Change ready organization

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The purpose of this assignment is to introduce the student to the idea that while change may be an important part of a project or initiative, an organization must be able to accept the change. Specifically, this assignment requires you to prepare a real-world visual presentation that identifies, more than one of each, internal and external factors that can assist a leadership and organization to be ready to accept change. You should have a well-thought out argument and discussion that culminates with the opportunity for a Board of Directors, or other leadership team, to be informed about the need for a change-agile organization, and sufficiently influenced to want to become change-agile

As a leader in your organization, you have the opportunity to make a presentation to the Board of Directors to explain what it would take to create an ‘agile’ organization; an organization that can readily adopt changes.

Develop a 15- to 20-slide visual presentation (not counting the title or reference page in that count) that identifies specifically what the organization would look like.

Incorporate internal and external factors, as well as specific examples of the structure required.

Use speaker notes to expound on your discussion just as you would in a real presentation.

Use a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources.

ctions for The importance of an organizations’ management orientation

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Complete each topic!

TOPIC 2: Actions for The importance of an organizations’ management orientation

A company’s management orientation drives much of its global strategy. This is discussed more fully in Module 1 under the ‘Overview section’, and to refresh your memory, the various management orientations are:

Ethnocentric management orientation, least likely to aggressively pursue international opportunities, or market the same product in the same way to any foreign market that may want it. They do not adapt for the foreign market.

Polycentric management orientation, most likely to pursue just about all foreign opportunities and adjust their product mix to uniquely serve the various foreign markets. Very cost inefficient but sometimes necessary if local markets have truly unique needs.

Regiocentric or geocengric management orientation, a more middle of the road approach to global expansion whereby the company looks for global markets (people with similar characteristics) and then expand into those countries where there is sufficient numbers of potential buyers with the similar needs.

Is one orientation better than another? Not necessarily.

UMUC, for example, is a global university, yet it has a distinctly ethnocentric orientation. The service it offers in the United States is the same service it offers worldwide. It does not customize its courses depending on geographic location. Also, it does not make other adaption concessions, such as offering courses in different languages—always English.

Should UMUC be more proactive to the needs of adult learners all over the globe?

In UMUC’s case, its core product is a US higher education. Practically, it cannot adapt its product to different cultures, since that would create a nightmare of accreditation issues and logistics.

However, there is still great demand for a US education overseas, so the ethnocentric orientation is proper in this case. This orientation translates into marketing strategy and the way the products and services are delivered. UMUC has a standardized approach to its marketing. It works now because demand for higher education is high.

Should the competitive environment cause UMUC to lose market share, then that might spark a conversation to change its management orientation.

Conversely, truly global companies tend to have a geocentric approach. That doesn’t mean a certain company operates in every country, but the company operates wherever it can meet customers’ needs with its marketing mix. Car companies are good examples of geocentrically oriented companies.

TASK: What about your company or organization? Whether it is global or not, it follows a management orientation. What is it? How can it help or hurt your company’s efforts?

If you are not working or your company isn’t a global company, select one that is familiar and ask your professor if you can use it.

Use at least one (1) reference and interact with at least one (1) classmate.

TOPIC 3: Pretend you are the global marketing manager for Diet Coke. What factors in the global marketing environment do you think will most impact the marketing of your brand. Just pick one factor and defend your answer

Consumer Behavior Marketing

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Complete all three topics!

TOPIC 1:

Based on the SlideShare listed in the “start here” area, identify two concepts (Production, Product, Selling, Marketing or Societal Concept), then match a company that shows evidence of practicing in support of this particular concept. Explain in some detail how and why they practice this concept. Ideally, marketers try to reach the Marketing or Societal Concept to match their marketing mix and practices too, however that is not always attained. It’s good to show companies that have attained these concepts and ones that are working within the first three as they strive to reach the last two (Marketing and Societal). (Hint: each concept treats their target consumers very differently due to their perspective)

https://www.slideshare.net/kumaravinash23/chapter-…

TOPIC 2:

Now, let’s shift gears and focus on (In the Learning Resouce list), Introduction to Consumer Behaviour by BLYTHE, page 10-12 the discussion focuses on “Relationship Marketing vs. Transactional Marketing”. Identify one retail brand that (in your opinion) practices Relationship Marketing and one retail brand that practices Transactional Marketing. Support by citing TWO reasons why each are examples of the respective types of marketing. DO NOT repeat another classmates examples.

https://www.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-bi…

TOPIC 3:

The department furnished a NUMBER of resources from different authors in the field. I’ve been doing this for 20+ years and when someone asks me what I do I say this (or close to it) “I consult, research and teach the area of marketing that explains the “why” people buy.” Now, that is really simplistic, but it gauges if they are interested in me explaining further. In your own words, you explain what you believe “Consumer Behavior” is and encompasses.

