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.
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Assignment 1 Developmental Psy

  • Review Chapter 1 of the Newman and Newman course text and the articles provided in the Learning Resources and choose one of the articles for this Assignment.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper and include the following:

  • Using information from Chapter 1 of the Newman and Newman course text, identify and explain the components of a theory that were described in the article.
  • Explain whether the theory in the article was described sufficiently so the reader can conclude if it meets the requirements of a good theory (as outlined in your textbook).

Exercising Strategy

Review the “Exercising Strategy” exercise about Zappos on pages 57-58 of the text as well as the following web resources:

• Making Sense of Zappos and Holacracy

• Here’s What Happened to Zappos’ HR Boss When the Company Got Rid of Managers and Her Job Became Obsolete

Utilizing the material from Chapter 8 of the text (as well outside research you conduct), evaluate Zappos’ approach to performance management from a case study approach. Identify any problems or issues with Zappos’ HRM approach and propose different options or solutions.

Using this information, the Assignment Rubric and the additional resources listed below, develop a 3-5 page (not including title and reference pages) APA formatted evaluation.

Week 2 – Assignment Child Development Observation (Infant)

 

Each and every child is unique and complex. Although children develop at different rates, there are common stages of development that serve as guidelines for what most children can do by a certain age (Groark, McCarthy & Kirk, 2014). Observation is typically used as a tool to gain a better understanding of the stages of development. By observing children’s behavior, you can determine their current stage of development and formulate strategies based on these observations to best support your work. Chapters 4 and 5 of your textbook describe stages of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development in children 0-12 months of age. Use the textbook in addition to the video provided with the instructions for this assignment as resources. This assignment supports your knowledge of child development stages, domains, and milestones, which you will use in your Week Five Final Paper. Instructions Read Chapters 4 and 5 from your textbook and view the Palsdaycare (2010) video below. As you watch the video, take notes about what you observe related to child development. Next, write a paper following the content and written communication expectations outlined below.

There is no narrative or dialogue in this video

Content Expectations/Content Criteria

· Observation Summary (1 point): Summarize your observations from the Palsdaycare (2010) video.

· Developmental Stages and Domains (2 points): Based on your observations, explain the stages and domains of development, including physical and motor development, social-emotional development, self-help development, cognitive development, and language development.

· Typical Development (1.5 points): Discuss any concerns with the typical development that you observed in the infant.

· Development Support Strategies (2.5 points): Based on your observation and your desired professional role, explain how you might support this stage with developmentally appropriate practices. In addition, explain what elements your environment might include.

Written Communication Expectations

· Page Requirement (0.5 point): Two to three pages, excluding the title and reference pages.

· APA Formatting (0.5 point): Use APA 6th edition formatting, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, consistently throughout the assignment.

· Syntax and Mechanics 0(.5 point): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.

· Source Requirement (0.5 point): References the textbook and video resources for the assignment and at least two additional scholarly sources to provide compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body

roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch,

Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch, Congress, and defense industry in Defense Acquisition, and where defense acquisition authority is derived. For this paper, you will need to find an article in the library that relates to the roles and responsibilities of at least one branch of government where acquisition authority is derived.

 

Write a two-page paper, plus the title page and a reference page. As always, read all the lesson notes before you start this assignment as new or current events may have been updated since the start of class.

 

Writing Instructions (Please do read this):
•Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Length of paper: typed, double-spaced pages with no less than a two-page paper.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

APA GUIDELINES
University of California Berkeley Library APA Style Citation http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/APAstyle.pdf
Purdue University APA Formatting and Style Guide http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/#resourcenav

RESEARCH and WRITING
APUS Online Library Tutorial Center
http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/tutorials/index.htm

PLAGIARISM
Avoiding accidental and intentional plagiarism
http://www.plagiarism.org/

**Refer to the [assignment grading rubric] for details on how the assignment will be evaluated.

REACTION PAPER

The purpose of your reaction paper is to reflect on a social issue you are interested in, personal experience, an issue you saw in the movie etc. using sociological concepts you learned in class. To do this, you need to complete the following parts:

1. Get your topic approved by me.

2. Write few paragraphs describing the issue you are interested in, and why it is important to analyze this issue from a sociological perspective. When doing this, use concepts we learned in class.

3. Support your ideas with class notes and the textbook.

4. Pick at least one peer-reviewed research article discussing your topic, and describe in few paragraphs what it says about the issue you are interested in.

5. For the section 5 pick one of the following options:

1. If you were a researcher, how would you go about studying your topic of interest:

· What theoretical framework, if any, best explains your issue of interest? Why?

· Which methods would you use? Quantitative? Qualitative? Why?

· What would be your independent and dependent variables?

· What would be your population of interest?

· How will this research help us better understand your issue of interest?

OR

2. How does the article you picked go about analyzed the issue you are interested in? (if you used more than one article in part 3, pick one of them)

· Does the article use any theory? Which one? If not, which theoretical framework would be appropriate?

· Which methods does the article use? Quantitative? Qualitative? Describe.

· Does the article identify independent and dependent variables? Which ones?

· What is the population of interest that the article uses?

· How do the findings of this article help us better understand your issue of interest?

