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Action plan: Closing the achievement gap of African American students
Based on statistics, the performance of African American students in public schools is way too dismal compared to their peers. In addition, there is a clear difference in the number of African American students graduating from high school. The need to address the education gap and improve on the performance and by extension the graduation rates of African Americans has the potential to improve the society in general (Washington State Library, 2008).
Assessment of circumstances
Despite the expectation for uniform performance, statistics show that 23.6 percent of African American students drop out from high school (Washington State Library, 2008). It is important that the education system is reoriented to addresses the needs of their diverse populations in American today.
Score above grade level
Adequate yearly progress 2010
Adequate yearly progress 2011
Action Plan: Getting Homeless Families with Children and Homeless Single Women off the Streets of Seattle
1. Executive Summary
The problem of homeless in Seattle is likely to continue growing if no serious long-term interventions are instituted especially when it comes to enabling people to not only find, but also keep housing. Towards this end, there is need for a deliberate plan that seeks to find and highlight the appropriate long-term responses to the homelessness problem in Settle. It is important to note that homelessness afflicts not only those who sleep out in the cold and on hard concrete surfaces, but its impact often transverses far and wide. Homelessness bears significant economic, moral, as well as social costs. This is more so the case with regard to the innate human suffering occasioned by the same and the resulting wastage in potential.
1.1. Problem Statement
.." (Channel District Redevelopment Area Strategic Action Plan, nd) ecause of this increase in demand there must be a facilities upgrade and additions such as new water lines to the water system. The projected water demand for the Channelside District include those listed in the following table labeled Figure 3 in this study.
Channel District Projected Water Demand
Source: Channel District Redevelopment Area Strategic Action Plan, nd
It is stated in the project report that the projected water demand has been reviewed by the City of Tampa Water Department and that these improvements "...are based on the assumption of water availability at the intersection of Channelside Drive and Adamo Drive. It is anticipated that extension of a new transmission main from other City water mains to this location may be required. A water main connecting at that intersection will be outside of the Channel District boundary, and therefore may require…
Channel District Redevelopment Area Strategic Action Plan (nd) Chapter 1 - Executive Summary. Online available at http://tampafl.gov/dept_economic_and_urban_development/files/the_channel_district_community_redevelopment_area_plan/SAP/Chapter_1_Executive_Summary%20.pdf
Issues Relating to Transportation and Mobility in the Downtown Area (ND)
It has been eight years since I took college classes but I am more mature now and I know what I want and where I am going academically and intellectually. Learning is a positive thing, and of course all intelligent and socially conscious adults are learning every day; but when the learning is concentrated through classroom lectures, research, independent study and test-taking, it is almost overwhelming for those who are not prepared. I am prepared, and I stand at the starting line ready to dash into my new learning experience with enthusiasm.
COLLEGE DIPLOMA GOALS AND ACTION PLAN: I plan to begin taking college courses this fall (2006) at the earliest, and this January (2007) at the latest. My goal is to be working full time (or, a minimum of 30 hours per week) while I am taking 12 units in college. I have an action plan - to begin…
Jayson, Sharon. (2005). Divorce Declining, but so is Marriage; Study Authors say Cohabitation
Can Hurt Kids, Weaken Families. USA Today, Retrieved August 3, 2006, at http://www.usatoday.com .
Affirmative Action Plan
The following Affirmative Action Plan is a response by Company XYZ to a growing concern for providing equal opportunity to all prospective and current employees. XYZ is an industry leader and therefore has the express responsibility to set an example for affirmative action. In addition to a commitment to complying with all state and federal laws, XYZ is also firmly committed to a diverse workplace environment, and a workplace free of any manifestation of discrimination. XYZ is therefore dedicated to making appropriate changes to our policies and procedures wherever necessary, in order to comply with the law and to comply with our company mission. This Affirmative Action Plan is an expression of such willingness to make changes. The proposals contained herein pertain specifically to the following changes. First, we propose equal opportunities for men and women concerning maternity and paternity leaves of absence. We also want to…
For this reason alone net neutrality should be encouraged. In addition to the problem of restrictive nature of access tiering within a democratic society, such a system is problematic because it is inconsistent with America's image as a leader in the field of technology.
Opponents to Net Neutrality
For the most part, there are two sides to the debate on net neutrality (Yoo, 2005). On the one hand operators such as Verizon and AT&T, assert that growing demands associated with the internet necessitates a level of investment that can only be realized through the commercialization of the internet. Operators also assert that the commercialization must 'involve the ability to implement a "user pays" model for the use of their networks and, hence, the Internet; those who make high use of and profit from the Internet, should, the operators say, pay for that use (Ganley & Allgrove, 2006)." In other…
Boler, Megan. (2008) Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times.
Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press
Crowcroft J.(2007) Net neutrality: the technical side of the debate: a white paper. Computer Communication Review. 37(1): 49-56
Economides, N. (2008)"Net Neutrality," Non-Discrimination and Digital Distribution of Content
Personal Action Plan: Observing People in a Different Socioeconomic Class
I am a member of the lower middle socioeconomic class, and for the purposes of this assignment I chose to observe people from a wealthier part of town. Initially, I chose to observe people at a country club. I was unable to fully complete that assignment, and will detail why in the paper because I think it helps highlight some of the impact of economic disparity in this country. Because I feel like my inability to complete the assignment was very indicative of the type of things that I was meant to observe in this assignment, I allowed the partial experience to be the basis of this assignment.
For this assignment, I chose to observe members at a private country club that is located not terribly far from my home. I am not a stranger to the country club; I…
Desert Communication Operational Change Action Plan
Desert Communication Operational Change
Desert communication is a communication company requiring drastic operational changes and effective change management plan. This need arises from the decline of the net profit. There is a call for the relocation of resources for the company to benefit from the added services to the communication sector. The company realizes the need for improved organizational performance by increasing the output of employees. This is through integration of strategies and achieving a higher customer satisfaction rating for employees at the service call center. The goal is to identify the operational change plan for the company that will reduce the cost of operation, increase productivity, profit, and market share. This is by making sure that the change strategy not only focuses on reduction of cost, but also improvement of quality.
