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You have been assigned as the team leader for a group project to update the current HR vacation and sick leave policies. Your five-member team has 6 months to complete the task and present a recommendation to the management team of the organization. Your immediate role is to organize and assign each team member with his or her specific assignments to accomplish the project. Describe the steps to creating an implementation strategy for your team.

Write a minimum 5-page plan, addressing the following:

  • Explain the purpose of the team project and provide a list of tasks.
  • Identify 3 types of teams.
  • Describe 3 key elements of designing a team.
  • Create 3 tasks for each team member, providing your reasoning for each team member assignment (tasks can overlap between no more than 2 team members).

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
  • Length: 5 pages minimum
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
  • Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space 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 pages. In-body 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-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

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Grading Rubric: Maximum 200 Points

Grading Criteria Points
Deliverable requirements addressed; understanding of material and presenter’s message and intent are clear 80 points Followed assignment guidelines and criteria 40 pts Yes/Complete Mostly Not at all
Overall quality 40 pts Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Scholarly research that supports the writer’s position is properly acknowledged and cited, and direct quotations do not exceed 10% of the word count of the body of the assignment deliverable 50 points Title page, table of contents, tables, exhibits, appendices or reference page included 25 pts Yes Partially Not at all
Content is original with less than 35% match 25 pts Yes 36–50% 51% or over
Critical thinking: Position is well-justified; logical flow; examples 20 points Position is justified with examples 10 pts Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Presentation flows logically 10 pts Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Structure: Includes introduction and conclusion, proper paragraph formatting, and reads as a polished academic paper or professional presentation, as appropriate for the required assignment deliverable 15 points Includes introduction and conclusion 5 pts Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Paragraphs are formatted properly 5 pts Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Reads as polished academic paper or presentation 5 pts Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Mechanical: No spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors 20 points Spelling and grammar are accurate 10 pts Yes Partially Not at all
Punctuation is accurate 10 pts Yes Partially Not at all
APA: Deliverable is cited properly according to the APA Publication Manual 15 points References are cited in accordance with APA formatting 10 pts Yes Partially Not at all
Reference slide is included 5 pts Yes Partially Not at all

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I need help with a Management question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.

In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least two peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Assignment Details

The manner in which an organization or project team is structured can have a great impact on determining a project’s success or failure. Likewise, the culture of an organization can either help or hinder project success. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different project management structures, how organizational culture affects those structures, and selecting the right structure for the project help the project manager start with a solid foundation for project success.

The project management structures examined in this unit are the following:

  • Functional
  • Matrix
  • Projectized
  • Dedicated

The matrix structure is further divided into the weak, balanced, and strong.

Describe your current or former work organization. Does the organization operate under 1 of the project management structures? Discuss how well-suited this structure was for what the organization was trying to achieve.

When responding to your peers, pay particular attention to their experiences with these structures and in how well they performed and compare with your experience. Are there any shared experiences in how well that structure served its purpose?

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders: 

  • Must have three posts:  A main post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards

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In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least two peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Assignment Details

Starting a course in statistics may trigger many questions, some of which could be the following:

  • Why am I learning about statistics?
  • Do I need to be a math expert to understand statistics?
  • I never needed it before, why would the future be any different?
  • How is my current GPA calculated?
  • Who has the best three-point average in the basketball playoffs?
  • Did I pay too much for my car compared to average prices in my city?

These are just a few examples, showing that people are using statistics even if they are not aware of it.

Discuss how statistics, as a way of organizing and summarizing data, helped you make good decisions when shopping, selecting a place to live, or planning your budget for the next month.

Reply to comments posted by two of your classmates or your professor. Comments must be substantive and related to learning topics discussed in the Learning Materials or intellipath® lessons.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders:

  • Must have three posts: A main post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points

Quality of Main Post

16 Points
Total

Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (4 points)
  • Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (4 points)
  • Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (4 points)
  • Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (4 points)
/16 pts.

