Goal-Setting & Task Performance
In the journal article "Managing time: the effects of personal goal setting on resource allocation strategy and task performance," authors Strickland and Galimba (2001) centered their discussion on the relationship between goal setting and task performance among undergraduate students. Using an experimental design for the study, the authors explored whether goal-setting influences task performance or not. Furthermore, they also determined whether there are differences between the task performances of undergraduate students with and without set goals.
Findings of the study supported these hypotheses. Indeed, it was noted from the experiment that students with set goals have better task performance than those without while undergoing a series of activities that tested their verbal, numerical, and spatial-relations skills and abilities. 'Better task performance' meant that students who have set goals performed efficiently, without having to resort to repeated "task switching." Those who do not have a set of…… [Read More]
Goal Setting Theory Application
The goal setting theory was a product of the research conducted by Edwin Locke and Gary Latham who carried out more than 400 separate studies in this regard. They indicated that goals have a pervasive effect on the behavior of the people working within a given organization hence there is need for care and attention while setting goals since with the right conditions, goals can be powerful ways of motivating employees. The theory hence indicates that high and specific goals often lead to higher performance by individuals as compared to vague and low goals set (Locke E. & Latham P., 1990). There are various character traits that need to be explicit in a goal according to this theory:
Goals need to be specific; when there is requirement to meet some specific high standards then there is a likelihood of the organization realizing higher performance from the…… [Read More]
Components of goal theory and its benefits in the workplace
The goal theory suggests that by allowing employees to set goals, they can be influenced to work harder to meet these goals by motivating them. This will lead to a significant boost in employee performance and translate to benefits for the organization as well. The basic principles of the goal setting theory are clarity, commitment, challenge, complexity, and feedback. The theory posits that goals that are set by employees need to be SMAT. This means they should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. This is important for the goals to be clear to both the employees and the organization. The theory also states the second attribute of goals as commitment from the employee to meet the goals. Employees should be motivated to feel like the goals and goal-setting process is important for them to be committed to…… [Read More]
Goal - setting theory (urtis 37) starts with the situationally specific, conscious motivational factors closest to action: goals and intentions. Goal theory then works backward to determine what causes goals and makes them effective. The specific, close-to-action goal - setting approaches have been more successful in explaining performance than the general, far from-action motivational approaches that stress general needs and motives based on subconscious values. Only when ideas become goals based on beliefs about what is important or what one wants to attain or should attain do they affect action. Having a goal affects task performance because people will do things (take action) to attain the goal.
Goals affect task performance in at least three ways. First, they energize performance by motivating people to exert effort in line with the difficulty or demands of the goals or task. It is not simple physiological arousal that produces high performance, but rather,…… [Read More]
Goal Setting Theory
Describing Goal Setting Theory and Summarizing a Sample of esearch on the Theory
Goal-Setting Theory: Overview and current research
Goal-setting theory was first developed by (Locke & Latham 2005) for the benefit of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. The theory's basic tenant is that setting higher goals lead to higher levels of task performance vs. easier or more abstract goals. The follower must be committed, have the ability to accomplish the goal, and must not be troubled by conflicting goals. The organization must also identify a clear discrepancy between the present, where there is a deficit regarding goals, and the future where the goal must be realized for the organization to thrive (Locke & Latham 2005: 265). Several central mechanisms are at play regarding the theory. The first and foremost is the notion that people will only reach goals if they have a psychological awareness of the extent…… [Read More]
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality" (Personal goal-setting, 2011, Mind Tools). Many people have said that they key to achieving long-term goals is to achieve a series of short-term goals. After all, there is only one way to scale a mountaintop -- step-by-step! "When you have determined where you want your life to be in one year -- or five -- or even 20, it will have an impact on what you do TODAY. A person who dreams of being a lawyer will not have much success obtaining that goal if they don't first make the time to fit studying and school into their schedule today" (Setting goals: Long-term and short-term goals, 2005, Time Management), However, to ensure you are moving forward in the direction of meeting critical short-term goals, you…… [Read More]
Measuable goals allow students to know when they have achieved thei goals.
Achievable goals ae those within a student's each.
Reasonable goals achieve a balance between pushing students to thei limits and not fustating them.
Time-limited goals ceate due dates that push students to complete a goal. A timeline should include peiodic checks on pogess (NRS Tips: Leane Goals and NRS Goals -- Making the Connection, n.d.).
Establishing adult leane goals defines the aeas in which instuction and leaning will be focused in addition to poviding a benchmak by which pogams and students epot pogess. To seve this dual pupose, it is essential to diffeentiate between shot- and long-tem milestones.
It is necessay to update the student's goal selection if thei situation changes.
It may be suitable to estict the choice of cetain goals when thei selection is inappopiate.
Pogams must povide guidance so that adult leanes select epoting goals…… [Read More]
Locke's Goal-Setting Theory
Most people want and need to know what is expected of them in the workplace, and Locke (1964) proposed that goal-setting theory can help explain why. Subsequently, Locke (1996) conceptualized goals as being the objective or purpose that serves to guide individual actions at work (Perrone & Smith, 2003). The main points of Locke's goal-setting theory are as follows:
Specific high goals lead to higher performance than setting no goals or setting an abstract goal such as "do your best";
There is a linear relationship between goal difficulty and performance and the higher the goal the higher the performance; and,
Factors such as feedback, participation in decision making, and competition only affect performance to the extent that they lead to the setting of and commitment to specific high goals (Latham, 2001, p. 1).
