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Explain why the situation or question would benefit from a data analysis.

In this task, you will identify a real-world business situation and use real data to perform a data analysis leading to an actionable recommendation. You are encouraged to select an issue in your workplace or program specialty area (e.g., IT management, HC management, or MBA). Publicly available data is also an option (see Course Tips).
Note: Work performed for a client or an employer is their property and should not be used without written permission. Fictionalize identifiable organizational information (i.e., make up information regarding the identity of the organization, but do not make up the data). Obtain written permission to use any information that would be considered confidential, proprietary, or personal in nature. To obtain an organization’s permission to use proprietary information, complete and submit the attached “Organization Verification Form.”
This business situation and data will be used to complete task 2. Do not work on task 2 until you have successfully passed task 1, indicating that the business situation and data analysis plan have been approved.
Use the “Determining the Appropriate Analytical Technique” presentation in the Attachment section below and/or speak with a course instructor to help you identify the appropriate analysis technique to analyze data for these tasks.
Approved data analysis techniques include the following:
Recommended Analysis Techniques:
• regression (linear regression, multiple regression, or logistic regression)
• time series or trend analysis
Note: you need to specify the specific type(s) of time-series analysis you plan to use or consider in Task 2 – i.e., regression, exponential smoothing, moving average, seasonality using multiple regression
• chi-square
• t-test (one sample, two independent samples, or paired)
• ANOVA
• crossover analysis
• break-even analysis
Additional Approved Analysis Techniques:
• statistical process control
• linear programming
• decision tree
• simulation
SCENARIO
REQUIREMENTS
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
Tasks may not be submitted as cloud links, such as links to Google Docs, Google Slides, OneDrive, etc., unless specified in the task requirements. All other submissions must be file types that are uploaded and submitted as attachments (e.g., .docx, .pdf, .ppt).
Use the attached “Task 1 Template” to complete the following prompts:
A. Describe a real-world business situation that could be addressed by collecting and analyzing a set of data.
Note: The data can be from your workplace, from publicly available sources, or primary data that you collect on your own (e.g., a survey or behavioral observations).
1. Complete the “Project Waiver or Release Statement” by putting a check mark in one of the checkboxes in the attached Task 1 Template.
a. If you select the second option, “My project is based upon and/or includes Restricted Information”, You must complete the attached “Organization Verification Form”. You need to complete page 1 first and then submit the entire document to your chosen organization. The organization must complete page 2 and provide you with a completed form. You’ll submit the completed “Organization Verification Form” as a separate attachment with Task 1 template. See the attached “Electronic Signature Instruction” for instructions on how to electronically sign the attached “Organization Verification Form.” This form is not published and will remain confidential. The organization’s name should be used on this form but can be changed to a fictional name for the remaining tasks.
2. Summarize one question or decision relevant to the real-world business situation that you will answer by collecting and analyzing a set of data.
3. Explain why the situation or question would benefit from a data analysis.
4. Identify all of the data that you will need to collect that is relevant to the situation or question.
Note: Identify the specific data relevant to part B1, such as time period, sample size, etc.
Note: A sample size of 30 is the suggested minimum size.
5. Describe the data gathering method you will use to collect data.
Note: The data gathering method can include data sources (e.g., databases, surveys, behavioral observations, online sources, etc.)
6. Identify an appropriate data analysis technique from the approved list above to analyze this data.
a. Explain why the data analysis technique you chose is an appropriate technique to analyze the data collected.
Note: Use the “Determining the Appropriate Analytical Technique” presentation in the Attachment section below to help you determine the appropriate analysis technique for your data and business situation or speak with a course instructor.
B. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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What internal controls should FFG implement in additon to the new incentive program?

Kindly read the case and answer the guide questions comprehensively.
1. How does the FFG’s strategy going to affect the formulation of the short-term incentive plan?
2. Do you think that the current incentive plan is effective to drive FFG’s strategy?
3. What are the current problems revolving the short-term incentive plan? Why did the problem occur?
4. Which are the options to rectfiy the issues? Which alternative should FFG pursue? What are the pros and cons?
5. What internal controls should FFG implement in additon to the new incentive program? What costs will be incurred as a reuslt of this change?
6. What’s your recommended action steps for FFG to take?

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Why is this more important today than it was, say, 25 years ago?

