business management research paper

You have just attended a manager’s meeting about establishing self-directed, high-performing teams. The company is concerned because some of the managers are having success building self-directed, high-performing teams while others are not. A discussion occurred that identified the characteristics of the successful team building elements and compared them to those managers that have not been successful. This is a situation where those who are struggling need to learn from those who are doing well. The discussions included identifying what could be going wrong and what steps might be taken for success.

You have been asked to write a research report that summarizes the meeting and offers some recommendations that might be helpful to those managers who are struggling. Specifically, your report must include:

  • Identification of the difficulties the managers may be having in establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Identification of the successful characteristic of establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Recommendations for success
  • A designed plan that might help guide the struggling managers and improve negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Assignment Objectives:

  • Describe the various stages of team development
  • Apply methods to improve negotiation skills and manage serious confrontation

 

Use the Library and Internet to research this topic.

Present your findings as a 5-7 pages (body of paper) formatted in APA style.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters.
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5-7 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text citation.

Week 7 Assignment – Planning Considerations for the HR Project

Overview

At this point, you have organized your HR project team and you are familiar with the importance of leading and managing the project and team. It is now time to plan your project, which happens to be a large and critical part of project management. Project planning tends to be collaborative and integrative in that many factors, such as scope, resourcing, budgeting, and risk, need to be considered.

Instructions

Write a 5–6 page paper in which you:

  1. Define and discuss scope and scheduling as they each relate to project management, and provide a statement of importance to your project team so they know the relevance of each task.
  2. Select four behavioral skills, associated with project resourcing, that you consider to be critical and explain your rationale. 
    • Review the behavioral skills associated with project resourcing listed in the textbook in Section 9.1. 
  3. Explain to the management team and your project team how you have determined the budget associated with project costs. 
    • Include how costs are aggregated.
    • Explain how you determined cash flow for separate activities.
    • Be specific with your responses.
  4. Discuss at least three ways the project manager is able to identify possible project risks.
  5. Create a budget for the project using the WBS file created in the Week 4 Formative Activity, Schedule and Budgeting Exercise for Project Scenario. 
  6. Use three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Is It Unethical To Be Exclusive?

Case Study

Abercrombie & Fitch: Is it Unethical to be Exclusive?

For more detailed instructions on purchasing cases from Ivey Publishing, please click here.

The case will focus on issues related to market segmentation targeting and/or positioning.  You will be asked to answer questions following the case.  Your analysis and recommendations must be strongly communicated to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the concepts learned in the course. Be creative in your work and ensure that all your recommendations are fully substantiated.

Instructions

1. Students will purchase the case directly from the publisher.

2. Students will be required to address the questions that follow the case using course materials to inform and support their answers.  Additional research is likely to be needed to satisfactorily address the questions.  

3. Remember, this is a Marketing class. The Product (the content, the presentation, etc.), Place (the manner in which it is presented to the instructor), Price (the amount of effort required to read and consider the points – this is a place where clarity, conciseness and attention to grammar, and spelling and punctuation counts), and Promotion (how well are your ideas supported and whether you “sell” your position) work together as the professor evaluates your work.

4. The written submission should be substantive, both in length 1500 words and content, directly and thoughtfully addressing the question or issue. 

5. Responses should draw on materials from the assigned readings and discussion materials to develop a thoughtful and reasoned answer.  Students should not hesitate to draw on past experience, knowledge and external sources to support their position.

6. The report should address each case question individually and the answers should be formatted in a manner where there is an introductory and a concluding paragraph.  The report should also be free of spelling errors, be grammatically correct, written in full-sentences and contain full words (no shorthand, emoticons, etc.).

7. Responses must be well written, properly cited and referenced (APA), and be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Students will be expected to read the case, identifying the main issues and, following the case method, provide a thorough analysis of case facts, identify and assess alternatives and provide recommendations to address the problems identified.  

Objectives

  • Students will use a solutions-based problem solving approach 
  • Students will analyze and synthesize information provided in the case
  • Students will provide recommendations in response to case questions that are based on a comprehensive analysis of the case materials and other supporting documents 

Short Description

The case assignment is an opportunity for students to assess a business challenge and apply their learning to assessing the issues and developing recommendations for their solution.

Requirements and Submission Instructions

  • Maximum 1500 words
  • APA Format

strategic leadership plan

Complete Parts I–III below to evaluate the instructional systems in your educational setting through a leadership lens and develop a strategic leadership plan to support the planning, development, and implementation of instructional improvements.

Part I: Evaluation

Evaluate the current instructional systems in your educational setting using Standard 4, “Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment,” of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, 2015 from the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA).

Identify at least 3 critical improvements that need to be made to the instructional systems in your educational setting.

