This assignment is designed to identify how decisions impact a business. Corporations have an obligation to be ethical at all times. For this assignment; the student will identify potential ethical implications surrounding the decision, and how this may impact the decision-making process. From there, corporate social responsibility will be explained and how it can impact the outcome of decision-making for an organization.
Identify a business in your local community. This can be your current place of employment or a business with which you are familiar.
Develop a 1,050-word examination of the ethics and social responsibility practices within the organization.
Include the following in your examination:
Select a business decision within the organization.
Identify the potential ethical implications associated with this decision.
Determine the effect this may have on the decision making process.
Identify how the organization applies corporate social responsibility to the business.
Evaluate the influence that corporate social responsibility has on the organization.
Discuss the application of critical thinking to corporate social responsibility.
Respond to the posts regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your reply, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from the posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your initial discussion thread and your classmates’ postings?
Ask each other questions about why the specific training methods were selected.
How do the types of training methods selected by your classmate apply to other learning style(s)?
Analyze your classmates’ training objectives. Do the learning objectives describe the key conditions, observable performance/behavior, and set the standard for performance? What modifications would you suggest to ensure that trainees understand the expectations clearly?
Your reply posts should be a minimum of 150-250 words each.
The three training methods are on the job trainers, coaching and lecturing.
On the Job Trainers– someone already on the job or a supervisor, these are not traditional trainers and usually do not have the necessary training. The activities include training on the specific job or materials for the job, and providing basic training. The activities that follow training are to begin working or sharpening current skill levels. The learning style would be visual learners because their able to see firsthand the job, what is expected and necessary components to complete the job. Video presentations could be used along with slides for a visual learner. The learning techniques are using personal experience or what worked for the trainer when, he/she was struggling. This will help to understand the job and deal with the challenges that the learner might face.
The benefits are hands on knowledge from a professional that has been doing the job for a period of time. On the job training is better because it shows the actual job, instead of showing stimulations or playing a variety of games. A new employee will learn the job easier and be able to ask specific questions about the job.
The cons are the person teaching is not trained or might lack certain skills to teach. The training could be rushed to push the employees on the job faster. Also, trying to teach a lot of information in a short amount of time is an issue.
By the end of the course the trainee should be able to teach the training or recite important information to a new hire.
According to Blanchard & Thacker (2013)Coaching is personalized training on a one on one basis to provide the skills, knowledge to assist with challenges, related to performance or the job (Section 6.6). The trainer monitors the progress after, training and has follow up activities. Also, motivation is involved to keep the trainee on track and building a relationship with the trainee. The learning skills involved is asking the right questions to assist the trainee to work out the issues or learn the necessary skills. It is important to listen and be comfortable speaking openly about issues, concerns or struggles. The learning characteristics are starting to trust the coach and learning how to become an effective communicator.
The benefit is personalized training, in a private setting, tailored with the trainee and their needs in mind. Also, a benefit is a chance to build personal relationships, learning how to take constructive criticism and establishing a bond with the coach.
The con is if there is no bond or positive relationship, if the trainee does not trust the coach or declines from working with the coach at all.
How did the coach’s behavior help to promote learning from the trainee?
Lecture the activity involves speaking or using video presentations for understanding a topic or providing training information (Blanchard & Thacker, 2013, Section 6.4). The activities that follow are test, pre-assessment, surveys or going back to repeat the information for use on the job. The learning styles are active learner or auditory learners; someone that stays engaged and can recall aspects from the lecture. The characteristics are listening, repeating and staying engaged or involved in the lecture.
The pros are the information should be easy to follow and very straight forward way for trainees to learn. The instructor has control over the lecture and exactly what is being taught.
The cons are some trainees will not be engaged in the lecture and will have a hard time paying attention or staying alert. Trainees that have difficulty listening must be able to take good notes. Trainees that do not understand might be afraid to ask questions and miss the main ideas.
What skills or advantage does lecture provide to someone that is not an auditory learner?
There are several instructional methods and activities that can be used to deliver training. As a trainer, you should have a broad awareness of different kinds of instructional methods so that you can recommend and utilize the most appropriate solutions for the specific learning objectives.
List and describe three types of training methods. What type of activity is it? What types of activities precede and follow it? What learning style(s) does this activity accommodate? What adult learning characteristics does this activity incorporate? Discuss the pros and cons of each method. Lastly, using Bloom’s taxonomy, create a training objective for each instructional method. Be sure to consider the specific skills and knowledge to be learned in the training in order to appropriately apply each instructional method.
