Differences between men and women in terms of life expectancy.

Using the Human Development Reports, available online at http://hdr.undp.org/en/ and other sources from national and international organizations, your team will write a short report ONE PAGE.  In this report, for your selected country, your team will consider progress or setbacks for women, for the last 20 years, in general aspects of health.  Statistical tables from the Statistical Annex of the 2016 Human Development Report to consider for your report:  tables 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8. Use similar tables from other reports, as appropriate.   Your team report should consider issues like:

Differences between men and women in terms of life expectancy
Leading causes of death
HIV/AIDS cases
Quality of health care
Any other relevant facts.

Discuss the importance and complexity of leadership behavior.

ASSIGNMENT 3  
POWER, POLITICS, AND CULTURE Week 9: 240 points 
 
In business, power and politics greatly influence an organizational culture in turn hinder organizational productivity. In your role as consultant you observed power and politics influence on the corporate culture. 
 
INSTRUCTIONS Create a double-spaced 6 to 7 page report that addresses the following: 
 
1) Influence of Politics and Power • Explain how politics and power-play may have influenced the organization’s culture. 
2) Sources of Power • Explore the sources of power and describe how management could use this influence to benefit your department and improve organizational performance. 
3) Leadership Behavior and Culture • Make recommendations that support how the study of power and politics could influence leadership behavior and improve the organization’s culture. 
4) Leadership Influence • Discuss the importance and complexity of leadership behavior. How does it influence organizational structure and performance? 
5) References and Citations • Provide at least 2 quality resources. • In-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting another source. 
6) Formatting and Writing Standards • Formatting and writing standards are part of your grade. Align your formatting to the Strayer Writing Standards. 

Week 9 Discussion 
Organizations from time to time must make hard decisions (expand, layoff employees or close a facility). As a manager you will have to use work experiences, advice from supervisors and the organizational culture to support your decision. Organizational culture is the sum of the values and beliefs shared among employees.

Suppose you are a manager who is faced with having to reduce headcount (layoff one of your two employees) in your unit. Sales within the company have declined due to the downward spiral of the economy each department within the organization is faced with making the same decision. Fortunately, you only have to cut one job; others are reducing more.

Mary is in her mid-20s, single, college graduate, she is very hard working and was in the top 10% of the performance ratings this year, she constantly volunteers to travel, work weekends and evenings. However, she supports political causes that could be viewed as contrary to the goals of the company.

Alice is in her mid-40s, has two young children, her husband is a doctor, her performance is good, and she has above average performance reviews. However, she has limited availability on weekends and limitations onovernight travel due to her volunteer work with local charities.

    As a manager who would you select to layoff and why?
    What other factors can be used to decide who gets laid off in organizations?
    How should an organization choose between a decision that is legal and in the best financial interests of the organization, but which could be viewed as unethical?

What kind of influence does domestic violence have on a woman?

It is time to create your own case study of an individual from your target population which is Domestic Abuse Victims.  Using the information you researched, write a case study that relates to the generalizations of the target group. It can be true or fictitious and should be written in a storytelling format. A minimum of 1 page is required. You could write about someone you know. What kind of influence does domestic violence have on a woman? What is typical for a woman this age (25)? Write your story and thoroughly explain this person’s story. 
                                   
 Rubrics: Please Follow The Rubrics It Is VERY Important!!!!

Describes generalizations and characteristics in a storytelling format that are related to the target group (Domestic Abuse Victim) that identify issues a person from this population may experience. 40 pts
Details issues related to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the chosen population. 40 pts
 Follows standard mechanics for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and writing style. Any references are cited in APA format. A minimum of one page in length is presented. 20 pts

How to protect employees from blood-borne pathogens such as AIDS?

For this assignment, you will identify the top three major safety and health issues in a chosen firm, and write a policy on each, consistent with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. There is a minimum requirement of 400 words for each of the three job policies.
Each of the five domains of OSHA must be considered when writing these three policies:
a) Hazard communication: How will you notify people of potentially dangerous or unhealthy work conditions? 
b) Blood-borne pathogens: How will you protect employees from blood-borne pathogens such as AIDS?
c) Personal protective equipment (PPE): What equipment or tools will your employees in this job require to work safely? 
d) Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs): How will you prevent CTDs that come from repetitive movement (e.g., carpel tunnel syndrome)? 
e) Work assignments: How will you handle potentially dangerous work assignments, especially to protect unborn babies?
NOTE: This is a three-part assignment. All three of the policies (400 words each) you write should go on one document. This one document is what will be uploaded to Blackboard.

