Answer 1 Question–NBC coverage of VA Tech

In April 2007, two days after a psychotic student, Cho Seung Hui, went on a tragic rampage killing 33 people at Virginia Tech, NBC received a package in the mail from the killer that included in 1,800 word diatribe, along with photos and videos of himself making threats and waving guns and other weapons. NBC aired portions of the material on the nightly news that were quickly picked up by other networks, newspapers, and the Internet. The ethical issues raised by releasing this footage were widely debated. Although NBC took care to edit out disturbing content, it was criticized in some quarters for its insensitive handling of the material and for doing precisely what the psychotic killer intended namely getting his deranged message out to the public. Others argued for full disclosure and criticized the network’s arbitrary ending.
ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Debate in a short paragraph on whether NBC whould have suppressed the material alltogether or released all of the uncensored footage. Or did NBC should have done exactly what it did–air an edited version.
References not paper format needed. Just the paragraph.

Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.

Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.

For the Identity part, you can write that I came from India (2 years ago) and how that affected my identity (in some positive way)
For the interest part, I used to play cricket in India and I represented my city in a couple national tournaments there. Also I like to volunteer, particularly environment related.
Rest you can feel free to add and subtract to make it personal
You don’t have to use all the information that I provided above.

Staffing Your Intrapreneurship Plan

Please do Assignment 3
• Assignment 3: Staffing Your Intrapreneurship Plan
Take the intrapreneurship plan you created for Assignment 2. Think about the people you would need and the skills they need to possess to effectively support your intrapreneurial business idea.
Write a four (4) page paper in which you:
1. Assess the type of team you consider the most appropriate to support your intrapreneur idea.
2. Explain how you will recruit (both internally and externally) the members of your team.
3. Identify the key position to lead your team. Then, create the job posting for the position including salary range.
4. Use at least 4 quality academic resources Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do web-based blogs.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Apply the four (4) functions of management and effective decision making to efficiently utilize resources and achieve organizational goals.
• Integrate the core human resource management functions and considerations into viable recommendations to meet the organization’s operating requirements.
• Examine team concepts and effective communication in the workplace.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary business.

