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.

health care

Identify industries outside of health care that have deployed innovative management techniques, operational practices, or technology to improve their workforce.

Identify best practices and determine which could be implemented to improve the workforce for a specific health care service, facility, or other health sector-related occupation.

Write a 350- to 525-word article that explains how a specific management technique, operational practice, or technology can be used to improve a specific health care workforce.

Publish the article on your own social media account (e.g.,  LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) or post it on a health care message board of your choice.

Include a citation of the article in your assignment.

Cite at least 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

Staff A New Medical Facility

The health care field has a diverse work force. After reading Chapter 7, imagine that you have the job of staffing a new medical facility offering the following services:

a. Emergency care; b.Labor and delivery care; c. Pediatric care; d.General surgery

Include the type of health provider needed for each department and the salary range required for each provider. Have some fun with this. Smile You can choose to make the clinic small or large, profit or nonprofit, and you can choose the location. Determine what salary and staffing needs may be, based on your decision about how large the clinic will be and it’s location. Think about all the staff that may be needed to support the clinic and the various departments. You can search the internet for further information regarding salary requirements for the health care workers that would staff this clinic. Include the following information:

Location: Geographical area (where is the medical facility)
Size: How many physicians are there for each department? Are there any other providers? What are they? What are the salaries for each of these physicians and providers?
Additional staff: What other staff are involved? What are their salaries?

Discussion Question

 

Sean is drunk most of the time he is home. He rarely attends his children’s sporting events or school activities and defaults on most of his responsibilities for helping to care for the home. In spite of the fact that he does not try to participate in these family activities, he tells his wife that he feels guilty about his lack of involvement.

Answer the following:

  • Which stage of the Transtheoretical Model of Change do you think Sean is in? Explain your answer.
  • Do you believe that Sean feels guilty? Why or why not?
  • How would you describe the tension Sean lives with wanting to do something he considers important but feeling he is unable to do it?
  • What can Sean’s wife and children do to begin their own process of healing?  Should they wait until Sean seeks treatment?  Why or why not?

Media Portrayals of the Profession of Psychology

Select and review an episode of a television show or a film depicting a character that represents a psychology professional.

Review the following:

Using the readings, analyze the selected episode or film and complete the following:

  • Describe the character and the character’s role in the television show or film. Cite the source (include the citation of the show or film).
  • Evaluate the credibility of the character portraying the psychology professional (job title, credentials, level of experience, etc.).
  • If information on credibility is not clearly provided, identify the character’s role (psychologist, counselor, etc.) and describe the likely level of education, type of licensure, and estimated number of years of experience. Does the character seem well trained, professional, and experienced?
  • Do you have any concerns regarding the ethical behavior of the character? Be sure to cover the following:
    • Identify at least one ethical dilemma encountered by the character as well as one example of the character behaving unethically in the episode or film.
    • Either discuss how the character made the right ethical choice or describe the ethical behavior the character should have demonstrated.
    • Provide the relevant ethics code or standard in quotation marks from the readings.
  • How realistically has the show or the character depicted the profession of psychology? Does the show harm the image of psychology or help it? Be specific in your response.
  • Identify any multicultural issues that arise in the show or film. Does the character demonstrate multicultural competency? In what ways? If not, how does the character demonstrate a lack of sensitivity and what should the character have done instead?
  • Support your statements with information from academic sources, such as your textbook and assigned readings and articles you find in the Argosy University online library resources.

Submission Details:

  • Write your initial response in a minimum of 100–150 words.

Mission Statements

Prior to completing this assignment, review Chapter 2, section 2.1 in your Constellation textbook and read the article Answer 4 Questions to Get a Great Mission Statement (Hull, 2013), being sure to review this Fortune 500 Mission Statements Now, turning to the company you selected, research and find the company’s mission statement. Then,

  • State how the mission statement provides guidance for the company’s organizational activities.
  • Evaluate the company’s mission statement per each of the four questions posed in the Hull article as well as your assigned readings for the week.
  • Rate the company according to the 5 star rating system used in the Fortune 500 list, stating how many stars would you rate the mission statement. Explain your rationale.
  • Rewrite the mission statement so that it better addresses the four questions and forms a complete mission statement.

If you don’t have one, you need to get one. Here are four essential questions your company’s mission statement must answer:

  • What do we do?
  • How do we do it?
  • Whom do we do it for?
  • What value are we bringing?

history of psychology

Intelligence has been a controversial topic in the history of psychology and there still continues to be disagreement in the components that are responsible for the make-up of it (Cherry, 2018).  There are several theories of intelligence.  Major theories include the following:

General Intelligence (Charles Spearman) used factor analysis to examine mental aptitude.

Primary Mental Abilities (Louis Thurstone) focused on seven mental abilities.

  • Verbal comprehension
  • Reasoning
  • Perceptual speed
  • Numerical ability
  • Associative memory
  • Spatial visualization

Multiple Intelligences (Howard Gardner) instead of IQ test scores, (8) types of intelligences based on skills and abilities.

  • Visual-spatial intelligence
  • Verbal-linguistic intelligence
  • Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence
  • Interpersonal intelligence
  • Musical intelligence
  • Intrapersonal intelligence
  • Naturalistic intelligence

Triarchic Theory of Intelligence (Robert Sternberg) Referred to “successful intelligence,” which involves three different factors.

  • Analytical/Componential intelligence: Your problem-solving abilities.
  • Creative/Experiential intelligence: Your capacity to deal with new situations using past experiences and current skills.
  • Practical/Contextual intelligence: Your ability to adapt to a changing environment.

Cherry, K.  (2018).  Theories of intelligence in psychology.  Retrieved from:  https://www.verywellmind.com/theories-of-intelligence-2795035

Question: There are major questions about intelligence and IQ testing still.  Chose a question below and support your answer.  * You may earn participation points for answering a question on intelligence.

  • Is intelligence a single ability, or does it involve an assortment of multiple skills and abilities?
  • Is intelligence inherited, or does the environment play a larger role?
  • Are intelligence tests biased?
  • What do intelligence scores predict, if anything?

Field Experience C

Teacher candidates will learn of development characteristics from a counselor/school psychologist of a middle/high school student. In this block, your field experience collaboration and interview must be completed when students are not present. I

Contact a counselor and school psychologist or resource teacher from grades 6-12 and arrange an interview. Speak with your instructor if there is the need to interview alternate professionals, if necessary.

Use the following points of discussion to guide your interview:

  1. Discuss the perceived characteristics of this generations’ adolescence.
  2. What characteristic is changing the most? Possible reasons why.
  3. What characteristic seems to never change?
  4. How is physical development influencing adolescent characteristics?
  5. How is cognitive development influencing adolescent characteristics?
  6. How and what socioeconomic developments are influencing adolescent characteristics?
  7. What professional development may help staff cope with changing adolescent characteristics?
  8. What technologies are being used to facilitate student learning?

In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your interviews.  Discuss the characteristics of physical and cognitive development during adolescence and the affect it has on the learning process for students. Explain the effect that physical, cognitive, social, and emotional relationships have on students during adolescence. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.