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<identify the four to five grand strategies to address internal/external factors which limit their influence on organizational operations.

Strategic objectives, also called strategic priorities or grand strategies, are high-level organizational goals that are typically accomplished over a period of three to five years. Health care organizations often have four to five strategic objectives at any given time. To accomplish these strategic objectives, organizations develop measurable operational (department level) and tactical (units or individual level) objectives.
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Review the Jasper Gardens Nursing Home case study and the SWOT analysis that you completed in Week 3 and develop four to five grand strategies and the corresponding operational and tactical plan to accomplish the strategies.
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Note: Your Assignment should show depth, breadth, triangulation, and clarity in critical thinking and include at least 5 current and scholarly references.
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The Assignment
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In five pages, do the following:
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Identify the four to five grand strategies to address internal/external factors which limit their influence on organizational operations.
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Develop the operational and tactical factors to accomplish each grand strategy. The plan should include three to four objectives which demonstrate impact for each identified grand strategy.

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The case is under the BillCutterz.com case pdf file.
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Intructions for the case study paper are: (answer the following questions after reading case
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1. Summarize the description of the business and identify the major issues confronting the company. The major issues can be listed in numerical order of most critical with the most critical listed first.
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2. Identify what you would do as the owner/CEO to address the major issues. List the top three actions you would propose to address the issues going forward.
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Keep your response to 3 pages.

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Essay Outline Format
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I. Introduction
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a) Create an opening to catch the audience’s attention.
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b) Provide background information.
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c) Preview the main points of the essay.
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d) Provide the thesis statement or main point of the essay.
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II. Body
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a) Paragraph 1
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1) Topic sentence should state the main idea of the paragraph and transition from the previous paragraph
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2) Supporting details strengthen or defend the topic sentence. A minimum of two supporting ideas should be used in each paragraph. If sources are cited, use APA parenthetical citations.
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b) Paragraph 2
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1) Topic sentence should state the main idea of the paragraph and transition from the previous paragraph
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2) Supporting details strengthen or defend the topic sentence. A minimum of two supporting ideas should be used in each paragraph. If sources are cited, use APA parenthetical citations.
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1) Topic sentence should state the main idea of the paragraph and transition from the previous paragraph
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2) Supporting details strengthen or defend the topic sentence. A minimum of two supporting ideas should be used in each paragraph. If sources are cited, use APA parenthetical citations.
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a) Restate your thesis statement-rewording it.
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b) Summarize the main points by rewording topic sentences.
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c) Relate your conclusion to the introduction of the essay.
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a) Follow the current APA style for the references section.
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<educational quality – this looks at the engaging quality of the post, how well thinking is stimulated, effective illustrations of concepts, and/or additional resources leveraged to present perspective.

lease select and complete only one option below: (two options to choose from) and write an original post and response post. Remember, all posts should include APA citation and an APA reference list of sources used in constructing your posts. Please see guidelines below and the rubric for this assignment.
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Options (select only one):
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Option 1: Heuristics and Biases in Decision-Making
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Initial Guiding Questions to Consider in Forming your Discussion Posts:
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How are heuristics and biases used in decision-making?
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How do heuristics and biases impact the quality of manager decisions?
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How can managers appropriately use heuristics and avoid baises in decision-making?
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Option 2: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
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Initial Guiding Questions to Consider in Forming your Discussion Posts:
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How can managers use normative ethical theory to make ethical decisions?
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How do corporate ethics relate to the concept of Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibility?
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Guidelines
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You are not graded on which side of an issue you take up, but on how well you support your position via theories and concepts from the readings. The rubric for the assignment is broken into four parts.
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Educational Quality – This looks at the engaging quality of the post, how well thinking is stimulated, effective illustrations of concepts, and/or additional resources leveraged to present perspective. APA citation and reference list included.
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Writing – This factors in the quality and organization writing. Should be appropriate in form and function for a upper division course. It should feature a brief introduction (aimed to hook the reader), body/theme paragraphs (2-5 content rich paragraphs on relevant themes), and a conclusion that synthesizes and presents the so what of the post.
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Content – This looks at the adeptness at using the theoretical tools and depth of understanding of the content covered.

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What techniques can you use to generate conversations from different perspectives?

For Written Assignment #1 please complete only one of the two options:

Option 1 – Diversity Journal Article Critique/Review

Identify and review a management journal article on a subject related to diverse teams in organizations. Sources for the article should be a respected business journal (i.e., Academy of Management, Journal of Internal Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Business Review, etc.) As part of this assignment, you will be required to submit a one to two-page written report detailing a summary and analysis in the following format:

Name of Article

Author of Article

Source of Article (journal name, publication date)

Initial Guiding Questions to Consider in Forming your Essay:

Summary of article clearly linked to proper course concepts, theory and terminology from the course. (approx. one page)

Critique, implications, and connects to class content (i.e., the “so what” of the article; key take-away(s); what did you gain from the article? How does the article support or refute theories from the text?) (approx. one page)

The written report should be around 500 words and no more than two pages.

