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Identify the general economic conditions of the country, region, state, or local area where the firm’s target customers are located. How are these economic conditions related to customers’ ability to purchase the firm’s products?

Project SBU

You will need to collect information on the major forces which are impacting or are likely to impact your project SBU. You need to gain a feel for this by using secondary sources and your textbook. Your text can act as a guide for the major topics impacting the business, the secondary sources provide information as to the forces which are impacting the business. Use the bullet points below to aid in guiding your research and analysis.

Your search strategy should include using terms such as industry news trends (place in industry name). You can also use sources that are specifically designed to provide macro trend information. A few examples of macro trend sources were outlined in the discussion. This information is not industry-specific, so you would need to make and justify linkages.

Identify the top 2-3 most relevant items related to the criteria below. You have a maximum of 6 pages not including the cover page and references:

Sociocultural Trends
With respect to the firm’s target customers, identify changes in society’s demographics, values, and lifestyles that affect the firm or the industry.
Explain how these changes are affecting (or may affect) the firm’s products (features, benefits, branding), pricing (value), distribution and supply chain (convenience, efficiency), promotion (message content, delivery, feedback), and people (human resource issues).
Identify the ethical and social responsibility issues that the firm or industry faces. How do these issues affect the firm’s customers? How are these issues expected to change in the future?

Economic Growth and Stability
Identify the general economic conditions of the country, region, state, or local area where the firm’s target customers are located. How are these economic conditions related to customers’ ability to purchase the firm’s products?
Describe the economics of the industry within which the firm operates. These issues might include the cost of raw materials, patents, merger/acquisition trends, sales trends, supply/demand issues, marketing challenges, and industry growth/decline.

Competition
Identify the firm’s major competitors (brand, product, generic, and total budget).
Identify the characteristics of the firm’s major competitors with respect to size, growth, profitability, target markets, products, and marketing capabilities (production, distribution, promotion, pricing).
What other major strengths and weaknesses do these competitors possess?
List any potential future competitors not identified above.

Science and Technological Trends
How have recent technological advances affected the firm’s customers with respect to needs/wants/preferences, access to information, the timing and location of purchase decisions, the ability to compare competing product offerings, or the ability to conduct transactions more effectively and efficiently?
Have customers embraced or rejected these technological advances? How is this issue related to customers’ concerns over privacy and security?
How have recent technological advances affected the firm or the industry with respect to manufacturing, process efficiency, distribution, supply chain effectiveness, promotion, cost-reduction, or customer relationship management?
What future technologies offer important opportunities for the firm? Identify any future technologies that may threaten the firm’s viability or its marketing efforts.

Political and Legal Trends
Identify any political activities affecting the firm or the industry with respect to changes in elected officials (domestic or foreign), potential regulations favored by elected officials, industry (lobbying) groups or political action committees, and consumer advocacy groups.
What are the current and potential hot button political or policy issues at the national, regional, or local level that may affect the firm’s marketing activities?
Identify any changes in international, federal, state, or local laws and regulations affecting the firm’s or industry’s marketing activities with respect to recent court decisions, recent rulings of federal, state, or local government entities, recent decisions by regulatory and self-regulatory agencies, and changes in global trade agreements or trade law.

Other Major Global Forces
Identify any other major global forces that could impact your projects SBU.
For Assignment Submission
Your answers to the sections should be in narrative paragraphs. By the end of the term you could pull the paragraphs and use the feedback from your instructor to place into a complete strategic marketing plan. Use the format below to place your responses. Be sure to review the grading rubric to identify areas of grading used by your instructor. Be sure to use credible sources to back your statements and cite using APA 7th edition for formatting.

Environmental Analysis Assignment Format

For each of the following topics:

Identify at least one environmental trend for each of the environmental domains (categories) below (a-f). This is a minimum of six trends.
Identify the impact of these trends on the project SBU. Justify through referenced research.
Explain the effect on your SBU’s marketing strategy given these environmental factors.
Your search strategy should include using terms such as: industry news trends (place in industry name). You can also use sources that are specifically designed to provide macro trend information. A few examples of macro trend sources were outlined in the discussion. This information is not industry specific, so you would need to make and justify linkages.

Major Environmental Factors
Sociocultural Forces & Demographic Shifts:
Impact of these trends on the project SBU
Economic Trends:
Impact of these trends on the project SBU
Competitive Trends:
Impact of these trends on the project SBU
Science and Technology:
Impact of these trends on the project SBU
Political and Legal:
Impact of these trends on the project SBU
Major Global Forces:
Impact of these trends on the project SBU
2. Specify the overall effect on strategy from these environmental factors on your SBU:

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word detailed plan of action to address this situation. Include factors you need to address when dealing with organizational behaviors in the sheriff’s department.

