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The participation of the staff is entirely voluntary and while staff will
be encouraged to participate it will not be mandatory and staff members
will only be approached once with the survey placed in their mailboxes at
work. Staff members will be allowed to return the surveys in a locked box
placed off the unit and in an unobserved area for maximum anonymity. It
would be our goal to receive completed surveys from at least fifty percent
of the nursing staff and at least fifty percent of the medical provider
staff for the staff element of the study to be valid. For medical provider
staff, we will only request surveys from individual who manage patients at
least 3 days out of the week on the intensive care units. Consultants,
dieticians, laboratory or radiology staff will not be polled, since their
involvement in resuscitation would be unlikely and minimal. For nursing…… [Read More]
Key Issues/Problem Statement: How can Wal-Mart's low cost strategy remain competitive?
Root Cause(s): Wal-Mart targets low-income consumers. When forced to raise the price of essentials like food, sales go down. Sales are also down at the end of the month when consumers are running low on their funds and waiting for their paychecks.
Wal-Mart will continue to pursue a cost leadership strategy.
Advantages/Disadvantages: Advantages include the fact that there are many price-sensitive consumers and Wal-Mart's main attraction is the prices of its goods, not the quality and uniqueness of its merchandise. But low-cost strategies can be challenging when low-income consumers are forced to drastically cut back on their purchasing because they are more affected by higher prices and economic downturns than high-income consumers.
Recommendation: Wal-Mart should focus in the items its core consumer base needs the most (such as groceries and other necessities) and keep these prices at rock…… [Read More]
Kudler Fine Foods: Problem Statement
Kudler Fine Foods is a company which provides gourmet style groceries and catering services to the local markets. KFF's primary vision is to be the premiere gourmet grocery store for those savvy shoppers who are searching for the finest meats, produce, cheeses and wine."(University of Phoenix, 2010, p. 3). Although Kudler Fine Foods has managed to succeed as a small company, they can't benefit from the large scale economies to purchase from their suppliers. In comparison to the large scale grocery stores, they have a small profit margin. In addition, the company's employees' high payroll causes the same result. The limited geographic expansion only allows KFF to cater to the San Diego local market. This can be a serious issue for KFF when similar competitors are present.
KFF's small management team can lead to weak employee-customer relationships since the employees are not able to give…… [Read More]
Valve Problem Statement
Valve Software's organizational structure regarded as flat has been of great help to the company though with some minor mishaps. The flat organizational culture has ensured improved communication in the firm, elevated job satisfaction levels and lowered management costs (Ivancevich & Donnelly Jnr., 1975). In this system, employees are obliged to undertake projects they desire, work with team members sharing similar aspirations, and other aspects governing daily work routines (Hofstede, 1991).Valve's organizational structure is a portrayal of a move towards employee self-empowerment as well as creativity which most firms lack. As a concern, Valve's structure when upheld by other firms can help in the development of teams capable of solving their own problems and accomplish creative and innovative tasks (Weia, Liub, & Herndon, 2011). Despite the fact that the Valve structure is successful, the major challenge present in researching such an organization is whether the model, or…… [Read More]
Daniel's problem statement and research questions. Use the following criteria:
The background of the problem is clear. The problems of customer complaints, outdated planes that require more maintenance, which causes delays and have a lot of technical problems is clearly stated.
The goal of the research project is clear. The goal of determining how the delays affect consumers' service evaluations is clearly stated.
The problem statement is formulated in a neutral and unambiguous way. The problem statement is stated to be open to all possible problems and solutions.
The problem statement is precise and specific. The problem statement does specifically state the problems of customer complaints and outdated planes.
e. The problem statement is relevant. The statement is relevant to the presented problems.
f. The problem statement is feasible. The problem statement is feasible.
g. The specific research questions follow logically from the problem statement. Questions 1 and 2 logically…… [Read More]
Deducing a roblem Statement and urpose of Study
Using a deductive, or top-down, approach requires that you move from a broad or general content area to a specific content area. In Week 3, you used a deductive approach to narrow a broad area of interest to a specific researchable dissertation topic. Now, you are asked to use a deductive approach to narrow your dissertation topic to a specific problem statement.
Before you develop your problem statement, it is important to consider the literature you have read thus far and determine gaps in the literature. A gap in the literature does not mean there has never been research in a specific area. It simply suggests there is an opportunity for research to provide insight, a unique approach, or an expansion to your topic area. For instance, suppose you are interested in examining the impact of nutritional counseling on the prevention and…… [Read More]
generated from the problem statement. Like the problem statement, research questions should be stated clearly, refer to the relationship between two or more variables, and be researchable (Tuckman, 1999). For instance, suppose you are interested in examining predictors of success for doctoral students. As you begin your research, you find that there is a gap in the literature. This is an opportunity for a researchable problem. If there is no research in this area, your research questions might be more exploratory and less defined (e.g., hat are the predictors of success for online doctoral students?). If there are a few studies that address predictors of success for online students, your research questions might be more defined, depending on what previous research indicates. If in previous research, the relationship between GRE scores and the success of doctoral students is already established, your research question should focus on another predictor that has…… [Read More]
The problem statement ithin the article by Berenholtz et al. (2011) concerns one of the most significant and common causes of patient morbidity and mortality, referring to ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The study focuses on the impact of hat they refer to as "multifaceted intervention" on reducing the incidences of this condition in the Intensive Care Unit. The gap identified exists beteen the translation of intervention guidelines to clinical practice in a routine sense. Successfully achieving such translation ould significantly reduce a serious public health issue hile also ensuring that the quality of care in hospitals across the country is improved.
