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Evolution of Non-Profits
An organization can essentially be defined as non-profit if it is not under the obligation to distribute any financial surplus to the individuals that are responsible for controlling the use of the assets for the organization. The most typical categories for non-profit organizations are arts, advocacy, civic, education, cultural, health, and human or social service, and these organizations range in size and scope.
Non-profits are described by the Internal evenue Service as organizations that serve religious, charitable, scientific, or educational purposes, of which the income does not benefit anyone associated with the administration or execution of services offered by the organization. According to section 501(c)(1), there are several types of non-profits, including social welfare organizations, voluntary employee beneficiary associations, credit unions, labor unions and agriculture, and mutual insurance companies to name a few. However, the impact that non-profits have is widespread and all segments of society are…
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Marketing in Non-Profit organizations
In the contemporary era of shrinking public resources and increasing public demands the socially liable non-for-profit organizations are becoming more significant than ever before. Irrespective of the fact that the personnel and board members of such organizations are much strengthened in terms of their good will they are some times weakened in terms of technical know-how on the methodology in which to attain the coveted objectives. (Marketing Strategies for Non-Profit Organizations) As in the commercial organizations the non-profit organizations are also required to sell their products. However, rather than concentrating on their market efforts on customers, most non-profit organizations focus on the potential benefactors. (Exercise: How Well Do Nonprofit Organizations Market Themselves?) Irrespective of the kind of non-profit services that is provided and not considering the scale of the organization the marketing approaches and techniques are felt essential so as to optimize the effectiveness of the…
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It is inevitable that vested interest and even government will not always be pleased with the work some NGOs are performing. However, a number of western causes are totally alien to the culture and society in developing countries and are being propagated by a few NGOs to attract financial assistance from western countries. The role of NGOs in these areas needs to be monitored.
The financial requirement of most of these non-profit organizations is being met by donations from foreign countries. Foreign countries would obviously only support the causes of their own liking and that too to the organizations of their own choice. It would be fair to acknowledge that some of these organizations would be, knowingly or unknowingly, providing cover to undesirable espionage activities. Wolf  accuses that the reputedly humanitarian groups, the NGOs, are now being openly integrated into Washington's overall strategy for consolidating global supremacy. He cites…
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Food eserve Non-Profit Organization
Feasibility Study Analysis
Food eserve is a non-profit food bank service organization that will provide grocery items to assist residents of Cincinnati, Ohio. Food eserve has the goal is end hunger in Cincinnati by seeking, gathering, growing, and putting together food packages that will be distributed using a network of similar service organizations, and programs that offer aid to targeted populations in need. The services offered by Food eserve are boxes of groceries, emergency services, and a youth ranch which will be run by at risk youth to grow garden foods for local residents, restaurants, and markets. Food eserve will be supported through the counties, corporations, and other charities such as community churches (Hofstrand, and Holz-Clause, 2012).
There are about 25% of Cincinnati residents that are qualified to receive from Food eserve. The profile of clients are lower income families or members of society that are…
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158). These five life cycles are described further in Table 1 below.
Five Life Cycle Model for eviewing and Improving Ethics Programs in NPO Consultancies
Life Cycle Stage
This stage is primarily concerned with identifying the goals and the means. Key components of this stage are identifying needs and intended uses for outcomes assessment results, identifying key audiences and obtaining their support, shifting modes of thinking from input measures to output measures, reexamining the mission and goals/objectives of ethics training, and developing a general mission for the outcomes assessment effort. This stage also includes the identification of one individual or group who is responsible for managing the assessment.
This stage focuses more closely on the execution of the assessment effort. Who initiated the effort? Who is interested in the results? What will be assessed? How will the assessment be carried out? Cooperation and support so…
Financial management has a significant role to play in the success of an organization, regardless of whether it is a profit-motive organization or a non-profit organization. In particular, financial management is taken into consideration as a course or direction that all organizations have to follow in order to become successful. This essay offers acumen and understanding on the application and implementation of financial management methods for a non-profit organization, as well as comparisons of this organization with a for-profit organization. While the strategic management approach for both these types of organizations is comparable, there are a number of differences. For instance, non-profit organizations tend to operate in a monopolistic setting or structure that provides services or manufactures products offering low returns; non-profit organizations are also reliant on finances and capital from outside sources. There is increasing growth in the non-profit industry, and there is great importance for understanding the roles…
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Robert, A.N., Young, D.W. (1994). Management Control in Not-for-profit Organizations. Boston: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
A Systematic Review of Online Auctions for Fund Raising by Non-Profit Organizations
Its origin dating back to Babylon in 500 BC auctions account as one of the oldest forms of price determination mechanism in the markets. Auction is negotiation protocols that entail simultaneous bidding with the price determined bidders and products or services allocated based on competition amongst potential buyers (McAfee, 2017).
Classifications of Auctions
There are four major classifications of auctions formats in the market based on the information asymmetry and the flow of prices. The auction types include English Auction, Dutch Auctions, sealed-bid first-price auctions, and Vickrey auctions (Klemperer, 2004).
English and Dutch auctions are both open auctions implying that they are orally implemented but entail distinguishing value setting features. According to Klemperer (2004), an English Auction also known as the oral ascending auction or first-price auction entails an ascending sequential price strategy where the auctioneer sets a…
In other words, Save the Children manages to improve the conditions of the individuals and of the community.
Given the difference between the objectives of nonprofit and for profit organizations, it seems to be more difficult to efficiently manage a nonprofit organization in comparison with a company. This is because individuals working in nonprofit organizations cannot be financially motivated in order to reach the efficiency and quality standards imposed by the organization's managers. A good leadership strategy consists in the collaboration between organizations. There are numerous nonprofit organizations, and some of them address the same issue or category of people, and also activate in the same area. This creates a competition situation in such cases, if one can accept the possibility of competition in the nonprofit sector. Such organizations should collaborate in order to achieve their common objectives in the area in case and set an example to be followed…
1. A Short History of the Nonprofit Sector (2010). California Association of Nonprofits. Retrieved September 16, 2010 from http://www.canonprofits.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=254&Itemid=107.
