Best Practices Policy

It is widely known that Knowledge Management Systems are the key to success in multinational companies. Imagine that you are a Vice President of a company that is ramping up to go global.

Please choose one (1) of the following industries for the purposes of this assignment:

  • Jewelry
  • Fashion / Apparel
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer electronics, electronic components
  • Medical supplies or equipment
  • Bins, totes, crates, material handling
  • Food products
  • Drug products
  • Children’s products, clothing, toys, etc.

Note: You may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

You have been tasked with designing a comprehensive best practices policy list geared towards managing existing knowledge and any new knowledge as it becomes viable. The best practices policy should include a compiled task list that will help your company to handle not only the regular issues of conducting business within a foreign country, but also the unexpected events (e.g., earthquakes, demonstrations, bomb threats, etc.), no matter the country or countries into which you will be expanding. The policy list should also take any unique challenges that your company may face into consideration.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Design a comprehensive best practices policy list that includes policies on the following:
    1. Sanitation (e.g., hand washing, toilet facilities, etc.)
    2. Eating and / or drinking (e.g., at desks, on the company grounds, inside in the manufacturing area at designated tables / areas, etc.)
    3. Conflict resolution (e.g., settling disputes, mediation and / or arbitration with designated mediator on staff, etc.)
    4. In-house teams (e.g., minimum meeting times, scribes, appointed leaders, etc.)
    5. Online team (e.g., 24-hour coverage on phone due to time differences, etc.)
    6. Security (e.g., leaving doors open, locks, key return policy for departing workers, etc.)
    7. Emergency evacuation procedures
  2. Determine the key benefits of creating such policies. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Speculate on the major ramifications if such policies are not created. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Predict the significant ways in which the best practices policy that you created will contribute towards the long-term sustainability of the company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Determine whether or not your best practices policy would provide a competitive advantage over other international companies. Provide one (1) example of a company using a best practices policy to support your response.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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.
  • 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.

Peer replies should be a minimum of 130 words, include at least 1 direct question and add value to the discussion

STUDENT1: Danique

A good evaluation question must be reasonable and appropriate. It must address concerns of stakeholders and must provide meaningful information once time has been divested in the data collection. To be appropriate means to be relevant and attainable for seeking answer or resolve. The answerable questions have performance dimensions that are realistic to the program. The information can be gathered internally or use other social science and research to support evaluation as to the programs impact. A good question will require an assessment of the program process, program outcome, efficiency and question the overall theory of the program. Forcing those involved to ask the basic question of the specific need of the program. Our lesson states a question in a evaluation should be reliable, valid, interpret able and meaningful.

My experience with proposing an appropriate evaluation question was in regards to the Sexual Assault in the military. I learned that a complex problem, could not be confined to the stats of annual reporting. I learned that the data available did not provide the answer of whether sexual assault was increasing but brought information regarding the changes in program that attributed to the increased in reporting’s.

My evaluation question: Are Foster Care Programs in Washington State following best practices in regards to children aging out of the system?

Is question Objective: Yes, research on non-profit national organizations can be researched to learn best practices. A comparison of process can be conducted identifying if all best practices are implemented why and why not.

Is question Subjective: Yes, its subjective to the entire state, but can be reduced to city or county for more specificity.

STUDENT 2: William

Good Day Classmates,

Black, Henley & Clute (2014) did an examination of 715 Army service contractor performance reports in contractor performance assessment reporting system (CPARS) to find answers to several questions, but the question most interesting to me was as follows: Are government contracting professionals submitting contractor performance narratives in accordance with CPARS guidelines. Currently assigned the roles and responsibilities as an alternate focal point and have in the past been an Assessing Official Representative in CPARS. It was not surprising that the Naval Postgraduate School thesis revealed that government contracting professionals needed to work on the performance narrative being built upon objective data and the Assessing Officials were better at writing narratives for unsuccessful vice successful contractors.

OUSD(AT&L) (2003) states, “The keys to effective past performance information are fairness, openness, and a commitment to using the information as a tool to improve contractor performance”. The past performance information (PPI) guide and the CPARS thesis referenced below have good questions and guidance to assist government contracting professionals in evaluating past performance for market research, source selection, and existing contracts. The questions in the CPARS were formulated by an Integrated Product Team of DoD representatives to assist in the collection and utilization of past performance. Utilizing a team of professionals to assimilate a series of good questions for performance and evaluation is a good practice and helps to streamline the evaluation process.

