This week, you will use role theory to apply to your chosen case study. In other words, your theoretical orientation—or lens—is role theory as you analyze the case study. Submit a narrated PowerPoint presentation using Kaltura Media that includes 11 to 12 slides. Each slide should be written using bullet points, meaning no long paragraphs of written text should be in the slides. Include a brief narration of less than 30 seconds for each slide (i.e., the narration takes the place of any written paragraphs, while the bullet points provide context and cues for the audience to follow along). Your […]
For this Assignment, read the case study for Claudia and find two to three scholarly articles on social issues surrounding immigrant families. In a 2- to 4-page paper, explain how the literature informs you about Claudia and her family when assessing her situation. Describe two social issues related to the course-specific case study for Claudia that inform a culturally competent social worker. Describe culturally competent strategies you might use to assess the needs of children. Describe the types of data you would collect from Claudia and her family in order to best serve them. Identify other resources that may offer […]
The adolescent stage can be described as a time where there is a loss of innocence and a preentry into adulthood. A large part of being an adolescent is beginning that process of stepping out into the world and learning about oneself as a unique and autonomous individual. This movement out into the world is contingent upon the knowledge that this young person will have a safe and secure home to return to at the end of the day. If a traumatic loss or event has occurred in the adolescent’s life, there may be no safe base to which this […]
Understanding an adolescent’s behavior can be at times elusive and even frustrating. Due to the multiple aspects of the developmental tasks during these years, it can be at times quite challenging to clearly define the issue(s) at hand. Assessment during this stage will include an evaluation of whether an adolescent’s actions are indicative of unhealthy behavior or merely representative of being an adolescent. A comprehensive assessment that includes an evaluation of the client’s developmental stage is a priority when working with this age group. For this Discussion, read the case study of Brady and use Erikson’s developmental theory. ATTACHED. Post […]
Many people believe that organizational communication skills should come naturally and are not difficult to obtain. However, this week’s readings might have given you a different perception. Effective organizational communication skills actually require a lot of time and practice. Complete a self-assessment of your organizational communication skills by answering the following questions: Which area(s) do you feel are the most developed for you? Which area(s) do you need the most improvement? Based on the course material that you read this week, what are some ways that you plan on improving the development of your organizational communication skills? Your initial post […]
Some students think that they do not have much of a culture at their organization. The truth is that every organization has a culture! Your organizational culture can be related to the way that employees dress, the way that they communicate, or even how they decorate their work environment. An organizational culture is often formed through the many different people that make up the company. These diverse traits may be your race, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, ability, etc. Take some time to think about your own cultural background and how this can add to your work culture. […]
In Chapter Nine of your textbook, the author discusses the concept of organizational development. Although organizational development can be an effective way for companies to remain competitive, only about two-thirds of change efforts are actually successful. Why do you believe organizational development is so difficult? Think of a barrier to organizational development that you have personally experienced as an employee or that stands out to you as being common. Explain why you believe this barrier is challenging for organizations as well as what you would do to overcome it, if you were faced with change in your organization. Your initial […]
Mediated communication and social media (e.g., email, blogs, Facebook, Skype, and Twitter) have played a major role in changing the way that organizations engage in communication with their customers and with employees internally. As we have learned this week, communicating through electronic media is referred to as mediated communication. There are pros and cons to using mediated communication in the work environment. How do you believe mediated communication has improved organizational communication? How has it hurt organizational communication? Provide examples to illustrate your point. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples […]
Describe the concepts of organizational stability and organizational innovation. Provide a real-life example of how an organization has maintained stability and promoted innovation. You can use an example from your personal experiences in the workplace or an example that is discussed in Chapter Nine of your textbook. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
Explain each of the three principles of ethical organizational communication, as outlined in Chapter Ten of your textbook. Then, describe how these principles are important during external organizational communication, such as lobbying, marketing or advertising. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.