Paper requirements:

· Bibliography

· Use ASA writing style: Times New Roman,12, double-spaced

· Minimum 3-maximum 4 pages

· Good grammar

· For class notes, you can cite the following way (Class notes)

Reflective Statement

1. Reflective Statement (3-4 pages): This essay will reflect on the progress you have made as a writer and thinker in the class. Specifically, you will need to identify one or more critical concepts and ideas that have informed both your writing and thinking during the course of the semester. You will then need to briefly reflect on how you have marshaled a specific concept(s) or idea(s) in your essays, in your reflections and in your discussion of the issues we have considered. Lastly, discuss your favorite passage from Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as it relates to the concept(s) you have identified. This critical section focusing on Morrison’s novel needs to be about a third of your paper or 1-2 pages in length. Here are some possibilities for the central concept(s) that grounds your reflective statement:

a. Race as a social construction

b. Interdisciplinary approaches in African American Studies

c. Black Psychology

d. Invisible Politics

e. Afrocentricity

f. Chattel Slavery

g. Nathan Hare

h. San Francisco State University (site of first Black Studies Program)

i. Internalized Racism

j. Stereotype Threat

k. Double Consciousness

l. The Problem of Color Line

m. Plessy v. Ferguson

n. The Washington and Du Bois debate

o. Washingtonian Politics of Deference

p. The Atlanta Compromise

CHAD 210 Term Paper Assignment

Possible Books for Term Paper:

Bellini, A. (2013). Anelisse: A true story of child abuse. Monarch Publishing House. Pemberton, S. (2012). A chance in the world: An orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. Peters, J. (2008). The heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again. Harper Element.

Instructions:

1. The general goal for this term paper is for you to learn to apply concepts from the field of child abuse and neglect to a particular case. This is not a book report, in which you review what happened. It is your job to critically examine what is reported in the book in terms of the material you learn about during the semester.

2. Select one from the above list of books to read. They are all available through www.amazon.com, and almost all are available in paperback. You should get the book and begin reading it immediately, to get an overall sense of the account. It is likely that you will have to reread the book as you learn more about the field of child abuse and neglect and begin to apply concepts you have learned to this particular account.

3. You are expected to read at least three additional scholarly articles (from peer-reviewed journals, not from newspapers or magazines), in addition to the assigned readings for this course, in order to complete this paper.

4. You will use these outside readings, as well as your required reading and notes from class discussions, to complete the sections of the paper discussed below. You may choose to focus your outside research (scholarly articles) on one or more of the following:

a. causes/risk factors for the type of maltreatment you are reading about

b. the effects of such maltreatment

c. interventions for such maltreatment

5. Your paper will consist of three main sections: introduction and characteristics of maltreatment; impact of maltreatment; and, opportunities for intervention.

6. This first section focuses on introducing the maltreatment described in the book and the characteristics of maltreatment. This section should include the following information:

a. Full book citation (author, name of book, publisher, date of publication) in APA-style. See APA formatting resources in the Modules in CHAD 210 on Canvas.

b. Identification of the writer as the child victim, a therapist, or someone to whom the story was told.

c. Identification of the child: sex, ages covered in the book, cultural group, socioeconomic status, family constellation (e.g., mother, grandparents, 3 children), living circumstances covered in the book.

d. Characteristics of Maltreatment:

i. Identify the types of maltreatment described in the book (neglect, physical, sexual, psychological). Give specific examples.

ii. Discuss the role of family and community risk factors that played a role in the child maltreatment.

e. Your discussion should include references to the journal articles that you have found, as well as to the required readings.

7. The second section of your paper focuses on the impact of maltreatment and should include the following information:

a. Impact of Maltreatment. Discuss the impact that the maltreatment had on the child. Think about the way the child behaved and thought. Think about symptoms the child reports or that you identify based on what the book describes.

b. Discuss the cycle of violence and resilience. Is this child likely to go on to maltreat children or not? Is this child likely to have long-term problems in adulthood? What factors can you identify that are likely to lead down one road or the other? Be sure to examine evidence of strengths in the child, in the family, and in the environment that might be the bases of resiliency.

c. Your discussion should include references to the journal articles that you have found, as well as to the required readings.

8. The third section of your paper focuses on the opportunities for intervention. In the final section, you will discuss:

a. Opportunities for Intervention. Discuss whether there were opportunities for helping people to become involved that were never taken or opportunities for helping people to become involved earlier than they did if they eventually became involved. Discuss why those opportunities were lost. Were there mandated reporters who failed to report? If so, why do you think they did not do this? If helpers eventually became involved, discuss what factors seem to have been present that made those helpers available and made them act.

b. Your discussion should include references to the journal articles that you have found, as well as to the required readings.

9. Your final paper should be 7 – 8 pages in length.

10. See “Term Paper Outline” for a detailed template of this paper.

Grading of Final Paper (100 points):

1. Organization: 5

2. Spelling and Grammar: 10

3. Use of Appropriate Outside Reading: 10

4. Following APA-Style in References and Citations: 10

5. Identification/Discussion of Characteristics of Maltreatment: 25

6. Identification/Discussion of Impact of Maltreatment: 25

7. Identification/Discussion of Opportunities for Intervention: 15