500 Word Discussion APA Format

500 Word Discussion APA Format

With your current work team in mind, complete the Assessment of Team Basics Scale (see the article by Russel & Jacobs, pg. 20) which assesses how effectively your group functions as a team. Report on your team’s strengths and areas of improvement. Offer suggestions for improvement.

Assessment of Team Basics Scale (attached)

Use the following guide to score interpret the results:

1-  Strongly Disagree, 2-  Disagree, 3- Neither Agree nor Disagree, 4- Agree, 5-  Strongly Agree

Size –  scores range from 6 (low) – 30 (high). A score above 22 is considered high.

Levels of Complementary Skills – scores range from 5 (low) – 25 (high). A score above 18 is considered high.

Meaningful Purpose – scores range from 7 (low) – 35 (high). A score above 26 is considered high.

Specific Goals – scores range from 8 (low) – 40 (high). A score above 30 is considered high.

Clear Working Approach – scores range from 7 (low) – 35 (high). A score above 26 is considered high.

Sense of Mutual Accountability – scores range from 4 (low) – 20 (high). A score above 15 is considered high.

must be in APA format.. FYI I work in a hospital.


Instructions: To determine how effectively your group functions as a team, each team member should respond to the following questions individually. After all team members have completed the instrument, compare your responses. Your answers should help you diagnose your team’s strengths and problem areas. Based on your findings, you may want to make some modifica- tions in the team’s characteristics (e.g., size, skills, purpose, goals, working approach, accountability). Refer back to Figure 2-2 in the chapter for more details. Using the scale below, circle one response for each item.

SD D N A SA Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree Strongly Agree


1. We can convene easily and frequently SD D N A SA 2. We can communicate easily and frequently SD D N A SA 3. Our discussions are open and interactive SD D N A SA 4. Everyone understands the others’ roles

and skills SD D N A SA 5. We need more people to achieve our goals SD D N A SA 6. Subgroups are possible or necessary SD D N A SA

Levels of Complementary Skills

7. All three categories of skills (technical/functional, problem solving, interpersonal) are either actually or potentially represented across team members SD D N A SA

8. Each member has potential in all three categories to advance his/her skills to the level required SD D N A SA

9. Some critical skill areas are missing on our team SD D N A SA 10. Members are, individually and collectively, willing

to spend the time to help themselves and others learn and develop skills SD D N A SA

11. New skills can be introduced as needed SD D N A SA

Meaningful Purpose

12. The team’s purpose constitutes a broader, deeper aspiration than just near-term goals SD D N A SA

13. We have a “team” purpose, as opposed to just one individual’s purpose (e.g., the leader’s) SD D N A SA

14. All members understand and articulate the purpose the same way SD D N A SA

15. Members define the purpose vigorously in discussion with outsiders SD D N A SA

16. Members frequently refer to the purpose and explore its implications SD D N A SA

17. Our purpose contains themes that are meaningful SD D N A SA 18. We feel our purpose is important SD D N A SA

Specific Goals

19. We have “team,” rather than individuals’ goals SD D N A SA 20. Our goals are clear, simple, and measurable SD D N A SA 21. Our goals are realistic as well as ambitious SD D N A SA 22. Our goals allow for small wins along the way SD D N A SA 23. Our goals call for a concrete set of team products SD D N A SA 24. The relative importance and priority of our goals

are clear to all members SD D N A SA

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25. All members agree with the goals, their relative importance, and the way in which their achievement will be measured SD D N A SA

26. All members articulate the goals in the same way SD D N A SA

Clear Working Approach

27. Our approach is concrete, clear, and really under- stood and agreed to by everybody SD D N A SA

28. Our approach will result in achievement of the objectives SD D N A SA

29. Our approach will capitalize on and enhance the skills of all members SD D N A SA

30. Our approach requires all members to contribute similar amounts of real work SD D N A SA

31. Our approach provides for open interaction, fact- based problem solving, and results-based evaluation SD D N A SA

32. Our approach allows modifications over time SD D N A SA 33. Fresh input and perspectives are sought and added SD D N A SA

Sense of Mutual Accountability

34. Members are individually and jointly accountable for the team’s goals, approach, and products SD D N A SA

35. Progress can be measured against specific goals SD D N A SA 36. Members feel responsible for all measures SD D N A SA 37. Members are clear on what they are individually vs.

jointly responsible for SD D N A SA

Source: Adapted and reprinted by permission of Harvard Business School Press. From The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the Performance-Performance Organization by J.R. Katzenbach and D.K. Smith. Boston, MA 1993, pp. 62–64. Copyright © 1993 by McKinsey & Company, Inc., all rights reserved.