According to Latham, "Three of the four mediators of the goal setting performance relationship…… [Read More]
This provides a competitive edge in that the company not only caters to a widely diverse public, but also in that they can understand and meet the needs of this public. Customer satisfaction would then lead to increased customers and better business.
The other three questions, relating to the employees' experience in the workplace, provide employees with the opportunity to voice any concerns or trouble they have, while also ensuring that the company not only remains diverse, but also truly integrated within this diversity. This leads to worker satisfaction, which would in turn mean a higher level of worker retention. The company therefore saves significantly in terms of recruiting new employees or using worker hours to train these employees.
The open communication platform created by the Diversity Index cultivates a sense of trust between employees and managers, which is further conducive to companywide excellence. Employees who trust their employers to…… [Read More]
Achieving and Maintaining Individual Excellence
For any organization, effectively motivating everyone is the key to ensuring their continuing happiness and well-being. This means that the strategies which are used will have an impact on how they feel about the management and the firm. Those organizations which understand and can apply flexibility in the process are more capable of connecting with them. To fully comprehend which approach is the most efficient requires carefully examining three different theories. During this process, there will be a focus on managing the environment, planning / program design, organizational design, human resource development, supervision, financial management, information systems, program evaluation, leadership, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning and systems thinking. Together, these elements will highlight how to use these tools to motivate and encourage everybody to do more. (Cherry, 2013) (Beck, 2004) (Weiner, 2013)
Managing the Environment
Job satisfaction is when an employee will…… [Read More]
Richard Bolles states in his best-selling book What Color is Your Parachute? "We want to feel we were put here on Earth for some special purpose, to so some unique work that only we can accomplish. We want to know what our Mission is," (309). Bolles likens one's career goals to a religious mission, a significant undertaking that demands total commitment, dedication, and love. A mission entails more than just a job, and even more than "just" a career. Rather, a mission implies total fulfillment in all areas of life. When I fulfill my dreams, I will not only be financially secure but I will also enjoy a rich social and spiritual life. Initially formulating a mission statement forced me to examine my moral values as well as my talents, dreams, needs, and desires. On page 8 of What Color Is Your Parachute? Bolles suggests that the first step in…… [Read More]
What follows in this report is the Final Project for this class. There will be several questions that are answered as part of this final project. First up will be two to three short-term goals. These are goals that are expected and desired to be completed over the next year to four years. After that will be two to three long-term goals. These are goals that are to be completed and realized over the next fifteen to twenty years. There will be a brief explanation as to why defining short-term and long-term goals is important. Finally, there will be an identification and sharing of the resources that the author of this report might use to help define organization goals that are relevant, complete and defined. While planning five to twenty years down the road may seem too abstract or unreasonable to some, it is important to define both…… [Read More]
Goals Athletes Set in Training and Competition
Perhaps the biggest mistake a researcher can make it to assume that if research has been done, that means the research is good research. In actuality, there is a significant amount of bad research available and those who rely upon it can easily draw bad conclusions. While there are an infinite number of ways that research can be bad, probably the most significant risk in bad research is research that detects a relationship (correlation) between two or more different variables and, from that relationship, seeks to suggest that there is causation between two or more of those variables. This can be due to an improper conclusion, but it can also be due to faulty research design that has failed to account for all of the other variables that could impact the results.
Defining Good esearch
It can be difficult to define good research…… [Read More]
Define the Goal
The goal that I am setting for myself for the next three-four months is to go the gym regularly. I feel that going to the gym and getting exercise is very important for one's health. I have seen the impact that going to the gym has made on some people in my life, and want to have the same positive experience. I know that inherently, exercise is a part of being healthy. The healthier that I am, the better my quality of life will be. To support having a better quality of life, I want to start regular exercise. Further, I look at the next four months as being important because that will take me into summer. In the warmer months, you wear less clothing, and I want to feel good, fit and confident to just go out and look great, and not have any…… [Read More]
Setting the Stage for Business Process Improvement
Recently, many top managers have shifted their thinking regarding production. Rather than focusing on quality alone, they have improved their competitive edge by improving quality, increasing productivity, reducing costs, and increasing customer satisfaction. Businesses have discovered that the "best way to ensure external customer satisfaction is to satisfy every internal customer at each step pf the process.
Improving business processes varies from industry to industry. For example, manufacturing companies may want to concentrate on better technology while service companies may be more interested in efficiency.
Regardless of the industry, all companies can benefit from removing barriers that interrupt the flow of work and streamlining processes to reduce waste and lower costs. The best way to do this is through business process improvement (BPI), which is critical in cutting costs and improving competitive strategy.
According to Harrington, one of the most important aspects of…… [Read More]
Setting Policies and Procedures
In every organization the Human esource Manager plays a very critical role.as the Human esource Manager there are several things that I will be expected to do. This paper will look at some of the tasks that are set before me.
