Georgia Military College Milledgeville Campus Cyber Security Policy Paper

Description

Submit a policy paper on Cyber Security and  explore the importance of understanding politics and participate in political decision, by looking at an issue that affects you and society (actually most policies affect all of us), as well as the consequences of political decisions on society.

It will help to use the Rational Comprehensive Model as an outline. 

  1. Describe the issue. Does the      government play a role in regulating this issue?
  2. What is the most recent policy      that regulated this issue?
  3. Who in the government was      involved in making this policy? (Congress, president, Supreme Court, or      local government, etc).
  4. Did citizens play a role? Was      this an election topic?
  5. Was there anything you learned      during this class about politics that helped you understand how government      affects you when it comes to the issue of your choice? Has this changed      your perspective on the importance of understanding politics? Why or why      not?

Macomb Community College The Legal and Social Environment of Business Discussion

Description

The chapter discussion involves the Ethics & the Law: Maybe a Little Too “LinkedIn” Besides LinkedIn, employers may also be searching other social media on the Internet.
Discuss the ethical issues in the use of this LinkedIn service by employers? Discuss privacy rights and whether there is any legal issue when information is posted voluntarily on the Internet, and if there are any ethical issues when employers make these types of searches? Please also discuss the following questions in this discussion. Do any of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution expressly grant individuals the right to privacy? Identify one or more of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution that may be interpreted as establishing the right of privacy? Identify the source you used for locating the U.S. Constitution and for your answers.

Saudi Electronic University Struggled to Improve Performance Discussion

Description

Organizations have always struggled to improve performance. In the 1800s, Frederick Taylor’s Scientific Management theories laid the groundwork for early performance improvement and management. Even today, we struggle to maximize performance in the workplace. Review the article from this unit’s reading, “The Role of Feedback as a Management Tool in Performance Management Program.” Address the following scenario with a minimum of three key points made in the article.

Scenario
Abdulrahman has been with your organization for two years in the capacity of a Finance Manager. Abdulraham’s manager is Malek, who is the Director of Accounting and Finance.  Abdulrahman has witnessed Malek speaking negatively towards setting goals for the department, and for staff.  

Malek feels performance management is a waste of time and thinks he should rather be spending his valuable time on producing financial statements and other reporting tools to help show areas where revenue could be increased for the organization. Abdulrahman is a great worker but does not understand what his day-to-day work-related responsibilities entail. Malek assigns tasks daily and expects those tasks to be completed by the time Abdulrahman clocks out each day, which leaves Abdulrahman with a sense of uncertainty in his performance. Furthermore, Abdulrahman feels that he lacks the necessary understanding of how his duties are linked to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Finally, Abdulrahman doesn’t know how he will be assessed to determine if he deserves an annual raise.

Response Items to Address

To ensure Abdulrahman’s motivation and performance success, what steps must Malek take to ensure the connection of Abdulrahman’s duties to the organization’s mission, vision, and values? 

How should Abdulraham address the lacking performance management process with Malek?  

If you were implementing a new performance management system, what would it look like and how would it compare to the existing system?

As a current or future manager, how will you ensure your staff are never placed in Abdulrahman’s situation?

Hint
When thinking of future performance management components, focus on performance execution, performance assessment, and performance review. When thinking about Abdulrahman’s experience in the scenario, think about prerequisites and performance planning.

CCC The Gray Divorce Revolution and Socio Cultural Inequalities Question

Description

Part II: Short Answers – You must answer the first TWO questions, then answer any 4 of the remaining 5 questions.

1. From the article, The Gray Divorce Revolution, what is the trend in divorce rates among middle-aged adults in the US? And, the article states: “…our analyses provide indirect evidence of what could be the primary factor in this trend: …”. What is the primary factor suggested in the article that may account for the new trend in midlife divorces? 

2. Discuss two sociocultural inequalities that may underlie the disparity in life expectancy in the US based on ethnicity and geographic area of residence. 

3. What role does the anima play in a self-identified male’s individuation process? 

4. How, specifically, does a person’s educational level correlate with secondary aging outcomes? And, speaking of education, do you think Maria Montessori would support Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences? Why or Why not? Please be specific.

5. Discuss three things (from the ppt.) that bring about the qualitative cognitive advances experienced in adolescence. Discuss how these qualitative brain changes translate into adolescents’ ability to form a deeper ethnic identity (per the video on ethnic identity development). 