The action plan utilizes operational change since it is a robust method…
Barata, R. (2004). Managing operational change with a master plan. Industrial Management, 46(5), 26-31.
Creed, A.S., Zutshi, A., & Swanson, D.J. (2008). Power and passion: Remoulded teamwork in a plastics factory. Team Performance Management, 14(5), 196-213.
Duggan, K. (2007). Measuring up lean: The journey towards operational excellence. Management Services, 51(1), 26-31.
Lubowe, D., & Blitz, A. (2008). Driving operational innovation using lean-six sigma. Business Performance Management Magazine, 6(3), 10-15.
Crisis action Plan (CAS)
Crisis Action Plan
How CAS supports contingency response to terrorist acts
CAS can be used to plan and execute multiagency response to terrorist attacks. With CAS, the planners can see the progress of a coalition planning effort. The first phase of CAS, which touches on situation development, enables respective coalition headquarters and military representatives to assess the event or intelligence submitted to them. Assessment of a crisis begins immediately after the NCA has received military representative's assessment. Upon receipt of this assessment, the NCA can return to pre-crisis situation or have military options developed. This then culminates into COA development. At this juncture, the coalition NCA issues a coalition warning order. The support commander then submits a Coalition Commander's estimate together with courses of action. The courses of action are then presented to the NCA. Selected courses of action are then issued in an alert Order…
Anonymous. (2004). Terrorism incident Law enforcement and Investigation Annex National
Response Plan. Retrieved October 23, 2012 from http://www.learningservices.us/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrp_terrorismincidentlawenforcement annex.pdf
Heacox, N.J., Quinn, M.L., Smillie, R.J., Hayes, J.A., & Jensen, J.A. (2001).
Evolution of a Mission Plan. Proceedings of the 6th Annual ICCRTS Symposium. United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, June 19 -- 21 2001. Retrieved October 23, 2012 from http://www.dodccrp.org/events/2002_CCRTS/Tracks/pdf/100.PDF
Forming a Crisis action Plan (CAS)
The counter terrorism units are specially trained in ensuring that the incidents that have to do with hostage taking, bombings as well as kidnapping are appropriately and professionally handled. In the recent years, there has been emphasis on the better training of the first responders over and above the Special Forces. This has seen the major mid-sized police departments having a SWAT team as well as the trained hostage negotiators.
When it comes to the international levels of terror, which is the prime concern of the paper, there is a wider engagement of Special Forces overseen by the National Security Council that is oversea and the FBI being the lead agency (Frank B. et.al, 2002:24).
The counter-terrorism plan can be categorized into four major categories as preparation, deployment, employment, and redeployment.
The Special Forces soldiers are normally on the real world…
Army Strong, (2012). Special Forces. Retrieved October 25, 2012 from http://www.goarmy.com/special-forces/primary-missions/direct-action.html
Frank B. et.al, (2002). The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures and techniques. CRC Press. Pp24. Retrieved October 25, 2012 from http://www.bandung2.co.uk/books/files/war/the%20counterterrorism%20handbook%20%28tactics,%20procedures,%20and%20techniques%29.pdf
Joint Staff, (2010). Foreign Internal Defense. Joint Publication. Pp xx. Retrieved October 25, 2012 from http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp3_22.pdf
Reflection on the Workplace Action PlanThe Workforce Action Plan at Mi-ORG focuses on employee retention, succession, and the development of strategic relationships. To reduce turnover, three key areas have been identified as important: improving diversity, enhancing morale, and ensuring proper compensation for work well-done. The succession plan focuses on identifying individuals with leadership potential and developing them from within the organization. The foundation for developing strategic relationships lies in the cultivation of an organizational that reflects the values and beliefs of both the organization and its employees so that there is total alignment.A workplace action plan like the one at Mi-ORG is helpful for providing focused guidance on problem areas that can be improved to enhance the performance of the organization. An Average Day at Mi-ORG reveals some of the daily problems that a manager will face, typical of just about any organization: pressed for time, managers have to squeeze…
An average day at Mi-ORG. (n.d.). University of Maryland.
Learning Topic: Organizational culture. (n.d.). University of Maryland.
Learning Topic: Organizational subculture. (n.d.). University of Maryland.
A Self Care Plan for Preventing Burnout at Work
An action plan is a way to establish a step-by-step guide for oneself to follow in order to achieve a goal. The main goal for this action plan is self-care. There are six areas of self-care that this action plan focuses on: physical, emotional, cognitive, social, financial and spiritual. The action plan identifies three sub goals within each area and describes the steps that I will take to reach those goals. This specific action plan was chosen to prevent me from becoming burned out at work. Self-care is important as psychologists and even the bible have shown. This paper provides support for the plan using scholarly sources, books, and other reference material, and the action plan shows why the goals and steps described are helpful in my self-care plan.
Outline of the Action Plan
This Action Plan will go through…
Soliciting more suggestions about how to improve the company from employees will make workers feel as if the company has a personal investment in their output, and that they can make a valuable commitment to the overall mission of the company. Having a clear sense of corporate identity can make workers feel as if they are motivated to improve the company as a unit instead of merely seeing the company as a vehicle of self-advancement. Many of the dissatisfactions articulated by the company relate to understandable individual concerns, such as the lack of personal time, overwork, promotions, and equitable pay. These all suggest that the company comes up lacking because it does not invest in workers, thus workers do not invest themselves in it.
"Herzberg, Mausner, and Snyderman (1959) identified factors such as achievement, recognition, responsibility, advancement, and personal growth which, when provided as an intrinsic component of a job,…
Hill, Roger. (1996). The Work Ethic and Industrial Management. History of the Work Ethic
Retrieved May 2, 2009 at http://www.coe.uga.edu/workethic/him.html
Management action plan (MAP) is a series of steps that are required for achieving a specific goal with certain resources within a definite time period. This paper would focus on an action plan for an identified opportunity for improvement (OFI) in a hypothetical hospital, named XYZ hospital, and the course of action for this purpose would be developed. Along with that, list of possible actions would be stated so that measurable goals could be set after which, accountability, measuring and monitoring would be formulated.
