Unit IV Case Study This assignment provides you with an opportunity to explain the dynamics of teamwork, including motivation, conflict resolution, and leadership. First, read the scenario below. Scenario: The vice president (VP) of marketing has hired you as the leader whose first task involves implementing a new process for applying customer service within the organization. The VP shares that the purpose of this initiative is to help resolve a list of issues that are negatively infecting teamwork: (1) morale is low, (2) employees are consistently late for work while others leave early, (3) workers disagree on the daily workload, (4) there is no drive or enthusiasm, and (5) above all, two employees have complained about harassment. Your team consists of eight employees: three are newly hired employees, five employees are male and three are female. Each employee has a diverse background. Your charge is to reach the goal of improving customer service by directing the team through the five stages of team development. After reading the scenario, write a minimum three-page paper by using the following questions as guidelines: 1. Motivation: What is the current state of motivation for employees, and what can you do to improve their motivation? 2. Leadership: What can leadership personnel do to positively impact teamwork that eventually leads to better customer service? 3. Resolving conflict: How can the employees approach resolving conflicts with one another in order to maintain a positive teamwork dynamic? BBA 3361, Professionalism in the Workplace 3 4. Resolving conflict: How can the employees approach resolving conflicts with customers? 5. Teamwork: What types of activities would help the team progress through the five stages of team development? (See page 161 in the textbook for the stages.) Also, be sure your paper fulfills the following requirements: The body of the paper consists of at least three pages. The format of your paper follows APA style. Click here to access the CSU Citation Guide. A sample research paper that has been formatted in APA style starts on page 20 of the guide. Properly cite one reference (e.g., journal article) that you located from the university’s online library. Properly cite two references (e.g., article, webpage) that you located from reputable sources (e.g., online library or reputable webpages). Properly cite your textbook within the paper.
The intent of this assignment is to collect a series of visuals that will help convey what you have learned about business social responsibility.
Creating a Pinterest Board
The intent of this assignment is to collect a series of visuals that will help convey what you have learned about business social responsibility. Pins should reflect content from this week. Pick a theme as it relates to social responsibility and search for Pins that best reflect and exemplify your thinking. Since the underlying theme of the class is that technology and globalization have changed how businesses operate, what better way to explore this dynamic than to utilize one of the very tools we have been discussing.
If you are a Pinterest user, this assignment should be a lot of fun for you. If you are not, I would suggest starting with this link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Your board can be comprised of images from other pinners (called reposts) or can be unique pictures that you have found (or a combination of both.) The “how-to” link will explain how to do both. You can start out by searching existing boards to see what others have saved to boards. A quick search on Pinterest using the term social responsibility brings up many pins, choose ones that resonate with you as it relates to this week’s conversation. Add additional search terms such as “purpose” “Community,” etc…
I might also suggest reviewing this article from American Express entitled The Power of Pinterest For Small Businesses (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. It does a great job of positioning Pinterest as much more than a DIY and recipe collection site.
To get started:
Sign up for Pinterest if you are not already a member, it is free.
Set up a Pinterest Board. Your board should be named “last name_MGMT_Class”
When you create your new board, you’ll get a pop-up window that allows you to designate the board name (only create one board for this class), denote if you want it to be public or private.
Create it as a public board. When the board is complete, and it is time to “drop” the assignment, you can cut and paste the URL of your board as the submission.
If you don’t feel comfortable creating a public board, then denote the board as private but then when it is due you’ll need to make sure you “invite” me to share your board with you. If you’d like to go this route, please contact me, and I can give you a more detailed description of the process if need be.
Include a reflection as to what you learned from this assignment as well. Tie your thinking back to the week three class content. The reflection is your opportunity to make connections back to the specific readings and conversations we have in class as well as to remark on the process. I have chosen Pinterest as a means to apply class content because it is a medium that represents how businesses are choosing to communicate. Did you like using Pinterest? Were you surprised by the depth and breadth of content? Were you aware of how Pinterest is being employed by businesses to underscore their mission and culture? Why did you chose the pins that you did? Be specific.
Your board should have at minimum 30 pins and can either reflect a diverse set of pins as they represent the ideas discussed in this week’s lesson or can hone on a specific idea as it relates to social responsibly.