Manage the Business and CompXM Prep

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Company – CHESTER

Product – CEDAR (LOW END Segment)

CapSim Login – Username: 22830631

Password: CTUstudent

Part 1:

(Discussion) Due by Friday 10/26/18 @11:59 AM CST

300 – 600 Words

At least 3 Sources

Assignment Objectives:

Demonstrate collaborative, analytical and communication skills

Select and apply the analytical tools associated with operational decision-making and optimization

Assignment Details: (Use team competition Round 2 results and plans for Round 3)

Write 300-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

This discussion focuses on the financial health of your company (Chester).

  • Evaluate the Return on Equity of your company. Your Board wants you to increase the ROE. In what ways might you achieve that? What is the value of an attractive ROE?
  • What is your company’s Working Capital? Hint: The information you need is in the Financial Summary table. Be sure to subtract Long Term Debt from Current Liabilities to calculate Current Liabilities. What is the value of knowing your Working Capital? How healthy is your Current Ratio and what action do you suggest? Refer to Pettus or conduct Internet research.
  • Assess your company’s ROS (Return on Sales). How does your ROS compare to the competition? Explain the meaning of your ROS and what you can do to increase the return on sales, if needed?
  • What financial concerns regarding your company would you like to discuss with your colleagues?

Part 2:

Competition Round 3 – Due by Saturday 10/27/18 11:59 AM CST with DECISIONS SAVED

As you begin Competition round 3, you will need to evaluate the results of your decisions from the Second competition round. As a team, you need to discuss these results and decide which strategy you will choose for the 3rd round. Each member of the team should review the strategy for his or her role, and then a decision needs to be made on the overall strategy for the second round.

Task Assignment Part 1: Team Participation to Begin the Competition 3rd Round

  • Log in to your account from the CAPSIM home page.
  • On the next screen, click on the “C#####” number to get into the course.
  • Left hand side, click on “Decisions” and then “Launch the web spreadsheet”.
  • Enter your user ID and password.
  • Begin the competition for Round 3.
  • Go to “Decisions,” and start making decisions.

Population Presentation about Jewish Heritage and African American Heritage

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By the end of this week (October 13, 2018, @ 11:59 PM) you should choose from the list of cultural and sociocultural groups below and prepare a PowerPoint presentation that is due at the end of week 8. Preparation for the presentation will include synthesizing the information from readings, scientific literature, Internet resources and other sources.

This presentation should address the following; history, values, and worldview, language and communication patterns, art and other expressive forms, norms and rules, lifestyle characteristics, relationship patterns, rituals, the degree of assimilation or marginalization from mainstream society, and health behavior and practices.

In addition to describing these characteristics, the presentation must include;

a) a comparative and contrast analysis of common characteristics and distinguishing traits between the groups

b) a discussion of differential approaches needed by health care professionals

This is the only special assignment in this course and as I stated above it is due at the end of week 8. The assignment will be posted in Turnitin for grading and verify originality and in the discussion tab of the blackboard for your peers to view and comment. The assignment must be presented in an APA format, PowerPoint, Arial 12 font attached to the forum in the assignment tab and discussion board title “Population presentation”. A rubric will be used to grade the assignment.

population presentation about Amish and Russian Heritage

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POPULATION PRESENTATION

By the end of this week (October 13, 2018, @ 11:59 PM) you should choose from the list of cultural and sociocultural groups below and prepare a PowerPoint presentation that is due at the end of week 8. Preparation for the presentation will include synthesizing the information from readings, scientific literature, Internet resources and other sources.

This presentation should address the following; history, values, and worldview, language and communication patterns, art and other expressive forms, norms and rules, lifestyle characteristics, relationship patterns, rituals, the degree of assimilation or marginalization from mainstream society, and health behavior and practices.

