Reflect on any Excel data manipulation techniques you may have done in the past, and explain how you think Excel 2016 will help you better manipulate data. Give

Journal U2

  • Reflect on any word-processing program that you may have used in the past, and explain how you think Word 2016 will help you edit and create better documents. Give a specific example of one function that you think will improve your documents. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Journal U3

  • Microsoft Word 2016 has many new templates. Reflect on any Word templates you may have used in the past or will use in the future, and explain how you think these new templates in Word 2016 will help you edit and create better documents. Give a specific example of one template that you think will improve your documents. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Journal U4

  • Reflect on any Excel data manipulation techniques you may have done in the past, and explain how you think Excel 2016 will help you better manipulate data. Give a specific example of one function that you think will improve your data manipulation. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Journal

  • How you present data can often be a game-changer in the business world. Reflect on how you might use the charts, tables, or graphics that we covered in this unit, and explain which two features you think are the most beneficial for presenting data. Explain how these might aid in your success. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

describe how Excel can be used in each of the following areas of daily life

describe how Excel can be used in each of the following areas of daily life

instructions

For this assignment, draft a two-page essay in which you describe how Excel can be used in each of the following areas of daily life:

  • home (e.g., saving money, budgeting, tracking expenses, keeping up with maintenance or projects);
  • work (e.g., creating graphs or charts for presentations); and
  • school (e.g., tracking classes, time management).

While the examples given may be used in your description, be specific about how you personally can benefit from using Excel in these areas. Also, you are encouraged to think about and describe other ways that Excel can be used in these areas. Since this essay is reflective in nature, outside sources are not required. Use 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and paragraph format for your essay.

Which of the approaches for creating alignment or engaging others is best for leading change in your organization?

Part 1

Creating Alignment

Review the “six-pack approach” at the beginning of Part III, Chapter 8, of Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change (linked in Resources) and pay attention to the three steps of finding common ground, finding common metrics, and creating a sense of urgency. Also, choose one of the four models for implementing change in Table 9.2 on page 305 of your Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit text. For this discussion, compare and contrast an approach for managing group dynamics with a model of change, and respond to the following:

  • What are the similarities and differences?
  • Which of the approaches for creating alignment or engaging others is best for leading change in your organization?
  • What opportunities exist to infuse social media into the process?

Resources

Part 2

Change Leader Competency Assessment

Three agility types—learning, interpersonal, and execution—were identified in the Agile Leader Self-Assessment and all are needed in today’s workplace. Most of us have developed one or two types sufficiently. But many of us have one type that lags behind the other two. As you reflect on your scores, respond to the following:

  • What implications do you see for your development?
  • Which specific traits did you score particularly high or low on?
  • Which areas do you need to develop?
  • Which areas should you continue to strengthen?

Describe how visuals affect the interpretation of the intended media communication message.

Be sure to substantiate your analysis ideas with quotes and information from at least four academic sources. Please use references that will support this information, as I will be checking.  This paper needs to be at least two pages in length not including images or the APA title/reference pages. Please remember, your paper should be in APA format and include in-text-citation as stated above.

In your final paper, remember to consider the effects the visual elements have on the viewers: The paper is on (Southwest Airlines)  https://www.southwest.com

Perceptual Response – When analyzing a viewer’s perception of visuals, it is important to consider the audience. Consider who is or is not attracted to this type of visual communication. When analyzing a viewer’s Perceptual Response, Choose two of the following effects:

  1. Target audience specifics (age, profession, gender, financial status, etc.)
  2. Cultural familiarity elements (ethnicity, religious preference, social groups, etc)
  3. Cognitive visuals (viewer’s memories, experiences, values, beliefs, etc.)