Ethics for Non-Profits
Introduction century ago, corporate social responsibility was an idea whose time had not yet come, and companies were free to treat their employees as badly as they could get away with and cause nearly unregulated environmental damage. Profits were considered the only measure of how good a company was, and higher profits were often derived from unethical treatment of workers and resources.
Such an attitude today is no longer either practical nor acceptable. Increased government regulation (brought about in direct response to corporate irresponsibility) has limited everything from the safety conditions of the workplace to the ways that companies must restore any environmental damage that they inflict (www.ethics.ubc.ca).
This is all to the good, for corporate social responsibility is as important to a society as individual responsibility is to a family. The rights of a corporation, like those of an individual, only extend to the point where…
The goal of nonprofit organizations vary as it depends on its specific objective, mission and focus. The objective of an NGO can cover from improving human rights to providing education on environmental issues in a geographical area. It can also cover issues related to improving a given state, country or region. All NGOs worldwide share the desire to further their mission and vision. Most individuals that form NGOs usually tend to have passion for what they believe in. Most of them usually come from places that care for the future and human race as well. The main goal of NGOs is, therefore, to improve human experience by lending their efforts to a specialized and specific cause.
What Ethical Values are Important for Nonprofit Organizations and Their Leaders? Why?
Ethical values refers to the set of principles established to govern conduct of behavior. To assist in assuring a Nonprofit Organization…
Assefa, H. (2004). The challenges of influencing policy in conflict situations. NGOs at the Table–Strategies for Influencing Policies in Areas of Conflict, Lanham/Boulder/New York/Toronto/Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 45-56.
Bansal, P. (2003). From issues to actions: The importance of individual concerns and organizational values in responding to natural environmental issues. Organization Science, 14(5), 510-527.
Doherty, A., Patterson, M., & Van Bussel, M. (2004). What do we expect? An examination of perceived committee norms in non-profit sport organisations. Sport Management Review, 7(2), 109-132.
Groves, K. S., & LaRocca, M. A. (2011). An empirical study of leader ethical values, transformational and transactional leadership, and follower attitudes toward corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 103(4), 511-528.
Jones, T. M. (1991). Ethical decision making by individuals in organizations: An issue-contingent model. Academy of management review, 16(2), 366-395.
Mihelic, K. K., Lipicnik, B., & Tekavcic, M. (2010). Ethical leadership. International Journal of Management & Information Systems (Online), 14(5).
Musteen, M., Datta, D. K., & Kemmerer, B. (2010). Corporate reputation: do board characteristics matter? British Journal of Management, 21(2), 498-510.
Roloff, J. (2008). Learning from multi-stakeholder networks: Issue-focussed stakeholder management. Journal of business ethics, 82(1), 233-250.
In regards to leadership development workplace giving campaigns there are campaign events known as charity fairs which can be used to develop leadership. During a charity fair, charities from the workplace giving catalog are invited to come to the organization's offices, and staff a table with their representatives, give out their materials, and answer any questions that the potential donors might ask. These events can be an ideal practice field for emerging non-profit leaders (Tedesco and Doncaster, 2008).
Charity fairs are seen as one of the best leadership development opportunities that exist in the non-profit world. Non-profits that have integrated workplace giving campaigns into their overall leadership development efforts often use them to provide low risk, high value opportunities to their staff in a number of areas, including project management, public speaking, and team building. The skills that can be developed and practiced through participation in charity fairs include:
Huddleston, Bill. (2009). Non-profit Leadership Development -- Where's the practice field?
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financial position of the nonprofit organization is designed to provide specific insights about its liquidity, long time solvency and assets management ratios. These areas will help to determine if the entity is facing tremendous financial challenges. Moreover, they will highlight how administrators can seize upon new opportunities in the future.
To determine the strength of the nonprofit organization a comparison will be conducted with the city of Charlottesville. The below table is contrasting various financial ratios.
The Liquidity, Long Time Solvency and Asset Management atios for the Non-Profit vs. Charlottesville
Nonprofit (Table 9.4)
Debt to Asset atio
("Financial Statement for a Small Nonprofit," 2006) ("City of Charlottesville Net Assets," 2005)
Analyze the comparison of ratios
The current ratio is showing that the nonprofit is in a better financial condition to address short-term obligations and liquidity challenges. This is because…
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Performance measurement is one of the critical components in the success and growth of an organization regardless of whether it’s a nonprofit or for-profit organization. Measuring performance is critical towards organizational growth and success since it provides an avenue for an organization to examine its progress towards achieving its goals/objectives (Success Factors, 2017). Given the importance of performance measurement in organizational success/growth, there are several performance measures out there. While these measures focus on examining different aspects of performance, they are considered equal (Success Factors, 2017).
One of the performance measures used by a nonprofit organization is relief chain performance measurement, which focuses on inputs rather than outputs (Beamon & Balcik, 2008). Through this performance measure, nonprofit organizations evaluate financial and non-financial inputs as part of enhancing their visibility and accountability. The second performance measure utilized by a nonprofit organization is random assignment, which involves cherry-picking projects randomly…
Beamon, B. M., & Balcik, B. (2008). Performance measurement in humanitarian relief chains. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 21(1), 4–25. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.463.8702&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Savedoff, W. (2012). Impact evaluations everywhere: What’s a small NGO to do? Center for Global Development. Retrieved from http://www.cgdev.org/blog/impact-evaluations-everywhere-what%E2%80%99s-small-ngo-do
Success Factors. (2017). Performance Management – The Key to Outperforming Your Competition. Retrieved October 14, 2017, from https://www.successfactors.com/en_us/lp/articles/automate-performance-management.html
Combating fraud and corruption in nonprofit organizations (hereinafter alternatively “nonprofits”) and/or non-government organizations (NGOs) is an especially challenging enterprise because of the nefarious methods that are used and the corrupt practices that extent to the highest government levels that are endemic to many of the countries served by these organizations (Menzel, 2009).
