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People Management, The Mantra for Success: The Case of Singhania and Partner
ecruitment and Selection
People form an essential part of the organization. The efficiency and quality of its people determines the outcome of the organization. Therefore choice of right people and placing them at right place becomes necessary. Hiring comes at this point of time in the picture. Hiring is a strategic function for H department. ecruitment and selection shape the process of hiring the employees. ecruitment is the methodical process of generating a pool of qualified applicants for jobs within an organization (A Project Study on ecruitment and Selection, n.d.).
The recruitment and selection process that is currently used at Singhania and Partners is one that they take very seriously. They had adopted the notion of matching the needs of the organization to the needs of the applicants in order to enhance the effectiveness of their recruitment process.…… [Read More]
People management is basically making sure that all the employees of an organization are able to effectively coordinate themselves and carry out their duties to the highest possible standards. People management forms the highest part of any firm by ensuring that functions and duties are performed accurately and consistently at the highest standards (Purcell, 2008). The approaches and leadership stances employed by managers in people management field has been noted to differ from one manager to another i.e. A manager/supervisor may choose to be either an autocratic, paternal or democratic manager. Autocratic management approach may be applied in situations requiring quick culture change within a large organization while paternal approach is recommended for small businesses requiring the workforce to be trained in order to provide the same quality services and products as the older managers. Democratic leadership approach on the other hand is advocated for in large organizations employing many…… [Read More]
At which point, they were seen as a neutral between the two different sides. ("Egypt Revolution," 2011)
The protestors played a role in the conflict, by pushing for various changes to take place. This is despite the fact that they were: attacked, some of their key leaders were sent to jail and access the Internet was shut down. Yet, despite these different obstacles the underlying message would spread through the social networking site Facebook. This is when many of the protestors would become united and galvanized under a common cause. Where, this would push them to continue with their demonstrations; until their issues surrounding: the frustrations with the government and lack of opportunity were addressed (starting with the resignation of President Mubarak). This is important, because it shows how the Facebook page would help to: unite the protestors under one common cause and it kept the momentum of the movement…… [Read More]
The first is that emotion recognition occurs when dealing with humans, and this is not considered unethical. That a machine is attempting to replicate this function is an accurate assessment. The machine might remember your previous emotional states, but that is true of a human being as well. As with any machine-based information gathering, it is less the gathering of the information than the subsequent storage and usage of that information that provides the greatest ethical threat. The second is that one's emotions -- or perceived emotions -- are fleeting and therefore not an integral part of one's existence. Outside knowledge of one's emotions is common and there is no precedent for attempting to gather this knowledge being unethical.
This is neither an invasion of privacy nor a worthy technology. It is unlikely that this technology would replicate human ability to read emotion in others, because of individual variations and…… [Read More]
That same statute requires the Secretary of State to notify certain members of her Senate before making the designation, but she need not notify the groups in question. If complaint were to ensue, the designated groups can file a petition within 30 days, but the court can review only the administrative record that the Secretary has assembled, although the Government may also submit classified information that was used to make the judgment.
This particular case was based on the precedent of a previous one (Anti-Fascist refuge Committee v. McGrath (1951)), where the Attorney General designated certain organizations as Communist, and the appellants appealed on the grounds that the Fifth Amendment required the government to warn the organizations in question before publicly condemning them. Differences between that case and this included the fact that they were a domestic institution and not foreign. More so, examining the first two clauses, "foreign" and…… [Read More]
Critically analyze the strategies adopted by Dinesh to retain the leading position.
The hard work and determination of Dinesh, who joined the branch as branch head in June 1998 helped to create a successful business. He went in with one focus, which was to grow the banks probability margin and make it successful as he could. Taking note of new technological advances and innovations at an early start helped to establish ideas of services that would help to establish their place at the top of the sector. The Multi-programmed strategy set into place by Dinesh helped to save the bank from an otherwise different outcome, into a profitable success.
A very important strategy that every business must have on point is their customer service. Without the presences and happiness of customers your business will slowly fail and soon a business will not exist. Dinesh saw this important aspect…… [Read More]
In addition, transaction costs may be too high to implement H practice that is different from the H policies being practice at the headquarter. Thus, to lower costs, it is critical for MNC to adopt H standardization. (Dickmann,2008).
Despite the argument in support of standardization of H, there are challenges that a global company may face while implementing standardized H practice on a global basis.
The challenge in practicing standardization is that MNC needs to develop a H resources strategy to attract, retain, and motivate talented employee that is well suited to a particular setting. With cultural difference among different countries, integration of H practice from the headquarter may not be suitable to the company subsidiaries. Typically, it is critical for a global company to assess the strategy that could be employed as well as identifying main mechanisms that the company could use to facilitate integration and knowledge transfer. Cultural…… [Read More]
That is management. Leadership also involves addressing unknown problems. It involves understanding what the rest of the organization does not, and then shoring up these organizational blind spots without alienating the organization's core values.