In the light of the above, the purpose of the study as to determine hether a multifaceted intervention ill have a positive impact on compliance in the use of evidence-based therapies and the reduction of VAP in intensive care units. To investigate this, the study formed part of…… [Read More]
In “Associations Between Gun Violence Exposure, Gang Associations, and Youth Aggression,” Forster, Grigsby, Unger, et al. (2015) use logical regression models on cross-sectional data from three middle schools in California to determine the associations between aggression, self-control, and gang affiliations. The Literature Checklist, the Litmus Test Guide, and the Problem Statement Checklist all provide frameworks for evaluating the reliability and validity of the Forster, Grigby, Unger, et al. (2015) research. The Litmus Test Guide covers four main parameters including whether the research was justified, grounded in the literature, original, and also amenable to scientific study. Ideally, any doctoral or professional research should meet all four of these main criteria. The Problem Statement Checklist focuses more specifically on the problem statement itself, which should be clearly stated, with a guiding rationale for the research. Moreover, the problem statement should be consistent with the research methods used in the field and show…… [Read More]
goal of modern research has been to try to improve overall nursing quality so that patients receive better care. A number of studies have focused on nursing behavior that can be improved to thus improve the quality of care patients receive. The recent discourse clearly illustrates a problem regarding nursing staff and the proper handling of tracking biological allografts.
In the surgical field, one of the areas of safety that needs to be addressed is the tracking of biological allografts. This activity is a mandatory requirement of The Joint Commission. A number of the top cell and tissue banking organizations have understood the crucial need for appropriate labeling, and have thus worked on creating working labels that are easily read and recognized by nursing and physician staff (Brubakerm 2010). Zabel (2009) also discusses how the Transplantation Transmission Sentinel Network was established to help strengthen security and safety controls to improve…… [Read More]
Overrepresentation of Minorities Special Education
Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education
The national debate over special education has no easy answers. On one hand, many parents of affected children want more resources catering to their children's special needs. However, the 'mainstreaming' movement, which was and is supported by many parents, stresses the need to place children in the least restrictive environment possible. There is clearly a need to balance placement in special education to promote educational success with a need for normalcy. Into this debate is the concern that minority children are disproportionately represented in special education classes, and that racist and classist assumptions may cause what would be seen as mere difficulties in non-minority children to be 'disabilities' in minority children (Shippen 2009; Rogers 2002). Ironically, greater support for special education arose as a result of the civil rights movement, out of a desire to acknowledge and support 'difference'…… [Read More]
Problem Statement and Research Questions
To a large extent, the relevance of a problem statement cannot be overstated when it comes to efforts to clearly capture the issue under consideration. Towards this end, I will be seeking to offer a concise and clear description of the primary concern, i.e. the educational attainment of teen mothers and why it warrants attention. Thus, in this case, I will not only put the issue into context, but also highlight what is already known about the issue, and the relevance as well as objective of the study.
Teenage pregnancies are a concern in the United States. As a matter of fact, various surveys have indicated that a significant percentage of school girls in their adolescence get pregnant each year. Indeed, as Humberstone (2018) observes, the U.S. happens to be a leader in teenage pregnancies among developed countries. Teenage pregnancy as well as…… [Read More]
In the words of Quisenberry (2018), “while increased challenges are prevalent during virtual teaming arrangements, there seems to be evidence supporting that virtual team performance can be improved when team members have higher emotional quotients.” This is particularly the case given that various studies seem to suggest that the most common difficulties virtual teams encounter have got to do with failure by team members to effectively self-manage, share knowledge, and integrate the…… [Read More]
Hook: When poet, artist, and punk rock star Patti Smith moved into the Chelsea Hotel with her beau and fellow artist Robert Mapplethorpe in 1970, she recognized the power of networking for increasing productivity and propelling individual and group success: "The Chelsea hotel network made anything possible. Everything changed," (Olaisen & Revang, 2017, p. 1441). The example of Patti Smith shows how networking is a critical component of success in any business sector, whether the arts, sciences, or commercial enterprise.
Anchor: As many as 79% of knowledge workers report working "always or frequently in dispersed teams," but 82% of virtual teams believe they "fall short of their goals," (Ferrazzi, 2014, p. 1). Bartelt & Dennis (2014) also found that teams were actually "unable to successfully determine whether they were performing effectively, in terms of team performance," (p. 533).
General Problem: The general problem is that organizations know virtual teams are…… [Read More]
Global virtual teams have been described as being valuable but “fraught with problems,” (Gordon, 2017, p. 1). Many of the issues confounding virtual teams are not technological issues such as network security but rather, are related to social and psychological factors. The failure of virtual teams to achieve stated goals may be due to any number of challenges, ranging from the lack of face-to-face interaction that provides the nonverbal communication context (Quisenberry, 2018) to the different means by which each member of the team uses or interacts with the technology and with team members (German, 2017). Global virtual teams are instrumental, necessitating further research into how to formally improve their operations via improvements to leadership models or to the actual technological instruments used to facilitate communication.
