The ownership structure of the organization is very important. The type of ownership chosen impacts the organization in many ways, some positive and some negative. There are many factors that go into this decision. For this week’s discussion, identify and discuss 3 types of ownership that can be found within in the healthcare industry. Be sure to discuss the pros and cons of each one. Make sure to comment on the factors that are considered in this decision. Also, comment to what extent the type of ownership is connected to the type of facility (hospital, pharmacy, urgent care, etc.). In […]
Consider your Strategic Plan Part II for the hospital: External and Internal Assessment assignment. Describe a few key sources of information used for locating vital external information. What value do external assessment tools have on formulating strategies?
What are the key differences between the traditional role of HR and HR as a strategic partner? Review the situation with John and Roy in this week’s introduction. How can Paul, the Director of HR, help them? Is this assistance strategic or more traditional HR? Scenario “John, our production numbers are getting worse,” said Roy, who is John’s manager at the small plastic molding company. “What’s going on?” “ We’ve laid off several people in my area,” replied John. “Can’t you get them to work harder? asked Roy. “Before the layoff, we had a lot of people quitting,” said John. […]
Ronald Metzger placed his fifteen-month old son John, awake and healthy, in his playpen. Ronald left the room for five minutes and on his return found John lifeless. A purple toy block had lodged in the boy’s throat, choking him to death. Ronald called 911, but efforts to revive John were to no avail. There was no warning of a choking hazard on the box containing the block. John’s parents sued Playskool, Inc. Playskool filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the danger of a young child choking on a small block was obvious. Assume you were the judge […]
Internal processes of a company contribute to the company’s overall effectiveness. Identifying ways to improve internal processes helps build a highly efficient organization. Root causes need to be identified. Methods to identify root causes may require substantial analysis or be apparent based on a major problem within the organization. For example, review the assigned article, “Inside Chipotle’s Contamination Crisis: Smugness and Happy Talk About Sustainability Aren’t Working Anymore,” from Bloomberg Businessweek. Research several other sources regarding Chipotle’s food contamination crisis. Create a flowchart of the original supply chain and how Chipotle supplies each of the restaurant chains. Provide your own […]
1.) Describe Plog’s Psychocentric-Allocentric Model. Which aspect of Plog’s model best describes your behavior when you travel? Give some concrete examples to support your claim. 2.) List and define the four common approaches that are used to segment markets to highlight the breadth, depth, and differences to be found among individuals and groups of tourists to meet their unique needs and wants. Which one would you choose to effectively segment the Vegas market and why?
magine that you are the newly appointed HR manager for a 500-employee health care provider organization. Using features of the various HR service models (Clerical Model, Counseling Model, Industrial Relations model, The control Model, and The Consulting Model) described in the chapter and any other information you might need, develop an ideal human resources organization. Identify the HR models from which you are borrowing and explain why this particular orientation or perspective is needed in your ideal organization. Next, describe how the philosophy or outlook of the chief executive officer (CEO) might cause you to modify your model
You are a staff member for a state legislator. Many issues in your state have recently become a hot topic. The legislator has formed a committee to address some of the issues brought to them by staff. The legislator’s intention is to hear policy briefs and then implement action to begin solving some of the hot topic issues in the state. You have decided to present a policy brief on an issue that you are passionate about. You will need to prepare a short presentation to present your brief to the committee. Do the following: Write a 500-750 word policy […]