1. Contrast the views of Locke, Marx, Smith, Keynes, and Spencer on the nature and proper functions of government and on its relationship to business.
2. “Free markets allocate economic goods in most socially beneficial way and ensure progress.” To what extent this statement is either true or false?
In conventional business and government megaprojects–such as hydroelectric dams, chemical-processing plants, or big-bang enterprise-resource-planning systems–the standard approach is to build something monolithic and customized. Such projects must be 100% complete before they can deliver benefits: Even when it’s 95% complete, a nuclear reactor is of no use. On the basis of 30 years of research and consulting on megaprojects, the author has found two factors that play a critical role in determining success or failure: replicable modularity in design and speed in iteration. The article examines those factors by looking at well-known megaprojects, both successful ones, and cautionary tales.
Case Study Link
Using your knowledge of stakeholders, stakeholder management, and the Megaproject case studies linked above, answer the following:
a. Develop a stakeholder matrix for a mega project
b. Describe stakeholder issues that could arise when managing a megaproject.
c. Identify 2-3 stakeholders and their role within a megaproject.
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Download the Week 7 JGR Roles and Employees [DOCX].
In the Week 7 document, read the four role descriptions, Logistics, Budgeting, Programming, and MC/Host. For this assignment, you will choose four team members to fill these team roles.
Watch the Week 7 Strayer Talk, Building Your Team: Finding the Right Balance, which describes the 10 JGR candidates you may choose from for your Fantasy Team. Brief information on the candidates is also provided in the Week 7 document.
Complete a 10–12 slide PowerPoint presentation in which you do the following:
1. Describe the role of Team Leader and how you will fulfill that role.
Explain your skills and personal strengths needed to be an effective team leader.
Think about your personal DiSC assessment results from JGR100. What is your DiSC work style, and how will you select team members to complement your skills?
What will you be responsible for as Team Leader? What will you handle personally, and what will you delegate to other members of your team?
2. Select a candidate for each of the four roles described above, and justify your selections.
Review the candidates by viewing the Week 7 Strayer talk and the document JGR Employee Profiles.
Consider how each choice’s particular skills and personality will help them perform their role successfully.
How do these team members’ strengths complement yours? What skills and/or personality traits do they have that will help your team in areas where you feel challenged?
Explain how chosen team members complement you in more than one case.
3. Create 10–12 Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) slides for the JGR CEO in which you present the team you have put together for the one-day summer team-building retreat.
Include a title slide and reference slide, in addition to the required slides (not included in the 10–12 slide count).
Include speaker notes or record audio for each slide content.
Use specific phrases, ideas, and quotes from the Strayer Videos, Coach’s Huddle, Weekly Readings, and/or Discussion to explain and support your thoughts.
Write in a professional manner using proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and SWS.
175 – 265 words
Cite at least on peer reviewed reference
Respond to the following:
Dr. Jennifer Haddad Connell
5/17/22, 7:48 AM
This week we are thinking about the importance of employee engagement and leadership traits that support staff satisfaction. Ineffective quality of management supports high turnover, as does absence of employee support (Bryant & Allen, 2013); a foundation for employee retention starts with managers attitudes including faith in their employees.
In health care our industry is known for continuous change. I can say from experience that change occurs at a rapid pace, and can always be expected. So managing in health care entails leading staff through changes. Employees want to feel engaged and be given the opportunity to work in autonomous ways (Bryant & Allen, 2013). Specifics of needed change and defining goals should be well-communicated to employees as effective management tools; a majority of employees have the desire to be included in change mechanisms within the business but what would limit them is lack of understanding of steps that are needed in order to reach the business’ goals (Maza, et. al., 2017). I think this data shows the importance of effective leaders explaining goals of change as well as interventions to accomplish goals. This combined with allowing staff freedom to do their work in reaching goals can support job satisfaction and can enable the leader to be a best type of leader.
Class: What do you think about the importance of managers explaining goals and pathways about how to reach them, then allowing employees creativity in putting plans into place? Would this type of communication and subsequent delegation be a trait of a best leader? Can you give examples from your work experience? Please discuss.
