How are shifts in power driven by religion, politics, new knowledge, and culture evidenced in these works?

Module 11: Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century

Part 1

· Initial discussion board posts are due by 11:59 P.M. on Thursday. For your initial discussion post, you should:

· select one of the questions below:

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· How do works of literature during this era demonstrate connections to classic literature?

· What is the power of satire during this era?

· How are cultural norms demonstrated or challenged during this era?

· How are shifts in power driven by religion, politics, new knowledge, and culture evidenced in these works?

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· write a well developed paragraph around 250 to 300 words that answers the question and includes:

· a clearly defined topic sentence

· at least one MLA formatted quotation from the assigned readings of literature for this module

· three or more sentences that explain how the quotation supports the topic sentence

· Be careful not to confuse editorial sections of the assigned readings with the literature (poems, stories, sermons, speeches, essays, etc.)

The British Romantic Era

Module 12: The British Romantic Era

Part 1:

· Initial discussion board posts are due by 11:59 P.M. on Thursday. For your initial discussion post, you should:

· select one of the questions below:

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· How does Romantic era literature express the concerns of writers of this period?

· What cultural concerns are evidenced by the writers of this era?

· How might gender norms be changing during this era?

· How do these works differ from works of previous eras of British Literature?

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· write a well developed paragraph around 250 to 300 words that answers the question and includes:

· a clearly defined topic sentence

· at least one MLA formatted quotation from the assigned readings of literature for this module

· three or more sentences that explain how the quotation supports the topic sentence

· Be careful not to confuse editorial sections of the assigned readings with the literature (poems, stories, sermons, speeches, essays, etc.)

Read at least two of these short stories. Then, using ONE of the stories, analyze it further by answering the following questions for your initial response. 

Review the following document Short Stories.docx  Download Short Stories.docxand read at least two of these short stories.

Then, using ONE of the stories, analyze it further by answering the following questions for your initial response.

Background of Story 

  • Which author and short story did you choose?
  • Give a brief description and background of the author.
  • Give a short summary of the plot of the story.

Analysis of Short Story (3-4 paragraphs, 1 1/2 pages at least)

Choose at least four of the following questions to discuss about your chosen short story.

  • Did you enjoy the story? Why or why not?
  • Is the title appropriate for this story? Why or why not?
  • What characteristics did the story have that made it a good story? Give examples from your readings to support your point of view/
  • Who is the main character? Describe the main character and how the author conveyed these characteristics.
  • What is the conflict in the story? How does the story resolve this conflict?
  • What is the defining moment (climax) of the story?
  • What is the setting of the story?
  • From what point of view is the story told?
  • Was there anything in the author’s bio that might have explained the subject matter or tone of the story?

Identify an organization that is familiar to you, and provide examples of different types of waste.

Question 1

 

Chase strategy refers to the concept that you are chasing the demand set by the market. Production is set to match demand and does not carry any leftover products. This is a lean production strategy, saving on costs until the demand (the order) is placed. Inventory costs are low, and the cost of goods for products sold is kept to a minimum and for a shorter length of time.

The chase strategy is used in the industries that must contend with perishables or with a company that does not have a lot of extra cash on hand to handle the added risks of unsold products. The production schedule is based on orders and immediate demand.

By varying production or services to meet demand, the lean approach of inventory management has lower inventory levels and reduced labor cost.

For example, an airline call center has varying demand—higher calls during summer months and major holidays. Inaccurate forecasts can cause havoc concerning staff capacity and scheduling decisions. In some situations, equipment capacity may not be adequate during periods of peak demand.

For this discussion, decide to be for or against adopting a chase strategy for a major airline call center. Provide a research-based rational for your decision.

Your initial response should be a minimum of 200 words.

Question 2

 

In a fast food restaurant, for example, we often see overproduction (food sitting under hot lamps with no immediate sale), customers waiting, incorrect orders, undercooked or overcooked food that must be discarded, employees running around the kitchen not having clearly defined jobs, and so on.

Identify an organization that is familiar to you, and provide examples of different types of waste. Additionally, identify some potential lean tools and approaches to address the waste.

Your initial response should be a minimum of 200 words.