Here is Assignment 2 to reference
Intrapreneurship Plan at Liberty Mutual
I think that Liberty Mutual should focus on developing a more creative and innovative means of expansion while improving the quality of its insurance products and services. I believe that if Liberty Mutual would invest the time, money and effort necessary to do a thorough analysis of the market that they will be able to create a strategy that will target the competition. While at the same time showcase the products and services that they have to offer. If the company does this then without a doubt they should certainly be able to improve its current situation in the industry. The company has to be ready to step out of their comfort zone and be willing to try new ideas, set new goals and possibly change the company’s vision.
An example would be for Liberty Mutual to study and analyze the new opportunities that communication technologies has to offer such as social media. If innovation is consistently on-going it will be possible to not only come up with a beneficial way of doing business but also refine it in such a way that it will cut down the financial costs and some of the disadvantages in being in a competitive market.
An innovation department should be created that would focus on new ways of doing things to positively impact the business. The employees working in that department should have the fundamental knowledge of how the business works and should be abreast when it comes to technology and other ways of doing business within the industry. With these two combinations, the department will understand the shortcomings as well as the opportunities that exist in certain departments or business functions within the organization (Hamme, 2015). The department does not have to employ technology in the way of gadgets only but rather even in simple terms such as doing something in a way that is different, more effective and efficient than conventional.
How the Strategy Is Innovative
The idea is an innovative one because it will be the company responsibility to do research in order to come up with new ways of doing things at Liberty Mutual. Granted, strategies such as having an encouraging environment, leading by example, hiring people with different perspectives and offering training amongst the employees could work. Liberty Mutual should not make it one person obligation to come up with better ways of doing things. It should be a team effort. Leaving things the way they are just because they seem to be working fine will eventually make the organization lose business to its competition which could eventually lead to layoffs and disgruntle employees. The world changes at a rapid rate and whatever might have been optional 5 years ago could be essential in the society’s way of living today. The principle of only fixing what is broken does not apply today and finding something that could work better always makes leading the industry a very achievable possibility (Hamme, 2015). With technology not only are there new solutions to old problems but also new ways of solving the seemingly solved problems.
Importance of Innovation for the Growth of Liberty Mutual
If Liberty Mutual is to grow into the global level and do business worldwide it has to embrace innovation. With effective innovation there is better customer engagement, business sustainability, productivity, agility as well as profitability. Growth into new realms such as global which requires a significant amount of capital. For this capital to be collected the organization has to find shareholders and the most attractive element to them is profitability. The more profitable the organization is the more capital it will receive and the bigger it will grow.
With innovation it will also be possible to understand customer demands better and as such it is possible to create more value for them. Innovation also makes the business more sustainable by cutting out disruption and providing new experiences for the involved parties.
The idea will definitely benefit the organization where its return of investment is concerned in a couple of ways. Most of the strategies will be indirect since the innovative ideas are supposed to help in making more sales. The inefficiency could lie in a number of different areas including training, culture, motivation, use of sales data and communication in the company amongst others. Using technologies such as earpieces and video recording goggles can make it easier for the top salespeople in the organization to train the amateurs. If a newly hired employee is struggling to make his sales the technological gadgets will make it possible for the management team as well as other experienced employees to observe him in the field. They will know what he is doing wrong and will be able to train him into correcting the problems and closing more sales (Mann, & Chan, 2011). Eventually, the cost of training the newly hired employee will be compensated with the high number of sales.
Similarly, if the company is expanding into an emerging market on a different part of the globe the department will analyze and see which technologies could make work easier there and which will not. For instance a country with little computers and smartphones might not benefit from social media campaigns. As a result it becomes impossible to make a substantial amount of sales by the use of the technology. So the company would need to come up with another strategy. Another strategy could be for the company to send representatives to those parts of the globe and give presentations in effort to let the people know who Liberty Mutual is, the company vision, what products and services that the company has to offer and most importantly why these products and services are necessary.
The innovation department vision is to have Liberty Mutual provide quality, efficient and valuable products and services to our clients through innovative and technological implementation of ideas.
The employees will be experts in database administrations, hardware as well as software management, social media and an expert in both legal and internal company operations. They will be required to have their own laptop computers so that they can work from home and within the organization at any given time. Laptops are great for researching even in the field but they require a lot of space and it takes time to be set up. The department should also be given tablets so that their work could be more convenient and efficient (Cozzens, Thakur, & Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).
The innovation department will have to be at the center of the organization in terms of the internal stakeholders as well as departments. There will be limited barriers in the department and members from every department should be able to visit so that they can not only present their problems but also the various suggestions to those problems.
The department leaders should also be given direct access to both the CEO and the board of directors depending on the gravity of the issues being presented.
For instance, if the department is able to prove that the work of a manager is not essential and that it can, instead, be taken care of by software and\or hardware then the manager would never let the report get to the CEO or the board of directors who are only the ones able to handle the issue. In such instances the CEO could open his or her doors to the department and hear them out with the bigger picture in mind. The department could also be given access to going to friendly businesses to observe certain ways of solving particular issues so that they could get a picture of how to implement the strategies in Liberty Mutual.
How Long the Idea Should Be Implemented
Since the insurance industry is constantly changing and is affected by other external factors such as technological advancements and competition, the department should be permanent in Liberty Mutual. Bringing together the organization every once in a while to a town hall meeting to solve particular issues that might not guarantee the business any competitive edge in the industry and ask for suggestions on how to resolve those issues. If the particular industry was a slow one like the oil and energy industry, it would not have been necessary to have the department working the whole year, but it is nots. Outsourcing the department would be cost efficient but it would only highlight the major issues which might fail to differentiate the business from others in the industry. Furthermore, Liberty Mutual and the insurance industry in general sells to the consumer and it is therefore important to constantly find ways through which it will create more value for the customer for the sake of the long run.

Funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools

Prepare:The topic of your essay needs to be a global societal problem from the following “funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools”. Review thisGEN499 Sample Final Paperguide for additional guidance on the expectations of this assignment.

Reflect:Based on the topic that you have chosen, you will need to use critical thinking skills to thoroughly understand how this topic can be a global societal problem and determine some logical solution(s) to the problem.

Write:This Final Argumentative Essay will present research relating the critical thinker to the modern, globalized world. In this assignment, you need to address the following items in separate sections with new headings for each:

  • Identify the global societal problem within the introductory paragraph and conclude with a thesis statement that states your proposed solution(s) to the problem. For guidance on how to construct a good introduction paragraph, please review theIntroduction Paragraph Guidelinefrom theAshford Writing Center.
  • Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence. Showwhythis is a societal problem, and provide perspectives from multiple disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different parts of society have to say about this issue.
  • Construct an argument supporting your proposed solution(s). Be sure to consider multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution. Provide evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed solution is viable.
  • Interpret statistical data from at least three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Do this by discussing the validity, reliability, and any biases; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these sources; and pointing out limitations of current research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. You may even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain statistics from sources. Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from your solution. Be sure to provide at least one positive ethical outcome as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from your solution, and explain at least two ethical issues related to each of those outcomes. It’s important to consider all of society.
  • Develop a conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the essay, starting with rephrasing your thesis statement and then presenting the major points of the topic and how they support your argument.