Recent literature has been abundant on virtual teams and how to make them more effective. Quisenberry (2018) demonstrates the importance of emotional…… [Read More]
Baker High School serves a diverse community, and consists of about 50% Caucasian, 20% African American, 20% Hispanic, and 10% of students from other ethnicities including Asian and Pacific Islander. Over the past five years, Baker has improved its overall performance in terms of measurable outcomes such as test scores and retention rates. The school covers grades 9 through 12. There are about 1100 students enrolled on average every school year, and a total of 95 full-time teachers working at Baker High.
Last year, the Principal who had served the school for over ten years retired. The Principal was well liked for her performance and democratic leadership style; albeit occasionally criticized for resisting change. The incoming Principal ended up being almost the opposite in terms of disposition, leadership style, and educational philosophy. The new Principal, called Skinner for purposes of maintaining anonymity, introduced a series of…… [Read More]
Defenses against it may be equally inconclusive, but in their fertility they at least promise a solution some day.
dams, Marilyn McCord. Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.
Belliotti, Raymond a. Roman Philosophy and the Good Life. Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2009.
DeRose, Keith. "Plantinga, Presumption, Possibility, and the Problem of Evil," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (1991), 497-512.
Draper, Paul. "Probabilistic rguments from Evil," Religious Studies 28 (1992), 303-17.
Dueck, a.C. Between Jerusalem and thens: Ethical Perspectives on Culture, Religion, and Psychotherapy. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1995.
Ferreira, M. Jamie. "Surrender and Paradox: Imagination in the Leap." In Kierkegaard Contra Contemporary Christendom, edited by Daniel W. Conway, 142-67. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Griffin, David Ray. God, Power, and Evil: Process Theodicy. Louisville: Westminster Press, 2004.
Hick, John. "The 'Vale of Soul-Making' Theodicy." In the Problem of Evil: Reader, edited by Mark…… [Read More]
As Epstein suggested earlier, there seems to be no downside to this process.
James Colliver (2000) would disagree. He dismisses the assertions that favor the efficacy of PBL; his misgivings parallel Hmelo-Smith's earlier remarks. For instance, Colliver contends that the popularity of PBL is predicated on a kind of mass enthusiasm rather than empirically
based scientific evidence (p.259). Colliver asserts that PBL has not proven valid and lacks confirmation as successful teaching model. His article is largely a condemnation of the assertions that proponents of PBL assert. (He also implicates the cognitive sciences that underscore PBL.)
Colliver believes medical educators must abandon their support of PBL until there is sufficient empirical proof that PBL is, in fact, an effective way to teach people.
After ten years of administering Problem-Based Learning at the University of Missouri's
School of Medicine, Hoffman and her research team sought to examine the overall efficacy of…… [Read More]
For many companies, how they should survive in a changing market is very important to them and often results in many difficult decisions being made. These decisions can include whether to lay off employees, outsourcing some work to other countries, pay and benefit cuts, and many other concerns. Since this is the case, companies such as Global Communications have very serious issues that must be resolved in the best interest of the future of the company while still ensuring that the employees and others that have some stake in the company are treated fairly and in the best way possible. In order to understand some of the problems that Global Communications is facing, it is important to understand the issues of globalization and outsourcing, which is the act of sending work to other countries because of less expensive labor costs in those countries. There will be three main…… [Read More]
STEP 8 - INTEVENTION IMPLEMENTATION PHASING
The initial implementation of the automated calling system will require a significant amount of data entry concerning patient contact data; however, this data can be integrated in digital form from existing healthcare information management system as discussed further below.
PLANNING MODULE III - DETAILED HIMS PLANNING and COSTING
Although the actual acquisition of the automated calling system selected for this initiative will be completed by the hospital's purchasing department, a preliminary review of available representative systems that meet the needs of the ENT department is provided in Table 1 below.
epresentative Automated Calling Systems and Specifications
BroadcastByPhone: Automated dialing software can reach people by phone or by voice mail with personalized messages the auto-dialer uses a computer to deliver personal calls or leave answering machine messages in a human voice or a computer-generated voice. Calls are delivered…… [Read More]
at risk of dropping out of school population, giving figures and scholars and research findings and reports that came up with these figures. The writer further outlines the research questions that guide the research and these he categorizes into three research questions. These also help the writer display the problem that the study is meant to address. The research brings forth theories that help explain the research problem like the Grade Point Average theory, grade retention and proficiency tests as methods of measuring performance in schools. The research indicates how the participants were selected and the procedure of the research as well as the parameters or variables that were being measured.
The problem statement of the research was clearly stated as Academic and School Behavioral Variables as Predictors of High School Graduation Among At-isk Adolescents Enrolled in a Youth-Based Mentoring Program" and this leads clearly to the need…… [Read More]
Performance of the Company
Statements of corporate goals
SWOT analysis of United Health Group
9A PESTEL Analysis
In this paper, we present a systematic analysis of the United Health Group through a SWOT and PESTEL analysis. The analysis is aimed at the identification of an internal problem within the company's environment and then prescribing a suitable solution to it. The identified problem is poor Ergonomics. This is then explored and then recommendations provided.
The creation of a better health care system has been one of the key drivers of change in the American social, economic and political reform agenda. Quality health care to al citizens has been a piped dream for many. In this paper we presents an analysis of the effectiveness of United Healthcare in the provision of quality health care. Our focus is on its environmental analysis with the aim of isolating the genesis of the…… [Read More]
Nursing Schedules, Patient Outcomes
The title of this article suffices, although it could stand some improvement to make it even better. It certainly identifies the pivotal variables elucidated within this study, which include nursing scheduling, staffing, and patient morality. It is succinct enough. However, it does not allude to the study population at all. There is also a slight degree of redundancy in the title, as the focus of the research is more on the schedule concerns for nurses than for staffing in general.