Response to Peers

16 Points
Total

Responds to a minimum of two peers (8 points per response)

  • Substantive response (4 points)
  • Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (4 points):
    • Provides additional resources
    • Connects to key concepts
    • Shares personal or professional experiences
    • Contributes new information or perspective
    • Presents a competing viewpoint
/16 pts.

Support from Learning Resources

4 Points
Total

At least one post refers to course learning resources. /4 pts.

Professional Writing

4 points

Response is well-organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.

/4 pts.
Total 40 points possible /40 pts.

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I need help answering these questions

Ch. 8 – Middle Adulthood

1. Read about the two concepts called Primary and Secondary Aging. Then discuss for this answer how you are subjecting yourself to secondary aging. If you are aren’t, good for you, and instead describe how you are doing good things for your body and mind these days. Be honest.

2 and 3. Read the section titled Physical Changes, and learn from the sentence that says aging “is largely determined by your genes” by going to this website (copy and paste the address)
https://www.genome.gov/human-genome-project/Completion-FAQ
Scroll through the list of Frequently Asked Questions for the US Genome Project, and pick two questions. Then summarize what each says for these two answers. Be sure to write the questions you picked.

4. Go to Google Images and type in ‘age related changes to the eye’, scroll down and pick one of the drawings showing an eye problem. DO NOT just draw a normal eye. This drawing must be of a dysfunctioning eye. Be sure to include labels.

5. In the section about cancer, read through that and for this answer, summarize the mechanism of cancerous cells. In other words, how does cancer kill?

6. From Figure 8.8, page 316, write four separate sentences that describe any of the information seen in the graph. For example, you could say that, about 15% or less of the population has diabetes. Be sure each sentence is a separate idea.

7. First read through the section on Sleep, and then look up and watch a YouTube video on Sleep During Middle Age, and summarize what you learn for this answer.

8. Check out the graph in Figure 8.18 and on the right side, notice the six categories of mental functioning/cognitive abilities. Which one ends up dropping off the most? Then for each category, look it up and write a definition of it for this answer.

Ch. 9 Late Adulthood

1. Check out Table 9.2 on page 372. For this answer, convert the information on this Table to graph form, much like the one from Ch. 8 on page 330, titled Figure 8.18 Seattle Longitudinal Study ages 25 to 88. Hint: The x-axis could be labeled ‘Year’.

2. Use the information on page 373, and answer the question, What do you think the lady in Figure 9.1 is thinking about? And don’t say, I don’t know. Be creative, thoughtful and make sure your answer is sensible coming from an older person.

3. Read through the paragraphs in the section titled Gender Differences in Life Expectancy. Then summarize the two explanations. Then also answer, which of these two explanations do you think will be the cause of your own death, many years from now? Be introspective, curious, and make sure your answer is based on your lifestyle.

4. Read through the Cellular Clock Theory of aging, and then look up and watch a YouTube video on the subject. Summarize all that for this answer.

5. Read the section on Physical Changes of Aging. Then draw two pictures. One is of your face now, and the other is your face when you are 80 years old.

6. Summarize the paragraph titled Heart Disease in the section titled Chronic Conditions. Then look up a YouTube video on ‘Stroke vs. Heart Attack’, and summarize what you learn from it.

7. There is a program for older folks that will help them keep their brain sharp. It is called ACTIVE
(Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly). Watch a YouTube video on it, and then come up with your own activity for older folks to help keep their brain in top condition for someone their age. For example, some kind of program where they learn to help care for large animals.

8. Read through and summarize the section titled Prospective Memory. Then make two short lists of things you need to remember to do, one titled Time-based prospective memories, and the other called Event-based prospective memories.

Ch. 10 – Death and Dying

1. Summarize the meaning of Social Death, and then come up with three of your own Rescue Therapies that would help people with this condition feel better about being alive, and maintaining a good attitude.

2. Read through the eight types of Developmental Perceptions of Death and Death Anxiety on pages 448-449. Then explain your sense of what death means in terms of yourself and others/loved ones.

3. Read through the section on Palliative Care, and then look up and watch a YouTube video on ‘Palliative care for family members’, and summarize what you learned for this answer.

