discusses global human resource management. Cultural issues and differences can be seen through Hofstede's Dimensions of National Culture. Power Distance outlines the magnitude of fairness of authority dissemination in a particular society and its workplaces, and employee anticipations associated with… Continue Reading...

Intervention Plan for Carlos

patient for other psychosocial or psychological services (e.g., constant case management). The multidisciplinary evaluation will ideally incorporate psychologists, counselors, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses (Wallace & Cooper, 2015 Hence, in Carlos's case, certain multidisciplinary referrals would prove highly effectual in satisfying client requirements, including: • Identification of a PTSD-trained mental healthcare professional capable of offering consultation, guidance, diagnostic and educational services, which is the foremost step. PTSD therapists may belong to diverse disciplinary backgrounds such as trauma therapy, clinical psychology, eidetic imagery and hypnotherapy. • Second-line non-trauma-centered psychotherapy may prove useful. This includes stress inoculation instruction and guidance… Continue Reading...

Leadership Culture in a Healthcare Organization

can also influence a healthcare setting of safety and improvement through the management of disorderly and unethical behavior by healthcare staff. Taking into consideration that executives have oversight over medical personnel, they have the capacity to make certain that unprincipled, unethical, and incompetent personnel do not put patients at risk. This also encompasses receiving prompt feedback that particular behaviors are not fitting and pose a threat to the quality of care rendered. Continuous improvement can also be instigated in the healthcare setting by ensuring that the organization is a learning entity. According to Garvin (1993), a learning organization is… Continue Reading...

Performance Management

What questions does Performance management see to answer? Performance management sees to answer questions relating to employee work objectives and overall role within an organization. The performance manager will develop, assess and monitor a plan by which an employee's contributions to the organizational strategy and strategic objective are identified, measured and reviewed. The questions that the Performance management will attempt to answer, therefore, are: What is the role of the employee? What is the objective of the employee? How well is the employee meeting the objective? What could be done… Continue Reading...

Strategic Implementation

exist at distant locations from a firm's present localities, such that decisions such as management of assets, operational changes, innovation, and growth have a longitudinal aspect whereby corporations seek information from distant sources and select between geographically disseminated substitutes. In this case, geographical location would largely impact the chosen tool. Communicating change would become quite challenging as the organizational members are in different locations. In addition, this would to some extent justify the costs of the gloves as different locations would have differing prices. The context of industry for the organization can influence both the choice and the implementation… Continue Reading...

Aurora Colorado Theater Shooting After Action Report

the Aurora Fire Department, hospital-based emergency departments, and Emergency management Services (EMS) worked together to manage the crisis. The agencies collaborated in evacuating victims, apprehending the suspect, searching the theater building, providing emergency medical care, transporting victims to hospitals, and assisting families of victims. Nonetheless, similar to other previous incidents, inter-agency coordination and communication difficulties were experienced. These difficulties provide crucial lessons for leadership within the field of emergency management. Background/Summary of the Incident The 20th of July 2017 was a sad day for the American nation. A few minutes past midnight, a gunman interrupted what was to be… Continue Reading...

Child Development

Childhood and adolescence. Cengage Learning. Simatwa, E. M. (2010). Piaget's theory of intellectual development and its implication for instructional management at pre-secondary school level. Educational Research and Reviews, 5(7), 366. Retrieved from http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379610138_Simatwa.pdf Ojose, B. (2008). Applying Piaget's theory of cognitive development to mathematics instruction. The Mathematics Educator, 18(1). Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ841568.pdf Woody, D. J. (2003). Infancy and toddlerhood. Dimensions of human behavior: The changing life course, 113-158. Retrieved from https://us.corwin.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/16296_Chapter_3.pdf Continue Reading...

Multinational Companies

are to be successful (Noorderhaven and Harzing, 2003). One of the major complexities MNCs face relate to human resource management (HRM). Indeed, managing human resources in the international context can be a daunting task. This is particularly because of considerable cultural, institutional, economic, and political differences across countries (Thite, Wilkinson and Shah, 2012). National (country-of-origin) characteristics tend to influence how MNCs behave in the host country. They influence not only corporate strategy, but also the kind of HRM practices MNCs adopt in the host country (Sethi and Elango, 1999; Yu, Park and Cho, 2007; Cox, 2014; Chung and Furusawa, 2015).… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard

sharing with outside investors seamless. References Seuring, S., & Goldbach, M. (2013). Cost management in Supply Chains. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD. Temporal, P. (2014). Branding for the public sector: How to develop successful brands in the sector where image is power. John Wiley & Sons. Continue Reading...

Herbal Medication in Handling Heart Diseases Among Women

they sell. The article further highlights the chemical content of some of the most commonly used herbs in the management of heart diseases. The writers further outlay the positive side or the benefits that each of the herbs highlighted in the article hold towards effective management of heart diseases. To give objective balance to the article, the authors point out the adverse effects that have been medically and experimentally proven to emanate from each of the drugs covered therein. The article comes out as a reliable source of knowledge and instrumental in the study of herbal medication among patients… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis to Develop Strategy

about what they need to do in terms of accounting, production management, marketing and other aspects of the business. Having these basic skills serves two main purposes. First, these skills mean that the principals are able to leave no stone unturned -- attention can be paid to all aspects of the business, whereas some small business owners might ignore certain aspects of a business with which they are unfamiliar. That will not be the case here. The other benefit of having these skills among the business owners is that the company can pay less in salary, which will be… Continue Reading...

Non Credit Programs on Workforce Education

426 participating institutions (17%) provide entrepreneurship or small business management degree programs, 131 (31%) award entrepreneurship certificates, and 176 (41%) provide three or more courses in small business or entrepreneurship. Hagan's survey response analysis had the intention of determining the effects (if any) of geographic location, instructor characteristics or institutional mission on the creation and development of small business management programs and community college entrepreneurship. The data was carefully analysed and the analysis showed that the relationship between any of these factors and program growth is insignificant. In Hagan's words, "the primary outcome of the research is a determination… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing

ascertains the various factors that drive the different costs linked to an activity, and this enables management to assess substitute activity drivers that may be more cost effective with regard to labor, machine hours, as well as materials. In the Activity-Based Costing approach, cost drivers are deemed to be the units that are employed to calmly apportion and trace indirect and mutual resource costs associated with various activities within the firm such as sales, administration and production. This is done on the supposition that cost objects, for instance orders, products and services, lay demand on resources. In keeping with… Continue Reading...

Sanford Medical Center Organization Structure

Nursing Leadership and management Organizational Analysis -- The Organization The hospital is well recognized and has been named a top 100 Heart hospital and top 100 hospitals nationally. The organization also has a nationally ranked children's hospital that has newborn and pediatric intensive care services. Sanford Medical Center is a level II trauma center that is supported by AirMed transport services that cover a three-state area. The services offered within the facility include: • 3D Mammography • Allergy & Immunology • Behavioral Health • Breast Health • Cancer/Oncology • Children's/Pediatrics • Dermatology… Continue Reading...

Norway, England, Wales, and the United States

in England and Wales are run by Her Majesty's Prison Service. This agency exists as part of National Offender management Service of Her Majesty's Government. The ranks have changed with the current 2013 ranks being Operational Support Grade, Prison Officer, Supervising Officer, and Custodial Manager, followed by Specialist Officer. Most investigations in England are performed privately. However, for crime there is a Murder Investigation Team comprised of specialized homicide squads working in London, England. Most homicide investigation I London happens under the Specialist Crime and Operations Directorate's Homicide Command. Norway Norway's court system has a similar structure to the… Continue Reading...

Argos Shipping Company Business Plan

and termination if necessary. Managing Director will be responsible for overall management of the company. The auditor will also ascertain that the company fund is used appropriately. The main departments will be as follows: • Legal Marine insurance • Finance and Accounting • Administrative • Technical • Linear Department • Chattering Department • Dry Cargo Department, and • Tanker Department. The fig 1 reveals the organizational structure of the company. Fig 1: Organization Structure Source: Pearson (2002). The legal department will be responsible for drafting the "contracts for new buildings, company law, national/international taxes, purchase/sale of ships. The company lawyer… Continue Reading...

Woodrings Floral Gardens

items. The company has excelled in product quality, service excellence, delivery reliability, and customer relationship management, gaining significant competitive advantage in the floral marketplace. Positioning itself as the top provider of floral gifts, the retailer boasts a strategic store location, competitive prices, convenient operating hours, as well as online retailing. The success of the store further stems from the use of robust marketing channels cutting across modern and unconventional techniques. Without a doubt, Woodrings provides important strategic lessons for small retailers. Works Cited Bhatia, S.C. Retail management. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2008. Jain, Neelesh. Retail management: a realistic approach.… Continue Reading...

Research Literature

to Javadi et al. (2013), this influence has positive influences for the practice and the research of knowledge management, particularly for the attention-based perspective of the organization. References Dennis, A. R., Minas, R. K., & Bhagwatwar, A. P. (2013). Sparking creativity: improving electronic brainstorming with individual cognitive priming. Journal of management Information Systems, 29(4), 195-216. Dhillon, G., Stahl, B., & Baskerville, R. (Eds.). (2009). Information Systems -- Creativity and Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: IFIP WG 8.2 International Conference, Creative SME 2009, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 21-24, 2009, Proceedings (Vol. 301). Springer. Javadi, E., Gebauer, J., & Mahoney, J.… Continue Reading...

Protecting Data and Health Information

in the search for evolving trends." (Schifreen 36). Schifreen also states an inventory log is essential to ensure management knows who takes what out of the community clinic. For example, smartphones can be given to the staffers that have the app installed and must be turned in when not in the office. This allows for maximum security of personal information via an additional added layer of security. The next option to ensure adequate personal data protection is an encryptor. Numerous programs offer file encryption. However, one must keep in mind even if a program offers file encryption, the program… Continue Reading...

Licensure and Discipline Of Nurses

has been provided for within the ethics and measures of service delivery. Furthermore, discipline brings easiness with the management of the nursing activities in the entire profession. In any profession, discipline is what creates order on how work is done, on the conduct of the participants, and on how everything is planned and executed. How will it change my practice? I am a disciplined nurse. I practice nursing activities in a way that is accorded by the profession. Discipline will enable me to be ethical. I will know the right thing and the wrong thing, and probably choose to… Continue Reading...

Emotional Labour and Gendered Occupational Segregation

in a way that resonates with the underlying rules of conduct. Emotional labour is essentially about impression or appearance management (Pilcher, 2007). At work, for example, organisations require employees to constantly demonstrate composure and compassion when serving or interacting with customers. One is expected to show such positive emotions regardless of their real emotional state (Williams, 2013). In other words, whether one is experiencing positive or negative emotions, they are required to always show positive emotions. For instance, irrespective of how difficult or stubborn a customer is, employees are expected to empathise with such customers. For any organisation, such… Continue Reading...

Toshiba Accounting Fraud Case Study

enough it seems. The power that independence and distance from management gives external auditors is counterbalanced by the fact that they do not know the business quite as well as internal auditors do, and any large company will have both because of the different strengths and weaknesses of the two auditor types. Continue Reading...

Human Resource Management in a Competitive Environment

Human Capital management The modern world is intensely competitive and the proper management of the human capital plays a pivotal role in the success of an organization. Over time, we have seen drastic changes in all aspects of the human capital and have become the most critical and dominant key success factor in succeeding in the highly competitive environment. Human capital management (HCM) is a sub-field of the HR function that focuses on the recognition, anticipation and anticipating human needs within an organization. Baron &… Continue Reading...

Economic and Environmental Benefits Of Short Sea Shipping

presence within the European waters (Beskovnik, 2006). The adoption of the policy also saw an increase in the management of its different ports from external countries like China. The Chinese companies have already taken over some ports, and they are doing a tremendous job especially for short sea shipping. There are also environmental benefits that the country would reap. A study carried out on the impact of marine transportation reported that using sea transport increased fuel efficiency, reduced greenhouse emissions, traffic congestion, noise impacts, and infrastructure impact (Beskovnik, 2006). All this was in comparison to road, and rail transportation.… Continue Reading...

Operations Department in a Shipping Company

towards the success of a shipping company is effective operations management.  Shipping companies establish organizational structures and cultures that seek to promote effective operations management.  Some of the major divisions in ship management include commercial, operation, administration, finance, and technical departments.  Operations department is mandated with the task or responsibility of handling all issues relating to shipping management and ensuring that the shipping company undertakes activities that focus on achievement of respective business objectives.  However, this department works in collaboration with the other departments to ensure that all functions and activities are coordinated and streamlined.  Through the coordinated activities,… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

which tended to be helping professions. Also, women were dealing with community management in the absence of men. If I were living in the era, I would align myself with any of the social work traditions described by Stern & Axinn (2011). References Stern, M.J. & Axinn, J. (2011). Social Welfare. Pearson. 5. The social work profession evolved in the 19th century. Both industrialization and urbanization led to the need for social services to address influxes of poor. Issues ranging from physical and mental illness to poverty needed to be addressed by volunteers within the social work framework, leading… Continue Reading...

Digitalization to Enhance Customer Satisfaction at Apm Terminals

with a plethora of services ranging from container handling and shipping to port management, and inland logistics (Branch, 2012). Industry players have increasingly adopted digital technologies in an effort to serve their customers better. Among other technologies, cargo tracking technologies, surveillance systems, sensor technologies, wireless technologies, mobile equipment, drones, 3D printing technologies, and analytics technologies are gaining popularity in the port industry. These technologies have proved to be valuable in ensuring timely shipping and cargo delivery, guaranteeing cargo security, maximizing port capacity, improving process efficiency, and reducing operational costs for both port operators and their clients (Accenture, 2016; Heilig,… Continue Reading...

Resume and Cover Letter Example

Alaska Airlines reach its regional sales target by working with cost management and accounting departments to strategically adjust pricing. Starbucks 2006-2008 Served hundreds of customers per day in flagship location at Pike's Place Market. Prepared both drip brew coffees and espresso-based beverages using the espresso machine, and also prepared chilled blended drinks. Education University of Washington 2015-2017 On track for May 2017 Master's Degree in the field of aeronautics engineering, with focus on emerging technologies in fuel injection. University of Washington 2010-2015 Received Bachelor's Degree with a 3.7GPA, served on the school track team and wrote articles every week… Continue Reading...

Public Sector Performance Measurement

For the public sector, performance management is a valuable process. Organizations increasingly rely on performance data to make decisions relating to various organizational processes, including strategic planning, internal management, resource allocation, reporting, as well as monitoring and evaluation. This is what performance management is all about -- continuous measurement of performance, definition of performance objectives and outcomes, communication of the outcomes, and taking action based on those outcomes. As demonstrated by literature, implementing PBM can be viewed as implementing organizational change: it requires assessment of the status quo, defining the organization's desired… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making Scenario

made considerable progress towards contract renewal between UWEAR and Peninsula Hotel chain and has planned a meeting with his management team to discuss the contract renewal. In light of the challenges relating to decline sales and profitability of UWEAR as well as the increased pressures to perform, Joe is optimistic that the contract renewal between these two firms will help in promoting continued success and employment with UWEAR. However, the contract negotiations have created a strained relationship between Joe and Bill lately because of the complexities involved in the negotiation process. Actually, the good relationship between Joe and Bill… Continue Reading...

Operations Management in Education

Qualifications for the Position of an Operations Manager The operations management function is one of the most important functions within an organisation. From materials acquisition and production to warehousing, distribution, and customer service, the function ensures day-to-day processes and activities run as effectively and efficiently as desired (Krajewski, Ritzman & Malhotra, 2013). The function is critical to the extent that it significantly affects the organisation's top-line and bottom-line results (Mahadevan, 2010). Indeed, the operations management function can be described as the heart of every organisation. It is through this function that an… Continue Reading...

Americana Group

http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/investment/uae-s-food-imports-to-rise-to-400b-in-10-years-1.1482864 Boursa Kuwait. (2017). Stock Profile: Kuwait Food Company (Americana) (S.A.K.). Retrieved from: http://www.boursakuwait.com/stock/stock.aspx?stk=704 Chernev, A. (2014). Strategic marketing management. Cerebellum Press. Food Business Review. (2017). Kuwait Food Company (Americana) K.S.C.P. FBR. Retrieved from: http://www.food-business-review.com/companies/kuwait_food_company_americana_sak Mubasher. (2017). UAE Adeptio seals Americana takeover. Retrieved from: http://english.mubasher.info/news/3067792/UAE-Adeptio-seals-Americana-takeover Reuters. (2016). Adeptio completes $2.35bn deal for stake in Kuwait's Americana. Arabian Business. Retrieved from: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/adeptio-completes-2-35bn-deal-for-stake-in-kuwait-s-americana-649812.html Reuters. (2016). Dubai group pays $2.4 billion for control of Kuwait's Americana. Retrieved from: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-americana-m-a-idUSKCN0Z40OW The Wall Street Journal. (2017). Kuwait Food Co. (Americana) S.A.K. Retrieved from: http://quotes.wsj.com/KW/XKUW/FOOD/financials Thomas, K. (2009). Business Close-up: Americana Group. Farm Land Grab. Retrieved from:… Continue Reading...

Spirit Airlines Strategic Analysis and Recommendations

on a comprehensive review of the current offerings, the management should come up with ways of making the firm's offerings friendlier to the customer. These may include revising refund policies, eliminating luggage charges, introducing in-flight entertainment, and so forth. Market Penetration The market penetration option can be viewed as a long-term option, meaning it should be implemented within the next 3-5 years. Accordingly, the approval of the board would be required. This is particularly because significant capital expenditure may be involved. For instance, increasing fleet size would require more aircrafts. Following board approval, the management would purchase more aircrafts,… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Correlation & Causality

as to whether the metrics chosen by the ARC as applied and used from the OPM's performance management framework are proper and best for what is being looked at and assessed. Thus, looking at whether ARC is looking at the correct items, whether they are being looked at the right way or if perhaps they should be drilling down a bit further when it comes to the depth and breadth of their analysis is important. The ARC's methodology and choice of analysis points will be compared and contrasted with the overall desired framework and list of best practices from… Continue Reading...

Managing Stress Brought by Self Defeating Behavior

to work processes and the overall profitability of an organization. This paper examines the management of stress brought by self-defeating behaviors in the workplace. The evaluation includes recommendations of suitable solutions to this issue based on organizational theory concepts and the concepts of organizational behavior. Background Information The organization I work for has several divisions or department that are mandated with various responsibilities and tasks towards the achievement of the established business goals and objectives. Each of these departments is led by a departmental head who ensures that the division's workforce carry out their respective roles in line with… Continue Reading...

Community Contribution to Solving Existing Problem

is no doubt that it is a great threat to public health. Multi-sector and multilevel prevention and management strategies are the best touted for resolving the problem (Taveras, et al., 2015). Obesity and overweight rates among black and Latino girls in high school and women in Boston are alarmingly high. Black men have been reported to indicate the highest rates of obesity. Although there is no data on the number of children affected in Boston, the national statistics show that Latino and black children show significantly high rates at a relatively early age. It is expected that the trend… Continue Reading...

Carrier Hvac

dealt with so long as the proper tenets of change management and buy-in are managed. Beyond that, the mention of "prioritization" is key to focus on because if the economy is slowing, this is all the more reason to get costs down, lower error rates and keep things efficient. Even if Carrier has to slow things down a bit and/or just be more diligent, they do need to move forward with SupplierLink, based on the information at hand at this time. Identify the reasons (be specific) why Carrier should be interested in adopting the "new model", the "E-marketplace", as… Continue Reading...

Increasing Patient Satisfaction

resist the change on many levels. However, knowing this information beforehand helps the planning process and lets the management know what to expect about the entire change management implementation. For example, knowing that employees will respond to change differently in advance will allow management in various ways. management can praise the innovators and early adapters, and actually use these individuals to help the other members of the organization more readily advance through the various stages. Steps and Processes The first step of the process will entail building a change management project plan that incorporates all of the evidence-based best… Continue Reading...

Observation Plan for Nurse Leader

in patient interactions and these observations will be documented. 3. management. How does the nurse leader manage staff? What are his or her leadership styles? These are some of the core questions I will be asking during the participant-observation. My plan is to detail conversations that the nurse leader has with other members of the team, especially noting how the nurse leader resolves conflicts. 4. Interaction with other therapists, healthcare workers, physicians, and family members. The plan of observation includes a critical analysis of how the nurse leader engages with different members of the healthcare team other than the nurses… Continue Reading...

Career Planning Development and Management

myself to my future employer. This is my first step into the management profession and I am excited to settle into a job in this field. This Personal Marketing Plan (PMP) will guide me on the areas I need to focus more as far as my career is concerned. I am an American resident having completed all my studies here. Throughout my elementary and secondary years, I held various positions such as class representative. Later, I got an admission in the University and since I was inclined to the commerce side, I opted to major in management. After completing… Continue Reading...

Juvenile Justice

(Smith-Spark, 2014). Brazil's Justice Ministry is in charge of the nation's prison system, whose management comes under National Penitentiary Department duties. In the year 2013, the nation's prisons housed 581,000 inmates, making its incarcerated population the 4th largest worldwide. Of these, 557,000 were held in jails while the rest were detained within police facilities. Brazil's prison system comprises of a total of 1,598 facilities. Every single one of these is excessively overpopulated. On account of the nation's glaring failure in managing its prison system, particularly in terms of capacity, private investors were invited to invest in Brazil's prison system. Most… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making

develop a plan for competing with Threads4U and engage his company's management towards offering some promotions or higher price cut as compared to Threads4U's offer. Relevant Ethical Theory for Joe's Response to the Situation The proposed response for Joe in this situation is supported by utilitarianism ethical theory, which focuses on promoting the good of all. Based on this theory, an act is not inherently right or wrong, but its rightness or wrongness is determined based on its overall good (Moreland, n.d.). Through this ethical theory, Joe should focus on maximizing the greater good for the greater number of… Continue Reading...

Debt Versus Equity for Start Up

of debt is one of the considerations that senior management needs to take into account, because a higher cost of capital essentially demands that the company earn higher returns. This makes sense for a company on a positive growth trajectory, but has its own challenges should the company no longer be growing. If the company chooses debt, however, it must make the repayments on schedule, and that includes the interest payments. Debt may have a lower cost to it than equity, but it creates more of an immediate burden on the company's cash flow. The upside is the reduction… Continue Reading...

Online Marketing and Success

way specific activity should be approached. It will enable the staff, management, and the stakeholders to assess the level of achievement in the organization. The results obtained will be compared with the projections estimated in the strategic plan. Marketing communication is an important aspect of any organization (Cheung & Thadani, 2012). It involves the language and presentation used when creating product awareness and encouraging customers to buy products and services offered in the organization. In any business, the customer is considered as the main stakeholder, as without them the business will not operate live alone succeeding. However, the language… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis

Regional recognition • Good location Weaknesses: • Inadequate staffing • Excessive workloads • Extended working hours • High staff turnover • Staff management problems • Organisational politics • Ineffective utilization of health informatics • Inadequate integration of evidence into practice • Financial constraints External Opportunities: • Demographic shifts • Increased demand for health care • Partnerships • New care delivery models • Expansion Threats: • Competition (other urgent care clinics) • Unfavourable health care reforms and adverse shifts in government regulations Knowledge of the organisation's internal and external environment helps the organisation to make important strategic decisions (Harrison, 2010). More specifically, the organisation determines how it… Continue Reading...

Critiquing a Nursing Article with Picot

seek to understand the phenomenon and provide directions for future research and strategies for nurse management. The study is directly relevant to the healthcare practice because of the clear impact bullying has on the workplace environment and on patient outcomes too. Methods 2. Constructivist grounded theory methods are used, whereby the researchers identify how participants construct their social realities subjectively and objectively via qualitative research collected in online and offline settings. Data collection methods included a 30-item online survey, with informed consent. In total, 81 different participant narratives were collected and analyzed. The narratives were systematically coded for content,… Continue Reading...

Healthy Meals Delivered to Elderly

industry in general. Health & Diet Issues Beyond the production, distribution, and waste management aspects to sustainability, there is also the health component that is a critical consideration. The effects of improper diets can best be illustrated by the obesity epidemic, which is becoming an increasingly salient problem in much of the Western world. It represents a trend that has been growing in the United States and at a pace that is considered in epidemic proportion by a consensus among most health professionals. There many factors that are involved with the emergence of this trend, and diet is not the only… Continue Reading...

Worldcom Accounting Fraud and the Law

to do) fueled corruption at the company. What is the boundary between earnings smoothings and or earnings management and fraudulent reporting? Certain aspects of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) actually worked in favor of WorldCom's desire to make the company seem more profitable than it actually was; for example, line costs had to be estimated as profit given that they were not paid until several months afterward (Kaplan & Kiron, 2007, p.4). Transferring line costs and misstating them as capital expenditures further distorted profits (Kaplan & Kiron, 2007, p.7). But while certain practices which may result in inflation of profits… Continue Reading...

Operational Marketing and Strategic Positioning

the domains to the Health through Walls organization marketing management plan ("Health Through Walls," 2014). Likewise, when evolving new brands within the same firm, the positioning strategy can be even more straightforward, as brands can even be developed based on consumer preferences rather than retrofitting the brands and their positions to meet new consumer trends or interests. Ahmed, Kristal & Pagell (2014) define marketing capability as the ability to effectively use inputs and resources, including the "existing customer base," to efficiently generate desired sales (p. 10). The quantitative nature of operational marketing makes it so that firms can base… Continue Reading...

Six Sigma Dmaic 5 Control for Starbucks

Investigations again can take qualitative and quantitative elements. Training of management is going to be one of the most important tools, in addition to the monitoring function. The right tools need to be provided to ensure that all managers -- franchisees or company-owned -- are aware of the new process and how to execute it. They should also be made aware of the metrics that the company expects of the process, and the rationale behind it. Getting buy-in will help ensure that the process is fully deployed across the company. There will need to be a team involved in the… Continue Reading...

Letter to Legislator

training of the nurses would seem to be usbstanard and so is the level of oversight exerted by management and supervisors. I can and will provide specific examples of where the county has been clearly derelict in getting proper nursing staff duties done or when nurse and administration management has failed to take proper control over the same. It would see that the command and control that the county exerts over its personnel is not being done in the first place or at least is not being done in the proper and efficient manner. A good example was obvious… Continue Reading...

Traditional Costing and Activity Based Costing Approaches

service costs in an accurate manner. The system also lacks the capability to provide beneficial information to management for the objective of making vital operating decisions (Mahal and Hossain, 2015). Subsequent to carrying out ABC system, a company is able to examine its consumers and offer precise data and information. In turn, management may have the capability to position general customer value in addition to their profitability. This cost information enables the company to utilize target resources, which may give rise to more superior customer value (Mahal and Hossain, 2015). Activity-Based Costing (ABC) is recommended for apportioning overheads to… Continue Reading...

Success Proven Nurse Leader Characteristics

management and Leadership Characteristics Leadership is one of the few important characteristics show by specific people in the workplace, home, or community undertaking a specific activity. In such gatherings, one should be delegated the duty of being a leader such that he/she can direct and delegate duties to the other employees that they accomplish their duties and responsibilities as per the goals set in the organization or any other authority. Some people believed that leaders are born while other believed that leaders are made through training but… Continue Reading...

Police Organization and Administration

motivated one. Motivation and job satisfaction are thought of differently. To motivate someone this might require acknowledgement and proper management techniques. 3. Employee Morale. Building morale in your agency. Employee morale can be one of the most important factors in any organization, but also one that is difficult to define precisely; although it consists of the levels of positivity and cohesion in a department. There are many practical techniques that can help improve morale such as providing praise and focusing on good aspects, eliminating unnecessary conflict, and focusing on good communication techniques. 4. Positive discipline. Negative discipline. Provide examples.… Continue Reading...

Martha Stewart Omnimedia Corporate Governance Case Study

with the board over her compensation. Her involvement, combined with terms of her release, led to a convoluted management structure that undermined both governance and board function, in terms of being able to set the direction of the company. The directors found it difficult to act in the best interests of MSO, when those interests clashed with the best interests of Stewart herself, such as when she vetoed the desire of the board to take the company private, because she took personal offense to the idea. The board functioned better with more external directors. Many of the governance issues… Continue Reading...

Shared Values and Diverse Ideas in Healthcare Environment

2011; Yoder-Wise, 2013). Members of the organisation consequently adjust their behaviours to mirror diversity. Whether at the top management level or the middle management level, leaders throughout the organisation start to view their subordinates as crucial players in the decision-making process. Ultimately, potential conflicts between shared values and diverse ideas are avoided or minimised. On the whole, while they may appear to be in conflict, both shared values and diverse ideas are essential to any organisation. Shared values promote a climate of oneness within an organisation, while diverse ideas encourage creativity and innovation. Therefore, leaders must emphasise shared values… Continue Reading...

Digitalization to Enhance Customer Satisfaction at Apm Terminals

APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal and port management companies in the world, the proposed study seeks to fill this gap in literature. The study will take the mixed methods approach. In business, the significance of customer satisfaction cannot be overemphasized. Indeed, with increasingly many firms providing similar goods or services, dissatisfied customers can easily look for other alternatives. Accordingly, firms do whatever it takes to retain customers and keep them happy (Kumar, 2016). With tremendous technological advancements over the years, firms are ever more relying on technology as a valuable driver of customer satisfaction. Whether it… Continue Reading...

Enron Ethics and Leadership Failures

in the capitalist market system. In Chapters 3 and 4 of management, Bateman, Snell & Konopaske (2016) discuss organizational environment and culture and how these elements affect all aspects of the company's operations from senior management decisions to the behaviors of subordinates. The authors refer to the "macroenvironment," which influences the culture through laws and regulations that restrain organizations and their behaviors (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske (2016, p. 44). In the Enron case, the macroenvironment and pesky things like law means little if those laws and regulations are irregularly enforced, for example, or if it is easy for executives to… Continue Reading...

Management and Operation Consulting for Google

All this is related to the operations and supply chain management and the first direction Google would take is to define the problem and gather information. The use of this assessment tool could have enabled Google to identify market-specific services that ought to have been offered to the target markets by the company (Poulfelt & Olson, 2010). From the outlook, it is evident that the company gave focus to a micro and highly aggressive business model. The outlook gives that the business marketing employed is serious but in reality, they have a whimsical marketing side with a powerful impact… Continue Reading...

Samsung New Marketing Strategy

Samsung's Marketing Strategy Marketing management is an important component for the success and profitability of a company in its respective industry or market. Samsung, a South Korean company, has faced intense competition from Apple and other smartphone companies across the globe. Since 2014, Samsung's profit and market share have significantly declined due to intense competition from Apple and Chinese players. However, Samsung has experienced tremendous profitability and increased in the past year because of the adoption of new strategies. According to Jung -- a (2016), Samsung Electronics predicted… Continue Reading...

Military Management and the Agency Problem

Military management and the Agency Problem Agency theory can be helpful for understanding any organizational conflict or behavior, and applies equally as well to the private and public sector. Applied to the military organization, agency theory "offers insight into how military strategies relate to political objectives," an important consideration (Petrina, 2005, p. v). When it is applied to the corporate world, agency theory also offers insight into how executive decisions are made and how executives can become corrupt when they possess significant power and separation from… Continue Reading...

Krispy Kreme Case Study

relations -- were directly the result of inexperienced and incapable management. Unfortunately, the company is not nearly as attractive as many other QSR companies, in part because of these issues, and will continue to lag in attracting top industry talent, to its detriment. Another weakness that Krispy Kreme has is actually with the reputation the product has for being unhealthy. This is a problem because it dissuades many people from seeking out its products. Yet at 200 calories, the regular glazed is not out of step with other snack food. It's not healthy, but neither are a lot of… Continue Reading...

Letter Serving As an Engineering Duty Officer

have a Masters Degree in System Engineering and recently graduated with a Doctorate Degree in management in Environment and Social Sustainability. My motivation for applying for this opportunity is because I would like to give back to the United States for enabling me receive high-quality education. The opportunity to serve as an EDO in the United States Navy will help me to further develop my civilian education, experience and skills in a way that will contribute to the betterment of officer corps. Besides, I will develop my professional and leadership skills through engaging in individual projects assigned to me… Continue Reading...

Requirements for an Information System

in Appendix A are effective in ensuring that all involved understand the organization's policies regarding the management and handling of documents. • The principles laid out for records management ensure that employees understand who owns the copyright of the material and this prevents any litigation against the organization. • Recognizing and appointing relevant people to be in charge of recordkeeping will ensure records are well recorded and updated with current information. • Appendix A has pointed out the records that the records management system shall be handling, and this will allow the business to focus its efforts towards inputting… Continue Reading...

Control As Function Of the Management

Control Function of the management The management of any organization has critical roles that they need to play in the smooth running of the organization. The daily function could be held as a function of the management or devolved to the junior levels of the organizational structure. One of the central roles that often remain in the hands of the top management is the function of control. There are various reasons for this function of control remaining in the hands of the top management, some… Continue Reading...

Online Consumer Reviews from the Consumer Perspective

and increasing brand awareness. A brand manager needs to understand several issues before launching a brand management campaign that focuses on online consumer reviews. Online consumer reviews can be carefully crafted and manipulated by using paid or compensated reviewers, but this practice is frowned upon as "killing consumer confidence," (Weinberg, 2016). According to some studies, "Roughly 16% of restaurant reviews on Yelp are fake, according to a 2013 study. And up to 15% of all online reviews are fake," (Weinberg, 2016). Therefore, brand managers need to consider their online review strategy. Paying for positive online reviews by offering bloggers free… Continue Reading...

Lean Production System Applied to Today's Business

quality standards are passed on to the next processes on the production line without the direct management of human operators, hence the lean organizational structure. The machines also does not require a lot of human presence therefore the operator can be in charge of many machines resulting in higher productivity hence continuously improving leads to greater processing capacity. Second concept is Just in Time -Toyota has set its procedure in such a way that each process produces only what is needed by the next process in a continuous flow so as to avoid congestion in the processing line that… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Kimberley Clark Sustainability Report

of greenhouse gas emissions from their 2005 baseline. Their factories have adopted LEAN energy management, and many utilize alternative energy. For example, biomass is a byproduct of production and can be used as fuel to provide energy. The company also harnesses gas from landfills as another means of powering its facilities, enough to power 12,000 homes per year (p.17). And its waste reduction initiatives also focus on the supply chain Community Engagement Kimberley Clark's strongest area is in community engagement, as the company has sponsored a number of different initiatives around the world. It outlines several of these in… Continue Reading...

Emotional Intelligence and Employability Of Graduates

also covers how emotions evolve from one kind to another. Emotional management -- this is seen in the capacity of the individual to self-regulate emotions and additionally regulate the emotions of another individual. In work environments or crisis, an individual with high emotional management capacity will be able to harness both the negative and positive emotions to channel them towards completion of work tasks or problem solving endeavor. The Trait Model; this model departs from the premises that EI is an ability-based capacity but an innate attribute that individuals posses. It proposes that EI can be seen from the emotional… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

corporate culture of the organization. The organization is also known for its lean yet very efficient management team and human resources base, with the top management and decisions making team composed of engineers and a small project team that is also headed by engineers as indicated by Business Insider (2011). Apple is currently seen as a multinational corporation whose main base is in the USA with branches across the world and deals in computer software and consumer electronic goods. The well known products from Apple are the iPhone, the Mcintosh computers and the iPod, on the other hand its… Continue Reading...

Need for Cultural Change at an Organization

the proper outcomes, the overall results should be very good. References CMR. (2017). Due Diligence in a Change management Project. Change management Review - Actionable Insights for Change. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from http://www.changemanagementreview.com/due-diligence-in-a-change-management-project/ Euromed. (2017). Doing a cultural assessment. Euromedinfo.eu. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from http://www.euromedinfo.eu/doing-a-cultural-assessment.html/ Katzenbach, J., Steffen, I., & Kronley, C. (2012). Cultural Change That Sticks. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from https://hbr.org/2012/07/cultural-change-that-sticks Lewis, K. (2015). How 'Culture Fit' Can Be a Shield for Hiring Discrimination. Fortune.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017, from http://fortune.com/2015/12/07/culture-fit-hiring-discrimination/ Nolo. (2017). Does our company have to provide us a place to pray?.… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

culture of the organization. The organization is also known for its lean yet very efficient management team and human resources base, with the top management and decisions making team composed of engineers and a small project team that is also headed by engineers as indicated by Business Insider (2011). Apple is currently seen as a multinational corporation whose main base is in the USA with branches across the world and deals in computer software and consumer electronic goods. The well known products from Apple are the iPhone, the Mcintosh computers and the iPod, on the other hand its software… Continue Reading...

Understanding and Using Virtual Teams

virtual teams; research in the topic of virtual teams must cover areas like management and strategies to increase the amount of knowledge available for organization to create and sustain their own virtual teams. Potential Reference to be used is: Shillabeer, A., Buss, T. F., & Rousseau, D. M. (2015). Evidence-Based Public management: Practices, Issues and Prospects. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis. Central research question (qualitative) or research question(s) (quantitative) What evidence-based practice exists that can help organizations successfully implement virtual teams? (Qualitative) Of the data that exists, what are the key aspects of successful virtual teams that can be derived… Continue Reading...

Review Of Human Resource Management

Organization Brief Description International Human Resource management (IHRM) can be delineated as a set of activities purposed at the management of organizational human resources at the global level to attain organizational aims and accomplish competitive advantage over rivals at national and global levels. It encompasses characteristic human resource management functions like training and development, recruitment and selection, as well as performance appraisal undertaken at the global level. So as to closely incorporate company operations across the globe, multinational corporations try to cultivate and instigate standardized human resource management practices by transmitting the practices… Continue Reading...

Marketing Management Plan

better health care services in their prisons, focusing primarily on disease identification, management, and prevention (Health through Walls, 2014). Market Research Plan Overview of Problem Due to resource constraints, low income countries face significant challenges in providing quality healthcare to the prison population. Indeed, prisoners in these countries tend to be disproportionately affected by infectious diseases compared to the rest of the population, particularly tuberculosis and HIV (Health through Walls, 2014). This problem is created by factors such as prison overcrowding and lack of proper health care services, especially targeting disease identification, prevention, and management. Without measures to address… Continue Reading...

Elderly Showing Early Signs Of Dementia

brain-training games to treat attention and memory following brain injury. Journal of Pain management, 9(3), 217-226. Jak, A., Seelye, A., & Jurick, S. (2013). Crosswords to Computers: A Critical Review of Popular Approaches to Cognitive Enhancement. Neuropsychology Review, 23(1), 13. doi:10.1007/s11065-013-9226-5 Lampit, A., Hallock, H., & Valenzuela, M. (2014). Computerized Cognitive Training in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Effect Modifiers. Plos Medicine, 11(11), 1-18. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001756 Nouchi, R., Taki, Y., Takeuchi, H., Hashizume, H., Nozawa, T., Kambara, T.,. .. & Kawashima, R. (2013). Brain training game boosts executive functions, working memory and processing speed in… Continue Reading...

Airport Design

a thesis in architecture. Odoni, A., & De Neufville, R. (2003). Airport systems: Planning, design, and management. McGraw-Hill Professional. Watabe, Y., & Noguchi, T. (2011). Site-investigation and geotechnical design of D-runway construction in Tokyo Haneda Airport. Soils and foundations, 51(6), 1003-1018. Continue Reading...

