3 Discussions

3 Discussions

make each discussion 1 page. do them in the same document

1.Your state has a forthcoming referendum concerning no smoking in public places including bars and restaurants.

2. Understanding the Flow of Negotiations: Stages and Phases

A.  The typical steps or flow in a negotiation can be found in the phase models of negotiation:

 1.   Initiation.

2.   Problem solving.

3.   Resolution.

Defines these three phases and give a thorough example of each.

3.Discuss how to access team productivity:

What conditions need to be in place for teams to excel and why?

Suggestion ways to design teamwork so that threats to performance is minimized

As a manager, how would you reward teamwork?



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Discussion Board

Your state has a forthcoming referendum concerning no smoking in public places including bars and restaurants.

            The referendum provides an important opportunity for the state residents to decide on whether to ban smoking in public places or not. It is an important call because of the far reaching adverse health effects of the non-smokers who have ended up smoking passively. The viewpoint implies that public smoking has a direct impact on the broader society as individuals inhale the smoke released by the smokers, which has negative effects. Consequently, the non-smokers end up being affected by an activity they do not undertake (Barron et al., 2005). For example, the inhaled smoking is responsible for certain serious illnesses, such as respiratory problems and lung cancer.

(1,118 words)

Wk 2 discussion

Wk 2 discussion

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the Cohen, et al. (2013) and Wu, et al. (2007) articles and review the Evaluating Mental Health Patients (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. websites.

For this discussion, you will be taking on the role of the intake counselor at a mental health facility. In this role, you will facilitate the evaluation of a client based on clinical personality assessments, mental status exam, and observations of the client to make recommendations to the treatment team consisting of the clinical psychologist, counselors, and case manager for the client. Carefully review the PSY615: Week Two Counseling-Based Personality Assessment Scenario (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

In your initial post, examine the personality assessment instrument used in the scenario and research a peer-reviewed article in the Ashford University Library on this personality assessment. Using the required articles and websites as well as your researched article to support your statements, describe the standard use of this personality assessment. Based on the scenario, evaluate the reliability, validity, and cultural considerations inherent to the personality assessment used and comment on the relevance of these elements within the scenario. Analyze and describe some of the potential ethical issues which might arise from the use of this personality assessment in the given scenario. Provide information from your research regarding the use of the personality measure, and assess the value of other possible instruments that could be added to create a more complete assessment of the client in the scenario.



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Case scenario: Jane’s Psychological evaluation

The personality assessment instrument used in Jane’s scenario is that of a psychological evaluation. The goal of this clinical evaluation is to examine the patient’s current state of mental well-being as well as the extent to which her condition calls for medical intervention. The abbreviated assessment results from the recommended assessments were based on adjustment levels, symptoms of major depression, a perception of the environment or people, how she reacted to stress, self-esteem and emotional control, social relationships and psychological resources as well as diagnostic impressions (Metrics, 1996).

(368 words)

Employee Laws

Employee Laws

Continuing with the assumptions from the previous discussion, as the human resources training professional, you have trained hiring managers about the importance of some employment laws. After your training, you have asked managers to provide feedback to you about their understanding of the 6 employee laws. The following laws were included in the training: 800 words with in-text citations and have at least 4 sources. Must have a Low Plagiarism score.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Research the following questions to determine the expected responses from the hiring managers:

  • How could each of the employment laws affect attracting potential candidates to your company or industry?
  • How would you use the laws to narrow down the best candidates to be interviewed?
  • How are the laws used in the interview process?
  • How are the laws used in a job description or a job posting, and why?

Please submit your assignment.

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Organizational Hiring Process

Hiring processes within any organization are some of the most important activities within the firm since they determine the quality and ease of business engagement within the business. Setting particular standards to be followed by the hiring team ensures that the management only accesses the workers whose character would fit well into the organization in question. Some positions within the business need the candidates to not only be well versed with the appropriate character to work in the said company but also the understanding of the various laws that define appropriate practice. Understanding different labor laws would especially be important for employees in leadership positions since it ensures that they would implement policies that acknowledge the importance of adherence to the laws within the company.

(906 words)

Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy

“Operations Strategy” Please respond to the following:

  • Choose two service companies that you are familiar with such as Facebook, eBay, and UPS, and apply them to Hill’s Strategy Development Framework. Note: Refer to Chapter 4 of the text for information on Hill’s Strategy Development Framework.
  • For each company you chose in Part 1 of this discussion, compare and contrast each sector of the framework and determine which key area(s) provides a competitive advantage. Provide at least two examples to support your position.



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Hill’s Strategy Development Framework

Amazon and eBay are some of the contemporary society’s largest influencers of the online retail industry. They have for the past decade taken precedence as the model businesses that influence other investor’s decisions in investing within the online retail industry. However, in as much as the two companies compete within the same market, their influence and significance to the consumers vary on the basis of the strategies implemented by either one of them. The Hill’s Strategy Development Framework offers an ideal approach to comparing the two from a business perspective.

(299 words)

innovation and strategic management

innovation and strategic management

Innovation and Strategic Management” Please respond to the following:

  • Discuss the importance of innovation in the survival and success of a business. Next, suggest three (3) strategies that you, as an entrepreneur, can use to encourage creativity and innovation in your small business. Provide support for your response.
  • Analyze a current or former company for which you have worked, and without revealing the name of the organization, identify one (1) step in the strategic planning process that could use more attention in this business. Explain your rationale.