Part II: Planning

Conceptualize a strategic leadership plan that focuses on explicating, communicating, supporting, and monitoring a series of critical improvements to the instructional systems in your educational setting. Your plan must also provide recommendations to drive the planning, development, and implementation of your strategic priorities.

Recommendation areas include:

  • Distributing leadership or establishing collaborative structures
  • The use of institutional data and evidence-based research
  • Timelines
  • Professional development/capacity building

Note: The purpose of this strategic leadership plan is not to demonstrate how you would improve the instructional systems in your educational setting. Rather, the purpose is to demonstrate how you would lead others (i.e., explicating, communicating, supporting, and monitoring) in the planning, development, and implementation of continual improvements to instructional systems.

Part III: Reporting

Prepare a 1,750- to 2,450-word report that outlines your evaluation process, discoveries, and the details of your leadership plan.

Consider the following questions when discussing the contents of your report:

  1. What evaluation process did you use? Why?
  2. What did you discover from your evaluation (themes, relationships, trends, etc.)? How did you narrow and prioritize your discoveries?
  3. What factors influenced your selected improvements? How will you justify your selections?
  4. What are the implications to your educational setting? To the broader educational system?
  5. How are the underlying problems/improvement areas supported by peer-reviewed literature?
  6. How will you communicate the strategic priorities/improvements to staff? What barriers do you anticipate? What is your plan for mitigating barriers? How will you justify your decisions?

Note: Your report should use a combination of narrative (first person) and scientific (third person) writing styles. General formatting should follow APA guidelines.

Support all assertions and related decisions with peer-reviewed literature. Your report should include a minimum of 10 peer reviewed sources.

Submit your assignment.

Resources

labor policies

QUESTION 1

Several national labor policies were created with the establishment of unions. Discuss the impact of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, The Wagner Act, Executive Order 10988, Women’s Trade Union League, and Fair Labor Standards Act. What circumstances prompted Congress to pass these acts along with the Taft-Hartley Amendments and the Landrum-Griffin Act? What are the key provisions of these acts? 

Your response should be at least 400 words in length.

QUESTION 2

According to the reading in this unit, there have been some noted differences among private sector and public sector labor relations. Discuss in detail how public employees’ rights generally differ from those of private sector employees. Discuss right to strike and its impact on private and public employees. Identify and explain some of the challenges of public sector collective bargaining. 

Your response should be at least 400 words in length.

QUESTION 3

Describe the onset of the American labor movement, and explain how it relates to the growth of national unions. 

Your response should be at least 200 words.

Intro To Web Development

ENTIRE COURSE (5 Weeks- 5 Assignments-10 Discussions)

This course emphasizes fundamental Web development skills. It provides a comprehensive overview of the processes to develop a basic static Web site using a Web development tool. You will design and develop Web pages using commonly accepted visual, architectural, and navigational conventions and well-structured, W3C-compliant HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) code. The site will include multimedia, forms, and other content.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

To successfully complete this course, you will be expected to:

  1. Write HTML5 code that properly renders a page in a Web browser.
  2. Design Web pages using common visual, architectural, and navigational conventions.
  3. Apply styles to Web pages using CSS3.
  4. Communicate effectively.

Informing Policy

 Part A. 300 words each with 1 reference each, 600 words total  

1. Discuss the public choice theory or model. How does it relate to rivalness and excludability? 

2. Think of a time when a government policy directly affected policy or policies at your organization. While health care examples are preferred, if you do not have experience working in that environment yet, any professional setting can apply.

Part B.  1,500 words

Review news stories and articles regarding a recent (within the last year) health-related policy (not the Affordable Care Act).

Introduce this policy and discuss the following:

1. How the governmental policy process informs the development, implementation, and assessment of policy within the realm of health care.

2. The impact of your chosen policy on health care consumers, organizations, and systems.

3. The impact of your chosen policy on health care providers.

Now imagine you are adapting this policy to the health care organization at which you work (or where you wish to work). Describe the organization and discuss the following:

1. The stakeholders involved in policy formation and their impact on health care policy formation and structures.

2. The response you expect from those stakeholders.

3. The specific impact this governmental policy will make (positive, negative, indifferent) and why?

Incorporate two or three peer-reviewed scholarly resources 

Project Milestone : Final Contraceptives

How to instructions


Return to the topic you chose in the week three. Articulate a specific dilemma in a situation faced by a particular person based on that topic. The situation can be real or fictional.

  • write a summary of the dilemma.
  • Define any needed key terms associated with the dilemma.
  • Analyze the conflicts or controversies involved in the dilemma.

Revise and write based on any feedback you received in your previous draft (week three). 

Reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, etc.  State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties or conflicts between loyalty to self and loyalty to a community or nation.

