- Create a benefits policy that encompasses the scope of benefits and a brief administrative section to address how benefits will be administered in your organization. Include a section on the roles necessary to carry out the policy within the organization.
- If you were to become an expert in the field of benefits strategy, describe how you would acquaint yourself with the availability of new types of flexible benefits. Over the years, new employee benefits have become common, and it is important to stay abreast of them so that employee benefits can be refreshed Provide your rationale and expected learning outcomes as you pursue this information.
As the managing director for your company, based in India, that manufactures computer equipment, you are negotiating with an official in China. His job is to select computer equipment for city employees. You are adamant that you want all the specifications named clearly in a contract.
However, the Chinese official is not interested in the technical and financial details. In one to three pages, explain why having a cultural profile of people in the official’s cultural group could help you avoid a breakdown in communication in this situation. How can you get through the intercultural impasse and obtain a contract that both you and the Chinese official find acceptable?
Your case study should be properly formatted to include a title page, running head, page numbers, and reference list. The paper should follow APA guidelines for all resources for in-text citations, paraphrasing, and references.
Get Ready For Some Football! History of the Football Team Over the course of years the athletic department at New Age College has done quite well. The games were always crowded and the students and faculty were filled with that mighty school spirit. Every player attended practice at least twice a day, lifted weights, and ran laps in order to stay in shape. Everyone was so regimented. There were no attitudes. There was total respect given to all coaches. If a player missed practice, then he did not play in the upcoming game. Let Us Meet the Coaching Staff The Head Coach is a physical education teacher who has taught for over 28 years and who has coached for more than thirty years. He does not work out much and feels that you should not push the team too hard. Assistant Coach P is an assistant principal at a nearby alternative education school. He has been in our school system for 15 years. He has a black belt in Martial Arts and he works out at least four or five times a week. Coach P is very disciplined in his workout routine and in his eating habits. He devotes his time to assisting with the football team even though he is presently working on his Ph. D. Coach P, is often reprimanded by the head coach for being too tough on the team. As a former athlete, he recalls the hard work and the rigorous practices that he had to go through in order to win. He believes that hard work brings about the best results. Assistant Coach G is a math teacher who has made it known that his only reason for coaching is to make a little extra money. He arrives at practice late and sometimes does not even show up. He does not care about exercise and lifting weights. Because of his apathy, most of the work falls on Coach P. Over the Past Year The players begin to skip practice. They feel that since they had an undefeated record in the past, that now they do not have to worry about anything. Before the first game of the season, the head coach gives the team a pep talk and allows every member of the starting team the opportunity to play. Coach P is frustrated because they had reprimanded those boys who had decided not to come to practice. The head coach pats them on the back as if to say that it was no big deal. As the season progressed this type of attitude was exhibited in the entire team. No one cared about practice, lifting weights, and running laps. One of the players was failing most of his courses and the Academic Vice President dismissed him from the college. Later, the head coach was extremely upset. The worst thing was that he was not upset with the boy on the team, but rather upset with the VP. The season concluded with a zero win. The team had lost every game during the season. The head coach was told by the administration that if they did not start winning games, that next year he would not be holding that position. This Year In Football Another year has begun and the head coach is still the same person. The job was promised to Coach P at the end of the school year last year, but the administrators never resolved the situation. Coach P continues to coach completely depressed, but out of devotion to the players, refuses to give up the job. Coach G is also coaching with that same apathetic attitude and missing practices daily because he says that he has more important things to do. The first game of the season ended in a loss of 51−0. Coach P left the field, packed up the equipment, and went home. The head coach stuck his head up, saying that the team did the best that they could.
The college’s finances are now being affected by the loss in income due to sponsors backing out, the downward trend in ticket sales, retail sales, and the like.
For this forum, you need to launch the lesson for week two and read chapters 1 & 2 in the textbook. The text can be found in the library e-reserves. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1418653
It is very important for managers to see their jobs as more than just custodians of the “status quo.” Rather, they must proactively anticipate change and continually refine as well as, when necessary, make significant changes to their strategies. This has become particularly important as competitive environments become characterized by increasing rates of unpredictable change.