Identification of the Problem or Opportunity for Improvement (OFI)
Every business tries to hire the most qualified and experienced employees for the best performance of their organization; same stands true for hospitals. The highly skilled staff, in the form of doctors and nurses, is required for provision of better services to the patients in a high performing hospital (Lowe, 2012, p. 29). The investment in employee…
Asegid, A., Belachew, T., & Yimam, E. (2014). Factors influencing job satisfaction and anticipated turnover among nurses in Sidama zone public health facilities, South Ethiopia. Nursing Research and Practice, 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/909768
Bhatnagar, K. & Srivastava, K. (2012). Job satisfaction in healthcare organizations. Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 21(1), 75-78. DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.110959
Buchan, J. & Aiken, L. (2008). Solving nursing shortages: A common priority. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17 (24), 3262-3268. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02636.x.
Carayon, P., & Gurses, A.P. (2008). Nursing Workload and Patient Safety -- A Human Factors Engineering Perspective. In: Hughes RG, editor. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2657/
Affirmative Action Plan
It is a fact that there has been discrimination in employment, where minorities, women, veterans and the disabled are sidelined in favor of the rest of the population. This ought to be provided with equitable access to employment opportunities and this is exactly what affirmative action plan does. By statistical analyses of the demographics, affirmative action programs are able to do away with the negative effects of employment discrimination, in an inclusive manner and without regard to gender, race and disabilities (HRUnlimited, 2018)
Affirmative action is a major concern for many employees. The laws of affirmative action affect all federal government workers, as well as private medium sized to large scale enterprises. Students in institutions of higher education (averaging about 16 million in the U.S.) are also affected by affirmative action laws. Citizens are normally left debating whether affirmative action policies are fair. The US openly claims…
real world opportunity for improvement within the education profession. For this examination, Boyne City Middle School is being approached for their problems in mathematics achievement. The data suggests that through competency tests, there is a serious rift between math scores and other scores. The inability to address this issue in the past has led to this opportunity for improvement in this area.
For this school, parental involvement is key to it improving its ability to transcend the current problems they are facing. Parental involvement is key to curing many of the ills that are being experienced by this school The general target that is improving math proficiency is suited as a useful opportunity for improvement to focus upon. For this target to be realized some modifications may be necessary to the SIP proposals. More parental and community involvement appears necessary to modify this approach to the desired ends.
Professional Career Action Plan
I am student majoring in science at the University of Phoenix. Upon my graduation I would like to use my skills to make a different in the communities that I serve and also in my home community. These are the main factors that I will consider during the period of advancing my career. My career development will be guided by several goals each of them will take varying periods to achieve.
However the most important of all is for be to make an impact for humanity over the period that I will be working in the health sector. I have made several consideration and also put in mind that I will first have to start at a particular point and slowly progress through my career to become a highly qualified and successful person in the health care sector will I believe will also be essential for…
Rothwell, W.J. (2005). Career planning and succession management: Developing your organization's talent -- for today and tomorrow. Westport, Ct: Praeger Publishers.
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Powers, P. (2005). Winning job interviews: Reduce interview anxiety, outprepare the other candidates, land the job you love. Franklin Lakes: Career Press.
Quantitative isk: Action Plan
Developing an action plan to quantitatively identify and address risks is something that any business organization that hopes to survive and remain profitable and stable in the long-term needs to do. All businesses in all environments face a certain degree of uncertainty by the very nature of the fact that they do business with people that they cannot control (including people both inside and outside their own organization, i.e. employees, customers, and competitors), and being able to identify and assess the potential for risks in a quantitative way can create very useful and very actionable data for a company to use in making decisions between various strategies or specific actions (Croker 2003; MMG 2011). Developing and implementing an action plan, which is a simple and direct way for carrying out complex procedures, can help not only to identify but also to accurately quantify the…
Croker, J. (2003). Quantitative risk assessment. Accessed 31 October 2011. http://www.clermiston.com.au/Documents/Quantitative%20Risk%20Assessment.pdf
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Action for Gain Laundry Detergent / Gain Laundry Detergent: Action Plan
Focus on what can be controlled
etest the product
Choose the target customers
Brand Image and Promotion
The enzyme-driven, stain-removal laundry detergent known as 'GAIN' was launched in markets in the year 1969. In 1981, however, the brand opted to alter its positioning as stain remover -- it re-positioned and marketed itself as a detergent producing a pleasant scent. All through the decade, the persistent vision of the brand was: leveraging Gain's wonderful scent experience to buyers looking for a 'fresh-smelling' detergent. This positioning strategy prompted a rapid boost in the brand's business, and, even now, the same positioning is used, drawing in customers looking for the good scent experience it offers (Target Market News, 2007). The brand has gone through numerous re-branding exercises to improve brand position in markets, similar…
Hose, C. (2015). Top Ten Promotional Strategies. Advertising & Marketing. Texas: Hearst Newspapers, LLC. Retrieved on 15 September, 2015 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/top-ten-promotional-strategies-10193.html
Kolenda, N. (2015). The Psychology of Pricing: A Gigantic List of Strategies. Psychology & Marketing. Kolenda Entertainment LLC. Retrieved on 15th September, 2015 from http://www.nickkolenda.com/psychological-pricing-strategies/
Lauren, L. (2015). Why Is a Target Market Analysis Important?. Advertising and Marketing. Texas: Hearst Newspapers, LLC. Retrieved on 15 September, 2015 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/target-market-analysis-important-22979.html
Marketing Donut. (2015). Online Marketing. Retrieved on 15th September, 2015 from http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.marketingdonut.co.uk/marketing/online - marketing&ei=A_xORWZZ&lc=en- IN&s=1&m=101&ts=1442358059&sig=APONPFlofnaXeFzc37v3i4EySZ7ndK2mnQ
Laptop Implementation Program - Action Plan
The ideal school in the modern era of global education evokes dynamic and progressive thought to what exactly enables a student population to excel and succeed in life's endeavors. Truly, this is central to any discussion regarding educational reformation via school and classroom development. The critical component to these decisions is inherent to the leadership at the school to understand that, according to Cause & Chen, "the children's active use of technology in making decisions, technology resources in writing and drawing, and logical thinking programs to solve problems and illustrate ideas." (Cause, Chen, 2010)
The ideal school will therefore target the way young children learn and teach accordingly. According to Cause & Chen, an appropriate method to educate the young is to "offer pictures and sounds to support the natural ways that young children learn." (Cause, Chen, 2010) The importance of vision…
Katie Ash. (2010, March). Building on a Decade of 1-to-1 Lessons: Sustaining a laptop program at a middle school in Michigan requires a wireless vision and parent purchasing power.. Education Week, 29(26), 12, 14, 15. Retrieved December 20, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 2030552671).