Please note: If you are submitting the reflection/summary as your “assignment,” either include the URL in that summary or provide the URL as a separate comment. You post the URL link and then post the written summary, the summary will overwrite the link.
Summary of class content
This week started with a look at the social and environmental responsibility of businesses as viewed through the lens of the bottle water dilemma. The notion of profitability and social and environmental responsibility was then discussed in a way that is not mutually exclusive. In fact, the argument was exemplified by an entire category of B Corporations, that businesses built on purpose can be as lucrative as peer businesses without purpose. Related to this argument is the topic of government legislation and intervention. Is it necessary? Is it helpful? Would a pure capitalist approach better address environmental issues?
The week’s lesson continued by having us learn more about business models built solely (no pun intended) on the idea of purpose, starting with social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie of Tom’s Shoes. The takeaway this week should be a statement of your beliefs about the role of purpose in defining a business as well as the purpose and necessity of government intervention. This week’s assignment and discussion forum are intended to help you develop an informed statement of these beliefs.
Fitzgerald Kbe, Niall, and Mandy Cormack. “HKS.harvard.edu.” . The Conference Board, Harvard University CSR Initiative, and the International Business Leaders Forum. Web. 20 Aug 2013.
Hirsch, Jerry. “Elon Musk’s Growing Empire Is Fueled by $4.9 Billion in Government Subsidies.” Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2016.
Malcolm, Hadley. “Bottled Water about to Beat Soda as Most Consumed Beverage.” USA Today. Gannett, 08 June 2016. Web. 17 Aug. 2016.
Instructions: Analyze how prevalent delinquency is among adolescents. Be sure to include data to support your position. After that be sure to identify and examine what theory best explains juvenile delinquency.
Each assignment response needs to be 2-3 pages with APA 6th ed. citations and references.
All homework assignment must be written in an academic tone. You are not to write in the first person. Instead you need to use third person. Remember, an academic essay is not to be written like you are having a casual conversation with your friends. Do not include slang or foul language unless you are quoting someone.
Large word-for-word quotes are not permitted as well. Direct quotes, if used need to be only a sentence or two long. Instead, most cited material needs to be paraphrased. For more information on properly citing sources in your assignments please refer to the APA 6th edition manual. While the assignments are to include an examination on current research of a particular problem, they also need include the student’s careful and informed analysis of the problem
The assignment needs be written in 12’ font, using Times Roman. Margins will also need to be 1’.
Each assignment will need to include the following:
The original question at the top of the essay (serves as the abstract)
The body of your answer in several paragraphs
A titled reference section that has been formatted according to APA 6th ed style.
A minimum of two references per assignment. One reference can include the textbook. However, you will need to include several additional academic sources. These sources should consist of scholarly journals that have been peer reviewed and academically based books. Web sources can be used, though they should come from credible sources such as government agencies, academics and private agencies with a strong reputation within the community they serve. If you have a question Examples of peer reviewed scholarly based journals include:
Journal of Criminology
Crime and Public Opinion
Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy
Justice Quarterly: JQ
Supports and one that questions the benefit of a lean and/or Six Sigma approaches to improve an organization.
Search the internet for an article/blog that supports and one that questions the benefit of a lean and/or Six Sigma approaches to improve an organization’s processes. Critically think about the articles to complete a 2-3 page paper with the following:
Compare and contrast the assertions made in each article/blog. Where do they agree and disagree?
Using the lean and/or Six Sigma approach, what two actions could an organization take to improve the possibility for long-term improvement in an organization’s processes?
Select a product with which you’re familiar as a manufacturer or customer and make an assumption about its stage in the product life cycle. Assuming your organization is using a Lean approach to remove waste from your organization, use the readings through Week 3 to explain the factors you will look for from your critical suppliers to support the Lean approach.
Resources & References
Week 3 Reading, Adding Value Through the Sourcing Process:
The Goal of the Lean Supply Chain (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Choose 2-3 articles from LeanCor, a site dedicated to lean supply chain :
LeanCor Supply Chain Group – Articles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
A write-up on the linkage between sourcing and the product life cycle by Source One:
Strategic Sourcing Throughout the Product Lifecycle (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Quality terms glossary:
ASQ Quality Glossary (Links to an external site.)