6. Why does Kubler Ross say that depression is the most important stage of the death and dying process? (Please explain the reasoning behind this statement.) And, from the perspective of modern humanism, why can it be said that Kubler Ross’s theory is phenomenological? 

7. In research studies on the aging brain, why was it vital to separate healthy aging brains from brains with plaque and dendrite loss indicating dementia? AND, how might the reporting of these data affect cultural expectations of the cognitive functioning of older adults?

**********BONUS QUESTIONS (points listed next to each question)

1. Erikson’s stage in which a child must resolve the conflict between engaging in productive tasks, projects, etc., and feeling inadequate is:                                           (1 pt.)

a. Trust vs. Mistrust

b. Autonomy vs. Shame/Doubt

c. Identity vs. Identity confusion

d. Industry vs. Inferiority

2. What is Hayflick’s first name? ____________________     

3. The hormone that causes drowsiness and has a different time release in adolescence is

    ________________________.      

4. From the article on the medicalization of death & dying, would Elisabeth Kubler Ross support the idea of palliative care? Why or why not? (Answer can be very brief.)  

BUSI 345 CU Leadership Theory and Practices the Hill Model Discussion

Description

Team Leadership Model

The Hill Model for Team Leadership (Figure 14.1) is based on the functional leadership claim that the leader’s job is to monitor the team and then take whatever action is necessary to ensure team effectiveness. The model provides a tool for understanding the very complex phenomenon of team leadership, starting at the top with its initial leadership decisions, moving to leader actions, and finally focusing on the indicators of team effectiveness. In addition, the model suggests specific actions that leaders can perform to improve team effectiveness. Effective team leaders need a wide repertoire of communication skills to monitor and take appropriate action. The model is designed to simplify and clarify the complex nature of team leadership and to provide an easy tool to aid leadership decision making for team leaders and members alike.

Effective team performance begins with how the leader sees the situation that the team is experiencing (the leader’s mental model). This mental model reflects not only the components of the problem confronting the team, but also the environmental and organizational contingencies that define the larger context of team action. The leader develops a mental conception of what the team problem is and what solutions are possible in this context, given the environmental and organizational constraints and resources (Zaccaro et al., 2001).

To respond appropriately to the problem envisioned in the mental model, a good team leader needs to be behaviorally flexible and have a wide repertoire of actions or skills to meet the team’s diverse needs (Barge, 1996). When his or her behavior matches the complexity of the situation, the leader is behaving with “requisite variety,” or the set of behaviors necessary to meet the team’s needs (Drecksel, 1991). Effective team leaders are able to construct accurate mental models of the team’s problems by observing team functioning, and can take requisite action to solve these problems. Effective team leaders can diagnose correctly and choose the right action.

Figure 14.1 The Hill Model for Team Leadership

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The leader has special responsibility for functioning in a manner that will help the team achieve effectiveness. Within this perspective, leadership behavior is seen as team-based problem solving, in which the leader attempts to achieve team goals by analyzing the internal and external situation and then selecting and implementing the appropriate behaviors to ensure team effectiveness (Fleishman et al., 1991). Leaders must use discretion about which problems need intervention, and make choices about which solutions are the most appropriate (Zaccaro et al., 2001). The appropriate solution varies by circumstance and focuses on what should be done to make the team more effective. Effective leaders have the ability to determine what leadership interventions are needed, if any, to solve team problems. When leadership is shared throughout the team, various members are diagnosing problems and intervening with appropriate behaviors. The monitoring and selection of behaviors is shared throughout the team membership. Given the complexity of team functioning, such shared leadership can—and, in fact, does—lead to greater team effectiveness.

Team Effectiveness

At the bottom of the Hill Model for Team Leadership (Figure 14.1) is “Team Effectiveness,” which focuses on team excellence or the desired outcomes of teamwork. Two critical functions of team effectiveness are performance (task accomplishment) and development (team maintenance). Performance refers to the quality of the outcomes of the team’s work. Did the team accomplish its goals and objectives in a quality manner? Development refers to the cohesiveness of the team and the ability of team members to satisfy their own needs while working effectively with other team members (Nadler, 1998). Excellent teams accomplish both of these objectives: getting the job done and maintaining a cohesive team.