The abstract is probably one of the better features of this research study and its ensuing write-up. It certainly is concise in its summary of the primary features of the report. It is also detailed in that it provides the problem, methods used, results, and conclusions -- although it does not not necessarily deploy those particular terms in doing so. It provides a high level synthesis…… [Read More]
Haze in China
Pollution has become a major issue across the globe given the devastating impacts of human activities, particularly industrial processes, on the Earth’s Atmosphere. Environmental pollution is regarded as one of the major causes of global warming or climate change, which has negative impacts on the Earth’s ecosystems. China is one of the countries affected by environmental effects associated with human activities and industrial/manufacturing processes. The country has been struggling with haze and fog since 2013, which have generated public anxiety and official concerns. Regional haze is regarded as one of the most devastating weather events in China over the past few years. Even though haze can emerge from natural causes, it is largely man-made, especially due to coal emission, huge coal incineration, and winter heating. This paper examines haze in China in relation to its devastating impacts with a view of identifying the most suitable approach…… [Read More]
Letter of Intent: Personal Statement
To College of ____ Admissions Committee,
I am applying for the Master's degree in the School of Social Work, because I truly believe that it is my life's calling to make people's lives better by helping them with their daily struggles through practical help and techniques for self-empowerment. This is no easy task for either party, but I believe that if both parties are committed to the task of improvement and the task of making things better, then all things are possible. The strengths that I bring to this endeavor are a full commitment, a tremendous amount of empathy, and practical experience and theories under my belt to work for concerted improvements for other people.
Imagine that you have had the social work career of your dreams. Now, you have retired and written an autobiography.
I've been extremely blessed and fortunate to have a long…… [Read More]
Problem-Solving and negotiation in the workplace: Questions
Discuss the concepts of process vs. structure as it relates to shared visions and problem-solving workshops.
Generating a shared vision is a critical component of creating a functional organization, but agreeing upon such a vision is 'easier said than done.' A collaborative environment where disagreements can be worked out in an effective and productive fashion is essential. A good structure for discussing disagreements is necessary to support a positive and effective process of coming to a consensus. A problem-solving workshop is one way to achieve this objective: the workshop provides the structure needed to support the type of collaboration between organizational members that is necessary to agree upon a shared vision statement. Such workshops constitute a part of the 'pre-negotiation' process and also have an icebreaking function of getting participants to known one another better. These workshops build trust.
Problem-solving workshops can also…… [Read More]
Confucianism, Catholicism and Islam between 1450 and 1750.
Three major religions, located at diverse axes of the world, Catholicism, Confucianism, and Islam, were faced with similar problems and challenges in the years between 1450 and 1750. Catholicism encountered a militant Protestant Reformation in the shape of Martin Luther King that espoused religion whilst criticizing the Pope. Confucianism, in the shape of the renowned philosopher and politician Wang Vangming, grappled with a future that threatened to challenge its traditional learning and way of life whilst Wahhabism introduced fundamentalist religion into an Islam that had gradually become more secular and detached from the Koran-simulated way of life. The following essay elaborates on their individual problems and challenges.
Luther's Protestantism effectively ended the many years of sole religious monopoly that the Catholic Church had on Europe. At the same time, Catholicism was also threatened by the new Humanism that tentatively insisted, first…… [Read More]
academic and professional experiences have made me realize that strengths and creativities are the major tools to become a leader. I have also come to understand that majority of successful leaders build their skills from strong academic backgrounds. Realization of these important facts makes to apply for MBA program at Saint Leo University to draw diverse academic experiences to assist me reaching my goal. I have just completed my master's degree in Social Work and my professional goal is to become a director of a hospital. I am applying for the MBA program to accumulate a body of knowledge in theoretical and application of business concepts in solving the real world problems. My previous education and professional experiences have enhanced my greater understanding about the management of social and health problems, nevertheless, the MBA program will assist me to solve complex business problems in healthcare organizations.
I finished my first…… [Read More]
Personal Statement in Diversity Law Program
The Chinese-Americans are among the most successful minority in the United States, yet, they are the most discriminated and under-represented minority group in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the Chinese-American population was 3.8 million approximately 1.2% of the overall American population. Between 2000 and 2010, the Chinese-American population increased by 43%. Despite the population changes, the Chinese-American born in the United States are still underrepresented in the U.S. corporate affair because of their low English proficiency.
The major driving force that makes me pursuing the master's law program and focusing on the diversity of the Chinese-American born in the United States is based on my profound interest in the diversity law and my intent in solving problems related to the diversity. Thus, it is extremely important to address the diversity problem facing the Chinese-American based on their population increase in the…… [Read More]
quality where data is gathered through interviews, surveys and observations, while quantitative study establishes its results on the basis of surveys, questionnaires and statistical data. A quantitative study "Study of Nurses' Knowledge about Palliative Care: A Quantitative Cross-sectional Survey" by Prem et al. can be compared with the qualitative study in question to understand the difference. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge of nursing professionals about palliative care through a palliative care knowledge test (PCKT) (Prem et al., 2012).