Training is very effective if the information can be retained properly. Instructional methods and activities most frequently used to deliver trainings are visuals such as slides, videos and PowerPoints. “Role playing, behavior model and case study are methods are training methods that are very effective in a training as they facilitate learning by providing alternative mechanisms for providing practice”(Blancher & Thacker, 2013).Lectures, presentations and games are also frequently used instructional methods that can increase the efficiency of a training. These activities cater to the hands on, visual and auditory learning styles. In presentations the trainees can take notes and follow along with the information provided. When playing games trainees can stay engaged and also retain the information. It’s very important to keep employees engaged in the training so they can recollect the information they have learned and transfer it in their place of work.
Learning style accommodation: presentation, games and lectures
Adults can use these learning styles by putting past scenarios or work related situations in context with the activity.
In Blooms Taxonomy there are three main components, this pushes trainers and trainees to a higher level of thinking. Cognitive, affected and psychomotor.
Blanchard, P. N., & Thacker, J. W. (2013). Effective training: Systems, strategies, and practices (5th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Educations, Inc.
For the first scenario there are a of couple ways to engage and manage this situation. For instance, the major issues is that there was a fault in the overall communication of the training session.
To fix this issue there are two different strategies that could have been taken. The first tool that could have been used is the lack of providing proper instructions. Not only should the instructions be oral they should also be presented in a handout containing information. Once this has been done the trainer should provide a demonstration of the activities.
The second technique that should have been used is the listening and questioning technique that can be found in chapter 8 of our text. The listening and questioning requires active listening from both the trainee and trainer. The trainee can ask questions about the training session and the trainer will actively listen and answer accordingly.
In scenario B the training was out of place and in return it was hard for the participants to follow. When the participants are not able to follow the session it can deplete the information that will be learned.
To alleviate this situation the trainer can set up objectives, expectations and ground rules of the 2 day training session (Blanchard & Thacker, 2013). The ground rules can encompass that the participants shall not talk out of turn. This would minimize the confusion and the lack of structure. The second techniques that should be used is a clear identification of the objectives and expectations of the training session. When the participants understand the overall basis of the training and exactly what it will entail it will help minimize any confusion.
In this scenario the trainees are not very interested in the overall training session which can be a major issue. In today’s world there are many distractions that can take place. As a trainer they can eliminate the distractions with specific steps.
The first technique that can take places is the elimination of any electronic device. The second technique is to shorten the lectures or training into time periods. According to McLean (n.d.), “People’s attention spans are so limited that going past an hour guarantees your participation will drop” (pg. 1). By sectioning of the time of the training and adding a short ten or so minute break it will alleviate the minimal participation.
McLean, M. (n.d.). How to get your team to participate in meetings with 5 tactics of buy-in. Robin. Retrieved from https://robinpowered.com/blog/how-to-get-your-team-to-participate-in-meetings-with-5-tactics-of-buy-in/
1. In this scenario, I would provide the communication tips and discuss how it’s important to receive feedback and rebuttal to start the communication process.
2. Listening and questioning is just as important as communication. The key is to listen, ask questions, give feedbacks and continue the cycle to have open communication. Number one and two go hand in hand.
3. Lastly, providing instruction. Providing clear and understandable instruction can help cut useless time out. It is important to provide instructions do you and the trainee are working at the same pace to builder understanding on what is being trained.
1. Moving around while talking would be a tip I would give. By doing so it can help relieve some tense anxiety and start at a smooth transition.
2. I would also consider for them to try a lecturette. According to Blanchard, P. N., & Thacker, J. W. (2013), “Lectures require trainees to be fairly inactive, a state which, after 20 minutes or so, begins to reduce the amount being learned”. A lecturette is a shorter version of a lecture”. I think that after 20 minutes the trainees started to drift away and not pay attention to what was being taught.
3. Finally, I would say a demonstration would be a good approach for a group setting. Something that is visually being seen oppose to just talking can grab more attention this way.
1. I assumed that the participants in this trainee lost all their attention and energy into the activity so I say why not continue with something fun oppose to something that may bore them. I would consider an equipment stimulator and match the questions that will be asked into the game somehow.
2. Another one I would consider is role-play. After an activity, the trainees may be tired and want to finish so if you get them up to participate they may have to shake off their low energy and get prepared to improvise.
Stated by Jaidev, U., &Chirayath, S. (2012), “Training is said to be effective if the skills and behavior learned and practiced during training can be transferred to the workplace and can be applied in the context of the job.”
Jaidev, U., &Chirayath, S. (2012). Pre-training, during training and post-training activities as predictors of transfer of training. IUP Journal of Management Research, 11(4), 54-70. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
Your company’s IT department experiences a great deal of conflict in connection with its projects. There is a constant tension between finding new resources for important new projects and maintaining support resources to meet the operational needs of the existing systems.
In a 3-5 page report, discuss the following:
How can your company meet the challenge of organizing projects within such an environment?
What can your company tell its project teams about the nature of conflict, including how to avoid it, how to recognize it, and how to resolve it?