Cause, L., & Chen, D.. (2010). A Tablet Computer for Young Children? Exploring Its Viability for Early Childhood Education. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 43(1), 75-98. Retrieved December 20, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 2134707481).
Dawson, K., Cavanaugh, C., & Ritzhaupt, A.. (2008). Florida's EETT Leveraging Laptops Initiative and Its Impact on Teaching Practices. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 41(2), 143-159. Retrieved December 20, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 1609084841).
Chris Kieffer. (15 September). Tupelo hopes to expand school laptop use. McClatchy - Tribune Business News,***[insert pages]***. Retrieved December 20, 2010, from ABI/INFORM Dateline. (Document ID: 1859409821).
Self-assessment is an important part of the processes of change management and policy analysis. When self-assessment is built into organizational culture and procedures, stakeholders can better visualize options and opportunities for change, overcome barriers to change, and collaborate on implementing optimal solutions (Bubb & Earley, 2008). During the development of my peace action plan entitled “A Peace Action Plan for Early College: Building Support at Honolulu Community College,” I conducted reviews of literature on dual credit programs to better understand the issues and how we can make necessary changes to the educational environment or to policy initiatives. While most of the journey in creating the peace action plan consisted of roses of discovery and learning, inevitably there are thorns that indicate areas that need improvement or attention.
The thorns I identify include minimal real world, practical experiences in education leadership that might better inform my peace action plan. Although I…
David Woods Elementary School takes into account the issues presented by the case study of James Clark. Action should be taken on multiple levels, including the structural, systemic, cultural, and power and influence dimensions. Because the problems facing the organization prove complex, many different approaches will work better than focusing on one of the images of organization as presented in Morgan (2006). Moreover, the development of an action plan for an organization resembles the intervention opportunities for communities as outlined in the CDC (n.d.) publication on addressing issues and problems related to at-risk youth. The problems addressed in the case study are structural, systemic, cultural, and power-oriented. From each of these perspectives, key leaders in the organization, the community, and all stakeholders can take action that resolve the problems and prevent related problems in the future.
To structurally address the problem, it is important to first assess the organizational structure…
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Network and Asset ecovery Issues
Part 1 Network Cabling
The issues at The Sunshine Health Corporation are deep and profound as they will require a strategic approach that addresses the problems at their core and provide real and practical solutions to the rather difficult environment. This document is action plans that addresses the old wiring issues the building has, laying new fiber cable where necessary, and presents the idea of developing wireless LANs, and Wi-Fi capability throughout the facility. The plan is intended to be effective, efficient and economical and deliver real and sustainable cost savings in the long-term.
Understanding the Environment
The first and most prescient issue dealing with this case is the identification of what the building possesses and what if any of the old wiring and cabling can be salvaged. The more that is known about the content of the wiring structure, which was left in somewhat…
Paul, P.K., Kumar, K., & Chatterjee, D. (2014). Cloud Computing and Information Infrastructure: Emerging Possibilities -- A SWOT Analysis. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 51(2), 129-134.
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Zhu, K., & Nordstrom, L. (2014). Design of wide-area damping systems based on the capabilities of the supporting Information Communication Technology infrastructure. IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 8(4), 640-650.
teacher will" will be abbreviated by TTW and "the student will" will be abbreviated by TSW.
"Phonemic Awareness" will be abbreviated by PA, "phonics" will b P. "fluency" will be F, and "omprehension" will be .
Student is in 2nd grade and reading on Pre-Primer 2, per QRI-5. She has trouble with beginning and final sounds, sight words, retelling, and short vowels.
Literacy Intervention Plan
Literacy Intervention Action Plan
Each tutoring session will be between 30-40 minutes
*Some Days may be doubled up due to school scheduling
* "The teacher will" will be abbreviated by TTW and "the student will" will be abbreviated by TSW.
* "Phonemic Awareness" will be abbreviated by PA, "phonics" will b P. "fluency" will be F, and "omprehension" will be .
*During each week, the fluency session will begin with a systematic review of the Dolch Sight Words. Week 1 will be the Pre-Primer Sight…
C: TSW read along with an audio book in which the emphasis is a word with a short vowel sound.
PA: With digital media (Raskind & Stanberry, 2009), TSW hear a list of words and put a thumb up if they think the vowel is short in a word. Short vowels, as well as long vowel words will be used.
P: TSW plays the sound game. TTW will have two words on the board representing the two different sounds for student to practice, e.g., RUN, RAN. TTW
The importance of creativity and innovation in the workplace is well documented, but the debate over nature vs. nurture continues with some authorities maintaining that people are born with attributes such as creativity and innovation while others argue that such attributes can be inculcated over time (Furnham & Heaven 1999). To determine the facts in these matters, this case study examines the relevant literature to gain some fresh insights concerning how creativity and innovation can be most effectively stimulated, support and sustained within a given organization. A summary of the research and important findings are presented in the case study's conclusion.