A cross-sectional survey has been done amongst 363 nurses working in a multi-speciality hospital by using a questionnaire PCKT, unlike qualitative study done by Dykes et al. that utilized a sample of 23 Ns and 19 NAs which can be easily interviewed, questioned and observed. A general finding of the quantitative study was in agreement with the previously established facts of poorer knowledge of palliative care but…… [Read More]
Unemployment in America
Policy makers in the United States continuously seek the silver bullet(s) -- plural solutions because there is clear recognition that the issue is multifaceted -- that will achieve healthy levels of employment in the nation. Certainly there some paths to increasing employment in the country are less expensive than others, and proposed solutions range across a wide array of complexity and practicality. Invariably, today, education becomes a focal point for discussions and debates about how to increase employment in any nation. This is due largely to the potential promise that solutions based in education can act as levers that are sufficiently effective to induce change.
Solutions to unemployment must be developed through the perfection of the alignment between the education young American receive -- in both secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college / university) educational systems -- and the actual labor market.
In his article…… [Read More]
Alice alker's short story "Everyday Use" is about a mother who has two daughters, one who has remained at home and appreciates their family heirlooms because of their connection to the home and their family, and another daughter who has become interested in the Black Nationalist movement and who looks at the same articles and appreciates them more for their aesthetic appeal than their deeper meaning. Through this story, alker makes a larger statement about the Black Nationalist movement to which daughter Dee belongs. She claims to want to honor her African heritage by adopting a more ethnic sounding name and by holding on to items which have meaning to her history as a descendant of slaves. This is a peripheral connection to her heritage and has no true meaning. Dee desires of her family treasures in order to fit in with a group, not because she has…… [Read More]
Monetizing Environmental Goods and Services
Monetizing ecosystem services is not essential for ecological sustainability. Thus, all goods and services provided by nature should not be commoditized and given an economic value or price so that they can be traded properly and accounted for in economic decisions to bolster their conservation. Monetization is only effective in the realm of presenting penalties for ecosystem violations, though even then it presents as a flawed system. The monetization of natural resources and ecosystems marks a violation of our integrity and collective human spirit.
Nature and all organic processes already have an inherent value that makes them valuable. It's up to society to realize that value, and to treat these attributes as precious through their time and attention. All attempts to monetize or to ascribe a financial value either artificially or through government support generally manifest as unsustainable. For example, the government often tries to…… [Read More]
SEC that is responsible for the policing the accounting and ethics of publicly held companies is:
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
The financial statement that summarizes the assets, liabilities, and stockholders' equity of an entity at a specific point in time is the:
At December 31, 2002, Robinson's Home Improvement has $100,000 of assets, $40,000 of liabilities, and $60,000 of stockholders' equity. On January 15, 2003, Robinson's purchased $30,000 of assets by incurring a liability. Robinson's total assets, liabilities, and stockholder's equity at January 15, 2003 (after the purchase) are, respectively, ____, ____, and,
$130,000; $70,000; and, $60,000
4. Gadsden Lawn and Mowing Service began operations on January 1, 2002. At the company's inception, Bob Morgan contributed $100,000 of cash and equipment. During the year, Gadsden earned $200,000 of revenue, incurred $100,000 of expenses, and incurred no liabilities. Total owner's equity at December 31, 2002 is:
a. $200,000…… [Read More]
Pursuing an MS in Finance is the first step toward beginning the rest of my life. I am excited to be this close to graduating from college and taking the next step, entering graduate school. I am pleased about moving closer to launching my career and about exploring the possibilities that lie ahead. This Statement of Purpose discusses my progress to this point and my plans for the future, and considers how an MS in Finance will help me achieve my goals.
Because I understand that a Masters degree does not automatically qualify me for career advancement, I want to pursue realistic goals, and that includes personal satisfaction. Whenever I have considered my long-term educational plans, I always thought in terms of a Masters degree, and possibly even a doctorate. So obtaining a masters degree will satisfy one long-term goal and put me in position to pursue another…… [Read More]
Guitars: A Critical Analysis of a Global Problem
orking with people in another country outside your own country is always challenging but it does bring issues into focus that you don't have in your home office. Dealing with people of different ethnicities, from different cultures, using different languages than you are familiar with -- these are delicate issues that can be good learning experiences but they can also go terribly wrong. How much or how little training a manager has had before moving to a foreign location for a company is critical in understanding how well that manager will do in the foreign experience. hat specifically does this experience contribute to your skills? Dealing with diversity, with unfamiliar dynamics in a business genre can help a person be more flexible and ethical when returning home.
Step ONE: (2): Business at the Base of the Pyramid is a way to help…… [Read More]
Creative Problem Solving
The human condition appears to be creative in nature. Porter (2010) suggested that "ideas appear to arise by chance only when people are actually looking for them. It does not happen to people who are not curious or inquiring or who are not engaged in a hard search for opportunities, possibilities, answers or inventions, " (p.5). The purpose of this paper is to explain a created problem using the Creative Problem Solving Process (CPS). Specifically, this paper will focus on refining the solutions that were presented in an earlier essay.
