Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected

Due Week 3 and worth 150 points
Refer to the Scenario for Assignments 1, 2, 3, and 4.Write a three to four (3-4) page paper, titled “Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected, Part 1”

  1. Provide background information about the agency’s key historical events, mission, and goals / objectives. (Title this section “Introduction”)
  2. Describe at least three (3) functions of this agency, highlighting the public it serves. (Title this section “Agency Functions”)
  3. Analyze at least two (2) current events involving the agency that might have implications to personnel management. (Title this section “Agency News”)
  4. Explain the rationale for selecting this agency with at least two (2) justifiable reasons. (Title this section “Rationale for Selecting Agency”)
  5. Appropriately incorporate at least four (4) quality sources. A quality source can be either popular, such as a news article, or scholarly, such as peer reviewed works. In the case of public administration, government websites are appropriate quality resources. Note: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Visit the Strayer University Library at http://research.strayer.edu to conduct research.

You may want to consider these government websites:

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 or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. When referencing Websites, make sure you follow APA formatting within the text and on the Reference Page.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the 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 course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Analyze key historical, legislative, and ethical dimensions of public personnel management

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.

Healthy Competition

This week you learned about competition and strategy. A little healthy competition is good for an organization, however, from time-to-time, it can lead to failure. Using what you have learned this week, choose two organizations that you feel are in solid competition with one another and discuss why you feel these organizations are good competitors.

Your work should include the following:

· Outline the competitive points of the organization.

· Develop a diagram that compares the two organizations.

· Your diagram should be creative and should be thorough in documenting the competition.

· Summarize which company you feel has the stronger outlook.

· Your paper must be a minimum of 4 written pages (not including the title and reference pages).

· Your work must include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources to support your thoughts.

Training And Development Case Wk 2

Many years ago I was a Corporate Trainer in a large organization and defining the business needs was the toughest part of the training process. Many times this required a meeting with the trainer and the business department leadership to complete a needs analysis. One of my favorite projects was the Document Manager Project.
Here is a quick real life example:
The Application Analyst (AA) department manager, Lori Williams, called the training department and asked to sit down and discuss the new product they were rolling out to all the company’s AAs, worldwide, and what training could be offered starting on August 11 and ongoing as they were looking to roll out Document Manager on October 2. This product would affect 2500 people.
Lori Williams met with two trainers, Sarah Ward and Caroline Smith. Lori explained that all of the AAs were creating the same documentation over and over again, but had to save it to their own desktops and were unable to share the information because they didn’t have a document repository. Document Manager was going to fix this problem. All of the AAs could then share documentation. Document Manager too would have a template in it for the AAs to use. Document Manager would make the AA’s work much easier and quicker. The AAs were asked by upper management to be more effective with their documentation. Lori wanted to train all 2500 employees worldwide before Document Manger went out to the company on October 2.
Sarah and Caroline asked Lori what the AAs were using now to type up their documentation and what would be different with Document Manager. Lori explained that now AAs used Word Perfect, however Document Manager would use Microsoft Word. Due to this huge change Lori believes every employee effected needs to come to a training class that should last at least two hours, if not longer. Since the training would have to be on a computer, the training departments computer classroom’s only hold 15 people per class. Lori also said that she would like to see each employee pass a test using Word and Document Manager before attaining access to the new programs. She went on to explain that she would also like to have online training for Document Manager and Word available for all employees via their intranet site. Lori also told Sarah and Caroline that upper management had not yet decided how to reach the global employees for this training. Times were tight and they didn’t want to pay for the employees to travel or for Sarah and Caroline to travel. Lori said that she trusted Sarah and Caroline would have the right answer for upper management.
Lori also gave Sarah and Caroline some background on the AAs. She told them that for the most part the AA department’s abilities and familiarity with computers and software was exceptional. Lori had taken over that department only two years ago, but she explained how she weeded out the non-performing employees and replaced them with hard working, smart, efficient ones. Sarah and Caroline were excited about working with this audience.

