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In a situation as is with the case study where there are plans to have cooperation among more health care institutions and even mergers, there is need to have a clear communication plan and one that would be effective in that case. Being that these institutions that will henceforth work under one command system and administration, there is absolute need to ensure that the communication plan is implemented in time, the change in communication plan in line with the mergers is well funded, adequate training of employees to ensure the change is implemented, quality leadership is provided for in the change in communication channels and the communication fortifies the achievement of each department.
Effective marketing tools will be used to communicate new mergers and cooperation that will be foremed among the various parties involved. The target audience, which are majorly divided into the clients and the internal staff,…… [Read More]
The Board of Directors, shareholders, Hans Baumwolleh (CEO), the Senior Management Team, Human Resources and the Sales department will need customized messages as well.
Engaging management from all levels will be essential to the success of the company plan in reaching the goals and objectives as they are stated. To achieve that success will take communication between all parties, all individuals and all departments. Communication, therefore, is essential to the overall success of the company. Management will play a key role in that communicating, and will need to remember that not all employees see things in the exact same way as management does. It is crucial that a positive tone be carried through in all correspondence (whether written or verbal) especially in regards to the company's new goals, objectives and direction.
Management will play a crucial role in the success or failure of this new direction, and will be advised…… [Read More]
Proper communication is the backbone of any organization. Effective communication will ensure that management of all departments is cohesive and that everyone is on the same page, working towards common goals, at all times. Successful communication versus shoddy communication can often be the decisive factor between a company that meets its goals and one that doesn’t. While most professionals might be able to identify what effective communication within an organization looks like, it can be more difficult to develop it from the ground up, through a range of departments. This paper will discuss a specific communication designed expressly to ensure that all branches and departments of a single organization are all on the same page.
For the purposes of this paper, the communication plan in question will be the same for all departments: this will ensure that confusions and miscommunications occur at a minimum. Furthermore, the more effective a communication…… [Read More]
Change model for Wal-Mart
H professionals are agents who initiate change and will help define the change. As they define the importance of the change, H professionals must build an emotional and compelling case for change. The case for change usually stems from evidence that successful change will lead to positive organizational and personal outcomes. In order to achieve this at Wal-Mart, H professionals must embrace the continuous change model. This will help them gather support for the change by engaging key people to contribute to the change process. Studies indicate that if people participate in the change process, there will be less resistance to change. In the case of Wal-Mart, change leaders must be patient and allow much employee participation in the change process. At Wal-Mart, this continuous change is linked to the concept of organizational culture. Wal-Mart's culture will assume a critical part in continuous change as it…… [Read More]
Intercultural Communication Plan for a Multicultural Class
The education field provides many unique challenges to educators and learners. Teachers have to deal with student absenteeism, tardiness, classroom management, creation of learning plans, and many other issues in creating a safe comfortable environment for learners to thrive in (Nissman, 2000). Today's globalized society has enabled populations to be filled with diversity. The modern teacher and learner must strive to overcome and conquer the challenges of diversity in the classroom. The profession of teaching is a challenge in itself, but the inclusion of English Language Learners, physically and mentally disabled children, autistic learners, and behavioral issues, the challenges of teaching can become overwhelming and cause disturbances in the learning.
The demographics of the community are an important element that teachers must take time to explore to understand his or her learners better; communities lacking diversity still needs the teachers to…… [Read More]
Selling Australian Wine to Overseas Market
Integrated Marketing and Communication Plan
Australian Wine is on the rise in relation to quality and production because of free market status in the country. This has seen the transfer of labor and expertise from across Europe help boost the wine industry in Australia. The Australian Wine is intensely competitive in the world's market making it among the largest wine exporters globally. The Oz Wine Exporters performs the role of promoting the Australian wine in the global market. Australian wine comes fourth in the global ranking as one of the main exporters or players in the wine industry. Australian Wine market at the internal level is approximately over 3.0 billion Australian dollars. The growth rate of this export market is above 10% annually making it a market of formal return (Wine Industry Profile: Global' 2012, pg.1-31). It is favorable for potential investors since the…… [Read More]
Trade Communication Plan
Play N. Trade Case Study
As the largest retail game distributor world wide, Play N. Trade has a lot on the line in terms of how it maintains the sanctity of its brand. The company makes most of its revenue through franchising, where it is dependent on the strategic relationship between its business partners to maintain brand integrity and customer respect. In order to best maintain the brand integrity, members of Play N. Trade find themselves tied to supervising their franchisees in order to ensure that quality of service and products remain high. This takes up a lot of time, effort, and resources on behalf of Play N. Trade. Approval for product acquisition must then slowly climb up a hierarchal chain, which often creates a lag in getting the product out to consumers. Adjusting its just-in-time system to a vendor managed inventory may help speed up product…… [Read More]
Marketing Communications Plan for 5 Star Adventure Tours
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people" (2005, p.3). Ecotourism has become the fastest growing segment of the global tourism industry, the largest sector in the world economy. Because climate is one of the main drivers of international tourism, with the majority of tourists seeking to relax in the sun or snow, climate change is expected to have a significant impact on international tourism, and therefore on ecotourism.
