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Speaking with professors in these subjects, to prepare them for student comprehension difficulties, is one cost-effective way to deal with the problem. Professors, particularly in technical subjects, might be able to schedule special review sessions specifically designed to cope with the challenges of ESL students.
Students from foreign nations often need transitional support in adjusting to the new environment. Having students from the existing Hispanic community create support groups and cultural activities, as well as a special orientation sessions to address ESL student's unique challenges would enable students to bond together in their common struggle, while still allow them to connect with others individuals outside of the ESL community.
As students become integrated into the community, it is essential to ensure that they continue to expand their academic and social English vocabulary. Having summer 'meetings' and outings for students residing within the U.S. At that time, and creating special events…
" (King, 1) This means that
interpersonal communication is not simply a process by which we pronounce
and defend our interests, but one by which we attempt to understand the
position of our opponent or relational partner. Using the method of clear
communication and displaying a willingness to step outside of one's
perceptual filters in order to attain some level of empathy for the
opposite party, it should be possible to better field and even satisfy some
of this party's demands.
By incorporating the host of relationships addressed here above into a
unified support system comprised of both healthcare specialists and members
of the patient's personal network, it may be possible to appeal both to the
rational and emotional interests of the patient. Combined, these forces
may have the capacity to assure the patient of his strength to endure a
treatment that could ultimately relieve him of pain and prolong…
King, D. (2000). Four Principles of interpersonal communication.
Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Online at
Marcus, L.J.; Dorn, B.C.; Kritek, P.B.; Miller, V.G. & Wyatt, J.B. (1995).
Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration.
Jossey-Bass, 1st Edition.
Universal Commercial Code does apply because the vendors are supplying goods and products to the stores. "Many of the Code's provisions apply only to merchants or to transactions between merchants" (Mallor, 2003). It is possible that common law contracts might also apply. However, for any issue that arose to be governed by common law rather than the Uniform Commercial Code, it would have to concern a service to be provided by the vendor, and not the vendor's product. Often when there is a mixture of both service and product involved in a legal dispute, in the case of commercial transactions, the UCC will take precedence if the service component is merely incidental to providing the goods.
There are at least three separate issues here. The first concerns whether or not it was specified in the contract between grocery, Inc., and Masterpiece Construction that Masterpiece was not to subcontract or delegate…
Commercial impracticability. Insurance CCH Web site. Retrieved 8 August 2004 at http://insurance.cch.com/rupps/commercial-impracticability.htm
Forum. Free Advice Web site. Retrieved 8 August 2004 at http://forum.freeadvice.com/showthread.php?s=f4bbb3a767a023c2e52ee4f4fbd776e3&p=682153#post682153
Mallor. (2003) Business law: The ethical, the global & ecommerce environment. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies.
Tasini, Jonathan. (1998) What planet are you on? The working lives of writers and the UCC2B. April. Retrieved 8 August 2004 at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/events/ucc2b/tasini.html
School A has set up Facebook page courtesy of parents and friends of the school. It has gained several commentators and followers that include several members of the teaching staff. A teacher here referred to as teacher B. who is new on the staff at the beginning of the year has joined the fray. In the second term of the year, the school head bans games and sports activity before class hour. He explains that students need to be energized and ready for studies and not tired as a result of active sports Teacher B. isn't happy with the decision by the head. The decision also draws lots of negative interest and response on the school's Facebook page. It first starts with criticism of the head's decision but evolves to include many other complaints about the principal and the school. The grappling question at this point is: what is the…
According to the text by Sanders (2011), the Venturi Mask is likely to be the most appropriate assistive device in this process. Sanders indicates that this particular apparatus is "advised for patients who rely on hypoxic respiratory drive. This includes, for example, patients with COPD. The main benefit of the Venturi Mask is that it allows precise regulation of the FiO2. It also permits the paramedic to titrate oxygen for the patient with COPD so as not to exceed the patient's hypoxic drive while allowing enrichment of supplemental oxygen." (Sanders, p. 422)
In addition the Venturi Mask which can help to normalize pulmonary activity, the patient is also experiencing a productive cough with thick yellow sputum. The presence of excessive mucus is also likely contributing to Mr. Hay's airway blockages. This would be an appropriate place to use the Yankeur sucker in order to help remove fluids that might be…
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council. (2006). National competency standards for the midwife. Retrieved from: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-and-Guidelines.aspx#competencystandards
Ambulance Victoria. (2012). Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines for ambulance and MICA paramedics. Retrieved from: http://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/Paramedics/Qualified-Paramedic-Training/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines.html .
Courtney, M. (2005). Evidence for nursing practice. Marrickville NSW: Livingstone Churchill Elsevier. Page 19 of 24.
Johnson, R. & Taylor, W. (2010). Skills for midwifery practice (3rd ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Nursing elated Case Study
Tom's vitals, in the emergency department, revealed an elevated respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure. His oxygen saturation was also considerably low. Tom's Body Mass Index (BMI) falls in the overweight category. He was also a-febrile, at presentation, indicating that infection was not a precipitating cause.
Initially the ABGs were normal, indicating an acute severe exacerbation or life threatening asthma. Later, when the ABGs were repeated, carbon dioxide levels were above normal. A raised carbon dioxide level is the differentiating bench mark between life threatening and near fatal asthma. The ABG analysis also reveals acidemia which cannot be solely attributed to a respiratory or metabolic cause alone, and hence can be safely classified as a mixed disorder.
Tom's history is typical of atopic asthma which usually begins in childhood and is triggered by antigens from the environment, such as pollen, animal dander or dust. Upper…
Brandis, K. (n.d.). The physiology viva. Retrieved from http://www.anaesthesiamcq.com/downloads/odc.pdf
Guyton, A., & Hall, J. (2011). Guyton and hall textbook of medical physiology. (12 ed.). Mississippi: Elsevier.
Kumar Abbas, & Robbins, (2007). Basic pathology. (8 ed.). London: Saunders Company.
