business management research paper

You have just attended a manager’s meeting about establishing self-directed, high-performing teams. The company is concerned because some of the managers are having success building self-directed, high-performing teams while others are not. A discussion occurred that identified the characteristics of the successful team building elements and compared them to those managers that have not been successful. This is a situation where those who are struggling need to learn from those who are doing well. The discussions included identifying what could be going wrong and what steps might be taken for success.

You have been asked to write a research report that summarizes the meeting and offers some recommendations that might be helpful to those managers who are struggling. Specifically, your report must include:

  • Identification of the difficulties the managers may be having in establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Identification of the successful characteristic of establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Recommendations for success
  • A designed plan that might help guide the struggling managers and improve negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Assignment Objectives:

  • Describe the various stages of team development
  • Apply methods to improve negotiation skills and manage serious confrontation

 

Use the Library and Internet to research this topic.

Present your findings as a 5-7 pages (body of paper) formatted in APA style.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters.
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5-7 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text citation.

court management policy

Key Assignment Draft The objective of this assignment is to enable you to demonstrate your ability to develop a court management policy proposal that addresses the key factors that should be considered to ensure that legal requirements and best practices in management are observed. You will craft a policy proposal designed to address problems of case backlog and excessive delay in calendaring of hearings that have resulted from the growing workload in state courts. You will select the U.S. state court system of your choosing as opposed to a hypothetical or generic state court in an effort to make this deliverable more realistic and to enable the use of information for your research that may be available through actual court administration offices (e.g., via their Web sites or publicly available research reports). The environment in which this policy proposal is being generated is one characterized by several realities: State budgets for managing necessary services are shrinking. The political environment is somewhat unstable because of lack of consensus on how to address various types of social problems, including crime. Property-related crime is on the rise, including collateral offenses against persons. Court systems are so overwhelmed that there is growing public perception that public access to timely dispute resolution has become severely constrained. Correctional facilities are over-crowded, and problems of recidivism have accelerated. Plea bargaining and out-of court settlement of cases has increased in part as a way to side-step lengthy and expensive court trials. Certain alternative dispute resolution programs have been operating successfully in many circumstances and jurisdictions. You will produce a policy proposal from the perspective that you are a senior policy analyst employed by a state’s Administrative Office of the Courts. In this role as a senior policy analyst, you have been assigned to draft a proposal for the court administrator recommending viable options based on the legislature’s interests and objectives. The background information that you have been given by your employer is that the Judicial Committee of the State Legislature is very interested in a policy proposal that weighs options for new programs and/or approaches to dispute resolution designed to satisfy the legislature’s stated objectives to do the following: Reduce case backlog Shorten the average time for court hearings to be calendared and for decisions to be rendered Avoid the expense of expanding the number of court houses, judges, and associated court staff and/or detention facilities and associated staff Minimize the need for funding of new programs Consider the viability of “community burden-sharing” through partnerships with private (where private includes both profit and nonprofit) organizations and resources In addition, the judicial committee has specified that it would like to look at a policy proposal that focuses on dispute resolution options related to juvenile offenders that address the legislature’s objectives as a “pilot test” of new approaches to managing court-related services in the existing environment. Thus, the court administrator has asked that the policy proposal be narrowly focused on the juvenile justice division of the state court system.The policy proposal should exclude considerations of whether any proposed new programs or expansions of existing programs meet existing statutory requirements. For purposes of this project, you are to assume that once the proposal is presented to the Judicial Committee of the State Legislature, that committee will charge the Office of Legislative General Counsel to determine what, if any, statutory changes would be necessary.Questions the proposal would need to address include the following:Would it cost the state less to implement a victim offender mediation (VOM) program for juvenile offenders than it would to expand the courts and corrections staff and facility infrastructure? Would it take the state less time to implement a program such as this than it would to expand the courts and corrections staff and facility infrastructure? To what extent could a VOM program reduce court case backlog and thereby shorten the average time between arrest and case disposition? What is the “track record” of one or more comparable VOM program(s)? What are the social benefits and social costs of a VOM program for juvenile offenders both to the offenders themselves and to the larger community? Are there particular types of cases that are appropriate, as opposed to others that the legislature might want to exclude? What are the major challenges that will be faced by the Administrative Office of the Courts in implementing this proposed policy in terms of the following:  Program development Training and credentialing of mediators “Selling” it to potentially supportive community resources that could become partners with the state in this effort Case flow and records management Security issues related to cases being mediated outside of court facilities

Assignment Objectives
Analyze the challenges faced by Court Administrators

Develop a policy proposal to address a court service management opportunity or problem

5-6 pages

Assignment 2: Law Enforcement And Organized Crime

The mission of law enforcement agencies across the United States is to serve and protect. Many agencies use paramilitary tactics to address the crime problem that has affected the United States for the past fifty years. Some people wonder whether law enforcement is actually winning the war on crime. The initial focus of law enforcement was on drugs, but now, the focus is on organized crime. Some feel that the war is being lost, while others argue that the recent decline in crime is a direct result of get-tough policies. In this assignment, you will discuss the possibility of get-tough policies eradicating organized crime.

To complete this assignment, use your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources to identify specific measures taken by law enforcement agencies against organized crime.

Submission Details:

By the due date assigned, prepare a 3–4-page paper that examines the impact of law enforcement on organized crime. In your paper, respond to the following:

  • Explain whether get-tough policies will eradicate organized crime or whether organized crime will win the war by diluting the efforts of law enforcement through lucrative deals.
  • If get-tough policies don’t work, analyze where you would say the problem lies.
  • Describe the types of policies you would introduce to help reduce the problems associated with organized crime.
  • Explain whether the war on crime is an appropriate approach to dealing with organized crime.