Reference all sources using APA style
management practices of planning, leading, organizing, staffing, and controlling are implemented in your workplace. If you are not currently working, you may use a previous employer. In this assignment, you must:
Analyze the application of these management concepts to your place of work; the paper will not simply be a report on the five functions in general.
Identify specific examples and explain of how each applies to the functions practiced in your place of work.
Be sure to integrate vocabulary learned throughout this course and citations from the text to support your analysis. The paper should be five to six pages in length and formatted according APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the course textbook.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
According to how things went, it would be right to say that the content he understood was relevant since it was of no good use to anyone. However, there are certain things that he would have done to make things work. First is the collaborative approach. He would have considered the group members as his colleagues an action that they would have reciprocated. In return, the process of learning would be easy, and he would have no difficulty when giving instructions. The next approach would be the practical approach. If he understood the content, it would be easier to apply what he learned, as what he experienced were classroom challenges
The first approach would have been the goal-oriented approach. Instead of rushing into the contents, she would have first explained the goal of that training session. By doing so, the manager already creates an awareness and the need to take that training. Additionally, the participants will act towards that goal throughout the session. The second thing would be to introduce past life experience and knowledge concerning the training session. Apparently, the participants will engage in reflective learning where they will feel like they already know the topic instead of talking out.
To get the participants participate, he would have initially motivated them before anything else. Probably, he would have promised them gifts or offered incentives if they completed a particular task related to the activity. Alternatively, he would have offered them responsibilities concerning the activity making them self-directed. They would be allowed to suggest strategies they seem appropriate or identify resources that seem fit. Another way would be to explain the relevance of that session. By doing so, the participants get to know why they are there and it would be easy to make them participate.
To those who transported goods with arms and legs, the wheel appeared to be high technology at one point in time. Today, technology is all around us—and we need to learn how to use the new technologies in ways that make our tasks easier. For this class, we will focus on digital information technologies we use for school and daily life.
Considering how different people use and respond to technology, answer the following questions:
Describe how you use information in your daily life. Specifically, how do you use technology in your communications, whether at work, home, or school?
How has the World Wide Web and accompanying technologies (cell phones, e-mail, social media, etc.) changed the way society works with, handles, and interprets information?
Does computer ownership affect your ability to communicate?
Consider the following when answering:
What is an operating system? What operating system is on your computer? (To answer this question, search for “operating systems” on the Internet. Based on the information that is displayed on the screen, identify which operating system is on your computer.)
What is RAM? How much RAM do you have on your computer? (To answer this question, search for “system properties” within your computer system; this will tell you how much RAM you have in your system.) Can you update your RAM on the computer you have? (To find out this information, you can do either of the following:
Visit the website of the company that made your computer and search for this information.
Call a local store that sells computers and tell the executives there that you want to upgrade your RAM and you want to know if it is possible with the computer system you have.)
What is software? What software packages do you have on your computer that will help you with college? (To find out about this, you can call a local store that sells computers and ask them to assist you in finding this answer. You can also look at the “Programs” or “All Programs” folder on your computer and list out the programs you have.)
Throughout the course of your academic career, you will be asked to conduct research to support the assertions you make in papers, presentations, and projects. Sometimes getting at the material you will need is fairly straightforward, while other times the research process forces you to get a little creative in seeking out (and finding) the types of source material that will be most useful to you. This exercise will allow you to practice conducting different types of searches.
Choose two of the following scenarios. For each scenario you choose, answer each component as clearly and completely as possible.
You are writing up your weekly responses for your COM106 course and want to respond to a classmate who discusses the need to use social media in a job search. You are not familiar with this phrase.
Describe what sort of search you would conduct to help you in responding to this student and why. What search engine(s) or database(s) might you use and why? What search terms? How would you go about evaluating the credibility of the information you found?
Please share three search results you found after conducting this search that you think would be the most helpful in responding to your fellow student. Give a brief summary of the content of each source and describe why you think it would be appropriate to use in this particular context.
You are going to be writing a research paper for your ENG101 class on a social issue of your own choosing. You know that you have always been interested in the role addiction plays in the problem of homelessness, but you are not sure what credible research is available to support this connection.
What sort of search might you conduct to help you get the information you seek and why?
A search that deals with multiple components sometimes requires a few tries to get at the appropriate information. What keywords or combinations of keywords might help you find the relevant information here? Be sure to include details regarding how you might represent these words within the actual search box (using quotation marks, “and,” “or,” etc.)
Please share three search results you found after conducting this search that you think would be the most helpful in supporting this connection. Give a brief summary of each source and describe why you think it would be appropriate to use in this particular context.
You are putting together a presentation on the benefits of sports in the lives of children for your PSY180 course. You think that your presentation would be much stronger if you were able to argue against some of the opposition to your point of view, although you are unsure where to find information that opposes your stance.