Myron, K. (2005, May 10). Is obesity a risk factor for asthma. Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/24118.php
Legal Thinking, Law Case, Ethics Case
The court case of Regal finance Company, Ltd. And Regal Finance Company II, Ltd., Petitioners, v. Tex Star Motors, Inc., Respondent, is extremely significant to conducting business in the United States and to that involving collateral for automobiles in particular. Moreover, it attests to the fact that the standard one should hold for the circumstance in which a used-car dealer disposes of secured collateral is that set by the legal precedent of this particular case, and not the mandates of the Uniform Commercial Code (which involved article 9 in this particular case). Although wrangling of the interpretation of the aforementioned article in the UCC may have led to the initial decision In this case, one of the things that makes this case so notable is that initial decision was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court of the state of Texas. In doing so, the…
However, the dual relationship may still violate the purpose and policy of the NASW Code of Ethics as pertains to dual relationships, if only because it may be unrealistic to restrict the definition of exploitation so literally.
Dual Relationship Ethical Issue #4 - Harming Clients, Colleagues, and 3rd Parties:
As pertains to the client(s), there is not necessarily an issue of harm, except perhaps by virtue of the circumstances identified with respect to the exploitation issue.
However, if the State qualifies as a third party, the proposed arrangement is harmful to third parties because it perpetuates a violation of employment law and laws defining illegal immigration. In that sense, the arrangement violates the dual relationship provisions of the NASW Code of Ethics.
The employment arrangement proposed by the social worker raises ethical issues that may violate the NASW Code of Ethics. The logic of the arrangement is understandable and…
Given this, and that they have received a boost in profit on this project based on favorable interest rate fluctuation over the bid period, it would be best to enter into a hedge in order to lock in some of these profits.
A forward contract would lock in a profit of $165,643 on the project. The risk would be fully hedged at this point.
A foreign currency loan replaces fully hedges the risk as well. The cost is the interest paid of $81,562.50 and the fee paid of $3,262.50. The profit would be based on today's spot rate, less the combined fees of $84,825. Thus, the total profit of this option would be $173,406.
Buying a put would cost $58,725 and lock in a worst-case rate of 1.3888, which yields a profit of $133,296.20. The upside is technically the full value of the contract should the Canadian dollar strengthen infinitely.…
Defined as the philosophical study of right and wrong action, Ethics is a predominant subject of concern in nursing (Michael Dahnke, 2006). Being presented with various situations, the ethical and cultural problems are a serious concern faced by the nursing and healthcare staff which needs to be catered to day in and out. There is no time tested methodology that can be applied here, since the every patient is different, with a different background history, therefore the ethical and cultural implications of each decision would also vary.
Importance of Ethical Theory to Nursing
Defining what is right and wrong is a very subjective approach and even that can change from scenario to scenario. Therefore it is important to have some form of umbrella under which the functioning of nurses takes place. It is under this rationale that the importance of ethical theory emerges in front of us.
DuAnne Foster Edwards, R.M. (1999, Feburary). The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nurse Competencies. Retrieved September 30th, 2011, from American Association of Critical Care Nurses: http://www.aacn.org:88/wd/certifications/content/synpract2.pcms?pid=1&menu=
Green, D.B. (2001, July). Medical Ethics. Retrieved September 30th, 2011, from Priory.com: http://priory.com/ethics.htm
Michael Dahnke, H.D. (2006). Defining Ethics and Applying the Theories. In P.M. Vicki D. Lachman, Applied Ethics in Nursing (p. 3). New York: Springer.
Samar Noureddine RN, M. (2001). Development of the ethical dimension in nursing theory. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2-7.
His overactive super-ego demands rigid acceptance of social conformity, including a set of standards that are applicable to him being a role model to others. He might ask himself the question, " that if he, as a conservative role model, cannot control his physical urges what then would a less "public" and conservative individual do if he or she were exposed to such materials? His response with regard to reaction formation might tell him that despite ample scientific evidence that arousal from erotic imagery is normal and even healthy and that the majority of people who view such material still remain within the confines of acceptable adult morality, that the average lesser individual might react to erotic material by committing adultery, raping or acting sexually aggressive toward someone, turn deviant (i.e. gay), or the worst case scenario inappropriately touch a child. All of these fears are aspects of reaction formation,…
It is like a double-edged sword, one must understand the pros and cons to every option. Yes with option one, it appears that by having the bank take over that this offers the best case scenario for everyone but Joe must weigh the possible repercussions and how they will affect business. In other words, this may be saving everyone's job and the company but at what cost to quality of the job and the company? This bank intervention may not be worth the hassle if the culture of the company changes for the negative. This can have a direct influence on productivity and morale. Joe needs to keep all the details in mind before deciding.
Question 4: hat pressures does Joe face regarding honesty and telling the truth about his situation?
In this situation, Joe faces many pressures as most business owners would when faced with such challenges. He has…
Leadership Ethics? I did not have the information about the chapter. Citation style below.
Last name, first name. Book title. City of Publisher: Publisher name, year of publication.
The same proportion exists concerning the probability of going to a non-vegetarian restaurant which serves alcohol.
The anticipated outcome of this discussion is to provide a clearer picture of the variables impacting the ultimate dining decision on a weighted basis. The objective of deciding upon a dining destination which is most amenable to all parties is intended to be met here by measuring against one another the probabilities resultant from individual preferences.
Certain aspects of the scenario remain inconclusive however, even given these measurements. It is clear that the 1 in 4 probability in both scenarios relating to the absence of alcohol are undermined by the 3 in 4 probability in both scenarios related to the presence of alcohol. However, in all instances relating to the decision to eat in a vegetarian or non-vegetarian restaurant, there is a 1 in 2 probability that makes it unclear how the…
This analysis only represents break-even analysis. If the school wishes to make profits, it can increase prices to accommodate this factor, However, the caveat in this move is that as prices go up, the number of prices sold may go down (Cebrzynski, 2008). Therefore, further studies, will have to be conducted to determine the price elasticity of the students within the school. In this case, supply is constant, therefore the only two factors that can change are price and demand. This program is expected to be highly dependent upon price factors.
There are several factors that may affect the accuracy of the information used for this analysis. The first is that the actual school budget is not available, Therefore, representative figures had to be obtained from other sources. Prices may differ from state to state, which could affect the results of this study. However, even if the numbers changed by…
Amonline.com (2008). Average School Lunch cost Jumps 10% in One Year. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008 at http://www.amonline.com/online/article.jsp?id=22636
Cebrzynski, F. (2008). http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3190/is_23_42/ai_n26675317 /pg_1' target='_blank' REL='NOFOLLOW'>
org 2010). Such direct contact is definitely preferable to the distribution of anti-union literature; the ability an willingness to actually discuss issues with employees rather than simply providing them with printed statements that cannot be engaged in a dialogue shows an empathy and a desire to address issues that pamphlets and fliers cannot put forth (ABC.org 2010). Such actions would also undermine the solidarity of labor, causing larger problems for management (Jain 1979). Using these conversations to counter exaggerated claims made by the union, and even more importantly to make it clear why certain changes are necessary, and why certain other desires of the employees cannot be reasonably met, will increase the likelihood that an agreement between labor and management can be reached without the need for unionization and union representation in the relationship at Happy Trails (ABC.org 2010).