In addition to describing these characteristics, the presentation must include;

a) a comparative and contrast analysis of common characteristics and distinguishing traits between the groups

b) a discussion of differential approaches needed by health care professionals

This is the only special assignment in this course and as I stated above it is due at the end of week 8. The assignment will be posted in Turnitin for grading and verify originality and in the discussion tab of the blackboard for your peers to view and comment. The assignment must be presented in an APA format, PowerPoint, Arial 12 font attached to the forum in the assignment tab and discussion board title “Population presentation”. A rubric will be used to grade the assignment.

Earthquake Intensity vs. Earthquake Magnitude

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Earthquake Intensity vs. Earthquake Magnitude

Several methods are used to describe the strength of an earthquake. While some methods characterize earthquake strength using a single numerical value (e.g. the moment magnitude or Richter scales), others describe the intensity of a quake using numerical values that can vary across the region. These methods commonly use earthquake damage reports to map out the effect of the quake over large areas.

Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Although numerous earthquake intensity scales have been developed over the last several hundred years, the one currently used in the United States is the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. This scale, composed of 12 increasing levels of intensity that range from imperceptible shaking to catastrophic destruction, is designated by Roman numerals (I to XII). It does not have a mathematical basis but is based on testimonies of those who experienced the earthquake and observable earthquake damage.

The Modified Mercalli Intensity value assigned to a specific site after an earthquake has a more meaningful measure of severity to the nonscientist than the magnitude because it refers to the effects actually experienced at that place. The maximum observed intensity generally occurs near the epicenter. Intensity values decrease with greater distance from the source. The intensity of shaking is also influenced greatly by the type of underlying material (i.e. soft sediments commonly shake more than hard rock). The lower numbers of the intensity scale generally deal with the manner in which the earthquake is felt by people. The higher numbers on the scale are based on observed structural damage.

October 31, 1895 Earthquake, Central United States

Magnitude 6.8

A moderately strong earthquake struck the Midwest at 5:07 AM (Central Standard Time) October 31, 1895. The quake was centered in the Mississippi valley region and had an estimated magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale. It was felt as far away as Washington, D.C. and Buffalo, NY.

Although this quake was widely felt throughout the Midwest, it caused serious damage only in the epicentral area near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. No substantial buildings collapsed, no one was killed, and there were few injuries. Descriptions of the earthquake intensity and damage begin on Page 3 of this exercise.

Exercise Procedure:

1. Beginning on Page 3 are 53 descriptions of the 1895 earthquake taken from newspaper accounts from the day after the event. Read each earthquake report and use the provided Modified Mercalli Scale (Page 2) to determine the intensity value for each location. IMPORTANT: When determining the intensity value for a location, use the descriptions of shaking or damage indicative of the highest Mercalli value. For example, the shaking that will knock down a brick wall (Mercalli VIII), will also cause hanging object to swing (Mercalli III).

3. One you have determined a Modified Mercalli Scale value, mark it down next to the VALUE: label underneath each account. Also list the value on the attached worksheet (Page 9).

what is psychotherapy?

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Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Group Therapy for Addiction

When selecting a psychotherapeutic approach for a client, you must consider the unique needs and characteristics of that particular client. The same is true when selecting a psychotherapeutic approach for groups. Not every approach is appropriate for every group, and the group’s unique needs and characteristics must be considered. For this Assignment, you examine psychotherapeutic approaches to group therapy for addiction.

  • Evaluate psychotherapeutic approaches to group therapy for addiction

To prepare:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide on group therapy for addiction.
  • View the media, Levy Family: Sessions 6, and consider the psychotherapeutic approach being used.

The Assignment

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  • Identify the psychotherapeutic approach that the group facilitator is using and explain why she might be using this approach.
  • Determine whether or not you would use the same psychotherapeutic approach if you were the counselor facilitating this group and justify your decision.
  • Identify an alternative approach to group therapy for addiction and explain why it is an appropriate option.
  • Support your position with evidence-based literature.

Designing Qualitative Research

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As you recall from earlier weeks, various philosophical orientations hold unique epistemological and ontological assumptions. These assumptions return to the forefront of attention when considering how to evaluate the rigor or quality of various qualitative research designs.