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Innovation and Strategic Management

Innovation within the business environment largely influences success in achieving organizational objectives. High innovation levels within an organization imply that the employees are always seeking new ways to improve the existing approaches used in achieving the various goals at the company, thereby contributing to an ever-improving level of efficiency in the production process. However, achieving such a state within the company requires that the management takes several measures to ensure that the employees are capable of engaging in creativity and innovation in the course of the business.

(325 words)

Assessing 6+1 traits of writing

Assessing 6+1 traits of writing

Please open up attachment to see full description of assignment and the rubric that is used to assess the writing from the first document. Also the assignment needs some APA citations in the paragraphs from readings and reference list for the week.

Websites from this week.




the assignment is on the file I attached for 6 traits discussion and the rubric needed to score the writing pieces is in the other attachment 6_1_traits rubric. Please follow all steps needed to complete the assignment.







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Writing Assessment Reflection

Assessing written assignments may not be as easy without an ideal approach to determining various aspects of the written document. Using a predetermined set of traits, which are then evaluated in the document serves the intended purpose of evaluating quality of the material (Malouff and Thorsteinsson 246). In this case, Steven’s first writing qualifies as a proficient material, largely due to the approach used in developing the ideas, the organization, and voice in the material. Evaluating the written document from the perspective was easy enough as all that was necessary was to look at the essay against the rubric. Based on the understanding of the various aspects of the six traits used in the analysis, it becomes easy to analyze and assign scores to the writing.

(614 words)

Two questions

Two questions

There are TWO essay questions to answer for the first exam. For the first one, about research ethics, you are to choose one of the three studies listed at the end of the chapter 1 powerpoint (either Milgram, Zimbardo, or Humphreys).
For the second essay question, you need to watch the documentary about feral (wild) children and read up on the twin studies before you answer it.
Each question should be 200 words
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Discussion Questions

Question 1

For this question, the study chosen is Stanley Milgram’s experiment, which focused on the conflict that exists between personal conscience and obedience. Despite the study allowing persons to gain deeper insights into the obedience issue, it had unethical aspects. It failed to meet the ethical standards of informed consent. The study violated the ASA Principle B, which focuses on the integrity of sociologists. Under this ethical standard, sociologists are required to be honest and fair in their undertakings. However, this was not the case in Milgram’s experiment.

(497 words)

Small Business and entreprenurship

Small Business and entreprenurship

Deliverable Length: 1,000–1,200 words

Describe the role of an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur.

  1. Identify the skills and traits that are needed to start a new business.
  2. Identify a business opportunity to pursue. Formulate your mission and vision for a new venture.

How will you leverage social media and mass media to create market opportunities for your new venture? Identify a business opportunity to pursue. Formulate your mission and vision for a new venture.

I believe this is it as long as it meets deliverable length and no plagiarism. Maybe the business opportunity to pursue can be something on gaming. lol otherwise that’s it. Just have to meet deliverable length as well.




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Business investment takes significant effort and risk from the investor. Who has to risk his or her resources due to the uncertainties associated with making the said investment. The entrepreneur is always an important factor in the development of the business since his or her qualities could determine the chances of success in the said investment. However, to better understand the role of the entrepreneur, it is important to highlight the difference between the investor and the intrapreneur. Despite the differences between two terms, they have often been used interchangeably albeit erroneously. Understanding the different roles of the parties involved in the business process would not only help understand the difference between the entrepreneur and intrapreneur but would also aid in defining the primary characteristics that define the chances of success for any investor.

(1,190 words)

Philosophy109 Homework

Philosophy109 Homework

“Assignments (Additional Homework)”

So you can help me?



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Practice Exercises – Quantity, Quality and Distribution 
Class:  PHIL 109WEB

Identify the quantity (universal or particular) and the quality (affirmative or negative) for each proposition.

1.  Quantity                  universal                                               all cats are mortal.
     Quality                    affirmative
2.  Quantity                  particular                                             those hybrid cars that run on          
                                                                                                both electricity and gasoline
     Quality                    negative                                                are not inexpensive.
3. Quantity                   universal                                              all songs written by Alicia Keys are  
                                                                                                  soulful vignettes.
    Quality                     affirmative

(632 words)

Ethics In Communication

Ethics In Communication

Topic for the Final Paper

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The word “ethics” is written in blue with other words associated with ethics.It is important to begin thinking about the final paper so that you are prepared for the final assignment. The first step is to identify your topic. This activity aligns with module outcome 2.

Please answer both questions:

  • Discuss your topic in terms of ethical communication in one of the three broad areas of communications, which are interpersonal, organizational, or public/media.
  • Discuss one theoretical ethical approach that you plan to include in your final paper such as universalism, utilitarianism, Divine command, or ethical relativism.

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Ethics in Communication

The Topic

The topic for the final paper will be the role of culture in communication. People’s cultural values and attitudes determine how they interact with each other, thereby influencing how they communicate.

The Role of Culture in Interpersonal Communication

            Culture refers to a set of shared attitudes and values which a group of individuals hold. These values affect how individuals think and behave in different situations, and the criteria they use to judge those they come across.

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