Training Design Issues

The primary goal of training programs is to ensure participants develop the required knowledge and capabilities to maximize on-the-job performance. To improve the effectiveness of training programs, it is important for training professionals to develop strategies that support the transfer of training (or learning) and create evaluation methods that effectively measure the impact of the instructional process.

 

Using online library resources, research the concept of transfer of training.

Why is the topic important to employee training and development? Justify your response, giving at least three reasons, supported by at least two scholarly resources.

 

Write your responses in about 300 words.

BUSN 278

Question

Question 1.1.(TCO 2) Which of the following can be associated with original objectives of the Fed? (Points : 3)

Coordinate an efficient payments mechanism.

Provide an elastic money supply.

Serve as lender of last resort.

All of the above

Question 2.2.(TCO 2) For what purposes do depository institutions keep deposits in the Federal Reserve banks? (Points : 3)

For clearing checks

To satisfy reserve requirements

To earn interest

For clearing checks and to satisfy reserve requirements.

Question 3.3.(TCO 2) Which Fed action does not directly increase total reserves in the banking system? (Points : 3)

Lowering the Discount Rate

Lowering reserve requirements

Buying U.S. Government securities on the open market

None of the above

Question 4.4.(TCO 2) The purchase of government securities by the Fed will (Points : 3)

decrease the money supply.

increase security prices.

increase interest rates.

decrease credit availability.

Question 5.5.(TCO 2) The Federal Reserve System established (Points : 3)

a system for federal chartering of banks.

a system for controlling bank note issuance.

a source of liquidity for the banking system.

the beginning of demand deposit accounts.

Question 6.6.(TCO 2) Which of the following can be associated with the modern objectives of the Fed? (Points : 3)

Coordinate an efficient payments mechanism.

Provide an elastic money supply.

Regulate the financial system.

All of the above

Question 7.7.(TCO 2) The Fed’s most important duty is to (Points : 3)

regulate national banks.

print currency.

establish the nation’s monetary policy.

stimulate the economy.

Question 8.8.(TCO 2) Using this data, answer the question below:

Total Reserves $100,000,000

Reserve Requirement 5%

Total Deposits $700,000,000

What is the level of excess reserves? (Points : 3)

$ 6,000,000

$ 65,000,000

$ 70,000,000

Not ascertainable

Question 9.9.(TCO 3) Ordinarily the money supply will decrease if (Points : 3)

the Fed makes fewer loans at its discount window.

the Fed sells securities on the open market.

the Fed raises reserve requirements.

All of the above

Question 10.10.(TCO 3) The money supply (Points : 3)

is not exclusively controlled by the Fed.

is not related to the monetary base.

excludes any interest-bearing deposits.

None of the above

Question 11.11.(TCO 3) Sustained open market buying by the Fed will cause (Points : 2)

foreign investors to buy more T-Bills.

planned inventory investment to fall.

depository institutions to lend more freely.

All of the above

Question 12.12.(TCO 3) Consumption spending should increase if (Points : 2)

financial wealth decreases.

reserve requirements decrease.

interest rates increase.

credit availability decreases.

Question 13.13.(TCO 3) An expansion in the U.S. money supply (Points : 2)

will increase domestic interest rates.

will cause the exchange value of the dollar to increase.

will cause U.S. exports to increase.

will cause U.S. imports to increase.

Question 14.14.(TCO 3) Monetary policy impacts the economy (Points : 2)

by affecting real spending directly.

by affecting real spending through the financial sector.

by changing interest rates and the cost of housing.

All of the above

Question 15.15.(TCO 3) M2 includes(Points : 2)

currency in circulation.

demand deposits.

Both A and B

None of the above

BAM 315 Principles of Management UNIT 4 EXAM

Question

  1. Which component of attitude is reflected in the sentence, “This is the best way to reach the place”?

    A. emotive.

    B. affective.

    C. behavioral

    D. cognitive.

    2. ________ is employees’ general belief that their organization values their contribution and cares about their well-being.

    A. Cognitive dissonance.

    B. Organizational commitment.

    C. Perceived organizational support.

    D. Job involvement.

    3. Which of the following is true according to the MBTI®?

    A. Perceiving types are rigid and structured.

    B. Introverted types are practical and prefer routine and order.

    C. Feeling types use reason and logic to handle problems.

    D. Judging types want control and prefer their world to be ordered.

    4. People with high self-esteem ________.

    A. are more susceptible to external influence.

    B. are more likely to take unpopular stands.

    C. are more likely to seek approval from others.

    D. are more prone to conform to the beliefs of those they respect.

    5. A person who can adapt and adjust behavior to external factors has ________.

    A. high self-monitoring.

    B. low self-esteem.

    C. an internal locus of control.

    D. high risk-taking ability

  2. Kevin is a whirlwind as a research and development supervisor.His colleagues are surprised that even though he makes decisions very quickly and always with less information than others, his decisions are as good as anybody else’s.This information implies that Kevin has ________.

