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Application: Comprehensive Outsourcing Decisions

Application: Comprehensive Outsourcing Decisions
When a company successfully makes use of outsourcing agreements time and again, its decision-making process is probably worth emulating. Smiths Medical is one such company that assesses potential outsourcing partners with a checklist that communicates the basic traits required of candidates (Barbella, 2009). Company executives explain Smiths Medical’s role in the medical device market, and question potential suppliers to determine if there might be a mutually beneficial fit.

To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 3- to 4-page paper:

•Analyze HR executives’ outsourcing decisions.
◦How would the HR skills identified in the Human Resource Competency Study aid an HR executive in assessing potential outsourcing partners?
◦How would the skills identified in the Human Resource Competency Study enable an HR executive to effectively manage outsourcing agreements?
◦How would such skills enable an HR executive to effectively advise the CEO of the organization regarding outsourcing decisions?
◦What has been left unaddressed in the Human Resource Competency Study? Explain your concern or rationale in thinking something might be missing.

Barbella, M. (2009). Decision time. Medical Product Outsourcing. Retrieved from http://www.mpo-mag.com/articles/2009/11/decision-time

Assignment 1: Discussion—The Rise of Political Parties

The two major political parties in the U.S. today, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, did not exist at the time the Constitution was drafted and ratified. Various issues led to the development of these political parties, some of which are pertinent to politics, even today.

In this assignment, you will examine the development of the two-party system. You will have the opportunity to analyze the American need and desire to have opposing views.

Based on your research and analysis of the readings for this module, respond to the following:

  • What issues led to the rise of the Jefferson-Republican party in the 1790s?
  • What mistakes were made by the Federalists that allowed the Republican Party to succeed?
  • What issues that were controversial in the 1790s remain controversial today?
  • Do you think partisan politics is a good method for solving the nation’s problems and advancing the nation’s interests? In the present two-party system, what impact do minor parties have on specific issues in recent elections?
  • How have the Democratic and Republican Parties implemented these issues into their party platform?

Provide appropriate justification for your answers. Be sure to support your positions with references to scholarly sources.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

 

Case study “HP’s ProCurve in 2009: Internal Entrepreneurship navigates evolving Corporate strategy

Assignment Instructions

As part of the formal assessment for the BA (Hons) Programme you are required to submit a Strategic Management assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing the module you should be able to:

  • Apply a number of theoretical models and their potential for developing strategy and supporting strategic decisions.
  • Critically analyse theoretical developments in strategy.
  •  Critically evaluate the process of strategy making in multinational organisations in an increasingly volatile and turbulent environment.
  • Appreciate the significance of and the difficulties in formulating and implementing strategy.

Assignment Task

Read the case study “HP’s ProCurve in 2009: Internal Entrepreneurship navigates evolving Corporate strategy”
Make sure you look at the HP’s website (ProCurve is now known as HP networking Solutions) and the website for their key competitors

NB: The business on which the case focuses was given several names during the period of the case study, including Information Networks Division and ProCurve).In the examination the term Networks should be taken to cover the successive names of the business

Answer the following questions, based on the case, your own research and relevant strategic management theories.

  1. Would you describe the management of Networks as ‘fitting’ the market or ‘stretching’ the organisation’s capabilities? Your answer should explain the difference between a “fit” (Market Based View) and a “stretch” (Resources Based View) approach to strategy (Johnson et al, 2011) and then identify examples from the case to justify your answer.
  2.  Conduct a stakeholder analysis for Networks, and evaluate the impact on its strategy of different stakeholders.
  3. Evaluate Hurd’s decision to keep Networks in HP, and advise him on future strategy for ProCurve.
  4. Before starting this assignment you are required to send to your tutor an outline in up to 500 words of your approach to the assignment, indicating the theory which you believe is relevant, and the key areas you propose to discuss.

Guidelines:

You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the Harvard system (See ‘Referencing Guide’ in the Study Skills Guide in My Resources). You must use the Harvard referencing method in your assignment.

SOC 342 Social and Health assignment

Complete a brief analysis (one to two page paper) of the homeless population within your state of residence. First, be sure to identify your state of residence. Begin your search by visiting the following website:

  • First, be sure to identify your state of residence (Texas).
  • Next, begin information gathering by visiting the following website: National Alliance to End Homelessness at http://www.endhomelessness.org
  • Once on this site you will find a live link to the State of Homelessness in America in 2013. Click on the link and you will be brought to the page which contains several chapters of this report.
  • Click on the Chapter 1 live link and read the information found there (approximately 11 pages with lots of charts and graphs).
  • Find out about homelessness in your state of residence. Report the estimated number of people in your state for each of the following categories: a) the total number of homeless people in the state; b) the number who are chronically homeless; c) the number which represents family homelessness; and d) those who are unsheltered homeless.
  • Also indicate the percent change in the homeless population in your state from 2011 to 2012.
  • Also indicate in your report which methodology was used for this report in order to determine the counts. Explain if you agree with the methodology used or not, and explain why.

