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.
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MegaGlobe Business Solutions

Scenario: You are the CEO of MegaGlobe Business Solutions, a financial consulting corporation based in Chicago that has just recently opened new offices in São Paulo, Brazil and Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. As part of this transition, your employees will now be working collaboratively with employees at these locations to provide financial consulting services in these new markets. To assist with the transition, you will develop an internal leadership blog for your employees that addresses the implications of leading within a culturally-diverse and changing global business environment. This blog should focus on the need to positively adapt to a variety of leadership styles and individual differences within these cultures.

View the videos listed in this week’s classroom materials for ideas about how to effectively lead, motivate, and communicate with your employees about the need to adapt within this changing business environment.

Write a 1,050-word internal leadership blog using the Leadership Blog template, and include the following:

  • Explain the implications of leading within a changing global business environment.
  • Describe the Team Leadership Model and how this relates to your current business practices.
  • Outline positive aspects of gender, diversity, culture, and teamwork that can improve overall business performance.
  • Apply principles of motivational leadership within a variety of diverse cultures.
  • Use at least one image, photo, chart, or graph to deliver a key concept within your blog.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

The following attached template must be completed with the above content being sure to answer all questions.

Medicaid and the Middle Class

Description

Part I: Medicaid is not just for low-income people. The American middle class benefits significantly from the Medicaid program. In a 4-5-page synopsis, analyze a specific Medicaid program that seeks to benefit the middle class in the state in which you reside. Please keep in mind the position and facility you selected. Make sure to include the following:

  1. Discuss the purpose of the program.
  2. Describe whether the program is effective and offer evidence to support your rationale.
  3. Discuss other viewpoints or opposing viewpoints to the program.
  4. This portion of your assignment will require you to research and examine information from various sources. Use a minimum of five credible sources for your paper, with three being an academic source from the Rasmussen College Online Library (don’t forget to include in-text citations throughout your paper with paraphrasing or quoting)
  5. Make sure to include your APA formatted reference page.

Part II: It’s tough for healthcare professionals to keep up with all the programs offered through the government. Based on the position and facility you selected, create a one-page information sheet for our staff that they can use to answer questions. SkillSurfer in the online tutoring platform offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced tutorials on Microsoft Office products.

  1. The information sheet should give your staff enough information to have an educated conversation with a patient about their healthcare coverage options through Medicaid.
  2. Make sure to use audience specific language and tone in your information sheet. Remember, you are writing this information sheet for your staff.
  3. Be creative and make your information sheet fun and organized.

Submit your completed assignment to the drop box below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Healthcare Reform in Two States

 

Description

Part I: The world is becoming smaller and smaller and when companies look to expand they often look outside their original footprint. Rasmussen Healthcare Systems is looking to expand their system to another state. To help advise Rasmussen on this decision, you will write 4-5 pages that compare and contrast the healthcare reform policies of the state where you reside and another state of your choice. Please keep in mind the position and facility you selected. Make sure to include the following:

  1. Discuss the purpose of each state’s reform.
  2. Describe a minimum of three specific examples of similarities and differences in healthcare reform policies in the two states.
  3. Discuss in detail some of the ethical issues and moral disputes in each state’s reform.
  4. Discuss your recommendation on whether Rasmussen Healthcare Systems should expand to the second state.
  5. This portion of your assignment will require you to research and examine information from various sources. Use a minimum of five credible sources for your paper, with three being an academic source from the Rasmussen College Online Library (don’t forget to include in-text citations throughout your paper with paraphrasing or quoting).
  6. Make sure to include your APA formatted reference page.

Example of Potential Useful Websites

Part II: PowerPoint is typically the application of choice when conducting a meeting. There are many philosophies on how to create an effective PowerPoint, so do some research on the dos and don’ts. Then create a professional PowerPoint that you would present to the management team at your location that highlights your research. SkillSurfer in the online tutoring platform offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced tutorials on Microsoft Office products. Make sure to include the following in your PowerPoint:

  1. Length of PowerPoint is up to the student.
  2. Highlight specific policy changes in each state’s reform.
  3. Highlight each similarity and difference.
  4. Highlight your final recommendation on whether Rasmussen Healthcare Systems should expand to the other state.
  5. Use the Notes area on each slide as needed to expand on the key points.

Applied Learning Assignment (ALA): Strategic Planning for Business Growth

Applied Learning Assignment (ALA): Strategic Planning for Business Growth

 read the following statement pertaining to Redbox:

Redbox has enjoyed explosive success in deploying movie rental kiosks, but will its success be sustainable? In part II of this DQE, you will be required to evaluate and analyze the pros and cons of Applied Learning Assignment (ALA): Strategic Planning for Business Growth. You may elect to perform a SWOT analysis and identify the strategic issues that Redbox management needs to address so that the company can remain competitive. Your evaluation and analysis must include:

• New Strategic plans and recommendations for competing in the future• Significant Research to support and/or justify your plans and recommendations• A plan to mitigate some of the effects of Porter’s five (5) competitive forces• A plan for implementation

Governing magazine

PUB 5409/CJI 6420 Midterm

Read the attached article about a school reform effort in Tennessee called “Pass Fail from Governing magazine.  The article has to do with charter schools, but don’t get distracted by the topic.  Our interest is not in the pros and cons of charter schools, but in applying the many concepts discussed in the Rainey text on how to analyze organizations working in a turbulent environment.  Based on the chapters we have read thus far, see how well you can understanding the situation at Frayser High School.