Integrate and apply analytical principles and concepts of leadership to make strategic decisions.

 Before accepting the assignment please read all. The paper needs to be at least 7 pages long not including the cover and reference page. Only the sources attached can be used as references. The paper needs to have at least 10 in text citations. You must answer all of the questions covered in the   Roman Numeral section. You must write the assignment covering all points in the grading rubric that is attached. The report needs to be complete by 12:00 noon on 3/2/2019. You must be willing to make corrections if needed. 

Purpose: 
The purpose of this project is to apply leadership concepts to a crisis leadership situation and to make recommendations for a crisis-ready culture.
The key to doing well in this assignment is to use course materials from all seven weeks. While there is a focus on Week 7 content, students are expected to apply the concepts learned from weeks 1 through 6 as well. Moreover, students are expected to apply examples from the case scenario to concepts learned from the course materials. Students will not need to use course materials outside of those provided in this classroom, so use of any other course materials should be highly discouraged.
A Snapshot of the Case and the Underlying Issues:
This case focuses on a crisis that was created because of poor leadership decisions and behaviors. The decisions made by Higgins created the problem, but at the core of this problem was the poor leadership of Brown. Higgins made a decision to purchase genetically modified Echinacea for short-term gain. She made this decision without consulting with anyone. But the crisis could have been prevented by Brown. Brown demonstrated:

the wrong leadership style in giving Higgins free rein
low emotional intelligence by not demonstrating control of his emotions and not managing conflict well
that he was not an Authentic leader, in that he didn’t clearly communicate the values most important to him and to Biotech (the core values). Knowing that the core values would have possibly allowed Higgins to reframe her decision making (in other words she would have understood sustainability and customer-centricity come before short term profits). Moreover, Brown did not take ownership of the problem – another sign of an unauthentic leader.

Finally, this case demonstrates what can happen when culture, structure, and strategy do not align. After working through these leadership issues, students will provide recommendations to make Biotech crisis-ready.
Skill Building: 
You are also completing this project to help you develop the skills of analysis, critical thinking, and writing a report. Writing is critical because in business it is important to convey information clearly and concisely and to develop a personal brand. Developing a personal brand is important because it is the ongoing process of establishing an image or impression in the minds of others especially those in positions above you. Having a strong personal brand can lead to opportunities that include promotions.
Skills:  Writing, Critical Thinking, Developing a Personal Brand, Situational Analysis, Writing a Report.
Outcomes Met With This Project:

use leadership theories, assessment tools, and an understanding of the role of ethics, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, competencies, values, and attitudes to evaluate and enhance personal leadership skills
assess the interactions between the external environment and within an organization to foster responsible and effective leadership and organizational practices
Develop individual awareness, style and communication skills that enhance leadership skills
Integrate and apply analytical principles and concepts of leadership to make strategic decisions. 

