Prepare four (4) new entries for your annotated bibliography. Two entries should concern the key systems of your organization, two should provide information about the style of your organization. These sources will serve as the basis of your case analysis for this module.

 

In choosing key systems, determine which systems are most important and focus on them. At Trident, for example, technology and information services are clearly essential systems. At other organizations, the human resources or quality control system may be key.

 

Write up your bibliography as directed in Module 1 and turn in by the end of this module.

 

When your paper is done, proofread it (use both spell and grammar checks), and then upload it.

 

Use information from the modular background as well as any good-quality resource you can find. Cite all sources at the end of your paper.

 

The following will also be specifically assessed:

 

Your ability to clearly communicate your understanding of the concepts (i.e., clouding, etc.).

 

Your ability to link the concepts to the issues of privacy, transparency and reliability.

 

Length: 2–3 pages, double-spaced.

 Resources

Weber, Y., Drori, I., (2011). Integrating organizational and human behavior perspectives on mergers and acquisitions. International Studies of Management & Organization. 41(3). 76-95.

For two case studies in which changes in accounting systems resulted in failure because of incompatibilities with the corporate culture, please read the article by Cristiano Busco, Angelo Riccaboni, and Robert Scapens entitled "Culture Vultures"

Busco, C., Riccaboni, A., & Scapens, R. (2001, March ). Culture vultures. Financial Management, pp. 30-32.

Now, look at the relationship between systems and strategy in this article written by Emmet Seaborn entitled "Strengthen links between benefits and strategy" from HR Focus magazine.

Seaborn, E. (1999). Strengthen links between benefits and strategy. HR Focus, 76(6), 11-13.

Finally, see how style, systems, and strategy work together in this research study by Radha Chianti, Ronald G Cook, and Wayne J Smeltz which was published in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. You can skim through the details of the research design and data analysis, but pay attention to the first part of the article and the discussion section at the end.

Chaganti, R., Cook, R. G., & Smeltz, W. J. (2002). Effects of styles, strategies, and systems on the growth of small businesses. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 7(2), 175-192.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment 1: LASA 2—Final Report Portfolio Summary

In this LASA, you will create a final portfolio and summary report consisting of two parts.

Part I: Completed Forms

Your portfolio will begin with a title page and include the following documents and paper:

  • The final copy of your completed Field Experience Log form (signed by your supervisor).
  • Completed copy of your Field Experience Journal (in the form of a Microsoft Word document). Note: Use your Reflective Journal Entries from Modules 1, 2, and 4 to fill in your Field Experience Journal.
  • Completed copy of your Field Experience Self-Evaluation form.
  • Completed copy of your Field Experience Supervisor Evaluation form from your supervisor. Note: You must arrange to have your supervisor send the completed form to your instructor directly. You may not deliver the form to your instructor yourself; it must come directly from the supervisor.  

Part II: Summary of Field Experience Paper

Write a paper that synthesizes all of the above material and addresses the following:

1) A Detailed Description of Your Placement Activities

  • Describe your placement site or agency and the tasks of the staff at your placement site.
  • Explain your role at the placement site and how you fit into the team.
  • Assess the services that are provided by the agency.
  • Discuss any diversity-related issues you saw reflected in the population that you were serving.
  • Identify one ethical issue (for example, confidentiality, informed consent, or issues of competence) that arose in your work site. Explain how you dealt with it. Cite and describe the relevant ethics codes from the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.
  • Identify at least three theoretical constructs from the various courses you have completed throughout your studies in the Bachelor of Arts, Psychology program. How have they influenced your observations of and behavior toward the population you are serving?
  • Explain what you have learned about this area of psychology practice, how it fits into your future career goals, and if it is an area in which you would like to work after graduation and why. 

2) A Reflective Summary:

  • Explain what you have learned about the population you served, the agency that serves them, and the broader social issues that affect them.
  • Identify what you have learned about yourself (i.e., preconceptions, skills, experiences, and insights).
  • Describe what you have learned about the influence of the community, society, agency, and the diversity needs of the population served.

Write an 8–10-page paper in Word format exclusive of a title page and reference page. In addition, be sure to include all of the above-completed forms. Apply APA standards to citation of sources and the formatting of your paper. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

By Monday, January 26, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Complete Field Experience Log form.
25
Complete Field Experience Journal.
25
Complete Field Experience Self-Evaluation.
25
Obtain completed Field Experience Supervisor Evaluation (sent to instructor by supervisor, not delivered through you).
25
Describe the site and the tasks of the staff at the placement site.
4
Describe your role in the placement and how you fit into the team.
8
Assess the services provided by the agency.
8
Discuss any diversity-related issues reflected in the population the agency serves.
8
Discuss one ethical issue that arose at the site (citing and describing the relevant ethics codes from the APA/ACA) and explain how you dealt with it.
8
Discuss at least three theoretical constructs from various psychology courses that influenced your observations of and behavior toward the population being served.
16
Discuss what you learned about this area of psychology practice and how it fits into your future career goals, and give reasons for whether this is an area in which you would like to work after graduation.
16
Describe what you learned about the population/s served, the agency that serves them, and the broader social issues that affect them.
20
Describe what you learned about yourself (about your preconceptions, experiences, and insights).
24
Describe what you learned about the influence of the community, society, and agency on the diversity needs of the population served.
24
Presentation Components:

Organization (16)

Style (8)

Usage and Mechanics (16)

APA Elements (24)
64
Total
300

 

 Drawing on the background materials and the information you collected in your SLP for this module, write a 3- to 4-page paper discussing the relationship between your organization's style and systems. Be sure to address the following questions:

  1. What is the organization's style?
  2. What are its key systems and how do they operate?
  3. How do these elements fit with the organization's structure and strategy?
  4. Recommend ways (if there are any) that its style and systems could be improved to improve organizational performance.