Discussion question # 4: How would you create Blue Ocean in your organization? 100-150 words ( Use a healthcare insurance company to answer this question)

Week 13 & 5

Discussion question #1:

Top of Form

Bottom of Form

In the reading,  Name Your Price: Compensation Negotiation at Whole Health Management,  Jim Hummer is recruiting Monroe Davies for a senior management position. At the top of page 2, we find Monroe reading the concluding paragraphs of Jim Hummer’s email. Put yourself in Monroe’s shoes. Share your thoughts and your impressions of Jim Hummer and the position at Whole Health Management based on these two paragraphs. Please include at least two concepts from your course readings in your response. Cite them. (Use name your price Compensation Negotiation at Whole Health Management attachment to answer this question)

 

 

Discussion question # 2: (200 words minimum) What is your key take-away from the readings of this week? Use the following attachments to answer this question:

1. Strategy: Competitive and Cooperative Dynamics

2. The Strategy That Will Fix Health Care

3. Cleveland Clinic: Transformation and Growth 2015

4. Medtronic: Navigating a Shifting Healthcare Landscape

5. Creating Advantage

6. Product Life Cycle

 

Discussion question # 3: (200 words minimum) Please read book Redefining Global for this Question: Use CAGE (Cultural, Administrative, Geographic and Economic) framework for a company of your choice. (Use Redefining Global attachment to answer this question)

 

Discussion question # 4: How would you create Blue Ocean in your organization? 100-150 words ( Use a healthcare insurance company to answer this question)

 

 

Assignment

(Use Pfizer and the Challenges of the Pharmaceutical industry attachment for this assignment)

 

Pfizer and the Challenges of the Pharmaceutical industry

 

This write-up should be typed, one-inch margins on all sides; 12 pt. Times New Romans; page numbers; double-space typed; and two pages (maximum length).

This is not to be a review of the case. In this write-up, you need to be extremely specific. You should not repeat any of the case detail.

The format of this case analysis should have the following 4 headings:

1. Problems/Issues (should be bullet points. Ensure to list all issues/problem);

2. Possible Solutions.

3. Recommend Solutions; and

4. Expected Outcomes.

 

All 4 heading must be focused on the strategic management lense. Ensure that all issues are clear and grounded.

 

These write-ups are designed to be executive strategic decision documents written so that your immediate report-to would be able to read, understand, and implement your strategic decision.

Consider conducting a SWOT analysis, a PEST analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis before you start writing to ensure that your document is solid.

The purpose of this assignment is to apply the four elements of a crisis communication plan and other resources to any one of a number of serious circumstances when presenting a plan to an organization’s internal crisis management team.

The purpose of this assignment is to apply the four elements of a crisis communication plan and other resources to any one of a number of serious circumstances when presenting a plan to an organization’s internal crisis management team.

Scenarios

Read through the options and choose one of the scenarios below for this assignment. The scenario statements provide a glimpse into the circumstance, but you will need to customize it for your crisis.

  • Scenario 1: Employee or Hiring Discrimination: We take diversity and inclusion seriously at [company]. We are an equal opportunity employer and [consider all applicants/respect all employees] without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Our goal is to ensure that we are providing a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees. As such, we are actively and seriously reviewing [this claim/these claims] to determine the appropriate next steps.
  • Scenario 2: Sexual Harassment: At [company], we believe that all employees should treat each other with respect. We stand with any individual who has the courage to speak out when those values are not honored. Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive workplace for all. We are actively reviewing [this claim/these claims] to determine the appropriate next steps and are offering our full support to the [person/people] who came forward.
  • Scenario 3: Unexpected Loss of CEO/Executive (Death): We are saddened to announce that [name] has passed away. Amidst this time of tragic loss, our focus right now is on supporting the people closest to [him/her], our employees, and all of those affected by [his/her] passing. [Insert name], who had the benefit of working closely with [name], will be serving as interim [Title of deceased].
  • Scenario 4: Unexpected Loss of CEO/Executive (Unexpectedly Quits/Resigns): [Name of employee] has resigned from [his/her] former position at [company] as [title], effective [date]. [Name] will assume the position of [title] on an [interim/permanent] basis. We believe this transition will aid us in achieving our mission as a company. We wish nothing but the best for [resigned employee] and [his/her] successful and prosperous future, and we thank [him/her] for [his/her] [months/years/decades] of dedicated service to [company].
  • Scenario 5: Unexpected Loss of CEO/Executive (Removed from Role): [Company] can confirm [employee] is parting ways with the company, effective [date]. [Optional: If this termination is due to a public crisis, such as harassment or illegal activity, mention that his/her behavior was unacceptable at the company, and to protect the integrity of your company, he/she was removed from his/her position].  We have officially named [name] as [interim/permanent] [title]. We believe this transition will aid us in achieving our mission as a company. [Optional: If this termination is due to a public crisis, such as harassment or illegal activity, mention that the company is actively reviewing the situation and what steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again].

