Week 5 | Information Systems homework help

HRMN 367 

Final Project Part 1: Culture Analysis Paper

You will be asked to analyze an organizational culture. This could be the organization you work with, or it could be some other organization to which you have access. Remember that clubs, associations, and churches can be considered organizations.

Research (data gathering) should include (but does not need to be limited to)  mainly primary sources.

Primary data is the data collected by the researcher themselves, i.e.

  1. interview
  2. observation
  3. action research
  4. case studies
  5. life histories
  6. questionnaires
  7. ethnographic research

Secondary sources are data that already exists

  1. Previous research
  2. Official statistics
  3. Mass media products
  4. Diaries
  5. Letters
  6. Government reports
  7. Web information
  8. Historical data and information

Collect your data and analyze it. Describe how you collected the data (observation, interviews, surveys).

Then, analyze the organizational culture along three dimensions: artifacts, values, and underlying assumptions. Give examples of behavior, speech, or symbols that illustrate your findings. This paper should be 5-8 pages in length. Any data used (interviews, surveys, websites, etc.) should be attached as appendices. 

Activity #1 – Case Study

The XYZ Company was started in 1975 as a small consumer product company. During the first 25 years the company’s research and development (R&D) staff developed a series of new products that proved to be very popular in the marketplace. Things were going so well for the company that they expanded the plant and added a second production shift. The company’s slogan became “We don’t sell our products. We allocate them.” This was reference to the fact that the firm only had a staff of 25 salespeople who generated annual revenues in excess of $88 million and without any type of marketing department.

However, there was a change in the industry’s environment and the company experienced its first financial setback in 1995. The company had a net operating loss of $1.8 million. Two years ago, the loss was $2.4 million, and last year it was $3.6 million. The chief financial officer estimates that this year the organization will lose approximately $7 million dollars.

Alarmed by this information, Big Bank, the company’s largest creditor, insisted that the firm make some changes and start turning things around. In response to this request, the CEO (and founder of the company) agreed to step aside, although he was respected and still very popular with the employees. The board of directors selected Beatrice Malone (Consultant wizard and financial genius of the 90s).

After making an analysis of the situation, Ms. Malone concluded a number of changes must be made to turn the firm around. Four most important were:

  1. More attention must be given to the marketing side of the business, although the most vital factor for past success has been the sales force.
  2. There must be improvement in quality. Currently 3 percent of the company’s output is defective, compared to a 0.5 percent industry average.
  3. There must be a reduction in staff. Ms. Malone estimated that the company could get by with two-thirds of its current production personnel and only half of the administrative staff.
  4. Hire a new CEO.

Ms. Malone has not shared these ideas yet with the board of directors, but she intends to do so. For the moment, she is considering the appropriate steps and strategy to recommend, and the overall effect that the changes will have on the employees and culture.

Discuss the following:

  1. What was wrong with the organization’s culture?
  2. Identify some of the cultural forms (levers) that must be contended with?
  3. What needs to be done to change the culture?
  4. What resistance to the recommended changes do you anticipate? What strategies do you recommend to counteract the resistance?
  5. What specific steps should Ms. Malone take in implementing this change?

Support your response with at least TWO citations from the literature we have read up to now.

Respond to at least TWO colleagues.

/content/enforced/127846-005294-01-2162-OL3-7380/Lecture5_HRMN367.ppt

disregard any mention to modules – and the chapters 16 and 17 from which this lecture was designed refers to Schein edition 4

Explain how “leading at a strategic level” varies from leading at a tactical level.

In the commentary for this week, five “value clusters” are introduced.

In your opinion, which value cluster is the most powerful force behind culture

How does ethnocentrism (within societies or organizations) influence interacting with other cultures?

give some examples of

symbols—concrete indications of abstract values, such as logos and flags

give some examples of

language—jargon, slang, gestures, signals, songs, humor, jokes, slogans

give some examples of

narratives—stories, legends, myths, saga

Give some examples of 

practices—rituals, taboos, rites, ceremonies

What was/were your most important take-away(s) from week 5?

IFMS 305

Topic:  Identify the ethical, legal and regulatory policy issues related to health care information systems.