The Final Argumentative Essay

  • Must be 3,300 – 3,900 words in length (approximately between 10 – 12 pages; excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according toAPA style.
  • Must include a separatetitle pagewith the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
    • Running header with page numbers
  • Must includein-text citationsfrom at least 10 scholarly sources. Be sure tointegrate your researchrather than simply inserting it.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlinedhereandhere.
  • Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report. Reference list will be excluded from the Turnitin originality score.
  • Must include a separatereference pagethat is formatted according to APA style.
  • Source Document Requirements:
    • Multimedia sources (such as videos) may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. If multimedia sources are used, they must be authored and distributed by credible sources, such as universities, law schools, medical schools, or professors, or found in the Ashford University Library.
    • Government sources may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. Examples include whitehouse.gov, state.gov, usa.gov, cdc.gov, etc. These websites can be used to make a stronger point about your proposed solution within the argument.
    • Where print documents are used for source materials, those must be peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and academically published books. Popular media sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows, etc.) must not be used. Materials from advocacy groups (e.g., Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women, etc.) must not be used.
    • Sites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia must not be used.
    • Religious texts must not be used.

Good Critical Thinking Tips:

  • Your paper should include academic sources that explain multiple sides of the issue.
  • Your interpretations of the evidence should be objective and state the conclusions and theses presented in the evidence clearly and fairly.
  • Your paper should place the various forms of evidence in relation to one another and demonstrate why one form or perspective is stronger than the other positions that one could take on the issue.
  • Your paper should point out the limitations of current evidence and attempt to indicate areas for future research.

 

  • Annotated Bibliography

 

Liberal Arts versus STEM

So you are graduating high school and want to set yourself up for success in the future.  Which degree do you choose to land that dream job that pays well and makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?  Is it Quantum Physics that excites you, or are you eyeing that future career in news broadcasting and mass media?  What about Engineering or Architecture, is that better than Psychology and History?  Colleges around the United States, as well as the world, are trying to set students up for success and predict what the job market, as well as society, will need in the future.  The government, having only so much money to fund education for the betterment of innovation in the United States, is getting involved in these decisions as well.  Do they continue to fund Liberal Arts degrees the same as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees, or do we begin to fund one more liberally than the other?

Within this paper we will discuss the cutting of Liberal Arts funding in support of STEM education and how this decision by the government will shape the future workforce for the betterment, or demise, of society and innovation.

Annotation 1: 

Atkinson, R. D., Hugo, J., Lundgren, D., Shapiro, M. J., & Thomas, J. (2007). Addressing the STEM Challenge by Expanding Specialty Math and Science High Schools.NCSSSMST Journal,12(2), 14-23.

Annotation: 

The purpose of this source is to show the need for the United States and the States to fund and grow more high school students into science and mathematics scholars.  This will, in theory, increase our retention of their skillsets and help us become more innovative as a nation.  The content of the source are statistics from surveys, research and scholarly sources that outline the need for increasing STEM funding and retaining graduates within the United States.  The authors of this article utilize 27 sources for their explanation utilizing graphics, statistics, surveys and unbiased research to illustrate their objective.  This source supports the next in that it is co-written by the same author and shows the initial push that they had in Congress to make the changes need to keep STEM graduates within the United State by pushing for America COMPETES Act, HR 2272 and other legislative initiatives.  This source will be used extensively to obtain data that will be used to support arguments and points throughout the essay.

Annotation 2:

Atkinson, R. D., & Mayo, M. J. (2010). Refueling the US innovation economy: Fresh approaches to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Forthcoming.

Annotation:

This source discusses the decline in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees in the recent past and the need for further innovation, invention and research to be kept in the United States buy graduates of these degrees.  The content of the source are statistics from surveys, research and scholarly sources that outline the need for maintaining STEM funding and retaining graduates within the United States.  The authors of this article utilize over 600 sources for their explanation utilizing graphics, statistics, surveys and unbiased research to illustrate their objective.  This source will serve as one of the go-to cornerstones to my research and will be used to obtain peer-reviewed research and statistics to back arguments that will be made throughout.  This source gets to numerous suggestions on how to institute a “Some STEM for All” approach into a more powerful, less costly, and more socially equitable “All STEM for Some” approach” (pg 148).

Annotation 3: 

Chopp, R., Frost, S., & Weiss, D. H. (Eds.). (2015). Remaking college: Innovation and the liberal arts. JHU Press.