After launching this week’s lesson, and reading Chapters 1 & 2 in the textbook, answer the following questions in this forum.
Review Porter’s Five-Forces model of industry competition (2.3.1 in text). Using your own words (do not copy definitions from the text), explain the model’s importance in the concept of strategic grouping within industries. Then, find a company with a “mission statement”. Do not use the military please. Pick a commercial company that is not routinely discussed. Select a company with a mission statement and tell us whether or not you think the statement is constructive and provides employees with motivation and strategic direction. When reading the mission statement does it reveal the nature of the business? Include the mission statement in your post in italics.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words, not including repeated questions, references and quotes. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words. Use your own words.
Initial Post Due: Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET
Responses Due: Sunday, 11:55 p.m., ET
You will need to research and identify a project of your choosing to be the representative project for this course. The project identified by you will be applied for all of the assignments as appropriate.
It can be argued that one of your most important assets to a project is your “human” resource. Therefore, a key project management skill is leadership in terms of developing and motivating the project team. In this course, you will gain expertise in preparing a strategy incorporating good human resource practices based on accepted theories and models. You will select a project that you may have developed in a previous class or a known project in an organization that has a project team that could benefit from a Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan.
Throughout this course, you will be working on developing several components of the final Key Assignment. Additional information and the deliverables for each Individual Project will be provided in the assignment description for this project.
In this first Individual Project, you are asked to develop the outline of the sections that will be included in your Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan document and a draft of a proposal to submit to your instructor. The other information that you will include is a high-level description of the project that you will be developing the strategy plan for.
You will also be setting up the final Key Assignment outline that you will add to each week. The combined Individual Project (IP) assignments will be your final Key Assignment deliverable.
The first step will be to select a project that you plan to develop a human recourse strategy plan for. This project will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:
- Nontrivial: The selected project candidate should reflect a real-life project.
- Domain knowledge: You will be applying knowledge of this project to address assignments related to motivating and supporting the human resource component of the project.
Select a project that fits these requirements, and submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first few days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.
Your first task in this process will be to select a project to use as the basis of your Key Assignment. You will also create the shell document for the final project Key Assignment document deliverable that you will be working on throughout the course. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final document to progressively complete the final project delivery, which is the Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan.
The following are the project deliverables:
- Submit the project proposal to your instructor for approval.
- Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan document shell:
- Use Word
- Title page
- Course number and name
- Project name
- Your name
- Table of Contents (TOC)
- Use an autogenerated TOC.
- This should be on a separate page.
- This should be a maximum of 3 levels deep.
- Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so that it is up-to-date before submitting your project.
- Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with “TBD” as content, except for Week 1)
- Project Outline
- Communication and Leadership Style Assessment
- Motivating Project Team Strategy
- Project Conflict and Stress Identification Process
- Consensus Decision Making Process
- Conflict Management Strategy
- Communications Plan
- Project Leadership Strategy
- New content to be inserted in above shell:
- Project Outline
- Brief description of the project
- Overall project deliverable
- Material can be taken from approved proposal submitted to instructor, and will serve as the draft for the proposal
- Be sure project is approved by the instructor
- Communication and Leadership Style Assessment
- Select 1 of the links that you researched in this week’s Discussion Board, and assess your leadership style.
- Put together a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis based on the results of the assessment, listing a minimum of 3 under each category.
- Select 1 of the links researched in this week’s Discussion Board, and assess your communication style.
- Discuss the results, placing emphasis on your strong forms of communication and a plan to develop the weaker areas that are important to managing projects.
- Project Outline
1)What is the concept of validity in a research study?
2)What are the threats to validity in a research study?