What sort of search might you conduct to help you get the information you seek and why?
How will you ensure that the sources you use are credible and reliable?
Please share three search results you found after conducting this search that you think would be the most helpful in supporting the opposition’s point of view. Give a brief summary of the content of each source and describe why you think it would be appropriate to use in this particular context.
Compile your responses in a 2–3-page paper in Microsoft Word. Clearly cite your sources. Since we do not cover APA format until Module 2, you do not need to use any specific citation format, but you must identify where you found any information you use in your response
LASA 1—Business Analytics Implementation Plan Part 1
In learning about BA, you have covered quite a few topics from the manager’s decision-making process to technology integration. The best way to pull all of this knowledge together is to create a BA implementation plan for a hypothetical organization. This is something you would do in a real-life scenario if you came across an organization that does not utilize BA; as a professional, you would create the plan and then present it to management.
In this assignment, you will create a business analytics implementation plan. The plan will consist of explaining business analytics to management, addressing the advantages and disadvantages of business analytics, the challenges of utilizing business analytics, along with a backup plan in case management does not accept the first option.
You have been hired as a business analyst for a well-known design firm. Currently, they utilize technology for their day-to-day operations but not to analyze data to help with making business decisions. Your task is to convince management that the usage of business analytics would be a great benefit to the business and it would help the business to make well-informed decisions and thus action plans that would align with the business’s strategic planning.
The firm currently has technology in place but does not have any connected systems. The databases are all independent of each other but they do utilize a client/server environment. The firm currently has one location and it is looking to add a second location in another part of the state, but is unsure as to whether it would be beneficial to the firm.
Using the online library resources and the Internet, research business analytics implementation plans. Select at least 4 scholarly sources for use in this assignment.
Write a proposal in which you explain the importance of using business analytics.
Objectives of proposals:
1. Describe the business and provide a summary of the business analytics they could apply to their business in multiple scenarios.
2. Describe the benefits and disadvantages of business analytics, as well as how the organization can be proactive in addressing any disadvantages. Include at least 3 benefits and disadvantages.
3. Address any challenges the organization may face using business analytics, as well as how the organization can be proactive in addressing the challenges. Be sure to address at least 3 challenges.
4. Propose three business analytic techniques. Compare them and discuss at least two benefits and disadvantages of each.
5. Create an implementation plan to integrate business analytics into your organization.
6. Create a backup proposal in case management does not approve your initial proposal. The backup proposal should have at least 3 changes different from the original plan
Write the paper from the perspective that it will be presented to management of the firm and you are trying to persuade them to utilize business analytics for data-driven decision making.
The paper has to contain the following:
Table of Contents (auto-generated by MS Word)
Implementation Plan (5–6 pages of content)
Utilize at least 4 scholarly sources in support of your recommendations.
Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Write a 10–12-page proposal in Word format. This page total should include the Cover Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Implementation plan, Conclusion, and references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
What is the greatest challenge to US healthcare, why, and what would you recommend?”
To fully address this question, the analysis MAY consider the following:
· What role is played by government?
· Identify and analyze current trends in healthcare, including information technology, biotechnology, smart phones, health informatics, and other relevant technologies in the context of the overall US healthcare system.
· Address the impact of various stakeholders and influencers.
· How do education, workforce availability, and human capital issues affect healthcare?
· Identify key factors driving or limiting the further growth of healthcare.
· How do the social determinants of health impact? What other external factors might influence healthcare?
· Deliberate on the roles of professional obligation and ethics.
Grading considerations will include the following factors and apply the same rubric as above.
· Paper is 8 – 10 pages in length (not including cover page and references), is double spaced, uses 12 point font, and uses correct grammar and spelling
· Five external citations are included using APA style
· The paper identifies the issue, examines contributing factors, and applies critical analysis toward drawing a well-founded conclusion.
· All major assertions and predictions about the future are not just personal opinions but are supported by clear and coherent logic and appropriate external references
The purpose of this assignment is to give learners experience creating a training and development video for operations managers that addresses methods for two processes. Please refer to the resources below to assist with the assignment.
Resources: Human Resource Management: Ch. 8; Supplemental Resources
Choose your own organization or one you know well to use for this assignment. Concentrate on processes in the organization that, if improved, would make the organization operate more efficiently. You may use the same organization you used Week 1.
Use a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® to write a script you would use to create a 5- to 6-minute video.
Explain your training and development strategy for your chosen organization. Be creative.
Prior to developing your video script, create a one-page survey to assess training needs.
Ask 2-3 managers to complete the survey.
Include the following in your script:
Discuss the training needs assessment.
Validate the need for chosen training methods.
Evaluate your analysis of training and development needs.