Main Points to be Addressed
1. What types of fraudulent and corrupt practices are most common in nonprofit organizations? For example, although nonprofit organizations are vulnerable to many of the same types of fraudulent and corrupt practices experienced by other public and private sector organizations, asset misappropriations are by far the primary factor. In this regard, Zack (2009) emphasizes that in nonprofit organizations, “More than 80 percent of all reported frauds involve some form of asset misappropriation. And, to no great surprise, the asset most frequently misappropriated is cash” (p. 7). Despite cash being the most frequently…
Menzel, D. C. (2009, Summer). In pursuit of ethical governance: New approaches are emerging to fight corruption, including the use of measurement tools. The Public Manager, 38(2), 30-33.
Sile, A. W. (2017, January 24). These are the world’s most corrupt countries. CNBC. Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/24/these-are-the-worlds-most-corrupt-countries.html .
Zack, G. M. (2009). Fraud and abuse in nonprofit organizations: A guide to prevention and detection. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Q1. Describe the major and minor pitfalls for nonprofits embarking on for-profit endeavors. How might mission, message, personnel, image, and organizational structure be affected by such an endeavor? Why should these considerations be discussed before embarking such a move?
Despite their designation as a nonprofit, many such altruistic organizations have sought out ways to finance their operations using for-profit endeavors. The reason for creating a for-profit subsidiary is relatively straightforward—it can be a more stable and sustainable source of donations. For example, “a not-for-profit health maintenance organization (HMO) creates a for-profit subsidiary to offer health insurance unavailable through HMOs” or “a university business school starts a venture capital company to fund worthy startups and give students a first-hand look at what makes businesses tick” (“The Lure of the Nonprofit Subsidy,” 2017, par.1). In the wake of the 2008 recession, such endeavors became more and more popular, as organizations sought to…
The lure of the for-profit subsidy. (2017). Maxwell Locke & Ritter. Retrieved from: https://www.mlrpc.com/articles/lure-profit-subsidiary/
Changes in Accountability
One of the concerns about nonprofit accountability is that not-for-profit organizations are not directly accountable to shareholders or dependent on consumer spending and may therefore be less responsive to stakeholder needs. Yet as noted by Ebrahim (2010), nonprofits can also face substantial conflicts in terms of accountability, including the need to stay within a specific budget (like all organizations must) versus meeting the demands of the population group or cause the organization is striving to serve. Sudden, unexpected surges in demand (such as a natural disaster or a bill threatening a policy the nonprofit supports) can also generate unexpected problems that the organization must expend resources to deal with (Ebrahim 2010). Further complicating accountability is the hyper-responsiveness of social media, which may draw attention to certain hot-button causes even though the actual analysis of the organization suggests that its resources are best expended elsewhere (Ebrahim 2010).
Ebrahim, A. (2010). The many faces of nonprofit accountability. Harvard Business School. Retrieved from http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-many-faces-of-nonprofit-accountability
Strategic alliances almost always help organizations reach their goals. However, not all alliances are productive, strategic, or wise. When nonprofits blindly or hastily enter into alliances with other organizations and especially with governments, they risk diluting the quality of their services and missing their targets. As Zaidi, Mayhew, Cleland, et al (2012) point out, underdeveloped political and financial institutions can stymie the efforts of an NGO. On the other hand, it is practically impossible to imagine how a nonprofit can remain effective without forming some alliances judiciously and strategically to maximize resources, collaborate on programming, and to better distribute financial burdens. La Piana Consulting (2015) advises different types of strategic alliances to serve specific purposes such as administrative coordination and consolidation versus fiscal sponsorship.
Many nonprofits risk sublimating their goals into larger organizations when they merge (Malatesta & Smith, 2014). To avoid logistical, ethical, and fiscal problems, nonprofits should carefully…
La Piana Consulting. (2015). The collaborative map. Retrieved from http://www.lapiana.org/Portals/0/Documents/LPC-Collaborative-Map-2015.pdf
Malatesta, D., & Smith, C. R. (2014). Lessons from resource dependence theory for contemporary public and nonprofit management. Public Administration Review, 74(1), 14–25.
Zaidi, S., Mayhew, S. H., Cleland, J., & Green, A. T. (2012). Context matters in NGO–government contracting for health service delivery: A case study from Pakistan. Health Policy and Planning, 27(7), 570–581. Retrieved from http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/7/570.full
Case Study: Investment Philosophy and Strategy
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is one of the most active private non-profits in the United States. It is also among the wealthiest foundations in the United States as seen from how it has exhibited profound progress since it was started. It has excelled both in the accumulation of revenue assets and diversifying its activities. The foundation is a not for profit organization. This means that the organization’s sense of achievement is in funding firms, which make significant findings that can help to change the world to a better place. During formation, the foundation’s primary objective was to fund research in science and Engineering. Over the years, the foundation has increased its mandate by conservation of the financing efforts, population research and development, and communities (The David Lucile & Packard Foundation, 2017).