Write a 500- to 850-word paper in which you detail communication needs and practices with considerations of:
Possible public sector stakeholders and partners
Cultural and ethical considerations for public sector communications
Differing public administration communication genres
Address the following in your paper:
In what ways does the public sector differ from the private sector in regard to stakeholders?
Does the purpose of the communication change when factoring in cultural and ethical considerations and factors?
How do the differing genres affect communication style and practices?
Should there be training mandatory training for public sector employees in these areas?
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Unit V PowerPoint Presentation This exercise involves analyzing a communication technique—presentations. On a daily basis, it is often expected that professionals be proficient with presentations. For this exercise, prepare a PowerPoint presentation that serves as your own professional code of communication. This exercise allows you to analyze communication techniques and reflect upon your own communication skills. Include at least the following within the presentation: Present your professional communication style. Present your communication strengths. Present your communication opportunities—how can you improve your communication skills? Present how you prefer to receive communication within a workplace. Present a professional workplace example of when a phone call might be better than an email. Present whether or not you believe that texting and instant messaging can be valuable in the workplace. Include at least three visuals (e.g., photographs, images, charts, or graphs). The presentation must contain at least twelve slides. Use the key terms in the textbook to guide your presentation. For some guidance toward preparing presentations in PowerPoint, click here to access a video with helpful tips. Be sure to save all of your work in your presentation file before submitting it in Blackboard for grading. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below
Criminal Justice agencies often gather large quantities of variables to be used in descriptive analyses.
e activity 1: Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research the effect of workplace stress on employees in today’s business environment. Be prepared to discuss.
e activity 2: Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research one business leader that you admire and explore the style of leadership used by the leader. Be prepared to discuss.
“Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles” Please respond to the following:
From the first e-Activity, suggest one (1) key strategy that managers may use in order to combat workplace stress productively in today’s work environment. Provide support for your strategy.
From the second e-Activity, determine the style of leadership that the admired business leader uses and the fundamental ways in which that style contributes to his / her success as a business leader. Provide support for your rationale.
It’s time to determine what society believes are the similarities and differences between morals and ethics.
In a 2-3 page, APA formatted, research paper, you are required to analyze the accepted similarities AND differences between morals and ethics. You will complete this paper through use of research and quotations. All statements must be factually supported. This paper is a research paper not an opinion paper. Thus, your paper should include minimal amounts of personal opinion.
Submit your completed assignment to the drop box below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.
Write a 750-1000 word paper. In your paper include the following:
Research Coco- Cola and assess whether or not the organization has outstanding bonds payable or has invested in bonds from another organization. Do you support their choice to use bonds for financing or investment purposes? Why or why not? What benefits and risks do bonds present versus other forms of financing?
Include a title page and 3-5 references. Only one reference may be from the internet not (Wikipedia). The other references must be from the Grantham University online library. Please adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th ed. 2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.
Financial management is a critical component of the broader subject of risk management. Inadequate financial management makes an organization vulnerable to a number of risk exposures.
Organizations in the finance sector have a greater impact on the aggregate economy than organizations in other sectors. The consensus among scholars and academics alike is that the private banking industry was insufficiently regulated prior to the most recent financial crisis. This lead to inappropriately relaxed risk management environments within banks, which lead to the near collapse of the global economy.
For this assignment, you will write a minimum four-page paper (not including APA title or references pages). In this paper, please address the following questions:
What are the specific ways banks impact the economy?
How was the regulatory environment revised?
Is the regulation effective?
What risk management standards had to be employed as a result of legislation?
What are the consequences of failure to meet the standards outlined by regulators?
Would a firm be prudent to properly manage their level of leverage and liquidity if it were not regulated? Why or why not? What tools can organizations employ to manage these risks?
Review the APA Citation Online Guide for assistance with citing sources using APA format.
Be sure to include an introductory paragraph at the beginning and a concluding paragraph at the end of your paper.
Because your paper is required to be at least three pages in length, you should use subject headings to label your paper as appropriate.
Be sure to include APA citations to support your assertions and to inform your paper.
You will need to include an APA formatted reference page with this paper (separate from the body of your paper).
Be sure to proofread your paper to ensure that is free from all grammar and spelling errors.
Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.