In conclusion, it is recommended that management and supervisors all be…
ABC.org. (2010). "Tips for responding to union organization." Associated builders and contractors, inc. Accessed 9 June 2010. http://www.msabc.net/free%20choice%20act/EFCA_Toolkit/02_Talk%20to%20Your%20Employees/07_Tips%20for%20Responding%20to%20Union%20Organizing.pdf
Jain, H. (1979). "Union and Management Response to Quality of Working Life Projects." Management research news 2(2), pp. 16-7.
save five percent of the company's sales and one is using last year's sales as a yardstick, that would be a saving of about $5.485 million. However, there are indeed some questions that have to be answered. First, it has to be deciphered what the sales would be for the year during which the improvements are being done, not to mention the years after that. If the sales projections over the next three to five years are not all that great or the sector or wider economy is sputtering, it would be hard to justify the project. If sales are consistent, there would indeed be a business case for the project as the project would pay for itself in six months. However, it has to be defined and figured out how much productivity and movement would be lost while the improvements are being made. Indeed, one third of the supply…
Burroughs, K. (2016). Change Management; What Exactly is Buy-In?. Batimes.com. Retrieved 7 February 2016, from http://www.batimes.com/articles/change-management-what-exactly-is-buy-in.html
Enslow, B. (2016). Global Supply Chain Excellence: New Best Practices to Master. Supplychainbrain.com. Retrieved 7 February 2016, from http://www.supplychainbrain.com/content/sponsored-channels/amber-road-global-trade-mgmt/single-article-page/article/global-supply-chain-excellence-new-best-practices-to-master/
O'Byrne, R. (2016). 7 ways everyone can cut supply chain costs -- " Strategy -- " CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. Supplychainquarterly.com. Retrieved 7 February 2016, from http://www.supplychainquarterly.com/topics/Strategy/scq201102seven/
Corporate Culture Problematic
Goals of the Business Unclear
Lack of Competitive Advantage
Integration of Businesses Ineffective
Responsive not Proactive Approach
Conduct Comprehensive Analysis on the Organization
Continue With Current Strategy
Separate Business Units
Decide on One Business Unit and Sell Off the Remainder
Move Into New Area
This paper presents a study into Greyhound, a company that initially found success in the bus transportation industry but has since diversified into a wide range of industries. At the current time, Greyhound is encountering problems with the obvious symptoms being ineffective integration and management of diverse business units and a responsive instead of a proactive approach to changes in the environment. Behind these symptoms three base problems can be identified: a problematic corporate culture, unclear goals and a lack of competitive advantage.
After analyzing the problems, several alternative solutions and future scenarios, it is recommended that Greyhound conduct…
Nike's tremendous success up until the mid-90s?
Nike was founded by Phil Knight in 1964 when he put his MA project into practice along with his former track coach ill owerman. At that time, the companies which were already established were manufacturing the sports shoes in economy that was high waged; while the project showed that decreasing the costs of transport would mean that the company could gain high sourcing from the countries that had low costs of labor. Keeping this in mind, Nike started importing shoes from Japan; however with the birth of waffle trainer by owerman one night, the company became a designer logo rather than an importer. The strong personalities and the love for sports of Knight and owerman played a lot of role in defining the purpose of Nike and it attracted a lot of confident and young employees to the company. The logo of Nike…
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Harrison, A., & Scorse, J. (2004). The Nike Effect. U.S.: UC Berkeley. Retrieved from: http://economics.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Workshops-Seminars/Development/harrison-040322.pdf
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Which of the changes being considered by the manager of Quality Parts Company are counter to the JIT philosophy?
The most conspicuous proposed change is the manager's request that the industrial engineering department look into high-rise shelving to store parts coming off machine 4. Any parts coming off of any machine, not just machine 4, should be immediately sent to the next machine for further processing. Even though a 10% scrap rate is inordinately high, she should hold off on the rework line as this adds an additional level of complexity to the process, which is certainly counter to the JIT philosophy. More specifically, if it is only being used to remanufacture 10% of the factory's output (10% being the scrap rate), look at how much more floor space (a scarce resource that needs to be maximized) is going to be required just to solve that 10% problem…
Sister's Dilemma regarding Affirmative Action in the Financial Industry
Overall, the moral dilemma presented in this given scenario, on a general level, is if it is morally acceptable for a company to use affirmative action to redress a previously existing institutional negative imbalance of individuals in positions of authority from minority groups, such as African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans, or a negative imbalance of individuals from traditionally discriminated against groups and backgrounds, such as women. Or, in the case of my sister, an individual from both such groups.
Specifically, for the individual in question, the moral and ethical dilemma question could also be framed as, even if she believes such political actions are justified, should my sister allow her own clearly qualified credentials to be potentially debased, given that her hiring seems to be presented an act of affirmative action to the office, given that all other candidates for the position were…
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early retirement incentives as a downsizing strategy sUMMAY: This is a thesis that analyzes and studies the use of early retirement incentives as a downsizing strategy by organizations. It has 23 references in APA format.
Chapter I- Definition of the Problem
Definition of terms-alphabetical order
Chapter II- literature eview
Health and security
Chapter III- Methodology
Chapter IV- Data analysis
21-Analysis relevant to research
25-Analysis relevant to research
26-Analysis relevant to research
Chapter 5- Summary, Conclusions, ecommendations
Definition of the Problem
Over the last fifteen years organizations strived to renew their relationships with employees and at the same time tried to survive through economic downturn. In this renewal process these organizations have experienced multiple intricate processes like structuring, resourcing, forestalling decline in profits as well as incorporating new state policies. The struggle to survive…
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A friend in California has just lost his job in a layoff together with 98 other employees in the same private sector company. The company's administrators have told him that he was included in the recent layoff because of his refusal to take a lie detector test regarding some drugs that were found in his company locker. He also declined to take a drug test since he was afraid that a positive result would make the state child protection agency to take away custody of his children. This situation is an example of a scenario with legal ramifications on the basis of several regulations such as Polygraph Protection Act, Worker Adjustment and etraining Notification Act, Privacy laws, Drug Testing laws, and OSHA.