Within a particular college class room, some of the students regularly come late to the class and left early. These same students also took extended long breaks and were absent from class most of the time. This was not acceptable by the students who always arrived on time and left at the end of the…… [Read More]
Still, the concept of guided imagery tends to stray far from traditional methods of pain management. Pharmaceuticals have long been a major method of treatment for pain, but have resulted in major backlashes in regards to patients becoming addicted, especially in long-term and chronic cases of pain. If guided imagery could be a successful method, it may reduce pain or increase pain tolerance, without the threat of chemical dependence.
There are a number of benefits which are seen in the ongoing discourse today. As such, the expected improvements include things like drops in blood high blood pressure, lower heart rates, and reduction of chronic pain symptoms, lessoning of headache pain, and increasing overall pain tolerance (Cornelius, 2010). In situations were patients going into a major surgery were coached with guided imagery, it was "shown to decrease stress and anxiety before and after surgery," thus helping reduce additional pain issues during…… [Read More]
272). There were great changes taking place during that period in history, and not all of those changes had to do specifically with science. Some of them stemmed from science in other ways, and were encouraged to develop because they had a better framework during that time.
Philosophy during that time also had a "momentous transfer of allegiance from religion to science" (Tarnas, 1993; p. 272). That deeply affected how people felt about themselves and their world, and it changed the way many of them thought. Those who embraced science did so willingly, and those who embraced religion were also afforded that right. In other words, whether a person focused on science or religion, that person had a choice. Things were no longer all about the Church, and what the Church had always taught people. During that time in history, many people were afraid of the Church and thought that…… [Read More]
Discuss the way vision was used at Mentor Graphics.
At Mentor Graphics Corporation, the created vision had several components, which might be regarded as questionable in terms of effectiveness. First, the vision was "unarticulated," meaning that, at best, the vision was not even a statement as such. Instead, it is likely that most employees and managers were not as such aware of the vision statement, but rather had little more than a vague notion of what the company aimed to do. The second component of the developing vision was to "Beat Daisy." In addition to being somewhat vague, this statement is also reactive to the products of others rather than focusing on the goals of Mentor Graphics Corporation itself.
McCarthy (2009), however, provides some good advice on creating an effective vision statement. The first requirement is to determine what the company would like to achieve in the future.…… [Read More]
Madagascar's exposure is, the problem needs to be understood. The problem is phrased as "The rise of Islamic regimes in Egypt." This phrasing makes no sense. The military is in charge of Egypt, following the takeover from the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. This is in the background material. A better phrasing is found in the text: "The rise of Islamic regimes in the post-evolution Arab world." For some reason the writer of the document latched onto the qualifier "particularly in Egypt" and despite the fact that Egypt no longer has an Islamic regime has concocted the misleading topic. At any rate, Madagascar has a low level of exposure to this issue. Madagascar is only 7% Muslim (CIA World Factbook, 2014), and was not subject to the revolutionary politics of North Africa during the Arab Spring. Madagascar's Muslims are not Arab, but came to the country as laborers and slaves from…… [Read More]
No implementation issues are anticipated once the appropriate legislation is promulgated.
The second suggested alternative strategy is to require that federal agencies conduct mandatory telework awareness training for all federal employees and offer specific telework training for all eligible employees who wish to participate. The criteria for this strategy are that it must: (1) publicize the change effectively internally; (2)
include all eligible employees; and (3) inform federal employees how to address any difficulties encountered in applying for telework opportunities. No implementation issues are anticipated once the appropriate legislation is promulgated.
The third suggested alternative strategy is to publicize the change effectively externally to increase federal recruitment. The criteria for this strategy are that it: (1)
effectively increase public awareness of the policy; (2) provide comprehensive information sufficient to achieve its objective; and (3) exploit multiple communications media. The only conceivable implementation issue with regard to this strategy is the…… [Read More]
personal statement University Waterloo . I'm applying Mathematics (Co-op Regular ) . Please write essay stating reasons choosing program waterloo 1. Education Goals 2. Interest chosen programs
My life experiences have come to define who I am today and the choices that I am currently making reflect my background. From a very young age I realized that I enjoy studying and applying formal sciences and this practically influenced me to achieve better results in these fields, as I enjoy doing what I like and this felt natural. Whenever someone questioned me about my degree or about how I saw my future I always responded by saying a joke involving mathematics hoping that the respective individual would immediately understand that this particular domain is very important for me.
Many people in the contemporary society tend to ignore the importance of mathematics because of its "cooler" counterparts. With technology experiencing significant advancement…… [Read More]
Nonetheless, internet breach occurs routinely; further steps need to be taken.
Options for resolving these issues
Part of the issue revolves around ambivalent ways of defining PII as well as the fact that the constructs of identity are still in flux. PII, at one moment, can become non-PII during the next, and the reverse is the case, too. Moreover, computer science has shown that, in many instance, data that is consider non-PII and, therefore, not regulated, has been used to identify a person and that this data should, theorem, be called PII. The definition of PII, accordingly, transcends boundaries, and may be difficult to pin down. Given its malleability, some observers have even suggested altogether rejecting PII as the tool for defining privacy law.
The first issue, therefore (it seems to me) is to start off with a clear definition of PII and here we may adopt the approach of…… [Read More]
Obesity is a significant problem for today's American children. In fact, the NCCC calculates that more than 23 million children and teenagers are overweight. Since 1980, the obesity rate amongst children has more than doubled and amongst children aged 2-5 years almost tripled, whilst it has more than tripled in adolescents aged 12-19 years (Ogden et al., 2008.).