Instructions

Create a 5-7-slide PowerPoint presentation that will be delivered to the internal crisis management team. In your presentation, be sure to include the following:

  • Address the four key elements of a crisis communication plan: crisis team, designated spokesperson, media policy/plan, and statement. Note also how the recommended statement is persuasive to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Articulate final messaging for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and address the role of legal in your crisis communication plan.
  • Include two or three resources in your references list with at least one from the Wall Street Journal.

Refer to the “Crisis Communication and Reputation Management: Response Strategy Roadmap” and watch the videos, “Judy Smith on Responding to a Crisis” and “Watch Judy Smith Speak at Fortune’s MPW Summit – Fortune Most Powerful Women,” located in topic Resources, to provide guidance when addressing your selected situation.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Write a 4 page (content) memo to the CEO of the company you’ve been assessing throughout the course, outlining your plan to create economic, social, and environmental value.

Assignment Content:

Write a 4 page (content) memo to the CEO of the company you’ve been assessing throughout the course, outlining your plan to create economic, social, and environmental value. Make sure In your memo, to include the following items:

  • An executive summary of the memo
  • A summary of the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for converting weaknesses into strengths
  • A summary of your Week three findings on Porter’s Five Forces
  • A summary of your week four findings on the Diamond of National Advantage
  • A summary of your week5 analysis of the firm as a learning organization
  • Strategic recommendations based on your previous work in this course. Include the opportunity identified in week 2, the move into the country identified in week four ,and any recommended moves toward being a learning organization. Provide a rationale for each recommendation.

NOTE: The bullet points are not the core of the assignment they are in addition and/or part of your plan

****THIS IS A BUSINESS MEMO so format and write it as a business memo****

THE COMPANY I CHOOSE IS TARGET

FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

  • Make an argument for this type of course ” FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS ” being required for every restaurant owner to take. Support your response with the two best practices.

EXAMPLES

Develop procedures and policies for managing

Develop budgets

In 600-800 words, explain how you would create an inclusive workplace culture.

The purpose of this assignment is to consider the various topics related to bias and inclusivity in the workplace as it pertains to company policies and commitments.

In 600-800 words, explain how you would create an inclusive workplace culture. Be sure to address the following points:

  • Evaluate how bias, cross-cultural barriers, and ethnocentrism impact the organization, and address how you ensure that your employees feel they are represented and heard?
  • What are at least three characteristics of an inclusive workplace?
  • Determine the course of action a workplace can take to demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity and respect for various cultural approaches.
  • How will you ensure that your organization is not only culture-sensitive but there is also zero-tolerance policy to bias, such as racial, gender, etc.
  • How does the communication of this type of policy differ for a global vs. a domestic organization?

In your research, accomplish the following to include a required mix of three sources, at a minimum:

  • Use the Forbes article link below, called “12 Practical Ways to Ensure Effective Communication Among Multicultural Team Members,” as one resource.
  • Include two or three additional resources, with at least one from the Wall Street Journal, that provide examples from sources or case studies.

Ensure writing assignment includes a thesis and well-developed conclusion. Prepare this assignment according to the APA Style guidelines.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2021/01/21/12-practical-ways-to-ensure-effective-communication-among-multicultural-team-members/?sh=3ec9af734c86

Describe your future goals based on the transferable skills that you’ve chosen to showcase.

Module 06 Content

  1. Throughout your education, you have been asked to research topics and write papers, engage in thought-provoking discussions, consider diverse perspectives, and a host of other challenges that have required you to use both your discipline-specific skills as well as your soft skills. These are called transferable skills, and are skills that you develop that can be transferred and applied within your chosen career. Transferable skills are highly valuable and essential for career success.

    Part I: Compiling Your Exemplar Project

    • Compile all of your completed course project assignment deliverables. Place them in the proper order, and save them in a single Microsoft Word document.
    • Part II: Transferable Skills Self Reflection
    1. In a minimum of 1 full page, using Microsoft Word, write an es – say (full introduction and conclusion), which includes the following:
    • Describe the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes regarding each of the transferable skills that you’ve gained as a result of completing this particular project/assignment.
    • Discuss the ways that you are going to incorporate the transferable skills (the transferable skills that you showcased in your exemplary project) into your work within your chosen career field.
    • Describe your future goals based on the transferable skills that you’ve chosen to showcase.
    • Write your paper utilizing proper tone, spelling and grammar.
    1. Once you have completed your reflection assignment, add it to the end of the document you compiled in part I. The self-reflection should be the last few pages of your exemplar project. If done correctly, everything will be one document!
    2. Save the compiled document to a folder. Then, zip or compress the folder, and submit the zipped folder to the drop box.