Journal For Organizational Development?

 Week 2 Assignment Instuctions

Prior to beginning this assignment, read Chapter 3 in the course textbook. You may want to review Chapters 1 and 2 in your course textbook for assistance, too.

Review the guidelines found in Table 1.1 (OD realities and misconceptions) to establish the reasoning for OD interaction. In addition, pay special attention to the criteria for determining the validity of an OD problem. Understanding the process is crucial to becoming a successful OD consultant. Watch the following videos, What Should Consultants Do? (Links to an external site.) and Handling a Complainer, to gain perspective on responsible consulting.

There are many ethical responsibilities within the field of the OD consultant. Suppose that you are just beginning your practice as an external OD consultant and an organization approaches you to help them address an issue or change within their company. Before accepting the job, it is important for you to determine whether the problem is an actual OD issue or an internal matter that is better addressed within.

Explain the process for evaluating an organizational condition to determine if the action required is OD-related. Define the specific criteria for determining the core of the problem and the potential solution.

After assessing the request, there are times that you will find the problem is not an OD concern. Prepare a response to the organization stating why the problem is not OD, why you are not the right person for the job, and what options they might have to remedy their problem.

Once your research is complete, begin preparing your paper. The paper must be four to five pages of content (excluding the cover and reference pages). You must include a minimum of three scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources that provide qualified information related to the role of the OD practitioner. In addition, include the course textbook as a scholarly resource to support theory and concepts related to OD strategy. Remember that Wikipedia is not a qualified resource. Use the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) document for additional guidance. During the construction of the paper, be specific and refrain from making assumptions. Describe all aspects of the search components listed below.

In your paper,

  • Explain the process to determine the validity of the problem.
  • Define specific criteria for OD consulting.
  • Prepare an appropriate response to the organization regarding their issue.

The Responsible Consulting paper

Week 2 Journal Instructions

 

Prior to preparing your journal entry, review the Careers in Organizational Development Panel (Links to an external site.) video for an outside look at the role of the OD consultant.

During Week 1, you had a preliminary look at the OD consultant and the responsibilities they have during a change process. Your journal entry briefly reviewed your early understanding of the required skill set, and where your skills fit within that schematic.

Digging a bit deeper, Chapter 3 in the course text explains the details behind the practice. In addition, you researched and analyzed OD consultant job descriptions for an enhanced knowledge of the role.

Using this new knowledge,

  • Develop a profile and description of your technical, interpersonal, and consulting competencies (current or desired).
  • Include a paragraph explaining the role and style you will use for consulting.
  • Prioritize the technical, interpersonal, and consulting competencies you might need to learn to be a confident and skilled practitioner.

The journal entry must be a minimum of one full page of content and provide pertinent and logical dialog related to the role of the OD consultant.

Essay

For the next newsletter, you have been asked to provide information about the role of government in public health.

Choose a health issue prevalent in your community.

Research national, state, and local government health agency websites for information on your chosen health issue.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of your findings. Your summary should:

  • Analyze the structure and function of public health at national, state, and local levels. In your analysis, include:
  • What type of structure you see between levels of government
  • What functions you see at each level of government
  • How the levels of government work together

Use specific examples from your research to validate your points.

Include at least 3 references.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Indiviual Case Study- Case 3 An Inconvient Hr Challenge

This is the case study i used from week 4

As the hospital administrator for Forest Glenn Medical Center, you oversee human resources functions for the medical center. Recently, within the outpatient medical team, three of the five doctors have submitted resignation letters effective immediately. You recognize that this presents a big problem because the outpatient medical team is a high-performance area in the medical center and cannot function with two full-time physicians alone. You immediately organize a meeting with the director of the outpatient medical team, Dr. Caron, to determine why these physicians are so determined to resign immediately. You meet with Dr. Caron and he states that he is just as surprised as you are that three of his team members have decided to leave suddenly. He is at a complete loss as to why they have decided to leave. After meeting with Dr. Caron, you decide to set up individual meetings with the three physicians, Dr. Lowe, Dr. Howell, and Dr. Cardenas, to process and discuss their resignations. Upon meeting with Dr. Lowe and his purpose for resigning, he states, “I just could not continue working for a tyrannical leader like Dr. Caron. While I love providing care to our patients and working for Forest Glenn, I cannot live up to the standards that Dr. Caron wants. Nor does he even let me try.” You decide to delve a little deeper into this complaint and mention to Dr. Lowe that there is a process in place to submit complaints for a hostile work environment. He states that he did not want to get anyone in trouble, and that he would rather find employment elsewhere. You then meet with Dr. Howell and Dr. Cardenas, who appear to corroborate with Dr. Lowe’s reasoning on resigning from Forest Glenn. You approach them with the possibility of talking to Dr. Caron about these complaints and whether they would be willing to stay while you search for suitable replacements if the hostile work environment is alleviated. Both Dr. Howell and Cardenas agree that they would be willing to stay for two months while you address the issues with Dr. Caron in the outpatient medical team. You immediately schedule a meeting with Dr. Caron to discuss the complaints and to initiate necessary steps for the establishment of a productive and effective work environment.