The ability to identify problems and address them in such a manner is known as organizational intelligence. The leader of the firm can demonstrate this trait and lead the firm to success, but in a large conglomerate one leader cannot do it all. The leader must develop organizational intelligence in order to help the entire company to take leadership roles, to identify issues and to solve them. Organizations are, after all, a series of connected feedback loops. The leader's role involves understanding these loops, and the people within them. This is where emotional intelligence comes into play. It has been determined in the education field that the higher the level of emotional intelligence in pupils, the…… [Read More]
This was because, for some stories, they were forced to use less professional correspondents to cover stories that were on a more national scale.
13. Among this list, newspapers and magazines are the most credible because they strive for objectivity and accuracy, at the same time as they possess the most amount of content. Television news programs are second only because they lack the same level of depth. The other sources should be highly questioned before using as a legitimate source. The internet possesses the best information among all of the rest, but must be evaluated on a site-by-site basis.
14. I have found two sources that indicate that controversial television ads negatively influence the behavior of children. However, there are also a handful of other resources arguing that the influence of ads upon individuals is relatively minute.
15. hetoric tends to vastly influence people's opinions and attitudes. However, statements…… [Read More]
These include the following:
Standardized human resource practices prevent the company from adapting to the local features
Standardized human resource practices do not take into consideration the institutional differences of the various agencies of the multinational corporation
Standardized human resource practices do not take into consideration different labor market regulations, which would have to be followed and which could also impact organizational outcomes
Last, standardized human resource practices "may lead to a lack of fit between the characteristics of the focal subsidiary's operations and its HM system. Hence, it may be more difficult to achieve a high degree of strategic HM fit in the subsidiary" (Budhwar, 2004, p.254).
The Nike Inc. international organizations are primarily faced with the tasks of manufacturing, whereas the marketing, managerial and design operations are completed within the United States of America. In light of the similar functions they have to complete, it would be argued…… [Read More]
People of the State of California v. Conrad obert Murray
The involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, was in the news seemingly every day for months. Even though the trial has concluded and the world knows that Dr. Murray was found guilty, it is important to look at the court proceedings and how the evidence led the jury to that verdict. Dr. Murray administered a powerful drug called propofol - an anesthesia drug that is only supposed to be used in closely monitored hospital settings - to Michael Jackson to help him sleep.
The argument by the prosecution was that Dr. Murray did this even though he knew the dangers, and that he administered too much of the drug to Jackson, resulting in a fatal overdose. At that point, Murray did not act quickly enough in calling the paramedics and did not do enough to save…… [Read More]
People Employed in the Nursing Profession:
As compared to nursing practices in the previous years, the profession is much different today with the expectation of ongoing change for the better of both patients and nurses. The nursing characteristics and values are considered to have begun at home because of the similarity with the traditional responsibilities of daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers. The traditional nursing role has usually incorporated humanistic support, nurture, comfort and caring (Limon, 2007). This role of traditional nursing care was mainly associated and related to physical maintenance and comfort. While women were the majority in the early development of the nursing profession, they were not the only people providing nursing services. Though they were the minority, men were also providers of nursing services especially through caring for their injured and sick comrades.
The development of the nursing profession to include the employment of various people has mainly…… [Read More]
People's Car Tata Nano
Financial, political and marketing/business commentators alike seem to agree that the Tata Nano, the planet's cheapest car, was a perfect match between an idea and a need when it was introduced -- or at least as a manufacturing idea. Making the smallest of small cars could happen because the timing was right for pairing just such an idea with the quickly emerging appreciation of frugal engineering innovations, or using sophisticated technologies and motivations to make a product that is affordable and helpful to the global economy and ecology. [1: "Stuck in low gear." The Economist. Aug. 20, 2011. http://www.economist.com/node/21526374 accessed January 15, 2012. ] [2: Sadanad Dhume. "Unloved at any speed." Foreign Policy. October 7, 2011. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/07/tata_nano_unloved_at_any_speed accessed January 15, 2012. ]
It was for this reason that the project came to life as quickly as it did. It seemed to be the perfect mix of…… [Read More]
People and Talent Management
Concepts of People Management and Talent Management.
People management and talent management go hand in hand. While people management is about hiring, retaining and managing all employees in an organization, talent management refers to the subgroup of attracting and retaining talented and highly skilled workers for the future needs of the organization. Armstrong (2006, p.3) has defined people management as, "a strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's most valued assets -- the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of its objectives." It includes the philosophies, strategies, practices and programs that have been developed to manage the people in an organization.
Davis (2007, p.3) defines talent management as, "the recruitment, development and retention of individuals who consistently deliver superior performance." From the above two definitions, it can be inferred that talent management is the policies and programs that…… [Read More]
" ("People's Mojahedin Homepage") But the U.S. countered that from 1972-1975, the MEK, engaged in a campaign of bombing which damaged targets such as Shell Oil Company, Pan Am Airlines, and other organizations. The MEK also formed the National Liberation Army of Iran in 1987, and fought alongside the Iraqis. In 1994, several news organizations reported that the MEK was responsible for a number of attacks against oil pipelines inside of Iran, and they were thought to have been responsible for another 25 attacks against other targets.