The influence of the Joint Commission on basic functions of the HM
The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization in the United States that is charged with the duty of the accreditation of both healthcare organizations and programs within the United States. The main mission of the organization is to improve the healthcare of the public. They also collaborate with other stakeholders through the evaluation of health care organizations and strive to inspire them into excelling in the provision of effective and safe care which is of high quality and value. The joint commission has had a significant impact on the basic functions of HM.…… [Read More]
One of the key ways organizations are saving money is by outsourcing tasks, whether small or non-business critical tasks or large, important strategic development projects.
There are many steps vital to the success of an outsourced project, plan or organization. In this case the company is taking steps to outsource business critical administrative and clerical tasks. To achieve these goals successfully, the organization must follow a seven step model proposed by Greaver (1999). Greaver points out there are many reasons to outsource, and many factors involved that cannot be overlooked. Outsourcing may result in enhanced organizational flexibility and effectiveness, organizational transformation, improved product and service value and improved operational performance (Greaver, 1999).
Despite these potential benefits, outsourcing often fails when not properly planned, implemented, evaluated and maintained (Khanna & andolph, 2005). H executives play a key role in helping organizations plan and transition for outsourcing. Their role includes vendor selection,…… [Read More]
The article suggests that the teacher looks at the classroom through the eyes of an ADHD student, rather than through his or her own eyes, and monitors the environment with an eye upon the types of distractions that can overwhelm the consciousness of an ADHD child. It also stresses the need for the teacher to remain constantly upon his or her 'toes' and look for potential pitfalls to the child's success, such as overly chatty neighbors. Children who discourage rather than reinforce the ADHD behaviors should surround the most distractible students in the classroom.
Keeping the room at an appropriate temperature will facilitate learning for all students, as well discouraging the use of 'toys' from home. However, while these suggestions may be valuable, it could be argued that a 'dull' and unstimulating environment could actually make it more, rather than less difficult for the child to concentrate, given the inability…… [Read More]
Setting Up Toddler Environment
Just like several other kids, Bella, a 2.5-year-old girl, entered her early childhood schooling setting during the initial years of her life, at a time when brain development and growth are considered most active. The main domains in her well-being include:
Language and cognitive development
beliefs, and mental health, social and emotional well-being
Bella's physical health underscores her physical development and growth, lifestyle and bodily health. This domain differs from other domains, in that, Bella's pre-birth circumstances and experiences, and early-infancy contributes to her present status of physical well-being. Further, Bella's emotional, social, and mental well-being can be seen from her early manifestations of emotion and temperament. Language and cognitive development forms one among the most critical elements of her well-being. Irrespective of whether it is agreed that emphasis on early childhood achievement is an ideal aspect, Bella's cognitive growth reflects significant continuity with…… [Read More]
There is confusion about laws which are subject to different interpretations and this result in critical information not being made available. This is caused by such laws like the "Educational ights and Privacy Act -- FEPA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act -- HIPAA and a number of legislations that seek to protect the privacy of the family." ("eport to the President on Issues aised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy," 2007) Many state laws are also interpreted in such a way that they retard the work of agencies involved in monitoring health and safety issues. ("eport to the President on Issues aised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy," 2007) the complex nature of the law and the state laws, with a small percent of the laws applicable in a federal scale, it is not possible to enforce uniform standards.
It is to be concluded that the federal laws must be…… [Read More]
SMAT Goal 1: Leadership Development
Who is involved in the goal, what is the goal, where will it take place?
Self, Colleagues, Supervisors and Subordinates. The development of leadership comes with not only "doing," but in learning to listen, to find opportunities to exert leadership in a number of ways, and to use leadership theory to buttress a tool box of information that will help in a variety of situations.
(How are you going to achieve the goal?
Goals will be measured and achieved based on three factors: personal inventory of success or failure; feedback from stakeholders; feedback (written and verbal) from supervisors.
What resources/expert available to assist you with attaining your goal?
Bibliographic sources on leadership theory, use of contemporary nursing theories (Watson, Lenninger, etc.) on specific aspects of leadership behavior, feedback from stakeholders.
Is this goal something that is realistically obtainable in…… [Read More]
Even people that work odd hours or unconventional jobs still often find that it makes more sense if they keep their goals for their personal life apart from the goals for their public life.
These goals, whether public or private, are important in improving human performance. When people do not have any goals, they do not have anything to work toward. They may feel as though they have no sense of purpose, or that their life does not have much of a point. Despite the fact that every human being has value, those that have goals are often more secure, they work harder, and they are more determined to follow through with what they start. While there are many motivating factors that come with setting goals, sometimes the highest degree of motivation can come from something simple, like a job well done.… [Read More]
Every organisation should have a set of underpinning values, and this is especially true of non-profit organisations, which exist for reasons other than earning profit. The values are typically embedded not only in the strategic objectives that leadership sets for the organisation but also in the methods by which the organisation seeks to attain those objectives. The values set the cultural tone for the organisation, and the culture influences organisation actions and outcomes. The amount of study on this subject, however, has been minimal in management literature. This paper will examine the relationship between organisational culture, organisational values and organisational strategic objectives, with an emphasis on the non-profit sector. The values that underpin an organisation should be reflected both in the culture and the objectives, but the nature of this relationship remains relatively unexplored. This is the gap that the present paper will seek to fill.