    A. an external locus of control.

    B. low cognitive dissonance.

    C. high risk-taking ability.

    D. low Machiavellianism.

    7. People who identify opportunities, show initiative, take action, and persevere until meaningful change occurs are said to have ________ personalities.

    A. self-aware.

    B. resilient.

    C. proactive.

    D. agreeable.

    8. Emotional intelligence has been shown to be ________.

    A. negatively related to job performance at all levels.

    B. positively related to job performance at all levels.

    C. negatively related to job performance in middle management only.

    D. positively related to job performance only in government agencies.

    9. Andrew is social, friendly, and understanding, and prefers activities that involve helping and developing others. Which of the following occupations is a potentially good match for him?

    A. artist.

    B. accountant.

    C. news reporter.

    D. teacher.

    10. ________ behavior is voluntary or learned behavior.

    A. Reactive

    B. Reflexive

    C. Dissonant

    D. Operant

  3. The influence of models depends on how well an individual remembers the model’s behavior.This refers to the individual’s ________.

    A. reinforcement process.

    B. motor reproduction process.

    C. retention process.

    D. attentional process.

    12. In which of the following cases is communication used to control employee behavior?

    A. Glenn lets Ann know that the deadline for her project has been postponed.

    B. Chris gives Jason tips on how to improve his performance

    C. Sandy tells Mitch that she’s happy with the progress he’s making.

    D. Jan informs Sara that she must follow the dress code at work

    13. ________ is the deliberate manipulation of information to make it appear more favorable to the receiver.

    A. Encoding.

    B. Diagonal communication.

    C. Lateral communication.

    D. Filtering.

    14. If a company is concerned with achieving high member satisfaction for all the participants in a network, which of the following communication networks is best?

    A. wheel network.

    B. chain network.

    C. all-channel network.

    D. horizontal network.

    15. An organization’s grapevine works as ________.

    A. a method for managers to communicate official policy.

    B. a filter and a feedback mechanism for managers.

    C. a method for management to control the dissemination of information.

    D. both a formal and an informal communication method.

  4. Because rumors that flow along the grapevine can never be eliminated entirely, managers can

    minimize the negative consequences of rumors by ________.

    A. communicating openly and honestly with employees.

    B. encouraging an all-channel communication network.

    C. using filtering wherever possible.

    D. ignoring them completely.

    17.To maximize motivation among today’s workforce, managers need to think in terms of ____.

    A. job autonomy.

    B. flexibility.

    C. job security.

    D. compensation.

    18. Which of the following motivating factors or concepts is important to all workers, regardless of their national culture?

    A. extrinsic factors like pay.

    B. need for achievement.

    C. physiological needs as the foundational need in the needs hierarchy.

    D. interesting work.

    19.  In the job characteristics model, task significance refers to the degree to which a job ______.

    A. provides freedom, independence, and discretion to the individual in carrying out the work.

    B. requires a variety of activities and uses a number of different employee skills and talents.

    C. requires completion of a whole and identifiable piece of work.

    D. has a substantial impact on the lives or work of other peopled.

    20. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, a person’s needs for self-respect, autonomy, achievement, status, recognition, and attention constitute his ________ needs.

    A. social.

    B. esteem.

    C. safety.

    D. physical.

21 According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, a person’s needs for affection, belongingness, acceptance, and friendship constitute his ________ needs.

A. social.

B. esteem.

C. safety.

D. physical.

22.  Susan Bones is the sales manager at the Ohio office of Alpha Inc. She has a reputation of being fair, helpful, and understanding. Laura, one of her subordinates, recalled how Susan had even helped her overcome a personal crisis. Which of the following dimensions of leadership is Susan displaying here?

A. consideration.

B. initiating structure.

C. employee orientation.

D. task orientation.

23. Fiedler’s term ________ refers to the degree of influence a leader has over power-based activities.

A. leader-member relations.

B. position power.

C. responsibility.

D. task structured.

24 According to the path-goal theory, a leader who lets subordinates know what’s expected of them, schedules work to be done, and gives specific guidance as to how to accomplish tasks is termed ________.

A. directive.

B. achievement oriented.

C. participative.

D. supportive.

25. A leader, such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, who can inspire followers above their own self- interests and can have a profound effect on their performance, is known as a(n) ________.

A. transactional leader.

B. directive leader.

C. informational leader

D. transformational leader.

Organizational / Employee Development

Assignment Overview
Unit:  Organizational / Employee Development
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible:  100
Points Earned:  0
Deliverable Length:  5 – 7 slides with speaker notes of 200 – 250 words per slide (excluding Title and Reference slides)
View objectives for this assignment

You, as a HR Generalist, have been asked by your HR Director for your recommendations in terms of what tools your organization could use to better manage the talents of your employees. This will help to develop policies and procedures in managing your human capital. Please develop a PowerPoint presentation to your Director addressing the following:

  • Describe and analyze the broad range of talent management efforts that use software applications to help you Director to make an educated decision.
  • Give some examples of firms that have successfully used these applications.
  • Describe how these efforts are useful in terms of strategic human capital management.