The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 empowers the Secretary of State to designate an organization as a foreign terrorist organization if it fulfills three requirements: being foreign, engaging in terrorist activities, and that activity threatens either the United States or its security. Although the court admitted that the designation of the MEK as a terrorist organization was a political decision,…… [Read More]
People's United Bank
Topic Using information proxy statement People's United Bank, New England Evaluate monitoring potential firm's Board Directors Identify strengths weaknesses board structured, ethical concerns People's
The People's United Bank, New England:
Evaluating the monitoring potential of the firm's Board of Directors, strengths and weaknesses of how the board is structured, and ethical concerns
The People's United Bank of New England offers conventional consumer banking. It also offers brokerage, financial advisory services, investment management services and life insurance through People's Securities, Inc.; equipment financing through People's Capital and Leasing Corp. And People's United Equipment Finance Corp; and other insurance services through the People's United Insurance Agency (About, 2011, People's United). It is not unusual for a bank to offer a wide range of financial services today. In 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act forced a separation between the commercial banking and financial services industry, but the Act was repealed in 1999.…… [Read More]
People's United Bank
The market value of People's United Financial (NASDAQ: PBCT) is $11.94 (current stock price) * 358.06 million shares outstanding = $4.275 billion. The book value of the debt is $19.802 billion. This gives People's United a total worth of $24.077 billion, weighted as 17.75% equity and 82.25% debt. The beta for the equity is 0.27. The risk free rate is 0.352% (Yahoo! Finance, 2011) and the traditional 7% market risk premium can be used. Using CAPM this gives a cost of equity of The cost of debt must also be calculated in order to determine the weighted average cost of capital of People's United. Being a retail financial institution, the vast majority of People's United's liabilities (90.5%) come in the form of deposits. Some of these pay no interest, and others pay out in savings, interest-bearing checking and money market accounts. Total interest expense for 2010 was…… [Read More]
People and Talent Management
The following work examines people and talent management and the importance that this has for today's organizations. The works reviewed in the study demonstrate the need for and the methods used in today's people and talent management. eviewed is the work of Stockley (2011) as well as other various works that relate the processes and methods of people and talent management in today's organizations.
Findings in this study include that talent management is somewhat different for each organization because talent is different for each organization, or in other words, what is valued as talent in one organization may not necessarily be valued as 'talent' in another organization. Talent then is organization specific and each organization provides support toward talent management based upon that specific organization's values and what they view as 'talent'. It is necessary to manage the people within the organization in order to identify…… [Read More]
People die each year of cardiac related health problems. Some die of heart attacks and others of congestive heart failure and so forth. This research proposal highlights five peer reviewed journal articles that show how to improve, step-by-step, the infrastructure of a hospital cardiac program. Quantitative data from the studies along with in-hospital data will reveal the need for quality improvement as well as how successful certain methods are when implemented among specific populations. Information was gathered through the search engine Google Scholar and PubMed. All articles are less than four years old and reveal ways to not just improve the safety and care of patient's but also how to improve surgical outcomes and enhance IT infrastructure, all of which are essential to running a great hospital cardiac program.
Several patients in (Hospital Name) have come in complaining of cardiac related health problems. Some have had issues with cardiothoracic…… [Read More]
("ed Guards," n.d.) (Chong, 2002)
However, over the course of time is when the ed Guards became more of a paramilitary unit. This is because they were considered to be reserves of the Chinese People Liberation Army. Any activities they were directly involved in, gave the army certain amounts of flexibility in achieving different objectives. As a result, the tactics that were utilized became so extreme that abuses began to occur. This led to changes in the attitudes and ideas of society. When this happened, select segments became more radicalized by these practices. ("ed Guards," n.d.) (Chong, 2002)
The ed Guards Lasting Impact on China
The ed Guards lasting impact on China was to serve as the final symbol of Mao's 1949 communist revolution. This is when there was a focus on going after those remnants from society who were still embracing the ideologies of the past. However, during this…… [Read More]
If any of them was found without a token he was either murdered or had his hands severed to die more slowly in front of his community to serve as a warning against defying Columbus's orders.
Perhaps the greatest irony in these atrocities is that the Spaniards (and the other European explorers) all sailed flying the flags of Christianity and that they referred to themselves as "civilized" and the native peoples as "savages." Meanwhile, it was the native "savages" who had lived in peace for thousands of years and it was the Spaniards whose homeland was, at the very time of their explorations, fully engaged in torturing and killing some of their own population in connection with the infamous Spanish Inquisition and the reign of the "civilized" religious authorities who oversaw it. The Arawak Indians, who had never heard of Christianity or of Christ's teachings, had developed a society in…… [Read More]
People learn from the very first moment when they are conceived and throughout their lives the experiences that they go through provide them with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge. Many argue that history repeats itself, but the reality is that everything in a person's life is new and even though some events might be similar to happenings in the past, something is different about them. Life surprises people on a constant basis, taking into account that all of the occurrences that a person goes through assists him or her be better prepared to deal with future situations.