Scholars have systematically studied organizational work teams and developed standards of effectiveness or criteria of excellence that can be used to assess a team’s health (Hackman, 1990, 2002, 2012; Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy, 1993; Katzenbach & Smith, 2008; LaFasto & Larson, 2001; Larson & LaFasto, 1989; Lencioni, 2005; Zaccaro et al., 2001). Hackman (2012) has posited six enabling conditions that lead to effective team functioning: (1) Is it a real team? (2) Does it have a compelling purpose? (3) Does it have the right people? (4) Are the norms of conduct clear? (5) Is there support from the organizational context? (6) Is there team-focused coaching? Larson and LaFasto (1989) studied successful teams and found that, regardless of the type of team, eight characteristics were consistently associated with team excellence. Table 14.1 demonstrates the similarity of these excellence characteristics to the enabling conditions suggested by Hackman (2012).

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Assignment:

The Hill Model

Review the Hill Model for Team Leadership on page 374 of the course textbook. The model identifies internal and external leadership actions over the scope of several elements of team performance and effectiveness. In your initial post, discuss how a shared leadership model might be used in a human services organization. Discuss key factors that must be present for effective team or shared leadership. Include insights from the Hoch article (linked in Resources) about how team leadership relates to organizational innovation.

ASU Culturally Diverse Clients Discussion

Question Description

I’m working on a sociology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

1. Look at the six characteristics that define alternative roles for helping culturally diverse clients. Which of these roles are you most comfortable playing? Why? and Which of these activities would make you uncomfortable? Why?

2. How does a counselor of color work with a White client who expresses racist thoughts and feelings in the therapeutic session? Should he or she be confronted about these biased attitudes? Is this therapeutic?

3. What reactions are you experiencing in learning that the history of the mental health movement was filled with racist formulations? As a trainee of color, what thoughts and feelings do you have?

Harvard University Accounting Financial Performance Analysis Question

Description

QUESTION 1 (200 marks)

a)Discuss the factors that must be taken into account when providing a context for analysing the financial performance of a business. (15 marks) (1 page)

b)The following are extracts from the 2019 published financial statements of City-Hotels Group Plc., an international hotel and leisure company.

City-Hotel Group Plc.

Consolidated Income Statement for year ended 31 December 2019

2019

2018

€’000

€’000

Revenue

112,200

93,400

Cost of sales

(51,300)

(44,700)

Gross profit

60,900

48,700

Selling and administrative expenses

(25,400)

(21,500)

Depreciation and amortisation

(6,400)

(5,600)

Operating profit

29,100

21,600

Loan interest

(8,400)

(5,400)

Profit before tax

20,700

16,200

Corporation tax

(2,500)

(1,800)

Profit for the year

18,200

14,400

Dividends paid

(7,600)

(5,400)

City-Hotels Group Plc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet at 31 December 2019

2019

2018

€’000

€’000

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Property, plant & equipment (net book value)

301,300

240,600

Intangible assets

17,500

10,400

318,800

251,000

Current assets

Inventories

2,900

2,400

Accounts receivable

5,600

4,900

Prepayments

4,400

4,100

Cash and Bank

9,800

7,800

22,700

19,200

Total assets

341,500

270,200

EQUITY

Issued share capital (note 1)

7,200

6,500

Share premium

39,100

17,700

Revaluation reserve

84,500

84,500

Other reserves

2,600

2,200

Retained earnings

47,500

36,900

180,900

147,800

LIABILITIES

Non-current liabilities

Loans and borrowings

130,900

96,700

Current liabilities

Trade payables

5,700

4,400

Accrued expenses

9,200

8,900

Bank overdrafts

2,700

2,600

Short term loans and borrowings

10,700

8,700

Corporation tax liabilities

1,400

1,100

29,700

25,700

Total Liabilities

160,600

122,400

Total equity and liabilities

341,500

270,200

Additional Information, note 1:

Nominal (par) value per share in €cent

25

c

25

c

Market price / share, year-end, €cents

930

c

750

c

Required:

(a)Calculate, for each year, 18 ratios under the headings of profitability, Use of assets, capital structure, liquidity and investment (60 marks)

(b)

(c)

(b) Based on (a), comment on the company’s performance and position over the two years

(70 marks)

(c)Apply the Taffler & Tisshaw model of business failure prediction and calculate a z-score for the business for both 2019 and 2018 (20 marks)

(d)Comment on your answers to (c) (10 marks)

(e)Accounting statements are often accused of presenting a limited picture of a business.