Reebok Nfl Replica Jerseys

is the off-season period. Orders made during this season are mainly driven by player movements. Supply Chain Effective inventory management is important to ensure demand is met satisfactorily. Figures 2 and 3 depict Reebok's supply chain. Reebok relies on contract manufacturers, who procure and hold raw materials in inventory. For normal demand, retailers expect lead times of 3-12 weeks, and 1-2 weeks for hot-market demand. Once orders are placed, contract manufacturers ship the finished goods to Reebok's warehouse in Indianapolis. From this point, the finished goods are distributed to retail distribution centres and finally to retail outlets. As seen in Figure… Continue Reading...

Evaluating Success Of a New Venture 3 Squares

has the biggest potential to do great because of the strategies that the top management has instituted (Dimitri, & Oberholtzer, 2009). The implementation of the market segmentation is what has catapulted it to where it is today as more emphasis is placed on allowing their customers enjoy quality products and services developed to suit their needs. Through the marketing strategy, the company is effective; they are engaging, evolving, efficient, evaluating and have a vision for all the stakeholders in the company and most importantly its customers Strategic marketers recognize the fact that target customers in food service are homogenous.… Continue Reading...

Pop and Ilp Policing

strategy that emphasized the use of criminal intelligence when planning police tactics, intelligence-led policing has evolved into a management model and data-driven movement" (Ratcliffe, 2016, p. 7). The aim of ILP is to promote a future-oriented, targeted, and strategic mindset among law enforcement regarding crime control and not prioritize operations that could lead to wasted resources and lack of positive outcomes. While the British had difficulties implementing such a policing model at first, the success of the model made other countries decide to implement such strategies for their police force. Canada for example, implemented their version of ILP in… Continue Reading...

Virtual Teams in Today's Working Environment

success of virtual teams by arguing that these teams require effective management and suitable distribution of tasks. Deficiencies in the Studies While Lipnack & Stamps (1999) and Earnhardt (2009) provide significant insights on the success factors for virtual teams, their arguments do not address the factors that affect the team members themselves. These studies are seemingly focus on the management perspective in establishing the virtual teams and do not address the factors that relate to the team members themselves. Therefore, the studies are only suitable in providing a foundational understanding of the factors that contribute to success of virtual… Continue Reading...

Enhancing Nursing Service Delivery and Minimizing Errors

severe. The solutions to medical errors depend on decisions made by the management and commitment to staffing their facilities adequately. Implication of the Topic to the Health Promotion The issue of medical errors is rampant in the modern society. Most health facilities are private businesses, and the owners are seeking to minimize cost and maximize profits. As a result, the private hospitals have few nurses attending many patients who end up being overworked, fatigued, and prone to mistakes. The medical errors are accidental and thus the need to address the matter because it is urgent. The topic addresses the… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Public Sector

private sector. As an example, the adoption of performance-based management systems in the public has been on the rise, with public sector agencies seeking to achieve greater effectiveness in the achievement of goals and improved efficiency in the allocation of resources. In such an environment, public sector leaders must be initiators and adopters of change. They must have greater ability to deal with and manage change. Technological changes have also increased the challenges public sector leaders in the contemporary world have to grapple with (Schofield, 2008). Unprecedented technological advancements, majorly in the information technology environment, have without a doubt… Continue Reading...

Developing Work Teams in Organizations

collaboratively to achieve desired business goals and objectives. The approaches used in management of work groups and work teams should be different i.e. either psychosocial, behavioral or socio-technical approaches. These researchers conclude that work teams comprise of individuals with complementary skills that help in achievement of the assigned tasks and goals. Yeager & Nafukho (2011) conducted a study to examine the creation of diverse teams to enhance organizational performance. The main objective of the study was to explore the significance of team diversity and performance in organizational performance based on theory and empirical research. One of the major concepts… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Csr

Managers are not only interested in the organization, but also have immense influence on how the organization operates. The management formulates and executes strategy, which in turn maximizes shareholder wealth. Shareholders are interested in how profitable the firm is. As such, shareholders may not be concerned about the firm's engagement in social and environmental pursuits. Finally, government agencies constitute a vital stakeholder group as the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries. In addition to generally applicable regulations such as tax, employment, competition, and corruption regulations, pharmaceutical firms are subject to product safety and environmental regulations. Without… Continue Reading...

Bill Brady Case Swot Analysis

positive growth and change. Threats • External (environmental) changes include investment banking trending towards larger account management • Competition from smaller banks for smaller accounts cuts into the organization's small account business • New clients are coming in slowly • Inflation rates are high • Unemployment levels are high References Organizational Communication: Bill Brady Case. SWOT Analysis. Retrieved online: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05.htm SWOT Analysis. Retrieved online: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/assessing-community-needs-and-resources/swot-analysis/main Continue Reading...

Admissions Essay for Family Nurse Practitioner

able to understand the big picture issues related to health care administration and staff management, as well as the immediate needs of acute and long-term care. It is my vision to have a private practice or partnership with like-minded professionals, in which we can provide healthcare services to the community. To achieve this goal, I will be able to combine my knowledge of nurse leadership with evidence-based practice. The level of care that can be given to patients within a family nursing context is higher than that would otherwise be available via an intermittent care model. The family nurse… Continue Reading...

National Institute Of Health Care Management

National Institute of Health Care management Foundation Founded in 1993 and based in Washington, D.C., the National Institute of Health Care management Foundation (NIHCM) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization the works towards "improving the health of Americans by spurring workable and creating solutions to pressing health care problems" (NIHCM, 2017). The Foundation exists between the ideological space occupied by think tanks on the one side and associations on the other side. By providing evidence-based research and reports, the Foundation "sparks insights and collaboration" among health care groups, who then implement solutions to overcome obstacles in… Continue Reading...

South Korea and the Rise Of Globalization

Pavel Strach, "Retail Internationalization: Gaining Insights from the Wal-Mart Experience in South Korea," Review of International Comparative management, vol. 10, no. 1 (2009), 187.] [2: Neil Coe, Yong-Sook Lee, "We've learnt to be local: the deepening territorial embeddedness of Samsung-Tesco in South Korea," Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 13, no. 2 (2013), 327.] Second, globalization has led to new demand for Western goods. The hat stand reflects this change: the various hats and styles show new trends in dress over the years -- and even the stand itself is a reflection of demand for a product that is not… Continue Reading...

Group Dynamics and Teams

team was to thoroughly examine the market for the product and draft a comprehensive report to the management, providing recommendations whether or not to proceed with the idea. The report was to be submitted to the management in six weeks. Led by the head of business development, the team comprised personnel from various functions across the organization, including sales and marketing, research and development (R&D), procurement, and finance. Reflective Observation The team experience was one of a kind for me. It was my first time to work in an inter-functional team. I had worked in teams before, but I… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management

(2016). Managing interpersonal conflicts at work by line managers. Irish Journal of management, 35(1), 74-87. Mind Tools. (n.d.). Active listening. Retrieved from https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm Raines, S. (2012). Conflict management for managers: resolving workplace, client and policy disputes. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. Wilson, M. (2013). Active listening. New York: Routledge. Continue Reading...

Civic and Social Responsibility

The Project, The Project management Field, and the Community Individuals have a civic responsibility. They have a duty to actively participate in actions and efforts that impact the community positively (Tennessee State University, n.d.). These include addressing societal problems, showing stewardship, questioning government policies, political advocacy, and so on. This is what civic engagement is all about. The Project, a collegiate competition organized by the Project management Institute, Western Michigan Chapter (WMPMI), provides an ideal example of civic engagement. The project brought together teams of students from educational institutions… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Environment

to facilitate the change (Kearney-Nunnery, 2016). I also influence the management on what benefits or consequence the change will bring to the facility, short-term and long-term. As the fact finder and information link, I became the reason for the change. It was necessary that I disseminated every detail to the participants and the stakeholders who supported the change process. This was a necessary step, as understanding had to be calculated as a way of bringing success to it. Reference Kearney-Nunnery, R. (2016). "Chapter 11: Change and innovation." In Advancing your career: Concepts of professional nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company Continue Reading...

An Organizations Communication Climate

to enhanced input into work processes and activities. The organization's management has increasingly focused on establishing a working environment where all employees feel safe and work collaboratively towards the achievement of desired business objectives. In this regard, RiksPro's HR department engages its employees in decision making processes and initiatives on how to enhance their well-being and safety as they carry out their respective job duties. This process has also entailed the creation of enhanced flow of information within the organization because employees are engaged in critical decision making processes relating to their work. Based on this description, RiksPro has… Continue Reading...

Cultural Interaction and American Revolution

and Intercultural Citizenship. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication, 4(12), 344-359 Fontaine, R. (2007). Cross-cultural management: six perspectives. Cross Cultural management: An International Journal, 14(2), 125-135. Best, D. L. (2001). Gender Concepts: Convergence in Cross-Cultural Research and Methodologies. Cross-Cultural Research, 35(1), 23-43. Gundersen, J. R. (2007). Independence, Citizenship, and the American Revolution. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 13(1), 59-77. Cometti, E. (2011). Women in the American Revolution. Women and War, 24(2) Geert Hofstede. (n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2017, from http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html Geert Hofstede (2015). Geert Hofstede. Retrieved May 20, 2017, from http://geert-hofstede.com/geert-hofstede.html Continue Reading...

Feasibility Of Investing in Organic Foods Menu

the last five years, which means 3 Squares Restaurant may reap, from such a business; the management has realized the importance of organic food. More people are today concerned about their healthy food choices and diets. There has been a remarkable growth in the interest about organic restaurants as consumers are reacting to popular media regarding health and food safety (Hanks & Mattila, 2016). Residents in the areas where the company is located are known for keeping up with trends and enjoying new things. The area is popular for its unique restaurants. Importantly, the area has numerous farms that… Continue Reading...

Pros and Cons Of a Communication Strategy Nursing

quality of nurse training, reducing nurse fatigue through improved scheduling and human resources management, and enhancing communication through empowerment are the key solutions to the problem. References Dufault, M., Duquette, C.E., Ehmann, J., et al. (2010). Translating and evidence-based protocol for nurse-to-nurse shift handoffs. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 2010, p. 59. Halm, M.A. (2013). Nursing handoffs: Ensuring safe passage for patients. American Journal of Critical Care 22(2): 158. Continue Reading...

Participative Leadership and How It Works

all to follow it. In this case, staff would have to accept the mandate given by management, after management assessed the situation on its own and decided on its own to implement a solution. References Kearney-Nunnery. (n.d.). Managing and Leading in the Organization. Continue Reading...

Analects Of Confucius Philosophy

Cited Cavell, D. P. Leadership or followership: One or both? Healthcare Financial management, 61(11), 142-144. (2008). Retrieved 28,May 2017, from the ABI/INFORM Global database. Eno, Robert. "The Analects of Confucius" An Online Teaching Translation.(2015). Indiana University. Dhakhwa, Sujeeta and Enriquez, Stacey, "The Relevance of Confucian Philosophy to Modern Concepts of Leadership and Followership" (2008). All Volumes (2001-2008). Paper Kern, Martin. "Early Chinese literature, Beginnings through Western Han." In Owen, Stephen. The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature, (2010). Volume 1: To 1375. Cambridge: Worrall, Simon. Why Is Confucius Still Relevant Today? His Sound Bites Hold Up. (2015) Retrieved 17 May 2017… Continue Reading...

Globalization Culture and Politics in Asia

corporate culture and its lessons for building corporate culture in China," The Journal of International management Studies, vol. 9, no. 2 (2014), 33.] 5 With respect to the hat stand visible in the picture, all four senses link and can be said to be interdependent upon one another. First, culture, politics, economics and legality are intertwined in any system or nation, because each represents a facet of the total national character -- and one facet has an impact on another. For example, culture will impact the way that laws are made and enforced, as they are an outgrowth of… Continue Reading...

Management Dilemmas After Disasters

in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and the management of its employees. Ethical behaviors remain matters of interests within and outside organizations (O'Connor, 2011). Corporate failure and scandals that continue to rock headlines raise serious concerns about management approaches employed in the workplace (Carter, 2015). Negative views about organizations could be detrimental to their growth. Examples of such cases include the initial BP's blunder in quick comprehension of the public concerns raised in the US relating to the Gulf of Mexico spill (O'Connor, 2011). Additionally, BP demonstrated a failure in prioritizing equipment safety in their operations that came… Continue Reading...

Working Capital

2016). Costco can improve its working capital conditions by enhancing inventory management and changing its accounts payable policy. This would specifically involve minimizing inventory (for instance by adopting the just-in-time approach) and avoiding the payment of accounts payable early (for instance choosing financing options with longer repayment periods) (Sagner, 2010). Though Microsoft is doing well in terms of working capital management, there is still room for improvement. The firm has huge amounts of cash, which could be an indication of poor utilization of cash to generate income. Accordingly, the firm should avoid holding excessive amounts of cash. Microsoft also needs… Continue Reading...

Dangers Of Backcountry Skiing to Society and Individuals

the animal groups that change their habitat in the case of human disruption. Some management steps must be taken to reduce the effect that the skiers have on the wildlife and the feeding ecology (Fortin et al., 27). One of them has been the closure of the denning areas of the animals, especially during winter. The other step has been to regulate the size of land that is placed under skiing to minimize the human-wildlife interaction (Wrigley 8). Most of the mountainous areas are being affected by climate change and having human disturbance is another major stressor that affects… Continue Reading...

Human Capital Management Using Benefits and Compensation

inadequate benefits could result in low satisfaction levels and increase employee turnover. Benefits and compensation are important in Human Capital management in the following ways: Job Satisfaction It is no lie that employees like to feel appreciated, and one of the ways to make them feel appreciated is offering them a competitive benefits and compensation package. Employees who are content with their job, like their job or the nature of their job is vital in increasing the employees' productivity within the company. Job satisfaction means that an employee is happy with their current job and they have a positive emotional… Continue Reading...

Kolb’s Model Of Adult Learning

sleeves to work alongside his subordinates. He collaborates with his juniors to brainstorm and discuss ideas. For me, his management style has been a great source of motivation. I strongly believe that management is not just about delegating tasks or giving instructions. A good manager in my view is one who is actively involved in the tasks they delegate to their juniors. Reflective Observation In my organization, managers or supervisors in the caliber of the new departmental manager are quite rare. Most members of staff are used to "absent" managers. In other words, most managers have little time for… Continue Reading...

Herzberg Vs Job Characteristics Model

of personality, higher-order goals, and job characteristics. Academy of management Review. 38 (1) 132-153. NetMBA (2010). Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory. NetMBA.com. Retrieved May 13, 2017 from http://www.netmba.com/mgmt/ob/motivation/herzberg/ Smith, D. & Shields, J. (2012) Factors related to social service workers' job satisfaction: Revisiting Herzberg's motivation to work. Administration in Social Work. 37 (2) 189-198. Continue Reading...

Breach Of Duty and Financial Injury Of the Patient

(2016). Sharing supervision and liability as a nurse manager. Nursing management, 47(4), 11-13. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000481787.21944.c6 Young, C. C., & Williams, D. R. (2011). Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs. Academy Of Health Care management Journal, 7(1), 1-14. Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice System Issues

the effectiveness of law enforcement approaches. A holistic response to crime victimization would entail focusing on prevention and management of victimization, improving the plight of potential crime victims, and establishing an Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice (Scheske, 2015). While the criminal justice has attempted to address victimization through various measures, these efforts fall short because they are largely reactive than proactive in preventing victimization before it occurs. In this case, a holistic plan for providing victims with restitution involves requiring them to pay for the kind of losses and harm they cause on victims rather than simply offering compensation or being… Continue Reading...

Nurse Manager Shadowing Experience

focus on delivery of high quality patient care. As a nursing leadership and management student, my shadowing experience involved observing WW, a nurse manager of a cardiac progressive unit. This paper provides a discussion of the shadowing experience with this nurse manager, which focused on identifying leadership styles she utilized to accomplish daily activities in the unit and enhance patient care. The discussion includes a review of the position, credentials, and leadership styles of the nurse manager. This paper also includes an explanation of how the nurse manager handled a conflict using the leadership style. An explanation regarding how… Continue Reading...

Stuart Cellars Case and Marketing Mix

the core concepts of the marketing mix, including product, pricing, placement, and promotion. Developing a successful marketing management plan for Stuart Cellars requires that each of these elements of the marketing mix be synchronized and attended to regularly, with ongoing analysis and assessment. With a product as universally loved as wine, it becomes critical to set one's own brand apart from the competitors, especially in a demanding and competitive market like that in California. As profitable as the wine business can be, the product itself is dependent on several factors that may largely be outside of the vintner's control… Continue Reading...

Social Work and Advocacy

colleagues' experiences also taught me the importance of time management. It can be difficult to manage a case and handle other workloads. Social workers frequently have several cases at once and must make the effort to handle each one with the best of their ability. Effective time management lends to the ability to achieve things in a way that offers everyone involved an effective outcome while allowing the social worker time to relax and take a break from the workload. Without effective time management, things can build up and create other problems. In terms of the varied perceptions of… Continue Reading...

Personal Professional Development Plan in Nursing

Accomplishments 25 - 30 Years • Work in a nursing management or supervisory role in a healthcare facility within 10 years of nursing practice. • Start mentoring new nurses towards proficiency in nursing practice. • Conduct research and publish journals that help enhance nursing practice with regards to improved healthcare quality. • Provide training in workshops and conferences towards improving the competencies and skills of nurses based on the changing nature of nursing practice. Part B: Analysis and Conclusions Statement of Philosophy Record your statements of philosophy of Nursing and of personal philosophy. Explain how these are reflected the values,… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making

reasonable belief about any issues in the Code, to the Company management without being afraid of retaliation or reprisal. To the highest possible extent, the complainant's identity should not be disclosed. Some of the issues to be reported are auditing or accounting issues. The Company works to comply with every law applicable, including regulations and laws on securities, accounting controls and standards as well as audit practices (Jefferies Group LLC, 2017). With the aim of facilitating the presentation of complaints by employees, the procedures below have been created; i. the retention, receipt and handling of complaints about accounting, internal… Continue Reading...

Reviewing the Sexual Assault Policy

happened and if what the victim says is true. There is need to have a better management of sexual assault within the college. The current policy that demands that a victim report and undertakes necessary medical procedures do not offer the victims much satisfaction. Instead, a majority of the victims feel betrayed and more vulnerable. Proposed Changes to The Policies In order to ensure that a victim of sexual assault is able to recover and continue with their college life, there is need to have a change in policy to ensure that the perpetrator and the victim have separate… Continue Reading...

Cloud Service and Prescription

incur high costs in the healthcare industry due to poor risk management. Lack of continued assessment, technological upgrades, and information sessions can lead to an increased rate of data entry errors. Data entry errors may result in patient deaths, and lawsuits that lessen the financial success of any hospital/clinic. However, there is opportunity to reduce data entry errors in order to minimize negative outcomes related to prescription errors and patient satisfaction. The recommendation for minimizing negative outcomes is to incorporate a cloud service that allows for integration of existing electronic prescription records, allowing optimization of prescriptions from doctor/nurse to… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

identified nearly 3 decades ago -- namely the need for management to be mentally and emotionally supportive of and available to subordinates: "successful managers . . . are not engaged in the same day-to-day activities as effective managers" but are leaders who "find that the way to get ahead . . . is to be friendly . . . both inside and outside the firm . . . find a common interest . . . and interact with [workers] on that level" (p.130). The key to successful leadership in the 21st century is to identify the needs of a… Continue Reading...

Homeless Veterans

out there (if there is such a thing) and this is largely because of the debacle of a healthcare management system that has been typified over the last ten to twenty years in particular. Former Director of the VA Shinseki was ousted some time ago but the problems are still arising as a regional director of the VA was just ousted for perpetuating the same sorts of problems that Shinseki was ostensibly guilty of not fixing and addressing. Even with the challenges, there are some areas that have done rather well despite the long odds. One such area is… Continue Reading...

The Uses and Importance Of Benchmarking

factors linked to student satisfaction. References "Benchmarking," (n.d.). Reference for Business. Retrieved online: http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/ management/A-Bud/Benchmarking.html Kelessidis, V. (2000). Benchmarking. Retrieved online: http://www.adi.pt/docs/innoregio_benchmarking-en.pdf Reh, F.J. (2017). Benchmarking overview, practices and approaches in business. The Balance. Retrieved online: https://www.thebalance.com/overview-and-examples-of-benchmarking-in-business-2275114 Continue Reading...

Financial Accounting Vs. Managerial Accounting

Crosson, 2013). Managerial Accounting In contrast, managerial accounting focuses on the provision of information inside the company to ensure that the management can operate effectively. management accounting is mainly used by managers in the making of the day to day decisions that affect operations of business. Therefore, management accounting is based on current and future trends and not on past performances. No exact numbers are involved in management accounting, as the management has to make decisions in a short period as the environment keeps on fluctuating. The implication is that the management accounting relies on forecasting of markets and the trends… Continue Reading...

Left Brain Right Brain Worldview and Doctoral Programs

online: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2013/12/02/248089436/the-truth-about-the-left-brain-right-brain-relationship Neumann, R. (2005). Doctoral differences: Professional doctorates and PhDs compared. Journal of Higher Education Policy and management, 27(2), 173-188.Retrived from http://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?T=P&P=AN&K=17485272&S=R&D=bth&EbscoContent=dGJyMNLe80SeprI4y9f3OLCmr0%2BeprJSsqa4SLGWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGss0q1qK5IuePfgeyx44Dt6fIA Continue Reading...

How to Measure the Effectiveness Of Organization

3-to-5 years. Over the next three to five years, the management of PM will work towards its strategic goals by focusing on three specific strategies. The first will be partnering with other organizations. This is the most important strategy for PM because partnering with other organizations will enable shared resources. Also, women who need specialized services can have immediate access to those services. Second, the management of PM needs to be more actively engaged in ongoing events and fundraising opportunities. This will entail hiring a social media manager to coordinate PM's events, and it will also mean sponsoring local events… Continue Reading...

Nursing Problems

Fatigue causes boredom in the workplace. However, the knowledge of the effects of fatigue calls for effective management of shifts in the health care. Fatigue is risky for the both the life of the patient and that of the nurse. To the nurse, he/she feel sleepy in the place of work and decline in the functioning of the brains. Fatigues cause exhaustions and increase in the number of mistakes in the workplace (Nantsupawat, et al. 2016). The lack of energy in the workplace reduces the quality of services that the nurses offer to the patients. Fatigue compromises the smooth… Continue Reading...

Cardiac Progressive Care Unit Management

to the superiors on any incidence, failures, and successes within the nursing facility. The entire process of management begins with the manager developing a close relation with all those involved in the delivery of service. Besides this, the nurse manager ensures that the organization is working as per the established ethical standards set and that every nurse and every other personnel within the facility is equitable to the tasks. It is necessary that every service delivery process is done with the right procedures and professionalism, which is the responsibility of the nurse manager to assure the health facility at… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs Practice Explained

asking the hard questions, hammering out the details and making sure that the ownership and management is on board with letting the chips fall where they may rather than trying to force something that is not going to work. Other Topics While the task reassignment project was one of the major overhauls that the owner of the business engaged in, there were other challenges and questions that at were discussed. As was the intention, the author of this report touched upon a litany of topics and theories and the owner gave his feedback based on what he has seen… Continue Reading...

Use Of Chlorhexidine to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections

prevent the HAIs among patient  undergoing surgery. Each month, the hospital management  carries out the audit of the health performance to ascertain that we are meeting the national target using the PI (Performance Improvement) scores. I am part of the Shared Governance committee who reviews  the work of the surgery units to ensure that they follow the hospital guideline. At the end of the year score in December, we score 99% in our performance scores, which is better than the previous  year.  Thus, our hospital is taking every measure to improve our surgery clinical guideline. In this case, we… Continue Reading...

Different Theories for Managing Employee Relations

honor their contractual agreements. The contracts removed the unions from management and offered the company managers leeway to run the business as deemed fit. Unions opted to have collective bargaining agreements that in the long run meant that the unions were powerless and the power of workers no longer rested with the unions (Aidt & Tzannatos, 2002). Adopting collective bargaining agreements meant that unions had to adhere to their end of the bargain and the employers also had to hold on to their end. However, any time the union required something they could seek an amendment and this resulted… Continue Reading...

Memo for Enhancing the Success Of a Sports Club

of numerous commercial opportunities and more involvement of fans in the management/running of football clubs. Sports clubs are increasingly exploiting the commercial opportunities through lucrative sponsorship and television deals. Therefore, the success of football clubs in the current sports environment requires increasing capacities to compete with better funded clubs and enhanced community engagement. Competing with Better Funded Clubs As the sports industry has become more prosperous and popular, clubs have attracted lucrative sponsorship and television deals as well as other kinds of funding. Currently, there are better funded clubs in the league, which have the money to attract and… Continue Reading...

Teacher Performance Assessment

strength or weakness in the response as well as the resources available for correction and management of misconceptions. The teacher moves around the classroom while conducting formative assessment to monitor how the students are learning. As the students undertake guided practice in groups, the teachers try to identify misconceptions by asking the following questions: 1. Can you state and explain three characteristics of science to your partners? 2. State ways in which we can learn from science 3. State a number of prominent scientists 4. What have you learned about the learning target for today's lesson? What Students Will… Continue Reading...

Management Vs Leadership Essay

formal authority regarding their subordinates. Such positions can be managers, judges, prison wardens, and so forth. management in general, falls within the context of formal leadership. This essay will cover the contrast of the role of manager versus leader in law enforcement. It will also provide a list of goals that can align with the mission statement of the chosen organization: Florida Gang Investigators Association. In the U.S. criminal justice system, an estimated half of workers are employed at the local level. The rest are employed at federal and state levels. Although managers do not exist within the context of… Continue Reading...

Law Enforcement and Corrections

daily operations of the organization. Another aspect to have the management operating as a team. This way, they will be able to build each other's strong suits, having honest perspectives and also challenging each other to attain the best outcomes. In addition, the management together with other independent organizations should ensure that the institutions and their officers adhere to policies and procedures put in place and that there is constrictive questioning and criticisms (Flaherty-Zonis, 2009). Week 4 Discussion Different police departments try to engage and foster their community and one way of doing so is through the different activities… Continue Reading...

Couples Counseling and Social Work

through research and clinical work. In the article, the explain the three phases of love, constructive blueprints for the management of conflict, and how clinical work and the data collected led to a deeper understanding of relationship happiness and stability. One aspect of management of conflict that can help couples is recognizing the biological processes that sometimes occurs with being in love and existing within a couple. One such biological process is a person's cortisol level. "Cortisol is a stress hormone that has been related to sadness, depression, excessive rumination, separation panic in babies, resignation, giving up, and helplessness.… Continue Reading...

Proposal Review

be beneficial to and contribute positively to clinical practice, specifically, in the management of persons with Parkinson disease. Proposed Study For both proposals, the study participants have been clearly established, the intervention methods clearly identified and the application procedure well illustrated. The various measurements to be undertaken as to determine effects of the intervention have been well illustrated as well as the control measure. In addition, the various ethical consideration to be factored in are included. Yes. For both papers, the title pages include the paper title, the course number and title, and the instructors name. However, the date,… Continue Reading...

Assessment Of Communication Effectiveness

of formal information. This helps in enhancing the consistency of communication across the organization's hierarchy. Finally, an open-door management policy should be adopted to help students to easily interact with their leaders and faculty. This will help in improving upward communication within the organization and improve the faculty's understanding of issues affecting the students. In conclusion, Made at TU is a student organization at The University of Tulsa, which was established to enable mechanical engineering students meet the needs of locally disabled people through creating relevant projects. Similar to other organizations, communication has played a crucial role in the… Continue Reading...

Marketing Management with Millennials

of change in many instances and paradigms and marketing management is no different. While the desires, wants and needs of the older generations is still relevant to many marketers, the emergence of the Millennials over the last generation and the coming reveal of Generation Z has most certainly changed the marketing landscape and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Body When some marketing professionals and people with opinions about the industry are asked about the patterns and changes being caused by the increased emergence of Millennials, many of the older and more "mature" generations are often… Continue Reading...

Hrm Leader

Sally is a proficient and experienced Human Resource management (HRM) leader at ABC Bank. In the contemporary, Sally feels overwhelmed owing to the recent acquisition of the Local Bank by ABC Bank. There are various key aspects that present a HRM challenge for Sally. To begin with, the workforce at the new branch comprises of 40% of older workers that possess knowledge and wisdom. However, there is a need to instigate new technologies to provide additional consumer convenience and therefore a decision as to be made whether the current set of workers should be laid… Continue Reading...

Launching a Car Rental Company at Okc Airport

demand levels. 3. Number of repeat customers. This data will be collected automatically in the company's customer relationship management database and will be analyzed on a monthly basis to gauge customer loyalty levels. 4. Number of paid loyalty club members. As discussed further below, the number of paid loyalty club will be analyzed on a monthly basis to evaluate the effectiveness of promotional initiatives. Outline and analysis of two cost-benefit decisions that will have to be considered One of the most important cost-benefit decisions involved in the new car rental industry is the type of vehicles that will be offered.… Continue Reading...

Accounting Gaap and Ifrs

reporting of the economic activities and events of an organization. It is pertinent in business decision-making and the management and control of operations. The financial statements reported by a company include the income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings and statement of cash flows. Globally, there are two sets of accounting standards, the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). In particular, the GAAP are more often than not employed in the United States whereas IFRS are more often than not employed in Europe and international expanses. IFRS are regarded as being more principles-based… Continue Reading...

Emirate Airlines Customer Service

They were also among the first airlines to use Customer Relations management, or CRM for short. The way in which Emirates Airlines implemented the technology allowed the crew and administrative staff to update and use customer information on a real-time basis. This information includes customer preferences, any history of complaints from said customer and even seat upgrades at the last minute once all of the other passengers are otherwise accounted for and settled. One of those items, that being the complaints, is a great way to address the issue with one in four people not wishing to fly again,… Continue Reading...

Assessment Of Corporate Culture at Zappos

results also confirm the great compensation and benefits package provided by the company's management to its employees. Employees have constantly expressed their satisfaction with the compensation and benefits provided by the organization. The other aspect of the company's culture confirmed by these results is the management's involvement in work processes. Zappos' management is constantly involved in work processes and provides necessary support to employees as they carry out their work. These factors have played a crucial role in ensuring that the company's employees are motivated and enhances their input towards the achievement of desired business objectives and goals. Comparison… Continue Reading...

Proposed Study Budget and Budget Justifications

attributable to the fact that the identification of a suitable management technique for a mental health disorder. In this regard, this project requires the participation of several researchers i.e. principle investigators and research assistances, data analysts, consultants, study/clinical coordinators, and lab technicians. In addition, several materials and equipment will be utilized to conduct the study in order to achieve the objectives of the project. Budget Justification The budget is designed in a manner that covers both the direct and indirect costs of conducting this research. Generally, conducting a research project of this magnitude requires incurring direct and indirect costs… Continue Reading...

Ethical Dilemmas and Ethical Decision Making Framework

by the employees and managers on issues affecting the performance of the firm (Project management Institute, n.d.). An organization that upholds ethical behaviors has a culture that fosters not only productivity but also excellence in service and product provision to its target markets. Managers are tasked with the role of ensuring that ethics are upheld in a firm. However, they often face a wide range of ethical dilemmas that demand their use of ethical decision-making to come up with effective solutions that are beneficial to all the stakeholders involved. One ethical dilemma that a manager can face relates to… Continue Reading...

Changing Organizational Structures to Learning Organization

Organizational Change and management Organizations have set goals and objectives that should be achieved within a specified period. For organizations to achieve them, they should have structures that would ensure that the needed activities are done in the desired way. Maguire (2012) defines the organizational structure as the way in which people are grouped to get work done in a firm. It forms the basis for the development of an effective relationship between different stakeholders such as managers and the employees. Organizational structures can be grouped into different… Continue Reading...

Effective Skills for Organizational Leadership

throughout the course, one of the changes I will make in my behavior in order to enhance my leadership/ management skills is self-awareness. The assessments have enabled to understand that self-awareness is a crucial aspect towards developing leadership skills since it influences leadership style. In addition, awareness plays an important role in working effectively with people from different backgrounds (FMLink Group, n.d.). Self-awareness helps in identifying physical and personality attributes that influence leadership practice and the effectiveness of an individual in a leadership role or position. Therefore, self-awareness will enable me to make necessary changes and adjustments towards developing suitable… Continue Reading...

Facilitating Airport Development Today

in architecture. Odoni, A., & De Neufville, R. (2003). Airport systems: Planning, design, and management. McGraw-Hill Professional. Watabe, Y., & Noguchi, T. (2011). Site-investigation and geotechnical design of D-runway construction in Tokyo Haneda Airport. Soils and foundations, 51(6), 1003-1018. Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

problem for local authorities in the rural and urban regions across the globe is public solid waste management (SWM). This problem is more pronounced in the developing countries. From the available data, it is clear that despite the low per-capita income in the developing countries in relation to that of the developed nations, they generate a very high proportion of the public solid waste recorded globally despite their relatively small ownership of the world's wealth. However, taking this problem in its stride, this situation in the developing countries needs to be taken more seriously as it could cause even… Continue Reading...

Change Management Done Wrong

case study. Even in the best of circumstances, change management can be a minefield. This is especially true when speaking of workers who have been at the firm for one or more decades and when the change is immediate and sudden. It may be frustrating for the EVP for the change to take the time that will be needed. However, doing thing suddenly and seemingly only with dollars in mind will not be received well. There will be a lot of acrimony (if not litigation) from those that get spurned and the people that remain will most likely turn… Continue Reading...

Technical Instruction for Hp Pavilion

the HP Pavilion The setup of the HP Pavilion computer systems is critical for the management of the system. Computer setup is the system customization and information for the utility of the computer system. The information to set up the computer is accessed in the Main, Security, Tools or Advanced menus using the following steps: • Turn on and restart the HP notebook. Press F10 when the F10 Setup message is displayed at the lower-left side corner of the screen. • To change the computer language, navigate to the Advanced menu with the aid of the cursor. • Press F1… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

home care service networks. But the biggest barrier to the efficient management of wartime trauma casualties remains an intrinsically divided and disorderly defense health system which still adopts medical dualism, inequality and stigmatization of psychological health. Thus, the most serious barrier to the implementation of Obamacare's prevention initiatives will be the extent to which the country effectively addresses the previously-mentioned first proposal. iii. Abolishing Care-Related Obstacles, Psychological Health Inequality, and Stigma Yet another recommendation, and a crucial un-acquired wartime trauma lesson that has deadly repercussions, is making psychological healthcare services accessible by lowering outdated psychological health stigma as well… Continue Reading...

Marketing Communication Plan for Internal Use

An important aspect of the marketing management plan relates to communication. Key internal stakeholders must be kept informed of the objectives of the marketing plan, progress, as well as any relevant updates as the implementation of the plan proceeds (Ferrell & Hartline, 2014). Effective engagement of internal stakeholders is crucial if the desired outcomes are to be achieved. When internal stakeholders are well informed of the marketing objectives, they are likely to be more committed to the initiative, hence increasing the success of the initiative. At HtW, internal stakeholders mainly include the board, the… Continue Reading...

Performance Management Review

issues might arise as they attempt to merge their respective performance management systems? Performance management systems play a significant part in the everyday operational success of an organization. When a firm acquires another firm, there are fundamental issues that might emanate as they try to merge their corresponding performance management systems. One of the key issues is that some of the metrics being employed by one company may not be suitable or efficacious for the other company. Majority of the organizations have a performance management practice and procedure that they utilize to measure and assess personnel on objectives delineated… Continue Reading...

Ecrm Systems for Small Businesses

their purchases, the following overview and comparison of electronic customer relationship management (e-CRM) systems is provided, followed by a recommendation concerning the best system for the company's needs. The advantages of an e-CRM system and why Our Town Photography would benefit from such a system Simply stated, e-CRM systems take advantage of cloud-based technologies to offer companies an efficient means of tracking customer purchases and demographic data in ways that can facilitate marketing efforts. The definition provided by Turban (2012), "Electronic CRM (e-CRM) is the electronically delivered or managed subset of CRM. It concerns all forms of managing relationships… Continue Reading...

Aged Population Showing Early Symptoms Of Dementia

series using brain-training games to treat attention and memory following brain injury. Journal of Pain management, 9(3), 217-226. Friedrich, E. V., Suttie, N., Sivanathan, A., Lim, T., Louchart, S., & Pineda, J. A. (2014). Brain -- computer interface game applications for combined neurofeedback and biofeedback treatment for children on the autism spectrum. Frontiers in Neuroengennering, 3;7:21. Granic, I., Lobel, A., & Engels, R. C. (2014). The benefits of playing video games. American Psychologist, 69(1), 66. Hampstead B. M., Shatian K., Phillips P. A., Amaraneni A., Delaune W. R., Stringer A. Y. (2012). Mnemonic strategy training improves memory for object… Continue Reading...

Hallmarks Of Customer Service Excellence

friendly customer service. This employee required immediate feedback about her performance. management should have instructed her on the way to truly value customers and their idiosyncrasies, and conveyed that her interactions were not befitting of excellent customer service. This employee could only change her actions by receiving this feedback. 2. It is critical to monitor and evaluate complaints, especially in a large franchise such as McDonald's which services so many customers each day. Some McDonald's have websites and phone numbers for impromptu customer surveys which enable management to monitor and evaluate complaints. These mechanisms are an integral way to… Continue Reading...

Differences in Mentoring and Sponsorship

through hard-work, dedication, commitment and support from my top management and sponsors I have climbed to the top of my company's hierarchy. Today, I want to highlight and credit the Sponsorship Program with my rise and accomplishment, and want to encourage everyone present here at the luncheon, to do the same. The current knowledge economy is characterized by a dearth of qualified workers having superior analytical and communication abilities, a problem expected to exacerbate in the next decade (Benko & Weisberg, 2008, p. 5), necessitating companies' upgradation of workforce skills and employment of diverse personnel. Researchers have proven the… Continue Reading...

Holding Differing Opinions on Value

it based on theoretical methods like the DCF." Challenges In most cases, the major function of the management sector charged with change during the process of integration is communication. This function could make change management seem a bit needless as communication is only focused on the verdict of other panels without having any effect on decisions on its own. Culture could be earmarked as a main obstacle of change management and in this case, its responsibility towards bringing about integration cannot be overemphasized (Miller & Fernandes, 2009). Case Example: This method, when applied on a just concluded merger of pharmaceutical companies,… Continue Reading...

Accounting for Pensions

expected return on plan assets is left to the discretion of the management. Therefore, using a standard rate and not letting this particular aspect be determined by management would change the funding of the plan and also the expected return on plan assets (Bachan et al., 2011). Question Five There are key arguments that can support these proposed changes to the Chief Financial Officer. To begin with, it is imperative to note that the discounting rate is employed in computing the present value of a plan's forecasted benefit obligations and the expected return on plan assets. Bearing in mind… Continue Reading...

Practice 1 and 2

1995 Annual Employee Survey" conducted by Office of Personnel management that examines the working environments of federal employees. During the years 1994 through 1995, respondents were either promoted or not promoted (coding as 1 for promotion and 0 for no promotion). We would like to determine the promotion rate of survey respondents. To do so, we examine the frequency of promotion and no promotion. Determine the following: What is the absolute frequency of people who were promoted? What is the absolute frequency of people who were not promoted? 13.17% What is the absolute frequency… Continue Reading...

Autocratic and Transformation Leadership

targets are achieved, particularly in the current competitive, unstable business climate. Normative principles and policies, methodical management and strict discipline mark Mr. Nolan's leadership. Follower obedience is grounded in both set agreements and realistic regulations and standards. Followers are restricted by the limits and duties fixed for them. Hierarchical systems pre-establish and rank worker compensation. They explicitly delineate coercive procedures and apply them under particular predetermined conditions. Meanwhile, Mr. Keating espouses devotion, valor and insight. Based on their individual faith in him and his aims, his followers enthusiastically accept his vision, mission and personality. They regard him as a… Continue Reading...

