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.

Cultural Anthropology Midterm

Your midterm consists of five questions, each worth 20 points. They are broad critical thinking questions that ask you to really use your head and justify your responses. I would like for each question response to be at least 250 words long and chock full of as many specific examples you can pack in. DO NOT plagiarize any portion of this test from the book or a website. If you do, you will receive a zero for the test.  If you need to learn more about plagiarism and how not to do it, go to this website: http://www.plagiarism.org.  You will need to conduct outside research for these questions, and I want you to use good, college level sources (no wikipedia) and your textbook to guide you.  For instance, have a look at human rights websites, or the website of the American Anthropological Association. Please ask me for help if you have any questions at all. Please cite your resources at the end of the exam.

1. Can there be any universal human rights? What issues can be raised when trying to assert universal human rights? Who should decide what universal human rights should be, and what about those who disagree with them? What organizations are already trying to address this issue?

2. Give examples of how ethnocentrism functions in a culture.  Do you think that ethnocentrism can ever be a good thing? First, define ethnocentrism.

3. What are some examples of ethical considerations with which an anthropologist must be concerned when conducting fieldwork? Use the American Anthropological Association website to help you here.

4. Imagine you are designing a training course for business people who will be working and securing deals in another country. What are some aspects of culture in general that you may wish to cover? What are some of the cultural differences that can make people uncomfortable when meeting or doing business (this is a general question, and I am looking for general categories here. If you have specific cultural examples, great!)

5. Consider the climate in which you live. What technological adaptations help you to function? Are there any biological features you possess which have helped you to adapt?

Sources: Book- Cultural Anthropology by: Serena Nanda & Richard L. Warms 12th Edition

St. Luke’s Health Care System

Read the case study titled “St. Luke’s Health Care System” found in attachment file

Write a fully developed paper (3-5 pages) in which you:

  1. Assess the probable difficulties of the IT executives at St. Luke’s view wireless networking as key lever in their quest to increase clinician productivity and improved patient care.
  2. Analyze how the Mobility XE enables the IT department to centrally manage all wireless devices used by clinicians.
  3. Critique the Mobility works solution and recommend one change to the solution to provide better productivity and improved patient care.
  4. Use at least five quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

discussion board

For this discussion board, please briefly answer each of the following four questions. You need only answer the question – no need for an essay here.
use own words,do not search in the website!thanks

Recall our discussion on the Utilitarian vs. Kantian perspective on using human beings as mere means. The Utilitarian will say it is permissible in many cases, whereas the Kantian will say it never is. You might agree with one of those poles, or your position might be somewhere in the middle. One example we used to discuss this difference was Dr. X, who can save millions of lives by finding a cure for heart disease, but only if she kidnaps and murders one single stranger. In your opinion, could this kind of “for the greater good” action ever be morally permissible, even if it requires using someone as a mere means to an end? To answer this, imagine you are in a scenario like Dr. X:

Imagine you are in a scenario where you could certainly save some number of lives by committing murder. The person you have to murder (suppose) will have no surviving friends or relatives and no one will miss them, and you cannot find someone to volunteer for the job (it has to be murder). The people you can save by murdering them, suppose, all will go on to lead happy, healthy, influential lives. You have strong evidence to support the belief that you will never get caught or suffer negative consequence. In other words, murdering would maximize utility, but would be to use someone as a mere means to an end. How many lives (if at all) would your murder need to save in order for you to deem it the morally appropriate choice?

In a few words, how would you personally define the term “Happiness?” What words come to mind? Do you think happiness is a state of mind, a feeling, an activity, an accomplishment, or something else?

In your opinion, is it possible for someone to believe they are Happy, when actually they are not? Or, is happiness entirely subjective, such that if you believe you are happy, you are?

Finally: would you push the button to enter Nozick’s “Experience Machine” that we talked about in class? The basic idea is that you can enter into a machine that would simulate a life for you that is subjectively indistinguishable from real life, and you can construct it however you want (even including random chance and struggles) so you can achieve all of your wildest dreams (or feel the same way you would if you had). When you are in the simulation, you don’t know it’s a simulation – you only know it will be one right before you push the button. So, do you push the button?

