Assignment Choice #2: Performance Management Methods

Performance management includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner. Performance management can focus on the performance of an organization, a department, employee, or even the processes to build a product of service, as well as many other areas. It should be noted that performance appraisals methods are not a one-size-fits-all solution and there can be some challenges with the performance appraisal process. For this assignment, you will focus on the performance appraisal for an individual.

Research and report your findings on the following:

  1. A minimum of three performance appraisal methods (Trait or Behavioral)
  2. Strategies for conducting an appraisal interview
  3. Reliability of appraisals
  4. Criterion deficiency and contamination issues
  5. Rater errors (central tendency, leniency, strictness, force distribution, etc.)

Arrange your findings in a well-organized, scholarly response of 2-3 pages. Support your observations and opinions with citations from 2-3 credible sources documented according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to search for credible and scholarly sources.

You are the director of supply chain planning over at PlushToysInc Corp. and you are tasked with implementing an aggregate planning strategy. 

Your CEO meets with you and says it’s time to roll out the newest stuffed animals for the holiday season.

The company recently completed a sales forecast totaling 7,000 units to satisfy customer demand.

You have two options:

Option 1 - make 6,000 stuffed animals with a marketing budget of $600,000.  This makes you work under demand and with less inherent risk.

Option 2 – make 7,000 stuffed animals to meet the forecast with a marketing budget of $700,000.

Look at both options and apply principles from chapter 10 to explain which methods will work best to carry out your directives and why. 

over 350 words, you have 12 hours to finish it, please know this is a discussion, and i have provide the file of chapter 10.

There are three decision making models covered in this weeks' reading. Everyone uses a decision making model. Spend a few moments thinking about a life altering decision you have made within the last year. Post what the decision was, and what, if any, of the common errors in decision making came into play.  With the benefit of hindsight and chapter 8's information, what might you have done differently?


I've attached chapter 8 decision and planning pdf to this as well.

 23-20 (Objectives 23-3, 23-4) The following are misstatements that might be found in the client’s year-end cash balance (assume that the balance sheet date is June 30):

    1. The outstanding checks on the June 30 bank reconciliation were underfooted by $2,000.

    2. A loan from the bank on June 26 was credited directly to the client’s bank account. The loan was not entered as of June 30.

    3. A check was omitted from the outstanding check list on the June 30 bank reconciliation. It cleared the bank July 7.

    4. A check was omitted from the outstanding check list on the bank reconciliation. It cleared the bank September 6.

    5. Cash receipts collected on accounts receivable from July 1 to July 5 were included as June 29 and 30 cash receipts.

    6. A bank transfer recorded in the accounting records on July 1 was included as a deposit in transit on June 30.

    7. A check that was dated June 26 and disbursed in June was not recorded in the cash disbursements journal, but it was included as an outstanding check on June 30.


    a. Assuming that each of these misstatements was intentional (fraud), state the most likely motivation of the person responsible.

    b. What control can be instituted for each fraud to reduce the likelihood of occurrence?

    c. List an audit procedure that can be used to discover each fraud.

14-23 (Objectives 14-1, 14-3) The following questions deal with audit evidence for the sales and collection cycle. Choose the best response.


An auditor is performing substantive tests of transactions for sales. One step is to trace a sample of debit entries from the accounts receivable master file back to the supporting duplicate sales invoices. What will the auditor intend to establish by this step?

    (1) Sales invoices represent existing sales.

    (2) All sales have been recorded.

    (3) All sales invoices have been correctly posted to customer accounts.

    (4) Debit entries in the accounts receivable master file are correctly supported by sales invoices.


Which audit procedure is most effective in testing credit sales for overstatement?

    (1) Trace a sample of postings from the sales journal to the sales account in the general ledger.

    (2) Vouch a sample of recorded sales from the sales journal to shipping documents.

    (3) Prepare an aging of accounts receivable.

    (4) Trace a sample of initial sales orders to sales recorded in the sales journal.


To determine whether internal control relative to the revenue cycle of a wholesaling entity is operating effectively in minimizing the failure to prepare sales invoices, an auditor would most likely select a sample of transactions from the population represented by the

    (1) sales order file.

    (2) customer order file.

    (3) shipping document file.

    (4) sales invoice file

Option #1: Globalization or Trade Policy

Complete the following:

  • Based upon this week’s readings, analyze an article published within 60 days prior to the start of the term that deals with globalization or trade policy. Pay special attention to winners and losers.
  • What role did/do special interests play in the implementation of this policy?


  • Your paper should be at least 2 pages in length and must conform to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
  • Include a supply-demand graph.
  • Incorporate at least three scholarly references that are not required readings for this module. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.


The five questions in this worksheet are based upon the following prompt: 


Discuss the key political changes in the United States between 1770 and 1850.