Performance Based Management Synthesis

the operational environment becoming ever more competitive, and against the backdrop of austerity in resource management, the importance of performance-based management (PBM) cannot be overemphasised. Indeed, PBM has increasingly become a common practice in organisations of different sizes -- small and large -- and in diverse sectors -- manufacturing and service, as well as public and private sectors (Ploom & Haldma, 2013; Lutwama, Roos & Dolamo, 2013; Rivenbank, Fasiello & Adamo, 2016; Wierzbinski, 2016). Organisations now rely on performance data to make decisions relating to various organisational processes, including strategic planning, internal management, resource allocation, reporting, as well as… Continue Reading...

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Essay

management Questions There are a number of different management questions that the VSO is trying to solve.  The Symphony has experienced a decline in attendance, notable in the early part of the 1986 season.  There has been a decline in revenue and there is concern about this for the remainder of the season and for the next season as well. There has been some short-term sluggishness, which is not surprising because of Expo '86, which would have drained discretionary income for many Vancouverites.… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

and abroad Credit reporting reform in the U.S. and abroad has succeeded in focusing increasing attention of the management of credit programs in ways that have restored investor confidence (Stanton, 2007). Moreover, the horsewhipping taken by the global economy following the 2008 housing bubble burst resulted in a number of initiatives that are intended to improve regulatory oversight and transparency in CRA operations (Stanton, 2007). Regulators in the EU have taken careful note of the 2008 housing bubble experience and have taken steps to prevent a recurrence there (Update on regulation of credit rating agencies, 2013). Recommended reform to CRAs… Continue Reading...

Us Airways and American Airlines Merger Essay

thriving – it was a natural and easy takeover target, and its management knew that. The ratios tell the story:   US Airways         2010 2011 2012 EPS 3.11 0.44 3.92 Current ratio 1.02 0.96 1.08 D/E 92.08 54.57 10.89 LTD/E 47.65 27.53 5.54 D/MV 3.52 8.20 2.97 Int Coverage 2.37 1.30 2.50 Asset Turn 1.52 1.57 1.47 Avg Coll. 9.5 9.1 7.9 Op Margin 6.56% 3.26% 6.19% ROE 597.62% 47.33% 80.63% ROA 6.42% 0.85% 6.78% Capex/Asset 0.03 0.07 0.08 R&D/Asset*               * US Airways did not post R&D Expense… Continue Reading...

Performance Management and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

The Extent to Which Motivation Theory Underpins Performance management Systems Performance management Systems attempt to answer questions about employee work objectives and their overall role within an organization. The performance manager system is designed to assist the manager in developing, assessing and monitoring a plan by which an employee’s contributions to the organizational strategy and strategic objective are identified, measured and reviewed. The questions that the Performance management System will are: What is the role of the employee? What is the objective of the employee? How well is the employee meeting the objective? What… Continue Reading...

Carnival Cruise Customer Relationship Management

CRM. Carnival obtained its identity as the “fun ship” when its maiden voyage ran onto a sandbar: the management team turned the disaster into a enjoyable experience for passengers by opening the bar for them. It was an inspired reaction to a difficult situation—and it helped to earn the cruise line its reputation. However, having developed over the decades and become a mid-tier line (neither on the cheap nor on the expensive side—though it does offer an experience that competes just as well against any of the luxury brands), Carnival wants to expand its services to the untapped market… Continue Reading...

Scope and Purpose Of Risk Management

Assessment 1 1 Explain why you (representing the organization) would review its existing risk management practices (policy, procedure, process). a A review of risk management practices is crucial for ensuring that the organization is up-to-date with the potential threats and risks that might affect the company. b The rationale for the review is that it is in line with the essence of what it means to manage risk. Risk management will examine the risks that stem from various aspects of the company and impact the business in some way—but if risk managers do not… Continue Reading...

Jeff Bezos Leadership Skills

the fresh and innovative talent. The CEO of Amazon follows a management based on values where the management appears to force employees to act in a particular and unusual way (Skeet, 2015). Nonetheless, for Amazon to sustain a capable workforce, it must strengthen its institutional philosophy to structure the advancement of human resources for long-term rivalry benefits (Kantor & Streitfeld, 2015). Many professionals drew the attention regarding the challenges that Amazon is experiencing now. The company is recognized for its organizational culture that drives workers to take risks and seek fresh and innovative ideas. The traditional occurrence is accountable for… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture at Southwest Airlines and Koch Industries

is quite different. It follows the principles of market-based management, which is a philosophy expounded by co-founder Charles Koch (Charles Koch Institute, 2017). There are several different elements to this philosophy: integrity, compliance, value creation, principle entrepreneurship, customer focus, knowledge, change, humility, respect and fulfillment. This is a lot of different elements to work with. Of these, customer focus is shared with Southwest, but many of the others are fairly overt calls to value creation for the organization. Interestingly, a lot of what Southwest does is based on creating value for the company, but it is not overtly expressed;… Continue Reading...

Fire Safety Organizations and Affiliations with Other Groups

Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. London: Sage. Carter, H.R. & Rausch, E. (2008). management in the Fire Service. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Coleman, S.M. (2014). Fire department PR. Fire Rescue. May 1, 2014. Retrieved online: http://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-9/issue-5/command-and-leadership/fire-department-pr.html Compton, D. (2001). Community involvement, leadership, and influence: A systems approach. Fire Engineering. Retrieved online: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-154/issue-8/features/community-involvement-leadership-and-influence-a-systems-approach.html Marinucci, R. (n.d.). Working with your local fire department. Retrieved online: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/resource/tads-fire-department.pdf Nowell, B. & Steelman, T. (2015). Communication under Fire: The Role of Embeddedness in the Emergence and Efficacy of Disaster Response Communication Networks. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 25(3): 929-952.   Continue Reading...

Change Framework to Lateral Violence in Nursing Practice

the existence of lateral violence in the healthcare settings. These stakeholders include the healthcare facility management, patients, government, physicians and the nurses themselves among others. The stakeholders play a role in eliminating lateral violence in the workplace and particularly in healthcare settings. Therefore, these stakeholders must play an active role in eliminating lateral violence in healthcare facilities. Firstly, the management of any healthcare facility or organization has the primary role in shaping the culture of the organization or healthcare facilities. They do this by outlining policies and procedures on different matters of interest to their facilities or organizations as… Continue Reading...

Company Progressive Discipline Policy

in a manner that is consistent with the company’s values, employment laws, and best practices in human resource management. Procedure Step 1 – Verbal Warning A manager, supervisor or human resource professional will issue a verbal warning to an employee privately in case of violation of company policy or in the event of an undesirable behavior/action in the workplace (Workable, 2017). When providing the warning, the employee will also be provided with necessary coaching or advice regarding the company’s progressive discipline steps. A written documentation will then be created by the supervisor within five working days of the verbal… Continue Reading...

Interest Based Bargaining Process and Purpose

end up in a win and win position. Secondly, within the labor or work setting, management is able to attain flexibility, peace amongst the workforces, increased prospects of executing challenging proposals, for instance, multiskilling and pay for performance, together with safety of labor supply. The inference of this is that management is not necessitated to create or form other facilities in the event of a work strike. Another advantage is that unions are able to attain increased employment steadiness and constancy for the membership, skills advancement, a superior say in making decisions, and augmented employability of union members (Kennedy,… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Social Media and the Fire Department

to Advance the Fire Department Mission. Retrieved from Fire Rescue: http://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-8/issue-6/ management-and-leadership/using-social-media-to-advance-the-fire-department-mission.html Edrington, J. (2013). Social Media and its Place in the Fire Service. University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science. Retrieved from http://ceas.uc.edu/content/dam/aero/docs/fire/Jeff%20Edrington.pdf Scott, B. (2013). The Fire Service and Social Media: Time to Get Engaged. Fire Engineering Retrieved from http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2013/02/the-fire-service-and-social-media--time-to-get-engaged.html Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

http://time.com/4588472/donald-trump-james-mattis-defense-pentagon/ Weir, D. (2013). Leadership in a desert war: Bernard Montgomery as an unusual leader. Review of Enterprise and management Studies, 1(1), 11-22.   Continue Reading...

The Invisible Gorilla Book Review and Analysis

basketball coach, chess players, petty criminals, weather forecasting, and hedge fund management. What all of these have in common is their reliance on patterns and forecasting. They also share in common the same types of inattentional blindness that prevented Conley from noticing Cox. However, unlike the Conley example, many of these other examples involve a different dimension of perception and cognition: the human ego. Many of the examples involve people who overestimate their own abilities, thereby assuming that they are not making mistakes or that their judgment is totally sound. The authors would do well to draw a connection… Continue Reading...

Toxic Leaders in the Military

behavior in military units is detected and addressed by the organization’s top leadership. For example, the top management should conduct climate assessments and 360-degree feedback to identify toxic leadership behavior and address it (Reed & Olsen, 2010). Secondly, the actions of toxic leaders can be countered through providing executive coaching that is centered on behavior modification (Reed & Olsen, 2010). While such training has received minimal attention within the military, it would help in dealing with toxic leadership in military organizations. The executive coaching for behavior modification should be centered on emotional intelligence training, which provides a framework for… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

tight supervision over the inventory (Murphy & Knemeyer, 2014). In the end, it reduces costs and maximizes space management; the benefits finally trickle down to the consumer. 10-9. Examples of Trade-Offs Involving Space, Labor, and Mechanization in Warehousing Design Regarding warehousing design, various trade-off involving space, labor, and mechanization exist. Enough space may not necessarily be advantageous since it increases the distance that machines or employees have to travel in the retrieving and storing of goods (Bjerreskov et al. 2013). Conversely, small spaces lead to a cramped environment in the warehouse which eventually causes inefficiencies. For instance, inadequate aisle… Continue Reading...

Gaap and Ifrs Convergence Pros and Cons

accounting practices: Choosing between IAS and US GAAP. Journal of International Financial management and Accounting. Vol. 15 (1) 61-91. US Fed News Service (2007). ASU research addresses upcoming SEC decision on earnings reconciliation from IAP to US GAAP. US State News. In possession of the author.   Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management

I. Major Factors The management of Dream Beauty Company, a manufacturer of consumer beauty supplies and cosmetics, is concerned with the increased costs of its supply chain management. The firm’s supply chain costs recently reached an all time high of $130,000, which could be attributable to various factors including additional sales and increased costs for order fulfillment. Currently, the Dream Beauty’s total order fulfillment is averagely three days despite the order size. Dream Beauty Company has received 3600 orders, provides excellent customer service, and has a discount policy for the channels… Continue Reading...

Expectancy Theory Of Motivation

to a negative outcome thanks to the negative feelings produced by the interactions between employees and management. The article highlights the need to assess efficacy of performance-enhancing compensation practices to avoid decreased morale and decreased employee motivation. Research centered on expectancy theory reveals the need to address confidence in employees in relation to how they feel when treated a certain way. If practices make them have negative expectations, this may decrease overall motivation. If they have positive expectations, are able to build their confidence, it may see an increase in motivation. Expectancy theory can affect the attitudes of employees… Continue Reading...

Understanding Various Aspects Of Logistics Management

Week 3 Chapter Questions Question 7-1 Demand management refers to the strategy a firm employs to determine the exact wants of customers. On the contrary, order management describes the various related processes such as organizing and tracking in the instances where clients place orders to when the final goods or services are delivered to them. Customer service points to the attempts by companies in ensuring that the clients are satisfied through the provision of additional facilities. Customer service and order management describes the firms’ determination of whether or not… Continue Reading...

Issues Of Contemporary Logistics in Handy Andy

H.C. & Wieland, A., (2013). Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. Retrieved 20 September 2017 from www.bvl.de/misc/filePush.php?id=21777&name=BVL_TrendsandStrategies_SCM_Logistics_2013.pdf   Continue Reading...

Obstacles Of Organizational Development Theorists

may be more willing and able to adopt some of the principles of private, for-profit management. References Harrison, G. & Baird, K. (2014). The organizational culture of public sector organizations in Australia. Australian Journal of management, 40 (4), 613 - 629 DOI: 10.1177/0312896214529440 Schraeder, M., Tears, R., & Jordan, M. (2005). Organizational culture in public sector organizations: Promoting change through training and leading by example. Leadership and Organizational development Journal, 26 (6). 492-502. DOI: 10.1108/01437730510617681. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235287666_Organizational_culture_in_public_ sector_organizations_Promoting_change_through_training_and_leading_by_example Stupak, R. & Moore, J. (1987). The practice of managing organization development in public sector organizations: Reassessments, realities, and rewards.… Continue Reading...

Karoru Ishikawa Contributions to Quality Control

Quality control, quality assurance, and quality management are taken for granted as essential components of organizational theory and behavior. Although Karoru Ishikawa framed quality control from a Japanese perspective, his suggestions have become entrenched in international business, particularly in manufacturing and industrial engineering sectors. The Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) already had a quality control division in place when Ishikawa joined the organization; yet his contributions to quality control in science and engineering were so tremendous that over 50 scientists at JUSE recently contributed to a book commemorating the Ishikawa. Ishikawa’s primary… Continue Reading...

The Link Between Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care

should design and implement a policy that incorporates trauma-informed principles in every organisational aspect – from administration and management to service delivery. Organisations should recognise psychological and physical safety as priorities in the delivery of mental health care. Also, organisations should adopt procedures to avoid or minimise the re-traumatisation of both patients and staff members. Implementing trauma-informed care at the policy level involves not only mental healthcare organisations, but also a host of other key stakeholders. These include the commonwealth government, state and territorial governments, policymakers, health commissions, as well as communities (MHCC, 2013). A multi-stakeholder approach is important… Continue Reading...

Computer Networks Are Changing

Science. 8(5), 343-347. Print. 2017. Pandiaraja, Perumal; Vijayakumar, Pandi; Vijayakumar, Varadarajan; Seshadhri, Raman. “Computation Efficient Attribute Based Broadcast Group Key management for Secure Document Access in Public Cloud.” Journal of Information Science & Engineering. 33(3), 695-712. Print. 2017. Prabu, S. and Gopinath, Ganapathy. “Secure Data Storage in Public Cloud Envrionment through Crypto-Biometric System.” International Journal of Computer Science Engineering & Technology. 7, 10-14. Print. 2017. Rao, Basaweswara and Kavitha, S. “Connect Users to Private Networks Securely Over Public Networks Using Virtual Private Networks.” International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science. 6(3), 4-7. Print. 2017.   Continue Reading...

Visa's Data Center Security

is simply preparing itself for the realities of today's financial industry. Question 14-15 This level of management controls is necessary because of all the various threats financial entities are prone to in contemporary times. These include ransom ware (Harper), malware, any other number of fraudulent activities. Additionally, it is necessary to implement these controls physically--such as fortifying its compound and conducting its share of due diligence on visitors--so that there are no internal security breaches, which does occur (Identity Theft Resource Center). Question 14-16 The most important controls Visa needs to have in place are those pertaining to feedback. These controls… Continue Reading...

Change Management Model and Project

Change management is one of the most important components in the successful operations of a company or business organization. The modern business environment is characterized by numerous changes that are attributable to various factors including technological developments and globalization. In this regard, business organizations or companies increasingly face the need to adopt changes in their operations in order to align their businesses with the industry they operate it. However, the process of instituting organizational change in complex and can hurt a… Continue Reading...

Active and Passive Mutual Funds

peers, Vanguard Healthcare Fund is strong in terms of performance, low costs as well as efficacious management (Wathen, 2016). Secondly, Dodge & Cox Stock was selected for the reason that it is an active fund that has a significant and strong performance for incessant and strong returns, low expenses and having a proficient management with great experience. In addition, the load fees are set at only 0.52 percent. The mutual fund is a great investment as it lays emphasis on high-quality stocks with large capitalization value, for instance, Wells Fargo & Company, Bank of America Corporation, and Charles Schwab… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Leadership and Teams

I.B. (2007). The Effects of Team Diversity on Team Outcomes: A Meta-Analytic Review of Team Demography. Journal of management 33(6): 987-1015. Moran, R.T., Abramson, N.R. & Moran, S.V. (2014). Managing Cultural Differences. 9th Edition. New York: Routledge. Stahl, G.K., Maznevski, M.L., Voigt, A. & Jonsen, K. (2010). Unraveling the effects of cultural diversity in teams: A meta-analysis of research on multicultural work groups. Journal of International Business Studies 41(4): 690-709. Thomas, D.C. & Peterson, M.F. (2018). Cross-Cultural management. 4th Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage.   Continue Reading...

Behaviorism As a Separate School Of Thought

in the ways parents raise their children, in the ways teachers respond to classroom management issues, and in the ways companies structure their human resources policies and programs. Even the criminal justice system is basically based on behaviorism. Positive reinforcement refers to offering rewards for desirable behaviors, and negative reinforcement refers to punishing undesirable behavior with the goal of eliminating it. Question 2 There were many influences and trends in research leading to the emergence of behaviorism as a separate school of thought. The most important theorists that contributed to the evolution of behaviorism as a separate school of… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Sarbanes Oxley Act in Curbing Corporate Fraud

Accounting Information System, they can keep accurate records, and manage the assets of the organizations properly. The management utilizes AIS to guarantee that there are suitable access and separation of duty controls. With such restrictions, the administration can hold the employees responsible for their interaction with the system. This paper delves into how the components and functions of Tesco’s accounting information system contributed to the 2014 fraud scandal. Tesco’s Fraud Scandal Tesco is popular grocery retailer with its head office in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, U.K. (Colson, 2017). Globally, it is ranked at position nine regarding revenues and third… Continue Reading...

Channel Member Marketing Plan

the individual steps to an exclusive retail sales arrangement, proper timing and management of resources and people is extremely important. Analysis The scenario presented for this report is not terrible intricate or detailed. However, it is important to detail what is known and how to react to the same. First, there needs to be an identification of how the right channel members will be selected and how the product will get to the stores. This will feed into the next step, which is the proper and relevant design of a channel design strategy. There will be the need to… Continue Reading...

Public Administration and Finance

in Public Administration One of the important components towards the successful delivery of services to the public is management of financial resources. Financial management in public administration basically entails budgeting as well as budget execution, monitoring, and accounting with respect to planning and programming of public administration. In essence, public finance administration basically entails raising revenue from the public, allocation of public funds and other financial resources, and managing public assets. These processes are usually carried out to help ensure that the government has adequate money to finance all its activities. In this regard, proper financial management in public administration… Continue Reading...

Why Parents Should Be Liable for Their Children's Bullying

and/or suffering experienced by their children’s targeted victims, they should be required to attend parenting and anger management seminars and/or complete bullying prevention-related community service. Indeed, in some extreme cases, parents should be required to serve actual jail or prison time as well. This type of “get-tough” policy would send a clear and direct message to the entire nation that bullying is a real priority instead of just so much lip service paid to an otherwise seemingly intractable problem. Furthermore, young people would be far less likely to engage in bullying behaviors if they knew their parents would be… Continue Reading...

The Secret to Success in Stocks Investing

(2017 May). How to plan for a future stock market crash. Financial Times. Retrieved from https://www.ft.com/content/e8413fe6-3983-11e7-ac89-b01cc67cfeec Hiriyappa, B. (2008). Investment management. Daryaganj, Delhi, IND: New Age International.   Continue Reading...

Strategic Management and Its Influence on Stakeholders

Strategic management is increasingly important in the public sector. Public sector organizations are incorporating strategic management principles in an effort to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency. In any organization, “strategic management is the center of all managerial activities” (Doss, Guo & Lee, 2012, p. 33). This underscores the importance of effective strategic management. Strategic management is particularly important within the context of law enforcement. Law enforcement organizations must have a specified vision and mission as well as goals and objectives. For a police department, the goals and objectives must… Continue Reading...

San Diego Police Departments Literature Review

though there is no universally accepted methodology for ensuring transparency and accountability in public budget management, there are four important ingredients of success: the production of valid information, alliances between stakeholders, legal empowerment, and international support. Enhancing transparency and accountability in the budget process is vital for ensuring efficiency in the allocation of public finances, promoting fiscal discipline, minimizing corruption and embezzlement of public funds, and most importantly, increasing public confidence in public institutions. The element of stakeholder alliances is particularly important in view of preparing the Organizational Budget Plan. Though public authorities have the mandate to prepare budgets… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Organizational Issues

in the sense that they are utilized to analyze data relating to budget management and other relevant issues. These processes in turn help in effective decision-making with respect to the desired objectives. However, quantitative decision-making process is based solely on empirical data while qualitative decision-making is based on a more holistic perspective. An example of qualitative observation is police testing of new, less lethal gun technology through consideration of the cost benefit analysis (CBS, 2015). On the contrary, an example of quantitative observation is the big budget cuts by state leaders through consideration of empirical data (News9.com, 2010). Quantitative… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

express our commitment to these markets. Risks Associated with Expats There are several risks with expats that management should be aware of. The first is that they are expensive. Not only is there the cost of the expat but that person`s entire living allowance if we are deploying them from here. If they are bringing family, then the cost will be even higher. More on family later. There is less oversight on their activities. That they are so far physically removed, and in entirely different time zones, makes it more difficult to manage their activities – an expat needs to be… Continue Reading...

How to Introduce Business to Social Media

not ready to respond or responds inappropriately, the brand suffers. Social media requires constant and active management by social media specialists. Companies that do not understand social media need to formulate a communications strategy. As Harrison (2012) also points out, some companies fail to realize the potential of social media and fail to keep their messages “short” while understanding contextual variables. Furthermore, companies that are introduced to social media need to choose the right platforms and stick to them. Rather than attempting to use all the social media platforms, a company should start with a few that align best… Continue Reading...

Financial Planning and Digital Literacy for Students

that will help you make informed financial decisions about your future and eventual retirement. Personal financial management and financial planning can be daunting. It helps to learn more about the tools people can use to plan their savings and budget for the future. One of the things I learned this week that will help me make informed financial decisions is how to be a responsible borrower. For one, I never considered credit cards as being a form of lending. Essentially, people who forget that credit cards entail borrowing money from a bank can get into a lot of trouble with… Continue Reading...

Leadership Case Studies

team. So Darrell needed to fill that gap. There are a number of different conflict management styles that leaders can employ. Porter needs to respect the fact that there are significant cultural differences between players on a baseball team, but that within the context of these differences everybody has the objective of one day making the majors, and that conflict should not be interpersonal in nature. He should have either taken a mediator approach, or taken a harder approach and dictated the terms to the young players, but either way he needed to become more involved in the dispute… Continue Reading...

Effective Classroom Management Techniques

The proposed classroom management technique seeks to foster democracy because a culture of responsibility and freedom is promoted in the learning environment. As a teacher, I have comfortably adapted to using this model because it gives my students equal opportunities of interacting and responding to classroom issues. In the end, I can satisfy the needs of the majority. Since the environment is safe, their constitutional rights are guaranteed and rules applied are fair to all students. In such a classroom, all students are given equal opportunities especially in the formulation of… Continue Reading...

How to Apply for and Receive a Student Loan

Calculators (2017) website include cash flow calculators to help people with poor money management skills. Kyle should only borrow what he needs for school, remembering that every extra penny comes with strings attached. Banks will only be happy to loan him more than he needs because they make money on interest. If Kyle is considering spending his loan money on a vacation to Hawaii, I would tell him that while vacations can be important for peace of mind and psychological health, that he needs to do some calculations first to see if this trip is financially feasible. If possible,… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

benefit of job rotation is that it enhances flexibility (Institute of Leadership and management, 2013). According to Tompkins (2005), it also kills monotony via the elimination of repetitive tasks, and hence relieves the concerned individual of boredom and irritability that could come about as a result of loss of interest. In this case, officers will, from time to time, be assigned temporary and specialized assignments on a rotational basis. Even in so doing, special consideration will be given to the special skills, performance levels, as well as experience of the officers – effectively meaning that not all tasks will… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture and National Culture Of Automakers Comparison

most of the companies are very old, and have really not adapted very much to modern management styles. So while Toyota has more role-influenced decision-making, it is at the end a control culture with strong emphasis on hierarchy and centralized decision making. The influence of role-based decision-making can mainly be found in engineering, but that is the same as at Ford as well, because subject matter experts are allowed to influence decision-making within their area of expertise. Renault-Nissan is an interesting case, as this is basically an alliance between two companies with distinct cultures. Both are old companies with… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

Glass-Steagall, the US economy was subject to a multitude of economic shocks. Under conditions of laissez-faire management, the economy went through a number of boom-bust cycles. Dating as far back as the Dutch tulip boom in the 17th century, to booms associated with the opening of new markets (i.e. South Seas), finding new deposits of gold, to railroads, economic activity followed boom-bust cycles (Bordo, 2003). Marx predicted that these cycles would continue if capitalism were to be left unfettered. Following the latest bust, the stock market crash of 1929, the Glass-Steagall Act was passed in order to restructure the… Continue Reading...

Public Health Officials Using Computers to Manage Outbreaks

available. They also use surveillance to monitor trends and conduct case management exercises including reporting (Mack, Choffnes, Sparling, Hamburg, & Lemon, 2007). It is critical to detect an outbreak early. It is the only way to stop the spread of such an epidemic (Aziz, 2017). Managing a viral disease outbreak is complex and challenging. It calls for high levels of visibility and an efficient coordination plan across the levels of crisis. The action is focused on protection, prevention and recovery for people at risk. Therefore, management of technology cannot be ignored. It is an essential tool for fighting against… Continue Reading...

Letter Of Recommendation for Manager

an intern. He has served as our go-to Head of Risk management (as well as quantitative researcher) at BAM Asset management—an independent investment management company in charge of € 1.2bn AUM that offers investment solutions to institutional investors. As Head of Risk management, Mark has been tasked with focusing his group on capital preservation and the generation of risk-adjusted returns on a sustainable basis. In my estimation, as an intern at BAM, Mark has performed considerably well. I could not have asked for a better intern and worker than Mark. Mark is very well-qualified to succeed in this field… Continue Reading...

Assessments Of Personality Types and Careers

daily work. I also prefer that my supervisors have a supportive and encouraging style of management. My supervisors should be clear when they delegate but refrain from micromanaging. Finally, my value for achievement suggests that I need to feel a sense of accomplishment when I work. I like to see and celebrate immediate results. Related values include the willingness to take responsibility for my own actions and role in the organization, the need to use critical and creative thinking, and having a high degree of autonomy so that I can get my work done. Continue Reading...

Understanding Nike’s Marketing Channels

basketball jerseys to more than thirty teams. Basic configurations, Flow of Products and Typical Participants As a retailer, Nike’s management ensures that it has established a successful basic configuration of the firm. The basic arrangement of the company ensures that it has defined its goals and targets. In this case, it is important for every company to define their codes that can help improve the organization’s performance. Besides, Nike usually has a basic configuration on each of its stores by ensuring that their products are upgraded appropriately. The flow production of Nike ensures that there are new brands in the market… Continue Reading...

Ibm Supply Chain Concerns

Executive Summary This document considers the various points of correlation between human resources, management information systems, and supply chain management in relation to critical IBM concepts of managing an organization. It identifies how these three areas intersect and their long term value for organizations as a whole. Ultimately, they are vital aspects of operations in the contemporary business world. Introduction There are a number of eminent facets involved in the management of contemporary organizations. Encompassing a wide range of characteristics, the most notable of these pertain to information technology, resource allocation, and varying elements of… Continue Reading...

Organizational Analysis for Veterans Health Administration

all the other elements of VA combined. Human Relations Theory Human relations theory is a management approach that is based on the idea that all employees are motivated not only by financial rewards, but by a range of social factors like praise, pride in one\'s work, a sense of belonging, and feelings of achievement. This theory was developed from empirical studies that were conducted in the 1920s and 1930s. The empirical studies are referred to as the Hawthorne studies because they were developed in the Hawthorne plants in the 1920s (Landsberger, 1959). Human relations theory holds that relationships, attitudes, and leadership… Continue Reading...

Intelligent Information Systems for Cars and Highways

most promising new innovations in ITS is Vehicular Cloud Computing (VCC), which “has a remarkable impact on traffic management and road safety by instantly using vehicular resources, such as computing, storage and internet for decision making,” (Whaiduzzaman, Sookhak, Gani & Buyya 2014, p. 325). Not only is VCC technologically feasible, it is also “economically viable,” easy to integrate into current highway systems and vehicles (Whaiduzzaman, Sookhak, Gani & Buyya, 2014, p. 325). For decades, advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), advanced traveler information systems (ATIS), commercial vehicle operations (CVO), and advanced vehicle control systems (AVCS) have already been implemented to… Continue Reading...

Servant Leadership Style and Leadership Philosophy

describe my leadership philosophy. First, I describe my personal management mission statement and then explain it in light of leadership philosophy. Next, I explain how I can implement my leadership philosophy at my workplace. Finally, I consider how I can implement my leadership philosophy in my personal life. Personal management Mission Statement From my perspective, a leader is one who serves others. A leader places their interests after everyone else’s. In other words, a good leader prioritises the needs of his/her followers. Rather than expecting their followers to serve them, good leaders serve others. They share power with their… Continue Reading...

Leadership Dynamics at Johnson County Sheriff Department

style would resemble a transactional model as discussed in the management module. This leadership approach is premised on the idea that a quid pro quo occurs between a leader and his followers (Scott & Byrd, 2012). In such a case, the leader specifies the conditions under which the subordinates must work, and the subordinates perform what is expected of them. Moreover, his leadership role could be affected by his junior officers since his actions will directly influence their beliefs, attitudes, and values. It is believed that subordinates could significantly affect the Sheriff’s leadership of his people .and the judiciousness… Continue Reading...

The Community Aspect Of Business

A. (2016). Corporate social responsibility or CEO narcissism? CSR motivations and organizational performance. Strategic management Journal, 37(2), pp.262-279. Rao, A., Purkayastha, D. (2014). Wal-Mart in Africa. IBS Center for management, 1- 11.   Continue Reading...

Workflow Analysis Of a Healthcare Organization

to help in enhancing patient outcomes. One of the most common events in this community health center is medication management, which incorporates various processes or tasks to help ensure that patients get the right medicine for their conditions. Medication management at this community health center is also geared towards enhancing patients’ compliance with medication in order to enhance their outcomes and satisfaction. In essence, medication management in this healthcare organization involves several stages as shown in Figure 1 below. [ figure one omitted ] Explanation of Medication management Process As shown in the workflow flowchart above, the nurse medication managementContinue Reading...

Colonialwebb's Human Resource Plan

socialization. References Chisholm, K. (2011, November 2). How to Recruit Good Employees to Your Construction Business. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/topics/ management/construction-workforce-management/how-recruit-good-employees-your-construction ColonialWebb. (2017). About Us. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://colonialwebb.com/about Economy Watch. (2010, June 29). Construction Industry. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://www.economywatch.com/world-industries/construction Our Career Pages. (2017). ColonialWebb Contractors: Helper – Construction. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/230661~Primary~1357990?source=Indeed Pillai, R.M.S. (2015, March 2). Global Construction Labor Skill Shortages. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/management/workforce-management/march-2015-global-construction-labor-skill-shortages Warner, P.E. (2015). Attract, Hire and Retain: Modern Recruitment Challenges and Strategies for the Construction Industry. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from https://www.coaa.org/Documents/About-COAA/Workforce-Shortage/Attract-Hire-Retain-(Warner,-FMI).aspx Appendix A –… Continue Reading...

Us Healthcare Reform Initiatives

a doctor’s word about the need for a particular service. The explosion of health management organizations and rewarding physicians based upon meeting quality benchmarks and containing costs have been designed to counteract this fact but patients have often feared that rationing and denial of care to meet benchmarks will be the result. Regardless, the government clearly has an important role to play in the development of healthcare to regulate both insurance companies and providers to ensure that patients have adequate access to safe, affordable care. Even nations which do not have single-payer healthcare systems still have substantially more national… Continue Reading...

Assessing Stakeholder Needs in American Red Cross Questionnaire

your experience while working with American Red Cross so far a. Extremely satisfied b. Satisfied c. Neutral d. Dissatisfied e. Extremely Dissatisfied 5. Does the management handle the issues affecting your work well when you present to them? a. Yes b. No c. Not Sure d. Other (Please Specify)………………………………………………………………………… 6. Do you have any comments about the current compensation package and the working environment? If yes, please share. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Stakeholder 2: Service Providers (Ex. United Parcel Service) Survey Questions 1. Please describe yourself briefly. What position do you hold in your current organization? .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2. In the past 18 months, how many times have you… Continue Reading...

Smoking Stages Of Change

the course of the counselor’s relationship with the client. Reference Summers, N. (2016). Fundamentals of case management practice: Skills for the human services (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.   Continue Reading...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and How Automated Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring Can Help

are both allowed to use recent infections and laboratory results for disease monitoring, case management operations and public health examinations (California Department of health, 2017b). California is quite distinct in the sense that, unlike a large number of the other states and the government, it possesses different subject-specific codes in place of just one code broken down into numbered headings. Breaking the law into titles or codes is a form of organization for the law. The state’s legislative arm promulgates new laws to serve as modifications to the various codes, in order to ease the law-checking process and to… Continue Reading...

Applying the Five Forces Of Competition

our core readership would appreciate the opportunity to learn about various facets of data management in the process which they in turn could incorporate into their own business models. In summary, Porter’s forces are the basis for an agility which is required to evolve one’s business model at the pace of contemporary business. By keeping abreast of those forces, we can nimbly react to changes as well as anticipate them.   Continue Reading...

Definition Of Learning

to complete readings, discussions, assignments, and quizzes included time management, mindfulness, and collaborating with others. To be successful in the course, I needed to mobilize as many personal resources as possible, digging deep to find extra energy, time, and attention. To keep motivation high, I learned how to rely on my core strengths and learning patterns. For example, knowing that I prefer to use Sequences and Sequential processes, I tried to create step by step processes even when one was not explicitly assigned to me. When writing an essay, I would write an outline first. When preparing for a… Continue Reading...

Job Descriptions and How My Scores Reflect Them

would avoid doing these types of tasks. Another task that I find less interesting is linked to my management of the data files. Again, the data files require a high degree of technical problem solving. I mitigate the problems I have with this task by applying my predilection for Precision in learning, as most of these data-driven tasks are detail oriented. Finally, I dislike when interpersonal conflicts arise. I prefer working in an environment with a high degree of harmony and confluence, not an environment that is high stress. Job Matching Knowing that my LCI scores describe a person… Continue Reading...

Net Present Value Project Evaluation

or profitable investments or projects to pursue. References Crosson, S.V. & Needles, B.E. (2013). management Accounting (10th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning Dhiensiri, N., & Balsara, N. (2014). An Introductory Application of Monte Carlo Simulation in Capital Budgeting Analysis. Journal of Financial Education, 40(1/2), 94–114. Li, G., Hsiao, P. & Li, D. (2015). The Impact of Financial Risk on Business Risk. International Journal of Business, 20(4), 279–290. Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare Management Industry

In the recent years, trends have emerged in the healthcare management industry, which includes patient protection, social media in healthcare, and drug shortages. Patient protection has largely been influenced by laws and policies in different nations. In the United States, the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has resulted in the lowering of overall healthcare costs, whereby millions of individuals have access to insurance, thereby guaranteeing free preventative care. Social media in healthcare has stemmed from the increased use and adoption of the technology for health-related reasons by patients as well as healthcare practitioners.… Continue Reading...

Financial Statement Analysis Of Verizon

customers. Gross profit has likewise fluctuated. The company's operating expenses peaked in FY2014, but management evidently felt that the cost structure was too high for where the market was headed, and Verizon has been able to reduce its costs over the past couple of years. This resulted in very high net income in FY2015, but the decline in revenue in 2016 resulted in a decrease in net income over the previous year. Whether the decline was a temporary one-year phenomenon or not remains to be seen. One of the most important elements in the cash flow statement is whether… Continue Reading...

Factors Affecting Employee Retention in an Organization

organizational success and has significant implications for personnel and human resource management as well as organizational behavior. A descriptive research design was utilized to conduct this study through a Likert scale survey instrument comprising of seventeen questions. The survey was administered to a group of participants from three military-affiliated organizations. The survey found that various factors impact organization’s ability to retain its employees including organizational culture, gender roles within the company, family conflict. However, female employees are more affected because of family and children issues such as sick children and daycare problems. Keywords: employee, organization, retention, company, work, absenteeism,… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

for doing business around the world. As a result, workers at the management tier find themselves having to adapt to American—as well as British—standards of behavior and comportment in business. As Kopp (2011) points out, the assumption that all companies around the world do business the same way, communicate the same way, and reach agreements using the same ethical and philosophical frameworks, is why some people believe globalization equals Americanization. The reverse case can also be made, in that when American firms enter foreign markets, the onus is on the leaders of those American firms to learn how to… Continue Reading...

Different Learning Styles and Aptitudes

as Intensifying, leading to Tethering experiences. For example,, Dan could learn time management skills and self-monitoring to help him see how he is the only person standing in the way of achieving his own goals. When applied to my own LCI scores and learning patterns, I can also identify ways I can be more FIT to be successful academically. Like Dan, I use technical learning strategies least often or avoid them when possible. I need to FIT technical learning into my overall strategy for success first by self-regulating and self-monitoring, and then by applying my increasing self-awareness to academic… Continue Reading...

Recruitment Problem at Rtmm Inc

program for RTMM Inc. will be developed and approved by the management. The first aspect of this program will be to review offers that are currently made by the company in relation to industry-standards within 3 months of implementation. This will be followed by changing the offers to match industry standards, which helps in making the company to stand out from its competitors (Smykal, 2016). Secondly, the program will be candidate-driven i.e. addressing the major things that qualified candidates want to know about the company and its value proposition. Qualified candidates will be informed of the opportunities and challenges… Continue Reading...

Iraq: the Cradle Of Civilization Video Reaction

Michael Wood’s “Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization” offers fascinating insight into human civilization, through a narrative of the story of Iraq. Tracing Iraq from the cradle of civilization to its current state of devastation, Wood warns viewers to learn from the mistakes of the past instead of continuing to repeat them. In addition to its overarching message, “Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization” includes some incredible details about the cultural diversity within Iraq and how current customs reveal cultural continuity with the past. Some of the most amazing examples of diversity include the Mandean people, who have cultural practices that are… Continue Reading...

Keys to Success in Multinational Companies

products industry, it is essential to implement a solid knowledge management system to ensure that as much relevant information as possible is handled in the most effective manner. Issues that must be addressed to ensure the safety of the product and that optimum delivery to consumers is possible include: sanitation, where workers may eat and drink, conflict resolution, how in-house teams will conduct business, how online teams will facilitate the organization, security, and emergency evacuation procedures. This paper will discuss the key benefits of creating a best practice policy on each of these described issues and will speculate on… Continue Reading...

The Us Grant Programs for Emergencies

Development and Upgradation of Key Urban Area and State Fusion Centers FEMA (Federal Emergency management Agency) This Homeland Security agency was first established under the 1978 Presidential Reorganization Plan III, and put into service under a couple of Executive Orders (EOs) on 1st April of the following year. FEMA chiefly aims at coordinating disaster response within the nation which tends to overwhelm state and local level resources. FEMA aids areas and complete states that find themselves vulnerable to a calamity or overwhelmed by it. Moreover, it organizes crisis management functions and devises governmental continuity plans in the event of threats… Continue Reading...