These are instructions for week 9 based on case study from week 4

 

As you collaborate with your group, individually select one of the following leadership roles that would respond during this outbreak:

  • Director, FEMA
  • Director, CDC
  • Governor of an afflicted state
  • Incident Response Commander
  • Response Leader, American Red Cross (or other nongovernmental organization)
  • Health Care Administrator for a large medical center

After selecting your leadership role, use a systems approach to work with your group to establish immediate response in preventing another pandemic.

The Assignment—Part 1:

Individual Case Analysis (1–2 pages):

Based on the leadership role you selected for the Assignment, include the following:

  • A summary of the leadership challenges this leader would face in assuring the system changes necessary to be prepared for the next outbreak, epidemic, or pandemic
  • An explanation of how your leadership challenges as this leader relate to challenges of the other leaders listed above

Note: The leadership challenges that you describe should be those you would face as an individual in the role of your selected leader, rather than the functional challenges of the agency this individual leads.

The Assignment—Part 2:

Group Case Study Analysis (2–3 pages):

Then, using your leadership Assignment for the Case Study, collaborate with your colleagues to create a Group Case Study Analysis that includes:

  • An explanation of how the challenges identified in the individual case analyses collectively affect crisis response by the system and the individuals within it
  • An explanation of how transformational and transactional leaders might influence outcomes within this case
  • A summary of how poor leadership might affect the outcome of the case

Research Paper – Emerging Or Current Health Care Issue

Week 4 Assignment – Research Paper – Emerging or Current Health Care Issue

Overview

The purpose of this paper is to examine an emerging or current issue in health care. While not limited to these, several potential topics are:

  • Reemerging outbreaks such as measles or Ebola.
  • Human trafficking.
  • Violence in health care settings.
  • Medical tourism.
  • Consumer-directed health care.
  • Assisted suicide.
  • Medical marijuana.
  • Mandatory vaccinations.
  • Eldercare.
  • Abortion.
  • Personalized medicine.

Requirements

Research, examine, and analyze your issue with thought, sensitivity, and reflection. Your paper must have the following elements:

  1. The paper must be 3–5 pages in length.
  2. Identify the resources or protocols that a provider would need to consider and have in place to address the issue (for example, HR policies, staff training, et cetera).
  3. Explain the leadership and managerial responses and responsibilities.
  4. Discuss the cultural impact.
  5. Describe the legislative actions or government agencies that may be involved (for example, CDC, AMA, ACA, et cetera).
  6. End your paper with a summary of your research.
  7. Use three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

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:

  • Examine the influence of political, economic, and social factors and the impact of the U.S. health-care system on an emerging or current health care issue.

Week 4 Assignment – Research Paper – Emerging Or Current Health Care Issue

Week 4 Assignment – Research Paper – Emerging or Current Health Care Issue

Overview

The purpose of this paper is to examine an emerging or current issue in health care. While not limited to these, several potential topics are:

  • Reemerging outbreaks such as measles or Ebola.
  • Human trafficking.
  • Violence in health care settings.
  • Medical tourism.
  • Consumer-directed health care.
  • Assisted suicide.
  • Medical marijuana.
  • Mandatory vaccinations.
  • Eldercare.
  • Abortion.
  • Personalized medicine.

Requirements

Research, examine, and analyze your issue with thought, sensitivity, and reflection. Your paper must have the following elements:

  1. The paper must be 3–5 pages in length.
  2. Identify the resources or protocols that a provider would need to consider and have in place to address the issue (for example, HR policies, staff training, et cetera).
  3. Explain the leadership and managerial responses and responsibilities.
  4. Discuss the cultural impact.
  5. Describe the legislative actions or government agencies that may be involved (for example, CDC, AMA, ACA, et cetera).
  6. End your paper with a summary of your research.
  7. Use three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

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:

  • Examine the influence of political, economic, and social factors and the impact of the U.S. health-care system on an emerging or current health care issue.

Leadership And Management

Assessment 1

1.1.