Defining Values…… [Read More]
An article by Bernard Stahl, "The responsible company of the future: reflective responsibility in business," that the one thing that is certain about the future is its uncertainty. While uncertainty has always been a constant of human life, due to technological and social developments, risk and uncertainty are going to be defining features that future companies of the future will have to face. Acting responsibly will allow companies to face risks and uncertainties, to adhere to moral standards and at the same time improve their economic viability. Developing and implementing a plan for responsible action will demand costly and significant resources, patience and the acceptance that failure can still occur. However, this approach will be much better for our country and the world at large. I look forward to having such a company after graduating.
Similarly, an article by Ken Petress, "Some thoughts about deception," stresses that "Deception is shown…… [Read More]
Strategy for a Non-Profit Trying to Establish Itself
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OLMC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide seminary training in a learning environment where young men can gain some knowledge of the pre-Vatican II teachings of the oman Catholic Church. Acting as an independent mission from the diocese in which it is situated, the leaders of OLMC depend on contributions from their own supporters, as they are provided no assistance from the local diocese because with it they have no affiliation. The leaders of OLMC are independent priests.
Stakeholders and Goals
The stakeholders of OLMC include the priests in the administration, the seminarians who are there to receive training, the supporters from within the community who come to the seminary chapel for sacraments, and the teachers/professors/cooks/grounds crew, and other professionals who assist in the running of the facilities.
Because the seminary of OLMC is…… [Read More]
President/CEO of a company should concern him or herself with the following strategic goals:
Create a working culture that embraces diversity.
Improve external and internal customer satisfaction.
Developing a mission statement and business strategy.
Prepare employees and the organization as a whole to meet increasing global challenges.
Create strategic partnerships or alliances between competitors, vendors and suppliers.
Deliver the highest quality product or service to customers.
Tactical Goals For Other members of an organization include:
Ensure the organization is operational.
Make sure knowledge is shared between business units and departments.
Perform internal and external analysis of current marketing presence and techniques.
Adopt marketing strategies to propel the organization to the forefront o the market.
Streamline business processes to manage financial transactions.
Establish reporting mechanisms that correlate with business units needs.
Ensure the organization maintains a profit and establishes a reasonable budget for conducting day-to-day…… [Read More]
setting of a story can reveal important things about the narrative's larger meaning, because the setting implies certain things about the characters, context, and themes that would otherwise remain implicit or undiscussed. In their short stories "The Lottery" and "The Rocking-Horse inner," Shirley Jackson and DH Lawrence use particular settings in order to comment on the political and socio-economic status of their characters without inserting any explicitly political or socio-economic discussion into the narrative. In the case of "The Lottery," the setting transforms the story from a one of simple horror to a more nuanced critique of American society, and particularly its dedication to arbitrary, destructive beliefs. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse inner" makes a similar point, but in this case the setting serves to implicitly critique the consumerism encouraged by capitalist hegemony in England. Comparing and contrasting these two settings allows one to better understand how each story makes an identifiable…… [Read More]
Settings: Dulce et Decorum Est and the Open Boat
The two pieces of literature chosen for comparison for this essay both reflect the insignificance of life and the arbitrary nature of the universe. Both works are set to reflect man's struggle to survive under extraordinary circumstances. Dulce Et Decorum Est by ilfred Owen is a poem set on the battle fields of the First orld ar. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is set on a life boat on a raging sea. In Owen's poem it is society that is indifferent to the significance of a man's life, while in Crane's short story it is nature that is indifferent to the significance of a man's life. Both works take place in the early twentieth century. In each case men are thrown together because of circumstance and are faced with life and death situations.
Owen's poem speaks of the horrific…… [Read More]
Clickers/esponses Phonics Lesson
Phonics Long Vowel - Silent e Lesson Plan for Special Education
Students will recognize and say words that follow the c-v-c-e and v-c-e rule where the first vowel is a long vowel and the final e is silent. By using the Clickers/esponses as a classroom game they will utilize them after hearing the correct sounds.
Students with the will be able to spell and write out some basic long vowel words that have c-v-c-e and v-c-e spelling patterns and will use the Clickers/esponses when they hear the right sound.
About the Concept:
There are several regular long vowel spelling patterns in the English language. The c-v-c-e pattern (consonant-vowel-consonant-final e) is a long vowel spelling pattern which occurs quite frequently in early reading and spelling. Essentially, the phonics rule for this design mentions that when a vowel and final e are separated by a single consonant, the…… [Read More]
Setting the stage for the group
Psychological intervention might be most efficient when females start modification by leaving the abuser and get in a shelter. Shelters are an essential resource for victims because they offer females and kids security and link them with social, legal, and financial resources (Dutton, 1992). Furthermore, battered females in shelters have a greater threat for PTSD than those who do not look for shelter (Jones et al., 2001). Provided the problems connected with PTSD, these signs might disrupt victims' capability to successfully utilize resources made to enhance their security once they leave the shelter (Foa, Cascardi, Zollner, & Feeny, 2000).