Option 2: Diverse Teams Hold Court

Diverse teams have been proven to be better at problem-solving and decision-making for a number of reasons. First, they bring many different perspectives to the table. Second, they rely more on facts and use those facts to substantiate their positions. What is even more interesting is that, according to the Scientific American article “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter,” simply “being around people who are different from us makes more creative, diligent, and harder-working.” One case in point is the example of jury decision-making, where fact-finding and logical decision-making are of utmost importance. A 2006 study of jury decision-making, led by social psychologist Samuel Sommers of Tufts University, showed that racially diverse groups exchanged a wider range of information during deliberation of a case than all-white groups did. The researcher also conducted mock jury trials with a group of real jurors to show the impact of diversity on jury decision-making. Interestingly enough, it was the mere presence of diversity on the jury that made jurors consider the facts more, and they had fewer errors recalling the relevant information. The groups even became more willing to discuss the role of race in the case, when they hadn’t before with an all-white jury. This wasn’t the case because the diverse jury members brought new information to the group—it happened because, according to the author, the mere presence of diversity made people more open-minded and diligent. Given what we discussed on the benefits of diversity, it makes sense. People are more likely to be prepared, to be diligent, and to think logically about something if they know that they will b pushed or tested on it. And who else would push you or test you on something, if not someone who is different from you in perspective, experience, or thinking. “Diversity jolts us into cognitive action in ways that homogeneity simply does not.” So, the next time you are called for jury duty, or to serve on a board committee, or to make an important decision as part of a team, remember that one way to generate a great discussion and come up with a strong solution is to pull together a diverse team.

Initial Guiding Questions to Consider in Forming your Essay:

If you don’t have a minimally diverse group of people on your team, how can you ensure that you will have robust discussions and decision-making? What techniques can you use to generate conversations from different perspectives?

W?hat are some positives associated with diverse work teams? What are some possible negatives associated with diverse work teams?

Evaluate your own team at work. Is it a diverse team? How would you rate the quality of decisions generated from that group? Explain. Sources: Adapted from Katherine W. Phillips, “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter,” Scientific American, October 2014, p. 7–8.

Again, the written report should be around 500 words and no more than two pages.

Review Criteria

O?ption 1 – Journal Article

Summary of article clearly linked to proper course concepts, theory and terminology from the course. (approx. one page)

Critique, implications, and connects to class content (i.e., the “so what” of the article; key take-away(s); what did you gain from the article?, how does article support or refute theories from the text?) (approx. one page)

O?ption 2 – Case Analysis

Summary of case clearly linked to proper course concepts, theory and terminology from the course materials. (approx. one page)

Critique, implications, and connects to class content (i.e., the “so what” of the article; key take-away(s); what did you gain from the experience?; How can concepts and theories from the text assist you to apply diversity to increase team performance) (approx. one page)

Rubric

Article/Case Summary (worth 10pts)

Critique/Review (worth 10pts)

Written Quality (worth 5pts)

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What recommendations do you have regarding the responsibility of a governing body (i.e. boards) to approve/disapprove the purchasing of a new product?

Assess the governance and decision making processes necessary for making decisions related to the assessment, evaluation, return on investment (ROI) analysis, and eventual purchasing of a new HIT product for a healthcare organization. What recommendations do you have regarding the responsibility of a governing body (i.e. boards) to approve/disapprove the purchasing of a new product? APA format. 2 references.

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You are a business analyst working at a small domestic organization that produce

You are a business analyst working at a small domestic organization that produces high-quality cell phone cases. Your organization has begun to see its sales flatten in the domestic market. While the organization is not losing money, leadership would like to explore options to continue to grow. One option that leadership has noticed competitors attempting is entering international markets.
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You have been asked to examine the benefits, drawbacks, and key considerations for your organization to enter one of the global markets below, and to summarize your findings in a business brief for leadership.
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Country of choice: Brazil
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Drivers for Global Entry: Develop the first section of the Business Brief Template that explains the purpose of global expansion, business impacts of global business, societal impacts of global business, and cultural considerations using evidence from the course and outside resources to support your explanations. Make sure to use evidence from course resources to support your responses.
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Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
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*Purpose of Global Expansion: Explain key benefits of successful global expansion for domestic organizations.
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*Business Impacts of Global Business: Explain how the global expansion of a domestic organization can impact business operations such as strategic planning, marketing, supply-chain management, human resources, and so on.
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*Societal Impacts of Global Business: Explain how the global expansion of organizations has impacted society, citing specific examples regarding culture, transportation, employment, infrastructure, and environmental climate.
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*Cultural Considerations for Global Business: Explain the importance of researching the culture of a potential global market before market entry, as well as key cultural considerations to explore to inform expansion decisions.
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