What in your view is the most moral thing for that person to do in that dilemma? Why is that the most moral thing? Use moral values and logical reasoning to justify your answer

Next, apply the following:

  • Aristotle’s Golden Mean to the dilemma
  • Utilitarianism to the dilemma
  • Natural Law ethics to the dilemma

Which of those three theories works best ethically speaking? Why that one?

Why do the other two not work or not work as well?

 Is it the same as what you said is the most moral thing earlier? Why or why not?

Use the 5 articles from your annotated bibliography to support your answers. Requirements

  • Length: 4-5 pgs not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • apa format 
  • References page (minimum of 5 scholarly sources)

Deliverable 7 – Conference Presentation

Competency

  • Summarize cloud application scalability concepts.
  • Evaluate cloud application benchmarking and tuning procedures.
  • Assess cloud-based implementation strategies.
  • Select a deployment platform using appropriate criteria.
  • Describe cloud security architecture.
  • Contrast methodologies for the design and deployment of cloud applications.

Student Success Criteria

View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

Scenario

You are the Cloud Architect for a startup company. Your company has deployed several client implementations on the public cloud. Your team lead wants you to prepare the presentation for a DevOps event in Silicon Valley. This event can have a big impact on your company to attract more clients.

You have pushed several web applications to the public cloud in the past. You have decided to use the best practices from your deployment experiences and use them to create a PowerPoint presentation for this event. You have also decided to associate these experiences with a fictitious situation to give your presentation a more holistic and true-to-life feel. The fictitious situation will be that a company named “Investment Karma LTD.” will roll out a website for client information and interactivity with the company. The website will be a world-wide site that handles clients from nearly every country who invest on all of the world’s stock exchanges.

Instructions

Create a PowerPoint with the following information:

Make sure to thoroughly explain in slide notes for each slide why you made the choices you made for the company.

Slide 1: Select a public cloud vendor for Investment Karma LTD. and provide an overview of the applicable services offered by the cloud vendor.

Slide 2: List the public cloud components used for the company’s web application deployment.

Slides 3-4: Create a Web application deployment architecture that will be used on public clouds.

Slides 5-6: Modify the architecture diagram and include pertinent databases including those which use managed service.

Slides 7-8 Explain what a CI/CD pipeline design should entail. Be sure to include continuous integration and continuous delivery.

Slides 9-11: Explain the use of cloud-native tools (at least 3), that you can use to improve the security of Investment Karma’s web applications.

Slide 12: Describe a way to implement data encryption for the data stored in the appropriate databases.

Slide 13: Identify the correct benchmarking tool that was chosen to evaluate the cloud service.

Slide 14: List a minimum of 5 scholarly resources that you used to create the information for the PowerPoint.

relationship between states’ Rate per 100,000 of U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan

Assignment 6

PART IUsing the STATES data set, examine the relationship between states’ Rate per 100,000 of U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan as of January 30, 2010 (DFS90) and their Percent of Population Graduated from High School: 2008’ (EDS131).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression; ‘Dependent’ = DFS90; ‘Independent’ = EDS131).
  • Run a correlation of the same data. What is similar to the regression?
  • Create a scatterplot of the data.
  • Write up the results of your correlation and regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text.
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings?
  • What do these results suggest?

PART IIPerform a multiple regression to predict the crime rate ( ‘Dependent’ =  CRS31). Include as indicators of predictors (‘Independent’ =  all of the following variables) the homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression ; ‘Dependent’ = crime rate (CRS31); ‘Independents’ = homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105). 
  • Create and a scatterplot between crime rate (CRS31) (Y-axis) and homeownership rate (ECS445) (X-axis)
  • Write up the results of your multiple regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text. 
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings (need to include all necessary information regarding results of overall model and individual predictors)?
  • What do these results suggest?

results of your correlation and regression

Assignment 6

PART IUsing the STATES data set, examine the relationship between states’ Rate per 100,000 of U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan as of January 30, 2010 (DFS90) and their Percent of Population Graduated from High School: 2008’ (EDS131).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression; ‘Dependent’ = DFS90; ‘Independent’ = EDS131).
  • Run a correlation of the same data. What is similar to the regression?
  • Create a scatterplot of the data.
  • Write up the results of your correlation and regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text.
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings?
  • What do these results suggest?

PART IIPerform a multiple regression to predict the crime rate ( ‘Dependent’ =  CRS31). Include as indicators of predictors (‘Independent’ =  all of the following variables) the homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression ; ‘Dependent’ = crime rate (CRS31); ‘Independents’ = homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105). 
  • Create and a scatterplot between crime rate (CRS31) (Y-axis) and homeownership rate (ECS445) (X-axis)
  • Write up the results of your multiple regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text. 
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings (need to include all necessary information regarding results of overall model and individual predictors)?
  • What do these results suggest?