Planning is one of the most important concepts in people's lives and individuals have gotten accustomed to planning their future in order to obtain great results. This means that they spend most of their resources making sure that the future will be as they want it to be. However, many discover that…… [Read More]
In 1911, Frederick Taylor wrote Principles of Scientific Management and Shop Management, and became the first to clearly introduce the study of people management. Taylor theorized that companies should identify the most efficient way to accomplish a job, train workers to complete each separate task in a specific way and provide equitable rewards for productivity improvements. Although Taylor is often criticized for his scientific approach that emphasized a strict division of labor and repetitive tasks, he is also commended for recognizing the need for cooperation between management and employees, fair rewards for positive work results and training programs. Over the past century, as increased globalization and technology has placed an emphasis on the acquisition of knowledge and a highly competitive customer-based service economy, a shift has occurred in organizations from task- to people-orientation. It is imperative for companies to meet the specific needs of their varied constituents --…… [Read More]
Some of the most well-known symbols that are now familiar to billions worldwide are Coca Cola, MTV, Madonna and McDonald's, to name just a few. Although it is very difficult to explain the causes behind it, the strongest form of globalization is the cultural one. The easiest explanation one can come up with regarding this truth is the fact that culture directly affects and influences each of us irrespective of political affiliation, economic status or say, education. Culture is part of our lives and determines who we are in terms of our cultural identity. Globalization alters our perception of culture because culture was, for a long period of time, directly related to the idea of a fixed community or geographical region. This perception has changed drastically due to the complex connections that have been established thanks to the development of the means of communication whose king is, without a doubt,…… [Read More]
People and Events
was 14 when my parents died in 1998. My younger brother and were left with no financial support. t was devastating and scary, as had to grow up really fast. learned that the ones you love the most can be gone in an instant. Being born, raised, and educated in a small town in ndia, had developed small town ideas. had to change the way thought about living and survival.
n order to survive, went on the road and worked as a part-time teacher seven hours a day to provide bread for myself and my younger brother. knew that life would never get any better without education. continued my education while worked. The days were long and hard trying to get my education and work to survive at the same time. This went on until 2002 when finished my Bachelors in Computer Science. continued teaching and working…… [Read More]
People in Love in Ibsen's a Doll's House and Chopin's "he Story of an Hour"
Berkove, Lawrence I. "Fatal Self-Assertion in Kate Chopin's "he Story of an Hour" American
Literary Realism 32.2 (2000). Print. Berkove makes a very interesting point. Mrs.
Mallard's self-assertion does end her life. He argues that Louise Mallard is not a feminist heroine but "an immature egoist and a victim of her own extreme self-assertion" (10). His theory is that Louise is not a woman to look up to as a feminist icon, but a monstrous figure.
his article is useful in that most criticisms of both the Ibsen play and the Chopin story are from a feminist perspective. His argument is the direct opposite. He believes that Mrs. Mallard is too weak to face the reality of her imagination. When there is a challenge to her newly-found sense of self, she collapses.
Dagenhart, Natalia. "Freedom…… [Read More]
People Believe That E-Mail, Voice Mail, Fax
The pressures of work till the near past was an issue that came with high pressure jobs and not enough remuneration to offset the feeling of too much work for too little pay and this situation was more found in the sectors of teaching and social services. In today's world this is no longer the case and the pressures of work are spreading to all sectors of employment and especially with the professionals. The rigors of work call for the professionals to spend more time at office in the present scenario than ever before. The problem escalates as these pressures can no longer be left at the work place and relaxation and stress relieving in the friendly atmosphere of home and the professionals were able to rejuvenate themselves for the next day or next weeks labors ahead. (Work-elated Stress: What You Need to…… [Read More]
4) Sullivan makes an argument that laws should be passed to stop the actions of Garfield and those like him. Assuming that there are no anti-trust issues (anti-competitive issues), does government have a legitimate role here?
While I can understand why Sullivan would be angry, I don't think government does have role in this situation. We have a free enterprise system, and you can't legislate ethics. Both sides had tried to deceive each other, but neither side had tried to deceive the people.
5) Jorgy states that a business is worth more than the price of its stock. Garfield uses an example of buggy whips to make the point that management has a responsibility to allocate corporate resources in such a way as to maximize shareholder value. and, if management fails to uphold its fiduciary responsibility in this way, then you can't blame people like him for stepping and doing…… [Read More]
people resist the idea of working in teams? How would deal with their resistance?
Not everyone likes to work in a team environment. Some people are shy or have other interpersonal problem that prevents them from fully participating in a group. This is quite common and can be found in almost every team. There are even some models that cover the developed of teams such as the storming, forming, norming, and adjourning model that looks at the team development as a dynamic process.