First, what is the responsibility of a leader to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in organizations given today’s climate locally, nationally, and globally? How can leaders advance DEI&B in organizations while factoring in the many issues and challenges that are connected to DEI&B? Second, what does it mean for a leader to be “globally connected?” Why is this more important today than it was, say, 25 years ago? How can an organization leader can engage to build and sustain a globally connected mindset? As part of this Discussion Forum, provide a real-time (taking place right now) story from any online news source that describes a global issue that can and should inform leaders and which leaders should be aware of and communicate within their organizations. Be sure to provide the source information here so other students can also follow up and read the information if they choose to do so.

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What was unique about the Bus Uncle chatbot?

Submission Instructions
These case studies are to be done individually.
Read the appropriate materials and prepare an 5 pages (1500-2000 words, +/- 10%) case analysis report for each of the cases.
Organize your report as you see appropriate for the topic, in a way that address all the questions provided for each case on the course website (not within the case itself). Ensure you focus on both breadth and depth in your analysis and reaction.
Each report should include an introduction and conclusion.
Follow APA style in both organization and referencing. Incorporate at least two sound academic sources.
Case Questions:
Why is it that the majority of chatbots fail to deliver the expected business outcomes?
What was unique about the Bus Uncle chatbot? What led to the popularity of the Bus Uncle chatbot?
What framework did Abhilash follow to develop and enhance the Bus Uncle chatbot?
What additional advice or recommendations would you offer to Abhilash?

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Demonstrate your understanding of the importance of leadership, ethics, on organizational performance.

Requirements: Write an 5 page paper summarizing and analyzing the following: 1. Examine and explain the relationship between the history and evolution of EEO laws, 2. Define and Describe workplace diversity/inclusion practices, 3. Demonstrate your understanding of the importance of leadership, ethics, on organizational performance. 4. The essay should demonstrate the students’ comprehension of how these concepts, policies, and practices impact organizational performance. 5. Finally, explain how your own professional experience has been influenced and impacted by workplace diversity, leadership, and ethics. 6. Utilize course articles, readings, and other peer-reviewed journals to support your findings. APA format (Double-spaced, 5-7 page paper). Tips for the paper: Discuss the laws and their significance. Whom do they protect? How do amendments protect additional groups? Use headings to organize your paper. APA Style is required. Papers should not be written in first person. Use at least five references. Give examples. Create in-text citations. Use grammarly.com to check your work.

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What channel(s) would you consider appropriate a) for communicating new procedures on pricing and purchasing to employees;

attached are the cases. discussion question 1: Hermitage Escalator Company 1. How might Hermitage codify and manage the knowledge of experienced maintenance technicians into the new rules to be written for handling maintenance responses under the upcoming deluge of big data from the Internet of Things? Explain. discussion question 2: Bachmeyer Foods, Inc 1) What types of control (bureaucratic control, market control or clan control) were used at Sunflower by Clemmons? 2)What channel(s) would you consider appropriate a) for communicating new procedures on pricing and purchasing to employees; b) for announcing and providing authority to a new person occupying a new position? Why? discussion question 3: Midwest Controls, Inc 1. Which of the four types of culture in the textbook would you say best describes Midwest’s corporate culture under the leadership of Carpenter? Under that of Lawrence? Why? 2. If you were Curtis Simpson, what would you say to Tom Lawrence in your upcoming meeting with him?

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What should management focus on in managing those process types?

1. Identify 2 different processes used in your industry and classify them into process types such as job shop, batch processing, assembly line, etc. Explain the rationale for your process type classifications.
(Industry: Department of Defense: RADAR training)
2. Which companies or similar organizations in your industry would you consider to be recognized leaders in any of these process types? How does that compare to your organization?
3. What should management focus on in managing those process types?

