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.

Quality Decision Making: Cost-Benefit Analysis

For this assignment, evaluate and analyze the cost and benefit data  you developed for the discussions in this unit and Unit 5. Remember  that your cost-benefit analysis must relate to one of the following  topics:

  • Quality.
  • Patient safety.
  • Risk management.
  • Regulatory standards.
  • Compliance.
  • Patient and stakeholder satisfaction.

Note that an effective cost-benefit analysis cannot be conducted in  a vacuum and risk management cannot be effectively implemented within a  silo (Youngberg, 2011). Rather, savvy health care leaders consider each  cost-benefit analysis within the larger context of industry trends,  regulatory requirements, organizational strategy, organizational  capacity, and so on.

For this assignment:

  • Enter the cost and benefit data you developed for the  cost-benefit analysis discussions into the cost-benefit analysis  template, linked in the Resources.
  • Write a paper in which you do the following:
    • Describe the organizational or program/department issue for which you have created the cost-benefit analysis.
    • Evaluate the cost versus benefit according to the general  guidelines outlined by Plowman’s 2014 articles you read in the  preparation for this assignment.
    • Make a recommendation as to whether the benefits are sufficient to outweigh the costs of proceeding.
    • Describe the systems-based context for your recommendations,  integrating the cost-benefit analysis within the organization as a  whole.
    • Describe how the issue relates to the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic direction.
    • Provide a rationale that explains how your recommendations are appropriate for your organization’s capacity and strategy.

Your paper should use proper APA style and formatting and include  the following sections. Each section, except the title page, should  include the appropriate section heading.

  1. Title page
    • Use APA formatting. Include:
      • Assignment number, Unit 6, Assignment 1.
      • Your name.
      • The date.
      • The course number, MHA5014.
      • Your instructor’s name.
  2. Abstract, which will consist of a one-paragraph summary of the  paper content. This is not an introduction to the topic, but a summary  of the entire paper. Make sure to double space.
  3. Issue Description.
  4. Cost-Benefit Analysis Evaluation.
  5. Cost-Benefit Analysis Recommendations.
  6. Context for Recommendations.
  7. Relationship to Vision, Mission, and Strategy.
  8. Rationale.
  9. Conclusion.
  10. References.
References

Plowman, N. (2014). Writing a cost benefit  analysis. Retrieved from  http://www.brighthubpm.com/project-planning/58181-writing-a-cost-benefit-analysis/

Youngberg, B. J. (2011). Principles of risk management and patient safety. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Assignment Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free from errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Length of paper: 5–6 typed double spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Arial, 10 point.

Review the scoring guide for this assignment for more information about assignment requirements.

Submit your Excel spreadsheet and your paper in the assignment area.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing  Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click  the linked resources for helpful writing information.

Resources

Assessment of Community-Level Barriers

For the second written assignment of the course, you will continue in the design of your proposed model program by demonstrating your understanding of your selected population’s challenges, which negatively impact this group’s health and well-being. Based on this week’s research, conduct an assessment of the barriers, limitations, and other distinguishing features, as they exist within your community.

  • Prepare a recap of the model program for your community that you originally shared in the week 2 written assignment.  As stated in the Week Two directions, changes to the potential program can be made as you research and develop the focus of the program.
  • Analyze and discuss at least three critical barriers that impact the health and well-being of your chosen group; one must be a micro-level (individual) barrier that is financial, one must be a macro-level (community/state) barrier that relates to access and funding for care, and  the third barrier may be one of your choosing.
  • Discuss at least one proposed solution for each barrier. Your solution for the micro barrier must include an analysis of various potential funding options (both independent and integrated). Your solution for the macro barrier must include an analysis of financing resources for health care.
  • Research and analyze the regulatory, legal, ethical, and accreditation requirements and issues for the service(s) offered in your proposed program.  Discuss how each will impact the management of the program.

Your assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and should include a minimum of three scholarly sources cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia – 4 pages

I INTRODUCTION: Name, Description and History of Alzheimer’s Disease (1/2 page)

II. ANATOMY OF THE SYSTEM: Effects, Signs, Symptoms & Complications (1 1/2 pages)

III DIAGNOSIS: Test, Treatments & Side Effects & Prognosis of the disease (1 1/2 pages)

IV CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS (1/2 page)

ORDER OF PAPER

Title Page

Abstract

Introduction: worth 20%

Body – 50%

· Describe the normal (healthy) anatomy & physiology of the major system(s) involved.

· Describe the causes (etiology) and risk factors of the condition.

· Explain how the body’s systems are affected by the condition. Brief description of signs and symptoms, clinical tests if relevant. (Note: this is not a clinical paper, do not give elaborate or lengthy details)

· Treatments and/or cures – now and in the future (preventative measures can be addressed in this section if applicable)

Conclusion: worth 10%

References: worth 10%

· Quality of Resources (5years old research and journals)

· Works cited

· Paraphrasing in text

· Quotations in text

Spelling & Grammar: worth 10%

Planning Your Digital Story

Overview

Digital Story Telling

Motion images and multimedia have a great deal of power to convey and teaching concepts, ideas, processes. Video and multimedia provides an accessible way for teachers to include the use of motion imagery in the classroom. Like many of the tools we’ve studied, video and multimedia can be most effective when used by students. It allows students to convey knowledge in different ways (beyond a test or paper or static presentations).

What should your Digital Story be?

It should tell a narrative about some event or part of your life.

It should be a multimedia project.  Incorporating some motion video is strongly encouragedalthough a number of techniques are encouraged.

I should be 2 or 3 minutes long.

What should not be part of your Digital Story?

It should not be a joke or a series of disassociated pranks.

It should not be instructional.