Cloud Technology And Virtualization

With the merger of your company with a multinational company, you have come to realize that progressive solutions are necessary to defray some of the associated information technology costs.  Company executives believe that using cloud technology and virtualization is becoming the standard for companies that are engaged in Internet-based technologies. Your company is on the verge of global marketing and competition; therefore, your company needs to make smarter decisions and improve global business performance. Cloud technology and virtualization are believed to provide business insights without enormous infrastructure enhancements. The executive board is aware of the profound benefits of cloud technology and virtualization but is apprehensive because they are unfamiliar with the look and feel of the technology. The executive team is interested in your recommendations and eagerly waiting for your forward-thinking viewpoint.     Section 1: Design Document

Write a four to six  (4-6) page design document in which you:

  1. Provide an introduction that cover the paper.
  2. Support the need for the use of cloud technology and virtualization within the company.
  3. Assess expected cost savings in hardware infrastructure.
  4. Determine the possible reductions of human capital that can be realized from implementing cloud and virtualization technologies.
  5. Create a diagram through the use of Microsoft Visio or an open source alternative such as Dia to illustrate how cloud and virtualization technology could align with the company’s business processes and assist with attainment of organizational goals. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length but must be included in the design document appendix.
  6. Provide a compelling recommendation for solution providers and partners that could help the company secure a firm competitive advantage by using cloud and virtualization technologies.
  7. Write conclusion for the paper.
  8. Use at least eight quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Cultural Anthropology Midterm

Your midterm consists of five questions, each worth 20 points. They are broad critical thinking questions that ask you to really use your head and justify your responses. I would like for each question response to be at least 250 words long and chock full of as many specific examples you can pack in. DO NOT plagiarize any portion of this test from the book or a website. If you do, you will receive a zero for the test.  If you need to learn more about plagiarism and how not to do it, go to this website: http://www.plagiarism.org.  You will need to conduct outside research for these questions, and I want you to use good, college level sources (no wikipedia) and your textbook to guide you.  For instance, have a look at human rights websites, or the website of the American Anthropological Association. Please ask me for help if you have any questions at all. Please cite your resources at the end of the exam.

1. Can there be any universal human rights? What issues can be raised when trying to assert universal human rights? Who should decide what universal human rights should be, and what about those who disagree with them? What organizations are already trying to address this issue?

2. Give examples of how ethnocentrism functions in a culture.  Do you think that ethnocentrism can ever be a good thing? First, define ethnocentrism.

3. What are some examples of ethical considerations with which an anthropologist must be concerned when conducting fieldwork? Use the American Anthropological Association website to help you here.

4. Imagine you are designing a training course for business people who will be working and securing deals in another country. What are some aspects of culture in general that you may wish to cover? What are some of the cultural differences that can make people uncomfortable when meeting or doing business (this is a general question, and I am looking for general categories here. If you have specific cultural examples, great!)

5. Consider the climate in which you live. What technological adaptations help you to function? Are there any biological features you possess which have helped you to adapt?

Source: Book- Cultural Anthropology By: Serena Nanda & Richard L. Warms 12th Edition

A Gender Neutral Education

Two videos to watch in order to write paper. Videos to watch:  “A Gender Neutral Education | No More Boys & Girls Can Our Kids Go Gender Free | Real Families” from Real Families via YouTube

“Gender diversity & identity in Queertopia – VPRO documentary” from vpro documentary via YouTube

 

Analyze the article sociologically and apply two theories to your paper.

While watching think about the following:

a) how gender is socially constructed

b) how we socialize girls/boys

c) how we parent based on our socialization?

d) what impact does this have on the micro/macro level?

e) how can it become a generational social issue?

Collaborative Decision Making Through Shared Governance               

Attend a committee meeting in your health care organization. If you are not currently employed in a health care setting, you may elect to attend a committee meeting at another company, a community center, a local school, local chamber of commerce or other professional organization.

Observe the interactions between committee members and the process used by the committee to arrive at decisions.

In 500-750 words, describe the function of the committee and the roles of those in attendance. Describe your observations of the interactions between members of the committee and determine whether the process used to arrive at decisions is a form of shared governance.

A minimum of two academic references from credible sources are required for this assignment.

Submit the completed “Collaborative Committee Meeting Verification Form” with the assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.