Annotation:

This source discusses the importance of pricing in the collegiate realm and the need to ensure that we are maintaining affordable education for all qualified high school graduates to obtain a college education.  The authors of this article utilize 23 sources for their explanation utilizing graphics, statistics, surveys and unbiased research to illustrate their objective.  This source will serve as one of my go-to cornerstones to my research and will be used to obtain peer-reviewed research and statistics to back arguments that will be made throughout.  This source answers the financial questions to arguments that will occur in my essay and will bring validity to any of those points.  “We want to clarify some of the challenges facing American higher education generally, and to propose possible paths forward, keeping in mind the specific issues faced by different types of institutions” (pg.44).

Patient Malnutrition

Patient malnutrition is a very real and serious matter; it can lead to a worsening of the patient’s condition, a longer hospital stay, or even be as serious as to contribute to patient death. There are a variety of diseases, conditions, or situations in which patient malnutrition may occur; the malnutrition may develop while in the hospital, but it can also develop outside of the hospital as well. Choose a disease, condition, or situation in which a patient is likely to develop malnutrition and describe the characteristics or details of it. Note how malnutrition might develop in a patient (this could be a result of treatments, financial issues, drug interactions, etc.) and possible consequences of the malnutrition. In addition, discuss how malnutrition may be prevented, managed, or reversed in the patient. Are there specific tests that can be done to determine the nutritional status of your patient?

Preparing for Global Organization

There are 2 documents uploaded with all directions. Address culture and diversity from perspective of globalization.

*References must be scholarly articles published with the last 10 years

As a consultant to a leader in a United States corporation, you have been hired to lead a diverse team in the development of a global organization. The organization is planting business operations in Greece, Singapore, Germany, and Iran, and will be hiring employees from these diverse nations to work along with staff from the United States.

In this assignment, you will address the foundational leadership concerns surrounding the development of this diverse global group of employees.

  • This assignment uses a resource document, “LDR 804 GLOBE Assignment Data.” Download the document and use it as a tool to complete the assignment. (ATTACHED)

 

Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words that identifies the key issues in the formation of the diverse global group of employees described above. Include the following in your analysis:

  1. A description of the available cultural assessment tools and how they could be applied to assess the organizational culture of and to identify cultural gaps within this group.
  2. A description of how your leadership style and techniques will be influenced by the social culture and diversity of this group.
  3. A description of how the social culture of this group will likely influence workplace outcomes and productivity of the group.
  4. A description of how the social culture and diversity of the individuals on the team will influence the greater organizational culture.

 

The role of infrastructure in international development of telecom operators: the case of Tata Communications

The topic: “The role of infrastructure in international development of telecom operators: the case of Tata Communications”. The program is a Master of Science in Information and Communication technologies Business Management. The thesis with defence is the last thing missed before I get my Master degree. The format is approximately 20000 words or more + appendices. It should include: – Critical literature review on the role of infrastructure in international development and competitiveness of telecom operators (i.e. as opposed to virtual operators) outining both advantage or drawbacks of such approach. – It should include research questions, plus, managerial and technical questions for interviews I will make by meself with employees and managers in a French telecom operator about this topic, so I need you to prepare these questions for me, then I’ll make my interviews and after, i’ll send them back to you to make the analysis and discution. – A historical case study of the development of Tata Communications of minimum 20 pages. – A separate analysis chapter using the information in the case study to investigate the role of infrastructure in this development. – Discussion. Collection of information must be original, as well as analysis must be original. Providing bits of analysis by mason, idate, gartner, etc… will not be accepted, except in the discussion to compare my findings with their findings. The Templet of the thesis is in the attachements as well as the proposal templet which is the first two chapters from the original templet “the templet includes instructions as well”. I would like you to provide me the proposal first to show it to my supervisor and be sure that I’m on the right track. My plan is: as soon as I recieve the pre-thesis from you I’ll send it to my supervisor, and then after his comments I’ll be able to tell you all instructions. the references format specified in the templet attached here. I would like to make sure that you got the idea and you can provide me a well done thesis before I pay. Thank you in advance. P.S the paper format is not Harvard, please find attached the right format.

Leadership and strategic planning

select a change that management could undertake that would lead to improvement or select one that is available in the Virtual Hospital.  Using a change process discussed in Chapter 8 of your text and detail the steps required to initiate this change, including the role of the change agent.  Complete and submit a 2-3 page paper in APA format.

1. Explains in detail the rationale for selection of a change that management could undertake.

2. Explains in detail why the change is needed.

3. Selects a change process and outlines all of the steps necessary to initiate the change.

4. Identifies the three phases of planned change and gives examples of actions needed in each phase specific to the proposed change.

5. Identifies the change agent and discusses the role of the change agent including a minimum of 3 needed skills.

6. Identifies both internal and external forces related to the change and evaluates the need for the change