Generally, the use of lie detector tests in the workplace is not geared towards determining whether an employee is telling the truth but to examine whether…
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Yachts Australia is a small size company owned and operated by a family, and offering charter yacht services in the heart of the Great Barrier eef; this is an easily navigable area, implying a reduced need for specialized skills.
Yachts Australia is currently being run by Alice and Paul, and it has been passed on by Paul's parents, who retired. After taking over the business, the young couple expanded its operations to complete more trips, to deliver more services -- such as catering while on the boat trip -- and they also increased the size of the YA fleet. Today, this is formed from 6 sailing yachts, 4 catamarans and 6 skippered touring boats.
In order to capitalize on the success the company was registering, Alice and Paul engaged in franchise operations, through which similar products are offered by partners along the coast. While the business model implemented generates positive…
Boyes, W., Melvin, M.., 2011, Fundamentals of economics, 5th edition, Cengage Learning
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Information systems analysis and design -- Yachts Australia case study
conception that is laid behind write-down of inventory is that the amount value of the inventory being considered can still appear in the financial statements only if the inventory still has some worth or value. This particular amount value is attained by getting the difference between the original costs of the inventory as the prevailing market replacement value. In accordance to IAS 2, if the loss on write-down of inventory is minimal or trivial, it can be reported on the financial statements as a part of the cost of goods sold. On the other hand, if the loss amount is high then it is imperative to report it in the income statement in a separate line. More so, these kinds of aspects typically develop into a violation. Examples of these instances include the case of Enron Company and also the case of WorldCom. On the other hand, IAS1 encompasses the…
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Mental Health Case Study Connect
Key issues in this Case Study
A review of patient information reveals the following major issues;
Schizophrenia Disorder: This seems to be in relation to her daughter (aged one) being placed in a foster care facility by the Department of Family Services.
Substance/drug abuse: Patient overdosed on prescribed medicines -- Quetiapine and Sodium Valproate (nearly two weeks' dosage). She smoked an average of ten cigarettes a day, consumed marijuana, used intravenous (IV) amphetamine, and overindulged in drink for several years previously.
Suicidal tendency/attempts: Patient admits to consuming nearly two weeks' dosage of Quetiapine and Sodium Valproate (prescribed drugs) with suicidal intent; she also resorted to cutting her left wrist using a sharp knife. Old scars on her wrists are proof of earlier suicide attempts, as are overdosing on medicines, running at moving cars, and an attempt to swim at night in the sea.
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OGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS & QUALITY LEADESHIP
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Efforts to measure and improve the quality of nursing care provided to patients began with Florence Nightingale, who measured patient outcomes and worked towards the improvement of hospital conditions. ecently, studies linking nurses to patient outcomes have been given significant focus within healthcare. Efforts to measure the indicators of the quality of care dispensed by nurses have led to the phrase "nursing sensitive indicators," which has become a buzzword in healthcare. These are "outcomes from patient care that reflect the nursing care provided" (Kelly, Vottero, & Christie-McAuliffe, 2014). These indicators reflect the structure, nursing care process, and nursing care outcomes (American Nurses Association, 2014). Structural indicators include nursing staff supply, skill level of nurses and certification. The process indicators include patient assessment measures of nursing interventions while outcome indicators include all patient experiences such as falls, pressure ulcers, and readmissions…
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Whole Foods Market
Significant key points
Key financial indicators
Graph of sales growth from year 2002 until 2011.
SWOT and TWOS analysis
TOWS Strategic Alternatives Matrix
Pros and Cons
Evaluation and control
The Whole Foods Market is a progressive and focused corporation with presence in three developed markets including U.S., United Kingdom, and Canada. The company has achieved growth since its inception. The increasing market share of the company has enabled it to expand in international markets. The company envisions becoming global leader in organic and natural foods market. The competitors in the sector are large stores, supermarkets, and retail outlets with increased presence. The product range of these companies includes a number of related products along with the natural and organic foods.
The company requires maintaining its double digit growth strategy and aims to expand in global market. However the cost of natural and…
Form 10-K. United States Securities and Exchange Commission, (2011). Form 10-k annual report pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of the securities exchange act of 1934. Retrieved from Whole Foods Market website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sites/default/files/media/Global/Company Info/PDFs/2011_10K.pdf
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Health Promotion Case Study
In this scenario the individual has been asked by a local law firm to come into the organization and establish a wellness program to promote the health of its employees. The firm includes a team of 20 lawyers, 3 managers, 45 paralegals, 5 administrative assistants, 2 information technologists and 4 part-time housekeeping and maintenance staff. The partners agreed last year to install a fully equipped gym in their building because otherwise they would receive a discount on the health insurance if 85% of the employees were participating in the gym at least an average of 90 minutes a week. At the time of renewal of the health care benefits package, the organization was disqualified from the discount because only approximately 10% of the employees were participating in the gym. This case involves a solution for engaging more of the law firm employees in health promotion activities…
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Stability means life. People, businesses, and organizations usually attribute change to a type of death where the old way is gone and the new way takes over. Although some may view change as good, change is inevitable. Change is unplanned or planned and is often a response to forces and pressure. Many types of change exist within organizations from transitional to developmental and even transformational change. In order to implement change within an organization, those willing to undertake such tasks must be visionary, implementing sound strategies. Such strategies enable growth and change even when employees may struggle to accept change or resist it.
Often one sees forces for change from several key areas such as customer focus, technology, and/or globalization. If there is a demand for change or a recent trend, this may supply the seeds to alter things within an organization. A good example of this is the Lego…
Jick, T., & Peiperl, M. (2003). Managing change: Cases and concepts. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
Mary and Fred come from vastly different backgrounds- while Mary belongs to a typical modern family (father, mother and children), Fred is an Italian and the different generations live together and interact regularly with each other. Also, Mary's family maintains strict and structured familial decorum, discipline and etiquettes, such as parents never raising their voices in front of their children and taking due permission before asking for other's time. On the other hand, Fred's family does not accede to such rules and regulations and family members with each other freely without prior announcement and without any express reason for the frequent visitations. In colloquial terms, whereas in Mary's family "space" is given to each member and the "privacy" of each individual is respected and sacred, in Fred's family such provisions do not exist. In Fred's family relationship and bonding is an important virtue. Theirs is an expressive family. Whereas, though…
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Nursing Case Study
Managing a possible Case of Gastroenteritis: A Nursing Case Study
The effective delivery of optimal nursing care requires a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses both the patient's symptoms and the security of the immediate environment. This report presents a case study of appropriate evidence-based nursing practices in treating an elderly female patient presenting with abdominal discomfort in a residential care setting.