Typically, when speaking of validity, qualitative researchers are referring to research that is credible and trustworthy, i.e., the extent to which one can have confidence in the study’s findings (Lincoln & Guba, 1985). Generalizability, a marker of reliability, is typically not the main purpose of qualitative research because the researcher rarely selects a random sample with a goal to generalize to a population or to other settings and groups. Rather, a qualitative researcher’s goal is often to understand a unique event or a purposively selected group of individuals. Therefore, when speaking of reliability, qualitative researchers are typically referring to research that is consistent or dependable (Lincoln & Guba, 1985), i.e., the extent to which the findings of the study are consistent with the data that was collected.

References

Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (1985). Naturalistic inquiry. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

For this Discussion, you will explain criteria for evaluating the quality of qualitative research and consider the connection of such criteria to philosophical orientations. You will also consider the ethical implications of designing qualitative research.

With these thoughts in mind:

Write an explanation of two criteria for evaluating the quality of qualitative research designs. Next, explain how these criteria are tied to epistemological and ontological assumptions underlying philosophical orientations and the standards of your discipline. Then, identify a potential ethical issue in qualitative research and explain how it might influence design decisions. Finally, explain what it means for a research topic to be amenable to scientific study using a qualitative approach.

Be sure to support your Main Issue Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.

Tele communication assignment help

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The Acme Corporation is a new startup that wishes to sale their new phone to the public called Acmephone, a more secure version of the phone to business organizations, called the Acmephone B+, and highly secure version of the phone, called the Acmephone G+, to the government. Due to the fear of corporate espionage and government security requirements, there are many security concerns that must be addressed. As a security professional, you have been employed to design a network infrastructure for their two campuses located in Atlanta and Cincinnati based upon the following specifications:

  1. There needs to be a constant connection between the two locations that can carry at least 50 Mbps of data.
  2. Each facility has three floors. The buildings are rectangular with each floor being 350’x350’.
  3. There will be 200 network connections on each floor with an additional 100 network connections in the data centers located on the third floor of each building.
  4. The primary data center will be located at the Atlanta location.
  5. There will be a failover data center at the Cincinnati location.
  6. Each location should be protected from intrusions that are not limited to state change attacks.
  7. The Atlanta location will house the two secure development teams. As such, it will need the most security. To further complicate the design, there will be database servers and the corporate Web servers housed at that location as well.
  8. There will be database servers located at the Cincinnati site.
  9. The servers must have redundancy.
  10. The solution must have a plan to verify security measures.

Your job is to develop a network design to meet the requirements above.

  1. You should submit a network drawing listing the network’s topology including any necessary hardware.
  2. You should list any recommended cable.
  3. You can recommend wiring closets wherever you need them.
  4. You should recommend ways to assure that you are not getting attacked.
  5. You should build traps to stop attackers.
  6. You should recommend any WAN or wireless technologies.
  7. You should recommend any technology needed in the data center for high availability.
  8. Justify your recommendations.Telecommunications Case Assignment The Acme Corporation is a new startup that wishes to sale their new phone to the public called Acmephone, a more secure version of the phone to business organizations, called the Acmephone B+, and highly secure version of the phone, called the Acmephone G+, to the government. Due to the fear of corporate espionage and government security requirements, there are many security concerns that must be addressed. As a security professional, you have been employed to design a network infrastructure for their two campuses located in Atlanta and Cincinnati based upon the following specifications:

    1. There needs to be a constant connection between the two locations that can carry at least 50 Mbps of data. 2. Each facility has three floors. The buildings are rectangular with each floor being 350’x350’. 3. There will be 200 network connections on each floor with an additional 100 network connections in the data centers located on the third floor of each building. 4. The primary data center will be located at the Atlanta location. 5. There will be a failover data center at the Cincinnati location. 6. Each location should be protected from intrusions that are not limited to state change attacks. 7. The Atlanta location will house the two secure development teams. As such, it will need the most security. To further complicate the design, there will be database servers and the corporate Web servers housed at that location as well. 8. There will be database servers located at the Cincinnati site. 9. The servers must have redundancy. 10. The solution must have a plan to verify security measures. Your job is to develop a network design to meet the requirements above. 1. You should submit a network drawing listing the network’s topology including any necessary hardware. 2. You should list any recommended cable. 3. You can recommend wiring closets wherever you need them. 4. You should recommend ways to assure that you are not getting attacked. 5. You should build traps to stop attackers. 6. You should recommend any WAN or wireless technologies. 7. You should recommend any technology needed in the data center for high availability. 8. Justify your recommendations.