Unlike various other PTSD victims, damaged ladies in shelters deal with continuous security issues. Numerous of their viewed dangers are genuine (Foa et al., 2000). For that reason, conventional PTSD therapies that include exposure are contraindicated, as habituation to feared stimulations might enhance their danger…… [Read More]
How Settings Define Characters:
Into the ild and Sex and the City
Every year at the Oscars, an academy award is awarded to the best costume designer, to the best in visual effects, to the best sound editing and best sound mixing. All of these individual elements work in harmony to create the setting of a motion picture- a setting that the audience will remember, so incredible that it makes the plot better. Settings are extremely important facet in any story- a book, a movie, a television show, as it helps the audience imagine that they are there and walking alongside the characters on the screen or through the pages of a novel. Settings are also important in propelling the individual characters through the plot- the setting helps meld their personalities, their actions and reactions to certain situations. The idea that settings aid in the shaping the main characters…… [Read More]
Just as clearly no individual who is logical would consider Charles Manson or Theodore undy as eligible profiles for the restorative justice program or even for rehabilitation program or indeed of any other than imprisonment or death by execution There are however, very potentially productive, useful, and worthy individuals who are shuffled into the correction system due to their inability to hire a lawyer or lack of knowledge concerning their rights to having representation appointed to them that with education and knowledge or skills acquisition can be successfully rehabilitation or restored to society and within the community. Recently there has been documented an additional strategy in criminal justice corrections which is described as a 'transformational' process and is a cognitive-behavioral approach in treatment.
RECOMMENDATIONS for FUTURE CORRECTIONS
Cognitive behavioral approaches are being used in transforming the dysfunctional thinking of the individual. The work of Mahoney and Lyddon (1988) relate approximately…… [Read More]
Although every research setting will be unique in some fashion, there are some generalities involved in content analysis that can be followed by novice researchers. For example, according to Riffe, Lacy and Fico (2005), "Usually, but not always, content analysis involves drawing representative samples of content. The data collected in a quantitative content analysis are then usually analyzed to describe what are typical patterns or characteristics, or to identify important relationships among the variables measured" (p. 2).
Narrative analysis. This research methodology considers the narrative stories provided by narrators as representing their authentic social reality (Etherington, 2004). According to Etherington, "Narrative analysis views life as constructed and experienced through the telling and re-telling of the story, and the analysis is the creation of a coherent and resonant story" (2004, p. 81). Narrative analyses is not intended to identify commonalties or conceptual themes among narrative accounts, but rather relies on the…… [Read More]
S. y individuals such as Edward Deming. Meanwhile, other business managers were also looking for ways to enhance quality and speed up production. In 1951, the concept of total quality management was introduced along with its quality circles. In 1982, Tom Peters' book in Search of Excellence shook the industrial world by making companies look seriously at their production mode. Statistical process control (SPC) was also making a comeback in industrial areas. Ford Company started to look seriously at was happening with automobile production in Japan.
It is in the midst of all these changes that Israeli-born physicist and business manager Goldratt used the unique novel form instead of a textbook to introduce his theory of constraints. When reading the book, it now seems "ho hum," because in most companies looking for the bottlenecks is second nature. Yet going back to the early 1980s, these were radical ideas concerning continuous…… [Read More]
He also held weekly cookouts and he stood in line with all the crew to show he was on equal footing for that day.
One of Abrashoff's heroes was Peter Drucker, often referred to as the "father" of the modern management theory. Drucker predicted the emergence of the innovative knowledge worker -- the kind of talented employee that electronics firms hire as often as they can -- and he developed a management style that sought to "…embrace team members' creativity and intellectual contributions," according to M.E. Oss, writing in Behavioral Healthcare. Drucker developed the idea of decentralizing the workplace, and viewing the workplace as a "human community" that should be built on full trust and deep respect for the worker, not just a place where profit is the sole motive (Byrne, et al., 2005). Drucker treated the workers as "assets" rather than "liabilities" and long before other management…… [Read More]
My Goals For The Next Five Years
Setting goals: SMART
Setting goals is an important part of moving forward in life. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Of course, all of us would like to fly forward and reach our goals easily. But often long-term goals take a great deal of work to achieve, and are the cumulation of a series of short-term goals that are undertaken step-by-step. My ultimate personal goal in life is to be a good mother to my son and to financially as well as personally support him on his journey to becoming a pilot while I pay off my house. My long-term academic goal is to complete my major successfully. I am studying to be…… [Read More]
I must put aside the desire to have fun and instead study as hard as I possibly can. I must also focus on my career satisfaction, advancement, and financial stability in the future, despite the uncertainty of the present moment.
Are you willing to try to correct your weakness to meet the goal?
Learning better time management skills and when to put myself first are not simply essential parts of becoming an effective nurse, but also living a fulfilling life. I am convinced that becoming a better nurse will also make me a better human being.
Does this goal fit you?
My concern for others combined with my love of scientific learning makes the profession ideal for me: and there will be a need for more nurses in the future. I am satisfying my own needs, the needs of my patients, and the needs of society in becoming a nurse.…… [Read More]
Team Process Selection:
Setting SMAT goals and avoiding social loafing
For the purpose of this paper, I agreed to volunteer on a local committee designed to reduce childhood obesity in our immediate area. As is the case with many communities, the increasing BMI of children due to unhealthy food consumption and a lack of places to exercise are of great concern, especially to parents of elementary and middle school-age children. The committee was designed to create a less obesegenic environment through a variety of initiatives for this age group.