The client presents with new onset faecal incontinence, diarrhoea and increasing abdominal discomfort and cramps. These symptoms suggest a possible gastrointestinal disturbance (Crisp & Taylor, 2009) and present a number of possible diagnoses. While the client's nursing care plan indicates that she is normally continent, her confidential disclosure to the nurse suggests that her symptoms may be more prolonged. Another relevant client characteristic is her advanced age of 85 years.
The client's proximity to the dirty utility room in the aged care facility and the report…
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The issues, problems and recommendations
The subject matter of the case study itself highlights a number of issues, factors and problems that existed at the Mermon Correctional Institution, which is located outside the Washington D.C. One of the most significant problems that the Mermon Correctional Facility faces in the case study is of the existing staff levels employed by the prison administration. According to many prison staff members, which also included the victim Correctional Officer Marsha Willis, the number of staff enrolled by the prison administration was less than the numbers that should have been present in an average correctional facility in the country. According to the classification of prisons made by the Federal ureau of Prisons, a correctional institution requires to have a high staff member to inmate ratio. Such a policy was in place to ensure that the prison security measures were up to the mark required for…
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Merrill Lynch Barge Scenario
Case Summary -- Enron, a Texas-based energy company, was created in 1985 and had such phenomenal growth it was soon the seventh largest company in the U.S. until its bankruptcy in 2001. Enron was involved in a number of scandals, among which was the Nigerian Barge Case. Essentially, Enron attempted to sell interest in three power-generating barges off the coast of Nigeria, but was unsuccessful. By December of 1999, Merrill Lynch agreed to buy Enron's interest. Enron "loaned" ML 75% of the money, offering ML a guaranteed return of 15% on 7 million dollars ($1.05 million in 6 months). Essentially, the entire deal was a fraud, designed only to make Enron appear more profitable than it was. Most of the Enron promises were verbal, and the situation was never really a "sale," but a short-term leverage loan. Enron's objective, in fact, was to improve the way…
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Nursing Case Study
The first concern is that Mrs. Baker is taking a new drug that has side effects such as she is experiencing. Although the other high blood pressure medication has similar side effects (Drugs.com, 2012), she has been taking it for a long period of time and should not be experiencing as much difficulty. It seems germane to ask her how long she has been taking the hydrochlorothiazide though. One of the first thoughts is how well do the two medications work together, which is something her doctor understands, and if she can have an increase in side effects because of the increase in medication. The second question the symptoms, especially the fact that she seemed "confused and beside herself" on the phone, is to determine if there are other symptoms of stroke. Her breathing difficulties could be a symptom of the medication, and so could the confusion,…
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Johnson and Johnson issued a public relations response immediately naming their number one priority: to aggressively protect any consumer from the potential hazards that may be present in any of their family of products.
Symptoms of the Problem -- Quickly, the crisis reached epic nationwide coverage. The panic that ensued, somewhat as the result of the twenty-four hour media coverage, fueled this panic into a frenzy. One hospital in Chicago, for instance, received 700 calls in one day; while Johnson and Johnson received averaged almost 150 calls per day. Across the country people were admitted into hospitals on suspicion of cyanide poisoning (Tifft, 18). Johnson and Johnson worked rapidly and decisively with the media to disseminate information. When the news spread, copycat criminals began to tamper with the products on the shelves of stores, which only deepened the crisis. ndeed, the FDA confirmed more tampering had taken place, but this…
Identification of Goals - in 1982, Tylenol controlled 37% of the pain killer market, approximately $1.2M and was the leading painkiller in the American market, outselling Anacin, Bayer, Bufferin, and Excedrin. Seventeen to eighteen percent net earnings of Johnson and Johnson were from Tylenol sales. Profits placed Johnson and Johnson in the top half of the Fortune 500 (Berg, 1998). The company had been doing well for years. Stock analysts had actually predicted that Tylenol's market share was poised for up to a 15% growth. In fact, Tylenol was to the product that would lead this company to further success- hat is until the Tylenol laced cyanide crisis came to be. This calamity changed the strategic plan, management goals, and parent to subsidiary goals across the organization -- within a 24-hour period. Instantly, an immediate crisis mode was assumed and a reassessment and reprioritization of their goals and immediate actions required jolted every executive, manager and employee in the organization (Mikkelson, 2004).
Immediate Goals once Crisis was Revealed-
Reacting to the news, when Johnson and Johnson was faced with the initial situation; it had to make some tough decisions that would severely impact the future of the company. Rather than think in financial terms only, CEO James Burke immediately turned to the
However, Carl should have verified earlier that the room would be available for training.
Next, Carl should make arrangements for the drug testing of employees, to ensure that the prospective employees pass this requirement. Once again, this should be expedited so that training can take place at the selected facility as soon as possible. As the drug testing clinic handles the process, this should be relatively hassle-free. The only possible problem that could arise would be that prospective employees who were not made aware of the drug testing objected to it as a condition of employment, which might force Carl to look for new candidates to fill any open positions.
If any of the candidates test positive, of course, Carl might be faced with such an eventuality. This is yet another reason why holding the drug tests at such a relatively late juncture of the hiring process is so dangerous.…
A fourth training scenario is to take the existing training managers in the APM and complete "train the trainer" sessions with their internal trainers. While taking longer than other approaches, the knowledge would become part of the APM long-term.
The fifth option is to create a mentoring program where experts from the manufacturer take in a small group of managers and walk them through the many processes and options of the parts production system including how to create customized reports to check on quality, yield, efficiency, and cost reductions.
The sixth option is to provide a series of Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) modules through a web browser in conjunction with manuals shipped to the manufacturer. This approach also includes scoring and posting of results online relative to other managers.
Of all these approaches, the mentoring approach is the best solution in that it gets the specific needs of each…
Emotional reactions to the onset of injuries as well as a patient's attitude toward the injury itself and the proposed treatment have great impacts on the length of time it will take for the patient to recover (VAN RIJN 2007). Therefore, it is in the medical staff's best interest to maintain the patient in a positive, reinforcing paradigm in order to create an atmosphere of positive goal-orientation so the patient may experience significantly reduced levels of anxiety during post-operative procedures as well as reduced rehabilitation time.