ABC Company and Whole Foods Market assignment

So far, ABC Company and Whole Foods Market like what we’ve been doing. I have this last project, which involves analyzing Whole Foods Market’s feedback loops and organizational learning opportunities.

I want you to take a look at the feedback loops in Whole Foods Market.

REQUIRED READING:

Refer to the background reading on System Feedback Loops.

CASE 5 ASSIGNMENT:

Identify one Balancing Loop and one Reinforcing Loop. These feedback loops should be critical to Whole Foods Market’s performance and success. You should have a good idea of what these are from your previous analysis.

Explain each one of these loops – what are the causal factors and how do they affect each other. For the Reinforcing Loop, look for an area where there is growth. For the Balancing Loop, look for goal behavior. Once you have identified and explained these critical feedback loops, identify how Whole Foods Market has generated organizational learning, and how they can go further and generate additional organizational learning. What do they need to do to improve their performance further?

Be sure to include references. Turn in the 5- to 6-page paper by the end of the module.

KEYS TO THE ASSIGNMENT:

This is what you need to do:

  1. Determine the two critical feedback loops. Describe each Feedback Loop that you identify in your organization and explain why you selected them. Make sure you explain the Loop, the cause and effect process within the Loop. You could also include a Causal Loop Diagram. If you do, show the arrows and direction of effect (+ or -). Also, determine what the warrant is for your case.
  2. Briefly discuss the theory of organizational learning so that you provide a summary of this information to the executives – establish this as common ground.
  3. Identify the learning activities in each feedback loop that Whole Foods Market has already undertaken.
  4. Identify the opportunities for organizational learning in each Feedback Loop. Make a Case that these are learning opportunities. Logically show how the feedback process provides an opportunity for the organization to learn and improve its performance. Be precise. Depth and breadth in your discussion is always a good thing.

Application: Professional Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Application: Professional Ethics and Codes of Conduct

A professional licensing board or professional association governs each area of practice within human services and defines professional ethics or codes of conduct for their members. These professional ethics or codes of conduct clearly define the expected conduct and/or ethical considerations that members must follow to remain in good standing. Disciplinary processes are often in place as a means of enforcement when ethical violations occur. Depending upon the professional licensing board and/or association, various consequences of violations can result, ranging from mediation between involved parties to legal proceedings, depending on the severity of the violation. Human services professionals must be aware of their professional ethics and codes of conduct in their area of interest to avoid violations and related consequences.

To prepare for this assignment, research a professional human services association in your area of interest. Choose an association in which their professional ethics or code of conduct is available for you to access. Consider the history, evolution, and enforcement of the professional ethics or code of conduct.

The assignment: (3 – 4 pages)

  • Analyze the history of the professional ethics or code of conduct within your area of interest in human services. Briefly describe:
  • Who developed it
  • Where it originated
  • How it evolved
  • What major changes/additions were made

Explain how the professional ethics or codes of conduct are enforced. Briefly describe:

  • Who or what groups enforce them
  • What processes/procedures are used to enforce and resolve disputes or violations
  • What consequences exist as a result of violations

Merchant of Venice Research Paper Assignment

Merchant of Venice Research Paper Assignment

Many people believe that the character of Shylock, a Jew who is also a moneylender, is the ultimate character that represents Shakespeare’s own anti-Semitism.  He is depicted as a crude, unrelenting individual that demands a pound of flesh when Antonio can’t repay his loan.
In some modern productions of the play, the decision to paint a different picture of Shylock is evident.  He is rather the injured party in an unfair justice system.  He eventually pays a disastrous price for remaining consistent with his decision of demanding repayment.

Many people in history have ambiguous reputations.  Some people love them, while others hate them and what they stand for.

Investigate Jackie Robinson and compare and contrast him to the character Shylock.
–    What makes him a positive or negative person?
–    What has he/ done to gain this reputation?

You are required to organize your essay in a “point-by-point” structure and not “subject-by-subject.”  This means that you must compare and contrast your historical figure and Shylock in each paragraph, not discuss one in a paragraph and then the other in a separate paragraph.

Write a paper of at least 4 pages in length describing and discussing how both figures play on each side of their own ambiguous reputations.

You must use the play as one source, and find 2 additional sources to aid in your comparative composition.
You have received materials in class that you will be permitted to use.

All in-text citations must be in MLA format, as well as your Works Cited page.

Your paper should be    font: Times New Roman
size: 12
appropriate indents

Screening police officers for employment and emotional stability

In this assignment, you will explore how interrogation is different from interviewing.

Scenario:You work as a psychology professional for a metropolitan police department. Your primary job is to screen police officers for employment and emotional stability. You make recommendations about their suitability for employment, conduct interviews with police officers to determine whether they should be referred for counseling, and monitor their performance by dialogues with their superiors.

 

You are recognized for your skills as a clinician, and you are asked to participate with a team of interrogators so they may become more proficient in obtaining confessions from suspects.Compare the relationship of a psychology professional working with a suspect as a client with the relationship of a psychology professional working as a consultant to an interrogator.Tasks:In a minimum of 500 words, respond to the following:Part 1: Differentiate between interviewing and interrogation. What are the goals of interviewing and interrogation? In what instances would a psychology professional be involved in an interrogation?Part 2: Identify a context and setting for a forensic psychology professional to be involved in an interrogation. What would be your concerns in taking on the role of or assisting that forensic psychology professional?Part 3: Review the current version of the APA Ethics Code and the APA resolution on interrogations and identify an ethical principle that potentially conflicts with psychology professionals participating in interrogation. Discuss your choice in relation to the context and setting you identified in Part 2. Use the current version of the APA Ethics Code; choose elements of the ethical principles to explore issues such as “do not harm,” “informed consent,” “use of assessment techniques by unqualified persons,” and “resolving ethics code conflicts in an organization.” Explore the following issues in the context of the scenario above:Who is a psychology professional’s client?With whom does a psychology professional have a professional relationship?Do psychology professionals have any professional (as opposed to “moral”) obligations to suspects?

Review and Application of Learning Theory

Background

In psychology, learning theory refers to how we acquire basic responses and behaviors. We study three different types of learning: learning through association (classical conditioning), learning through reward or punishment (operant conditioning), and learning through imitation (observational learning). Learning theory is explored primarily through the Behavioral perspective, which emphasizes how the environment shapes who we are and how we behave.

Instructions

Choose one of the following options and respond to the essay questions:

Option A:

  1. Provide an original example from your own life history of Classical Conditioning. Your example should provide enough specific detail to illustrate the concept.
  1. Explain how each of the five key terms listed below may apply to your example.
    • Unconditioned Stimulus
    • Unconditioned Response
    • Neutral Stimulus
    • Conditioned Response
    • Conditioned Stimulus

Option B:

  1. Provide an original example from your own life history of Operant Conditioning. Your example should provide enough specific detail to illustrate the concept.
  1. Explain how each of the five key terms listed below apply to your example. If a term does not apply to your example, explain why.
    • Positive Reinforcement
    • Punishment
    • Schedule of Reinforcement
    • Thorndike’s Law of Effect
    • Extinction

Your response should be at least one page (500 words) written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION

In a 3-4 page double-spaced document, succinctly and clearly reflect on your experiences parenting your “virtual child.” Be sure to make references to course concepts whenever appropriate.

 

Section I – What Went Right/Wrong? (approximately 1-2 pages)

Reflect on your child’s experiences growing up. Describe in detail one thing that you believe positively influenced AND one thing that negatively influencedyour child’s development as they were growing up. In your role as a parent and/or an informed professional in the field of child & adolescent development, be sure to use appropriate terminology & concepts of development in your description about these experiences (and the impact of these experiences) on your child’s learning & development. A strong paper will incorporate theoretical perspectives and concepts which are directly applicable to the specific experience. In addition, a strong paper will illustrate that the author has a strong command/understanding of specific relevant concepts of child & adolescent development.

 Section II – Advice & Informed Suggestions (approximately 2 pages)

Reflect on your overall experiences in this class including your experiences as a virtual parent/parent. What have you gained from this semester experience learning about the physical, social, and cognitive development of children & adolescentsIn terms of your personal & professional life, in what ways has this impacted you? In what ways do you feel you will be able to use what you have learned/gained? In what ways do you expect you will use content gained from the course? A strong paper will provide in-depth, meaningful ways the course content is relevant to one’s personal & professional life.

 

Text book : The Developing Person: Childhood through Adolescence 9th ed

 

MLA format please.