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.
Final Paper Imagine that you are proposing a new communication structure for an organization. Write a formal proposal in which you discuss at least five concepts that you feel are most important for successful communication within an organizational setting. Explain why these concepts are necessary for successful communication and how best to implement them within an organization. Examples of concepts that you may choose to use are active listening, organizational culture, conflict resolution, key principles of human communication, leadership strategies, formal and informal communication, etc. Your information for this paper should not be based on your own opinions; you must […]
Prepare: In preparing for this discussion, you should first review the Week Two required resources that focus on ethics and morals. This will help assist you in examining your own development of ethical and moral responsibilities. Reflect: Take a deeper look at your own life and determine which experiences have inspired ethical and moral reasoning. Were there any huge influences in this process? Write: For this discussion you will address the following prompts: Explain what it means to be ethical as it relates to personal, academic, and professional growth. Provide at least one ethical dilemma you have encountered […]
SAILS Exam – Information Literacy Prepare: Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year published, title, subject, and by indicating what type of resource you are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some guidance in finding more resources on your […]
Prepare: In preparation for discussing the importance of critical thinking skills, please read the following articles: Critical Thinking and the Challenges of Internet (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Common Misconceptions of Critical Thinking. You may also read other applicable sources found under the Week Four Resources tab to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a critical thinker. Reflect: Reflect on the characteristics of a critical thinker. What makes you a critical thinker? Critical thinking gets you involved in a dialogue with the ideas you read from others in this class. […]
Global Societal Problem, Argument and Solution Prepare: The topic of your essay needs to be a global societal problem from the following list: adult illiteracy, funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools, minimum wage, oceans desertification, overcoming the digital divide, refugee (escaping persecution, war, or death) crises, species extinctions (modern), tax havens, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), universal statement of human rights (pick one), airport security, or wealth disparity. Review this GEN499 Sample Final Paper Guide for additional guidance on the expectations of this assignment. Reflect: Based on the topic that you have chosen, you […]
Various agencies contribute to the social services offered in social work practice. Although the goal of many social work agencies may appear the same—to offer social services to clients who need them—each agency provides a unique approach or opportunity to deliver those needs. As a future social worker, understanding the position of your agency in reference to the world of social work practice might provide valuable perspectives for applying your professional skills. For this Assignment, research the agency (Georgia Department of Family and Children Services) you are working with for your field education experience. Examine the characteristics of your agency […]
A project is temporary, it is unique, and it is progressive” (Balakian & Bergmann, 2009, p. 18). Projects have a defined start and end date; they do not go on forever and do not repeat. Processes that are repetitive are operations, not projects. Projects accomplish something new. While there may be phases or tasks within a project that have been done before, the outcome will be unique. A project is progressively elaborated, meaning that we can expect to learn more as the project progresses and the details of the plan and the requirements may change to meet the needs of […]
Project Life Cycle Thinking about the five phases of a project you have participated in, give an example of an activity that took place during each phase. Briefly describe why a phase-gate review would be a desirable requirement in any project. Your initial post should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one additional professional or academic source beyond the text. Use this week’s lecture as a basis for your post. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Provide examples or experiences to support your comments or position. Your replies should be between 100 […]