Include an APA-formatted reference page, linking back to your in-text citations and supporting your recommendations. You cannot have only in-text citations or only references; you must have both.

Assignment 1: Debating The Issue Of Organized Crime And The Role Of Terrorism

Organized crime has been problematic for law enforcement agencies for decades. The very structure and activities of organized crime makes eliminating the problem an ongoing challenge. The purpose of this assignment is to show just how difficult it is for law enforcement to stop organized crime. Strategies to eliminate organized crime have included increased surveillance and various policy changes, but they have failed.

You are running for mayor of Centervale. It is a tight contest, and you expect to have a rather heated debate at the town hall meeting coming up. Your campaign manager tells you that at the debate, your opponent intends to present a plan for eliminating all organized criminal enterprises from Centervale. However, from your knowledge of the history and theory of organized crime, you know that complete elimination of organized crime is impossible, although a reasonable plan for reducing criminal activity can be developed and implemented at the local, state, and federal levels.

Submission Details:

By the due date assigned, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:

  • Use your knowledge of organized crime to create a counterargument against your opponent. Your counterargument should:
    • Focus on the future of organized crime and consider its impact on the threat to public safety.
    • Educate the public on why terrorism is a valid area of concern in the organized crime debate.
  • Provide a rationale for highlighting key areas that pose a specific threat to public safety.

Statement of Professional Goals

If your Bachelor’s degree in under a 3.0 cumulative GPA please complete an essay of 500 words at minimum outlining your professional goals. The essay should address the following questions:

  1. What are your professional goals and how will a Criminal Justice degree from Saint Leo University assist you in reaching those goals?
  2. Based on your previous collegiate, professional, and life experience, why do you think now this is the right time for you to enroll into the Criminal Justice program?
  3. How do you think you will be able to handle an academic rigor of a graduate program that requires students to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA?

government

  • In Week 4, you developed a policy regarding the three strikes laws in the State of California. Now, the state has decided to try to revamp other systems within the government to accommodate more diverse populations. The three strikes laws are now causing a problem for the correctional institutions in the United States. Now, there is an older inmate population because of the aging of the population.
    • Locate and analyze the current problems pertaining to the three strikes laws and incarceration.
    • For this assignment, you will develop a policy change to address prisoners who have been sentenced under these three strike laws and have reached the age of 60.
    • In your policy, address the following:
      • Describe your proposed policy in detail, and provide the specific language you would propose to be part of any statute or regulation that results from your proposed policy.
      • What information could you provide to the community and the state legislature to implement such a policy change?
      • What would be the advantages of this policy? Explain and provide support for your arguments.
      • What would be the disadvantages? Explain and provide support for your arguments.
    • You should use the same format that you used for your Week 4 Key Assignment Draft policy.
  • Address the following in 1-2 pages:
    • What effect would your corrections policy have on the state budget and state taxes? Explain.
    • How have you ensured that your second policy effectively utilized the feedback you received for your three strikes policy from Week 4? Be specific and explain in detail.
  • Remember to support your policy with scholarly and academic resources.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

ENG115 WEEK 2 DISCUSSION

HOW TO WRITE A THESIS (Watch the Episode Laughing)

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Writing a thesis requires that you begin with a “MAIN IDEA” and finish with “THREE, SUPPORTING POINTS.” All of this creates one sentence.

THESIS = MAIN IDEA + 3 SUPPORTING POINTS 

Look at the following example:

Main idea: Examining reality television is important because… (This is the first part of the sentence known as the Main Idea).

Three, Supporting points: …it is a reflection on our social values, it can show the worst of people’s character and it can thwart people’s perceptions. (This is the second part of the sentence, known as your three supporting points).

Now, let’s put all parts together, into one sentence.

THESIS: “Examining reality television is important because it is a reflection on our social values, it can show the worst of people’s character and it can thwart people’s perceptions.”

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Thesis Statement Peer Review

Please share your one sentence thesis you created for your personal essay, and then respond to the following:

  1. Describe how your thesis writing process went. What was easy? What was hard?

Peer Feedback:

After you have posted, provide a classmate with feedback.

  1. Discuss your observations regarding how well your classmate’s thesis presents three ideas to guide his or her essay.
  2. Offer ideas for improvement where needed, and celebrate one or more strengths in your classmate’s writing.

How to give feedback: A “good” peer review is specific and combines suggestions for improvement and praise for what works well. A “poor” peer review does not give specifics and does not offer insight to help your classmate reflect on or improve his or her writing.

I look forward to interacting with you in our forthcoming live-class sessions. Be on the lookout for your invites.

Personal Essay

Due Week 3 and worth 100 points

You have a wealth of experiences, knowledge, and opinions that make you who you are. For your first assignment, you will share your opinions, experiences, and stories to write a personal essay.

What is a personal essay? It’s one of many types of formal essays. All formal essays maintain the same basic structure: Introduction with a thesis statement, supporting paragraphs, and conclusion. The personal essay is a narrative in which the author writes about an experience that was highly meaningful (usually a lesson was learned). For this assignment, choose a topic and discuss three reasons why the topic is important to you. The topic choices are presented in your webtext. To make this a personal essay, it’s important to include one or more stories from your life that demonstrate why your selected topic is meaningful to you.