The term “group dynamics” was first coined by the social psychologist Kurt Lewin. The concept of group dynamics can be analysed through positive and negative effect in the group due to the team members or people (Cummings, Bridgman, Hassard & Rowlinson, 2017).

1.2

(a) changing perception of the team members.

(b) unstable decisions of the team leader also put negative effect on team performance.

(c) inappropriate remarks.

(d) lack of trust among team members also resultant in adverse impact on team performance (Cummings, Bridgman, Hassard & Rowlinson, 2017).

1.3

(1) The phenomenon of social loafing is the situation which implies that an individual will tend to work less when there are in the work as compare to working alone. Social loafing is one of the primary reasons behind less productivity of the team members.

(2) Negative consequences of social loafing are as follows: team members become lazy due to social loafing, it leads to poor team spirit, team members make least contribution in the group, etc (Bundy, Pfarrer, Short & Coombs, 2017).

(3) When the team size is large then it can be expected that around 20% to 30% employees will not work effectively due to social loafing. So, it increases the burden on team leaders for getting the work done. Although, in the collectivistic culture, there are major chances for developing the practices of social loafing.

1.4

· Developing rules for conduct: it is important to develop rules for conduct so that team members can be aware about their roles and responsibility in the effective way.

· Encouraging group loyalty: when a team leader encourages group loyalty then it can resultant in social loafing. Although, in reality, majority of the team members used to pay attention towards their own interest rather then concerning about group loyalty.

· Specifically defining the task: specifically defining the task can be useful method. Team leader need to guide team members to complete their specifically assigned goals and responsibilities in the effective way (Boon, Den Hartog & Lepak, 2019).

1.5

Groupthink is a phenomenon that occurs when the desire for group consensus overrides people’s common-sense desire to present alternatives. The reason behind groupthink are as follows leadership, decision-making, etc.

1.6

Advantages:

· Group decision making enables more information and more ideas.

· It incorporates greater amount of diversity.

· Satisfactory decisions can be made when entire group makes decisions.

Disadvantages:

· Group decision making is the time-consuming process.

· There is lack of individual domination in the group decision making process.

· The major disadvantage is digression is inevitable in the group decision making process (Arslan, Sarıdemir, Bayraktar & Evrensel, 2017).

1.7

· Setting goals for the team members

· Empowering and motivating the team members.

· Communication is the key for team building.

For example: John is the team leader of XYZ company’s production department. He decided to develop team-building technique to bid the team members. First, he made specific goals for the team members then (second), he adopts various motivational theories to empower team members (such as: Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory, McClelland’s Need Theory, etc). In the end, he decided to encourage open communication among the team members (Arslan, Sarıdemir, Bayraktar & Evrensel, 2017).

1.8

It implies that finding a proposal that can be acceptable to all the team members with least or no member opposing it. It also implies about the effective solution that can be accomplish by all the team members. It is important to understand that consensus decisions can lead to positive outcomes in the effective way.

1.9

· Brainstorming of ideas: it is a technique in which all the team members come together and analyse for the ideas. In the process of brainstorming, people become able to think freely and suggest various ideas.

· Nominal group techniques (NGT): is a structed variation of a small-group discussion to reach a consensus. In NGT, individual need to respond to the questions posted by a moderator and then suggestions or ideas for group members are prioritize (Boon, Den Hartog & Lepak, 2019).

1.10

· Focusing on establishing clear goals for both parties.

· Need to figure out a way in which common interest of both parties can be satisfied.

· Determining and overcoming barriers to the common goals.

· Finding best way so that both parties can satisfy their expectations.

1.11

In an organization, number of situations occurs which holds major chances for arisen disputes (Bundy, Pfarrer, Short & Coombs, 2017). Due to handling various disputes, it becomes important for an organization to have effective program for resolving workplace conflicts in the effective way. In Australia, a dispute can also be solved by the Fair Work Commission if the company wants involvement of the government authorities. Although, a minimum legal obligation is required to fulfil in order to take interference of the Fair Work Commission to resolve the conflict (Bundy, Pfarrer, Short & Coombs, 2017).

Task 2

From: bikashthapa@gmail.com

To: steven@wallstreat.edu.au

CC:

BCC:

Subject: Regarding the contents of the operational plan

Hi steven,

I hope you are doing well. I request you to please review the contents of the operational plan.

Contents of operational plan are as follows:

· Quality standards.

· Risk management guidelines.

· Implementation timetables.

· A process for monitoring progress

Please review these contents of operational plan. Apart from this, I like to invite you to the performance planning meeting. Below are the details for performance planning meeting:

Date: 10th February, 2021

Time: 10:00 A.M

Thank You

Bikash Thapa

2.3 send an email to the general manager

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To: steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC

Subject: More budget is required for effective marketing and more staff members are required to fulfil operational plan requirements.