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ou are Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a business and authoritatively in the role of co-executive level manager with the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The business currently has eight locations. Currently, the company’s vertical organizational structure is comprised of one accountant and eight location managers who report to you and the CEO. Within each location, reporting to each location manager is a Team Supervisor. Reporting to each Team Supervisor are four Customer Associates.  The strategic goal for the business is expansion into a new geographic region and an increase in the number of products or services offered to clients/customers. You and the CEO have discussed two possible avenues to grow and expand this business. One possible strategy would be to franchise locations. Another strategy would be to secure venture capital to finance an internal expansion by opening more company-owned shops. Your business partner feels that s/he just does not have time to further investigate these options because s/he is spending an increasing amount of time assisting the location managers. You have noticed that two of the location managers have exhibited a lot of skill in the management of their locations and perhaps a new position could be added to coordinate with the location managers. This would free both you and the CEO to work on the larger strategic issues.  After reading the scenario above, the assigned readings in the textbook and completing the practice Learning Activities, paying particular attention to the section on authority, compose an interoffice memo from you to the CEO. The purpose of the memo is to describe the impact of creating this new position. In typing your memo to the CEO, be sure to respond to the following:  How would creating a new coordinating management position between the executive level managers (CEO and CIO) and the location managers help the business to grow? Is promoting an existing manager the best option to fill this position? If not, what is an alternative source to fill the position? Who within the company should make these decisions? List the levels of authority (management) that the company would have if the new position is created.

Chapter 2 Case Study: Hector Gaming Company

Chapter 2 Case Study: Hector Gaming Company

Chapter 2 Case Study: Hector Gaming Company Task: Attempt this quiz

This case points up a very common problem found in many businesses. Implementing organization strategy, in a large part, represents projects. In many firms there is no interdependent way to prioritize projects. This gap causes conflicts similar to those noted in the HGC case. Proposed projects typically come from functional areas such as marketing, production, information systems, finance, etc. with no central clearing house to ensure that resources are adequate and projects are prioritized with the strategic plan.

Read the Case Study on pages 57-58 in your textbook. Then answer the questions included in this assignment.  57-58 is attached-,also attached this week reading .

Week 2 Discussion Discussion

Week 2 Discussion Discussion

Week 2 DiscussionDiscussion Topic Task: Reply to this topic

First Post Due Thursday, 11:55 PM; Replies Due Sunday by 11:55 PM (15 points)

Reflection Discussion

For this week’s forum, make an original post addressing at least two of the following reflection prompts by Thursday at 11:59 pm, and respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts by Sunday at 11:59 pm. Your original post must be at least 100 words long.

1. Observation of self and/or others – Throughout the time this course is scheduled you will catch yourself or another person doing something that exemplifies or directly relates to ideas you are reading about or we are discussing in class. Make note of these as they occur so you can describe the experience and discuss how it relates to the topic for that week.

2. Quote contemplation – As you read the assigned texts particular passages will capture your attention as especially interesting or personally meaningful. Make note of these, writing down the passage verbatim and providing a clear reference as to where it may be found (author, text, and page #s). Then describe the significance of the passage (e.g., what is notable about it? why did it capture your attention? what situation at work or home exemplifies the author s point?).

3. Thoughts on readings and responses to reflection questions – Record your other thoughts/reactions/ questions as you work your way through the readings. You may decide to focus on a case study or exercise, something from this week’s class meeting, or other personal integration of course concepts.

4. Personal discoveries – Record your other thoughts/reactions/questions as you work through the readings and assignments. What case study, reading, class meeting discussion, or personal integration of course concepts most surprised you? Why? How were you challenged to see things differently? What was your belief/perspective before the discovery? What is your belief/perspective after the discovery? What change(s) will you make because of this discovery?

this reading ppt reading is attached

Project Management

This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.