There are many tools that can help leaders get team member to participate. One tool is the use of a facilitator. The facilitator is responsible for making sure that everyone has a voice in the group and can limit those who try to overtake group discussions by redirecting conversations. There are also group development activities that can help the group overcome the initial resistance to forming a…… [Read More]
This would shape my thoughts and values by teaching me a sense of responsibility. At which point, it would affect my behavior, by teaching me to act more prudently, which would help me to always see the different viewpoints. As time went by, the ideas of focus that I was taught by him, would serve well in my educational career, as it would help me to do what is necessary to understand the material. In many ways, the overall levels of focus that we have are a key, to changing our perceptions about what is happening. Once you do this, is when the mind can be able to overcome its various limitations. This has helped me to overcome the different educational challenges, by look at the situation from another viewpoint.
These different events and the people surrounding them shaped who I would become as a person, by helping me to…… [Read More]
People From History That Impacted the World in a Positive Way
Three People from History
Three People from History who impacted the World in a Positive Way
Ross Granville Harrison (1807 -- 1959)
Ross Granville Harrison was an American zoologist. He is known for his discovery of a method of growing cells outside of the body. In his famous experiment carried out in 1906 he placed a piece of a frog's embryonic nerve tissue into a drop of frog lymphatic fluid, and saw that the nerve tissue did not die, but rather continued to grow. (Ross Granville Harrison) The method that Harrison developed from this experiment was to form the foundation of the tissue culture technique used in modern medicine and in medical research. This technique has become an extremely important part of contemporary medical research as it allows for "…the study of isolated living cells in a controlled environment."…… [Read More]
people get so cheesed off in an argument? hese days it may be about politics, but it can also be about religion, sports, work, etc.
Why do people get so angry when making an argument, but not, say, when telling a story?
here is a huge difference between arguing and narrating a story. With most arguments, the person's self is intrinsically involved. He or she is supporting a viewpoint that he strongly believes in and sometimes has centered his life around. Winning that viewpoint corroborates the time, money, and sacrifice that he inserted in living that approach. Admitting that he was wrong would be tantamount to saying that he has wasted much of his life in practicing and living a fallible system.
his is the reason why it is usually so difficult to persuade people that their beliefs / socialization / or certain opinions may be incorrect or misleading. And…… [Read More]
people project team, talked department heads, shared time skill requirements. All departments provide people project levels needed. The person Design participates heavily type project, leave months project.
Who should be chosen for the project team?
ecently, there has been much discussion about the need to replace Ms. A from design with two part-time people on our new project. Two candidates have been offered for my selection for the junior part-time slot: ussell Smith and Katy Jones. I have decided to recommend Katy Jones. Given the critical nature of the project, finding someone with a proven 'track record' is essential. Katy is a long-standing employee with the company and has familiarity with similar projects. She has experience with a product line akin to the current one, on which the project is focused. Given the time lag that has resulted from the need to replace Ms. A, Katy can walk…… [Read More]
Most American people are not actually doing this, however. Instead, it is mostly the corporations and large companies that are found throughout America. They work their way into other countries as well, and then they 'Americanize' them. While some countries tolerate this, and there are developing countries that are grateful for what America has done for them, most countries do not want others coming in and trying to change their way of life. The reason that they do things the way they do is because it works for them.
One of the most pervasive American companies when it comes to trying to change other countries is McDonalds. They move into any and every country that has the economic base to support them, and they build their restaurants everywhere. Most Americans love McDonalds, but the company is part of the American culture, and not all other cultures feel the same way…… [Read More]
This can include families who are breaking up, adult children forced to leave home, and any number of other situations (Editors, 2006). New York City has made it a priority to prevent homelessness as part of its comprehensive Action Plan for the Homeless, which is mandated through 2009. This plan includes ideas on how to prevent homelessness, redirect more homeless to shelters, create "viable alternatives" for the homeless, coordinate services so people are not "dumped" between them, and provide more housing options. As of 2005, the Action Plan was at least indirectly responsible for reducing homelessness by 10% in the city. It seems the plan is working, and other cities would do well to implement an appropriate plan for their own areas.
Traditionally, most people have looked at homelessness as a problem of demographics and personal attributes. However, more researchers now understand homelessness is more than demographics; it is a…… [Read More]
There will never general agreement on the qualities that define and separate good people from bad. However when considering this topic I believed that it would be useful to look at the traits of individuals that allow them to contribute to the development of society and also to form and keep good relationships with others. In fact, it is possible that good relationships actually form the basis or bed rock of good people.
A good man possesses a number of critical characteristics I will however identify just a few for the purposes of this assignment. The first characteristic is integrity. A good man will not say one thing a do something else he can be counted on to act in a honest manner even when no one is looking at him. For me integrity is a very important characteristic of a good man and without it, men…… [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.
Table of contents
2. Key issues / findings from the literature…… [Read More]
Why Soft Competencies Are Important to Software Development
Makasiranondh, Maj, and Veal (2011) recently investigated the apparent disconnect between student opinions on soft skills and the general requirements in the software industry. As the results have shown, the students in their sample had a generally low opinion on the importance of soft skills for their future careers -- they just don't see the point of learning people-oriented competencies when there are other, more 'practical' technical skills to be underscored. Of course, there is a disparity between these very same opinions and what's needed in the IT industry; you can't survive in the field without getting along with others (Levasseur, 2010). So the general challenge, as of this point, is in establishing how to argue the benefits of people skills given the asymmetrical importance given to the more technical skills. This is the subject of this paper.
