Paper Business 2Strategic Change: Case Study

The purpose of this assignment is to provide a chance for the student to examine an existing organization and apply research to identify opportunities for strategic change. 

Assignment Steps

Develop a 1,050-word essay to identify one global creative organization, as defined in Ch. 10 and 11 of Mastering Leadership

Analyze the opportunities for strategic change that are evident, citing evidence. 

Include considerations of culture and structure in addressing those opportunities. 

Include the following: 

Identify one organization that could be considered creative, based on definitions in Mastering Leadership. Determine whether or not you believe the organization meets those criteria. Explain why.

Discuss the impact of organizational culture and structure on that opportunity for strategic change.

Formulate conclusions including personal learning on your analysis. 

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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Materials

Strategic Change: Case Study Grading Guide

Mastering Leadership: Ch. 10

Mastering Leadership: Ch. 11

Personal and Course Reflection

 

Take some time in this unit to reflect on what you have learned about human development and behavior, and how this knowledge can help you to apply counseling practices with clients.

  • What did you learn in this course that will help you to be more effective in your counseling work?
  • What did you learn through this course about your own professional identity?
  • What are some questions or topics that have been spurred from this broad look into the lifespan?
  • What are the goals that you can identify that will help you to continue professional development in this area?
  • How can the experiences of this course help you in your work as a counselor?

Developing Your Professional Identity Overview

 

Because few undergraduate programs offer courses in counseling, one of the areas in which new counselors struggle is that of developing a professional identity. This course has provided the basic ideas and practice exercises that you need to begin developing your own professional identify. The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to describe the role and function you envision for yourself as a counselor, to distinguish yourself from other helping professions, and to explain how you will find the resources to assist you in continuing to develop your capabilities. Take advantage of this opportunity to think through where you are headed, both in your program and in your career.

While you are expected to support your ideas with evidence from the professional literature, it is understood that you are beginning a new professional journey, and there may be some areas in which research alone cannot determine your personal direction. Acknowledge any uncertainty in your personal direction, and challenge yourself to express the reasons for that uncertainty.

Directions

Organize your paper into the following five topic areas:

  • Specialization within the field of counseling: State your specialization and explain how your role differs from counselors in other specializations. Take time to define, as specifically as possible, the areas in which you would like to focus your practice.
  • Counseling philosophy: As a counselor-in-training, describe how you integrate the concepts of wellness, resilience, and prevention into your approach in your identified specialization. Dig deeper, and explain the assumptions you are making that help you see a connection between counseling theory and your practice.
  • Licensing and certification: Describe what you have learned about state licensure and certification requirements for your specialization and explain how your coursework plan aligns with these requirements. Identify any areas in which you have found a state requirement that you are not certain will be met by your coursework, and describe how you will take action to resolve this uncertainty.
  • Ongoing professional development: Compare and contrast two professional counseling associations, and assess how these organizations can help you conceptualize your professional identity, and assist you in continuing professional development. Be specific about your areas of interest, and provide examples of ways in which these associations can assist you.
  • Impact of technology: Evaluate how technology might affect your clinical specialization, including assisting you in creating more efficient formats to help your clients, as well as raising ethical questions for you. As in other areas of the paper, provide specific examples.

In each case, support your ideas with evidence from professional literature, including the assigned articles and those you found related to professional identity, key philosophies, and technology within counseling. Include what you learned from your Internet research on state licensure or certification requirements.

Given the personal focus of this paper, it is appropriate to write in the first person (using the words I, me, and my, for example).

Review the scoring guide given in the resources to make sure you understand how this assignment will be graded.