Hello Sir,

It is requested from you to please provide more budget for generating effective marketing outcomes and please allocate more staff members so that requirements for operational plan can be fulfil. Apart from this, I also like to request you to please pay attention to the following workplace concern:

1. Effective communication is required in the workplace to function accordingly. In the past, many incidents have been occurred when team members mis-interpreted instructions or guide lines.

2. Team members wants that there should be no gender discrimination in the workplace. Although, gender-specific events promotes gender discrimination.

I request you to please take required action on the above issues.

Thank You

Bikash Thapa

2.4 team performance plan

Name: FSEC work team

Name of Manager: Bikash Thapa

Date of performance planning: 10th February, 2021

Mid-cycle review discussion: 10th August, 2021

End-cycle review discussion: 10th February, 2022

Strategies for the operational plan

Goals and objective KPIs
Developing Social media marketing strategies. Analysing likes and increasing number of followers on the official page of the company on various social media platforms.
Improving retention ratio of the employees or workforce. By analysing improving employee retention rate.

2.4.1

In this year, the main work will be to improve team member’s retention rate by the 30% to 40%. Improving this retention rate will help in decreasing the cost of human resource management (HRM).

2.4.2

By encouraging open communication, it will help in improving work and interaction with others.

2.4.3

Taking training for digital marketing strategies and learning various effective ways for online promotion strategies.

2.4.4

Yes, following support is required from the management.

· Require flexible working hours from the management.

· Management should include team into decision-making process.

2.4.5

Through various key performance indicators (KPIs) such as: my monthly performance will improve, I will take less leave, etc.

2.5 send an email to the assessor

From: bikashthapa@gmail.com

To: steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC:

Subject: Requesting for feedback

Attachments: team performance plan

Hello Sir,

I hope you are doing well.I want to request you to please give feedback on the team performance plan. I also request you to please review my suggestion for necessary team activities:

1. Team outing in every 30 days.

2. Giving extra day off to team members if they had completed the target.

Apart from this, I am planning to conduct a meeting with all the team members so that they (team members) can express their concern regarding the workplace concerns.

TASK 3

3.1 email to professor

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To:steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC

Subject: Requesting you to please review professional development policy

Attachment: Professional development policy

To steven,

I hope you are doing well.I like to request you to please review professional development policy for Football South East Coast. The reason behind making professional development policy is that currently, Football South East Coast does not have any professional development policy in place.

Thank You

Bikash Thapa

3.2 send an email to the team

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To:steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC:

Subject: Benefits to team members when they will participate in the professional development

Attachment: Professional development policy

Hello Sir,

There are many benefits for the team members if they will participate in the professional development, such as: it will improve their behaviour in the team, if will enable team members to understand each other’s behaviour, it will make help in better brainstorming of ideas (as team members will able to do brainstorming more professionally), etc.

Thank You

Bikash Thapa

TASK 4

4.1

· Ensuring program for the players for the benefit for their family members.

· Giving e-commerce gift cards to the players.

· Ensuring domestic as well as international vacations for the team players.

· Providing monetary rewards to the players.

· Acknowledging their name for their good work.

4.2 send an email to general manager

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To:steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC

Subject: Approval for awards and recognition scheme

Hello Sir,

I have decided few awards and recognition scheme that can work best for motivating the players. It is necessary to showcase players that they have opportunity for earning certain awards if they will stand on the expectations of the board. I request you to please review below awards and recognition scheme:

· Ensuring program for the players for the benefit for their family members.

· Giving e-commerce gift cards to the players.

· Ensuring domestic as well as international vacations for the team players.

· Providing monetary rewards to the players.

· Acknowledging their name for their good work.

I request you to please grant me an approval. So that I can forward this scheme. Although, if you want to any changes in this scheme then please revert to me. I will make necessary changes as per your request.

Thank You

Bikash Thapa

4.3 send an email to the assessor

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To:steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC:

Subject: Thanking you for your efforts in helping us to accomplish strategic goals and details about reward and recognition scheme to the players.

Attachment: reward and recognition scheme

Hello Sir,

I am grateful to you for your efforts. As, through your efforts we are able to accomplish strategic goals of the team. Apart from this, I like to describe details to you for the reward and recognition program that I have designed for the players. As, this reward and recognition plan will motivate the team members to accomplishing higher team standards. I request you to please review below attachment.

