ISCOM 471 Week 5 Individual Assignment Planning and Controlling the Supply Chain Paper

Develop the framework for an ideal psychological support agency to respond to a national catastrophic event.

Write a 1,400- to 2,450-word report that details the psychological support framework.

Include the following in your report:

  • The size of the agency
  • Qualifications and skills of the employees
  • Services provided
  • The key components of the agency and its overarching mission
  • How the agency can work with other organizations and what role the criminal justice system would play in this agency, if any.

Format the report consistent with APA guidelines

 Assignment 1: Discussion—Environmental Factors

In this assignment, you will have a chance to discuss a topic that brings personality theory together with social psychology. Dealing with unhealthy groups like gangs or cults is an important issue in social psychology. However, you cannot fully address this issue if you do not first understand personality development and how one’s personality affects the choices that are made. Specifically, you will look at Skinner’s behavioral perspective on personality development and discuss how that theory can play a role in this issue of unhealthy groups.

Bob is an adolescent who grew up in a gang-infested part of a large city. His parents provided little supervision while he was growing up and left Bob mostly on his own. He developed friendships with several kids in his neighborhood who were involved in gangs, and eventually joined a gang himself. Now crime and gang activities are a way of life for Bob. These have become his way to identify with his peer group and to support himself.

It is relatively easy to see that Bob’s environment has played a large role in his current lifestyle. This coincides with Skinner’s concept of environment being the sole determinant of how personality develops. Skinner believed that if you change someone’s environment and the reinforcements in that environment, you can change their behavior.

Use the Internet, Argosy University library resources, and your textbook to research Skinner’s concept of the environment and answer the following questions: 

  • If you were to create an environment for Bob to change his behavior from that of a gang member to a respectable and law-abiding citizen, what types of environmental changes and positive reinforcements would you suggest and why?
  • What are some interventions that are used in the field currently? Are there any evidence-based programs that use these environmental and reinforcement interventions? 

Write your initial response in 2–3 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Week 4, Day 3, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Week 4, Day 7, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

The S’No Risk Program

In the mid-eighties, the Toro company launched a promotion in which snow blower purchasers could refund a portion of their purchase if the next winter brought modest snowfalls. The amount of their refund was tied to snowfall amounts and so, the program was prey to certain risks and uncertainties. You will explore those risks and choices from a variety of perspectives.

Review the case study “The Toro Company S’No Risk Program” by David E. Bell (1994) from this module’s assigned readings. Click here to download the Toro Excel worksheet which contains data exhibits from the article; the exhibit titles match the tabs long the bottom of the worksheet. Use this tool to conduct your data analysis for this assignment.

Analyze the risks of the program from the following points of view:

  1. Toro
  2. The insurance company
  3. The consumers

Write a 3 page summary paper that addresses the following (the last two questions(5 &6) answer & present in power point format) :

  1. Why did the insurance company raise the rates so much? How would you estimate a fair insurance rate?
  2. From the perspective of the consumer, how were the paybacks structured and how might they be restructured to entice you at an equal or lower cost of insurance? How does the program influence your decision to purchase?
  3. What are the common decision traps which each group in point (2) is susceptible to? Develop a matrix or decision tree in order to compare the groups. How does the program impact the consumer’s “regret”? (Hint: Map the possible outcomes for the consumer.)
  4. From either Toro’s or the insurance company’s perspective, how would you frame your argument to achieve your desired objective?
  5. Was the program successful? Why or why not?
  6. If you were Dick Pollick, would you repeat the program? Assume you manage the S’No Risk program and argue your case. To what biases are you susceptible in this case?

Submit your analysis paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

 

Bell, D. E. (1994). The Toro company s’no risk program. Harvard Business School. Case No. 9-185-017.

Career Goal Sheet








Prior to completing this discussion, please read Modules 10.6 and 15.1 in the textbook, watch the Environmental and Genetic Influences on Intelligence and Multiple Intelligence videos, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

In this post, you will explore the role of society and community agencies (more specifically, schools) in developing the optimum learning and pro-social behavior of children.  Explain the major themes of Montessori-style education and typical education formats for children.  Analyze child development research and theory by creating a bulleted list or table describing three benefits and three drawbacks of each style. Within your lists, consider and comment upon the developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. In what ways does each style of education benefit or ignore each domain?  Explain the role of these in the development of optimum learning and pro-social behavior in children. Additionally, consider the stages of development from toddlerhood through adolescence.  In what ways are the educational needs of children and adolescents similar, and how do they differ? 

Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your peers.  In your responses, describe how these styles of education may have different implications for different types of student learners and address whether or not a unique learning style would benefit from the benefits they have listed for a particular educational style.  Provide either a different benefit or drawback than the one your classmate found regarding one type of education, or address another issue that neither your classmates nor you identified in your original post.





 

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Evaluate the achievements of the Cardenas era`s reform program of 1934-1940, noting its positive and negative aspects. Include in your discussion how it affected peasants and workers, what role women played and how it affected their struggle for equality.

 

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Discuss the main factors that shaped the Brazilian social, economic and cultural development in the early 20th century. In your discussion, please an explanation of Vargas` populist program, how it evolved, and how it affected various sectors of Brazilian society, what specific role women played; and how race and class rivalries affected the development of popular culture in Brazil.

 

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Review the social, political, and economic history of 20th century Argentina. In your answer, discuss the strengths and weakness by including commentary on the role of the military, a comparison and contrast of Hipolito Yrigoyen and Juan Peron, Their careers, why each succeeded, and why each ultimately failed; and a description of the impact of the feminist movement on the course of modem Argentine populism.

 

 

 

 

Identify key trends, assumptions, and risks in the context of your final business model.



Develop the strategic objectives for your new division of the existing business in a balanced scorecard format (an example is attached in the presentation) in the context of key trends, assumptions, and risks.The strategic objectives are measures of attaining your vision and mission. As you develop them, consider the vision, mission, and values for your business and the outcomes of your SWOTT analysis and supply chain analysis.



Consider the following four quadrants of the balanced scorecard when developing your strategic objectives:

  • Shareholder Value or Financial Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Market share
    • Revenues and costs
    • Profitability
    • Competitive position
  • Customer Value Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Customer retention or turnover
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Customer value
  • Process or Internal Operations Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Measure of process performance
    • Productivity or productivity improvement
    • Operations metrics
    • Impact of change on the organization
  • Learning and Growth (Employee) Perspective, includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Employee satisfaction
    • Employee turnover or retention
    • Level of organizational capability
    • Nature of organizational culture or climate
    • Technological innovation

Develop at least three strategic objectives for each of the four balanced scorecard areas identified (Financial, Customer, Process, Learning and Growth). Your objectives should be selected, in part, based on an evaluation of a number of potential alternatives to the issues and/or opportunities identified in the SWOTT Analysis paper and table you completed in Week 3.



Base your solutions on a ranking of alternative solutions that includes an identification of potential risks and mitigation plans, and a stakeholder analysis that includes mitigation and contingency strategies. You should also incorporate the ethical implications of your solutions into your selection.

  • For each strategic objective, develop a metric and target using a balanced scorecard format. (For example, a strategic objective in the shareholder or Financial Perspective is to increase market share. A metric to actually measure this strategic objective of market share increase is, "The percentage of increase in market share." The target is the specific number to be achieved in a particular time period. The target for the metric of "Increase market share" could be "Increase market share by 2% for each of the next 3 years" of an increase of 2% per year for 3 years.)

Outline a brief communication plan discussing how you will communicate the company's strategic objectives that includes the following:

  • Define the purpose.
  • Define the audience.
  • Identify the channel(s) of communication and why you selected that channel.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word strategic objectives summary.  Include your balanced scorecard and its impact on all stakeholders, and the communication plan.

 

Format paper consistent with APA guidelines.



 

What is the typical profile of a venture champoin?

What do we know about them?

What makes the successful?

 

 

Essay format, 2-3 paragraphs with references.

Please, please, PLEASE don't use the one that's already been posted online. They check the work through turnitin and I don't want to get in trouble.

 

The assignment is the student file and the check figures is the thing you use to check the answers, I think. The main thing is the assignment file is the acct202simulation_ss2015_studen1t.xlsm file.