4. After reading the section titled Euthanasia, describe if you think it is okay for people to choose this for themselves if…
a) they have a terminal disease, b) they are severely depressed, and c) they think the afterlife will be fun/cool/interesting.

5. For each of the Five Stages of Grief, make up a quote from an imaginary dying person who is in this Stage. You’ll have five quotes for this answer.

6. Look up a YouTube video on Green Burials, and in addition to summarizing what you learn, provide your opinion on the subject.

7. Describe what you would like to have done with your body after you…well, you know…die. And pretend there will be a tombstone for you. Write a brief sentence here of what you want written on it.

8. On a more cheerful note, describe your favorite topic from this class, and why you liked it.

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Please read the scenario below, and then answer the questions that follow in a 3-page analysis of the chief executive officer’s (CEO’s) approach. The questions will guide your analysis of the situation, but they need to be presented as part of a summary on the CEO’s management approach.

Scenario:

Danny Meyer Leads His Company Through the Challenges of Eliminating Tips

What happens when your CEO wants to remove the tip structure from your restaurant? Do you complain about the new prices as a customer? Do you worry about your paychecks as a server?

Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality (home to some of the most successful New York restaurants), discovered these answers when he began eliminating the tip structure in most of his restaurants. He had seen firsthand the largest negative impact of a tipping culture: employees stuck in frontline positions with no chance to advance to management positions without taking significant pay cuts.

Meyer began by first involving the affected employees in town hall talks. These town halls happened months before any publicity was released. Meyer then hosted town halls with customers to explain the importance of fair wages for all of his employees at the restaurant, not just the few who served the food. The transition period for each restaurant to eliminate tips was usually 3–6 months.

As a result of eliminating the tip structure in most of his restaurants, Meyer has been able to increase the pay structure for cooks at those locations, which enables him to fill more cook positions and address a common industry shortage. Meyer has also been able to hire employees with a purpose: to deliver exceptional hospitality. Meyer encourages his employees to take care of each other first and to then take care of the customer, which creates a virtuous cycle of hospitality.

Meyer constantly uses feedback from his employees, even after the tip structure was eliminated. He wants to ensure that each employee feels that his or her voice is heard and understood. Employees continue to have access to town hall meetings and internal feedback channels to offer honest feedback.

(Dunn, 2018; Feldman, 2018; Matousek, 2017)

Please answer the following questions:

  1. What dimension of change is Danny Meyer implementing in this case study?
  2. What level of change is Meyer aiming for in this case?
  3. What type of change did Meyer implement?
  4. What model would be consistent with Meyer’s process for designing and implementing change?
  5. Meyer had a very specific set of activities that he hoped would help him achieve a specific goal. What kind of change would this be an example of?

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
  • Length: 3 pages minimum
  • Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space 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 3 pages. In-body 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-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

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In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 200 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Use these videos for help on how to post to the Discussion Board:

Assignment Details

We make choices about our energy every day. We balance our choices based on how we feel about cost and comfort. Generating electricity damages the environment in the United States more than 60% of the electricity comes from burning fossil fuels (EIA, 2021).

Review the tips on this Web site for ideas to reduce energy use at home.

Discuss your energy use.

  • Describe how you use energy in your life every day.
  • Discuss what you could do, or have you done, to reduce your daily energy use.

In your responses to at least 2 classmates, you could consider why your energy use choices might be different from your classmates’ choices, or you could discuss the impact that reducing energy use would have on your everyday life.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders:

  • Must have three posts: A Main Post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to Content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in Class Discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.

References

EnergySage. (2020, December 23). Energy conservation: 10 ways to save energy. https://www.energysage.com/energy-efficiency/101/ways-to-save-energy/

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). (2021, March 5). What is U.S. electricity generation by energy source? https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

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In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 200 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Use these videos for help on how to post to the Discussion Board:

Assignment Details

The oceans are filled with single-use plastics like water bottles swirled into large patches—some big enough to form islands that you could walk on! Fish and marine life think the plastic is food and eat the plastic that chokes them to death (Center for Biological Diversity, n.d.). We could do our part by recycling those bottles—or better yet, drinking from reusable cups (Griffin & Wilkins, 2020).