Assignment 2: Motivation and Performance Management

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare the difference between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Determine which is more strongly related to performance for your selected company.
  2. Apply motivational theory and performance management principles to evaluate the company as a potential employer.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
  4. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

strategic business goals

Using a company of your choice, determine the strategic business goals. Develop an IT strategy that aligns to the business goals. You can use the balanced scorecard approach or you can develop your own method for defining and aligning the IT strategy to the business strategy. You will need to cite at least two credible sources that will provide justification for your strategy or approach.

Finding a company: If you are employed, it is best for you to use your current place of employment so you can practically apply the concepts in this assignment. Alternatively, you can use a nonprofit organization or any other organization you may have ties or access to.

Your IT strategy should include:

  • Business Goals and Objectives
    • List at least two or three specific business goals for the next year or two with an explanation of the business’ rationale for the goal.
    • List an objective for each business goal to explain what the company needs to do to achieve the goal.
  • IT Strategies aligned with business goals and objectives
    • List one or two IT strategies for each business goal
      • These should be recommended strategies that would enable the business goals and objectives to be achieved.
      • If your company already has IT strategies, you may provide an analysis and justification or new recommendation for each of the strategies
  • Organizational Structure
    • Describe the structure of the organization including:
      • Organizational design
      • Organizational culture
      • Leadership factors (the types of leadership displayed within the company)
      • Business processes
      • Physical layout (i.e., how many offices, virtual offices, international locations)
  • IT Infrastructure
    • Describe the current IT infrastructure including:
      • Hardware
      • Software
      • Network
      • IT resources
    • This should be a high-level overview
  • IT Challenges
    • Describe internal and external challenges IT faces in meeting the business needs
    • Include social and/or ethical considerations
  • Risks
    • Describe risks IT might face when implementing change

As you develop your strategy, you may want to consider the following:

  • An effective IT strategy will enable the business operations, helping business leaders achieve business goals more efficiently and effectively.
  • Focus on top priorities. Take the time to understand organizational issues, how they are related, and how they affect performance. Determine what will happen if nothing changes and where IT can have the greatest, positive impact.
  • Identify how IT supports business processes. The business is relying on their capabilities to achieve the business goals. The IT strategy should include a plan for supporting those business capabilities, creating efficiencies, and competitive advantage for the business.
  • Define IT priorities and governance for IT. Without priorities and a process for IT governance in place, progress will be slowed. An agreed upon plan for governing IT will enable the decision process.

Understand the challenges. Improving processes and increasing efficiencies through IT implementation also requires behavioral and sometimes organizational change. With these changes come inherent challenges. Understanding and planning for those challenges will increase the chance of success in meeting the business goals.

Write an 8–12-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, August 16, 2017, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Listed specific business goals (minimum 2–3) for the next year or two.

For each goal:

  • Explained the rationale of the goal.
  • Provided one objective.
  • Explained what the company needed to do to achieve that goal.
36
Explained how the IT strategies will provide a competitive advantage for the business.
36
Aligned the IT strategies with business goals and objectives and provided a justification of how those strategies support business goals.
36
Described the structure of the organization including:

  • Organizational design
  • Organizational culture
  • Leadership factors
  • Business processes
  • Physical layout
36
Described the current IT infrastructure. This should include hardware, software, network, and IT resources.
36
Described internal and external challenges IT faces in meeting the business needs.
44
Described risks IT might face when implementing change, including any ethical and/or social issues brought about by the implementation of the new system.
48
Ensured academic writing, such as grammar, spelling, and attribution of sources, is appropriate.
28
Total:
300

Assignment (2)

Imagine that you are a leadership teamwork consultant. The new manager of a company has hired you to create a new theme for the company’s teamwork training. You will be working with nine (9) other team members.

Your client, the new manager, has always coached individual members of a team in the past, but now the manager has less time and has hired you to help with the training. The executive management believes that the purpose of coaching or training is to work with the entire team at the same time.

You will work with the team from the beginning to define a new theme for training. Brainstorm to devise the type of theme that you would like to use for the company’s new teamwork training. Consider the manner in which you would direct the team members to develop this training and the roles that you would assign the different members of the team.

Write a five  (5) page paper in which you:

  1. Suggest two (2) key ways in which the proposed teamwork project would affect organizational performance. 
  2. Recommend where the company should set limits on spending and on using company assets for socially responsible projects. Predict the main effect that socially responsible projects could have on the company’s overall bottom line. 
  3. Propose two (2) approaches geared toward introducing the topic of ethics or ethical behavior in the teamwork training project.
  4. Examine two (2) aspects of teamwork training that change a person into a transformational leader. Justify your response.
  5. Predict your possible reaction to a team member’s suggestion of another theme that does not relate in any way to the theme that you have proposed. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine how leadership influences organizational performance.
  • Analyze the link between business ethics, social responsibility, and organizational performance.
  • Determine key leadership qualities that contribute to leadership effectiveness.
  • Write clearly and concisely about leadership strategies using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership strategies.