Process Based Organizational Change Efforts

in partial failures and an inability to meet established goals. The problem is often “change management consists of a (limited) set of interventions, which are regarded as objective, measurable and linearly manageable programs that can be realised in a relatively short time,” contrary to the substantial human as well as logistical challenges of making change a natural and internalized part of employees’ and managers’ mindsets (Pieterse, Caniëls, & Homan, 2012, p.799). The best approach to process-based changes focus on how the change should occur and how to ensure that it sticks. But before a process can be altered, managers… Continue Reading...

Florida's Plan for Responding to Terrorism

Terrorist Event Response Process consist of two actions that are unique to emergency operations involving crisis and consequence management, as the Annex (2014) points out. The 2 actions are: “1) Identifying the event as a known, suspected, or threatened terrorist or cyber terrorist attack; and, 2) Assuring notifications to agencies are made” (p. 3-1). According to the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA, 2002), these two-step procedure sets up the motions for adequate response to be set in motion, as there are many facets to efficient response to terrorism. Identifying the event and alerting the responsible agencies of the event… Continue Reading...

How Diversity Functions in the Organization

of perspectives. A third view is the flexibility argument, which the authors state "indicates that multicultural management practices would result in changes that meant that the system will become less determinant, less standardized and therefore more fluid." Thus, there are different views of diversity from which human resources organization can draw from. The social organization perspective doubtless arose as the result of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which specifically barred discrimination of specific peoples on the basis of social organization, essentially compelling organization to become less visually homogenous. The literature basically backfilled the argument that adding visible diversity would… Continue Reading...

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

for the individual and for society’s sake. Works Cited Capozzi, Rick. Growth Mindset : Leadership Makes a Difference in Wealth management. Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited, John, 2017. Dweck, Carol S. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Random House Publishing Group, 2008. Kakutani, Michiko. "Book Review: The Casual Vacancy? by J. K. Rowling." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia, 27 Sept. 2012, www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/books/book-review-the-casual-vacancy-by-j-k-rowling.html. Accessed 4 Dec. 2017. Langley, Travis. ""Inside Out": Emotional Truths by Way of Pixar." Psychology Today, 24 June 2015, www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beyond-heroes-and-villains/201506/inside-out-emotional-truths-way-pixar. Accessed 4 Dec. 2017. Ricci, Mary C, and Margaret Lee. Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids. Sourcebooks, 2016. Sheehan, Kevin, and Jessica Ryan. Growing a Growth… Continue Reading...

Apple's Human Resources Strategy

that Apple was one of the innovators in this regard. Performance Appraisal and Career management Apple's performance appraisal has three different forms. First, the company offers a 360-degree assessment, and it also does an annual performance review and peer assessment (Chelniciuc, 2017). By having a number of different methods of obtaining performance feedback, the company's managers can do a few different things. First, they can identify the star performers. Since grouping stars together is strategically important for Apple, the company wants to be able to identify those people and put them in the best position to succeed, early on. These… Continue Reading...

Women in Frontline Combat

that exclusion is necessary and suitable since women are unable to match men in management of the realities of frontline combat.  In this regard, women find it difficult to effectively manage these realities, particularly when they are exposed to a combat for a protracted period of time.  Some of these realities of frontline combat that could be difficult for women to manage include lack of hygiene and gender-specific mistreatment if they are captured by the adversary (Castenfelt et al., par, 25).  Third, proponents of the exclusion of women from frontline combat believe that the effectiveness of a combat unit… Continue Reading...

The Organization and Structure Of Fire Department

fire department will be structured in a way that combines the best of new management theory with the best that the paramilitary model has to offer. As Carter (2015) points out, job definition is extremely important in fire departments: “we break our fire department down into such functions as engine and truck companies, fire prevention and public education planning, service and staff functions.” Given this, the structure of the proposed fire department will reflect the different roles the department plays in the community. Fire chiefs will remain in key positions of leadership. However, it is recommended strongly that two… Continue Reading...

Self Organization and Netlogo

because it encompasses some of the aspects of the growing self-service movement within data management. Specifically, it provides visual mechanisms for aspects of data discovery. Most of all, it enables users to modify these visual facets to write various aspects of code. The writing of code is typically the most time-consuming, manual aspect of computing programming and information technology in general. Thus, the fact that NetLogo users can manipulate the image sand buttons they see in order to automatically generate code is a point of value to organizations and IT departments alike. The basis of the NetLogo approach is… Continue Reading...

Best Practices Involved in Changing the Accounting Information System Ais

through case analysis and presentation involving AIS failure, possible alternatives the firm may have had and just how the management should have strategized to avert the failure. In the end, the paper reveals best practices for migration from another system to AIS. To change the Accounting Information System (AIS) best practices Accounting info systems (AIS) has transformed business processes on a worldwide scale. When financial data is entered into the AIS, financial statements and reports are created at several business levels to make profitability certain. Steinbart and romney (2012) revealed that the accounting systems process information to offer data… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Two Global Security Organizations

firms around the world offer customized security and risk management services. TAL Global and the Wexford Group are two firms that offer some of the most comprehensive security and risk management services, strategies, and techniques, interfacing between public and private sector and wielding power in a wide range of jurisdictions. Wexford Group offers services including operational advising, law enforcement support, program management, risk assessment, operations and intelligence fusion, development and fielding, and also recruitment, assessment, selection, and training (RAST) support for government agencies and private industries. TAL Global offers airport and aviation security, emergency preparedness planning, executive protection, risk… Continue Reading...

Strategies to Enhance Patient Satisfaction

& Christenson, 2014). Delays in treating patients with severe conditions result in dissatisfaction, patients backlog, insufficient management of serious pain, and increased rates of mortality. However, ED might be failing because of system issues beyond its capacity including other sections of the system failing to provide socioeconomic and psychosocial supports, shortfalls in the community primary care system, or even the patients being able to get better services elsewhere. The Input-Throughput-Output conceptual framework is largely employed to depict the overcrowding issue in the ED (Kamal, Barnard, & Christenson, 2014). The input component is all about the emergency services demand affected… Continue Reading...

Michigan Community Child Watch Programs

of deterrence. However, the program does not show follow-up or management of program participants after they finish the training sessions. Because the training sessions are just an hour long and only one are given to complete the program, the question remains on its effectiveness. 4. The main strength of the program is that anyone over the age of 18 can participate and become informed on what to look for to protect children. Education and awareness are integral parts of crime prevention. Knowing what to look for can make a difference regarding the safety of a child. Being aware of… Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

and maintained (Ferrell & Sanders, 2013). The above concerns incorporate the ideal management of possible community and environmental effects stemming from natural gas resource development. Given the aforementioned framing of the issue, the discourse turns in the direction of policy options on hand to deal with such concerns, together with potential related consequences. Policy options spring, normally, from dialogue between novices and specialists in the industry, opposition novices and specialists, state and community heads, university or public research workers, etc. Akin to all other policy issues, public policy resolutions represent a blend of what authorities elect to perform and… Continue Reading...

Gender Roles in Traditional East Asia

authority in a patriarchal environment was involvement in trade. Even though men controlled the capital and were involved in management of the business through exchanging a woman, women were increasingly involved in trade through which they exerted their power and influence. For example, in Southeast Asia, women (i.e. bridegrooms) had the business acumen and liquid funds for trade (Pomeranz & Topik, p.6). In this regard, women utilized their independent spirit, particularly when dealing with European men in relation to trade. Women used their business acumen and liquid funds as bargaining tools for their next ventures or even next marriage… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortages

Daouk?Öyry, L. (2016). What do nurse managers say about nurses’ sickness absenteeism? A new perspective. Journal of Nursing management, 24(1), 97-104. Buchan, J. (2002). Global nursing shortages: are often a symptom of wider health system or societal ailments. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 324(7340), 751. IOM. (2010). The future of nursing. Retrieved from http://nacns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/5-IOM-Report.pdf Walker, N. (2017). Embrace action: protect the future of nursing. AORN Journal, 105(6), 535-537. Zboril-Benson, L. R. (2016). Why nurses are calling in sick: the impact of health-care restructuring. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive, 33(4), 89-107. Continue Reading...

Home Health Care Business Plan

one is the demand side. That challenge can be addressed in a different ways, but ultimately the goal of management is to have as many clients as possible for the capacity that it has. Thus for this task, the challenge will be on the supply side, for labor. It will be assumed that there will be sufficient demand for whatever the optimal labor configuration is going to be. Care givers come in a number of different varieties, with different degrees of training. They typically visit the home site of the client. They perform a variety of duties for the… Continue Reading...

Education Classroom Management Journal

Journal Entry 1 Discourse on classroom management has shifted away from a disciplinarian and authoritarian model towards one more steeped in developmental psychology, social justice, and compassion. Within a new educational paradigm, teachers can provide structure in the classroom without expecting “conformity” or “obedience” per se (Jones, Jones & Vermette, 2013, p. 21). Teachers working within a classroom management paradigm that emphasizes trust and relationship building create far more effective educational environments. Still, teachers do need to be armed with information and specific strategies. Some of the strategies recommended including improved awareness of non-verbal communication cues… Continue Reading...

Education Setting and Special Education Accommodation

both with regards to deliverables and also to instructional design. Culturally Responsive Classroom management (CRCM) Physical Setting: The seats were arranged in rows, but there was a collaborative learning assignment during class that allowed the students to work together in clusters. On the walls were inspirational sayings, some of which were posters but others were drawn by the students. The teacher has a large projection screen for displaying the slides and uses ample visual aids. Behavior Expectations: The head teacher pointed out to me the list she made and posted clearly behind her desk. This list was of all the… Continue Reading...

Enron Fraud

of their composition, but behind each of them was greed, the drive by senior management teams to defraud securities regulators and investors for their own gain. This paper will look at the Enron fraud in particular. This was probably the worst, for the bald-faced contempt that Enron management showed to securities regulators, and the biggest, as Enron was one of the stars of the stock market during its ride up, and crashed to worthlessness almost instantly. Key Players As with most cases of stock market fraud, the key players were the senior executives. At Enron, the key players were… Continue Reading...

Tools for Organization Development and Change

and change. Theory and strategy provide the support and framework for the change management and culture building process, and they can consist of various approaches to the issue: there theories like appreciative inquiry, experiential learning theory, intentional change theory, and more; there are strategy development techniques that strategic swarming and Three Horizons (Camp, 2012). Theory helps to give a basis of understanding about how the organization development process should be perceived, and the strategy helps to give a basis of understanding on how the process will be implemented, monitored, measured, and adjusted as needed. To facilitate the implementation of… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

is actually a consequence of reduced rural populace, poor management of water reserves and supplies, environmental degradation along with infertility, and over and above all due to rise in population. To be able to fulfill these issues, technologies like Biotechnology has got to be utilized to resolve a lot of these issues. Exposure of farmers to biotechnological education might inculcate an admiration of biotechnology for growth and development. Capacity-Development schemes and programs might go a very long way in removing issues and uncertainties of the usage of biotechnology in a number of areas. Capacity-development, for instance in the purchase… Continue Reading...

Historical Perspective on Supervision

perspective of training was embodied in the philosophy of Frederick Taylor. Going for a scientific and methodical philosophy of management, Taylor thought that measurement involving factory workflow and operations has to be the most effective way to boost production (Taylor, 1914). He claimed that in case there were hundred simple ways to conduct a job, some techniques will be more effective when compared to others. Taylor\'s creative ideas resonated with not only engineers but also small business managers, and engineering institutes and industrialists had been well placed to infuse these concepts into their courses. Taylor\'s ideas also started having… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Organizational Change Management

a critical role in my professional development in organizational management. One of the most important lessons I have obtained from the course relates to management of change in an organization. This is an important lesson since organizations in today’s business environment are faced with the need for managing organizational change because of the changes in the business environment. As I reflect on the insights obtained from the course, I have learned about change management and found some readings, resources, and assignments helpful in this process as well as some that did not fully engage me. However, I also feel… Continue Reading...

Walmart's Use Of Technology for a Competitive Advantage

possible. Purchasing is only one part of that, and Wal-Mart has long been a leader at total supply chain management as a means of extracting competitive advantage. As an example, a few years ago Wal-Mart was an early adopter of RFID technology, which allows for tracking of goods in real time. By tracking in real time, using radio frequencies, Wal-Mart was able to not only know where goods are to help route them better, but the company is able to gather a lot of data about the movement of goods through its supply chain, and then use this data… Continue Reading...

Use Of Cerner Software in Acute Patient Settings

Change is not something that human beings like, and for this reason, if the management of a healthcare facility is not willing to adapt to change it could be difficult to implement this software. Therefore, there is need to have consultative meetings with the management and encourage them on the benefits that their facilities can reap by adopting this software. Another method could be a demonstration by having them visit a care facility that is currently using this software and have them interact or observe how well the facility is operating.   References Ammenwerth, E., Rauchegger, F., Ehlers, F.,… Continue Reading...

Freeman Brown Private System

took a major hit due to the way that the closure was announced and handled. Stakeholders and management The classical approach to management is dependent upon four features: a, the leaders of the company have to implement a strict regiment and structure for each function; b, employees are chose on merit and skills; c, all functions must be devoid of foreseeable interruptions ; and d, financial security and growth is use a factor of employee motivation and employee retention (Terry, 2017). Keeping this approach in mind we can analyse FBPS and how it handled its relationship with the stakeholders during… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Meditation on Addiction Therapy

empirical studies. Clinical psychology review, 31(6), 1041-1056. Khusid, M. A., & Vythilingam, M. (2016). The emerging role of mindfulness meditation as effective self- management strategy, part 1: clinical implications for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. Military medicine, 181(9), 961-968. Luoma, J. B., & Villatte, J. L. (2012). Mindfulness in the Treatment of Suicidal Individuals. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 265–276. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.12.003 Xie, J. F., Zhou, J. D., Gong, L. N., Iennaco, J. D., & Ding, S. Q. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the intervention of psychiatric disorders: A review. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 1(2), 232-239. Zgierska, A., Rabago, D., Chawla, N., Kushner, K., Koehler, R., & Marlatt,… Continue Reading...

Pepsico Organizational Change Caused by Aquafina Water

was sparkling. However, these efforts did not yield fruit. The management came to the conclusion that the best method to create a successful water brand was to exploit a resource that was already in existence, i.e. the water treatment equipment already at the bottling plant locations. These were being used to purify water for the soft drinks that the company produced (McKay, 2002). The then Pepsi beverage main CEO along with his team figured out that there was a need for Pepsi to set itself apart by filtering out all it could from tap water. Pepsi figured out that… Continue Reading...

Instructional Leadership and Professional Development Plan Assessment

ensuring that teaching practice is designed in a manner that helps in meeting the diverse needs of students. The management of Paterson Public School has entailed promoting instructional leadership and professional development of educators in this school district. Based on a publication by Paterson Public School (2015), the school has engaged in major initiatives to enhance student achievement in elementary and secondary levels since 2009. These efforts have involved establishment of measures for promoting instructional leadership and professional development. Instructional leadership and professional development measures in this school are centered on instructional initiatives, school-determined areas of need, and the… Continue Reading...

Adoption Of New Technology

to roll out the new technology. There needs to be champions in management, which is where the nurse leader comes in, and then there needs to be a plan. That plan should be based on the principles that Rogers (2003) laid out. Rogers (2003) starts with that the point above – that the proponents of the new technology must be able to demonstrate that it is better than the existing way of doing things. An interesting dynamic to this is that this benefit might be obvious to management (i.e. it makes the business more profitable) but that won\'t matter… Continue Reading...

Adidas Market Entry

way that MNEs learn can inform this analysis – an MNE typically promotes international management by sending them around to increasingly larger countries. A manager with experience in Australia could take that experience and help the company enter New Zealand. Sometimes similar markets exist in different corners of the world, because of colonial cultural influences – Commonwealth countries often have similar legal systems inherited from the British, as well as certain cultural norms, for example. So one can start in New Zealand, move to Canada, then run the UK, applying lessons learned in one country to each of the… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Mission Vision and Values

statement is an important strategic tool: When used properly. management Decision. Vol. 40 (5) 448-455. Quigley, J. (1994) Vision: How leaders develop it, share it, and sustain it. Business Horizons. Vol. 37 (5) 37-41.\ Schiff, T. (2008) Motive imagery and the spread of ideas. MiPazradox. Retrieved January 8, 2017 from http://miparadox.blogspot.ca/2008/12/motive-imagery-and-spread-of-ideas.html Swales, J. & Rogers, P. (1995) Discourse and the projection of the corporate culture: The mission statement. Discourse & Society. Vol. 6(2) 223-242. Continue Reading...

Leadership Practice and Student Success

Teaching and Learning concentrates on applying a high-quality, demanding curriculum and Talent management concentrates on analyzing and assisting teachers who apply that curriculum; these happen to be distinct elements of the principal’s main and essential function as an educational leader. For this reason, one does not assign higher weight to any criteria (New Leaders, 2012). To be able to assess principal practice with the 5 requirements and to assist shape support for principals, one can get the New Leaders Principal Evaluation Rubric. The rubric explains leadership measures across 4 efficiency levels for all of the 5 evaluation criteria and… Continue Reading...

Professional Needs Assessment

need to understand. Another area in which my needs assessment indicated I could use improvement is classroom management. This fact is both implicit and explicit to the foregoing assessment, and thus plays a prominent role in my professional development. Explicitly, my classroom management requires betterment simply to keep students focused on task. Implicitly, however, if one is accommodating a plethora of learning styles while implementing manifold teaching styles to best assist students, one surely requires astute classroom management. From both of these perspectives, then, I need to increase my aptitude for managing my classroom so that I can achieve these… Continue Reading...

Active Board Member and Ceo Interaction

board, among other stakeholders, effectively. The board is charged with choosing the CEO and helping them to choose their management team (Murden, 2012). The board is, ideally, the employer of the CEO. The CEO is charged with management and administration (Murden, 2012). The board sets the parameters for the CEO to use in executing policies and directions expected, and desirable to the board (Murden, 2012). Relationship between active board member and CEO The Role of the active member of the board Advise the CEO. The substance of strategic decisions is explained and discussed by directors before they advise the… Continue Reading...

Characteristics Of an Effective Nurse Administrator

understanding the regulations affecting day to day operations, nurse administrators need to have a firm command of financial management and human resources management expertise. Nurse administrators also need to know about how to form strategic alliances with partners in the community, government, and private sector. Essentially, nurse administrators tend to be relatively far removed from the job of actual nursing and provision of care, while also keeping in mind the need for patient-centric policies. Strong communication skills, organizational and coordination skills, leadership skills, and of course, strategic management skills are among the core characteristics of an effective nurse administrator.… Continue Reading...

Delays in Medicating New Admissions Leading to Discharge Against Medical Advice

while keeping costs in check. AMA is a major concern; from the health costs and treatment management perspective. It is incumbent on the managers of hospitals to examine the factors that lead to the patients’ decisions and mitigate them. Owing to the fact that there is still no study to explain the causes of AMA in the province, this research study aims to unravel these causes. References Neonatal Coordinating Group. (2006). Discharge Against Medical Advice. Women and New-born Health Service. King Edward Memorial Hospital Alfandre DJ. “I’m going home”: discharges against medical advice. Mayo Clin Proc Elsevier. 2009:255–260. Carrese… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality and Behaviorism

punishment, and different motivations to achieve their goals. Also, police officers need to be given tools for better stress management, as the research on endocrine health shows (Charmandari, Tsigo & Chrousos, 2005). Good behavior such as which community policing models entail like healthy interactions with community members can be learned just as easily as bad behavior, like excessive use of force against innocent people. As Moore (2013) points out, behaviorism and cognitive psychology combine into cognitive-behaviorism, which is frequently used in human resources to cultivate specific norms and values. Police organizations have entrenched cultures that are notoriously difficult to… Continue Reading...

General Mills Business Strategy

their costs so this tactic is risky and just ends up squeezing out farmers. Careful supply chain management is required to maintain the sustainability of the business (Church, 2015). The economic environment is generally favorable at present, with unemployment at low levels and economic growth at high, steady levels. The social environment, however, is perhaps less favorable to the types of processed foods that General Mills makes, which are less popular today than they were thirty or forty years ago. Overall, this means that the company has moderately favorable conditions – enough to be profitable but not enough for… Continue Reading...

Parallels Between Business and Biology

suffered and ended up closing up shop instead. That was not the work of great management or leadership. References Luntz, S. (2015). Symbiotic partnership between monkeys and wolves discovered. Accessed on IFL Science on August 16, 2016, at http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/monkey-wolf-symbiosis/ NikosKaranikolas. (2015, August 20). Economic scarcity and the function of choice [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/BsJjQz_52KY Wirth, P. [P ST]. (2016, August 17). Interactions between communities [Video file]. Adapted from Hippocampus.org. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/tjI-IDjBsNU. Continue Reading...

Leadership

E., Pai, A., Sparrow, P., & Scullion, H. (2014). Balancing individual and organizational goals in global talent management: A mutual-benefits perspective. Journal of World Business, 49(Talent management), 204-214. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2013.11.004 Farrell, M. (2017). Leadership Reflections: Extrovert and Introvert Leaders. Journal Of Library Administration, 57(4), 436-443. doi:10.1080/01930826.2017.1300455 Moorman, C., & Day, G. S. (2016). Organizing for Marketing Excellence. Journal Of Marketing, 80(6), 6-35. doi:10.1509/jm.15.0423 Umashankar, N., Ward, M. K., & Dahl, D. W. (2017). The Benefit of Becoming Friends: Complaining After Service Failures Leads Customers with Strong Ties to Increase Loyalty. Journal Of Marketing, 81(6), 79-98. Continue Reading...

Pathophysiology Of Gastric Acid Stimulation and Production

469-472. Rao, V. L., Micic, D., & Kim, K. E. (2016). Primary Care Evaluation and management of Gastroenterologic Issues in Women. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America, 43(2), 347-366. Schubert, M. L., & Peura, D. A. (2008). Control of gastric acid secretion in health and disease. Gastroenterology, 134(7), 1842-1860. Wen, Z., Li, X., Lu, Q., Brunson, J., Zhao, M., Tan, J., . . . Lei, P. (2014). Health related quality of life in patients with chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer and factors with impact: a longitudinal study. BMC gastroenterology, 14(1), 149. Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Analysis

Weaknesses: Competition with Pepsi; Low Product Diversification; Lack of a health beverage offering and Water management. Opportunities: Diversification; Focusing on developing countries; Packaged drinking water; Supply chain improvement and Market lesser selling offerings. Threats: Sourcing of Raw Materials and Indirect competition. Lastly, PESTEL analysis results were as follows: Political and Legal Factors potentially impacting the company: trade restrictions, tax policy, labor laws, environment policy, FDA certification, etc.; Economic factors: gross domestic product, interest rates, forex rates, disposable income, retail price index, demand and supply conditions, and unemployment rates; Social factors: trends, practices, traditions, wants, population, educational qualifications, aspirations, income… Continue Reading...

How Organizational Behavior Impacts Health Care

a group, the more likely it will be for the group to achieve its outcomes, as management will adopt strategies designed to support the group. Since patterns of behavior can impact and affect any organization, especially a healthcare organization. The provision of quality care relies upon health care providers working together to provide continuity of care, safe care and effective care—and if the organizational behavior of the healthcare facility is subpar, the patients and care providers themselves will suffer as a result. Leadership plays a substantial role in overseeing organizational behavior and, as Schyns and Schilling (2013) have shown,… Continue Reading...

Transformational Leadership Personal Reflection

that has written about transformational leadership. Y Culture (2018) notes that among the characteristics of transformational leaders are self- management, ability to take risks, the ability to make difficult decisions, inspirational, adaptability, proactive nature and leadership with vision. When we look at these strengths versus my own, there are definitely some synergies. First is vision – a transformational leader must have vision for the future, something that is different from simply maintaining the status quo. Furthermore, the transformational leader is inspirational; on my quiz it came up with motivational, but those are much the same. In other words, an effective… Continue Reading...

Ups and Fedex Case Study

addition, UPS offers services for Freight and Supply Chains, including designing of supply chains, implementation and management as well as distribution. 4. How have the two companies performed financially? How do you measure financial performance and why? What do the statements and ratios tell you? What does the stock price tell you? How is EVA calculated and what information can you derive from it? Does EVA move in the same direction and to the same degree as does the stock price? Financial performance measurement is an important aspect of ascertaining how efficaciously a business is run and also its… Continue Reading...

Clipboard Tablet Co Marketing and R&d Analysis

system. Weaknesses: Competition with Pepsi; Low Product Diversification; Lack of a health beverage offering and Water management. Opportunities: Diversification; Focusing on developing countries; Packaged drinking water; Supply chain improvement and Market lesser selling offerings. Threats: Sourcing of Raw Materials and Indirect competition. Lastly, PESTEL analysis results were as follows: Political and Legal Factors potentially impacting the company: trade restrictions, tax policy, labor laws, environment policy, FDA certification, etc.; Economic factors: gross domestic product, interest rates, forex rates, disposable income, retail price index, demand and supply conditions, and unemployment rates; Social factors: trends, practices, traditions, wants, population, educational qualifications, aspirations,… Continue Reading...

West Coast Transit Case Study

their passive-aggressive approach does not help to solve the conflicts. Mahonney appears overworked (another professional conflict) and unprepared. Conflict management Conflict management approaches that would help Denson manage the conflict present in the case study would be: 1) the Direct Approach and 2) the Indirect Approach. In either case forcing, accommodating, avoiding, compromising and collaborating are strategies that a conflict manager can use to solve the issues. Direct Approach The direct approach would require Denson to address each conflict as it presents itself. He would have to address Jing’s professional conflict head-on as well as Mahonney’s lack of preparation. He… Continue Reading...

Why Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cbt Effective?

motivation and psychological well-being across life's domains Canadian Psychology, 49(1), 14-23. Gatchel, R. J., & Rollings, K. H. (2008). Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with cognitive behavioral therapy. The Spine Journal, 8(1), 40-44. Hofmann, S. G., Asnaani, A., Vonk, I. J. J., Sawyer, A. T., & Fang, A. (2012). The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Review of Meta-analyses. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36(5), 427–440. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-012-9476-1) Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (1995). A cognitive-affective system theory of personality: Reconceptualizing situations, dispositions, dynamics, and invariance in personality structure. Psychological Review, 102(2), 246-268. Moore, J. (2013). Tutorial: Cognitive psychology as a radical… Continue Reading...

Accounting Cost and Performance Management

Q1. Explain the differences between cost-effectiveness and performance management. Which performance elements are essential for assessing financial soundness of a nonprofit? Although sound financial performance is clearly critical for an organization to flourish, cutting costs is not synonymous with performance management itself. An organization can be maximizing its cost effectiveness but not necessarily its performance. Performance management sets specific goals for employees. Goals must be measurable to be clear and effective but not necessarily tangible in nature. “Performance management is a whole work system that begins when a job is defined… Continue Reading...

Advertising Campaign Overview Of Dyson Products

an indication of upmarket living, on account of its offering’s price point (Parente & Strausbaugh-Hutchinson, 2014). According to Dyson management, the company’s brand image constitutes a key element massively impacting its sales. The brand enjoys the advantage of global recognition, and needs to apply its image on the universal values of satisfaction and efficiency. Buyers consider this upmarket brand’s offering as an efficient cleaning tool. Sample advertisement Ads represent a sponsor- paid non- personal message with regard to an organization, service, item or concept. Dyson resorts to aggressive advertising and promotion approaches (Kumar & Gupta, 2016). According to the aforementioned… Continue Reading...

Leadership Personality Traits and Organizational Behavior

article first outlines various theories of organizational psychology including job demands-resources theory, which shows how top-level management decisions can mitigate the detrimental effects of personality diversity on organizational commitment. At the same time, employee commitment can positively enhance team cohesion and the ability for teams to achieve their own and the organization’s main goals. Job crafting, the bottom-up, employee-driven behaviors, are linked with reduced stress, reduced rates of burnout, and greater work engagement, according to the author. The implications of recent research on team diversity and achievement of organizational goals are to help managers cultivate the ideal workplace environment.… Continue Reading...

Safety Awareness in Engineering

the safety movement? Taylor's connection is that he drew a connection between management policies and procedures and lost personnel time. It is this connection between management and safety that represented a major step towards broad-based safety consciousness. 19. Explain the development of the National Safety Council. Formed in the early 1900s, the Association of Iron and Steel Electrical Engineers (AISEE) pressed for a national conference on safety and the first meeting of the Cooperative Safety Congress was held in Milwaukee in 1912. The National Council of Industrial Safety was established a year later in Chicago, Illinois. The organization changed its… Continue Reading...

Virtual Teams

in virtual global project teams. International Journal of Information management, 37(1a), 1441-1448. doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.10.000 Continue Reading...

Lichens As Bio-indicators

undertaking would include many different sectors of ecological evaluation, such as atmosphere and drinking water standard, sound waste material management, and city forest control. It could rise above ecological evaluation and mapping capabilities to incorporate other essential parts like social and civic research, community training, as well as service learning. Works cited Estrabou, Cecilia, et al. \"Air Quality Monitoring System Using Lichens as Bioindicators in Central Argentina.\" Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 182, no. 1-4, Nov. 2011, pp. 375-383. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10661-011-1882-4. Nash III, T. H., and C. Gries. \"Lichens as indicators of air pollution.\" Air Pollution. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1991. 1-29.… Continue Reading...

Teaching Using Multiple Intelligence

interacting with the individual students also has a huge impact on classroom management. The teacher should ensure that the groups match the student's intelligence strengths. This will assist in maintaining control because the students in the groups will all have the same strengths. Having the students engaged with what they are learning will keep them busy and they are little chance that the students will misbehave during the class. Monitoring of the students to ensure that each student is actually placed in the correct group will also assist in the management of the classroom. Evaluating Student's Progress In a… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Using Bilingual Call Compared to Family Interpreters Research Paper

prevalence of the disorder compared to non-Hispanics which stand at 10.2%. The management of diabetes necessitates for close correspondence with the physician in keeping personal records, management of nutrition as well as personal knowledge about the quality of life. The role of an interpreter is to ensure that the patients get quality health care as well as English speaking patients or better. This use of a bilingual call interpreter has the professionality aspect as an advantage compared to family interpreters. This essay examines if the use of a bilingual call during provider visit compared to utilizing family members as… Continue Reading...

Nursing Mindfulness and Its Impact

Vythilingam, M. (2016). The emerging role of mindfulness meditation as effective self- management strategy, part 1: clinical implications for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. Military medicine, 181(9), 961-968. Luoma, J. B., & Villatte, J. L. (2012). Mindfulness in the Treatment of Suicidal Individuals. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 265–276. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.12.003 Xie, J. F., Zhou, J. D., Gong, L. N., Iennaco, J. D., & Ding, S. Q. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the intervention of psychiatric disorders: A review. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 1(2), 232-239. Zgierska, A., Rabago, D., Chawla, N., Kushner, K., Koehler, R., & Marlatt, A. (2009).… Continue Reading...

Georgia Environmental Quality Departments

scores can be found on this link https://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections (Georgia.Gov, 2017c). GDPH has a comprehensive waste water management system. GDPH issues certification for installers and pumpers of septic tanks, portable sanitation and soil classifiers. There are prescribed regulations that govern the institutions responsible for the management of waste, sewage, water towers and pools. The occasional surveillance initiatives conducted by the Georgia environmental inspectors guarantee compliance with set standards (Georgia.Gov, 2017c). Georgia Mosquito Control Association (GMCA) GMCA is mandated with protecting the people of Georgia and animals from vector breed infections (Georgia Mosquito Control Association, 2015). The entity alleviates the disturbing mosquito… Continue Reading...

Airlines Environmental Footprint

logistical in terms of how they perform their routes. By implementing more intelligent ATM (Air Traffic management) systems alongside better airport infrastructure, congestion in the skies and airports can be prevented, which would substantially reduce the amount of fuel burn that takes place. These systems are already in place in many parts of the country but still require implementation in other regions. NextGen Data Communications systems have been promoted by the FAA and GPS surveillance is already allowing for carriers to streamline their routes (FAA, 2011). However, this is only one aspect of reducing emissions and hold-ups at airports… Continue Reading...

The Leadership Of Moses

Jonsen, K. (2012). Ethical leadership: lessons from Moses. Journal of management Development, 31(9), 962-973. Herskovitz, P. J., & Klein, E. E. (1999). The biblical story of Moses: Lessons in leadership for business. Journal of Leadership Studies, 6(3-4), 84-95. Continue Reading...

Morals and Ethics in Nursing

not overworked, and refreshed when they came on shift. Transformational leadership is helping for overseeing the change management process and uses a vision of the leader to help guide the process to completion. I presented a vision of where we were to the administration and of where we should and could be—and the response was favorable. Implications for Patient Care As the IOM (2000) has pointed out, nursing errors are committed most often when nurses are overworked and are not getting enough off-duty rest. To avoid this issue, it is important that all shifts are covered by their respective… Continue Reading...

Proper Supply Chain Management

to do so (Rejda & Rosenbaum, 1990). Conclusion The body of knowledge for the management of expenses, supply chains, workforces and budgeting are fairly entrenched and omnipresent. Every situation is at least somewhat unique. Thus, the use of template and cookie-cutter solutions should be done carefully as those differences and variances should be taken for what they are. Even so, the use of temps for holiday seasons and the use of JIT resource handling is commonly done because it makes sense to manage expenses and resources in a diligent and mindful way. References Chen, K. S., & Huang, M. L. (2006).… Continue Reading...

Health Information Systems Assessment

Systems and Technology. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning Bringham, E. & Ehrhardt, M. (2007). Financial management: Theory and Practice (12th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson Higher Education. Chandra, P. (2008). Financial management (7th ed.). Bangalore: Tata McGraw Hill. Porter, G. & Norton, C. (2007). Using Financial Accounting Information: The Alternative to Debits and Credits (5th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. Shekelle, P., Morton, S.C. & Keeler, E.B. (2006). Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments: AHRQ Evidence Reports (No. 132). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Csr and Employee Attitudes Essay

(Petrenko, Aime, Ridge, & Hill, 2016). As CSR programs can be viewed as effective forms of management that both directly and indirectly have an effect on the “social, environmental and economic environment in which” the organization operates, potential employees can be viewed as being impacted by CSR in the sense that they are on the receiving end of these CSR programs as members or stakeholders in the community (Castka, Bamber, Sharp, 2005, p. vii). CSR thus serves to attract both consumers and potential employees because of the reciprocal nature of relationships (Schyns & Schilling, 2013), which essentially act as the… Continue Reading...

Teamwork Training Theme and Leadership

B. J. (2013). Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Stakeholders, Globalization, and Sustainable Value Creation. CMOE (2017).Teamwork, Centre for management and Organization Effectiveness. Retrieved 6, February, 2018 from https://cmoe.com/products-services/teamwork/ Dyer, W. G., Dyer, J. H., & Dyer, W. G. (2013). Team building: Proven strategies for improving team performance. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Heal, G. M. (2008). When principles pay: Corporate social responsibility and the bottom line. New York: Columbia Business School Pub. Heck, T., & In Anderson, V. J. (2008). TOOBEEZ Teambuilding: Fostering Connections and Teamwork Through Fun. Wayne, PA: TOOBEEZ, LLC. Ramachandran, V. (2011). Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental management, 293(5), 285–293.    Continue Reading...

Amazon Capital Decisions

There are many firms that exist and operate within the capital management realm. Some companies operate and expand via their internal income and operations. There are other firms that are not currently self-solvent. However, the latter is commonly able to expand through capital investment and fundraising. The goal with such firms, of course, is to ramp up business levels, pricing structures and so forth so as to get to a profit at some point, even if it takes a few years. Indeed, many firms start off relying on capital investment and resource… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Company Case Study

Customer Loyalty 7. Distribution System 1. Competition with Pepsi 2. Low Product Diversification 3. Lack of a healthy beverage offering 4. Water management Opportunities Threats 1. Diversification 2. Focusing on developing countries 3. Packaged drinking water 4. Supply chain management 5. Market lesser selling offerings 1. Sourcing of raw materials 2. Indirect competition In this section, three points from each of the four areas of the SWOT analysis will be integrated with the differentiation strategy. The strengths pinpointed and selected in the SWOT analysis comprise of distribution system, company valuation, and brand equity. These three strengths are all in support of the company’s generic… Continue Reading...

Whole Foods Market Strategic Analysis

customers, while at the same time swiftly moving to ensure that category management was implemented. In the words of the CEO, “evolving our purchasing operating model while developing data-rich, customer-centric category management capabilities is critical to our go-forward merchandising, pricing, marketing and affinity strategies” (Seeking Alpha, 2018). It is important to note that majority of WFM sales comes from loyal customers. In that regard, therefore, the emphasis on category management could be geared towards the need to better serve these constituents. In essence, category management has been successfully utilized before by retailers “as a key component for a disciplined… Continue Reading...

Role Of Office Of National Coordinator

ensure that the personal health records remain confidential and secure, and that there is early detection, prevention and management of chronic illnesses (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 2018). The impact of the ONC has been a positive one, indeed one that has been emulated and replicated across the globe in other nations. The rate of retained data on patients has been staggering and the consistency of treatment offered to patients whose prior records can be accessed electronically has been impressive. Through the HIT and the safe storage of personal data of the patients, there have… Continue Reading...

The Four Control System Steps

Control Systems It has come to the attention of management that the time stated on time sheets is not reflective of what is actually being worked. For a couple of reasons and irrespective of whether time is being understated or overstated, this behavior will not be accepted and must be corrected going forward. The reasons for this need range from the bottom line to the accurate payment of wages. Workers should be claiming precisely what was worked on a project or during a shift. A modest amount of rounding and approximation is acceptable. However, such rounding should… Continue Reading...

Leadership Qualities Traits and Expectations

8 essential qualities that define great leadership. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberlyfries/2018/02/08/8-essential-qualities-that-define-great-leadership/#41fc19da3b63 Jones, M.T. (2015). Tomorrow’s leaders. The Business and management Review 6(2): 293. LePhan, L. (2017). 10 most compelling qualities of great leaders. https://transparency.kununu.com/compelling-qualities-of-great-leaders/ Continue Reading...

Social Construction Theories on Serial Killers

murder and traditional social attachments. Moreover, such neutralizations serve as a kind of stigma management (for all kinds of criminals), facilitating continued positive self-presentation. This theory, formulated by Matza and Sykes in the year 1957 as a response to the subculture theory by Cohen, maintains that, delinquency is largely and basically grounded in an unrealized extension of criminal defenses, as explanations for deviance deemed to be reasonable by the offender but unacceptable to the overall society and legal system (Coston, 2015). One example is Chicagoan serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, who murdered thirty-three youth, and denied perpetrating the crime,… Continue Reading...

Walmart Human Resource Practices and Change

This paper aims at examining Wal-Mart’s Subsystem and HR management change, with particular emphasis on personnel selection, development, performance, training, and compensation management (Thompson 2016). Further it will address the key stakeholders of the organization. Organization and Major Subsystem in Need of Change Numerous factors contribute to a company’s success, and a few of them critical to the success of Wal-Mart are personnel selection, development and training (Thompson 2016). The organization needs to ensure its HR department receives adequate support to maintain its reputation and satisfy its business expectations and needs. Its major subsystems include Adaptive, Maintenance, and management.… Continue Reading...

Personal Leadership Development Plan

want to become is one who builds on each of these traits by focusing also on specific management tools and skills that can help organize teams more effectively, help improve the workplace culture so that it is supportive of the type of change that transformational leadership envisions, and to increase the levels of morale among workers so that challenges to progress and resistance to change are less issues than they might otherwise be. The gaps between where I am now and where I want to be are evident in the areas between knowledge and practice with regards to managing… Continue Reading...