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Houston and NASA severed the medically collateral ligaments in the knees of lab rates. Three to seven weeks after the incision mechanical and morphological properties were measured in ligaments, bones and muscles. Ligament testing revealed that there were significant reductions in…
Myra's case is just one instance of many that a mental health nurse encounters on a regular schedule.
Nursing is best practiced when it follows the intentions of its founder Florence Nightingale who urged that nursing should be a practice that should literally provide for and care for the patient. Nursing, in other words, should be purely patient-centered. This caring extends to all aspects not just to the illness so that one treats the patient in a holistic way, considering all components of the patient such as the family, his or her social needs, hobbies, desires, spiritual inclinations and so forth. When done in this way, nursing extends itself from an automatic, robotic procedure to something that can motivate the nurse and uplift the patient (Watson, 1998). 'Nursing', in other words, extends to caring for the patient as a whole.
An effective nurse will strive to accomplish her best in…
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Dixie Case Study: Questions
Based on the initial understanding of Dixie business needs (from the phone call discussion with Bill), what business related details you need to consider for data gathering?
The main problem at Dixie Weaving is the high rate of worker attrition. Some questions to answer include the following: What types of workers are most likely to leave (lower-level workers or management)? Is the attrition rate a long-standing problem or is it connected to a specific event? What are the goals of the intervention, in terms of worker improvement?
As you entered into the first information gathering meeting with the client, what is your strategy to guide the discussion?
During the initial interview, listening to what the customer has to say is the first priority. It is important to understand his or her perspectives of the situation, why the current situation is unacceptable, and his or her goals…
illy's case has societal issues of family, school, and peers. Family is the biggest societal factor because it is the first place children start their learning processes. Where illy's family was abusive, "dysfunctional families subject kids to stresses that lead to risky behaviors" (McWhirter, McWhirter, McWhirter, & McWhirter 2013). illy has learned to handle his problems with anger. eing placed into foster care, he was also subjected to other cultures and beliefs different from his own, which can cause some frustration. illy is of the Hispanic culture that places high value on family. eing removed from the biological family, even for safety reasons, still violates the cultural values and can cause fear, frustration, and more pain.
illy's history of school issues can be coming from "physical consequences…that can have psychological implications, such as cognitive delays or emotional difficulties" (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2008). Abuse can affect the cognitive…
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Sherman, A. (n.d.). Amy Sherman's blog for Florida's at risk children. Retrieved from Invisible Children: http://www.invisiblechildren.org/tag/potential-roadblocks
Not only is there a substantial monthly provider savings but there is also a reduction in the need for an it person to work on the phone systems. hile their web site says not it tech needed, (Skype) there is always some tweaking to be done and a moderate yearly ongoing cost has been built in as well as initial assistance with the setup in the first year of implementation.
Since this company is not public and does not have the oversight required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("Tossing the Phone") the higher level of monitoring is not an issue for the limited Skype usage. However, Skype does provide substantial tracking for business and there is certainly a well-grounded business suite of services also available through he service. All of which are very low tech for the end user and can easily be monitored by upper management. It also provides the…
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S. cannot legally abide -- this would result in the U.S. signature being ultra vires (beyond the powers of authority) (Reid v. Covert)
Thus, United States Coast Guard had no authority to board a private vessel that was not in its territorial jurisdiction. Substance laws, in this case, pixie dust, is not illegal in Neverland, and the flagless vessel carrying Tinkerbell and the dust was not damaging or at fault in any way towards the United States. Under U.S. law, "customs waters" means that if a foreign vessel that is subject to a previous treaty with the U.S. is in U.S. customs waters, then by agreement, it can be boarded, examined, and contents searched and seized per U.S. law (U.S. Code 1709 - Definitions). However, since the President signed an executive agreement effectively cancelling the U.S./Neverland Treaty issue of customs waters, the vessel, its passengers, and its cargo were not…
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Management Case Study
Scenario- We are an event management company. Our team has been asked to plan an event for 200 people in an outdoor "green" space. The event includes workshops, breakout meetings, breakfast and lunch.
Overall Task- Since the event has been requested in a "green" or outdoor space, the first consideration will be the venue and time of year. If the event is in a reasonable season (Mid-late Spring through Early -- Fall), it is likely we can find a venue that can accomplish this. The major consideration will be weather, specifically wind and rain, and proximity to back-up shelters if the need arises. The venue should include tents to cover areas for eating, and potentially meeting. Open air venues can also be problematical due to temperature fluctuations -- it is either too hot or too cold, and it is sometimes difficult to find a medium ground. In…
In this regard the firm made the tactical decision to handle the outbound logistics of Porter's Value Chain in order to increase margins (NetMBA. N.D.). McIntyre realized that use of company resources would be better utilized with a direct selling approach. A Resource Audit of the firm's physical, human, and financial resources elucidated that direct sales would drive profit margins higher as employees could foster connections abroad and develop networks of retailers to sell product.
Aside from the growth in global exports, perhaps no aspect of globalization is more pronounced than the movement of production offshore to countries with comparative labor advantage. For Macpac the decision was rooted in the cost cutting realities of the post 9/11 economic malaise. The cost cutting measure meant that "it had to take almost all of its production offshore" (Benson-Rea, M. & Shepherd, D. 2008); by the end of 2003 "they had eliminated most…
A merger is not about one business dominated another. It should be seen more like a marriage where both parties involved should have an equal say in all matters. It cannot be stated enough that the merger must be seen as a win-win situation for all parties involved. If anyone is feeling slighted or uncomfortable, the situation must be brought to the manager's attention and addressed immediately.
The main thing for the manager to understand is that staff wants to feel appreciated. They do not want to get lost in all the events surrounding the merger. Appreciation ranks high on the list of what staff members need in order to feel a sense of obligation to remain at the hospital after the merger has taken place. If there is a sense of appreciation and the staff members have a connection with the community in which the hospital is located, there…
Brannen, M.Y. And Peterson, M.F. (2009). Merging without alienating: Interventions promoting cross-cultural organizational integration and their limitations. Journal of International
Business Studies, 40(3), 468-489.