Part A: Project Schedule
(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

  1. In Assignment 2, you developed a project plan. Now, using the information from your project proposal, create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule.
    Your project must include the following criteria:

    • The project must consist of at least twenty-five (25) tasks.
    • Each task must contain a start date, a finish date, and have main staffing and non-staffing resources assigned.
    • Assume that your work activities are completed during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).
    • In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Part B: Written Response
(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

Write a one to two (1-2) page response in which you:

  1. Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:
    • When will the project be completed?
    • What is the critical path for the project?
    • How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
  2. Summarize the recommendations or improvements you would make to your project schedule. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:
    • Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
    • What additional activities would you add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?
  3. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    • Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The Cultural Environments Facing Business

The Cultural Environments Facing Business

 The Cultural Environments Facing Business

Form  a brief presentation of an article that is related to the Cultural Environments Facing Business. These should be relevant and fairly current (within the last year). The presentation should only be five minutes long.

You may find and summarize either a magazine, blog, or newspaper article published within the last three months, or a journal article published within the last year. The magazine, blog, or newspaper should be from a source that demonstrates rigorous journalistic standards (for example, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomsberg BusinessWeek). If you use a blog article, avoid blogs that are obviously used for content marketing purposes. Journal articles should be from well-known peer-reviewed journals.



2 in 1 assignment


Consider the following three perspectives on language acquisition. learning, nativist, or interactionist.  Which theory do you believe to be more applicable to the acquisition of language? If your choice is in fact true, what implications should this have on parents as they assist their children in mastering language? (give examples)
Consider the cognitive development theories in chapter 5 in Lifespan development (1st edition) Kuther, T. (2017). Based on these theories, choose a theory that you ascribe to and write a 2-3 full page essay(NO MORE, NO LESS), with a reference page. Discuss why you believe it is the most accurate theory for children developing cognitive capacities. 

If your choice is in fact true, what implications should this have on parents’ choice of toys for their children if their goal is to maximize cognitive development? (give examples) 


Discuss ( 1- 2 page essay): Why are children aggressive? Identify common reasons. How should teachers deal with aggressive children? Should it vary with the reasons for children’s aggression? Why or why not? What should they suggest to parents who have aggressive children?

Cultural Communication And Reorganization

Cultural Communication And Reorganization

Change is inevitable, and it seems to be even more common as the world rapidly becomes globalized. You know that BANKS Industries is about to reorganize a number of departments, and your team is likely to be affected. As you prepare for this process, you start to think about how you will handle this news and communicate with your team, especially given the diverse needs of your team members.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research cultural communication and courtesies. Then, based on your communication strategy for handling change, prepare a paper that addresses the following:

  • What challenges does change represent when considering the reactions of a diverse team? What are the barriers you might encounter?
  • How will you communicate the need for change with your team, while addressing the team members’ diverse needs?
  • How does a lack of consideration for differences cause communication to fail? Provide an example.

Write an 4 page paper in Microsoft Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Write A Thematic Integration Of Faith And Learning Concept Paper Using A Well-Rounded Approach To The Concepts Found In The Course Texts And Current Scholarly Literature.

Write A Thematic Integration Of Faith And Learning Concept Paper Using A Well-Rounded Approach To The Concepts Found In The Course Texts And Current Scholarly Literature.

Write a thematic integration of faith and learning concept paper using a well-rounded approach to the concepts found in the course texts and current scholarly literature. This paper must be submitted in compliance with the instructions found in the Thematic Integration of Faith and Learning Paper Grading Rubric.

The paper must contain the following components:

1. A 2–3-page overview that defines the course (Strategic allocation financial resources) as an academic field of study (significance of the course to business).

2. A 2–3-page discussion of the top 5–8 questions you believe are critical in order to demonstrate that a student who completes this course can synthesize the key concepts in strategic allocation of financial resources and make real-world applications.

3. A 3–4-page discussion that integrates the concepts from the Keller text along with the Bible and other sources into a cohesive understanding of why strategic allocation of financial resources is significant for advancing God’s purposes for business on earth.

4. A minimum of 10 scholarly journal references; each reference must be less than 10 years old.

Leadership 3 Page Paper

Leadership 3 Page Paper

submit a paper about problem solving in the work place.  Based on your reading, what are the key ways that people exercise poor judgement and make false inferences in the workplace? Reflect on your personal experience with judgement errors.  What can you do to minimize poor judgment in the workplace?

Group problem solving: a different approach. (1981). Management Review70(1), 53.

Dyer, S. (2017). four steps for solving your problem. Supervision78(6), 25-26.