This marketing communication plan details marketing plans for 5 Star Adventure Tours, www.5staradventure.com.au, consistently ranked among the top five tour operators in Australia, and an accredited Advanced Eco Tourism Operator. The marketing plan also discusses the size of the global tourist and ecotourist markets, which have been experiencing record growth during the last decade. Given…… [Read More]
"As such, the one caring and the one cared-for, both connect in mutual search for meaning and wholeness, and perhaps for the spiritual transcendence of suffering" (Cara 2010).
Support groups can be particularly effective in dealing with cultural and generational barriers that can exist between members of the organization. Older nurses often are impatient with younger nurses, and young nurses have historically bourn the brunt of lateral violence. Through informal dialogue, mediated by a trained facilitator, nurses can understand that they all have similar emotions, regardless of their duration in the profession. Supported dialogue can also open up channels of communication between nurses from different cultural backgrounds, creating a more integrated workplace.
As well as dealing with emotions, support groups can offer nurses training in more effective ways to frame and deal with conflict. For example, instead of making an issue focused on a person, by focusing upon an object-oriented…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
There will be significant face-to-face and electronic communication. The second group will have a moderate level of communication, largely electronic. The third group is expected to have stronger resistance. They will therefore receive a high frequency of communication, and significantly more face-to-face communication than the second group.
The project status will be measured and evaluated against set targets and timeframes. The constant communication with the implementation team will allow for rapid escalation of issues, generally on an informal basis. Should an issue become severe enough as to warrant formal discipline, I will escalate it to the VP of Operations under a formal procedure. Each group will have specific objectives and timeframes - signoffs will need to be prompt. This will be subject to significant communication. I will request status updates from divisional management to assist with this task. The rest of the organization will receive communication through standard corporate communication…… [Read More]
Teas n' Line Communications Plan
Key Issues: The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Conferences have a history of citizen unrest, protests, and violence. Seattle's was heavily criticized, for instance, during the 1999 conference, and now the conference for 2003 is set in Miami; already a contentious area due to several racially-based riots. The Miami Dade Police Force learned from the past and formulated a new strategic plan that emphasized the offensive instead of the defensive, mobility rather than static rather than tactics, proactive and intelligence driven, and anticipating issues through planning and discipline. In addition, County officials were concerned about accusations of police violence and unwanted international attention. They believed that the situation called for undercover agents who used weapons only to save lives. Thus, a difference in strategy and tactics formed a political and operational conundrum for law enforcement and government.
oot Causation: The FTAA was a…… [Read More]
Communication Challenges for Project Managers
Unit 3 The first article that details the pitfalls of communication for project managers is Foong's "Effective communication: a challenge to project managers." This article focuses on the various points of difficult project managers might encounter while attempting to communicate with people during the tenure of a project. Those pitfalls most eminently include a range of stakeholders, various factors of diversity for project team members, and the lack or inefficacy of a communication plan explicitly for a particular project. The diversity that project managers are sure to encounter include geographical, educational, and experiential factors that can greatly vary amongst those working on a project. Moreover, project managers need to not only create a communication plan that is inclusive of both stakeholders and team members, but they must also specifically tailor it to meet the various needs of these people (Foong, 2014).
Sweeney's "Top five communication…… [Read More]
This second violent incident forced Stoops to take a harder stand against one of his most popular players and suspend him."
Sooners used a crisis management plan to deal with the university's decision, in an effort to prevent bad publicity for the school and the team (Forde, 2004). The following describes how the university handled the crisis the day before it hit the newsstands. In the early afternoon, OU issued a release saying that it had suspended Dvoracek indefinitely and replaced him as captain. The action had been implemented by coach Bob Stoops a few days earlier, but it wasn't made public until the day before the weekend Oregon game.
The school was prepared for the news to create a major rise across the state, starting with the evening newscasts (Forde, 2004). However, the situation did not end there, with the university's release and a canned statement from Stoops. In…… [Read More]
Identify the designated spokesperson for Life Alive expansion program with the role of developing relationships with the target consumer population.
One page communication of the expansion plans, the progress and deliverables
Communication of meetings
Communication status reports, meetings for planning, implementing, evaluation, and monitoring
On a fort night basis
Communication of new products, food, and cafe locations daily
Television, social media, company website, bill boards, word of mouth external
Communication of progress of expansion plan
Email reports external
3.1.1 Project meetings
Communication of expansion progress and deliverables
Marketing Communication Initiatives April 2013-May 2018
These initiatives…… [Read More]
Communication Management and Organizational Change
Communication management in the organization and most specifically in the organizational change environment is critically important. The work of Heathfield entitled "Communication in Change Management" state that it is impossible to "over-communicate when you are asking your organization to change." (2011, p.1) According to Heathfield, there are four critical components of effective communication as follows:
(1) The person sending the message must ensure that the message is presented clearly with great detail and that the message be perceived as containing integrity and that the message be authentic;
(2) The individual reading the message must make the decision to listen and to ask questions to ensure clarity and finally must trust the message's sender;
(3) The method of delivery must be chosen as appropriate for the context and for the needs of the sender and receiver of the message;
(4) The message content must resonate and…… [Read More]
Strengths which will counter weaknesses and threats for the acquisition are embodied in Staples' stable, profitable company history as a major player in the office supply category, supported by its loyal customer base. The fact that Staples has also created a strong customer service department reflects another strong point. The acquisition of OfficeMax mirrors opportunities to/for: Create shareholder value; Cost savings; Economies of scale; Acquire new customers; Generate positive media/publicity; Job growth/advancement/new roles.