Other Requirements

Your paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Resources: Cite and reference at least three resources from the professional literature that you use as the basis of the information and ideas you provide.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations must be formatted according to current APA style.
  • Font and Font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Length of Paper: Doing a thorough job on this assignment is likely to require approximately 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Turnitin: You are required to submit your final version of this paper to Turnitin to generate a final report prior to submitting the assignment for grading. From the Turnitin tool, first submit to the draft link to check your work for any necessary edits. Once the paper is finalized and all edits have been made, submit your final paper to the Final report option for the assignment. Please be advised it can take up to a day to obtain the percentage from Turnitin. When your paper is downloaded and viewable in Turnitin, save the originality report. Refer to the Turnitin Tutorial: Viewing an Originality Report (linked in the Resources) for guidance.
    1. Submit your assignment using the following file naming format: Your Name_AssignmentNumber_Assignment Title (example: Ima_Learner_u10a1_ProfessionalIdentity).
    2. In the comment section, provide the percentage from the final Turnitin report (example: Final Turnitin percentage = 4%). Please be prepared to provide your faculty member with a copy of the Turnitin report should this be requested of you.

Exploring Research 1.4

You will read the text  pages that I request. For this assignment read pages 87-89  the  specified pages you will need to complete the assignment will be added to this posting as an attachment. You will then provide a detailed outline of the material and a personal summary or impression of what was covered. The detailed outline will be a minimum of 3 pages. Be sure to include text content that is located in “call out areas” or boxes in the text. Answer must be in Microsoft Word and must be an original answer no plagiarism. There will be no plagiarism!!! Indicate the page numbers you’ve outlined in the subject line of your post. I’ve posted an example of what the teacher expects. You have to use this format and Quick Note: You will notice that the textbook assigned to this class uses Wikipedia as a resource. However, I want to point out that you should not use Wikipedia as a source for your coursework. Here’s an article discussing the limitations of Wikipedia. 

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/education/2010/march/The-Top-10-Reasons-Students-Cannot-Cite-or-Rely-on-Wikipedia.html

Example: Science in the Social Sciences

The textbook begins with a quote from Albert Einstein: “Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought” (p. 5).

– Truth is not created. It is discovered. Science is an organized attempt to discover truth.

The book clarifies the 3 main categories of science:

1) Natural: study of natural phenomena (cosmological, geological, chemical, biological, etc.)

2) Formal: study of math and logic that use an a priori, rather than factual, methodology (basically, a priori is knowledge that we have and can apply , rather than needing to measure something to gain knowledge about it)

3) Social: study of human behavior and sciences

Einstein was a theoretical physicist; this falls under formal sciences. He did not like things that were unpredictable an he was bothered by chaos. He tried to find ways to predict the unpredictable.

In this class:

We are interested in social sciences, and in particular how that knowledge can be applied to help systems of all sizes. Human services apply methods and findings from social science to improve the lives of people (individuals, groups – such as families, and larger social context – communities).

At the same time, all sciences have a lot in common. The textbook discusses the example of chaos theory. Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics (which is a science itself). Chaos theory deals with conditions where prediction is not possible.

– Chaotic diversity describes things on the quantum level and the human condition

– Chaos theory has implications when working with people; this was recently realized

– Human Services dislike chaos; we want to explain, possibly predict, and prevent human misery

* We can take another look at Einstein’s quote: “Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought” (p. 5).

He is telling us:

– we have a rich and imaginative sensory capacity that provides us with a vast way of experiencing and interpreting our world

– at the same time (from an evolutionary standpoint) our sensory capacity is built for survival in the heat of the moment, rather than cool calculation of empirical analysis

– Things like intuition and instinct are useful, but we can add science to our toolbox. Through science, we can explore our world in a way to test our assumption and theories. Science helps us increase our rational understanding of the world.

Who talks more? 

Knowledge through theories/assumptions vs Knowledge through Science

Many people believe that women tend to talk more than men.

– Some have suggested the difference has a biological basis

– One estimated that’s often cited is that women spoke 20,000 words p/day and men spoke 7,000 words p/day.

– The claim seemed plausible, and a group of psychologists decided to find out if it was true. What did they do?

1) Checked the literature to see if anyone had actually counted (no one had). Instead, they just found theories and assumptions that were often based on cultural stereotypes

2)  Conducted a research study with 369 men and women. They concluded men and women speak roughly the same amount.

* This study is used as an example to show that research can show us that sometimes what we think is true, really isn’t.