Exam Content

Assume you are the sheriff of a large metropolitan law enforcement agency. Today, one of your undersheriffs was accused in an officer-involved shooting incident. A male was shot by the undersheriff during a traffic stop and subsequently died because of his wounds.

 

The mayor has called and wants to know what happened. The media is in the lobby and wants you to hold a press conference. You have learned the media has video footage of the shooting from witnesses at the scene. There are calls for the officer to be fired and prosecuted for murder. The sheriff’s office is already under scrutiny by the public in relation to similar situations in other large cities. How do you address this situation?

 

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word detailed plan of action to address this situation. Include the following:

  • Factors you may encounter when dealing with the political body
  • Factors you need to address when dealing with organizational behaviors in the sheriff’s department
  • Factors you need to address in relation to the organizational structure within the sheriff’s department
  • Factors to consider centering around the call to fire or prosecute the officer
  • Factors to consider when addressing the news media during your upcoming press conference
  • Factors that affect your decision making in developing the best course of action in this situation
  • Factors to consider relating to potential organizational change within the sheriff’s department

Research these issues using:

  • Media accounts of any police department
  • Websites
  • Personal interviews
  • Internet sources
  • Police department official statements
  • Other resources you consider important

Write a well written paragraph or two , based on critical thinking, to elaborate the reason(s) you posed the question in the manner you did.

Extended Questions

Read and write 1 extended questions for each articles (So 5 questions in total).

  1. a) an initial question directed toward a major concept/issue/theory/topic under discussion in the article or chapter (if you could ask the author a question);
  2. b) a well written paragraph or two (about 200-300 words), based on critical thinking, to elaborate the reason(s) you posed the question in the manner you did (and which may or may not include further, corollary, questions).

In other words, express why your question is an important one to consider

Articles:

1 Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century by Leopold Sedar Senghor

5 Remembering Fanon: Self~ Psyche and the Colonial Condition by Homi Bhabha

3 National Liberation and Culture by Amilcar Cabral

2 On National Culture by Frantz Fanon

4 Can the Subaltern Speak? by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

 

In a 2-3 page essay, based on your interview and your personal experience with the person who influenced in your socialization, discuss the role that individual played as an agent of socialization and explain how that individual affected your socialization and your values, beliefs, or goals.

Power of Socialization

One powerful illustration of group culture, conformity, and intergroup conflict is X Sherif’s Robbers Cave experiment. For more on this experiment, see the following:

In a 2-3 page essay, based on your interview and your personal experience with the person who influenced in your socialization, discuss the role that individual played as an agent of socialization and explain how that individual affected your socialization and your values, beliefs, or goals. In your essay, include at least one direct quote from your interview and use at least three sociological concept and one theory of socialization. The concluding paragraph should be your analysis.

You Tube Overview of the Robbers Cave Experiment

Discuss the politics of Somalia with an emphasis on Al Shabaab and terrorism in Somalia. Explain Islamic nationalism and the inadequacy of the counter-terrorism paradigm.

Politics of Africa and Homeland (HSE-470-20101)

Discussion Forum
This week’s discussion will explore important aspects of the politics of Somalia and the factors associated with terrorism. write a discussion post of at least 8 sentences.

Discuss the politics of Somalia with an emphasis on Al Shabaab and terrorism in Somalia.
Explain Islamic nationalism and the inadequacy of the counter-terrorism paradigm.

Would you be willing to move into an area of high crime in order to get a good housing bargain? How do you think the current residents of an area being gentrified can be protected from rising rents and allowed to continue to live in the area? Should they be?

Chapter 20 Discussion: Gentrification

Gentrification, the movement of middle-class people into rundown areas of a city. As a consequence of gentrification, the poor are often displaced from their neighborhoods.

Would you be willing to move into an area of high crime in order to get a good housing bargain? How do you think the current residents of an area being gentrified can be protected from rising rents and allowed to continue to live in the area? Should they be?

What specifically did you learn about this book? What is your analysis of what you learned? And what do you take from here into the world with you? (20 points)

Final

What specifically did you learn about this book (10 points)? Don’t just list what you learned the analysis will count for more. What is your analysis of what you learned? (30 points) and what do you take from here into the world with you? (20 points)

Write at least a 500-word essay, which will count 10% of overall grade, and will focus on creating a powerful lead-in that draws the reader’s attention and relates to the essay topic.