Companies of all types and sizes are currently attempting to gain a competitive edge through creativity and innovation. Creativity in the workplace is defined by Garrison, Harvey and Napier (2008) as being "the production of ideas, products, or procedures that are (a) novel or original; (b) appropriate for…
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psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, while suffering numerous hardships in his life as a prisoner of war in a Nazi work camp that included being isolated from the rest of the world including his family along with the prospect of facing at the hands of his captors death every day began to question the meaning of his own existence and the meaning of life in general. Frankl eventually came to the conclusion that people derive meaning from their lives as either as result of their suffering, their ability to love another, and their work (Frankl, 1985). A person's work helps them to define a sense of themselves, contributes to their feeling that they are useful, and helps to keep them active (Frankl, 1985; Shacklock, 2006; Waddell & Burton, 2006). These benefits occur at any age; therefore, by continuing to remain in the workforce elderly people can both produce benefits to their community…
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The principal along with other teachers should convey the significance of the parents’ part as being a provider in their children’s accomplishment. Members of staff ought to make endeavors to make sure parents really feel delightful in the school and give significant and frequent interaction to ease the sense of distrust usually common among parents as well as school personnel. A premium ought to be put on the nice things pupils do, as limitations are put on the unfavorable things they carryout. Research outcomes backed an optimistic recommendation program within the school works well; while schools send updates to parents in the event that their kids are exceptional. Occasionally parents are trying to learn certain parenting abilities. The principal or members of staff can help parents to learn those parenting abilities required to make the house a place of learning and expand school learning straight into…
Similarly, there is no way to ensure 100% job satisfaction with every employee all the time. One can only cross-train, communicate, work on a job extension and stretch plan, and use every potential resource available to allow the employee to self-actualize. Change is frightening to some, but with perserverance, tenacity, and commitment, our organization will be stronger because of it. Further, effectiveness within an organization is a measure of how effective the organization is in achieving the outcomes or goals it has for itself. An organization's effectiveness is also interdependent upon its set of morals, ethics, and ability to community appropriately. Effectiveness is important in different ways for different organizations because of the criteria used to judge (e.g. A non-profit aid group might have a different benchmark than a new accounting firm). It is sometimes difficult for an organization to be effective due to external factors, lack of clear definition…
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The technological environment might be the most important environmental factor for organizational development going forwards. In particular, advances in communication have increased the pace at which business operates today. In addition, the increase in communication speed and intensity has resulted in the evolution of the knowledge economy. hen a company's success depends almost wholly on its knowledge base, organizational development becomes critical to the company's success.
This is because organizational development places specific emphasis on the human resources and organizational culture functions. Talent must be attracted, retained and shepherded in order to achieve long-term success in an information economy. Companies that do not have plans in place to help them foster strong organizational development will struggle to meet the requirements of the information economy as they will lose key people, fail to attract talent, or will have cultures that are incongruent with the dynamism in today's economy.
Another important factor…
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Action Strategy Assume plan start a healthcare related business hometown. What products/services choose? Use BCG Matrix, General Electronic Model, MAC Model conduct analysis. List reference(s) APA format
Action Strategy: BCG Matrix for a new weight loss (health-related) company
More and more Americans today are looking to lose weight. Weight-loss companies offer a variety of strategies, spanning from juice detoxes, online counseling for nutrition and exercise, gyms, prepared foods, to weight loss counseling. One 'cash cow,' given the popularity of dieting, is offering a prepaid package involving nutritional counseling, weekly meetings, and weigh-ins, along the lines of Weight Watchers. "Few diet plans have stood the test of time the way Weight Watchers has...One of the reasons Weight Watchers is so popular is because they don't force a taboo food list. You're wise enough to make your own choices of what to eat" (Weight Watchers plan, 2012, 3 Fat Chicks…
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4. equired esources and Funding Propositions
With the guarantee of $60,000 for next year from the community churches, the New Youth Center is challenged with the task of raising the additional $300,000. $150,000 is expected to be received from within the business community. The reasons behind this belief are based on the fact that the center can also support the business objectives of contributors by improving their market perception within the community or creating tax deduction opportunities. The next $100,000 is expected to be donated by not-for-profit organizations which militate for the proper integration of youth, as well as for responsible citizenship and environmental protection. Due to the center's triple actions, it is expected that several NGOs participate to raising the necessary funds. Finally, the last $50,000 is to be raised from individual members of the community, such as parents or other people who get a sense of personal fulfillment…
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Corporate Social Action of McDonald's and the Problem of Obesity
Corporate Social Responsibility
This paper proposes a corporate social action to McDonald's to address the issue of obesity among general consumers which is caused by high-calorie and spicy fast foods. The paper starts by highlight some research studies which explain how fast foods cause obesity among children and adults, and proceeds by discussing why McDonald's should take an initiative to remove this criticism by the local and international community. The paper also highlights the strategies to implement this action plan, the intended outcomes and affected stakeholders, the constituent parts of the plan, and unintended consequences or weaknesses of this initiative by the company.
The Social Problem:
Obesity is one of the major issues in health care. It gives rise to various heart diseases, diabetes, and other health related consequences (orld Heart Federation). A number of research studies have been conducted…
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Sustainable Marketing Plan
he following pages focus on presenting a marketing plan for introducing organic coffee on the market. he paper starts with an analysis of the organic foods market situation, and also of the coffee segment. his section is intended to help readers identify important aspects that this marketing plan addresses. he plan continues with the discussion of the company's strengths and weaknesses, and of the opportunities and threats provided by the business environment. Furthermore, the plan focuses on establishing and discussing the marketing objectives that are addressed by this plan. hese objectives also refer to people and planet, providing a complex image of the company's intentions regarding corporate social responsibility.
he plan continues with the presentation of the Marketing Strategy. his section discusses the customer segments targeted by the company. In addition to this, the section also addresses the marketing mix that the company intends to use. he…
The marketing plan developed for introducing organic coffee on the market addresses different factors of importance to this activity. The marketing plan focuses on the characteristics of the customer segments targeted in the case of this product in order to establish the objectives and strategies that can determine the company's success on the market. The objectives that must be reached by the marketing activity of the company are addressed by the marketing mix and by the strategy.
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It was this Executive Order that required all entities doing business with the federal government to agree that, by doing so, that they would not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin but the Executive Order went further and required that such entities agree to take steps to ensure adequate representation where it is found that there is an underrepresentation of women and other minorities. The terms of Title VII prohibit discrimination but it does not impose affirmative duties. Therein lays the essential difference affirmative action as dictated by Executive Order and the statutory provisions of Title VII.
Under the terms of the Executive Order, which is enforced by several offices of the federal government but enforced against employers through the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (U.S. Department of Labor, 2012), entities that fail to comply are debarred from further participation…
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The marketing plan strategies will use mass marketing for the marketing campaign. The mass marketing strategy is very advantageous because it will be tailored to reach the large number of potential buyers. Historically, most hospitals in the United States use mass marketing to reach potential buyers in their local areas. Despite the advantages of mass marketing, the strategy may make an organization to be susceptible to the competitors.
