HSM 220 Week 1 Discussion Question 1
Managers seek ways to promote the success of an organization and their employees. What are three ways a manager contributes to the success of the organization? Share a personal example that demonstrates how a manager (or authority figure) exhibits one or more dimensions of excellence.
HSM 220 Week 1 Discussion Question 2
From your personal experience, describe a situation in which a manager has demonstrated strong leadership qualities. How did this manager use vision, communication, persistence, empowerment, and organization to impact the success of the organizational goals?
HSM 220 Week 1 CheckPoint: Characteristics of a Knowledge and Value-Centered Manager
-Make a list of 10 characteristics necessary for an effective manager.
-Explain, in 200 to 300 words, how each characteristic adds value to the organization.
-Classify each characteristic as knowledge- or value-centered.
HSM 220 Week 2 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 2 CheckPoint: Environmental Factors
-Summarize, in 200 to 300 words, the four external environmental factors and six internal environmental factors that help organizations achieve optimal function.
-Include in your response the factors that you feel are most important to the success of a human service organization.
HSM 220 Week 2 Assignment: Mission Statement Internet Search
-Search the Internet to find at least three examples of mission statements for human service organizations.
-Create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following in regard to each mission statement.
-Determine what purpose or function mission statements have in an organization.
-Evaluate each mission statement based on the following: Beliefs, Mission, Vision, Culture, Goals, Products
-Show how each one of the mission statements does or does not meet the requirements of a good mission statement.
-Determine which of the three statements is the best using the evaluation criteria.
-Include a reference slide at the end of your assignment that includes the Web address for each item you use in your assignment.
HSM 220 Week 3 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 3 Discussion Question 1
What are the three most important factors affecting organizational structure? Explain how some structures may generate positive or negative outcomes associated with these factors.
HSM 220 Week 3 Discussion Question 2
Choose one organizational structure detailed in Ch. 4. Which types of human service organizations would function best using your selected structure? Why? Respond to your classmates who have chosen a different organizational structure and compare your structure to theirs. Identify ways that your structure could work in their selected setting or reasons your structure may not be suited for their setting.
HSM 220 Week 3 CheckPoint: Management Structures
You manage a counseling center that services victims of domestic abuse. Your organization is happy to have you on board and trusts your decisions. Due to an increase in demand for services in your area, your center will be increasing the number of employees by 100%. Your employer asks you to participate in an expansion plan. Your task is to research possible organizational structures that best suit the needs of your clients and your organization.
-Identify, in 200 to 300 words, the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following organizational structures: Departmentalization, Matrix organizations, The project team, The collegial model
-Determine how each structure affects day-to-day operations.
HSM 220 Week 4 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 4 CheckPoint: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
-Post a 200- to 300-word response that identifies similarities and differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Provide five short examples for both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as they apply to an organizational setting.
HSM 220 Week 4 Assignment: Designing a Reward System
-Create an employee reward system for a human service organization.
-Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format detailing the methods of determining what aspects of the work should be monitored and rewarded.
-Include how you will address the nine major factors of motivation on p. 131.
-Indicate how you will: ensure that basic needs are met, competitive benefits are offered, benefits are equally distributed, employees are treated as individuals.
-Identify specific benefits and incentives that will be offered to employees.
-Include charts and diagrams, if appropriate, and a detailed explanation of the criteria used to design the reward system.
HSM 220 Week 5 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 5 Discussion Question 1
-How does data and information support human service organizations? When answering this question, address three of the following: Planning, Operations, Human resources, Technical resources, Financial planning
-Discuss how professionals in the selected areas use data and information to support human service organizations.
-Participate by addressing the remaining two topics when responding to your classmates.
Substantially address each topic by the conclusion of the week.
HSM 220 Week 5 Discussion Question 2
The class will be divided into different clusters for this discussion question. Check the Main forum for your assigned cluster. Each assigned cluster will address one of the main steps used in the process of developing an integrated information management system. What is the purpose of the assigned step? What are the main points of the step? Define any new vocabulary introduced in this step.
HSM 220 Week 5 CheckPoint: Integrated Information Management
Post a 200- to 300-word response describing the function and importance of the four external and six internal considerations for developing an integrated information management system for a human service organization.
HSM 220 Week 6 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 6 CheckPoint: Budget Matrix (Appendix B)
-Resources: Appendix B and pp. 204-20 of Achieving Excellence
-Appendix B outlines various items used in creating a budget for an organization. For each item, determine whether the item can be found on a line-item, functional, or programming budget.
-Complete Appendix B.
HSM 220 Week 6 Assignment: Creating a Budget
-Resource: Appendix C, and pp. 204-20 of Achieving Excellence.
-Use the information provided in Appendix C to create a budget for the organization.
HSM 220 Week 7 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 7 Discussion Question 1
How do human resource laws affect human service organizations? Discuss the impact of at least three human resource laws on a typical human service organization. Use examples to illustrate your understanding of the laws you selected. Identify the protected class of the laws you selected. Refer to p. 227-233
HSM 220 Week 7 Discussion Question 2
What are three ways human resources help support the strategic goals of human service organizations? Provide examples to support your answers.
HSM 220 Week 7 CheckPoint: Personnel Profile Plan
-Discuss, in 200 to 300 words, the four steps an organization should take to change its personality profile. What should the organization consider before developing such a plan?
HSM 220 Week 8 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 8 CheckPoint: Manager and Subordinate Consultations
-Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: How do regular consultations between managers and their subordinates impact productivity and job satisfaction?
HSM 220 Week 8 Assignment: Developing a Performance Appraisal System
-All organizations utilize some sort of system that periodically reviews the performance of every staff member. As the director of human resources, you are responsible for developing such a system.
-Determine the elements that should be present in an appraisal system using a discussion thread in the Main forum.
-Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in APA format that details an original performance appraisal system for a human service organization. Address the following: What is the purpose of a performance appraisal system and how does it benefit the organization? Outline the elements of good appraisal systems. Determine the criteria for each element that should be present in an appraisal system.
HSM 220 Week 9 Entire Week
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HSM 220 Week 9 Capstone Discussion Question
Identify two professional organizations related to the human service field. Explain why you would or would not recommend joining each organization.
HSM 220 Week 9 Final Project: Scenario Solution
-Resources: Appendix A and the graded versions of your completed assignments from Week Six
-Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in APA format detailing how a human service organization focused on providing job skills to high school dropouts would address the following: Statement of opportunity, Impact of organizational structure, Community and environmental factors, Human resources and budget