Technical Response – When analyzing a viewer’s response to certain visuals, we need to consider the technical visual aspects that may affect perception. Describe how visuals affect the interpretation of the intended media communication message. Address specific technological elements that impact perception. When analyzing the Technical Response, consider the Laws of Perceptual Organization (similarity, proximity, continuity, common fate, etc), and at least two of the following types of visuals:

  1. Drop-down menus
  2. Hover-over highlighting
  3. Animations
  4. Quality of visuals

Emotional Response – When analyzing a viewer’s Emotional Response, it is important to consider the targeted audience preferences and emotional intelligence. Discuss what the viewer might want to see and what type of visual presentation will set the tone for that response. When analyzing the Emotional Response, consider the effects of at least two of the following types of visuals:

Mood setting colors

a. Mood setting lighting

b. Persuasive images

c. Positioning of search or purchase buttons

d. Social media icons and share options

Ethical Response – When analyzing a viewer’s Ethical Response, it is important to consider the targeted audience values and beliefs. Identify any negative messages about certain ideas, groups, or cultures. Describe and pinpoint images that may be inappropriate for a variety of viewers. Keep in mind that your website can be accessed by all ages and groups. When analyzing the Ethical Response, choose at least two of the following types of visuals:

  1. Visual stereotypes
  2. Limitations in diversity
  3. Inappropriate images for all audiences
  4. Digital alterations
  5. False representation or advertising

Discuss what the viewer might want to see and what type of visual presentation will set the tone for that response.

Be sure to substantiate your analysis ideas with quotes and information from at least four academic sources. Please use references that will support this information, as I will be checking.  This paper needs to be at least two pages in length not including images or the APA title/reference pages. Please remember, your paper should be in APA format and include in-text-citation as stated above.

In your final paper, remember to consider the effects the visual elements have on the viewers: The paper is on (Southwest Airlines)  https://www.southwest.com

Perceptual Response – When analyzing a viewer’s perception of visuals, it is important to consider the audience. Consider who is or is not attracted to this type of visual communication. When analyzing a viewer’s Perceptual Response, Choose two of the following effects:

  1. Target audience specifics (age, profession, gender, financial status, etc.)
  2. Cultural familiarity elements (ethnicity, religious preference, social groups, etc)
  3. Cognitive visuals (viewer’s memories, experiences, values, beliefs, etc.)

Technical Response – When analyzing a viewer’s response to certain visuals, we need to consider the technical visual aspects that may affect perception. Describe how visuals affect the interpretation of the intended media communication message. Address specific technological elements that impact perception. When analyzing the Technical Response, consider the Laws of Perceptual Organization (similarity, proximity, continuity, common fate, etc), and at least two of the following types of visuals:

  1. Drop-down menus
  2. Hover-over highlighting
  3. Animations
  4. Quality of visuals

Emotional Response – When analyzing a viewer’s Emotional Response, it is important to consider the targeted audience preferences and emotional intelligence. Discuss what the viewer might want to see and what type of visual presentation will set the tone for that response. When analyzing the Emotional Response, consider the effects of at least two of the following types of visuals:

Mood setting colors

a. Mood setting lighting

b. Persuasive images

c. Positioning of search or purchase buttons

d. Social media icons and share options

Ethical Response – When analyzing a viewer’s Ethical Response, it is important to consider the targeted audience values and beliefs. Identify any negative messages about certain ideas, groups, or cultures. Describe and pinpoint images that may be inappropriate for a variety of viewers. Keep in mind that your website can be accessed by all ages and groups. When analyzing the Ethical Response, choose at least two of the following types of visuals:

  1. Visual stereotypes
  2. Limitations in diversity
  3. Inappropriate images for all audiences
  4. Digital alterations
  5. False representation or advertising

compare and contrast “the many faces of resistance” (Dallas) and “I don’t get it; I don’t like it; I don’t like you” approach (Maurer), and respond to the following

compare and contrast “the many faces of resistance” (Dallas) and “I don’t get it; I don’t like it; I don’t like you” approach (Maurer), and respond to the following

For this discussion, compare and contrast “the many faces of resistance” (Dallas) and “I don’t get it; I don’t like it; I don’t like you” approach (Maurer), and respond to the following:

  • Which do you feel is most useful and practical? Why?
  • What, if anything, would you add to the approaches?
  • When did you encounter resistance to a change where an aspect of Dallas’s or Maurer’s framework was in evidence? Provide one example.
  • compare and contrast “the many faces of resistance” (Dallas) and “I don’t get it; I don’t like it; I don’t like you” approach (Maurer), and respond to the following

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to the post of at least two other learners. When responding, seek clarification, share your personal experiences that relate to their experiences, and provide feedback. Be sure to cite sources you use and list the references.