The organization achieves these goals through an outlined management structure. However,…
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Employee Retention Issues in Non-profit Organizations
Non-profit organizations face many of the same employee retention concerns as profit-driven enterprises. With profitability no longer a factor in measuring the success or effectiveness of the organization, the non-profit does use different employee management strategies and techniques. Human resources management strategies used in nonprofit firms often do mirror those used in their for-profit counterparts. For example, motivation, employee engagement, training and professional development are all major issues for human resources managers no matter what their sector. The literature on human resources management in non-profit organizations is extensive in general, but few studies have applied qualitative methods to assess the actual HRM practices used in nonprofits. Similarly, few studies have used qualitative methods to determine HRM and employee perceptions of employee training and development programs. Existing studies on employee retention, development, and training in non-profit organizations focus mainly on mission statements, and less on…
Case Study: Avoiding Partnership Pitfalls
On its official website, La Piana Consulting identifies its core mission as improving leadership and management practices within the nonprofit sector so that nonprofits can change the world. As noted in the Andreasen & Kotler (2007), La Piana is motivated by his belief that nonprofits function best when they are run like for-profit organizations. Strategic planning, business planning, corporate restructuring, change management, and governance are all examples of services La Piana’s firm provides to nonprofits that have been, until now, traditionally associated with for-profit entities.
Some of La Piana’s client firms include Habitat for Humanity, which it enabled to engage in organization-wide restructuring to the NAACP, which La Piana assisted in enabling the organization to refine its vision and mission statement, centered around the core tenants of “Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, and Voting Rights and Political Representation” (“NAACP,” 2018, par.1).…
Wellness and Fitness Market
Wellness and fitness has become one of the big, booming businesses in the United States because of the increased focus on being healthy and well. According to Kirkman (2017), the global wellness market grew by 10.6% between 2013 and 2015 at a time when the global economy decreased by 3.6%. America is ranked as the number one market for different wellness and fitness products or services. In light of this, the new non-profit organization in the city of Portland is likely to experience increased profitability across its operations. The target market for this new non-profit organization is obese African American adolescents who account for a significant portion of Boise Eliot Elementary School population. The high population of obese adolescents provide a suitable target market for the organization to achieve its objectives of conquering obesity among adolescents in this city. When operating in this region, the new…
Redesigning a Website fo a non-Pofit oganization
In this bief document, the designing citeia fo a non-pofit web page ae going to be discussed. The example chosen is http://www.keepbandeabeautiful.og/climatechange.html which is vey complicated, difficult to bowse and does not give a good sense of the aim of the site. The webpage is belonging to a climate change non-pofit oganization. Theefoe, the taget goup should be vey boad fom students to eldely people, scientist to wokes. In this context, the usability and functionality of the pospective web page will be descibed with examples.
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references. The design suggested is only a start that needs to be evaluated by users and also the people preparing the context.
Help your World
New Faith Family Center
Of the many programs and services offered by The Capital City escue Mission the one program that I would like to focus on is The New Faith Family Center. This program is a yearlong residential, transitional program consisting of four phases to help up to 35 women and their children change old patterns and transform their lives. Women and children are welcomed in an atmosphere that reflects the love of Christ. Every Family is provided with a comfortable apartment while they focus on life changes. This program includes: Educational/Career development, Employment readiness, Counseling, Life skills/Addiction ecovery, Parenting skills / Anger management, Health Care and Child care. The program uses data and performance measurement tools to evaluate and improve the regional systematic and programmatic responses to individual and family homelessness, unemployment and overall need for assistance. The program also teaches individuals and families the skills to survive…
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Strategic Planning Process in Non-Profits
Stakeholders are the most important people in the strategic planning process because their work analysis is needed in figuring out whom the organization includes in the initial agreement. Stakeholders are any group, person, or organization that places a claim on an organization's resources, attention, or output. Service recipients, citizens, employees, interest groups, taxpayers, the financial community, and governing body are some of the government stakeholders. Third-party funders or payers, customers or clients, banks holding notes or mortgages, volunteers, employees, suppliers, and the board of directors are examples of nonprofit organizations. A stakeholder concern is crucial because their satisfaction is fundamental to the success of both the nonprofit and public organizations and communities (Bryson, 2011, pp. 42-45).
Stakeholder analysis looks at how the decision makers and planners in a given organization immerse themselves in the politics and networks surrounding the organization. These stakeholders provide clues that…
Bryson, J. M. (2011). Strategic Planning For Public And Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide To Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement (4th Ed.). The Strategy Change Cycle: An Effective Strategic Planning Approach for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. New York: John Wiley & Sons
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Non-profits need to develop ways in which their funding for overhead can be more stable, one way to do this is to develop funding sources such as revenue from sales and other sources an example the Goodwill can boast it has been remarkably successful at. Continuing to recruit and seek longevity from quality employees based solely on their desire to give greater good to their community, may not be the best exclusive practice for non-profit human resource managers. HR managers must seek ways to develop possible in kind benefits donations and other positive and thankful resources to compensate employees for a twenty five percent differential in pay.
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Grants for science education are provided to schools and individuals, with the objective of helping to inspire careers in science. ("About HHMI," 2010) When you put these different elements tougher, this shows how HHMI is involved in medical research funding from: working directly with researchers to providing funding on a host of projects and initiatives. This is important, because it allows the nonprofit to fund a number of different research studies, while giving scientists the flexibility to effectively conduct their projects. As a result, this has helped HHMI to support a number of different medical breakthroughs to include: making significant progress in spinal cord injuries, HIV / AIDS research and medication that can be used to effectively treat leukemia. At the same time, the organization is focused on identifying the genes that are responsible for: cystic fibrosis, colon cancer and muscular dystrophy. (Leung, 2004)
The Impact of how HHMI's: Mission,…
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The Family Christian Association of America (FCAA), Inc. is under the governance of a state wide corporate board of directors, composed of 30 volunteers from various professional disciplines. This board is responsible for the creation and approval of policies, development of financial resources, providing oversight of financial and legal matters, as well as authorizes volunteer advisory councils, and collaboration on strategic planning. (The Florida Christian Association of America, Inc., 2010)
The FCAA shows complete cohesion between the articles of incorporation, bylaws, website, and the work that they are doing in the community served. The mission and vision statement are clear, concise, and evident through the services provided to the population served by this nonprofit. There are actually very few areas that appear to need any correction or improvement. It appears that if there were more guaranteed ways to secure funding from year to year would be one of…
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Intermountain was started as a small healthcare nonprofit organization, situated in Salt Lake City. With its well-crafted mission, a clearly stated vision, patient's oriented philosophy and a strategy to manage the organization effectively; it was soon able to manage over 32,000 employees. Helping the acute healthcare needs of Southeastern Idaho and Utah's residents, Intermountain's well-managed system of about 23 hospitals, clinics, physicians and health strategies; deliver clinically exceptional medical care and at an affordable rate.