In the context of this statement discuss the limitations of ratio analysis. (25 marks).

GCCU Background Information on Systematix a Software Company Case Study

Description

Read the Blue People and Systematix case studies about their implementation of CMMI® and standardization of PPM practices. What lessons were learned through the implementation and how were learnings applied to move forward? How did their journeys compare and differ? Record a 2-3 minute video transcript discussing their implementation. Include the lessons learned and work still left to achieve. Discuss what you would have differently, and why.

Case Study Materials

Blue People Perfects On-Time Delivery & Scales Scrum with CMMI High Maturity Practices

CMMI Institute. (2019). Blue People perfects on-time delivery & scales Scrum with CMMI high maturity practices (Links to an external site.) [PDF file]. https://cmmiinstitute.com/resource-files/public/bl…

Systematix Improves and Standardizes Their Processes with CMMI

CMMI Institute. (2020). Systematix improves and standardizes their processes with CMMI (Links to an external site.) [PDF file]. https://cmmiinstitute.com/resource-files/public/sy…

University of Wales Vietnam War Comic Discussion

Description

Before you begin this assignment, please be sure you have viewed the lectures on “Rights and Civil Rights” and “The War in Vietnam.”

Please read this comic created by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Vietnam

There is no page length for this assignment. Our expectation is that these assignments should be approximately 1.5-2 pages long. However, there is no penalty if the response does not correspond to this length.

Questions to be answered:

  • How does SNCC justify its opposition to the Vietnam War? What arguments does the comic make to persuade the reader to oppose the war? What does the comic ask the reader to do?
  • How does the comic position the war as a civil rights issue?
  • Please address the relationship between the text and the images in the comic by analyzing one page of the comic. How do the images enhance, reinforce, complement, and/or undermine what is written in the text? What role do the images play?
  • Who do you think is the imagined reader or intended audience of this comic? Why? How does the comic signal its intended audience?

This assignment will be graded according to the following criteria:

  1. Does the assignment address all the questions posed?
  2. Does the assignment demonstrate a close, careful, and thoughtful interpretation of the primary source?
  3. Does the assignment demonstrate a strong familiarity with course topics and themes?
  4. Are all the claims made in the assignment accurate?
  5. Does the assignment make sense? Are the ideas within it communicated clearly?

WRK 100 SU The Employability Skills and The Future of Work Essay

Description

What to submit/deliverables: Word document that contains a completed Week 2 Assignment Template.

What is the value of doing this assignment? In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to practice communicating the value and impact of three of the 10 Skills. You will build greater self and social awareness as you consider which skills reflect your existing strengths and the value of those skills in different contexts. Examining these skills can help you better see how to leverage skills you already have in your professional and personal pursuits. Additionally, clearly communicating why these skills are of value will increase your chances of success in showcasing your strengths in future interviews. You will be more likely to land new opportunities and set the stage for additional opportunities in the future as well as future-proof yourself against a changing landscape of work that will include automation, new ways of working, and new career fields.

Your goal for this assignment is to: Describe the importance and impact of key competencies and behaviors that are necessary for success in the future of work.

Steps to complete: In Week 2, complete and submit your assignment using the following steps:

STEP 1: Review the Skill Definition Table to help you select the two skills you will be writing about in addition to the self and social awareness skill. This table will also help you to accurately describe each of the three skills you will be writing about.

STEP 2: Using the Week 2 Assignment Template, complete the sections for the self and social awareness skill using your own words. Do not copy and paste from the Skill Definition Table or from any other source. Make sure you write at least three sentences in which you address the following from the template:

Skill description
•Importance to the future of work
•Example of how this skill can make you valuable to a potential employer

STEP 3: Repeat Step 2 for each of the other two skills you have chosen. You should have written at least three sentences for each skill, for a total of nine sentences minimum. It is important to write in your own words and not copy and paste from the Skill Definition Table or from any other source.

STEP 4: Save the template with your completed responses as a Word file titled Your Name, WRK100_Week 2 Assignment Future of Work and submit it in Blackboard in Week 2.

To help make sure you are properly citing your sources, please review Strayer Writing Standards.

Week 2 Assignment Rubric