Would you consider the restructured Frayser High School to be a public or private organization? (Chapter 3)

What is the organizational environment of Frayser High School? (Chapter 4)

What are the sources of authority and influence that impact educational policy at Frayser High School?

(Chapter 5)

How would you define the goals of Frayser High School? (Chapter 6)

How should effectiveness of the school be measured in achieving those goals and why would you select those measures? (Chapter 6)

How would you describe the sources of power that are at play in Frayser High School’s decision making environment? (Chapter 7)

Describe the decision making processes that were used to determine the reforms being implemented at Frayser High School? (Chapter 7)

What suggestions would you make in putting together a strategic plan for Frayser High? (Chapter 7)

What might a strategic plan look like based on your understanding of the situation facing Frayser High School? (Chapter 7)

Your paper will be evaluated along the following criteria:

Demonstrated understanding of the concepts set out in the text.

Ability to apply the concepts to the Frayser High School situation.

Ability to integrate the concepts into a strategic planning framework.

Ability to write at the graduate MPA level.

No outside material is required to complete the midterm aside from the article and textbook. If you choose to use outside material, but sure to cite it using APA format. Governing magazine does have several follow-up articles about Frayser HS. The most recent is: Buntin, J. (2015). Measured growth: One year into Tennessee’s ambitious education reform effort, officials take stock. Governing, 28(12), 36-43.  [Notice how the reference was written is in APA format.] The midterm should have a maximum length of 10 page

Professional and Objective Ethical Practices in Human Services

For this assignment, assume you are a professional responsible for supervision. Human services organizations provide a myriad of services, ranging from early childhood services, to food services in impoverished communities, to mental health services in private facilities. Recognizing that you may serve as leader of an organization or program providing many services, you will know that the culture of the service recipients will play a significant role in how you perform your profession and, in particular, how you comply with ethical standards and resolve ethical conflicts that arise as dilemmas in human services.

It is not uncommon for human services professionals to think that all social and health problems are pretty much the same, no matter what the service recipient’s culture—but there are differences. The diversity of most urban areas and many rural areas demands a thoughtful and effective response from leaders in human services. Human services professionals need to consider their own cultural background and the extent that this background influences their performance in diversity community environments as well. Given the complexity of such circumstances, human services leaders must understand how best to deliver social and health services in cross-cultural environments. In addition, ethical dilemmas will arise, requiring the human services professional to resolve conflicts that ensure effective social resolution and effective service.

Finally, the human services professional may serve in a supervisory role in an organization, agency, or program. For-profit, nonprofit, and governmental services delivered by human services professional in each of these environments can add further complexity to the provision of services, since the ethical framework for organizations, agencies, and programs can be different. Furthermore, the jurisdictional environment (federal, state, county, and city) can directly affect the way one understands and interprets ethical norms.

The human service professional must resolve dilemmas, address diverse cultural circumstances and demands, understand ethical standards, and perform the services demanded of the professional. How well you are prepared, and how responsive you are to diverse social, professional, and organizational demands can have a powerful influence over your professional success.

Instructions

For this assignment, look at leadership and managerial ethical dilemmas based on an understanding of the social service delivery ethical standards.

Complete the following:

  • Identify appropriate ethical standards for a chosen for-profit, nonprofit, or government agency delivering human services. Compare these standards to the human services professional association ethical code.
  • Analyze the appropriate ethical guidance for service personnel faced with cross-cultural conflicts.
  • Assess your understanding of methods for resolving ethical dilemmas.
  • Analyze social service delivery ethical standards in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Communicate information in a concise, balanced, and logically organized written manner, using appropriate grammar, punctuation, and syntax, as expected of graduate-level composition, while applying current APA guidelines.

Review the Professional and Objective Ethical Practices in Human Services Scoring Guide to verify you have addressed all the assignment requirements.

Submission Requirements

  • Structure: Submit a cover page stating your name, course title and number, and the date.
  • Length: Your essay must be at least 2,000 words long.
  • References: Use a minimum of 12 references and citations.
  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Use proper APA format for headings. In-text citations and references at the end of the paper must be in proper APA (current edition) style and formatting.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning 

Required Text book:

Kloppenborg, T., Anantatmula, V., & Wells, K. (2019). Contemporary project management (4th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

Chapter 6:  Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning

Chapter 7: Scope Planning

Chapter 8: Scheduling the project

Choose a journal article regarding the topics covered in this class thus far. The review will discuss a summary of the article along with relevant points made by the author. In addition, the student should offer a critique of the article and should give an application of the concept being discussed. This assignment should be approximately 2 pages in length.

A suggested outline is:

  • Introduction
    Summary of the Article
    Relevant Points Made by the Author
    Critique of the Article
    Application of the Concepts