The health care industry, like other industries, is a very competitive environment. As organizational behavior within health care companies evolves, it will be even more important to consider its future and the need of continuing education.
Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that addresses the following: Explain the importance of continuing education. Using the company selected in Week One, describe the support it provides for continuing education. Describe the future of organizational behavior.
Based on the trends of the health care industry, describe what you think the future holds for the company selected in Week One. Cite 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your presentation.
Format your presentation according to APA guidelines. Include a title page, detailed speaker notes, and a references page.
Scenario: You are a member of the training division in a maximum-security prison facility. There are about 8,000 inmates, and another 350 staff members, of which 220 are corrections officers. Because of the recent economic downturn, the number of prisoners incarcerated for property crimes, such as grand thefts and burglaries, has been on the rise. About 3,000 of the 8,000 inmates are violent offenders. Traditionally, the violent offenders establish a structure of control amongst the inmates, and often abuse the property crime offenders who are not used to violence. You have been tasked by the warden and the prison counsel, the mayor, and the city council to provide a method for dealing with an anticipated rise in violence as the demographic of the prison population puts more less experienced inmates in the facility. You must identify types of personnel who you would involve in the evaluation. There will be a number of inmates whose mental health will make them prone to violence, and some who will be more likely to be victimized by that violence. An example that may be considered is not to put a minority in a cell block with large numbers of members of white supremacy gangs. Other issues might include identifying persons who have demonstrated leadership through force, and segregating them to prevent them from affecting the population’s mood. In a 3–5 page position paper, respond to the following questions based on the scenario: Describe how corrections officers responding to an incident in the cell block might identify a potentially mentally ill inmate from one that is just acting out. Explore the mental illness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Given the confines of the cell block, how you would best approach an inmate who is suffering from one of these three conditions? Explain what you believe should be included in training corrections officers and staff to safely handle mentally ill inmates in a restricted environment (keep in mind: safety first, followed by reasonable empathy). It is critical that, when you make a statement of fact in your presentation, you cite the reference that you used to obtain the information from. Do this in the text of the paper, and then include the reference in your References page. As always, your paper will be submitted in the current edition of APA format. No abstract is required because this is a short position paper, but a title page, reference page, and appropriate running head with page numbers are necessary. For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials
Biometrics continues to be an emerging field, and its use continues to evolve in criminal investigations. As you know, fingerprints are considered to be scientifically valid evidence that has been accepted by various courts. However, many of these new technologies have not had enough time to be scientifically recognized as valid means of identifying somebody for criminal trial related purposes. With this in mind, examine some of the challenges with the lesser accurate forms of biometrics, including facial recognition, voice recognition (voice stress analysis), or signature recognition. Prepare a 3–5 page paper that addresses the following questions:
Select 1 of the above listed less accurate forms of biometrics and summarize the science behind it (i.e., how it works) and how it can be used in criminal investigations. Identify at least 2 challenges to the selected biometric. In other words, what are the limitations of its use? Provide a hypothetical example of the selected biometric being used in a criminal investigation. Support your work with properly cited research and examples of the selected biometrics applied in the public and private sector. Please submit your assignment.
In a 10 –12 page paper, identify and analyze the benefits and challenges that are associated with biometric evidence in the criminal justice system. Include at least 3 techniques in your paper, and use at least 2 case studies to support your position. Consider the following questions when drafting your paper:
How do courts determine if evidence is reliable and valid before allowing it into testimony? What is the role of the Frye standard or Daubert standard in determining whether or not the courts will accept biometric evidence? What rules does your state use in this regard? How reliable is fingerprint evidence? Consider examples of its use in criminal courts. How do other biometrics compare to the reliability and validity of fingerprint evidence? What are some of the challenges associated with lower forms of biometrics, such as facial recognition, and acceptance as evidence in court? What is the role of the expert witness related to biometric evidence in court? Please submit your assignment.
1. The standard belief in our society is that ownership conveys rights that exceed the rights of the stakeholders. We all accept this without much thinking. So here is the devil’s advocate question:
Why does ownership give one more rights to the company than the stakeholders such as employees who actually provide something just as essential as capital (their labor) to making the company successful. Both capital or money and employees are essential so why money or capital which is provided by the owners should be considered more valuable than the work of staff?
2. Why does competition help motivate improvements (It may seem obvious but think about it and try to come up with the not so obvious reasons). And what if you are a manager or CEO of a company that has little if any competition. What might you do to avoid the dangers of no or little competition?
Explain the life cycle of an information systems.
Apply the steps of the life cycle to the scenario listed below:
Imagine that you run a photography printing store. Your employees have been using punch cards for time entry since you started the business.This has lead to many problems including lost cards, inaccurate hours, and employees punching in other employees. Because of these problems you are considering implementing a computerized time entry system. Describe each step of the life cycle, and apply it to your problem in your business.
The questions in this exercise are based on FedEx Corporation. To answer the questions you will need to download FedEx’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005 at www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html. Once at this website, input CIK code 1048911 and hit enter. In the gray box on the right-hand side of your computer screen define the scope of your search by inputting 10-K and then pressing enter. Select the 10-K with a filing date of July 14, 2005.
- 1.What is FedEx’s strategy for success in the marketplace? Does the company rely primarily on a customer intimacy, operational excellence, or product leadership customer value proposition? What evidence supports your conclusion?
- 2.What are FedEx’s four main business segments? Provide two examples of traceable fixed costs for each of FedEx’s four business segments.Provide two examples of common costs that are not traceable to the four business segments.
- 3.Identify one example of a cost center, a profit center, and an investment center for FedEx.
- 4.Provide three examples of fixed costs that can be traceable or common depending on how FedEx defines its business segments.
Strong brand equity makes possible a successful brand extension strategy. Please describe the components of a successful brand extension strategy. Also include in your response an example of a brand that had a successful brand extension and one that was unsuccessful.
Explain why these brand extensions succeeded and failed, respectively.
A. What are some future trends and challenges for human resource (HR) management? What can HR do to support the organization’s strategies for growth and quality? How can technology improve HR decisions?
B. What is turnover in an organization? What metrics can be used to measure turnover? Why is it important that turnover be measured?
C. What are some human resources (HR) functions that contribute to creating a high performance organization? Why should HR measure their effectiveness? What are some ways of measuring HR effectiveness?