The committee works closely with the local elementary and middle schools, providing suggestions and support to make it easier for children to walk to school. ecent efforts have included putting in new bike racks on school grounds and hiring an additional crossing guard, to make walking to school less hazardous. The school has also eliminated bake sales as a source of…… [Read More]
Leadership Path Goal Theory
The Boy Scouts" using the "path- goal theory
Path Goal Theory
Explain how the theory works and include an example
Explain the effect of power and influence that leaders have on followers in the organization
Are the followers receptive?
Would you recommend another strategy?
Evaluate the role of transformational and transformational leadership in the organization
Effectiveness of transformational and transactional leadership in the organization
Assess the traits and characteristics of an effective team leader within the organization
Explain how the leadership supports vision, mission, and strategy in the organization
If you were the leader in the organization, what would you change and why?
The leadership theories are different in their relevance and approach, however, the importance of effective leadership cannot be undermined in operations of a successful organization. The boy scouts and other military organizations also…… [Read More]
Good researchers tend to pull methods out of a tool kit as they are needed" (2006, p. 54). Notwithstanding these criticisms and constraints, though, most social researchers seem to agree that classification by some type of research paradigm is a useful approach based on the need to determine which approach is best suited for a given research enterprise. In this regard, Corby concludes that, "The contested nature of research makes it impossible and unhelpful to ignore the different aims and purposes of various research projects and the methods and approaches being used to carry them out" (2006, p. 54). Therefore, the different aims and purposes of the positivist research paradigm, the constructivist research paradigm and the pragmatic research paradigm are discussed further below.
Positivist Research Paradigm
The positivist research paradigm is a quantitative-based approach that generally seeks to identify trends and patterns that can be used to formulate predictions concerning…… [Read More]
corporations, Skype is setting benchmarks by embracing the Nadler-Tushman's Congruence Model. Skype is focusing on various variables that may be a source of influence on its success of embracing change. This means that Skype has the capability to understand the challenges experienced by organizations in the process of introducing change. Skype has used the Nadler-Tushman's Congruence Model to develop several strategies that will ensure that the organization will detect any changes in the external environment. The company achieves this through well-organized interactions within its subsystems. Skype has enhanced its payment methods and the capability of its development through embracing a new payment strategy. This payment strategy is much cheap compared to other softwares; it is convenient for Skype a user.
Alternatively, Skype has embraced another convenient strategy of working together with other partners. This helps the company to realize opportunities for revenue as well as improve the experience of customers.…… [Read More]
We offer our engineers '20-percent time' so that they're free to work on what they're really passionate about. Google Suggest, AdSense for Content, and Orkut are among the many products of this perk" (Engineer's life, 2011, Google). Executives rub shoulders with ordinary employees at the Google cafeteria. Employees work at Google as part of non-hierarchical teams.
As an information technology company that requires its product to suit the needs of a constantly-changing market environment, Google's approach seems to make sense. Its tasks are ambiguous, yet it selects employees that are highly motivated and rewards their efforts with extensive perks and bonuses, so they perform at a high standard. Employees, because of their education and intelligence, have a need to give back to the workplace with their own input. However, Apple takes a very different approach. Despite being a company dependent upon innovation, its philosophy has been described as follows: "You…… [Read More]
Managing Quality in Practice Settings: Six Sigma at Floyd Medical Center
By examining an organization's approach to establishing, measuring, and evaluating performance and outcomes, it is possible to develop a firmer grasp on how the quality control process functions in practice. To this end, this paper provides a review of the literature concerning quality management practices at Floyd Medical Center in ome, Georgia, followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning these issues in the conclusion.
Meaning of "managing quality" and what it means at Floyd Medical Center
Managing quality at Floyd Medical Center is the responsibility of all staff members and the hospital's stated goal in this regard is to "provide excellent care while ensuring the comfort, privacy and safety of our patients and visitors"; the medical center adds that its healthcare teams are "dedicated to continually improving your experience by providing quality health care that…… [Read More]
The activity will begin with two warm up exercises, the first being a short session with theraputty, to get Jack's fingers warmed up as the assessor notes can be helpful to him. (p.7) the second warm up activity will be a freeform painting session, where Jack will be offered the supplies and asked to be creative. (p.2) if the structured painting, of figures and shapes proves, very difficult for Jack, this freeform painting may actually be used as a physical break for Jack, so he may have the opportunity to have a physical break to rest and be creative, between each figure or shape. Each session will then begin, after the warm-up with the imitation of a geometric shape, with the single color and the paintbrush on the paper. The therapist will place a copy of the shape next to Jack on a directly adjacent easel, placed on Jacks dominant,…… [Read More]
Other techniques for improving the yields of agriculture included rudimentary means of employing pesticides to keep crops from being destroyed by insects and other such parasites. The development of improved tools for farming would also play a significant role in the increase of production.