esearch confirms that Staples will need to inform the following audiences of information regarding the planned process of acquiring OfficeMax prior to, during, as well as, after the deal is finalized: Employees of Staples and OfficeMax; CEO/senior management of Staples and OfficeMax; Shareholders; Media; Government; Lawyers; Investors; Analysts; Marketing; Human esources. Human esources for both companies will need to partner to communicate layoffs, appointments, and job relocations in a timely manner. Internal and external communications…… [Read More]
When Bloomington Hospital decided to add millions of dollars in debt to their balance sheet, it was all for a very good cause. The hospital Board believed that by doing so they would create a regional hospital with the resources and expertise to offer cardiovascular surgery to the surrounding community. The work provided by creating a cardiovascular unit at the hospital would initially create a number of jobs and in the long-term add stability and additional jobs with the other services spawned by creating the unit. The Board had studied the numbers, the projections and had hired consultants that were enthusiastically trumpeting the benefits of creating the unit.
Not everyone was on board with the decision to create a new unit at the hospital. Chief among the groups that were opposed to the project were the general practitioners at the hospital and the administration at the nearby University of…… [Read More]
Communication Systems Put Wheels on Projects
Facilitation participation. Development Support Communication (DSC) is a system that facilitates the sharing of information about development agenda and associated actions (Adesida, 2001). The purpose of development support communication is the effective linking of the stakeholders in a development process (Adesida, 2001). The range of stakeholders who benefit from a development support communication system is broad, including the planners, the implementers, the donor community, and the beneficiaries of the development (Adesida, 2001). Good communication is critical to effective development planning and implementation (Adesida, 2001). By adhering to development communication system, planners and implementers can greatly enhance the quality of their communication, providing explicit and interpretable data (Adesida, 2001). The objective is provide clarity about the goals and objectives, to articulate the development roles, including the opportunities afforded beneficiaries to help shape the eventual development outcomes (Adesida, 2001). Beyond its impact on the quality and…… [Read More]
An important aspect of the marketing management plan relates to communication. Key internal stakeholders must be kept informed of the objectives of the marketing plan, progress, as well as any relevant updates as the implementation of the plan proceeds (Ferrell & Hartline, 2014). Effective engagement of internal stakeholders is crucial if the desired outcomes are to be achieved. When internal stakeholders are well informed of the marketing objectives, they are likely to be more committed to the initiative, hence increasing the success of the initiative. At HtW, internal stakeholders mainly include the board, the management, and members of staff. The board acts as the overall decision making organ of the organization. It formulates polices and the strategic direction of the organization and supervises the management. Communicating the marketing objectives and progress to the board would, therefore, be vital. The board requires such information for purposes of decision making on aspects…… [Read More]
Understanding the characteristics of the target market is a crucial step in developing the branding and marketing plan. This basically involves segmenting consumers. Consumers can be segmented based on their demographic, geographic, behavioral, and psychographic characteristics (Lamb, Hair & McDaniel, 2009). For the automobile industry, consumers can be segmented as follows.
Individuals, male and female, families, middle- to high income, businesses, and professionals
First-time buyers, repeat buyers, seeking functional benefits, with family needs, seeking social status benefits, seeking quality cars, seeking off-road capabilities.
Enthusiastic about cars
As per the table above, the target market is broad. It encompasses middle- to high-income individuals and families as well as professionals and business in the US seeking to buy a car for mobility, status, and/or off-road usage. With an understanding of the market segments, the marketing mix and other elements of the marketing…… [Read More]
This, perhaps, has made me more of an avid listener that is eager to appreciate what others have got to say rather than being a high decibel demagogue that would neither brook any resistance nor would tolerate any dissidence, however mild that may be.
Thus, the very essence of communication, which is nothing but a means of encouraging and stimulating others to share their views while attempting to skillfully shepherd them to veer around towards the speaker's perspectives, and the form it would finally acquire, is heavily influenced by the speaker's personal behavioral traits.
Listening as a Potent Tool for Effective Communication
We must have heard numerous times the exhortation, "Listen carefully, I don't want repeat myself," in some form or the other but in our excessive eagerness to make ourselves heard, we have ignored such requests and pleas and put an unceremonious end to many a potentially enriching communication.…… [Read More]
Employees become frustrated and develop negative views concerning management. Any animosity that the employee may exhibit could result in workplace violence. If employees are terminated or laid off under such conditions, resentment could lead to violence (Chenier 1998)." stressful work environment can also lead to poor service and customer dissatisfaction (aner 1995). In severe cases, problems communicating in the workplace can lead to the demise of a business or enterprise. Therefore, it is vitally important that workplace communications problems are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. Over the next few paragraphs, we will discuss how communication problems in the workplace can be resolves.
