Unit VI & VII Discussion Questions
1. Unit VI Discussion Board Question
Organizations are continuously faced with strategic planning and change. Discuss the type of organizational culture and climate you have worked for in the past or would like to work for in the future. Describe the leadership style that is best equipped to transition an organization from a current state to the desired state.
2. Unit VII Discussion Board Question
Identify a bias you recently experienced, and explain the situation. In hindsight, explain how your decision or behavior may have been different if you were aware of the bias. Explain how biases of a leader impact organizational performance.
3. Unit VI Discussion Board Question
In this unit, we discussed the creation of body paragraphs for your research paper. You should have a good idea of what your revised thesis statement will look like, the points that you want to include, and the evidence you will use to support those points.Let’s take just a moment and think about the process so far. Feel free to use this writing as a reflection upon what you have experienced so far in the course. You might want to consider some of the questions below, but you are not required to answer them. Remember, as always, that this discussion should be a positive and constructive experience for everyone. The idea is that you reflect upon the process so that you understand it, understand yourself as a new student writer, and understand the challenges and successes you experience.What do you think is your strongest point? What do you think is your weakest? Do you think the scope of your project is narrowed down efficiently? How are you feeling about the process? What do you think about the structure of the body paragraphs? Does the structure seem too restrictive or helpful and guiding? Looking back on some of the materials that you have read, can you see the structures that we have discussed in the course so far? Do you see differences between academic and public sources in terms of how the paragraphs are constructed?
4. Unit VII Discussion Board Question
In this unit, we have taken a closer look at writing as a craft. We have revisited the writing process and methods for invention, we have examined informal logical fallacies, and we have discussed paragraph cohesion.For this writing, think about your past experiences with writing (which may include the experiences you have had in this course). What advice about writing did you find most helpful? Why? Please explain the context that led to this advice. You may also tell more than one story about your writing experiences.The objective of your discussion is to consider the advice of other writers and how we can always improve our writing by listening to others. Further, you are sharing that advice with your reader by reflecting upon the experience.Remember, as always, that this writing should be a positive and constructive experience for everyone. The idea is that you reflect upon the process so that you understand it, understand yourself as a new student writer, and understand the challenges and successes you experience.
Intro to Business
5. Unit VI Discussion Board Question
With the ever-changing economy in the U.S., what do you think are the pros and cons of opening a small business and becoming an entrepreneur? Would you be comfortable starting your own business right now? Why, or why not?
6. Unit VII Discussion Board Question
After reading about ethics and social responsibility in this unit, do you agree that it is important for an organization to operate both ethically and socially responsible? Why, or why not? Do you think there is a difference between ethics and social responsibility? Why, or why not?
7. Unit VI Discussion Board Question
Bill Gates believes that how information flows will make the largest impact on organizational change (Krovi, Chandra, & Rajogopalan, 2003). In your discussion response, indicate how communication could drive change in an organization. Why is it important to manage this change?
8. Unit VII Discussion Board Question
Discuss the communication strategy employed by Tim Cook as mentioned in the Unit VII Lesson. Do not focus on whether or not you agree with the actions taken by Apple and the U.S. government. Instead, focus on how Cook communicated Apple’s decisions. As a leader, do you think his message was effective for the general public, for his employees, and for his key partners? Do you believe he used the correct channels to send the message? In your opinion, is there any way for the message to be more effective? Explain.
Comparative Health Systems
9. Unit VI Discussion Board
In previous units, we learned about countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). How does the availability of advanced imaging technology in Japan compare to the rest of the nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development?
10. Unit VII Discussion Board
From the countries that we have learned about in this unit, how should these countries address the issues of maintainability, sustainability, and usability with regard to health care innovation? Please explain.
Health Care Quality Management
11. Unit VI Discussion Board Question
In the primary education industry, much controversy has evolved from tying standard test scores to public funding and teacher pay. Many schools and teachers have admittedly focused more on “teaching the test” to ensure favorable outcomes, rather than increasing overall education quality.
We know that accreditation can lend credibility to a healthcare organization, and is often a consideration of stakeholders and clients when choosing to do business with them. Increased business and market share leads to financial benefits.
So do you think the same dilemma the education sector faces exists when it comes to healthcare accreditation? Is it possible that health care administrators and providers can end up driving and focusing more on accreditation scores and indicators rather on actual improvement of quality through patient-focused service and care?
Explain your rationale and if possible, support with examples (hypothetical or real-world).
12. Unit VII Discussion Board Question
There are two parts this this discussion question.
Part I: What do you feel will be the most pressing challenge facing quality in health care over the next 10 years?
Part II: What emerging trend or promising innovation aimed at quality improvement do you feel will either fail to either be implemented or fail to deliver expected results? Offer specific examples and explain your rationale.
Your response to a classmate must address a challenge or trend different from your own post.