References

Dallas, J. (2015). Mastering the challenges of leading change: Inspire the people and succeed where others fail. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.Maurer, R. (2008). Resistance to change. [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0sdpX1JOrU&feature=related

Discuss Health Care Management

ONE PAGE PAPER

Ambulatory mental health services appear to be among the most price sensitive. Some have argued that this area of healthcare has changed dramatically since the RAND-HIE was conducted in the 1970s. If mental health services are less price sensitive now than formerly, what evidence in the current market would you look for to support or refute this argument?

Please look for outside scholarly journal articles in addition to relating the chapter readings to the assignment.

Essay format: double-spaced, 12- font, in MLA or APA format and placed through SafeAssign.

Supporting references required, one of which must be the textbook.

Supporting references required, along with APA or MLA format.

In evaluating personality types and cognitive styles, which types/styles do you consider important for identifying with personality differences among people? Why?

In evaluating personality types and cognitive styles, which types/styles do you consider important for identifying with personality differences among people? Why?

Q1. Recall the model for improving interpersonal skills and the major personality factors and traits from the unit readings. A goal has been identified for a particular employee: become front-line manager in six months. The employee has met the demands for duties and responsibilities with no reprimands nor sanctions for performance, and the employee is continuing mentoring and shadowing efforts with another seasoned front-line manager. However, there is a need to further assess the employee’s performance. The employee is identified with the self-monitoring personality factor (low).

Discuss the pros and cons of possessing this self-monitoring personality factor. Identify how the performance of the employee can be improved and properly assessed.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Q2. In evaluating personality types and cognitive styles, which types/styles do you consider important for identifying with personality differences among people? Why?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length

Discuss the pros and cons of possessing this self-monitoring personality factor. Identify how the performance of the employee can be improved and properly assessed.

Discuss the pros and cons of possessing this self-monitoring personality factor. Identify how the performance of the employee can be improved and properly assessed.

Q1. Recall the model for improving interpersonal skills and the major personality factors and traits from the unit readings. A goal has been identified for a particular employee: become front-line manager in six months. The employee has met the demands for duties and responsibilities with no reprimands nor sanctions for performance, and the employee is continuing mentoring and shadowing efforts with another seasoned front-line manager. However, there is a need to further assess the employee’s performance. The employee is identified with the self-monitoring personality factor (low).

Discuss the pros and cons of possessing this self-monitoring personality factor. Identify how the performance of the employee can be improved and properly assessed.

Discuss the pros and cons of possessing this self-monitoring personality factor. Identify how the performance of the employee can be improved and properly assessed.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Q2. In evaluating personality types and cognitive styles, which types/styles do you consider important for identifying with personality differences among people? Why?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length

Discuss Human Resource Management

For this assignment, you will be asked to reflect on what we have learned in the last unit. You will need to choose from one of the below news articles and talk about how the company discussed in the article is either conducting their HR practices according to what we’ve learned in course (serving as a good example of what to do) or is not conducting their HR practices appropriately (serving as an example of what NOT to do).

This article will be written in the format of a blog post where you inform the reader on a number of things:

  1. Summary of what the article is about and what HR actions the company is taking,
  2. Summary of the relevant class material on the topic that relates to the article, and

EITHER

3a. Why this company serves as a good example of how HR activities should be conducted based on the material we learned in class

OR

3b. Why this company serves as an example of what NOT to do in HR based on the topics that we have covered in the past unit.

Your response should be exactly three paragraphs long (a paragraph is defined as approximately 4-6 sentences and your paragraphs should not exceed this length). One paragraph should be dedicated to each number above. You will be graded on both the content of your post and the spelling/grammar of your post so please proofread your work. You also must include a citation for the source of your article (can be either MLA or APA format) and must also include the link to the article itself. You will not be able to delete or edit your post once you submit it so please make sure it is finalized before hitting submit. You will also not be able to view other students’ submissions until you have submitted your assignment.

You must use one of the following three articles:

  1. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/people-managers/pages/performance-reviews-during-coronavirus-.aspx (Links to an external site.)
  2. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/04/air-force-will-employ-influencers-boost-recruitment-2021.html (Links to an external site.)
  3. https://hbr.org/2020/06/how-to-design-a-better-hiring-process (Links to an external site.)

Current Events Rubric – Overall Points Breakdown

Assignment Part

Max Points

Summary of Article

30

Summary of Relevant Course Material

30

Critique of Company (Either Good or Bad)

30

Clarity and Mechanics

5

Citation

5

Total

100