Organizational Behavior

relationship between employee and organizational behavior (as represented by management) were manifested. Employee Behavior and Organizational Behavior As Schyns and Schilling (2013) note, bad leaders and managers are individuals who do not take an interest in their employees or who do not engage with them on civil or sympathetic terms. They lack empathy, integrity or interest in their work. They bring negative stimuli to the workplace instead of positive stimuli. The effect of their influences is that workers become discouraged and resentful and can even sometimes go out of their way to sabotage the productivity of the organization. Schyns… Continue Reading...

Electronic Waste

organization has any contingency plans for business continuity during system outages. The warehouse management system has allowed the organization to optimize its distribution center and warehouse management. This optimization has made it easy for employees to easily move and locate products around the warehouse. Distribution has also been improved since employees can determine how best to move and package products destined for the same location. Optimizing the supply chain has reduced the lead times for delivery of products to the customers and reduced the amount of time spent searching for a product within the warehouse (Atieh et al., 2016). However,… Continue Reading...

Meaningful Usage Of Health Information Technology Hit

meaningful use criteria’s extensive scope and complexity, its attainment offers realistic opportunities for the employment of project management techniques. By 2016, 95% of hospitals has demonstrated meaningful use of HIT through the CMS EHR programs. Under guidelines for meaningful use, for instance, physician clinics that implement HIT may be entitled to earn several thousand dollars as governmental incentive (Adler-Milstein & Jha, 2017), thereby creating the need for more HIT projects. Such monetary incentives aim at promoting the institution of nationwide EHR network. Hence, meaningful use makes the need for health IT projects a regulatory prerequisite. By march 2014, 370,000 providers… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Adoption Best Practices for Curriculum Materials Selection Processes

require more time for educator preparation? Educators with scant experience in the area of material management and learner engagement should commit more time than needed to lesson preparation. The time dedicated will differ based on how chosen curricular programs package and structure material utilization (Parkay et al., 2014). With educators’ familiarity with the curricular program, approaches need to be developed for involving pupils in the preparatory process. Improved ability to guide learner inquiry will reduce preparation time. iv. What approaches will be adopted when introducing these materials to hesitant educators? Certain educators display hesitance when it comes to adopting materials… Continue Reading...

Consumer Behavior Advertising and Cultural Appeal

consumption of grooming products: A comparison of Chinese and Pakistani male consumers. Cogent Business & management, 4(1), 1309783. Koekemoer, L. (2014). Marketing communication: An integrated approach. Juta. Solomon, M. R., Dahl, D. W., White, K., Zaichkowsky, J. L., & Polegato, R. (2014). Consumer behavior: Buying, having, and being (Vol. 10). Pearson. Statista. (2017). Personal hygiene products used by male consumers daily or several times a week in the United States as of June 2017, by ethnicity. [Online]. Retrieved from: https://www.statista.com/statistics/723451/daily-use-personal-hygiene-product-men-us-ethnicity/ Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

quickly to the changes in market demands by allowing localized decision making. The management at higher level is, consequently, given the time they need to think through long term strategies and plans. Although Coca Cola has made significant efforts to reinvent its brand and products on the market, its growth has slacked in recent day. There is an indication that the company should rethink its strategy for products if it is to remain relevant and competitive on the market. This study sums up by pointing out the changes recommended to keep the company growing fast. Introduction It is evident… Continue Reading...

Thematic Integration Of Faith, Learning and Business

Us Do. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2013/10/entrepreneurs-feel-closer-to-god-than-the-rest-of-us-do Torry, M. (2017). Managing God's business: Religious and faith-based organizations and their management. Routledge. Vozza, S. (2017, May 2). Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/3068771/how-employees-at-apple-and-google-are-more-productive Wong, H. M. (2008). Religiousness, love of money, and ethical attitudes of Malaysian evangelical Christians in business. Journal of business ethics, 81(1), 169-191. Continue Reading...

Crime and Security

email accounts of several employees, including his seniors, while in the process of investigating a secret management buyout plan (MBO) he was not privy to. It was the information he gathered as a consequence of this access that he used as a basis to draft a letter addressed to the company’s BOD alleging shareholder fraud. He was promptly dismissed by Brown Jordan upon discovery of the unauthorized email access. The company also brought suit against Carmicle on the strength of CFAA provisions. Carmicle also filed a counterclaim for wrong dismissal. A ruling was made in favor of Brown Jordan… Continue Reading...

Virtual Team Theories and Research

it will be something that happens every time. Many people familiar with sociology, management theory and other such spheres know this implicitly. However, it is still wise to be precise and ensure that there are limitations and scopes to any theory, whatever it may be. References Brown, H. G., Scott-Poole, M., & Rodgers, T. L. (2004). Interpersonal Traits, Complementarity, and Trust in Virtual Collaboration. Journal of management Information Systems, 20(4), 115-137.  Krumm, S., Terwiel, K., & Hertel, G. (2013). Challenges in norm formation and adherence: The knowledge, skills, and ability requirements of virtual and traditional cross-cultural teams. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 12(1), 33-44. doi:10.1027/1866-5888/a000077 Continue Reading...

Bus599 Slp 2 Pricing Strategy

effectively means that the company is operating at a suboptimal level. To remedy the situation, the management of SunPower would be required to boost the operational efficiency of the company via the adoption of various strategies in both the short and medium term. Suggestions include, but they are not limited to, the enhancement of business processes, outsourcing of noncore activities, etc. Decision 2: For Years 2013 – 2017 (See Appendix 2) SLP1 Module Price - $0.13 SLP2 Modular Price – 0.11 It is important to note that the percentage of price decrease is in this case similar to that… Continue Reading...

Organizational Diagnostic Models Jakks Pacific

organizational design. One of the key strengths of the congruence mode is that it comes in handy in the management of change, specifically in the analysis of the impact of change. It reminds key players in the organizational setting that missteps could have knock on effects which could get in the way of the organization achieving its objectives. However, the model may not be appropriate for large organizations running complex global operations. This is more so the case given that the model does not have a structured mode of application, with the resulting flexibility being a boon for the… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Leadership Diversity in the Workplace

on the grounds of religious difference. Therefore, the coach can work with management to help promote inclusive time off policies that respect the religious holidays of their employees. Another conflict that may easily arise if employees are not given time off to observe their culture’s religious traditions is with morale. Spiritual and religious observances are integral to achieving the work-life balance that employees need to maintain morale and performance standards (Cash & Gray, 2000). Offering employees time during the day to pray or meditate would also be advisable if asked. Similarly, when there is a religious holiday, employees are… Continue Reading...

Education and Leadership Promoting Change

task would be to upgrade the curriculum and classes of Neuman and his ilk. Quality management plays a role, as the principal does not want old materials and old teaching methods to sully the reputation of the school. Therefore, Jack can start celebrating the achievements of the other teachers, careful to ignore rather than directly provoke Neuman. While the union might prevent the provision of financial rewards, Jack can come up with other creative solutions to the problem by soliciting the input of the potential supporters. For example, it might be helpful to have a science fair or a… Continue Reading...

Allyship Community Education and Leadership

of the core components of mediation were found to be empathy, anger management, and “social problem solving,” which may be critical in the educational setting (p. 30). Students and educators alike need mediation training. Mediation skills are specific, and require astute development of emotional intelligence. It is important to teach these skills systematically. The reason why this study focuses on students is to show how mediation training can become part of a standard educational curriculum. If the goals of education include improved social awareness, communications competency, and real life problem solving skills, then including conflict resolution and mediation training… Continue Reading...

Competencies Scope Of Practice and Standards Of Practice for Nurse Administrators

variety of capacities in health care settings, including most especially management, education and administration. As a result, although nurse administrators are completely training and educated in patient care, they typically are not directly involved in this aspect of nursing since their responsibilities are generally focused on the foregoing capacities. Beyond these similarities, effective nurse administrators tend to share some common characteristics as well, including those discussed below. Section 3. Characteristics of an effective nurse administrator A telephonic (NA #1) and face-to-face interview (NA #2) with two full-time nurse administrators provided some valuable insights concerning the different factors made them… Continue Reading...

Transitioning to Computers and Electronic Medical Records in Healthcare

HMS (healthcare management systems) and EMRs (electronic medical records) have been widely praised as significantly adding to patient safety and quality of care. They can permit healthcare institutions to keep more accurate databases on patients, all in one location, and can ensure that a patient’s full medical records are available, even if the patient is not responsive and the patient’s family is not available. Prior treatments, current and past medications, and patient allergies can all be easily accessed with a point and a click. But transitioning to such healthcare systems is not… Continue Reading...

The Relevance Of Business Ethics

and corporate social responsibility goals, while also dramatically improving crisis management potential (p. 307). When the organization develops a strong ethic of care, its decisions will be directly relevant to resolving problems and engendering trust. Caring guides morally responsible behavior at every level of internal and external operations, including human resources policies and practices but also protocols for resolving conflict in the external environment. Moreover, an ethic of care directly enhances a firm’s capacity to be more environmentally sustainable in its practices and also more in tune with the call for social justice. Caring about employees reduces turnover, increases… Continue Reading...

Theology Of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish

mutual -- even if still necessarily asymmetric -- accountability and genuinely shared decision-making,” (Murray, 2013, p. 1). Governance and management stem from rational, evidence-based practices that can even be drawn from secular examples of organizational behavior, organizational structure, and organizational culture. Communion ecclesiology demands greater accountability on the part of church leaders, certainly a good thing, but which would in itself be viewed as a personal challenge. Other than that, there are no real fears that authoritarian attitudes could usurp the divine power of communion. The fear that communion ecclesiology could be too idealistic is also abstract and unfounded.… Continue Reading...

H&m Trade Comparative Advantages

– their own styles, their own retail channels, their own supply chain management, and their own internal cost structures. Either of these firms can win business from each other, of course, but they can also win a lot of business from other companies as well. So H&M can lose business to Zara but still grow rapidly if it is differentiating itself from other companies and winning business from them. There is no reason why H&M should want to counter the flow of low-cost apparel entering the global market from China. H&M\'s business model should allow it to source goods… Continue Reading...

Preventing Mitigating Impacts Of Sea Level Increase

is establishment of hard and soft protection structures. As part of integrated coastal zone management and evaluation, the Chinese government should establish vegetation protection techniques and beach nourishment (Cai et al., p.421). Sea walls should be constructed using civil engineering methods and materials that can withstand wave energy force. The non-structural component that should be implemented by the government is land-use control, banning unreasonable sand reclamation and mining, and establishing rules to govern erosion in these regions. These integrated approaches will help prevent or lessen intensified flooding, coastal erosion, and saltwater intrusion. Even though these measures would help prevent/lessen… Continue Reading...

Jakks Pacific Nadler Trushman Congruence Model

Studio, and Senior Vice President – International Sales. While the Chief Executive Officer is charged with the overall management of JAKKS resources and operations, the Chief Financial Officer is charged with the planning and directing of the financial affairs of the company. The Chief Operating Officer, on the other hand, is responsible for overseeing as well as directing JAKKS’s business operations. Lastly, while the Senior Vice President (International Sales) is responsible for the promotion of overseas sales and distribution, the Senior Vice President (Digital Marketing and Studio) is responsible for the development, launching, expansion, and management of “JAKKS Pacific’s… Continue Reading...

Vodafone Analysis

new governance scheme as well, which consists of two separate management committees that have responsibility for overseeing the firm’s overall strategic policy. These committees are the Executive Committee which oversees strategy, finance, planning and organizational development; and the Integration and Operations Committee, which oversees operations, budgets, forecasts, product/service development, etc. Both Committees are chaired by Arun Sarin, which gives them cohesiveness. This structure effectively supports Vodafone’s strategy by giving it the proper oversight for directing a diverse range of operations in a diverse field among a multitude of regions with different consumers and markets in each one. By integrating… Continue Reading...

The Zika Virus Threat to the United States

even antiviral medicines, the instruments at discretion for decreasing ZIKV occurrence derive from vector management and restricting ZIKV contact. Topical bug repellents as well as other individual defensive steps do decrease insect stinging really should reduce the potential risk of ZIKV disease. Introduction The intense outbreak of Zika virus (ZKV) disease taking place all through Latin America, Central America, as well as the Caribbean islands and possibly damaging the us is easily the most current of 4 unpredicted arrivals of essential arthropod-borne virus-like illnesses within the Traditional Western Hemisphere in the last two decades. This document talks about ZKV,… Continue Reading...

Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

from Private Entities (i.e. organizations and individual philanthropic activities) 30,000 Total Operating Funding Sources 299,000 B: Operating Expenditure 1. management fees and expenses 70,000 2. Maintenance and Repairs 94,000 3. Utilities 109,000 4. Insurance 18,500 5. Miscellaneous Expenditure 7,500 Total Operating Expenditure 299,000 Table 1.2. 4.1. Enhancement of Financial Independence It should be noted that one of the most important components in seeking long-term solutions to the problem of homelessness is financial independence. In addition to being necessary in the sustenance of a decent standard of living, financial independence is a critical element in seeking to meet basic needs, of which housing is one.… Continue Reading...

Schizophrenia

Hearing Voices and the Borders of Sanity. NY: Penguin Books. WHO. (2017). Schizophrenia. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mental_health/ management/schizophrenia/en/ Continue Reading...

Sepsis

Surviving Sepsis Guidelines offer just under 100 suggestions on the immediate management and resuscitation of patients with sepsis or septic shock; from this group the strongest recommendations were selected for the most excellent care of patients with this condition. Though it is important to note that not all clinicians support the implementation of new sepsis guidelines and methods; some believe that changes, which are too radical, could actually undermine efforts to stop or prevent sepsis (Simpson, 2016). However, it’s important to engage in a thorough literature review on the subject since sepsis mortality and manifestation rates are still robust.… Continue Reading...

Warehouse Management Information Systems and Technology

to gauge consumer interest to generate real-time supply and demand pricing. 3. Warehouse management information systems like Infoplus (n.d.) are used to compile and analyze data on everything from current inventory, which can be used to compute more advanced calculations like demand predictions. This type of information can be leveraged to provide business intelligence that could give my organization a competitive advantage over its rivals. For example, demand forecasting helps the organization to quickly respond to reorders for key clients. A firm that does not use Infoplus or similar systems may have delays between the time the client places the… Continue Reading...

Healthcare and Teamwork

some are much more likely to conflict that others. It is important for management to understand some of the different personality types, and probably just as important they need to understand what they can do to bring the different personality types together. So integrating different people into the team is really one of the most important parts of building a team – the team isn\'t a collection of individuals acting as individuals, but individuals who are acting together, to promote the best interest of the team as a whole. Overcoming Conflict Teambuilding is really the only way to overcome… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Senior Manager in Eldercare

resources, methods of managing or cutting costs, and effective human resources policies. Ultimately, the senior management team aim to “foster an environment that can provide necessary and quality health care at maximum profit,” (Locsin, n.d., p. 1). All executive decisions made in the eldercare facility need to reflect the organization’s core vision, values, and mission. Therefore, the senior manager needs to make sure that all department leaders are on track, and that patient or resident outcomes meet stated objectives. The senior manager also receives regular updates to healthcare policy at the state or federal level, while also responding to… Continue Reading...

Financial Reports and Lending Decisions

business want to know that the company has a management team that it can place faith in, that it can trust that the people running the company are not only honest in their dealings but capable of executing the plans that they say they are going to. If Jason is looking to borrow equipment on an 8-year time frame, that is a long time frame for a small bank. That time frame therefore has to align with the equipment that\'s being bought, and Jason\'s business will need to have a fairly long track record of success, not just a… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Education and Theory Bible

the healthcare setting, as researchers found “nurses must develop emotional intelligence” in order to “use effective strategies in conflict management,” (Basogul & Ozgur, 2016, p. 228). The results can be generalized to educational leaders, who also need emotional intelligence and its corresponding power of reflection in order to manage emotions and channel them effectively during conflict. Emotions can become problematic in conflict situations, as unmet needs can give rise to deeply rooted negative reactions like fear and anger (Burton, 1990). Therefore, reflection on my own and others’ emotional states is a requisite for effective conflict resolution in any personal… Continue Reading...

Motivation and Morale Police Administration

Alqotaish, 2017; Osabiya, 2015). In accordance to Stephen (2014), several theories of management give the suggestion that motivated personnel and those with high morale have a tendency to be more inspired and productive, and it is prudent for any management to utilize this perspective in order to augment that level of employee output and increase morale. Most of the people make the assumption that police work is dissatisfying and stressful owing to the hazard and risk involved in everyday duty. Without a doubt, there is come peril involved in policing, but a great deal of the lack of morale… Continue Reading...

Brand Image Of Sears

Executive Summary Sears is a retail company that offers a range of products and services via brick and mortar locations and online shopping portals. Its brand focuses on offering quality proprietary brand products and in-home services in an industry that is currently led by larger retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon, the e-commerce giant that is single-handedly changing the nature of retail today. In order to stay competitive, Sears is focusing on building brand loyalty among the young target market with disposable income—the 25-30 year old demographic; it is differentiating itself from its competitors by focusing on providing quality products… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Leadership and Innovation

I intend to constantly educate myself by receiving more training in medical management and leadership with the purpose of favorably affecting the occupation from the management level. Nurse practitioners ought to practice by making the most of their potential via training as well as education. By getting more training, I am going to expand my leadership abilities and understanding to use the transformational leadership concept. Via official education, I am going to discover every aspect of the theory before implementing it within my practice as being a registered nurse leader to impact my followers for the accomplishment of institutional… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management in the Workplace

Workplace Conflict management The modern business environment comprises individuals from different nationalities, racial and ethnic backgrounds because of increased globalization and rapid technological advancements. As a result, human resource management practices in today’s business atmosphere have incorporated diversity as a crucial component towards promoting the wellbeing and success of the workforce. Diversity is seen as an important factor in enhancing the contributions of the workforce toward achievement of organizational goals and objectives. However, organizations are faced with the need to handle conflicts effectively because of… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Settings

and drug dosages difficult. Remediating the effects of diabetes is absolutely critical. Without proper management, diabetes can result in significant life limitations that further impede the patient’s economic and professional viability and further limit their access to adequate healthcare. Structured diabetes programs have been found to be effective in helping even hard-to-treat patients. It is critical that treatment is grounded in evidence-based principles. It has also been found that educational programs must “meet the cultural, linguistic, cognitive and literacy needs within the local area,” as the nursing application must be attuned to the unique challenges and worldview of specific patients… Continue Reading...

Students Diet and Health

Today’s Dietitian, 10(8), 24. Wilmot, E. & Idris, I. (2014). Early onset type 2 diabetes: risk factors, clinical impact and management. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease, 5(6), 234-244. Continue Reading...

Tesla Mission Statement

J. (2010). Patagonia. Harvard Business School, 1-29. RILA. (2017). Retail sustainability management report 2017. Tesla. (2013). Mission statement. Retrieved from https://www.tesla.com/blog/mission-tesla   Continue Reading...

Obamacare Essay

R. M. & Kahla, M. C. (2015, July 1). management challenge: Obamacare. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 21(5), 59-63. Fischer, K. M. (2016, January 1). How the educational funding provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect the nursing shortage in the United States. Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, 11(1), 54-59. Hoar, W. P. (2016, September 19). With ObamaCare hemorrhaging, the Feds offer cure: More bleeding. The New American, 32(18), 41-44. Key features of the Act. (2016). U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts-and-features/key-features-of-aca/index.html. Solly, M. (2016, July).… Continue Reading...

Zika Virus Essay

approach between neighboring countries in high-risk regions, and recommend that environmental management strategies that are designed to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds as well as the use of environmentally friendly solutions such as fish species that eat mosquito larvae (Omole & Folaramni, 2016). In addition, there are some other simple, low-cost, low-tech steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk of mosquito-borne Zika infections, including the following: How to Prevent Zika Virus: Check for mosquito breeding taking place in and around houses; Because the mosquito that carries Zika virus breeds in fresh water, prevent water from collecting in… Continue Reading...

2016 Presidential Election Essay

to leverage this heady start in the primaries and his successful professional management background to mount an effective presidential campaign, but most observers agree that his efforts to date have hurt him more than helped him and doubt that there is time enough left to repair the damage already done and these issues are discussed further below. [caption id="attachment_1379" align="alignnone" width="565"] Figure 1: "2016 Presidential Candidates" Source: Wikimedia[/caption] Current Trends and Controversies As this paper was being written, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its findings of their investigation of Clinton’s alleged misuse of unsecured personal computers while she… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

not the case. “Wilson did not get massive grants of stock options, which were taboo in the era when management shared prosperity with middle-class employees” (Smith, 2012, p. 89). So then how do Americans feel now with the economic climate seemingly against them? “But many Americans say they remain doubtful about economic opportunity and the ability to move up the ladder.  A new poll by The New York Times found the public is more pessimistic than it was right after the financial collapse” (PBS, 2014). If people feel the American Dream is non-existent because of touch economic times, has… Continue Reading...

Internet Terms Essay

interface to conduct an extensive level of activities such as professional business, personal financial management, social networking, shopping and correspondence through email (Louw et al., 2008). Almost all the browsers have their disabled or enabled features which state their working nature about executing the good ones and putting a stop to the harmful ones. Several users are, however, not willing to set up and use the features accurately for promoting safety since several of them do not even still understand the real concepts of security (Serrhini, 2013). URL Websites would be located by the addresses shown on the www--World… Continue Reading...

Culture Essay

T. (2015). Influence of workplace culture on nursing?sensitive nurse outcomes in municipal primary health care. Journal of Nursing management, 23(7), 931-939. Mahatma Gandhi Quotes. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/mahatma_gandhi_160857 McLean, B. & Elkind, P. (2004). Enron: The smartest guys in the room. NY: Penguin. PBS. (1998). The great appeal. Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/why/appeal.html Closing An essay on culture can take many forms.  It does not have to focus so much on the theory of culture or on the meaning of culture.  Instead, one could write a descriptive essay on a particular culture of one’s choosing in order to explore how that culture manifests itself… Continue Reading...

Net Neutrality Essay

well as requiring: transparency, no blocking, a level playing field, network management, mobile rules, and vigilance.  Although modified by some judicial decisions, these rules remained in effect for most of the Obama Administration.  However, the Trump Administration made it clear that it opposed net neutrality when President Trump appointed Ajit Pai as the chairman of the FCC.  Pai opposes net neutrality and began rolling back net neutrality rules in May of 2017. Essay Hook The majority of Americans support net neutrality (Neidig, 2017), which has not only made Trump Administration efforts to roll back net neutrality protections unpopular, but… Continue Reading...

Financial Managers

and the financial manager must be able to understand these, and express them to senior management. Thus, the financial manager's recommendations cannot be based on guesswork, but on the use of complex models that clearly illustrate how different tactics and strategies will impact on the financial condition of the firm. This means understanding both how to optimize financial condition when the economy is going well and to minimize downside risk when the economic is doing poorly. The best financial managers are able to take a situation when financial conditions are not as expected, and then make recommendations based both… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

are only two medications that have been approved in the United States for the long-term management of obesity: Sibutramine and orlistat (Li & Cheung, 2009). The former reduces appetite to help the patient reduce food intake more reliably, while the latter is a drug that acts as a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor, effectively interfering with fat absorption to prevent weight gain. (Li & Cheung, 2009). Assessment and Diagnosis The National Institutes of Health (2000) offer a practical guide for healthcare practitioners for standardized obesity assessment and diagnosis procedures. In addition the BMI measurements, the guide includes instructions for measuring waist… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Security

lodged against the Holiday Inn. Their support will come in the form of gathering intelligence, communications, and management in terms of having an intelligence expert stationed at the Bureau’s command center. The venue’s critical infrastructure and utilities must also be reviewed: public trash cans will be removed, manhole covers will be welded shut, and the media will be advised on the importance of keeping citizens safe through timely and affective alerts if necessary. Local fire, EMS, and hospitals will be on alert in case an emergency develops and their support is required. The security team will be responsible for… Continue Reading...

The Gift Of the Nile River

the ancient world and which have largely been eliminated through modern water management practices, the gift of the Nile River can be conceptualized a reliable source of livelihood that has shaped the riverine cultures of the nations that have lined its banks for millennia. Nile River and Worship Given the overarching importance of the Nile’s annual flooding to the lives of the people who live in its drainage basin, it is not surprising that the river has played an important role in shaping religious practices (Parker 613). Indeed, the ancient Egyptians even worshiped the God Hapi whom they believed… Continue Reading...

Warehouse Internship

theory and practice. I learned the rubric of materials management at all levels of the supply chain. Likewise, I learned how senior logisticians handle essential and sensitive materials to meet core objectives. I also gained a greater awareness of logistics overall, as my duties did entail integrating the warehouse systems into the overall operations of the organization. Learning Objectives Among the multitude of learning objectives, the most important were those that integrated private and public sector regulations. As Rutner (2000) points out, logistics creates value for private sector organizations, and can also do that for the military and the… Continue Reading...

Reducing Operational Costs Of Burn Care Unit

semi-automatic scheduling methodology include, but they are not limited to, enhanced information flow, flexibility in staff management, reduced paperwork, etc. In essence, nurse scheduling has always been a challenge as far as service vis-à-vis costs balancing is concerned. This is more so the case given the need to keep the rising healthcare costs in check, while at the same time dealing with trained staff shortage. A review of the unit’s nurse scheduling system indicates that some changes ought to be made so as to further enhance and optimize services while at the same time reducing operational costs. Towards this… Continue Reading...

Implications Of Augmented Reality

AR will be adopted and used in other industries including archaeology, industrial design, emergency management, architecture, art, disaster recovery, construction, and search and rescue (Pesce, par, 10). The anticipated use of AR in these sectors is attributable to the fact that there is ongoing research to develop relevant devices and applications for these industries. These industries will be the most affected sectors as well as the field of education, military, gaming, entertainment, tourism, sports, and the medicine. Through widespread adoption and use across various industries, augmented reality will eventually become part of everyday life. For example, children will use… Continue Reading...

Peacock in the Land Of Penguins

change their organization. Because a conformist is not likely to be one to implement a change management strategy, the book provides useful advice on how to be more like a penguin in certain situations. Finally, the book shows why it is important to cultivate and “feed” penguins as they are important to any organization as they “provide creativity and new thinking” which is where innovative breakthroughs in industries ultimately come from (Hateley 132). Section 2: Lessons Learned One of the main ways that this book taught me to be a better leader was first and foremost to know yourself.… Continue Reading...

Effective Communication Letter Of Advice

might arise during the course of your relationship. Conflict management is one of the most important strategies for maintaining a healthy marriage over time (Bevan & Sole, 2014, Chapter 8). Learning how to manage conflicts requires a certain degree of education, skill, and practice. You need to ideally develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence to manage conflict effectively, and we will discuss emotional intelligence in more detail later. For now, we will focus on some of the common barriers to communication you might encounter in your relationship. Some of the barriers you might encounter include faulty cognitive schemas such as… Continue Reading...

Assessing Abdominal Pain

C.R. & McNamara, R.M. (2012, September 26). Evaluation and management of Acute Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department. International Journal of General Medicine, 5, 789-797. Meisel, Z.F. (2011, February 2). Why Belly Pain is Such a Headache for ER Doctors. Time. Retrieved April 7, 2018, from http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2045685,00.html Continue Reading...

Healthcare Management for Eldercare Advocacy Organization

& Sjovold, 2015 p 42). This also impacts on performance management which is fast gaining popularity in the public sector as a means to improve on accountability. Unfortunately, it has been cumbered by a series of challenges in its implementation; this is in spite of the frameworks developed over the last couple of years (Nistor, Stefanescu & Crisan 2017, p.32). Healthcare is a strong indicator for how people experience quality of life. Just like economical issues, healthcare is a topic for debate in many countries. The healthcare delivery system is reflective of the government’s performance in most countries, hence… Continue Reading...

Good and Bad Experiences with Leadership Essay

M.  (2005).  Business as usual:  The acceptance and perpetuation of corruption in organizations.  Academy of management Executive, 19(4):  9-23. Schyns, B., Schilling, J.  (2013).  How bad are the effects of bad leaders?  A meta-analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes.  The Leadership Quarterly, 24:  138-158. Continue Reading...

Welfare System Essay

case includes numerous aspects from your course work, including, but not limited to, organizational/work unit design; personnel and management; work flow design; time and cost estimates; technology; administrative law; and, budget. Purposes of the Case · Conduct an in-depth operations analysis of a case processing program. · Develop a cost/benefit framework for assessing the current performance of a revenue-producing state program, as well as for the solutions you recommend. · Project performance targets and an operating system design consistent with the achievement of these targets. Make sure you provide specific and *detailed* information about the recommendations you make, including… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs. Practice in Small Business Setting Essay

is asking the hard questions, hammering out the details and making sure that the ownership and management is on board with letting the chips fall where they may rather than trying to force something that is not going to work. Other Topics While the task reassignment project was one of the major overhauls that the owner of the business engaged in, there were other challenges and questions that at were discussed. As was the intention, the author of this report touched upon a litany of topics and theories and the owner gave his feedback based on what he has… Continue Reading...

Tim's Coffee Shop Business Simulation

read an entire report or business plan, the Executive Summary should be the overview of the information. Regulations and management Summary Provide a paragraph or two regarding what you observed concerning Tim’s adherence to regulations. Identify the impact that at least 4 Federal laws and 1 state law have on Tim’s Coffee Shoppe. Provide a detailed summary of the overall management area of the business. Then describe any strengths and weaknesses. Action Items Based on your analysis, tell Tim what you recommend. Your recommendations should contain detailed directions of what needs to be done and when. Also, you should defend… Continue Reading...

Big Data and Supply Chain Management Essay

Introduction Big data has become one of the most important aspects of supply chain management. The concept of big data refers to the massive data sets that are generated when millions of individual activities are tracked. These data sets are processed to yield insights that help inform managerial decision-making. Supply chains in particular have leveraged big data because companies have been able to develop technology to not only capture hundreds of millions of data points, but to process them in meaningful ways to eliminate waste and promote efficiency in the supply chain systems. This paper… Continue Reading...

It's Learning Cloud Based Learning Management System Essay

words) IT’s Learning Operations IT’s Learning is a leading provider of cloud-centered Learning management System (LMS) across the globe. The company was founded in 1998 at Bergen University College in Norway by a group of students who sought to identify why digital tools were rarely used in their school. Since these students were computer engineers, they resolved to change that trend through developing a learning management system for their master’s project (It’s Learning, n.d.). In the initial stages of development, the system was a single platform through which teachers could share their academic files and resources while students could complete and… Continue Reading...

Trade Union Act Of 2016 Essay

constrain costs, especially at times of austerity. This constraint may be popular in terms of approaches to the management of the public purse, constraining what may be seen as unnecessary cost, especially to members of the public outside the organisation (Lane, 2017). It may also be argued that government need to manage costs in an effective manner when seeking to reduce government deficits (Bracci, Humphrey, Moll and Steccolini, 2015). However, it is notable that this has a direct impact on weakening the power of the unions, by reducing the amount of time and resources which may be undertaken to… Continue Reading...

Leadership Essay (free Example)

moment.  In nursing, empathy is important in providing optimal quality care.  In management, empathy is important because workers need to know that they are appreciated, respected, supported, and understood—otherwise conditions for resentment, ill will, and neglect can be fostered.  A leader who demonstrates emotional intelligence is a leader who will work to create positive organizational culture that is based on mutual respect, appreciation, and consideration. Styles of Leadership:  Servant Leadership and Transformational Leadership Servant leadership is a style of leadership that enables a leader to put the needs of followers before his.  The concept of servant leadership may seem… Continue Reading...

Marketing Plan for Vietnamese Business Essay

that the main reasons are to improve analytical ability, to learn more about business management, to get the MBA qualification and generally to get better at the job (Thompson & Gui, 2000). Satisfaction relates both to factors involving the degree itself, but also to the school, so both should be taken into consideration in the marketing program (Grady, 2010). Another product-related consideration is the international component. It is expected that Vietnamese students want an EMBA in part for the exposure to Western business practices, and that demand would be higher for a program that gave them an international business… Continue Reading...

Ambulatory Service Centers Essay

to work faster without telling them how is a recipe for errors. From a management perspective, we need to define the best practices for efficient, error-free processing of patients, and then train all staff on these practices. Best practices should be determined through evidence – gathering data, using studies, and investigating what peers elsewhere are doing; it is not enough to simply assume that your practices are the best (Walshe & RunMdall, 2001). Slide 5: Not Just Physicians Physicians are but one part of the system. Everybody at the ASC is part of the system, and will be an… Continue Reading...

The Transition to Renewable Energy

(para. 4). In addition, New York is also investing in new technologies for smart grid management and energy storage which have created thousands of new jobs (Kaufman, 2017). Although the state has not yet formally calculated how much money these initiatives will cost over the long term, initial assessments suggest that the state will earn an additional $5.6 to $8.7 billion in annual revenues by 2030. In fact, employment in the energy storage industry has already increased by 30% during the period from 2012 to 2015 (Kaufman, 2017). 8. How and what are corporate companies doing towards their race to… Continue Reading...

Genentech Book Analysis Business Science

science or academic inquiry. Moreover, Hughes discusses the different methods and roles of risk management processes in science versus business. In science, risk is managed using carefully considered procedures and the ethical guidelines of academic or scientific councils, whereas business risks are looser. In both cases, foresight and strategic planning are required to mitigate risk and ensure success. The success of Genentech comes from the author’s cogent analysis of one of the twentieth century’s most important and innovative biotechnology firms. Works Cited Hughes, Sally Smith. Genentech. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Mauras, Nelly, Attie, Kenneth M., Reiter, Edward… Continue Reading...

Conflict Management Styles Malaysia Vs Usa

Cross-cultural conflict management According to the research of Geert Hofstede, Malaysia scores a 26 on individualism, which means that it is a collectivist country, characterized by “long-term commitment to the member group”, where loyalty is one of the most important aspects of the culture (Hofstede Insights, 2018). Because collectivist cultures place a value on long-term relationships, and loyalty to the group, these elements help define when conflict exists, and how it is resolved. Indeed, the idea of conflict itself is subject to cultural values – the American view of conflict tends to… Continue Reading...

Patient Centered Care in Healthcare Nursing

and family. The implementation of the mission, vision and tactics towards PFCC is entirely the responsibility of management and staff as a result. The hospital does not score well, in general, in the area of quality improvement. The one area of strength in this domain is that patients and family are interviewed as part of walk-arounds. But the remainder of the best practices in this domain are genuinely not followed at my hospital. As per the above lack of interaction between the hospital's strategic leadership and patients, the latter group has no strategic voice, they are not part of… Continue Reading...

Virtue Ethics

D., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Collaboration in the Supply Chain management: A Virtue-Ethics Analysis. American Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, 2(5), 87-96. Patel, P. (2013). Applying Virtue Ethics: The Rajat Gupta Case. Retrieved April 09, 2018, from https://sevenpillarsinstitute.org/applying-virtue-ethics-the-rajat-gupta-case/   Continue Reading...

Healthcare Advocacy Team & Technology

organization (Odenkule, 2016) Team members and their roles The team will comprise of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, records management staff, administration offers and other auxiliary staff. The clinical team is responsible both for educating their peers on the EHR implementation and constantly giving feedback about the process to the team charged with implementation. Three key people to consider are: The lead physician who is in charge of the execution and also connects the backend and the front end of this implementing team. They should be active in clinical practice. Second is the project manager who connects the EHR supplier with the… Continue Reading...

Professional Accountability and Patient Safety

needs to be done. To begin with, there is need for nurses to be offered adequate training on aggression management. This is more so the case given that in some instances, the aggression of a patient can be calmed if the appropriate approaches are used. According to Roche, Diers, Duffield, and Catling-Paull (2010, p. 17), there is need to understand the most common causes of patient aggression so as to adopt the most workable approaches of reining in the same. Some of the more prominent causes of aggression, according to the authors, include pain, anxiety, loss of control, powerlessness, and… Continue Reading...

Federal Versus State Courts Authority

(2018). US Courts. Retrieved from: http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/court-role-and-structure Peak, J. (2015). Justice administration: Police, courts, and corrections management (8th ed.) Pearson. South Carolina. (2018). Court Statistics. Retrieved from: http://www.courtstatistics.org/Other-Pages/State_Court_Structure_Charts/South- Carolina.aspx State courts and federal courts. (2018). Judicial Learning Center. Retrieved from: http://judiciallearningcenter.org/state-courts-vs-federal-courts/ What is the difference between trial courts and appellate courts (2018). Indiana Judicial Branch. Retrieved from: https://www.in.gov/judiciary/2677.htm Continue Reading...

Five Principles Of Management

In the contemporary age, management theory pertaining to proper management practice has undergone evolution. The ‘classical’ theories of management cropped up somewhere during the early years of the previous century. They include the scientific model of management that deals with matching activities with individuals for maximizing efficiency, and the administrative theory of management that emphasizes the identification of principles to help formulate the most effective management and organizational system. The behavioral theories of management were proposed prior as well as subsequent to World War II, and revolve around the… Continue Reading...

Kent State Shooting

society and politics. Hariman, Robert and Lucaites, John Louis. “Dissent and emotional management in a liberal-democratic society: The Kent state iconic photograph.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 5-31. This article takes a unique approach to the study of the Kent State protest and subsequent shootings, focusing on media coverage and responses to the iconic photographs of the event. The authors show how visual imagery of historical events can construct popular narratives, shaping identity and political culture. Moreover, the authors show how visual imagery with emotional content can either motivate or stifle dissent. Lewis, Jerry M. “A Study… Continue Reading...

Global Operations Management

Global Operations management: A Discussion When an entrepreneur first launches a company, most of the labor and materials can be covered domestically and in-house. However, as the business expands, it makes more and more sense financially to move the production overseas. For many companies, using a foreign supplier is the answer to absorbing the bulk of the burgeoning sales and administrative expenses. There are both marked benefits in the development of manufacturing outside of the United States, as well as significant disadvantages. Engaging in such an endeavor requires much preparation,… Continue Reading...

Gender and Culture in Crime

advancing a variety of other disciplines, from literature to business management to psychology and so on, in the field of criminal justice there is a considerable skew towards male dominance of the discipline. For example, as Fahmy and Young (2017) show, more studies on criminal justice are published by men than by women—and women, when they do conduct research and publish academic papers in the field, most often publish with other men. In fact, their “increasing co-authorship has led some to claim that the intellectual contributions of females may be devalued, systematically putting them at a disadvantage for tenure… Continue Reading...

Type 2 Diabetes Education

1 diabetes is also a concern especially regarding disease management. A useful assessment tool/technique for monitoring blood glucose levels for both type 1 and 2 is the A1C test. Otherwise known as the glycated hemoglobin test, the blood test provides the patient with information on the average blood sugar level within the past two to three months (Leong et al., 2017). A1C also measures blood sugar percentage attached to hemoglobin or oxygen-carrying protein within red blood cells. It is a great tool for people concerned with development of type 2 diabetes and those managing type 1 diabetes. In a… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Morality Of Intellectual Property Rights

theory will incentivize more creation. On the issue of digital rights management versus the public's right to fair use, there are several issues to unpack. First is that a person who creates intellectual property has no obligation to do anything with it. In fact, there are vast reservoirs of unpublished novels, unfilmed screenplays, photographs, drawings…a vast amount of the intellectual property that is created is never brought to the public at all, and still more would be if there were means to do so provided to the creator. But should a creator decide to bring their work to the public… Continue Reading...