Please do not use the topic of bullying.

Details

In this assignment, you will learn what Digital Storytelling is and make a plan for a digital story of your own.

Please look at the following three resources:

Seven things you should know about digital storytelling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Examples of Digital Storytelling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Digital storytelling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  (Just a note about this webpage.  It does provide some Prezi presentations.  In some cases, you need to look to the very bottom of the page to see blue rectangles with arrows.  These arrow are the navigation tools to move forward or backward and are not obvious unless you scroll to the bottom of the page.  There are a few links that do not work but there is so much useful information here, that I am using the page anyway.)

What next?  What do I turn in for this week’s assignment?

Submit a plan for a Digital Story which includes the following topics:

What is your story?

Who is your audience?

How will you make your story?

What are the elements of your story?

How does your story make sense? Is your story coherent enough for people to follow along? What is the sequence of the elements for your story?

What is the point to the story you are telling?

Osteoporosis

2 ASSIGNMENTS ( 2 and half pages each)

Osteoporosis – 2 1/2 pages

Myocardial Infarction – 2 1/2 pages

I INTRODUCTION: Name, Description and History of Alzheimer’s Disease (1/4 page)

II. ANATOMY OF THE SYSTEM: Effects, Signs, Symptoms & Complications (1 page)

III DIAGNOSIS: Test, Treatments & Side Effects & Prognosis of the disease (1 pages)

IV CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS (1/4 page)

ORDER OF PAPER

Introduction: worth 20%

Body – 50%

· Describe the normal (healthy) anatomy & physiology of the major system(s) involved.

· Describe the causes (etiology) and risk factors of the condition.

· Explain how the body’s systems are affected by the condition. Brief description of signs and symptoms, clinical tests if relevant. (Note: this is not a clinical paper, do not give elaborate or lengthy details)

· Treatments and/or cures – now and in the future (preventative measures can be addressed in this section if applicable)

Conclusion: worth 10%

References: worth 10%

· Quality of Resources (5years old research and journals)

· Works cited

· Paraphrasing in text

· Quotations in text

Spelling & Grammar: worth 10%

Vila Health: Marketing Action Plan and Financial Analysis

Overview

You may recall attending team meetings where colleagues said, “I feel  this would be good for our patients,” or “I believe that this plan will  help to position our department as a leader,” or “if we could only get  this budget item approved, I am sure we would be successful.”  This week you will be challenged to move beyond speculation, and to  develop some basic financial skills to demonstrate the potential impact  of a marketing idea in a measurable manner so that the senior leadership  team can make a more informed decision. Quantitative and qualitative  elements are included, and you as an intern will now be prepared with  tools that assist in more objective decision making. One of these tools,  the cost-benefit analysis, has a wide variety of applications beyond  simply estimating the impact of marketing plan action steps or  interventions.

St. Anthony Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery service line is  challenged with growing the business using a market pull strategy. To  achieve this overarching goal, you will propose a marketing action plan  with accompanying proposed costs and benefits. Additionally, your plan  will need to include costs and benefits for each proposed intervention.

In this assignment, you will use cost-benefit analysis and make a  final recommendation as to whether or not the plan should be  implemented. You will also propose a rationale for your recommendation.  Use a cost-benefit analysis spreadsheet, either the one provided by the  finance director or another of your choosing, to analyze the financial  impact to the organization. Note: Distinguished  performance includes analysis of three alternatives over a three-year  time period. These alternatives include remaining status quo with  spending ($10,000 per year), reducing the budget by 10 percent, or  increasing the budget by 10 percent. Hint: Use of various social media can decrease costs and increase market reach.

Instructions

  1. Formulate the new St. Anthony Medical Center Labor and Delivery  revised service offering including features, advantages, and benefits to  consumers.
  2. Segment the market of targeted labor and delivery consumers, using a  table that matches features and benefits to each consumer segment (for  example, age, culture, and so forth; expectant single teens, culturally  diverse groups in the community, mid-career married working women, same  sex partners seeking in vitro fertilization, and so forth).
  3. Create a plan of action comprised of marketing communication  channels to reach each customer segment (for example, Web sites, social  media, radio, TV, signage, health fairs, events, collaborative  partnerships, targeted mailings, free educational offerings, and so  forth).
  4. Explain costs and benefits for each marketing communication channel  intervention by using Plowman’s cost-benefit analysis tool from this  unit’s studies, linked in Resources. Hint: Remember to identify costs and benefits; Recall that the total cost of the action plan cannot exceed $10,000 per year.
  5. Make a recommendation as to whether or not the organization should  proceed with the proposed interventions, and provide rationale.

Submit your analysis and recommendations by Sunday of this week. Be sure to use current APA style and formatting throughout.

Resources

Discussion: Liability Debate

Read the following materials:

Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robots (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. – Chapter 11 (11 – 11.2)

Electric Currents: Programming Legal Status into Autonomous Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 three years later: where are we now? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Robots in American Law (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (in particular, read the introduction and pages 22-25 and 30-44, which deal with liability).

Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe: Robotics facing Law and Ethics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (in particular, read pages 55 – 69).

In the readings on liability, there is a lot of discussion on how to define different types of unmanned systems in order to make them subject to particular types of laws. Is an unmanned maritime system a vessel even though it lacks a crew? Should a highly autonomous robot be considered a commercial product or something more akin to a domesticated animal or employee when it comes to liability? Who is responsible if a defunct unmanned spacecraft collides with a commercially important satellite, taking out critical communication systems?

Take a stance on any one of the debatable liability issues from the readings in this module. Provide a logical argument for your position, backed by the readings. Use APA citations where applicable. Explain how current laws or legal standards should be applied or changed to support your position. Your post should have at least 300 words.