The problems of childhood obesity in children include the following:
Obese children are at a higher risk for asthma
Obese children are more likely to suffer from psychosocial problems, fatty liver, orthopedic-related problems and sleep apnea
Childhood obesity has also corresponded with a rise in with type 2 diabetes, particularly among adolescent minority populations
Obese children are found to be at greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and abnormal glucose tolerance
The causes of childhood obesity have been reduced to various…… [Read More]
In fact it has been proposed that the positive impact observed of PBL on motivation may come from these academically talented individuals rather than the intervention itself (Hwang & Kim, 2006). GPAs and demographic characteristics were not found to be correlated to PBL (Ceconi et al., 2008).
White et al. (2004) found in a study regarding that PBL was not shown to be superior to other learning styles in assisting students to acquire or retain knowledge regarding asthma management. This finding is consistent with the majority of research that has not found greater knowledge acquisition or retention amongst PBL students vs. traditional teaching methods (Albanese, 2000; Beers, 2005; Rogal & Snider, 2008). However, it is not that PBL produces inferior results, most studies have found that there are no significant differences between PBL students and those from traditional curricula on standardized knowledge tests (Beachey, 2007). Beers (2005) points out that…… [Read More]
Because they ignored those concerns and chose to save a very small amount of money, they ended up costing their organization much more money for placing an entirely new advertisement that reflected the additional wording that the two team members had originally tried to propose.
On a much smaller scale, this is precisely the same thing that happened on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform: namely, junior-level team members expressed specific concerns to management; those concerns were ignored and further contribution of those team members discouraged by management. Ultimately, the organization suffered exactly the type of harm those team members had envisioned and it cost the organization much more than the relatively inexpensive fixes that would have been recommended by the dissenting team members if their opinions had been take more seriously by management.
Barsa, M. And Dana, D.A. "Learning from Disaster: Lessons for the Future from the Gulf…… [Read More]
The problem in this case study deals with the decisions that must be made by Kone's director, Mr. Hatala. Kone is a Finnish elevator company that has met some new problems within in its organization and industry. Due to some unforeseen and problematic economic factors that have impacted the construction business, Kone's main source of contracts, a new product was unveiled to help lift Kone from its low performance. The MonoSpace product was developed by Kone and new market opportunities were presented.
The main problem that revolves around this case therefore, is how to introduce the MonoSpace product in order to maximize the opportunity that is presented before Kone. Hatala must incorporate all of the factors that are included in launching a new and important product in order maintain or create competitive advantage and stay relevant within the industry and lead his company to a new plateau of…… [Read More]
There are studies done by researchers that endorse that foreign direct investment effects the economic growth by means of different networks. Firstly, by means of the technological modification where the worth of human capital plays a vital position in attracting the technology. Secondly, the environmental circumstance of the host (receiver) nation likewise effects financial growth. The ecological situation was evaluated utilizing the expansion of the local monetary system. The answers reinforced the study done by the researchers. The development of technology through the monetary system can aid in the means of assigning foreign direct investment funds more professionally.
International relation is another vital environmental aspect that can be a solution for economic growth. This is good because it will be able to measure the political friendliness that goes on among nations. If there is no friendliness among the nations than it will be very hard to receive any…… [Read More]
Urban Problems and Solutions
In the 1990's, the United States exhibited a decreasing trend in the rates of pre-marital sex and teen pregnancies. However, the rate of teenage pregnancy in United States is yet considered to be alarming in comparison to that of other developed countries of the world. It has been estimated that about 1 million teenage girls in the U.S. are being victims of teenage pregnancy every year.
Due to the fact that teen mothers and babies are vulnerable to health hazards, the considerable birth rates among teens have become alarming. The ignorance of pregnant youngsters deprives them of taking appropriate medical attention, making them vulnerable to medical complexities. The teenage pregnancies have tremendous emotional impact on the adolescents. Under feeding, negligence in taking nutrients, habits of smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse etc. which are common among most of the youngsters make their newly born babies prone to health…… [Read More]
Philosophy of Teaching Statement
I have heard people compare teaching to shining a light into the darkness. I like this analogy, because teachers certainly do bring light to the darkness. However, I do not think such a statement is strong enough. When I hear that statement, I picture a person in the woods, leading a bunch of people, holding the only flashlight. Yes, that person is a leader. Yes, that person is illuminating the darkness. However, that person is retaining all of the power and control in the scenario. The person holding the flashlight decides what to illuminate, and what to leave dark. In the woods, such an oversight could mean missing a threat, like a bear, or an opportunity, like berries. In real life, such intentional or accidental oversight could mean depriving students of an opportunity to enrich themselves through knowledge.
Therefore, rather than hoping to act as a…… [Read More]
The World ank model centers on a five-person team called the Performance Advisory Service or PAS (Yandrick 1995). PAS trains supervisors to analyze work performance and personality problems. The supervisor first determines if a skill deficiency is involved or there are personal and environmental factors. He does this by reviewing the employee's records in search of troubled behavioral patterns; consulting with work team leaders, colleagues and support staff in investigating possible problems within the organization; and/or directly exploring the employee's work performance and conduct.
In the last option, the supervisor may ask or remind the employee about the consequence of poor performance; if he or she is being rewarded for poor or nonperformance; if performance matters to him or her; if there are health or stress factors conducing to his or her poor or low-level performance; or if there are external stimuli behind it. Armed now with the different angles…… [Read More]
Most importantly, I want to return to my father at least a fraction of what he has given to me in education and encouragement. If it were not for his decision to home school me, I would not have been where I am today, and most likely I would have set less ambitious longer-term goals.