Why Do…… [Read More]
His checklist includes:
1. ecognize that there is an ethical issue.
2. Determine the actor, i.e. whose issue it is.
3. Gather the relevant facts.
4. Test for right vs. wrong - if it is, then this is not an ethical issue, but a moral one.
5. Test for right vs. right paradigms.
6. Apply the three decision-making frameworks.
7. Investigate "trilemma" options, in which one seeks a creative resolution which satisfies all values at stake.
8. Make the decision.
evisit and reflect on the decision later (Kidder, 1995, pgs. 183-186).
A decision maker who uses these tools will have a better chance of correctly analyzing the problem, and coming up with a workable solution. As Kidder clearly illustrates in the book, some decisions are compromises, and some are simply ethically sound from the beginning. Each problem is unique, and so is each solution. Managers must be able to recognize…… [Read More]
hile most history textbooks tell stories from the perspective of the wealthy and powerful, Zinn shows how things happened from the perspective of the powerless. For example, in Chapter 3: "Persons of Mean and Vile Condition," the author focuses on poor whites, blacks, and Native Americans, and their "unfair treatment by the wealthier classes," (50). Zinn also demonstrates throughout a People's History of the United States how racism and bigotry became institutionalized and acceptable practices, and critiques colonial America as being definitively "feudal" in nature (48).
People's History of America exposes the dark side of American politics throughout the history of the nation, not aggrandizing or idealizing typical heroes and founding fathers like most history books do. For example, Zinn shows how men like Alexander Hamilton were overtly concerned with preserving elitist privilege in American politics and went out of their ways to ignore dissenting voices. The elitist culture of…… [Read More]
But now, here, in order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it…" uby served as the voice of Albom, and even God, acting as Eddie's guide to the path towards enlightenment, forgiveness (and self-forgiveness), and ultimately, happiness.
Indeed, this pivotal moment in Eddie's life culminated with the characters of Marguerite and Tala, symbols of love and forgiveness, respectively. With Marguerite, he began crying again, releasing repressed feelings he never thought he still had with him until he died. It was through Marguerite that Albom explicated true and lasting love, which permeates through life and death.
Eddie's ultimate emotional release was through Tala, the young girl whom he never forgave himself for not being able to save her from a fire while he was stationed as a soldier in the Philippines. It was with Tala that Eddie…… [Read More]
people internet mobile media change ways news created received? How change power relationship traditional news organisations 'audiences'?hat benefits drawbacks developments?
Internet's Effect on the News Industry
The internet is responsible for having revolutionized virtually all domains, given that more and more individuals come to break away from conventionality and embrace the internet. The media and news devices in particular have been severely affected as a result of the fact that the internet has experienced progress in the recent years. It is very important for someone who wants to succeed in the contemporary society to be acquainted with the internet, as most of today's affairs occur on the internet. People in the present are inclined to surf the internet when they want to check out the latest news, as it provides them with the opportunity to select the exact news that they are interested in, without having them watch a whole…… [Read More]
people obey or disobey the law?
Many individuals are inclined to feel that the modern society is too rigid and controlling because of the numerous laws that have been imposed through the years. These people consider that humanity was meant to be free and that a free society would function much better than one that obliges its members to take on particular attitudes. However, the truth is that humans are probable to trigger chaos if they are not controlled by a solid system of legislations. This means that a healthy social order would have to understand and respect laws in order for people to be able to live in peace.
Although law is one of the principal tools that assisted mankind in experiencing progress, many communities in the contemporary society have differing understandings of particular laws. hile it might seem that the whole world can act in agreement with a…… [Read More]
Generally, the school system appears to try to teach children what they need to know for their age group, based on what developmental psychologists indicate children of that age should be able to grasp. There is no point in trying to teach a child something that the child is not yet old enough to comprehend, and there is also no point in waiting until a child is already involved with something before teaching him or her about it, such as teaching children about substance abuse and sexual activity, which are both serious issues in schools today.
Learning itself generally defies description, as there are so many ways to define it. However, I think that learning is the acquiring of knowledge that one did not have before, that is important for any reason, and that will benefit someone during their lifetime. It does not really matter how that knowledge is acquired,…… [Read More]
Prior to their narrative on Townsend, King Solomon is described as a powerful man with grace and humility in his heart. God is said to have appeared to King Solomon in a dream, and asked him what he (Solomon) wanted to be given.
Now Solomon could well have asked for some glittering gifts and for more power. But he didn't; he asked for "wisdom," the authors explain. "I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. So give your servant a discerning heart...for who is able to govern this great people of yours?" Solomon is reported to have said. Impressed by Solomon's humility, God gave Solomon "...everything else he might have wished for" like honor, wealth, a long life, and yes, the "wise and discerning heart he has asked for."