Thank You

Bikash Thapa

TASK 5

5.1 send an email to assessor

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To:steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC:

Subject: Requesting to you for attending a meeting

Hello,

It is my request to you for attending a meeting to discuss the work performance issue. It is important to overcome these performance issues because it is putting adverse impact on entire productivity. There are various identified issue in the performance, such as: poor prioritizing, lost time, slow response to work requests, preventable accidents, etc. I request you to please attention this meeting.

Date of the meeting: 10th February, 2021

Time: 2:00P.M

Thanks and regards

Bikash Thapa

5.2 conduct meeting with communication officer

It is important to rectify performance issues from the team because it will put adverse on the entire department and later on, it can also resultant in decreasing profitability of the company. It is necessary to identify the reason behind the performance issues of the employees and to develop effective key performance indicators so that performance of the employees can be enhanced in the effective way. It is suggested to first aim at gathering 360 feedback from the employees so that it can be analysed about the requirement of the employees and the workforce. Further strategies should be made on the bases of feedback received from the employees.

5.3 send an email to the communication officer

From:bikashthapa@gmail.com

To:steven@wallstreet.edu.au

CC:

BCC:

Subject: Summarising agreed solution

Hello,

It is agreed that in order to enhance performance of the team members, the management will first aim at obtaining feedback from the team members in the effective way. Later on, on the bases of the feedback, it will be analysed that which steps should be take into consideration to overcome the issues.

Employee Benefits

(1) Create a PowerPoint presentation where you identify and discuss your current total rewards package.

(2) Select an organization or entity you are interested in working. Identify and discuss the total rewards package offered.

(3) Compare the two packages, evaluating the pros and cons of each organization’s total rewards package and opportunity

(4) In closing, make the determination as to which organization you would choose and why.

The purpose of the assignment is that often times, when people are looking for a new job; they are often enticed by the direct compensation, i.e. the wages, not really giving any thought to the benefits before making their decisions. In addition, it is common for employees to be unaware of the benefits that are available to them as well as to access them. Besides becoming familiar with the benefits offered to employees by yours and other organizations, you be able to evaluate the total compensation being offered by organizations for the purpose of job offers and benchmarking to help your organization remain competitive.

A few things to remember:

  • You should be able to address the topic effectively using 10 slides
  • Do not forget to use bullet points or short sentences on your slides and expand on your note pages, or you can add audio.
  • Graphics should be complementary to the narrative and not overwhelming or distracting from the content.

A Risk Register

Instructions

As a project manager you will be responsible for determining risk, minimizing risk and determining contingency plans for risks. Developing a risk register will help you identify risk, determine the probability of the risk and determine how to minimize and set up contingencies for the risks.

You are responsible for developing a risk register that will be used to evaluate risks in a bank. The bank has discovered that the ATM teller is not providing the correct amounts on the customer’s register receipts at the window. The amounts are off by 3-5 dollars on each transaction. Develop a list of Risk drivers and the probability and impact this will have on customers. Determine how to minimize the risks and how you would set up contingencies for the bank.

  • You will provide your analysis in a 4 page, not including the cover page or references, paper.
  • Provide the following tables: (Attached all tables below)
    • Risk Driver (Table 6.6 – Textbook)
    • Risks probability and impact derived from risk interviews (Table 6.7 – Textbook)
    • Risk Drivers and their assignments to project element costs (Table 6.8 – Textbook)
  • Discuss your contingency plan and your mitigation plan for minimizing the risks.
  • Your paper should include the following:
    • Analysis of the problem
    • Proposed interview questions and answers
    • 3 tables as noted above
    • Contingency plan
    • Mitigation plan
  • Be sure to put in APA format and use APA formatting for all tables.

External Analysis Of Apple, INC.

Instructions

Learn how to conduct an external and internal company analysis.

Conduct an external analysis of Apple, INC.

Use all of the tools necessary to conduct a thorough evaluation of the external environment in which you choose a company or organization to operate. Make sure you emphasize its global position and diversification of interests.

  • Identify all the pertinent issues pertaining to that external environment, global strategies, and diversification.
  • Perform analysis and evaluation of those issues

The evaluation should be 3 pages in length, have at least 3 references, and be APA formatted.

Choose A Change In Technology That Might Be Considered Disruptive Innovation.

Instructions:

  • “Disruption theory is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Despite broad dissemination, the theory’s core concepts have been widely misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied.”  Choose a change in technology that might be considered disruptive innovation.
  • Apply the concepts from the article below, and answer the question in 250 words in APA format:
    • Is it really a Disruptive Innovation?
  • For Example, the article asks: Is Uber a Disruptive Innovation?  DO NOT choose Uber for your own discussion.

References