Intermountain health care has a properly drafted and well-communicated mission. Intermountain understands that a mission lays the basis of an organization and is a pre-requisite for its ultimate success. It explains the reason of an organization and identifies the type of business that it intends to engage in. Understanding these basic requirements, Intermountain has setup a mission which promises:
"Excellence in the provision of healthcare services to communities in the Intermountain…
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It is important to set the overall goals, as well as the smaller, intermediate goals, which must be achieved in order to attain the greater objective. The greater goal is that of raising funds, and examples of intermediate goals include the selection of a suitable location or the attraction of wealthy contributors. The benefit of paying attention to setting achievable goals materializes in a gradual and punctual attainment of the overall goal, with considerations to numerous restrictions and other elements.
3. The Action Plan
Detailed on pages 106 through 108, the action plan can be defined as the identification and development of the strategies which will support the non-profit organization in reaching its established objectives. The benefit is that of a realistic approach offered by an integrant perspective, all to materialize in increased chances of achieving the pre-established targets.
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Organizational behavior refers to the psychological and sociological habits and patterns evident in specific groups of people. It is often defined formally as "the study of individuals and groups in organizations," ("Organizational Behavior Today," p.2). The study of organizational behavior includes elements such as leadership traits and behaviors; the use or abuse of power, and the politics that characterize people's behavior within the organization. Because each organization functions according to different goals and missions, organizational behavior varies widely from sector to sector. Organizations which have as their primary aim to make profit will for instance behave differently than non-profit organizations; the individuals that comprise those organizations will demonstrate certain character traits that make them valuable to the organization as a whole. On the other hand, all organizations will demonstrate certain similar characteristics that are essential for the smooth functioning of any group of people. For example, the leaders in most…
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Non Profit Management
The primary objective of forming a nonprofit organization is to provide services to the community. The term "nonprofit" is used for those types of business, which are formed on the principle that profits will not be distributed to the owners. Majority of the non-profit organizations are organized under the cover of corporations, which are formed under the corporation law of the state in which they are operating. States have their own legislations for the formation of non-profit corporations and some of them allow the formation of other forms of organizations such as a trust or an unincorporated association. The Internal evenue Service (IS) has exempted those organizations from taxes, which are serving any kind of charitable, religious, scientific or educational purposes.
The typical structure of a non-profit organization includes three major areas. These are control, programs and central administration. The control or governance function of a non-profit…
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Thus, in order to maintain organizational effectiveness, a regular patient feedback system must be developed, regularly conducted, and duly recorded for ease of access and analyses of the management whenever information is needed, this time about the quality of service provided by the organization through its healthcare staff/personnel. To implement this feedback system, patients/relatives of patients will be surveyed and given self-accomplished feedback forms, to be returned sealed and thru a drop box in the organization to ensure the confidentiality of the patients who answered and authenticity of the answers provided in the survey.
3. In terms of market segmentation, determine the effects of the transition upon the following audiences: (i) senior citizens, (ii) entry workers (twenty-somethings), (iii) adolescent populations, and (iv) families.
The key to effectively implementing the transition process from being a non-profit to a for-profit organization is to gradually expose its target patient groups/clientele to new services…
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The mission of the organization stress on the commitment towards the provision of quality services to the community with the aim of obtaining and ensuring improved health condition.
Culture of the Organization
The organization benefits on the punctuality of the employees. New employees are aware of this culture through extensive orientation to make them concerned on the regulations, rules, and the need to reach the offices on time. This makes the organization unique among other institutions thus effective towards the achievement of the goals and objectives.
Profit or Non-Profit Organization
The organization is a non-profit entity in that the mission focuses on the collective gain or well-being of the society. The organization is exempted from taxation system with the aim of enhancing the welfare of the community. The organization has the ability to make profits directed towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the institution. Some part of…
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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Provision of resources
National Council of Family elations (NCF)
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
Child Life Council (CLC)
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Ellen ichards is the person that developed the idea of 'home economics' as a discipline. This discipline in turn became the founding stone for American Home Economics Association (AHEA) that was founded by ichards in 1909. Later AHEA got evolved into what is now known as the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. The agency deals with several issues related to households and economic functioning of families, these may include obesity, unemployment, weather change, and credit crisis (AAFCS, n.d.). Thus, AAFCS is composed of interdisciplinary experts.
AAFCS is situated in Washington, D.C., area and has the main purpose of "providing leadership and support…
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organizational chart for the proposed organization.
Include the title of positions and a brief description of the positions' duties and responsibilities.
The organizational structure of the Center is founded on a shared services model. President/director of the center has administrative, management and clinical skills in the field of human welfare along with behavioral health industry for twenty years. Open-book management, mutual respect and shared obligations are the key elements on which the philosophy of the management is based upon.
Director of the company will take care of the company and its management. elationships will be the primary variable in founding the direction of the center as the company is set up as a shared service model. Advisory board will be founded which will have four leaders in the area…
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Additionally, the fact that the training is offered at all levels of the position -- not just entry levels -- and the fact that the training is offered to both employees as well as volunteers, further increases the odds that the individuals will accept the positions in the NFP sector.