Back to Townsend, who was also praised for willingly, openly admitting the mistakes…… [Read More]
This characteristic is given by the fact that qualitative research methodologies rely on factual and numerical information, which is not subjected to individual bias. Such a qualitative research process is nevertheless more time consuming and it is also tedious.
The research instrument refers to the means in which the research questions would be approached from a quantitative standpoint. Specifically, the research instrument is constituted by the survey. A survey is understood as a selection of questions which are relevant for the undergoing study. The usage of the survey as a research instrument is characterized by a series of elements, as follows:
Simplicity of usage
Ability to select the relevant sample
Basis on numeric and factual data, leading as such to results which can be generalized.
Two final elements which need to be noted regarding the research instrument refer to the concessions made in order to reduce the work…… [Read More]
The authors go on to say that America has also forced their extreme versions of free capitalism and true democracy on the rest of the world, including into many places where those concepts really do not work. The American corporations that move into those areas control what food is eaten as well as grown there, and the conglomerates in the media bury most of the native culture of these other places under a strong onslaught full of American entertainment.
The authors, Sardar and Davies, address all of these issues with insight and research. The chapters in which they address culture very strongly, however, become somewhat repetitive and almost whiny on occasion. However, the authors are not saying that everyone has to agree with everything that they say. Even without agreeing with them completely, it is very easy to see that there are good reasons why many people do not like…… [Read More]
Yet, investigators still wanted to gather evidence, to show he was communist. Where, they never collected one piece of information, supporting these assertions. This is significant, because it shows how law enforcement and private investigators can let their personal feelings / emotions interfere with an investigation. As a result, various codes of ethics would be developed, because of the events that took place in the 1960's. Where, officials wanted to prevent these runaway abuses from occurring on a regular basis. (enecil, 2009, pp. 11 -- 29)
From a global perspective, how have the events and issues of the 60s changed international relations?
The events of the 1960's have meant, that the world would continue to become smaller and more interconnected. As the different changes, would bring about new standards, as to how various international and non-governmental institutions would interact with one another. This would help to establish the basic foundation…… [Read More]
people wish to change their emotional life, what attitude was recommended regarding connecting with past events?
Everyone has a past that is complex and cannot be defined in a way that can be easily communicated. he past has a significant effect on how we feel in the present. Although we cannot easily define our past, it can define us and how we think about ourselves and others. hroughout our life, we accumulate experiences that evoke a certain feelings. he events themselves are no longer a part of our life, but the feelings that they evoked remain with us for the rest of our lives in shape how we feel today and how we will feel in the future. We cannot change the past, but we can change how we feel about the past. If we change the way we feel about the past, we develop coping skills that can help…… [Read More]
The Burger Court held that the prosecution simply needed to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the evidence illegally obtained would have been lawfully and inevitably discovered. The Burger Court did not think that a police officer would act illegally on the 'off' chance that the evidence might be admissible under the inevitable discovery doctrine, and could not reasonably calculate if the evidence would inevitably be discovered (Hendrie 1997:2).
The Nix v. illiams finding is an important counterweight to the restrictions the exclusionary rule imposes upon law enforcement officials. In contrast to the arren Court, the Burger Court accepted that, although protecting constitutional rights is important, the exclusionary rule is often a "drastic and socially costly remedy" because it often results in obviously guilty people going free, meaning that the cost of releasing illiams back into the world would have been high, while the gain to society of…… [Read More]
people of all ages and backgrounds. Literature, like any historical document, allows reader to gain a larger understanding of cultures, history, society, and politics. Furthermore, literature helps to instill the reader with the ability to read and understand complex concepts and enables them to develop critical thinking skills.
One of the most fascinating things about literature is the structure of what is written and how that structure has evolved over time to become a way for the writer to express himself or herself. Poetry may be one of the most applicable examples of how form and structure complement content. There are many different types of poetry, from the sonnet to the epic, and each is intended to convey a certain message to the reader. These messages may be personal, contemplative, or even political in nature. For example, works written by George Herbert's encompass personal, contemplative, political, and religious concepts. Furthermore,…… [Read More]
People often shift to other jobs when they feel unsatisfied. This is the case for nurses. Nurses have a high turnover rate in not just one country, but internationally. There is growing shortage of nurses because of lack of job satisfaction. Abualrub & Alghamdi performed a study back in 2012 determining whether leadership style had an impact on job satisfaction and retention rates. The article titled "The impact of leadership styles on nurses' satisfaction and intention to stay among Saudi nurses," pinned transactional leadership style against transformational leadership style, to see if one was more effective at creating higher job satisfaction in Saudi nurses. The authors used a myriad of tests for analysis, the response rate (slightly over half), generated a result that shows Saudi nurses favor transformational leadership style over transactional leadership style.
This essay is not only a critique of the article but it also examines it through…… [Read More]
At this point a strong conflict occurs between their own beliefs. On the one hand they believe that they are doing a good thing. The ethic dimension of their actions derives mainly from the approval that god gives them. On the other hand everything in the new land is against them.
