Business Finance – Operations Management

“Groups have their place and their pitfalls” (Robbins & Judge, 2017, pg. 277). A cohesive and diverse group can produce strong finished products pending several factors. I have worked in both types of groups, one that worked ahead of schedule and all involved were eager to do well, and the other group had members that did not do their part. Group projects rely on every single person to complete their part. Having a group that is not only will show a higher participation rate but, those participants will seek to work together again. An important part of creating such a group is placing members together that each has strong attributes and values. Typically, groups that work well together will experience successful projects. They learn to depend on each other time after time to achieve similar results. Not only that, but the team also communicates well. In a previous group that I worked in, we exchanged phone numbers and agreed to text each other for 4 weeks to complete the project. We all worked individually but would get online for an hour or so a week to bring the project together. It has been the best team I have worked with because we all were working toward the same goal. “ One of the factors which influence cohesiveness is similarity of attitudes and value” (, n.d.). We all had the project in common. And, we all were organized and time conscious. I hope to work in a group like that again. I would agree that groups who have these qualities are more successful.




Unit 5 New Employee Presentation

Unit 5 New Employee Presentation

Create: New Employee Presentation

Estimated time to complete:

Evaluation Title: New Employee Presentation

Assume the role of a manager at ABC Corporation.  You have just hired 5 new team members.

  • Prepare an 8 to 10 slide PowerPoint presentation for the new employees that highlights information about the role and structure of this team.
    • Describe the team structure.  Select one of the following types of teams: task force, cross-functional team, virtual team, or self-managing team).
    • Explain how this type of team is expected to function.
    • Describe how team members will be held accountable.
    • Provide guidelines for how team members should communicate with one another and with the manager.
    • Provide guidelines for how team members should handle conflicts with one another and when the manager should be involved.
  • Utilizing one or more motivational strategies, provide an inspirational start and close to the presentation.
  • Include speaker notes on each slide with the information above.
  • Complete additional research on leadership styles to support ideas.
  • Utilize correct APA formatting, cite and reference materials appropriately.
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Write 3-4 page (double space) chapter analysis to include the following:

(a)  identify and define key concepts covered in the chapter

(b) Explain three or four major points and summarize how the authors support each point;  Write separate paragraphs for each main point .

(c) Evaluate chapter to include — new insights/learnings the,, chapter provided you on the topic

# Due: Thursday, April 5

# Please writing should be clear & easy to understand.

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Case Study

If the case used is one already accompanied by analysis, then the  analysis provided in the assignment must be differently focused or  otherwise go beyond the discussion already given.



  1. Choose  and clearly articulate a professional ethics issue that pertains to  your chosen case and the professional(s) involved in the case  specifically. The issue should be important and reasonably  controversial.[2]
  2. Write an ethical analysis of the case, focusing on the issue you  choose by considering any relevant facts, ethical values and principles  as well as the consequences of the different possible resolutions to the  ethical issue that you have identified. You may use the ethical  theories in your analysis if applicable but this is not necessary. Your  goal is to provide an analysis that would defend a resolution that is  the most satisfactory from a moral perspective. The strategy is to  discuss, evaluate and compare the pros and cons of each different  possible resolution by examining considerations that have bearing on  determining which resolution is best from an ethical point of view. This  assignment is different from Assignment 4, the critical essay, insofar  as your discussion will be limited to the specific details and  individuals in the case.  This is your opportunity to apply what you  have learned to a concrete real life situation. Applying philosophical  analysis to a real life situation will also help to prepare you to  discuss more general topics in professional ethics and engage in more  abstract philosophical reasoning for Assignment 4, the critical essay.
  3. The grading scheme (below) that will be applied to your case study analysis[3]  depends on whether you use a ready-made case or create your own. This  allows your tutor the flexibility needed for the two different, but  equally legitimate and worthy, ways you could approach this assignment.

Case Study Grading Scheme

Parts of a Case Study Per cent of grade using a ready-made case Per cent of grade using your own case

  1. Case Description

0%   20%

  1. Ethical Issue Statement

15%   10%

  1. Possible Answers/Resolutions

15%   10%

  1. Analysis: Relevant Facts, Ethical Values/Principles, and Consequences

55%   50%

  1. Statement of Resolution

15%   10%   Total 100% 100%



Human Resource Management

Submit a brief, reflective essay (minimum of 500 words) with the following three sections:

1. Write your personal thoughts about the main concepts of the Cheung-Judge (2012) article, and identify personal traits.

2. Relate these main concepts to your preliminary ideas for the Unit VIII Final Project (e.g., organizational need for change and type of organizational change).

3. What issues and strategies might you focus on and develop a plan for in the Final Project (due in Unit VIII)? How would you, as leader, play a role?

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.



ADV 225 Exercise: Preparing for a Story Pitch

NAME: ___________________________


ADV 225 Exercise: Preparing for a Story Pitch

10 points


DUE by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4

Submit to the appropriate dropbox on D2L


Successful pitches are strategically directed to a single targeted reporter. Prepare for your pitch by gathering information about the reporter you will offer your story to.


Identify a REAL reporter who works for a REAL media outlet in the UNITED STATES.



Reporter name:                                                                                              


Media outlet reporter works for:                                                                      


Beat or Interest Area: ______________________________________________________________________


Why did you choose this reporter? ____________________________________________________________






Reporter’s email address: ____________________________________________________________


Reporter’s twitter handle: ____________________________________________________________





annotated bibliography

Instructions: This Toulmin argument essay should be between 900 and 1000 words, excluding the required annotated bibliography written in MLA.

This Toulmin argument essay is written in third person with two opposing sides.
This essay must include a minimum of five sources.  Three should be peer-reviewed sources, preferably from the APUS databases. From the library welcome page, click on Advanced Search at the bottom of the page and then check the “peer reviewed” sources box filter.


This video will hopefully clarify the term, “peer-reviewed”:  You may use eBooks; however, as discussed in your textbook, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles.  You may also use primary sources (interviews, statistics, etc); however, these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field.  If you cannot find strong sources for your chosen topic, then change your topic. If you have a question about the validity of a source, please email me, or post your question to the open forum.


Note: Consider your audience as laymen in the field with only general knowledge of your topic.

Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:

an introduction and claim,
and a conclusion.

Within the body of your essay, make sure to include the following in any order:

support for your claim,
opposing or alternate views,
the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents’ claims,
and your rebuttals of their claims.
TOPIC: Puppy Mills

Thesis Statement:

Although many people like to purchase pure breed dogs from puppy mills for various reasons, many are unaware of the living conditions, health problems, and mistreatment of these dogs are put through making puppy mills horrible places to obtain dogs from.