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Assignment Political Dimensions

The Challenger disaster is a classic case study for observing the political frame and the dynamics that create a potentially negative outcome. Sometimes data and other facts are overlooked in the decision-making process to instead deal with political pressures of other groups and/or coalitions. The general public has heard that the root cause of the space Challenger was due to O-ring failure. In the case study, you may have noticed the actual root cause of the Challenger disaster—the push for approval from a “managerial perspective.”

Review this week’s resources, including the Challenger case study in Chapter 7 of the course text, Reframing Organizations. After reading the case on the Challenger disaster, develop your initial post. (Note: Use Exhibit 6.1, “Organizations and Modes of Political Rule,” on p. 153 in the course text, Images of Organization.)

1) Identify and explain the modes of political influences in the U.S. space shuttle Challenger case study (Chapter 9 in Bolman & Deal).

2) Describe the impact of inter-organizational politics between NASA and Thiokol.

3) Describe the impact to the ecosystem that NASA was operating in at the time of the U.S. space shuttle Challenger disaster.

4) Explain how you think managers could have prevented the failure of the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Do not fall for the hindsight fallacy that you could have known then what you know now. Rather, think about the circumstances and conditions that existed at the time of the decision and make recommendations that could have mitigated the outcome that would make sense in the context of the actual decision.

5) Provide academic resources in APA style and citation format to support your topic.

6) 2-3 Pages

How Do We As HRM Professionals Objectively Determine The “Value” Of Simulation Training?

How do we as HRM professionals objectively determine the "value" of simulation training? Then, discuss the problems of simulation training/development that should be taken into consideration by human resource professionals. Finally, make a recommendation as to how simulation training/development can be assessed and used for succession planning.

Support your post with additional information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or web-based). Cite your sources. Bring in your own personal experiences, as applicable.

Week 6 – Discussion Question

There are numerous examples of corporate malfeasance, from Enron to WorldCom. In the public sector, an example is Mayor Kilpatrick from Detroit, who is currently serving a 28-year sentence for corruption.

As a newly appointed leader in the public sector, how would you highlight the importance of ethics to your team? What tools or techniques could you use? 

“The Impact Of Health Care Information Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow”

"The Impact of Health Care Information Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"  Please respond to the following:

  • Analyze the key reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records in their health care services. Next, speculate on the impact of technologies on health care information systems within the next ten (10) years.

History Of Art From Middle Ages To Modern Times

Religion in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century European Art

Whether artists were working under the patronage of a Catholic Pope, endorsing a Counter-Reformation agenda, or producing art influenced by the Protestant Reformation, religion had an undeniable impact on the creation of art in the High Renaissance and Baroque periods in Europe.

Carefully examine the following works, and read about each one in your textbook, course and video lectures, and through reliable internet resources:

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-

Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece, 1510-15

Durer, Four Apostles, 1526

Caravaggio, The Calling of St. Matthew, 1599-1600

Rubens, The Raising of the Cross, 1610-11

In an essay of 5-7 well-developed paragraphs, address each of the following questions, making specific references to the five paintings listed above:

How does each painting reflect the religious context in which it was created? What is the religious context or influence apparent in each painting?
What additional historical events may have influenced the creation of each painting?
What, if any, was the influence of the patron of each painting?
Explain how the style and specific visual characteristics of each painting contributed to or reflected its overall religious context or meaning, especially for contemporary audiences.
Include specific details about the visual characteristics and content of each painting in your response.

Provide proper citations for any information from outside sources included in your essay.

Due by January 2 at 11:59pm

It needs to be in APA format and include outside sources  (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov web sites, professional organization web sites

Discussion 1 Unit 4

Discussion 1 Unit 4


Ad Hominem fallacy

The ad hominem fallacy makes an inappropriate reference to a person’s character or behavior. How can you distinguish between an inappropriate ad hominem attack and an appropriate use of evidence. Provide an example of a situation where making a reference to a person’s behavior or character might be appropriate, and probably would not be ad hominem


Discussion 2



Find an advertisement (print, online, the radio, or on television) that uses at least two of the fallacies from the unit. Explain what you have seen and/or heard. Provide a link, if possible. Identify and explain the fallacies in the advertisement?Why are these fallacies used in the argument?


Discussion 3 Unit 5



What are three key assumptions that you often make about the world, people, reason, etc.? How do these assumptions influence the implications and inferences you use in argument? What assumptions did you once make that you had to later reject?


Discussion 4 Unit 6


Reliability of Websites

Pick a website you commonly visit and describe it. Are you confident you know who the author is? How reliable is the information on the website? What are some practical strategies for testing the reliability of evidence online?


Discussion 5 unit 7


Visual Image Analysis

Choose a photograph from a newspaper or news magazine. Explain and describe the visual image in your own words. Does the visual image make an argument? Would the visual image persuade a reasonable person or does the image employ fallacious reasoning?