Cameron, P.J., Este, D.C., and Worthington, C.A. (2010). Physician retention in rural Alberta:
Key community factors. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(1), 79-82.
Outsourcing Case Study: Saving Money at the Magazine through Process and Supplier Selection
Every business must contend with the decision of how many of its necessary processes and the products and materials utilized in these processes will be internally sourced and accomplished, and which processes and procurements will be outsourced to other companies (Monczka et al. 2008; Trent 2007). This magazine operation is no different, and with the sudden reduction in initial capital for the venture combined with the ongoing uncertainty of the current economy, this decision becomes all the more pressing -- cost savings and efficiency are hugely and directly impacted by the choice between outsourcing and vertically integrating, and with newly limited initial operating capital such savings and efficiency improvements are essential to the success of the venture. Determining which processes will create the most substantial cost savings without sacrificing the quality or the unity of the magazine…
Monczka, R., Hnadfield, R. & Giunipero, L. (2008). Purchasing and Supply Chain
Management. Mason, OH: Cengage.
Trent, R. (2007). Strategic supply management. Broward, FL: Ross Publishing.
The case examines the decision-making process and career trajectory of Heidi oizen, a venture capitalist and former entrepreneur.
As a leader it's easy to see the wise decision-making pillars that oizen was able to exhibit consistently throughout her lengthy career. One of the gems which is contained in the case study is that oizen had the killer instinct of understanding that one should get to know people before they become famous: in that manner it's a lot easier to get to know them. As Levy at Softbank explained, "Heidi simply likes to know and be friends with good-quality, talented people -- that's her primary motivation. In some ways, by investing so much time in these people -- she's placing a bet -- but those bets have paid off in her past." This tendency of oizen doesn't represent any of the common decision-making pitfalls that so many people fall…
McGinn, K. & Tempest, N. (2010) Heidi Roizen. Retrieved from Harvard Business
In general, crisis management focuses on three major activities: 1) What are the most appropriate methods of response to both real and perceived crises?, 2) What models and scenarios need to be defined that constitute a crisis and should engage a necessary and appropriate response?, and 3) What is the communication plan and chain that is necessary to ensure that the emergency phase of crisis management is handled appropriately? (Fink, 2000). However, there is a clear difference between the leadership style needed from a multinational corporation and that needed from a local franchise. The overall theme, though, regardless of how correct it is, is indeed set by BP. Consumers see the corporate logo- the sign, and the image is transferred from international to local.
Using a model developed by leadership experts Kouzes and Posner we can find at least three major leadership gaffes committed at both the BP international level…
Fortunately, due to a dramatic reduction in the number of manufacturers since the 1950s, Batesville is well-equipped to remain the market leader. They kept pace with industry trends (e.g. In materials and style), and realized that it was necessary to retain loyalty from the Funeral Director side of the house in order to maintain share. Note below that while overall casket sales seem to be declining from the1 1970s, current trends have not fallen below production in the 1960s -- and the potential aging population continues to increase (CFSA, 2008).:
Thus, for Batesville, the idea of combining a ground up approach to a technological problem, and the acumen and patience (not to mention foresight) to utilize object-oriented programming to find a way to streamline distribution and customer service, allows the company a continued standard of excellence. Funeral homes will not tie up funds with back inventory of caskets -- next…
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A long-term orientation is adopted
5. The importance of international competitiveness is recognized
6. The need for infrastructure improvements is highlighted
7. The need for integration with national/regional tourism plans is recognized
8. esidents' attitudes to tourism are considered
9. Local cultures, values and lifestyles are considered
10. Wealth and job creation and quality of life for residents are primary aims
11. The issue of overcrowding is addressed
12. The issue of environmental problems is addressed
13. The issue of seasonality is addressed
14. The benefit of tourism to the destination is quantified
15. Scenarios are developed
Destination identity and image
16. The need to develop brand identity is recognized
17. Brand associations are identified
18. The need for image development is recognized
19. Positioning is discussed
20. The need for coordination of industry promotional material is recognized
21. ecognition to ensuring the promises made in marketing communications are conveyed…
Michael J. Baker, Emma Cameron. (2008). Critical success factors in destination marketing. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 8(2), 79-97. Retrieved May 11, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1466481521).
Denton, G & White, B. (2000). Implementing a balanced-scorecard approach to managing hotel operations. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 41(1), 94-107. Retrieved May 15, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 51982591).
Laurette Dube, Jordan Le Bel, Donna Sears. (2003). From Customer Value to Engineering Pleasurable Experiences in Real Life and Online. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 44(5/6), 124-130. Retrieved May 21, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 541165391).
Gregersen, H & Black, Stewart (2002).J.W. Marriott, Jr., on growing the legacy. The Academy of Management Executive, 16(2), 33-39. Retrieved May 22, 2008 from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 148540911).
For the average user this new kind of software will be easier, cheaper, more mobile, more reliable, and often more powerful" (Graham, 2001).
One of the key benefits of web-based systems is cost reduction. Also, customer relationship is improved because it "enhances communication between the client and the support department by allowing clients to submit and track their trouble tickets (...) Additionally, these new applications also provide end users with numerous self-service tools, such as knowledge bases and discussion forums" (Chung, 2006).
Also, the web perspective would help the company to target other segments of customers, compared to traditional ones. The most important benefit is increasing customer satisfaction, since other long-term advantages derive from this.
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Ellis, Joe & Mauldin, Todd (2003). Learning in the Large Enterprise: Centralized vs. Decentralized. etrieved October…
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Tesler, Basil (2007). Outsourcing it Development: Advantages and Disadvantages. ITrends online. Retrieved October 6, 2007 at http://www.webspacestation.com/it-outsourcing-news/articles/outsourcing.html .
Witnesses reported the noticeable odor of decay was present and dried mucous on one of her nostrils. The child was dressed in a light colored long-sleeved turtleneck and light-colored pants (similar to pajama bottoms). Her distraught father placed her on the floor by the front door. A white cord was tightly embedded around her neck similar to the string around her wrist. On her neck at the base of her throat was a red circular mark about the size of a quarter (World Law Direct Forums web site).
Based on her own experience Det. Arndt believed the child was dead and that she had been dead for some time. John amsey told Det. Arndt that he had found JonBenet in the wine cellar under a white blanket, that her wrists were tied above her head, and that a piece of duct tape was over her mouth. He pulled the tape…
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Nike should consider training leaders in labor relations and define corporate responsibility requirements. The products that are developed should undergo environmental checks and balances to ensure safe materials are used in the designs as well as equipment in the plants.