Last week’s readings covered ethical, legal and regulatory policy issues related to health care information systems.  As you work on your Stage 3 assignment, you will provide definitions for a list of these issues and policies, and explain their impact on the implementation and use of health care IT systems.

GROUP 1:  Review the list of 20 ethical, legal and regulatory topics in the Stage 3 assignment.  Select one (preferably different from others previously chosen, but this is not required) and:

  1. Put the topic in the Subject line of your posting
  2. Discuss an event in your life that relates to that topic
    1. What it meant to you
    2. What suggestions you have for improving the outcome or ensuring that others benefit if it was a positive outcome.

GROUPS 2, 3 and 4:  For at least two postings, respond by discussing your own experience with that topic and your suggestion(s) for improving the outcome or ensuring that others benefit if it was a positive outcome.

EVERYONE:  Review the criteria in the Discussion Grading Rubric, and reply to those who critique your work or post other points of view.  Be sure to demonstrate your understanding of the topic and analytical thinking.

Patients are taking a much more active and involved role in their health care and, in doing so, they can help ensure the accuracy of their health information and its use.  The Journal of Participatory Medicine, on its website http://www.jopm.org/ provides the following:

“Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum of care on all issues related to an individual’s health. Participatory medicine is an ethical approach to care that also holds promise to improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction and improve the cost of care.”

EVERYONE:  Visit the website http://www.jopm.org/ and click on the “Evidence” or “Columns” drop down menus and select an article.  Provide a brief summary of the article, and explain in your own words how the approach described can help improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction, and/or improve the cost of care.  Add 2-3 sentences with your opinion of the article, the research, or other aspect of what you read.

Get 20% Discount on This Paper
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Try it now!

Get 20% Discount on This Paper

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
$0.00

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

Assignment Help has assembled a team of highly skilled writers with diverse experience in the online writing circles. Our aim is to become a one stop shop for all your Academic/ online writing. Check out below our amazing service!

Essays

Essay Writing Services

At Assignment Help, we prioritize on all aspects that creates a good grade such as impeccable grammar, proper structure, zero-plagiarism, and conformance to guidelines. The principal purpose of essay writing is to present the author's evaluation concerning a singular subject about which they have made. Since Professionalism is the mother of every success, try our team of experienced writers in helping you complete your essays and other assignments.

Admissions

Admission Papers

You have been trying to join that prestigious institution you long yearned for, but the hurdle of an admission essay has become a stumbling block. We have your back, with our proven team that has gained invaluable experience over time, your chance of joining that institution is now! Just let us work on that essay.How do you write an admission essay? How do you begin the essay? For answers, try Quality Custom Writers Now!

Editing

Editing and Proofreading

Regardless of whether you're pleased with your composing abilities, it's never an impractical notion to have a second eye go through your work. The best editing services leaves no mistake untouched. We recognize the stuff needed to polish up a writing; as a component of our editing and proofreading, we'll change and refine your write up to guarantee it's amazing, and blunder free. Our group of expert editors will examine your work, giving an impeccable touch of English while ensuring your punctuation and sentence structures are top-notch.

Coursework

Technical papers

We pride ourselves in having a team of clinical writers. The stringent and rigorous vetting process ensures that only the best persons for job. We hire qualified PhD and MA writers only. We equally offer our team of writers bonuses and incentives to motivate their working spirit in terms of delivering original, unique, and informative content. They are our resources drawn from diverse fields. Therefore your technical paper is in the right hands. Every paper is assessed and only the writers with the technical know-how in that field get to work on it.

Coursework

College Essay Writing

If all along you have been looking for a trustworthy college essay service provider that provides superb academic papers at reasonable prices, then be glad that you search has ended with us. We are your best choice! Get high-quality college essay writing from our magnificent team of knowledgeable and dedicated writers right now!

Coursework

Quality Assignment/Homework Help

We give the students premium quality assignments, without alarming them with plagiarism and referencing issues. We ensure that the assignments stick to the rules given by the tutors. We are specific about the deadlines you give us. We assure you that you will get your papers well in advance, knowing that you will review and return it if there are any changes, which should be incorporated.