3)How can you control threats to validity through each control procedure mentioned in below
Preparation of the setting
•Free of distractions that might interfere
•A natural setting increases external validityResponse Measurement
•Use reliable and valid measuresReplication
•Demonstrates that findings are consistent and robust
Select a company from the three provided for which you would like to be Marketing Manager. Edible Arrangements® – Edible fruit baskets – Creates fresh fruit arrangements and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit to order. Cartridge World® – Cartridge Company – carries a complete line of both inkjet and toner printer cartridges. Offers both remanufactured and Original Brand (OEM) ink and toner cartridges for nearly all brands of printers, copiers, fax and postage machines. Liberty Tax Service® – Taxes – provides tax service to both consumers and businesses. You are preparing to make a presentation to the CEO of the organization next week on a product development strategy. Your goal is to complete the following tasks in a 3–5 page paper: 1. Describe your new service. Your new service concept must have all the main characteristics of a service which include intangibility, nonstandardization, and inseparability. Include the experience attributes of your product. What role has technology played in your service. 2. How will you measure your quality of service? 3. What barriers might you run into in globalizing your service? Provide specific examples. 4. In terms of the marketing mix, what specific marketing strategies will you use to distribute, price and promote this service? 5. You will provide a 3–5 page (APA formatted) paper with at least three supporting references. You should include at least one illustration which can be included in the body of your paper or appendix. NOTE: Your paper should be in APA format and cite all references used. Submit to the Unit 10 Assignment Dropbox.
There is no easy answer as to whether medical negligence cases should be handled in civil court or criminal court. It is my belief that medical negligence cases should start out in civil court, and if gross deviation from standard of care is found, it should move to criminal court. The first thing to consider is how to prove medical negligence in court. Medical negligence is proved in court after showing proof of four elements: 1. A professional duty owed to the patient, 2. Breach of such duty, 3. Injury caused by the breach, and 4. Resulting damages (Bal, 2008). This alone is difficult to do.
To take a case from civil to criminal court, proof must be found of “gross or flagrant deviation from the standard of care” (Barcus, n.d.). This is also difficult to do. Many issues arise while trying to prove this, such as jurors who are confused by medical jargon and jurors who overlook the standard of care while paying more attention to the physician’s state of mind (Barcus, n.d.). It is also difficult to figure out and prove whether the physician had prior knowledge of an important aspect that could cause harm unintentionally (Barcus, n.d.).
So, although this is a difficult process that has a few flaws, it is important to hold physicians responsible for their actions, whether they were intentional or not. This can be done by utilizing both criminal and civil court.
Bal, S. (2008). An introduction to medical malpractice in the United States. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 467(2), 339-47. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11999-008-0636-2
Barcus, H. A. (n.d.) When does medical negligence become criminal? Retrieved from: http://www.latlaw.com/index.php/firm-news-articles/articles-2010/88-when-does-medical-negligence-become-criminal
Medical negligence cases I believe should be handled in criminal court. The reason being so is because like stated in the article that is provided to us, “The prosecution of criminal medical negligence was once a relatively uncommon occurrence.” ( Barcus, H. A. (n.d.), 2010). Meaning that it used to be uncommon that criminal negligence went to court and was prosecuted. It has grown since the years of 1809-1981. Medical negligence is not a civil matter, it’s criminal. Yes there are some thing within criminal negligence that is civil, but the overall picture shows that it is criminal. Therefore, Criminal medical negligence should be handled within the criminal courts rather than the civil courts.
Barcus, H. A. (n.d.) (2010): http://www.latlaw.com/index.php/firm-news-articles/articles-2010/88-when-does-medical-negligence-become-criminal
To begin with, medical negligence is defined as an act or omission (failure to act) by a medical professional that deviates from the accepted medical standard of care (David Goguen, n.d.). According to LawHelp.org (2018), in criminal court the government files a case against someone for committing a crime. The person accused of committing the crime is called the defendant and if found guilty may receive jail time. In civil court, a person or business files a case against another person or business because of a problem between them. The judge can order the person who loses in civil court to pay money or a fine towards the other party. People do not go to jail based off of civil court decisions (LawHelp.org, 2018).
I believe that in order for a medical negligence case to be handled in criminal court there must be a “gross or flagrant deviation from the standard of care”. Another necessary reason is “practicing outside of one’s area of expertise” or “attempting to cover up a clinical mistake” (James A. Filkins, 2007). These are all selfish acts that deliberately violate the principles of beneficence and non-maleficence. Knowingly acts as such by medical “professionals” should be handled in criminal court and result in jail time.
