Mnagement Discussion Forum

Watch these three videos:

a) What is a Corporation? [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pin8fbdGV9Y]

b) Concept of “Externalities” [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCGTD5Bn1m0&feature=related]

c) Case Histories (Part 5) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3m5lq9FHDo&feature=related]

After watching the videos RESPOND to (3) topic posts, dealing with Social, Ethical, and Environmental Responsibility

TOPIC: Labor Practices

Labor practices in developing countries – while some argue that paying workers pennies a day to manufacture goods for export actually benefits developing countries and their citizens, others feel that this practice is unfair.

TOPIC: Advertising to Children

Advertising to children – while some argue that advertising to children is taking advantage of their lack of cognitive development, others feel it is fair game to help them satisfy needs and wants.

TOPIC: Social Responsibility and Accountability

Social responsibility and accountability – some argue that corporations who do not act responsibly will be “punished by the market” (i.e., consumers will not make purchases if they act unethically), while others feel that governments or citizens should regulate industries and businesses.

Digital Information Discussion

Your instructor will set-up four (4) conversation groups this week in which you will select one or more topics to discuss which are of high interest to you.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Buying a Car
  • Hobbies
  • Vacations

To begin engaging in this forum, choose one of the conversation groups. Select a topic reference source from the web, which you deem credible and reliable. Read the source, extract the information and consider how you will engage your group members in the topic and information from the source. Be sure to include source attribution. As you are reading your source, consider the following:

  • How will you synthesize and present the content of the source to share?
  • What do you want your group members to know, and what do they need to know?
  • How will you share the information so that the content is clear and concise?
  • This is an opportunity for you to practice use of information and synthesis as you share with one another your own knowledge combined with a supporting source.

Function of and relationship between the U.S. Congress and the president

Write a 350- to 525-word essay discussing the function of and relationship between the U.S. Congress and the president. There is an optional Congress and the President Template available to download and use for formatting this assignment.

In your essay:

  • Explain the U.S. Congress’s structure and makeup.
  • Describe the differences between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
  • Describe how bills become laws.
  • Define the powers granted to the U.S. Congress and the president in the U.S. Constitution.
  • Explain the checks and balances of power between the U.S. Congress, the president, and the judiciary.
  • Define the president’s role and responsibilities.
  • Discuss the evolution of presidential power.

You are encouraged to incorporate vocabulary terms from this week’s materials into your response.

Cite references to support your assignment.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.

How is public administration different from private management?

Essay Question: How is public administration different from private management? What are the implications of these differences for the public administrator in the areas of a) decision making; b) human resource management; and (c) Classical Organizational Theory

Items to include are outlined as follows:

· An abstract, introduction, background on the issue, detailed presentation of the importance of the issue, discussion of possible solutions, and a recommendation for the solution.

· Two tables and/or figures to help convey key points.

· Length of assignment: 3-4 pages, excluding tables, figures, title page and reference page.

· Format of assignment: APA

· Number of citations: 5

· Acceptable sources include scholarly articles published within the last five years.

Why is it important for business strategy to drive organizational strategy and IS strategy? What might happen if the business strategy was not the driver? 

Why is it important for business strategy to drive organizational strategy and IS strategy? What might happen if the business strategy was not the driver?

please cite properly in APA

At least Three scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion thread.

After you review the budget and all slides please respond to the following: Below is a discussion question based on the 2015-2016 UNC-Chapel Hill Athletics Department Budget please post a response BASED ON the budget

After you review the budget and all slides please respond to the following: Below is a discussion question based on the 2015-2016 UNC-Chapel Hill Athletics Department Budget please post a response BASED ON the budget. You can also draw from your personal experiences and other relevant material to support your position.

  1. What (if any) aspects of this budget surprised you or stood out?
  2. How do you feel the Athletic Department is positioned based on the budget and challenges that are presented?
  3. What are the biggest long term challenge and opportunity you feel this Department is facing from a financial perspective?
  4. If you were the AD and the Chancellor asked you to cut your budget by 10% how would you approach making the cut?

Advanced Human Services Professional Practice—Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Each profession requires a unique combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities that differentiates it from other professions. The human services profession is no different. Becoming an effective advanced human services professional practitioner requires that you develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in many targeted areas, including social policy, information literacy, and program planning and evaluation.

For this Journal Assignment, you complete two professional assessments, which will help you determine the knowledge, skills, and abilities you already possess and those that you need to develop to be an effective leader in the field. Keep in mind that that you may have many gaps in your knowledge, skills, and abilities, given that you are just beginning your program of study. This is normal and can serve as a useful tool throughout the rest of the program to focus your efforts on those areas that require further development.

To Prepare

  • Complete the O*Net Interest Profiler, and review your results. Reflect on how your interests might influence the skills and abilities that come naturally to you. For instance, if you scored high on social interests, skills and abilities related to working with people may come more easily to you.
  • Complete the Human Services Assessment. Identify your strengths and limitations related to each of the categories in the assessment. Consider how your strengths and limitations in each area could influence your effectiveness as an advanced human services professional practitioner in a leadership position.

Submit a 1- to 2-page journal entry that addresses the following:

  • Based on the results of your human services assessment:
  • Describe two knowledge areas, skills, and/or abilities that you currently possess that could contribute to your effectiveness as an advanced human services professional practitioner in a leadership position. Explain how.
  • Describe two knowledge areas, skills, and/or abilities that you need to develop further to be an effective advanced human services professional practitioner in a leadership position. Explain two strategies you could use to develop the knowledge areas, skills, and/or abilities.