Resolving Communications Problems in the orkplace
Stoppler (2005) explains that problems communication in the workplace will always exist to some extent. Therefore, managers and employees alike must find ways to resolve these conflicts. The author argues there are ten ways that communication problems in the workplace…… [Read More]
Effective written communication is necessary in a number of different situations. In the first section of this paper, I discuss my areas of personal weakness in written communication. Those areas include improving my tone and voice, understanding my audience's point-of-view, and improving my self-confidence. Effective persuasive communication depends on rhetorical strategies like pathos, ethos, and logos. In the second section of this paper, I suggest how to solve a specific problem using effective written communication.
Whether dealing with a casual conversation with a friend about the need for sidewalks to improve community safety, an email to a boss proposing a new safety procedures, or an academic persuasive essay about the community's need for a free spay/neuter program, I will need to know how to communicate effectively. Effective written communication depends on choosing the most effective tone, voice, and style for each situation. One of the three aspects of my…… [Read More]
Every effort should be made at first not to see these differences as right or wrong by suspending judgment. Seek more information that could expand your understanding.
Given these three recommendations, there are several problematic areas with the conversation above. Before looking at the oral aspects, however, it is readily possible to see that problems exist in the written form as well. There are a large number of glaring grammatical and spelling errors. These are highlighted below:
A: everyone wants to go to Prague for new year (3)do you think it would be good to go to Prague? (Everyone wants to go to Prague for the New Year. Do you think it would be good to go to Prague?)
S: who's going? (Who's going?)
A: so farMaddy (.) Eleanor (.)Anna (.)dunno (So far, Maddy, Eleanor and Anna, I think.)
S: do you want to go to Prague? (Do you want…… [Read More]
Communication in organizations includes all the means, both formal and informal, by which information is passed up, down, and across the network of managers and workers in a business. These various types of communication may be used to distribute official information between workers and management, to trade hearsay and rumors, or anything in between. The dispute for businesses is to control these countless communications so they serve to advance customer relations, encourage employee satisfaction, build knowledge-sharing all through the organization, and most significantly, improve the firm's competitiveness (Communication in Organizations, 2012).
Communication is one of the most prevailing and important activities in organizations. Basically, relationships grow out of communication, and the functioning and survival of organizations is based on effectual relationships amid individuals and groups. Additionally organizational capabilities are developed and carried out through intensely social and communicative processes. Communication helps people and groups manage activities to attain goals, and…… [Read More]
The one that was the most successful would receive more focus. This means that the strategy will concentrate on what area will most effectively increase sales. Therefore, it will involve the elements of: advertising and public relations activities.
When you step back and analyze this part of the strategy, it is clear that it will give the best results for AC Online ooks. The reason why is because, it is determining what approach will have the greatest impact on the company's bottom line. Once this takes place, it will allow the business, to most effectively target their media strategy.
Clearly, AC Online ooks has a unique approach that could allow them to revolutionize the sale of online literature (through their free shipping within 24 hours policy). However, to determine the best strategy for effectively promoting the site requires identify the target audience. In this case, this would involve: every age…… [Read More]
Communication is a fundamental facet in any production plant or organization. There are various communication channels and applications in the world of communication. Communication modalities are present in almost every organization. Different entities of growth and production require a diversity of communication channels. For instance, different communication channels can be involved like e-mails, web-based forums, and electronic medical records.
Communication modality used for marketing in health care
Web-based forums are one of the trusted communication channels between consumers and health care providers in the world. The existence of technology has necessitated establishment of online channels where health care service providers are able to interact with consumers in remote senses. For instance, it has become easy for a client in any part of the world to access web-based forums that are provided through the internet. Through web-based forums, clients access a diversity of information and communication from…… [Read More]
Communication Upgrade Plan
Communications Upgrade Plan
The Abco Company wishes to upgrade its telecommunications technology to a system that is more efficient than the outdated Centrex system now in place. As part of the upgrade plan, the CEO has asked for an explanation of the various systems and technologies available for the upgrade. This research explores various technologies and recommends the proper solution for the business problem at hand.
Communications Upgrade Plan
The Centrex phone system has been the standard in business telecommunications since the 1960s. The system has been the only system of this type for many years. usinesses, such as Abco have had their Centrex System for many years. However, aside from being outdated technology, the Centrex System is no longer the most cost effective solution for businesses. The Abco Corporation has had its Centrex system for as long as anyone can remember. Until recently, no one had…… [Read More]
News Reporting on Crimes, Corruption, and worsening Economic Conditions:
News channels also telecast detailed reports on crimes, corruption, political instability, and worsening conditions of economies. General public, which is already in a miserable condition due to a stressful life further gets into tensions and worries due to such type of information. These reports present a very weird picture of what is happening around the world. All this creates an atmosphere of restlessness, anxiety, and depression among the general public (Kraut & Attewell).