A graduated my home schooling career with honors, earned extra credits, and achieved all the goals I set for myself. I did this entirely by self-directed scholarship, and on the basis of what I received from my parents. This in turn enabled me to enter college at the unusually early age of sixteen years old. At seventeen, I have no completed almost two years of college. This, in my view, gives me an advantage over many other people at my age. Through home schooling I have matured to a level where can pursue my studies…… [Read More]
It seems that another viable party needs to be created, one that truly does not rely on business as usual in Washington, and is truly for change at the basic level. Until we change the way Congress operates, and how it is so heavily influenced by lobbyists and special interests, nothing is going to change in this country, and our democracy is suffering because of that.
Stress levels are certainly higher in this country than they were when the Students wrote their statement, although they certainly faced their own stresses. Today, many families are worse off than they were just a year ago, and the recession has just begun. What is going to happen to them in another year? There are still millions of young people that go hungry in our country, and millions without homes. There are still disparities in the educational level of schools in wealthy areas and…… [Read More]
It may be most appropriate when there is a question of adding a new service or getting rid of a current service, but makes less sense for a department which is expected to continue in service.
Incremental budgeting is a part of the rolling forecast system. If there is a sudden spike in revenue, for example, it may make sense to do an incremental budget to take into account the new variable.
-down budgeting means that the CEO or CFO dictates how much money is present, and allocates it to each department. This has the benefit of control of expenditures, but the drawback that the department managers feel no responsibility to hew to a budget in which they had little or no input.
A s-up: This method starts at the department level and builds to an overall picture. While each department may want to have its needs fulfilled, there needs…… [Read More]
The reduction in liabilities represents a move to reduce financial leverage in a period of tightening credit and risk profiles. The cash build-up too is an assertive move to combat liquidity concerns and build structural soundness to the balance sheet. AMD management implicitly understood that their internal financial condition was threatening to unravel the company with stagnant revenues and bloated expenses. As such the repositioning of AMD to take advantage of new revenue opportunities in their fusion process technology was an important step. Add to this a streamline of operations to improve the income statement, a strengthening of the balance sheet through targeted asset increases and strategic debt reductions; and the result are 2010 financial statements which show AMD "achieved many financial milestones: increasing revenue 20% year-over-year, restructuring the balance sheet, reducing overall debt, improving gross margin and delivering positive adjusted non-GAAP free cash flow" (AMD Annual eport. 2010)
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Vygotsky and Mission Statement
One of the keys to a successful pedagogical experience is the ability to translate new materials into the minds of the learner. We have certainly come a long way from the days in which we thought every student should sit straight, learn the same way, and behave identically. One of the most important theories to arise in the 20th century was the idea of constructivism in education. This view is a theory that argues that humans generate and retain knowledge by way of experience. Social constructivism views each student as having unique and special needs, backgrounds, and modes of expression.
My Vision Statement -- The idea of positive and proactive constructivism encourages students to come to their own conclusions about knowledge based on their own worldview, past experience, and the nature of their instruction. The responsibility, however, of actual learning resides with the student -- the…… [Read More]
MICOSOFT: No terrorist is going to try to blow up Microsoft; no oil products are needed to run computer hardware and software; computers run the world of commerce; and Bill Gates owns a huge percentage of all things computer software-related, so the Microsoft steamroller is a great investment and not as vulnerable to world conditions as are the first two companies reviewed in this section.
One final conclusion: for EXXONMOBIL, albeit their fortunes can change because of the war and oil's vulnerability to war, their earnings for the 4th quarter of 2004 were their highest ever ($8,420 million), and they have friends in the White House in Bush and Cheney, so their financial picture remains very bright; for FOD, they experienced a $5 billion pre-tax profit from their "financial services" (auto loans) division, which is very impressive; moreover, car sales are booming and Ford will, in the near future, realize…… [Read More]
Importance of Financial Statements
The Importance of Accurate Financial Statements to Outside Business Interests
The four financial statements are the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, and statement of owner's equity. All of these statements are interactive even though they each serve a unique purpose. They are intended to assess the health of a business and their accuracy is vitally important to investors, creditors and other outside interests. The income statement, statement of cash flow, and statement of owner equity, close out at the end of each year. The balance sheet amounts are carried over from year to year (Kurtz, 2010).
Both internal and external entities use these statements in order to inform the decision making process. These documents provide pertinent information on the financial position (balance sheet), profitability (income statement), and operating, investing, and financing activities (statement of cash flow and statement of owners…… [Read More]
financial statements of Marriott Hotels and discusses measurement bases they employ. The essay also surveys the literature for current thinking on fair value measurement.
According to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), measurement "involves assigning monetary amounts at which the elements of financial statements are to be recognized and reported" (Deloitte, 2011). Accounting measurement consists of quantifying financial information in dollars or units. These measurements are then used to report information to internal and external users through the use of financial statements that accountants prepare. Financial accounting measurements may be recorded at historical cost or adjusted to reflect current market values (Conjecture Corporation, 2011).
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) require companies to record balance sheet information using a fair value accounting measurement. Companies must therefore use this measurement technique to value assets and equity investment at the current market rate which thee items would bring if they sold in an…… [Read More]