Personal Belief

TOPIC CHOICE:

Be specific. Take your belief out of the ether and ground it in events that have shaped your core values. Consider moments when belief was formed or tested or changed. Think of your own experience, work, and family, and tell of the things you know that no one else does. Your EXAMPLES don’t have to be heart-warming or gut-wrenching. They can even be funny, BUT it should be real. Make sure your EXAMPLES tie to the essence of your daily life philosophy and the shaping of your beliefs. Name your belief: If you can’t name it in a sentence or two, your essay might not be about belief. Focus on one core belief. (For example, my sample essay on the content page is about my belief that reading is beneficial with three examples of those benefits.) Be positive: Write about what you do believe, not what you don’t believe. Avoid statements of religious dogma. Be personal: Make your essay about you; speak in the first person. Avoid using “you” because “you” is referring to the reader.

OBJECTIVES:

Write at least a 500-word essay, which will count 10% of overall grade, and will focus on the following:

a. Creating a powerful lead-in that draws the reader’s attention and relates to the essay topic.

b. Establishing a strong thesis statement that explains the writer’s argument and the point of this essay without producing an essay map.

c. Developing at least three body paragraphs (each establishing one idea about the thesis) and displaying at least ten sentences of support, including facts, concrete examples, action verbs, descriptive adjectives and adverbs, and specific details.

d. Providing an essay free of all red-flag errors: fragments, comma splices, run-on sentences, use of 2nd person “you,” subject/verb agreement errors, and spelling errors.

e. Proving to the reader what you believe and why

 

What are some of the planning considerations the architectural team will need to consider to prevent facility management issues in these areas? What are the Top Challenges in Healthcare Facilities Management?

Week 5

Reply to the following using at least 175 words per reply. Be professional and constructive in your response. Be sure to use FULL APA references and in-text citations. Please reply to each separately.

1. Let us look at the top challenges to preventing facilities management issues in project management. When planning a healthcare facility or major renovation project it is important to identify the areas for ongoing management of the facility that can become problematic and try to solve those issues in the planning process. Cushman and Wakefield advice;

Healthcare facilities management is one of the most complex areas affecting Facilities Managers. Poor execution and lack of planning can result in poor and even dangerous treatment outcomes, up to and including loss of life. However, Facilities Managers who take the time to understand the top challenges in healthcare facilities management can help reduce risk and improve treatment outcomes.

Healthcare facilities management is filled with unique challenges. Facilities Managers must ensure their buildings are in tip-top shape while maintaining the safety and security of all documentation for patients and visitors alike. Failure to maintain proper protocols for managing protected health information (PHI) could result in the assessment of significant penalties and fines against a facility. In addition, healthcare Facilities Managers face the following primary challenges.

Facility emergency systems requirements are becoming more stringent.
Executives demand lower overhead costs.
Security is more important than ever.
Patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes determine reimbursement from insurers. (Cushman, et. al. 2018).

What are some of the planning considerations the architectural team will need to consider to prevent facility management issues in these areas?

Cushman & Wakefield. (2018, June 11). What are the Top Challenges in Healthcare Facilities Management? QSI Facilities. http://blog.qsifacilities.com/challenges-in-healthcare-facilities-management

2. EDAC: Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification

Let us look closer at evidence-based design and why it is important the healthcare professionals to become certified and for health care facilities to become accredited. The Center for Health Design describe evidence-based design as:

2. Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes.

A large and growing body of evidence attests to the fact that physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions on this evidence to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes is what evidence-based design is all about. (CHD, 2020).

What are some examples of evidence-based design in a health facility construction project?

Center for Health Design. (2020). EDAC: Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification. Health Design. https://www.healthdesign.org/certification-outreach/edac/about

Write an essay addressing importance of a current and controversial bioethical issue to Healthcare and the current or emerging, dynamics of the ethical issue in the healthcare environment.

Healthcare environment

-Address importance of a current and controversial bioethical issue to Healthcare and the current or emerging, dynamics of the ethical issue in the healthcare environment.
-Intro, the issue and it’s dimensions, ethical theory and principles, ethical/cultural dynamics, nursing profession/policy and the writer’s recommendations. Concrete examples.
-Policy section must include current local and national policies
– At least 3 scholarly citations<5 years
– APA style, 11 -15 pages, excluding title and reference pages