“Business Ethics and Stakeholder Theory”
Please respond to the following:
•Watch the video titled, “The Importance of Business Ethics” located below. Next, go to the Society for Human Resource Managers’ (SHRM) Website and read the “SHRM Code of Ethical and Professional Standards in Human Resources Management,” located at http://www.shrm.org/about/pages/code-of-ethics.aspx. Then, assess the importance of business ethics to today’s organizations. Suggest two (2) actions that human resources can take in order to influence positive ethics in an organization. Provide a rationale for your response. YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJf3JhaiHtQ
•From the case study, give your opinion on which theory you believe dominates business today, and explain why. Take a position as to whether or not you believe Monsanto was successful in its effort to meet stakeholder interests. Provide one (1) example of Monsanto’s effort to meet stakeholder interests to support your position.
Select one of the following case studies (located in your textbook):
Then complete the following:
•Add your opinion about the choices and decisions being made—if this was your company would you make this choice?
•What would you do differently?
CASE 1-1 BA-ZYNGA! ZYNGA FACES TROUBLE IN FARMVILLE
CASE 1-2 FRACTURING THE LABOR MARKET—EMPLOYMENT IN THE OIL SERVICES INDUSTRY
CASE 2-1 CATALYA HATS: PULLING A RABBIT OUT OF THE HAT OR COMING UP EMPTYHANDED?
CASE 2-2 STRATEGY-DRIVEN HR MANAGEMENT: NETFLIX, A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT DELIVERING ENTERTAINMENT
M1 Assignment 3 DiscussionDiscussion Topic Due October 1 at 11:59 PM
Assignment 3: Discussion—Management Development
Not all managers perform at the same level, and as a result, no two training solutions will be alike. Management development is a critical component of any organization as it helps develop organizational bench strength and future leaders. Training professionals help develop the gap between current performance and future needs of management.
In this assignment, you will discuss various options available to you in the development of a management development program.
Using the course readings and the Internet, respond to the following questions in about 300 words:
How would you approach the development of a training program to address management’s deficiencies? For the purpose of this assignment, let us assume that the manager is struggling with how to handle a conflict between subordinates or employees.
What information will you require to address the problem?
By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, focus on expanding the discussion to include commentary and analysis of what your classmates are saying.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:
Please take the systems/tasks below and draw a graphic that orders (by time sequencing) all of their steps and how each is connected to each other. Create an Infographic, using a Google search for relevant information on infographics. In your infographic, briefly explain the importance of each step and the importance of how the steps are sequenced. NOTE: The entire graphic must be on one page and the explanations may be on another. For the infographic, you may create it freehand or digitally, take a pic, and submit it here. NO HARD COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Here are the systems to be included:
· Gap Analysis and its relevant steps
· ADDIE and its relevant steps
· SWOT and its relevant steps
· The Strategic training process, from strategy à operations
· The “3 Hs”
· Bloom’s Taxonomy
Hint: EVERYTHING in T&D (and ALL HR sub-disciplines) begins with an organization’s strategic plan.
Only content on ONE sheet of paper will be graded!
This week we’re focused on group communication. Think of a problem encountered in the past by a group of which you are a member. Begin your analysis by defining the group. What type of group was it? At what stage of development was the group? And then share your thoughts about how the group communicated to solve the problem.
Use the Seven-Step Framework we learned about this week and identify which step(s) the group utilized in their resolution efforts. Do you think that if the group followed the full seven-step framework, resolution would have been quicker or less contentious? Develop and post your analysis and then share thoughtful comments on a classmate’s ideas.
The purpose of this discussion topic is to allow you to reflect on your audience for your final research-based report and to see how your fellow students’ concept of audience may have impacted their reports.
Please respond to the following items:
Please conduct a search on the terms primary audience and secondary audience. List two sources you found and how they defined these two terms.
For your research-based report, who is the primary audience? Who is the secondary audience?
Does the secondary audience impact how you write the report? Please explain why or why not.
Quantitative Methods in Health Services Management
Discuss the importance of efficiency and effectiveness as key managerial interests, and analyze the primary conditions for each.
Assess whether or not the general systems model is a good approach for health services administration. Explain your rationale.
Describe best practices for the communication of changes to total rewards programs.
Share at least two of the steps in the total rewards planning process and state why you feel they are the most crucial to the planning and implementation process.
Here is an excerpt from an article called “Plagiarism Doesn’t Bother Me” by Professor Gerald Nelms:
2. In some “real-world” contexts, plagiarism is not only acceptable but is expected. Brian Martin calls this “institutionalized plagiarism.”
Plagiarism is as tied to context as every other aspect of language use. In our everyday conversations—and lectures and classroom discussions—we frequently give information without citing its source(s). Moreover, there exist contexts where plagiarism is not only acceptable but is expected and encouraged. Audience expectations and intellectual property conventions of the community in which the language use occurs determines whether adopting source material and expression without citation is acceptable or not. “Institutional plagiarism” frequently occurs and is accepted without even the lifting of an eyebrow in most daily business communications and in other bureaucratic contexts. For example, if a company employee were to try to compose a quarterly report with original language and organization, her supervisor would probably take her aside and explain that to be more efficient, she should simply adopt the organization and language of past quarterly reports.
Some might argue that “institutionalized plagiarism” is acceptable because the language and forms being plagiarized are “common knowledge.” That may be the case in some instances of institutionalized plagiarism but not in every case. Too often, we decontextualize common knowledge, thinking of it as facts every child learns in school or as information that exists in at least five (or whatever number of) credible sources, as some textbooks have defined it. In fact, content alone does not define knowledge as “common.” Common knowledge is that which is presumed to be ubiquitous or, at least, widespread within a specific community—that is, in context. Not all institutionalized plagiarism fits that bill.
Consider, for example, the annual reports that a company will publish and distribute to its investors and creditors and auditors and public officials and anyone else who might be interested. Annual reports are notoriously templated. They follow the same organizational structure every year. They almost invariably use a similar vocabulary, the same phrases, the same sentences in many instances. Yet, no one accuses the authors, often anonymous or named in the fine print, of plagiarism. No investors divest themselves of holdings in a company because its annual report is institutionally plagiarized.
This excerpt uses two common examples of business writing in discussing ways in which information is plagiarized – or not – depending, perhaps upon the view of those in a particular business setting.
There are two worthwhile questions to consider concerning what Nelms tells us about these seemingly plagiarizing practices of business/professional writing. In a short paragraph, respond to the following:
1) Based on your experience, have you seen such practices in your work? Give an example. Why do you think this practice is rather common in business/professional writing?
2) Where do you think the practice of using the same format, even the same language, for business documents might have come from? Can you think of any examples of when you have noticed the use of what is sometimes called “boilerplate” documents and language?