Impacts of Information overload on Investors:
Investing in a particular asset, organization, or industry is such a decision which requires a comprehensive and careful analysis of the relevant facts and figures. Generally, investors look at the industry trends over the last few years in a view to anticipate the attractiveness and potential of their investment. Now-a-days, there are various sources through which they can obtain this information. But…… [Read More]
There are a number of factors Nick needs to consider for the project to be a success. First, he needs to understand what the project is, and what the expectations for the project are. These need to be specific, so that they can be actionable and so that Nick can be evaluated properly. Nick will need to understand the industry and project management process well in order to translate the desired specs into a set of actions and resource allocations that will deliver positive results. Internal resources, external environmental conditions, time frames, specs, budgets -- there are an almost untold number of individual factors that need to be taken into consideration.
The planning meeting here is in incomprehensible debacle. There is no focus and no specificity. Now, this is done in media res so we'll assume that everybody knows each other and their roles, and that the project has…… [Read More]
The web site focuses on delivering business to its customers, and at the same time delivering business to other business segments (Habermann, et. al., 2004). Habermann and his colleagues describe the current information technology strategy of Starbucks as follows.
Currently the site is more in line with the company's mission and strategy, to build the brand, educate their consumers and provide some limited online purchases as well as value added services. Its focus is on the business to consumer and business to business segments. The site is very clear, concise and easy to navigate which makes the overall experience very user friendly.
In view of this, it can be concluded that Starbucks somehow successfully uses information technology to communicate with their customers and business partners.
ased on the research conducted by Habermann and his colleagues, one way to improve communication in Starbucks, through information technology, is to allow their web…… [Read More]
However, the type of training format isn't the only thing the trainer must deal with. There are times when a trainee can present conflict in the training class which causes unwanted disruption. The trainer must be familiar with the various methods of dealing with conflict.
In each training class, there will be different types of trainees. The quiet type does not contribute to the class at all; the talkative trainee tries to talk more than the trainer which disrupts the class; the know-it-all thinks he can do a better job of training the class than the trainee; the negative trainee criticizes everything the trainer does; and the aggressive trainee does not possess the social skills to converse appropriately or argue constructively. In each case, the trainer must know how to handle the situation.
When dealing with the quiet trainee, the trainer should not try to force the person to speak.…… [Read More]
In "UN Summit to push for corporate green plans," Clark (2012) mentions a summit in io de Janeiro, in Brazil. In addition to the cultures represented by the host country, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and India are also mentioned in the article. Clark's (2012) article, which is published in The Financial Times, illustrates some of the challenges with cross-cultural communications and business.
In "UN Summit to Push for Corporate Green Plans," Clark (2012) refers directly to the "resistance" of countries including the United States, Canada, and India to some environmental strategies "because of fears that it will add to companies' regulatory burdens." The cultural values this represents include an economic model in which businesses operate with as little regulation on the part of government as possible. However, some businesses are on board with the environmental regulations. As Clark (2012) points out, "a group of businesses…… [Read More]
The world of advertisement has greatly revolved and there are several changes that each company must follow in order to have the market presence and be at par with the competition that are in the same market. This particular marketing and campaign strategy will be on electronics line that is yet to be produced.
The primary objective is to reach as many as possible people within the U.S.A. And across the world with the brand name hence sensitizing them of the entry of the brand name.
The new line will get involved in Sports sponsorship to give it a global platform to showcase some of its latest inventions and act as a brand ambassador for the company. Millions of dollars will be spent over years in aggressive advertisement at such sports events which will give the customers a chance to see the products hence creating more…… [Read More]
Often, in fact, there can be an overabundance of communication without any effective organization or leveraging of the information thus obtained, which can lead to serious detriments to any organization or endeavor (Lager 2006). It is bad enough when one arm of an organization doesn't seem to know what the other is doing, but the problem seems somehow conceptually worse when the various arms have information regarding the rest of the organization, but don't utilize it. This is, unfortunately, partly occurring in my organization, and is also an issue I need to deal with personally as I incorporate the organization's goals and actions into my own thinking and methods.
This concept of the correct processing and utilization of information goes further than simply making the organization run more efficiently on an internal level. Especially as new regions of the world are becoming increasingly important for business, the use of communication…… [Read More]
The Power of Communication in Organizations
The unifying dynamic of all successful organizations is communication. The foundational elements of all successful collaboration, coordination and the synchronization of complex systems and tasks are predicated on a multifaceted and well-integrated communications network across an enterprise (Smeltzer, Glab, Golen, 1983). The highest performing organizations often have the most agile, open and knowledge-rich networks of their industries, making tacit and explicit knowledge easily shared across the entire ecosystem (Huseman, Alexander, Driver, 1980). When an organization's communication channels at the individual, group, division and corporate level are stifled or limited, productivity and eventually profitability will suffer. The upward and downward flows of communication within an organization determine the level of agility the company achieves as well (Huseman, Alexander, Driver, 1980). The goals of this analysis are to evaluate what happens in an organization when communication is limited, and second, how downward and upward communication…… [Read More]
Effective communications between doctors and nurses has always been a high priority in the medical field, especially in an arena such as a hospital, health clinic or hospice. Communicating effectively between the nurses and the doctors is especially important in a hospice setting due to the fact that the patient is usually suffering the most; both with the physical and the emotional pain and suffering that is being experienced as the patient nears death.