With knowledge about labor concerns in house, Nike is better able to proactively investigate their own plants where a complaint may arise. They will also be better prepared to address problems and quickly negotiate equitable solutions. This will reduce the amount of downtime associated with production interruptions due to strikes, walkouts or boycotts.
The level of administrative employees increases overhead and costs for the company. Though these teams labor and environmental oversight professionals are necessary they do not contribute to the revenues of the company directly.
Solution to the Problem
A detailed Ethical Code of Conduct or Corporate Governance Policy that must be adhered to would…
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Topeka Case Study
While it may be true that the retained earnings of the company provide a large amount of cash for future endeavors, there are several issues with using this cash to fund the necessary expansion efforts. First, this cash might simply be inadequate when it comes to funding the entire expansion, second, such a use would significantly impair the company's ability to operate if a supplier disruption or major payment issue arose, and third, this cash represents the only return on investment for the company's owners and stakeholders. All of these reasons make the securing of at least some external funding preferable.
1996 Pro-Form Income Statement
Cost of sales (assumes 31% gross margin)
income Before Taxes
Income from Operations
It is assumed 40% of sales will be collected on a…
Individuals forging together as one is not so simple. There is often an overt or covert struggle for power amongst certain members, whilst others may assume differential roles such as those of loafer, of leader, of helper, or of needy person, and so forth. That this is so in this group too can be seen from the fact where Diana is quiet and needs to be drawn out, whilst Christine is serious and motivated, and Mike is the class clown. Some need to be drawn out, whilst others need to be gently suppressed. Understanding the different team persona and playing to them may have helped Christine build a more supportive workgroup.
art III. Retrospective Evaluation
Christine can take two particular steps. Dealing with the conflict as soon as possible is essential. She can have the major parities sit around the table and negotiate, or at least talk out their complaints.…
Part IV. Reflection
It does not seem to me that Christine was an effective leader, since it seems as though she allowed the group to continue to function in a fragmented manner, rather than addressing the obvious differences and problems. Instead of approaching Mike with her concerns and asking how she could help and pointing out his potential, Christine seemed to have allowed the group to drift further and further away
Chapman, a. (nd). Tuckman's 1965 "Forming Storming Norming Performing" Team-Development Model. Retrieved July 27, 2010 at: http://www.businessballs.com/tuckmanformingstormingnormingperforming.ht m
Honig v. Doe, 484 U.S. 305 (1988)
There are several issues addressed in Honig v. Doe, which is the Supreme Court's only decision defining the limits of the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA), which is now called the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). Under the EHA and the IDEA there were procedural safeguards established to ensure parental participation in decisions concerning the education of their children with disabilities and to provide administrative and judicial review of any decisions with which those parents disagree. One of the safeguards was the stay put provision, directing that a child with disabilities "shall remain in [his or her] then current educational placement" prior to the completion of review, unless the parents and state/local educational agencies agree. (20 U.S.C.S. § 1415(e)(3)). The plaintiff students maintained that adverse actions against the students, which removed them from school before the completion of…
20 U.S.C.S. § 1415(e)(3).
Honig v. Doe, 484 U.S. 305 (1988).
Parker, J. (2009, January 7). Special education 2: The Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act and Congressional Intent. Retrieved March 13, 2012 from Change.org website: http://news.change.org/stories/special-education-2-the-individuals-with-disabilities-education-act-and-congressional-intent
On the other hand, allowing the imports of welded stainless steel to undercut domestic manufacturers might spell economic crisis within the industry by forcing plant closures.
KTSB could elect to sue the filers of the petition on the grounds that their allegations hinder free trade and might inadvertently affect ancillary domestic markets such as construction, household goods manufacturing, and housing. The lawsuit might also call into question the petitioners' marketing research and the "certain assumptions" made ("Kanzen Berhad," 1996, p. 6). Moreover, En Hong Chew noted feeling surprised by the timing of the petition, signifying that it might have been filed prematurely ("Kanzen Berhad," 1996, p. 6). Such litigation is unlikely to yield long-term gains for KTSB, however. Not only would the suit be costly, it is unlikely to do more than postpone the implementation of the antidumping duties on Malaysian welded stainless steel exports.
Assuming that the…
Kanzen Berhad: The United States and Antidumping Duties." (1996). IVEY.
ere, the Plaintiff and all of the members of the God Squad were arrested and removed from school property by police.
The police acted on probable cause that the group was inciting violence on school property after observing their offensive and disruptive behavior. Additionally, the Plaintiff was given an arraignment, charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, and inciting a riot, and was released on bail to the custody of his parents. Thus, the police were acting in accordance with the law. So, there was no false arrest.
Upon review of the facts and evidence, it can be clearly seen that the Defendant acted in the best interest of the school in protecting and preserving the campus as a safe and nurturing learning environment. Furthermore, the Defendant did not violate the Plaintiff's First Amendment Rights because the rights being argued by the Plaintiff do not exist on the limited forum…
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000e-2
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Fictional Case Study
Detailed change plan
The case study provides an example for assessment of an organization's culture, leadership style, and operations. The recommendations of assessment are implemented through a change management plan. The change management plan presented below is based on the theoretic framework of transformational leadership theory. The model provides a reliable source for inspirational role of leadership and managing the organization through reliable techniques (Cameron, & Green, 2012).
The present state of an organization is relevant for understanding the culture and its performance. It also reveals the operating environment and employee's perception. The situation analysis in an organization can be performed through various methods. esearch techniques are applied to understand the situation in most cases. Interviews, focus groups, and survey are also widely adopted techniques. The enterprise in our case has deployed an internal survey to understand the organizational culture, current…
Anderson, L.A., & Anderson, D. (2010). The change leader's roadmap: How to navigate your organization's transformation. USA: John Wiley & Sons.
Avolio, B.J., & Yammarino, F.J. (Eds.). (2013). Transformational and Charismatic Leadership:: the Road Ahead. USA: Emerald Group Publishing.
Bestelmeyer, B., Brown, J., Densambuu, B., Havstad, K., Herrick, J., & Peinetti, H.R. (2013, April). State-and-transition models as guides for adaptive management: What are the needs?.In Meeting Proceedings (pp. 27-33).
Cameron, E., & Green, M. (2012). Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change.USA: Kogan Page.