* Why is this important in the field of Human Services?

– Because what we believe about people, and how they behave, is fundamental to effectively work with clients. What we believe can sometimes be wrong, inaccurate, or incomplete.

– We should keep in mind as professionals, whenever possible, to act according to the best information that we have on hand. This means we need to be informed as to what science has empirically indicated.

Understanding Science

Science and Human Services

Human Services is a profession, rather than a science. It draws on our profession’s research, as well as the research of colleagues in other disciplines such as social work, anthropology, sociology, education, etc. So, Human Services is interdisciplinary. 

– Some disciplines are considered social science (like psychology) and some are considered professions (like Human Services)

– We are all engaged in research to find the best methods for helping the human condition

– Human Service professionals engage in the research process; human services practice should be based on empirical research whenever possible.

Empirically Based Research

This is considered a best practice, and Human Service practitioners should try to only use techniques, methods, and approaches that are empirically derived.

Empirically based practice means using quality research from peer reviewed sources in your professional practice. How?

– professional journals

– online databases

– continuing education

– assessing the results of your practice in an ethical way

The Emergence of Science and the Scientific Method

The scientific method is “a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.” (according to Oxford Dictionaries Online)

– The method has expanded from the natural sciences into social sciences to include disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, social work, and Human Services.

A few important people in the emergence of science. Throughout history, people have struggled to make this unpredictable and sometimes dangerous place more tolerable and predictable.

– Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626): considered first person to conceptualize scientific method

– Galileo (1564 – 1642)

– Copernicus (1473 – 1543)

– Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

– Knowledge has been gained slowly, but it accumulates over the years. 

– The scientific method was just one innovation, but it forms the foundation for all modern research.

We have a legal, moral, and ethical responsibility to our profession, ourselves, society, and our clients to use science. 

* while not all Human Service practitioners are engages in research, all practitioners are consumers of research in their personal and professional lives.

What are the Modern Features of Science?

1) Systematic Empiricism

2) Scientific Approach

3) Public Knowledge

1) Systematic Empiricism: learning based on observation.

– Scientists learn about the world by carefully planning observations, making observations, recording observations, and analyzing those observations

– A lot of what we know (which may or may not be true) is acquired haphazardly

– Within science, logical reasoning and creativity play important roles. Scientists are unique in their insistence on checking ideas about the way the world seems to be.

– Instead of knowledge through tradition, superstition, guessing, etc., science uses systematic observation to gain knowledge. Look at the “Who Talks More” example; the researchers did not trust other people’s stereotypes or their own informal observations. Instead, they systematically recorded, counted, and compared the number of words spoken by a large sample of women and men.

Summary

The textbook discusses the concept of science and how it relates to Human Services. Through discussion and examples, the important role that research plays in Human Services is addressed. Human Service professionals need to understand and utilize research and its scientific principles in order to effectively do their job, and not rely on informal observations, guessing, traditions, etc. for knowledge when working with clients. While Human Service practitioners may not conduct research, it’s crucial to understand how scientific research fits into practice. In my past work experiences, I have used the research of others, as well as conducted my own research, and so I’ve found what is said on these pages to be very true. To better comprehend situations and provide the best services, practitioners need to be able to understand and utilize the concepts of social research.

What are causes and effects of terrorism

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Assignment

Instructions

For this assignment, you will assume the role of a researcher for a nonprofit that examines international juvenile justice systems and/or youth violence. The nonprofit has asked that you complete a profile of two countries (use two of those discussed in this unit). 

First, why do we study international juvenile justice and/or youth violence (at least one paragraph)? 

Second, select two countries that were discussed in this unit for comparison. Provide the following information in your discussion: 

  • Include the name of the country and an overview of it. You are encouraged to visit  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ for this information (at least two paragraphs for each country). 
    • Select a region by using the interactive map. 
    • Then, select the specific country you will include in your discussion. 
  • Include a summary of the juvenile justice or youth violence as identified in the lesson notes (at least one paragraph for each country). 

Use the attached document template to complete this assignment. Click  here to access the template. Complete one table for each country