Week 3-Assignment

Week 3-Assignment ( Assignment 1: Applications Of Epidemiology – A Case Study)\


Assignment 1: Applications of Epidemiology – A Case Study
Due Week 3 and worth 280 points
The  situation at Good Health Hospital has become a bit overwhelming ever  since the outbreak of E. coli in Ward 10 on the second floor. It appears  that there are six (6) cases of the disease. To better understand the  situation, communication with the CDC has revealed that this particular  bacterium can be found in many everyday items. The CDC recommends that  investigation begins in the hospital kitchens, since E. coli can be  transmitted via contaminated vegetables, as well as delicatessen meats  such as salami and other cold cuts. The following table shows the number  of cases identified so far:
   Case Age Gender   1 23 M   2 21 F   3 15 M   4 42 F    

  After meeting yesterday with chief administrator Joe Wellborn, it has  been decided that the litigation issues with one (1) of the patients may  need further information to determine if the patient was already  symptomatic with the bacteria prior to admission.
Research has  indicated that hospitals operating in the Tampa Bay area have been known  to have cases of E. coli contamination. This substantiates the need for  further investigations by the County Health Department.
Due to  the severity of the cases, and the potential for further spread, it is  recommended that the hospital seek alternate vending services since the  present suppliers cannot verify sanitation protocols for their products.
In  conclusion, the study done at Good Health Hospital has indicated that  the E. coli outbreak was in fact caused by spoil food from the  cafeteria.
As a social science researcher working for a regional  hospital, you are placed in charge of contacting the DOH from your home  state, as well as the CDC for statistical data on nosocomial diseases  that frequently cause illness at your health care facility. Using  information from both agencies, evaluate the data on common nosocomial  diseases and compile a treatment contingency plan for dealing with the  hospital infections.
Write a five to six (5-6) page evaluation report in which you:
Analyze  Good Health Hospital’s records and itemize recent nosocomial infections  that occurred within the past year. In your report, categorize the  different parameters (i.e., person, time, place, ethnicity, and gender)  used in the compilation of data into the information summative.
Propose  at least six (6) questions for the health care administrator at Good  Health Hospital, regarding potential litigation issues with infections  from the nosocomial diseases. Rationalize, in your report, the logic  behind your six (6) questions.
Identify a targeted audience  within Good Health Hospital, and prepare an implementation plan based on  your hypothetical meeting with the hospital health care administrator.  Propose four (4) steps that will be useful in the final implementation  plan.
Suggest at least five (5) recommendations to your  department head based on the steps taken in the implementation plan.  Provide rationale for your suggestions.
Using these approved  recommendations, design a safety protocol itinerary that must be placed  in public access areas of the hospital.
Use at least four (4)  peer-reviewed academic resources in this assignment. These must come  from journal sources. Note: Fact Sheets, Wikipedia, and non-academic  Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,  and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in  the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Examine epidemiology as it relates to population, environment, transmission, and prevention.
Examine the application of epidemiology to specific diseases.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial epidemiology.
Write clearly and concisely about managerial epidemiology using proper writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.


Bus 310 Wk 1

Bus 310 Wk 1

 How effectively is your company utilizing its human resources and what can they do to improve? 


    write 1000-1200 words; Explore the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Web sites, and complete the following:  •Explain what the IASB/FASB roadmap for convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was set up to accomplish.  •Describe at least 1 project that is being explored with regard to the roadmap, and provide details about the objective and status of the project at this time.  Review the project summary for the conceptual framework project, and respond to the following:  •What do you view as the key differences in this project?  •Provide your opinion on whether you believe that a single set of standards should be the goal of a global economy.  •What do you see as the benefits and barriers to the process?

    Assignment 1

    Suppose that your organization, or an organization with which you are familiar, is dealing with a major issue in transitioning individual learning (e.g., sharing knowledge, training programs, working as a team, experiences, procedures, processes, etc.) into organizational learning. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has asked you, as the Vice President of Human Resources, to assist with the issue and to help the organization transition its culture to this new way of learning. Before you provide any recommendations to address the issue, you must first research the root of the problem and the resistance to this transition.

    Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment. In your original work, you may use aspects of existing processes from either your current or a former place of employment. However, you must remove any and all identifying information that would enable someone to discern the organization[s] that you have used.

    Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

    1. Assess the organization’s culture as it relates to shared knowledge, then specify the significant issue(s) that you discovered with the culture. Determine the disconnect you observed between the culture and organizational learning using three (3) of the five (5) mystifications. Support your response with at least one (1) example of each selected mystification within the organization.
    2. Give your opinion on the current Organizational Learning Mechanism(s) (OLMs) that hinder organizational learning. Support your response with one (1) example of a training or learning initiative (e.g., sharing knowledge, training programs, working as a team, experiences, procedures, processes, etc.) and the outcome when it was applied to the organization.
    3. Determine which one (1) of the following OLMs is suitable for replacing the identified OLM(s) that hinder organizational learning as a corrective action to facilitate the transition from individual to organizational learning: Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External. Justify your selection.
    4. Evaluate the norms of the organization’s learning culture to determine the source(s) that currently prevent productive learning by applying two (2) of the following norms: inquiry, issue orientation, transparency, integrity or accountability. Provide at least one (1) example of each of the selected norms’ manifestation within the organization in your evaluation.
    5. Use at least five (5) quality academic references in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
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