From this quick example ask yourself the following questions:

· What organizational goal is driving this training?

· What will the benefit be?

· What is the skill gap?

· What competencies (knowledge, skills, or attitudes) will this program need?

· What evaluation will be used to measure the level of goal achievement?

· Who will be trained?

· What is the estimated class size?

· How many classes will there be and how long will this training last?

· What are the knowledge and skill prerequisites?

· What type of program is being proposed?

· What media, if any will be used in the training?

· What will happen if we do not deliver the training?

· What are the restrictions or limitations for delivering a program?

· What other methods may be used to reach the goal (include limitations and advantages)?

Understanding the solution to the issue at hand is the goal. Gathering information from the senior management and non-supervisory employees will provide the information needed.

Training Needs Analysis

Training Needs Analysis

To understand the development needs throughout the business, COMPANY XYZ would like to have a meeting with you (the training manager) to discuss your department training requirements. In order to provide some structure to the session, Company XYZ asks that you complete the attached training analysis form prior to the meeting.

Some other items you might want to include in your meeting are:

· Organizational Chart

· Job Descriptions

· Training Goals for the department

· Training Goals for the employee’s

· Competency Reports

· Other relevant training data

Your perspective on training development opportunities, along with the data that you provide, will help Company XYZ better understand your goals and help close/support any competency needs your department.

Notes: 

a) The attached form can be completed by inserting your text below each question.

b) Complete the title page with your information. This title page format should be submitted with every written assignment.

c) Delete these instructions before submitting your assignment.

d) Delete blank or empty space between a question answer and the next question for a professional appear.

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Training Needs Analysis

Complete the following in a total of 1,050-to 1,400 words.

1. What is your training problem statement or objective?

2. What skills and knowledge are required to perform the work?

3. What are the measures of successful performance of the work?

4. Are people performing at the levels required?

5.  Is there under-performance for specific groups of employees?

6. What are the causes of under-performance?

7. What training will help bridge the gap between the standards of performance needed and the actual performance?

8. Is there specific training that is needed in the training triad categories below?

a. Technical training

b. Business skills training

c. Human skills training

9. What is the expected return on the investment (ROI)?

10.  What does success look like?

11. Do you have a budget for the training development/course?

12. Any other relevant information?

Public Health Proposal

Mortality and morbidity data is often used in public health settings to help create programs to decrease the percentages of each. Consider this as you read the lessons below.

Evaluation Title: Public Health Proposal

Navigate to the CDC website to read the lesson, Measures of Risk, Sections 2 and 3:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Section 2: Morbidity Frequency Measures (Links to an external site.) [Website].

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Section 3: Mortality Frequency Measures (Links to an external site.) [Website].

Identify and summarize 3 disparities found in your geographical area.

Based on the information provided, consider how mortality and morbidity data can be used in a public health setting to create programs aimed at decreasing the percentages.

Create a proposal to the state Department of Health focused on one program that you can create to address the disparities in your geographical area.

Utilize at least two outside resources to support your assignment submission.

Patient Privacy Violation

As a manager of a small, solo physician office clinic, the physician presents a concern that was brought up by a patient. The hospital that the physician is affiliated with recently purged the medical records department in preparation for a computer upgrade, and the patient found a dumpster out back with patient’s full medical records sitting in the open, available for anyone to see. The patient is concerned as they have records in the hospital, as well as other family members having records in the hospital.

For this week’s assignment:

Create a response to the patient detailing the expectations for records maintained and proper destruction in layman’s terms so that the patient understands the process and requirements.

Outline a plan of action that will be taken by the physician and office manager to address this situation with the hospital, detailing the requirements established by CMS and the state health department.

Create a public release for the patient population to provide notification of the situation and how it will be rectified.

 

Please review the rubric to ensure that your assignment meets criteria.