Therefore they reach the conclusion that god is not with them and they do not have his approval. Only two possible explanations come to mind. One is that god is not completely good, but can show himself as completely lacking mercy. The other one is that god is good and wise and those who are making a mistake are themselves. The latter hypothesis is the more acceptable one.
God is omniscient and omnipotent. The famine and all the other negative things that are happening to them are nothing else but a proof that what they were doing was not…… [Read More]
people generally think that we can detach ourselves from the world around us and objectively evaluate and reason through our experiences. This is the classical line of thought initially proposed by philosophers such as Aristotle, Socrates, and, later, Descartes who fashioned his Cartesian principle to the purpose that we can step back, evaluate our internalized knowledge, think it through and from thence, decide which to accept, which to erase in order to formulate a foundation of 'sure and safe beliefs. ationalism persisted through Kant and then to Husserl who fashioned his phenomenology proposing that performing 'epoche' i.e. bracketing our assumptions can lead us to better seeing the essence of the phenomena and to perceiving an objective world.
Others are less certain.
Benjamin Whorf and Edward Sapir, for instance, believe that it is our vocabulary -- our language -- that shapes our perceptions. Sapir argued that:
Human beings do not live…… [Read More]
Edward C. Tolman was a man whose research focused on trying to understand how animals acquire knowledge. As a psychologist, he also tried to determine how the mind of the human being paralleled what he saw in lower life forms. What he found was that motivation was a primary factor in how people learn. A rat in a maze would find the hidden pieces of tasty cheese far more quickly if the animal had been left hungry than if he or she had been fed before the test had been administered. Subsequently, the rats learned to equate their examinations with the obtaining of food stuffs (Tolman 1948). Similarly, human beings learn to equate knowledge with acquisition of things that they desire. Students from the youngest of ages are told that good grades will be rewarded, not merely in the abstract but with physical reward such as money or…… [Read More]
If one wants to verify the dangers of gambling one only needs to look at the statistics stating Las Vegas has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. People are desperate to get their win, they have lost everything and still believe that magic hand or slot is right around the corner and resort to robbing, stealing, fraud and other means to obtain gambling funds (Nauman, 2006).
Gambling is illegal in most areas of the nation. Law enforcement is charged with arresting those that break the law. In states across the nation gambling rings have been broken up and slot machines, video poker machines and roulette tables have been seized. The place for law enforcement with regard to gambling is to crack down on it and not turn a blind eye when they are aware that is going on. The children who do not have food…… [Read More]
people ask did I always want to be an orthodontist, I say no. Until my senior year in high school I was a generic student. School was pleasant, not too difficult, and the social life was okay. However, you could say that is when I started to grow up, and that is when I realized that high school was about getting ready for my future. Schoolwork became less of a chore and I started to enjoy classes, a couple more than others. For example, I found that the things I learned in biology class really excited my curiosity and made me interested in learning more.
I was also lucky enough to have two exceptional teachers who helped me see that learning was fun. One in particular showed me how to see each class as an opportunity, as a door that I needed to pass through. Since then, whenever I take…… [Read More]
people feel more comfortable when their loved ones are comfortable and are in environments where they feel safe and are close to the people they love. Long-term healthcare therefore provides people with this option whereby there is upholding of an individual's independence as well as their ability to continue with their normal routine as possible. Therefore the long-term healthcare aims to provide in-home care for those who crucially need it and at the same time allowing individuals to remain in the homes as long as possible, regardless of their age or disability. There have been various challenges faced by patients as they transition from the hospitals to the long-term healthcare facilities within the healthcare system that is fragmented. Within the long-term healthcare organization there are various challenges faced, one of the issues include an intake department that lacks effectiveness when it comes to organization of referrals and relating appropriate material…… [Read More]
People Learn to See Certain Objects Based on Color & Other Factors of Perception
This research investigates the ways in which individuals "learn" to see certain objects. Despite our common-sense understanding of perception as being biologically based, in fact a number of experiments have demonstrated that we "learn" to see objects due to situational cues including color. However, not all individuals learn to distinguish objects on a visual basis in the same way due to differences in both perceptual and cognitive abilities. Moreover, some skills that might seem to be cognitively grouped are not. This experiment, in which subjects are asked to arrange objects in a hierarchical fashion, attempts to ascertain the influences that various factors have on the perception of objects.
While we may believe that we perceive different attributes of objects in dependently from one another, this is not in fact the case. For example, the color…… [Read More]
Finally, each branch of Christianity decides which books to include in the Bible, which can greatly alter meaning and intent. That does not mean that the Bible lacks authority. One need only see how societies have generally incorporated the tenets of the Ten Commandments into codified laws to see that the Bible has weight and authority. However, it does mean that a Christian must consult his own thoughts and beliefs and do some outside study, not just rely on information in the Bible.
I understand that my conclusions differ from the conclusions reached by many Christians. Some people simply cannot conceive of Christianity where Mary's virginity is irrelevant, good works are part of being Christian, and the Bible is not the ultimate authority. This is largely due to the emphasis that Christianity places on Jesus and Christian authority, and the fact that so many Christian denominations minimize the role…… [Read More]