One recent study determined that "doctors and nurses have different but complementary roles in what, when and how treatment choices are negotiated with patients" (Mccullough, Mckinlay, Barthow, Moss, Wise, 2010, p. 482) and the treatment choices when facing death are decisions that should not be taken lightly, either by the involved nurses or the doctors. The decisions taking place in the hospice setting will often determine how much pain and suffering the patient will endure…… [Read More]
Communication Memo - Protest of Health Insurance Fees
What is the purpose of your memo?
This memo presents the position of the Campus WHATEVER Club that single employees should not be charged the same insurance fees as married people paying for family coverage.
Describe your primary audience.
The primary audience is the president of the University.
Is there a secondary audience for the memo?
The memo could also be sent to the Board of Trustees, Vice President for Administration and the head of the Human Resources department, who are all responsible for decisions regarding employee insurance benefits.
Brainstorm for a few moments, jotting down points to be covered in the memo.
The proposal discriminates against single employees.
Married people with those with family coverage will incur more medical expenses and should be asked to pay additional premiums per family member. The proposal causes low morale among single employees. Some may…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
This value plays a key role in the manner with which the Eskimos interact with each other as well as with other people. This value is taught very early in the life of every Eskimo. In the article published by Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (2006), this value was explained as, "this belief causes Inuit to often feel a certain degree of discomfort when exercising authority over other Inuit, even if the position they hold necessitates such authority." It is said that Eskimos are not very likely to welcome someone who is trying to direct them and their actions. This value that the Eskimos uphold, plays a crucial role in the way employers act with their Eskimo employees.
The value of leadership is also important to Eskimos. However, leadership is on a different level among Eskimos. Unlike the usual leader who delegates tasks to people, for the Eskimos, the leader…… [Read More]
... Paents' expectations had a stong and positive diect effect on adolescents' expectations and indiect effects though school-based paental involvement and though students' high school involvement. (Tusty, 2002)
All in all, Afican-Ameican gils appeaed to be positively influenced in almost evey measue of achievement, if those desiable behavios wee einfoced by positive goup inteactions. Such a study pesents clea evidence that the psychology of the goup, and the assumptions made by society, play a lage and significant ole in shaping oppotunities fo Afican-Ameican women. Those who do not have the suppot of thei families, fiends, and educatos, will not eceive the encouagement necessay to make the pope choices in egad to caee. They will not pusue the education that is equied fo advancement to positions with highe eanings potential. Even moe likely, lacking sufficient encouagement, young Afican-Ameican gils will find themselves locked into unfulfilling "caees" that bing little in the…… [Read More]
Fans of science fiction are fond of recalling a remark by novelist Arthur C. Clarke, to the effect that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I am currently typing these sentences onto a laptop, where I am also currently watching a grainy YouTube video of the legendary magician Harry Houdini, performing one of his legendary escapes -- from a straitjacket, in this case. Houdini is probably the most famous stage magician of the twentieth century, as witnessed by the fact that his name is familiar to my generation although he died almost a century ago. If Houdini were to suddenly reappear in front of me right now -- in the flesh, I mean, and not merely on YouTube -- how would I explain to him that the way in which all of this is taking place? To someone who has been dead for a century, the…… [Read More]
Additionally, the very peculiar relationship between modern information technologies and the business must somehow be conceptualized if a proper model of knowledge transfer is to be attained. So, while in some cases, technology may serve as an obvious way to optimize the transfer of knowledge and overcome the barriers of routines, these same technologies, in different settings or with different individuals, will create more barriers and less effective routines. The fundamental concern must be attaining an applicable model of knowledge transfer, and perhaps the willingness to employ the idea of replication wherever it can be straightforwardly implemented.
Traditionally, many careers have been subject to gender specific designations. Obviously, numerous broad fields of work like medicine and law have historically been dominated by men, while women have been relegated to secretarial, nursing, or other subordinate positions. In recent decades this trend has come under fire and gender is no-longer widely accepted…… [Read More]
Communication and Leadership
hat makes a great leader? How is a great leader made? There is no single answer to that question because there are as many different kinds of great leaders as there are problems in society that need to be overcome. hile certainly it is true that many important and effective leaders share a number of the same qualities, it is also imperative to remember that each leader has different challenges that face him or her because of the particular historical circumstances that call that person to be a leader.
This research proposal maps out a plan to study the ways in which African-Americans become leaders in the United States today, looking at the struggles that they have to overcome in terms of the general level of background racism that still exists in this nation. But this is certainly not a research project designed to cast pity on…… [Read More]
China, India, and Nigeria have all had difficult relations with the est. But the examples of Bank of America and al-Mart show that a nation can put the past behind, if there are sufficient economic incentives to do so, and if the existing organization capitalizes on local strengths, such as a need for jobs, profitable wages for both the local population and the outside organization, and the desire for foreign capital. In the case of India, India has benefited from the influx of foreign money and technical knowledge, while the foreign company benefited from local technological know-how, a common language, and new technology to make outsourcing of it jobs profitable. China created cheaper goods for American consumers and generated a new base of consumers in China. But Halliburton failed to show respect for Nigerian environmental regulations, and paid the price in profits.
