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I am having a problem constructing an outline for a paper. I am not sure what subject area of philosophy deals with a Director of behavior management.

Create an annotated outline of your final paper, including the following:
? Identify the field you selected for your paper.
? Specify the philosophical concepts and topics your paper will address.
? Identify the philosophical assumptions you intend to evaluate.
? Outline the argument you intend to make regarding whether such assumptions are justified, desirable, and consciously held by practitioners and researchers in your field. This portion should list what sources you intend to use and explain how those sources will support your position.

Course material sources:
Bernstein, R. (1983). Beyond objectivism and relativism: Science, hermeneutics, and praxis. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Collins, J. (2001). Good to great: Why some companies make the leap...and others don't. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
Delanty, G., & Strydom, P. (Eds.). (2003). Philosophies of social science: The classic and contemporary readings. Philadelphia, PA: McGraw-Hill.
Johnson, P., & Duberley, J. (2000). Understanding management research: An introduction to epistemology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Kuhn, T. S. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions. (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. As always, the solution below should get you started. It has been based on the list of philosophers in the book by Delanty and Strom. This is all about philosophy being used in business management. I know it can be confusing in that philosophy is not normally aligned with principles of management. The thing is, management is all about strategies, about understanding human nature and about utilising knowledge to maximise resources and to take control of situations. This is where philosophy comes in as at its heart, philosophy is the study of fundamental issues related to existence, life, values, reason, language and the mind. Business and organizations are products of human activity and human activities are influenced by these fundamental issues. As such, studying philosophy of management and applying them to issues of management and leadership is expected. Good luck with your studies, as always.

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Proposed Annotated Bibliography

This paper is going to attempt to explore certain philosophies that can be utilized by an individual in a specific management position within large organizations - that of the Director of human resources or Human resource manager, one who is tasked with the overall management and provision of Human Resource services, policies, programs and principles that affects and is applied across the entire organization. The role therefore is one of the most pivotal in the organization as the effectivity and performance of individuals in human services can make or break the human conditional elements necessary to maximise talent and skills of all its members. Overall, individuals in this position are responsible for the following:

? The Safety of the workforce.
? The development of a superior workforce.
? The development of the Human Resources department.
? The development of an employee-oriented company culture emphasizing on quality, improvement, and high performance.
? Personal continual development.

They may sound simple but they are difficult to achieve requiring complex strategizing and utilization of organizational and industry resources. To do these, such an individual has to deal with the following concerns: recruiting and staffing, organizational and space planning, performance management and improvement systems, organization development, employment and compliance to regulatory concerns, employee orientation, development and training, policy development and documentation, employee relations, company-wide committee facilitation, company employee and community communication, compensation and benefits administration, employee safety, welfare, ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides insight, information and advise in putting together an outline for a paper (see above) and creates a sample annotated bibliography of the listed works (see above).