"Nonprofit organizations owe it to their staff members to train them and develop their careers. […] the advancement of a nonprofit's mission requires staff training (that includes volunteers) at all levels and in all skills. Human resource development is the only way to sustained viable programming. That makes training an intrinsic component of strategic management, the very best means to changing the skills, knowledge and attitude of staff" (Chehade and Jassemm, 2010).
Employees in the not-for-profit sector often accept the lower salary in exchange for several other non-financial benefits, like the training opportunities, but also for benefits such as flexibility…
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Master's Public Administration
My interest in nonprofit administration is has sprung from my extensive experience in the field, and my conviction that fund management can be one of the most important aspects of successfully managing a nonprofit organization. In the past ten years, I have played an important role in assuring the fiscal health of a number of important nonprofit organizations. Attending graduate school in Master in Public Affairs, with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration, would greatly enhance my work experience and allow me to develop a new level of professionalism and competence in the field of nonprofit fund management.
One of the most important challenges in nonprofit administrations is fund management. A nonprofit organization is in an important and unique position of trust, as it often manages large amounts of money that are earmarked for specific charities. As such, all financial dealings within a nonprofit organization must be dealt…
Non-Profit Organizations in United States of America and France
COMPAISON OF NON-POFIT OGANIZATIONS IN UNITED STATES OF AMEICA AND FANCE
Non-Profit Organizations in France and the United States of America
Association Loi 1901 is the name given to a not for profit making organization that comprises of two or more people. This name has been derived from the convention that was entered in the French Law on the 1st of July in the year 1901. A not for profit in France can operate without declaration as well. If the organization is not declared then it does not exist as a legal entity and comes under the collective membership of its owners. (Staff Members of the Cecaudit International Inc., 2014)
The organization, however, is required to get itself declared if it needs to create a bank account or go for fundraising. In addition to that, the organization is also…
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Fundraising for PALS 4 Paws
Financing for Non-profit Organization
PALS 4 paws is a non-profit organization interested in safeguarding pets in the U.S.A. To protect them from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and euthanasia. The goal of PALS 4 Paws is to decrease the number of animals that are going into animal shelters and increase the number of local adoptions to ensure better lives for pets. As a non-profit, PALS 4 paws will manage the rescue of pets that fall victim to issues of mistreat, tragedy or other forms of animal suffering. One the other hand, it will provide pet lovers with low cost pets by facilitating the adoption process through owner-to-adopter communication. This paper discusses the fundraising aspect of Pals 4 Paws as well as details of the organization's financial policies.
Based on the assessment of the organization, three key areas of strength are identified. The first is…
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Therefore, when studies are conducted on these offenders, then the relationship between psychiatric co-morbidity and DUI relapses would become clearer. Individuals would also be sent to certain areas to study the various psychological treatment methods that are generally available to those who are addicted to any substances, and when efforts are made towards co-alliances of these institutions, then the students of the schools would definitely benefit. (Division on Addiction)
It has been stated that the twenty first century will be the 'age of alliances' wherein the collaboration between non-profit organizations and corporations will keep growing in number. The nature of such collaborative alliances would also change, from when it was the traditionally philanthropic, where the donor would benevolently give, and the receiver would receive it gratefully, to where business as well as non-profits and for-profits work together so that they may be able to achieve their mutual goals and contribute…
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Administration & Policy Development
The author of this report is to engage in an assessment task that centers on human services and social workers in a clinical setting. The author of this report shall be focusing on the social work department in a hospital and juxtaposing the conditions and issues within that hospital to the scholarly research that is to be referenced and mentioned throughout this report. At specific issue is the number of patients being seen by the social workers, the high physical and mental demands that this fact and others put on the social workers and the remedies that can be conjured up and implemented to address both of those issues. Complicating these aggravating factors are penny-pinching bureaucrats that are focused on budget limits and saving dollars than preserving the mental health of the employees and quality of care for the patients. While solutions may seem elusive, they…
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Michael J Fox Foundation is the world's largest non-profit organization for the funding of research that is dedicated to finding a cure for the estimated five million people living with Parkinson's disease. The organization has funded more than five hundred million dollars of research through the end of 2014 which is mostly targeted at groundbreaking high-risk and high-reward research targets (Eisner Amper, 2015). The organization has four primary objectives that include:
Collaboration with industry leaders, academic scientist, and government research funders
Using new technologies to amplify patient voices in research
Mobilizes patients and their family to increase participants in clinical trials
Coordinates the grassroots involvement of Team Fox members
The organization is largely transparent and publishes its financial statements publically on their website. The organization makes the claim that 89 cents of every dollar that it spends goes directly to grants and other initiatives that are directed at finding a…
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Nonprofit Membership rganizations
Membership rganizations: Bringing Common Interests Together
The membership model is very important in the Nonprofit Sector. It provides not only a networking system for organizations with common interests, but it also provides an avenue for which needs are provided for that would otherwise be unmet. For example, education and training that promote compliance with industry standards is something that membership organizations, or associations, have taken on where government could not afford to. By assuming this role in society, membership organizations instill as sense of confidence and safety in the forms of codes of ethics and accountability as well as good standards and practices. This paper will explain not only what membership organizations are but also how they aid the nonprofit sector and how they can be best utilized. It will also look at some current examples of membership organizations both at the macro level and micro level.…
One of the most significant roles that membership organizations fulfill is that of setting the standards, code of ethics and certification procedures for the industry. As Wiley (2006) describes it, "Associations play a prominent role in setting performance, technical and safety standards, ethical codes, and professional certification programs (Wiley, 2006)." This would be a very time consuming and costly venture to turn over to the government. Membership organizations, with their expertise in their respective fields, have taken on this burden to ensure maximum safety and confidence in its members.
