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Week 4 assignments.

1. Management Information Systems and Technology. Discussion Board. 

APA format. ALWAYS CITE YOUR SOURCES. REFERENCES LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. AT LEAST 300 WORDS, INCLUDE CONCLUSION AT THE END. NO PLAGIARISM.

· Define and describe the concept of Data Explosion

· Discuss Thomas Davenport’s assertion that analytics are source of sustainable competitive advantage.  Provide examples from your research or experience of organization’s that have realized competitive advantage through analytics

2. Management Information Systems and Technology. Written Assignment. 

Submit a paper which is 3-4 pages in length (no more than 4-pages), exclusive of the reference page. Paper should be double-spaced in Times New Roman (or its equivalent) font which is no greater than 12 points in size. The paper should cite at least three sources in APA format.  One source can be your textbook, if applicable.

· Develop a case report for the Netflix case using case report rubric and guidelines

· Case report must integrate your concepts along with the input of your peers from the discussion assignment conducted in the previous unit

3. STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND MANAGEMENT. Discussion Board.

APA format. ALWAYS CITE YOUR SOURCES. REFERENCES LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. AT LEAST 300 WORDS, INCLUDE CONCLUSION AT THE END. NO PLAGIARISM.

· In this question, you will consider two theoretical views of an organization’s internal environment. First, explain the resource-based theory and its relevance to strategic management. Then, select one of the other theories (enactment, environmental determinism, institutional theory, or transaction cost economics) and compare and contrast it to the resource-based view. Which do you think best explains the internal environment? Why?

4. STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND MANAGEMENT. Written assignment.

After reading the case “Restoration Affiliates,” reflect on the challenges of the organization. Build a value chain of the organization’s activities and identify the strongest and weakest link. Then, based on the information in the case, perform a SWOT analysis. Make sure that there are at least three strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats each. Finally, based on your analysis of the value chain and SWOT, explain what is the most important strategic challenge or opportunity facing the firm and how it could be implemented.

Read the General Guidelines for Case Studies and the Case Study Rubric before beginning thispaper.

Submit at least a 3-4-page case analysis, (independent of the title page and reference page) double-spaced in Times New Roman (or its equivalent) font which is no greater than 12 points in size. Paper and all citations should be in APA format.

5. STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND MANAGEMENT. Portfolio Activity.

AT least 2 pages. APA format. Cite your sources. No plagiarism.

This week we learned about the SWOT analysis. Reflect on how you might do a SWOT on your own abilities. For example, what internal personal strengths and weaknesses do you have? What external opportunities and threats are there for you?  For each strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat, can you find one which you discovered through your coursework thus far? After viewing the completed SWOT, what conclusions can you draw about your professional goals? Are they in alignment with the SWOT?

6. Human Resources Management. Discussion Board. 

APA format. ALWAYS CITE YOUR SOURCES. REFERENCES LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. AT LEAST 300 WORDS, INCLUDE CONCLUSION AT THE END. NO PLAGIARISM.

· Using your own job (current or past) and briefly discuss how your performance was managed and evaluated.

· Using your experience, consider the three most important job duties and design three (3) objectives or measurements using the SMART method. 

· Once you’ve done this, discuss your experience using this method.  Did you find it difficult? Why or why not?

7. Human Resources Management. Written Assignment. 

Submit a 2-3 page paper, exclusive of the reference page and double-spaced. The paper should cite sources independent of the textbook.   

Theorists from multiple disciplines have significantly contributed to the development of modern-day management attitudes and practices.  Among those theorists include Mayo, Maslow, Hertzberg, and McGregor. 

· Spend some time researching the above theorists and then choose the theory you find most relevant for developing your personal management style

· Identify the characteristics of an effective Performance Management System and explain how the theory that you find most relevant deals with those characteristics.  Discuss how your management style jives with an effective Performance Management System.

· Finally, discuss what you believe to be the most important characteristics of an effective coach or mentor and why you believe these characteristics to be the most critical.  Discuss how these characteristics are supported in the literature. 

Assessment Criteria

· Papers will be assessed on how well the each of the above bullet points are addressed

· Paper Organization and Clarity

· Use of Research

8. Managing projects and programs. Discussion Board. 

APA format. ALWAYS CITE YOUR SOURCES. REFERENCES LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. AT LEAST 300 WORDS, INCLUDE CONCLUSION AT THE END. NO PLAGIARISM.

Read the article Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Performance: The 7 Traits That Help Managers Relate (http://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastianbailey/2015/03/05/emotional-intelligence-predicts-job-performance-the-7-traits-that-help-managers-relate/) and discuss the following topics:

· The article summarizes the main results of a study on the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and job performance and describes key traits that influence performance.  As a project manager, you are responsible for the most effective use of your resources, including human resources.  How do you factor in the Emotional Intelligences (their presence and absence) among your team members? Is it possible? In you do not think so, explain why. If you believe you can explain what you would do to take advantage of it.

· The author suggests that there has been some debate as to whether EI is something that can be developed or whether a person just ‘has’ it. What do you think? Explain your position.

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