Instructions: 
Step 1: The Scenario
Read the Case Scenario that follows and answer Mr. Barney’s questions in the form of a report. Address the report to Mr. Barney.
You walk into your office one morning and see an article on your desk. You pick it up and realize that Mr. Barney, the CEO, placed it there! He also has some questions on a post-it note and a request for recommendations.  
Max Barney was exhausted. He had just finished a long meeting with his current VP of Headquarter Operations, Michael Brown. Michael, who was himself getting ready for retirement, was giving Barney a rundown of a recent crisis that impacted the company. While the dust seemed to be settling, Barney recognized that this was one of the worst things to ever happen to his company.
Michael recalls the crisis in the following way: 
“On the morning of January 19th, I got a call from Joanne Edwards, my contact at our major distributor, Happy and Healthy Foodmart.  She told me that three of her customers had complained that Biotech’s echinacea had made them ill.  I called our legal department immediately to put them on alert.  By noon that day, the number of reported illnesses had risen to seven.  By January 22nd, the worst possible news came in – one of those people had actually died. 
I called my team together immediately to come up with a plan for an immediate Recall. We needed to manage this crisis with our employees, our distributors, and most of all our customers.  Controlling the message to the public and the media was critical.  We’d had Recalls before, but never in reaction to a customer death. This was a whole new ball game for us. 
Once the Recall had been put in place, we needed to get to the bottom of the echinacea problem. We started looking at the suppliers and ended up in the Purchasing Department. When we discovered that Henrietta Higgins, the Assistant Director of Purchasing, had cut a deal with a new supplier I became furious, Max. I mean, it was not one of my proudest moments.” 
“That’s understandable,” replied Max, “go on. Tell me more.” 
“Well, Higgins received an offer from a new supplier to buy genetically modified echinacea.  She explained that she thought it was a good move because it would save the company over 20% on the wholesale price.  She made the decision unilaterally, Max, without every going to her supervisor or to me to discuss it.” 
“What did you do when you found this out?” asked Max. 
“I fired her, of course. We had no other choice, Max.  It’s because of her we have this crisis. And on top of that, we’ve decided to halt all sales of all echinacea in the foreseeable future.” 
“Who’s we?” Max asked, with concern in his voice now. 
“My team, of course. I told my managers about my decision and they’re all behind me 100%.  We all know how important it is to act quickly in this situation, Max.  You can trust me to turn this situation around.” 
Max left the meeting sure about two things. First, he was secretly relieved that Michael was nearing retirement. The new VP of Headquarter Operations could start fresh. Second, he had just finished reading an article about a “Crisis Ready Culture”. He knew that it was time for Biotech to start developing a crisis-ready culture.  
Max drops by your office with a copy of that article. He has a post-it note on the article, with the following questions and a request for recommendations: 

What Leadership Styles were used in the recent echinacea crisis? Discuss the leadership style of every person involved.
What Leadership Styles would be most beneficial in a crisis-ready culture?
What leadership competencies were evident in the recent echinacea crisis? Discuss the leadership competencies of every person involved.
What leadership competencies would be most needed in a crisis-ready culture?
What role did Emotional Intelligence (or lack of Emotional Intelligence) play in the echinacea crisis?
What role would Emotional Intelligence play in a crisis-ready culture?
What role did Authentic Leadership (or lack of it) play in the Echinacea crisis?
What role would Authentic Leadership play in a crisis-ready culture?
What role (if any) did Biotech’s current culture play in the Echinacea crisis?
How can Biotech align its current strategy, culture and organizational structure to develop a crisis-ready culture?
Give three specific and actionable recommendations that could be implemented to develop acrisis-ready culture for Biotech. (Each recommendation should be supported by course materials).

Step 2. The Questions to Answer
You will answer the 11 questions above provided in Step 1. 
Step 3. Write the Report. 
Report Format: 
Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) report should be no more than seven (7) pages double-spaced, Times New Roman-12 points font. Those five pages do not include therequired Title Page, Reference Page and Appendix. You will use the following format.
The report should use Roman Numeral numbering for each section and answer each of Mr. Barney’s questions, as follows:

The Leadership Styles demonstrated in the recent echinacea crisis.  Provide evidence for your claims from the case scenario and support your claim with course material.
The Leadership Styles that would be most beneficial in a crisis-ready culture.  Support your reasoning with course materials.
The leadership competencies that were evident in the recent echinacea crisis. Provide evidence for your claims from the case scenario and support your claim with course materials.
The leadership competencies that would be most needed in a crisis-ready culture.  Support your reasoning and conclusions with course materials.
The role that Emotional Intelligence (or lack of Emotional Intelligence) played in the echinacea crisis. Provide evidence for your claims from the case scenario and support your claim with course materials.
The role that E.Q. would play in a crisis-ready culture.  Support your reasoning and conclusions with course materials.
The role that Authentic Leadership (or lack of it ) played in the Echinacea crisis. Provide evidence for your claims from the case scenario and support your claim with course materials.
The role that Authentic Leadership would play in a crisis-ready culture.  Support your reasoning and conclusions with course materials.
The role (if any) that Biotech’s current culture played in the Echinacea crisis. Provide evidence for your claims from the case scenario and Biotech Company Profile and support your claim with course materials.
How Biotech can align its current strategy, culture and organizational structure to develop this crisis-ready culture.  Support your analysis with course materials.
Three specific and actionable recommendations that Biotech leadership could implement to develop this crisis-ready culture. (Each recommendation should be supported by course materials). Make sure these three recommendations are actionable (in other words, leadership can take your advice and put it into practice immediately) and specific (in other words, not too general that it cannot be easily understood). For example, “change leadership style” is not actionable today, and too general to be clearly understood.  However, “train leaders on different leadership styles” can be put into practice today and is specific enough to be understood. (Do not use this example in your answer!).
Reference Page – provide references to match your in-text citations, written in APA format.