As a direct role of changing from a hunter-gatherer society to an agriculturally-based society, there would be a number of specific changes to the way that particular group of people functioned. In many ways, agricultural societies are responsible for capitalism, or at least responsible for the need for capitalism. Once crops are produced at a level in which there can be a surplus created from their yields, there then becomes two forms of goods with which existence in such a society is based upon. The first would be consumptive goods, which are materials than can be consumed and which are, in the example of an agricultural…… [Read More]
CERNER software is built to allow for an enterprise-wide view of a patient\'s clinical information in order to coordinate patient care and document at which point care was delivered especially in acute patient settings. Using the software providers will have access to the right information and at the right time within the clinical workflows in order to make the best possible decision regarding patient care (Curry, 2010). In acute patient settings, it is vital that a nurse has the right information before they start attending to a patient. This is mainly beneficial to ensure that they understand the patient\'s condition or problem before they can begin to offer care. Using the CERNER software, it is easy for a nurse to access this information and make informed decisions based on the information that has been entered regarding the patient’s condition. In acute care, real-time information is vital to the provision of…… [Read More]
Once goals are set, there are very specific routes that can be taken to achieve the goals and I firmly believe that when there is a path -- or what is a map, essentially -- the journey to that goal becomes that much easier. eally, path-goal theory is about finding the way, creating a plan that has the success of the goal in mind constantly. Throughout this process supportive leadership is needed and I believe that supportive leadership is something that I do naturally. I am friendly and open and I like to hear about the obstacles that individuals feel stand in their way of reaching their goals. I feel that I am supportive and a good problem-solver at the same time. Having a supportive and, overall, nice place to work is so important to getting the results that leaders want. That being said, the achievement-oriented approach to path-goal leadership…… [Read More]
As the saying goes, 'two heads are better than one' so teams working together can find solutions better than a person working alone. Collective wisdom is important in business and as such, given the diversity in the workforce, professionals are required to be adaptable and willing to evaluate the way they conduct business. According to the Anti-Defamation League diversity has a direct impact on the marketplace, talent, and organizational effectiveness.
Moreover, according to them, when companies value diversity and effectively manage it, they can build better relationships, improve decision-making, stimulate effective team building, expand the ability to change problems into opportunities, provide employees with skills that promote organizational effectiveness, increase employee initiative, camaraderie and morale, and reduce conflict among many other benefits. In today's economy, successful organizations "recognize that managing diversity is an opportunity to increase productivity and create effective business strategies." (Anti-Defamation League, 2003).
Anti-Defamation League. (2003).…… [Read More]
In health care, leadership is one the most critical factors in determining how to deal with a host of challenges. These issues will decide the way staff members should address various problems and improve quality. Two SMAT goals that were chosen include: enhancing patient safety and team coordination. These areas were selected based upon the number of difficulties impacting different health systems. (Manser. 2009)
For instance, Manser (2009) determined that these variables were interconnected with each other. Evidence of this can be seen with him saying, "The staff's perceptions of teamwork and attitudes toward safety-relevant team behavior were related to the quality and safety of patient care. The perceptions of teamwork and leadership style are associated with staff well-being, which are impacting clinician's ability to provide safe patient care." As a health care professional, these goals will help me to have a better understanding of the best ways…… [Read More]
Path Goal Theory
THEOY AND PACITCE: PATH GOAL THEOY
DEFINITION OF PATH GOAL THEOY
Path Goal theory is reported to be about "how leaders motivate subordinates to accomplish designated goals." (Northhouse, 2010, p.125) Path Goal theory is reported to have first been written early in the decade of the 1970s "in the work of Evans (1970), House (1971), House and Deasler (1974) and House and Mitchell (1974)." (Northhouse, 2010, p. 125) The goal of this theory of leadership is reported to enhance of performance and satisfaction of employees through a focus on motivation of employees. (Northhouse, 2010, paraphrased) eported as the basis for Path Goal theory is that which is gained from "expectancy theory, which suggests that subordinates will be motivated if they think they are capable of performing their work, if they believe their efforts will result in a certain outcome, and if they believe that the payoffs for…… [Read More]
In my case, that time is in the mid-afternoon because I have learned that this is the time when I tend to be able to concentrate the best ([email protected], 2011). Another aspect of time management I have learned is that it is extremely important to control my environment to prevent distractions from wasting my time. That means that if it is difficult to concentrate on my work in my dorm room because other people are socializing, I have the responsibility to change my environment to one that is more conducive to studying ([email protected], 2011). I have combined those two elements in the following way: regardless of what else is going on, I go to the library at 4:00 PM on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays and I plan out in advance exactly what my goals are for that time period on each a particular day.
I have also learned that catching…… [Read More]
People working teams achieve goals efficiently effectively people working '. Draw theories team design effectiveness give practical examples relating organisational/work University study experience discuss statement
Efficiency of team projects over individually handled projects
The current research project t is focused on the discussion of the following statement:
People working in teams always achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively than people working alone.
In order to address it, a twofold approach is implemented -- the review of the specialized literature and the analysis of the practical implications within a real life context -- the working teams at Wal-Mart. It is eventually concluded that the teams are indeed more efficient than individuals, but that the development and management of a team is a matter to be decided upon based on the unique particularities of every business situation.
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competency goal which New & Cochran (2008) identify as "to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment" can be broken down into a number of areas (functional) which include safe, healthy and last but not least; learning environment.