Remember that political means more than just "presidential" or "governmental" and most definitely includes civics and political engagement on the part of citizens.


Be sure to keep this prompt in mind for each of the questions in the worksheet.




Question 1  


Brainstorm/scattershoot and list at least 10 concepts/detailed facts/historical evidence about key changes in government from 1770 to 1850. Make sure that you provide a mixture of big picture concepts and specific detailed facts (not all one or the other).




Question 2 


Brainstorm/scattershoot and list at least 10 concepts/detailed facts/historical evidence about concepts of citizenship, civics, and political rights of Americans from 1770-1850. Make sure that you provide a mixture of big picture concepts and specific detailed facts (not all one or the other).




Question 3


Look at the lists you created in the first two questions and consider the prompt.  Identify three broad categories that you could develop in writing an essay over the prompt.  These will be the three key points of your thesis and each key point will then be developed more fully in its own paragraph in the body (rule of three analytical essay style).  Therefore, you should pick key concepts that you have the most evidence for and which most directly address the prompt.  Here is where concept mapping might come in handy.


To answer this question, simply list (by number) your three broad categories








Question 4


Now write a proper rule of three thesis statement using the three broad categories you identified in the previous question.






Question 5


Choose ONE of the key points from your thesis statement in the previous question. Now you need to think about the paragraph of the body you will write about this key point.  Remember that the first sentence in a body paragraph will be the thesis statement about the key point. It should give the big picture argument and provide change over time analysis.  Then you should have a minimum of three supporting pieces of evidence for your argument.  Again, you must have a change over time analysis as you explain how your evidence supports your argument.


In the answer box below, I want you to provide the following information to outline your paragraph (be sure to number your evidence in your answer):


Thesis statement of paragraph:  


Evidence 1:


Explanation of how Evidence 1 supports your argument (no more than 2 sentences):


Evidence 2:


Explanation of how Evidence 2 supports your argument (no more than 2 sentences):


Evidence 3:


Explanation of how Evidence 3 supports your argument (no more than 2 sentences):





Integration of a Solution


Website icon Integration of a Solution Scoring Guide.

Presentation icon Johnson Contractors, Incorporated.

This is the fourth component of your course project.


Once a vendor is selected, it is time for the health care organization to work with them to integrate an effective solution to the original needs. Complete the following for this assignment:


Determine how the new system will be integrated into the health organization.

Recommend strategies for implementing change management.

Determine the training and development needs for departments. Include recommendations for educating employees when integrating changing technologies.

Recommend ongoing support, development, and quality indicators for successful integration.

Consider the return of investment (ROI) for new technologies. Plan review with leadership, finance, and IT to determine ROI success. You are not expected to calculate the return on investment, but to think about how the investment the hospital made towards a new information management system benefits it and outweighs the money spent?

Analyze the quality of care improvement for new technologies. Identify improved outcomes and results from patient data, surveys, and research.

Use the Johnson Contractors, Incorporated interactive given in the Resources section to complete this assignment.


Once you are done, refer to the Integration of Solution Scoring Guide and the Strategic IT Infrastructure for a Health Care Setting course project description to ensure you have met the expectations of this assignment


Health Information and the Internet


scoring guide icon Discussion and Participation Scoring Guide.

Website icon WebMD.

Website icon Healthline.

One of the newer ways for the public to find medical information is through the Internet. Such examples include WebMD and Healthline. These sites are noted in the Resources section.


Identify and describe some of the resources for health information available on the Internet. Look for resources other than those identified in this discussion.

What are your thoughts about self help and researching medical issues?

Discuss both the positive and negative consequences related to doing this?

Once you are done, refer to the Discussion Participation Scoring Guide to make sure you have met the requirements of this discussion.


Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two posts. Then consider the following:


Review the sites that your peers identified. What are your thoughts and reactions to these sites? Do you feel they are reliable and viable sites? Explain.

How do your opinions different from those of your peers in relation to medical Internet sources? Explain.


Electronic Data Interchange


scoring guide icon Discussion and Participation Scoring Guide.

Website icon EDISS – Electronic Data Interchange.

Website icon CMS – Electronic Billing and EDI Transactions.

Website icon Health Data Management – Reform Bill to Revamp EDI Transactions.

Website icon Department of Health and Human Services – Electronic Data Interchange and Paperless Processing: Issues and Challenges.

For this discussion, explain how electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions work? Describe a transaction and identify how it impacts policy?


The resources located in the Resources area will help you in answering these discussion questions.


Once you are done, refer to the Discussion Participation Scoring Guide to make sure you have met the requirements of this discussion.


Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two posts. Then consider the following:


Based only on your peer's post, is there enough information to understand how EDI works? Explain.

Review the response of your peer and compare it to your own. What impacts did you identify that your peer did not? What impacts did your peer identify that you did not?