Bryant, P. C., & Allen, D. G. (2013). Compensation, benefits and employee turnover: HR strategies for retaining top talent. Compensation & Benefits Review, 45(3), 171-175.
Maza, R., Kahn, R., & Mujtaba, B. (2017, February). The Impact of Organizational Change on Employee Turnover Intention: Does Stress Plan a Mediating Role? Public Organization Review, 18, 313-337. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-017-0380-8
175 – 265 words
Cite at least one peer-reviewed reference
Respond to the following:
Dr. Jennifer Haddad Connell
You did very well with presenting leadership traits. Your best leader description is motivational and encouraging! The qualities you mention that include trust and respect, and the good relationships you describe, are things that I think we should all attempt to achieve.
Working with people is a day to day experience and we build relationships. One this we can do, as human beings who are prone to error, is to attempt to embody the qualities you mention daily, and when we fall short it’s important to recognize and regroup. Employees watch us – not just for today but for how we behave over the long haul. No matter what kind of day we are all having, there are expectations for the leader to be above board and to command the ship in a way that others will trust and follow.
All: Can you think about a leader you have had whom you trusted and followed? What about the opposite? What happens if you have a leader who may not be trustworthy? What should we do when we don’t have faith in our leader aside from quitting? How can (if at all) we rectify negative situations?
5/21/22, 9:13 AM
Project: Organizational Case Study
For this course, you will have a course project that includes the written assignments in Weeks 1, 3, and 5. The Week 3 and Week 5 assignments are considered major assignments, which combined are worth over half of the total course points. It will likely take you more than one week to complete the Week 3 and 5 major assignments, so begin working on those tasks sooner rather than later.
Summary of weekly deliverables:
Week 1: Identify a subject organization. Provide an initial assessment of some organizational problem utilizing relevant individual OB themes. Provide an annotated reference list of at least five peer-reviewed resources that can help you better understand the individual themes and assess the organizational problem.
Week 3: On the basis of your Week 1 work, observations, interviews, and/or additional research, present a paper assessing the root causes of the organizational problem using individual OB themes.
Week 5: On the basis of your Week 1 and Week 3 work, justify an action plan based in strong research. What are the consequences to the organization for failing to act? What are the benefits of addressing the problem? What are the recommended action steps for the organization?
For Week 1:
Locate a suitable subject organization for your course project. The organization can be your current organization or one that you are familiar with. Contact your instructor early in the week if you need assistance selecting an organization. For your paper, provide a summary of the organization. Include the following details in your summary:
What is the organization?
What does it do?
Who does it do it to/for?
In organizational diagnosis, one of the first steps is an initial assessment of potential areas of concern. If you were contracting with an organization as a consultant, the CEO would likely share in the early conversations why you are being hired. As part of the process, you would make observations, look at some organizational documents, and even have some informal conversations with organizational members to get a sense of where issues might be located so that you can determine how you will gather necessary data for diagnosing problems and recommending solutions.
In your paper, provide an initial assessment of some organizational problems that are evident in your case study organization. In an actual consulting scenario, you would do your assessment on the basis of your full range of organizational and leadership theory knowledge; however, for this course project, focus on individual OB themes.
What are the symptoms of the problems?
What is the evidence that problems actually exist?
What are the relevant individual OB themes that might explain the problems (and not just the symptoms)?
Remember, individual OB themes revolve around two questions:
Why do people say what they say and do what they do?
How do we enhance individual performance to achieve organizational goals?
On the basis of your initial assessment, one of the first things you will need to do is determine the additional information required for fully assessing the situation. In other words, what resources do you need to better understand the themes and assess the organizational difficulty? For your paper, provide an annotated reference list of at least five peer-reviewed sources that are relevant to your case study. Most of the references should relate to individual OB themes. However, at least one resource must relate to methodology (e.g., how to do organizational diagnosis). Remember, for APA, every reference must have at least one corresponding in-text citation. For this paper, the annotated reference list is your reference list, and entries need to be part of your research and support in the paper.
An annotated reference list means that each reference is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the author’s point of view and authority.
Complete your analysis in a 5- to 6-page Microsoft Word document, using APA style.