Agencies. (23 Nov 2004) "al-Mart concedes…… [Read More]
Stakeholder Analysis of the National Health Service
The National Health Service (NHS) is the world's largest publicly funded health service (NHS, 2011). It provides high quality medical care free of charge to patients across England. NHS uses government funding to run operations and pay employees. Being a national public sector organization, the NHS influences and is influenced by several stakeholders including the government, patients, suppliers, the media and community members. Ethical behavior can help gain approval and cooperation from these stakeholders for the growth of the NHS.
Influence of Different Stakeholders on the NHS
The government is the largest source of funding for the oyal Blackburn Hospital and the National Health Service. The annual budget of the NHS for 2010-2011 was £105 billion (The King's Fund, 2012). The performance of the NHS determines the government's chances for re-election so it influences the NHS through policies for…… [Read More]
The 5 stages of group development are: Forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. (GMU, n.d.) Stage 4 is the only stage where the group is actually productive.
Stage 1: In this stage, the group leader is sought after for guidance. The group is more or less feeling out the situation and looking for safety. The group is attempting to get acquainted with the task at hand and the other group members. To move on to the next stage, each group member must give up the insecurities associated with the first stage.
Stage2: In stage two, competition and conflict takes over. It is crucial for the group members and the leader to allow for the group to take in new personalities, to show flexibility and to allow for the group members attitude adjustments. The most difficult part of this stage is group patience. If and when conflict occurs, the group…… [Read More]
Assistant will receive copy via email one week prior.
-- in touch with Lamar and expecting schedule update by March 25th as per Lamar
-- Maintaining weekly email contact with assistants for Mr. Fife and Mr. Rogers
-- Maintaining weekly email contact with tentative Opening Ceremony locations
Correspondence for Mr. Rogers
Bullet Points for Oral Presentation
Mention having spoken to assistant already first
Use Buzzwords: CFI Internship Program - honored and tremendously appreciative - deliver our keynote address -- interns attend his alma matter -- mine too -- Luckily his busy schedule is open
Lamar loved his book [insert title] -- Hoping he might address topics from it
Preparation for Oral Presentation
To prepare for delivering this message orally, I might consider rehearsing it as though it were a speaking role. I might recruit a friend to listen to me or use a tape recorder. Either way,…… [Read More]
The procedure generates stress not only for the employees but also for the manager. It generates a toxic work atmosphere and bad feelings everywhere. One will be under a microscope as the remaining workers will cautiously watch everything one does. If dealt with badly one will have efficiency and confidence troubles for months to come (How to Layoff Employees without Sacrificing Compassion, n.d.).
To be effectual and diminish problems, one must systematize all the particulars ahead of time. One must have severance packages, layoff letters, explanations of benefits, and all other relevant documents organized and ready to go. A company should make corporate outplacement services accessible to the leaving workers. Outplacement services will alleviate the blow and offer sympathetic support to aid former workers. This will affect how the remaining workers as well as consumers outlook about the company (How to Layoff Employees without Sacrificing Compassion, n.d.).
Managers must…… [Read More]
market communication plan for Divine Chocolate that produces chocolates for a noble cause of supporting the cocoa farmers of Ghana and promoting Fair Trade. The paper consists of an analysis of its business environment as well as a set of recommended strategies which it can use to beat the competition and effectively communicate its marketing messages to the most potential target customers.
Divine Chocolate is one of the leading Fair Trade chocolate manufacturers in the United Kingdom and United States. In addition to producing the best quality chocolates, Divine Chocolate also aims to promote fair trade in the Global community. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the current business and marketing strategies of Divine Chocolate and proposes a market communication plan which can help it better understand its target market, effectively run its advertising and promotional campaigns, and beat the competitor brands which are supported by numerous unknown credential…… [Read More]
Integrated Corporate Communication (ICC) and Corporate Communication (CC)
The established limitations are severely customized by globalization: the size of the company (where there is not a major link with the area of the performance, delocalization and outsourcing and being dependent on the network), design of the product and sales (where the relation with the competitors may be competitive cooperative) somewhat similar to the frequency of motor industry), competitive relations of space-time, the consumer models (which is focused with a turn down in the analogical media. The increasing significance of digital media and internet is also included. The most important of them is the advertising of television and the television itself); the importance of communication in the competitive environment, less protectionist measures of the economic systems, open spaces of competition, complex differentiation (Walther, 2007).
The incorporation of the global markets struggle to remove the inert environment and change them with the…… [Read More]
Another important factor for Italy is the fact that, although the food and beverage market is shrinking, certain geographic areas in the country are experiencing a lack of this service. This can be used to perpetuate the public perception of scarcity, which can then be mitigated by Kudler's products. In creating a communications strategy for Italy, the two main factors to focus on are therefore nice markets, specific brands and specific geographic areas where the perception of scarcity can be used to sell products (Aruvian 2010).
