Public Administration Week 6 Assignment

The American Government: The Engine of Public Policy

Congress, the president, the cabinet, advisers, agency bureaucrats, federal and state courts, political parties, interest groups, the media—all of these groups influence political decisions in our democratic system of government. This results in the creation and implementation of public policies.

Write a 3–4 page paper in which you do the following:

  1. Define public policy.
  2. Identify and explain the purpose of the three branches of government.
  3. Discuss how each branch of government may influence public policy. Research an example from recent news (such as civil rights, health care, education, or others) and explain how each branch of government could influence the direction of that specific public policy.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.
  • A minimum of three professional references (Wikipedia is not accepted in this class).

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Examine the government’s role, function, and decision-making process in a democracy

Topic: Social Media Of Business

Description: Topic: Social media of business

Describe the advice and tips that Mark Schaefer gives leaders, executives, professionals, and practitioners about the role of social media for businesses, what to do with it, and how to maximize its use. In this paper, make your argument using the parameters listed below:

Discuss why social media is trending as a key tool in the marketing decisions of most businesses.

Describe how social media works in the business environment.

Consider the types of questions and objections you might encounter when putting together social media initiatives at your organization and how you propose to overcome those obstacles

 

Topic : Discuss The Warehouse Manager’s Challenges.

· Your Research Project should be a 4 to 5 page paper, with separate cover and reference pages, and include the following:

· Executive Summary – thesis statement on an instructor approved topic. What is the primary reason for writing the paper? What are the major points to be covered?

· Discussion Section – will present arguments to support the thesis statement. Find references for each argument you make in support of each point you make in the paper. You should have a least three arguments starting with the strongest. There should be a minimum of 5 references from separate substantive resources.

· Conclusion Statement – restates the thesis and summarizes the argumen

Guidelines for Preparing a Research Project

How to get started:

1. Choose a topic: Select a learning objective from the chapters covered in the course.

2. Do your research.

· You must have at least five outside research sources. These should be from industry or scholarly sources.

· Collect specific quotes you want to use from these resources.

3. Narrow your topic: Pick one major point to explore in more depth. It should be something which you found new, interesting or controversial. Find at least two viewpoints on this point and decide which you will support.

4. State a thesis: In one or two sentences, describe the argument of your paper. Do not just summarize the research and give your personal opinion. State an arguable point, which is specific to the topic.

5. Outline your report: You should start with an introductory paragraph that includes your thesis statement. The body of the paper should discuss the issue you have selected and your evaluation of that point. Provide at least five outside sources to support your point from credible research. Your final paragraph should restate your thesis statement.

6. Write: Create a first draft. At this point get the ideas down on paper. Revise and refine in a second draft. Let it sit then reread, revise and refine.

7. Edit and proofread: Word does a good job but is not perfect.

8. Cite your sources: Do not copy others work but use others work to help form and support your opinion. Plagiarism will earn you an F.

9. Create an Executive Summary: This is a half-page summary that states the thesis and the major point developed in the paper.

Marketing

Reflect on why the on-ground retailer has experienced so many difficulties of late. What do the retailers need to do in order to save the on-ground retailer?

BUSINESS

Respond to at least two of your colleagues in one of more of the following ways:

· Offer an alternative example that will further inform your colleague’s perspective about emotional intelligence

· Offer additional approaches you would suggest to improve emotional intelligence

· Offer an example of when a manager did a good or poor job in demonstrating emotional intelligence

· Offer other lessons you learned from reading through the posts your colleague made.

Note what you have learned and/or any insights that you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

1st Colleague to respond to:

In the GlobaLeadership Foundation EI self-assessment, I scored 9 on self-management and social awareness, 8 in relationship management, and 5 is self-awareness. When I answered the questions for the Global EI self-assessment, I found it difficult to choose between the two options that I “always” do. I noticed that upon reflection, my “always” can change based on the context. I was surprised by my low self-awareness score. Based on the Mindtools self-assessment, I could increase my self-awareness by asking “people for feedback on what I do well, and how I can improve” (MindTools, n.d.). For example, I can ask my manager at work for feedback during our one-on-one meetings. I can also look for mentors in my community and field of creative interests (Sabatier, 2015).