Evaluate A Political Issue In A Health Care Scenario

HA405-3: Evaluate a political issue in a health care scenario.

GEL-7.02:  Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of Health Sciences.

PC-1.3: Apply conflict management skills to resolve issues and/or build team alliances.

In this module, you will identify and evaluate the political health care issue facing healthcare administrators. In a 2-page summary, you will identify political issues in the scenario below and discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation(s). Then apply two (2) conflict management skills you would use to resolve issues and/or build team alliances based on those decisions. Include two (2) academic references and submit your assignment in APA format.

Scenario: You are the healthcare administrator of a nursing home. You are informed by your Admissions Director that a new memory-impaired resident has been admitted into your long-term care unit. The staff is concerned about the involvement of family with your resident. Family members from out-of-town arrived and expressed concern about your resident’s do not resuscitate (DNR) orders which were authorized by the Power of Attorney of another family member. A quarrel erupts in the nursing home with family members voicing their opinions loudly. You arrive on the scene and are immediately told by the visiting family member, “Do you know who I am? I am a supervisor for the Department of Health and Human Services and will not hesitate to have your facility surveyed for noncompliance.” What do you do?

Requirements:

  • Identify political issues in the scenario.
  • Discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation.
  • Apply two (2) conflict management skills to resolve issues and build team alliances that support your decisions based on how you handled the situation(s).
  • Include two (2) academic references.

Minimum Submission Requirements

  • This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 2 page) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
  • Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
  • Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
  • Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
  • Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
  • Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
  • Your submission should:
    • include a cover sheet;
    • be double-spaced;
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
    • include correct citations
    • be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
    • include correct references at the bottom of the last page.

If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.

For more information on University’s Plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

GEL-7.02:  Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of Health Sciences.

PC-1.3: Apply conflict management skills to resolve issues and/or build team alliances.

In this module, you will identify and evaluate the political health care issue facing healthcare administrators. In a 2-page summary, you will identify political issues in the scenario below and discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation(s). Then apply two (2) conflict management skills you would use to resolve issues and/or build team alliances based on those decisions. Include two (2) academic references and submit your assignment in APA format.

Scenario: You are the healthcare administrator of a nursing home. You are informed by your Admissions Director that a new memory-impaired resident has been admitted into your long-term care unit. The staff is concerned about the involvement of family with your resident. Family members from out-of-town arrived and expressed concern about your resident’s do not resuscitate (DNR) orders which were authorized by the Power of Attorney of another family member. A quarrel erupts in the nursing home with family members voicing their opinions loudly. You arrive on the scene and are immediately told by the visiting family member, “Do you know who I am? I am a supervisor for the Department of Health and Human Services and will not hesitate to have your facility surveyed for noncompliance.” What do you do?

Requirements:

  • Identify political issues in the scenario.
  • Discuss how you would effectively and ethically handle the situation.
  • Apply two (2) conflict management skills to resolve issues and build team alliances that support your decisions based on how you handled the situation(s).
  • Include two (2) academic references.

Minimum Submission Requirements

  • This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 2 page) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
  • Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
  • Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
  • Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
  • Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
  • Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
  • Your submission should:
    • include a cover sheet;
    • be double-spaced;
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
    • include correct citations
    • be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
    • include correct references at the bottom of the last page.

If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University Honor Code, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.

For more information on University’s Plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

Ethics And Compliance Challenges

  • Examine the manner in which Walmart’s business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical toward supply and employee stakeholders.
    • Provide one example of Walmart in an ethical situation.
  • Determine the major effects that Walmart’s business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies.
  • Analyze two of the legal mandates that workers and the U.S. government have accused Walmart of violating.
    • Provide an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision-making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions.
    • Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Recommend two actions that Walmart’s human resources department should take in order to improve the employees’ perspectives of Walmart’s human resources policies.
    • Provide a rationale for your recommendations.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Propose organizational changes that would prevent violations of legal mandates and improve stakeholder perspectives.

Leadership Styles

To prepare for this Assignment, select and interview a business executive about whom you can find information regarding his or her leadership activities and the organization with which he or she is affiliated. This may be someone you know or who owns a business local to you. Use the weekly readings as additional support for your ideas. Your interview should focus on the following two questions:

How would you describe your leadership style?
How would you describe your role as it relates to the health of your organization?

By Day 7
Submit a 3- to 4-page analysis excluding the title page and reference page of the individual’s leadership style and the impact of that style on his or her organization. Your analysis should include the following:

An evaluation of the leadership style of your selected leader, according to an existing leadership style theory.
An assessment of the health of that leader’s organization, based upon information shared during the interview as well as any additional resources to support your assessment
A comparison of the relationship between your chosen leader’s leadership style and the health of his or her organization, as conveyed in the interview, to what is depicted in any local media, websites, or news information about the organization.
A minimum of two specific citations per page from this week’s Learning Resources and/or additional scholarly sources; you may also include media examples of leadership behavior and other relevant organizational information to support your analysis.

NOTE: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 2 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Please Note: For each page of your paper, you must include a minimum of two APA-formatted scholarly citations. Use APA 7th edition for a guideline and use APA template for the assignment