If the government sends out a questionnaire or conducts telephone interviews, it is important that it is timely, consist with the solicitation, and well documented. There are times that this is not the case and contractors have a reason to file a protest. It is a good practice to write out questions for contractors and have the government legal advisor and peer review the questions before releasing to the contractors. In my experience a good appraisal and evaluation question is an open-ended question relevant and in-line with the contracting/acquisition process for the specific requirement that cannot simply be answer by a Yes or No. For example, instead of asking a contractor if they can do a job, ask the contractor how they plan on doing the job and explain any past jobs of similar work.

William

References

Black, Black, S., Henley, J., & Clute, M. (2014). Determining the value of contractor performance assessment reporting system narratives for the acquisition process. Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved from https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a606848.pdf.

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. (2003). A guide to collection and use of past performance information. Retrieved from https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/Docs/PPI_Guide_2003_final.pdf.

​The Organization’s Response to Change on Chipotle

The Organization’s Response to Change on Chipotle (I attached deliverables 1-3)

Due Week 9 and worth 150 points

From the same case that you have chosen for Deliverables 1 to 3, you will advise the CEO on how best to position his organization to be responsive to change in order to take advantage of the strategies you have recommended.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Give your opinion as to whether your chosen company’s industry is maturing or declining, based on its evolution history. Justify your answer.
  2. Use Porter’s National Diamond to evaluate the relative main advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration versus outsourcing for the company. Support your response.
  3. Use the Boston Consulting Group’s growth-share matrix to evaluate the company’s strategic position as of 2013. Note: Refer to Figure 14.2 “The BCG Growth-share Matrix”, located on page 369, chapter 14 of the textbook.
  4. Suggest one (1) approach for the CEO to adopt in order to implement the strategies that you recommended in Project Deliverable 3. Include the main changes in decision-making style, main changes in planning structure, and measures of success in your recommendation. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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.
  • 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.

Strengthening Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures Discussion

Chapter 1 provided a high-level overview of the need for a national framework for protecting critical infrastructure. For some additional reading, take a look at the latest Presidential Order that relates to strengthening cybersecurity that relates to critical infrastructure:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-executive-order-strengthening-cybersecurity-federal-networks-critical-infrastructure

After reading chapter 1 and looking at the link above read the below question and answer.

Let’s look at a real-world scenario and how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays into it. In the scenario, the United States will be hit by a large-scale, coordinated cyber attack organized by China. These attacks debilitate the functioning of government agencies, parts of the critical infrastructure, and commercial ventures. The IT infrastructure of several agencies are paralyzed, the electric grid in most of the country is shut down, telephone traffic is seriously limited and satellite communications are down (limiting the Department of Defense’s [DOD’s] ability to communicate with commands overseas). International commerce and financial institutions are also severely hit. Please explain how DHS should handle this situation.

You must do the following:

1) Create a new thread. As indicated above, please explain how DHS should handle the situation described in the preceding paragraph.

2.) Provide pros and cons as separate points.

Text Book Amoroso, Edward G. Cyber Attacks Protecting National Infrastructure. Butterworth Heiman,

2013. ISBN: 978-0-12-391855-0

how to write the essay

This past week we have been focusing on gender. Gender is a fundamental social division. All around us we see differences between men and women (and girls and boys). The way they dress. The activities they engage in. What they say. What they want out of life. We see gender differences in the college classroom — who tends to major in what subjects? We see gender differences at the workplace — who tends to hold positions of power and authority? We see gender differences in the home — who tends to do the majority of housework? These social arrangements, which create and sustain gender differences, end up having powerful effects on the lifestyles and life chances of individuals.

ESSAY TOPIC
Are we ever not doing gender? From the moment we wake up until we go to bed, it seems like we are constantly doing gender. For this essay, I want you to walk me through a small segment of your day (when you wake up, when you walk to class, when you eat lunch, when you shop, when you drive or ride the bus, when you go out on a date, when you attend religious ceremonies, when you watch movies with friends, etc). Do not describe your whole day, but rather, choose some small segment (a strip) of your life to describe. During that small segment of your day, in what ways are you doing gender? How are you displaying your gendered identity? Given the situation you find yourself in, how are you conforming — or not — to gendered expectations of behavior? As you write up your response, please reference and integrate into your essay the reading by West and Zimmerman “Doing Gender” and/or Judith Lorber’s “Night to His Day”

Your finished essays must be 500-600 words in total.