During college, I worked at a summer camp in upstate New York. The camp director led a 20-minute gathering at the flagpole each evening before dinner. In that short time, she would give announcements and award fuzzies (little puffballs with googly eyes and sticker feet with a ribbon that said, “I’m a part of the dream at Morry’s Camp) to staff and campers. Anyone could write a note and put it in the fuzzy bag, describing what a person or group did to deserve a fuzzy. The director would read the notes at the flagpole, and the recipients would come forward to receive their award. This was a deeply encouraging way to establish and reiterate the vision for how we were helping each other grow. At the same time, giving fuzzies to one another invited the whole group to engage in almost all of the 12 competencies of emotional intelligence (Goleman & Boyatzis, 2017). The stories of what happened during the day usually demonstrated new success in self-awareness and self-management. Sharing those stories increased empathy and organizational awareness while providing space for the director (and others) to influence, coach, and mentor, while providing inspirational leadership.

The outcome of awarding fuzzies was that campers and staff looked for opportunities to support one another and looked for the best in each other. Most people felt very happy in such a community. Another outcome was that we could observe interpersonal dynamics among groups and the mindset and emotional state of campers and staff (Sabatier, 2015). Then, it was possible for the leadership team to proactively address any issues that emerged (Sabatier, 2015). I think that the daily ritual of awarding fuzzies had a strong beneficial effect on all camp community members. However, it was not a place to bring up a conflict that was still in process, only conflicts resolved. The positivity could be a little over the top. It was important to make sure that people’s notes were authentic and not attention-seeking, so it was better when the director read the notes before reading them out loud to everyone. I think that emotional intelligence is the most important contributing factor to good management. The emotional intelligence of managers sets the tone for the working environment and invites staff to continually bring their best, emotionally intelligent selves to work.

References

Global Leadership Foundation, (n.d.) Emotional intelligence test. Globalleadershipfoundation.com. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from https://globalleadershipfoundation.com/geit/eitest.html

Goleman, D., & Boyatzis, R. E. (2017). Emotional intelligence has 12 elements. Which do you need to work on? Harvard Business Review.

MindTools. (n.d.). How emotionally intelligent are you? Boosting your people skills. Mindtools.com. Retrieved from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/ei-quiz.htm

Sabatier, M. (2015, August 20). Emotional intelligence: Why managers should show a softer side The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2015/aug/20/emotional-intelligence-why-managers-should-show-a-softer-side

2nd Colleague to respond to:

For this week’s discussion I took The Global El Test. From highest score to lowest, I scored social-awareness, self-awareness and tied in self-management and relationship-management. These results were not surprising to me at all. Social awareness is something that I know I excel in. I’m really good at reading the room and the emotions of others. I’m observant. “Social Awareness is comprised of three competencies; empathy, which is understanding others and taking an active interest in their concerns; organizational awareness, which is the ability to read the currents of organizational life, build decision networks and navigate politics; and service orientation, which is recognizing and meeting customer’s needs.” (globalleadershipfoundation.com, n.d). I tend to be very adaptable to whatever environment I am placed in. This kind of goes hand and hand with self-awareness so I am not surprised that this was my second highest el quadrant.

“Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies; emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognize their impact on work performance and relationships” (globalleadershipfoundation.com, n.d). Lastly, self-management and relationship management are both el quadrants that I can agree that I need to improve on. I could improve on my self-awareness by controlling my emotions better and not wearing my emotions on my face. “Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies; emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognize their impact on work performance and relationships”  (globalleadershipfoundation.com, n.d). Relationship management is not necessarily a weakness of mine, but it is definitely something I could continue working towards improving. “The Social cluster of Relationship Management is comprised of seven competencies; visionary leadership, which is inspiring and guiding groups and individuals” (globalleadershipfoundation.com, n.d).

Taking the self-assessment has helped me to gain more awareness and a better understanding of areas I could improve more in. For example, when it comes to self-management in certain situations it’s hard for me to keep my emotions under control if I feel like someone is doubting me at work or making me feel as if I don’t know what I’m talking about. There have been times where I show my emotions of being frustrated without even realizing it or doing it on purpose. This is something that I have improved on in my professional career, but I need to continue to work on.

Emotional intelligence in the practice of management is very essential to professional growth. I’ve always said that no matter how educated you are or how much you may be good at your job, without emotional intelligence people will not want to work with you or for you. I’ve had a supervisor who was very knowledgeable regarding her job because she had been doing it for so long. People would ask her questions as a last resort however simply because she lacked social awareness. One time a newer employee asked her a question and was really struggling with learning our computer system. Instead of showing some empathy and taking time to answer her question she was rude and wasn’t much of a big help. The new employee complained to our manager about her lack of support she was receiving, and the supervisor was then apologetic. It shouldn’t have taken for the situation to be escalated for her to show some sort of social awareness.