The Active Shooter Crisis in America

specific crisis and response plan than on general risk management. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security has developed the “run, hide, fight” model of response, whereby educators and other potential first responders are instructed to follow a certain set of procedures to maximize safety and reduce the chance of conflict escalation (4). It is also important to divert resources selectively to active shooter training. As Fox and Levin point out, preparation and training for responding to active shooters should not eclipse the resources needed for addressing more pervasive, immediate, and common problems in public schools (10). The Department of… Continue Reading...

Development Of High Potential Employees

lead the firm in the future, paving the way for effective succession training and management. Research on the identification, development, and retention of high-potential employees is burgeoning, but there are significant gaps in the literature. Filling those gaps would help organizations create and implement evidence-based practices to ensure the success of the organization, future-proofing it via succession planning. Moreover, organizational practices have yet to keep up with I-O research on developing and retaining high-potential employees. Surveys show that current human resources processes “suffer from subjectivity, bias and disagreements,” (Palshikar, Sahu & Srivastava, 2016, p. 208). On the other hand,… Continue Reading...

Interdisciplinary Health Services in Rural America

advocates for modifications in the health care procedure, policy, financing, and training to prepare the stakeholders to consider management roles in the modelling, execution, and assessment of treatment within the underserved rural locations (Effken And Abbott, 2009). Identify three measurable outcomes. If done properly, this program may benefit almost everyone. Applying CHW applications is to decrease health differences. Top health specialists like the Institution of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, as well as the American Public Health Association indicate the effect of CHW techniques on reducing health disparities. With better… Continue Reading...

Bill and Charles Koch Fight for Power

Flatworld Knowledge. Retrieved from https://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Organizational%20Behavior.pdf  Haneberg L. (2012). Chapter 5: Positively using your power. The ASTD management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Manager. Alexandria, Va: American Society for Training & Development. [EBSCO eBook Collection] Luthans, F., Luthans, K. W., & Luthans, B. C. (2015). Chapter 10: Power and Politics. Organizational behavior: An evidence-based approach. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, pp. 280-287. Continue Reading...

Sunpower Simulation

of SunPower to competitor behavior. References Griffin, R.W. (2011). Fundamentals of management (6th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. Doyle, C. (2011). A Dictionary of Marketing. New York, NY: Oxford University. Duhaime, I.M., Stimpert, L. & Chesley, J. (2012). Strategic Thinking: Today’s Business Imperative. New York, NY: Routledge. Morden, T. (2016). Principles of Strategic management (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. Wit, B.D. & Meyer, R. (2010). Strategy: Process, Content, Context (4th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengege Learning. Appendices Appendix 1: Run 1 - Prices Lowered Gradually Market Share (%) Consumer Net Price ($/kWh) Unit Direct Cost ($/kWh Annual Revenue ($/Year) Annual Net… Continue Reading...

The Use Of Virtual Classrooms

an incredibly useful tool to determine what in the training material is effective. Introduction Situations arise in companies that require management to introduce new options. These options can come in the form of training opportunities for employees. YouTube is a giant video sharing platform that allows Content Creators to upload and monetize their content (Bours, 2018). However, thanks to recent controversy surrounding the platform, YouTube has decided to implement new measures. These measures are aimed at providing companies wishing to advertise, with added assurances that their ads will not be placed on controversial videos. Thus, YouTube has hired thousands of new… Continue Reading...

Imperialism and the Industrial Revolution

stop because they are a drain on resources. The Imperialist leaders do not listen, however. 3 management Theories There are many different management theories that can be utilized to help strengthen an organization’s productivity, efficiency and quality. Usually, managers will combine theories because there is no one approach that fits all environments. However, having a variety of theories in place can help cover many bases. One of the most common management theories is contingency theory. This theory holds that managers will make decisions on issues in the workplace based on the environment’s unique characteristics and issues (Hawthorne, 2018). Managers will… Continue Reading...

Court System

creating and maintaining a system of jurisprudence not grounded in arbitrary discretion (Kozel & Pojanowski, 2011). What kinds of management best practices would you, as a court administrator, implement to ensure appropriate levels of continuity, efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness when significant changes occur that impact the court system? Sound court governance necessitates a precise structure of governance relating to administration and policymaking. This structure ought to be clear when establishing relationships between governing parties, different court committees, presiding judges, and court administrators. The masses and individuals who form part of the system must be aware of governance structure operations, decision-making… Continue Reading...

Adhd in the Classroom

and reactive strategies to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge and maintain discipline and effective management of the classroom (Pfiffner et al., 2006). This paper will discuss these management techniques along with appropriate instruction techniques that can be implemented to assist the ADHD learner and how teachers can provide emotional support and use effective assessments. For discipline and management, teachers can adopt proactive and reactive strategies. Proactive strategies involve approaches such the modification of instruction or providing a more suitable classroom context for the student with ADHD. By reducing the amount of stress that the student might otherwise encounter,… Continue Reading...

Levi Company

industry is attributable to constant innovation and effective brand management. The firm targets younger consumers in the Baby Boom era because of their fashion preferences and consciousness. In the 2017 financial year, the global net sales of this company was approximately $4.9 billion. One of the most important aspects of Levi’s operations is sustainability, which is embedded in everything the company does. Through its production of clothing products, the company emphasizes on protection of the planet and communities where it operates. According to Yang, Song & Tong (2016), sustainability is an important component in the fashion industry. Businesses in… Continue Reading...

Facebook Management Team

I. Chenault, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, and Peter A. Thiel (Facebook management, 2018). This paper will identify the role of these key organizational leaders at Facebook and show how their responsibilities tie to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Mission, Vision and Values Facebook’s mission statement is: “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected” (Smithson, 2017). This mission was recently updated to include the goal of giving people “the power to build community and bring the world closer together” (Moscaritolo, 2017). Facebook’s vision statement is for “people use Facebook… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshi Economy in the Post Partition Era

Relevant labor laws aren’t consistently enforced. Furthermore, unions are intensely politicized, with management-labor relations continuing to be unfriendly. In the year 2017, the Bangladeshi government undertook rice subsidy hikes as well as maintained controls on the prices of food, fuel, agricultural produce and energy (2018 Index of Economic Freedom, 2018). With regard to open markets, the Bangladeshi economy gives moderate-level importance to trade. The combined import-export value is 38% of its GDP and applied tariff rate, on average, is 11.9%. Trade is hampered by non-tariff obstacles. Foreign investors’ accessibility to the Bangladeshi economy is below average. The Bank Companies… Continue Reading...

Digital Rights Management Ethical Dilemmas

their own should have full right to distribute as they please, whether or not this involves active digital rights management. There are examples of star acts that have sought to exert greater control over their work, using digital distribution models to bypass record companies. This is an example of a content creator exerting their natural control over how they distribute and control their work (Clemons, Gu, & Lang, 2002-2003). Open source software provides a similar example, except where the content creator specifically denies their intellectual property rights. Producers The control over production processes often leaves content creators with a… Continue Reading...

Emotional Intelligence and Virtual Teams

there is a physical record, much more organized than, say, an email chain. Also, the advent of task management tools like Trello or Asana also helps virtual teams manage their work. The second question for this study might be more in the direction of the use of virtual team concepts in a non-virtual setting, sort of a hybrid team idea. What we are seeing now is that even among employees who work for the same company, if they are in multiple floors or multiple buildings, they will often function mainly as a virtual team, even though theoretically they could… Continue Reading...

Management Communications

lot of research that has been done in other fields, such as international relations, can be applied to management where it comes to conflict resolution. Bercovitch and Jackson (2001) provide a roadmap for determining where negotiation or mediation might be better, for example. A manager should take the time to understand the nature of the conflict, from each different perspective, before determining the best approach to a solution. The manager can also leverage formal power, perhaps acting as a mediator, or can impose a solution. Conflict resolution requires a high degree of emotional intelligence for a manager, but is… Continue Reading...

Rounding by Nurses in the Progressive Care Unit

nursing team conducts bed shift reports among nursing staff; 2) case management, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the hospitalist group also conduct separate rounds on patients and family members; 3) the teams all have a designated meeting time for interdisciplinary meetings in which patient care issues are discussed; 4) however, the teams do not conduct rounding together in a way that incorporates the patient and or family; 5) this lack of interdisciplinary team work may contribute to patients’ experiences of disjointedness in terms of care that they receive while in the PCU. EBP is needed to clarify… Continue Reading...

How Social Media Has Changed the World

to the office now thanks to communications technology, which enables them to connect to management, clients, consumers, and colleagues no matter where they are on the planet. Virtual teams are now something that corporations use to get the job done—these consist of people who may have never been in the same room, and yet they are able to work together thanks to modern communications technology. Likewise, a person who in the past may have relied upon older communications technology to send a message to a loved one can now click a few buttons on a smartphone and have a… Continue Reading...

Stress at the Workplace

less focused and motivated. Towards this end, employees should be taught stress management strategies and techniques so that they can be able to better perform optimally at the workplace; as this would further enhance the performance of the organization. Discussion There are many strategies that organizations could adopt in an attempt to manage workplace stress. To begin with, they could facilitate and promote employee exercise programs. This could be done by enrolling employees in gyms or having an in-house gym at work that employees can use after work hours for free. According to Alters and Schiff (2011), “physical activity… Continue Reading...

Security at Bay Street Shopping Mall

out procedures that encompass making contact with emergency services, communicating with elected emergency management personnel in the mall such as security manager, offering first aid to any individual that is injured, ensuring individual vacate the mall and also closing off a specific part of the mall. More importantly, the mall has marked the specific routes that individuals should use to evacuate when emergencies take place.[footnoteRef:3] [3: Lutchminarain, Natasha. "Safety as a priority at shopping centres in Gauteng: an assessment of existing security measures." PhD diss., 2015.] Critique of Bay Street Shopping Mall for its strengths and weaknesses using at… Continue Reading...

Green Plants and Employee Outcomes

design aesthetics and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements can pose tremendous challenges to the management. There are also issues relating to energy and water efficiency when designing green plants for interior office spaces. Exterior roof gardens have become common while there is no interior green space because of complexities of such design and concerns associated with it. In light of these complexities, there are concerns regarding the impact of green design on an organization’s operational costs. Given the high cost of health care changes in interior office space design must be evaluated in relation to… Continue Reading...

Workplace Issues Mediation and Negotiation

parties involved from litigation, and it would help air out issues that the upper management might not have even been aware of. This would help clue in the upper leadership that there were discriminatory practices at work within their company, and perhaps this might be a sign of other even more serious issues. Similarly, for the woman involved it would be a way of ensuring that all the time she’s spent within this company was not wasted and that she received the career advancement that so many of the men around her have received. For the woman involved, mediation… Continue Reading...

Performance Evaluation for Managers

“bad guy” but rather it just means that they are helping the members of their team become better. Effective management and the Opposite While nearly everyone can probably spot an effective manager in the workplace, it becomes more difficult to articulate the qualities that an effective manager. Truly well-rounded managers who have an infectious joy in their work and who make decisions with empathy and consideration for their workers and for the bigger picture, are rare indeed. But they don’t have to be. With proper vision and training, excellent managers can be molded. Perhaps one of the most important traits… Continue Reading...

Indwelling Urinary Catheter Care

needed aseptic cleaning. Other interventions in these bundles include hand hygiene, leg strap in place for management of catheter tubing and avoiding kinks in the tubing. Fletcher (2016), conducted qualitative semi-structured interviews and observations at four sites: 3 academic medical centers and 1 Veterans Affairs. The research focused on the importance of the CAUTI Guide to Patient Safety (GPS) in the CAUTI prevention activities among some units in different hospitals. Participants from 2 units within 4 hospitals were included in the research. The researchers collaborated with nursing staff and interviewed nurse managers with specific questions after completing the CAUTI… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

trade, freeing their husbands and fathers for the tasks of management and bookselling…” (Brokaw, 2007). It is important to note that the mentioned roles of bookselling and management were largely reserved for men. This effectively means that they were more or less out of bounds for women. Despite the fact that their contribution was not seen as being significant, women were a source of cheap labor that could not be overlooked. For the same roles played by men, i.e. binding and printing, women would receive significantly lower wages that their male counterparts in the very same roles. There are… Continue Reading...

Workplace Psychological Testing and Measurement

are inexperienced, coaching and mentorship is often more effective than dictatorial management. Even someone with the technical title of manager can often benefit from focusing more upon leadership than short-term organizational goals. A Theory Y approach should be embraced. The concept of Theory X/ Theory Y states that while many organizations take a Theory X approach to leadership, with a focus on transactional rewards and the assumption that employees are inherently lazy, Theory Y approaches are superior because they assume that employees want fulfilling work and to make a contribution to the organization (“Theory X and Theory Y,” 2018).… Continue Reading...

Helping the Elderly Population

patients in Hong Kong. Reflections on Leadership What I thought of leadership before this course was that it was more like management and simply involved telling people what to do. What I learned was that leadership is much more than that: it is about getting personally involved in an issue, giving people a vision of how to achieve great things, showing them how to do it and giving an example through one’s own actions of how and why it was good to achieve such a goal. Working in the community has impacted how I think about leadership by showing me that… Continue Reading...

Glide Right Inc Strategic Supply Chain Management

was just about price, you wouldn't really need a supply chain department. The supply chain management function weighs a number of factors when ordering goods, including all the different specs for the goods, but also the relationships with the different suppliers. Maintaining good relationships with critical suppliers is part of the supply chain management role, and the approach that Angela is using might serve to compromise some of the relationships that have been built up over the years. Specifically, if these suppliers are accustomed to closed bids, having their bids used against each to lower the price might ruffle… Continue Reading...

Using Evidence Based Practice to Resolve a Nursing Issue

as the primary complication of CVC. Critical care workers, nurses, patients, and hospital management are the main stakeholders who are impacted by this health concern. However, the nurses who work in the ICU and the critical care workers are directly impacted by this healthcare concern. Considering that they are the ones who will be charged with caring for the CVC lines. Therefore, there is need to ensure that they are well educated on the risks that are associated with lack of proper care for the central venous catheter lines. Mandatory education will ensure that nurses who work in the ICU… Continue Reading...

Environmental Scan

scan is to gain knowledge and insight that would be beneficial to top-level management in its endeavor of mapping out and outlining the future course of action of the organization. The prevailing state of the economy can have an impact in the completion of such an environmental scan. This is owing to the fact that the external economic setting is a determining factor as to whether individuals and the market in its entirety has money flowing for spending and also impacts the disposition on how to spend. Imperatively, consumer confidence regarding the state of economy is powerful in producing… Continue Reading...

Conflict Within Unionizing Sga Industries

Anderson family. Many of these changes drew worker protests and created a good deal of tension between workers and management” (Harris, 1997). Hence, from the management perspective, it looks like the leadership of the company is doing everything that it can in order to stay afloat, stay competitive and remain profitable—so that the company can exist at all. To the employees, it looks like their workplace satisfaction is being shredded and completely dissolved by the company. Employees have certain rights and expectations about how they should be treated, the benefits they should receive and what they will and will… Continue Reading...

What Is the Relationship Between Control and Planning

goals are required on the part of a project management team, and that certain steps must be achieved in a timely fashion (Tanuja, n.d.). Controlling might involve placing sanctions on the team if the project falls short or goes over time and budget, unless there is a good reason for such a failure. In some instances, if there has been a critical misalignment between resources and goals, effective planning will require a reconfiguration of the planning or the execution functions of the organization. Regardless, without control, planning is all for naught. On the other hand, having controls in place… Continue Reading...

How to Resolve Conflicts and Cooperate

find solutions in the process of cooperation or using alternative dispute processes (Warters, 1995). References Holton, S. (1995). Conflict 101. Conflict management in Higher Education. Pp 1-10 pdf Warters, W (1995). Conflict management in Higher Education A Review of Current. Pp 71-78 pdf   Continue Reading...

Banking and Blockchain Technology

technology, it can be suitable for medical records, identity management, voting, food traceability, and recording of events. Serving in its initial stages as a public transaction ledger for bitcoin, it has led to innovations and creations of companies specializing in blockchain technology. Status of Block-Chain Technology The current status of block-chain technology revolves around digital currency. Although blockchain technology can be used for medical records and a slew of other processes, currently, it is seeing growth in the domain of digital currency. Digital currency has become popular because it is backed not by a bank, but by a secure… Continue Reading...

Blockchain

If, as noted above, blockchains have the potential to improve upon existing network management, then they also represent a pathway to addressing some of the challenges that the IoT poses for networks. Streamlining device management would reduce some of the burden that is currently difficult to address. For example, all traditional network infrastructure can be monitored fairly easily using existing technology, but emerging IoT is much more difficult. Something like a phone can be used to access data, and that might be more difficult to spot than if someone tries to hack into a server. If blockchains make managing… Continue Reading...

Virtual Teams Challenges and Solutions

leadership. In basic terms, managers could find it challenging to apply the same management techniques and approaches they apply to on-site teams to virtual teams. While most studies have in the past focused on the benefits of virtual teams, it would be prudent to investigate the various factors that inhibit the effective leadership of virtual teams. Further, it would also be enlightening to highlight and assess the various approaches that today’s leaders could adopt in an attempt to effectively direct, control, and govern virtual teams. Discussion In the past, typical teams were located in the same geographic setting –… Continue Reading...

The Problem Statement Related to Virtual Teams

Williamson, I.O. et al. (2017). Trust congruence in teams. Academy of management Proceedings 2017(1): https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.15580abstract Malcondo da Cruz, G.A., Moriya-Huzita, E.H., & Feltrim, V.D. (2018). ARSENAL-GSD: A framework for trust estimation in virtual teams based on sentiment analysis Orta-Castanon, P., Urbina-Coronado, P., Ahuett-Garza, H., et al. (2018). Social collaboration software for virtual teams: case studies. International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing 12(1): 15-24. Quisenberry, W.L. (2018). Exploring how emotional intelligence contributes to virtual teams. European Scientific Journal 14(5): http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/10483/9991 Continue Reading...

How Do Endowments Differ from Trusts

are numerous. A trust is set up by a grantor, who places assets under the control or management of a trustee, who oversees the assets for the beneficiaries. A trust is often used to save on taxes and protect assets. An estate is all of the property that is owned by a person at the time of the individual’s death. So a trust may be something that is set up earlier as a means of transferring wealth into something that is out of the possession of the individual so that it is not divvied up among inheritors at the… Continue Reading...

Hospital Organizational Change Nurse Consultation

Purpose and Overview Nurse consultation involves the application of change management principles and visionary leadership to the improvement of healthcare organizations. Guided by evidence-based practice and ethical principles of the healthcare profession, nurse consultation is a process involving multilateral communications, quantitative assessments, goal-setting, and strategic change management. Advance practice nurses can collaborate with nurse leaders to identify problems, analyze those problems and their root causes, and identify meaningful and feasible methods of achieving desired changes and measurable outcomes. The purpose of this consultation is to work with nurse leaders, administrators, and executives to help the local healthcare… Continue Reading...

Disparities and Diabetes Among Latinos

diabetes trigger. Low income areas also present major challenges in the management of chronic ailments. Prices have also been noted to be higher in poor neighborhoods compared to wealthier residential locations (Spanakis & Golden, 2013). Solutions to Addressing the Health Concern and the Implications If the tide on the high cardiometabolic problems is to be turned around, it is important necessary to include provider, patient factors and the health system. Language barriers, lack of access to healthcare service, perceived discrimination, poor numeracy, distrust, poor health literacy and financial constraints can lead to poor diabetes treatment outcomes among disadvantaged groups… Continue Reading...

The Role Media Plays in Relation to Gender Stereotypes

effort to change the harmful and retrogressive thoughts through the responsible management of media content the audience is exposed to. The choices that we make in our daily visual, and verbal communication has a far-reaching impact on the social decorum and the treatment of stereotypes including the negative perception of gender roles and skewed belief of superiority and inferiority of the sexes as the case and context might be. Communication that is gender-sensitive means that inclusive language is used. The visual portrayal and representation of either sex should be in such a way that it provides an objective expression… Continue Reading...

How to Gather and Analyze Data

consulting services and products in the following areas: Cyber Security, Program management, Financial and Cost management, and Engineering Services, to governmental clients such as the DoD (defense department).The personnel specifically emanated from the company’s project managers, the human resources division and also individuals constituting a project team. The obtained responses were read and analyzed numerous times to ascertain themes. Subsequently, the themes were reported and discussed as follows. Employee Motivation One of the key objectives of the study was to determine the manner in which employee motivation impacts retention. The responses from the participants indicated that motivational factors, for… Continue Reading...

Value Based Purchasing Implementation Plan

Financial management Executive Summary My organization has a fairly high commitment to VBP, and I believe that with a plan it can become even more engaged with VBP over the course of the next three years. While one might naturally think that those who deliver medical services are the most important – they are very important – I would like to key in on the roles that the Finance, Purchasing and IT departments play in achieving the balance between high quality service delivery and cost control. By engaging all of… Continue Reading...

Apple

innovation. Later in Stamm’s book on page 254 and 255, Stamm introduces the ‘ management of Knowledge’. management of ideas and storing information of past and current projects is a key to developing innovation and commercialization. State their importance for an organization If one wishes to produce a new product, a company would have to take information from past projects and notably, past failures to see what might work and what will not work. “In fact, I would suggest that all major stages of a new product development should be covered in a company’s approach towards model management: idea management,… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Informatics

consumer health information technology improve outcomes in the patient self- management of diabetes? International Journal of Helath Informatics 83(5): 320-329. Fletcher, B.R., Hinton, L., Hartmann-Boyce, et al. (2016). Self-monitoring blood pressure in hypertension, patient and provider perspectives: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. Patient Education and Counseling 99(2): 210-219. Goel, M.S., Brown, T.L., Williams, A., et al. (2011). Disparities in enrollment and use of an electronic patient portal. Journal of General Internal Medicine 26(10): 1112-1116. Irizarry, T., Dabbs, A.D. & Curran, C.R. (2015). Patient portals and patient engagement. Journal of Medical Internet Research 17(6): e148. Sarkar, U., Karter, A.J., Liu,… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Workplace Bullying

experiences, including representative bullying practices. Finally, recommendations concerning strategies that management should implement to reduce the prevalence of workplace bullying are followed by a summary of the research and key findings concerning these issues in the conclusion. While nearly three-quarters (72%) of all workplace bullying is perpetrated by individuals in positions of authority, and a majority (60%) are male, anyone can be a workplace bully or victim (Weidmer, 2010). In addition, minority members and LGBTQ individuals are especially at risk of workplace bullying (Who is at risk, 2018). It is important to note that more than one individual can… Continue Reading...

Benchmarking for a National Hospital Assessment

Purpose and Overview Nurse consultation involves the application of change management principles and visionary leadership to the improvement of healthcare organizations. Guided by evidence-based practice and ethical principles of the healthcare profession, nurse consultation is a process involving multilateral communications, quantitative assessments, goal setting, and strategic change management. Advance practice nurses can collaborate with nurse leaders to identify problems, analyze those problems and their root causes, and identify meaningful and feasible methods of achieving desired changes and measurable outcomes. The purpose of this consultation is to work with nurse leaders, administrators, and executives to help… Continue Reading...

Apple Finance Department

lot of non-financial talent might be unaware of, is at the high level. This includes risk management, portfolio management, and the management of financial returns. Key areas that the finance team must consider are optimal capital structure, foreign exchange exposure, and controls. Much of the following explanation of the finance function will focus on these key subject areas. Risk management Risk management in finance encompasses a lot of different things. The most basic concept is that most risk from a corporation’s perspective is financial. Risk reflects what might happen to the company’s valuation. Valuation is subject to a lot… Continue Reading...

Patient Analysis for a Nurse Practitioner

Rep Infect Dis. Omole F, Simmons BJ, Hacker Y. (2003). management of Bartholin's duct cyst and gland abscess. Am Fam Physician. 68:135–140. Wechter ME, Wu JM, Marzano D, Haefner H. (2009). management of Bartholin duct cysts and abscesses: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 64:395–404.   Continue Reading...

The Formation Of Virtual Teams

the human recourses have ceased to be confined in a small geographical location. The management of these vastly spread out body of employees has also ceased to be done through the face to face interaction, but these aspects have moved to the digital platform, meaning the issue of virtual teams is an inevitable fact in the contemporary business. The number f employees spread out across the nation or even the globe can be numerous, but it is possible to bring them together on virtual platforms and effectively deliver the mission of the organization despite being far off across the… Continue Reading...

Classroom Management

Classroom management: Hands on or Hands off? Introduction The issue of classroom management is a complex one in today’s world, especially as the issue of how to educate has taken on so many different dimensions over the previous decades. There are so many different schools of thought on the best way to educate that managing the classroom and instilling discipline is also impacted by these myriad voices and perspectives. This paper will focus on the issue of classroom management at the high… Continue Reading...

Assessing a Patient with Stomach Pain

M., Menon, J., Muiandy, R. K., Fredie, R., Sein, M. M., & Fariz, A. (2015). Risk factors, diagnosis, and management of Peptic ulcer disease. J Dent Med Sci, 14, 40-6. Rastogi, V., Singh, D., Mazza, J. J., Yang, D., Parajuli, D., & Yale, S. H. (2018). Flushing Disorders Associated with Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Part 2, Systemic Miscellaneous Conditions. Clinical Medicine & Research, cmr-2017.   Continue Reading...

How Environment Influences Business

edge technology 2. Several retail stores across the world 3. Competent and efficient management team 4. Remarkable trademark and brand image 5. Properly managed supply chain 6. Hybrid strategy of differentiation and cost leadership 1. Poor compatibility in software and hardware 2. High prices compared to rival products from IBM and others Opportunities Threats 1. Advancement in technology brings the prospect for innovation 2. The company’s customer-oriented services strategy is in line with the demands of the prevailing socio-cultural wave 3. The upcoming generations are embracing digitalization and innovation 4. Prospect of expansion to emerging markets 1. Emergence of substitute products… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Criminal Justice Organization and management: The Paramilitary Model Adopted by Police Organizations Introduction The paramilitary model provides a degree of discipline and training to police officers that they might not otherwise obtain. The paramilitary model not only gives law enforcement officers the knowledge and skills regarding how to use force in an effective manner, it also gives police a type of professionalism that helps them to be more organized and opposed to corrupting influences (Potter, 2013). I believe that the paramilitary model adopted by police organizations is effective… Continue Reading...

The Counselor Client Relationship at Work

Press. Flite, C. A., & Harman, L. B. (2013). Code of ethics: principles for ethical leadership. Perspectives in Health Information management/AHIMA, American Health Information management Association, 10, 1d. 5 People with low vision or who are blind have been so underrepresented in the competitive labor market primarily because they tend to feel that they will not be considered for competitive jobs and seek other forms of employment. They know from experience that there is still a lot of prejudice and bias towards the blind community that prevents employers from hiring people who have difficulty seeing or who have no vision (AP, 2013).… Continue Reading...

Apa Style: Benefits Of Practice

commitment. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & management, 28(2), 321-336. Lindblom, C. E. (2010). The science of "muddling" through. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 12(1), 70-80. Critical Thinking and Belief Perseverance It is true that I can be a very opinionated person. I cannot entirely apologize for this fact. But although I may be a passionate person, I am aware of the fact that I need to exercise my critical faculty, particularly when engaged in scholarship. A good example of this is when I am reading a book that I particularly like. When taking an English class, it… Continue Reading...

Patient with Chest Pain

& Cannon, C. (2009). Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis and management. Mayo Clin Proc., 917–938. Liu, X. L., Shi, Y., Willis, K., Wu, C. J., & Johnson, M. (2017). Health education for patients with acute coronary syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. BMJ Open. Loria, V., Dato, I., Graziani, F., & Biasucci, L. (2008). Myeloperoxidase: A New Biomarker of Inflammation in Ischemic Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes. Mediators Inflamm. Singh, A., & Grossman, S. (2017). Acute Coronary Syndrome. Treasure Island: StatPearls Publishing. Smith JN, N. J. (2015). Diagnosis and management of… Continue Reading...

Costs and Delivery Healthcare System

the physician, hospital, and health plan relationship. Medical Group management Assn. Cunningham, P. J. (2009). High medical cost burdens, patient trust, and perceived quality of care. Journal of general internal medicine, 24(3), 415-420. Finkler, S. A., & Ward, D. M. (1999). Issues in cost accounting for health care organizations. New York: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Gillies, T. (2018). Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness. CNBC. Retrieved 10 July, 2018 from: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/22/why-health-care-costs-are-making-consumers-more-afraid-of-medical-bills-than-an-actual-illness.html Heath, S. (2017). How Out-of-Pocket Costs Affect Patient Healthcare Access. Patient Engagement HIT. Retrieved 10 July, 2018 from: https://patientengagementhit.com/news/how-out-of-pocket-costs-affect-patient-healthcare-access Lewis, M.… Continue Reading...

Self Management in Nursing

A Concept Analysis in Behavior management: Self-management in Psych Nursing Introduction In nursing, when it comes to behavior management—i.e., helping individuals to alter their behavior in order to achieve a positive aim—various strategies are available. One concept of behavior management that has been handed down over generations of nursing practice is the concept of self-management. This concept analysis paper will analyze self-management by describing a history of the concept, its defining characteristics and attributes, antecedents and consequences, various cases related to the concept, empirical measurements, and recommendations… Continue Reading...

Emergency Response Crisis Management and Cert

Crisis management Crisis management refers to the process of comprehensive risk assessment and strategic planning. A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides proactive strategies for mitigating risk and managing crises through effective mobilization of human, financial, and technological resources, coordination of different support agencies and allies, and the implementation of recovery and response missions. There is no one central crisis management protocol, for each organization or community will have its own specific risks and resources (“Crisis management and Emergency Response Plans,” n.d.). The CERT team… Continue Reading...

Emergency Management and National, State, County, and Local Responses

National Response Framework (2016) is a guide, released by the Federal Emergency management Association (FEMA) that offer direction in responding to national disasters to state, county, and local agencies as well as to individuals and non-government organizations which strive to assist in disaster relief. Scalability and flexibility is a critical concern of the model. Either part or all of its structures can be implemented, depending upon the nature of the event. For example, some areas of the nation are more likely to be impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes, and concentrating resources and planning with knowledge… Continue Reading...

Business Plan for Yolo Concepts

entertainment spots. Business Description A. Purpose YOLO Concepts is pop-up format Limited Liability Company that concerns itself with the running, management, and operation of entertainment events in New York City. YOLO Concepts is not a fixed brick-and-mortar establishment. Instead, it is a flexible ‘nightclub on the move’ that seeks to entertain party goers by setting up temporary party spots in unexpected locations like vacant warehouses, building rooftops, private residences, waterfront parks, etc. B. Values YOLO Concepts seeks to maximize the feel-good experience of its customers by · Investing in customer service – hiring and training competent staff. · Ensuring customers are truly… Continue Reading...

Differences in Competencies Between the Adn Versus the Bsn Nurse

a range of subjects. These subjects include, public health issues and crises, management, community health needs and practices, management practices and more in-depth professional development classes. This training will ensure one has a more comprehensive view of all the interlocking factors of the economy, the culture and pervasive social issues that impact health on the micro and macro level. Patient care situation: Difference in Approach of ADN versus BSN A patient care situation that two nurses might handle differently based on the type of degrees that they have would be what to do with the umbilical cord stump of… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of War on Iran

the influence of learning orientation and innovativeness on performance of public organizations: The case of Iran. Journal of management Development, 35(2), 134-153. USAID. (2018). Iran. Retrieved from https://explorer.usaid.gov/cd/IRN?fiscal_year=2016&measure=Obligations Continue Reading...

Tesla's Terrible Pricing Strategy

Overcoming barriers to entry in an established industry: Tesla Motors. California management Review, 57(4), 85-103. Zeng, X., Dasgupta, S., & Weinberg, C. B. (2016). The competitive implications of a “no-haggle” pricing strategy when others negotiate: Findings from a natural experiment. International Journal of Research in Marketing, 33(4), 907-923.   Continue Reading...

Postpartum Depression and Gilman Yellow Wallpaper

2016, pp. 153-166. Dennis, Cindy-Lee. “Psychological Treatment is One of the Several Important Components to the Effective management of Postpartum Depression.” Evidence Based Nursing, Vol. 20, No.1, p. 9. Gilman (nee Stetson), Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” https://www.nlm.nih.gov/theliteratureofprescription/exhibitionAssets/digitalDocs/The-Yellow-Wall-Paper.pdf Treichler, Paula A. “Escaping the Sentence.” Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol. 3, No. 1/2, Spring - Autumn, 1984, pp. 61-77. Tucker, Phebe, Crow, Shiela, Cuccio, Anne, et al. “Helping Medical Students Understand Postpartum Psychosis Through the Prism of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Academic Psychiatry, Vol. 28, No. 3, Sept 2004, pp. 247-250. Continue Reading...

Healthcare Delivery System Model

continuum of healthcare promotion, diagnosis, disease prevention, treatment and its management, the general course of life and palliative health care via the various sites and levels of care in the healthcare system. These are also based on their needs through their life (Hirshon et al., 2013, p. 387). Any healthcare system should aim at fostering easy access to healthcare by making it affordable, patient-centered and with emphasis on service provision. Healthcare systems should be made in such a way that they motivate both care providers and the patients alike. All decisions made should be in line with the intention… Continue Reading...

Stigma Of Mental Illness

Efforts to Mental Health Discussions in Primary Care. Journal of Ambulatory Care management, 40(3), 246-256. Hooley, J., Butcher, J., Nock, M. & Mineka, S. (2017). Abnormal Psychology. Pearson. Saks, E. (2009). Diary of a High-Functioning Person with Schizophrenia. Scientific American. Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/diary-of-a-high-function/.   Continue Reading...

Systems Thinking in New Product Development

both growth and profitability. The focus for new product development cannot simply by on project management or innovation studies. Systems thinking can play a bigger role than it has to this point. This study will focus on the role that systems thinking plays in new product development to this point, but also will explore how systems thinking can be applied to new product development going forward. The focal point of this paper will be a case study, featuring a software company that is working on a new product. While confidentiality agreements preclude me from naming the company or its… Continue Reading...

Arming School Personnel Reasons Against

regard is not just target practice—it’s a whole hugely involved undertaking that involves gun safety, chaos situation preparedness, crisis management and target shooting. Furthermore, teachers and school personnel will be expected to be able to handle themselves in a violent emergency with efficiency, strength and poise—the lives of their students will depend on it. Failure to do so puts the liability on the teacher and the school and this opens them up to all sorts of litigation. It’s an unrealistic expectation to have regarding the instructors of one’s child. “The inadequacy of training and supervising armed school personnel will… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

and the university: Myths and realities in an unequal world. Tertiary Education & management, 10(1), pp.3-25. Ansar, A., Flyvbjerg, B., Budzier, A. and Lunn, D., 2016. Does infrastructure investment lead to economic growth or economic fragility? Evidence from China. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 32(3), pp.360-390. Bolton, K., 2008. English in Asia, Asian Englishes, and the issue of proficiency. English Today, 24(2), pp.3-12. Brouthers, K.D. and Hennart, J.F., 2007. Boundaries of the firm: Insights from international entry mode research. Journal of management, 33(3), pp.395-425. Chen, G.S., Yao, Y. and Malizard, J., 2017. Does foreign direct investment crowd in or crowd out private domestic investment in China? The effect… Continue Reading...

Haiti Health Marketing Plan

for themselves and their families. They also prefer face-to-face communication and value U.S. based management. Such information reveals the need to adjust communication with Haitians to suit their personal and cultural needs. Challenges and Opportunities The challenges arise in the lack of infrastructure in Haiti (Ray, 2016). Haiti lacks hospitals and clinics to handle the healthcare needs of the population. Although this is a challenge, it presents an opportunity as well. The Travel Care Voucher will enable Haitians to reach a location where they can receive proper medical treatment. III. Focus Group & Survey Results Demographics The total number… Continue Reading...

Role and Importance Of Bilingual Interpreters

other health conditions like end-stage renal disease (Office of Minority Health, 2016).  The management of diabetes and other health conditions affecting elderly Hispanics requires close collaboration between patients and their healthcare providers. Patients need to interact with their physicians on a one-on-one basis as part of effective patient-provider communication. Improved interactions help patients to articulate their health issues effectively while enabling physicians to better understand the health needs and challenges of patients. Effective patient-provider communication is critical in the healthcare delivery process since it has a direct impact on patient outcomes. When combating diabetes, better patient-provider communication helps in active… Continue Reading...

Bipolar and Borderline Disorders

Association. (2013). DSM-V. DC: APA. Connolly, K. & Thase, M. (2011). The clinical management of bipolar disorder: A review of evidence-based guidelines. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 13(4): 1-4. Yao, J., Xu, Y., Qin, Y., Liu, J., Shen, Y., Wang, W., & Chen, W. (2015). Relationship between personality disorder functioning styles and the emotional states in bipolar I and II disorders. PloS one, 10(1), e0117353. Zimmerman, M., & Morgan, T. A. (2013). The relationship between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 15(2), 155. Continue Reading...

What Causes Down Syndrome

the disorder; what current research and evidence-based practices focus on; and the most common treatment and management practices for Down Syndrome. Pathophysiology In all but 5% of cases, Down Syndrome is caused by trisomy 21—i.e., the individual has three chromosome 21 copies (Antonarakis, Lyle, Dermitzakis, Reymond & Deutsch, 2004). As human cells typically have 23 chromosome pairs, with the father and mother each contributing a chromosome to the pair, any disruption in this pairing leads to a genetic disorder in the development of the child. Down Syndrome is caused by a disruption in the 21st chromosome: the cell of… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Goals and Objectives Essay

input three hundred new data points into a particular information management system. Using the Texas Textbook Evaluation Tool (T-TET) Used especially to evaluate nursing textbooks, the Texas Textbook Evaluation Tool (T-TET) has become a sort of gold standard. Using the T-TET to assess the Bastable (2014) text provides a useful opportunity to apply this tool:       1. General Information: Bastable, S. B. (2014). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (4th ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.        2. Organizational format: Total points: 48. This book does an excellent job of dividing… Continue Reading...

Recruitment Plan and Staffing Plan at Amazon

A warehouse supervisor is a multifaceted position that includes managerial functions, strategic operations, budgeting and inventory management, and strong organizational skills. This recruiting and staffing strategy covers the steps Amazon will take to ensure compliance with legal and ethical guidelines. The thesis is that Amazon should use standard recruiting and selection techniques to comply with ethical and legal obligations and to promote the best interests of the organization. Legal Considerations Recruitment and staffing strategies must comply with local, state, and federal regulations related to non-discrimination and other federal employment laws governed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When designing… Continue Reading...

Accounting and Audit Enforcement

of organizations, including financial stakeholders, and those stakeholders will certainly receive benefit from knowing that management has a commitment to best practices in fraud prevention, including the use of external auditors. 2. The relative effectiveness of SOX is definitely the subject of debate. Some people argue that even if it has prevented fraud, it has also cost business an incredible amount of money in compliance costs, some estimates over $1 trillion (Coenen, 2018). Some of the other criticisms, such as that SOX would reduce risk-taking, have proven unfounded . The reality, however, is that most benefits are indirect (Hanna,… Continue Reading...