The Changing Aspects of Probation

How do you think the investigative and supervisory functions of probation can be most effectively organized? What would the judges in your area say about your proposal? What would the department of corrections say?

Why is there so much interest in probation today? How does the use of probation affect the corrections system? Why is it used so extensively?

Post in depth (3-4 paragraph) APA cited posts with in text/reference list (Quality is key)

(APPLY THE BOOK AND AT LEAST ONE OUTSIDE SCHOLARLY SOURCE, CITING (IN TEXT AND REFERENCE LIST) AND PARAPHRASES AS WELL AS THE RESEARCH)

Chapter 8 from the book is the uploaded file

Please make sure that what you write uses the critical thinking

process. Make sure what is written doesn’t just address peripheral issues but

uses analysis and creative thought. Don’t just recite facts/textual information

but be sure to also address the issues being questioned with analysis and creative thought. Make sure what is

written is articulate/understandable and free from errors in grammar,

punctuation and/or usage.

Sleep Disturbances among Experiencing Perimenopause and Menopause

Initial discussion response should be in the range of 300 words. This is not the only criteria utilized for evaluation; substantive content is imperative. All questions in the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. All responses need to be supported by a minimum of 2 scholarly resource. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citation and reference must adhere to APA format (6th Ed.)

  1. Women experiencing perimenopause and menopause often report sleep disturbances. Identify three health concerns related to inadequate sleep and clinically relevant interventions to address these concerns.

Migration Patterns of China

Migration Patterns Assignment

Format: MLA

1. Take a look at this https://www.iom.int/world-migration, click the tabs on top to check and examine the map of 2017 World Migration Stock, 2017 World Migration Stock v.2, 1990-2017 World Migration, and Largest Migration Corridors;

2. Select 2017 World Migration Stock v.2;

3. Choose a country of your interest: China

4. Answer the following questions, about the country of your choice:

1. What role does this country (China) play in global and local migration flows today?

2. Does the interactive map reflect all of the current migration flows for China?


In order to answer this question:

  1. While working with the map, you can see migration flows, both coming and going, by clicking on states. What patterns can you observe? Where are the people either coming from, or going to, with respect to this place?
  2. Identify two or three news articles from the past five years that explain the implications of these migration patterns on China. What type(s) of migration is most relevant to China? Why? What sorts of impacts does it appear to have?

Ground your answers in some concrete, cited, facts and figures, and recent reputable news articles that you might be able to use in your country essay. Make sure to use language we developed to talk about different kinds of migration (internal vs. external, forced vs. voluntary, push/pull factors, etc.).

Note: the map may not work (well) in Internet Explorer; if you find that, use Chrome, Firefox or Safari instead (probably a good general suggestion anyway).

Rubric:

Q. 1. Arrival & Departure migration flows — Question 1 answer is complete. Arrivals and departures are described properly

Q.2. Does the map reflect current migrtion flows for the selected country?There is a statement about current migration flows for a selected country.

Be specific and academic.

Spotify financial analysis

there was no financial analysis attached. I had expected to see a comparable analysis along with a detailed DCF analysis. Take a look at the lecture and the attached materials I presented last night. Would strongly urge you to complete the case study and answer question No. 4:

Using the information provided, what should Spotify’s shares be trading at on the first day of its listing? Would you recommend that Ms. Wang invest in Spotify? If so, at what price and investment horizon? For the Discounted Cash Flow analysis, assume a beta of 1.17, a Risk Free Rate of 2.85%, a Market Risk Premium of 5% and that after the offering, the Company will not have any debt (since the convertible debt will be converted to equity). For purposes of this question, limit your investment analysis to the DCF method and the Comparable Company method.

This will involve detailed financial analyses.

Professional Certification Assignment Course Reflection Essay

Professional Certification Assignment

Students will research the steps required after graduation for certification in their chosen profession. They will then present these and describe the steps necessary for them to accomplish these goals.

( mention the student background on one page and the other pages mention the student achievement, what he are going to di after graduation, etc )

Student details :

23 years old Last semester in the university since 2015 From Saudi Arabia Student at prince Mohammed bin Fahad university in Alkhobar city Saudi Arabia Finance major graduated from Saad national school 2013

Before I enter the university I studied English in the USA New Haven CT at ELS from after the high school to 2015