References

The Global EI Test Results. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://globalleadershipfoundation.com/cgi-bin/eiscore.pl

BUSINESS

Like a high level of emotional intelligence, developing a strong cultural competency is crucial in your professional role as a manager, especially in today’s global environment. Earley & Mosakowski (2004) point out that high cultural competency, or intelligence, helps to identify “what makes us human and at the same time what makes each of us different from one another.” Having this skill will play a large role in successful management.

Reference

Earley, P. C., & Mosakowski, E. (2004). Cultural intelligence. Harvard Business Review.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

· Consider your own culture, specifically in a professional context.

· Review this week’s Learning Resources, especially

· Hofstede, G. (n.d.-a). Country comparison. Geert Hofstede. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from https://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html

· Hofstede, G. (n.d.-b). Cultural dimensions. Geert Hofstede. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from https://geert-hofstede.com/cultural-dimensions.html

· Jyoti, J. (2017). Factors affecting cultural intelligence and its impact on job performance: Role of cross-cultural adjustment, experience, and perceived social support. Personnel Review, 46(4).

· Lee, Y-t., & Liao, Y. (2015). Cultural competence: Why it matters and how you can acquire it: Multicultural managers. Harvard Business Review.

· TEDx Talks (2014, October 21). Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Riccardi | TEDxBergen [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyofREc5Jk

· Select another country and read about the cultural norms that you might encounter in a professional environment

·

· TEDx Talks. (2015). How culture drives behaviours | Julien S. Bourrelle | TEDxTrondheim [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Yy6poJ2zs

Post a cohesive response in which you:

· Describe a scenario when you have worked with individuals who have different cultural backgrounds, especially with regard to professional experience or agendas.

· Select another country or region and compare how these norms might be different.

· Identify steps that you could take to ensure that there is common ground when working with others from different backgrounds.

· Evaluate how effective you think your approach would be.

· What lessons do you take away from this experience that you think will better inform your approach as a manager who is in a similar situation?

· How would you think your approach changes when you work virtually?

Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources, as well as other credible resources you have read; or what you have observed and experienced.

General Guidance: Your original post, will typically be 3-4 paragraphs in length as a general expectation/estimate.

Discussion

Each student will locate and review an article relevant to the topic of the class. The review is between 400-to-550 words and should summarize the article. Please include how it applies to our topic, and why you found it interesting.

INitial Project Proposal

  1. This is the first of three assignments that, as a whole, will cover all aspects of the project life cycle relevant to your selected project.
    Assume you have been selected to be the project manager for a project of your choice. The project that you use must meet the key criteria of a project. It must:

    1. Have a beginning and an end.
    2. Result in something being delivered to someone.
    3. Require a series of activities that must be done to complete the project.
    4. Require resources (for example, people and materials) to complete the work.
    5. The project can be one of a personal or professional nature and must last for at least nine months.
      Note: You are prohibited from using projects that can found on the Internet, including projects found in places such as CourseHero. All project submissions are submitted to SafeAssign for review.
      Requirements
      Write a 3–4 page paper in which you define the scope of your chosen project:
    • Provide a brief summary of your chosen project.
    • Describe at least two project goals and two project objectives.
    • Describe the project management structure that you will use to manage the project. Will you manage it via the existing functional structure of the organization, set up a projectized/dedicated project team, or use a matrix management structure? If you will use a matrix structure, which type will you use?
    • Identify the key customer (or customers) and at least two stakeholders for your project. Discuss their roles and their impact on the project. Remember that although you are delivering the project to your customer, there are others (stakeholders) who also have a vested interest in your project.
    • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
      The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
    • Draft a project plan that includes goals and objectives, recommended structure, and stakeholders for a successful project.
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iscussion4

 

  • Watch the Pinkberry case study in the LEARN section this week.  Then determine the target market for Pinkberry using ALL the bases of segmentation to describe the customer profile. Provide a rationale for your answer.
  • Describe each level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Which level describes you the most when making purchases?  Provide a rationale for your answer and use an example to highlight the level.
  • Search the Internet for an article that supports your level of purchasing based on Maslow’s theory and post the link in your discussion, using APA or SWS formatting, for everyone to read.

Questions

500 Words – Using the MLB steroids case as an example, explain how unethical choices by some players harms players who comply with the rules.

500 Words – Read Wells Fargo Banking Scandal and complete the questions at the end of the case study.

500 Words – Pick one of the following terms for your research: Integrity, ethical dilemma, conflict of interest, bribery, or fraud.

500 Words – Describe the ethical challenges faced by organizations operating globally.

500 Words – Pick one of the following terms for your research: code of ethics, conscious capitalism, corporate social responsibility (CSR), culture, ethical dilemma, external adaptation, mission culture, social capital, values-based leadership, or whistle-blowing.