Watch this short video that explains garbage patches (gyres) in the ocean.

  • Describe another example of a problem with plastics in the ocean.
  • Discuss how you would reduce this problem.

In your responses to at least 2 classmates, you could consider additional sources of pollution in the ocean. In your replies, you could elaborate on the impacts of plastics on marine animals or make suggestions for recycling or reducing the use of plastics.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders:

  • Must have three posts: A Main Post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to Content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in Class Discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.

References

Center for Biological Diversity. (n.d.). Ocean plastics pollution: A global tragedy for our oceans and sea life. https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/

Griffin, J., & Wilkins, J. (2020, September 4). Plastic pollution causes, facts & figures. SLO active. https://sloactive.com/plastic-pollution/#single-use-plastic-alternatives

Ocean Today. (n.d.). Trash talk: What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? [Video]. https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/trashtalk_garbagepatch

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Assignment Description

You are the regional sales manager for a large pharmaceutical company. Your company is hiring a district sales manager in your region. There are three applicants for this position:

  • A male, 62 years of age, with 40 years of experience
  • A female, 47 years of age, with 20 years of experience, who is a paraplegic
  • A female, 22 years of age, who is a new college graduate

The hiring manager does not want to consider the 62-year-old male because he does not believe he will be able to put forth enough effort at his age. He also does not want to consider the 47-year-old female because he believes her appearance will cause potential customers to not buy their product. He would like to hire the 22-year-old female even though she has no experience because he feels that their clients will be more receptive to her appearance and age.

You are concerned about the process the hiring manager used. The hiring manager’s recommendation raises ethical issues and may cause the company legal problems.

Your group has been asked to create an employee development program to deal with this type of issue.

Group Portion

Your group will develop a PowerPoint presentation that presents 2 ideas for an employee development program that accomplishes the following:

  • Addresses the issue involved in the scenario using an ethical decision-making model
  • Provides strategies to mitigate the following legal and ethical concerns:
    • Employment discrimination
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations
    • Flexible work arrangements 
    • Other ethical or legal concerns

The group portion should be 5–7 slides with speaker notes (excluding the title and reference slides).

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title slide: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
  • Length: 5-7 slides with speaker notes (excluding the title and reference slides).
  • Body slides: This begins on the slide following the title slide and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space 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 presentation for this assignment is 5-7 slides. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference slide: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final slide of your presentation. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference slide is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

Individual Portion

Each group member will write a paper discussing his or her experience working on the group project and how the group went through the stages of team development.

  • Summarize your experience working on the group portion of the assignment.
  • Discuss the group interaction through each stage of the team development life cycle: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the group, for example:
    • Discuss would be to determine whether they would have come up with a more effective solution on their own.
    • Assess the time it took to come up with the solution from the group compared to coming up with a solution on their own.

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Projects of all sizes may seem daunting at first. Breaking the project down into smaller, more manageable pieces allows you to develop an achievable plan for completing the project. The work breakdown structure (WBS) is one of the tools that you can use to outline your project into smaller, more manageable pieces called work packages.

Refer to Case 4.1 of your text. In this case, Brandon has been chosen to chair the 5K charity run for his fraternity, and you are presented with the details of this project. In a 5-page report, you should address the following:

  • How would developing a WBS help to alleviate Brandon’s problems during the initial meeting? How can the WBS be used to organize and plan the project?
  • Describe the process for creating the WBS.
  • Create a list of the major deliverables for this project, and use them to develop a draft WBS with at least 3 levels of detail.
  • Are there any interdependencies that need to be considered and, if so, which ones?
  • Assign cost and activity durations to the work packages (these may be made up).
  • Use either a top-down or a bottom-up approach to determine the overall cost of the project and discuss the approach used.

Be sure to cite your sources using APA; include your references and in-text citations.

Use this template to complete this assignment.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: The title should be in all capitals.
  • Length: 5 pages minimum
  • Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space 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 pages. In-body 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-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
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