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 influenced your 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.

Web Design Project Charter

Must be in APA format, in-yext citations and references. All questions must be addressed.

 

Web Design Project Charter

Research the concepts behind project management in Web design, and then create a project charter for the newspaper site that you are developing. Be sure to include the following categories in the project charter:

  • Project title
  • Business needs
  • Product description
  • Project schedule
  • Start and completion dates
  • Project deliverables
  • Major activities
  • Resources

A helpful step in the project management process is the creation of a work breakdown document. Such documents can help you outline what you need to do. For this class, your assignments function as a work breakdown structure; but in the real world, would you foresee creating such an outline? What benefits and drawbacks do you see in this planning phase of the project management?

In the Discussion Board, post a link to your chosen Web site and critique it. What do you like about the site? What don’t you like about the site? What improvements will you make to the site in your redesign?

Primary Task Response:Write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • Select a formal newspaper that you will redesign.
  • Create your course project charter by addressing the topics listed in the Assignment Description.
  • Do you think actual web developers/designers regularly complete breakdown documents for their projects? Explain.
  • What benefits do breakdown documents offer a project development team?
  • What are some possible drawbacks to creating a breakdown document?
  • Critique the original Web site that you have selected to redesign.
  • What do you like about the site?
  • What don’t you like about the site?
  • What improvements do you plan to make in your redesign?

Leader Profile

Leader Profile

Many argue that the single largest variable in organizational success is leadership. Effective leadership can transform an organization and create a positive environment for all stakeholders. In this assignment, you will have the chance to evaluate a leader and identify what makes him/her effective.

Consider all the leaders who have affected your life in some way. Think of people with whom you work—community leaders, a family member, or anyone who has had a direct impact on you.

  • Choose one leader you consider to be effective. This can be a leader you are personally aware of, or someone you don’t know, but have observed to be an effective leader. Write a paper addressing the following:
    • Explain how this leader has influenced you and why you think he or she is effective.
    • Analyze what characteristics or qualities this person possesses that affected you most.
    • Rate this leader by using a leadership scorecard. This can be a developed scorecard, or one you develop yourself. If you use a developed scorecard, please be sure to cite the sources of the scorecard. Once you have identified your scorecard, rate your leader. You decide what scores to include (for example, scale of 1–5, 5 being the highest) but be sure to assess the leader holistically across the critical leadership competencies you feel are most important (for example, visioning, empowering, strategy development and communication).
    • Critique this individual’s skills against what you have learned about leadership so far in this course. Consider the following:
      • How well does he/she meet the practices covered in your required readings?
      • How well has he/she adapted to the challenges facing leaders today?
      • If you could recommend changes to his/her leadership approach, philosophy, and style, what would you suggest? Why?
  • Using the assigned readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet including general organizational sources like the Wall Street JournalBusinessWeek, or Harvard Business Review, build a leadership profile of the leader you selected. Include information from personal experiences as well as general postings on the selected leader from Internet sources such as blogs. Be sure to include 2–3 additional resources not already included in the required readings in support of your leadership profile.

Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Technology and strategic position

Apple Inc. is known for its state-of-the-art designs for products such as the iPhone, but most are unaware that Apple has used technology to streamline its supply chain management and operational systems to provide competitive pricing. This use of technology has allowed the company to under price its competitors and yet maintain a 25 percent margin on their products. The use of IT has provided Apple with a strategic and competitive position which most of their competitors find difficult to match or exceed.

Using your company or a real-world example from your research, analyze how information systems affect the firm’s strategic and competitive position.

Using the assigned readings and  online library resources, explain how information technology:

  • Impacts competitive rivalry, such as pricing, promotion, and distribution
  • Enables or dissuades new entrants
  • Enables customers to achieve greater bargaining power
  • Enables suppliers to gain more bargaining power
  • Gives rise to substitute products or services that threaten the existing market

Give reasons and examples from your research to support your responses.Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Domestic Organized Criminal Group Vs Terrorist Group – Compare And Contrast

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with speaker’s notes, comparing a domestic organized criminal group with a terrorist group. e.g Cocaine Cowboys and FARC . Select one of each based on the readings and additional resources, and answer the following questions:

  • What are the differences and similarities of organized crime and terrorism?
  • What is the scope of each group and their interrelationships with similar groups?
  • Explain the differences and similarities between the fundamental makeup of the groups’ origins as they relate to ethnic background, political ideology, social orientation, religion, and financial motivation.
  • Identify past and current trends for each group, and plot out future trends or actions in which each group may potentially take part on a national and international level.

Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.