As a group, we plan to volunteer our time at the American Red Cross branch. We did some manual labor by helping with some year-end cleaning jobs, such as washing windows and cleaning all the lights. Our next element to the project was helping with the blood drive. During the blood drive, we helped the donors safely get out of th
1. Why do unemployment benefits give some incentive to stay unemployed? 2. Define opportunity cost and give an example from your own experience. The opportunity cost is the sum of explicit and implicit costs of using a resource in a given fashion. It is the value of the next best alternative. 3. Suppose that, in a year, an A
Performance-Based Evaluation: describe a situation in which one is needed, and the tools and techniques used in the situation.
Can you discuss a specific situation in your organization (or one with which you are familiar) that requires performance-based evaluation. What tool(s) and/or technique(s) should be used in this situation? Why?
When an organization has a faithful customer base, sales promotions may be one tool to retain loyalty. For a new organization, sales promotions may be used to attract customers away from a competitor. This solution provides examples of different types of sales promotions and when they may be utilized. Example promotions and sales tecnniques are discussed for a scenerio in which competition exists amongst fruit sales, while the other explains how to product a new vitamin product.
The two-part case study posted by the student were: 1. Oakley Grove and Abraham Enterprises both market oranges and grapefruits. Oakley Grove has been in business for almost 40 years, while Abraham Enterprises has only been selling citrus fruit for about 18 months. Abraham Enterprises would like to take business away from Oak
Review previous management experience that you have had. As this is a personal review, it does not matter if you were managing in a health services organization or some other industry. In the review of your previous management experience, what types of lessons were learned, mistakes made, high points, low points - could they hav
Interpret the five characteristics of a well-cultivated thinker.
Discuss the differences between the ways that humans naturally think and the ways that humans think critically. Explain at least two natural modes of thought in your own mind that you feel you need to confront with some deep-sense critical thinking.
Mountain West Health Plans, Inc. Review the case for critical analysis "Mountain West Health Plans, Inc." Analyze the issues faced by Martin Quinn. Compare and contrast the leadership styles of Evelyn Gustafson and Erik Rasmussen. Discuss the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two leadership styles. Explain what you would
Assess how Southwest Airlines' culture is different from other airline competitors and the resulting impact on business performance. *Southwest Airlines' management believes that employees come first and customers come second. Assess the merits of this belief, indicating your agreement or disagreement with the approach. Prov
1. Examine and evaluate the disparity of Virginia's budget allocation for education and property tax to the various localities. 2. Based on your assessment, challenge or defend the equity of the system across the various localities. Reference: Mikesell, J. L. (2010). Fiscal administration: Analysis and applications fo
An application blank is a recruitment tool to prescreen all applicants in a uniform manner. Those applying for a position fill out a blank application (whether electronic or hard copy) which asks the same questions as a method to screen out those who do not possess the minimum qualifications. This presents the organization with a consistent, and often fast, way to view a high volume of applications as all applicants are presented in the same manner. The weighted scoring system allocates points based on placing a higher value on the knowledge/skills/abilities most pertinent to the job. Applicants with the highest points/score are typically those selected to proceed in the recruitment process.
The student post was: How is the scoring system developed for a weighted application blank? Provide an example of how this works. The solution explains what an application blank is, how it is used and includes an example of a job recruitment in which this type of application would be used. With more than 350 words, this sol
A personal commercial is a brief career biography that conveys your career choice, knowledge, skills, strengths, abilities, and experiences that make you uniquely qualified for a position in which you are applying. What content is most important to focus on in a personal commercial?
Power words are action verbs that describe your accomplishments in a lively and specific way. Think about the top five accomplishments and performance skills that you can demonstrate effectively. What power words can you communicate that promote energy while explaining your work skills, experience, and accomplishments? (Explain
Consider the case of the internal fraud committed by an employee, Jerome Kerviel, at Societe Generale, France's second largest banking establishment. 1. Peter Gumble, European editor for Fortune magazine comments: "[This] might be shocking for people unfamiliar with the high-risk, high-reward culture of most trading floors,
How can teamwork, empowerment, knowledge sharing, and job satisfaction contribute to high performance?
Employee Discipline: reasons for needing discipline and possible types of discipline in the workplace
Many times employers are faced with the issue of having to discipline their employees for one issue or another. Outline at least 2 different areas that an employer may need to discipline its employees. Discuss possible types of discipline that may be instituted by the employer.
Explain the effects of sex segregation, sex discrimination, and sexual harassment on women's careers. Discuss at least one court case related to each of these concepts
Self-esteem relates to the way an individual views one's self. This belief can impact a person's degree of confidence or a level of insecurity. If you were a supervisor in a prominent organization, how might you deal with an employee who displays a poor self-esteem? Must be at least 200 words Explain.
Organizations, like all cultures, must continue to evolve or they stagnate and eventually become obsolete. Using change management tools can help an organization to stay vibrant and evolve over time to remain competitive. Research change management models and address the following: Describe two or three change management
Kite 'N String manufacture old-fashioned diagonal and box kites from high-strength paper and wood. Each diagonal kite nets the company a $3 profit, requires 8 square feet of paper and 5 feet of wood. Each box kite nets $5, requires 6 square feet of paper and 10 feet of wood. Each kite is packaged in similar containers. This week
As a group, you plan to volunteer your time at the American Red Cross and intend to do some cleaning and help volunteers who have donated blood. Questions: An analysis of the sustainability of the impact of voluntarily work at the American Red Cross - Will your impact outlive your activity? How long will the impact survive? Ho
Discuss the employee evaluation process as it exists within your organization or one that you are familiar with. Is there ample opportunity for the employee to provide feedback? Are the expectations of the employee made clear on day one of his/her employment? Discuss the changes that you would make in this process and how these
1. Identify the problem with the following questionnaire items: a. Which is the most serious social problem in the U.S. today, anomie or oversocialization? b. Do you think there is a good market for the product and that it will sell well? Answer: This is a double barreled question and such questions should be avoided.
In 1-2 pages, examine the costs of turnover within a health services organization such as a hospital or a skilled nursing facility. Be sure to examine financial costs as well as costs to quality, morale, etc. How can a manager reduce these costs?
Please discuss the tools of control (e.g. Gantt Chart, flowchart, etc.) and evaluate the tools' strengths and weaknesses as it applies to their application within the health services organization. Is there one that stands out over the others? Is there one that is dependent on the situation?
There are times when policies and procedures are rolled from the top down without input from the lower level employees. Assuming that the policy or procedure ultimately is too restrictive to be successful, what options do lower level employees have to voice their concerns or disagreement without appearing to be non-compliant, or
Data Collection and Audience of Online Reports: method of collection, measurement, importance. Also, how tone, word choice, and article organization affect message.
After checking out the sidebar about the Pew Internet and American Life Project at http://www.pewinternet.org Go to the Web site and browse through the reports. Select a report and briefly summarize it in a short paragraph. In an another paragraph please answer these questions: Who is the report's audience? What is
Select an article related to "Costco in India" (saying you think is a great idea) which you think presents the author's perspective persuasively while also showing opposing views clearly and fairly, and, in two paragraphs, explain why you think the author demonstrates good critical thinking. In the first paragraph, summarize
Scenario: Consumer Products Inc. (CPI) is a U.S. regional consumer products company located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company manufactures and distributes a small line of consumer products to retailers in major western cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. The company has an excellent rep
The Director of Nursing at Smalltown General Hospital claims that several nurses are experiencing job burnout. Describe the three components of job burnout that should be evident from these nurses. Your description of each component should include an example related to nursing. Also, briefly identify two possible characteristics