In regards to professional development and continuous skill building, "In many industries and professions, associations are the only source of continuing education (Wiley, 2006)." Every area of interest experiences significant transformations over time with the development of new technologies, discoveries, etc. Membership organizations allow their members to benefit from the wealth of educational tools they have been charged with maintaining. This is also true in regards to information gathering. As Wiley (2006) explains, "Associations collect and disseminate information on industries, issues, and trends, providing valuable background for policy, regulatory, and legislative decisions (Wiley, 2006)." This provides a central location that members can go to remain informed about the current status and future of their industry.
One of the most significant roles that membership organizations fulfill is that of setting the standards, code of ethics and certification procedures for the industry. As Wiley (2006) describes it, "Associations play a
Non-Profit Health Industry
Author and researcher Thomas allace refers to the healthcare industry as a "…rapidly advancing, technologically enhanced medical culture" that is transitioning into "the same politically enabled monolithic corporate model" that practices "skullduggery" as the big financial institutions in the United States (allace, 2013). hat is happening in healthcare contributes to the ongoing "destabilizing" of the middle class economy, and moreover, kicks dirt in the faces of a "majority of citizens whose incomes have stagnated for over three decades" (allace 60). Moreover, the nonprofit hospitals and clinics are raking in very large sums of money, some with questionable status as to whether they should truly be a nonprofit entity or not. The purpose of nonprofit status from the perspective of the IRS is that hospitals will provide charitable services. However, "Its commitment to charity is dwarfed by its preoccupation with profits," wrote Pittsburgh's lead lawyer during a suit…
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Non-Profit Healthcare Organization-A Comprehensive Study
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a non-profit organization that consists of four separate national Catholic health systems that were combined under CHI over the past three decades. CHI offers assisted living services, nursing home services, memory care, rehabilitation care, hospital care, adult day care services and many other health care services around the nation. One example is the Madonna Manor in Northern Kentucky, which was founded by the Benedictine Sisters in the 1960s, then operated by the Sisters of St. Francis as a subsidiary of CHI in 1998. CHI clearly identifies itself as a non-profit organization on its main website (CHI, 2019) and its mission, vision and values align with the standard idea of what a non-profit should be. This paper will describe the history, leadership and mission, vision and values of the organization to show how it is consistent with non-profit healthcare.
This feeds into a second concept of importance which concerns the targeting of goals. (17) Here, our capacity to meet the interests cited by the Mission is tested as we define some clear expected outcomes as a product of our efforts. Namely, we might identify such goals as selected 100 teachers annually who might qualify for the assistance which we have offered. This would involve the preemptive determination of criteria for qualification as well as a determination of available financial resources for the execution of this ambition.
A final concept due for consideration here, monitoring the implementation of our plan will also be instrumental to its success. As a trial program, this will likely see varying degrees of success and failure. It is appropriate therefore to establish a streamlined approach to evaluating the effectiveness met in reaching our goals and to providing routes for improvement where goals are not met.…
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The Walt Disney
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
An organization is any social entity that has a well-designed structure to coordinate its functions, and the organization has to have a specific goal. Most organizations hardly work internally alone, but rather involve the external environments. Some organizations are profit oriented, like the business organizations, while others are non-profit making (Daft et al. 2010). In this context, a contemporary focus is overlooked towards the Walt Disney Company, a profound firm dealing with mass media and affiliated industrial operations.
Brief Company Profile
Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923, and has always kept the reputation in providing quality and extremely creative products, which consumers have loved ever since. The organization specializes in providing quality entertainment, services of media communication, broadcasting, television programs and live performances. The company, which is located in California (United States), exemplifies exponential characteristics that…
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Nonprofit accounting is based on the fund accounting, making it very complicated and different from for profit accounting. Fund accounting financial statements are divided into government wide, proprietary, and fiduciary statements. Nonprofit actually has three sets of financial statements compared to one set of financial statements for a for profit entity. Government wide statements basically cover the operations of the government in general. The government wide statements are the ones that are basically the same as for profit financial statements, except they are done differently. Proprietary statements cover funds that are restricted for certain items, such as capital infractures. Fiduciary statements are funds the government is responsible for that are for held other entities, such as the hospital district.
Differences in Missions
There are key differences between non-profit and for profit accounting. (Nonprofit (Not-for-Profit) Accounting) The primary mission of nonprofit is to provide needed services to the community,…
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Furthermore, the change leader should have developed a more universal approach, showing how it would benefit all departments and be the correct fiscal procedure as well, thereby including all member of the organization as a team.. (Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan & Switzler, 2008) by including more of the directors in on her original thinking she would have been able to develop more support before going in front of the management team. She lacked a more encompassing vision. This would have helped get the project moving more quickly and would have had everyone engaged in the action. This would have had more directors proactive and positive when discussing it with their staff, going a long way towards outweighing the resistance to change.
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Political leaders in charge of this decision will not take into consideration only the effects that a possible bailout might have on the automakers. They will take into consideration the macroeconomic effects and challenges that are expected to emerge in case the bailout is approved.
The symbolic frame probably has the least importance regarding this subject. In case the bailout will not be approved, the cultural or symbolic aspects related to the big automakers affected by this situation will not have the strength to clarify the situation.
2. The important lesson provided by the organizational behavior consists in improving organizational effectiveness. This lesson should be important for all the managers or aspiring managers and it should always be taken into consideration when deciding upon important aspects that affect the organization in case.
Effectiveness and efficiency must characterize all types of organizations, private, profits oriented ones, but non-profit and governmental organizations…
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It might be acknowledged that politics are good at times, but for the company, it is more important to create a sound system of management that would be more in touch with the needs and requirements of employees. The short-term goal would therefore be to determine these needs and goals by means of a number of interviews. Employees will be encouraged to voice their concerns and needs, as well as to provide input for the improvement of the company as a whole. In both the short- and long-term, the most important factor to install would be a sound basis of communication among employers, employees, and everybody in the company. Only by communicating effectively within its internal environment can the company begin to prioritize and reach its goals effectively.