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What symptoms of resistance to change have you observed?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a management discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Week Five Roundup Discussion
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Welcome to the Week Five Roundup Discussion Forum. After you review the materials for Week Five (chapter(s), Ted Talk(s) and PowerPoint) please:
Pick one of the end-of-chapter(s) discussions below and share your answers in this forum by clicking on Reply, typing in your response and then post. Your answers should be well researched using the book and other reliable resources. You should also add your own experiences with the topic as part of your analysis. Your answer should be between 250 – 500 words and include your sources.
Your initial discussion is due Wednesday before midnight.
Respond to one other classmate’s posting in a second reply/post. I expect that you will add substantially to our learning in that response. “Me, too” or “Great answer” are not acceptable for points. If you can, feel free to bring in your own experiences.
Comment about something that you found interesting in the Ted talk(s) for this week in a third reply/post.
Finally, at the end of the course outline you will find two rubrics. One is for discussion. I will grade based on this rubric.
Week Five Discussion Questions:
What symptoms of resistance to change have you observed? Have you observed both active and passive forms? Have you as a recipient resisted change? Have you experienced resistance while responsible for initiating and managing a change? In your experience, what are the most common causes of resistance to change? (Chapter Eight)
When senior managers resist change at the strategic level, they can cause more damage than employees resisting change at an operational level. Have you worked in an organization where you believe that there was management resistance to change? As a manager, what actions would you take to prevent this? (Chapter Eight)
Do you model the change behavior you desire? Whose interest do you serve when you engage in change? Is your approach value-laden or value-neutral? If value-laden, can you articulate what these values are? Are you comfortable with them? (Chapter Nine)
Can you identify different sense-making activities going on during organizational change? What ability do you have to influence these? Do you exercise power in your attempts to influence the interpretations others have of change situations? With what success? What are the implications of this? (Chapter Nine)

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What tools or information did you require to reach a decision?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a management case study and need a reference to help me learn.
Note you will only draft question 1(600 word) only
In your groups, draft a position paper supporting or rejecting the bill. In doing so you should consider the following:
How do you go about determining the correct course of action in this emotionally charged debate? What tools or information did you require to reach a decision?======================================================================================
FOID CASE STUDY
Gun control has become an intense political topic within the state due to a recent mass shooting at a middle school in the state’s capitol. The governor has asked the Secretary of the Department of Human Services (DHS) — your boss — for her support on a proposed bill to regulate and restrict firearm ownership. Under the bill, DHS would be responsible for maintaining a new registry. The secretary has some reservations about supporting the bill and asks you, as the agency’s Office of Health Information Technology, for your advice. The facts are as follows.
In the aftermath of the shooting, the governor partnered with state law enforcement agencies and several legislators representing the middle school’s district to draft a bill entitled the Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System,1 which would require qualified clinicians and other healthcare professionals to report patients who they determine to be:
A “clear and present danger” in that they communicate a serious threat against a reasonably identifiable third person or themselves or otherwise demonstrate threatening physical or verbal behavior;
“Intellectually disabled,” meaning that the individual’s intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior are “significantly subaverage” as a result of a disability which manifested before the age of 18; or
“Developmentally disabled,” meaning conditions that result in impairments similar to those caused by, and require services similar to those required by, intellectual disabilities, and which manifest before the age of 18 and are expected to continue indefinitely.
Data in the FOID Mental Health Reporting System would be cross-referenced with state and local police data and used to restrict people with a qualifying condition from obtaining a “Firearm Owner Identification Card” allowing them to legally possess firearms. The new reporting requirements would apply to clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses, and marriage and family therapists practicing at public or private mental health or developmental disability facilities. If an aforementioned provider determines that a person has a qualifying condition (i.e., a person presets a clear and present danger, is intellectually disabled, or is developmentally disabled as described in the law), then the provider is required to report that person’s name, address, date of birth, gender, race, physical description, and the determination made through an online system to be administered by DHS within the time frame established in the law. No official diagnosis is required; all the provider needs to do is click the box in the online reporting system to indicate which of the three qualifying conditions the subject is determined to have according to her professional judgment.
To encourage reporting and protect providers the proposed bill has provisions that maintain confidentiality of the reporting provider’s identity, and protect providers and their employers from criminal, civil, or professional liability for reporting or failing to report, except for willful or wanton misconduct. To guarantee proper use of the registry, the bill stipulates the registry’s use is restricted to that necessary to determine a person’s eligibility to possess a firearm.
The proposal has sparked public debate and divisions in the state capital. The Coalition for Firearm Reporting, a coalition of concerned citizens from across the state, is lobbying forcefully in favor of the bill. The group’s media campaign has focused on reports of the deadly school shooting and other gun-related tragedies involving people with mental disabilities that have occurred in other states. They contend that current events warrant the passage of the law, and that law enforcement needs all the help it can get in curbing gun violence; mandated reporting would allow officials to take preventative measures by denying lawful access to those who they believe pose a threat to themselves and the public at large. Reporting would further allow law enforcement to investigate gun owners and revoke FOID cards as necessary. The Alliance to End Disability Discrimination, a disability advocacy group, has argued equally vociferously (if not as publicly) against the bill. The group argues that the proposed requirements not only deny disabled persons their constitutional rights but also unjustifiably stigmatize them; the bill is premised on the notion that there is a correlation or causal relationship between disability and gun violence. They see the inclusion of the intellectually and developmentally disabled as an attempt to appease and shift attention away from the powerful pro-gun lobby and argue that the law effectively scapegoats the disability community. Moreover, they argue that the disabled may have a greater need for self-defense and that the law will frustrate the efforts of law abiding citizens to protect themselves.
The governor and the State’s Attorney’s Office have supported the bill publicly. They see the new reporting requirements as a common sense reform with proper oversight. The number of gun-related deaths have been rising in the state and the governor would like to sign the bill into law before next year’s gubernatorial election. The director of the Department of Public Health has expressed strong opposition to the bill but has done so behind closed doors so as not to break ranks publicly. In his opinion, the inclusion of the intellectually and developmentally disabled persons is arbitrary and dangerous. He believes that if passed the law would have one or both of the following results: people will be discouraged from seeking much-needed medical treatment, and/or otherwise law-abiding citizens will obtain firearms through other means and impede law enforcement’s ability to track gun ownership. As her policy think tank, the secretary has turned to your team for counsel.
In your groups, draft a position paper supporting or rejecting the bill. In doing so you should consider the following:
How do you go about determining the correct course of action in this emotionally charged debate? What tools or information did you require to reach a decision?
Does the proposed rule create an ethical conflict between the DHS and the population that it serves? Between those living with disabilities and society? Examine the proposed rule from the competing perspectives of the patient, provider, the secretary of the Department of Human Services, and the public as you think about what action you would advise the secretary to take.
What are the ethical issues involved in this scenario? What ethical principles might guide you as you advise the health director in making this extraordinarily difficult decision? How do you weigh the competing values, interests, and ethical principles in coming to your decision?
[1] The legislation for this case is based on the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, 430 IL Compiled Stat. 65, as amended by The Firearm Concealed Carry Act, Illinois Public Act 98-0063.
[NOTE: Your group must take a position on this hypothetical scenario. There may be disagreements, but that will be beneficial to responses since you will be able to offer multiple perspectives. Work it out to reach a general consensus on recommendations.]
References:
Neuburger. B, and Swirsky, ES. (2017). Informatics and Public Health. In L.B. Harmon and F. Cornelius (eds.) Ethical Health Informatics: Challenges and Opportunities, 3rd ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett: pp. 233-270.