Step 4. Submit the Completed Report in the Assignment Folder. 
Submitting the project to the Assignment Folder is considered the student’s final product and therefore ready for grading by the instructor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment is the correct submission. No exceptions will be considered by the instructor. 
Other Required Elements:

Read the grading rubric for the project. Use the grading rubric while completing the project to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.
Contractions are not used in business writing, so do not use them.
Paraphrasing is allowed. Direct quotes are not allowed. You do not need to cite or reference this leader for the purposes of this report.
Direct quotes are NOT allowed if they are quotation from course materials. This means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document, but put a passage from a source document into your own words and attribute the passage to the source document, using in-text citations in APA format. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks. If more than four consecutive words are used from source documents, this material will not be included in the grade and could lead to allegations of academic dishonesty.
In-text citations should be included in ALL SECTIONS of the report, and should demonstrate application of the course material. Note that a reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa.
You may only use the course material from the classroom. You may not use books or any resource from the Internet.
Provide the page or paragraph number, where applicable.

 

Describe key ways that organizations might expand on defining their benefits and benefits management philosophies.

 

Assignment 4: Planning Benefits Strategically

The strategic value of benefits programs in organizations cannot be understated. Growth in the cost of providing employee benefits is inevitable. Strategically planning the best and most cost-effective benefits program will be critical to organizational success.
Write a 5-7 page paper in which you:

Identify and discuss two (2) external and two (2) internal forces capable of influencing the bottom-line impact of benefits programs. How does knowing about these factors affect the organization’s strategic planning?
Describe a minimum of three (3) key ways that organizations might expand on defining their benefits and benefits management philosophies. Be specific.
Compare and contrast the two approaches to strategic benefits planning referred to as “Top-Down” and “Backing-In”. Based on your current organization’s strategy, which approach would work best? Why?
Review the nine (9) outcomes of successfully completed strategic benefits planning initiatives on page 496 of the text book. Then select any 3 outcomes you personally feel might be more important and explain why.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment preferably from http://research.strayer.edu Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources. 
NOTE: Please note the importance of using your textbook to find a lot of needed information to help in writing your paper.
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; paragraphs are properly indented, and all lines of information double-spaced; 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 page length. 
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Define total rewards and describe the advantages of a total rewards approach.   
Analyze an organization’s strategy, workforce, operating environment, and key stakeholders to identify critical factors in designing a total rewards strategy.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in total rewards.
Write clearly and concisely about total rewards using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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What are the factors that determine the appropriateness of demands made on employees?

Management 495-Case Analysis 

The subject of this analysis is to examine the ethical issues surrounding the treatment of 
employees and colleagues in the workplace. 
What are the factors that determine the appropriateness of demands made on employees? 
The accompanying article “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace” https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html  The New York Times August 17, 2015, presents a case in point. An alternative perspective is presented by Christine 
Porath in the following TED Talk: 
https://www.ted.com/talks/christine_porath_why_being_nice_to_your_coworkers_is_good_for_business?language=en 
Please draw on ethical principles discussed in Chapter 9 of the text in your analysis. 
Please feel free to consult other sources as well. 
This should be accomplished in 4-5 pages (body only). Your page format should follow 
that prescribed in the syllabus for the final paper. Guidelines for electronic submission 
are also in the syllabus. 
The assignment is due at noon on  Sunday, March 10.

I. Are there limits to the demands that can be placed on employees? 
As long as all required behaviors are legal, should leadership be morally bound to “protect” employee well-being? 
2. Professor Porath advocates an organizational culture that is much different from Amazon’s. How would you describe the civility the Professor Porath refers to, in terms of managerial morality? 
3. What are the likely organizational outcomes for a company like Amazon? 
Is their culture likely to result in superior performance in the long run? 
How might their demands lead to negative outcomes for the employees, and the organization as a whole?