When your paper is done, proofread it (use both spell and grammar checks), and then upload it. Use information from the modular background as well as any good-quality resource you can find. Cite all sources at the end of your paper.

The following will also be specifically assessed:

  1. Your ability to clearly communicate your understanding of the concepts (i.e., clouding, etc.).
  2. Your ability to link the concepts to the issues of privacy, transparency and reliability.

Length: 2–3 pages, double-spaced.

Prof Goodman,

                          below is the requirement and is based on our private chat agreement.

 

1st DUE 3 FEBRUARY 2015

Imagine a customer service call center has recently hired you, as an HR advisor, to make recommendations to their organizational development and training program. The call center’s profit margin has been low and many employees quit after 1 year. The employee who has worked longest has only been there for 2 years, and he is looking at other job markets. You observe employees in their activities and notice that many do not see a future at the call center. Many new hires complain about the lack of a training class. The only training involves them observing another employee for 3 days; afterwards, they are expected to begin working with customers on their own and to be familiar with the database. Customers also complain that representatives are rude, impatient, and confused when answering questions.

Create a detailed report, in no more than 1,050 words (Plus or Minus 10%), of what your recommendations would be for the call center. In your report, include the following points:

  • Components of your job analysis and design
  • Techniques in developing your training programs
  • Importance and differences in using mentoring and executive coaching
  • An effective approach to organizational development based on the situation
  • Different approaches to career development

References - You must include at least one reference from beyond the course textbooks.

Format your paper and citations consistent with APA guidelines. It is very important to stay within the word count guidelines.

 

2nd Due  10 FEBRUARY 2015

Assume you are an HR director for a manufacturing company. Your responsibilities address all elements of employee well-being, which include compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and include employee benefits and relations.

Identify the problem in each of these scenarios. Detail different strategies on how you would approach each scenario, decide on an approach, and describe how that approach would be most effective.

  • An employee of 25 years received cancer treatment and was hospitalized for 2 months. He or she is now asking for additional money to help pay medical bills.
  • Accidents have been occurring in a department of 10 employees under a new supervisor. With the change in management, employees who worked for the company for more than 4 years complain that the new supervisor frequently micromanages, whereas the supervisor complains that the employees do not respect him because he is new and younger than his subordinates. Aside from the accidents, the supervisor thinks the team performance is below average.
  • A recently hired female employee was late more than eight times during her employment and was terminated because of the tardiness. The employee came back with a union representative asking to be rehired. She claims that some male employees and another female employee have been late many times. None of these employees have been terminated. The other female employee has not been fired because she is the manager’s wife.
  • A high-performing employee just had a baby and returned to work 3 weeks later. Since then, her performance has been low, but it is assumed she would be back to normal after a couple months. After 6 months, her performance level is below average, and her appearance has been messy. When coworkers talk to her, they say her attitude is depressing and she does not want to engage in conversations.
  • Be sure to specifically identify the BEST solution or alternative in each scenario.

Write your approach to the scenarios in no more than 1,400 words (Plus or Minus 10%). It is very important to stay within the word count guidelines.

References - You must include at least one reference from beyond the course textbooks.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Best Workplace

Review the most current results of FORTUNE Magazine's annual ranking of America's “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Explore the website of at least three of the companies noted. Develop a two- to four page paper that addresses the following:

  • When reviewing the descriptions of the work environments, identify elements that appear to foster employee motivation and group cohesion among employees.
  • Relate your analysis to the material presented in the chapters assigned for reading this week. For example, there may be elements that support George Homans’ theory, or another theory of exchange in groups.

Use at least three resources in addition to the course text and the FORTUNE Magazine article. The paper is to follow APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

ANDROID Fragmentation

 

384/94 dq1-4

  • on page 47 of the attached book:



    Activity 2 questions 1, 2, & 3 of Section 3 of the text.  Don't forget to graph the behavior of the variables over time (question 3).  Hint - read and think about question 4 before you complete the graphs in question 3.



  • Research as necessary Peter Senge's Organization Learning Disabilities to enhance your understanding. Now describe a situation where you have either seen, or been part of, one of these disabilities. Talk to the "who, what, where, when, and why of the Disability. Then finish by describing how the issue was resolved, or how it should be resolved.

    Two page minimum, APA format.

Two cars of equal mass collide on a horizontal frictionless surface. Before collision, car A is at rest while car B has a constant velocity of 12m/s. After collision, the two bodies are stuck together. What is the speed of the composite body (A+B) after the collision?

Your company is in charge of constructing a mini-mart similar to 7/11, Circle K, or White Hen.

You are required to create a critical path schedule for the mini-mart project. In your critical path schedule, you should:

  • Identify the activities to be included in a critical path schedule for your project.
  • Include milestone events for inspections.
  • Highlight the critical path.

Then, calculate how much TF and FF your project has. Also, identify at least three items specific to your location that might absorb this float.

Write your answers in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document.

 

Write all references in APA format