As part of the marketing strategy, Eastern Boston Health Center will use market niche strategy for marketing campaign. Market niche is a type of market positioning where an organization follows the market segments in a large market to promote the company specialized service. Market niche is a common approach for the marketing strategy in the healthcare delivery. Typically, the niche strategy is the best approach for the specialized healthcare delivery.
The four Ps will be used for the tactical plan.…
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Sidpers Program isk Management Plan
Project description and Objectives
Project Manager (PM)
The identified Sources of isk in the SIDPES Project
Summary isk eport
isk Breakdown Structure
Double P-I matrix
Hillson, D and Simon, P (2007).Practical Project isk Management: The Atom Methodology. Management Concepts.
This document contains details of the isk Management Plan for the SIDPES Project and defines the risk management process to be used in the risk management process that is to be used through the duration of this project. The Project Manager is to be the one who is responsible for the review as well as maintaining of this Management Plan throughout the project. This is to ensure that the risk process sis maintained at an appropriate level necessary for dealing with the level of risk that is faced by this specific project (Simon &…
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Ever since the upheavals of the 1960s precipitated a fundamental change in the way the United States regards civil rights, the notion of affirmative action has been regularly discussed and misunderstood throughout the national discourse. Requirements that certain employers enact affirmative action plans began with an executive order on the heels of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of which specifies that employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The executive order requiring that certain employers take affirmative action has subsequently been misunderstood to mean something other than it really does, because this order is nonetheless constrained by Title VII. By examining precisely which employers must maintain affirmative action plans and what those plans require them to do, one may understand the extent and limitations of affirmative action and how it relates to Title VII.
Before considering affirmative…
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Organizational Strategic Plan eview
The plan currently under review is that of the uth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center and its implemented Florida Differentiated Accountability Program developed and put into use during the 2009-2010 school-year in hopes of improving the school's functioning and overall mission. The school at hand has consistently sought to discover and identify the individual strengths of each child in its facility in order to promote enthusiasm and the desire to learn, and to assist students in achieving academic success. The mission of the school, and its implemented plans, aim to provide a secure, innovative, and challenging environment that affords academic achievement and a technologically-rich program for students in order for them to develop a strong, firm foundation from which to succeed and meet the challenges of the 21st century. The plan at hand sets in motion distinct goals for teacher involvement, parental involvement, and for…
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Pacific Plan is a document that was adopted by forum leaders of the nations in the pacific islands aiming to address various challenges that these nations in the pacific regions face. Through strengthening regional cooperation as well as integration in the region, the leaders projected that various developmental challenges would eventually be overcome. The underlying principle is that the Pacific region is supposed to be free from conflict, full of peace, harmony, positive economic growth, and also improved security. In this way, the people living in the region would lead free and satisfactory lives. This paper will look at the origin of this document, the manner in which it will address various development challenges in the pacific region and also the reason why some critics consider the document a 'sham'.
The Pacific Plan is not the first effort in the pacific region aimed at increasing cooperation, improving coordination and advancing…
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In order to evaluate whether Fairview County Public Library's affirmative action plan is valid, identifying the basis for its implementation is necessary. Affirmative mainly serves to redress the injustices caused by a society's historical discrimination against people of color, women and other minority groups by leveling the uneven playing ground (Maltz, 2005). Through affirmative action, institutions and organizations attempt to foster diversity in a liberal and democratic society. This is exhibited by prestigious institutions of higher learning. Admission policies on affirmative action have been effective in aligning the balance of opportunity and power whilst ensuring that formerly excluded societal groups are currently included in the system (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman, 2009).
Evidently, the affirmative action plan will be valid when it creates a level playing field for a minority group biased in the current system. It is important to clarify why three of thirty supervisors in the library branches…
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INGLOT'S STATEGIC PLAN
Firm-level factors contributing to INGLOT's competitive advantage
Country-level (macro) factors that have contributed to INGLOT's competitive advantage
Sustainability of INGLOT
INGLOT's strategic plan for the next five years
Strategic direction and goals
Organization of INGLOT's strategic plan
Sources of agility
Sources of absorption
Sources of agile absorption
Strategic action plan by year
INGLOT's strategic plan
Firm-level factors contributing to INGLOT's competitive advantage
INGLOT is committed to research and development in order to meet customer needs. One is the company's Freedom System concept that enables the company to provide exemplary products for its customers and allow potential customers to experiment with different colors and shades of their makeup products. This is one major source of competitive advantage since it allows INGLOT to be competitive in their product development and the success of their innovation is seen in product acceptance for example the breathable nail…
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Affirmative Action: Elements, Features, And Controversies
'Affirmative action', as we know it today, was first utilized by President Kennedy in an executive order directing contractors engaged by the federal government to see to it that applicants and employees were treated with no reference to their national origin, color, creed, or race (Nebraska Advisory Committee, 1979). Affirmative action collectively refers to those policies and actions meant to cushion historically-excluded and underrepresented groups from discrimination, especially in relation to education and employment (Nebraska Advisory Committee, 1979). In learning institutions, affirmative action refers to admission policies that offer minority groups equal access to education facilities. Though highly attractive in their original form, affirmative action programs have come under serious criticism, with critics accusing them of reverse discrimination, and equating them with quotas meant to artificially bring about proportional representation in the workforce.
The Civil ights Act of 1964
Title VII of the Civil…
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Third, Sales will work with the information technologies department to create a customer account management and contact management series of screens that can be used for tracking their sales calls. The sales team will also work with the information technologies department to create new ways of tracking customer contacts and manage account information (O'eilly, Paper, 2009). Next, the financial systems of the company will be integrated or linked into the customer data management system to see how much profits each customer, and also each distributor is generating.
Financial analysis is going to be very important for defining customer segments by price they are willing to pay (Khan, Lewis, Singh, 2009). Having financial information within the customer data management records will also give marketing an idea of how profitable the promotions they are running are. That is why integrating financial systems to the customer data management system is very important.