West Transit Organizational Management

equal attention is an example of emotional conflict. The interjection in this case was made in anger. One direct conflict management style Denson could apply in seeking to rein in the conflict in this case is compromise. This would call for each of the conflicting sides to sacrifice an element of their stance so as to formulate a common stand that is acceptable to both sides. For instance, in exchange for permission to leave early for her counseling appointment, Tanney could be assigned more roles in the group setting. One indirect conflict management style Denson could apply in this case… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

Performance management Training Program Having nonperforming employees can be frustrating for any organization. So as an employer, it is necessary to ensure that your employees receive training and development that they need to up the performance of the duties assigned to them. We shed some light on when you must train and develop your staff for effective management. Notice that effective human resource planning is important since it ensures that training needs are met individually or collectively. It also ensures that performance levels are well managed. Human resources is a… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

Performance management Training Program Having nonperforming employees can be frustrating for any organization. So as an employer, it is necessary to ensure that your employees receive training and development that they need to up the performance of the duties assigned to them. We shed some light on when you must train and develop your staff for effective management. Notice that effective human resource planning is important since it ensures that training needs are met individually or collectively. It also ensures that performance levels… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

Performance management Training Program Having nonperforming employees can be frustrating for any organization. So as an employer, it is necessary to ensure that your employees receive training and development that they need to up the performance of the duties assigned to them. We shed some light on when you must train and develop your staff for effective management. Notice that effective human resource planning is important since it ensures that training needs are met individually or collectively. It also ensures that performance levels are well managed. Human… Continue Reading...

Online Statistics and Probability Theory

situation in which I may use probability theory to reach a decision in public management is to investigate equal employment prospects within the organization. For instance, there is a need to assess whether the organization hires women in the same manner as men, especially in positions that do not necessitate certain gender traits. Therefore, in this case, probability theory can be beneficial in probability theory, specifically Bernoulli process. That is, a process can either generate two possible outcomes, which are male or female. Probability plays a pivotal part in this regard because the probability of a certain results is… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Orientations and Theory

is Henri Fayol’s administrative theory. Imperatively, Henri Fayol’s administrative theory largely lays emphasis on the individual duties of management at a significantly more granular level. Fayol had the conviction that management has five principle roles. These comprise of forecasting and planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating, and controlling. Forecasting and planning takes into account the act of forestalling and acting accordingly. Secondly, organization is the establishment of the institution’s resource and this encompasses both human and material resources. Third, commanding encompasses maintaining the entity’s actions and practices running. Coordination was the placement and coordination of the group’s determinations. Lastly, control meant… Continue Reading...

The Significance Of Relational Contracts

of incorporating other best practices like good communications, fair allocation, risk analysis and management, and strong project programming and management increases. See diagram 1 for the various potential parties involved. When it comes to mutual cooperation or good faith, there are duties to disclose latent defects, carry out the work with care and skill, and cooperate as needed to permit contractors to perform designated tasks. (MacRoberts) The PPC2000 is designed to cover the entirety of the process from design, supply, and construction. To pursue a mutual cooperation, parties must fulfill specific duties and integrate everything under a single multi-party… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Ratio Analysis

was more efficient in the conversion of investments into profits than in 2017. The company’s management was therefore not as efficient in 2017 as they were in 2016 in the generation of earning using the company’s assets. Lastly, we have the return on equity ratio. This particular ratio, as Baker and Powell (2009) point out seeks to measure how much return a business entity is earning for each invested dollar. For this reason, shareholders favor a high or growing return on equity ratio. For the years ended 1st October 2017 and 2nd October 2017, Starbucks’ return on equity ratio… Continue Reading...

Bariatric Surgery Pico Question

diet and exercise, the desired outcome is weight loss and diabetes management. Surgical intervention always poses at least some risk to patients and is not something to be undertaken lightly, hence the significance of this question to nursing, particularly for practitioners who are dealing with an increasingly large population of patients suffering from obesity-related conditions. Systematic Review One: The Benefits of Surgical Intervention According to a systematic review of 7 randomized control trials (RCTs) involving bariatric patients conducted by Colquitt (et al. 2014), all studies found benefits for surgery in terms of weight loss combined with non-surgical control groups.… Continue Reading...

The Five Stages Of Team Development

first stage of Tuckman’s Five—the forming stage. In the following pages, effective management at West Coast Transit will be analyzed with focus given to the stages of group formation, behavioral roles, communication, conflict and conflict management, and how motivational theories apply. Effective Team / Group Work The three criteria for evaluating an effective team are (a) productivity, (b) personal satisfaction, and (c) commitment to the members of the team (Schermerhorn & Uhl-Bien, 2014). Productive teams are those that achieve the goals assigned to them on time and within the limitations of their budget. Personal satisfaction refers to the personal… Continue Reading...

How 9/11 Affected Private Security

Security management 1. Some operational contingencies are considered core because the operation could not function without it. A core operational contingency is one that must remain functioning. This is important for contingency planning, so that when you plan for the more common risks that the operation faces, you ensure that the core ones are taken care of, and will continue to run. If you run an e-commerce site, for example, you would consider the ability to keep your website running and continue… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Problematic Pricing Strategy

Pricing Strategies and Decisions Pricing Strategy management Pricing Policies, Processes and Methods Policies used to manage Tesla’s pricing strategy. Currently Tesla is not only benefiting by but is actually relying on government subsidies to sell its cars. Subsidies come from electric vehicle (EV) tax credits that purchasers are able to obtain whenever they buy a Tesla. The problem is that these credits are only given to consumers for a set duration. Once the government ends the subsidy, sales drop drastically, as has been in the case in Hong Kong where tax incentives basically were the… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Public Perspectives Domestic and Global Perspectives

research attempted to determine through the perspective of crisis management, how non-profit organizations reacted to anti-abortion terrorism (Sundstrom et al., 2013). This was such a crucial endeavor as hostility and violence towards abortion clinics is nothing new and has to be dealt with in the real world. Failure to handle these incidences properly could have distressing and tragic ramifications. The researchers found that “self-organization” had a hand in helping these entities to be more strategic and secure. Constructing a strong community among them also played a hand in them remaining safe. “The non-profits’ dynamic environment exemplified the importance of… Continue Reading...

Palestine Her Story Documentary

or static was really important to me. I also learned that the paper edit is crucial for time management and a good structure. As for budgeting, I admit I did not put a great deal of consideration into it as it was not a main factor, since my characters lived in London where I was staying, which meant the budget focused mostly on transportation—which was a minimal expense. Desired Outlets and Distribution My film is essentially like an Aljazeera style of documentary such as the Aljazeera series Al-Nakba, even though it is more historical—but the style of interviews and… Continue Reading...

Lending Institutions Human Capital and Health Care

Lending Institutions, Health Care and Human Capital Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples. For a long time now, developing nations have been reliant on the aid provided by foreign entities and global lending institutions to foster the growth and development of their economies and improve the standard of living of their citizens. International lending institutions, for instance World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) play significant roles in… Continue Reading...

Elder Abuse

Ashforth, B., Joshi, M. (2005). Business as usual: The acceptance and perpetuation of corruption in organizations. Academy of management Executive, 19(4): 9-23. This study shows how otherwise normal, functioning, law-abiding citizens can commit crimes such as abuse by using rationalization tactics to justify their criminal behaviors. By engaging in rationalization tactics, persons can remove any sense of guilt or regret from their minds and consciences. It is a rationalization of corruption that, in the case of elder abuse, can become a two-way street as the victims may rationalize or justify the behavior of the perpetrator, especially if the perpetrator is… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

90% of the total cases highlighting the importance of highlighting the main management methods that do not include medication or conventional processes that can be used (Tutolo et al, 2016). The management practices need to be instituted in terms of the pain and frequency of the condition in an individual. The CAM methods have therefore shifted from a specific model to multifaceted methods that incorporate a series of models aimed at controlling the condition. It is also imperative to ensure that an individual approach has been developed to ensure that the patient is treated depending on their specific complications.… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

of age. Women constitute more than 90% of the total cases highlighting the importance of highlighting the main management methods that do not include medication or conventional processes that can be used (Tutolo et al, 2016). The management practices need to be instituted in terms of the pain and frequency of the condition in an individual. The CAM methods have therefore shifted from a specific model to multifaceted methods that incorporate a series of models aimed at controlling the condition. It is also imperative to ensure that an individual approach has been developed to ensure that the patient is… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Resource Management on Student Performance

Hancock (2014) and Hatfield, Montana and Deffenbaugh (2006) have shown. management of the Organization The administration and supervision of students will only be marginally affected. The administration will be affected in terms of committee organization dedication to improving areas of instruction. However, with instruction already at a high level of quality at the school, these committees have a somewhat superfluous quality that will not be greatly missed at this point. In the future, they may need to be revived—but for now the school administration can do without them. As for supervision of students, only the grade 1 level and kindergarten… Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Terrorist Events and Technological Disasters

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/index.html “Earthquake Effects,” (n.d.). http://eqseis.geosc.psu.edu/~cammon/HTML/Classes/IntroQuakes/Notes/earthquake_effects.html International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC, 2018). Types of disasters. http://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/disaster- management/about-disasters/definition-of-hazard/ Redd, N.T. (2016). Tornado facts. https://www.livescience.com/21498-tornado-facts.html United States Geological Survey (USGS, 2018). At what magnitude does damage begin to occur in an earthquake? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-magnitude-does-damage-begin-occur-earthquake?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products “What are Earthquake Hazards?” (n.d.). UP Seis. http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/hazards.html Continue Reading...

Electric Vehicle Industry

past decade as discussed further below. Summary of the main strategies that Tesla's management took leading up to this company's recent development Since the company’s founding in 2008, Tesla has used a luxury marketing strategy that has focused on the most affluent consumers who are interested in cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to replace fossil fuels. In this regard, Uggla (2016) reports that, “In general, a luxury brand has a deeper and richer extended brand identity as compared to more mundane brands. It also has a more subtle brand personality and stronger brand credibility and brand integrity” (p. 35).… Continue Reading...

Dressing for Success

work in anything very formal as that person might be confused for someone in upper management or at an executive level. At the same time, a professional in my line of work does not have license to come into work looking untidy or unkempt. He or she must be well-groomed, clean, and inoffensive in dress and demeanor. No offensive t-shirts should be worn. No clothing should be immodest or revealing of too much skin. What makes someone a professional in my field is the knowledge and skills of the job that the person has. One is a professional if… Continue Reading...

Invasive and Endemic Species Around the Word

marginal returns”. Collection size relates to the efficiency of management of the collection as more plants equal higher maintenance costs. It is most valuable to preserve a plant specie when there is “maximum efficiency” for conservation. References Braun, D. (2012). Lion numbers plunge as African wilderness succumbs to human pressure. National Geographic Society. Retrieved from https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2012/12/06/lion-numbers-plunge-as-african-wilderness-succumbs-to-human-pressure/ Montgomery Botanical Centre Case Study. 2010. The Price Of Conservation: Measuring The Mission And Its Cost. http://www.bgci.org/resources/article/0634/ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website: National Invasive Species Information Center. USDA. www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Where eagles dare: The more prosperous countries now favour protecting wildlife, not killing… Continue Reading...

Karen Avery Case

resistance. Reference Razik, T. A. & Swanson, A. D. (2010). Fundamental concepts of educational leadership and management (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon. Continue Reading...

Goldman Sachs Open System Theory

provides a wide range of financial services including, but not limited to, investment management and investment banking (Yahoo Finance, 2018). As an open system the company has a variety of subsystems operating therein, i.e. fund managers, support staff, compliance heads, etc. Other subsystems operating within the company include the wealth advisory service, underwriting service, strategic advisory services, etc. As Chance and Chance (2002) point out, there is often a complex interaction between subsystems. It is also important to note that apart from receiving input from the external environment, Goldman Sachs also exports some output to the very same environment.… Continue Reading...

Virtual Team Life Cycle

and definitive, assembling and disassembling a team is much like the product life cycle and project management steps. Article Summary As is mentioned in the introduction of this report, there are a number of important phases involved when it comes to virtual teams. Much like the product life cycle and project management cycle, there has to be a ramping up and down of the process, dependent on where the team is and where it needs to be. Hertel and his colleagues point to a total of five different phases. Those phases, in order, are preparation, the launch, performance management,… Continue Reading...

How to Conduct a Study on Virtual Teams

over-reliant on these teams nor under-utilizing their potential. Research Question What is the impact of management on the effectiveness of virtual teams? What is the effect of virtual teams on organizational productivity? Hypothesis 1 The effectiveness of virtual teams will depend on team leaders, the way in which they are managed and the degree to which the time is united in terms of working together to achieve a clearly defined and realistic goal. Hypothesis 2 Virtual teams can be an effective means of achieving productivity for an organization. Methodology A quantitative approach to obtaining data for this study can… Continue Reading...

Global Environmental Issues and Challenges

activities and infrastructure including roads, airports, communication systems, access to clean water, production of energy and management of waste. The resultant effects can be catastrophic; economically (“The environmental crisis”, 1). The estimated economic damage in Boston alone as a result of sea level rise in this century is placed at $ 94 billion. The north east is endowed with diverse species and ecosystems. They are all affected by changes in the climate. Some tree species have been noted to be moving towards the north where the average temperatures are lower. It is also expected that the range of species… Continue Reading...

Ngo Boards Financial Continuity Strategies

for of external financial reporting, the classification of net assets may have to be categorized into different classes. Assets management Assets in nonprofit organizations are managed in a going perspective which implies there are no limitations to the organization’s existence in the future. Therefore, the management must ensure there are sufficient liquid financial resources for current operations. The objective of this approach is to make sure there is an optimum balance between the available assets and the asset investment. Operating in solvency ensures that the organization is disciplined in paying its debt and meeting other financial obligations (Lekaj, 2011). After… Continue Reading...

Performance Management and Non Profit Boards

Performance management The governance of a corporation is the role of the board of directors and the management has the duty of running the firm on a day to day basis. The board, therefore, oversees the management and ensures the interests of the various shareholders are upheld. The executive department is made up of the top level managers and they are required to work as a team so as to deliver on the company goals. According to Wash (2002), management can only be successful in their work if they have… Continue Reading...

Proposal on Year Round School

that is suitable for the students, the teachers, the parents as well as the management of the schools. This has always proved to be a delicate balance, one rarely achieved in many institutions. There is need however to have year-round school programs that help in the completion of the needed curriculum, but also friendly to the main stakeholders. There are factors that must be put into focus and consideration by the relevant persons in building up a program for the educational institutions. The students need to be the first consideration in formulation of the school program. It should give… Continue Reading...

Family-based Diabetes Intervention for Hispanic Adults and Their Family Members

the researchers have indicated could be limiting to the participants self- management of the condition. These variables have been controlled for during the study by ensuring that the study is delivered in Spanish, the participants understand that they are more prone to the condition based on their genetics, and the condition can be managed if they follow the intervention been taught (Inoue-Choi & Freedman, 2017). 2. What are the results? a. What is the magnitude of the relationship between predictors (i.e., prognostic indicators) and targeted outcome? This was not measured in the study. b. How likely is the outcome event(s)… Continue Reading...

Licensing Deals Google and Samsung

ownership of the cross-licensed patents. References Pfanner, E. (2014). Google and Samsung Sign Broad Cross-Licensing Agreement. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/technology/google-and-samsung-sign-broad-cross-licensing-agreement.html Williams, C. (2012). management. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.   Continue Reading...

Zara and Netflix

available on a wide range of devices. Question 4 Some of the basic features of a warehouse management system include, but they are not limited to, the front counter, lot control, incident tracking, etc. The front counter feature facilitates interaction between frontline staff with backend staff. In essence, this particular feature permits the store employees handling customers directly to, for instance, feed the warehouse with orders in an efficient and swift manner. Lot control is of great relevance in product tracking. This is more so the case when it comes to storage location, storage duration, and shipping logistics. In that regard,… Continue Reading...

Chief Executive Officer Ceo Of Durango Manufacturing Company

the consultant, create an argument that you will present to the CEO that suggests accounting and financial management knowledge and skills will be essential to the company’s success and stability over the next five (5) years. Provide support for your argument. As a consultant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Durango Manufacturing Company, I have established that the firm has a weakened pecking order in terms of accounting and financial structure, lack of proper segregation of duties, lack of properly delineated responsibilities, lack of highly trained and proficient medium level and high level managers. Accounting and financial managementContinue Reading...

Situation when Doing Good Is Wrong

of compassion, egoism, and malice: A Schopenhauerian view on the moral worth of CSR and diversity management practices. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(2), 215-229. Korsgaard, C. M. (2014). From duty and for the sake of the noble: Kant and Aristotle on morally good action Kant on Emotion and Value (pp. 33-68): Springer.   Continue Reading...

Responses to Student Posts About Education

Retrieved from https://assets.aspeninstitute.org/content/uploads/files/content/docs/nclb/AtlantaReport060606.pdf Razik, T. A. & Swanson, A.D. (2010). Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership and management, 3rd Edition. [MBS Direct]. Retrieved from https://mbsdirect.vitalsource.com/#/books/9780134471440/ Transforming Teaching and Leading. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2018, from https://www.ed.gov/teaching?src=rn   Continue Reading...

Educational Policy Responses to Case Study

A. & Swanson, A. D. (2010). Fundamental concepts of educational leadership and management (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN: 9780132332712. Reddy, L. A., Dudek, C. M., Kettler, R. J., Kurz, A., & Peters, S. (2016). Measuring Educators Attitudes and Beliefs About Evaluation: Construct Validity and Reliability of the Teacher Evaluation Experience Scale. Educational Assessment,21(2), 120-134. doi:10.1080/10627197.2016.1167592   Continue Reading...

Marketing B2b and B2c

comparison of brand awareness among students at a South African University. Journal of Fashion management and Marketing: An International Journal. Vol. 12 (2)   Continue Reading...

The Health Care Administration

can be referred to as interest on interest (Accounting for management, 2017). Money has time value since it can be invested to make more money. This means a dollar received in the future had lesser value that a dollar received today. A dollar received today is more valuable than a dollar received in the future since it can be invested to receive more money. The future value of a dollar therefore is what that dollar will be worth if it earns interest for a specific time. Present value is the current value of money that will be received in… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Proprietary and Contract Security

international professional organizations and governing bodies that ensures the integrity of contract security worldwide, along with the International Security management Association (ISMA, 2018). When organizations in the public or private sector consider using contract security, they can go through appropriate safeguarding channels. Contract security companies also enter into complex legal agreements with the clients they serve. Many municipalities are turning towards contract security, which is far more common than many people in the general public realize, often replacing or at least operating contiguously with public law enforcement. For example, the City of San Jose (2013) uses contract security for… Continue Reading...

Strategic Controls

be managed does not flow from that proposition. That management cannot participate in or influence every single interaction that contributes to culture-building is not at all the same thing as management having no influence over culture. The leaders of the organization play an important role in the shaping and development of culture. They are not distinct from the organization, but rather they are part of it Strategic controls can definitely play a role in managing organizational culture. You can imagine that in a smaller company one or two key individuals can do this, but in a larger organization you… Continue Reading...

Mission-based Management

A review of Mission-based management: Leading your nonprofit in the 21st century, by Brinckerhoff. Introduction World-famous writer, consultant, and trainer Peter Brinckerhoff’s whole career has been focused on working around, for, and in nonprofit organizations. The University of Pennsylvania (graduation) and Tulane University (post-graduate degree in the Public Health Administration) alumnus swears by the principle that nonprofit firms are mission-based in nature; their business is: to carry out their mission. Ever since 1982, when he established his own consulting company, Corporate Alternatives, Brinckerhoff has aided innumerable firms in increasing… Continue Reading...

Stakeholders Research Project

any action or decision (after Freeman 1984). Natural resource management research scholars (e.g. Grimble and Wellard 1997; Dougill et al. 2006; Ravnborg and Westermann 2002) constantly report that the inclusion of stakeholders in finding solutions facilitates mutual learning and negotiation, improves stakeholder buy- in and support of actions and decisions, and decreases conflict. Trans- disciplinary study strategies build on this rationale through assimilating stakeholders and integrating the diverse kinds of ideas and knowledge they bring with them to the table in socially- sound, solution- focused studies (Lang et al. 2012; Bracken et al. 2014; Hurni and Wiesmann 2014). Quite… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Strategic Management Course

to do things, but a lot of what you learn when you learn strategic management is more about how to think through problems and apply different methodologies to understanding things. I feel that this will be highly useful going forward, to start to think more like how executives think. 4. For me, I think that education is a continual process. Continuous improvement has been shown to have a lot of different benefits (Reh, 2018). You can make a pretty good investment in education by taking courses, and if you keep taking courses you keep learning more. Improving oneself inherently… Continue Reading...

Health Care Information Technology

picture of what to expect in the entire process of medication and even after. Financial management The required rate of return (RRR) is the returns that one desires from a business venture before committing to it financially. This if often subjective and differ from one investor to another. For instance, in the same technology stock, one investor may put the RRR at 15% yet another put at 10%. If the investor deems an investment too risky from the RRR then they may opt for alternative investment. On the other hand, the Expected Rate of Return (ERR) uses probability to try… Continue Reading...

Ooredoo Kuwait Company

on examining one of the operating companies of Ooredoo Group i.e. Ooredoo Kuwait in terms of the firm’s profile, management, major competitors, and market share. Company Profile Ooredoo Kuwait is a company whose operations started in December 1999 after Ooredoo acquired Wataniya Telecom. Wataniya Telecom was the first privately owned telecommunications firm in Kuwait. While the acquisition of Wataniya Telecom by Ooredoo took place in 2007 at an estimated cost of U.S.$3.8 billion, the company rebranded to Ooredoo Kuwait in 2014. Ooredoo Kuwait operates in the telecommunications industry where it provides a wide range of services including mobile, corporate… Continue Reading...

Health Screening for Diabetes

continuous attempt to sensitize victims of DM and also help them initiate treatment and management of the condition as early as is possible. Population The population targeted for this screening exercise is the adult, over 18 years old participants who will attend the annual sports festival of Southern California. This is an annual event that brings thousands of people from all age groups and races to interact in various sporting activities. The targeted Hispanic participants will be highly available, though the other races will not be barred from the screening exercise. The event will be the best platform to… Continue Reading...

Database Professionals Employment Trends in Us and Monaco

the economy. Data has been seen as the next currency and every company wants to invest heavily in the management and processing of data. According to the (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), DBA professionals are ranked amongst the top 10 professions for the past several years. According to a survey carried out by (U.S. News & World Report), a majority of the current database professionals intend to retire in the next ten years since they are over 55 years. This means that there will be a need to replace these professionals and with the shortages in the industry, there… Continue Reading...

Army Diversity

understanding the reason for this focus on workforce diversity and what it implies within the armed forces personnel management context is valuable (Kamarck, 2017). Within the armed forces, the subject of diversity is complex in nature, conceptually as well as with respect to its administrative and more practical implications. Diversity constitutes one among the biggest and trickiest HR management challenges faced by military HR leaders in the last twenty to thirty years. Increased diversity in the areas of recruitment, employment and development has challenged conventional armed forces organizational principles, standards, outlooks, and beliefs. It has led to the modification… Continue Reading...

Organizational Psychology

skill on employee job outcomes. African Journal of Business management, 5(23), 9896-9904. Retrieved from http://academicjournals.org/article/article1380363658_Jam%20et%20al.pdf Introduction This review will critically assess the aforementioned paper with regard to subject introduction, intellectual plot, methodology, discussion and outcomes. Further, the article will be summarized followed by an analysis of its structure. This paper attempted to examine the link of POP (perception of politics) with job outcomes, facilitated by political abilities, in companies within Pakistan. Numerous job outcomes like job stress, affective communication, contextual performance, and turnover intent, have been addressed. The research is grounded in the resource conservation theory (Hobfoll, 2002), which… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership

p. 1). 1. If I were Valerie Rizzo, I would balance the need for strategic change management while also establishing effective human relations with the building staff. The new staff members are correct: visionary change is both necessary and possible. Even with the existing budgetary constraints, it is possible to engender the type of organizational culture in the school that will promote academic excellence. ISLLC Standard 6 refers to the specific and broad knowledge educational administrators have regarding “models and strategies of change and conflict resolution as applied to the larger political, social, cultural and economic contexts of schooling,” (ISLLC… Continue Reading...

Nurses and the Twelve Hour Shift Work

whenever long hours become a problem for nursing staff, management teams need to revise their human resources policies. The original research by Stimpfel, Sloane & Aiken (2012) shows that in their sample, “the longer the shift, the greater the likelihood of adverse nurse outcomes” such as burnout and decreased patient satisfaction with care (p. 2501). Yet what is most interesting about the Stimpfel, Sloane & Aiken (2012) article is that nurses seem to be unaware of the effects their longer shifts are having on their work quality and patient care. The researchers found that most nurses surveyed were actually… Continue Reading...

Pacific Health Care Supply Management

by Kodak in terms of equipment and maintenance. As Burt (2010) notes, “historically, supply management has been considered important because of its impact on costs” (p. 9). For that reason, the alternatives that Rubble focuses on should be related to obtaining the desired film at the lowest cost while maintaining the highest quality. 2. Should Pacific’s supply policies allow for any medical staff personnel to control sourcing decisions? Medical staff should be allowed to give input regarding the quality of film stock that is desired among the staff so that the best quality care can be given. However, the… Continue Reading...

Peach Computer Company

up front, the more involved it must be on the back end (Scott, 2014). References Burt, D. N. (2010). Supply management, 8th Edition. Scott, S. (2014). Strategies for implementing performance specifications. National Academy of Sciences. Continue Reading...

Cash Basis Vs. Accrual Accounting

should be recorded as an expense. It is recommended that management looks at both cash flows and accrual accounting. There are advantages and disadvantages of both. Cash basis accounting is great for making sure that there are no cash flow problems, but it has the disadvantage of masking some of the items where the impact to the organization stretches over long periods of time, such as the 180 day credit or the 2 year insurance prepayment. In contrast, accrual accounting is accepted under GAAP, aligns items with the time period of the impact to the organization, even over multiple quarters… Continue Reading...

Communication Apprehension in the Professional Setting

connect the educative process with the lives of stakeholders in the community. Standard 9: Operations and management As my experience is limited, I feel I need improvement in this standard, which holds that effective educational leaders should be able to be manager all operations and resources of the school for the benefit of the students (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, 2015). For me, this is a very tall order and I know I have a lot to learn about managing operations and resources in order to achieve this standard. However, I am confident that the more I am exposed to… Continue Reading...

Partnership Pitfalls in Nonprofit Organizations

Case Study: Avoiding Partnership Pitfalls On its official website, La Piana Consulting identifies its core mission as improving leadership and management practices within the nonprofit sector so that nonprofits can change the world. As noted in the Andreasen & Kotler (2007), La Piana is motivated by his belief that nonprofits function best when they are run like for-profit organizations. Strategic planning, business planning, corporate restructuring, change management, and governance are all examples of services La Piana’s firm provides to nonprofits that have been, until now, traditionally associated with for-profit entities. Some of La Piana’s client firms include Habitat for Humanity,… Continue Reading...

Instructional Leadership and Educational Standards

of students and really connect the educative process with the lives of stakeholders in the community. Standard 9: Operations and management As my experience is limited, I feel I need improvement in this standard, which holds that effective educational leaders should be able to be manager all operations and resources of the school for the benefit of the students (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, 2015). For me, this is a very tall order and I know I have a lot to learn about managing operations and resources in order to achieve this standard. However, I am confident that the more… Continue Reading...

Philips Academy Andover Human Resources Plan

and psychological testing to make sure they do not have any attraction or hostility towards minors (Pass, 2015). Risk management needs to be a constant component of the school environment. “A school can breach this duty by failing to protect a student from harm caused by school employees, fellow students, and even the student herself. Although the law requires adults to protect themselves by acting as reasonably prudent persons, children are required only to act as reasonable persons of their age would act”(Lynch, 2016). What this means is that children have the freedom to act as kids do, and… Continue Reading...

Why Elon Musk Must Go

Resources and Change: Major Responsibilities of HRM The three major roles of human resources management (HRM) are (1) administrative, (2) operational, and (3) strategic. The functions that fall within these roles include: recruiting and selecting hires, orientation, maintaining stable and quality workplace environments, managing employee relations, and training and developing staff. This paper will show how the HRM of the company Tesla, Inc., including the manufacturing, finance, and marketing subsystems are in need of change. By comparing these subsystems to other successful subsystems, this paper will indicate that Tesla can improve its productivity and increase demand. In that context, the… Continue Reading...

Sustainability and Core Values in Business

planet. It is expressed through a company’s focus on the triple bottom line, also defined as the management of financial, social and environmental risks, duties and opportunities. Firms that engage in sustainable practices typically have some form of corporate social responsibility (CSR) program or policy in place that allows them to support and promote initiatives that are considered to be important either to the communities in which the firm operates or else good for the overall environment as a whole. Sustainable practices that businesses focus on can include anything from “going green,” reducing one’s environmental footprint, protecting water supplies,… Continue Reading...

Skills Required Of a Leader and Manager

in which one ensures that the right person is assigned to the right task. Time management is a skill in which events, activities, meetings, and so on are scheduled effectively and appropriately, as time is also a valuable resource that must be measured out and rationed. Team building is a skill in which one organizes members of a unit to work together and contribute to the achievement of a common aim by uniting their various skills and specialties through effective use of communication, integration, motivation, and collaboration. Honesty is a skill in which truthfulness and transparency and key characteristics… Continue Reading...

Technology Changes for Business and Ethics

has facilitated the flow of capital (Stever & Muroyama, 1988). Unit 2 Discussion Barto’s top management would want to know about the business environment in Slovenia before reaching an expansion decision. One of the most important things to be aware of is the market and how it is segmented in Slovenia. Then, management would want to learn Slovenia’s regulatory environment, including any legal constraints on its operations. Third, management needs to know if there are any pre-existing supply chains it can capitalize on for cost reductions (Evans, 2015). Fourth, it would be important to understand the culture to know how to… Continue Reading...

Project Management and Resource Scheduling

Resource Scheduling Resource scheduling in project management is the process by which a set of actions and methods are utilized by a company to effectively match the necessary resources the tasks and projects that require them to see a job through to completion. The other part of resource scheduling that is important to keep in mind is that the project manager must also take into account when the resources will be available and thus schedule project tasks accordingly. For instance, if a task is scheduled before the resources… Continue Reading...

Imperialism the Industrial Revolution and Management

its territorial acquisitions for economic or political purposes, with no regard for human sovereignty. management Theories management theories influence organizational culture and organizational structure. The most common theories of management include systems theory, contingency theory, and chaos theory, although other theories are equally as applicable to the workplace. management theory has a strong bearing on measurable performance outcomes as well as employee satisfaction (Hawthorne, n.d.). Therefore, organizations need to choose management theories that align with their business’s core values. Systems theory takes into account the interrelated nature of business operations. It is a popular management theory because managers can coordinate… Continue Reading...

Pegasus Technologies

can keep up with demand and growth. References Christopher, M. (2016). Logistics & supply chain management. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Petcavage, S., Pinkerton, R., & Burt, D. N. (2010). Supply management. New York City, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.   Continue Reading...

How to Conduct a Cost Benefit Analysis

necessary part of this step: it entails looking at contractors, historical data, manpower required, project management offices, and budget constraints. Conclusion In conclusion, the problem that is affecting the city should not be viewed in negative terms but rather in positive terms—i.e., as an opportunity. The opportunity that is being presented the city is a favorable one. It has the opportunity to address its water treatment plant by pursuing a variety of viable alternatives. These alternatives could be used to help the transition of the auto manufacturing company be more seamless. They could be used to make the city’s… Continue Reading...

Nursing Ethics in an End Of Life Scenario

wish for passive euthanasia or prefers to embrace her or his mortality. Scope of Practice The healthcare organization and its management may have institutional guidelines that constrain individual nurse decision-making. When the organization, for example, has a policy of life extension at all costs, the nurse is obliged to follow these rules even when the patient or the family members feel otherwise. Moral Obligation Whether from a strict interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath or a religious conviction that life is sacred, a nurse may have a moral obligation to preserve life. The nurse has a moral obligation to provide the best… Continue Reading...

Port Security Customs and Border Protection

safe from corruption or terrorist exploitation and are available for the support of maritime operations such as the management of security functions. It is important to view MTS as the overarching system that assists in strategic security development plan for the fulfilling of the mission to enhance the security status of the maritime system of transportation (Department of Homeland Security, 2005). The security of the maritime system of transportation is quite essential in the worldwide maritime security strategy. In the next 10 years the strategy has to ensure there are holistic solutions, some changes meant to address infrastructure and… Continue Reading...

Investment

still charge high fees to manage investments. There is a skill deficiency in the fund management industry. It is for this reason that Fama believes that very few investors or money manager can lay claim to beating market in the long-term. He believes that most money managers rely on luck – not skill. This is a point of view supported by French who is of the opinion that in reality, only around 2 or 3 percent of money managers have the skill. On active investing, French is of the opinion that there is no way persons can make a… Continue Reading...

Organizational Leadership Styles and Approaches

Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge management. New York, NY: IGI Global Larson, C.E. & LaFasto, F.M. (1989). Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong. Newbury Park: SAGE Wilkinson, P. (2015). The Dependent Organization. New York, NY: Brown Dog Zaccaro, S.J. & Klimoski, R.J. (2002). The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons   Continue Reading...

Preventing and Abolishing Elder Abuse a Systematic Research Proposal

debilitating job and there needs to be specific training in this regard. For example, implementing “…better management nursing care provider's responsibilities and timely intervention to address abuse and neglect, as well as rotating care provider. Implementing these suggestions will allow geriatric institutions, its managers, and nursing care providers to improve quality of care and reduce such negative occurrences in these settings” (Wangmo et al., 2017). Hence, even professionals are susceptible to burn out in when it comes to caring for the elderly. Clinicians need breaks, particularly when their patience is running low and they’ve been working all day. It… Continue Reading...

Nationwide Telephone

al., 2010). Conclusion In the forthcoming periods, it is suggested that Scott ought to conduct a frequent management of analysts in order to ascertain that they are obtaining the lowest bid of supply costs. This is an imperative aspect because it will facilitate the business in remaining competitive and satisfy the market demand from consumers. In the event that price starts to increase, strategic planning ought to be formulated to conduct negotiations and prospective preparations for price bidding. References Burt, D., Petcavage, S., Pinkerton, R. (2010). Supply management. New York: McGraw Hill Publishers.   Continue Reading...

Deere Cost Management

Deere Cost management 1. What happens to procurement and its relationship with the supply based when the need for budgeted cost management interferes with communication, relationships, and other outside market pressures? The procurement and its relationship with the supply based when the need for budgeted cost management interferes with communication, relationships, and other outside market pressures. This state of affairs develops a competitive advantage owing to the strategic discerning to make procurement and supply base. The communication evades being financial damage as a result of the precise procedures between… Continue Reading...

Deontology Theory's Application to Dnr

The term ‘deontology’ has its roots in the Greek language – ‘deon’ being the Greek word for ‘duty’ and ‘logos’ meaning ‘study/ science of’. Within the context of modern ethical philosophy, the normative theory of deontology involves prohibited, allowed, or ethically incumbent choices. That is, deontology is categorized under those ethical theories which drive and evaluate one’s choice of what one should do (i.e., deontic theories), as opposed to virtue/aretaic theories which drive and evaluate the type of individual one is or ought to be. In the context of ethical theories involving choice assessment, deontologists and consequentialists maintain opposite stands… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Organization

analysis is the SWOT analysis for Cleveland Clinic. Strengths Weaknesses 1. Brand name 2. Status 3. Ethics 4. Efficacious Quality management 5. Constant Innovation 1. Complexity 2. High cost of health care 3. Lack of standardization 4. Ineffective documentation practices 5. Use of different software 6. Lack of standard patient charge master Opportunities Threats 1. Mergers and Acquisition 2. Bargaining Power 3. Organizational Improvement 4. IT alignment 1. Poor economy 2. Change in payment structure 3. Decreased monitoring 4. Ambiguity in the future direction 5. New regulations Strengths Strengths delineate what an entity prospers at and separates it from the rivals in the market place.… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Health and Prevention

& Farooqui, T. (2013). Metabolic Syndrome and Neurological Disorders. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. Kaufman, F. R. (2012). Medical management of Type 1 Diabetes. New York: American Diabetes Association. LeRoith, D. (2012). Prevention of type 2 diabetes: From science to therapy. Continue Reading...

Franklin Equipment Ltd Project Dilemma

Ltd Case Study. Larson, E. W., & Gray, C. F. (2014). Project management: The managerial process (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Neeley, T. (2015). Global teams that work. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2015/10/global-teams-that-work Neese, B. (2016). Intercultural communication: High-and low-context cultures. Southeastern University. Retrieved from: https://online.seu.edu/high-and-low-context-cultures/   Continue Reading...

Corporations and Global Capitalism

and mutual trust” in which the separation of ownership from management was made possible (Bakan 5). Corporations could be reformed, perhaps, by obliging owners to be managers so that they have direct skin in the game. They could also be reformed by ending the practice of slave labor overseas. Those would be two good steps in the right direction. The question I would like to ask is: Why isn’t Apple condemned by the American government for its basic enslavement of Chinese workers? The answer, I suppose, is that government and business long ago merged into a fascist entity. Works… Continue Reading...

Understanding Issues Pertaining to Retailers Going Global

Challenges in the World of Retailing and the Importance of Adaption to the New Markets. International Journal of management, Accounting and Economics, 2(9), 1110-1121. Stephens, D. (2015, February 05). The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale. Retrieved April 11, 2018, from https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/future-retail-end-wholesale Continue Reading...

Stress Management

a claim + reason (the “because” or “since” clause): Employees should be taught stress management strategies and techniques so that they can be able to better perform optimally at the workplace; as this would further enhance the performance of the organization. What type of claim does this represent? This would be a cause and effect claim. This is more so the case given that this is a debatable argument seeking links between stress management and better organizational performance. Part II: Next, describe how you will use the appeals of logos, ethos, and pathos to make your argument more compelling to… Continue Reading...

Business Programs in Canada

for years 3 and 4, students learn software engineering, artificial intelligence, and management of information systems. The degree has a core of basic business courses with heavy emphasis on computer science principles. Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen's University The next school to examine is the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen's University. This is a business school within a university that aims to encourage students interested in business to pursue other avenues within the field related to data management and analysis. While the school mainly does graduate programs, they have an undergraduate business program.… Continue Reading...

Judicial Process Alternative Dispute Resolution Adr

and resolve their dispute (Genn, 2012). What are the major effects on caseflow management of the decision by jurisdictions to insert ADR requirements into divorce case processing? Caseflow management is delineated as a justice-oriented activity and not an efficiency purposed activity. In particular, Caseflow management makes it conceivable to have equivalent accessibility, individual justice in individual cases, equivalent protection, as well as due process together with expectedness and consistency in case processing. In essence, justice delayed is justice denied owing to the reason that needless and pointless delay does away with the purposes of courts (National Association for Court management,… Continue Reading...

Digestive Disorders

class approved for IBD—the ‘biologics’ (CDC, 2018). In addition to diet management, IBS is also managed using drugs such as lubiprostone (Amitiza) and alosetron (Lotronex) (Barbara, Cremon, and Stanghellini, 2014). As it has been pointed out elsewhere in this text, the pathophysiology of, as well as treatments for both IBD and IBS could be impacted upon by a wide range of patient factors. To begin with, it is important to note that in most instances most persons are diagnosed with IBD between ages 15 – 35 (Story, 2017). As the author further points out, those in middle adulthood tend… Continue Reading...

Devising a Documentary Project

know the people I will be following and can obtain permission from management so long as I am out of the way of service. 5 I will not appear on camera. 6 I will not be using voiceover narration. Part 2 The goals of this documentary are to: 1) record, reveal and preserve, and also 2) to analyze and interrogate (indirectly), and 3) to express. It may true that underlying these aims there is a goal to promote the average person working in the service industry and to get the public to think more about what they do. For… Continue Reading...