When it comes to the safe functional area, my goal is to ensure that children appreciate the need to adhere to rules and regulations in a way that would ensure they remain safe as they explore. It can be noted that when it comes to exploration, the relevance of safety cannot be overstated. Indeed, it is through exploration that children learn better and hence safety here should be of the essence. To provide a safe environment so as to bring down the chances of injury, I always ensure that I inspect all the equipment used for play. Here, I ensure that such equipment does not have any breakage, cracks, loose parts…… [Read More]
National Health Goals and Behavioral Influences
Nurse Educators in Downstream, Midstream, and Upstream Obesity Interventions
The professional nurse has numerous opportunities to advocate for changes in social policy, community awareness, and behavioral risk factors associated with the choices of individual patients. With respect to obesity intervention, nurses can contribute their efforts to upstream, midstream, and downstream interventions. McKinley describes a framework that details the manner in which professional nurses can intervene to reduce the risk factors in obesity at three distinct levels: upstream, midstream, and downstream.
The types of obesity risk factors that exist at the upstream level include the prevalence of poor dietetic choices in the community, advertisement campaigns for unhealthful food choices targeted to children and other vulnerable populations, and the absence of government regulation over areas where appropriate legislation could reduce some of those risk factors by mandating socially conscious behavior on the part of food manufacturers…… [Read More]
Patient expectations and goals
When one is unwell, there are expectations that the individual has and these vary from one patient to another bearing the peculiarity of the sickness the person suffers from. However, there is the other level that determines the differing in the goals that the patients have, and that is the duration or type of care that the patient is put under, be it long-term care, acute care or home care. All these present varying goals and expectations due to the different needs that the patients have.
Long-term care patients
Long-term care is when one needs help of another on the emotional or physical needs over a prolonged period of time. This is often given to people with the patients who need the greatest medical care needs. Due to their health condition, the expectations and goals of these patients include having a highly trained medical practitioner,…… [Read More]
In terms of the messages it transmits, these have a triple value -- to customers, to organizations and to the academicians. To customers, it transmits that demand for certain products can be increased or decreased through marketing efforts. To economic entities, it sends the message that consistency across marketing endeavors is crucial for ultimate success. For the academic community, it constitutes a new angle for assessment of marketing efforts.
An extension of the study could go deeper and assess if there exists a link between customer perceptions related to goal fluency and the type of product sold, not just brand. It could assess different categories of products, such as every day commodities or luxury products.
Labroo, a.A., Lee, a.Y., 2006, Between Two Brands: A Goal Fluency Account of Brand Evaluation, Journal of Marketing esearch, Vol.…… [Read More]
Functional Curriculum Goals
Special needs children: Integration vs. self-contained classrooms
Under the auspices of the 1975 federal law IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act), every child with a disability is entitled to receive a public education in the least restrictive environment possible, as determined by the extent and the nature of his or her disability. "IDEA strives not only to grant equal access to students with disabilities, but also to provide additional special education services and procedural safeguards" (IDEA, 2011, Help4ADHD). IDEA supports the value of mainstreaming the education of students with disabilities, but not at the expense of the quality of the child's instruction.
Still, here is a great deal of value in the use of an integrated classroom for student with special needs. While mainstreaming is not warranted in all instances, often an inclusive classroom is superior vs. A self-contained classroom because of its ability to teach social as…… [Read More]
. This process is shown to be applicable to the many different areas of
the divisions and the overall areas of change most needed, including
suppliers and customer relationships.
. After finding the five-step process in the previous chapters' lessons
learned the team experiments with the steps and creates a revised set
. Step one - identify the systems constraints including all
bottlenecks and all variables including in the constraint
. Step two - define strategies for how to cope with,
overcome, and capitalize on constraints within the model
. Step three - take all tasks to step two decisions
. Step four - evaluate all systems constraints and look to
. Step five - If in the previous steps a constraint was
encountered, then broken, the process needs to go back to
. The team finds for the first time…… [Read More]
Early Detection and Management of Diabetic Neuropathy in a Clinical and Homecare Setting
The objective of this study is to examine early detection and management of diabetic neuropathy in a clinical and homecare setting and specifically through examination of articles published after 2002. The information from each source will be summarized listing the strengths and weaknesses of each article in separate paragraphs. As well, this work will utilize table or graphs to present the findings.
O'eilly, Caryl Ann (2005) Managing the Care of Patients with Diabetes in the Home Care Setting, Diabetes Spectrum, July 2005. Vol. 18. No. 3. etrieved from: http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/18/3/162.full
The work of O'eilly (2005) reports that more patients than ever before are released earlier from hospitals and rehabilitation center and that those with diabetes are included in this trend. Diabetes is reported to be ranked second following congestive heart failure as the primary diagnosis at…… [Read More]
Write a summary of this interview. Do not submit a transcript of the interview.
5. Using the information from your reading, this interview and any journal articles that you find, discuss the impact that public policies have on the roles and responsibilities of clinical mental health counselors working in diverse communities. Be sure to discuss the roles and responsibilities of counselors providing services to clients of diverse ages, backgrounds, and exceptional abilities, including strategies for differentiated interventions. (How do counselors ensure that interventions "fit" for diverse clients?)
6. Discuss how the policies of professional, governmental, and accrediting organizations have impacted the practice of this counselor.
. Share your impressions of the information that the counselor shared, anything that you found particularly interesting, surprising, or that you expected to hear. Discuss the impact that the interview had on your beliefs, expectations, and goals related to becoming a clinical mental health counselor…… [Read More]