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Develop a list of questions that require clarification by the presenting

Learning Goal: I’m working on a management presentation and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Each group will be required to: a) create and deliver a power point presentation
of relevant parts of their business plan (15%); and b) fulfill the role of Venture
Capitalists in the “Canadore Lions” Lair (7%)
preparing to enter the Canadore “Lions’ Lair.” To ensure readiness:
 Anticipate the questions, related to your business that the Lions may ask
(such as: company valuation, projected sales, relevant government
regulations and necessary approvals, competition, product differentiation,
distribution channels, marketing approach, management team expertise,
start up costs, annual expenditures, etc.);
 Conduct additional research as necessary, to update your business plan;
 Develop “The Ask,” specifically what do you want from the Lion(s) (such as:
cash investment, line of credit, marketing services, etc.) and develop an
“Offer,” what you are willing to give the Lion(s) (equity position, royalty
arrangement, etc.);
 Develop a “dynamic” power point presentation to provide the necessary
information to the Lions;
 Do not plagiarise;
Canadore Lions’ Lair (7%): in this exercise individual members of your group will
play the role of Venture Capitalists.
 Review the Executive Summary;
 Develop a list of questions that require clarification by the presenting
group;
 Conduct any relevant research (current market size, industry trends, sales
per square foot, industry averages including profit margins, relevant
government regulations, etc.);
 At the presentation, receive the “Ask” and “Offer” and ask any relevant
questions;
FINALLY NEED A DYNAMIC PPT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY