Examine multiple and sometimes interrelated atmospheric-oceanic science issues

Oceanography Writing Midterm (Paper)

5 pages double-spaced, and the sixth page with endnotes.

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Block 2 Exam: Integrated Scientific Instrument arrays:

In this Block we have encountered several different instrument arrays which examine multiple and sometimes interrelated atmospheric-oceanic science issues. Select TWO( 2) of these arrays, describe their purpose and how effective they have been to date in addressing the problems they were designed to investigate.

Examples are satellites, oceanographic ships, buoys open ocean tethered to the sea bottom or floating and sea bottom sensors.

Identify the key ethical issues and the accountability issues from an OD point of view


Follow both of the following links and read the brief articles. In the first article: General Motors Misled Grieving Families on a Lethal Flaw (Links to an external site.), identify the key ethical issues and the accountability issues from an OD point of view. In the second article: Mary Barra Returns (Links to an external site.), describe the challenges ahead of Mary Barra.


As you reflect on this week’s lecture, describe the learning process in your organization. Does it take into account the varying generations? What does it do to capture learning and knowledge? What can your organization do to ensure future learning?


You have been hired as a consultant (to your current organization, previous organization, or a fictional organization). Describe and analyze a human resource/organizational problem(s) and recommend an organizational development strategy (ies). Provide a rationale as to why you think this approach will help. This will require a practitioner analysis of the organizational problem of interest and an academic literature review of similar organizational problems and organizational development strategy (ies) that you believe will be most beneficial in solving the problem. Also, provide an evaluation plan for the proposed intervention(s).

The plan should have the following headings:

· Problem Identification

· Description of the organization

· Context of the problem:

· How do you know it’s a problem?

· Specifically what is the problem (select from list below)?

· Turnover

· Job Satisfaction

· Diversity

· Performance Appraisals

· Downsizing

· Training & Development

· Needs Assessment and Diagnosis

· Data collection

· Data analysis

· Proposed Organization Development Interventions/Strategy(ies)

· Required resources

· Timeline

· Anticipated resistance

· Potential benefit(s), i.e. cost savings

· Suggested Evaluation Approach

· Summary/Conclusions

This final assignment should be 8 pages in length (not including the title and reference pages). You must use at least five scholarly sources and format your paper according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.



Explain your previous or current organization’s performance management, compensation, benefits, and payroll system.

HR Processes and Functions

Part A (Chapter 12)

1. First, read the article, “HRIS Performance Monitoring Plan”. Based on the article and your textbook, please respond to the following questions:

2. Explain your previous or current organization’s performance management, compensation, benefits, and payroll system. Can these systems be accessed via one HRIS or does your organization use multiple systems? Explain.

3. Do you think your organization performance management, compensation, benefits and payroll system are effective? Why or why not? What recommendations would you make to improve those systems?

Part B (Chapter 13)

4. Do you work for an international organization or, does your organization recruit globally? What are some HR programs in global organizations? Compare and contrast domestic recruitment and selection to international recruitment and selection. How are they similar and different? If you have experience working abroad, please share your experiences as it relates to HR processes and functions.

Explain the difference between a population

Assignment Details

For this submission assignment, please choose a Michelin Star Restaurant in New York City from this list. You will need to visit the restaurant’s Web site to get a feel for what its business is like.


Now, imagine that you have just landed your dream job as a Business Analyst for the restaurant you chose. Your job is to provide upper management with credible statistical information to help them make sound business decisions. As the Business Analyst, your work needs to be based upon collecting data and interpreting them through appropriate formulas. You are not the company statistician, so your job is not to crunch a lot of numbers. It is much more about analyzing data and giving your recommendations to the company; however, along the way, you will crunch a few numbers as well. Your first assignment is to look at different types of data for a specific scenario that the company is facing.

To Do

The restaurant you chose (hereinafter referred to as “X” in this assignment) is known for ultra-fine dining in New York City but wants to look at expanding into the casual restaurant niche to compete with family restaurants. Before it does that, management needs to do some in-depth research to decide if expansion into this market segment is a good idea, and if so, what the menu for their new restaurant may look like. Of course, the company wants to make money, so they want to ensure that any restaurant they open will give the public an atmosphere and menu choices that are in line with today’s busy lifestyles. However, they have an impeccable reputation to uphold and they want to make sure that any new restaurant will complement and enhance their reputation, not detract from it.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of at least 6–8 substantive slides that addresses the following:

  • List and discuss 2 qualitative attributes of the atmosphere of the new casual dining restaurant that X’s upper management might want to ask potential customers. (Think of items that the customers would want to see in the atmosphere).
  • List and discuss 2 qualitative attributes of the menu choices of the restaurant that X may want to explore with potential customers.
  • List and discuss 2 quantitative attributes of the menu items that management might want to measure to make sure they are providing menu items that customers want.
  • List and discuss 2 quantitative attributes that the new restaurant’s chefs may be interested in when creating the menu.
  • Explain the difference between a population and a sample in research.
  • Discuss at least 2 populations and 2 samples that X may be interested in using for their research.
  • Discuss the target market for this new restaurant venture.
  • Explain how the attributes you discussed above will help ensure that this new restaurant will compliment what you see to be X’s best attributes at their fine dining location (from what you learn by researching X’s Web site and other Internet sources you find).

Please keep in mind that your PPT should have a Title slide and a Reference slide. You should cite at least 3 credible sources of research to back up your thoughts and ideas on the topics. Great PPTs always have some color, a theme, and some graphics on the slides to keep the audience entertained as they learn. Your PPT slides should only have 4–6 bullet point items on them. The bulk of your presentation should be the speech you put into the Notes section of the PPT slides. Those notes are what you talk about when the slide is being shown to the audience. Make sure you have at least 200 words of substantive information in the Notes section of each slide to elaborate on the topics that you cover on the slide.