Shuceta's motivation for taking the job might be explained by the incentive theory of motivation (Cherry, 2012), which holds that a person…
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Profile of a Community Organization: The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach San Diego
There are many different ways that a social organization can influence and impact a community, and a great many moral and ethical implications and effects on society of the existence of these organizations and the actions that these organizations take. From gathering and consolidating funding towards various charitable causes to actually engaging in direct service to the community, these organizations are often more important in providing for the basic needs of some of the most disadvantaged members of a community than the governmental organizations in that community. Exploring one such organization in the San Diego community, and more specifically in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, will help to illuminate the importance of these community organizations generally.
The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach, San Diego meets twice a week in order to plan a…
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The Children's Hospital of Massachusetts has a fairly basic and regimented structure. There is some lateral movement in some of the layers but it is mostly top down with a clear demarcation and assembly of who is in charge of what and who reports to whom. This report will briefly cover that and will also answer questions about how this organization compares to other organizations, the overall stakeholder relationship relationships that exist and how to improve all of the above, if possible. The organizational chart for the company in question is shown in the first appendix.
The purpose of this report is to critique, analyze and pontificate about the organizational and stakeholder structures and frameworks in a healthcare setting of the author's choosing. The hospital selected is the labeled as Children's Hospital of Massachusetts but is actually the University of New Mexico hospital as the source…
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The authors have gathered preliminary information by reviewing the literature and gathering information from organizations that have already implemented strategies to broaden fair and ethical trade marketing.
The authors seek to avoid "clean washing" the message of fair and ethical trade by using the affinity marketing strategy that they describe. However, it is possible that consumers at mission driven organizations will fail to recognize the value of the fair and ethical trade products they purchase if having a fun time out is their goal rather than supporting a cause. The way in which these items are marketed so as not to lose the social mission must be addressed. Another exploratory study surveying the consumers at such mission driven organizations would be useful.
Exploratory research generally precedes descriptive research. Descriptive data is not generated in studies that are exploratory such as this. The authors conducted a pilot study about how zoos…
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With this approach, consultation psychology focuses on the issues of the group as a whole and therefore typically uses group discussions, interviews and observations as opposed to singling out specific individuals. The result is that, by using consultation psychology in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, the focus is on the group and the roles the individuals who make up the group play. With this focus, industrial and organizational psychology is better able to meet its goals of increasing organizational productivity, well-being and success.
In the case sample cited in the introduction of this paper, the issue was how consultation psychology could be utilized as a method for providing industrial and organizational psychological services to a mental health related organization. From the overview provided in the previous section, it can be seen that utilizing consultation psychology, as opposed to clinical psychology, will be the best method of…
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These individuals will then be able to seek some aspects of care and reimbursement through these qualifying federal services, and allow the IHS to bill federal programs to offset its own billing costs and to ensure the elimination of redundancy. These programs supplement the provision of care for American Indians and Alaska Natives and reduce the funding burden on limited funds directed to the IHS. These federal programs, also assist those who qualify in receiving care in areas where IHS services are not traditionally located, off reservation and possibly even in urban and/or rural areas without IHS services and programs.
Stakeholders in the programs are of course the IHS itself, all those American Indians and Native Alaskans who are covered by its services or could be covered for services, and the 557 Indian Nations in the 35 states they are affiliated with. Secondary shareholders are all the supplemental federal agencies…
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However, Joel has an active social life too and must take care to balance his work concerns with his social obligations without letting one interfere with the other. Married with two children, Joel has built a happy family life. He also engages in a number of recreational activities that engage both body and mind including golf and poker playing. Becoming active in recreational activities helps Joel maintain a positive affect in the workplace.
One of Joel's biggest challenges has been to transform what was previously an external locus of control to an internal one. Before he found work in real estate, Joe worked for a small company selling plumbing supplies. While working for the plumbing supply firm, Joel frequently clashed with coworkers. He lost his temper at work occasionally and blamed his coworkers for the downfall of the business. After participating in several business communications courses, Joel realized that having…
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It provides health-related advice on its website that all readers can benefit from, not simply those who use its services. As well as reaching out to the wider population of patients, it honors those within its fold who serve the organization with nights such as its "Celebrating Our Talent" ceremony designed to honor organizational members who have shown excellence in their duties (Boyd 2012).
The climate at the organization stresses valuing employees as well as clients, and serving the needs of its employees is included in the organization's statements of its critical functions. This acknowledges the need for caregivers to be cared for as well as patients. There is also a commitment to technological change to facilitate care: the organization was praised in 2003 for completely reconfiguring the way in which it kept track of patient data, switching to an entirely online system, to comply with changes in regulation and…
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Organizational Team Building
The objective of this part of the study is to answer the question of how the Woodson Foundation could have been assisted in building a cohesive coalition by understanding the stages of group development. The Woodson Foundation is a large nonprofit social service agency and to be teaming up with the Washington DC public schools for the purpose of improving the outcomes of students. Problems at the school include truancy, low performance of students and crime and quick burnout of new staff. The Woodson Foundation plans to create an after-school program that is experimental in nature and involves private money being combined with local leaders in the community with educational expertise. According to the text studied in this course "A work team is such that results in the generation of positive synergy due to effort that is coordinated and as such the effort…
When women go to work in male dominated jobs, a clear message is given to them that they are not fit for the long hours and the organizational loyalty that the job requires due to the tug of children and the demand of family obligations. Many organizations, including hospitals put loyalty tests like long work hours to find out whether the employees will be able to meet the requirements of business. The main section where these hurt is the women employees. In the course of time, one can see men moving up the organizations much faster than women as the family obligations of women affect their job opportunities seriously. This restricts for the women a chance to get visible and revenue producing jobs with a brilliant career.
The 1997 National Study of Changing workforce dealt with the composition of jobs and the frequency levels of the work getting…
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