Submit:

  • Response about record maintenance and proper destruction
  • Outline of plan of action
  • Public Release

Manager Believes In Learning

Your manager believes in learning from other companies’ success stories as well as stories of failure. In particular, she likes to apply various management theories when possible, rather than starting from the beginning every time a decision has to be made. She asks you to write a memo to her addressing the following: From any recent or current event in the news, discuss and explain the use of these two specific theories that the firms you researched believed in

•In the human resource area, moving toward an employee empowerment culture

•In the marketing area, the theory of penetration pricing

For each of these two, explain the following:

•The issue being addressed that gave rise to employing these theories

•How the theory being followed leads to specific actions on the part of the company

•Results achieved

•If you had been the senior manager in these situations, at those companies, how might you have addressed the situation any differently? What other theory could have been the basis for the decision.

Self-Esteem Boosters And Communication Preferences

Directions

First, reread “How to Increase Your Self-Esteem” in Chapter 4. In Part 1 of this assignment, pick four of the the following “self-esteem boosters” listed in the textbook that you feel would be the most powerful (You can also list ways to raise self-esteem which are not listed in the textbook.):
• Search for the Source of Low Self-Esteem
• Living Consciously
• Take Responsibility for Your Decisions
• Engage in Strength Building
• Seek the Support and Guidance of Mentors
• Set Goals
• Practice Guided Imagery
• Use Positive Self-Talk

List your choices in an essay and write a short paragraph about why you chose that self-esteem booster.

In Part 2 of this assignment, you will analyze your communication style using pages 55-67 of your textbook which includes the Dominance Indicator Form on page 55 and the Sociability Indicator Form on page 58 to determine your communication style.

First, do you agree with the results of the Communication Style Assessments? If so, discuss why it is accurate. If not, describe how the assessment results are inaccurate. Second, describe what you learned about your communication style by reading Chapter 3 and taking this assessment. In what ways does this validate how you already view yourself? What information surprised you or was most interesting to you?

Identify the company that you want to research for the three written assignments in the course.

There are three written assignments in the course, in which you will use the same organization to analyze the culture and make recommendations. Therefore, it is essential you start to think now about your company selection.

Consider selecting a company for which you or a family member works. You might also choose a civic organization. To ensure your selection sets you up for success in all three assignments, be sure that your company:

  • is one with which you are familiar and from whose internal processes, of which an outsider would be unaware, you can draw
  • has true issues that need to be resolved
  • allows for realistic and enforceable solutions for the organization to be successful

To find more company information, you can access the Nexis Uni database through Strayer University Library:

INSTRUCTIONS

To complete this assignment, use the provided text box in which you:

1) Identify the company that you want to research for the three written assignments in the course.

2) Describe the organizational issue in your chosen company.

3) Explain why the issue hinders organizational efficiency.

What is the goal/mission/cause of the organization/individual?

From part one of the content development project, focus only on the goals, context, and mechanics analytical breakdown. For your convenience, I have copy and pasted these sections below.

Goals

  • What is the goal/mission/cause of the organization/individual?
    • What are the goals of the content? Drive conversations? Create community? Etc.
    • How do the content goals relate to the overall organizational goals?
    • How is success defined by the organization? Does success mean gaining followers? Having fun managing an account? Promoting a cause? Etc.

Context

  • Describe the organization’s/individual’s context:
    • What internal or external relationships affect their content and content strategy?
    • What type of financial support do they have? Do they have the backing of a large company or a single person business?
    • What type of employees do they have? How do they define their relationship with their employees?
    • Do they have partnerships with corporations or other businesses?
    • What is their industry? How are they situated within that industry?

Mechanics

What modes are they using on their platforms?

  • How often is content created?
    • For social media, do an analysis of at least a month’s worth of posts: how often is content posted across platforms?
    • What is the significance of this?
  • When is content created and shared?
  • What is the media of the content? (video, images, text, etc)
  • What are all the elements of the content? What type of genre is being used? Are they sharing a narrative or promoting a product? A single post might include multiple media and elements.
  • Why have they chosen the media of their content?
  • What are they trying to accomplish through the strategy of their content that’s shown in this section?