Outlining Your Literature ReviewAssignment Overview:While you do not have to identify every article or book ever published on the topic, you do need to read and review foundational and seminal works as well as contemporary studies to construct a sound literature review. Your sources should reflect sufficient breadth, relevance, and authority to inform your reader about pertinent previous research on the topic. Thus, a way to approach a literature review is to identify and review pertinent, published scholarly literature, moving from a broad perspective of the topic to a narrow perspective associated with your phenomenon, situation, or variables. Then, use those sources to create an outline of what you want to include in the literature review.Creating a literature-review outline is this week’s Assignment. You will use the outline to write a full literature review in Week Six. The annotated bibliography you created in Scholarly Argument I will be a good tool to use to organize your thinking about the sources you want to include in the full literature review. Use the annotated bibliography as well as the additional resources you identified in the Week Two, Three, and Four Learning Activities to identify which sources will be included in the different parts of the literature-review outline, and to show you where you need to gather additional resources to flesh out the literature review.If you did not complete Scholarly Argument I, begin by identifying at least five qualitative research studies, five quantitative research studies, and five institutional, organizational, or governmental agency sources that are relevant to your research topic. Include in your list the sources you identified in the Week Two, Three, and Four Learning Activities to determine which sources will be included in the different parts of the literature-review outline, and to show you where you need to gather additional resources to flesh out the literature review. These sources will form the basis of the literature review that you will write in your Week Six assignment.Assignment Instructions: will be provided once bid accepted.
Cover letters are recommended, and in some instances required, for job applications. If you want to stand out from other candidates, you will want to write a unique cover letter for each position you apply to.
Cover letters allow you to clarify, detail, and expand on your most relevant skills and competencies. In addition, a cover letter allows you to showcase your written communication skills.
It is important that you have a compelling cover letter. To write an impactful cover letter, you need to answer the following questions before you begin composing it. Starting with these questions will help provide a clear and concise message for the person reading your cover letter.
Why are you interested in the position? Consider what makes the position, organization, or company interesting to you.
What three skills or competencies do you possess that match the skills the employer is seeking in a candidate?
You can find these skills by viewing the job description. These specific skills are the reason every cover letter should be unique for each job for which you apply.
For this discussion, you will explore the components of a cover letter, reflect on your most relevant skills, and assess what action steps you can take to make your cover letter stronger.
The Cover Letters resources Download Cover Letters resource contains step-by step instructions for creating a cover letter including: formatting suggestions, tips regarding how to highlight your best skills and qualification and how to tailor your letter for specific job you wish to apply to.
For more in-depth guidance for writing a cover letter, please watch the Creating a Compelling Cover Letter (Links to an external site.) pre-recorded webinar (58 minutes).
In your initial post
First, identify a position on www.indeed.com that interests you as a potential job opportunity. Using the job description, identify three skills or qualifications that match your background and type them out.
Next, using the format suggestions from both the webinar and cover letter sample, create a three- to four-sentence paragraph that communicates the three matching skills and/or competencies you would like to highlight for the employer. The goal is to tailor the body of your cover letter to the position you seek.
Paste the link of the job description you are interested in and the three- to four-sentence paragraph that you have written for this job application into the discussion forum so you can obtain feedback from your classmates.
Globalization refers to the increasing integration of national and regional markets and economies and the domination of the world economy by massive multinational firms. It has affected nearly every organization, and industry, in the competitive marketplace today.
Detail the following in relation to the changing nature of global competitiveness:
Define and explain the concept of globalization.
Compare and contrast the growth of globalization over the past thirty years, in general, and then specifically for one industry of your choice. For instance, you may present the growth of imports and exports over the past thirty years, and then detail the impact globalization has had on United States toy manufacturers.
Finally, evaluate how globalization has altered the competitive landscape. In particular, elaborate on how a globalized marketplace affects the profitability and productivity of an organization and an industry.
In a constantly and rapidly changing environment, developing and implementing a competent strategic plan is central to organization stability and viability. Describe a strategic management process that can be utilized by a multinational organization to gain a competitive advantage over others in their industry and explain the importance of each stage.