Archive for January 29th, 2018

English Week 4 Discussion 2

English Week 4 Discussion 2

MLA formatting is required in this course because we use literature as our content.

What is your experience with documentation formats and styling? What is your strategy for being sure that you are using the correct style?

Do you document as you write–or do you wait? Does this method work for you? Why or why not?

Will you be changing any part of your documentation style as a result of the writing you have done in this class? Why or why not?

If you have any questions on MLA formatting for your paper (which includes the formatting of the paper, the in-text citations, and the Works Cited page), please post them here.


Health Care Organization–Managerial Behavior Discussion

Health Care Organization–Managerial Behavior Discussion 

Engage in a discussion about managerial behavior and ways to bring about the highest standards of performance. Think about personal attributes and how you can capitalize on those attributes in management responsibilities.


The Washington Post article “Top Ten Management Mistakes” addresses some errors in judgment a manager can make. Go to the link below and read the article, then choose three of the mistakes, and using the information discuss strategies for correcting these mistakes in the health care setting.

Week 4: Understand the Qualitative Approach

Week 4: Understand the Qualitative Approach

For this assignment, please consider the topic and problem you might choose for your Signature Assignment. Respond to the following questions:

  • State the research problem and ensure it is supported by at least 3 to 5 scholarly resources within the past 5 years to ensure relevancy. Also keep in mind that your problem statement should reflect your degree (applied or PhD). How could you use qualitative methodology to address your research problem? 
  • State the purpose of the research effort. Make sure the purpose is aligned with the problem.
  • Draft 2 to 3 research questions that would be appropriate for a qualitative study and addresses your research problem and are aligned with your purpose statement.
  • Identify and discuss a design that is associated with qualitative methodology that you would consider to answer your research questions.
  • You will find that some problems lend themselves to using one methodology over another. A goal of this assignment was to have you explore how a qualitative methodology might help you address your research questions. You will have an opportunity later in the course to explore other methodologies. Based on your analysis above, do you feel the use of a qualitative methodology and your chosen design is best suited to address your research problem and answer your questions. Why or why not?

Be sure to use scholarly sources to support all assertions and research decisions.

Length: 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages

Grading Rubric


Content (4 points)



Clearly defined the problem, purpose and two to three research questions for a qualitative study



Problem, purpose, and research questions all align to one another



Discuss the qualitative design that is most appropriate for the study


Organization (1  point)


Organized and presented in a clear manner. Included a minimum of five scholarly references, with appropriate APA formatting applied to citations and paraphrasing.




Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.


Activity #3: Submission

Activity #3: Submission

In this unit you learned about structural design and employee involvement. You also learned about job re-engineering. 


For each homework assignment that you submit in this course, you must have a minimum of 3 scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journal articles). Please ensure that you follow standard APA formatting. Your paper must have a title page and a reference page. You must have a minimum of five (5) in-text citations.

Read the case:   Sullivan Hospital beginning on page 435.


Respond to the following questions in an essay (3 page minimum).


Assemble the diagnostic data into a framework and prepare feedback to the senior administrators of the hospitals. What’s your sense of the organization’s current structure and employee involvement issues?

What changes would you recommend? Is a total quality management intervention appropriate here? What alternatives would you propose?

Design an implementation plan for your preferred intervention.


Be sure that you describe the most common organization structures used today as well as their strengths and weaknesses.  Describe the employee involvement and how it relates to performance. Consider whether there should be a sociotechnical systems work design.     

Please submit your completed work


“Globalization And Corporate Citizenship”

"Globalization And Corporate Citizenship"

  • Congratulations! You have been appointed as a new product manager with Samsung and have been tasked to introduce the latest smartphone in a new country. Choose and research a country other than the United States, and then formulate a plan to effectively integrate this product from a global and social standpoint. Speculate on the major challenges and opportunities you anticipate facing in this role.


Aetna- CVS Merger

Aetna- CVS Merger

a) 5 year revenue forecast starting 2018 

b) Model for merger using DCF methodology or LBO model with details on hurdle rate, multipliers etc. Why was a DCF chosen or LBO chosen? If this were you, would this be a friendly acquisition or hostile acquisition?

c) How funding should ideally happen (Debt/ Cash ratio)

d) Any potential risks


Psychology Homework

Psychology Homework

Complete the following assignment using APA format and the below listed instructions.

Goals and a sense of direction are important aspects of planning a career and navigating the ever-changing face of a 21st century job market. Discuss your own career goal-setting process through the lens of one or more of the developmental theories detailed in your textbook. What factors have impacted your choice in career goals, and how do you plan to succeed given the occupational hazards discussed in your reading? Include at least two potential hazards you envision and two methods for coping with each. Your response should be one to two pages and follow APA format.


Unit 3 Initial Discussion Board Post

Unit 3 Initial Discussion Board Post

Unit 3 Initial Discussion Board


  • What involvement does management      need to have to achieve buy-in from internal and external stakeholders?

This Must Be Plagiarism Free With At Least 1-2 References, Citing Where Necessary.

Impact of Global Warming on Local Communities

 Impact of Global Warming on Local Communities    

Global warming is a social issue that is widely discussed in the U.S.  and across the world today.  The impacts of this social problem on  local communities are far-reaching. In this discussion you will examine  how global warming is expected to impact your local community, as well  as discuss how different social groups are affected in different ways. 

 For in-depth information on what global warming is and how it impacts  (or is expected to impact) coastal cities in the United States review  the following resources:


 To investigate how global warming is expected to impact the region where you live visit the 2014 National Climate Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website.   Be sure to click on the “Explore Regions” link for a list of all the  regions in the United States.  You can also review the Surging Seas Risk Zone Map (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. if you happen to live in a coastal city.  

 As  climate change intensifies, experts note the increasing incidence and  growing severity of natural disasters.  To learn more about how issues  of race and class are related to disaster response review the following  articles:


After reviewing all of the resources above, address each of the following:


  1. How does human activity impact global warming?  What are two  environmental problems related to global warming that experts expect to  occur in coming decades?
  2. According to the National Climate Assessment website, what are  the main environmental issues that the region where you live (or if you  cannot find your particular region, the region where you grew up or  have some connection to) will face due to global warming?  What can you  do to help?
  3. What role did race and class play in the response to hurricane  Katrina?  How did the history of structural race relations and  inequalities in New Orleans impact how the hurricane affected different  racial and class groups?  How did the government’s response vary by the  race and class of the residents?

Support  your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other  scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. 


Apples iPhone Introduction Part 1

Apples iPhone Introduction Part 1 

In his introduction of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs, former CEO at Apple, did a fantastic job of applying the idea of perceptual maps to describe how his new product compares with competitive products in the smartphone market.  

Use the ideas he presented to briefly describe one (1) product (good or service) offered at a business you are familiar with and the products that compete with yours.

Describe the unique selling proposition (USP) for your product. How is it superior to the competitor you identified above?


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