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LED Bulb - Marketing Plan
Marketing Situation Analysis
Implementation, Controls, and Evaluation
LED technology has made many breakthroughs in recent years. The most notable of which is its level of cost effectiveness. However, the initial investment required to implement LED light bulbs still exceeds the alternative market choices. Yet the total cost of ownership offers consumers sizable gains. The market segment that this marketing plan is catered to is composed of industrial firms who purchase items in quantity as well as consider such items as the total cost of ownership. It is reasonable to suspect that this segment will be the most receptive to LED technology.
Rationale for Research
LED lighting solutions were chosen because this technology represents the future of lighting. The LED bulbs offer better quality of lighting, have a much longer lifecycle, and require is significantly reduced amount of…
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Export Plan for Annie's, Inc. Cheddar Bunnies
Description of the Firm
Description of the Product
Competitive Situation in the Industry
esources to be used
EXPOT MAKETING PLAN
Long-term and Short-term Goals
Characteristics of Ideal Markets
Characteristics of the target market
Demographic and Socio Cultural Trends
Market Position of USA
Marketing and Promotional Strategies
The company aims at exporting its cheddar bunnies to exploit the market of Mexico. The organization aims at increasing its sales by 5% in the first year of the exports. In addition to that, it would also locate a distributor for the product in the target market every year. It aims at participating in the market place of Mexico and taking advantage of about 75% of the consumer base of Mexico. It also aims at showing a profit within three to five years of…
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The apathy of private landowners discussed earlier may be due to the feeling that one may not feel that individual efforts are important. However, the case in Waldo, Florida demonstrates just how important the actions of one individual can be in averting danger.
Bend, Oregon has developed large community efforts to help reduce fuel in the area. They open up the landfill several times a year free of charge to allow citizens to dispose of debris from thinning and pruning (NCS, 2003). Thinning and pruning around houses creates a barrier of defensible space should a fire threaten. The landscape and fire resistance efforts in Bend have become a social factor.
These case studies demonstrate how communities can be spurred into action. The study conducted by eams, Haines, & enner et al., (2005) found owner apathy as the number one obstacle that they faced in preparing communities in case of a…
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An emergency and disaster preparedness plan and program is an important aspect for an organization due to its significance in promoting workplace safety. The preparedness program helps in enhancing safety in the workplace through inclusion of initiatives for lessening injuries and loss of lives, minimizing insurance claims, lessening property damage, and improving employee morale. While emergencies still happen despite of measures to prevent them, an organization's preparedness plan is critical in preventing the frequency of their occurrences, minimizing injury and property damage, and establishing ways for mitigating their impacts. This is largely because the plan consists of basic procedures to handle emergencies in the workplace. In most cases, organizations use preparedness plans and programs to protect workers from fire incidents and other emergencies.
Threats and Vulnerabilities in the Workplace:
Since an organization's workplace involves several employees, threats and vulnerabilities are likely to occur both from within and outside the…
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Discrimination and Affirmative Action
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits private and state and local government employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against individuals on the basis of disability. Title I of the ADA also generally requires covered employers to make reasonable accommodations -- changes in the workplace or in the way things are usually done that provide individuals with disabilities equal employment opportunities." (U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, 2008) In order to meet the ADA's definition of disability the individual must have a "physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. This definition of disability may differ from the definition used in other laws. For example, the term "disabled veteran" means an individual…
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The shared understanding is crucial in order to build strength and enough confidence necessary for the implementation of strategy and to necessitate evolution.
Second Phase: LG's strategic intent
In order to remain competitive, LG has to stick to its long-term vision which should act as stabilizers to the corporation in times of uncertainty. The vision in this case refers to as a statement of the things that can be achieved by the corporation. The concept of strategic intent is very crucial to the operating of a corporation since it acts as a magnet that pulls the present corporate dynamics and activities to the future. Any given strategic intent should be formulated in a manner that the corporation's remain with a large vision that can energize the workforce at all times. The formulation of new strategic intent options can help LG in capturing new markets while remaining competitive within the uncertain…
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I will also have the tutor critique the first drafts of documents I prepare and have them review my final versions. I would also like for my tutor/coach to observe me an a couple of meetings and have them offer suggestions for improvement.
Development Plan: Dealing with Operating Problems
I believe the collaborative approach I outlined above will help in identifying operational problems during the planning process and provide an early warning where handoff with in the implementation process may not go smoothly. As part of my discussions with cross-function partners will be the development of contingency plans in case any anticipated problem do arise. I will schedule a weekly meeting with all the cross-function leads, including any important suppliers and vendors, to access how things are going, early identification of any suspected problems, work to determine possible solutions and understand how the solution will impact all functional areas.
Schedule a meeting with tutor/coach for feedback and to determine future plans
To measure my improvement, retake the AccuVision assessment at the end of the spring 2011 semester.
In terms of the organizational development style to be used throughout the change process, this should best be the pathfinder style. Despite the complexity of this approach, fact remains that it combines the benefits of other styles, while reducing their limitations. The pathfinder style virtually focuses on both high levels of organizational effectiveness, as well as high levels of member satisfaction (Harvey and Brown, 2001). This means that the approach will focus on improving senior-junior communications, for the satisfaction of the employees, as well as the increase in the performances of the overall entity.
Given that the process of change cannot be structured onto a strict plan, but that the plan has to be tailored to the unique features of the Mobile Mine Assembly Group, the levels of formalization at this stage are reduced. Nevertheless, throughout the actual implementation, or the time in which the change strategy comes into direct…
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In order to assure that workforce advancement for existing disabled veterans is according to federal guidelines, the Bonneville "action program plan" offers classes and training in "resume writing" and "how to prepare for an interview." Each employee, including disabled veterans, are encouraged to complete an individual development plan with their manager, and are also encouraged to utilize career counselors with their departments.