According to Barcus, H. A. (n.d.), health care professionals should not be given a free pass from criminal liability for mistakes made in their treatment of patients (Barcus, H.A., n.d.). I believe if a medical professional makes a genuine mistake, that the issue should be handled in civil court. People are not perfect and no one deserves to be dragged away from their family because of a mistake. If enough evidence is found in order to sincerely convey an action as a mistake, criminal court is not necessary.
LawHelp.org. (2018). The Differences between Criminal Court and Civil Court. Retrieved from https://www.lawhelp.org/resource/the-differences-between-criminal-court-and-ci
David Goguen, J.D. (n.d.). Medical Negligence. Retrieved from https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/medical-malpractice/negligence.html
Barcus, H. A. (n.d.). When does medical negligence become criminal? Retrieved from: http://www.latlaw.com/index.php/firm-news-articles/articles-2010/88-when-does-medical-negligence-become-criminal
at least 250 words, must synthesis the 3 different posts.
- Describe how alignment between the values of an organization and the values of the nurse impact nurse engagement and patient outcomes.
- Discuss how an individual can use effective communication techniques to overcome workplace challenges, encourage collaboration across groups, and promote effective problem solving. Incorporate how system needs and the culture of health may influence the outcomes. How does this relate to health promotion and disease prevention in the larger picture?
- Identify a specific instance from your own professional experience in which the values of the organization and the values of the individual nurses did or did not align. Describe the impact this had on nurse engagement and patient outcomes.
While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Write a five-page analysis of the American Civil War.
This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of a critical event in American history.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
· Competency 3: Examine how the Civil War was a catalyst for economic change.
. Analyze the conflict between industry and agriculture in America.
. Examine the economic shifts after the Civil War.
. Analyze the cultural shift after the Civil War.
. Investigate the emotional impact of the Civil War.
. Analyze whether slavery might have been profitable for the South in 1860.
· Competency 6: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
America’s Bloodiest War
America’s bloodiest war was not fought overseas. The Civil War had the highest number of American casualties. Almost three quarters of a million men and women died. Many more than that were wounded and disfigured. The war was fought and won by more populous and fully developed states against those who were less developed, much more agrarian, and prone to using human beings as little more than animals. Slavery was an abomination, but the upper classes in these states could not or would not abolish it. The South aspired to be the major cotton supplier to the world. In order to do so, the plantation owners there clung to the notion that slavery remained necessary, all the more so, if the plantation economy were to be introduced into new territories destined for statehood lying further west.
Questions to consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.
The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:
· Coclanis, P. A., & Engerman, S. L. (2013). Would slavery have survived without the Civil War? Southern Cultures, 19(2), 66–90.
· Post, C. (2011). Social-property relations, class-conflict and the origins of the U.S. Civil War: Towards a new social interpretation. Historical Materialism, 19(4), 129–168.
· McCardell, J. M., Jr. (2014). Reflections on the Civil War. Sewanee Review, 122(2), 295–303.
· Halpern, R., & Dal Lago, E. (Eds.). (2002). The growth of the cotton kingdom. In Slavery and Emancipation (pp. 123–145). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
Course Library Guide
A Capella University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the HIS-FP4100 – Critical Aspects of American History Library Guide to help direct your research.
The resources listed below are relevant to the topics and assessments in this course and are not required. Unless noted otherwise, these materials are available for purchase from the Capella University Bookstore. When searching the bookstore, be sure to look for the Course ID with the specific –FP (FlexPath) course designation.
· Keene, J. D., Cornell, S. T., & O’Donnell, E. T. (2016). Visions of America: A history of the United States (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
. Chapter 12, “Slavery and Sectionalism: The Political Crisis of 1848–1861.”‹
. Chapter 13, “A Nation Torn Apart: The Civil War 1861–1865.”
Write a five-page examination of the American Civil War. Address the following in your examination:
· Analyze the concept that the war was one between industry and agriculture, with industry coming out the winner.
· Examine ways in which the Civil War was a catalyst for economic change.
· Analyze how the cultural shift after the Civil War was not easily embraced.
· Examine how the Civil War still has an emotional impact on people living today.
· Examine whether technology such as the cotton gin could have affected the need for slavery in the South.
· 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.
· Number of resources: Minimum of one peer reviewed resource.
· Length of paper: Five typed, double-spaced pages.
· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.