Advertising and Promotion Programs
Three distinct channels that can be used by marketers for maximum effect include the sales channel, the product channel, and the service channel (Kwik 2009). Specifically, what
Kudler needs to do in its target countries is to differentiate its products in the target markets. In Canada, for example, it needs to specifically differentiate its wines. Although there is an underserved…… [Read More]
With this position, she gained a wide variety of skills in many different areas of P such as corporate reputation, product marketing and placement, crisis communications, employee communications and social marketing. She says that some people get frustrated at the beginning of a communication position because of all the administrative and coordination work.
With the changes that are rapidly occurring across the world, crisis communication is an area that is growing in importance. All organizations are vulnerable to crises, from an oil spill or 9-11, to Enron and Worldcom, the Asian Tsunami Disaster, Hurricane Katrina and Virginia Tech killings. Organizations have to be prepared for the very worst and have an emergency plan in action for handling all areas of communication.
In a "crisis document audit," they look for a failure to address the many communications issues related to crisis/disaster response. Organizations do not understand that, without adequate communications: Operational…… [Read More]
Communicatioon in a Project
Importance of Communication in a Project
Effective communication is the key component for successful implementation of any project. The root cause of the project failure is that there is no integration of communication plan in the project lifecycle. Communication is a vital way to manage a project. Depending on the type of project, a project manager needs to plan the method to implement effective communication in advanced before a project starts. Typically, effective communication platform minimizes the project risks, and the failure to implement effective communication in a project could serve as a threat to the success of a project.
The objective of this report is to discuss the importance of a communication within a project. The paper demonstrates the importance of communication in the Personnel, Payroll, and elated Systems (PPAS) project.
Overview of PPAS project
The origins of the PPAS was dated back in 1995,…… [Read More]
Resistance to Change
There are any number of reasons for resistance to change in an organization, among them poor communication, self-interest, exclusion, lack of trust and lack of skills (Brookins, 2017). Sometimes change is resisted specifically because the organization does not communicate the need for change effectively -- the people see the disruptive aspects of change but they don't understand the motivation behind the change nor the objectives of the change. In such situations, they may resist, but had the communication surrounding the change been better might not have resisted.
However, not all change is positive from the perspective of all people. What business executives and managers see as positive might be negative, and in such cases resistance can be entirely legitimate in nature. If people are losing their jobs, or if their roles shift to the point where they feel that they no longer have the right skill set…… [Read More]
Product Launch Plan
The elements of product launch plan that are going to be looked into here include the distribution strategy, financial information, and marketing research.
Teas N. Line has undertaken to deal in Oolong, Green, Yellow, and Black tea after realizing that tea after some time tea loses its freshness after it has spent some time on the shelf and that consumers want tea that is freshly packaged and shipped in oxygen free packaging. The consumer's preference for pleasant smelling tea as opposed to those having bitter and stringent taste has made the proprietors of Teas N. line to consider introducing the above named teas in the international market. Consumers have become very aware of the health risks they are exposed to by soft drinks and have consequently turned to flavored waters and tea as alternatives. The Teas Line N. seeks to be a healthy alternative to…… [Read More]
Published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003, authored by President George W. Bush, The National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets is the first document of its kind. After September 11 and the creation of the DHS, swift action was taken to synergize national security efforts and interests. The National Strategy redefines the meaning and definition of critical infrastructure and key assets, offering guidance to individual sectors for risk management, risk mitigation, information sharing, and more (Erbschloe, 2004). Moreover, the National Strategy takes into account the diversity of its audience, recognizing that a large number of stakeholders in critical infrastructure and key assets are in the private sector. This means that the Department of Homeland Security plays a more active role now in monitoring any critical infrastructure or key asset, whether in the public or private domain.
Anything that pertains to national…… [Read More]
Figure 2: Using the BCG Growth/Share Matrix To Evaluate Eleftria Market Opportunities
Source: (Anantachart, 2004)
The e-retailing objectives for Eleftria Athletic shoes and their plans for attaining them are defined here. The first objective is to create an e-retailing strategy that capitalizes on multi-channel management, meaning that e-retailing site will be accessible over the Web, through specialized interfaces on Blackberries and PDAs, and also will have telephone ordering as well. The second objective is to create a completely integrated e-retailing system that connects to pricing, catalogs of shoe components, suppliers to validate the shoes being designed can be built, and shoe costs to ensure when compared to pricing the can be produced at a profit. This back-end system integration needs to be real-time as it allows for greater levels of responsiveness to the customer has a result. The third objective…… [Read More]
Another article refers to the fact that effective internal communication starts at the top. The authors of the article are trying to say that senior executives must increase their interest in developing an effective communications plan (Gray & obertson, 2005). The writers advise managers to become more visible to their subordinates, to inform them about the directions that the company is intended to follow, and to consult their subordinates about strategic changes within the company. Therefore, Cassidy should focus on developing an effective communications plan with the company's managers and to encourage them in improving communication with their subordinates by involving them in the decision making process.
There are several biblical concepts that can be applied in the communications issue that Cassidy must deal with. For example, such a concept refers to gossip and how it affects relationships. Although Cassidy cannot forbid people to gossip, he should express…… [Read More]