Describe your “dream job” with an organization for which you would like to work.

Assignment 4: Compensation Plan

Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

Select a company for which you would like to work, and determine the necessary components to an attractive compensation plan.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Briefly describe your “dream job” with an organization for which you would like to work.
  2. Create a rewards and compensation package for this position that would attract skilled workers, yet control costs at the same time.
  3. Create a benefits package for this position that is competitive, yet advantageous to the company.
  4. Speculate on how the negotiating and collective bargaining of this specific position would contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

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; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • 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 page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Assess the effectiveness of human resource planning and performance management systems.
  • Assess how negotiating and collective bargaining contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in employee and labor relations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about employee and labor relations using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Bridge the gap between theory and practice and between the academy and the workplace

Case Study General Guidelines

If you are new enough to business school that you have not experienced many written case studies, let me provide a simple introduction and approach.

What are Case Studies?

Case studies are basically just business stories. As such, they are about realistic, often complex situations that often involve a conflict, choice or challenge that one or more of the characters in the case must negotiate.

Why Case Studies?

Case studies “bridge the gap between theory and practice and between the academy and the workplace” (Barkley, Cross, and Major 2005, p.182). They also give students practice identifying the parameters of a problem, recognizing and articulating positions, evaluating courses of action, and arguing different points of view.

When designing the class, I consulted with a number of HR colleagues to find out what they thought was most important to cover in a course of this type. If you know HR people, it probably will not surprise you to learn they disagreed on many things, and gave me a list of course topics that would take three years to cover. What they all agreed on was that case studies were the best (two said “only”) way to teach this material.

Professional management experience usually exhibits itself through the identification of alternatives. Think of a time when someone (maybe you) saw a workplace problem through a different lens than others, and was able to provide a solution the rest of the stakeholders hadn’t thought of. In case studies we put you in a variety of circumstances as a decision maker. This provides an opportunity for you to research better approaches to those problems when you aren’t personally involved, and then when a similar circumstance arises in real life, you have an “alternative” to fall back on.

What is a good approach to use when answering a case study?

The following is not the only method to answer a case study, but is a one several colleagues have recommended, and it is a great way to begin if your experience is limited with cases.

1. Read, analyze and examine the case thoroughly- take notes on your reading, use a highlighter and search for details not easily noticed on a quick read-through.

2. Focus your analysis a. Identify at least 2-3 key problems that you have to cover in the case study. You may see

more than that, but recognize that it is almost never a single problem. b. Try to understand why these problems exist – Think in terms of a root cause. For

instance, if the case deals with low morale among all employees, “low wages” may be a contributor, but it probably isn’t the root cause of the problem.

c. What is the impact of these problems on the organization? – What is likely to happen next if nothing changes? This is your impetus for change.

d. Who and what is responsible for these problems? Is it cultural, financial, structural, a people problem, etc.?

3. Uncover possible solutions by reading, experience, outside research, and analysis. This is what makes it a college level course. You need to find data and solutions outside the readings provided in class. This does not mean Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica or your textbook. Search for companies that had similar issues, find a solution to the problem that has been used before in another industry, talk to someone you know who has experience, etc. Find answers to the problem that go beyond the obvious and cite every source according to APA guidelines.

4. Select the best solution by looking for its pros and cons and checking whether the solution is realistic or not. Research and latest trends are great- and they help your grade, but a solution that is practical, proven and inexpensive is usually the best approach.

What is a good outline to use when writing a case study analysis?

Try this format for your first case:


a. Introduction – start with a summary of the case and the main issues as you see them, formulate a thesis statement and elaborate on it.

b. Findings – describe the issues identified and a brief analysis of them. Analyses should be supported by proper evidence and facts given together with relevant theory and course concepts.

c. Discussion is the main and crucial part of the case. This is the largest part of the writing. d. Alternative solutions and Implementation e. References

How long does it have to be?

Most instructors hate answering this question, and many refuse to do so. I am not one of them. APA style formatting, double spaced, some standard font size 12, it should be a minimum of three pages, excluding the cover page and the reference page(s). I am of course more interested in content than length.

Turnaround and Transformation at Duke University Children’s Hospital

Review the case study, “Turnaround and Transformation at Duke University Children’s Hospital,” found on pages 25-26 of the course textbook. Write an APA-formatted essay with a minimum of 900 words that includes the following two sections: Section 1: In a minimum of 300 words, describe how the three phases of Kurt Lewin’s field theory and process-driven change (Spector’s sequential model) apply to the Duke University case study. Section 2: In a minimum of 500 words, describe how either Kurt Lewin’s field theory OR process-driven change (Spector’s sequential model) apply to your idea for the Unit VIII Final Project. Prior to writing section two, spend some time planning out your ideas, considering your strategy options, and truly contemplating the characteristics of your organization and its people. Consider the following:  How would you solve the issue using strategies to align people for the organizational change?  How would you, as leader, strategize and, over time, create an organization culture that reinforces new behaviors?  As leader, what strategies (from Spector, 2013) align with your preliminary ideas?  Visualize the change implementation possibilities and the potential fall-out on each component of the organization.  What would you do specifically in anticipation of employee-reactive behavior? Include an introduction and conclusion specific to your findings. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. ORG 6900, Leading Complex Change 3

Unit II Reflection Paper

Submit a brief and personal reflection of at least 250 words about the article “Managing Use of Self for Masterful Professional Practice” with respect to your preliminary ideas for the Unit VIII Final Project. Use the reference information below to locate the article in the Business Source Complete database in the Waldorf Online Library. Jamieson, D., Auron, M., & Shechtman, D. (2010). Managing use of self for masterful professional practice. OD Practitioner, 42(3) 4-11. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below