All these things are mentioned because it is apparent that the federal government has gone to great lengths to open the door for disabled veterans. That doesn't mean, again, that any job opening with a federal agency or a contractor who has been hired by the federal government will automatically go to a disabled veteran. Not at all.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has its own version of an "Affirmative Action Program Plan for Disabled Veterans" (www.usda.gov/da/employ/VETPLAN.01.htm);this is very similar to the Bonneville plan, only it appears that…
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Quiznos Subs Marketing Plan
Quiznos is a fast food restaurants specializing in sandwiches. Quiznos operates in a highly competitive market and needs to market effectively to increase sales and market share. The following analysis will describe a marketing strategy for Quiznos. This will begin by looking at the current situation and trends. This will be followed by looking at the key issues for Quiznos, including strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. Based on this analysis, a marketing strategy with the objective of increasing the dinner market is recommended. The final sections will describe how this will be achieved by describing the marketing strategy, actions to be taken, and control.
Current Situation and Trends
The U.S. fast food market is around $150 billion annually (Euromonitor, 2005).
The U.S. fast food market is expected to increase by about 1.7% from 2004 to 2008, to reach $153 billion in 2008 (Euromonitor,…
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Change is a continuing process that is unavoidable and organizations no longer have an alternative and for that reason they have to change so as to live on and avoid being archaic. Leaders have an important role to play as they have a great say as to the direction in which the organization is heading. Therefore, managers of organizations have to understand how to manage change. All organizations face several different forces for change that are internal, emanating from within the organization and external, which emanate outside the organization. However, such organizational change does face resistance, as majority of members within the organization prefer maintaining status quo. Organizational resistance is delineated as a manifestation of reservation that usually emanates as a reaction to change. Resistance to change has long been acknowledged as a disparagingly significant factor that can impact the achievement of any organizational change determination and endeavor (Toribiotoribio…
Security at workplaces is not only the responsibility of the management, but all the parties in the premises. Therefore, it is important that everyone is involved one way or another in maintenance of security. In a company the size of Walter Widget, with 240 personnel, it can be challenging to maintain high security standards.
With the increasing nationwide crime against workplaces and businesses, the stakes in workplace security are high. Walter Widget must be concerned about theft of any kind including trade secrets, computer information and other resources. The firm needs to take necessary steps to prevent other security risks such as arson, vandalism and workplace violence.
Workplace crime affects production. According to Bressler (2007) businesses are prone to a wide variety of crimes and need to take action in prevention of criminal activities that influence profitability. Workplace crime affects the employees, because it results insecurity at work. Safety at…
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Here, they indicate that "participation in cardio-based workouts (e.g., cardiovascular machines) was positively related to self-objectification, disordered eating behaviour, and appearance-related reasons for exercise, and negatively related to body esteem." (Prichard & Tiggemann, p. 855)
Among other things, this implies that in order to yield the true benefits of such an exercise program, one must combine this with other measures of lifestyle change as well. The failure of such programs is often prefigured by the half-hearted commitment that come with selective lifestyle change. Karas (2008) implies that dietary changes are necessary in order to accommodate changes as well. (p. xiii)
Objectives and Action Plan
My objectives are simply to establish an exercise regiment with different permutations which can be executed five times a week. My action plan would be centered on scheduling workouts so that a block of time is already designated to this activity.
Develop a Support Group:
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(African-American Policy Forum, 2009) Asian-Americans are also benefitting from affirmative action programs and for example it is related that the "...(a) the Small usiness Administration's Section 8(a) program has greatly benefited Asian-American-owned businesses. The Wall Street Journal estimates that affirmative action helped Asian-American-owned businesses more than double their share of contracts in a ten-year period, going from 10.5% of contracts in 1986 to 23.7% of contracts in 1996." (African-American Policy Forum, 2009) Asian Pacific Americans are particularly aided by affirmative action in trades such as law enforcement, firefighting and contracting. enefits to Latino-Americans include race-conscious admission and recruiting strategies at universities to encourage Latino enrolment in schools. In addition, "Publicly funded English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs for Latino students help both the Latino community" and the community at large. (African-American Policy Forum, 2009) it is additionally stated that "Native Americans also benefit tremendously from affirmative action programs" in that "Affirmative action…
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(Cherrington, 1973) These types of rewards are referred to as contingent rewards. The theory is that employees are willing to put forth extra effort if they know they will be rewarded accordingly.
Cherrington and his colleagues surmised that no inherent link between satisfaction and performance exists. Instead, satisfaction and performance are dependent upon performance-contingent awards. (Cherrington, 1971) Three types of rewards can be found in an organization. They are random, positively contingent, and negatively contingent. andom awards are given regardless of performance. High and low performers are rewarded equally under this system. Next, positively contingent awards are given only to high performers. Low performers are given nothing. Finally, negatively contingent awards are given to low performers while the higher performers receive nothing. (Cherrington, 1971) Cherrington's findings place power on the reward itself. In another study on performance-contingent rewards, Jacobs and Solomon confirmed the finding of Cherrington. The connection between job…
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integrated marketing plan to be used by Toyota in the marketing and sale of its products worldwide. The marketing plan begins with a description of the company, its strategic plan and focus, a situational analysis then follows which comprises of a SWOT analysis, industry analysis, company analysis, customer analysis, product-market focus. These are then followed by the development of a strategic focus, marketing goals and objectives, target market analysis, company's position in the global car market, marketing strategy using the 4 Ps (Product, Price, Place, Promotion),marketing implication analysis, implementation plan, evaluation and control as well as a conclusion
The global car manufactures and retail industry experienced a general slump in the aftermath of the 2009 economic downturn. However, the years following the economic downturn have been recovery years as seen in the general rise in car sales and consumer demands for affordable cars. The consequence of this rise in demand…
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It has been reported that due to the economic disparity the available opportunities have been inaccessible for the minority groups, and therefore such initiatives are important to be formulated which facilitate the minority groups in their quest to reach the mark. Affirmative Action is incorporated once the society has failed to materialize the society value equality and fairness. Affirmative Action are installed only to regret the failure on the behalf of the state to ensure equality and justice to the people irrespective of the racial, sexual, ethnic and religious divisions, therefore the Affirmative Action has diluted the heavily concentrated ethnic and racial vigor, and has subdue the negative fallout of such practices. Affirmative Action has brought ultimate relief to those particular elements of the society which were previously ignored, and whose existence was previously deplored in the society. The American society has although benefit from the implementation of the Affirmative…
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