Social and Environmental Challenges Facing Megacities

risks. Overcrowding in these cities has contributed to social tensions on issues like urban poverty, traffic congestion, and waste management.  The emerging social tensions in megacities due to overcrowding is also attributable to inadequate access to essential public services and increased security threats. While megacities are regarded as engines of global economic growth, they are characterized by huge inequalities in wealth and economic opportunity distribution. This has resulted in the failure by these cities to enhance the quality of life of their residents. Egelhof (2010) states that a survey of megacities in OECD region has shown that one-third of… Continue Reading...

Strategic Options for Entering Foreign Markets

in time scope and the poor quality of operations and management may cost the already established US firm its brand name in the market (TCii Limited, 2012). The option of exporting products to Japan sounds viable too since the US firm will have control over the quality of the T-Shirts they will be producing and also have the advantage of already established production infrastructure. However, the exportation costs and the taxes in Japan on external goods may be prohibitive. Franchising to another firm can also be considered as a viable option since US based firm will be able to… Continue Reading...

Management and Leadership Dream Job Cfo

500 company would be my dream job. Capitalizing on a core base of competencies in accounting, cash flow management, and risk management, the CFO sits in the C-suite with a greater sense of purpose and a role that is instrumental in guiding the organization’s strategies (“Chief financial officer (CFO) job description,” 2017). An understanding of management concepts, theories, and principles will help me achieve this goal to help me manifest a utopic career. For example, systems theory shows how the CFO fits into the overall organization and its interdependent, multilateral nature. Likewise, the CFO must have mastered the main… Continue Reading...

Veterans with Ptsd

also be promoted from within by implementing a change management process. This type of process requires the consent of the administration and often of the health care facility’s board. Nurses advocating for change have to inform stakeholders, including top level administrators, as to the purpose of the change and the reason it should be implemented. This means nurses have to be able to educate administrators as to why this change towards providing better access to care for veterans is needed. Nurses have to be informed and can be as they are on the front lines of health care. Other… Continue Reading...

Employee Appraisal and Feedback Meeting

language used and keep it objective and the questions relevant. Job descriptions will also help the management identify the gaps and training needs in the process of conducting the appraisals. Setting the job performance against the job descriptions or requirements makes it possible to know where the employees faltered significantly and hence training needs. Apart from the training, development plans can be created based on the appraisal process that is guided by the job description (Fitzgerald L., 2017). Supervisor training for employee appraisals The training of supervisors for the purpose of appraisal is significant in a number of ways. Firstly… Continue Reading...

My Leadership Approach and Style

is a skill that can be learned and improved through practice” (358). References Ahlstrom, D. & Bruton, G.D. (2009). International management: Strategy and Culture in the Emerging World. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. Ricketts, C. & Ricketts, J. (2010). Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success (3rd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning.   Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey and Emergency Management

Hurricane Harvey: Emergency management Billed as being one of the most costly tropical cyclones in recent times, Hurricane Harvey, according to the National Hurricane Center (2018) caused damage worth $125 billion. According to McGillivray (2017), both the federal and state governments were not prepared for the hurricane. This is more so the case with regard to long-term mitigation planning. The big-picture considerations both levels of government missed “include looking at the condition of green space and wetlands that could have aided in mitigating the impact of… Continue Reading...

Levi Strauss Sustainable Competitive Advantage

fit the consumers (Lawler et al., 1998). Sustainability Sustainability takes into account the management of a company’s profit and at the same time ensuring that such operations do not harm the community or the environment. For several years now, Levi’s has at all times been a trailblazer in sustainability. In 1991, the company founded terms of engagement that delineated the Levi’s brand global code of conduct all the way through its supply chin. The inference of this encompassed instituting standards for the rights of workers, a healthy work setting, and an ethical participation with the world. In the contemporary, the company… Continue Reading...

Education and Leadership in Perioperative Nursing

will be used to assess the performance of the student nurse intern, particularly in planning, environment management, content knowledge, professionalism and instruction. The evaluation will be done by the university supervisor, but in the presence of the cooperating nurse, who will be required to append his signature on the report, as a witness that the contents of the report are truthful. Then there is the Nurse Work Sample (NWS) which the nursing students should complete. The NWS shows how proficient the students are in short and long term planning. The cooperating nurse should assist the student in drafting the… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement Admissions Essay Nursing

rigors of professional competencies that are expected of all graduates. I am prepared to make changes to my time management, to my self-concept, and to my lifestyle in order to successfully complete the degree while also preparing for my financial future. Nurses who are committed to advancing the profession itself, as well as their own personal career, place additional burdens on themselves to make their education count. I am dedicated to the profession as a whole, and therefore look forward to learning and growing through this program. Maintaining a work/life balance is an ongoing challenge for most professionals, nurses… Continue Reading...

Clinical Interviewing Skills and Techniques in Social Work

to work with her to budge from this rigidity. References Bitfocus.com. (2016, October 25). 3 Principles for Effective Social Work Case management. Retrieved from https://bitfocus.com/case-management/effective-social-work-case-management-principles/ Cournoyer, B. R. (2016). The social work skills workbook. Cengage Learning. Padgett, D. K. (2016). Qualitative methods in social work research (Vol. 36). Sage Publications. Continue Reading...

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

(2006). Mixed methods in international business research: A value-added perspective. management International Review, 46, 439-459 Maxwell, D. G. (1998). Can qualitative and quantitative methods serve complementary purposes for policy research? Tufts University, 13. McKim, C. A. (2017). The Value of Mixed Methods Research: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 202–222. O’Cathain, A., Murphy, E., & Nicholl, J. (2010). Three techniques for integrating data in mixed methods studies. British Medical Journal, 314, 1147-1150 Sage. (2015). “Why Use Mixed Methods?”. SagePub. SAGE. (2018). The Nature of Mixed Methods Research. SAGE Publications Inc.   Continue Reading...

Do Not Resuscitate Orders

are in the country. The use of an electronic health record (EHR) management system database would, furthermore, allow all patients to state their desires for resuscitation up front and ahead of time. Care providers could easily access the directive when needed before initiating any course of action, no matter where the patient is—the declaration would be accessible by the care provider at the facility because of the fact that it would stored in a nationwide database. Furthermore, the options for resuscitation should be made available on the federal government’s health website so that patients can review their options ahead… Continue Reading...

School Security Management

training to help guide them through the process of safeguarding in real time). [2: Robert McCrie, Security Operations management, 3rd ed. (MA: Butterworth-Heinemann), 95.] [3: Holly Gilbert Stowell, “Checking in for Safety,” Security management, 1 Aug 2018 https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Checking-in-for-Safety.aspx] [4: Holly Gilbert Stowell, “Checking in for Safety,” Security management, 1 Aug 2018 https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Checking-in-for-Safety.asp] Training and Development for High Performance Two ideas that McCrie tackles when it comes to training and development of workers and managers for high performance with respect to security are a) the need to measure for effectiveness, and b) the need for non-security personnel to have security… Continue Reading...

Education Peace Action Plan

Self-assessment is an important part of the processes of change management and policy analysis. When self-assessment is built into organizational culture and procedures, stakeholders can better visualize options and opportunities for change, overcome barriers to change, and collaborate on implementing optimal solutions (Bubb & Earley, 2008). During the development of my peace action plan entitled “A Peace Action Plan for Early College: Building Support at Honolulu Community College,” I conducted reviews of literature on dual credit programs to better understand the issues and how we can make necessary changes to the educational environment or… Continue Reading...

Policy Of Choice Patient Safety

services is a complex responsibility that the professionals in healthcare risk management must never take lightly. Hospital regulations and accreditation standards make the safety requires complex and inevitable (PSQH, 2014). With formal procedures and policies, it is possible to promote and encourage compliance with regulation and high safety standards in the workplace. These policies also make quality healthcare and patient safety easier to deliver. Well articulate policies will alleviate variability in nursing practice that is likely to lead to compromises in care and eventual harm to the patient. The financial situations that require more attention for patient care may… Continue Reading...

Collaboration Using Systems Thinking

helping patients and their families to better understand the various processes in management or treatment of their conditions. In essence, these interpreters will act as third parties who facilitate communication between the healthcare provider and the patient and his/her family. They will work in collaboration with the healthcare provider and nurses to help ensure that patients understand these processes and adhere to medications and other treatment regime in order to improve their outcomes. During this process, bilingual interpreters will help lessen any mistakes in medication adherence or other issues relating to the patients’ management of their conditions and compliance… Continue Reading...

Marketing Strategy for a Nightclub

marketing director in charge of social media. Their backgrounds will be both entrepreneurial and managerial. The company’s overall management style will be loose, in keeping with the overall nature of the company: employees will be contractual as opposed to salaried and we will hire for a series of events a night at the time so that contract workers can sign up for as many or as few as they like according to need and availability for lighting, sound, set-up, take-down, bartending and customer service. The ownership will be LLC and the organizational chart will be pyramidal. The CEO will… Continue Reading...

Christianity in a Multicultural World

of cultural diversity: Harnessing a diversity of views to understand multiculturalism. Academy of management Review, 21(2), 434-462. 2 Post 1: Christianity does call us to be accepting of all people, as you point out, because this is how Christ was. The only time Christ became physically upset was when the moneychangers were acting like thieves in the temple where they should have been praying. Christ whipped them and chased them out. He was furious, however, because they were neglecting the spirit in a spiritual place—not because they were ethnically different or anything like that. Christ healed people regardless of their ethnicity and… Continue Reading...

What It Means to Plagiarize

turnover rates in policing can be high if these three areas are not addressed by management—which is why law enforcement managers have to be aware of these issues if they are going to manage effectively and retain officers in their department for any substantial length of time. References Fransen, M. L., Verlegh, P. W., Kirmani, A., & Smit, E. G. (2015). A typology of consumer strategies for resisting advertising, and a review of mechanisms for countering them. International Journal of Advertising, 34(1), 6-16. Jaramillo, F., Nixon, R. & Sams, D. (2005). The effect of law enforcement stress on organizational commitment. Policing: An International Journal… Continue Reading...

Parkinson's Disease

“is frequently complicated by co-occurring psychiatric problems, such as depression and anxiety, that negatively affect the course and management of the illness” (p. 105). However, the co-morbidity is rarely addressed or treated by health care providers. Instead, they focus only on the Parkinson’s problem and not on any of the attendant issues that may be related, such as issues of falling, anxiety and depression (Dobkin et al., 2013). One of the barriers to proper care, therefore, is negligence on the part of the health care community to properly provide a holistic approach to the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s.… Continue Reading...

Trends Benefits and Implementation Challenges Open Data

India’s “infrastructure to support efficient data collection, processing and management needs to be strengthened.” Next, there are also concerns that relate to the anonymisation of data. According to Green, Cunningham, Ekblaw, Kominers, Linzer, and Crawford (2017), raw data in some instances contains personally sensitive information. In the words of the authors, the fact that databases are not immune to manipulation means that “information that might not be deemed PII can lead to the identification of a specific individual and enable inferences to be made about that individual” (Green et al., 2017). For some, the relevance of privacy when it… Continue Reading...

Federal State and Local First Responders Earthquake

and water supplies, and knowledge of basic first aid. In fact, OSHA, the USGS, and the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) are among the most important national clearinghouses for information and first responder coordination resources. Responding to an earthquake requires the coordination of resources between local, state, and federal agencies. Local organizations provide the immediate first responders because of contingencies like logistics, time sensitivity, and knowledge of local geography and population needs. However, local organizations do not have the financial or human resources that are available at the state and federal levels. State organizations therefore provide some of the… Continue Reading...

Organizations That Mandate Knowledge Based Healthcare

the Affordable Care Act, knowledge-based healthcare has become a federal mandate. Knowledge management processes vary depending on the nature of the healthcare organization, as well as local and state legislative contingencies. There is no formal auditing process for knowledge management systems analysis, but each healthcare institution is responsible for its own knowledge management and for the delivery of knowledge-based healthcare. The organizations that are primarily responsible for ensuring knowledge-based healthcare delivery are also specific to their areas of expertise. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Public Health Service oversee knowledge-based healthcare service… Continue Reading...

How to Store Prescription Drugs Safety

increasing patient knowledge of safe use of prescription opioids. Participants were 62 outpatients at a chronic pain management clinic or dental clinic who were prescribed opioids. All participants received informed consent and then completed the Script Safety intervention, which is an online information service containing information specific to the medication each participant was taking. Telephone interviews were conducted one week and one month following the intervention to assess knowledge retention and comprehension, misuse behaviors, and overall satisfaction. Results showed that satisfaction rates were high, knowledge comprehension and retention rates were also high, and that some self-reported misuse behaviors had… Continue Reading...

Preventing Falls in a Hospital Setting

identify ways to prevent falls in hospitals (Farene, 2014), advanced practice nurses in risk management and quality assurance can help reduce the frequency of falls at present by assessing patients for fall risk prior to their actually suffering from a fall and ensuring this information is entered into their charts. In addition, small red warning flags indicating a fall risk should be placed on patients’ beds to ensure that all staff members remain vigilant during their inpatient stay. Likewise, fall frequency and severity data can be tracked from patient incident reporting records by shift and ward to identify high… Continue Reading...

Community or Public Health Nurse Role Interview

a bearing on community health operations than on the budgets and management of private institutions. Lawrence noted, for example, that “expands public health and prevention programs to support communities and individuals,” (“Public Health Nurse,” n.d., p. 1). Moreover, Lawrence has seen shifts in attitudes towards the role that public health nurses play. The career is increasingly data-driven, and community health nurses now need more professional competencies in information technologies. When Lawrence first started working as a community health nurse, she focused more on program planning and budgeting. Now, she is much more involved in epidemiology and public relations. She… Continue Reading...

Financial Plan and Conclusion

Chicago: Glenlake Publishing. Longnecker, J.G., Petty, J.W., & Palich, L.E. (2016). Small Business management: Launching & Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures (18th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. Appendices Particulars Figures in in $ 1. Lighting and Audio/Sound Equipment 14,000 2. Opening Inventory 8,000 3. Operating Capital 12,000 4. Fees and Permits 2,000 5. FFE (Furniture, Fixtures, and other Equipment) 3,500 Startup Costs Capital Expenditures Table 1 Continue Reading...

Why Americans Should Get More Paid Maternity Leave

mothers (or fathers) who work as baristas and other lower-paid positions, even though its white collar workers in senior management receive between twelve and eighteen weeks of paid leave (May 1). Even for senior management moms, eighteen weeks is insufficient to address all the needs new moms and babies have: from the all-important emotional bonding to preventing infant mortality, to replenishing the bank accounts and mitigating the effects of postpartum depression (Froese 1). Maternity leave programs that benefit the wealthy are anathema to the ethical principles that underlie the American constitution. Furthermore, paid maternity leave programs help to promote… Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Emergency Management Preparedness

Hurricane Katrina showed Americans the many shortcomings of federal disaster relief response programs like the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA), which was restructured after the event (Zimmerman, 2015). In addition to the political ramifications from Katrina, the storm revealed weaknesses in local, state, and federal infrastructure: showing that public spending patterns need to change in order to make American communities more resilient in the future. Another reason why Katrina remains one of the most important and impactful natural disasters is that it revealed the sociology of disaster preparedness, perceived resilience, and response. For example, Katrina revealed the schisms between… Continue Reading...

Healthcare System and Practice Guideline

of clinical practice guidelines. The selected healthcare system practice guideline is management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care (2017). This particular guideline delineates the important decision points in the management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and provides well-outlines and wide-ranging evidence based recommendations assimilating prevailing information and practices for practitioners throughout Department of Defense (DoD) and Veretan Affairs (VA) Health Care Systems. Diabetes mellitus is an illness that is caused either by an absolute or relative deficiency in insulin giving rise to hyperglycemia. Type 1 DM (T1DM) is as a result of insulin secretion shortage not emanating from insulin resistance,… Continue Reading...

Human Resources Talent Management

development of high potential employees from the human resources management perspective, which is inherently a multidisciplinary approach. Although my dissertation project seems a long way away, now is a good time to dive into the body of evidence and theory surrounding this important issue. Understanding how to identify, motivate, and develop high potential employees is something that can add value to an organization and increase its overall productivity, effectiveness, and competitiveness in a dynamic market environment. My research has thus far introduced me to a number of different theories and approaches to studying this topic. For example, some research… Continue Reading...

Involvement Of Professional Interpreters in Care Delivery Process

stakeholders required for implementation of this project is the hospital management while the clinical stakeholders include healthcare providers, nurses, patients, and professional interpreter. The necessary financial stakeholders include the healthcare provider and governmental or non-governmental healthcare agencies. Theoretical Foundation and Conceptual Framework The main goal of this proposed project is to promote the use of professional interpreters in the healthcare setting to help improve patient-provider communication and medication adherence among elderly Hispanic patients aged 50-75 years. Since these patients are Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients, they face language barriers when seeking for healthcare services for their diverse conditions. Language… Continue Reading...

Provider Patient Communication Through Professional Interpreters

education obtained by patients in relation to interpersonal care and diabetes self- management. Table 2 demonstrates the link between having language discordance and the extent of health education obtained by the patient. In comparison to language-concordant patients, language-discordant patients stated that they obtained less health education for diabetes self-management and medication adherence. However, this impact was lessened through having a professional or bilingual interpreter. The use of a professional or bilingual interpreter during patient call visits implied that provider-patient language discordance or language barriers were no longer linked to less health education. Table 3 shows that there was a strong… Continue Reading...

Pharmacotherapy for Hematologic Disorders Cancer

for a misplaced lump. There are various treatment options that could be explored in the treatment and management of breast cancer. The more common treatment options, according to CDC (2018), are chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. It is, however, important to note that the effectiveness of these treatment options is largely found on the stage at which the cancer is discovered and the lifestyle changes adopted to supplement the treatment of the disease. This text highlights the radiation therapy approach to the treatment of breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (2018) terms radiation therapy as “a cancer treatment that uses… Continue Reading...

The Local State and Federal Levels Of Disaster Management

its simplest and most succinct, the mission of the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA, 2018a) is “helping people before, during, and after emergencies,” (p. 1). To fulfill this mission, FEMA engages in a variety of related actions including strategic planning, intelligence gathering, communication, and coordination. FEMA conducts risk assessments, helps communities build resilience, and helps to protect or recovery essential services. FEMA (2018b) also outlines its five core mission areas, which include prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. FEMA remains active at each of these stages of emergency management and does not discriminate against any one type of emergency,… Continue Reading...

Fema Dhs and Emergency Management at Local Levels

Loss of local control in emergency management is a legitimate concern. Yet access to state and federal resources is critical for effective emergency response. The most effective emergency response involves carefully coordinated roles between local, state, and federal agencies. Local agencies are always first responders, and therefore have a great deal of authority and responsibility in emergency management. States may have significant resources and distinct responsibilities to work with local officials. Yet the primary role of state agencies is “to supplement local efforts before, during, and after… Continue Reading...

Group Leadership and Formation

one another; however, on this occasion we were meeting together for the first time under stressful circumstances. management was under pressure to get a new product to market by the end of the month—and no one was ready for this project. Paul was clearly uncomfortable with being put in this position. He had plans to take the end of the month off for a vacation and now those plans had been shelved. I had achieved some success with my social media team but there was chatter among some that we weren’t doing a good job of controlling the narrative… Continue Reading...

Critical Infrastructure Security Information Technology

degree than would be tolerated in other sectors, even with the increased use of artificial intelligence systems for security management. Inadequate training in security—both physical and information security—is a main weakness of this critical infrastructure (Stamp, Dillinger & Young, 2003). However, gateways, restricted access protocols, and similar methods do help maintain a security hierarchy in most organizations. Core strengths of the information technology sector with regards to threat analysis include the relative freedom of information flow and interdependency of information systems. Summary As critical infrastructure, information technology is not as vulnerable as it could be. Physical vulnerabilities are few,… Continue Reading...

Evacuation and Containment in an Emergency

response capability configuration for inherent safe HTR. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 118, 345-352. Haddow, G., Bullock, J., & Coppola, D. P. (2017). Introduction to emergency management. Butterworth-Heinemann. Shuaib, F., Gunnala, R., Musa, E. O., Mahoney, F. J., Oguntimehin, O., Nguku, P. M., ... & Nasidi, A. (2014). Ebola virus disease outbreak-Nigeria, July-September 2014. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 63(39), 867-872. Continue Reading...

Management in a School System

how it impacted students. Parents realized the duplicity at the heart of the school’s new management—and that is why they began to leave in droves. None wanted to stick around and continue to be abused by a school that had no regard for their hardship, their children’s futures, or even their own investors. The school’s management had not the faintest idea of what it meant to be honest. Administrative Closure Options Organizational theory according to Weber’s bureaucratic approach should have been applied so that all stakeholders were in the know. This would be an example of classical organizational theory: structure,… Continue Reading...

Social Media Postings and the Internet Privacy

they make. The resources to be utilized herein are: Weiss J,. (2014). A Stakeholder and Issues management Approach by Joseph Weiss. Retrieved August 24,2018 from https://zodml.org/sites/default/files/%5BJoseph_W._Weiss%5D_Business_Ethics_A_Stakeholder_a_0.pdf This is the full version of the book hosted on an academic website hence instrumental in researching about the unethical business practices and employees. The author was researched and found to have written a series of other academic material and there are peer reviews on these articles and books hence proven to be academically useful in the research. Macdonald S., (2018). Data Privacy and Security Questions Answered with Scott Macdonald. Retrieved August 24, 2018 from… Continue Reading...

International Management

Marketing management 1. In a perfect world, a marketer wants to understand the target market as much as possible. Typically, only knowing one type of information about the target market is necessitated by data deficiency in the other areas. Demographic information has the most obvious use cases, such as when the product is designed specifically for a target group, and would be relatively useless for others. An example of this might be if you are selling something that is specifically targeted… Continue Reading...

911 Commission Report Intelligence and Information Sharing

American government derailed the efforts of the terrorists. The government failed in policy, imagination, management, and capabilities. Travers (2009) concedes that the poor screening was to blame. The lack of centralized and comprehensive databases at the time was also to blame Travers, 2009). The lack of operational capacity may have been occasioned by the fact that the players in the security sector underestimated the enormity of the capacity and abilities of Al Qaeda group as outlined in the 9/11 commission report. On imagination the 9/11 report accurately captured the fact that leaders may not have captured the enormity of… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Company Ratio Analysis

operating margin, which investigates the relationship between revenues and management controlled expenses. In 2017, the operating margin of Starbucks was 18.5%. However, this was a decline of 110 basis points in comparison to the preceding year. Other ratios that measure the profitability of a firm are return on assets and return on equity. Return on assets (ROA) is a metric that determines the efficiency of a firm in capitalizing its assets. The ROA of Starbucks in 2017 was 20.08%. This is one of the strengths of the company as it shows that for every dollar of assets, the company… Continue Reading...

Social Sciences and Its Statistical Package

apart from facilitating statistical analysis, the software also comprises of data management, which permits the researcher to undertake case selection, generate derived data and do file reshaping. There is also the benefit of data documentation, which enables the storage of metadata together with the datafile (Statistics Solutions, 2018). What potential legal or ethical issues could arise if the information gained in a survey was used to create an ideal profile of characteristics that the company looked for when hiring employee There are potential legal as well as ethical issues that could arise if the information obtained in a survey… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

help eliminate incentives to exploit the poor, instead building social responsibility and social justice imperatives into property management laws. Having more tenant unions, or access to free legal counsel, would also help empower the poor to receive important safety upgrades and other necessities for living a fruitful life. Making small changes to existing policies, at little to no additional costs but only greater administrative efficiency, would tremendously reduce the systemic causes of poverty. As Desmond also points out in Evicted, laws and public policy do need to change to reflect human rights and values rather than unbridled capitalism. With… Continue Reading...

Reducing Patient Falls

hospital, along with patients and their families. Administrators are particularly stakeholders in the change management processes that determine the future course of action for preventing falls. External stakeholders also include ancillary care providers that deal with the consequences of preventable falls, and other members of the patients’ healthcare team outside of the hospital. To a lesser degree, insurance providers may be considered stakeholders. Stakeholders’ interest, power, and influence Each stakeholder holds a different level of interest in any changes made within the facility. Administrators have the greatest power and influence on any proposed changes, and are in the position… Continue Reading...

Complexity Theory Management Goals and Innovation

Complexity Theory and management: A Balance Complexity theorists to indeed recommend that organizational leaders not focus so strongly on command-and control styles of management but rather establish performance goals and set simple rules that their team members can follow. This approach truly does offer the potential to open the doors for creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, but it can also foster discord and waste—if abused by destructive employees. Managers have the challenge of finding a way to let go of control, yet still ensure that there’s a level of coordination still involved.… Continue Reading...

Ten Strategic Points

of the research. References Delery, J. E., & Roumpi, D. (2017). Strategic human resource management, human capital and competitive advantage: is the field going in circles?. Human Resource management Journal, 27(1), 1-21. DePoy, E., & Gitlin, L. N. (2015). Introduction to Research-E-Book: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies. Elsevier Health Sciences. Continue Reading...

Security Management Civil Action

Security management 1. In a civil action, how can a claim of negligent hiring have a greater chance of succeeding? Jurisdictions have been increasingly putting laws in place pertaining to what makes organizations a potential target for a lawsuit on negligent hiring. Though in most instances, claims of negligent hiring may be effectively fended off, it proves increasingly tricky in the following cases: · If the individual harming or injuring another is an employee of the company. · If the employee is found guilty of harming, injuring or doing… Continue Reading...

Unit Of Analysis in a Research Project

the aforementioned components in the study design. Case bounding proves crucial when it comes to information acquisition and analysis management, focusing, and framing. This entails selectiveness and specificity in the identification of case parameters such as respondents, process and location, in addition to the establishment of a timeframe for investigation of the case. To be more specific, units of analyses (UoIs) are decided by research questions (Merriam, 2009; Stake, 2006; Yin, 2014). Consider, for instance, Francis, Anderson and Stokes’ 1999 research “City Markets as a Unit of Analysis in Audit Research and the Re?Examination of Big 6 Market Shares”;… Continue Reading...

Translators Should Be Used in Project Management

in Mexico for US Based Employees Working in Mexico City The language barrier is often easily overlooked in project management because there are so many other vital concerns that could impact the project—from safety issues to the supply chain. However, the language barrier should receive as much consideration as any other issue because language is so essential to proper communication, planning, and managing of assets and capital. If wrongly handled, it can lead to severe complications and thousands of dollars lost in work that must be redone because of failure in communication resulting from the language barrier. For this reason,… Continue Reading...

Cabg Surgery Plan Of Care

symptoms, prolonging lifespan, and improving QOL (quality of life) (Bayoumi, 2015). Improvements in mechanical ventilation-supported cardiac operation patient management continues to be a major focus area for better optimizing clinical results. The FTE (fast-track extubation) theory applied in case of cardiac operation patients is growing in popularity, in a bid to offer more economical and superior-quality healthcare. A large number of research works have established that prompt extubation (i.e., between 6 and 8 hours after surgery) may be a safe step, whilst decreasing admission and resource use expenses (Cheng, Karski & Peniston, 1996). In spite of the aforementioned advantages,… Continue Reading...

Implementing a New Financial System

to adapt to the new system. With proper buy-in from the users and the management the change was expected to run smoothly. However, it is always vital that the organization be prepared for any resistance from users due to the changes being implemented. Changes bring with them disruption and human beings tend to resist any change. The change being proposed might be beneficial for the whole organization, but some people feel like it will bring with it additional work or make their processes different. This is what causes differences and resistance. The company is an investment company, there was… Continue Reading...

Security Training and Management

to the stresses of the job. Q3. Under what circumstances would management provide T-group in-service training? T-group training (also called sensitivity training) is primarily designed to orient workers to a diverse workplace and to help forestall eventual problems which could result from miscommunication, inappropriate behavior and comments, or even from harassment. It is essential to set a clear, professional tone from the outset. T-group training may also be used to forestall or deal with legal issues which may arise regarding discrimination. Managers may wish to show the company is making a good faith effort to protect members of historically discriminated-against… Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility Its Success and Failure

taken through tests. It is not possible for any management of CSR anywhere to claim that they did not know anything about it. The incident was simply meant to be a distraction n advertising. It is interpreted to have been meant to only decorate corporate memory (Dans, 2015). Either way, irrespective of whatever comes out of the VW saga, it is clear that it is not a result of responsible business failure from the inside. It is a lesson for those responsible for assessing, planning and reporting on the non-financial performance of companies. It calls for every one of… Continue Reading...

Roger Ailes Fox News

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/six-more-women-allege-ailes-sexual-harassment.html Sonntag, M. (2017, February 01). Brand Ambassador: Meaning, Job Description, Salary, & More. Retrieved September 13, 2018, from https://www.repsly.com/blog/field-team- management/brand-ambassador-job-definition-description-salary Steel, E. (2017, November 20). Fox Establishes Workplace Culture Panel After Harassment Scandal. Retrieved September 13, 2018, from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/business/media/fox-news-sexual-harassment.html Stempel, J. (2017, November 21). 21st Century Fox in $90 million settlement tied to sexual... Retrieved September 13, 2018, from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-settlement/21st-century-fox-in-90-million-settlement-tied-to-sexual-harassment-scandal-idUSKBN1DK2NI   Continue Reading...

Direct to Consumer Marketing

If so, they will invariably put the needs of the population before the ever-expanding profit-seeking goals of corporate management. The problem that Arnold and Oakley (2013) point out is that healthcare companies in the U.S. tend to continuously violate ethical norms and standards, even constructing their own industry standards as a way of combating regulatory ethical frameworks, in order to advertise their products directly to consumers in ways that go against the wishes of the communities in which they do business. Arnold and Oakley (2013) use the example of the pharmaceutical industry advertising erectile-dysfunction pills in ways that would… Continue Reading...

Efficiency in the Health Care Facilities

is a wide area that spans over the medical aspect, the financial aspect, the ethical field, the management aspect, the political angle and the individual aspect of it where the personal beliefs, values and the health of an individual is looked into. This indicates that healthcare is wide in scope and each aspect is important in the well being of individual American. In the study of this week, the most important and outstanding issue that came up is the fact that in a health care facility, people therein, both the patients, medics and the support staff go through a… Continue Reading...

Differences in Two Distinct Product Categories

& Cracolici, M. F. (2015). Demographic change, tourism expenditure and life cycle behaviour. Tourism management, 47, 191-205. Wang, D., Xiang, Z., Law, R., & Ki, T. P. (2016). Assessing hotel-related smartphone apps using online reviews. Journal of Hospitality Marketing & management, 25(3), 291-313.   Continue Reading...

Healthcare Challenges in the United States

that come up. For example, privacy issues have been on the rise with the implementation of healthcare management systems. Patient data can easily be shared with other providers and therein lies the problem. Transmission of this data should be safeguarded to ensure that it cannot be intercepted while it is being transmitted. Access to the patient records should also be safeguarded to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to the data. Even those who have been authorized to access the data, there should be roles assigned to each individual to ensure that they only access what pertains to… Continue Reading...

Berg Versus Allied Security Inc

Francis, 2017. 376–402. Crime Prevention: International     Perspectives, Issues, and Trends. Internet resource. McCrie, Robert. Security Operations management: Third Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. Security     Operations management: Third Edition. Internet resource  Rathje, Justice. “Berg V. Allied Security Inc.” Supreme Court of Illinois. Joan BERG, Appellee,     v. ALLIED SECURITY, INC., et al., Appellants. Nos.?85967, 85974. FindLaw for     Legal Professionals. Decided on 6 July. 2000. 9 Nov. 2018.     <https://caselaw.findlaw.com/il-supreme-court/1442070.html>   RP, Siva. “How to Design Effective Physical Security System” linked In.20 April. 2017.     <https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-design-effective-physical-security-system-siva-rp-    cpp-psp> Continue Reading...

Programs for Risk Management for Health Care Organizations

Research risk management programs for health care facilities or organizations · Introduction Healthcare risk management entails the administrative and clinical processes, systems and reports applied for the purpose of detecting, assessing, monitoring, preventing, and mitigating risk (NEJEM Catalyst, 2018). Through the implementation of risk management programs healthcare institutions can systematically and proactively protect the patient and hospital assets, accreditation, market share, brand value, reimbursement levels and the community standards. A risk management plan can be understood as a fundamental tool for implementation of the risk management program. The plan provides structures… Continue Reading...

Positive Contributions by Veterans in the Construction Sector Essay

preference for veterans with business experience contrasted with newly retired veterans, particularly for high-level positions for instance management positions. This decreases the time necessary to familiarize veteran employees.  Lack of enthusiasm to employ veterans may pose problems for endeavors aimed at dealing with workforce scarcity in the construction industry. Nevertheless, this is problem that companies in the construction sector can effectively deal with. One of these key approaches is mentorship programs. Through mentorship programs, veterans, particularly the ones that have just recently left the military service, can be assimilated into corporate culture more easily (Bateman, Snell and Konopaske, 2016).… Continue Reading...

Human Resource Strategies for Security Management

Factors to Consider in Security management 1. On meeting new workers assigned to the unit, what topics would the supervisor discuss first? Why? Regardless of the supervisor’s precise role, many of the problems that occur following the hiring of new employees relate to misunderstandings concerning organizational expectations and the failure to identify optimal candidates (McCrie, 2016). Therefore, supervisors at every level should focus on accurately communicating organizational expectations based on a timely and accurate job description, accident reporting requirements, what safety protocols and procedures are in place and… Continue Reading...

Pert and Cpm Pert and Cpm Usage

instead of overestimating or using accurate estimates. Underestimating time will result to big problems in the management of the project (Bowen, 2013). It is said that CPM uses a deterministic approach. This essentially means that similar results are obtained for the initial conditions (duration for project activity). The truth, however, is that various projects will vary due to circumstances such as undetected expectations from the customer, unexpected events, and poor estimates. The variances result to risks due to the fact that there is likelihood that this will influence the schedule of the project. Even though the schedule of some… Continue Reading...

Pay for Performance

health care and hold themselves accountable for the quality of services they render. (Barello et.al 2012) The Office of Personnel management was created under the Civil Service Reform Act in 1978. Some of the functions of this office included: Overseeing the human resource management of the Merit Systems Protection Board and prevent abuse of office. (Eijkenaar et.al 2013) The act also had provision for performance appraisal for the employees, merit pay for different levels of employment, and ways to deal with poor performance. In addition, the act specified that employees would get only half of their normal normal salary increase.… Continue Reading...

Light Rail Transport System Project

city. Therefore, increased funding for this system is critical towards economic development of this city and the region. PROJECT management The development of this light rail transportation system requires a suitable project management framework that would help in achieving the desired goals within the desired timeframe. Project management is a critical component in this process because developing a light rail transportation system is complex, multi-faceted and involves working with different stakeholders in the transportation sector. Moreover, developing a light rail system is expensive because it requires new infrastructure and a dedicated track (nMotion, 2015). The complexities associated with developing a… Continue Reading...

Qualitative Doctoral Business Research Role Of Theory

for the evaluation of business or investment opportunities and in making of decisions. For example, in management of a portfolio, quantitative analysis will be used for the purpose of mathematically determining when it is appropriate to sell or buy securities. Assuming the consideration is on whether to buy XYZ company shares if the consideration is on the percentage change in capital cost on sales over a period of time, or the net income trends as a sales percentage of any other ratios, then this would be carrying out a quantitative analysis through the use of ethnography theory. This is… Continue Reading...

Key Resources Critical Infrastructure

Dams offer social, environmental and economic benefits such as hydroelectric power production, water supply, navigation, waste management, recreation, flood control and wildlife habitation. Defense industrial center: The sector has different segments, sub segments and supplies that entail platforms for weapon systems, expendables and components (Fisher & Norman, 2010). The primary segments entail aircrafts, missiles, combat vehicles, troop support, ammunition, electronics, shipbuilding etc. (Moteff, 2005). Emergency service: This is a recovery and response system that makes up the first prevention and defense line for a nation. It helps in the reduction of detrimental consequences that might occur from terrorist activities… Continue Reading...

Using Nuclear Power to Generate Electricity

plant would result in considerable loss of lives. The management of nuclear waste is another disadvantage of nuclear energy. In order to eliminate the radioactivity of the waste produced it takes many years and there are imminent risks (Selimbegovi? et al., 2016). Each nuclear reactor has a limited number of years it can be in use. After its expiry date, it should be dismantled and a new one reactor built. Considering the huge investments that go into building a nuclear plant and should be recovered before the plant is decommissioned, which raises the cost of electricity generated. The energy… Continue Reading...

What Can Be Learned at Residency

further decisions about the direction of the organization in terms of management. CC What I learned at Residency that will influence my dissertation research is the need to really focus on an idea and define it clearly so that it can be researched deeply and fully. Sometimes, ideas come to us and they are ambiguous or vague—not fully developed—and as they are researched they morph into different ideas or become bigger and unwieldy. The research can uncover topics that were never considered before and suddenly the student is overwhelmed by information that he did not have access to initially… Continue Reading...

Performance Appraisal Security Management

the reviews are not entirely subjective in quality. Q3. What accounts for the popularity and resiliency of MBO? management by Objectives (MBO) remains popular in part for the reason cited above, that it prevents highly subjective performance appraisals and ensures that employees are evaluated by uniform, predetermined standards. It ensure employees are also evaluated by the same standards within their particular organizational niche, and that these standards do not and will not randomly shift between one appraisal and another. Employees have a better idea of how they will be graded, and are more likely to view such evaluations as fair as… Continue Reading...

National Infrastructure Protection Plan Nipp

from security threats. The plan included a thorough risk management guideline and defined the roles and responsibilities of the DHS with regards to CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection). Included in the guideline were also the roles and responsibilities of the federal government, state governments, local governments, tribal governments, federal agencies, and private actors towards CIP in their jurisdictions. CIP is important for overall security and efficient functioning of the nation. Critical infrastructure includes financial systems, transportation systems, power grids, drinking water systems, and so on. They are important for day-to-day life as we know it and they ought to be… Continue Reading...

Marketing Wellness and Fitness Non Profit Organization

https://www.self.com/story/the-big-booming-business-of-wellness Quickbooks Canada. (2018). Pricing Considerations and Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations. Retrieved September 29, 2018, from https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/nonprofit- management/pricing-considerations-strategies/ Continue Reading...

Pharmaceutical Companies and Physicians Appropriate Relationships

a farce of the healthcare system. References Burns, L. R., Shortell, S. M., & Kaluzny, A. D. (2011). Shortell and Kaluzny's healthcare management. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar. Kshirsagar, R., & Vu, P. (2016, April 5). The Pharmaceutical Industry's Role in U.S. Medical Education. Retrieved from http://in-training.org/drugged-greed-pharmaceutical-industrys-role-us-medical-education-10639 Rathke, L. (2017, December 30). Access denied | www.pressherald.com used Cloudflare to restrict access. Retrieved from https://www.pressherald.com/2017/12/30/vermont-sees-six-year-surge-in-opioid-related-overdoses/ Continue Reading...

Business Ethics and Equality at the Top Women in Positions Of Leadership

beneficial to everyone. A similar research paper, “Do women in top management affect firm performance? A panel study of 2,500 Danish firms” found that when women are in more positions of leadership in the workplace, everyone benefits (Smith et al., 2006). The researchers of this study gathered data for over 2500 firms during the years 1993-2001 and assessed the connection between the number of women in top leadership roles (such as CEOs) and the overall company financial performance (Smith et al., 2006). The results were simple to interpret. The more women in power, the better a company fared. One can’t… Continue Reading...